Top Recommended Sessions

Delivering on needs for Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud leaders in 2019

1 How do I architect and implement a cloud-centric infrastructure that is secure and meets the future needs of the digital business?

Relevant Sessions

 

  • Building an Enterprise Cloud Strategy
  • The Top 10 Cloud Myths
  • The State of Cloud Security, 2019
  • Edge Computing — Cloud Computing Meets Its Match
  • Selecting Cloud Management Platforms for Your Public cloud
  • How to Use Edge Computing in Digital
  • Business Initiatives Across Multiple
  • Regions and Clouds
  • How to Select the Right Cloud Management Platform for Your Public and Private Clouds?
  • Networking Across Multiple Regions and Clouds
  • How to Ensure Your Cloud Usage Is Resilient and Reliable
  • Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service
  • Transform IT Operations to Support Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite and the Digital Workplace
  • Learn how to manage Risk and Optimize Cost in the New World of Hybrid Cloud and Hybrid IT
  • Innovation in Public Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Storage Deployments: Lessons Learned From the Enterprise Adoption
Benefits

 

  • Get actionable advice on creating a comprehensive, enterprise cloud based applications strategy, and guidance as to the what, where and when for enterprise workloads
  • Understand some of the most dangerous and misleading cloud myths and how to move beyond them
  • Understand current- and near-term products and practices that can be used to monitor and control the use of publiccloud computing
  • Get insights on how to deploy edge computing solutions for real-time insights and localized action
  • Access a framework for comparing and selecting cloud management platforms(CMPs) and tools
  • Understand the role of Cloud connectivity and WAN in enabling strategic business initiatives
  • Learn how to successfully execute a cloud contingency effort to accommodate the unique differences of IaaS and SaaS
  • Understanding significant changes in the hyperscale public cloud market
  • Learn how to implement operational transformation and develop support models to effectively deliver digital workplace solutions
  • Understand the benefits and risks of hybrid infrastructure and services and how to optimize costs for the same
  • Hear case studies on innovative approaches in public and hybrid cloud storage
Experts

 

  • Sid Nag
  • Naveen Mishra
  • Rajpreet Kaur
  • Arun Chandrasekaran
  • Manjunath Bhat,
  • Julia Palmer
  • Santhosh Rao
  • Rakesh Kumar

2 How can Infrastructure and Operations Leaders transform IT Operations Automation to Improve Execution of Existing Processes and respond to business and market demands?

Relevant Sessions

 

  • Automation Is Imperative to the Viability and Survival of I&O
  • When Will AI Virtual Support Agents Replace the IT Service Desk
  • AIOps and What It Means for Network Operations
  • 12 steps to AIOps success
Benefits

 

  • Get tips on how to build a strategic and proactive automation strategy
  • Understand the current state of AI virtual agents and how you should prepare exploit this technology to optimize the IT service desk
  • Get insights on how AIOps techniques and tools are being used for your network operator use cases
  • Understand how to modify IT operations tasks and processes by following 12 steps and obtain maximum value from artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) platforms
Experts

 

  • Milind Govekar
  • Siddharth Shetty
  • Sanjit Ganguli
  • Pankaj Prasad

3 What is the impact of emerging technologies and architectural approaches on your Infrastructure and Operation strategy?

Relevant Sessions

 

  • Quantum Computing — The “In Your Face” Disruption Few Understand and Some Fear
  • The Future of IT Infrastructures: Always on, Always Available, Everywhere
  • The Next Innovations in Hyperconvergence and How They WillAffect You
  • Roundtable: Hyperconverged Systems
  • Magic Quadrant: Hyperconverged Systems
  • An I&O Leader’s Guide to Containers, Kubernetes and Microservices
  • Best Practices for Running Containers in Production
  • The Compute Scenario — Perfect Storm of Shifting Market, Technology and Delivery Models
Benefits

 

  • Gets insights on the reality of quantum computing disruption, and how it might become a practical platform for computing and machine learning in the “digital age
  • Understand how I&O leaders must embrace traditional compute, emerging trends in edge computing, IoT, AI/ML, the ever-changing cloud marketplace and evolve the skills, processes and roles to support this brave new world
  • Prepare to take advantage of phase 2 of HCIS innovators that will leapfrog fixed configuration silos to suit the bimodal business transformation needs of 2018- 2020
  • Understand the vendor landscape and the critical capabilities of hyperconverged infrastructure
  • Get an analysis of Containers, Kubernetes and Microservices technology, the vendors that make up the ecosystem and the associated products
  • Discuss best practices to mitigate the challenges of deploying containers in production environments
  • Learn about the current state of the art in compute technologies, and about the best practices in navigating the emerging compute landscape
Experts

 

  • Chirag Dekate
  • Arun Chandrasekaran
  • Naveen Mishra

4 How do you effectively balance short and long-term cost optimization to deliver business outcomes?

Relevant Sessions

 

  • Trigger Your Deal’s Success Through Effective SLA Development and Management
  • Contract Negotiation Clinic: Key Outsourcing Deal Negotiating Techniques and How to Use Them
  • Five Key Areas That Can Make or Break Your Outsourcing Deal
  • Practical and Actionable Realities of Cost Optimization
  • Managing Risk and Optimize Cost in the New World of Hybrid Cloud and Hybrid IT
Benefits

 

  • Learn how to approach SLAs, the pitfalls to avoid, how to negotiate SLAs, and create a win-win solution
  • Understand how to prepare for and successfully negotiate fair and balanced outsourcing deals
  • Get insights on how to avoid 10 potential pitfalls that could hinder the success of your sourcing life cycle, from sourcing strategy to contract development, evaluation and vendor management
  • Understand the key elements that drive cost optimization, which efforts are easier and quicker to achieve and how to sustain cost optimization over the life of a contract
  • Learn how to manage Risk and Optimize Cost in the New World of Hybrid Cloud and Hybrid IT
Experts

 

  • DD Mishra
  • Sid Nag

5 How can you develop strong leadership capabilities, and transform I&O roles, skills and culture for the digital business environment?

Relevant Sessions

 

  • Top 10 Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations and Digital Infrastructure
  • Leadership Vision for 2019: Infrastructure and Operations Leader
  • Artificial Intelligence: What Should Infrastructure and Operations Leaders Expect and Do to Succeed
  • The Future of Infrastructure and Operations Design in a Product-Oriented World
  • Building an Enterprise Cloud Strategy
  • Leading an I&O Skills Transformation to Enable an Agile Digital Business Future
Benefits

 

  • Get insights on the top 10 technology and industry trends that will have both short- and long-term impacts on I&O teams and IT infrastructures
  • Understand how Infrastructure & Operation leaders can better aligning their capabilities with the business, deliver improved quality and lower costs
  • Hear about I&O best practices that characterize highly successful and productive AI I&O ecosystems
  • Learn about the new I&O operating model and how to achieve better alignment with the business through improved organization design
  • Get actionable advice on creating a comprehensive, enterprise cloud based applications strategy, and guidance as to the what, where and when for enterprise workloads
  • Discuss how to identify the skills that are increasing and decreasing in demand and how to use the results to target talent acquisition, development and employee retention strategies
Experts

 

  • Katherine Lord
  • Milind Govekar
  • Rakesh Kumar
  • Chirag Dekate

6 What’s best practices and technologies will help you evolve IT Operations and DevOps?

Relevant Sessions

 

  • IT Monitoring Insight to Support Your Businesses’ High-Velocity Future — What Comes Next?
  • The DevOps Scenario — Delivering Business Value Through Continuous Product Delivery
  • IT Operations Management 2023 Scenario: Smart, Fluid and Fast
  • Magic Quadrant: Application Performance Monitoring
  • Key Priorities When Setting Up Your DevOps Strategy
Benefits

 

  • Understand new Monitoring architectures and what you need to do to prepare for a new IT monitoring environment, in terms of organization structure, team, skills, and architecture
  • Determine the right goals, skills, responsibilities, technologies and priorities to ensure your DevOps initiative delivers business value, while managing costs and risks
  • Get insights on how to run IT operations like a business, address skill gaps, and reinvent your IT Operations organization to power digital business
  • Understand the significant changes and trends in the Application performance monitoring market place
  • Understand what you should prioritize and how to manage opportunities and hurdles when defining your DevOps strategy
Experts

 

  • Manjunath Bhat
  • Pankaj Prasad
  • Sanjit Ganguli
  • Katherine Lord

7 How can Infrastructure and Operations leaders evolve IT maturity and create a “serviceoptimized organization” that support business outcomes and demonstrate business value?

Relevant Sessions

 

  • IT Service Management in 2022
  • Best Practices to Build an IT Service Catalog
  • Decide Which IT Service Desk Interactions to Eliminate, Automate or Leverage
  • When Will AI Replace Your IT Service Desk?
Benefits

 

  • Understand how to modernize IT Service management to provide a compelling experience for your partners and consumers
  • Discuss best practices adopted to build an IT service catalogue
  • Hear about an effective approach you can use to determine which interactions to “shift left” through elimination or automation and which to leverage for maximum impact in your IT service desk
  • Understand the current state of AI virtual agents and how you should prepare to exploit this technology to optimize the IT service desk
Experts

 

  • Siddharth Shetty

8 What is the future of storage, compute and network technology?

Relevant Sessions

 

  • Five Year Storage Evolution: Transformational Technologies and Trends for traditional and emerging workloads
  • An I&O Leader’s Guide to Containers, Kubernetes and Microservices
  • Innovation in Public Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Storage Deployments: Lessons Learned From the Enterprise Adoption
  • Hype Cycle for Compute Infrastructure
  • The Enterprise Network Scenario — Say Goodbye to the CLI
  • WAN Edge Magic Quadrant
  • Networking Across Multiple Regions and Clouds
Benefits

 

  • Learn about current state of the art in compute technologies, and about best practices in navigating the emerging compute landscape
  •  Get an analysis of Containers, Kubernetes and Microservices technology, the vendors that make up the ecosystem and the associated products
  • Hear case studies on innovative approaches in public and hybrid cloud storage
  • Understand the maturity, adoption and relevance of many compute technologies including containers, hyperconverged infrastructure, serverless and quantum computing
  • Get insights on the external and macro level factors that will impact enterprise networks, new technologies and best practices you should employ within your networks
  • Identify vendors in the WAN Edge market place that best fit your requirements.
  • Understand the role of Cloud connectivity and WAN in enabling strategic business initiatives
Experts

 

  • Julia Palmer
  • Arun Chandrasekaran
  • Naresh Singh
  • Chirag Dekate

9 How should you prepare your organization for IOT and Edge Computing?

Relevant Sessions

 

  • The Impact of IoT on Infrastructure and Operations
  • Edge Computing — Cloud Computing Meets Its Match
  • How to Use Edge Computing in Digital Business Initiatives
  • WAN Edge Magic Quadrant
Benefits

 

  • Understand the disruption IOT will cause for the infrastructure and operations teams, and how they must adapt their infrastructure, processes, skills and tooling
  • Get insights on how to deploy edge computing solutions for real-time insights and localized action
  • Hear of five case studies in edge computing and lessons learnt from them
  • Identify vendors in the WAN Edge market place that best fit your requirements.
Experts

 

  • Santhosh Rao
  • Sanjit Ganguli
  • Naresh Singh

10 How do I create an effective Infrastructure security and BCM program and avoid catastrophic business disruptions?

Relevant Sessions

 

  • The State of Cloud Security, 2019
  • How to Ensure Your Cloud Usage Is Resilient and Reliable
  • Backup and Recovery Strategies
  • Best Practices to Deal With Advanced Threats
  • Best Practices on Network Security
Benefits

 

  • Get a summary of current- and nearterm products and practices that can be used to monitor and control the use of public cloud computing
  • Create a successful cloud contingency effort to accommodate the unique differences of IaaS and SaaS
  • Discuss backup architectures, best practices on retention period and policies, cloud backup and ransomware protection
  • Discuss best practices in detecting and protecting your networks against advanced threats
  • Get answers around network security best practices
Experts

 

  • Rajpreet Kaur
  • Chandra Mukhyala

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