The Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas NV
April 23-25th 2017

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The Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas NV
April 23-25th, 2017

Cloud Strategy

Keynote Presentations

Journey of IBM Cloud

SPEAKERS

Dr. Ben Amaba, PE, CPIM®, LEED®AP BD+C
Worldwide Executive, IBM

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Journey of IBM Cloud

Join Dr. Ben Amaba, Worldwide Executive, as he takes you through the journey of IBM Cloud through the lens of the theory of relativity and the universe. This unique presentation, will help you better understand the value of IBM Cloud to your business and how embracing cloud today can help you realize your organizations potential tomorrow. With IBM Cloud, the "art of the possible" becomes reality. So, take a journey with us, as we explore why the cosmos is complex but your IBM Cloud doesn't have to be.

Breakout Presentations

Dealing with the Noise of Cloud Computing

SPEAKERS

Grant Shih
VP, Technology Services, Carter’s | OshKosh B’gos

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Dealing with the Noise of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is an important concept but organizations have to deal with so much hype and noise around this topic it can become a burden for IT organizations to effectively service their customers. What are the realistic factors to consider when pulling together and executing on a cloud strategy? This session will focus on cutting to the core questions with regards to making the cloud a realistic pattern to adopt for the enterprise.

 
Key Takeaways:
  • Cloud Computing has many benefits for organizations but true costs/limitations need to be understood
  • Identify your IT organization's "menu of services" and get those right
  • Adopt your strategy for flexibility and capability
  • Legacy applications will often be an organizations' limiting factor to cloud adoption
MOD Pizza’s Cloud First Strategy

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Carole McCluskey
Chief Information & Technology Officer, MOD Pizza

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MOD Pizza’s Cloud First Strategy

MOD Pizza, with more than 200 stores and 4000 employees, has 100% cloud infrastructure. Learn how MOD continues to depend on a cloud first/cloud only strategy for supporting and scaling MOD’s aggressive business growth.

The Cloud- Make it More Than Just a

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Jeff Fudge
CTO, Digital Media Solutions

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The Cloud- Make it More Than Just a "Lift and Shift"

The cloud can be much more than just remote servers.  And yes, architecting it deserves more than 5 minutes of thought.  You may start small, but you should earn how to leverage the cloud more fully, including services such monitoring, scalability, deployment, and fault tolerance. 

 
Key Takeaways:
  • Analyzing cloud providers
  • Provisioning is easy, but architecture still takes time
  • Automating operations
  • Approaches to cloud security
  • Future cloud- where is this headed?