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Nov 10 2015

Registration and Breakfast in the Expo Hall


VIP Breakfast Briefing: HH Angus- Pillars of Security

Walid Hejazi, Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management, UofT

In this exclusive presentation, you will learn how companies concerned with technology security can embrace business innovations while still maintaining a high level of security success. Walid Hejazi of the Rotman School of Business highlights four key best practices that have a direct correlation to security success: a strong focus on risk management; retention of the right skills; effective policies and governance; and employee education. Please join HH Angus and Associates for this invitation-only breakfast at the 2105 Data Centre Dynamics conference. This special session highlights HH Angus’ long-standing relationship with the University of Toronto, and builds on our IDEATION initiative, a forum for the ideas and influences that inspire and motivate us. Visit us at www.hhangus.com/ideation/
This session is by invitation only


Idea Labs

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HH Angus & Associates Limited

Plenary Keynote: Canadian Cloud, 2015 and Beyond— Orchestrating Success

AJ Byers, President, JEDTech Group Matt Ambrose, Technology Advisory Ldr, PCS, PwC Michael O’Neil, Principal Analyst, Insight-as-a-Service Roy Hart, CIO, Seneca College Stewart Lyons, CEO, TeraGo Networks

Cloud offers Canadian enterprises a way of automating tasks, processes and relationships that makes Canadian business more profitable, more agile and more connected. But cloud adoption requires new levels of -- and approaches to -- both technology and business What are the keys to connecting the dots between technology and business?
Session takes place on the main stage in the Cloud Symposium (App>Cloud) track.


Data Centre Ownership Models

Vello Ehvert, President, Ehvert Mission Critical

When procuring data centre space, organizations have several strategies available. This presentation will take a closer look at the fundamentals behind direct ownership, public-private partnerships (P3s), wholesale, and colocation. Each of these ownership models will be explored to assess their respective benefits and disadvantages to end-users, architects, engineers, and contractors.


Design + Strategy

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Ehvert Mission Critical

Are We Reaching the End of the Useful Life For Storage Networks?

Dwayne Crawford, Product Line Mgr., Belden

Three major changes are well underway which are undermining the usefulness of building and maintaining dedicated storage networks within the data center. 25G coupled with RoCE and full mesh topologies are challenging the need for having physically distinct overlay (Data + Storage) networks in a modern facility, let’s have a closer look.


IT + Networks

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Belden

Enterprise Cloud Design & Strategy

Joe Belinsky, VP Tech, IS, Moneris Mary Allen, Mng. Dir., InsightaaS.com Matt Starkie, WWDC & Cloud Infrastructure, CoE, Microsoft Robert Offley, President & CEO, CentriLogic Roy Hart, CIO, Seneca College

Adoption and expansion of cloud within the enterprise requires effective planning to ensure that cloud capabilities are integrated within the overall IT delivery fabric and business processes of the organization, and that this is accomplished without increasing security/regulatory exposure. This session identifies key issues that need to be considered in the adoption and expansion of cloud within IT and business contexts.


App > Cloud

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CentriLogic

Coffee Break, Networking and Solution Stage Presentations in the Expo Hall


Solution Stage: Cutting Costs And Saving Time With Data Center Automation

Richard Ungar, Data Center Automation, North America, ABB

Whether you’re building a new data center and looking for an integrated automation solution to reduce your build time, or you have an existing data center and you’re looking for ways to cut operational expenses and increase efficiency, Decathlon for Data Centers’ industrial heritage and layered software gives you access to the tools and information you need.  This presentation will show some of the features that are saving ABB’s DCIM customers time and money, today.

The Solution Stage

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ABB

Solution Stage: Zinc Whisker Growth Phenomena In Data Centers & How To Prevent It

William J. Smith, Prod. Mgr., Fittings & Conduit, Thomas & Betts

Those involved in the design, construction and maintenance of data centers are well aware of the devastating effects zinc whiskers can have on critical IT systems.

Zinc whiskers are hair-like crystals that sometimes grow outward from objects coated with zinc films that provide corrosion protection to the underlying metal (e.g., iron, steel).

Common data center components that have been documented to grow zinc whiskers are:

  • Hot-dipped galvanized steel pipe and structural elements
  • Zinc-coated raised floor tiles
  • Zinc-coated cable tray structures
  • Wire wrap terminals
  • Hardware such as nuts, bolts, chassis, etc.

This presentation examines this phenomenon, the problems it can cause to data centers and suggests solutions to minimize or eliminate this threat via proper specification of base materials and plating/coating choices.

The Solution Stage

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ABB

Advanced Cloud Application Adoption & Enablement

Arturo Perez, President & CEO, Applied Mobility Systems Jeff Lamboy, Industry Strategy, Market Insights & Product Mktg., GoDaddy Michael O’Neil, Principal Analyst, Insight-as-a-Service Paul Gragtmans, Principal, ET Group Paul Lewis, CTO, Head of Analytics, Hitachi Canada

Increasingly, cloud is the platform enabling the most compelling next steps in IT. Collaboration, Analytics and Big Data, IoT and mobility all draw on cloud capabilities to improve a wide variety of business processes. What are the key considerations in building a platform for advanced cloud application adoption and integration? This session delves into the key issues in supporting advanced applications within an evolving cloud infrastructure.


App > Cloud

Will Data Residency Regulatory Requirements Fuel Growth & Opportunity in Canada’s Data Centre Sector?

J. Mark MacDonald, Founder/CEO, Canada151 Data Centers John Savageau, President, Enterprise Architect, Pacific-Tier Communications Robert Offley, President & CEO, CentriLogic Scott Metcalfe, VP, Data Centre Advisory Group, JLL Strahan McCarten, Sr. VP, Product Dev. & Stgy, Q9 Networks

Data sovereignty or residency -- how best does, and how quickly can, the Canadian data centre industry – particularly hosting, colocation and cloud service providers – address the opportunity presented by this hot-button issue? Beginning now, in both the European Union and in Canada (with the passage in Ottawa of Digital Privacy Act), an estimated 4,500-plus US tech companies – including all major cloud providers (IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce, AWS, Google, HP, etc.) need to address this. Indeed, Microsoft’s new Toronto and Quebec City builds are driven, large measure, by data residency requirements.


IT + Networks

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JLL

What Do You Need to Know About DevOps?

Chris Little, DevOps Architect, Renaissance Learning Hany Fahim, CEO, VM Farms Kyle Hodgson, Head of Tech, ThoughtWorks Steve Pereira, CTO, Statflo

Ignoring the rise of DevOps in today's agile and cloud IT conversation is not an option. The fortune 1000 is seeing phenomenal results from focus on integrated, automated and collaborative work founded on DevOps principles and practices. In this session, we'll discuss what leaders and practitioners need to know in order to separate fact from hype, catch up to the leaders and forge a new generation of agile IT.


Design + Strategy

Cloud in Context: Analytics Build Business Advantage

Chris Dingle, Director, Customer Intelligence, Rogers Communications Dean McKeown, AD, Analytics Masters Program, Queen's Univ. Jerrard Gaertner, Adj. Prof., CompSci, Ryerson Univ. Michael O’Neil, Principal Analyst, Insight-as-a-Service Peter Papadakos, Dir., Decision Support, Analytics Health IS, QHC

Cloud has redrawn the lines around traditional data and application constraints, and nowhere is the benefit of the expanded perimeter clearer than in analytics. This session will examine how tools and culture can be combined with ubiquitous access to effectively-unlimited IT infrastructure and Big Data to facilitate new types of management practices. Attendees will receive exposure to new, never-before-public data from a survey of Canadian businesses.


App > Cloud

IoT/E and The Meaning of The Digital Enterprise

Faud Khan, CEO & Chief Security Analyst, TwelveDot Loreto Saccucci, CEO, Bluerover Inc. Mary Allen, Mng. Dir., InsightaaS.com Scott Everett, CTO, Eigen Innovations

Power, integration and ubiquity: the IT landscape is defined by cloud, mobility and analytics technologies that will support new levels of IT awareness and control. With IoT, leading organizations are combining IT and OT in ways that will stretch the definitions of technology and business – and which will provide strategic challenge and opportunity for organizations in virtually all industry sectors.


IT + Networks

Re-Architecting Enterprise IT to Succeed

Andrew Eppich, Man. Dir., Canada, Equinix

To succeed in this new digital era, enterprises need to re-architect IT delivery to securely connect employees, partners and customers to what they need, in the right context, using the devices, channels and services they prefer. Direct interconnectivity enables enterprises to react in real time, adapt quickly to change and leverage digital ecosystems to create new value and growth. Equinix will discuss how IOA solves the Enterprise digital transformation challenges.


Design + Strategy

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Equinix

Delivering Cloud via Public, Private & Hybrid Environments

Brandon Kolybaba, Founder, Cloud A Craig McLellan, Founder, ThinkOn Joel Steacy, Software Defined Enterprise Strategist, VMware Mary Allen, Mng. Dir., InsightaaS.com Paul Pinkney, Dir., Solution Architecture, Red Hat

In a world that is transitioning from traditional on-premise infrastructure to corporate IT fabrics that incorporate multiple cloud platforms, defining and delivering cloud infrastructure is more a journey than a destination. This session provides a framework for identifying key issues in establishing public, private and hybrid clouds and decision-making tools that allow businesses to align cloud options with new business enablement.


App > Cloud

Reshaping IT Roles and Responsibilities

Heidi Hauver, VP, Human Resources, Pythian Pamela Ritchie, PhD, Dean, Business & IT, UOIT Paul Hudson, VP, StoneWood Group Sandra Saric, VP, Talent Innovation, ICTC

The traditional IT role has broadened. These team members are the new direct link to the business- they understand the customer’s point of view and bridge business and technology development. How can you ensure your enterprise is prepared to meet the challenges of constantly upgrading skills needed? Can existing enterprise IT personnel make the shift or does it require a new staff with new skills and attitude? How do you balance the mix of people as you grow? How has this gradual evolution create a new learning pattern for the future engineer?


IT + Networks

The Industrialization of the Data Center: Setting the New Standard

Olivier Bousette, Mgr., IT Solutions, Rittal

The Data Center has matured and so has the infrastructure supporting today’s interconnected world. From the first computer rooms supporting mainframe systems to today’s monolithic facilities supporting the Internet of Everything from the floor to the Cloud, the IT space has evolved at an almost quantum pace. The result is a comprehensive solution approach, capitalizing on selecting products and incorporating them into a complete deliverable. Individual choice is still provided but with the goal of unifying the installation to optimize overall end user design and operational efficiencies.


Critical Environment

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Rittal

Lunch and Networking in the Expo Hall


VIP Lunch Briefing: Rogers Communications- Increasing Agility by Moving Security to the Cloud

Stewart Cawthray, Sr. Dir. Product Mgr., Enterprise Sec., Rogers Communications

Security is an ever evolving challenge for companies of all sizes. New threats require constant updates and changes to security technologies. Cloud managed and Cloud Delivered security services bring increased agility and responsiveness to deal with emerging threats to your critical infrastructure. Rogers Virtual Managed Services replaces traditional network security with software defined functionality for easier management, faster deployment and centralized control.
This session is by invitation only.


Idea Labs

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Rogers Communications

Cloud Business Models, Metrics & Imperatives

AJ Byers, President, JEDTech Group Bik Dutta, Dir., Alliances & Market Dev., CenturyLink Brian Ochab, Cloud Practice Lead, Unity Connected Solutions Michael O’Neil, Principal Analyst, Insight-as-a-Service Tracey Hutchison, Dir., Channels, Cisco

Cloud offers tremendous opportunities for scale, but successful adoption of an enterprise cloud strategy requires the active participation and support of senior management. What do business executives focus on, as they understand the potential for cloud to enhance business outcomes?  What do these executives focus on when they deliver benefits to stakeholders ranging from shareholders to employees to customers?


App > Cloud

Does Canada Need a Purpose Built, High Density, Tier 4 Certified Data Center?

Mark Thiele, EVP, Data Center Technology, Switch SUPERNAP

Canada does not have any purpose built, multi tenanted, high density, Tier 4 Operations certified data centers. SUPERNAP Data Centers are going international. Our panel will debate the benefits and pitfalls of bringing a premium data center product into Canada. SUPERNAP Data Centers today host over 1000 customers including many fortune 100 companies. Come and join the debate!


Critical Environment

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Schneider Electric

Info Security: Mapping, Managing and Communicating the Risk

Jim Love, CIO & CDO, IT World Canada Michael Ball, Sr. Info Security Architect, Manulife Financial Ritesh Kotak, Ops Support Command, Toronto Police Service

IT security is a battleground where technical skills are essential -- but these alone aren't enough.  As Chief Security Officers know, human behavior is very likely the greatest exposure any company has. Today's corporate CSO must understand security technology sufficiently to be able to effectively communicate, educate and motivate change behaviors at all levels of the workforce (including senior management) behaviors. Learn policies, best practices, and strategies for mapping organizational risk and communicating effectively from C-suite to line employee.


Security + Risk

From Strategy to Planning to Construction – How Your Company Structure Affects Your Data Centre Plan

Bill Henneberry, CTO, Pillar 247 Data Centre Craig Sievenpiper, P.Eng., Principal, HH Angus Dan McMullen, Bus. Unit Exec, Site & Facilities Serv., IBM Frank Gimondo, Dir. Data Centre Ops, CenturyLink

Everyone wants the best data center project possible.  This panel explores the impact of company structure on considerations such as project cost certainty vs risk, design approach and input, and project control. Our panelists represent a range of company structures: from those with extensive internal resources in project management and design, to those who typically outsource these roles or who use a combination of these approaches.


Critical Environment

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HH Angus & Associates Limited

Governance, Risk and Compliance

Andrew Nunes, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin Barney Baldwin, Global Head, Market & Trading Credit Risk Tech., RBC Dave Collings, IT Manager, SMB Michael O’Neil, Principal Analyst, Insight-as-a-Service Stefano Tiranardi, Nat'l. Mgr., Enterprise Sec., Symantec

In many cases, the key cloud management issue for businesses is governance: how is cloud incorporated within existing governance, risk and compliance structures? This session explores what needs to be done to ensure cloud is a positive contributor to GRC, and not a point of exposure.


Security + Risk

Plenary Panel: In the Digital Enterprise Transformation, is the Digital CMO the New Sheriff in Town?

Heather Tulk, CCO, MTS Allstream Jonah Sigel, VP, Digital Exp., Holt Renfrew Mike May, CIO, Progressive Waste Solutions Paul Lewis, CTO, Head of Analytics, Hitachi Canada Shane O'Neil, CTO, Exchange Solutions Taimour Zaman, Founder, One Million Acts of Education Terence Donnelly, CMO, MDC Partners

The game has changed. The IoE, Big Data and Analytics, Streaming Content, Interactivity, Mobility -- these "3d Platform" trends now define the evolving role for the Chief Marketing Officer. In this new world order the role of CMO is increasingly intertwined with the enterprise CIO/CTO. The impact on "full-stack" IT/Networks and Critical Environment infrastructure is profound. Colocation and cloud data center capacity and service providers are well aware of this. Data center workloads are quickly shifting from traditional processing to being more applications-oriented, time-to-market agile and hyperscale. Low-latency/high-speed networks are the new normal. And corporate growth becomes increasingly Internet-facing and data-driven. As the "Digital CMO" rises, what new requirements are placed on IT and data center infrastructure and operations? How does the shift to Cloud Services and DevOps impact traditional IT services delivery? What lessons are we learning?
Session takes place on the main stage in the Cloud Symposium (App>Cloud) track.


Plenary Keynote Fireside Chat: The Needs of the Modern Enterprise

Michael O’Neil, Principal Analyst, Insight-as-a-Service Terry Canning, Sr. VP, Enterprise Business Unit Ops, Rogers Communications

Discuss the needs of the modern enterprise – from infrastructure, internet hosting, applications hosting, to the cloud (and even IoT).
Session takes place on the main stage in the Cloud Symposium (App>Cloud) track.


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Rogers Communications