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Nov 10 2015

Registration and Breakfast in the Expo Hall

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.

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

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.

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Lunch and Networking in the Expo Hall

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

John Savageau, President, Enterprise Architect, Pacific-Tier Communications Mark Thiele, EVP, Data Center Technology, Switch SUPERNAP Sean McDonagh, Client Exec, Data Center Service Providers, Schneider Electric

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.

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Schneider Electric

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 Mark Thiele, EVP Ecosystem Development & Evangelism , SUPERNAP  International

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.

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HH Angus & Associates Limited

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

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