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Nov 10 2015

All-Conference Keynote: The Cloud in Canada, 2015 and Beyond- Orchestrating Success

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Cloud offers Canadian enterprises a way of automating tasks, processes and relationships that makes Canadian business more profitable, more agile and more connected. But adoption of cloud requires new levels of both technical and business understanding. What are the keys to aligning IT and executive perspectives to connect new technology options to critical business activities?

Session takes place on the main stage in the Cloud Symposium (App>Cloud) track.

Enterprise Cloud Design Strategy

Joe Belinsky, VP, Technology Infrastructure Services, Moneris Solutions Roy Hart, CIO, Seneca College Shawn Rosemarin, Chief-of-Staff, VMWare

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

Advanced Cloud Application Adoption & Enablement

Arturo Perez, President & CEO, Applied Mobility Systems

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

Spotlight on Analytics

Dean McKeown, Associate Director, Masters Programs, Queen's School of Business Jerrard Gaertner, President, CIPS, Course Advisor, Developer, Instructor , University of Toronto Paul Lewis, CTO, Hitachi Data Systems, Canada

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 examines how ubiquitous access and effectively-unlimited IT infrastructure facilitates new uses of technology. Receive exposure to new, never-before-public data from a survey of Canadian businesses.

App > Cloud

Delivering Cloud via Public, Private & Hybrid Environments

Craig McLellan, Founder, ThinkOn Marcus Cziesla, Director, Cloud Solutions, 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

Cloud Business Models, Metrics & Imperatives

AJ Byers, President, JEDTech Group Sylvia Bauer, Canadian Program Director, CenturyLink Tracey Hutchison, Channel Director, Cisco Systems Canada

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

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