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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.

Enterprise Cloud Design & Strategy

Joe Belinsky, VP Tech, IS, Moneris Mary Allen, Mng. Dir., 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.

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

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.

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.

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., 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.

Lunch and Networking in the Expo Hall

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?

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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