IDC's IT Managers Forum and Expo 2010 Making IT Better

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IDC's IT Managers Forum and Expo 2010 Making IT Better

Finding Opportunities and Defining Value

Malta, March 12, 2010

Overview

The IDC IT Managers Forum and Expo 2010 brings together business and technology experts from across the region who will present best practices on how to become a smart IT buyer in a crisis situation. It will be the year’s premier event for IT and business executives interested in how technology can be used to enable and transform business models and processes.

The Opening and Welcome Speech will be addressed by Mr. Derrick Pisani, Manager eGovernment Programme, Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA).

The conference will pinpoint solutions that are most appropriate for your organization and present cutting-edge analysis of the drivers and metrics that will be critical to the IT market in the coming years, as well as provide insights into:

  • Technologies that encourage the alignment of IT with wider business strategies
  • The enterprise-focused strategies that IT Heads should pursue in order to cope during a downturn
  • How technology-driven initiatives can propel growth in these uncertain times
  • How IT must focus on ROI and alignment as strategies for success
  • How IT can be utilized to increase operational efficiency, reduce costs, improve the bottom line, and safeguard your customers


  • CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

    This pioneering full-day conference will feature high-impact presentations from some of the region’s most influential ICT thought leaders on the subjects of most importance to today’s overworked and under-budgeted IT Managers, including:

  • Savings: Virtualization and Green IT
  • Security and Business Continuity
  • Staying Above Board: Outsourcing
  • Business Optimization

  • It will also include real life end-user case studies on topics such as Unified Communications, Virtualization, Web 2.0, Green IT, and much, much more.

    Senior IDC analysts will be on hand to offer expert advice and guidance on the unique issues of critical importance to the modern-day organization, and the event will offer unrivalled peer-to-peer networking opportunities via interactive sessions and informal discussions. And to ensure the very latest technology is at the delegates’ fingertips, there will be an exhibit floor showcasing product offerings from the world’s leading solutions providers.

    TARGET AUDIENCE

  • CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, CSOs,
  • VPs of IT/IS/MIS, Networking, IT Operations, and Applications
  • Directors and Managers of IT, Applications, Networking, Security, Governance, Risk, Compliance, Sourcing, BPM, Knowledge, Management, and Datacenters
  • Enterprise and Solutions Architects
  • Government Directors and Administrators
  • Line of Business Managers

  • Attendance at the event is free for IT Managers across all verticals. However, ICT companies will be charged EUR 200 per participant.

    Agenda

    Time Event Speakers
    09:30

    Registrations and Networking Coffee

    10:00

    Welcome and Opening of the Conference

    Derrick Pisani
    Manager eGovernment Programme, Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA)
    10:45

    The Impact of Global Economy Shift on IT Spending

    Tatiana Hinova
    Associate Vice President, Sales, IDC CEMA
    11:00

    The new data center and energy paradigm

    Dr. Jean-Michel Rodriguez
    Senior IT Architect - IBM Certified, WW Lead Architect for Green & Energy Efficiency, IBM EMEA
    Taking care of the energy is no longer an option. A good energy policy can supercharge an organization’s performance through direct electricity savings, a diminished need for facilities,and lower capital costs related to IT resources and devices. Even if the value of going green is good for business and for the world, plugging into environmental consciousness is only part of the story.

    IBM is looking to build the optimal energy-efficient IT infrastructure as the energy costs is a fundamental part of operating a business. I will present the new data center and energy paradigm and IBM vision, show how the instrumentation can help to improve business processes and finally present a Smarter Planet Green Data Center implementation.
    11:45

    Networking Break

    12:15

    Session by Special Partners Cisco, EMC & VMware
    Driving Efficiency.Control.Choice - Building the Private Cloud

    No single vendor can provide and specialize in all of the technologies required to fully virtualize your datacenter with complete confidence – which is why Cisco, EMC & VMware have created a joint vision for how to make this a reality. Join VMware, Cisco and EMC to learn more about our joint vision for the future of IT – a Private Cloud. This new approach combines virtualization and cloud computing to reduce costs and enable a shared resource model.
    12:35

    Yiannis Psichas
    Senior Technology Consultant, EMC GR
    13:00

    Jamal Belhachemi
    Business Development Manager - South EMEA, VMware Global Inc.
    13:45

    The Future of IT Environment & the Business Value of Virtualization

    Stylianos Charalambakis
    Research Analyst, Research Analyst, IT Markets, Greece, Cyprus & Malta, IDC Greece
    14:30

    Commentary by ICT Solutions

    Keith Fearn
    Managing Director, ICT Solutions
    14:35

    Closing Comments and Raffle Prize Draw

    14:45

    Networking Lunch

    Partners

    Gold Partner(s)

    Exhibition Partner(s)

    Lunch Partner(s)

    Special Partner(s)

    Raffle Partner(s)

    Proceedings

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    Contacts

    Terry Mattheoyianni

    Director, CIO and Custom Events Series, CEE & Branch Manager, Greece, Cyprus, Malta

    +30 6984 621 939

    About IDC

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