IDC Cloud Computing Conference 2014

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IDC Cloud Computing Conference 2014

Prague, September 11, 2014


New Cloud Formations: Mainstream Delivery

You may distrust cloud. You may dislike cloud. You may doubt the hype surrounding cloud. But you will eventually use cloud. 

Forward-looking CIOs and business leaders already view cloud as the gateway to innovation, efficiency, cost control, and the leveraging of other Third Platform technologies. Mobility platforms can be tested and installed via the cloud. The infrastructure and platforms needed for Big Data can be obtained through the cloud. Collaboration tools and enterprise social networks can be built in the cloud. And all industry-specific and general IT needs – security, storage, management systems, CRMs, SCM, PLM, and sales tools – are found on cloud-based platforms. 

The numbers reflect the reality. Globally, spending on just public-cloud services will more than double over the next four years, from $47.4 billion in 2013 to nearly $108 billion in 2017 – five times faster than the IT industry as a whole. With hybrid and private options, this will make cloud not just the foundations for disruptive solutions but possibly for all IT solutions. 

IDC's Cloud Roadshow examines the global and regional trends and provides actionable advice and best practices on how companies in Central Europe can capitalize on the new cloud formation.

Event Topics

  • Market shifts and innovations in cloud computing
  • Private, public, hybrid, and micro-cloud models
  • The symbiosis between cloud and  other technologies (Big Data and mobility)
  • Security and the cloud: myth and reality
  • Cloud ecosystems and the impact on user companies
  • Best practices of leading cloud adopters
  • Cloud match: which clouds and solutions fit your organization
  • Business innovation and the cloud
  • Cloud implementation and change management
  • Integration the cloud into current IT
  • Managing hybrid IT environments
  • Cloud and the IT team: shifting skills and roles
  • The next phase of cloud evolution: industry platform as a service
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Time Event Speakers

Registration and Morning Starbucks Coffee


Conference Opening - Thematic Dance Show of „JAD Dance Company"


Private, public, hybrid, and micro-cloud models

Vladimir Kroa
Associate Vice President, IT Services, CEMA

Securing the future of the Internet

Martin McKeay
Senior Security Advocate, Akamai Technologies s.r.o.

Practical Examples of the Use of Public Cloud

Jiří Vojkovský
Managed Services Country Leader, IBM Czech Republic

This presentation will examine some interesting real-life examples of cloud implementations for customers in the retail, finance, telecommunications, and government sectors.


Cloud versus Public Administration

Pavel Vidlička
Main Systems Architect of the NDL, National Library of the Czech Republic

How do IT managers in public organizations view the cloud phenomenon? Are cloud solutions perceived as beneficial by public sector CIOs, or are they seen as unneccesary complications or hassles? This presentation will look at the pros and cons of public sector cloud computing from a technological perspective. It will also look at the operational and legislative concerns surrounding cloud in public administration.


Coffee Break and Networking


What Can bring cloud computing technology in the financial sector

Kurt Mees
ICT Program Manager, KBC Financial Products

Modern Data Protection in Virtualized IT Infrastructure

Ondřej Krak
Territory Account Manager, Veeam Software

This session will present a series of tips and tricks for performing backup and monitoring with VMware vSphere and Microsoft HyperV. It will also explain how solution scalability enables modern hypervisors to be equally effective for both big and small infrastructure.


Cloud Computing and Financial Institutions

Miloslav Rut
Supervision and Prudence Control Inspector, Czech National Bank

Cloud computing from the perspective of financial market regulatory requirements. Potential advantages of the use of cloud services versus risks involved. Requirements for financial institutions and outsourcing providers regarding information systems and technology risk management.


How enterprises are using Amazon Web Services

Carlos Conde
Chief Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services

Businesses of all sizes and industries are using Amazon’s global cloud technology. During this session, you will have the opportunity to learn how companies are using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to experiment, innovate and grow their businesses while replacing up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs. The session will show from a practical perspective how organizations such as Shell, Channel4, SAP, LOT Airlines adopted AWS for a variety of IT use-cases such as Disaster Recovery, Capacity Extension, High-Performance Computing, Mobile Applications, Development & Test, and many others.


Lunch and Networking


Akamai Web Security - DDoS Security Services

Tomasz Jarmul
Security Solution Consultant, Emerging Markets, Akamai Technologies s.r.o.

Case Study – SoftLayer in the Czech Republic

Petr Leština
Cloud Specialist, Client IT Architect, IBM Czech Republic

What is the best way for an organization to implement a cloud-based solution? This presentation will take a look at a proprietary public cloud platform designed for start-up customers that provides advanced tools for customer care on social networks.


OpenStack as the Enterprise Cloud: Benefits, Usage and Adoption

Will Foster
Sr. Systems Engineer, Redhat

OpenStack is the fastest-growing open-source cloud computing project in the world, adopted and contributed to by the biggest names in IT and software. This presentation will detail how OpenStack is disrupting the private, hybrid, and public cloud landscape. It will explain what OpenStack is, how it is designed, and how it is being used in enterprises, as well as explore how IaaS is revolutionizing the IT landscape, enabling developers and IT solutions providers with cloud self-service, automation, and management of virtual resources. The session will also clarify how OpenStack fits into brownfield deployments and works with other major virtualization technologies, and, finally, it will explain how you can get started with OpenStack for free on your laptop via any of the free public OpenStack environments that are available.


Real-Life View of Cloud Services Security, Information Protection and Compliance

Dalibor Kačmář
Server & Tools Business Group Lead, Microsoft s.r.o.

Security, information protection and compliance of cloud services with various standards, certificates and regulations has remained one of the most closely observed areas over the many years that cloud services have been around. Being one of the leading providers of cloud services, Microsoft is offering a highly secure and compliant solution. In this presentation, we will explain how Microsoft achieves such a high quality and what clients can expect from a global services provider.


How to Negotiate a Contract for Cloud Services? Legal and Practical Aspects

Tomas Schollaert
Partner, Pierstone

This presentation will focus on the key points that contracting parties should not forget while negotiating contracts for the provision of cloud computing services. It will also offer advice on negotiation strategies and assess the ongoing development of the legal framework for cloud computing and its practical implications.


Raffle Draw, End of the Conference

The conference is moderated by Hanka Koutná.

General Information


Thursday, September 11, 2014


National Gallery (Veletržní Palace, Hall A)

Dukelských hrdinů 47

170 00 Prague 7

Conference Language

The conference will be conducted mostly in Czech, some presentations in English.

Delegate Fee

  • FREE - End users
  • 200 EUR + 21% VAT - IT vendors

Delegate fee includes conference participation, documentation, lunch and refreshments.

All registration payments must reach IDC CEMA prior to the conference. Payments are made by bank transfer as per invoice received from IDC CEMA.


If you cannot attend a substitute delegate may attend in your place. Delegate who will cancel his/her registration by August 11, 2014 will receive full refund less a 10% administration charge. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after August 11.


For further information please contact Lucia Chudikova: cell +420 734 763 361, phone +420 221 423 163, e-mail



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