IDC Multicloud - Benelux

The Future of Digital Infrastructure is Cloud!

DIGITAL FORUM | November 23, 2021
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Multicloud 4.0


In 2021, the cloud market is becoming more specialised, and industry clouds are emerging to help customers in regulated industries to utilise cloud in a compliant way. The future of the digital platform has cloud as its design point and operating model, and customers are building out their hybrid and multicloud architectures. IT organizations need to handle multilayer business applications in complex multicloud operations as well as dynamic cloud-native applications on the same digital platform. ​Key challenges are cost management, data management, security, performance and management across multiple clouds. 

To deal with these challenges successfully, IT organisations should look not only at the technology evolution and select the right cloud providers, cloud operating model, and target architecture, but also at the development of skills and the cultural change that follow the change in technology platform.​

IDC's Multicloud 2021 will review industry trends and provide you with an opportunity to look at the ways companies can move from islands of innovation to cloud-based operating models at scale and drive a cultural evolution to speed up innovation and business transformation. 


Event Highlights

We would like to thank all the delegates and the partners who participated at this event.

A selected group of IT and business leaders came together to network and learn from IDCs analysts, inspiring speakers and dedicated advisory board members, who were at the forefront of the lively and interactive discussion.

If you missed the event or if you would like more information on any of the topics we discussed, click the button below to watch a recording or access the post-event content.

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Time Event & Speakers

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Welcome by IDC

Charlotte Poulsen

Vice President, Events and GMS, IDC Nordic & Benelux

The Future of Digital Infrastructure is Cloud

Carla Arend

Senior Program Director, Lead Analyst, Cloud in Europe, IDC

Achieving cloud security with confidence across clouds

Zahier Madhar

Security Engineer and Evangelist, Office of the CTO, Check Point

Hybrid and multi cloud architectures empowers organizations to distribute their workloads across multiple cloud environments so they can get the biggest bang for their buck while mitigating risks associated with individual cloud environments. But it also creates challenges to your ability to achieve unified visibility, governance and security across your clouds.



How to make your journey to a cloud native enterprise a success by addressing the Organizational impact of Cloud

Clive Deakin

Executive Cloud Advisor, Cloudreach

Industry experience shows that when the journey to cloud is understood and undertaken in a planned manner, they can provide companies innovative ways to deliver existing services, whilst also providing rapid access to new capability, help to reduce costs, accelerate time to market, and drive efficiencies. 

  • Transformation and Change is not just about the technology it's about the journey from AS-IS to TO-BE and impact across the company.
  • A TO-BE model shows how an organization should be supported by its employees and its organizational structure to deliver and execute the organization's future strategy. 
  • Empower and accelerate cloud adoption at scale though effective change. 



Coffee Break


Cloud Security Nirvana

Ricardo Ferreira

Field CISO, Fortinet

As organizations start on their cloud journey, the operating model for Cloud is quite different from the on-prem model, this leads to increased friction, lack of agility, and poor business outcomes, especially in security and risk teams.  As organizations pursue a hybrid and multi-cloud strategy, it is important to understand how to leverage the best of both worlds, creating a unified experience for security groups in these types of ecosystems. Join Fortinet in an informative session on achieving Nirvana, a unified Cloud security posture across environments, without compromising the organization's agility.


Schrems 2 and other legislation you need to keep on top of when using cloud

Dr. Philipp Roos

Principal Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Cloud Cost Management

Clive Deakin

Executive Cloud Advisor, Cloudreach

Arnold Verhoeven

Global account Manager System Integrators, Intel Corporation

Mario Thomas

AWS Spokesperson, and Head of Experienced-Based Acceleration (EBA) in EMEA Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Cost management of cloud within your organization is more than CAPEX and OPEX and the resulting ROI. This fireside chat will discuss the challenges and 'total value' of effective cost management. 

  • Be proactive and prudent - Having a clear understanding of your infrastructure lifecycle will allow you to define an optimized FinOps approach.
  • Devolve ownership to the respective teams and that will drive value.
  • Make your cost decisions from the business value you want to achieve from cloud.

Final Remarks

Charlotte Poulsen

Vice President, Events and GMS, IDC Nordic & Benelux

Carla Arend

Senior Program Director, Lead Analyst, Cloud in Europe, IDC

Thank you for today - platform remains open for 30 minutes for networking

General Information


November 23, 2021


08:30 - 12:00 CET


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Key Topics

The IDC Multicloud Forum will address the following topics:



Emergence of industry clouds – which benefits do they provide?


The digital platform: how edge – cloud – core architectures will evolve


Running business critical applications in the cloud – what does it take?


Impact of EU digital markets strategy on the European cloud market


How to prepare for cloud-native applications: what you need to know


Importance of getting connectivity and networking right for the cloud


Hybrid and multicloud management: creating a unified management and operations experience


Data management in the cloud – from data protection to data lakes


Why Attend


Get a head start on the market with insights from our leading analysts


Get inspired by visionary speakers with locally based cases


Maximize your time with insights and solutions to grow your business thanks to 1-2-1 match-made agreements with leading suppliers


Be surprised by unique network opportunities with other IT leaders

IDC European Digital Forums Platform

The IDC European Digital Industry Forums will be run on an all-in-one live online events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world.



We will welcome you at our Digital Reception area where we will showcase the event schedule and our partners. We will guide you for a great time & a lot of exiting digital touch points.



You will get inspired by the professional stories shared by industry pioneers and IDC analysts. Our keynotes experts will answer questions, propose provoking online polls, take part in the chat and comment on what is happening. Everything is done live.



Learn about proven best practices through real-life case studies in moderated digital breakout sessions. This intimate experience is an opportunity to gain a clearer understanding of current organizations challenges.



Meet with peers to discuss common challenges and share concrete experiences thanks to our Networking feature using your webcam for up to 3 minutes.



Visit interactive booths leveraging digital content allowing you to explore key trends or discover more about innovative products.


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Charlotte Thygesen Poulsen

Vice President Events

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Senior Sales Director, IDC Northern Europe Region, IDC Nordic

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