IDC Infrastructure Future of Infrastructure: The digital future is built on Cloud

In-Person Event | Stockholm | November 17, 2022


The future of digital infrastructure is cloud in all its forms: private, hybrid and multicloud including edge. To use cloud successfully, organizations need to align their digital infrastructure with their business strategy and master 7 aspects of cloud:

1. Digital innovation and industry cloud
How do you build new digital products and services on your cloud platforms? How do you drive innovation in your industry and exchange data with customers and partners? How do you develop and run cloud-native applications in the most efficient way?

2. Application modernization

What is the right strategy for each application type? What should you do about ERP and mainframe workloads?

3. Data
How do you manage your data from the edge to the cloud in hybrid and multicloud architectures?

4. Intelligent CloudOps
How do you operate and govern a complex edge to cloud environment? How do you keep costs under control with CloudFinOps?

5. Skills
Should you develop skills internally or buy them through a managed service?

6. Digital sovereignty and regulations
What is coming down the line in terms of regulations and how can you execute on it?

7. Sustainability
How can you optimize your digital infrastructure for sustainability and how does the move to cloud help with sustainability accounting?

The move to cloud is no longer just a technology decision but increasingly a business decision that has a huge transformational potential for the entire organization. Strategy, skills, and culture are just as important for success as choosing the right technologies.

Change is the only certainty in IT, and to be ready to cope with change, future digital Infrastructure will need to be able to identify, analyze and respond to shifting requirements with minimal or no human intervention, in order to deliver at scale. The future of digital infrastructure will be a new way of looking at how to build, operate and enhance IT infrastructure in an integrated stack that is focused on application delivery, resiliency and flexibility.


Join & be inspired!

The conference will be held in Stockholm on the 17th of November 2022, bringing together IT professionals to:

  • Share experiences.
  • Be inspired on how to build business success on the Cloud.
  • Discuss the management trends, challenges, and technology building blocks in enabling successful hybrid multicloud environments.
  • Learn what the impact of multicloud transformation is on datacenter infrastructure.
  • Discuss what drivers and barriers will influence Infrastructure transformation.
  • Share thoughts about developing skills and the cultural change that follow the change in technology platform.
  • ...and a lot more!



Time Event & Speakers

Registration & breakfast


Welcome by IDC

Thomas Karlsson

Conference Director, Events

Cloud for business - how to build the digital infrastructure of the future

Carla Arend

Senior Program Director, Infrastructure Software, European Region, IDC

The Cloud Riddle: A Retrospective Analysis

Scott Cairns

Chief Technology Officer & Head of Technology Consulting, T-Systems

Knowing the right time to move to the cloud can be a challenge, but do we sometimes stop to consider whether we have backed the wrong cloud for the right reasons, or perhaps we have the right cloud for the wrong reasons?

Understanding your business strategy and future growth path is just as important as knowing whether the systems you identified for cloud migration are the right ones and are ready for the cloud.

In this session, Scott Cairns walks through a hypothetical analysis of a cloud investment by a fictional organization, looking at the good and the problematic decisions made. He will explore the questions we should all consider when designing a cloud-centric strategy and share learnings to help you develop a successful plan that is aligned with your overall business objectives, cost effective and future proven. 



Hybrid is hard! So how do you build multicloud?

Poul Kjeldgaard

Field CTO, Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies would like to inspire on the most forward-looking cloud strategies in the industry. There is a common understanding that cloud technologies in 2022 are becoming mature. First complication comes when clouds become connected, next complication is multicloud.

People, process, and technology are still the foundation of a multicloud approach, but multicloud amplifies the disciplines needed to operate the control planes. Businesses are typically trying to differentiate on digital transformations initiatives and hybrid is where value can be generated – but it is not easy with a traditional approach and hybrid is key component in a multicloud world.


Cloud is not a destination

Mats Ericson

Director & General Manager - Nutanix Sweden, Denmark & Iceland, Nutanix

We don’t see the cloud as a destination – it’s an enabler to maximize operational efficiency. No matter where your data resides, it’s all about the required know-how to optimize the use of your applications and data. It’s a cloud journey rather than a destination. It means choosing the right mixture of public cloud and private cloud that best serves your organization's IT needs. 

People, cost, security, compliance, sustainability and energy consumption are top of the agenda for today’s IT leaders. As the digital transformation train continues at a furious pace, a fully integrated hybrid cloud operating model plays a vital role in helping you deliver upon your business requirements. 

Interested in understanding how this all come together, so that you can make the right decision for your organization and save on investments, number of FTE, electricity consumption whilst being faster to deploy services to fuel your competitive advantage? Then listen to Mats Ericson, regional leader at Nutanix during this IDC event in Sweden


Coffee break & networking


Experience Cloud Transformation and Continuous Modernization

Prabhakar Appana

Senior VP & Global Head AWS Ecosystem Business Unit, HCLTech

Join us to discover how we use our strategic industry-focused cloud offering, CloudSMART for AWS, to enable businesses to pivot from their current cloud state to the modern cloud, making digital enterprises future-ready.

Also, get a deeper insight into how HCLTech is uniquely positioned to drive diverse customers’ cloud journeys through its unique Enterprise Transformation framework. We ensure rapid cloud deliveries through a uniquely built Cloud Factory model.


To Cloud or Not to Cloud? - Data in a Hybrid World!

Philip Morch

Regional Vice President, Cloudera

Adversarial tradecraft in the cloud: based on Lacework Labs Research

Richard Hensen

Senior Solutions Engineer, Lacework

Security hygiene is still needed even in the modern cloud era. During his presentation, Richard will talk about the trends Lacework Labs Research sees in the wild. For example how adversaries still use simple techniques to do reconnaissance in cloud environments.

The presentation will also address what companies are experiencing and problems they are facing when intelligently operating in complex multi cloud environments. From a security point of view, learnings and best practices will be shared throughout the presentation.


Fireside chat: Digital Infrastructure for Digital Business - Blending physical & virtual in a sustainable way

Maria Sundvall

Managing Director, Equinix

Carla Arend

Senior Program Director, Infrastructure Software, European Region, IDC

With high geo-political uncertainty and macro-economic headwinds in the world, businesses are looking for ways to manage costs and have the flexibility to quickly meet changes in demand, as well as doing this more sustainably. This fireside chat is about how companies can respond to these increased challenges by looking at how they operate their IT infrastructure and the opportunities that combining physical and virtual infrastructure offers.   

  1.  How are the challenges affecting customers’ plans for their digital transformation?
  2.  How should organizations think about their digital infrastructure?   
  3.  Sustainability is top of mind of every company - what is Equinix doing to help its customers to meet their sustainability goals? 



Lunch & networking


Building Digital Services for the Dairy Industry

Yvo Bogers

Cloud Solution Architect, DeLaval

With digitalisation and cloud technologies breaking up barriers in the dairy industry, suppliers now have the capability and technology to extend their data reach. The access to data enables new forms of collaboration and partnerships. DeLaval is well-positioned in the value chain to take the lead in the digital transformation journey, as they have access to the core operational data at the dairy farm itself.

Yvo will start his presentation with a short introduction about the domain of dairy farming. He will share the challenges dairy farmers face, and will talk about a shift in the industry they are seeing where new stakeholders are entering the dairy value chain. 

What does this mean for a manufacturer such as DeLaval? DeLaval is a 140 year old company and a market leader in our industry. This has tremendous benefits but also comes with challenges. They need to keep their experts and specialists closely involved in their development, all the while adopting agile software development so they can bring digital services to market quickly.  

It will be a technical presentation with a focus on architecture. DeLaval has a hybrid edge-to-cloud architecture, and Yvo will explain what that means.


The Eco-friendly Data Center & Beyond: Decarbonization Methods for Companies to Reach their Sustainability Goals with Tomorrow’s Eco-friendly Infrastructure

Tom Christensen

Global Technology Advisor & Executive Analyst, Hitachi Vantara

Join sustainability leader from Hitachi Vantara to share their unique approaches to decarbonizing technology and how to find answers to the environmental crisis. Discover how they see the life-cycle perspective and what steps they have taken to empower their customers, partners, and key stakeholders to make conscious decisions around the environmental impact of their technology. A data center case study being reviewed shows that it is good for your sustainability goals and IT budget savings. Attendees will leave with tangible takeaways on how they can reach their own sustainability goals.


Fireside chat: What drivers and barriers will influence Infrastructure transformation?

Linda Swärd

Managing Director, HPE Sweden

Jan Horsager

Research Director, IDC

In this presentation, Linda Swärd from HPE will deep-dive into the following topics:

  • How the roadmap is changing from traditional IT to Xaas and how HPE has transformed to meet the new demands
  • How Cloud first strategies are being replaced by Data first strategies and what drives this transformation
  • How HPE:s Hybrid Cloud platform helps customers overcome important barriers when it comes digital transformation (For example IT-competence, Integration, security, cost)




Coffee break & networking


Key points for a successful cloud transformation

Joachim Nässlander

Lead Portfolio Architect Cloud, Swedbank

It’s easy to stare at the new shiny toys when thinking about cloud. But how do you ensure that your entire company reaps the benefits? How do you identify your main drivers, and which ones should you disregard?

I’ll give away my key takeaways identified over the years on the importance of having a strategy and how to ensure it to be executed successfully.


How to be a Cloud Native Enterprise?

John Clarke

Principal Cloud Advisor, Cloudreach

2022 has been the year where companies leave behind the era of IT-led adoption to move into business experimentation and large scale transformation initiatives. Join this session as we look at the different trends impacting the cloud-native enterprise and explore how to embrace new ways of working in the Cloud.


Beyond human scale: How to master application resources with AI and automation

Mats Bäckman

Turbonomic Country Lead, IBM, IBM

Increasing complexity and ever-fluctuating demands have made it all but impossible to assure that applications consistently perform as required. To avoid the risk of outages, individuals and teams increasingly over-allocate resources. This is a hugely wasteful practice, not only economically but also detrimental to the environment. 

In this session you will hear real life examples of how automation balances resource needs and availability. You will find out how to reduce cloud waste and costs, and increase team-productivity, while assuring that applications run on auto-pilot.



Summary & Conclusion

Thomas Karlsson

Conference Director, Events

Carla Arend

Senior Program Director, Infrastructure Software, European Region, IDC

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