IDC Infrastructure The digital future is built on Cloud

In-Person Event | Gent | November 22, 2022


Join & be inspired!

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.
Why Attend?
The conference will be held in Gent on the 22nd 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

Martin Canning

Group VP, Consulting & Research, IDC

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

Carla Arend

Associate Vice President, Infrastructure Software, European Region, IDC

The cloud journey at Proximus

Jonas De Troy

Domain Manager - Public Cloud & Edge, Proximus

Moving to the cloud isn't straightforward for industries that have responsibilities for their customers data, especially regulated industries that are held to higher standards for maintaining privacy and integrity of data. As data compounds in modern economies, so does security and privacy expectations among enterprises, regulators and consumers. Learn how Proximus navigated the challenges of compliance, privacy and integrity with their cloud migration.


2023 and Beyond – Infrastructure Technologies That Will DRIVE the Dialogue

Tom Olislagers

Field CTO and Sr. Manager, Presales Solutions Architecture Belgium & Luxembourg, Dell Technologies

We are living in a do-anything-from-anywhere economy enabled by an exponentially expanding data ecosystem. It’s estimated 65% of Global GDP will be digital by end of 2022. This influx of data presents both opportunities and challenges. After all, success in our digital present and future relies on our ability to secure and maintain increasingly complex IT systems. Here I’ll examine both near-term and long-term predictions that address the way the IT industry will deliver the platforms and capabilities to harness this data to transform our experiences at work, home and in the classroom.


Coffee break & networking


Cloud is not a destination

Luc Costers

Regional leader Nutanix Belux, CIS and Eastern Europe, 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, private cloud and on-premises infrastructure that best serves your organization's IT needs.

People, cost, security, sustainability and energy consumption are top of the agenda for the IT Manager of today. As the digital transformation train continues at a furious pace, it is therefore that visibility of your IT environment plays a vital role in making the right decisions for your cloud journey.

Interested in seeing 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 capacity to your business customers? Then listen to Luc Costers, regional leader at Nutanix during this IDC event in Belgium.


Enabling business data – preparing the harvest!

Wim Vanderpoorten

Global IT Director, allnex

Being a chemical manufacturing company, allnex has always been fundamentally data-driven in optimizing its operations. Traditionally this was done based on an ERP backbone integrating the global supply chain and financial processes. Manufacturing operations typically were optimized on a plant-level. Trends of digitalization in the chemical industry are opening up new avenues for exploiting data with potentially ground-breaking value-opportunities. While applying new (cloud-)technologies will be at the heart of this transformation, it won’t be successful without a matching effort on the organizational and process-level. The presentation will share the ambition of allnex in this context and the learnings of its journey up to now.


Cloud integration done right, will increase the resiliency, scalability and security posture of your infrastructure

Maarten Fuchs

Cloud Platform Architect - Corporate Cloud Center of Excellence, Bose Corporation

For organization who are used to work with traditional infrastructure, adopting the cloud is often more a challenge than a desire and can feel overwhelming at the same time. Nevertheless, migrating or integrating with the cloud, to extend or replace an organization's on-prem infrastructure, is not only cost-effective but dramatically increases elasticity, resiliency and scalability. To create a secure environment for both internal-facing and external-facing interfaces, and to optimally manage cloud-based resources in the future, a number of security controls and best practices can be applied. 

Learn more about how to approach a cloud migration and which best practices are a must-have for every organization.



Lunch & networking


Zero Trust Made Simple

Xavier Mertens

Sales Engineer Large Enterprise, Zscaler

How do you adopt Zero Trust in its simplest form? A Zero Trust architecture should be seen as an enabler to reduce cost and complexity. There are different approaches to Zero Trust, but the key principles should be reducing the attack surface and ensuring you protect what really matters. Join us to learn how to reduce security risk and infrastructure complexity while avoiding common pitfalls along Zero Trust Journey.


Fireside Chat: What impact does a multicloud transformation have on datacenter infrastructure?

Conny Van den Steen

Solution Manager Multicloud, Inetum-Realdolmen

Carla Arend

Associate Vice President, Research, Cloud in Europe, IDC

 Look forward to this Fireside Chat, where we will deep dive into the 3 following topics: 

  • Cloud traction has shifted from IT to business, enabling innovation
  • Not every cloud or cloud solution addresses your challenges.  There is often a trade-off between core requirements or applications that are not designed to work in any environment.
  • Bridging the gap between maximum control/performance and speed of innovation/scale requires a new approach.



Coffee break & networking


Digital sovereignty and regulations - what is coming down the line in terms of regulations and how can you execute on it?

Satya Staes Polet

Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Summary & Conclusion

Martin Canning

Group VP, Consulting & Research, IDC

Carla Arend

Associate Vice President, Infrastructure Software, European Region, IDC

Networking & EXPO

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