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

In-Person Event | Oslo | November 16, 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 Oslo on the 16th 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

Janine Olsson

Senior Conference Specialist, IDC

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

Carla Arend

Senior Program Director, Infrastructure Software, European Region, IDC

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.


The Cloud That Comes to You

Pål Gade Halvorsen

Head of Solutions, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

In this session, Pål Gade Halvorsen, will share some great input about "how to build a secure cloud experience".

HPE has transformed from a legacy technology provider to become a platform as a service company, from edge to cloud, all with the purpose of helping customers to build a secure and efficient cloud experience that fits their unique business needs – The Cloud That Comes to You.


Coffee break & networking


Rebuilding on a foundation made of Cloud

Gareth Eason

Chief Information Officer, Schibsted
Schibsted had been delivering content since 1839, through many transitions, from black and white print, to full color, to the World Wide Web, to mobile apps. Every now and then, a game-changing transition comes along, requiring an almost complete rebuild.

Cloud is that disruptive technology for Schibsted, and Gareth will talk about how Schibsted has transitioned to Cloud, what worked well, what didn't, and a little about what the future might bring. if you're thinking of moving your on-prem services to the cloud, or setting up or expanding a footprint in the cloud, you might be interested in listening and learning from our mistakes (and successes.)


Moving the oil fund to the cloud. How we did it, what we learned and our future direction

Gunnar Lunde

Head of Market Exposure Delivery Team, Norges Bank Investment Management

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) manages the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world on behalf of the Norwegian people. A little more than three years ago they completed their cloud migration and have been operating fully cloud-based since then.

As part of the cloud migration NBIM transformed its operating model including its in-house development and data science capabilities.

In this session NBIM will talk about their cloud story.  They will share learnings and adjustments  as well as the future strategy on cloud computing.


Lunch & networking


Fireside chat: Digitalization 2.0, new security challenges and how to extract value from data

Elisabet Haugsbø

CISO for hire at Zebra Consulting & Vice President at Tekna

Thomas Leopold Kraft

Managing Director Norway, HPE

Jan Horsager

Research Director, IDC

  • Simplification and digital customer journey vs security and vulnerability
  • Solutions on Norwegian soil vs global cloud solutions, ref. the world situation
  • Everyone talks about data – but what does it actually take to get the value out of it?



Cloud workshop


Coffee break & networking


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

Siri Eggen Mogstad

Advokatfullmektig / Associate & Acting Legal Counsel at GlobalConnect AS, Kvale Advokatfirma

Summary & Conclusion

Janine Olsson

Senior Conference Specialist, IDC

Carla Arend

Senior Program Director, Infrastructure Software, European Region, IDC

Networking & EXPO


Diamond Partner
Platinum Partner

Advisory Board


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