Envisioning a Resilient, Cloud-Based Digital Infrastructure

IDC Regional Webinar: Africa

May 14, 2020

Overview

 

Emerging technologies continue to disrupt the way business is done all around the world. Enterprises looking to compete in today’s marketplace are fast realizing the necessity of a comprehensive digital transformation (DX) blueprint that integrates various 3rd Platform technologies across the entire organizational structure.

This event is tailored for IT leaders and executives looking to enact resilient, long-term, cloud-based digital infrastructures that drive their future-of-work, data management, customer experience, and digital innovation strategies.

Join us for a deep dive into the various moving parts and advantages of implementing a resilient, cloud-based digital infrastructure that propels your organization into an exciting, highly competitive future business landscape. This regional webinar is attended by DX pioneers and senior technology executives across eight countries, alongside IDC analysts who will explore the very latest use cases for emerging digital technologies.

 

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
11:00

Welcome Address

11:05

Is Multi Cloud a New Reality for Enterprises?

Matthew Eastwood

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure & Datacenters, IDC

Emerging technologies continue to disrupt the way business is done all around the world. Enterprises looking to compete in today’s marketplace are fast realizing the necessity of a comprehensive digital transformation (DX) blueprint that integrates various 3rd Platform technologies across the entire organization and its eco-system. Envisioning and building a dynamic, scalable and resilient, cloud-based digital infrastructures that forms the digital foundation to drive the future-of-work, data management, customer experience, and digital innovation is central to the success and sustainability of DX.

11:15

Cloud without the Chaos

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, South Africa, IDC

Greg McDonald

Director of Systems Engineering-South Africa, Dell Technologies
Today's businesses increasingly require winning multi-cloud strategies that simplify operations, while reducing the cost and risk of managing multiple clouds. This discussion will look at ways to remove the complexity of managing multiple clouds, both public and private, and show how this can be achieved using a single consistent set of tools and processes. Moving workloads across clouds is now possible in an easy way that enables the portability of applications in line with security and data protection policies. Organizations are increasingly having to integrate on-premise environments with a wide selection of cloud provider partnerships (including AWS, Azure, and Google), and this discussion will explain how this can be achieved by reducing company-wide spend on cloud and associated technologies. Join us to discover how you can design an optimal multi-cloud operating model and understand the benefits you can expect to gain via an integrated cloud platform.

11:40

Intelligent Automation in the Cloud Era

Jonathan Tullett

Senior Research Manager, IT Services

Ganesh Thyagarajan

Vice President, Global Cloud Channels, Automation Anywhere

Increased demand for business process automation is expected to drive the use of artificial intelligence and software robotics. Intelligent automation is increasingly providing organizations with the tools to more efficiently plan, allocate, and utilize resources based on historical data and needs prediction. This session will explore how intelligent automation on cloud is switching organizations from a reactive to a predictive model that maximizes operational efficiencies across the entire organization.

12:05

Secure the Sudden and Forceful Digital Transformation!

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, South Africa, IDC

Ajay Nawani

Director Sales Engineering - MEA, Sophos
COVID-19 has massively impacted human society and changed business models and IT priorities. Workforce digitalization has suddenly become a top priority for departments, even those beyond IT. IT and HR now share a joint responsibility in a company’s digital transformation. For many organizations, this digital transformation is sudden and forceful, leaving many loose ends for hackers to exploit. Given that cybersecurity has been one of the critical pillars in digital transformation, this webinar will seek to understand and assess the cybersecurity risks associated with digital transformation. The webinar will also explore how a holistic view of cybersecurity can be established with the help of an interconnected cybersecurity system.

12:30

Protect your Digital Transformation

Jonathan Tullett

Senior Research Manager, IT Services

Trent Odgers

Cloud & Hosting Manager, Southern Africa, Veeam® Software

Brendan Mc Aravey

Country Manager-South Africa & Area Director-Sub-Saharan Africa, Citrix
According to CIOs from across Sub-Saharan Africa, security is the leading threat to any organization's digital transformation plans. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that risk even more, while placing enormous pressure on organizations' business continuity and infrastructure protection plans. This panel will explore the threats facing organizations and their digital transformation initiatives, while outlining effective strategies for businesses to consider as they look to adapt quickly and protect themselves.

12:55

Accelerating the Future of Work in the Current Crisis

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, South Africa, IDC

Alasdair Parsonson

Technical Expert: Data Intelligence, Hitachi Vantara

Anil Titus

Regional Manager -Sales Engineering, Commvault
The ongoing pandemic situation is driving digital transformation and accelerating change in the way work is delivered. It has forced organizations to rapidly enable remote working at scale and provide the tools and solutions necessary to support a remote workforce. The workforce itself is also changing; with the increasing use of bots, the workforce is becoming “hybrid” in nature – a mix of humans and digital workers. The current crisis is seemingly bringing the Future of Work forward, and the role of cloud in facilitating this progress is fundamental.

13:20

Summary & Close
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Deepa Ahuja

Conference Director, Africa

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Lydia Botha

Senior Sales Manager, IDC Soufth Africa

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