IDC Cloud Roadshow

Enabling a Hybrid Multicloud Ecosystem

South Africa, March 11, 2021

Overview

In light of the immense challenges that characterized 2020, cloud adoption is no longer merely an option; indeed, it is a necessity that promises tremendous rewards across entire organizations. As the region's enterprises dramatically accelerate their digital transformation journeys, they need to embrace the power of cloud computing and its holy grail – frictionless, hybrid multicloud that provides infrastructure-agnostic views and unified management capabilities across all clouds and even legacy datacenters.

Highlighted as the key technology in IDC's five stages of enterprise recovery, cloud has emerged as the fastest path and natural choice to enable a resilient digital infrastructure. CIOs across the region are aggressively investing in increasing their cloud leverage, and the effectiveness of their cloud strategies will be a critical factor shaping their competitiveness and growth post recovery.

This exciting digital event will feature a dynamic agenda hosted by senior IDC analysts, digital transformation pioneers, and hybrid cloud experts. Don't miss this chance to discover the latest developments in the region's hybrid multicloud market, garner critical insights into cloud solutions that work for you, and set your organization on a strategic, digitally driven path towards an impactful hybrid cloud journey.

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
10:55

Welcome Act

11:00

Welcome Address

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC
11:05

Exploring the Value of a Cloud Centric and Autonomous Digital Infrastructure

Matthew Eastwood

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure, Cloud, Developers and Alliances, 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.

 

11:20

Cloud-y Vision? Avoid the Storm

Dimitris Vergos

SE Director-Emerging Markets, Splunk Inc.
Cloud equals opportunity. The opportunity to remove obstacles and enable immediate growth. The opportunity to redesign your development and operational processes for the modern era. To capitalize on this opportunity, you need to harness all the machine data generated by your IT and business environment — and make it accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. Whether you're managing applications, infrastructure, or a security operations center in the cloud, you require operational intelligence for a real-time understanding of what's happening across your business and IT so you can make informed decisions. Join us to see how organizations are leveraging the latest in enterprise data platforms to ensure a successful cloud journey.

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11:35

Threat Actors and the Cloud: How Cloud Services Evolved in Cyber Intrusions

Maher Yamout

Senior Security Researcher, Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT), Kaspersky

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11:50

Delivering Enterprise Level Agility in the Cloud Era

Richard Vester

Cluster Executive UK & Europe, iOCO

Today’s organizations looking to digitally transform are forced to weigh cost controls vs. business agility. Despite corporate decision makers finding a clear link between cloud computing and business agility, the main concern is still cost savings rather than potential benefits. This session will cut through the hype and present the facts about what cloud can really deliver to both IT and the organization as a whole.

 

 

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12:05

Team Topologies and Organizational Topography

Will Watkins

Transformation Sales Lead (EMEA), Red Hat
This presentation will detail how high-performing teams can be developed with community alignment.

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12:20

Why Remote IT Infrastructure Management is Critical to Your Business

Hasan Behram Sarialioglu

Regional Software Sales Manager, (Middle East & Africa), Schneider Electric

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12:35

Re-Think Cloud, Be Cloud Smart

Satish Nrusimhadevara

AVP & Business Head – Africa, HCL Technologies
Cloud has become the strategic pillar within any organization to build a responsive, scalable & resilient business. Over time, organizations have realized the need to adopt cloud smartly due to the inherent complexities and choices arising with its adoption. How ever business benefits cannot be achieved by a lift and shift of applications mentality. We need to re- think Cloud. This session will talk of being Cloud Smart. The discussion will focus on how to unlock the key foundations to deliver cloud transformation at scale, and in a secure, compliant and cost-effective way, enabling you to deliver on business outcomes, stay market relevant and achieve your digital transformation objectives.

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12:50

Networking & Gamification

13:00

Track Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Track A: Managing Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
Moderated by: Jonathan Tullett, Research Manager-IT Services, Africa, IDC

13:00 - 13:01

Session Overview

Jonathan Tullett

Senior Research Manager, IT Services
13:01 - 13:15

Pathway to Possible: Hybrid Cloud at the Speed of Business

Bevan Lock

Senior Sales Architect (Data Center Group: Southern Africa), Lenovo
13:14 - 13:15

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13:15 - 13:30

Digital Reinvention: Creating Value by Unlocking the Power of Your Infrastructure

Riaan Graham

Director Enterprise | Sub-Saharan Africa, CommScope
13:29 - 13:30

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13:30 - 13:45

Next-Generation Enterprise IT – Managing a Hybrid-Cloud Environment

Kabelo Makwane

Managing Executive for the Cloud, Hosting and Security, Vodacom Business
13:44 - 13:45

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Track B: Evolving Security Best Practices for Cloud Services
Moderated by: Mark Walker, Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC

13:00 - 13:01

Session Overview

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC
13:01 - 13:15

Securely Bringing Together Separate Networks

Patrick Grillo

Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Fortinet
13:14 - 13:15

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13:15 - 13:30

Securing the Cloud in 2021 and Beyond - Importance of Security Culture for Your Cloud Security

Anna Collard

SVP Content Strategy and Evangelist, KnowBe4
13:29 - 13:30

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13:30 - 13:45

Building a Cloud-Centric Cybersecurity System With Zero Touch

Varun Parikh

Varun Parikh, Manager – Sales Engineering, Sophos
13:44 - 13:45

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Track C: Three Key Business Drivers in a Successful Cloud Environment
Moderated by: Francis Hook, Regional Consulting & Research Manager, IDC

13:00 - 13:01

Session Overview

Francis Hook

Regional Manager
13:01 - 13:15

Cloud-Native Data Management via Enterprise-Grade Solutions

Anil Titus

Regional Sales Engineering Manager, Commvault
13:14 - 13:15

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13:15 - 13:30

Outsmarting the Competition by Using Hybrid Cloud Agility

Rowen Grierson

Regional Sales Director Sub-Saharan Africa, Nutanix
13:29 - 13:30

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13:30 - 13:45

Mastering Hybrid Cloud Performance, De-Risking Cloud Migration and Adoption

Gregory Ouillon

Chief Technology Officer (EMEA), New Relic
13:44 - 13:45

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13:45

Networking & Gamification

(Visit Partner Booths, Download Resources and Stand a Chance to Top the Scoreboard to win Exciting prizes!)

15:00

Close of Event

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General Information

 

 

 

 

Digital Event

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

 

 

 

 

11:00 AM (South Africa Time)

 Language
English

Registration Fee
Free of Charge : For End Users (not IT + Consultant companies)

Contact

For More Information, contact: Lizelle Jones - Senior Conference Manager

Mobile: +27 73 4043099 | Email: ljones@idc.com

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Lizelle Jones

Senior Conference Manager, IDC South Africa

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Senior Sales Manager, IDC Soufth Africa

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