IDC Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow

Reimagining the IT Infrastructure of the Cloud Operating Model

Sub-Saharan Africa, March 17, 2022
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Overview

 

As customer expectations and technology continue to evolve at an unprecedented rate, the move to cloud is becoming a strategic priority for organizations across the region. According to IDC research, 49% of CIOs across the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa believe that cloud adoption will greatly influence their plans to drive innovation and create new digital products, business models, and revenue streams over the next 12-18 months.

To ensure the most efficient implementation process possible, IT teams must take a holistic look at their cloud operating models. IT has become integral to driving business value and is now a crucial enabler for meeting business and customer expectations around speed, flexibility, cost, and reliability.

Cloud deployments will undoubtedly help organizations improve their operational efficiency over the long term, particularly those that have not yet fully optimized their technology environments. Indeed, those organizations that find themselves further down the transformation road are already realizing multiple benefits, including faster time to market, simplified innovation, easier scalability, and reduced risk. Organizations that get their operating models right can expect to see dramatic improvements in terms of target-state economics and transition costs.

Against this backdrop, the IDC Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow 2022 will explore how organizations can capture the inherent value of cloud by reimagining the IT infrastructure that underpins the cloud operating model. Join regional and global experts as we explain how your organization can build the right infrastructure to unleash its true innovation potential.

 

 

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
11:00

Welcome Address

Mark Walker

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

IDC Keynote: Delivering Enterprise Level Agility in the Cloud Era

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC

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.

11:15

Hybrid Data Management Across Multiple Clouds

As public clouds mature from a mere technological novelty to an established business platform in a relatively short period of time, the value of data to an organization’s bottom-line increases. To optimally put data to use, executives need the right tools and techniques for managing data in a safe and effective manner, no matter where that data resides.

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11:30

Datacenter Optimization Within a Transition to Cloud

More than ever, datacenters must evolve to provide the agility and efficiency that accelerate business growth. Powerful technologies already exist to facilitate rapid service delivery such as cloud, high-performance computing, and big data analytics. These technologies provide huge opportunities for organizations, helping them transform their data center infrastructure to meet the requirements of today’s business while laying the groundwork for a next-generation data center that supports even greater business innovation and efficiency.

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11:45

Managing Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Hybrid cloud management makes efficient use of public cloud hardware resources in data center administration or web hosting. Hybrid cloud management permits IT professionals in complex business organizations to procure the lowest costs on hardware resources through competitive bidding across platforms. Learn more about SDN hybrid cloud management software that enhances data security, guarantees continual uptime, and ensures the continuity of business services.

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12:00

Future Intelligence: Putting Hyperscale Analytics to Work

Hyperscale is the ability of an IT system or architecture to scale exponentially and rapidly to respond to demand that is increasingly heavily. With hyperscale datacenters, enterprises can replace individual physical components as opposed to replacing the entire server. This approach gives extreme flexibility in scaling at the physical level, as components can be added modularly. Learn more about how hyperscale datacenters are changing the game from the way hardware components are sourced to the way they are designed.

 

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12:15

Cloud Is the Gateway to All Things DX

In today’s digital world, the benefits of cloud are increasingly being recognized by organizations across the region. Indeed, there is growing consensus that cloud is the springboard for any successful digital transformation journey. Join this session and learn more about the benefits of cloud computing and how it has transformed doing business. Be it flexibility, agility, speed, balance, scale, shared applications and services, business continuity and disaster recovery, cloud architectures have become a key component in organizational survival and gaining a competitive edge.

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12:30

Re-Think Cloud, Be Cloud Smart

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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12:45

Impact of DX Strategies on Infrastructure

Although DX across organizations bears certain similarities, each is unique based on their exact needs. Executives driving an organization’s DX efforts need to assess their IT investments, management strategies, implementation/integration roadmaps, talent acquisition and retention, and cloud migration/storage options to ensure a DX journey that enhances the organization’s performance on multiple fronts.

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13:00

Keeping Up with The Demands of Cloud Security and Compliance

Implementing digital technologies across both government and business is a relatively complicated process, with entities relying on outdated technologies, facing budgetary constraints, meeting heightened security standards, and adhering to governance and regulatory requirements. Without a clearly mapped out strategy that modernizes business processes with new applications, breaks down silos, consolidates DX objectives, and safely drives technology innovation in the cloud, organizations will continue to face the same issues in the future.

 

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13:15

Future Intelligence: Putting Hyperscale Analytics to Work

Hyperscale is the ability of an IT system or architecture to scale exponentially and rapidly to respond to demand that is increasingly heavily. With hyperscale datacenters, enterprises can replace individual physical components as opposed to replacing the entire server. This approach gives extreme flexibility in scaling at the physical level, as components can be added modularly. Learn more about how hyperscale datacenters are changing the game from the way hardware components are sourced to the way they are designed.

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13:30

Track Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Track A: Managing Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

13:30 - 13:31

Session Overview

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC
13:31 - 13:45

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

13:44 - 13:45

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13:45 - 14:00

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

13:59 - 14:00

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14:00 - 14:15

Pathway to Possible: Hybrid Cloud at the Speed of Business

14:14 - 14:15

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Track B: Evolving Security Best Practices for Cloud Services

13:30 - 13:31

Session Overview

Jonathan Tullett

Senior Research Manager, IT Services
13:31 - 13:45

Securely Bringing Together Separate Networks

13:44 - 13:45

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13:45 - 14:00

Securing the Cloud in 2022 and Beyond - Importance of Security Culture for Your Cloud Security

13:59 - 14:00

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14:00 - 14:15

Building a Cloud-Centric Cybersecurity System With Zero Touch

14:14 - 14:15

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Track C: Maximizing Agility & Minimizing Risk in Deployment and Migration

13:30 - 13:31

Harish Dunakhe

Research Director, Software and Cloud, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
13:31 - 13:45

Cloud-Native Data Management via Enterprise-Grade Solutions

13:44 - 13:45

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13:45 - 14:00

Outsmarting the Competition by Using Hybrid Cloud Agility

13:59 - 14:00

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14:00 - 14:15

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

14:14 - 14:15

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14:15

Networking & Gamification

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

15:15

Summary & Close

Virtual Platform

 

 

Gamification

 

 

Why Attend

 

Get a head start on the market with insights from our leading analysts

 

Get inspired by visionary speakers with locally based cases

 

Maximize your time with insights and solutions to grow your business

 

Be surprised by unique network opportunities with other IT leaders

Key Topics & Challenges

The key topics and typical challenges include;

  • Overcoming App Modernization and Data Integration Issues Across Cloud Silos
  • Keeping Up with the Demands of Cloud Security and Compliance
  • How Cloud is the Gateway to All Things DX
  • Managing Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
  • Future Intelligence: Putting Hyperscale Analytics to Work
  • How to Maximize Agility, Minimize Risk in Cloud Deployment and Migration

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General Information

 

 

 

 

Digital Event

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 17, 2022

 

 

 

 

9:00 AM (GMT) 

 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 73 404 3099 | Email: ljones@idc.com

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Senior Events Manager, META Events

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Lydia Botha

Senior Sales Manager, IDC Soufth Africa

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