IDC Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow

Reimagining the IT Infrastructure of the Cloud Operating Model

Sub-Saharan Africa, March 17, 2022

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
10:30

Networking/Platform Familirization

11:00

Welcome Address

Jonathan Tullett

Senior Research Manager, IT Services
11:05

Delivering Enterprise Level Agility in the Cloud Era

Edward Ferrara

Research Director, Cloud to Edge Datacenter Strategies

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

Key Strategies to address Multi-cloud Networking Challenges

Alain Tshal

District Sales Manager, F5
Today's applications are becoming increasingly distributed in modular components across multiple clusters, due to microservices and containers, and across locations such as the cloud and the edge. Because of this sea change, conventional app deployment solutions are no longer sustainable. Organizations need to deploy, secure, and operate their applications in a SaaS-like manner, wherever they're needed — including the datacenter, multicloud environments, or the network or enterprise edge. This session will explain how your organization can reduce costs, simplify operations, and increase collaboration. It will also present guidance on how you can enable app resiliency, performance, and protection and achieve end-to-end visibility, policy control, and management.

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11:30

Multi-Cloud Management: The role of a Managed Services Provider

Sumeeth Singh

Cloud Provider Manager, VMware

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11:45

Networking & Gamification

11:55

Track Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Track A: Managing Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

11:55 - 11:56

Session Overview

Jonathan Tullett

Senior Research Manager, IT Services
11:56 - 12:10

Reducing your Risk and Recovering from Ransomware

Patrick McGrath

Director of Product Management, Commvault

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12:10 - 12:25

Open Hybrid Cloud with Flexible Enterprise Transformation

Danie Thom

Open Hybrid Cloud Specialist & Change Catalyst, Red Hat

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12:25 - 12:40

Pathway to Possible: Hybrid Cloud at the Speed of Business

Fares Hassanieh

Field CTO, Dell Technologies

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12:40 - 12:45

Summary & Close

Track B: Evolving Security Best Practices for Cloud Services

11:55 - 11:56

Session Overview

Oluwole Babatope

Senior Research Analyst, Telecoms & Networking
11:56 - 12:10

Fast and Furious Attacks: Using AI to Surgically Respond

Sean Raymond

Regional Director, Africa, Darktrace

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12:10 - 12:25

The Metaverse, NFTs and Blockchain ecosystems – Security Concerns

Anna Collard

Evangelist & Senior Vice President, Content Strategy, KnowBe4

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12:25 - 12:40

Why a Security Mesh is your only Hope to Prevent Breaches

Gary Peel

Business Development Manager, Fortinet

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12:40 - 12:45

Summary & Close

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

11:55 - 11:56

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC
11:56 - 12:10

Securing the Hybrid Datacenter with AI and Automated Threat Prevention

Aviv Abramovich

Head of Security Services Product Management, Check Point

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12:10 - 12:25

Gearing Up for Cloud Migration

Sizwe Gwala

Head of Data Governance, ABSA Bank (South Africa)
12:25 - 12:40

How Cloud Computing Enables Digital Transformation

Jonathan Valentin

Group Head of ICT & Digital, Evaco Group (Mauritius)
12:40 - 12:45

Summary & Close

Track A: Managing Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
11:55 - 11:56

Session Overview

11:56 - 12:10

Reducing your Risk and Recovering from Ransomware

12:09 - 12:10

Ask questions and stand a chance to win an e-shopping voucher!

12:10 - 12:25

Open Hybrid Cloud with Flexible Enterprise Transformation

12:24 - 12:25

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12:25 - 12:40

Pathway to Possible: Hybrid Cloud at the Speed of Business

12:39 - 12:40

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12:40 - 12:45

Summary & Close

Track B: Evolving Security Best Practices for Cloud Services
11:55 - 11:56

Session Overview

11:56 - 12:10

Fast and Furious Attacks: Using AI to Surgically Respond

12:09 - 12:10

Ask questions and stand a chance to win an e-shopping voucher!

12:10 - 12:25

The Metaverse, NFTs and Blockchain ecosystems – Security Concerns

12:24 - 12:25

Ask questions and stand a chance to win an e-shopping voucher!

12:25 - 12:40

Why a Security Mesh is your only Hope to Prevent Breaches

12:39 - 12:40

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12:40 - 12:45

Summary & Close

Track C: Maximizing Agility & Minimizing Risk in Deployment and Migration
11:55 - 11:56
11:56 - 12:10

Securing the Hybrid Datacenter with AI and Automated Threat Prevention

12:09 - 12:10

Ask questions and stand a chance to win an e-shopping voucher!

12:10 - 12:25

Gearing Up for Cloud Migration

12:25 - 12:40

How Cloud Computing Enables Digital Transformation

12:40 - 12:45

Summary & Close

12:45

Networking & Gamification

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

14:00

Close of Event

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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