IDC Multicloud - Benelux

Multicloud 3.0: Ready for Enterprise Workloads

DIGITAL FORUM | November 19, 2020



We are now entering the next phase of cloud adoption where enterprise applications are moving to the cloud and IT organizations need to handle multilayer applications in complex multicloud operations as well as well as dynamic cloud-native applications on the same platform.

Typical challenges that arise include deciding which workload should be placed in which cloud, what the criteria are for deciding workload placement, how to govern cloud usage and ensure regulatory compliance, how to gain visibility into the performance of cloud services, how to secure enteprise applications and cloud native applications, and how to enable cloud-based innovation from edge to core to cloud and drive the right level of connectivity.

To deal with these challenges succesfully, IT organisations should look not only at the technology evolution and select the right cloud providers, cloud operating model, and target architecture, but also at the development of skills and the cultural change that follow the change in technology platform.

IDC's Multicloud 2020 will review industry trends and provide you with an opportunity to look at the ways companies can move from islands of innovation to cloud-based operating models at scale and drive a cultural evolution to speed up innovation and business transformation.


General Information


November 19, 2020


09:30 - 12:30

Key Topics


Cloud Operational Excellence

Enterprises need to establish a cloud center of excellence to drive standardization of governance and operational processes and evangelize cloud usage across the organization


Application Migration

How to choose the right cloud platform for each business critical application. This could be on-premise, in the cloud, or increasingly, at the edge


Cloud Governance

The governance models of the on-premise era are too rigid for the agile cloud world. Setting a governance model that links business objectives and cloud operations goals is key to sustaining business performance and enabling cloud-based innovation.


Cloud Security and Digital Trust

Ensuring cloud security, regulatory compliance in a world of contradicting international cloud and data privacy laws, as well as building digital trust are key enablers for Multicloud success.


Platform choice

To determine which platform to go deep into customization and lock-in and which platforms to keep as standard as possible is the biggest choice that IT managers need to make in the next 3-5 years.


Management and Automation

The operational complexity of operating a Multicloud environment is high. IT managers need to invest in Multicloud management tools and processes to automate and operate at scale.


Time Event & Speakers

Attendee login, Networking & Expo


Welcome by IDC


IDC Keynote: Multicloud 3.0: Ready for Enterprise Workloads

Archana Venkatraman

Associate Research Director, Cloud Data Management, IDC Europe

In 2020, we have seen a massive shift to digital channels an accelerated adoption of cloud as the platform for digital transformation. To drive digital innovation further in 20201, organizations need to be in control of their cloud journey to build a strong digital platform that can run both enterprise applications and cloud-native applications, control their data flows and master agile working processes across the organization.


Accelerate and Simplify your IT Transformation

Sunil Dutt

Director - Channel • OEM • Alliances, Nutanix

Mathieu de Fressenel

Vice President, Hewlett-Packard

Cloud Center of Excellence - Optimizing Cloud

Geert De Ron

Cloud Security Architect EMEA, Check Point

How to Maximize Data Leverage for Better Business Outcomes

Filip Verloy

Field CTO, Rubrik
  • What critical investments and practices leading innovators are implementing in order to gain greater data leverage;
  • Why 45.7% of organizations are deriving less than half the potential value from their data;
  • How organizations can achieve greater employee productivity, faster time to market, IT agility, and business resiliency.



Roundtable Session (Parallel Sessions)

Roundtable 1

10:50 - 11:05

Digitally Powering your business

Anders Elbak

Associate Director, IDC Nordic

Luc Costers

Country lead, Nutanix Belgium & Luxembourg, Nutanix

Roundtable 2

10:50 - 11:05

How to embark on a data management journey?

Jan Horsager

Research Director, IDC

Filip Verloy

Field CTO, Rubrik

Roundtable 3

10:50 - 11:05

Are you effectively harnessing the power of your information?

Serge van Lith

Principal Solution Architect, OpenText

Gareth Hutchins

Manager Solution Architects & Experts, OpenText

Carla Arend

Senior Program Director, Lead Analyst, Cloud in Europe, IDC

Break with One-to-One meetings and Networking


Balancing forces: Translating efficiency between differentiation and scale

Stefan van Oirschot

Chief Digital Advisor, Red Hat

Stefan van Oirschot from Red Hat shares about balancing forces: Translating efficiency between the Differentiation economy and Scale economy. 

Organizations grapple with the friction created between the need to accelerate differentiation required to be disruptive in the market and the need to efficiently provide reliability at scale. An alternative Scope economy can provide a clutch between these competing pursuits and enable an organization realize the benefits of success in both endeavors.

You will see how balancing investments across five key competencies can resolve conflicts while enhancing efficiency and innovation. You will also see how a customer centric platform cuts across organizational structure and enables disparate teams to come together to collaborate on solutions.


Multi-Cloud is Multi-Finance: FinOps control in enterprise Multi-Cloud

Jeroen Mulder

Head of Micro-Enterprise Applications & Multi-Cloud Services, Fujitsu

It’s very likely that enterprises with a Multi-Cloud strategy will place several migrated systems into multiple different Public Clouds. With that, they are generating costs for pay-per-use instances and services, reserved instances with long-term obligations and licenses. Companies will receive invoices from various providers. How can they keep control over budgets and costs? This session is about setting budgets, validating costs and implementing centralized billing for Multi-Cloud environments using the major three platforms AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.


Harnessing the power of information with the Opentext cloud

Serge van Lith

Principal Solution Architect, OpenText

  • The world runs on information
  • In today’s “new world” information is more important than ever and the ability to harness it is powered by the cloud
  • The cloud is not simply an investment in infrastructure but an investment in resiliency, agility and innovation.




Final Remarks

Charlotte Thygesen Poulsen

Vice President, Events and GMS, IDC Benelux,, IDC Nordic

Archana Venkatraman

Associate Research Director, Cloud Data Management, IDC Europe



Thank you for today

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