Cloud Transformation Conference


Driving Digital First Strategy with Edge to Cloud Infrastructure


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Expert Industry Speakers

500+ Live

On-Demand Sessions


9:00 – 9:05 (EDT)

14:00 – 14:05 (BST)

Event Welcome Address

Duncan MacRae, Editor in Chief, Techforge 

Interconnecting the Digital Core

09:05 – 09:30 (EDT)

14:05- 14:30 (BST)

Presentation: Becoming a Digital First Business

● Exploring what are the key considerations when thinking about the Foundational Infrastructure you need in place to drive Cloud to Edge Transformation

  Leanne Starace, Senior VP Solutions Architecture, Equinix

09:30 – 10:00 (EDT)

14:30 – 15:00 (BST)

Presentation: Henkel – Digital is in our DNA

● A deep dive into the hybrid infrastructure strategy that underpins the market leading industrial and consumer operations at Henkel

● End-to-end digitization and innovation through cooperation

Erik Thorwirth, Head of Global Infrastructure, Henkel

10:00 – 10:50 (EDT)

15:00 – 15:50 (BST)

Panel discussion: Sustainable Digital Transformation

● How do you balance the increasing demands of digitization with protecting the environment

● How do you effectively measure ‘Green IT’

● Aligning ESG as core business drivers

Moderator: Grace Andrews, Principal Product Evangelist, Equinix

Steen Dalgas, Cloud Economist, Nutanix

Erik Thorwirth, Head of Global Infrastructure, Henkel

Integrating Digital Ecosystems

10:50 – 11:20 (EDT)

15:50 – 16:20 (BST)

Fireside chat: M&S – From Store to Door

● Developing a cloud platform for sustainable omni-channel retailing

● The digital transformation journey of Marks & Spencer

Idriss Selhoum, Head of Technology – Cloud & Infrastructure, Marks & Spencer

Matthew George, Director of Enterprise Transformation, Equinix

11:20 – 12:10 (EDT)

16:20 – 17:10 (BST)

Panel discussion: Re-thinking business: a cultural mindset shift to ‘Digital First’

● Technology is now central to the business with IT no longer seen as a fixer but a strategy driver

● The relationship of people, process and technology

● Being agile, sustainable and cost-effective

Moderator: Dax Grant, Forbes Technology Council

Vidya Laxman, Technology Director, Tesco

Christian Siegers, Senior Manager Digital Transformation, KPMG

Idriss Selhoum, Head of Technology – Cloud & Infrastructure, M&S

12:10 – 12:40 (EDT)

17:10 – 17:40 (BST)

Presentation – KPMG – From the ‘back office’ to the ‘front office’

● How the enterprise network is fundamental to serving both internal and external customers and underpins the ‘digital first’ journey

● How agile IT working drives positive customer facing outcomes

Christine Hart, Head of Enterprise Network Services, KPMG

Interacting at the Digital Edge

12:40 – 13:10 (EDT)

17:40 – 18:10 (BST)

Presentation: Inventing a New Work Future

● Prior to the pandemic, only 3% of the world’s workforce was remote. The pandemic shifted that to nearly 100% overnight. While we saw massive development in collaboration technology over the last two years we have also uncovered challenges in how we connect with our employees and clients.

● Understand more how companies have handled these challenges, what the future holds and the platform capabilities required to enable globally consistent user experience

Magnus Falk, CIO Advisor EMEA, Zoom

13:10 – 14:00 (EDT)

18:10 – 19:00 (BST)

Panel discussion: Enabling your organisation’s Edge Journey

● Defining and building the ‘edge’ in your organisation

● Effectively combining cloud to edge technology

● Edge use cases – solving for the vertical and/or horizontal

Moderator: Matthew George, Director of Enterprise Transformation, Equinix

Vaibhav Verdhan, Global Advanced Analytics Leader, AstraZeneca

Anu Krishnan, Head of Information, Data & Analytics, Shell

Magnus Falk, CIO Advisor EMEA, Zoom

John Lunn, Technical Architect for Microsoft Cloud, BT

14:00 – 14:50 (EDT)

19:00 – 19:50 (BST)

Panel discussion: How interconnected ecosystems are redefining global business

● How data drives ecosystems

● Define and optimise ecosystems for your business

● Interconnected ecosystems use cases that work

Moderator: Andrew McCreath, Director Cloud & Digital Edge, Equinix

Fernando Velazquez, CTO – Digital Transformation & Innovation Director, Walmart

Gary Crisci, Principal Enterprise Architect, GE

Flora Nanda, Blockchain Technology Lead, Pfizer

Raman Sharma, Vice President of Product Marketing, DigitalOcean

Nick Fryer, CTO, Dojo

14:50 – 15:20 (EDT)

19:50 – 20:20 (BST)

Presentation: Designing for multi-cloud environments

● What engineers, architects and enterprises must do to adopt multi-cloud environments

● What are some of the commonalities in designing for multiple clouds?

● What is critical in the design and the implementation phases?

Tejas Chopra, Senior Software Engineer, Netflix

15:20 – 15:30 (EDT)

20:20 – 20:30 (BST)

Closing Remarks