Cloud Transformation Conference

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Driving Digital First Strategy with Edge to Cloud Infrastructure

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Agenda


01.
9:00 – 9:05 (EDT)

14:00 – 14:05 (BST)

Event Welcome Address

Duncan MacRae, Editor in Chief, Techforge 


Interconnecting the Digital Core

02.
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


03.
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


04.
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

05.
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


06.
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


07.
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

08.
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


09.
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


10.
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


11.
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


12.
15:20 – 15:30 (EDT)

20:20 – 20:30 (BST)

Closing Remarks