Hybrid Cloud Congress NEW


Harnessing The Hybrid Cloud To Drive Business Agility


Why Attend?

Hybrid Cloud Congress took place on 18 January 2022 and was all about the business benefits born out of combining and unifying public cloud and private cloud services to create a single, flexible, agile and cost-optimal IT infrastructure.

Register for the on-demand content to learn how establishing a strategic hybrid cloud can align IT resources with business and application needs to accelerate optimal business outcomes and achieve excellence in the cloud.

Who Attends?

This digital event brought together over 500 industry leading IT Directors within SMEs and large corporates responsible for cloud migration strategies in their businesses, including Cloud Specialists, Programme Managers, Heads of Innovation, CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, Infrastructure Architects, Chief Engineers, Consultants and Digital Transformation Executives.

Key Topics

Key takeaways from the event:
● Tips to optimize your hybrid cloud management
● Delivering a better customer experience with hybrid cloud
● How to secure and govern your hybrid cloud
● How to unleash the power of data in your hybrid cloud
● Driving application innovation in your hybrid cloud
● How to increase internal productivity and collaboration to help solve external challenge

Free Virtual

Expert Industry Speakers

500+ Live Attendees

On-Demand Sessions

Event Agenda


09:50 -10:00 (EST)

14:50-15:00 (GMT)

Event Welcome Address

Duncan MacRae, Editor in Chief, CloudTech News


10:00-10:30 (EST)

15:00-15:30 (GMT)

Presentation: Why Hybrid Cloud? An overview of the top benefits of hybrid

● Why choose between public and private clouds when you can have both?

● Even though there’s considerable investment and effort involved, there are significant benefits of hybrid cloud that make it worthwhile for enterprises.

● Identifying opportunities for a hybrid cloud strategy

● An overview of hybrid cloud trends, market developments and outlook

Leanne Starace, Senior VP Solutions Architecture, Equinix

Mark Anderson, Senior Director EMEA, Global Solution Architects, Equinix


10:30-11:15 (EST)

15:30-16:15 (GMT)

Panel discussion: Tips to optimise your hybrid cloud management

● Overcoming the challenges of integrating private and public environments

● Best practices for managing hybrid cloud infrastructure

● How to create greater IT management standardization in practice

● How can your IT team optimize for reliability, performance, cost and compliance?

● Panellists’ recommendations and insights

Moderator: David Terrar, Chair of Cloud Industry Forum

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

Konstantin Denishev, Head of Workplace Technology, TSB Bank

Luiz Gondim, Global Vice President Innovation, Anheuser-Busch InBev


11:15-11:45 (EST)

16:15-16:45 (GMT)

Presentation: How to simplify hybrid cloud application orchestration

● Why managing multiple clouds with consistency is a challenge

● What is the best approach to simplify the hybrid cloud complexity

● How to modernise applications to attain business agility

● How to manage and secure the application lifecycle across multiple clouds

● A look at best practices for actual customer deployments

Douglas Lieberman, Global Director Solutions Co-Creation Services, Dell Technologies

Brad Parks, Chief Marketing Officer, Morpheus Data


11:45-12:15 (EST)

16:45-17:15 (GMT)

Presentation: Delivering a hybrid cloud that’s customised for your business needs

● How to resolve latency and performance issues by running cloud-native workloads in proximity to users

● How managed Kubernetes on existing infrastructure can extend your multi-cloud or hybrid cloud architecture

● How to get the agility of the public cloud with the throughput and performance of a private cloud

Jonathan Seelig, Co-Founder & Chairman, Ridge


12:15-12:45 (EST)

17:15-17:45 (GMT)

Presentation: How to secure and govern your hybrid cloud

● As more enterprises are moving their sensitive information to the cloud, are security measures keeping up?

● How to protect vital data and avoid unauthorised access – exploring tactics for managing comprehensive authentication

● How to maintain consistent and complementary security settings across public and private cloud

Jennes Zhang, Global SVP, Chief Technology Officer Information Technology, Procter & Gamble


12:45-13:30 (EST)

17:45-18:30 (GMT)

Panel discussion: How to manage people and processes when migrating to a hybrid cloud environment

● Hybrid cloud migration is not only about the technology, but is also a significant cultural change and requires consideration given to the people and processes in the journey

● How do you adjust your management approach to extract maximum value out of your investments in the cloud?

● How to forge partnerships between business and IT leaders

● How to keep people engaged, productive & connected while re-evaluating existing communication & collaboration tools

● How to train your team and develop new skills for a successful deployment

● Thinking “cloud first” vs. “lift and shift” and how to put this mindset into practice

Moderator: David Terrar, Chair of Cloud Industry Forum

Scott Robertson, Principal Cloud Technology Solution Architect, Co-op

Shouvik Ray, Head of Enterprise IT and Information Security, Westamerica Bank

John Lunn, Technical Architect for Microsoft Cloud, BT


13:30-14:00 (EST)

18:30-19:00 (GMT)

Keynote presentation: Cloud Transformation and Composite Cloud Approach

● What does a successful Hybrid strategy look like, and how do you go about achieving it? Advice on best practices

● Understanding your ROI: how do you measure success?

● How to keep people engaged, productive, and connected while re-evaluating existing communication and collaboration tools

● How to maximise your cloud potential to drive business wins going forward

Praveen Moturu, Vice President, Chief Enterprise Architect, Mars


14:00-14:45 (EST)

19:00-19:45 (GMT)

Fireside chat: AI Powered by Hybrid Cloud – Setting the Scene For the Future

The world of IT is changing and accelerating at an unprecedented rate powered by Cloud Infrastructure and Artificial Intelligence. AI allows companies to create seemingly magical services such as customer service chatbots, lightning fast fraud detection, accurate retail check outs and recommended services for online shopping. Most organisations doing this at scale are digital native, born in the cloud, but they are setting the standard for how end users expect to experience services today. The reason these companies are so far ahead is because AI requires complex high performance compute and software.

So how do more traditional enterprises compete? Most mainstream enterprises require a private cloud solution, they have data gravity or data adjacency challenges or keeping data transit costs low, or they are challenged by data sovereignty, ownership or privacy concerns. Equinix and Nvidia partnered together to solve for delivering AI Infrastructure with connectivity, security and proximity to every enterprise around the globe – to Democratise AI for the Enterprise using Hybrid Cloud.

Join us to hear from 2 of the most exciting technology leaders in the industry today as they discuss Why and How this partnership is helping organisations harness the power of AI for all enterprises; enabling you to achieve all of the possibilities that AI can deliver.

Zachary Smith, Managing Director, Bare Metal, Equinix

Kevin Jones, Principal Product Manager, NVIDIA


14:45 (EST)

19:45 (GMT)

Speed Networking

15:05 (EST)

20:05 (GMT)

Event Close

All sessions will be available on-demand for 30 days after the event has finished!


Hybrid Cloud Congress will take place virtually via our official AI-powered online platform. This platform will host the virtual sessions and networking during the event. Register your free ticket for the chance to connect and network with industry experts, discuss current and future strategies, and supercharge your event experience!

Don’t miss the opportunity to join the event’s exclusive speed networking session; meet with like-minded professionals for quick rounds of 1-2-1 meetings, all handcrafted by our AI matchmaking engine. Build new connections, renew old ones and develop your business goals.

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