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Connected Cloud & DC Edge 2021

Connected Cloud & Data Centre Edge 2021

Delivering Resilience and Agility across the Distributed Organisation

 

Now in our 9th year, at a vital period in our region’s commercial history, join ADAPT’s annual gathering of Australia’s largest IT, compute, and cloud users – alongside their leading service providers, clouds, co-los and data centre operators.

 

Our Challenge

The modern enterprise was already under incredible pressure to maintain growth and innovation at an exponential pace, with IT trying to keep up with business goals and expectations, while delivering seamless user experiences.

Now the pandemic has driven years of digital transformation in months, and our IT teams and digital infrastructure have flexed to enable it. Technology has been the glue keeping business together, putting IT and infrastructure leaders at the core of every organisation’s ability to respond and recover.

ADAPT’s latest research suggests local organisations will continue to have over 40% of their staff WFH indefinitely even after the pandemic.

All organisations need to optimise their infrastructure and environments to enable an indefinitely distributed workforce.

  • Will this sea change demand ‘remote first’ policy and new architecture considerations?
  • How can we enable the consistent data, agility, security and performance the organisation demands?
  • How do you optimise and modernise existing technology investments?

At CCDC 2021, gather with the strategic leaders in charge of our nation’s digital infrastructure and cloud enablement to learn from use cases, examples and advice from those ahead on similar journeys.

 

To match your busy workloads, CCDC 2021 will be a focused 1-day event, without our usual exhibition floor.

Special Guest: Glenn Gore – CEO, Affinidi Group & Former Global Chief Architect of AWS

With a 20-year career as a technology visionary and almost 8 years in the heart of AWS, most recently as their global Chief Architect, Glenn creates architectural best practices for how to use the cloud and innovation to transform businesses or disrupt new markets.  

At CCDC he will discuss what he sees to be the future of not distributed – but decentralised technologies – including edge computing, 5G, cloud and blockchain. 

Now relocated from Seattle to Singapore, he hopes to join us live onsite for the event.

 

Special Guest: Mark Dickerson – VP Infrastructure Engineering at Nike (Joining us live from Oregon, USA)

Who is he?

Mark is the owner of key tech infrastructure and services that globally power Nike.

In a rare position of owning all cloud as well as on prem infrastructure – with a global team of 250 engineers – Mark partners closely with Nike’s Global Tech Domains to enable business strategy and drive championship-level experiences for all internal and external customers.

This means he balances critical infrastructure consolidation, security and scale, while managing legacy and cloud services. His teams then harnesses the latest in automation and AI, to drive toward a 50% digital sales target; while improving instore experience, using AR/VR to enable omnichannel innovations, and even Nike’s first robotic drone delivery.

After 10 years process and network engineering and flying helicopters for the US Marines, Mark’s lengthy career has spanned “30 years of lions scars” from several transformations in data centre, facilities, ecommerce, network and multi-cloud roles across the service provider, defence, entertainment and retail sectors.

Joining us live from Oregon, ADAPT are proud to bring Mark’s expertise and experience to our local CCDC community.

Global Expert Insights: “Thinking differently at scale – Just do it.”

The Nike spirit is to just go do it – which is what Mark and his team had to do when the organisation faced all global retail stores closing in Q2, pushing retail to online only.

As with many, the lockdown showed the gaps and roadblocks to becoming a truly digital organisation – and the strategic threat if other companies innovated faster to fill the void. It also showed that years of tough technology decisions and decades of making infrastructure work at scale had been worthwhile. It was time to invest even more in tech to adapt to markets and changing consumer behaviours.

Eight months later and after enabling key people and making tough decisions, Mark took the crisis and used it as an accelerator. Under his tech stewardship, Nike will be emerging an even better company with a whole different organisation and experience post-Covid.

What will he discuss?

We have seen how digital has kept businesses running during the COVID-19 crisis. Now, it’s time for us to further leverage its potential to fuel a higher purpose delivered by the enterprise’s infrastructure, applications and data.

It is no longer about capacity or cost – it is all about the data and what you’re doing with it.” Mark Dickerson.

How do we balance cost avoidance and security concerns without missing out on the great global shift in technology transformations?

In this forward-looking session, Mark will give inspiration and actionable insight into the next waves of technology transformation and global shifts – and how will impact you.

  • What are the new opportunities and things that are going to become possible?
  • How can you enable them when supported by a robust digital ecosystem?
  • Why so many fail at DevOps and how to move forward through AI?
  • How to embrace the crisis to accelerate your digital roadmap.

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Special Guest: Chris Thorpe- Founder & CEO at Leading Edge Data Centres in an interview with Matt Boon

“We’re providing business and communities in regional towns and cities with a greater choice and access to a fast, reliable and a cost-effective network.
We’re doing this by building a network of highly connected data centres that will provide internet and direct cloud connectivity in regional Australia.
Our infrastructure and networked connectivity will enable faster application performance spanning across many industries, such as content hosting, IoT data processing, Smart Cities, deployment of 5G, digital mapping, AgriTech, autonomous machinery, telehealth and more.”

 

Special Guest: Alexey Goldov – Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company

Alexey Goldov is an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company and is a leader in McKinsey’s Technology practice in Asia. Alexey is specialising in large scale technology transformations in service industries – financial, telecommunication companies and public sector organisations.

Critical areas to debate will include:

  1. Architecting an interconnected and agile digital infrastructure for resilient workloads across hybrid environments.
  2. Costs: Getting TCO and cloud economics right to avoid migration and operational cost surprises.
  3. Enabling modernisation, data analytics and DevOps teams with consistent agility and faster processing.
  4. DATA: Managing dependencies, sprawl, consistency, sovereignty, governance, compliance and security.
  5. Orchestrating multi-cloud and migrating mission critical core apps, while reducing refactoring time and costs.
  6. Right sizing IT to avoid wasted redundancy; and moving from on-prem to free up resources and real estate.
  7. Planning for SASE and emerging converged, secure, integrated cloud-based network architectures.
  8. Leveraging edge compute services: integrating a distributed edge strategy within cloud computing strategy.
  9. Application and content performance through serverless computing models and distributed service layers.
  10. AI engineering strategies: what is next and how to architect for a future with less technical debt?

 

 

Attendance is by invitation only

Join us at CCDC to debate the new world, to collaborate through peer networking, tactical introductions and global insights.

As always, ADAPT will host epic global and local expert speakers, several private boardroom roundtable workshops, peer networking and aligned partner meetings.

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CONNECTED CLOUD & DC EDGE 2020 HIGHLIGHTS

Theme: Interconnectivity, Resilience & the Hybrid Future
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Cloud Centric & Hybrid Future


Use cases and fact-based insights to deliver resilient IT across multiple clouds

For our Chief Architects, Heads of IT and Cloud:

Most of ADAPT’s community already struggle to maintain existing operations and legacy workloads, while adapting to assess the emerging technologies demanded or introduced by the business.

Organisations may be migrating to hybrid cloud, but still need to maintain their own compute, network, storage footprint, whilst create an over-arching cloud strategy for best practice operational IT models.

To enable all this change, we must increase our ability and relevance by shortening our skills and knowledge gaps. Attending CCDC will help equip and empower you to lead through this change, and connect you with your national peers to debate the best strategies and tactics for a hybrid cloud centric world.

- How do you plan resilience today for the future of IT and emerging technologies?
- How to ensure past decisions don’t stop experimentation and innovation in the future?
- How to avoid creating tomorrow’s legacy challenges with today’s tech decisions?
- How to move existing IT workloads into the next generation of connected capabilities?

Use cases and fact-based insights to deliver resilient IT across multiple clouds

For our Chief Architects, Heads of IT and Cloud:

Most of ADAPT’s community already struggle to maintain existing operations and legacy workloads, while adapting to assess the emerging technologies demanded or introduced by the business.

Organisations may be migrating to hybrid cloud, but still need to maintain their own compute, network, storage footprint, whilst create an over-arching cloud strategy for best practice operational IT models.

To enable all this change, we must increase our ability and relevance by shortening our skills and knowledge gaps. Attending CCDC will help equip and empower you to lead through this change, and connect you with your national peers to debate the best strategies and tactics for a hybrid cloud centric world.

- How do you plan resilience today for the future of IT and emerging technologies?
- How to ensure past decisions don’t stop experimentation and innovation in the future?
- How to avoid creating tomorrow’s legacy challenges with today’s tech decisions?
- How to move existing IT workloads into the next generation of connected capabilities?

Future Data Centre & Edge


Global/local data centre & engineering expertise

For our Engineering Data Centre leaders, Operators, Co-Los & Service Providers:

For our Engineering Data Centre leaders, Operators, Co-Los & Service Providers: There’s vastly more traffic than current data centres and clouds can handle, and we have already seen more outages in the last 24 months than ever before. Now we see massive shift off prem. The pandemic prompted organisations to move their servers off-prem to colos and DCs where third parties can easier access and manage them – this trend will not reverse.

The challenges to design, deploy, and scale the facilities to house all this digital infrastructure and deliver the services are huge.

With most reduction in energy losses already achieved, facing increasing rack density and cooling challenges, and with new operational and management complexities of hybrid IT, and edge inbound - where will future efficiencies come from?

Attending CCDC will help equip you to lead through this change, connecting you with your national peers to debate the best strategies and tactics for operational efficiency at cost.
Global/local data centre & engineering expertise

For our Engineering Data Centre leaders, Operators, Co-Los & Service Providers:

For our Engineering Data Centre leaders, Operators, Co-Los & Service Providers: There’s vastly more traffic than current data centres and clouds can handle, and we have already seen more outages in the last 24 months than ever before. Now we see massive shift off prem. The pandemic prompted organisations to move their servers off-prem to colos and DCs where third parties can easier access and manage them – this trend will not reverse.

The challenges to design, deploy, and scale the facilities to house all this digital infrastructure and deliver the services are huge.

With most reduction in energy losses already achieved, facing increasing rack density and cooling challenges, and with new operational and management complexities of hybrid IT, and edge inbound - where will future efficiencies come from?

Attending CCDC will help equip you to lead through this change, connecting you with your national peers to debate the best strategies and tactics for operational efficiency at cost.

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