23 March, 2022 | Sydney, Australia

Leading Modernisation while Balancing Complexity and Compliance

Collaborate and learn with 150 major IT, compute and cloud users, alongside their leading service providers, clouds, co-los and data centre operators.

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Efficiency gains have given way to complexity multi-cloud environments.

ADAPT’s research forecasts that cloud adoption will reach 77% by 2023, driven by the acceleration of productivity tools and mission-critical applications to the cloud.

Our Past Speakers

Harness the collective intelligence of the world’s foremost thought leaders to learn best practices and be inspired.

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Group CEO at Affinidi Group & Former Global Chief Architect of AWS

Glenn Gore

Group CEO at Affinidi Group & Former Global Chief Architect of AWS


25 years of Internet industry experience leading disruptive innovation at scale.

In his current role he is the group CEO for Affinidi as well as a board member for GoodWorker and Trustana. Affinidi is working on decentralized trust and self-sovereign identity solutions.

Prior to Affinidi Glenn was the Chief Architect for Amazon Web Services responsible for architectural best practices and technology thought leadership.

Glenn has previously held leadership roles in OzEmail, UUNet, MCI/Worldcom and WebCentral. Glenn is passionate about the role technology has in shaping how we live, work and learn.

EVP, CTO at PayPal

Sri Shivananda

EVP, CTO at PayPal


Sri Shivananda plays a critical role in shaping PayPal’s technology strategy in his role of Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Sri has driven the transformation of PayPal’s large-scale infrastructure, platforms and applications. As Sri has led PayPal through this transformation, he’s ensured the PayPal platform can grow and integrate with emerging technologies, preparing PayPal for a future of financial services that will increasingly rely on algorithms and anticipating customer needs.

In his role, Sri also oversees Technology Platforms & Experiences, leading a talented team responsible for the company’s secure, reliable, scalable and evolving global infrastructure and strategic core platform, the foundation that enables PayPal to deliver world-class services for PayPal’s consumers and merchants.

Prior to his appointment as EVP and CTO, Sri was CTO and Senior Vice President of Global Platforms and Infrastructure, directing his team of technologists to drive massive growth at scale across a completely disruptive payments platform. Sri was responsible for all core technologies covering PayPal’s data centers, internal private cloud, online and offline data infrastructure, internal developer frameworks and tools, and various platform services.

Before PayPal, Sri was with eBay for more than 15 years, working his way up from a software engineer to Vice President of Global Platform and Infrastructure. As VP, he was responsible for the company’s technology infrastructure that powered the eBay Inc. businesses, including eBay’s hundreds of millions of listings and PayPal’s millions of payments every day. Sri found his way to eBay via the acquisition of Deja.com.

Sri’s passion for technology is echoed by the emphasis he places on supporting his talent. A geek at heart, he is widely recognized as a hands-on executive with a passion for innovation. He is a leader in building high performing teams, mission-driven in his approach of nurturing high potential talent and a champion for women in technology. In addition, Sri serves on the board of F5 networks.

Founder & CEO at Leading Edge Data Centres

Chris Thorpe

Founder & CEO at Leading Edge Data Centres


An experienced CEO and Company Director with a proven track record of leading, transforming and growing businesses through different technology and economic cycles, and regulatory environments. Chris has gained extensive knowledge with over 28 years experience both in the IT and Telecommunications industries with a proven track record gained in the US, Europe and Australia.

Chris is a visionary individual, who continuously strives for innovative solutions. He is a passionate leader, a trusted advisor, and a thought leader, who has engaged with clients including C-level executives in discussions with regards to their organisational vision, direction and strategy.

His leadership experience includes developing and growing businesses and people, general management at public companies, consulting, strategic planning and business operations.

Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company

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.

Connecting the Region’s
Top Cloud & Infrastructure Leaders

Connected Cloud & DC Edge is an invitation-only conference that has brought together cloud and infrastructure leaders from the region’s most influential Enterprise and Government organisations, including:

Application sprawl, data deluge and increased workloads are major challenges.

Today, organisations face ever-evolving customer behaviours, workforce expectations and compliance scrutiny.

The drive to digital services has exponentially increased the need for innovation and interconnectivity to deliver applications and data at the speed modern business demands.

Hybrid multi-cloud is bringing operational issues of application sprawl, data deluge, increased workload management, and automation challenges. How can we manage this multiple cloud environment and securely integrate applications across platforms?

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Why you should be here

Peer Introductions

Increase your own ability via a network of trusted connections by meeting with expert stakeholders and calibre peers. Every delegate must qualify to join the community.

Personalised Agenda

Self select your path through your choice of keynotes, panels, roundtables and workshops, perfectly aligning our content with your tactical and strategic needs.

Practical Insights

Global speakers ahead of you on the journey equip you with their learned experience, giving you the competence and tools you need.

Debating Critical Themes

01 Avoiding Cloud Chaos

Which operating models and design strategies help regain control of sprawling cloud and hyperscaler environments?

02 Continuous Compliance at Scale

How to manage and reduce regulatory overheads for every hybrid multi-cloud to be compliant?

03 Cost blowouts and expectations

Do we need to shake up the TCO cost conversation? How to get Cloud Economics, prioritisation and operational planning right first time?

04 The Business Case for Emerging Tech

Latest Use Cases example of Edge Compute, IoT and 5G projects in the region. Benefits gained and lessons learned.

05 Building and Retaining a High-Performance Team

Facing our worst ever talent shortage, upskilling and retention must be front of mind. How can you lead, nurture, and keep top performers?

06 DevSecOps: Resilient Organisations are Scalable Organisations

Empower DevOps, automate development processes and infrastructure as a code with security built-in by design.

Connected Cloud & DC Edge is the premier event in the ANZ region with relevant content, quality speakers and an open environment to share, learn & network. Global Data Centre Engineer at BHP This annual event successfully brings together the movers and shakers of the ANZ datacentre industry with global thought-leaders giving us futures and real examples of technology from all over the world. MD ANZ at Vertiv A highly valuable event with access to groundbreaking research and the ability to engage with my peers, relevant industry leaders and vendors in one place. Global Head of Infrastructure at Navitas A brilliantly coordinated event with insightful keynotes, roundtables and expertly matched 1:1 meetings. Head of IT at Knight Frank A highly valuable and informative event full of rich Australian-based content, sprinkled with global insights! Head of Technology at ERM Power Ltd ADAPT uniquely differentiate themselves by bringing the best of the industry together with effective presentations on key topics, roundtables to discuss & progress resolution to known challenges and encourages networking and ongoing relationships to influence IT outcomes and realising digital transformation. Account General Manager at DXC Technology

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