Agenda

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

07:45 - 08:30

Registration & Check-in

Secure your seat in the keynote room for the day.

Jim Berry

CEO at ADAPT

About

Jim is well known in the local market for delivering on his promise and his entire career has been spent connecting the right people at the right time in roles across Europe, China and Australia.

He founded ADAPT to deliver quality outcomes with integrity and now in our 8th year, growth has been consistent. Jim is still positioned across sales and account management where he delivers innovative results and programs and leads by example.

He also runs entrepreneurial product development and the evolution and clear differentiated value of ADAPT’s offerings. As well as a NSW Small Business Excellence nomination, ADAPT were 55th in BRW’s 2014 Top 100 Start Ups – Jim’s 3rd time there – previously as Founder of Strategic Path, an award-winning ICT publisher, he steered the company to make the list in both 2009 and 2010.

08:30 - 08:45

Welcome to the 9th annual Connected Cloud and Data Centre Edge

Jim Berry - CEO at ADAPT Read More

All organisations need to architect their sprawl of infrastructure and optimise environments for an indefinitely distributed workforce. At CCDC 2021, we gather the strategic leaders in charge of our region’s digital infrastructure and cloud enablement to learn from use cases, examples and advice from those ahead on similar journeys.

Matt Boon

Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT

About

As Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT Matt Boon, is responsible for directing and developing ADAPTs research content and positions. In his role at ADAPT Boon advises C-Suite executives across the end-user and technology provider landscape. Boon is also responsible for bringing together groups of C-Suite leaders to discuss and prepare for the myriad of challenges and opportunities they face.

ADAPT host’s numerous industry leading IT focused events annually and Boon is responsible for hosting, chairing and delivering ADAPT independent content and positions to help attendees make informed IT decisions.

08:45 - 09:05

ADAPT Research & Advisory Insights: The Collective Intelligence

Matt Boon - Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT Read More

ADAPT’s research and advisory team reveal the latest local fact-based insights, based upon 10,000 conversations and over 1,000 detailed surveys of our region’s executive digital and IT leaders. Matt reveals the common drivers and challenges distilled from your aggregated pre-event surveys and those of your executive peers.

Aparna Sundararajan

Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT

About

Aparna Sundararajan leads the emerging and disruptive technology research agenda within ADAPT’s strategic advisory team. As Senior Research Strategist, her role is to create independent advice for the Australian C-Suite around emerging technologies, trends and investment priorities and developing industry leading content for the ADAPT portfolio of Edge events.

As a technology analyst and marketer, Aparna aligns the burning issues of senior executives with digital business dynamics and emerging technology capabilities to create strategic advice for ADAPT’s Members and Strategic Partners.

Aparna has had 12 years working in the IT services sector, much of it with Gartner, where she developed independent advice for senior IT managers on the emerging roles and responsibilities they face in digital technologies, digital customer behaviour, and business model transformation.

 

Sri Shivananda

EVP, CTO at PayPal

About

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.

09:05 - 09:50

An exclusive Q&A with Sri Shivananda - EVP & CTO at PayPal

Aparna Sundararajan - Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT Sri Shivananda - EVP, CTO at PayPal Read More

ADAPT analyst Aparna Sundararajan interviews Sri as he joins us live from San Jose

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 and led PayPal through this transformation, ensuring 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.

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.

(Sri kindly replaces Mark Dickerson from Nike, who unavoidably had to withdraw)

Matt Boon

Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT

About

As Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT Matt Boon, is responsible for directing and developing ADAPTs research content and positions. In his role at ADAPT Boon advises C-Suite executives across the end-user and technology provider landscape. Boon is also responsible for bringing together groups of C-Suite leaders to discuss and prepare for the myriad of challenges and opportunities they face.

ADAPT host’s numerous industry leading IT focused events annually and Boon is responsible for hosting, chairing and delivering ADAPT independent content and positions to help attendees make informed IT decisions.

Hillery Hunter

Vice President and CTO, IBM Cloud

About

Hillery is CTO of IBM Cloud, responsible for technical strategy for IBM’s cloud-native and infrastructure offerings. Prior to this role, she served as Director of Accelerated Cognitive Infrastructure in IBM Research, leading a team doing cross-stack (hardware through software) optimization of AI workloads, producing productivity breakthroughs of 40x and greater which were transferred into IBM product offerings.

Her technical interests have always been interdisciplinary, spanning from silicon technology through system software, and she has served in technical and leadership roles in memory technology, Systems for AI, and other areas. She is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and was appointed as an IBM Fellow in 2017. Hillery is a BS, MS, and PhD graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Andreas Spanner

Chief Architect, Australia & New Zealand at Red Hat

About

Andreas is leading Red Hat’s Business Innovation & Digital Transformation efforts across Australia & New Zealand. His hands-on experience in startups as well as large scale enterprise transformation programs and reporting through to CIOs and CFOs has given Andreas a solid understanding of business drivers and value creation. In his former role as Head of Enterprise Architecture Andreas led a team of architects during complex business transformations. Andreas has worked on a wide range of initiatives across different industries in Europe, North America and APAC including full scale ERP migrations, HR, finance and accounting, manufacturing, supply chain logistics and scalable core banking strategies to support regional business growth strategies.

Since joining Red Hat, Andreas is focussed on helping organisations to build the necessary capabilities and to make the best-fit technology, methodology and architecture choices to be a successful digital competitor.

Andreas got his first Commodore 64 when he was 12 years old and started to work as a software developer in 1996 with Krauss-Maffei in Munich building full mission simulators. Andreas holds an Engineering degree from the University of Ravensburg, Germany.

09:50 - 10:20

Embracing and Advancing Innovation: What Does it Take?

Matt Boon - Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT Hillery Hunter - Vice President and CTO, IBM Cloud Andreas Spanner - Chief Architect, Australia & New Zealand at Red Hat Read More

According to ADAPT’s most recent survey of more than 200 of Australia’s leading businesses, 59% expected increased rates of innovation in their organisation. 47% of these same businesses said they were increasing focus and funding on innovation. Innovation today requires open collaboration and teamwork across a broad ecosystem, and while moments of inspired brilliance still exist, innovation is predominantly driven by data and insight.

It is fast becoming the art and science of predicting the future and understanding what the full potential of new technologies will be, and knowing what customers need and want, even before they know it themselves. But what does it take to relentlessly innovate?

We’ll unpack this question and gain some insight into what it takes to succeed at innovation from a technology, organisational and cultural standpoints, with two industry giants: Hillery Hunter, Vice President and CTO, IBM Cloud and Andreas Spanner Chief Architect, Australia and New Zealand, Red Hat.

Having deep technical roots, both Andreas and Hillery understand not only what cultivating an innovation mindset requires but have also led technical innovation within the industry and have helped many organisations relentlessly innovate. This is one masterclass you don’t want to miss.

10:20 - 10:35

Refreshments Break

Matt Boon

Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT

About

As Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT Matt Boon, is responsible for directing and developing ADAPTs research content and positions. In his role at ADAPT Boon advises C-Suite executives across the end-user and technology provider landscape. Boon is also responsible for bringing together groups of C-Suite leaders to discuss and prepare for the myriad of challenges and opportunities they face.

ADAPT host’s numerous industry leading IT focused events annually and Boon is responsible for hosting, chairing and delivering ADAPT independent content and positions to help attendees make informed IT decisions.

Chris Thorpe

Founder & CEO at Leading Edge Data Centres

About

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.

Mark Deguara

General Manager Data Centres at Schneider Electric

About

Mark is an energetic business professional who has over 25 years’ experience within the IT&C industry segment with a strong speciality in data centres.

Having a diverse knowledge of the infrastructure that supports data centres, he brings a unique ability to take what is often seen as the complex and deliver solutions that resonate with his clients.

10:35 - 11:05

Solving the latency challenge: How Data Centres are powering and digitising Regional Australia

Matt Boon - Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT Chris Thorpe - Founder & CEO at Leading Edge Data Centres Mark Deguara - General Manager Data Centres at Schneider Electric Read More

ADAPT have tracked the problem of capital city data centres increasing the latency challenge across regional metros for several years.

With the rapid growth, demand and adoption of digital innovation, the same consumption experience in metro cities is now expected in regional sites and is a key priority for governments and businesses alike. This is bringing about a surge in reliance on data centres to process and store huge amounts of data locally at unprecedented rates in regional Australia.

At this panel, first-hand insights will cover:

  • What’s driving the demand for regional data centres?
  • The process, considerations and partnerships behind the build
  • The synergy between the regional and metro ecosystem
  • Why is sustainability a key differentiator?

Mike Reddie

Senior Director - Cloud, ANZ at VMware

About

Mike is the Senior Director of Cloud, ANZ, at VMWare. Mike has a strong passion for driving business transformation through technology and has been doing so since 1996 – always maintaining a key focus on the leadership of emerging technology solutions to market and helping customers on their digital transformation journeys.

At VMWare Mike’s role is responsible for leading VMware’s cloud sales team and go-to-market efforts across Australia and New Zealand, as well as having a particular focus on the continued acceleration of VMware’s Multi-Cloud strategy and growing VMware’s Cloud Provider Program.

Prior to VMWare Mike held several leadership roles including Head of Cloud in Australia for the Singtel/Optus group, CTO for Broadreach, advisory roles at Citigroup UK, and previous roles in several IT organisations. Mike has strong experience across many different technology domains including Cloud, Digital Workplace, Security, Networks, and Applications; with core focus on leadership, driving business growth, and exceptional commitment to high quality customer outcomes.

VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, app modernisation, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough technology innovations to its global impact.

For more information, please visit here.

11:05 - 11:25

Finding Cloud Nine: Elements of a Successful Multi-Cloud Strategy

Mike Reddie - Senior Director - Cloud, ANZ at VMware Read More

Those who hesitate in migrating to the cloud, may very well be left behind. But attempting to boil the ocean in your cloud approach may result in big plans with little execution.

Join Mike Reddie, Senior Director of Cloud ANZ at VMware as he navigates a practical and tangible pathway to balance big plans with delivering tangible business value that can help take your organisation into the cloud fast and cost effectively.

Simon Geraghty

Executive Director Government Technology Platforms at NSW Department of Customer Service

About

Simon Geraghty was appointed Executive Director Government Technology Platforms in the NSW Department of Customer Service (formerly Department of Finance, Services & Innovation) in January 2017.

In this role he leads the delivery of whole of government platforms and services, including the NSW Government Data Centres, digital licensing services, payment platforms, contact centre platforms and citizen facing apps such as FuelCheck and Park’nPay.

11:25 - 11:45

Moving towards hybrid cloud, hyperscale and protected cloud services

Simon Geraghty - Executive Director Government Technology Platforms at NSW Department of Customer Service Read More

As one of the technology leaders in the NSW Government, Simon will briefly outline a case study of the NSW Government, showing the evolution and strategy of cloud first policies.

Explaining:

  • The NSW Government cloud policy and strategy outcomes.
  • The GovDC hybrid ecosystem
  • Where it is going – and how they aim to ensure success.
11:50 - 12:50

1-1 meetings with qualified Strategic Partners

Intelligently matched opportunities connecting the right people at the right time for the right reasons.

11:55 - 12:55

ADAPT Executive Insight Roundtables

Attend your pre-selected roundtable to participate in a peer discussion with confidence under Chatham House Rules moderated by an ADAPT analyst with subject matter experts.

Roundtable 1

Why Open Source is the Key to your Hybrid Cloud Strategy

with IBM Read More

Many organisations have adopted a hybrid cloud computing strategy – combining a private cloud with a mix of public cloud solutions – as it provides the agility and flexibility organisations need to spin up new applications and services as required. In this session, we’ll explore why open source technology within hybrid cloud can deliver unmatched performance and flexibility for data-intensive workloads such as SAP HANA and SAS – freeing up budget by giving you a framework to drive innovation across the business.

The discussion will include but not be limited to:

  • The advantages of using open-source technologies and practical tips on implementing a hybrid cloud strategy.
  • Key steps you need to consider when moving from traditional (legacy) ways of working to leverage the benefits of open source solutions.
  • Insights on how organisations are approaching and architecting an open cloud-native application strategy in the hybrid cloud to enable flexibility to deploy applications where they run best without vendor lock-in.
    Artificial intelligence and edge computing use cases built on OpenShift.

Wynand Strydom

Director - Cloud Economics APAC at VMware

About
Roundtable 2

RT 2 | Cloud Economics: Making the Case for Cloud

Wynand Strydom - Director - Cloud Economics APAC at VMware Read More

Cloud computing is one of the most sought-after IT investments right now – yet it’s also one of the least understood technologies in terms of costs and economics. Especially now, amidst economic uncertainty, organisations must be smart about how they consume cloud services to optimise costs while driving innovation and value.

In this session, we’ll discuss and debate:

  • What is cloud economics and why it matters
  • Assessing the true costs involved with cloud migration including 4 common biases you can’t overlook
  • How to use economics to construct your business case and articulate the business value of moving to the cloud that resonates with the C-suite

Guy Danskine

Managing Director, Australia at Equinix Australia

About

Australian exec relocating back to Sydney after 5 incredible years in San Francisco with 20 years of sales and leadership experience across many aspects of IT and Telecoms. Having also lived and worked in London I offer a truly global perspective to our our customers, our partners and our team.

I am maniacal about putting our customers and partners at the center of everything we do – over the last 20 years I have worked with companies across multiple sectors including Cloud, Financial Services, Telecoms, Media & Entertainment and Enterprise.

I am passionate about delivering the right business outcomes for our customers, our partners and our company.

Tamas Horvath

Principal Solutions Architect at Equinix Australia

About

Tamas focuses on Enterprise cloud adoption, specialising in hybrid multi-cloud architectures and working with technology vendors, system integrators and managed service providers offering managed hybrid cloud solutions as part of their digital transformation strategy. He also has extensive engagements with the major hyperscale cloud vendors and network service providers around cloud private connectivity solutions. Formerly at Data#3 and Microsoft.

Roundtable 3

The Evolving Edge

Guy Danskine - Managing Director, Australia at Equinix Australia Tamas Horvath - Principal Solutions Architect at Equinix Australia Read More

Every time business or social circumstances change, such as with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers telecommuting from home, new edge use cases appear.

The post COVID reality is that the working landscape of how companies will operate in the future has changed, and remote working is the new norm. Whether it’s ensuring your remote workforce has reliable access to mission-critical systems and unified communications services (UCS) tools like Zoom and Webex, or being able to rapidly and remotely scale your network capacities according to sudden fluctuations in demand, a digital infrastructure is critical to building a robust and sustainable business continuity model.

Business continuity has been redefined by the pandemic, and we expect the edge to continue to evolve as new use cases take shape such as mobile edge computing and micro data centres. Organisations need to plan ahead and be ready for another unpredictable challenge in the future.

Join Guy Danskine, Managing Director of Equinix Australia, and Tamas Horvath, Global Solution Architect at Equinix, where they will:

  • Explore the necessary steps needed to succeed in a world that’s increasingly living and working at the edge
  • Enable peer discussions on the top infrastructure challenges businesses are facing in this new normal
  • Share real life use cases of how organisations have modernised their infrastructure for better scalability, security and speed
Roundtable 4

The Hybrid Cloud Playbook: Your guide to cost optimisation, performance and security in a remote hybrid IT world

with Macquarie Read More

69% of organisations in Australia will be adopting a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud environment by 2022. With no ‘standard’ hybrid cloud deployment, interconnectivity between on-premises, public and private clouds is being driven by a need to improve customer service and keep up with customers. From agile development, to edge computing, most IT solutions that provide competitive advantage to enterprises rely on hybrid cloud foundations.

As Australia’s leading cloud provider (based on an industry leading Net Promoter Score), we’ll share our examples from our hybrid cloud playbook which details real-life scenarios where organisations across industries optimised their IT infrastructure across multiple clouds.

The Macquarie Cloud Services roundtable will feature factual and insightful learning across a subset of anonymised customers that have taken the Hybrid Cloud journey with us. We’ll share the challenges associated with helping Australian businesses control spend, secure their environment and enable remote working. What you can expect:

  • Learn how you can optimise your cost by up to 30% through workload placement across multiple clouds.
  • Increase your visibility of spend and performance across your cloud(s) environment.
  • Increase your security posture, secure your cloud(s) and stay protected from the threat landscape in 2021.
  • Ensuring your strategy ticks the compliance box, regardless of your industry.
  • Enable remote working for the long-term.
  • How owning our own Australian-based data centres, cloud infrastructure and having over 100+ locally based support experts mean more control, more support and more customer satisfaction.
12:50 - 13:45

Schneider Electric’s Edge Vision 2021

with Schneider Electric Read More

Join this private invite only lunch to hear from Schneider and your peers on the 2021 Edge Vision. Schneider will be sharing exclusive research that is shaping up Edge trends and Leading Edge will also be present to provide first hand examples of what this means. The lunch will be interactive so you can share your vision for 2021 Edge and also hear from your peers across different segments their views and experiences. We’re excited to invite you to this lunch so we can collectively and individually shape our 2021 Edge Vision.

12:50 - 13:50

Peer Networking Seated Lunch

Alexey Goldov

Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company

About

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.

13:50 - 14:20

Changing the game: Transforming your Core Technology

Alexey Goldov - Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company Read More

The pandemic has driven companies to double down on digitisation, increase agility, look again at business continuity plans as well as their workforces as they move into a ‘new normal.’ In order to be effective in the ‘new normal’ companies need to be nimbler, more customer centric and cost effective.

Core technology is of critical importance given the type and scale of changes required for many companies, and the approach to making material changes is core to future growth.

Alexey Goldov is an Associate Partner at McKinsey and leader in their Technology practice in Asia. He specialises in large scale technology transformations in service industries – financial, telecommunication companies and public sector organisations.

Duncan Clubb

Senior Director, IT Consulting EMEA at CBRE

About

Duncan is a senior technology executive specialising in strategy, design and implementation of mission-critical data centres and enterprise infrastructure. Heavily involved in Edge Data Centre strategy and 5G.

Experience in advising private and public sector clients on strategy and designing major change programmes.

Robert Linsdell

Managing Director ANZ at Vertiv

About

Robert assumes the leadership responsibility for the overall Vertiv business in Australia and New Zealand. He takes an active role in building the sales & operational capabilities required to drive Vertiv’s business transformation.

Roberts’s diverse experience in multiple countries and business sectors enables him to bring to life a leadership style that is naturally empowering, collaborative & encouraging. His fascination for all things digital enables him to easily translate technical complexity into relevant analogies using simple story telling techniques.

Recently authored articles and blogs by Robert explore the growth & speed to connect users with applications and how the demand from things like big data, IoT, mobile, social & AI is driving data centre requirements from organizations core data centre right up to the edge of network.

Based out of Sydney, Robert has worked at Vertiv (formerly Emerson Network Power) for the past 6 years. Prior to his appointment Robert held senior positions working in USA, Europe and Asia. Robert has over two decades of experience across technology driven industries, including telecoms, electronic materials and powder coating. In addition Robert has previously held board positions with CEPE, Intellect UK and EIPC.

More recently Robert is leading Vertiv business transformation into energy efficiency in the data center space. Robert and his team are focused on aligning customers ICT and business strategies to reduce energy costs in sustainable and innovative ways.

14:25 - 14:55

Edge: Putting Theory into Practice

Duncan Clubb - Senior Director, IT Consulting EMEA at CBRE Robert Linsdell - Managing Director ANZ at Vertiv Read More

The Edge data centre has moved past the evaluative stage and is now being rolled out for a number of applications. Hear Duncan Clubb, the Senior Director for CBRE Data Centre Solutions based in the UK describe how networks of edge data centres are being designed and deployed, what is driving the need, and which are industry verticals that are moving first.

Briefly at the end of presentation Robert Linsdell, the local MD of Vertiv (ANZ) will provide actual visuals of Edge sites and a view of the IT architecture that is behind them.

15:00 - 16:00

1-1 meetings with qualified Strategic Partners

Intelligently matched opportunities connecting the right people at the right time for the right reasons.

15:00 - 16:00

ADAPT Executive Insight Roundtables

Attend your pre-selected roundtable to participate in a peer discussion with confidence under Chatham House Rules moderated by an ADAPT analyst with subject matter experts.

Roundtable 5

The IT Automation journey – what worked? what didn’t? what’s next?

with Logic Monitor Read More

When it comes to IT’s ability to provide business continuity in the face of a crisis, automation helps.

Automation, in which IT professionals use software and integrations to make routine tasks more efficient and less manual, is a top priority for many businesses as part of their larger digital transformation initiatives.

In fact, the majority of IT decision makers (88%) say there has been an increasing focus on automation in their department over the past three years. An even greater majority of IT professionals, 94%, say they expect this focus on automation to increase in the coming three years.

Discussion points and questions to debate and benchmark with your peers:

  • The fundamentals – how to build a roadmap to success?
  • The impact on jobs, headcount, capacity and talent retention
  • Automation creating time for skills development and learning on the job
  • The Cultural impediments – how to get teams “on the bus”
  • Upfront costs and time required
  • How to prove ROI
Roundtable 6

Future Vision: Mapping a Better Path to a Hybrid Cloud Future

with Lenovo Read More

Over the last 10 years, public cloud has become prevalent in the IT landscape mainly for its consumption-based utilisation, modern application development and flexibility.

However, it is not a one size fits all solution, and there are many scenarios where the public cloud is not the best option for an organisation, primarily concerning cost, application latency and governance.

In addition, on-premise infrastructure is becoming more cloud like with fractional consumption, integrated LifeCycle Management and consumption based finance models. These are some of the reasons why hybrid cloud models are becoming the IT outcome of choice.

In this roundtable we will facilitate and encourage discussion to better understand how these hybrid outcomes can be achieved and what the future looks like for your business.

Questions:

What are some of the key factors that you look at to determine whether your strategy will be predominantly public or private cloud?

  • Have events of the last year changed your approach to your IT strategy?
  • How do you plan on managing the acceleration of modern application development across both the public and private cloud?
  • What are the potential drawbacks to both public and private clouds?
  • What would you like to see from Vendors such as Lenovo to help you make these decisions?
Roundtable 7

How data culture fuels business value in data-driven organisations

with Cohesity Sparke Helmore Lawyers Read More

Is your organisation experiencing limitations with its data management infrastructure due to a legacy approach? Across industries, IT leaders are being asked to evaluate technology investments and look for ways to maximize value whilst reducing spend, simplifying operations and boosting scalability. This was no different for Sparke Helmore Lawyers (Sparke).

Like many enterprises, Sparke has experienced exponential data growth in recent years. The prolific growth of data led the IT team at Sparke to identify a modern data management solution to replace their traditional, siloed storage infrastructure. Sparke set out to improve its backup and recovery performance, extend its disaster recovery (DR) capability, and leverage the cloud for cost-efficiency and scalability. Since deploying Cohesity, the IT team at Sparke is seeing an overall time saving of more than 95 percent for data management.

Sparke now has a robust infrastructure, which will support its growth well into the future. Join the discussion with Sparke and Cohesity to discover how you can do the same for your organisation and learn first-hand how a modern approach to IT infrastructure can yield big benefits.

Brendan Harrap

Chief Architect, Enterprise Architecture at Commonwealth Bank of Australia

About

Brendan is an experienced Business Architect and Financial Services strategist, he has 20 years experience in providing technology solutions into Financial services. Brendan is currently Chief Architect Enterprise Architecture at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Prior to CBA Brendan was a lead principal in Deloitte Platform Engineering where he would work closely with a number of the Tier 1 Banks in Australia to help them establish their Platform strategy mostly specialising in Digital, Data transformation and Cloud migration.

Prior to Deloitte Brendan was the Head of Retail and Wealth Architecture for CBA. He is focused on Integration and Data programs for Financial services. More recently Brendan has been focussed on Open banking and Bank Modernisation strategies. Relevant experience Data Ecosystem Platform Lead for Top 4 banks Open Banking strategy for Leading Australian Bank. CBA Institutional Bank Payroll strategy CBA: Led the Digital Platform establishment for Institutional Banking, Markets, Business and Private Banking. Led CBA’s Wealth Management Technology Strategy development CBA: Brendan was Head of Retail and Wealth Architecture in a complex and heavily regulated environment. Suncorp: Brendan led the technology domain for Suncorp’s Data transformation. Suncorp: Led the Personal Insurance Digital delivery. Delivering the digital customer experiences across Suncorp’s 15 brands.

16:05 - 16:35

CBA: Leading with Architecture

Brendan Harrap - Chief Architect, Enterprise Architecture at Commonwealth Bank of Australia Read More

CBA has embarked on a transformation at the bank to become ‘architecture led’ by continually maturing their architecture across people, process and technology. The aim is for technology to enable the banking groups vision and strategy.

This presentation will reveal where CBA are on this transformation, the journey they have been on, and the challenges they face.

Glenn Gore

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

About

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.

16:35 - 17:15

Global Expert: What is the Future of Decentralised Technology?

Glenn Gore - Group CEO at Affinidi Group & Former Global Chief Architect of AWS Read More

With over two decades as a technology visionary and almost half of that in the heart of AWS, most recently as their global Chief Architect, Glenn creates architectural best practices for how to use cloud and innovation to transform businesses and disrupt new markets.

In this exclusive session at CCDC, Glenn will discuss what he sees to be the future of not ‘distributed’ – but ‘decentralised’ technologies – including edge computing, 5G, cloud and blockchain – and the implications of what that means, for you to act upon today.

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

Aparna Sundararajan

Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT

About

Aparna Sundararajan leads the emerging and disruptive technology research agenda within ADAPT’s strategic advisory team. As Senior Research Strategist, her role is to create independent advice for the Australian C-Suite around emerging technologies, trends and investment priorities and developing industry leading content for the ADAPT portfolio of Edge events.

As a technology analyst and marketer, Aparna aligns the burning issues of senior executives with digital business dynamics and emerging technology capabilities to create strategic advice for ADAPT’s Members and Strategic Partners.

Aparna has had 12 years working in the IT services sector, much of it with Gartner, where she developed independent advice for senior IT managers on the emerging roles and responsibilities they face in digital technologies, digital customer behaviour, and business model transformation.

 

Glenn Gore

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

About

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.

Steve Day

EGM Infrastructure, Cloud and Workplace at National Australia Bank

About

Results driven Cloud professional who specialises in the management of technical, operational and customer service staff. A passion for building customer obsessed cultures, continually improving the service life-cycle through innovation is reinforced with a deep knowledge of the underpinning technology.

Engineering qualifications are supported by extensive international experience, strong business acumen and 20+ years’ experience in leading ICT engineering and operations teams.

A highly motivated individual, who enjoys meeting the challenges facing customers in complex and highly competitive environments.

Kathryn Jepsen

Head of Cloud & Infrastructure Operations at Domain Group

About

Kathryn is an experienced Head of Information Technology with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry.

She has strong information technology professional with domain expertise in Cloud, Automation, Integration and Identity.

Suneetha Bodduluri

Director of Channel Enablement at Service NSW

About

Suneethat is a multi-skilled strategic IT executive with more than 15 years of experience in delivering transformation programs and systems using industry-leading innovative solutions.

Her key achievements include delivering award-winning software-as-a-service OneGov digital platform used over 30 NSW Government agencies and delivers major benefits to the NSW Government by consolidating service delivery platforms, cutting red-tape and providing large-scale, reliable digital transactions to millions of NSW citizens and businesses.

17:15 - 17:45

CCDC Panel Session: How to Deliver Resilience & Agility across the Distributed Organisation?

Aparna Sundararajan - Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT Glenn Gore - Group CEO at Affinidi Group & Former Global Chief Architect of AWS Steve Day - EGM Infrastructure, Cloud and Workplace at National Australia Bank Kathryn Jepsen - Head of Cloud & Infrastructure Operations at Domain Group Suneetha Bodduluri - Director of Channel Enablement at Service NSW Read More

Critical areas to debate will include key strategies and common challenges around architecting an interconnected and agile digital infrastructure for resilient workloads across hybrid environments, including:

  • Costs: Getting TCO and cloud economics right to avoid migration and operational cost surprises.
    Orchestrating multi-cloud and migrating mission critical core apps, while reducing refactoring time and costs.
  • Enabling modernisation, data analytics and DevOps teams with consistent agility and faster processing.
  • DATA: Managing dependencies, sprawl, consistency, sovereignty, governance, compliance and security.
  • Leveraging edge compute services: integrating a distributed edge strategy within cloud computing strategy.
  • Drinks and canapes will be served during this session leading in to our relaxed and COVID-safe networking session.
17:45 - 18:30

Meet your industry peers informally (with drinks and food served)

Based in our keynote room – an opportunity to mingle and meet the other attendees – your counterparts at the region’s top companies, compliant to physical distancing.

17:45 - 18:30

Infrastructure Masons Presents: International Guest Fireside Chat & Australian Chapter Strategic Priorities

with Infrastructure Masons Read More

ADAPT helped the local launch of the global Infrastructure Masons in March 2020, and proudly partner their local chapter meeting onsite after CCDC 2021. CCDC attendees are invited to attend and each will receive a free iMasons annual membership.

Established in 2016 in the US, Infrastructure Masons is where technical professionals connect, grow and give back.

End User Members are IT and facilities professionals who are directly responsible to design, build and/or operate the physical and logical structures for a company that provides infrastructure services primarily to their internal customers.

Welcoming ADAPT & Infrastructure Mason Guests. The first Infrastructure Masons Australian Chapter meeting for 2021.

Virtual presentation from Infrastructure Masons International Guests and a briefing on progress by the Australian Chapter across key iMason Strategic Priorities. Networking drinks & canapes to follow 5 minute presentations from:.

  • Patrik Ohlund – CEO of Node Pole & Chairman of iM International Sustainability Committee
    “iMasons Sustainability current projects around the globe”
  • Tony Gaunt – iM Australian Chapter Sustainability Committee Champion
    “iMasons Sustainability current projects”
  • Patricia Rodriguez – DC Ops Manager at Microsoft, Austria & iM Spanish Chapter Lead
    “Engaging Government”
  • Glenn Uidam – iM Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member
    “Engaging Government in Australia project”
  • Lars Schedin – CEO of EcoDataCentre, Stockholm
    “Eco Data Centres, Climate Positive, Scope 3 & Scope 4 DCs”
  • Blaise Porter – iM Australian Chapter Sustainability Committee Member
    “Sustainable DC’s in Australia”
  • Dennis Cronin – CEO of DCIRN & Chairman of iM International Education Committee
    “iMasons Education current projects around the globe”
  • Tim Gentle – iM Australian Chapter Education Committee Champion
    “iMasons Education current projects” (Scholarship, Parastoo Amin PhD student at RMIT University)

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