Agenda

Times are listed in ET. Schedule is subject to change.

Digital Transformation and the New Economy (12:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.)

Advances in computing technology continue to drive the transformation of entire industry sectors and systems from production to operations and governance. Amidst the realities of a global pandemic, organizations are implementing step-change improvements, adjusting to new ways of working, fostering innovation, and broadening access and integration of technology at record speed. 

12:05 p.m.

Scientists have been working together across time zones to find solutions to pandemic related challenges. From building antibody tests to vaccines and distribution, the pandemic has an impact far beyond healthcare. Tech has stepped in to fill the gaps, enabling collaboration and the development of digital solutions on a global scale in a timeframe that continues to break records.

12:35 p.m.

A perfect storm of changes in the workforce, accelerated digital transformation, and the pervasive imperative to rein in costs are all being met by advances in IT architecture innovation built for hybrid cloud. Building a flexible, resilient, and secure IT infrastructure is critical to effectively and efficiently managing operations, processing transactions and serving partners and customers. How can you optimize your IT systems for open hybrid cloud and enterprise AI as you strive to emerge stronger?

12:50 p.m.

Organizations further along the digital transformation journey fared better in 2020. It is no surprise that efforts toward digital transformation enable better adaption to the dynamics of markets and consumer demand today and in the future. A key pillar of success is the ability to modernize applications. But where to start? Little guidance exists around app modernization strategies to guide companies in the critical-to-success decisions that lay before them. This session offers insights on app modernization trends including prioritization, container and cloud technology, and skill development to support digital transformation.

Networking Break (1:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
1:10 p.m.

Join our speakers offstage for an interactive, moderated Q&A session about their earlier presentations.

Part I: Innovating Systems Performance & Advancing Flexibility (1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.)

Early adaptors are leveraging multi-cloud IT architectures to repurpose spend from their infrastructure investment and better respond to customer demands and speed time to value.  How are these organizations leveraging the data, analytics, and machine learning to become smarter, and more responsive? How does a hybrid cloud infrastructure enable operational flexibility that allows automation and workloads to securely move between on-premise or private cloud platforms?

1:30 p.m.

Business is changing at a breakneck pace with developments in cloud, containers, and applications like AI and machine learning. Infrastructure decisions are pivotal to both the organization’s tactical and long-vision, optimally, a catalyst for innovation. How can data and integration teams squeeze as much efficiency as possible from their operating systems?

1:50 p.m.

The Open-Source Software community is made up of teams of developers who have worked and collaborated remotely for decades, from distributed locations around the world. What best practices can be gleaned from the largest open-source developer platform in the world and the way software developers, and engineering teams collaborate? With the recent shift to remote work, what did we learn about global patterns of developer and team productivity? How will these learnings shape the future of work and the critical infrastructure decisions today and in the future?

2:05 p.m.

Automation is expected to unleash $130B in labor value and companies that deploy automation with applied AI are forecasted to outperform their competition. In this session, we will discuss the latest trends in automation technology and how companies can map their automation journey to improve agility and boost performance.

Networking Break (2:20 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.)
2:20 p.m.

Join our speakers offstage for an interactive, moderated Q&A session about their earlier presentations.

Part II: Innovating Systems Performance & Advancing Flexibility (2:45 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.)

Early adaptors are leveraging multi-cloud IT architectures to repurpose spend from their infrastructure investment and better respond to customer demands and speed time to value.  How are these organizations leveraging the data, analytics, and machine learning to become smarter, and more responsive? How does a hybrid cloud infrastructure enable operational flexibility that allows automation and workloads to securely move between on-premise or private cloud platforms?

2:45 p.m.

This session takes you inside the vision to action journey as imagined by a serial change agent, who continues to lead combined business and technology transformation. Join us to discuss a consumer experience-centric approach to technology architecture that provides flexibility and choice across the hybrid cloud ecosystem.

3:05 p.m.

As organizations shift to distributed platforms, moving workloads wherever they are needed is critical to success. This session will provide tips to understand your apps, how they work, and when to modernize. Accelerate the workload migration process by augmenting your IT team with the optimal tool kit to seamlessly automate the process.  Grasp how a single open IT architecture can enable your teams to build apps once and run anywhere, extending from the heart of your data center to the farthest edges of your network and to source innovation from any part of your ecosystem.

Networking Break (3:20 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)
3:20 p.m.

Join our speakers offstage for an interactive, moderated Q&A session about their earlier presentations.

Building a Cyber-Resilient Organization (3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Today’s pervasive platform economy require a holistic strategy that includes controls and measures to mitigate risk associated with outsourcing touchpoints and the threat economy. What is coming down the technology pipeline to protect and truly secure hybrid cloud IT infrastructure and prepare for the implications of the connected world?

3:45 p.m.

Over the past 12 months, digital transformation projects have accelerated across industries. Organizations are focused on building the infrastructure and services to satisfy this expansion with digital customers, partners, suppliers, and employees. Being a digital enterprise is more than moving workloads to a public cloud. It’s rethinking workflow, process, skills, culture, and methods to protect corporate assets. The fundamental business platform structure that has been in place for the past thirty years is rapidly being digitalized. In this session, we talk about securing your digital enterprise.

3:55 p.m.

Many organizations are moving sensitive data and important applications to the cloud, even as concerns about protection remain. Transferring data security and access controls from the hardware of the past to a cloud-based infrastructure requires innovation for both the data owner and the cloud provider. This session uncovers the next iteration of cloud-based automation, where security is integral to the design architecture and build.

4:10 p.m.

Revelations around the SolarWinds cyber-attacks have raised the specter of new attack vectors made possible through the software supply chains that undergird today’s computing environments. But what are the implications of supply chain threats in cloud services? How must we leverage the cloud without introducing de facto backdoors or other platforms for attack into our organizations? Gain insights on how cyber adversaries can leverage cloud infrastructure and provide principles for managing cloud supply chain risk.

Networking Break (4:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.)
4:30 p.m.

Join our speakers offstage for an interactive, moderated Q&A session about their earlier presentations.

Future Forward: Beyond Supercomputing (4:50 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

What is the quantum advantage and how does it compare to the most powerful conventional supercomputer? Many argue that practical applications for quantum computers are in the distant future. Examine the potential of a hybrid solution where a quantum-classical system via the cloud, can provide an application and simulation environment for developers.  Hear from the thought leaders who are building intelligent machines today and understand the future impact on businesses across industries.

4:50 p.m.

Quantum computing has the potential to perform tasks beyond the reach of even the most powerful conventional supercomputers. It could have an impact across industries, business processes, and beyond, to machine learning and security. How do quantum computers work? How much progress have we made? What is possible in the future?

5:10 p.m.

Examine the stepping stones toward realizing the promise and potential of quantum computing. Building on foundational computer theory applications this session walks you thru the critical elements to applicable solutions. Gain insight on how to model quantum computing as part of your classical workflow and prepare for the transformative impact, cross-industry.