Agenda - Drive business innovation from IT | Events | IDC CEMA

08:45 – 09:35

Registrations and Networking

09:35 – 09:40

Welcome address by HP and Intel

Toni Prince
Director of HP Cloud,Hewlett-Packard

09:40 – 10:00

Hybrid Models & the New Style of IT

Adriana Rangel
Research Director, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions, Middle East & Africa

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In a time when data explosion is driving IT towards Applications centricity and Cloud adoption, companies strive to find new and efficient ways to store information dynamically, meanwhile examining ways to safely migrate some of its less critical workloads off-premise, while adopting hybrid models that see IT evolving from basic virtualization towards more advanced automation, orchestration and the internal provisioning of services which will expedite business processes. This session will examine how the adoption of new technologies will allow IT to become more agile and scalable, moving it towards becoming the catalyst of innovation inside companies.

10:05 – 10:35

Hybrid Cloud: the route to the New Style of Business

Toni Prince
Director of HP Cloud,Hewlett-Packard

Khaldoun Aboul-Saoud
Regional Sales Manager-EMEA, Intel Corporation

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10:35 – 10:45

Tea/Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00

Panel Discussion:Drive Business Innovation from IT Moderated by Adriana Rangel Research Director, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions, Middle East & Africa,IDC

Sanjeet Kumar
Head of Enterprise Architecture and IT Compliance, Al-Futtaim Group

Fabio Di Capua
IT Director,Averda

Points of discussion:

• Reaching the Cloud: Journey to Business Agility and Flexibility - Creating the Optimal Cloud Strategy to Transform your Business

• Supporting the business through cloud – creating business value beyond ROI

• Progressing Cloud Adoption - But What Comes Next?

• Avoiding vendor lock-in the cloud – is OpenStack the approach and is it enterprise ready?


12:00 – 12:05

Summary and Close

12:05 – 13:00

Lunch and Networking