What’s Happening, and When

The agenda below is from a recent Future of Cloud Summit. We will post an updated agenda soon for the November 2022 summit.

Today’s Theme: Cloud Innovation & Agility

1:00pm - 1:40pm

The Silent Disruptors: Three Macrotrends Reshaping Cloud and Software Innovation

Jessica Groopman, Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights

In an era of constant uncertainty, businesses have no choice but to innovate. Cloud computing has enabled transformation for the last decade, but compounding societal, economic, and environmental forces are disrupting digital innovation in profound ways. The next decade promises breakthroughs in human augmentation and intelligence, decentralized web3 architectures far beyond “edge computing,” and a sustainability imperative that’s already re-orienting cloud ecosystems. Join industry analyst and founding partner of Kaleido Insights as she reveals how today’s embedded trends offer CIOs a glimpse into tomorrow’s essential investments.

1:40pm - 2:10pm

Leveraging “Cloud Smart” Strategies at The Fed

Ghada Ijam, System CIO, Federal Reserve System

Just three months before the global pandemic began, Ghada Ijam became CIO of the Federal Reserve System, the U.S. central bank that oversees the world’s largest financial system. Respected industry-wide as a strategic IT leader and change agent, Ijam will share how she and her team accelerated the Fed’s approach to cloud adoption, cybersecurity and innovative cloud-based data strategies.

Interviewed by: Maryfran Johnson, CEO, Maryfran Johnson Media

Cloud: Your Business Strategy Platform

Kevin L. Jackson, CEO, GlobalNet; Host of Digital Transformers

As cloud adoption continues to accelerate, it’s critical to understand that cloud computing is not merely a technology. It is also a powerful business strategy and critical to driving value for customers. In this interactive workshop, you will hear from a cloud expert why a strategy focused on hybrid solutions is often the best model. The four key ideas that CIOs need to master will be covered, with a focus on identifying the best business model for your organization.

2:10pm - 2:35pm

A Data-Driven Approach to Your Cloud Strategy

Carolyn Duby, Field CTO, Cloudera

Data sits at the foundation of every company’s business strategy. As organizations grow and mature their cloud strategy, the safety and accessibility of all data – from the data center to the cloud to the edge – becomes ever-more critical. Increasingly, AI and machine learning are becoming integral to companies’ cloud-data strategies. In this Q&A session, Cloudera Field CTO Carolyn Duby explores the role of data management as the underpinning of an effective and secure cloud strategy.

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2:35pm - 2:55pm

Live Discussion: Cloud as a Catalyst for Building Business Value

James Cham, Partner, Bloomberg Beta

Join this lively discussion about how cloud, and other technology investments, can be used as catalysts for culture change. How do you solve the problem of getting teams to adopt modern practices that new tools can enable? How do you leverage the early adopters in your organization to bring about positive culture change, that ultimately creates improved business value? Bring your questions and experiences to share.

Live Discussion: Human, Business, and Societal Impacts Reshaping Cloud Innovation

Jessica Groopman, Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights

After a powerful keynote presentation that provides a view into the future, Jessica is ready to take your questions. Join Jessica and your peers to discuss the how decentralization, augmented intelligence, and sustainability are reshaping software innovation, cloud strategies, and business value chains. Get your questions answered and be better prepared to proactively examine how you should shift your thinking to not just survive, but thrive.

2:55pm - 3:15pm

How the Cloud Enables CarMax’s “Instant Offer”

Shamim Mohammad, EVP, Chief Information and Technology Officer, CarMax

Cloud-powered agility is in the driver’s seat of CarMax’s goal to become the most customer-centric digital company in the over-$1-trillion-dollar used car ecosystem. In this case study session, CITO Shamim Mohammad will explain how his digital product teams leveraged leading-edge data science, AI/ML and cloud native technologies to launch its popular new “Instant Offer” car-selling tool, becoming one of nation’s largest buyer of used cars within few weeks of its February 2021 launch.

Interviewed by: Maryfran Johnson, CEO, Maryfran Johnson Media

3:15pm - 3:35pm

Designing Hybrid Cloud Environments for Security and Flexibility

Christopher Marsh-Bourdon, Head of Hybrid Environments, Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

Hear how one of the largest financial institutions in the world designed a hybrid cloud environment to introduce applications with security and flexibility for its global customers. Learn about how to effectively manage security in public and private clouds as well as tips on deploying Kubernetes, implementing change management, focusing on the customer experience, and building trust.

Interviewed by: Paula Rooney, Senior Writer, CIO, Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)

Follow the Money: Top Tips and Future Trends From a VC

James Cham, Partner, Bloomberg Beta

Join us for a venture fund perspective on understanding the economics of the shift to hyperscaler cloud organizations and how you can avoid using these tools badly. Get insights into potential pitfalls of multi-cloud strategies from a technology and financial perspective. Hear about changes to watch in software development – what does it mean for CIOs when organizations are dependent on data and data quality for success? How will you derive value from big data and what is next for AI/ML?

Interviewed by: John Gallant, Enterprise Consulting Director, Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)

3:35pm - 3:50pm

Demo Sessions – April 12

Demo: Governance platform with savings and efficiency benefits
Ian Heritage, Offering Architect, Multicloud Management Platform, Kyndryl
Join us and learn about a platform for modern IT operations that aggregates visibility, integrates service management, and federates governance of the vast array of technologies, tools, providers and processes that make up the enterprise IT landscape.

Watch a replay of the session here!

Demo: Go from Zero to AWS Cloud in 50 Days
Ben Tizer, Head of Software Sales & Success, Cloudreach
If you’re considering migrating infrastructure to AWS, join this short demo for an overview of Zero to Cloud in 50 Days,a program intended to help organizations quickly and confidently adopt AWS.

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3:50pm - 4:15pm

How to Maximize the Value of Every Dollar Spent in Cloud

Jennifer Hays, SVP Engineering Efficiency & Assurance, Fidelity Investments

In this session we will explore an evolving cloud financial management practice that empowers organizations to track and maximize cloud spend and enable tech, finance, and business teams to collaborate on data-driven spending decisions. Best practices will be shared from leading practitioners who are delivering products faster while gaining financial control and predictability over cloud spend. The FinOps Foundation will also share its latest data and trends to watch.

4:15pm - 4:30pm

How DevSecOps Can Drive Innovation

Taylor Smith, Head of Product, Prisma Cloud at Palo Alto Networks

We’re asking a lot of our developers and DevOps teams. DevSecOps sounds like just another job, all while demanding more innovation. The math doesn’t add up. But counterintuitively, DevSecOps has proven results that can actually save time while improving results. Join us as we discuss the challenges to achieving DevSecOps and the benefits once you get there.

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Best Practices for Monitoring and Securing Multi-cloud Environments

Ram Vaidyanathan, Cybersecurity Specialist, ManageEngine

The cloud has come a long way since the humble beginnings of the mid-2000s. In 2019, for the very first time, spending on cloud infrastructure exceeded that of on-premises data centers. While the cloud brings a multitude of advantages, it also opens loopholes with regards to security. What exactly are these loopholes and how can organizations secure their cloud better? Attend this session to find out. We’ll start with the multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud advantage and then explore the six cloud migration strategies, cloud security challenges and closing the security gap with best practices.

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4:30pm - 4:40pm

Break Time

4:40pm - 5:00pm

Cloud Security: Bridging the Gap Between Your Technical and Business Strategies

Michael Riecica, Director, Security Strategy and Risk, Chief Information Security Office (CISO), Rockwell Automation

Security in the cloud looks different, from communication among teams to how to automate to keep up with changes. Rockwell Automation, a global provider of industrial automation and information technology, has embraced cloud-native solutions to increase OT productivity. Join us for a conversation about the security aspects of cloud strategy: determining your cloud security needs, maintaining security as you scale up cloud-native applications, best practices for managing teams, and more.

Interviewed by: Beth Kormanik, Manager, Content Development, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications

Worldwide Cloud Predictions for 2022: IDC’s FutureScape Research

Dave McCarthy, Research Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure Services, IDC

Navigating the crosswinds in a digital-first world can be challenging for technology leaders. In this data-driven presentation, you will hear essential guidance to help you plan as cloud management becomes more complex and the cloud continues to expand into new locations. Insights about critical questions including, application modernization, the best approach for multi-cloud deployments, and where to invest in automation, will be shared to help you navigate smoothly into a future of digital infrastructure focused on cloud.

Continue the Conversation: Peer Networking Discussions

Join your peers at the networking tables for a casual discussion that continues the conversations started by James Cham, Partner, Bloomberg Beta and Jessica Groopman, Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights. This is your opportunity to connect directly with peers who share a common interest.

5:00pm - 5:15pm

Beyond Lift & Shift: Strategic Legacy App Modernization

Samantha Cartwright, VP of Alliances, vFunction

Many enterprises look to modernize their legacy apps in order to take full advantage of the cloud. Most enterprises “lift and shift” and call it complete. However, this fails to address the technical debt standing in the way of innovation, nor does it enable companies to take full advantage of the cloud. Learn how a Fortune 100 financial services company transformed a stalled tactical modernization project into real business ROI by strategically modernizing with the use of AI.

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Finding Success in the Cloud with Real-Time Visibility

Matt Minetola, Chief Information Officer, Elastic

Increasingly, organizations are moving more of their business to the cloud. However, with this shift come real challenges. Content is becoming harder to find, IT environments are becoming increasingly complex and cyber threats are becoming more sophisticated. Using “best-in-class” point solutions leads to application sprawl – and more spending, less control and reduced holistic visibility. Join this session to learn how Elastic can help your organization access, view and search all of your data for better insights, actions and succeed in your data-driven initiatives.

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5:15pm - 5:45pm

Riding Today’s Wave of Fast Change

Dion Hinchcliffe, VP and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research

From key issues CIOs are grappling with to mature consumption of cloud, to citizen developers, complexity management, and a view into the future of what the cloud will look like in five years, this session answers the questions you have today, while giving you a clear view of what the future holds. With a focus on what CIOs can do to address the tremendous challenges of fast change, while successfully dealing with talent scarcity and technical debt, this is a session you won’t want to miss.

Always On

Always On Sessions (April 2022)

Session descriptions listed in “Always On Sessions” tab above.

Moving Fast and Free with Cloud Native Data
Patrick McFadin, VP, Developer Relations, DataStax

Why a Hybrid Data Cloud is a Better Way to Cloud
Hana Jeddy, Director, Product Marketing, Cloudera

Beyond Lift & Shift: Strategic Legacy App Modernization
Samantha Cartwright, VP of Alliances, vFunction

An SSL/TLS Environment Built for Your Digital Transformation
Rod Parker,VP, Sales, AppViewX

Innovation at Scale – Creating a Robust Hybrid and Multi Cloud Strategy
Chuck Tsocanos, Managing Partner and Head of US Consulting, Kyndryl

The Journey to Loginless. First Step, Passwordless
Salman Ladha, Product Marketing Manager, Auth0
Mallory Sword Glenn, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Okta

Eliminating Visibility Gaps in Your Multi-cloud Infrastructure
Arun Kannan, Product Manager – Applications Manager, ManageEngine

6 Cloud Trends Motivating Cloud Adoption Today
Dwayne Natwick, CISSP, MVP, Senior Product Manager, Cloudreach

Today’s Theme: Shifting into a Cloud Native Future

1:00pm - 1:40pm

Drive: How To Gain And Maintain A Competitive Advantage

Julia Landauer, Champion Racecar Driver

In her 20-year racing career, Julia Landauer has learned how to stay one step ahead of her competition. And in our fast-paced and ever-changing world, the more that people and organizations can advantageously differentiate themselves and adapt, the more likely they are to stay competitive. Through energetic, entertaining, and vulnerable stories from her life experiences, join Julia as she shares the three areas that she focuses on to maximize her, and her team’s, performance, both on and off the track.

1:40pm - 2:05pm

How Cloud Enables Continuous Software Innovation

Atilla Tinic, EVP, Chief Information Officer, DISH Network

Continuous software innovation is a goal almost all companies need to accomplish. In this session you will hear why cloud-based technology sandboxes are indispensable at Dish Network, where IT teams continuously experiment with new cloud capabilities to further advance innovation throughout the cloud native enterprise.

Interviewed by: Julia King, Contributing Editor, Computerworld/CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications

2:05pm - 2:25pm

Evolving Your Employee Experience With Enterprise Service Management

Berkeley Vogelheim, Product Marketing Manager, Freshworks

Providing consistent and unified support is more important than ever in the modern world of work. Learn how leading-edge organizations are deploying enterprise service management solutions across IT, HR, and more. Understand how these initiatives have driven increased operational efficiency, improved employee experience, and reduced technology cost, and what some of the challenges have been.

Interviewed by: John Gallant, Enterprise Consulting Director, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications, Inc.

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2:25pm - 2:45pm

Live Discussion: Habits and Mindsets that Drive Success

Julia Landauer, Champion Racecar Driver

Join this engaging racecar champion, Stanford University Graduate, and honoree of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for sports to get inspired and energized. Bring your questions and leave feeling ready to reframe your mentality to thrive.

Live Discussion: Cloud Trends with Transformational Impact

Dave McCarthy, Research VP, Cloud Infrastructure Services, IDC

Join our expert speaker and your peers for an important discussion about scaling cloud adoption, meeting the operational challenges of multi-cloud complexity, and optimizing intelligent governance of cloud resources. Bring your questions for Dave and your experiences to share with peers.

2:45pm - 3:10pm

How Priceline Sped Up Cloud Native Software Production

Marty Brodbeck, CTO, Priceline

By providing its software engineering teams with a highly flexible and secure development environment, Priceline is able to quickly and regularly deliver new products and features to its customers. Learn how the online deal maker streamlined software development with the right tools and processes.

Interviewed by: Julia King, Contributing Editor, Computerworld/CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications

3:10pm - 3:33pm

Integrating Cloud Native Apps into a Seamless Operational Platform

Charlie Billings, CIO, Professional Case Management / PCM Trials

By integrating multiple cloud solutions, Professional Case Management created a single source of the truth for its globally dispersed workforce and enabled seamless data sharing across the enterprise in a cloud native environment. PCM’s innovative and award-winning solution is the first of its kind, allowing the company to provision employee systems and software rapidly in the fast- and ever-changing healthcare sector.

Interviewed by: Julia King, Contributing Editor, Computerworld/CIO, Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)

Cultivating an Agile and Dynamic Operating Model

Joseph Sieczkowski, CIO, Architecture and Engineering, BNY Mellon

For BNY Mellon, agility and speed are critical to managing cloud environments. Join us as we discuss leadership, culture, and how they’re critical in maximizing efficiencies with clouds.

Interviewed by: John Gallant, Enterprise Consulting Director, Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)

Continue the Conversation: Peer Networking Discussions

Join your peers at the networking tables for a casual discussion that continues the conversations started by Julia Landauer, Champion Racecar Driver and Dave McCarthy, Research VP, Cloud and Edge Infrastructure Services, IDC. This is your opportunity to connect directly with peers who share a common interest.

3:33pm - 3:50pm

Quick Pitches: Micro Sessions to Get You Thinking (April 2022)

Join us for a series of 3-minute talks and hear a multitude of perspectives and services in record time.

AppViewX CERT+: Automated Certificate Lifecycle Management
Presented by AppViewX

Why Real-Time Data Matters Now
Presented by DataStax

How Customer Identity Fuels Business Growth
Presented by Okta

Under the Gun: Helping a $30 Billion Company Pass an IPO Audit in 15 Days
Presented by Automox

Stack Overflow for Teams: Capture, Share and Collaborate on Knowledge
Presented by Stack Overflow for Teams

Watch a replay of the sessions here! 

3:50pm - 4:10pm

Kubernetes: The Modern Enterprise Application Platform

Serdar Yegulalp, Senior Writer, InfoWorld, Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)

Containers have revolutionized how modern business applications are assembled and put into production. But managing container-based applications at scale is its own challenge. In this non-technical introduction to Kubernetes, we’ll explain how it provides a consistent methodology for assembling those apps, launching and keeping them responsive to customers, and abstracting away tedious management details.

Business Aviation Heads into the Cloud(s)

Mona Bates, VP, Digital Technology & CIO, Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace is combining foundational IT with leading-edge digital technologies to enhance how the organization works internally and how they go to market with products. Collins is embracing Cloud, AI, Machine Learning, and agile processes and methodologies to reduce cycle time, accelerate “time-to-value” and enhance the customer experience. CIO Mona Bates will discuss her team’s role in spearheading business transformation, and leveraging cloud solutions, to speed up product delivery, improve quality, and provide line-of-sight for products throughout their lifecycle.

Interviewed by: Maryfran Johnson, CEO, Maryfran Johnson Media

4:10pm - 4:30pm

Editors’ Panel: Hot Cloud-Native Software Development Trends

Serdar Yegulalp, Senior Writer, InfoWorld, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications
Scott Carey, Group Editor, UK B2B, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications

No advancement in 21st century tech has had a more profound effect on software development than cloud computing. Cloud-native software development, which relies on containers orchestrated by Kubernetes, continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, with new tools and techniques arriving all the time. Editor in Chief Eric Knorr hosts a panel with UK Group Editor Scott Carey and InfoWorld Senior Writer Serdar Yegulalp to unpack the hottest trends in cloud-native today.

Moderated by: Eric Knorr, Editor in Chief, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Becoming a Results-Driven Cloud Native Organization

Chris Aniszczyk, Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Robert Duffy, VP, Development and Runtime Platform, Expedia

The software stack is critical to being able to deliver new services and value to customers. But how can CIOs and CTOs maximize the cloud for the construction of new software? We discuss how best to transform, both from a technology and culture perspective, into an agile and results-driven cloud native organization matched for the complexities of modern cloud environments. Learn why going cloud native enables better utilization, faster deployment, greater value for end consumers, and more benefits of maximized cloud spend and resources.

Always On

Always On Sessions (April 2022)

Session descriptions listed in “Always On Sessions” tab above.

Moving Fast and Free with Cloud Native Data
Patrick McFadin, VP, Developer Relations, DataStax

Why a Hybrid Data Cloud is a Better Way to Cloud
Hana Jeddy, Director, Product Marketing, Cloudera

Beyond Lift & Shift: Strategic Legacy App Modernization
Samantha Cartwright, VP of Alliances, vFunction

An SSL/TLS Environment Built for Your Digital Transformation
Rod Parker,VP, Sales, AppViewX

Innovation at Scale – Creating a Robust Hybrid and Multi Cloud Strategy
Chuck Tsocanos, Managing Partner and Head of US Consulting, Kyndryl

The Journey to Loginless. First Step, Passwordless
Salman Ladha, Product Marketing Manager, Auth0
Mallory Sword Glenn, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Okta

Eliminating Visibility Gaps in Your Multi-cloud Infrastructure
Arun Kannan, Product Manager – Applications Manager, ManageEngine

6 Cloud Trends Motivating Cloud Adoption Today
Dwayne Natwick, CISSP, MVP, Senior Product Manager, Cloudreach

Agenda subject to change.