Whether you’re currently transitioning towards the cloud, already a seasoned multi-cloud professional or operating a hybrid approach, a cloud first strategy is one that can deliver competitive advantage and true transformation. So how can you design a strategy that maximises business value, hits compliance on the head and overcomes barriers to adoption? This stream will answer these questions as well as how you can take control of your cloud environments using software, automation, policy and people.
Following on from our first round of rigorous industry research, we are delighted to present our new streams for 2020:
Cloud skills, culture & collaboration
On hearing the words skills or culture, you might instantly think of your HR or learning department leading the charge, but that mindset needs to change. As leaders and cloud adopters, the digital capability of the workforce needs to be on your agenda - how will you meet the challenge? Cultural considerations are a must too, from fostering an environment for optimal development (we’ve all heard of DevOps) to bringing people on-board with change. Finally, bringing all this together across the enterprise with global and disparate teams; all this will be addressed here.
Multi-cloud optimisation & automation
With multi-cloud deployments, we’re seeing the role and responsibilities of the IT team shift as they juggle multiple vendors, orchestrate implementation and integrate various services across the organisation. With all these challenges, this stream will showcase how to overcome these in consideration of customer experience and future scaling needs. It will also address: mapping your services and types of workloads, using APIs for integration gaps, developing an automation framework and executing across different environments and networking requirements to prevent disruption and chaos.
Cloud infrastructure & storage
Edge adoption & emerging technologies
Cloud security strategies & governance
Protecting your data and systems is a top concern, especially with the regular news headlines highlighting the latest compromise. Although high on the priority list, it can be challenging to detect and address vulnerabilities without full control over the infrastructure and storage. This stream will look at mitigating risk, defining each party’s responsibilities, as well as a successful governance framework to keep cloud security watertight.
Application management, development & modernisation
Legacy applications can only hinder a business in meeting its needs so an upgrade is a high priority. Exploring DevOps methodology, microservices and PaaS, what is needed to modernise the application estate and develop a new suite of applications? Where do the challenges lie? And how does this impact application management and having visibility over performance? These issues and many more will be discussed including a focus on the latest tools and platforms to support this.