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    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Toronto – City Hall, Committee Room 1 - 100 Queen St. West, Toronto ON M5H 2N2 (NW corner of Queen St & Bay St)

    We would like to extend an invitation to you to attend a Community Meetup on Defining the Cloud Broker Model, which we are hosting at Toronto City Hall in downtown Toronto on October 26th at 6pm

    The industry shift away from traditional on-premise-only IT operations is well underway. Most organizations today are looking to build hybrid environments which combine on-premise systems and as-a-Service offerings, and/or to migrate from physical solutions to agile cloud alternatives.

    To navigate this shift, buy-side firms need suppliers who can provide advice on technology-enabled business options. They need firms that have moved beyond ‘trusted advisor’ to ‘partner in developing strategy and roadmaps that fit the business’s needs’. They need support in data integration, and in connecting and securing systems that reside in different physical locations, governed by different administrators and policies.

    They need Cloud Service Brokers (CSBs).


    But despite this widespread need, the traditional service provider (SP) community faces many challenges in building CSB practices. The CSB model affects how management directs and measures the business, how sales sells and compensates, marketing’s scope and activity priorities, the technical competencies needed for deployment, delivery and support, and critically, the CFO’s approach to cash management. This is a wrenching change for the thousands of suppliers who provide IT operations services to Canada’s business community.

    At this meetup, key members of the Toronto Cloud Business Coalition will discuss the ‘hows’, ‘whys’, and ‘whats’ of the CSB model. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with leading experts from the CSB, cloud supplier and consulting communities. Each attendee will also receive a digital copy of the new “Defining the Cloud Broker Model” report from the Toronto Cloud Business Coalition (publication date: October 2017). This report includes input from TCBC members drawn from Cisco, PwC, Avaya, Unity Connected Solutions, ProServeIT, CloudFX, NEC, NewPath Consulting, Contract Capital Inc., TeraGo, RSA and other organizations.


    Please join us for a ‘deep dive’ into a topic that is critical to IT buyers, sellers and SPs across the Canadian business community! The session will start with an opening spotlight presentation, followed by a great expert panel featuring Matt Ambrose of PwC, Eric Sugar of ProServeIT, Brian Ochab of Unity Connected Solutions and Howard Bishansky of CenturyLink. Immediately following the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity to network with your fellow attendees.

    Here are the session details:

      • WHEN: Thursday, October 26th, 2017. Registration starts at 5:45pm, and the session runs from 6:00pm-8:15pm.
      • WHERE: Toronto - City Hall, Committee Room 1 - 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M5H 2N2 (NW corner of Queen & Bay)
      • COST: None; sponsored by InsightaaS
      • EXTRA (1): Executives from Contract Capital will be hosting a table discussion on recurring revenue financing options for SPs during the networking portion of the session. 
      • EXTRA (2): All attendees will receive a copy of the TCBC report Defining the Cloud Service Broker Model. 
      • TO ATTEND: Seating is limited to 65 guests, so please RSVP ASAP to stephen.symonds@insightaas.com to secure your place!


      Past events

      22 Jun 2017 CIA-Plus Community Meeting: Building Data Value - Economics of Data!
      14 Jun 2017 An Ingram Micro Event: IoT EVOLVE – Realize the Promise of IoT – June 14th, 2017
      02 Jun 2017 Privacy and Security - IoTCC Workgroup Session
      01 Jun 2017 Optimizing Hybrid IT Environments In Canada - TCBC Workgroup Session
      31 May 2017 Funding Innovation: Financing Options For Early-Stage Tech Businesses - TCBC Workgroup Session
      31 May 2017 On-Ramps To The Cloud - TCBC Workgroup Session
      30 May 2017 Social/Cultural Impact of Analytics and Big Data - CABC Workgroup Session
      30 May 2017 The Economics Of Cloud/Hybrid IT – A Management Guide - TCBC Workgroup Session
      29 May 2017 Big Data Analytics and Business Value - CABC Workgroup Session
      29 May 2017 The Human Element In IT Evolution - TCBC Workgroup Session
      26 May 2017 The IoT Ecosystem: Definition and Development - IoTCC Workgroup Session
      25 May 2017 Aligning Organizational Structures with Analytics - CABC Workgroup Session
      25 May 2017 IoValue: Intelligent Industry - IoTCC Workgroup Session
      24 May 2017 Sustainability And The Cloud - TCBC Workgroup Session
      24 May 2017 IoValue: Intelligent Customer Experience - IoTCC Workgroup Session
      23 May 2017 IoValue: Intelligence in Community Ecosystems - IoTCC Workgroup Session
      19 May 2017 The Economics Of Cloud/Hybrid IT: A Supply-Side Perspective - TCBC Workgroup Session
      18 May 2017 Predictable Interactivity - CABC Workgroup Session
      18 May 2017 The Economics Of Cloud/Hybrid IT: IT Economics (IT Practitioners) - TCBC Workgroup Session
      17 May 2017 Cloud Security – From The User In - TCBC Workgroup Session
      16 May 2017 Backing the Winner in Building the IoT Stack - IoTCC Workgroup Session
      16 May 2017 Cloud-Enabled Process Change - TCBC Workgroup Session
      15 May 2017 Defining The Cloud Broker Model - TCBC Workgroup Session
      16 Feb 2017 Aligning Organizational Structures with Analytics - CABC Workgroup Session
      14 Feb 2017 Big Data Analytics and Business Value - CABC Workgroup Session
      10 Feb 2017 Social/Cultural Impact of Analytics and Big Data - CABC Workgroup Session
      09 Feb 2017 Predictable Interactivity - CABC Workgroup Session
      07 Feb 2017 CIA-Plus Community Meeting – Security and privacy in the IoT era!
      07 Feb 2017 The Cloud/Hybrid IT Value Proposition For Canadian Small Businesses - TCBC Workgroup Session
      03 Feb 2017 Defining The Cloud Broker Model - TCBC Workgroup Session
      02 Feb 2017 IoValue: Intelligent Industry - IoTCC Workgroup Session
      01 Feb 2017 The IoT Ecosystem: Definition and Development - IoTCC Workgroup Session
      31 Jan 2017 IoValue: Intelligence in Community Ecosystems - IoTCC Workgroup Session
      30 Jan 2017 Optimizing Hybrid IT Environments In Canada - TCBC Workgroup Session
      25 Jan 2017 Sustainability And The Cloud - TCBC Workgroup Session
      24 Jan 2017 Cloud Security – From The User In - TCBC Workgroup Session
      23 Jan 2017 The Economics Of Cloud/Hybrid IT: IT Economics (IT Practitioners) - TCBC Workgroup Session
      20 Jan 2017 IoValue: Intelligent Customer Experience - IoTCC Workgroup Session
      19 Jan 2017 Backing the Winner in Building the IoT Stack - IoTCC Workgroup Session
      18 Jan 2017 The Economics Of Cloud/Hybrid IT – A Management Guide - TCBC Workgroup Session
      17 Jan 2017 The Human Element In IT Evolution - TCBC Workgroup Session
      16 Jan 2017 On-Ramps To The Cloud - TCBC Workgroup Session
      16 Jan 2017 The Economics Of Cloud/Hybrid IT: A Supply-Side Perspective - TCBC Workgroup Session
      13 Jan 2017 Privacy and Security - IoTCC Workgroup Session
      12 Jan 2017 Funding Innovation: Financing Options For Early-Stage Tech Businesses - TCBC Workgroup Session
      10 Jan 2017 Cloud-Enabled Process Change - TCBC Workgroup Session
      29 Nov 2016 CIA-Plus Community Meeting – Cloud and the Hybrid Edge!
      12 Oct 2016 2016 Cloud Symposium
      22 Sep 2016 Analytics in the Context of Corporate Change (A CIA-Plus Meetup)
      23 Jun 2016 Building the IoT Ecosystem (A CIA-Plus Meetup)
      03 Jun 2016 Cloud Enabled Process Change Working Group
      01 Jun 2016 Optimizing Hybrid Environments In Canada Working Group
      01 Jun 2016 The Economics Of Cloud/Hybrid - IT Economics (IT Practitioners) Working Group
      31 May 2016 The Cloud Broker Model Working Group
      30 May 2016 2016 Cloud Bootcamp
      27 May 2016 Sustainability Working Group
      26 May 2016 The Human Element In IT Evolution Working Group
      26 May 2016 The Economics Of Cloud/Hybrid - A Management Guide (Non-IT Execs) Working Group
      25 May 2016 Cloud Security From The User-In Working Group
      25 May 2016 The Economics Of Cloud/Hybrid (A Supply-Side Perspective ) Working Group
      24 May 2016 Funding Innovation Working Group
      24 May 2016 On-Ramps To The Cloud Working Group
      24 May 2016 The Cloud/Hybrid Value Proposition For Small Businesses Working Group
      26 Apr 2016 Optimizing Hybrid Environments In Canada Working Group
      26 Apr 2016 The Cloud Broker Model Working Group
      22 Apr 2016 Cloud Enabled Process Change Working Group
      21 Apr 2016 The Economics Of Cloud/Hybrid - A Management Guide (Non-IT Execs) Working Group
      20 Apr 2016 The Economics Of Cloud/Hybrid - IT Economics (IT Practitioners) Working Group
      13 Apr 2016 Cloud Security From The User-In Working Group
      13 Apr 2016 The Economics Of Cloud/Hybrid (Channel) Working Group
      12 Apr 2016 Sustainability Working Group
      12 Apr 2016 On-Ramps To The Cloud Working Group
      12 Apr 2016 The Cloud/Hybrid Value Proposition For Small Businesses Working Group
      11 Apr 2016 Funding Innovation Working Group
      11 Apr 2016 The Human Element In IT Evolution Working Group
      11 Dec 2015 The Cloud Peer Group: Community session @ TechConnex
      13 Nov 2015 The Cloud Peer Group: Community session @ TechConnex
      10 Nov 2015 2015 Cloud Symposium
      16 Oct 2015 The Cloud Peer Group: Community session @ TechConnex
      08 Oct 2015 Planning for the Cloud/Cloud Strategy – Enterprise Working Group
      07 Oct 2015 Skills Requirements and Development Working Group
      07 Oct 2015 Delivering Cloud via Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud Environments Working Group
      07 Oct 2015 Advanced Cloud Application Adoption & Enablement Working Group
      06 Oct 2015 Planning for the Cloud/Cloud Strategy – SMB Working Group
      06 Oct 2015 Cloud Standards & Security Working Group
      05 Oct 2015 Cloud Go-To-Market Working Group
      05 Oct 2015 Governance, Risk & Compliance Working Group
      25 Sep 2015 Planning for the Cloud/Cloud Strategy – SMB Working Group
      25 Sep 2015 Advanced Cloud Application Adoption & Enablement Working Group
      24 Sep 2015 Governance, Risk & Compliance Working Group
      11 Sep 2015 The Cloud Peer Group: Community session @ TechConnex
      14 Aug 2015 Financing Cloud Businesses Working Group
      13 Aug 2015 Skills Requirements and Development Working Group
      11 Aug 2015 Cloud Standards & Security Working Group
      06 Aug 2015 Planning for the Cloud/Cloud Strategy - SMB Working Group
      06 Aug 2015 Delivering Cloud via Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud Environments Working Group
      06 Aug 2015 Governance, Risk & Compliance Working Group
      05 Aug 2015 Cloud Go-To-Market Working Group
      04 Aug 2015 Cloud Business Models, Metrics & Imperatives Working Group
      04 Aug 2015 Planning for the Cloud/Cloud Strategy - Enterprise Working Group
      04 Aug 2015 Advanced Cloud Application Adoption & Enablement Working Group
      09 Jul 2015 Governance, Risk & Compliance Working Group
      09 Jul 2015 Planning for the Cloud/Cloud Strategy - Enterprise Working Group
      09 Jul 2015 Cloud Business Models, Metrics & Imperatives Working Group
      08 Jul 2015 Advanced Cloud Application Adoption & Enablement Working Group
      08 Jul 2015 Delivering Cloud via Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud Environments Working Group
      08 Jul 2015 Cloud Go-To-Market Working Group
      07 Jul 2015 Planning for the Cloud/Cloud Strategy - SMB Working Group
      07 Jul 2015 Cloud Standards & Security Working Group
      06 Jul 2015 Financing Cloud Businesses Working Group
      29 Jun 2015 Cloud Skills Requirements and Development working group
      29 Jun 2015 Financing Cloud Businesses working group
      23 Jun 2015 Governance, Risk & Compliance working group
      18 Jun 2015 Delivering Cloud via Public, Private and Hybrid working group
      18 Jun 2015 Planning for the Cloud/Cloud Strategy - Enterprise working group
      18 Jun 2015 Cloud Go-to-Market working group
      17 Jun 2015 Cloud Business Models working group
      16 Jun 2015 Standards and Security working group
      16 Jun 2015 Planning for the Cloud/Cloud Strategy - SMB working group
      15 Jun 2015 Financing Cloud Businesses working group
      15 Jun 2015 Advanced Application Adoption working group

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