The Toronto Cloud Business Coalition is hosting a 2016 TCBC Cloud Bootcamp, a full-day event that provides practical guidance on adopting, connecting, and driving business benefit from cloud.
Attendees – individuals with responsibility for managing cloud adoption and integration – will be divided into four case-based working groups. Working from the case study scenarios, attendees will explore key cloud deployment and optimization questions in five key areas:
In addition to these five working group sessions, the Cloud Bootcamp will feature:
- Cloud strategy and planning – Cloud has different implications for enterprise and SMB organizations, but it requires planning in both cases: integration within the overall IT delivery fabric (and ensuring that cloud’s increasing presence doesn’t lead to increased security/regulatory exposure) within enterprises, and enablement of new business process within SMBs. This session will identify key issues that need to be considered in the adoption and expansion of cloud within IT and business contexts.
- Governance, risk and compliance (including privacy and data residency) – In many cases, the key cloud management issue for businesses is governance: how is cloud incorporated within existing governance, risk and compliance structures? This session will explore ways of extending corporate GRC to cloud requirements.
- Delivering cloud via public, private and hybrid cloud environments – In a world that is transitioning from traditional on-premise infrastructure to corporate IT fabrics that incorporate multiple cloud platforms, defining and delivering cloud infrastructure is more a journey than a destination. This session will provide a framework for identifying key issues in establishing public, private and hybrid clouds within “brownfield” and “greenfield” environments.
- Advanced cloud application adoption and enablement – Increasingly, cloud is the platform enabling the most compelling next steps in IT. Collaboration, Analytics and Big Data, IoT and mobility all draw on cloud capabilities to improve a wide variety of business processes. This session will delve into the key issues in supporting advanced applications within an evolving cloud infrastructure.
- Cloud security, privacy and reliability – Cloud security, reliability and privacy speaks directly to a critical aspect of delivering cloud services to business users (and customers). This session will provide guidance in identifying what businesses need to consider to ensure that they have the right foundations for cloud-based IT service delivery.
Each of the first five modules will draw on the best practices work that has been published by TCBC, and TCBC member experts drawn from the global vendor, local IT services, legal and consulting and IT management ranks will be involved in discussions and in panel presentations framing key issues in each of the areas.
- A welcome and introductory remarks from Philippe Theriault of Red Hat
- A lunch time presentation by Shawn Gandhi of AWS
- A sixth topic discussion, "Open forum on the future of cloud technology," in which we will ask a panel including experts from VMware, HDS, Moneris and Red Hat to comment on cloud technology trends, and then open up the room for a free-form discussion on the future of cloud.
- A networking reception at the end of the day.
Attendees completing evaluation forms will be emailed an advance EPUB copy of the new TCBC book "Building Cloud Value: A Best Practices Guide, 2016," authored by InsightaaS principals Mary Allen and Michael O'Neil with contributions by 38 TCBC members.
To ensure that the session is highly interactive, there is a strict limit on overall attendance. TCBC members can reserve a seat by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: TCBC members, TCBC subscribers and members of the CIA-Plus meetup group qualify for special pricing. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information
Shawn Rosemarin, Alex Sirota, Matt Ambrose,
VMWare NewPath PwC
Arturo Perez Brian Ochab Sangam Manikkayam
Solsteace Unity Symantec
Paul Lewis Tracey Hutchison Don Sheppard
Hitachi Data Systems Cisco ConCon
Muneer Hirji Joe Belinsky Andrew Nunes
3.0 Corp. Moneris Fasken Martineau
Paul Gragtmans Greg Onoprijenko Michael Loftus
ET Group Ingram Micro CIBC
Bik Dutta Philippe Theriault Norman Sung
Carbon60 Red Hat Red Hat
Andrew Eppich Ian Rae Shawn Gandhi
Equinix CloudOps AWS