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2013 Rethink IT. Reinvent Business
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2013 Rethink IT. Reinvent Business
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Agenda Information
Time Topic Speaker
08:00 - 08:30 Registration & light refreshments with access to the IBM Cloud Expert Zone  
08:30 - 08:45 Welcome & Opening Andrew Stevens
08:50 - 09:20 Will Duckworth
09:25 - 10:10 Panel discussion moderated by Chris Morris
10:15 - 10:35 Will Duckworth
10:40 - 11:00 Morning Tea & Networking in the IBM Cloud Expert Zone  
11:00 - 12:30 Break-out into key interest streams, view stream information below  
12:30 - 14:00 Networking lunch in the IBM Cloud Expert Zone  

Business Consideration Stream
Time Topic Speaker
11:00 - 11:30 Daryl Webb
11:30 - 12:00 Alastair Prior
12:00 - 12:30 Melbourne: Brett Vincent
Sydney: Kevin Mackin

Technology Consideration Stream
Time Topic Speaker
11:00 - 11:30 Tom Fifield
11:30 - 12:00 Chris Frost & Andrew Yu
12:00 - 12:30 Neil Readshaw

Managed Services Providers (MSP) Stream & Independent Software Vendors (ISV)
Time Topic Speaker
11:00 - 11:30 Amy Anderson
11:30 - 12:00 Panel discussion moderated by Vicki Sherry
12:00 - 12:30 Moderated by Phil Sheenan

Please note, unforeseen circumstances may cause speakers to change on the day.

Time Topic Speaker Description
08:50 - 09:20 The Silver Lining: Reinvent your business with Cloud Will Duckworth Is Cloud simply a way of delivering computing resources in a flexible funding model, or does it present a much greater opportunity as a driver of business transformation? In the era of 'smart', success will be driven by how well enterprises harness the power of technology to deliver unique value to customers with speed and efficiency. Will Duckworth will explore the true value of Cloud in this broader context, outlining the Cloud imperatives for Australian enterprises and sharing examples of organisations that have stopped following norms and transformed to lead their industries with Cloud.
Time Topic Speaker Description
9:25 - 10:10 Harnessing the Transformational Power of Cloud Panel discussion moderated by Chris Morris Hear from organisations including National Australia Bank and Avnet on how they are leveraging IBM cloud solutions to help transform their businesses.
Time Topic Speaker Description
10:15 - 10:35 Q&A with customer panel & IBM Will Duckworth Q&A with Will Duckworth & client panel
Time Topic Speaker Description
11.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. Cloud Infrastructure without compromise Daryl Webb
Time Topic Speaker Description
11:30 - 12:00 You know the "why" about Cloud managed services. What about the "how"? Alastair Prior Traditional server environments can be problematic when the pressure's on to make organisations more cost-effective and agile and get new products to market quickly.The potential for high costs, lengthy development cycles, increasing complexity, errors and frustration make a compelling case for managed cloud services. The big question is, "how?" This session will provide you with insights and strategies to help you reduce complexity, cost and operational risk while improving service delivery and speed to market. Including global examples of clients who have unlocked the value of fully managed services.
Time Topic Speaker Description
12:00 - 12:30 Staying Competitive in the Age of the Customer Melbourne: Brett Vincent
Sydney: Kevin Mackin
Do you see the speed of change in your industry as an opportunity, or a threat? Are you looking to deliver greater value faster? Cloud-based business solutions can help business leaders drive innovation and make their business more agile with minimal impact on IT infrastructure. Because of this, the CIO role is evolving to become more of an integrator and broker, working with stakeholders to deliver innovation and agility using SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions. Hear how cloud-based business solutions accelerate business process innovation, deliver business analytics at the point of impact, and enable collaboration by creating and linking business networks.
Time Topic Speaker Description
11:00 - 11:30 Open for Business Tom Fifield With so many vendors offering proprietary cloud 'solutions' it's easy to see why organisations have adopted a cautious approach. In this session you will learn about OpenStack and its mission of enabling organisations to create and offer cloud solutions running on standard hardware and software. So IT executives no longer face the dilemma of getting locked into a single vendor or face the challenge of integrating solutions from different cloud providers.
Time Topic Speaker Description
11:30 - 12:00 Making OpenStack work for you Chris Frost & Andrew Yu While cloud technology can provide greater flexibility and agility, it can compound the complexity of your IT environment, making it hard to deliver services quickly and efficiently. In this session you'll learn how IBM is adding value to OpenStack to allow clients to quickly combine and deploy various cloud services by lining up the compute, storage and network resources with an easy-to-use graphical interface that supports the use of architectural patterns. This will save you time and money while increasing your flexibility.
Time Topic Speaker Description
12:00 - 12:30 Security in the Cloud - You're not alone Neil Readshaw Security is often highlighted as a top concern with cloud computing but you can't let this alone be an inhibitor to enabling business innovation. In this session we'll show you how organisations can successfully move their applications and data to private and public cloud environments while maintaining an acceptable risk posture.
Time Topic Speaker Description
11:00 - 11:30 Rethinking your business in the cloud Amy Anderson The IT landscape is constantly shifting - and ISVs and MSPs need to adapt their business model to address these opportunities and remain relevant and competitive. In this session we'll explore the trends impacting MSPs and ISVs. Using actual case studies of providers and vendors who have made the shift, you'll gain valuable insights into what's possible, and learn how IBM can help you navigate this new landscape.
Time Topic Speaker Description
11:30 - 12:00 Don't get left on the starting line Panel discussion moderated by Vicki Sherry Many Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) are moving to the cloud - or at least considering it. Attend this session to hear a panel discussion from some local MSPs and ISVs who have partnered together to provide the right mix of services, products and programs to grow their business. Join us for an in-depth look at what happens when ISVs and MSPs move to the cloud, and how they can work together to build new cloud services.
Time Topic Speaker Description
12:00 - 12:30 Fast Forward your Future Moderated by Phil Sheenan A great opportunity to meet MSPs and ISVs to learn more about their organisation and the opportunities to partner in the future.

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Registration

IBM SmartCloud Live 2013 - Melbourne
15 October 2013
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Melbourne: Hilton on the Park
192 Wellington Parade


IBM SmartCloud Live 2013 - Sydney
17 October 2013
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sydney: Sheraton on the Park
161 Elizabeth Street

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