Cloud Innovation

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Cloud Computing is evolving at a rapid pace to enable new waves of organisational innovation in today’s digital ecosystem.
Whether you run hybrid, public or private Cloud ecosystems, Cloud Innovation is your “must attend” event to hear expert presentations, gain real-life insights and examine the future of Cloud in the business ecosystem.

Hot topics include:

  • Omni-channel deployment
  • Hybrid cloud
  • Edge computing
  • Microservices
  • DevOps
  • Serverless
  • Security

Hear insights from the following speakers:

  • Auckland Transport
  • CITTA Design
  • Foodstuffs North Island
  • Hamilton City Council
  • Revera
  • Trustpower
  • Vector
  • Umbrellar

8.30 – Registration and coffee
9.00 – Welcome from the Chair, Pieter Bronkhorst, Chief Technology Officer, Hamilton City Council
9.10 – Opening keynote: From Cloud adoption to Cloud optimisation – It’s not one size fits all
• Hybrid vs. Public vs. Private – how can we better enable developers to respond to business needs
• The rise of multi-cloud environments and utilising open source technology effectively
• Right sizing applications for better business efficiencies
• Taking advantage of edge computing abilities
Keith Archibald, Head of Innovation , Revera

9.50 – Tech futures and the scope of Cloud
• The enabling ability for large-scale data collection and processing
• From Saas to IaaS and PaaS – looking beyond traditional Cloud models
• Evolving from IoT – uncovering innovative business opportunities emerging
David Howden, Head of Cloud UMBRELLAR

10.30 – Morning break
11.00 – Case study: Use of Cloud to create seamless omni-channel experiences
• Providing the right infrastructure to provide realtime and flexible integrated solutions
• Driving seamless and consistent experiences through Cloud deployment
Riki Williscroft, Applications Support Manager and Cloud Product Owner AUCKLAND TRANSPORT

11.30 – Case study: How Cloud is enabling more meaningful customer engagement
• Breaking down the communication barrier – solving customer pain points through smart “aaS”
• Significant connections throughout every stage of the customer’s journey
• Allowing choice – providing options for customers to interact on their terms
Matt van Deventer, Head of Technology TRUSTPOWER

12.00 – Case study: Our IT and digital journey so far
• Overcoming legacy and transition issues with digital transformations
• Moving your ERP into the Cloud
• Lessons learnt along our journey to date and the next steps
Grant Taylor, Director CITTA DESIGN

12.30 – Lunch break
1.30 – Facilitating the next generation of Business Apps by enabling machine learning in a microservices and serverless world
• How the serverless revolution is going to add warp drive to your product and app development and delivery cycles
• The future of Microservices in a service mesh and using all your resources effectively
• Building intelligent Apps, machine learning at scale in a distributed service mesh
Darren Wood, Tech Innovator FOODSTUFFS NORTH ISLAND

2.15 – DevOps + Cloud – accelerating the release of customer applications
• Using microservice architecture to deploy Cloud native applications that meet business needs
• Why microservices? Developing the ability for quick deployment and scalability
• The customer feedback loop – enabling feedback and improvements by reduced cost to market
Sean Kemball, Cloud and DevOps Manager VECTOR

3.00 – Afternoon break
3.30 – Security in the Cloud era – the rise and fall of threats you should be aware of
• How machine learning and AI are solving and creating threats for Cloud-based applications
• Credential and access management is still key – dissuading unauthorised access without impeding business performance
• Vulnerabilities matter – minimising, isolating or eliminating potential data breaches and malicious code

4.00 – Enhancing business resilience through smart Cloud deployment
• Creating and developing an integrated and comprehensive disaster recovery programme
• More than just backing up data – smart thinking to get your business back on its feet quicker
• Lessons learnt from real-life scenarios – when the rubber hits the road what matters most to get your organisation operational

4.30 – Transforming organisations through Cloud innovation
• Redefining information governance and security
• Scalability – looking for optimisation and benefits for the modern digital business
Pieter Bronkhorst, Chief Technology Officer, Hamilton City Council

5.00 – Summary remarks from the Chair and end of Conference
5.10 – Networking drinks

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