20 June 2013

Hybrid IT & Cloud Computing

Key industry trends for 2013

Hybrid IT & Cloud Computing were key IT trends in 2013 reported from industry leading authorities such as Adobe and AIMIA (Australia Interactive Media Industry Association)

2013 Cloud Connect conference, discussion moved from defining cloud computing to discussing practical enterprises applications of the cloud. The conference turned from cheerleading to nuts and bolts. This means it's less fun, but it's also more grounded in the day-to-day realities of implementing change instead of envisioning utopia. Many presentations focused on real-world use cases and concrete action steps, with a strong focus on hybrid cloud computing.

The dominant model presented in most sessions was multi cloud computing, including discussions of hardware, software selection, migrating workloads and cost management. Common to all these presentations is an assumption that the future of cloud computing will be operated by central IT, which will develop a common operating model used across all cloud environments.

As cloud offerings added vertical business capability offerings to the horizontal IT capacity services, the adoption question changed from "if" to "when" and “how”—and the answer is frequently "now”. According to a report from IT research firm Gartner, 10% of overall IT security enterprise product capabilities will be delivered in the cloud by 2015, and the cloud-based security services market is projected to reach $4.2 billion by 2016.

MC, Caroline Pemberton

Craig Allen, Chairman at Offis

Expert Speakers:

James Turner  -- IT Industry Analyst at IBRS   

Angel Ioannou – GM at integrum Management Systems

Afshin Baktashi – MD at Redmap Networks

ISV SpeakEasy Panel Q&A

Event Details

Location: Prime restaurant No. 1 Martin place, Sydney

Date: 05:30PM - 08:00PM, Thursday 20 June, 2013


Event Speakers

  • James Turner Senior Advisor with IBRS

    James is an IBRS Advisor specialising in information security, data centres and cloud and mobility security.  

  • Angel Ioannou General Manager - integrum Management Systems

    Angel Ioannou has worked in the Information Communications and Technology industry for over 30 years. 

  • Afshin Baktashi Managing Director at Redmap Networks

    Afshin is the Managing Director at Redmap Networks.

  • Caroline Pemberton Offis MC - TV Presenter, Producer

    Currently developing her own unique adventure TV series and brand; 'MissAdventure' which appeals to active women interested in adventure and action sports.

  • Craig Allen Executive Chairman

    Founded Offis Pty Ltd in 1997 with a vision to provide secure Enterprise-Grade Infrastructure and Operational Services for Australian companies.