Realising Business Value in the Cloud

Creating a roadmap for success

The business and technological drivers for cloud are many: the need to increase productivity and control costs, the rapid, cost-effective acquisition of mobile and collaboration technologies, through to the need to efficiently manage complex legacy applications. The challenges about how to use cloud for cost effective innovation and flexibility are equally numerous.

Join this live discussion for authoritative content and advice on delivering enterprise applications in the cloud for your organisation plus hear the latest trends from IDC, industry analysts.

Key Takeaways


Join us for this live discussion to hear the latest findings from IDC and benchmark your organisation's approach to enterprise cloud against others in your market.

  • Benefit from the insights of a major global enterprise cloud research study from IDC, which will be unveiled on the webcast. Find out who is using public, private and hybrid cloud and why, which applications and business processes that are most often contracted out.
  • Hear what a global services provider T-Systems, has learnt from its long experience of delivering cloud services to its clients, including the migration of complex Apps to the cloud.
  • Get the chance to ask your questions on cloud to some of the industry’s leading experts.

Experts


Mike Simons, Editor, ComputerworldUK
Mike is the Editor of ComputerworldUK, joining IDG from Reed in 2006, where he worked on Computer Weekly and Computerweekly.com since 1999. He was editor at the launch of ComputerWeekly.com in 2001 and news editor of a combined Computer Weekly and ComputerWeekly.com operation from 2003. Mike helped Computer Weekly secure the Periodical Publishers Association awards as either “magazine of the year” or “campaigning magazine of the year” for four years out of five. Mike joined IDG as launch editor of ComputerworldUK and has recently also taken over responsibility as editor if sister site Techworld. Mike also sits on the SAP Global Quality Awards judging panel.


Juergen Urbanski
After 10 years in Silicon Valley serving some of the largest enterprise technology sellers such as NetApp, HP, Oracle, Microsoft, SAP and Symantec on product development issues, Juergen Urbanski has joined one of the top five European buy-side organisations in enterprise technology to lead the CTO function for T-Systems, the €10 bn IT services division of Deutsche Telekom. As the Chief Technologist of T-Systems, he is the top executive responsible for the development and application of innovative technologies with the goal of growing revenue and profitability.
As the technical lead on Deutsche Telekom’s four-member group-wide Cloud Leadership Team, he is accountable for driving the transformation of ICT services production towards cloud-enabled business outcomes such as rapid innovation, fast time to market, high capital efficiency and advanced cloud security. He also oversees T-Systems' Global Architecture Function, comprising 70 architects and technical professionals in the research, design and development of new ICT services. As a change agent tasked with driving innovation, he works closely with C-level executives and other SVPs to develop the overall business strategy and drive how technology can better serve the goals of the organization.


Martin Canning
Based in IDC's Amsterdam office, Martin Canning manages IDC's consulting business in Western Europe and is responsible for the successful delivery of client projects across all areas of IDC's IT markets coverage. His organization works closely with IDC's clients to understand their specific needs and requirements and to tailor solutions to support their business objectives. Canning joined IDC in October 1996. Previous to this he spent over nine years at Lucent Technologies Network Systems (formerly AT&T Network Systems). During his time at Lucent Technologies he held various positions including bids and proposals management for activities in the Russian market and product management responsibilities for international markets. Before joining IDC he was a member of the International Customer Business Management Group responsible for the definition and implementation of Lucent Technologies' market strategy in international network access markets.


Mette Ahorlu
Ms. Ahorlu provides research and consulting services primarily to IT services vendors and investment banks. Ahorlu is responsible for the European Datacenter Life-Cycle Services program, which covers key topics such as datacenter transformation and cloud infrastructure services, taking a holistic view of the different types of services involved, ranging from consulting and implementation to outsourcing, managed services and support. Ahorlu's research on datacenter life-cycle services focuses on opportunities and challenges for service providers, strategies and positioning, and end-user demands and needs, providing information and advice to support business plans and go-to-market activities. Ahorlu has more than 15 years' experience in her field and over 20 years' experience in the industry. She worked for IDC Nordic in telecoms and later services research for 10 years until joining the European services team in 2005. Prior to joining IDC, she worked for Ericsson in Denmark and UNI-C, the Danish University Computing Center.

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