Virtualising the heart of your business

On Demand Webinar How far can you go and how far should you go with virtualisation?

These are the key questions facing IT budget holders today. As the technology emerges to move beyond basic server virtualisation toward a fully virtualised, software-defined data centre infrastructure, this webinar aims to help you map out the future. Watch this on-demand webinar which looks at:

  • How and why the best run IT organisations are extending the scope of virtualisation
  • What the ‘Software-Defined Data Centre’ concept is?
  • Ways to meet the requirements of today’s cloud computing and Big Data challenges
  • Several best practices to help accelerate your infrastructure transformation

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  • Mike Simons Mike Simons
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    Mike Simons

    Mike Simons

    Editor-in-chief, ComputerworldUK

    Mike is the Editor-in-chief of ComputerworldUK, joining IDG from Reed in 2006, where he worked on Computer Weekly and since 1999. He was editor at the launch of in 2001 and news editor of a combined Computer Weekly and 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.

  • Peter Barnes
    Director, EMEA Product Marketing
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    Peter Barnes

    Director, EMEA Product Marketing, VMware

    As a member of the VMware EMEA product marketing team, Peter’s responsibilities cover the IT Business Management and vFabric Application Management suites. He has been working in IT since 1984 and has been a programmer, pre-sales specialist, consultant and marketeer. Much of his experience has been gained internationally in the areas of GIS, ERP and Business Intelligence and IT Governance. Prior to joining VMware he worked for HP Software+Solutions, Mercury Interactive, Baan and Intergraph. Peter has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Plymouth, England. He also has a master's degree in business administration from Kingston University, England and Haarlem Business School, The Netherlands.

  • Joakim Zetterblad
    Director SAP Business Development EMEA
    EMC Corporation
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    Joakim Zetterblad

    Director SAP Business Development EMEA, EMC Corporation

    Joakim Zetterblad holds the position of Director SAP Business Development, EMEA at EMC Corporation. In this role he is responsible for the strategy and solution model for EMC’s SAP program in EMEA. He has worked with over 300 SAP clients across EMEA helping them transform their SAP Business leveraging Cloud and Big Data.

    Joakim has over 19 years of SAP experience and before joining EMC in 2000, he worked as SAP business consultant and practice leader with global organisations including IBM and KPMG LLT. In these roles he completed numerous business application implementation, upgrade, consolidation and M&A projects. Joakim has a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from the international university of economics in Linköping and lives in Sweden with his wife and two children.

  • Dale Vile
    Research Director & CEO
    Freeform Dynamics
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    Dale Vile

    Research Director & CEO, Freeform Dynamics

    Dale is a co-founder of the business, who today looks after Freeform Dynamics’ core primary research programme. This tracks IT-related buying behaviour and the impact of technology investments among mainstream enterprises, SMBs and public sector organisations. Dale has been involved specifically in end user computing and access over the past few years and has looked in depth at emerging trends such as consumerisation and BYOD in this context.

    In addition to his comprehensive insight into how the IT industry hangs together overall, Dale has a strong and practical understanding of IT sales and procurement from both sides of the fence. During his 25 year career, he has worked in enterprise IT delivery with companies such as Heineken and Glaxo, and has held sales, channel management and international market development roles within major IT vendors such as SAP, Oracle, Sybase and Nortel Networks. He even spent a couple of years managing an IT reseller business for Admiral Software.

    Dale has been involved in IT industry research since the year 2000 and has a strong reputation for original thinking and alternative perspectives on the latest technology trends and developments. He is a widely published author of books, reports and articles, and is an authoritative and provocative speaker.

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