Agenda

CIO’S Future of Cloud and Digital Infrastructure

JUNE 15-17, 2021

What’s happening, and when

Our agenda includes keynotes, talks, and conversations that will inform, answer, enlighten, inspire, solve, and prepare you for the challenges ahead. Session topics are carefully selected to be of maximum value.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Why Clouds Are Critical to Facebook’s Success

Atish Banerjea, CIO, Facebook

Born in the cloud native era, and now one of the world’s largest technology companies, Facebook’s always relied on clouds for speed and scale. Join us to learn where Facebook’s cloud strategy is headed, and what it tells us about the future of cloud computing.

Interviewed by: Maryfran Johnson, CEO, Maryfran Johnson Media

1:30 - 1:55 PM

Strategies to Unlock Even More Value from the Cloud

Hillery Hunter, CTO, IBM Cloud, IBM

While digital transformation isn’t a new journey, some organizations continue to realize multiples in value from their transformation investments. How? An open architecture can provide the foundation needed to build once, deploy anywhere, and modernize more, but to unlock more value and economies of scale, organizations are bridging IT siloes, functions, and processes by adopting a consistent hybrid cloud operating model across everything. Join us to learn the ways some organizations are realizing up to 3x faster time-to-market, 66 percent more applications modernized, and a 4x reduction in infrastructure costs.

1:55 - 2:15 PM

Networking Break

2:15 - 2:40 PM

Saving Voyager: IT’s Journey to the Past, Present, and Future at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Randi Levin, CIO, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

In late 2019, NASA directed JPL to move an off-campus data center from a leased building back to the Lab. That’s when JPL learned that the Voyager mission, launched in 1977, was commanded from an operations center tucked away in a side room of the building. In just 15 months, JPL IT had to plan, test and execute a rescue mission to save the 40-year-old ground data systems, and enable a small band of dedicated operators to protect the interstellar mission’s priceless legacy. Join us to learn how they did it, and why clouds were critical.

Interviewed by: Derek Hulitzky, VP, Content Development & Strategy, IDG Communications, Inc.

2:40 - 3:05 PM

CIO Industry Partner Keynote

Join us to learn about the future of cloud and digital infrastructure strategies for your organization. (Session in development)

3:05 - 3:12 PM

Industry Partner Demo Session with SNP Transformations

See a demonstration of cloud and digital infrastructure technology that can help your organization. (Session in development)

3:12 - 3:19 PM

CIO Industry Partner Demo Session

See a demonstration of cloud and digital infrastructure technology that can help your organization. (Session in development)

3:20 - 3:45 PM

Editors’ Roundtable: The Race To the Cloud Accelerates

Eric Knorr, Editor in Chief, IDG Enterprise
Clint Boulton, Senior Writer, CIO
Scott Carey, Group Editor, B2B, IDG UK
Serdar Yegulalp, Senior Writer, InfoWorld

The worldwide increase in spending for public cloud services is expected to top 18 percent this year, a leap over previous years driven in part by the pandemic. What are businesses hoping to gain from rapid adoption? Which cloud services play leading roles in transformational initiatives? What are the pitfalls of migrating legacy workloads? Join us for a close look at the latest phase in the ongoing cloud frenzy.

3:45 - 4:05 PM

Industry Partner Session with Cloudera

Join us to learn about the future of cloud and digital infrastructure strategies for your organization. (Session in development)

Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Why Clouds are Critical to Humana’s Business Outcomes and Strategy

Dalia Powers, SVP, Digital Health & Analytics, Platform Innovation and Engineering, Humana, Inc.
Eric Tagliere, CTO and SVP, Tech Advancement, Humana, Inc

As clouds continue to deliver business value, they are a critical enabler for Humana to provide services to members at scale. Join us to learn about Humana’s cloud strategy, how it’s architected for the future, and where its headed.

Interviewed by: Derek Hulitzky, VP, Content Development & Strategy, IDG Communications, Inc.

1:30 - 1:50 PM

Industry Partner Q&A with IBM

Hillery Hunter, CTO, IBM Cloud, IBM

Learn about cloud and digital infrastructure technology that can help your organization. (Session in development)

Interviewed by: Charles Pelton, Contributing Editor, CIO

1:50 - 2:10 PM

Networking Break

2:10 - 2:35 PM

The Future of Cloud and Digital Infrastructure

Mary Johnston Turner, Research VP, Future of Digital Infrastructure, IDC

Join us to learn about IDC’s latest research on the future of cloud computing and digital infrastructure.

2:35 - 2:55 PM

CIO Industry Partner Keynote

Join us to learn about the future of cloud and digital infrastructure strategies for your organization. (Session in development)

2:55 - 3:02 PM

Industry Partner Demo Session with Vonage

See a demonstration of cloud and digital infrastructure technology that can help your organization. (Session in development)

3:02 - 3:09 PM

CIO Industry Partner Demo Session

See a demonstration of cloud and digital infrastructure technology that can help your organization. (Session in development)

3:10 - 3:35 PM

How Clouds Create Business Efficiency at Baker Hughes

Jeff Fleece, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Technology, Baker Hughes

Built on a century of experience, Baker Hughes is an energy technology company with 55,000 employees across 120 countries. Clouds are a critical ingredient to how the organization operates efficiently to meet its objectives. Join us to learn about their cloud strategy and where it’s headed.

Interviewed by: Derek Hulitzky, VP, Content Development & Strategy, IDG Communications, Inc.

3:35 - 3:55 PM

CIO Industry Partner Session

Join us to learn about the future of cloud and digital infrastructure strategies for your organization. (Session in development)

Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:00 - 1:30 PM

How Pfizer’s Digital Operations Center Optimizes Manufacturing Efficiency

Lidia Fonseca, EVP, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Pfizer

At the forefront of response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pfizer is no stranger to carefully developing medicines to help the world. To be successful, they must find every efficiency possible in their supply chains and manufacturing processes. Join us to learn how their Digital Operations Center is adding business value.

Interviewed by: Derek Hulitzky, VP, Content Development & Strategy, IDG Communications, Inc.

1:30 - 1:50 PM

CIO Industry Partner Keynote

Join us to learn about the future of cloud and digital infrastructure strategies for your organization. (Session in development)

1:50 - 2:10 PM

Networking Break

2:10 - 2:40 PM

Industry Partner Panel with IBM

Join us to learn about the future of cloud and digital infrastructure strategies for your organization. (Session in development)

2:40 - 3:00 PM

CIO Industry Partner Keynote

Join us to learn about the future of cloud and digital infrastructure strategies for your organization. (Session in development)

3:00 - 3:07 PM

Industry Partner Demo Session with Apptio

See a demonstration of cloud and digital infrastructure technology that can help your organization. (Session in development)

3:10 - 3:35 PM

Desktop-as-a-Service: A Forever Myth, or Finally the Real Deal?

Ken Mingis, Executive Editor, Computerworld
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, Contributor, Computerworld
Preston Gralla, Contributing Editor, Computerworld
Susan Bradley, Contributing Writer, Computerworld

Desktop-as-a-Service has always been just over the horizon, but with the rapid changes in IT over the last year, DaaS might actually makes sense for a lot of employers and employees. Join us as IDG’s editors and writers discuss whether the future of the desktop is really in the cloud, especially for Windows PCs.