Cloud Wrap-Up

Coupled with the massive exhibition floorspace devoted to cloud computing technology at CeBIT Australia 2013, Deutsche Messe Worldwide’s Cloud Conference became the most important cloud application and services event ever held in Australia.
The event featured an array of high-profile local and international speakers, and included Ministerial addresses from the Australian Federal and New South Wales governments.

Attracting huge media interest from the technology press, the Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy used the Cloud Conference as a platform to launch the Australian Government’s National Cloud Computing Strategy.
The Conroy strategy has enormous implications for the domestic technology sector, and potentially opens up vast tracts of Federal ICT expenditure to cloud-based service providers.
 

 
The New South Wales Government Finance Minister Greg Pearce, who has presided over one of the largest single public sector cloud implementations in the world, also address this important conference.

Obama for America Chief Technology Officer Harper Reed was a stand-out presenter during the plenary session of Cloud 2013. In describing the workings of the massive logistical and fund-raising efforts of a presidential campaign. Mr Reed was able to provide a rock-solid case-study on scaling an operation from very small to very big – very quickly.

CeBIT Global Conferences’ Cloud conference has quickly become one of the most important business technology conferences held annually in Australia. Presented by Deutsche Messe Worldwide, the event continues to grow in statue and will certainly be a big part of the CeBIT Australia 2014 conference program.
 

 

Other Cloud 2013 highlights included:

  • A keynote presentation by Mi9 (NineMSN) Chief Technology Officer Damian Cronan on “Migrating the Organisation to the Cloud” in which he described the company’s recent investments in core publishing capabilities and its elastic cloud compute infrastructure.
  • A panel session on the future of cloud that includes ANZ Bank Chief Technology Officer Patrick Maes, telecommunications provider AAPT’s Chief Executive Officer David Yuile and the Australian Government’s Chief Information Officer Glenn Archer.
  • A fascinating keynote by Freelancer.com Vice-President of Engineering David Harrison on “Building Scalability and Resilience in the Cloud.”


What delegates said about Cloud 2013:

“Extremely valuable and informative conference with an excellent selection of well prepared and informed speakers.”
Isabel Smith
Director, State Information Management
State Records, WA

State Records, WA“This event was extremely valuable at this time for the APC as we were considering a partial or full migration to the cloud.”
Chris Voysey
Manager, Information Technology
Australian Paralympic Committee

“All relevant to me. Good value.”
Jeff Caldbeck
Chief Executive Officer
Rural Financial Counselling Service NSW

Harper Reed

CTO

Obama for America 2012 Campaign

Damian Cronan

CTO

Mi9 / ninemsn

 

Senator the Hon. Stephen Conroy

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

 

Dudley Kneller

Partner

Madgwicks

 

Chris Gilmore

Chief Information Officer, Information Management and Technology

Department of Business and Innovation (VIC)

 

Nick Pachos

Head of Product and Carrier Management

AAPT Limited

 

Glenn Archer

Australian Government Chief Information Officer (AGCIO) and First Assistant Secretary

Department of Finance and Deregulation

 

Dr Steve Hodgkinson

Research Director IT APAC

Ovum

 

Dr Nick Tate

President

ACS

 

Simon Beckett

IT Operations Manager

RedBalloon

 

Patrick Maes

CTO

ANZ

 

Matt Lowth

Principal Security Architect, Group Business Services

NAB

 

Alam Gill

Senior Vice President of Managed Services

CSG International

 

Alan Perkins

Director of Products and Technology, Asia Pacific

Rackspace

 

Brad Howarth

Writer, Speaker and Co-Author

A Faster Future

 

David Yuile

CEO

AAPT Limited

 

The Hon. Greg Pearce MLC

Minister for Finance and Services

 

Keith Besgrove

First Assistant Secretary, Digital Economy Services

DBCDE

 

Niels Marquardt

US Consul General Sydney

 

Colin Griffith

Director

Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation

 

Satish Iyer

Lead – IT Infrastructure Solutions

Tata Consultancy Services Australia and New Zealand

 

Deven Billimoria

CEO

Smartsalary

 

 

 

WORKSHOP 1 | Virtualisation Management

Tuesday 28 May 2013 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm

 

The Foundation for Private Cloud

Most organisations today have successfully completed their initial server virtualisation and consolidation and have virtualised all their low-hanging fruit servers and applications.

The current challenges now for business are how to go that extra bit, how can they virtualise the remaining 50% to include business critical operations?

To do this, optimisation of your infrastructure to maintain and support the additional requirements is essential for critical applications. Furthermore, to realise the full potential of a Private Cloud organisations need to add the management and automation to optimise IT operations, improve IT agility, and deliver IT as a service. Advanced virtualisation means properly managing, protecting, optimising and automating the virtual infrastructure.

To ensure success, IT must assess and then implement advanced management capabilities such as dynamic policy-based workload management; high availability; automated disaster recovery; performance, capacity management and troubleshooting across and through the virtual and physical infrastructure; lifecycle management; and potentially management of multi-hypervisor environments.

IT managers have a large cloud ecosystem to search through to decide which solutions will work best for their organisaiton. This workshop will help delegates learn about industry trends, available solutions, future directions and how to prioritise and implement the necessary solutions for advanced virtualisation management, optimisation, and automation, laying the foundation for Private Cloud.

Who Should Attend:

IT managers who are looking to provide virtualisation and cloud services for their organisation to transition to a private cloud.

What you will learn

Discuss the challenges that come with the move to private cloud computing, and how to prioritise, evaluate and implement the necessary solutions for virtualisation.

Facilitated by:
Tristan Goode, CEO Aptira and Director OpenStack Foundation
Sina Sadeghi, Director Cloud Operations, Aptira

Afternoon Tea will be served during session.

 

WORKSHOP 2 | Cloud Security

Thursday 30 May 2013 | 9:30am – 12:30pm

 

Overcoming the Threats to Cloud Security

Business critical and sensitive processes and activities are more often than not the last to be migrated to the Cloud, due to governance, risk and security, and compliance concerns.

Information risk management and security professionals often use fear uncertainty and doubt (FUD) to support their negative views. Considering what threats, vulnerabilities, and risks are likely to be realised and their associated material business impacts should be assessed first.

 

Workshop Overview

  • Overview Cloud Security Concerns
  • Threat and Vulnerability Analysis Overview
  • Vulnerability management
  • Cloud risk mitigation strategies and countermeasure development
  • Effective concepts techniques for governing the security of cloud solutions
  • What should you ask a cloud provider about security?

What you will learn

  • Cloud security architectures
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Process/VM Isolation, data segregation, multi-tenancy
  • Uncertainty over data location
  • Data protection and security
  • Authentication
  • Sharing of confidential data
  • Delegation of access authority
  • Encryption
  • Partial access to encrypted data

Who Should Attend:

IT managers who are responsible for cloud security and mitigation about potential threats.

Facilitator: Steven Herod, Technical Architect, Cloud Sherpas

Morning Tea will be served during session.

 

 

Opening Plenary
8:25am – 8:30am Opening Address from Conference Chair
Brad Howarth, Writer, Speaker and Co-Author, A Faster Future
8:30am – 8:40am Ministerial AddressThe Hon. Greg Pearce MLC, Minister for Finance and Services
8:40am – 9:25am International Keynote: Leveraging Cloud Services for Barack Obama’s Re-electionHarper Reed, CTO, Obama for America 2012 Campaign
9:25am – 9:45am Ministerial AddressSenator the Hon. Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
9:45am – 10:30am Panel Discussion: What is the Future of Cloud Computing?Facilitator:Dr Steve Hodgkinson, Research Director IT APAC, Ovum

Panellists:

  • David Yuile, CEO, AAPT Limited
  • Patrick Maes, CTO, ANZ
  • Glenn Archer, Australian Government Chief Information Officer (AGCIO) and First Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance and Deregulation
  • Alan Perkins, Director of Product and Technology, Asia Pacific, Rackspace
  • Alam Gill, Senior Vice President of Managed Services, CSG International
Cloud Agenda starts
Chair: Keith Besgrove, First Assistant Secretary, Digital Economy Services, DBCDE
10:30am – 11:00am Morning Tea and Networking
11:00am – 11:30am The Organisational Impact of Cloud Services AdoptionDr Steve Hodgkinson, Research Director IT APAC, Ovum
11:30am – 12:00pm Migrating the Organisation to the CloudDamian Cronan, CTO, Mi9 / ninemsn
12:00pm – 12:30pm Diamond Sponsor Presentation: The role of Carriers in Cloud ComputingNick Pachos, Head of Product and Carrier Management, AAPT Limited
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch and Networking
1:30pm – 2:00pm Cloud & Big Data The UK’s StrengthsSimon Sprince, Co-Founder and Director, Focus Innovation
2:00pm – 2:30pm Panel Discussion: Data Sovereignty and Security in the Cloud – Problem or Perception?Facilitator:Dudley Kneller, Partner, Madgwicks

Panellists:

  • Niels Marquardt, US Consul General Sydney
  • Dr Nick Tate, President, ACS
  • Matt Lowth, Principal Security Architect, Group Business Services, NAB
  • Colin Griffith, Director, Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation
2:30pm – 3:00pm Building Scalability and Resilience in the CloudDavid Harrison, Vice President of Engineering, Freelancer.com
3:00pm – 3:30pm Evolution of Cloud Applications: Testing and DevelopmentSatish Iyer, Lead – IT Infrastructure Solutions, Tata Consultancy Services Australia and New Zealand
3:30pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Tea & Networking
4:00pm – 4:30pm Driving Performance through Business StrategyDeven Billimoria, CEO, Smartsalary
4:30pm – 5:00pm Big Business Player on a Small Business BudgetSimon Beckett, IT Operations Manager, RedBalloon
5:00pm – 5:30pm Department of Business and Innovation’s adoption of a Public CloudChris Gilmore, Chief Information Officer, Information Management and Technology, Department of Business and Innovation (VIC)
5:30pm – 5:35pm Closing Remarks from the Chair and End of ConferenceKeith Besgrove, First Assistant Secretary, Digital Economy Services, DBCDE

Download Cloud 2013 Brochure







  • Land line numbers must include area code with no spaces. EG: 0291234567