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.”
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.”
Manager, Information Technology
Australian Paralympic Committee
“All relevant to me. Good value.”
Chief Executive Officer
Rural Financial Counselling Service NSW
Obama for America 2012 Campaign
Mi9 / ninemsn
Senator the Hon. Stephen Conroy
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Chief Information Officer, Information Management and Technology
Department of Business and Innovation (VIC)
Head of Product and Carrier Management
Australian Government Chief Information Officer (AGCIO) and First Assistant Secretary
Department of Finance and Deregulation
Dr Steve Hodgkinson
Research Director IT APAC
Dr Nick Tate
IT Operations Manager
Principal Security Architect, Group Business Services
Senior Vice President of Managed Services
Director of Products and Technology, Asia Pacific
Writer, Speaker and Co-Author
A Faster Future
The Hon. Greg Pearce MLC
Minister for Finance and Services
First Assistant Secretary, Digital Economy Services
US Consul General Sydney
Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation
Lead – IT Infrastructure Solutions
Tata Consultancy Services Australia and New Zealand
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.
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.
- 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
- Sharing of confidential data
- Delegation of access authority
- 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.
|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
|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
|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|
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If you offer a solution for organisations from the categories below, then Cloud @ CeBIT 2013 will be the place to provide you with the platform to highlight your capabilities and network with key industry decision makers.
Sponsoring Cloud @ CeBIT 2013 offers your organisation the opportunity to connect with leading organisations by promoting your expertise and solutions to a highly targeted audience of decision makers.
Speaking opportunities are subject to strict selection criteria and approval by Cloud 2013 content management team.
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