AGENDA

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08:30

Registration & Welcome Refreshment

09:00

Welcome Remarks from Chairman

Chee-Sing Chan, Group Editor, Computerworld Hong Kong

09:10

Opening Remarks

Donald Mak, Chief Systems Manager (Industry Facilitation),OGCIO,The Government of the Hong Kong SAR

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09:20

Opening Keynote – Cloud Opportunities in the Dynamic Enterprise

Avneesh Saxena, Group Vice President, Domain Research Group, IDC Asia/Pacific

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09:50

Keynote (1) – The Software-defined Data Center Reality and the Impact on the Network

CK LamDirector, Data Center Fabric and Virtualization for Asia Pacific, Brocade

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10:20

Keynote (2) – Case study: Migrating to the Virtual and Cloud-enabled Data Center

David Chung, CTO, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited

10:50

Morning Coffee Break & Viewing of Exhibits

11:15

Keynote (3) – Smarter Storage for a Smarter Infrastructure

Mike Ng, Senior Manager, Business Development & Co-Owner, Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited

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11:45

Keynote (4) – Software-defined Protection: Today’s Security for Tomorrow’s Networks

Calvin Ng, Country Manager, Hong Kong & Macau, Check Point Software Technologies Limited

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12:15

Keynote (5) – Best Practices in Managing data center to Maximize operational Uptime

Data center outages cost businesses about USD 0.3 million to 1.0 million per unplanned outage. A majority of these outages can be avoided or mitigated. Based on our experience in managing 9,000+ incidents across circa 7 million square feet of data centers, trading floors, offices and manufacturing space in the Asia Pacific region, this presentation discuss some of the best practices that can help data center managers maximise their uptime without major investment.

Johnson Tan, Regional Head of Engineering, APME, Barclays Bank

12:45

Executive Luncheon – by Invitation Only

14:00

Speed Networking –
Connect and Expand Your Professional Network

14:15

Keynote (6) – Return on Agility: Innovation Powered by the Cloud

Today, enterprises and  government organizations are experiencing
stifled innovation, not due to or lack of ideas – but instead lack of available resources, computing capacity and high CAPEX requirements. The elastic nature of Cloud Computing allows you to shift from owning infrastructure to renting infrastructure and allows you to experiment and innovate much more quickly  at lower cost – both in a dollars and cents . Making your datacenter walls elastic and secure in a hybrid virtual private cloud environment, allows you to leverage the elastic capabilities of the cloud to drive innovation, scale and high availability, while still maintaining the security, access policies and networking topology you require to be compliant.

Zane Moi, Head of Business Development, Amazon Web Services Partner Program

14:45

Keynote (7) –Web-scale Converged Infrastructure for the Enterprise

When Facebook, Google, Twitter and other leading cloud players designed their infrastructure, they threw away the playbook. These companies understood the limits of traditional architectures, requiring extensive integration across different vendors. Instead, they pioneered how next-generation datacenter infrastructure was to be built and managed. They converged all storage and server resources using software “web-scale” software running on X86 servers. These same technologies and datacenter architectures are now within reach of mainstream enterprises, powering virtualized workloads including tier-1 applications and end-user computing at any scale. Join this technical session to learn about real-world examples of organizations deploying web-scale converged infrastructure for tier-1 workloads in their datacenter. After a brief architectural discussion, you will learn how using a software-defined approach enabled organizations to adopt a pay-as-you-grow model for scalability and improve datacenter economics. The session will end with a candid discussion on the deployment and operational best practices from real-world deployments for scalability, high availability, disaster recovery and multi-workload consolidation.  Learn why Gartner says 50 percent of ALL enterprises globally will have this type of infrastructure in place by 2017.

Ahim Kho, Managing Director, Greater China, Nutanix

15:15

Executive Panel Discussion – Challenges and Lessons in Building the Dynamic Cloud-enabled Data Center

Moderator:   Chee-Sing Chan, Group Editor, Computerworld Hong Kong

Panelists:

  • Brian Chan, Vice President, Information Technology, Asia, Carlsberg Group, Hong Kong
  • Avneesh Saxena, Group Vice President, Domain Research Group, IDC Asia/Pacific
  • Johnson Tan, Regional Head of Engineering, APME, Barclays Bank
  • Jerry Wertelecky, Managing Director, Cloud Transformation & Security Solutions (CTSS)
16:15

Closing Remarks

16:20

Viewing of Exhibits and Day-end Networking Session

  • Refreshment
  • Lucky draws
  • Meeting with industry experts and speakers
16:30

End of Program