Talktech is Computerworld Hong Kong's signature executive discussion event. We are again bringing the mini version of this interactive and engaging conversation back to the CIO Leadership Forum this year. This is a platform for CIOs, IT vendors and industry observers to exchange ideas, insights and inspirations.
Date: March 17, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 11:00AM
Venue: The Mira, Hong Kong
6 tables: 6 simultaneous discussions
Each table: 1 moderator to lead the discussion of different topics, 3 guest speakers (rotate between topics)
Three discussion topics: 30 mins each
Discussion topic: Rebooting business with bimodal IT
Balancing the predictability and creativity in IT delivery to drive growth
Albert Wong, General Manager, Service Delivery, Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited
Leo Ng, General Manger, Sales & Marketing, Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited
The rise of digital disruption is driving higher demand for speed and performance, which many IT leaders find it frustrating to meet with the traditional IT infrastructure. This is the reason why many organizations are also turning towards bimodal IT (see figure underneath).
The practice of bimodal IT is having one team dedicated to keep the lights on by supporting the SOR (systems of records) and maintaining the legacy technologies, and the other team to sets the world on fire with creative new services using IoT, big data and cloud computing to enable SOE (systems of engagement).
But it is easier said than done in many Hong Kong organizations, where the IT teams are already struggling with limited resources. In this session, we will discuss the value and challenges of adopting bimodal IT in the digital transformation journey. Speakers from Fujitsu will also share their insights and experience on how to manage and balance the investments and priority in the digital landscape.
Questions for roundtable discussion:
- What is your current state of bimodal IT adoption? Are you considering it, in the middle of deploying it or adopting it?
- What are the challenges and barriers for adopting bimodal IT in enabling digital transformation?
- Do you find maintaining and managing IT infrastructure (hardware, software and the hassle of managing multi-vendors, contractual maintenance) a barrier for your organizations to introduce innovation or digital services?
- What are the challenges of introducing digital services, while maintaining legacy technologies in your organization?
- Is bimodal IT the only way to prepare for the journey of digital transformation?
Discussion topic: CIO - The Enterprise Game Changer
Greg Wong, Director Analytics, Centre of Excellence BI, SAP
Charles de Jager, SAP Customer Solutions Management, SAP Greater China
“The C-suite is becoming overcrowded with new C-level titles being introduced regularly- Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Privacy Officer, Chief Cloud Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Social Media Officer, Chief Security Officer, and Chief Risk Officer …, etc. These new roles are often unclear in terms of their objectives, and how they differ from the role of the traditional CIO. As a result, the role of the CIO is being marginalized when the role should, in fact, be elevated.” (Quoted from Wired.com https://www.wired.com/insights/2014/04/new-role-cio-innovator-ever-evolving-business-world/)
In this session, we will discuss the challenges and the top hurdles of CIOs in face of digital transformation. We will explore how IT and business leaders are assessing what works for them, and look out to the challenges and opportunities ahead. The latest technologies are re-shaping the role of CIOs and turning over the business with strategic best practices. CIOs can lead the organization to stay ahead in the digital enterprise.
Questions for roundtable discussion:
- Is the role of CIO, to optimize or to innovate? To manage IT or to drive new business value?
- How do CIOs derive new strategic values in a digitally complex world?
- What are the new measures of success?
- What are the key success factors, innovation and choices of technologies for the future CIO?
- How important is data analytics to your organization? What tools would you use to extract business value from corporate data?
Discussion topic: Software-defined IT to empower digital business
Harness the power of DevOps to accelerate software development for digitization
Patrick Chan, SE Manager - HK & Taiwan, Nutanix
Paul Serrano, Chief Evangelist, Asia Pacific & Japan, Nutanix
Building a digital business is about speed—a prompt respond to the ever-changing customers’ needs and speedy development of new services to meet these demands. Unfortunately, the traditional IT infrastructure and organization structure are holding back many enterprises from achieving these goals.
To modernize IT organizations and accelerate software development, organizations are turning towards DevOps—an IT discipline that brings a closer collaboration between the software developers and system administrators.
In this session, Nutanix will share insights and best practices to unleash the power of DevOps through software-defined IT to empower local enterprises accelerate growth.
Questions for roundtable discussion:
- How do traditional data centers and 3-tier infrastructure hinder your organization from executing its digital initiatives?
- How can software-defined IT help to bring agility back to on-premise infrastructure?
- Is DevOps a concept applicable to Hong Kong enterprises? How does it help to solve the challenges in the existing IT infrastructure? What it takes to achieve DevOps?
- People are talking more about “software-defined everything.” How do you see this concept apply in your organization?
- Is public cloud the only answer for an agile IT? What are the challenges in managing between the private cloud and public cloud environments?
- What is an enterprise cloud? How is it different from public clouds such as AWS, Azure or Google Cloud?
Wolfgang PeckMonitoring and Testing Global CRE, A major bank in Hong Kong
David CheungSenior IT Business Partner, Asia IT, AXA Asia
Leo NgGeneral Manager - Sales & Marketing, Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited
Albert WongGeneral Manager - Service Delivery, Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited
Yee Y. YuChief Information Officer, Hung Hing Printing Group
Patrick ChanSE Manager - HK & Taiwan, Nutanix
Paul SerranoChief Evangelist, Asia Pacific & Japan, Nutanix
Greg WongDirector Analytics, Centre of Excellence BI, SAP
Charles de JagerSAP Customer Solutions Management, SAP Greater China
Lewis LiuHead of IT, TESCO International Sourcing
Peter SmithPartner, CIO Connect
Carol KoDeputy Editor, Computerworld Hong Kong
Sheila LamEditor in Chief, Computerworld Hong Kong
Allan TanContent Director, Enterprise Innovation
Po Chi WuAdjunct Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
IB SaravananProduction Director, Questex Asia
This discussion aims to gather a group of peers to exchange, share and debate the different challenges faced by IT leaders today. There will be no formal presentations conducted at this discussion.
The moderator will then initiate certain questions and occasionally refer specific issues to particular delegates, but please feel free to reply, respond to questions or other delegate’s remarks as and when necessary. Please be considerate to other participants by keeping answers concise and to the point. Also feel free to ask any questions or raise additional points that you feel are valuable to the discussion.
Please note the discussion is intended to be casual, free flowing and open. The guest speaker will make an initial welcome and introduction to the discussion which will highlight some key industry trends and issues.