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  • Security by Design – Modernizing Technology Governance
    Security by Design – Modernizing Technology Governance Tim Sandage, Sr. Security Partner Strategist, AWS Recorded: Oct 12 2017 33 mins
    Up-front design of your cloud environment can be done in a way that creates a reliably secure and controlled environment no matter how the AWS resources are used. This session will focus on "Security by Design" principles and show how an AWS environment can be configured to provide a reliable operational security control capability across, such as:

    - Organizational governance
    - Asset inventory and control
    - Logical access controls
    - Operating system configuration
    - Database security
    - Applications security configurations

    Why this session:

    Cloud Computing is becoming the new normal, the question isn’t “if” anymore, it’s really just “how fast can we move?” and “what are we going to move first”

    Because of this trend organizations need to understand their security and compliance capabilities and shared responsibilities for security as they migrate resources to the cloud. Whether its clinical trial simulations with Bristol Myers-Squibb, who uses AWS to run clinical trial simulations for 64% less cost; in 1.2 hours vs. 60 hours or Galata Chemicals who are running their development and test workloads in the cloud. Organizations need to start with a “Secure by Design approach, which support security at scale as they increase their use of cloud resources.”
  • Amazon EC2: Making 1.7 Million Cost and Performance Decisions
    Amazon EC2: Making 1.7 Million Cost and Performance Decisions Amiram Shachar, Founder & CEO Spotinst Recorded: Oct 12 2017 20 mins
    According to Gartner, there are more than 1.7 million potential considerations when deploying an Amazon EC2 instance. While there are likely many options that could work for your organization, cost benefits of the cloud won't be realized without a strategic approach and ongoing management.

    In this session, Amiram Shachar, Founder & CEO of Spotinst, will discuss how to find the right balance between On-Demand, Reserved and Spot Instances and considerations for making the right decisions to achieve the proper balance between Cost and Performance. Specifically:

    - How it works - what is the Spot market, why should you use it and for what?
    - Who’s Afraid of the Spot Market? deep dive with Actual production, mission-critical use-cases
    - Predictive and proactive approach to the EC2 Spot Market
  • Saving Your Bacon with the Cloud When Your Data Center is On Fire
    Saving Your Bacon with the Cloud When Your Data Center is On Fire Kenneth Hui, Technical Marketing Engineer at Rubrik Recorded: Oct 12 2017 33 mins
    Ok, so your data center may not catch on fire (at least we hope not). However, the consequences can be just as dire if critical data is lost, a virtual machine crashes or a portion of your data center becomes unavailable. In an emergency, how confident are you about restoring your company’s data in a timely fashion, especially when every minute of downtime may mean lost revenues from and credibility with your customers. What if your company can’t afford the cost of maintaining a disaster recovery site? How long would it take for you to recover from a site disaster?

    Participants will learn:

    - How you can leverage the public cloud for cost effective DR for your on-premises infrastructure

    - What factors do you need to consider to use the Cloud for DR

    - Different approaches to architecting DR in the Cloud, including pilot light, warm standby and hot site.
  • Closing The Skills Gap: Accelerating Governance with Cloud Automation
    Closing The Skills Gap: Accelerating Governance with Cloud Automation Nathan Wallace, Founder & CEO Turbot Recorded: Oct 12 2017 30 mins
    Business agility and faster speed to market are often primary drivers of enterprise cloud strategies. IT organizations often implement a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) model to streamline operations, but without effective automation these teams can quickly become a bottleneck to the broader business strategy.

    In this session, enterprise cloud thought leader Nathan Wallace, CEO & Founder of Turbot, will address how Software-Defined Operations can deliver agility, elevate the business value of the Cloud Center of Excellence, and ensure compliance for your organization.

    Specifically:

    - The business impact of moving to Software Defined Operations
    - How to enable self-service cloud while improving security and compliance.
    - How automation allows the CCoE to focus on higher value delivery.
    - Benchmarks and KPIs to measure the effectiveness of your automation strategy

    About the Speaker

    Nathan Wallace is the Founder and CEO of Turbot HQ, Inc. Nathan is recognized as a transformational leader that has enabled some of the World's largest enterprise organizations to make the transition to public cloud. Nathan has recently been profiled by CIO Applications and was a featured guest on the AWS podcast. Prior to starting Turbot, Nathan was the Global Director of Cloud & DevOps for a Fortune 50 Multi-National Pharmaceutical Company.
  • 5 Ways to Ignite Your Center of Excellence
    5 Ways to Ignite Your Center of Excellence Adam Hoffman, Principal Consultant, HelloNimble Recorded: Oct 12 2017 27 mins
    Creating a Center of Excellence allows organizations to better:

    - Leverage the knowledge of diverse stakeholders
    - Reduce rework and cost
    - Manage change and measure success

    However, to efficiently achieve these results organizations must first initiate a cultural shift, co-create a shared vision of the future and align teams around a strategy for communicating and acting moving forward.

    In this session, Adam Hoffmann will discuss 5 steps that can be used to innovate a custom organizational action plan, foster a culture of collaboration and establish the role of the Center of Excellence in the organization that it serves.

    About the Speaker:

    Adam Hoffmann is the Principal Consultant at HelloNimble; a design consultancy in Melbourne, Florida. He is motivated by leveraging collaboration and research to gain human insights, craft stories and inspire actionable steps toward a desired future state.

    Adam’s diverse education from both the Art Institute of Portland and the Defense Information School paved the way for him to become a highly regarded program manager. Adam prides himself on fusing process and creativity, helping organizations reframe problems and co-create solutions that result in simple, innovative experiences for both the creator and the consumer.
  • Game, Set, Match: Leveraging Compliance as a Competitive Advantage
    Game, Set, Match: Leveraging Compliance as a Competitive Advantage Todd Bernhard, CloudCheckr Product Marketing Manager Recorded: Oct 12 2017 13 mins
    This talk will focus on how compliance can be transitioned from a costly manual burden to a business enabler using automation. One of the biggest challenges faced by organizations today is the use of manual methods like spreadsheets and email for compliance management. This long-time practice is unable to keep pace with the myriad of workflows and processes required which leads to constant firefighting, fines, increased cost and loss of accountability. Adopting an automated platform brings the benefits of being compliant in less time using a streamlined assessment process with better business alignment, accountability, higher profits and lower costs.
  • Keeping Pace with The Cloud: Managing and Optimizing as You Scale
    Keeping Pace with The Cloud: Managing and Optimizing as You Scale Patrick Gartlan, CTO at CloudCheckr Recorded: Oct 12 2017 27 mins
    With cloud maturity comes operational efficiencies and endless potential for innovation and business growth. However, the complexities of governing cloud infrastructure are impeding without the right strategy. Visibility, accountability, and actionable insights are some of the most invaluable considerations. The AWS cloud clearly enables convenience and cost savings for organizations that know how to leverage its full potential. Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances (RIs), in particular, present a tremendous opportunity when scaling to save significantly on capacity but there are many considerations to fully reaping the benefits of RIs.

    In this session, CloudCheckr CTO Patrick Gartlan will present issues that every organization runs into when scaling, provide best practices for how to combat them and help you show your boss how RIs help you save money and move faster.
  • Cloud Leaders Panel: Expert Insights for Developing a Cloud-First Approach
    Cloud Leaders Panel: Expert Insights for Developing a Cloud-First Approach Bob Hale: CEO at Alterian, Mike Pinch: CISO at University of Rochester, Dan Wacker: CFO, ClubReady Recorded: Oct 12 2017 49 mins
    Cloud adoption represents a major IT transformation, a shift in culture and a new way of financing your infrastructure. It presents new cost and security challenges, requiring governance and control across the organization. And it also needs a proactive team to take ownership and direction of the migration process.

    In this Cloud Leaders Panel: Industry Perspectives from a CEO, CISO, & CFO, Steve Hall, VP of Marketing at CloudCheckr, will be joined by Bob Hale - CEO at Alterian, Mike Pinch - CISO at University of Rochester, and Dan Wacker - CFO at ClubReady. During this interactive discussion, we’ll uncover what the cloud means to each panel expert from their own unique perspective and learn what the key drivers are to successfully shift an organization to a cloud-first approach.
  • Transformation and Teamwork: An Insider’s View of Cloud Leadership
    Transformation and Teamwork: An Insider’s View of Cloud Leadership Ofir Nachmani, CEO & Founder IamOnDemand Recorded: Oct 12 2017 36 mins
    For companies that have specialized in on-premises solutions, a move to the cloud is a total transformation. This presentation will consider the case of an established independent software vendor (ISV) that decides to move to the cloud after coming face-to-face with a real threat to its business: an ISV startup that has the potential to directly compete with the veteran ISV’s product and market share. What decisions will have to be made, and who will make them?

    Outlining the leadership team that will have to be created to restructure and redefine the goals of every department at the company—specifically at R&D, IT, Customer Support, Management and Control, Sales & Marketing—this talk will show how management-level guidance is the key to making a transition to the cloud a success.
  • Transforming IT from Cost Center to Innovation Center
    Transforming IT from Cost Center to Innovation Center Gerry Miller, Founder & CTO Cloudticity Recorded: Oct 12 2017 30 mins
    A day in the life of an IT Executive is changing. The days of predictable workloads and outcomes are a thing of the past. Dynamic and ephemeral environments are here to stay, and that’s a good thing. Why? Because this shift empowers IT teams to move up the value chain by creating innovative solutions that weren’t possible in a pre-cloud world,, directly contributes to the organization's bottom line.

    In this session presented by Gerry Miller, Founder/CEO/CTO at Cloudticity, we’ll discuss the movement that’s giving Cloud Leaders a seat at the executive table and:

    - What the new day in the life of an IT Executive looks like

    - Why creating a culture of innovation is imperative in the cloud

    - How to harness the power, speed, and agility of the cloud to meet your business objectives

    - Where and how to start experimenting with new operating procedures

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