Application Platforms & A Product Mindset: Accelerating Value For Enterprise IT

Presented by

James McAfee, Application Platform Lead, APJ, VMware & guest speaker Sam Higgins, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

About this talk

Firms have traditionally defined IT and digital strategies in terms of people, process, and technology. While this approach has driven meaningful change over the last decade, the growing consumption of cloud-native technology to address the demands of customers, and employees alike, is straining existing IT operating models. What began as a data centre alternative in the 2000s, became the foundation of digital transformation in the 2010s, and is now the engine of innovation for the 2020s and beyond. In response enterprises are seeking new, more contemporary, approaches to IT delivery that can overcome the challenges of increasingly rich but complex cloud environments, be responsive to business change and adapt to new opportunities at scale. Join VMware’s James McAfee and guest speaker, Sam Higgins, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, as they explore the importance of best in class platforms and product management practices as the building blocks to unlock IT value - fast. During the session you will learn: - Why falling technology-enabled productivity, rising digital sameness and growing technical debt requires a new approach to IT - How platform thinking delivers IT value at scale for modern applications from the cloud to the edge - What a product-centric culture can offer in terms of best practices for delivering customer-centric solutions and reducing the friction between business and technology teams

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