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Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit


Bellagio, Las Vegas. September 18-20, 2017

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The Digital Future Powered By Cloud


The digital future is here; we are connected 24/7, 365 days a year... and so is every one of your customers. Of all the innovative technologies out there, IoT and advanced analytics are two that have already, and will continue to, completely redefine how we work, shop and play. With this disruption comes a new set of security, policy and ethics challenges that offer unique opportunities for Cloud Operators, Managed Service Companies, Hosters and Datacenter Owners to meet the needs of their customers.

Knowing that existing and future advancements are only made possible by leveraging the cloud, managed services and data centers, The Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit 2017 (HCTS) will uncover the “what’s next” when it comes to enabling digital transformation. The program is designed to help you face the opportunities and challenges of the rapidly changing IT landscape head on—leaving you with actionable outcomes to seize market opportunity.

This year’s HCTS will bring together corporate leaders, industry visionaries, IT practitioners and financial professionals to map out strategies that enable the digital future of today and beyond.

500+

attendees

Connect with like minded senior decision-makers responsible for developing and implementing hosting, cloud computing, datacenter, and internet infrastructure strategies.

50+

speakers

Receive timely insight into the competitive dynamics of innovation and offer practical guidance on designing and implementing effective IT strategies.

30+

technologies

Explore the latest technologies and gain efficient, time-saving access to solution providers in an innovation showcase designed for you.

Agenda


HCTS is the premier forum for executives in the hosting, cloud computing, datacenter and Internet infrastructure sectors. The agenda is carefully crafted by 451 Research analysts and industry experts to provide timely insight into the competitive dynamics of innovation and offers practical guidance on designing and implementing effective IT strategies in a power-packed three-day format.

September 18, 2017
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Analyst 1:1 Sessions
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Registration
Networking Central
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Reception & Executive Networking
Networking Central
September 19, 2017
8:00am - 8:45am
Registration, Coffee & Networking
Networking Central
8:45am - 9:00am
Welcome & Introduction
General Session
9:00am - 9:30am
451 Research Keynote: Building partnerships with the Hyperscalers
Michelle Bailey - Chief Research Officer, 451 Research
General Session
Hyperscalers continue to dominate the Cloud market. Their scope and scale have enabled them to build rich service portfolios that are difficult to compete against. Rather than compete, there is an opportunity for service providers to partner with Hyperscalers. This panel discussion will dive into the minds of leading Hyperscale providers to enable service providers to better understand how to create complementary relationships with Hyperscalers. We will address topics and questions such as:

- In what areas are Hyperscalers looking for partners?
- What are the expectations that Hyperscalers have for their partners?
- How do hyperscalers select their partners?
- What staffing and material commitment is required to partner with a Hyperscaler?
- How can a potential partner start the process with a Hyperscaler?

Panelists confirmed to date:
Aziz Benmalek, VP, WW Hosting & Cloud Services, Microsoft
9:30am - 10:15am
Cornerstone Sponsor Session
General Session
To participate in this session, please contact Emil Shteinberg.
10:15am - 10:45am
Coffee & Executive Networking
Networking Central
10:45am - 11:45am
Datacenter of the Future
Andy Lawrence - Research Vice President - Datacenter Technologies (DCT) & Eco-Efficient IT, Foresight Project, 451 Research
General Session
In the modern, cloudy world, does the underlying technology of the physical datacenter really matter that much? Andy Lawrence, VP of Research for Datacenters and Critical Infrastructure, argues that the innovation and excellence in design, management and technology of the datacenter “fabric” is not just critical, but is an ever more competitive differentiator for all service providers. In this session, he will explore how datacenters are evolving, and discuss key developments, technologies and practices with key stakeholders and experts.

LEADERSHIP PANEL SESSION FEATURING
  • Tuangru
  • - Jad Jebara, President & CEO
  • RagingWire
  • Elastifile
  • 11:45am - 12:15pm
    Platinum Sponsor Session
    DH Capital
    General Session
    Description to come.
    12:15pm - 1:30pm
    Lunch & Executive Networking
    Networking Central
    1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Managed Security Services - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    Dan Thompson - Senior Analyst, 451 Research
    Aaron Sherrill - Senior Analyst, 451 Research
    Track 1
    We’re past the point of product pushing – that’s actually part of the problem. Selling through the fear, ‘tyranny of the urgent’, or one-off point solutions may close some deals, but it likely won’t turn one-time customers into lasting business relationships. Companies today are looking for well thought out, managed solutions, which will help them minimize cyberattack risks and stay compliant with industry and federal regulations. The question now is, are services that fill those needs worth offering for your organization? In this session we’ll take a look at the following:

    - Where are enterprises struggling and what service(s) can you offer to fits their needs
    - Services that could be good, but are usually poorly delivered
    - Services that use to be strategic but are now just a commodity
    - Services that your company should walk away from immediately (and things your company should quit saying)
    - Should your company even be offering Managed Security Services?

    LEADERSHIP PANEL SESSION FEATURING
  • TBD
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Living on the Edge: The role of the datacenter and CoLo in IoT
    Christian Renaud - Research Director, Internet of Things, 451 Research
    Track 2
    The segments of the IoT market spending real money today in manufacturing, energy and transportation all heavily depend on edge computing for mission-critical applications. This creates an opportunity for datacenter technology vendors and service providers who can provide the localized services these applications demand. This session dives into these applications, their real requirements, and which key segments of the vast IoT market present the best opportunities for datacenter operators and technology vendors.

    LEADERSHIP PANEL SESSION FEATURING
  • Coresite
  • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Interconnection: When microseconds matter
    Eric Hanselman - Chief Analyst, 451 Research
    Track 1
    Interconnect technologies are both the foundation of capable infrastructure and one of the most misunderstood areas in the march to hybrid cloud. And they can do serious harm to user experience and application performance when things go wrong. It’s a critical triangulation between capacity, cost, performance, and the harsh realities of the laws of physics. This session will examine new technologies and services that have hit the market and sort out their impacts on existing capabilities, facilities, and service consumers. We’ll then explore the collision between expanded CDN functionality and more complex application architectures and the promise of SDN-based agility. Peering and the new class of provider-hosted exchanges will be lined up with new offerings from upstarts and the direct attachment services of major cloud providers. There are a world of new options, but it’s not clear how and when they could displace what’s out there today. However it shakes out, you and your customers have to depend on the outcome.
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    AI's best execution venue: The Cloud
    Nick Patience - Founder & Research Vice President, Software, 451 Research
    Track 2
    Description to come.
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Coffee & Executive Networking
    Networking Central
    3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Automating the Datacenter
    Carl Lehmann - Principal Analyst | Enterprise Architecture, Integration & Process Management, 451 Research
    Track 1
    Description to come.

    LEADERSHIP PANEL SESSION FEATURING
  • Tintri
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    An On-Demand World: Pay as you go comes to the MTDC and Networking Model
    Kelly Morgan - Research Vice President, Services, 451 Research
    Track 2
    Elasticity is one of the great virtues of Cloud services. The pay as you go model has enabled enterprises to build and deploy applications with little to no upfront cost. In contrast, services involving physical assets such as Networking and MTDC have traditionally required a more commitment oriented pricing scheme. Pressure has been building to move MTDC and Networking to a pay by the drink model. How can an MTDC or Networking company make this work? How can a competitor mitigate risk? Is this inevitable?

    LEADERSHIP PANEL SESSION FEATURING
  • TBD
  • 4:35pm - 5:05pm
    Sponsor Session
    General Session
    To participate in this session, please contact Emil Shteinberg.
    5:05pm - 5:45pm
    Guest Speaker
    Nicholas Thompson - Editor in Chief, Wired
    General Session
    Description to come.
    5:45pm - 6:45pm
    Reception & Executive Networking
    Networking Central
    September 20, 2017
    8:00am - 8:45am
    Registration, Coffee & Networking
    Networking Central
    9:00am - 10:00am
    High-value Partnering: why 'sell with' is the new 'sell through' for vendors and providers
    Rory Duncan - Research Director, 451 Research
    General Session
    In the era of cloud, the significance of distribution to the supply chain is changing dramatically. Channel partners have moved-on from ‘tin shifting’ commoditized IT, instead working in tandem with vendors and providers to supply new kinds of complex cloud services to meet enterprise demand. As the focus moves from cloud construction to cloud consumption, the importance of these relationships increases, shifting the market opportunity to an ecosystem of connected specialists. Modern systems integrators, managed service providers and VARs are bringing higher-value, niche and vertical offerings to market that traditional ‘sell through’ models however, do not address. In this session, Rory Duncan, Research Director for Managed Services & Hosting, will outline the revised ‘sell with’ strategies that vendors and service providers alike must adopt in order to facilitate the delivery of high-growth services - including managed private cloud, security and disaster recovery – in partnership with their channel ecosystem.

    LEADERSHIP PANEL SESSION FEATURING
  • TBD
  • 10:00am - 10:40am
    Scale vs. Services: Finding, funding and valuing assets needed for the digital future
    Kelly Morgan - Research Vice President, Services, 451 Research
    General Session
    As enterprises evolve their digital infrastructure, service providers need to piece together offerings that will differentiate themselves without breaking the bank. In this panel we will discuss how M&A can provide some missing pieces and what those pieces may be. Join our distinguished panel of finance experts as we discuss key questions such as: Who is likely to go shopping? What firms will be targets? Are networks and datacenters more or less sought after than services and software providers? How are assets being valued? What financing is available and on what terms? We will debate these and more as we explore trends impacting this dynamic sector.

    LEADERSHIP PANEL SESSION FEATURING
  • Bank Street
  • - James Henry, Senior Managing Director
  • Deutsche Bank
  • 10:40am - 11:15am
    Coffee & Executive Networking
    Networking Central
    11:15am - 11:45am
    The Mind of the Disruptive Datacenter Buyer
    Rhonda Ascierto - Research Director, Datacenter Technologies & Eco-Efficient IT, 451 Research
    Christian Perry - Research Manager, VotE IT Infrastructure, 451 Research
    General Session
    Description to come.
    11:45am - 12:15pm
    CEO Panel
    William Fellows - Founder & Research Vice President, 451 Research
    General Session
    Description to come.
    12:15pm - 1:00pm
    End of the Beginning: What are the opportunities for service providers
    Al Sadowski - Research Vice President, Infrastructure, 451 Research
    General Session
    Description to come.
    September 18, 2015
    9:30am - 11:30am
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    Andrew Yang - CEO, Microsoft
    Venue: Auditorium 1
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    11:30am - 1:00pm
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    Andrew Yang - CEO, Microsoft
    Venue: Auditorium 1
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    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Catered Lunch
    Sponsered
    Venue: Auditorium 1
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    3:00pm - 4:30pm
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    Mary Doe - Lead Designer, Microsoft
    Venue: Auditorium 1
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    September 19, 2015
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Welcome speech and Overview
    Andrew Yang - CEO, Microsoft
    Venue: Auditorium 1
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    11:30am - 1:00pm
    The Standardistas are lecturers in interactive design
    Andrew Yang - CEO, Microsoft
    Venue: Auditorium 1
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    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Catered Lunch
    Sponsered
    Venue: Auditorium 1
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    3:00pm - 4:30pm
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    Mary Doe - Lead Designer, Microsoft
    Venue: Auditorium 1
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    Speakers


    • ascerito

      Rhonda Ascierto

      Research Director, Datacenter Technologies & Eco-Efficient IT, 451 Research

      duncan

      Rory Duncan

      Research Director, 451 Research

      hanselman

      Eric Hanselman

      Chief Analyst, 451 Research

    • lawrence

      Andy Lawrence

      Research Vice President - Datacenter Technologies (DCT) & Eco-Efficient IT, Foresight Project, 451 Research

      morgan

      Kelly Morgan

      Research Vice President, Services, 451 Research

      renaud

      Christian Renaud

      Research Director, Internet of Things, 451 Research

    • rogers

      Owen Rogers

      Research Director, Digital Economics Unit, 451 Research

      thompson

      Dan Thompson

      Senior Analyst, 451 Research

      perry

      Christian Perry

      Research Manager, VotE IT Infrastructure, 451 Research

    • sherrill

      Aaron Sherrill

      Senior Analyst, 451 Research

      lehmann

      Carl Lehmann

      Principal Analyst, Enterprise Architecture, Integration & Process Management, 451 Research

      patience

      Nick Patience

      Founder & Research Vice President, Software, 451 Research

    • nickthompson

      Nicholas Thompson

      Editor in Chief, Wired

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