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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.


HCTS is co-located with Uptime Institute Executive Symposium: a one-day program for Infrastructure Leadership and Operations stakeholders tasked with improving the performance, efficiency, and reliability of business-critical infrastructure.  Request your invitation

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.

Get a taste of HCTS in advance with our first-ever Virtual Summit, which will introduce some of the specific topics to be covered in September.

September 18, 2017
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Analyst 1:1 Sessions
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Networking Central
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Reception & Executive Networking
Networking Central
September 19, 2017
8:00am - 8:45am
Registration, Coffee & Networking
Networking Central
8:45am - 9:00am
Welcome & Introduction
Martin McCarthy - Chief Executive Officer, 451 Research
General Session
9:00am - 9:20am
451 Research Keynote: Grand Strategy for Digital Transformation: Partner for Success
Melanie Posey - Research Vice President, Voice of the Enterprise, Cloud Transformation, 451 Research
General Session
The Digital Revolution is being powered by cloud but businesses and their service provider partners need a strategy to achieve digital transformation. The managed services approach for the next phase must include professional services, multi-cloud/hybrid implementation and management, and partner ecosystems to deliver bundled, lifecycle-oriented digital transformation capabilities. “Beyond infrastructure” services will continue to be a vital maintenance capability that businesses look to service providers to offer – akin to changing the lightbulbs in the building. Going forward, however, there is also an opportunity to provide transformation-oriented professional services and multi-cloud/hybrid implementation to help businesses rewire the building support new requirements (and keep the lights on).
9:20am - 9:50am
Keynote Panel: Building partnerships with the Hyperscalers
Presenter: Eric Hanselman - Chief Analyst, 451 Research
Panelists: Google Cloud, Microsoft
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:
Miles Ward, Head of Solutions Architecture, Google Cloud
Aziz Benmalek, VP, WW Hosting & Cloud Services, Microsoft
9:50am - 10:35am
Cornerstone Sponsor Session
General Session
To participate in this session, please contact Emil Shteinberg.
10:35am - 11:00am
Coffee & Executive Networking
Networking Central
11:00am - 12:00pm
Datacenter of the Future
Andy Lawrence - Research Vice President, Datacenters and Critical Infrastructure, 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
  • Andy Fenselau, VP of Marketing, Elastifile
  • RagingWire
  • Jad Jebara, President & CEO, Tuangru
  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
    Platinum Sponsor Session
    Peter Hopper - CEO & Co-Founder, DH Capital LLC
    General Session
    Description to come.
    12:30pm - 1:45pm
    Lunch & Executive Networking
    Networking Central
    1:45pm - 2:45pm
    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
  • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    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
  • Gerry Fassig, VP of Sales, Cloud & Hosting, Coresite
  • Red Hat
  • Joe Reele, Vice President, Datacenter Solution Architects, Schneider Electric
  • 2:45pm - 3:25pm
    451 Research Session
    Track 1
    To participate in this session, please contact Emil Shteinberg
    2:45pm - 3:25pm
    451 Research Session
    William Fellows - Founder & Research Vice President
    Track 2
    To participate in this session, please contact Emil Shteinberg
    3:25pm - 3:50pm
    Coffee & Executive Networking
    Networking Central
    3:50pm - 4:30pm
    The Service Providers Guide to Enterprise Automation
    Carl Lehmann - Principal Analyst | Enterprise Architecture, Integration & Process Management, 451 Research
    Track 1
    Your customers are currently enamored with (or plagued by) what some consider to be a new IT buzzword – Digital Transformation. The reality is that many are taking it very seriously. Why? Because they’re concerned that the actions of rivals and the threats posed by new market entrants may put them out of business. They now seek new means to create competitive advantage through digital innovation and automation and they’re turning to their service providers for help.

    In this session Carl Lehmann, Principal Analyst at 451 Research will discuss what enterprises expect from service providers to help them reinvent and automate their IT and business systems. Topics addressed include:

    - How industry leading organizations view and create competitive advantage
    - Core digital business initiatives and how enterprises use them to enable competitive advantage
    - The critical technologies needed by service providers to enable their customer’s digital innovation and enterprise automation efforts

    Attendees will learn how to design and structure the technology and services needed by their customers to automate critical IT and business processes and support their digital transformation initiatives.

    LEADERSHIP PANEL SESSION FEATURING
  • Tintri
  • 3:50pm - 4:30pm
    The Future of Cloud Infrastructure
    Track 2
    Driven by innovations in the cloud, Cloud Infrastructure must rapidly evolve to keep up. To keep up with accelerated evolution, infrastructure is becoming increasingly, software-defined, composable, and converged. This panel will be a far ranging discussion of key technologies such as OpenStack, Containers, Microservices, Orchestration, and Converged Infrastructure. Among the topics of discussion will be:

    - How will the infrastructure within the datacenter evolve?
    - What can Cloud Providers to do create clear differentiation for themselves?
    - How will Cloud Providers accommodate hybrid cloud implementations?

    LEADERSHIP PANEL SESSION FEATURING
  • Radhesh Balakrishnan, General Manager, OpenStack & Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat
  • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Object Storage Outlook and Trends: The View at Petabyte Scale
    Joan Wrabetz - Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Western Digital
    General Session
    Presenting the results of a joint project between Western Digital and 451 Research to understand the Object Storage Market through hundreds of interviews with Fortune 1000 Enterprise and Service Providera customers.
    5:00pm - 5:20pm
    Sponsor Session
    General Session
    Description to come.
    5:20pm - 6:00pm
    Guest Speaker
    Nicholas Thompson - Editor in Chief, Wired
    General Session
    Description to come.
    6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Reception & Executive Networking
    Networking Central
    September 20, 2017
    8:00am - 8:45am
    Registration, Coffee & Networking
    Networking Central
    8:45am - 9:45am
    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
  • Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps, Vice President, Indirect Digital Services, HPE
  • OnApp
  • 9:45am - 10:25am
    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
  • James Henry, Senior Managing Director, Bank Street
  • Deutsche Bank
  • 10:25am - 10:50am
    Coffee & Executive Networking
    Networking Central
    10:50am - 11:50am
    Colocation: What customers want
    Rhonda Ascierto - Research Director, Datacenters and Critical Infrastructure, 451 Research
    General Session
    While the top-level forecasts for colocation are rosy, a closer analysis points to significant disruption ahead. The opportunities for providers will be uneven but those that adapt will carve a profitable role for themselves. This session will delve into customer research on changing patterns of demand and emerging requirements, and will answer questions such as:

    - What drives customers to colocation today and what will attract them in the future?
    - How can providers remain relevant?
    - How can they compete against cloud and other colo providers?
    11:50am - 12:35pm
    David vs. Goliath: What Are the Opportunities for Service Providers?
    Al Sadowski - Research Vice President, Infrastructure, 451 Research
    General Session
    The hyperscale public cloud providers dominate the conversation when it comes to the enterprise journey to the cloud, but the regional and specialized providers are not going away.

    - What happens when Microsoft Azure Stack becomes GA?
    - How will tier 2 and tier 3 providers differentiate?
    - Which managed services are most desirable according to enterprises?
    - Are there other providers that will join the Azure, Google and AWS hyperscale party?

    A provocative panel of industry insiders will debate these and other questions in a can’t-miss session.

    LEADERSHIP PANEL SESSION FEATURING
  • VMware
  • 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


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      Rhonda Ascierto

      Research Director, Datacenters and Critical Infrastructure, 451 Research

      duncan

      Rory Duncan

      Research Director, 451 Research

      hanselman

      Eric Hanselman

      Chief Analyst, 451 Research

    • lawrence

      Andy Lawrence

      Research Vice President, Datacenters and Critical Infrastructure, 451 Research

      morgan

      Kelly Morgan

      Research Vice President, Services, 451 Research

      renaud

      Christian Renaud

      Research Director, Internet of Things, 451 Research

    • Andy Fenselau 150x200

      Andy Fenselau

      VP of Marketing, Elastifile

      thompson

      Dan Thompson

      Senior Analyst, 451 Research

      Wrabetz Joan

      Joan Wrabetz

      Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Western Digital

    • sherrill

      Aaron Sherrill

      Senior Analyst, 451 Research

      lehmann

      Carl Lehmann

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

      Fassig Gerry

      Gerry Fassig

      Vice President of Sales, Coresite

    • nickthompson

      Nicholas Thompson

      Editor in Chief, Wired

      Henry James

      James Henry

      Senior Managing Director, Bank Street Group

      Hopper Peter

      Peter Hopper

      CEO & Co-Founder, DH Capital LLC

    • Jebara Jad

      Jad Jebara

      President & CEO, Tuangru

      Reele Joe

      Joe Reele

      Vice President, Datacenter Solution Architects, Schneider Electric

      Poisson Xavier

      Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps

      Vice President, Indirect Digital Services Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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    HCTS provides hosting, cloud computing, datacenter and Internet infrastructure industry decision makers with direct access to the leading technologies and services in the marketplace. Delegates gain insight into key issues in conference sessions and deep dives with 451 analysts in one-on-one meetings – they then use this learning for detailed conversations with sponsoring companies to discuss ways to work together.

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