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OVERVIEW


For the past nine years, EMC Inform has been the main event for EMC customers, partners and channel members.

The change of name to EMC Forum aims to reflect the evolution of the event from being a platform used by EMC to educate the market to one that is highly connected, social and collaborative.

EMC Forum is a chance to create a vision for your future, by learning how Cloud can transform your IT, and how Big Data can transform your business. This is a unique opportunity to transform yourself — by hearing Australia's most influential IT thought leaders discuss the future as well as understanding what other organisations have achieved so far.

  • Learn directly from EMC specialists, customers, and partners at 20+ sessions and hands-on labs for novices to experts.
  • Explore integrated solutions with our key partners in the Exhibition Hall.
  • Connect with your peers

 

 

Who Should Attend


IT decision makers and professionals with the responsibility of leading, designing, building and operating advanced IT environments.


Topics Will Cover


  • Applications and Databases
  • Technology Directions and Innovation
  • Backup, Recovery and Archiving
  • Virtualization
  • Transform Business and Analytics
  • Storage and IT Management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Security and Compliance
  • Transform IT
  • Storage Platforms, FAST and Flash
  • Information Intelligence

 

SYDNEY AGENDA

8.00am - 8:45am Registration & Light Refreshment in Exhibition Hall
8.45am - 10:45am Keynote - EMC, Cisco and VMware: Transform IT, Business and Yourself.
10:45am - 11:20am Morning Tea in Exhibition Hall
  Breakout Room 1 - Transform IT Breakout Room 2 - Transform IT Breakout Room 3 - Transform Business
11:20am - 11:55am Telstra: Leveraging the Cloud For Business Continuity The Journey to Reliable Disk Based Backups Agile BI or Next Generation Data Warehousing
12:00pm - 12:35pm Infront: Single Continuously Available Platform: A customer’s 5 year journey Macquarie Telecom: Backup as a Service – The Business of Backup Building Trusted IT: Getting Ahead of the Advanced Threats.
12:35pm - 1:45pm Lunch in Exhibition Hall
1:45pm - 2:20pm Dimension Data: Transforms Infrastructure to 24x7xForever For Ramsay Health VCE Vblock: The Simplest and Fastest Path To Your Cloud Isilon Scale Out Storage: Size Does Matter, From 0 to 20PBytes in 20 Minutes
2:25pm - 3:00pm Brocade: Enabling Cloud Architectures with Brocade Ethernet Fabrics Thomas Duryea Delivers Virt. Private DC by Using VMware on VNX,Avamar&Recoverpoint Hope Is Not A Backup Strategy: ABB And Logicalis Case Study!
3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Tea
3:30pm - 4:05pm Discover why Ingram Micro and VSPEX are Perfect Partners VPLEX: Technology to Enable your Mobile & Highly Available Cloud Datacentre Agile, Reliable and Efficient Management of your Total Environment.
4:10pm - 4:45pm Building the Virtual Data Centre of the Future with VMAX VNX: Dynamic Storage that Automatically Responding to your Changing Workloads Hadoop 101
4:45pm - 5:30pm Closing Reception & Prize Draws in Exhibition Hall

* EMC reserves the right to change session title/speaker/content at any given time.


Session Colour Legend:

Case Study
These sessions will detail an customer case study to explore the use of technologies and the benefits obtained. These sessions will interest all levels of decision makers, architects and practitioners looking for how to benefit from leading technologies.
Solution Session
Solution sessions will overview a common business or technical requirement and the best practices and solution set that is used to resolve it. These sessions will interest architects, designers, technical decision makers.
EMC Technology Session
These sessions will detail EMC technologies, how they function and their use cases.

 

MELBOURNE AGENDA

8.00am - 8:45am Registration & Light Refreshment in Exhibition Hall
8.45am - 10:45am Keynote - EMC, Cisco and VMware: Transform IT, Business and Yourself.
10:45am - 11:20am Morning Tea in Exhibition Hall
  Breakout Room 1 - Transform IT Breakout Room 2 - Transform IT Breakout Room 3 - Transform Business
11:20am - 11:55am Telstra: Leveraging the Cloud For Business Continuity The Journey to Reliable Disk Based Backups Agile BI or Next Generation Data Warehousing
12:00pm - 12:35pm Dimension Data: IT Transformation - A Real Worldview, Matthew Maw, CTO Tatts Group Macquarie Telecom: Backup as a Service – The Business of Backup Building Trusted IT: Getting Ahead of the Advanced Threats.
12:35pm - 1:45pm Lunch in Exhibition Hall
1:45pm - 2:20pm Data#3: Doing Technology Well Needs You to Focus on Business Value VCE Vblock: The Simplest and Fastest Path To Your Cloud Isilon Scale Out Storage: Size Does Matter, From 0 to 20PBytes in 20 Minutes
2:25pm - 3:00pm Brocade: Enabling Cloud Architectures with Brocade Ethernet Fabrics Thomas Duryea Delivers Virt. Private DC by Using VMware on VNX,Avamar&Recoverpoint Hope is not a Backup Strategy: ABB and Logicalis Case Study!
3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Tea
3:30pm - 4:05pm Discover why Ingram Micro and VSPEX are Perfect Partners VPLEX: Technology to Enable your Mobile & Highly Available Cloud Datacentre Agile, Reliable and Efficient Management of your Total Environment.
4:10pm - 4:45pm Building the Virtual Data Centre of the Future with VMAX VNX: Dynamic Storage that Automatically Responding to your Changing Workloads Hadoop 101
4:45pm - 5:30pm Closing Reception & Prize Draws in Exhibition Hall

* EMC reserves the right to change session title/speaker/content at any given time.


Session Colour Legend:

Case Study
These sessions will detail an customer case study to explore the use of technologies and the benefits obtained. These sessions will interest all levels of decision makers, architects and practitioners looking for how to benefit from leading technologies.
Solution Session
Solution sessions will overview a common business or technical requirement and the best practices and solution set that is used to resolve it. These sessions will interest architects, designers, technical decision makers.
EMC Technology Session
These sessions will detail EMC technologies, how they function and their use cases.

 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Transform IT, Business and Yourself.
Presenter: Chuck Hollis


“Cloud computing is transforming IT. The way IT deploys infrastructure, builds applications and provides accesses to those applications is dramatically changing, promising both greater efficiency and agility. At the same time, many businesses now see data volumes grow so large they break traditional infrastructures - this is what we call Big Data. Managing Big Data represents a huge challenge for IT, but using analytics to provide insight into Big Data promises to transform business. Cloud computing and Big Data will only be viable if they are underpinned by a foundation of trust - trust that the infrastructure will be available 24x7 and trust that data will not be compromised by the latest advanced threat.

Please join Chuck Hollis, VP and CTO Marketing of EMC as he reviews key trends in the IT industry. Joining Chuck will be senior executives from Cisco and other EMC partners who will outline how their strategy and direction are designed for the new world of Cloud, Big Data and Trust.”


EMC SESSIONS


The Journey to Reliable Disk Based Backups
Presenter: Jerry Vochteloo


It is undeniable that corporate data is growing at a phenomenal rate. Unlike in the past, these days many organisations are embracing this growth in information in order to gain a competitive advantage. With the addition of initiatives like Cloud and Virtualisation there is an unprecedented strain on infrastructure. This pressure is especially evident in the data-protection/backup space. As a result many organisations are embarking on the journey to new backup methodologies like backup to disk, de-duplication and tapeless environments. Although the end state is clear, there are many pitfalls that need to be avoided. This presentation will demonstrate that with mature, purpose built technology, EMC is best positioned to help make the journey successful.

Building Trusted IT: Getting Ahead of the Advanced Threats.
Presenter: Edward Schwartz


Know what's coming and how to avoid it. Over the past 18 months, organizations throughout the world have been under attack by nation states, hacktivists and various cyber criminals. Advanced threats are a common feature in today’s complex threat landscape. No longer confined to defence and military targets, they now take aim at governments and corporations for the purposes of fraud, espionage and sabotage. Protecting against the rising tide of sophisticated attacks requires a new approach to security.

EMC can help you take an intelligence-driven approach to prevent, detect, and ultimately predict attacks. We’ll help you understand:

  • How to build an intelligence capability
  • What the best sources of information are
  • How to design a process that will produce actionable intelligence and the right defensive strategies
Agile, Reliable and Efficient Management of your Total Environment.
Presenter: Thomas Hayes


It is increasingly difficult to maintain visibility while ensuring high availability and performance of critical business services, in the face of increasingly complex, virtualized, and changing environments. This session is about how EMC IT Operations Intelligence and VMware Operations Management Suite for Virtual Data Centre environments, provide cross domain insight to help you deliver new services quickly and reliably, identify and resolve problems before service impact, and improve operational efficiency.

You will also learn how EMC's IT Operations Intelligence and VMware's Operations Management Suite for Virtual Data Centre can help you resolve problems 60% faster, ensure maximum service uptime, and achieve a 2 times improvement in operational efficiency.”

Agile BI or Next Generation Data Warehousing
Presenter: Mark / Clive Gold


This discussion will look at the challenges that traditional approaches to data warehousing face from the phenomenon of "big data" - not just at the technology layer, but across the entire approach to information management - people, processes, architecture, methodology, metadata management and more. A brief and thought provoking overview of areas that will present significant challenges as organisations wrestle with getting business value from the potential that big data presents.”

VSPEX Integrated Solutions for your Applications - Tried, Tested and Proven
Presenter: Anthony Pepin


This session discusses how you can leverage EMC’s platforms to deliver predictable and sustained performance for your applications from Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. Solutions including automatic application protection, automatic performance and service level control. Utilising technologies such as RecoverPoint, FAST, Flash and VFCache with EMC’s documented best practices for the architecture, deployment and operations, provides you with a balanced, efficient and effective infrastructure.

Building the Virtual Data Centre of the Future with VMAX
Presenter: Glen Hyat


Symmetrix VMAX-40k
The industry's gold standard storage array is now twice as fast, federates external storage and brings FAST-VP to IBM-i and z series machines.

VPLEX: Technology to Enable your Mobile & Highly Available Cloud Datacentre
Presenter: James / Dean Jackson


Talk about active-active datacenters and many vendors proffer some technology. However, only EMC VPLEX delivers a true solution, which delivers read/write access to data at both sites while simplifying and adding to the reliability of your environment.

In this session you will learn how EMC VPLEX transforms your cloud applications (such as: VMware, OVM, Hyper-V, MS SQL, and Oracle RAC) making them fault tolerant, agile and efficient.

You will discover the three key benefits to your organisation, namely:


  • Never waste time and resources doing a disaster recovery tests
  • Build a virtual data centre that spans multiple locations allowing you to unlock the power of those unused assets at your disaster recovery site
    Avoid planned and unplanned outages by being able to easily move applications between sites without downtime.
VNX: Dynamic Storage that Automatically Responding to your Changing Workloads.
Presenter: Roman Tarnavski


Changing business requirements lead to workloads and demands on you and your systems, which can no longer be managed using a spread sheet! Re-designing the VNX to fully utilise the benefit of FLASH technologies goes beyond faster storage, to fully automated and dynamic utilisation of the available resource to meet changing workloads.

In this session you will learn how:


  • The FAST suite creates a dynamic and automated way to meet your SLA’s.
  • Tightly integrate storage into the rest of your environment:
    • Into applications to empower your administrators driving efficiency.
    • Into your replication and backup to understand your risk fully.
  • Simplify and enhance your virtual environment.
    • Over 80 integration points into VMware and Hyper-V, makes the storage ‘transparent’ to the virtual environment. Higher performance, more visibility and control all for free via deep integration.
Isilon Scale Out Storage: Size Does Matter, From 0 to 20PBytes in 20 Minutes
Presenter: Gary Donin


Exponential data growth is not new, however today large file shares and Big Data requirements are stretching the limits of traditional scale up architectures. Unlike traditional architectures, Isilon scale out technology produces more performance, less management overhead, and high utilisation as it scales out; bigger is better, easier and more cost effective!

In this session you will witness the building of a massive storage system in a minute amount of time. While we build a 20Pbyte system we will talk about


  • Simplicity of building and scaling storage
  • Policy based automated management - “Work not fit for humans”
  • Maximising Flexibility to leverage one infrastructure to run workloads from virtual environments to your Hadoop Big Data store.
Hadoop 101
Presenter: Chad Singleton


Hadoop is emerging as the preferred solution for big data analytics across unstructured data. Using real world examples learn how to achieve a competitive advantage by finding effective ways of analyzing new sources of unstructured and machine-generated data.



SPONSOR SESSIONS


Infront:
Single Continuously Available Platform: A customer’s 5 year journey


Infront is a specialist company that designs, builds and supports Next-Generation Data Centre solutions. An EMC partner for more than a decade and EMC Partner of the Year for both specialist categories: Unified Storage (AUS) and Backup/Recovery (AUS, APJ), Infront brings a unique perspective to how Cloud is transforming today’s IT landscape.

Infront will articulate the real-world architectural decisions made when leveraging best of breed technologies to deliver a single platform that meets the Production, Development and Disaster Recovery needs of a demanding user base.

In a industry plagued with marketing-architected solutions, listen as Infront details the real-world journey of a customer determined to realise their strategic vision for "A Single Continuously Available Platform". 

Logicalis:
Logicalis Talks Hybrid Cloud Solutions, Solving QER & ABB Data Protection Issues


Significant growth of data volumes, virtualisation and new computing models such as "Bring Your Own Device" is placing increasing pressure on the backup environment. QER and ABB talk about two different strategies they adopted to address their challenges, delivered by Logicalis as both “on-site” and managed solutions which enabled:


  • Integration between multiple backup technologies
  • Increased efficiency
  • Reduced data restoration times to under two hours
Thomas Duryea:
Thomas Duryea Delivers Virt. Private DC by Using VMware on VNX, Avamar & Recoverpoint


This session will discuss the future of virtual private data centres, including


  • Eliminating the cost of redundant infrastructure by moving to the Virtual private data centre model without compromising the security and functionality of both your existing primary and secondary data centre
  • Reduce risk through a scalable approach to the Virtual private data centre – use it now to learn to manage workloads with a view to shifting your redundant infrastructure to the cloud and eliminate the need for your secondary data centre in the future
  • Management of your Virtual private data centre with Virtual Center
  • DR to the cloud with EMC Recoverpoint
  • Backup and Dedupe to the cloud with EMC Avamar
Data#3:
Doing Technology Well Needs You to Focus on Business Value


Increasingly businesses are getting more and more involved in planning and authorising technology projects, understanding how the technology will add business value and how that will be measured are now standard components of the solution. In this session we will explore how Data#3 are applying a framework that starts and ends with the business and ensures that IT investments deliver business outcomes.

Dimension Data - Sydney Session:
Dimension Data: Transforms Infrastructure to 24x7xforever for Ramsey Health


Dimension Data is pleasesd to present Ramsay Healthare in Sydney as a case study. Ramsay relies on two core systems to run their operations. An SAP enterprise resource planning application to manage financials and clinical product ordering and a patient management systems.

In the health-care industry, technology is critical for patient care and 24X7XForever is the requirement, to ensure patients’ receive the highest level of care. Being able to provide a business critical service, which improves agility, while minimising risk and optimising price/performance was the core focus for this innovative project.

Dimension Data - Melbourne Session:
Dimension Data: Transforms Infrastructure and Buisness


In Melbourne the Dimension Data case study centres on IT transformation, as an EMC Signature Partner they worked closely with the customer team to transform their siloed and inefficient IT assets into an integrated, automated solution delivering real business benefit to this business.
This case study will be focused on this customer, with help from Dimension Data identified and tackled the key challenges within their business and the business benefits they realised through the deployment of this new solution.

Ingram Micro:
Discover why Ingram Micro and VSPEX are Perfect Partners


Ingram Micro General Manager David Lenz highlights in this session why Ingram Micro’s vast portfolio, highly trained BDM’s and in house VSPEX partner training, supplements the VSPEX solution.

VSPEX is simple, efficient and flexible! Built on a modular, prevalidated architecture, VSPEX offers an unprecedented choice of industry-leading virtualization, server, network, storage, and data protection.

Together Ingram Micro and VSPEX deliver the sourcing and technology total solution; flexibility, simplicity and low risk.

VCE:
VCE Vblock: The Simplest and Fastest Path To Your Cloud


VCE, through the Vblock platform, delivers the industry's simplest and fastest path to the Cloud. Pre-engineered and pre-built, so that there’s nothing for customers to integrate and assemble, Vblock dramatically reduces the cost of IT while minimizing time to market for customers. Turn your IT organization into a driver of business value by implementing the Vblock platform. Join us and learn how.

Telstra:
Leveraging the Cloud for Business Continuity
Presenter: Andy Solterbeck


Natural disasters and growing demands for IT to support industry security and regulatory compliance highlight that security, business continuity and resource planning is critical. In fact, in the IDC/EMC 2011 Digital Universe Study, IDC predicts that by 2020 the world will generate 75 times the number of data containers which protect critical information today, while IT staff to manage it will grow by less than 1.5 times. Such predictions underline why security and business continuity planning will remain important on the executive agenda.  This session will outline how customers can take advantage of Telstra’s Cloud Services, powered by Hosted EMC solutions, to strengthen and transform their organisation with strategies that deliver agile, secure and resilient operating environments.

SPEAKER BIO


Chuck Hollis, Vice President, Global Marketing CTO, EMC Corporation

A 17-year EMC veteran, Chuck is a key member of EMC's management team, working on strategic aspects of marketing, business development and technology. He is a popular industry blogger (http://chucksblog.emc.com) and also is leading EMC's social media proficiency initiative.

Previously, Chuck ran EMC's Technology Alliances organization, building strong partnerships that deliver customers superior multi-vendor solutions. Prior to that, he was VP of Strategic Marketing, where he helped map out key aspects of EMC's transformation strategy, messaging and field execution.

Chuck has also been EMC's VP of Storage Platforms Marketing, responsible for EMC's overall platform product strategy and offerings across all major market segments. Chuck has also had significant field roles, including Director of Sales Operations, leading the Professional Services and Systems Engineering organizations for EMC in Europe.
Chuck originally came to EMC as part of an initial team to help EMC enter the open systems market. Since then, he has been at the forefront of many of EMC's go-to-market initiatives, including specific application markets (ERP, NT and DW) as well as storage-based initiatives (Enterprise Storage, storage software and Enterprise Storage Networks).

Prior to EMC, Chuck worked at several UNIX and database companies in Silicon Valley. Chuck has received degrees in Computer Science and Economics from University of California at Santa Cruz.

Clive Gold, CTO Marketing, EMC Australia and New Zealand

Clive has nearly 30 years' experience in the IT industry and joined EMC in 1999. He is currently the Marketing Chief Technology Officer for this region and is responsible for communicating EMC's technology vision, strategy and direction. Clive is currently the Chairman of the Storage Networking Industry Association's International Steering Committee as well as Vice Chairman of the local chapter, SNIA-ANZ.

Having commenced his career with Hewlett-Packard, Clive subsequently held a variety of senior positions in sales, marketing and services, with companies including HP, Dimension Data and Pyramid Technology.

Clive holds Masters Degree in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Allan King, Director, Managing Director, Infront Systems

Allan King is Managing Director of Infront Systems, a leading systems integrator specialising in data centre solutions.  Allan started Infront in October 1998. Since then, Allan’s leadership and passion have become hallmarks of his tenure at the company.

During the past 14 years, Allan has driven the strategic direction of the company that saw early success in the emerging markets of storage, virtualisation and enterprise archive. Today Infront employees 30 staff with an annual turnover of 30 million dollars.

Together with the company’s other business and technical leaders, Allan is focused on continuing Infront’s innovation and leadership in the areas of unified computing, systems integration and IT support. 

Andy Solterbeck, Director, Director Managed Services Industry Solutions, Telstra Innovation, Products & Marketing

Andy is responsible for leading the Product Team for Managed Services and Industry Solutions within Telstra. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry; he is a globally recognised expert in security and systems management and is a respected member of several high profile government and industry advisory boards including the Critical Infrastructure Advisory Board to the Attorney General.

Andy has held a range of high level management positions in the security industry, including his most recent role as Regional Director for RSA in ANZ. Prior to RSA, he was based in the US and was VP and CTO of the Enterprise Business Units of SafeNet, a security solutions company specialising in encryption technologies.

He has also served as General Manager for Senetas, a group of companies specialising in the delivery of Information Technology services to the finance and government sectors, as well as being the first Tivoli Architect at IBM to be certified in the APJ region.

Dean Jackson, Technical Consultant, EMC Australia and New Zealand

Dean is a Technical Consultant with EMC where he has been for over 8 years. In his role, Dean is responsible for designing complex EMC storage and application solutions, across different markets and is recognised as a leading technical consultant within the Australia and New Zealand.

Dean started with EMC in Canada where, for four years, he was a solutions architect. He was responsible for supporting complex data migrations as well as designing and laying out large arrays. In this role he was also responsible for the overall architecture and the application solution design.

Since joining EMC in ANZ, Dean has taken on responsibility for supporting high end storage platforms and the EMC application solutions for Oracle, SQL, Exchange and SAP.

Dean holds a number of industry certifications, such as a “Certificate in ITSM”, “EMC Proven Master Architect” and “Cisco Certified Design Associate”. Dean also has extensive experience as a systems administrator on both HPUX and Solaris.

Eddie Schwartz, Chief Information Security Officer, RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Mr. Schwartz is Chief Information Security Officer for RSA and has 25 years experience in the information security field. Previously, he was CSO of NetWitness (acquired by EMC), CTO of ManTech, EVP and General Manager of Global Integrity (acquired by INS), SVP of Operations of Guardent (acquired by VeriSign), CISO of Nationwide Insurance, a Senior Computer Scientist at CSC, and a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Dept. of State.

Mr. Schwartz has advised a number of early stage security companies, and served on the Executive Committee for the Banking Information Technology Secretariat (BITS). Mr. Schwartz has a B.I.S. in Information Security Management and an M.S. in Information Technology Management from the George Mason University School of Management.

Glen Hyat, Advisory Technology Consultant, EMC Australia and New Zealand

Glen is an advisory technology consultant for EMC Australia and New Zealand with over 21 years IT experience. Since joining EMC in 2001, Glen has worked extensively with many of Australia's largest organisations, designing their enterprise storage, connectivity and disaster recovery environments.

Glen holds the “expert” level of EMC Proven Professional certification for Symmetrix and Business Continuity and is also a Cisco Certified Specialist in Data Center Network Infrastructure Design.

Glen held Unix consulting positions with Hewlett Packard, IBM Global Services and worked as a Unix administrator in the finance and telecommunications industries.

Dr Jerry Vochteloo, Senior Technical Consultant EMC Australia

Jerry has had a very diverse and broad career in IT: working in research, education, services and sales
Currently Jerry works for EMC helping customers address Backup and Recovery problems in their environments. Jerry has more than 10 years experience in Backup and Recovery space with large tier one customers.

Jerry is a regular speaker and has presented at events like VForum, Storage and Networking World and numerous other trade and vendor conferences.

Prior to his current role, Jerry worked for VERITAS and later Symantec in various roles and before that was a lecturer at both University of New South Wales and the University of Technology, Sydney. While working at the UNSW, Jerry completed his PhD in Computer Science, for which he conducted in depth research into MicroKernel Security.

Jim Carter, Product Marketing Manager – Hosting and Cloud, Macquarie Telecom

Jim is responsible for working with Macquarie Telecom’s hosting product team to position all new and existing hosting solutions for midmarket business customers. He also analyses market trends and competitive strategies to influence product design and ensure new products align with our customers unique needs.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the information technology industry, Jim has previously held senior positions with Microsoft, NEC and Sun Microsystems prior to joining Macquarie Telecom in 2010.

Jim earned a Bachelor of Mathematics and Computer science in Canada, prior to Graduating from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management where he earned a Masters of Business Administration Degree.

Les Williamson, Vice President, Cisco Asia Pacific Area

Les Williamson is the leader of the Cisco Asia Pacific area that includes southeast Asia (Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) and Australia and New Zealand. Williamson’s responsibility is to drive profitable growth and market leadership through the innovative use of technologies for a more collaborative and productive business and social environment in this recently created Asia Pacific area.
Williamson previously led Cisco Australia and New Zealand where he was responsible for helping customers and partners take advantage of business and social transitions to increase productivity, create competitive advantage through new, sustainable business models and lower the impact of business on the environment.

Williamson is well known for his innovative approach to business issues. In 2007, he evolved Cisco’s go-to-market approach by transforming and aligning the company’s capabilities, resources and ecosystem to drive maximised customer relevance and mutual growth with partners. This team effort resulted in the Cisco Australia and New Zealand business growing at greater than double that of market rates whilst reducing costs dramatically, by mainly using IT as an enabler for productivity and innovation.

In addition, Williamson leads the company’s corporate social responsibility initiative in Australia, which has the single objective of putting the human network at the heart of indigenous education and community development in Cape York in North Queensland.

Williamson has been with Cisco for ten years and has first-hand experience in how Cisco delivers architectural vision and technology to customers to drive innovation and collaboration, take cost out of operational expenditures and reduce time-to-market.

Prior to joining Cisco, Willamson held management positions at Ericsson, both here in Australia and in Sweden.
Williamson holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering from Monash University, Victoria

Mark Burnard, Solution Architect, Greenplum, a division of EMC

Mark has consulted in Information Management Strategy for more than 8 years, providing advice to clients across verticals including financial services, telecommunications, airlines, universities, government and utilities. He has hands-on experience across most aspects of the traditional data warehouse lifecycle, from requirements definition to high level solution design, technology selection, data modelling and implementation. This background allows him to explore in a holistic fashion the implications of big data for enterprise information management.

Roman Tarnavski, Technical Consultant, EMC Australia and New Zealand

Roman is one of EMC's Consultants for Cloud Computing, Virtualisation and Converged Infrastructure in Australia and New Zealand. This role sees Roman leverage his extensive infrastructure and IT operations background to develop, articulate and demonstrate business-critical solutions for organisations of all sizes, which deliver value through efficiency and productivity, performance advantages and primarily, risk mitigation.

Prior to joining EMC, Roman worked as a Business Analyst followed by a number of years as a Sr. Systems Engineer as well as Virtualisation Lead at IBM.

Steve Bolland

Steve has an extensive career history of delivering business and technology outcomes, with over 25 years’ experience in ICT, Steve has been delivering ICT projects for the last 15 years. Prior to taking up the role of ‘National Manager – Strategic Consulting’, Steve spent the previous 4 years as the National Manager of the Project Management Office at Data#3. In his current role, Steve takes to market nationally a number strategic offerings that both support and extend on Data#3’s successful history in delivering ICT solutions.

Tim Longhurst

Tim Longhurst is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation and corporate strategy. Tim has delighted clients across industries with his commitment to entertaining and inspiring audiences through highly customised presentations that achieve client goals.

Tim uses the latest data, powerful case studies and entertaining anecdotes from the field to bring the future to life for his audiences and inspire change within business. His enthusiasm and warmth see him gain high praise – and repeat bookings from event organisers.

Likeable and engaging, Tim’s passion is obvious and his talent for conveying big ideas keeps audiences hooked. Tim’s proven track record – leading billion dollar strategies for governments and Fortune 500 companies – means Tim’s descriptions of the future are always matched with prescriptions for organisational success.
A born diplomat, Tim rounds-up the room’s elephants and sacred cows in the opening minutes, rolls up his sleeves and gets down to the business of discussing what’s needed to progress in this exciting and ever-changing world.

Tim presents at over 50 corporate engagements per year and is one of the most sought-after future forecasters in the world. BNP Paribas, IKEA, Johnson & Johnson and many other clients offer the highest praise for Tim’s tailored keynotes, which frequently lead to Tim’s business, Key Message, being retained for ongoing trend reports and strategic counsel.

Tim is based in Sydney and San Francisco. His web posts on innovation and the future are read by thousands of readers around the world every month. He is head of the strategic foresight consultancy, Key Message and has ongoing commitments as a formal advisor to a number of Silicon Valley startups.

Recent keynote presentations include: Future of Community (South Australian Government); Future trends (Sovereign); Futurist 101 Future of Marketing (Hard Rock Cafe Asia Pacific); Future of Social Media (Sensis); Future of Health (Australian Rheumatology Association); What’s Next – Top Ten Trends (Future Forum); Making Money with Innovation (ThinkBig CEO Forum); Future of Member Engagement (GetUp.org); Future of Healthcare (Johnson & Johnson), Future of Transport (RailCorp); Future of Technology (Fuji Xerox); Future of Hospitality (Shangri-La Hotels); Future of Education (UTS); Future of Sustainability (CSR Summit); Future of Science (Sydney Uni.).

Thomas Hayes, Director, Product Marketing, Infrastructure Management Business Unit

Tom Hayes is the Director of Product Marketing for EMC's Infrastructure Management Business Unit, responsible for the development of strategy and go-to-market initiatives for the company's infrastructure management solutions worldwide.

Tom has accumulated over 20 years experience working at the heart of the IT industry. He has substantial industry expertise in IT management technologies and solutions, including networks, systems and applications. Prior to joining EMC, Tom held several senior marketing positions at CA Technologies, Concord Communications, 3Com, Motorola and several start-up companies, where he was responsible for new product definition, product marketing, sales, and channel management.

 

SPONSORS

Sponsorship Opportunities Available - Take Your Place Amongst Technology's Key Players.

To become a sponsor, contact:
Shonna Mulley, Sponsorship Manager
Phone: +61 2 9957 3666
Email: shonna@mccorkell.com.au




2012 SPONSORS:


ELITE
SPONSORS

 
    

Cisco

Evolving to a Unified Data Centre Architecture

Today's data centre architecture must support a highly-mobile workforce, proliferation of devices, data-driven business models, and be capable of seamlessly incorporating cloud applications and services. To meet these diverse requirements, Cisco offers the Unified Data Centre platform, a unified data centre architecture that combines compute, storage, network and management into a platform designed to automate IT as a service across physical and virtual environments, resulting in increased budget efficiency, more agile business responsiveness, and simplified IT operations.

Cisco's Unified Data Centre provides a complete architecture platform including products and solutions in three critical areas of Unified Management, Unified Fabric, Unified Computing and Data Centre Services.

 
 
    

VMware

VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, delivers customer-proven solutions that accelerate IT by reducing complexity and enabling more flexible, agile service delivery. Leveraging VMware vSphereTM, the most widely deployed foundation for cloud computing, VMware enables enterprises to adopt a cloud model that addresses their unique business challenges. VMware’s approach speeds the transition to cloud computing while preserving existing investments and improving security and control. With more than 250,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware solutions help organizations of all sizes to lower costs, increase business agility and ensure freedom of choice.

 
   



PLATINUM
SPONSORS

 
    

Telstra

Telstra provides network services and solutions to more than 200 of the world’s top 500 companies. They rely on us to do business across 240 countries and territories and to enable greater productivity, efficiency and growth.

Telstra solutions offer the best of all worlds – skilled people and a rich portfolio of services delivered on our world-class Telstra Next IP™ network and Next G™ network. To ensure reliable performance, they’re monitored and maintained from our dedicated centres using advanced management and operational systems. And they’re backed by Telstra Enterprise-grade Customer Service™ and one of Australia’s largest and most qualified field and technical workforce.

 
 
    

VCE

VCE, formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for our customers. VCE, through the Vblock platform, delivers the industry's only fully integrated and fully virtualized cloud infrastructure system. VCE solutions are available through an extensive partner network, and cover horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings, and application development environments, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure.

For more information, go to www.vce.com.

 
   



GOLD
SPONSORS

 
    

Brocade

Founded in 1995, Brocade is an industry leader in providing reliable, high-performance network solutions that help the world’s leading organizations transition smoothly to a virtualized world where applications and information reside anywhere.

Today, Brocade is extending its proven data center expertise across the entire network with future-proofed solutions built for consolidation, network convergence, virtualization, and cloud computing.

Headquartered in San Jose, California, the company has approximately 4000 employees worldwide and serves a wide range of industries and customers in more than 160 countries. With a complete family of Ethernet, storage, and converged networking solutions, Brocade helps organizations achieve their most critical business objectives through:

Unmatched simplicity to overcome today's complexity Non-stop networking to maximize business uptime Optimized applications to increase business agility and gain a competitive advantage Investment protection to provide a smooth transition to new technologies while leveraging existing infrastructure Brocade combines a proven track record of expertise, innovation, and new technology development with open standards leadership and strategic partnerships with the world's leading IT companies. This extensive partner ecosystem enables truly best-in-class business solutions.

 
 
    

Data#3 Limited (DTL)

Data#3 Limited (DTL) is an ASX listed company that provides market leading technology solutions across a wide range of industries throughout Australia and Asia Pacific. The company is headquartered in Brisbane and has offices across Australia.

Data#3's expertise is expressed through a range of ICT Solutions that incorporate technologies from the world's leading providers. It consults with customers to help them design, deploy and manage technology solutions through our five specialist businesses – Licensing Solutions, Product Solutions, Integrated Solutions, Managed Services and People Solutions.

Customers choose Data#3 for its ICT solutions, the options within those solutions and the methodologies applied through all aspects of engagement and implementation.

 
 
    

Dimension Data

Creating business success has never been a simple feat, but these days complexity is shifting into high gear. Globalisation is changing the world, opening up new markets and sources of supply but also increasing competition. There is continuous pressure to shorten production cycles and reduce costs to maintain competitive advantage. At the same time, the obligations on businesses have never been greater. Every aspect of your organisation is under the spotlight and every new market and regulatory change brings new rules and requirements.

Dimension Data stands ready to help you respond to today's challenges, with targeted, pertinent services and IT solutions that take the pressure off you so you focus on your business stakeholders and clients. Together with our partners, we offer deep technology, industry and business expertise, a firm understanding of what's required for success, coupled with proven ability and industry skills to help you make it happen − a solid foundation on which you can build success.

 
 
    

Infront

Infront is a specialist company that designs, builds and supports Next-Generation Data Centre solutions. An EMC partner for more than a decade and EMC Partner of the Year for both specialist categories: Unified Storage (AUS) and Backup/Recovery (AUS, APJ), Infront brings a unique perspective to how Cloud is transforming today’s IT landscape.

Infront will articulate the real-world architectural decisions made when leveraging best of breed technologies to deliver a single platform that meets the Production, Development and Disaster Recovery needs of a demanding user base.

In a industry plagued with marketing-architected solutions, listen as Infront details the real-world journey of a customer determined to realise their strategic vision for "A Single Continuously Available Platform". 

 
 
    

Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro Inc., a Fortune 100 company, is the world's largest technology distributor and a leading technology sales, marketing and logistics company for the IT industry worldwide. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support and training, financial services and product and service aggregation and distribution.

Since its beginnings in 1979, Ingram Micro has connected technology solution providers with vendors worldwide, identifying markets and technologies that shape the IT industry. Today, Ingram Micro remains at the forefront of the global technology marketplace, bringing the latest products and services to market and finding new ways to bring value to our reseller customers.
The distributor has developed services and solutions designed to address the needs of each technology category and market segment, with expert services to support customers serving vertical and specialty markets.

Ingram Micro Australia is based in Sydney and has offices in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Distribution centres are located in Sydney and Perth, providing timely delivery to customers throughout the country.

 
 
    

IQ3

iQ3 was formed by a group of highly experienced IT specialists, with unmatched experience in data storage and backup and recovery. iQ3 has forged a close relationship with EMC to provide the best possible strategies and solutions to their clients. iQ3 has developed deep technical expertise in EMC’s infrastructure portfolio and the company’s success can be largely attributed to our ability to successfully integrate technology and services to solve customer problems. iQ3 also delivers a range of managed services encompassing on-site/remote administration through to Backup-as-a-Service (Cloud). Recently iQ3 was awarded Best New Business Partner (Asia Pac / Japan) by EMC and has also been elevated to the highest EMC partnership level (Signature Partner).

 
 
    

Logicalis Australia

Is your business aerodynamic? Organisations are under pressure to react and respond to a rapidly changing business environment, changing business priorities and higher user demands, with less available spend. The result is a shift from the data centre environment as we know it – where over 70% of the IT budget goes towards "keeping the lights on" – to one that enables innovation and agility, and supports a changing workplace environment.

Logicalis enables a more aerodynamic business by transforming a traditional, somewhat consolidated and virtualised data centre environment to one that is efficient, automated and service oriented, driving cost reduction, reducing management complexity, and enabling growth. As an EMC “Gold” partner, we can help you get more efficiencies from your investment in EMC, from on-site “private cloud” infrastructure to full managed and hosted solutions. Talk to us today about a free assessment to see how your data centre could be more efficient.

 
 
    

Macquarie Telecom

Founded in 1992, Macquarie Telecom is Australia’s number one Managed Hosting and business-only telecommunications company. We deliver and manage your business-critical application and communication services with Personal Accountable Service™ across data centre infrastructure, including our new $60 million world-class data centre facility in Macquarie Park, and all communication networks. Our unique combination of hosting leadership and deep telecommunications expertise ensures we avoid the typical silos of responsibility, by offering an end-to-end integrated infrastructure as a service that both hosts applications and delivers to users located anywhere, over any network - internet, WAN and mobile. It's why the most demanding business and government customers entrust us to provide fully managed, 100% Australian-based hosting, cloud, co-location and data, voice and mobile network services that are always on, efficient and secure.

 
 
    

Thomas Duryea Consulting

Founded in 2000, Thomas Duryea Consulting (TD) design, plan, implement and manage innovative, world class IT infrastructure solutions. We inspire change, enable growth and deliver secure, agile and dependable IT solutions. We position our clients to better serve their customers and consistently outperform their competitors, across a range of industry sectors.

Our culture fosters innovation. We approach your IT challenges with unparalleled spirit and integrity.

Our engineers, consultants, architects, project managers, and trainers are disciplined, energetic and personable. We attract, develop, and retain exceptional people. Working closely with our clients, as their strategic infrastructure partner, we utilise best practice and rigorous, proven methodologies; exceeding delivery expectations.

Our ongoing success is a testament to our people's abilities and their passion for delivering leading IT infrastructure projects to each and every client.

 
   

SILVER SPONSORS

 
    

AFC Group

AFC Designs, Manufactures and Integrates Fibre Optic Communication Solutions.

We are an Australian owned and operated company with 20 years industry experience and service our customers through a National and International branch structure.

We work with a broad range of industries from Data Center to Underground mines to provide high quality innovative communication solutions. We have a passion for our products, our business, and our customer relationships. We strive to create professional partnerships that you can trust to deliver value in a custom built communication solution backed by an Industry leading 20 year warranty

 
 
    

APC

As a global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks. Schneider Electric's data centre solutions help users "make the connections" between IT and facilities, efficiency and availability, and design and deployment – linking leading brands like APC to deliver the best product, software, systems and services. APC by Schneider Electric is the pioneer of modular data centre infrastructure and innovative cooling technology. Its products and solutions, including InfraStruxure, are an integral part of the Schneider Electic IT portfolio.

 
 
    

AXIS

The driving force in network video
Axis is the world leader in network video, driving the shift from analog to digital. The company delivers cost-effective, future-safe video surveillance and remote monitoring through an expert portfolio of IP solutions. This includes network cameras, video encoders, software and accessories, all designed on an open platform to ensure enduring results that expand the user’s potential.

Get the Axis picture. Stay one step ahead.


 
 
    

Global Storage

Global Storage Backup, Disaster Recovery, and Archive Cloud Services

Global Storage is widely recognised as the leading provider of Cloud Backup, Disaster Recovery and Archival services to blue chip Australian companies. Working closely with your IT team, we help define, implement, and manage effective recovery strategies to safeguard your critical data and business processes. By clearly understanding your business recovery objectives, we ensure the appropriate services are delivered to match the level of protection required to satisfy key stakeholders and protect your business operations.

 
 
    

INFORMATICA

Informatica is the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software. Thousands of organisations rely on Informatica for maximising return on data to drive their top business imperatives. To maximise return on data, Informatica increases the value of data by delivering relevant, trustworthy, timely, authoritative, actionable, accessible, holistic and secure data. At the same time, Informatica lowers the cost of data by bringing down business costs, labor costs, software costs, hardware costs and storage costs. With the Informatica Platform organisations can fully leverage their information assets residing on-premise, in the Cloud and across social networks.

 
 
    

OPTUS BUSINESS

Optus Business is a leading whole-of-business ICT solutions provider of mobile, converged data and IP solutions and network and IT managed services. We serve the Australian government sector and businesses with over 200 employees. We continually seek to understand and solve the unique issues and opportunities facing the Australian business community and government. Our customers can leverage Optus Business’ expertise, technology and service to compete and thrive in the digital age; here in Australia, across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

 
 
    

PANDUIT

Panduit is a leading global supplier of complete end-to-end solutions for data centres and enterprise networks. The Panduit solution portfolio encompasses products, software and services based on the principles of a Unified Physical Infrastructure approach. Products ranging from high speed data transport (HSDT) connectivity, thermal management through green data cabinets, cable management, and physical infrastructure management software provide an integrated and comprehensive solution for smart data centres and enterprise networks. Strong relationships with technology leaders complemented with global staff and unmatched service and support, make Panduit a valuable and trusted physical infrastructure partner.

 
 
    

PERFEKT

PERFEKT is an information storage solution specialist and a major supplier of IT infrastructure to the Australian market.

PERFEKT strives to deliver the best value added IT solutions and services to you. Your IT solution is our priority and customer satisfaction our motto.

Our expertise is unrivalled.  The highly qualified PERFEKT team will provide you with the best possible solutions from the best products available.

 
 
    

Tecala

The Tecala Group is a leading Australian provider of innovative ICT solutions

We offer a comprehensive range of products and services that best enable an organization to achieve their goals through the optimal utilisation of technology.

Our core focus is to work with our client to ensure they receive the best return on their investments, through the use of our unique Optimise ICT methodology.

Our goal is to be at the forefront in using technology solutions to solve business problems, building long-term strategic partnership with our clients by delivering on our commitments and by providing reliable and flexible professional services.

“Tecala has grown to become the choice partner for organisations seeking value from Information & Communication technologies. Our team is ready to partner with you to share the benefits of our knowledge and flexible engagement model.”

Gleuto Serafim – Tecala CEO

 
 
    

UXC

UXC Connect is the largest Australian owned ICT infrastructure solutions and services company. Offering broad and deep capabilities across market-leading products and services, UXC Connect solutions are underpinned by a flexible and agile approach to design, delivery and support. UXC Connect customers have a single source for cloud and premise unified communications; mobility; secure networking; data centre and storage management; and contact centre solutions.  Clients also benefit from national 24x7 support – including options to provide full outsourcing of desktop and managed services for networks and communications. UXC Connect has over 650 employees with headquarters in Sydney and branch offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Adelaide.

 
   


CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS


 
    

Amcom

Amcom is an award-winning, ASX listed, IT and Telecommunications company employing over 340 talented people across Australia.

Through the delivery of innovative, flexible and cost effective solutions and superior customer service, Amcom has become the provider of choice for the converging Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) needs of business and government across Australia. 

Amcom’s product set includes national data network access delivering business grade data and internet services, business class IP voice, cloud solutions and managed services; all supported by our extensive fibre-optic network and an extensive range of ICT advisory, integration and security solutions.

 
 
    

CSC

The mission of CSC is to be a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services.

With the broadest range of capabilities, CSC offers clients the solutions they need to manage complexity, focus on core businesses, collaborate with partners and clients, and improve operations.

CSC makes a special point of understanding its clients and provides experts with real-world experience to work with them. CSC is vendor-independent, delivering solutions that best meet each client's unique requirements.

For over 50 years, clients in industries and governments worldwide have trusted CSC with their business process and information systems outsourcing, systems integration and consulting needs.

Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 97,000 employees and reported revenue of $15.9 billion for the 12 months ended March 30, 2012.

For more information, visit the company's website at www.csc.com/au or email talk_to_us@csc.com.au

 
 
    

ISF

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a worldwide non-profit association representing all aspects of the data storage and information management industry. SNIA is responsible for developing and promoting standards, best practice, and vendor neutral education to advance the adoption of storage and information management technology. SNIA Australia & New Zealand is the regional chapter and is funded by membership subscriptions. Further details can be found at www.snia.org.au

 
 
    

SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a worldwide non-profit association representing all aspects of the data storage and information management industry. SNIA is responsible for developing and promoting standards, best practice, and vendor neutral education to advance the adoption of storage and information management technology. SNIA Australia & New Zealand is the regional chapter and is funded by membership subscriptions. Further details can be found at www.snia.org.au

 
 
    

Westcon

 
   

TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR

 
    

SAMSUNG

 
   

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