The Ritz-Carlton

March 11, 2020

Cloud Together Summit – Chicago

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the Summit in Chicago!

Surround yourself with people who understand your day-to-day projects and can help solve some of the biggest obstacles in IT. This event is geared to empower you through expert insights, mentoring, and collaboration.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from your colleagues who are making hybrid cloud architectures a reality in our Fireside Chat.
  • Learn how executives are managing change and delivering high-quality experiences and apps to their stakeholders
  • Talk to experts in cloud architecture and experience solutions that
  • Listen to industry icon, Ray Wang, break down how IT organizations can rise to the challenge AI and edge computing by taking the first step into a unified cloud strategy

Plus, you’ll become a member of the Argyle Executive Forum. 

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Speakers

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Krishnan Badrinarayanan

Director of Product Marketing

Nutanix

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R “Ray” Wang

Principal Analyst and Chairman

Constellation Research

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Scott Arnett

President & Founder

The Arnett Group

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Bryan Lubeck

Director of Field Marketing

Nutanix

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Chris LaBeau

Global IT Director

Advanced Technology Services

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Chanda Nath

Chandra Nath

Vice President, Xi Partner Network

Nutanix

Your Journey to the Cloud: A Fresh Approach to IT Infrastructure and Operations

Get the latest strategies. Hear from industry leaders.

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Network With The IT Mavens In Your City

Cloud Together Summits are  regionally focused summits  built to encourage conversation and networking between like-minded IT experts in your area. You’ll hear from local experts and industry speakers about how to design, build and operate modern cloud-based infrastructure.

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Who should attend?

Cloud Together Summits are tailored for anyone involved in the decision, planning, and process of migrating to the cloud or expanding their cloud-based services.

  • Senior IT executives
  • Senior business executives
  • Data management professionals
  • Cloud engineering and operations professionals
  • IT infrastructure pros
  • IT and data architects
  • Cybersecurity experts
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Why attend?

  • Learn the key considerations and business impacts of a private, public and hybrid cloud models.
  • Participate in peer-to-peer roundtable discussions on how to fine-tune your cloud strategy.
  • Discover what it takes to delight users with innovative apps and faster services.
  • Hear directly from experts on how to overcome the internal big rocks to reach your cloud goals. 

Agenda

Argyle Executive Forum will kick-off the day’s events with speaker introductions and an overview of the program.

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Bryan Lubeck

Director of Field Marketing

Nutanix

Powering Today’s Digital Business

Growth is a top priority for CEOs, and they’re relying on IT to drive digital transformation for growth. It is a massive undertaking for IT since digital transformation touches many teams and functions within the organization and requires not only the technology but also people and process to embrace changes quickly. Join us to discuss how a unified hybrid cloud platform helps IT and other stakeholders effectively drive and manage this change and transition

Chanda Nath

Chandra Nath

Vice President, Xi Partner Network

Nutanix

A live Q&A with an enterprise that successfully made the pivot to modernize their data center architecture and operations

An opportunity to network with colleagues, experts, and sponsors. Our partner hub offers a place to learn more about the latest in data center solutions.

Driving change in IT operations and empowering users on your path to digital transformation

This must see session is a moderated panel with executives who have  demonstrated success in a cloud migration project.  During this interactive panel we will explore how a shared understanding of a strategic vision across your organization’s business, IT, operations, etc. helps progress your digital transformation

Moderated by: R “Ray” Wang, Constellation Research

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R “Ray” Wang

Principal Analyst and Chairman

Constellation Research

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Scott Arnett

President & Founder

The Arnett Group

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Chris LaBeau

Global IT Director

Advanced Technology Services

Making Your Hybrid Cloud Strategy a Reality

Hybrid clouds are the quickest path to digital transformation. In this keynote, you will see how IT can drive innovation and reduce time to value by giving cloud teams the power to pick the right cloud infrastructure for every workload. Learn key cloud platform technologies and how to avoid common mistakes when building a hybrid cloud.

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Krishnan Badrinarayanan

Director of Product Marketing

Nutanix

Lunch will be provided.

Lunch at the Argyle: Cloud Together Summit will provide ample time and opportunity to network with colleagues, experts, and sponsors. Attendees are encouraged to visit our partner hub to learn more about the latest in data center solutions.

Your Journey to the Cloud: A Fresh Approach to IT Infrastructure and Operations

Presented by Ray Wang, Principal Analyst, Constellation Research

52% of the Fortune 500 have been merged, acquired, or fallen off the list since 2000. Why?  There isn’t one specific answer to this question, in fact, it contains multitudes of answers.  In this session, Ray will explore all the variables impacting business from an IT perspective and uncover how changes to business outcomes can be driven from the office of the CIO.  He’ll take you through a discussion around how the office of the CIO can help improve business outcomes by planning digital transformation projects that are scalable, flexible and provide operational control over business driving tools that drive customer experience and revenue.

  • Digital Transformation trends
  • Enterprise Acceleration
  • Role of the CIO
  • Hyper convergence Space-Why Now?

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R “Ray” Wang

Principal Analyst and Chairman

Constellation Research

Participants will be guided by subject matter experts to explore best practices in data modernization, change management tips and tricks, and lessons learned from cloud migration projects.

Topics may include:

  • Key considerations needed to make a successful cloud strategy 
  • Biggest challenges facing anyone making a cloud migration initiative?
  • Managing internal communication about IT projects and ensure that the right attention, resources, and level setting are at every level of the organization

Recap of the day and adjournment.

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Location

The Ritz-Carlton

160 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611

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Scott Arnett

President & Founder

The Arnett Group

Chris LaBeau

Global IT Director

Advanced Technology Services

Chandra Nath

Vice President, Xi Partner Network

Nutanix

Bryan Lubeck

Director of Field Marketing

Nutanix

Krishnan Badrinarayanan

Director of Product Marketing

Nutanix

R “Ray” Wang

Principal Analyst and Chairman

Constellation Research