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Modelling your digital transformations into the Hybrid and Distributed Cloud

25th February 2021, Asia
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Date: Thursday, 25th February 2021

Time: 3:00 pm (SGT)

Location

Asia

Synopsis and overview of the session

Today’s complex IT environments make maintaining ‘the always-on’ availability more challenging than ever before, even as IT has become central to most business operations. Maintaining uninterrupted business operations has become more complicated as IT environments involve a complex mixture of hybrid and cloud infrastructure, middleware, and application technologies.

In a digital ‘always-on’ age, corporates and organisations have moved many offline processes online, yet the complexity of the online environment has made it more and more difficult to manage. Putting Digital Transformation at the heart of your business exposes your customers to your entire IT stack as well as gaps in operational resiliency. Many CIOs fail to realise that Digital Transformation journey and the move to dynamic environments increase the rate of change and create more opportunities for failure. This increased complexity leads to multiple points of failure in the stack and to more outages and cost in maintaining both the technology stack and customer satisfaction.

In a recent survey, 72% responded digital transformation has been the biggest driver of cloud deployments, and 85% agreed that hybrid is the ideal operating model to remake themselves for the digital future. The rising demand of hybrid and distributed cloud is largely driven by the benefits –security, flexibility, and the need to accommodate multiple cloud options.

Nevertheless, with applications living on either traditional IT, on-premises private Cloud, off-premises private Cloud, or public Cloud environments, the trend of hybrid and distributed cloud adoption together with thecomplexities brought by digital transformation and dynamic environments, aare expected to continue being one of the biggest challenges to many of the corporations in the region.

Focus Network, in partnership with ITRS Group, will be bringing leading IT Executives to discuss:

  • What digital transformation means in today’s world
  • Top 3 pressures for IT departments in 2021 e.g. cost, regulatory requirements, customers’ expectations, environment complexities
  • How are you tackling these pressures and challenges
  • Cloud deployment roadmap for Digital Transformation in your company

Presenters

Guy Warren

Guy Warren, CEO, ITRS Group

Guy joined ITRS in July 2014 as CEO and brings more than 25 years’ experience in financial services and technology businesses. Guy had previously been a customer of ITRS, using Geneos to improve the availability of the real-time systems when he was COO of FTSE Group. He has also managed a financial services product business as the EVP & General Manager of Misys Banking, a leader in the core banking solutions market. Guy has a strong background in large blue chip organisations and more recently working with private equity backed companies. Earlier in his career, he was the CEO of Logica UK, a large professional services company.

Steve Christinson

Steve Christinson, CTO, ITRS Group

Steve is an experienced Chief Technology Officer with a demonstrated history of leading innovative, high performance, technology teams in the Financial Services industry.

Steve believes in putting architectural simplicity at the core of the business IT estate; that is, the ability to innovate at pace while maintaining stability. He is motivated by utilising the entire production tools landscape to build resilient and responsive systems of a high quality.

Steve is highly proficient and active in programming, a strength which he applies to his hands-on approach to work. Day-to-day at ITRS Group, Steve is in charge of engineering management, C-level presentation/communication, technology strategy, technological aspects of M&A, and technology risk management.

Prior to joining ITRS Group, Steve worked with the likes of Itiviti, CameronTec and OrcSoftware. He has extensive experience working with both mature and new products to support the evolution of the IT estate.

Peter Duffy

Peter Duffy, Head of Product Management, ITRS Group

Peter joined ITRS Group following the company’s acquisition of Sumerian in May 2018. At Sumerian, he played a central role as both CEO and CTO in developing what is now ITRS Capacity Planner.

With 30 years of experience in monitoring and analytics, including 5 years in Silicon Valley, Peter has a unique overview of both IT and business objectives across a range of industries. His focus is on building ITRS’ product portfolio to ensure it is comprehensively addressing the operational resilience needs of the company’s increasingly diverse client base.

Mark Loader

Mark Loader, Executive Director, ITRS Group

Mark joined ITRS in June 2012 as Managing Director Asia and brings more than 20 years of international experience in the field of fintech and data. Mark is responsible for all of ITRS’ product, marketing and partnership strategy. He’s regularly on the road evangelizing our business and platform strategy with customers, partners and colleagues. Prior to joining ITRS, he was Global Head of Quantitative Analytics and Datafeeds at Thomson Reuters with general management responsibility for over US$230 million in annual revenue from more than 1500 clients globally, spanning traditional asset managers, sell-side research, hedge funds and proprietary trading desks.

Moderator

Andrew Milroy

Andrew Milroy, Founder, Veqtor8

Andrew Milroy is the founder of Veqtor8, a digital risk advisory firm, based in Singapore. His work involves empowering organisations to manage risk more effectively.

He is a well-known technology thought leader and speaker in the APAC region. Since moving to Singapore in 2011, he has held regional leadership roles with Frost & Sullivan, IDC, Nelson-Hall and Ovum (now Omdia). These roles have also given him the opportunity to live and work in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

He has been providing advisory services relating to cybersecurity for over 20 years. In his 10 years at Frost & Sullivan, Andrew grew the technology business into one of APAC’s leading sources of cybersecurity research and consulting services. Andrew works closely with leading buyers and vendors of cybersecurity products and services. Andrew is frequently invited to speak, chair and moderate at major technology events. He is also widely quoted in the press and often appears on broadcast media, including BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg and Channel News Asia.

About ITRS

ITRS Group’s technology establishes and maintains operational resilience for businesses operating in demanding environments where technology failure means business failure. By transforming the mass of raw data into meaningful information, ITRS helps enterprises run their IT estates intelligently, prevent outages and maximise efficiency. With over 20 years’ experience serving enterprise clients across industry markets, 800 clients worldwide rely on ITRS for their estate monitoring, capacity planning, IT analytics and load testing.

Website: www.itrsgroup.com

Steve Christinson

Steve Christinson, CTO, ITRS Group

Steve is an experienced Chief Technology Officer with a demonstrated history of leading innovative, high performance, technology teams in the Financial Services industry.

Steve believes in putting architectural simplicity at the core of the business IT estate; that is, the ability to innovate at pace while maintaining stability. He is motivated by utilising the entire production tools landscape to build resilient and responsive systems of a high quality.

Steve is highly proficient and active in programming, a strength which he applies to his hands-on approach to work. Day-to-day at ITRS Group, Steve is in charge of engineering management, C-level presentation/communication, technology strategy, technological aspects of M&A, and technology risk management.

Prior to joining ITRS Group, Steve worked with the likes of Itiviti, CameronTec and OrcSoftware. He has extensive experience working with both mature and new products to support the evolution of the IT estate.

Agenda at a glance

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Registration & networking

4.00 pm – 4.05pm – Welcome address

4.05 pm – 5.15pm – 3 course lunch served4.05 pm – 4.45pm – Embracing disruption in the financial services industry: A Privacy versus Security conundrum – Amanda Chan, BlackBerry

4.45 pm – 5.15pm – Demo

5.15pm – 5.45pm – Discussion

5.45 pm – 6pm – Closing remarks

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