CloudGenera Cumulus

July 19, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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What is Cumulus?

Cumulus means to heap or pile – With information piling up around us, how are you finding the right strategy to modernize your business? Join us Friday, July 19 as the experts at CloudGenera, together with our sponsor, Intel, and our partners, show you ways to optimize your cloud strategy. We have a heap of information to help you make better technology decisions in minutes, not months.


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THE AGENDA

1:30 – 1:45

Welcome and Keynote with Founder & CEO, Brian Kelly, and Intel’s Cloud and SDI Sales, David Rhoades

In this keynote, Brian Kelly will discuss the importance of a multi-cloud strategy which includes a right mix of on-premises as well as off-premises investments based upon application and business requirements. He will outline use cases that are suitable for public cloud, as well as the trend of repatriating workloads from the public cloud when applications are better served by private or hybrid deployments. Finally, Brian will disclose best practices for driving successful cloud adoption leveraging both existing virtualization as well as the emerging container strategies for enabling a true multi-cloud operating environment.

Welcome and Keynote with Founder & CEO, Brian Kelly, and Intel's Cloud and SDI Sales, David Rhoades
Accelerating Application Modernization: Bobby Allen, CTO

1:45 – 2:15

Accelerating Application Modernization: Bobby Allen, CTO

The question most of us want an answer to, is: “Is there a better way?” This session will focus on how to evaluate whether new technology options really translate into more value. We’ll show you how CloudGenera quickly helps enterprises decide if new is really better or just different. Our session will be a combination of our industry-leading software plus insights from the trenches helping real customers.

2:15 – 2:45

Ask the Experts:

This session will highlight the best practices in cloud native development and multi-cloud operations. A panel discussion led by our COO, Kevin Ledford, former Fortune 500 CIO, and the CloudGenera Research and Development team. An opportunity to learn how CloudGenera builds its platform; Both the approach towards content and code. This will be an opportunity to ask CloudGenera experts how we leverage modern application frameworks, how we execute cloud native development, how we efficiently scale our SaaS Platform, and how we balance innovation with quality.

Ask the Experts:
Balancing the IT Budget: Brian Kelly, Founder/CEO

2:45 – 3:15

Balancing the IT Budget: Brian Kelly, Founder/CEO

This session will highlight strategies for multi-cloud spend optimization. An internal case study showcasing how CloudGenera balances its own IT Budget. We will discuss our strategy for optimizing our technology spend; This will include details on how we prioritize investments based upon your business case.

3:15 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 4:15

Breakout Sessions

Kevin Johnston, with support from Lawrence Wong, DXC Technology: Importance of having a sound digital foundation as the basis for better business outcomes in the digital age. Michael Krumpe of Pivotal: Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Transforming the Way you Build and Deploy Software in a Multi-Cloud World. Nathaniel Avery: 5 ways to get the most from azure.

Breakout Sessions

4:15 – 4:30 Break

Deep Dive into Cloudgenera Platform

4:30 – 5:00

Deep Dive into Cloudgenera Platform

This will be an opportunity to see how CloudGenera’s platform can make all your cloud technology decisions quickly and unbiased.

Where

The Location

Hilton Charlotte University Place Charlotte, NC 28262


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After Party

Armored Cow Brewing + Crank Sinatra


We will be providing entertainment from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Armored Cow Brewing. Crank Sinatra is an Improvisational Jam Band from Harrisburg, NC that plays music inspired by artists of several genres. The Brewery offers a variety of options for beer, including Gluten Free. Food Trucks will also be on site. Venue and band details available by clicking photos below.