IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

The Largest Premier Gathering of IT & Cloud Industry Leaders & Senior-Executives sharing key solutions to current & future challenges

Speakers

Just Some of Our Outstanding Speakers 

Rias Attar

Rias Attar

Vice President – VP, Transformation, Integration, Project Management, Continuous Improvement, Caesars Entertainment

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES)

Wednesday 20th March 2019 | 19:30 - 20:30 pm

Biography

Rias Attar is an accomplished operational excellence and project management professional. He is recognized for his ability to help strategize business architecture, identify areas to improve processes and outcomes, turn around businesses from deficient to profitability, champion continuous improvement efforts, deliver challenging cross-functional programs while working collaboratively with diverse types of stakeholders, lead and coach winning teams, and inspire staff to deliver ambitious results.

Mr. Attar has planned and executed transformational projects (Business and Technology) that contributed over $500M of combined EBITDA impact and is managing a portfolio of initiatives that adds between $200 and $300M of EBITDA annually. He established PMOs, led Lean and Six Sigma efforts, championed Change Management, ensured proper Governance while reducing Bureaucracy, and has set proper business directions while staying focused on motivating staff, inspiring trust and confidence, developing people’s skills, and generating enthusiasm.

Mr. Attar worked for different companies at a variety of industries such as: Michelin (Tires), Friede Goldman Halter (Oil & Gas) , DHL Express (Courier), and General Electric/Genworth (Mortgage Insurance), and Maple Leaf Foods (Food Processing and Supply Chain). Prior to working at Caesars (Entertainment/Hospitality), he spent a few years in the consulting business working with companies such as Danone Dairy (Food Processing), Steel Tech (Steel Manufacturing/Rolling Mill), Sport Master (Clothing/Retail), and dipndip (Chocolate F&B). 

Mr. Attar started his professional career in Finance as an FP&A analyst then moved to project management and operational excellence about 18 years ago. During that time, he worked/lived in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, The Middle East, Toronto-Canada, and now in Las Vegas. 

Mr. Attar has a bachelor degree in Finance, got his MBA from University of Texas, and have a few certifications in project management such as (PMP) Project Management Professional, (ACP) Agile Certified Practitioner, and (CSM) Certified Scrum Master. He is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB).

Outside of work, Rias is a devoted family man with a wife and 3 kids. His best time is when he spends it with his kids playing board games, riding bikes, swimming, or just watching movies. Rias loves sport, tries to work out often, practiced Jiu Jitsu and Kick Boxing for years, and enjoys lap swimming every once and a while. He also loves music and plays the classical guitar.

Ram Byahatti

National Head - Multi Cloud Solutions, NTT

IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Tuesday 20th April 2021 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Professional with over 28 years experience in IT services in areas of large transformation programs, automation and cloud solutions in cutting edge technologies and providing roadmaps to client leadership mainly on hybrid cloud transformation. 

Marwan Elsamman

Marwan Elsamman

IT Infrastructure Engineer, Union Group

IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Thursday 22nd April 2021 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Experienced IT Infrastructure Engineer with expertise in ITSM based on ITIL framework which main focus is aligning IT services with the business needs. Providing a service for me is taking the responsibility of minimizing the cost and time as much as possible using the available resources and techniques.

Dina Salah

Dina Salah

Google Cloud Specialist, Cloudypedia

IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Tuesday 20th April 2021 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

José Pires

José Pires

Former Global Vice President of Enterprise Business Improvement & Productivity, Innovation & Excellence

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES18)

Wednesday 14th March 2018 | 20:30 - 21:15 pm

Biography

José Pires serves as the Global Excellence & Innovation (E&I) Leader for Andeavor Corporation, where he oversees the global identification, prioritization and execution of mission critical business improvements and innovations that add value to the company, business partners and external clients in multiple markets.

Prior to his current role, Pires held Excellence and Innovation leadership positions in large, global companies in the electronics (Sony), semiconductor (Cymer-ASML), food (Nestlé) and infrastructure (Black & Veatch) industries. Throughout his career, Pires developed and refined E&I as an award winning program for innovation, leadership development, strategy execution and value creation globally.

Pires is an advisory board leader and keynote speaker for several global conferences on innovation, operational excellence, leadership development, strategy execution, business transformation, customer engagement and growth acceleration.

He holds a Bachelor in Engineering Physics from the University of Kansas and a Master in Business Administration focused in Investment Banking and Entrepreneurship from the University of San Diego.

Nathan Scott

Nathan Scott

Co-Founder, Omni-Self Inc., LogMeIn

IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Wednesday 21st April 2021 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Omniself is an interactive, cross-platform data visualization solution focused on enhancing user interaction and user engagement. It works across multiple technologies and within multiple industries.

With Omniself you can create a personalized avatar for your website in just three easy steps and let it assist your clients with everyday tasks!

Greg Pepper

Greg Pepper

Security Architect , Check Point Software

IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Tuesday 20th April 2021 | 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Biography

Greg Pepper has been an IT professional for 20+ years with expertise in Security, Networking & Cloud Computing. Initially working for Sony Online Entertainment, Price Waterhouse Coopers & Organic. Greg has spent the last 15 years working for Cisco & Check Point helping customers to design, plan and implement secure networks throughout the Internet Edge, Campus Backbone, Data Center and Cloud Environments.

David Erickson

David Erickson

Co-founder and CEO, Forward Networks

IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Wednesday 21st April 2021 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

David holds a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford. He is a contributor to the OpenFlow spec and the author of Beacon, the OpenFlow controller at the core of commercial products from Big Switch Networks, Cisco, and others, and open source controllers such as Floodlight and OpenDaylight. His thesis used SDN to improve virtualized data center performance.

Rahul Lodhe

Rahul Lodhe

Senior Director SAP Artificial Intelligence, SAP

Enterprise Architecture Live - A Virtual Conference

Wednesday 10th February 2021 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Engineering Leader with more than 18 years in world class company having extensive experience in designing, developing and testing enterprise software products. Expertise in domains like Analytics & Business Intelligence, IoT and Machine Learning.

Responsible & accountable for driving global missions with Product Development, Processes and People. Managed end-to-end life cycles of onPrem and cloud enterprise software product components – from whiteboard designs to maintenance releases.

Experienced in building ground-up world-class teams, as well as in driving transformations of inherited teams. Building the team with Innovation as DNA and transformed employee engagement and trust score. Extensive experience in working with geographically distributed teams. Managing a development team of Managers, Architects, Product owners and Program managers.

Excellent balance of Technical skills, Managerial skills and Entrepreneurial skills.
Thrives in a 'start-up like' work environment.
 

Pierre Roman

Pierre Roman

Sr Cloud Ops Advocate, Microsoft

IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Wednesday 21st April 2021 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

As a Sr. Cloud Ops Advocate, Pierre Roman engages with the operations and infrastructure communities on behalf of Microsoft. He is part of a team that drives growth and adoptions of the Azure platform by providing upskilling guidance and bringing community feedback to the product groups.

With over 25 years of experience in the industry, he brings a well-rounded view of all facets of the Ops/infra lifecycle. His skills enable him to relate to his audiences and cultivate relationships at all levels (from the nuts and bolts guy/gal to management.)

He’s a husband, a dad, a hockey fan, a gadget freak and a geek.

Pierre is always ready for a conversation (in English or français - naturellement).

Lumu Joshua Melchizedek

Lumu Joshua Melchizedek

Head of the IT and Infrastructure Department , Smart Telecom

IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Thursday 22nd April 2021 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Josh, is an IT and Telecom professional having a Master’s in Business Administration majoring in Information Systems from Sikkim Manipal University and he also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science Degree. He started his currier in 2012 at a Microfinance as an IT support officer, worked in two other organizations and has also been involved in several IT projects both on a small and large scale.

He is currently Heading the IT and Infrastructure department in Smart Telecom Uganda. For the past three years managing the Infrastructure of a Telecom working on serval projects there, He has acquired vast knowledge in telecommunication more so on GSM, UMTS, LTE, telecommunication operations both from a technical and managerial point of view.

Magnus Penker

Magnus Penker

CEO and Founder , Innovation360 Group

IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Wednesday 21st April 2021 | 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Biography

Magnus Penker is an internationally-renowned thought leader on innovation, sustainability, and business transformation. He is a speaker in prestigious global forums and events, such as – The Global Peter Drucker Forum, top-ranked international business and design schools, a variety of associations, and some of the world’s largest companies. Mr. Penker is currently writing Play Bold and a 5 Volume Series on Business Innovation titled The Complete Guide to Business Innovation and is contributing as an editor at the International Journal of Innovation Science.

As a result of these achievements he has been honored with the Business Worldwide Magazine award as the ‘Most Innovative CEO Sweden 2016’ and appointed as a Global Top 100 CEO by CEO Monthly year 2018. Additionally, he has launched 10 start-ups as well as acquired, turned around, and sold +30 SMEs all over Europe.

Through his best-selling American books on digitization and IT engineering and his more than 20 years of experience as a management consultant and business leader, Mr. Penker inspires leaders to find a new way of thinking and organizing to stay on top.Mr. Penker is driven by the recognition that in these turbulent times, we must understand what we are really good at and determine how we can use those capabilities and competencies to create advantages in a globalized market with endless possibilities. The global map is being redrawn at speeds we have not seen before, and historically low interest rates are attracting capital to global digital-risk projects that will further strengthen this movement.Mr. Penker has a B.Sc. in Computer Science (CTH, Sweden) and an MBA from the Henley Business School, England.

For the past 10 years, he has used his practical and theoretical insights to develop InnoSurvey®, a leading methodology and global innovation database which is used to analyze and to provide advice to companies, business leaders, and scientists around the world. Today, Mr. Penker is the CEO and Founder of the Innovation360 Group, which is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and in New York, USA.

Dominik Rose

Dominik Rose

Director Customer Success Engineering, LeanIX

IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Wednesday 21st April 2021 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Dominik has more than 10 years of experience around modern IT architectures. He helped many large clients to adopt LeanIX, and combines product & technical expertise with a deep understanding of modern EAM. Currently, he drives Customer Success Engineering and topics around Cloud-Native at LeanIX. He holds a master's degree in Computer Science as well as an MBA, and is a father of three very agile kids.

Who's Attending

Why Attend

BTOES IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live focuses on practical how to and what to. Case-studies provide you with need-to-know takeaways to accelerate your path of adoption to the next level. Learn how the most progressive organizations in this space are rethinking and adjusting the role of IT Infrastructure and the Cloud to prepare for the future, transform their businesses, and gain a competitive advantage.

With over 2000 attendees expected, this event is the largest gathering of senior-level executives across the entire IT Infrastructure & Cloud ecosystem. 

This is a free to attend online conference, that will take place between October 13-15, 2020.

The agenda and speakers will be published updated as it develops throughout the next couple of months, so keep checking in.

Places go very fast, so we highly recommend you register immediately.

Once registered, in October you will recieve an email containing your access details.

This conference is staged on the Go to Webinar Pro elite platform, and there will be no need to dial in, and you can join from any device. You will experience practical, how to, what to, case-studies and a highly engaging and educational Q&A environment where you can deeply engage with the content and the thought-leaders.

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With over 2000 attendees expected, this is not your typical virtual conference. Get ready to be immersed in a highly interactive educational experience, where you can deeply engage with the content and thought-leaders. 

You will hear cutting-edge content, practical advice and case studies with real-world solutions from thought leaders in IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies;  sharing best practice, strategies and views on implementing best practice IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies into your business for maximum impact with minimum disruption!

Whether you are new to IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies, or at an advanced stage of maturity, BTOES IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live will not only help demystify and guide, but provide you with practical take-away’s you can implement in your business immediately, allowing you to access the experience and knowledge of others to help ensure your implementation is rapid, cost-effective and sustainable.

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