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Have your cake and eat it! A Public Cloud Experience in the privacy of your own Data Centre

25th July 2017, London

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Venue: South Place Hotel 


Digital transformation, new technologies and an ever changing political and economic landscape are all driving the IT transformation challenge for all major UK Businesses. Businesses must ensure their day to day operations run smoothly, they must optimise their IT landscape while managing ever shrinking IT budgets. At the same time IT Leaders must deliver new applications, processes and services that allow their business to innovate, all in a secure and agile way – This is IT transformation.

73% of companies agree that a centralised technology strategy needs to be a business priority and 66% are planning to invest in IT infrastructure. Hybrid cloud and converged infrastructure is the future of enterprise IT, recent research from 451 highlighted a 38% saving, but what is your roadmap to implementation? Is it possible to enjoy the benefits of cloud but with security and performance of private infrastructure? Can you make use of  IT budgets with much more predictability?

Businesses are increasingly demanding a true consumption model of IT where they enjoy a metered, pay as you consume solution. With this in mind, Wipro has collaborated with HPE to create a new Flexible Capacity Model, a consumption based model of IT infrastructure procurement and provisioning. This offers businesses the agility and economics of a public-cloud experience with the control and performance benefits of on premise IT.  But how is this possible?

Join Meet the Boss as we team up with Wipro and HPE for an evening of lively discussion around the topic of IT transformation. Our Keynote speakers will set the scene for an evening of valuable, insightful peer-to-peer conversation over three courses: ask questions, share knowledge, prepare to be challenged. Digital transformation is happening. Is your IT ready to support it?


6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
6:30 – 6:35 pm – Welcome from Master of Ceremonies, Sasha Qadri
6:35 – 6:45 pm – Introduction from Dave Chopra, Wipro
6:45 – 7:00 pm – Best Of Both Worlds- Owen Rogers, Research Director, 451 Research
7:00 – 7:20 pm – 
Flexible Capacity Model – Customer Story
7:20 – 7:30 pm – Right Model Right Partnership: Joachim Frank, VP and GM Datacenter Care, Flexible Capacity & OSS Sales at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
7:30 – 9:15 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:15 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up discussion and closing remarks from Wipro and HPE

Discussion Topics

  • Cloud Strategy -Are recent outages, concerns over security, and new compliance requirements, (eg GDPR), forcing you to rethink your Cloud strategy?
  • Reduce risk – Are you able to respond to business demand for IT in time? Is your IT growth predictable? How do you manage the Shadow IT problem?
  • Cost Optimisation – Are you able to align IT costs back to the business/how are you avoiding spending CAPEX upfront?

Keynote Speakers


Owen Rogers, Research Director, 451 Research

As Research Director, Owen Rogers leads the firm’s Digital Economics Unit, which serves to help customers understand the economics behind digital and cloud technologies so they can make informed choices when costing and pricing their own products and services, as well as those from their vendors, suppliers and competitors. Owen is the architect of the Cloud Price Index, 451 Research’s benchmark indicator of the costs of public, private and managed clouds, and the Cloud Price Codex, our global survey of cloud pricing methods and mechanisms. Owen has previously held product management positions at Cable & Wireless and Claranet, and has developed a number of hosting and cloud services. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the British Computer Society and a member of the Royal Economic Society. In 2013, he completed his PhD thesis on the economics of cloud computing at the University of Bristol.


Dave Chopra, Vice President & Global Head – Strategy at Wipro Technologies

Dave Chopra is Vice President and Global Head of Strategy for Wipro’s Infrastructure Services business. In this role he is responsible for Strategy Development & Implementation, Sales Enablement, Marketing, Alliances, Analyst relations and Customer Experience centers for our Global Infrastructure services business.
Dave joined us from TCS in August of 2015. He has extensive experience in various leadership roles across sales, solutions and delivery across Infrastructure, Applications, Security and Business Process Services. He has a well-established track record of success in building, leading and managing global teams and delivering to operational and financial goals. Dave is a recognized executive in the global CIO fraternity, an active industry speaker at global CIO events and Global Customer summits.
Dave lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughter, and enjoys traveling, reading, gardening and home improvements.


Joachim Frank, VP and GM Datacenter Care, Flexible Capacity & OSS Sales at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Joachim Frank is leading Sales and GTM for our market leading Service offerings like Flexible Capacity (FC), Datacenter Care (DC) and Operational Support Services (OSS) in EG worldwide. In his role he is responsible to for the global Sales of these solutions in HPE’s PointNext Services Sales as well as in the EG sales-eco-system. His main objectives are to drive strong profitable growth on Services and HPE Hardware, to gain Market Share for EG in all GTM Segments and make FC, DC and OSS an integral part of HPE’s Strategy.

In his prior assignment he was the Technology Services Manager in GWE. The largest sub-region in EMEA (Country cluster, which contains AT, BE&LUX, CH, DEN, FIN, NL, NOR, SW & Baltics). Joachim holds a Master Degree in Computer Science.

About Wipro Limited

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have a dedicated workforce of over 170,000, serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

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