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Cloud-Based Enterprise: From surviving to thriving in a new era of challenges

6th June 2018, Seattle

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Venue: Canlis


Every enterprise is dealing with a content deluge. Analysts predict a mind-boggling 50x growth in digital content between 2010 and 2020, with 90% of it unstructured: emails, documents, images, video and more.

Since the dawn of the distributed computing era, enterprises have been contending with the increasing growth of unstructured content. Today’s landscape consists of enterprises that have rationalized and standardized their IT functions, and are now looking for new ways to manage costs and improve quality of service to their customers. For the most part, IT organizations and CIOs are under pressure to meet the needs of rapidly scaling global operations, while maintaining a small infrastructure footprint.

With the explosion of knowledge work, and the ever-increasing need to secure, store, manage and find intellectual property, content management is increasingly recognized as an enterprise-wide need – as a fundamental business necessity instead of a “nice to have.” Today’s enterprises, however, can no longer wait for lengthy development and deployment cycles, and must migrate over to Platform as a Service (PaaS) models that are agile, nimble and extensible to allow them to capture market share and take advantage of the ever-changing business and market conditions.

During this roundtable, we will explore the reasons behind the move to cloud-based enterprise content management, and delve into some of the benefits of making such a transition, including cost savings and efficiencies, better information governance, compliance and control. We will also look at how cloud-based solutions can provide faster time-to-value and provide the agile solution your organization needs to meet your customer demands.


6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
6:30 – 6:40 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:40 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up and closing remarks from Alfresco

Discussion Topics

How quickly are you able to respond to market changes and customer requirements?

– Need for agility

– Greater mobility

– Multi-Service integration

– Operational efficiency

How do you share data without compromising security?

Is cloud-based content services right for your organization?

Keynote Speaker


Ankur Laroia, Leader – Solutions Strategy, Alfresco

Ankur Laroia serves as Leader – Solutions Strategy at Alfresco, where he leads, guides and directs the application of the latest Enterprise Content Management and Business Process Orchestration technologies and frameworks with respect to developing transformative strategies and models that support the use of computational technology to gain competitive efficiencies and achieve successful business outcomes.  Mr. Laroia is a recognized thought leader and expert in the disciplines of business transformation and information technology (IT) strategy. Ankur has advised many of the Global 2000 with regards to Enterprise Information & Content Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Enterprise Application Integration strategies and business architectures.

As an active technology leader for over 20+ years, Laroia has served as President of the Integration Consortium and co-chair of many industry advisory boards and panels. He is a patent contributor, a known author, technical editor and speaker at technology conferences worldwide. His formative works in the disciplines of technology architecture and integration have been referenced by graduate students in their dissertations at top-tier universities such as MIT, Carnegie Mellon and Stanford. His works have also been cited in peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research.  He currently serves on the advisory boards of Vert Solar and Narrative Builders.  Mr. Laroia holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Technology from the University of Houston and a Master’s of Science Degree in Economic Development & Entrepreneurship from the University of Houston – Victoria.

About Alfresco

At Alfresco, we believe that business is a constant flow of information and decisions, and it’s our mission to make that flow fast, seamlessly and intelligently. Alfresco is the leading open-source provider of Enterprise Content and Process Services. Alfresco on Amazon Web Services™ (AWS) combines the mobile collaboration, capabilities, and ubiquitous file access with the security, control, and policy enforcement that enterprises need. Alfresco on AWS helps you achieve faster time to value of your Content and Process Services needs, as well as making business flow.

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