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Mainframe modernisation: The secret sauce to hybrid infrastructure transformation

13th November 2019, London

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Location: The Savoy


CIOs and IT leaders are challenged with balancing two jobs: keeping IT running without disruption and with cost efficiencies; and modernising IT to meet quickly emerging stakeholder needs. This is compounded by pressure to improve security, ensure compliance, eliminate risk and embrace the real-time information needs and self-service apps internal and external customers now expect.

The question is how? At every conference, in every periodical, during every stakeholder discussion, someone is telling you to move your infrastructure to the cloud. But you know it isn’t that easy. There are significant risks and costs, and the presumed benefits may be unrealistic.

Hybrid IT – including retaining a significant mainframe component – may not be as exciting as going full-on cloud, but it may be your best option, providing the most seamless, cost-effective way to meet both technology and business objectives.

In fact, according to a research study commissioned by Ensono and Wipro and conducted by Forrester Research, and based on data collected from IT leaders in 153 companies with hybrid IT, mainframes not only continue to play a critical role in organisations, they are also a powerful catalyst for digital transformation.

No wonder 77% of organisations are prioritising mainframe modernisation over the next 12 months.

Join Meet the Boss, industry peers and expert practitioners from the Ensono/Wipro partnership for one exclusive, interactive evening. We’ll share details of the study, discuss the range of possibilities your future mainframe strategy can take in the context of your business goals and technology strategy, and explore why mainframe modernisation might be the secret sauce to your hybrid infrastructure transformation.


6:00 – 6:40 pm – Welcome Drinks Reception
6:40 – 6:50 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:50 – 7:10 pm – Introduction from Wipro & Ensono leaders
7:10 – 7:30 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:30 – 9:20 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:20 – 9:50 pm – Wrap up & closing remarks from Ensono and Wipro

Discussion Points

  • What are the biggest Mainframe, and Hybrid Infrastructure, challenges you are facing today?
  • Do you think a renewed Mainframe strategy, focused on Mainframe Modernisation might help?
  • Have you considered running next gen workloads, like Blockchain and AI on Mainframe?

Keynote Speaker


Manoj Krishnan, General Manager and Business Head at Wipro

Manoj Krishnan is the General Manager & Business Head for Ensono business at Wipro Ltd. He has over 19 years of IT experience and has played various leadership roles during his 15 year tenure with Wipro. Manoj has rich experience is leading & managing large scale infrastructure services engagements, establishing strategic alliances & driving transformation initiatives to help customers achieve their technology strategies & objectives. In his role, he is responsible for Wipro’s strategic partnership with Ensono, delivering to the commitments for Wipro’s synergy customers & business development in new & existing engagements in partnership with Ensono.

Keynote Speaker


Oliver Presland, Vice President, Global Product Management at Ensono

Oliver Presland is the Vice President, Global Product Management for Ensono, and a leader in the company’s service strategy and product management organization. Based in the UK, Oliver is a sought after expert and speaker, who is often quoted by the media. He focuses on envisioning and delivering new, high value managed services, while driving market leading hybrid IT capability, including Mainframe Modernization, to enable business transformation for Ensono clients.  Prior to joining Ensono, Oliver held leadership roles at Capgemini, Microsoft and IBM.

About Wipro

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 over 160,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.

About Ensono

Ensono helps IT leaders harness the power of hybrid IT ranging from mainframe to cloud. We enable them to drive digital transformation by increasing agility and scalability through modernization and migration to public cloud. Our broad services portfolio to manage, optimize and modernize mainframe to cloud, powered by an IT insights platform, is designed to help our clients operate for today and optimize for tomorrow.

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