Multi-Cloud: delivering digital innovation at the speed of business

6th June 2019
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Location: Milan


Are you one of the 93% of organisations working across multiple clouds? How are you ensuring the seamless delivery of data, applications and workflows across those environments? And where do you need to improve in order to increase business agility?

Now more than ever, business agility and innovation are about enabling the speed of business. This requires organisations to deliver applications and data across many environments – typically disparate, and increasingly across multiple clouds. Today, every organisation needs to be a digital organisation, powered by data, running in a Multi-Cloud world.

What this means is that today’s IT leaders must radically reassess their methods of delivering technology. Coupled with edge computing, the key driver behind Multi-Cloud is to deliver compute and apps everywhere, at unimaginable scale. Indeed, Forrester has shown that more than 93% of customers will deploy workloads across two or more clouds today.

However, multi-cloud is not a destination. It is a journey to creating a digital foundation. This demands a globally consistent set of operations over a globally consistent architecture. Only with a strong foundation can we begin to deliver a flexible set of platforms that truly drive innovation. That innovation is increasingly being driven from outside of traditional IT, and demanded in apps for users and customers alike.

This brave new world of digital innovation demands business agility. And ensuring your organisation is equipped to meet that challenge is what this Co.Lab Series event aims to do. What are the keys to success when it comes to delivering greater agility and innovation? Why are the use of “application-first principals” critical to creating this digital foundation? And how can a true Multi-Cloud methodology securely and flexibly deliver on the ever-increasing expectations of your business and its customers? Join us to find out.


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 DellEMC and VMware

Discussion Topics

  • How do we move from a mindset of being primarily driven by CAPEX/OPEX concerns, to one driven more by innovation? What hurdles need to be overcome in order to become more innovation-driven?
  • Users and customers alike today expect access to compute and apps everywhere, anytime. What are the tools, technologies and platforms that can help improve agility and deliver at “the speed of business”?
  • Multi-Cloud is less about technology and more about establishing the right methodologies. How can a true multi-cloud methodology securely and flexibly deliver on the ever-increasing expectations of your business and its customers.
  • Siloed platforms, data and management systems are all blockers to business agility – yet operating across multiple cloud platforms is a reality for most organisations. How do we avoid recreating the mistakes of previous siloed environments in today’s multi-cloud world?

About DellEMC

Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables your digital transformation, organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage, data analytics and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services its customers – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s broadest, most innovative infrastructure portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

About VMware

VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, helps customers accelerate their digital transformation. VMware enables enterprises to master a software-defined approach to business and IT with VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture™ and solutions for the data center, mobility, and security. With 2016 revenue of $7.09 billion, VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and has over 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners worldwide.

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