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The future of cloud: private meets public

5th October 2017, San Francisco

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Venue: Wipro Innovation Center

425 National Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043


Digital transformation, new technologies, and an ever-changing political and economic landscape are all driving the IT transformation challenge for all major US businesses. Businesses must ensure their day to day operations run smoothly, they must optimize 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 centralized 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 Speaker 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?


5:00 – 6:00 pm – Arrival and Networking Reception with Drinks and Canapes
6:05 – 6:10 pm – Welcome, Meet The Boss Master of Ceremonies
6:10 – 6:30 pm – Introductions and Overview –  Dave Chopra, Global Infrastructure Services, Wipro Limited & Vicki Martell, Strategist Flexible Capacity, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
6:30 –  6:40 pm – Have your cake & eat it! A Public Cloud Experience in the privacy of your own Data Centre – A Customer Story
6:40 – 7:25 pm – Innovation Showcase and Interactive Demos on the Prism Wall
7:30 – 9:00 pm – Dinner and Roundtable Discussions

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 Speaker

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.


Vicki Martell, Strategist Flexible Capacity at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

As strategist for the Flexible Capacity program from Pointnext, Vicki is responsible for investigating and implementing new consumption models for HPE infrastructure.   Her main objective is to enable customers to consume IT in a way that helps them to achieve their business objectives.

Vicki has worked at Hewlett-Packard for over 20 years in a variety of roles including finance, product management, business planning and strategy.  She holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.

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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