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Transform IT & Enable Digital Transformation

21st November 2016, Frankfurt

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Venue Villa Kennedy


We all know the stat about digital disruption: the world’s largest taxi firm, Uber, owns no cars. The world’s most popular media company, Facebook, creates no content. These are the organisations that are setting the digital agenda: recent research from Dell EMC suggests 78% of executives believe digital start-ups pose a threat to their business, with around half admitting they don’t know what their industry will look like in three years’ time.

And yet digital transformation is a massive opportunity for every business, if your foundations are in place. 73% of companies agree that a centralised technology strategy needs to be a priority and 66% are planning to invest in IT infrastructure and digital skills leadership. Modern data centres can lower costs and optimise cloud. Hybrid cloud and converged infrastructure is the future of enterprise IT. But what is your roadmap to implementation?

Join MeetTheBoss TV as we team up with Dell EMC for an evening of lively discussion around the topic of digital transformation. Keynote speaker Mark Sear 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 – 7:05 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies & Mark Sear
7:05 – 8:15 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
8:15 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up, closing remarks from Dell EMC & Networking

Discussion Topics

  • How can modern IT most efficiently enable digital transformation?
  • What does transformation mean for your business?
  • How do you turn data lakes into actionable insight?

Keynote Speaker


Mark Sear, Big Data CTO EMA Consulting EMEA, Dell EMC

Mark is responsible for building and driving Big Data strategy and solutions for Dell EMC EMEA customers.

Mark has implemented solutions across multiple industries and using varied technologies including Hadoop, Spring and Oracle. Solution industries include eCommerce, Telco, Healthcare, Airlines and Banking and Finance. Mark has spent the last 20+ years dealing with Data.  Starting as Data warehouse designer in the Banking Industry and then moving to consultancy for companies such as Board, Mark has always had the combination as both the expert and the visionary. For Dell EMC Mark previously held roles such as Chief Data Officer EMEA & Chief Data Scientist honed his skills and experience to make him the expert in Big Data that he is today.

About Dell EMC

Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage 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 customers across 180 countries – including 98% of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

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