Venue: Devonshire Club
According to a recent survey, 98% of global IT decision-makers believe that next generation networks are critical to keeping up with business transformation. However, 85% say they are several years away from realising the benefits of digital transformation due to limitations in their legacy networks. As organisations turn to cloud-centric, increasingly virtualised strategies, many are finding there is a gap between what their current hardware-centric infrastructure offers and what they need to realise the benefits of digitisation.
Clearly, a new, more agile approach to the network is needed – and solutions such as SD-WAN are increasingly being recognised as a critical piece of the puzzle.
SD-WAN is helping organisations to simplify network operations, resulting in greater connectivity, increased bandwidth, reduced costs and improved application performance. Gartner estimates that SD-WAN has less than 5% market share today, but that up to 25% of users will manage their WAN through software within two years. Indeed, SD-WAN is expected to become a $1.3 billion market by 2020.
So what could SD-WAN mean for your digital transformation efforts? What are the pitfalls to avoid on that journey? And how do you take advantage of the many benefits? Join your CIO peers for an evening of dinner and discussion 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 T-Systems
- How can network technology support, rather than hinder business growth in the digital age? How do you ensure IT constantly evolves with you, and keeps you at the leading edge?
- How do you reduce network costs and complexity, while adapting and scaling to meet rapid change and new business demands?
- Is your network infrastructure agile enough to deal with requests from line of business management? Can it scale to cope with new developments such as IoT, big data or AI?
Christoph Rode, Managing Director, T-Systems
Christoph is the Managing Director of T-Systems Limited and is responsible for Deutsche Telekom’s business-to-business arm in the UK. Christoph has worked in the industry for over 16 years, holding a wide variety of roles within Deutsche Telekom in Germany, the US and UK. He is responsible for driving T-Systems’ disruptive market approach in the UK, based on leading-edge digital technologies.
With a footprint in more than 20 countries, 37,900 employees, and external revenue of 6.9 billion euros (2017), T-Systems is one of the world’s leading vendor independent providers of digital services headquartered in Europe.
T-Systems is partnering its customers as they address the digital transformation. The company offers integrated solutions for business customers. The Deutsche Telekom subsidiary offers one-stop shopping: from the secure operation of legacy systems and classical ICT services, the transition to cloud-based services (including international networks, tailored infrastructure, platforms and software) as well as new business models and innovation projects in the Internet of Things. T-Systems can provide all this thanks to its global reach in fixed-network and mobile communications, its highly secure data centres, a comprehensive cloud ecosystem built around standardized platforms and global partnerships, and the ability to offer top levels of security.