Dinner Location: Perry's Steakhouse and Grille - Park District
And welcome to this Meet the Boss event in partnership with IBM Turbonomic.
Most organizations today are leveraging public cloud resources as part of their digital transformation journey. According 451 Research, these organizations allocate, on average, 40.6% of their IT budget for IaaS, PaaS, or other public cloud costs—and 72.3% expect that their spending in these areas will increase over the next 12 months. These significant sums are increasingly under scrutiny as the complexity of managing cloud resources becomes widely known—and felt.
Maximizing business value in the cloud cannot be achieved without ensuring that applications—the heart of the modern business—continuously perform, and that they do so at the lowest cost. Navigating performance-cost tradeoffs is complex. With organizations admitting that 32% of their cloud spend is wasted it’s clear that the complexity is challenging all facets of IT—from cloud engineers to FinOps practitioners.
So how can IT leaders leverage automation to simultaneously assure application performance and minimize cost? Join a select group of your industry peers over good food, wine and discussion on this essential topic.
From the entire team at Meet the Boss and IBM Turbonomic we look forward to hearing your thoughts and providing you with the right discussions to keep you on course, every course.
What are your organizations cloud priorities in the next 12 months?
In what areas of your cloud transformation / journey have you seen success? Where are there still some challenges? What’s the top challenge you need to overcome in the next 12 months?
How are you currently leveraging automation to improve cloud efficiency and the end-user experience?
a. In what ways, if any, is your organization adopting FinOps best practices? (How do you define FinOps?) b. How do your cloud finance and cloud engineering/operations teams work together when making cloud infrastructure decisions?
To what extent has the environmental impact of IT been a focus in your organization? Has public cloud been considered as part of a sustainable IT strategy?
18:30 - 19:00
Arrivals, welcome drinks, and networking
19:00 - 19:30
Event welcome and introductions
19:30 - 21:15
Table discussions and three course dinner
21:15 - 21:30
Event Wrap Up
A hybrid cloud strategy helps a company achieve its technical and business objectives while being more cost-efficient than public cloud or private cloud alone. A centralized strategy for cloud-based business transformation protects a business from potential outages, security breaches and escalating costs. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments.