Future of Hybrid Cloud: Meet the Innovators Transforming Business and Making an Impact

23rd June 2022, Chicago 18:30 - 21:30 CDT
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Dinner Location: Tree Studios | Chicago

Are you harnessing all the power from your infrastructure and cloud to accelerate business transformation?

A Meet the Boss dinner conversation brought to you by IBM

IT leaders must balance security, with innovation and speed, and are asked to create IT environments that can adapt to a spike in workloads, interdependent applications, and more data at the edge, even as cyber-attacks, and ransomware increase. But their success is measured by what they can improve as quickly as possible, rather than long-term, strategic, and innovative investments. This often means you must work a mix of multiple clouds and on-premises infrastructure, relying heavily on your developers, engineers, and architects to keep it interconnected and secure.

Some believe moving 100% to public cloud is the only solution to innovate quickly, but it turns out the greater business value can be derived from a hybrid cloud approach. A modernized infrastructure designed with an open hybrid strategy at its core is critical for accessing and modernizing existing applications, while also building new, cloud- native container applications. IT and cloud can work together seamlessly and securely, and flexible consumption can increase capacity as needs fluctuate so teams can manage, create, and innovate for greater business value and enhanced end-user experiences.

From the entire team at Meet the Boss and IBM we look forward to hearing from you and gaining insights, while providing you the opportunity for valuable discussions around leveraging hybrid cloud to accelerate business transformation.

We hope to see you in Chicago!

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Why Attend

Closed door, tailored conversations to benchmark, share and get better equipped to solve complex transformation projects.

Experience shared learning

Meet industry leading like-minded executives tackling similar initiatives.

Benchmark with your industry peers

Discover and network to gain expertise and experience on how to best act and succeed

Accelerate your projects

Accelerate In-depth face time with the world’s leading tech companies pushing the boundaries to solve your challenges.

An engaged experience

An expert host facilitates conversations, with live polling, Q&As, and gamification to ensure focused conversation

Discover next-level ideas

Ensure project success with access to industry experts and cutting edge thought leadership

De-risk new projects

Gain a range of insights from peers and technical experts who are current with emerging business trends.

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Art DuRivage, VP Sales
"It's not a business of selling, it's a business of sharing. And so GDS helps create the environment to share with trust."
David Kidder, CEO & Co-Founder, Bionic
"It's all about exposure and visibility, right? Getting us in front of the right CEOs or the practitioners or whatever, bringing people together to share new techniques, new processes, and new technologies. "
Jason Mical, Cyber Security Evangelist, Devo
"It was a very qualified audience. It was exactly the level and the type of people we want to talk to. The dialogue, the nature of those one on ones gives you the ability to really understand what the client is seeking."
Hamp Hampton, Chief Revenue Officer, Cadalys

Discussion topics


Managing risk, strengthening security, and reducing resource requirements


Keeping regulated workloads compliant, secure, and resilient


Connecting and integrating across distributed and hybrid cloud environments to create common experience for applications and data

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Event Agenda

Day one

18:30 - 19:00

18:30 - 19:00

Arrivals, welcome drinks and networking

19:00 - 19:45

19:00 - 19:45

Event welcome and introductions

19:45 - 21:30

19:45 - 21:30

Table discussions and three course dinner

- 21:30

- 21:30

Event Wrap Up

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