Making the Case to Pair Hybrid Cloud and Modernization

18th August 2022, Atlanta 18:30 - 21:30 EST
In partnership

Dinner Location: Ray’s in the City

How can the right strategies help you modernize for innovation?

And welcome to this Meet the Boss event in partnership with IBM.

As we know, rapid changes in the world over the last few years are impacting IT in a very profound way. IT strategies are shifting to serve an increasingly always-on world, and for many organizations this has meant accelerating digital transformation efforts.

Some believe that moving 100% to public cloud is the only solution to innovate quickly, but it turns out that 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.
To that extent, managing and modernizing critical processes and operations remain top priorities for IT leaders who want to find new ways to gain advantage and opportunity in a fluctuating environment. The question for your business, then, is how do you know when it’s time to modernize an application? Where do you start, and what are the best ways to make a business case for the investment in modernization?

Over the course of this evening, we will discuss ideas of what are the best practices for building modern applications in an incremental, safe and economically sound manner while also learning how to avoid some of the common pitfalls that enterprises fall victim to so that you know what to keep an eye out for as you embark on this modernization journey.

From the entire team at Meet the Boss and IBM we look forward to hearing your thoughts and providing you with the right discussions to keep you on course, every course.

We hope to see you in Atlanta!

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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.

"These events are great for relationship building and early stage lead development tool"
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


Overcoming barriers that hold back hybrid cloud integration


Skills and tools needed to drive innovation


Data security and modernization

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Event Agenda

Day one

18:30 - 19:00

18:30 - 19:00

Arrivals, welcome drinks, and networking

19:00 - 19:30

19:00 - 19:30

Event welcome and introductions

19:30 - 21:15

19:30 - 21:15

Table discussions and three course dinner

21:15 - 21:30

21:15 - 21:30

Event Wrap Up

About IBM

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.

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