IT Leadership Vision for 2022: Infrastructure and Operations Innovation | Pacific Northwest | Virtual Roundtable
Wed, Sep 29 | Online Event

IT Leadership Vision for 2022: Infrastructure and Operations Innovation | Pacific Northwest | Virtual Roundtable

The highly interactive IT-focused, virtual roundtable returns. Designed exclusively for Corporate IT Professionals looking to meet & brainstorm on current topics/developments. Multiple breakout rooms allow free-flowing conversation & idea-sharing with peers that face similarly evolving concerns

Time & Location

Sep 29, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PDT
Online Event

About The Event

This highly interactive virtual gathering brings together 25 leaders of Information Technology from the Pacific Northwest. Our attendees are representing a range of industries with a common goal to discuss challenges, ideas, and experiences.

This is not a webinar. This is a virtual meeting allowing participants to take an active role in the discussions, joining like-minded peers with a click of a button.

There are no presentations; The event is designed with the use of multiple breakout rooms, covering a variety of topics, and helping interaction. This is an efficient setup to truly discuss topics of interest, sharing your point of view, while listening to topic-focused valuable perspectives.


Experience of Cloud Strategy & Planning: Staying on top of tech trends and building a roadmap with priorities that are linked to business goals

Cloud technology has gone mainstream. Many enterprises have upwards of five or more different types of clouds, which adds complexity to their IT business. Performance scale and reliability are both table-stakes these days, while more and more enterprises are seeking-out partners who can deliver high performance, low latency connectivity across their IT estate to add that competitive edge we all desire. With a solid strategy and the right guidance, businesses can confidently move forward: making sound business decisions, charting a direct course through migration, transition and reaping the many benefits the cloud offers. But what are the key elements of a successful cloud strategy?

Join this session to discuss the initiatives and ideas of others and gain ideas that may strengthen your roadmap.

Understanding the meaning and design principles behind zero trust and SASE

With the speed of innovation, Zero Trust network access, and Secure Access Service Edge are two approaches that every organization is focused on to better secure their increasingly dispersed remote workforces against attack.

Join to discuss a few ways/ideas that Information Technology teams can accomplish zero trust and use the forward-thinking framework of SASE to unite and deliver the protection and performance that could be possible.

How is your organization adapting to change? How are current initiatives developing, and what challenges are expected? You are not expected to join and discuss anything confidential - the aim is to join a 2-hour meeting which can give you more value by looking outside of your teams/organization. Join to get an idea on the perspectives of others.

Tailor-Making a Cloud Strategy for your enterprise. What challenges are being faced and what to prioritize at different stages of your cloud journey?

Despite the optimism surrounding cloud adoption, there are still a number of significant hurdles to moving infrastructure into the cloud. Top barriers for rapid cloud migration include security concerns, compliance and regulations, and lack of application support. Managing cloud costs is also a major problem as many face challenges with budgeting infrastructure cloud costs.

During this break out room, we will be discussing industry and personal experience of challenges and what can go wrong. With an open discussion, learn the mistakes of others and set up strategies to avoid a similar experience.

Digital Transformation: Increasing agility and enabling real-time operations in a zero trust world

Any company that was speeding along the path of digital transformation before the pandemic has benefitted from their investment. 

The rapid emergence and evolution of innovation across digital channels and supply chains has changed the way businesses think about their future. It has also raised the question of how quickly they can transform their operations to be resilient and agile in the face of change.

It is crucial to constantly monitor changes in the industry and keep updated with what others are doing, while learning what challenges others face and discuss ideas to overcome. This breakout room delivers an open platform to gain an understanding on how others are battling change.

As an attendee for this discussion, the key benefits of your involvement include:

  • Meet with peers; department leaders from Industry-leading organizations
  • This is an end-user discussion with a skilled moderator - We have a strict no sales pitch policy
  • Gain an understanding of the current market on a prearranged topic and create competitive advantage while dealing with change
  • Learn the challenges of others in this live environment, and build your network of peers with the ability to continue conversations after the session
  • No requirement to discuss anything confidential - this is a safe space with no recording

With a difference to other Zoom meetings, this event has a limited cap of attendees and requires approval upon registration, ensuring only end-user company attendance.

Criteria for attendance:   To help discussions, we ensure that all approved attendees are in similar employment:    ✔ Currently employed by an end-user company that does not provide solutions to the subject field & works in an industry environment which is relevant to the event topic    ✔ Chief, VP, Director, Manager position or suitable experience to allow experience sharing    ✔ Internal approval should not be necessary for attending as ideas shared should be your own & do not reflect your company viewpoint

Please only attend if you are willing to join the discussion. This is not a listen-only event so we ask that all attendees join with video & audio and are prepared to interact.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or need additional info...

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