25 March 2011 (Friday), Harbour Grand Hong Kong
|9.30am||Registration, networking breakfast and showcase discovery|
Mr Ross O. Storey, FBM Asia's Managing Editor & Editor of CIO Asia
|10:10am||Still Around in 2020? Corporate resilience depends on YOU.
That which is not sustainable is, by definition, unsustainable. Can companies where business and IT remain unaligned, or even poorly aligned, survive the tumultuous 10 years forecasters tell us we have in front of us? Or is a more aggressive effort to bring business and IT agendas together an absolute imperative if the firm you are working at today is still to be around on December 31, 2019?Using the management of one particular resource, energy, as a model, Robert Allender will suggest the types of questions you should be asking, and the types of fresh agendas you should be working towards, if your goal is to be amongst the winners when that date is staring you in the face.
Mr Robert Allender, Managing Director, Energy Resources Management
|10:40am||Aligning Business Goals through Intelligent Network
Businesses today all rely on robust network infrastructure to run a web of business applications. The capability to manage networks intelligently can give enterprises competitive advantage. Network reliability, flexibility and efficiency have become major concerns for CXOs.
Change isn't new, but the pace of change in the next ten years is going to be breathtaking. The balance of power is shifting: emerging markets are becoming leading markets. Technology that was hype is becoming business as usual: new service models mean that paying for IT 'as you go' is becoming the norm. Boundaries are blurring: companies are relying more than ever on the expertise and resources of a broad ecosystem spread around the world; not just for labour, but for innovation and competitive advantage too.
In this session, Chris Kimm will show you how IT and communications can help you to prosper in the coming decade, see how cloud computing and shared services can help increase business agility and align capacity and costs more closely with demand. And learn how market leaders are using new applications and tools to successfully master the weak ties of a dispersed workforce consisting of both employees and third-parties.
Mr Christopher Kimm, Vice President, Network Field Operations Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific, Verizon
|12:45pm||“Business, Education, and Technology: Will the Ivory Tower Survive the Electronic Village?”
As a cauldron of innovation, the Web has transformed the way people work, play, learn and do business; and radically changed service delivery in business, education, entertainment, financial services, and publishing. The convergence of the BET triad (business, education, and technology) has created a perfect storm of mash-ups, leading to new entities such as e-commerce, e-learning, corporatisation of education, and lifelong learning. The fundamental values of the Web – freedom, openness, transparency, collaboration, flexibility, and meritocracy – have also challenged many tradition-bound management principles and practices.
In higher education, the paradigm shift toward Web-centric teaching and learning has led to new educational structures that require new institutional processes, new support services, as well as new skills and pedagogy. By drawing parallels between concepts and skills in research and those in management and technology development, I will briefly describe the evolving role of CIO in the changing landscape of higher education and address the question: “Will the ivory tower survive the electronic village?”
Prof. Chun Ming Leung, Vice President (Technology & Development), The Open University of Hong Kong
|1:15pm||"The Great CIO Challenge - Moving Your Data Across the Cloud"
Cloud computing has become an important new tool for todays' CIO in controlling the cost and complexity of business-critical applications and data. Cloud computing is compelling to enterprises because it allows them to consolidate resources, provision services more quickly, and even rationalise costs more effectively with new business models.
However, there are numerous challenges with this approach that may prevent organizations from succeeding with cloud initiatives. These cloud initiatives may be private cloud (where server and storage resources live behind a corporate firewall) or public cloud (resources live in a shared datacenter, via a service such as Amazon EC2). In both cases, problems with application performance, available bandwidth, and visibility often limit the effective gains of a scalable cloud computing model. Addressing these limitations can be the difference between success or failure of a cloud-based system, which in turn can affect an organization's effectiveness and competitive advantage in its market.
With WAN optimization, customers can:
Mr Paul Serrano, Senior Director Marketing, APAC & Japan, Riverbed Technology
|1.45pm||Panel discussion / Q&A Session
All speakers, including sponsor speakers, moderated by Ross O. Storey
|2:30pm||Afternoon refreshments and showcase discovery|
|3:00pm||Special Segment: THE GREAT DEBATE
|4:30pm||Debate Result Announcement|
|4:45pm||End of programme|