Digital Forum Speakers
In the current uncertain market environment, companies are grappling with the dual challenges of slashing operating costs while providing business agility. Many enterprises have resisted shifting their core to Hybrid Cloud, but this crisis has exposed the limitations of an On-premise and Private Cloud environment. Business today expects IT to function as a dynamic lever that can allow them to pivot based on market shifts.
Avasant’s digital forum, “Re-inventing IT: The Playbook for Hybrid Cloud Transformation” addressed the key themes around the future of Hybrid Cloud, how IT can re-invent itself to keep pace with the fast-changing business needs and how executives can accelerate their Cloud journey without exposing their organization to undue risks. Moderated by James Rinaldi, Avasant Senior Fellow and Former CIO, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA, the forum provided tactical insights from the industry’s leading Hybrid Cloud experts Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Senior Vice President and Global Head of HCL IBM Ecosystem Business Unit, HCL Technologies, Dennis Kelly, General Manager, IBM Hybrid Cloud, IBM and Henry Guapo, Partner, Avasant.
The experts addressed critical questions such as:
- How do you build a business case and playbook to accelerate your journey to Hybrid Cloud?
- How can CIOs navigate through a maze of complex choices to enhance business agility while reducing risks and cost?
- How should enterprises leverage Cloud vendors and partners to achieve a successful outcome?
Avasant is a leading management consulting firm focused on translating the power of technology into realizable business strategies for the world’s largest corporations. Specializing in digital and IT transformation, sourcing advisory, global strategy, and governance services, Avasant prides itself on delivering high-value engagements through industry-focused innovation and flexible client-based solutions.
Our seasoned professionals have an average of 20 years of industry-honed expertise, having conducted 1000+ engagements in over 50 countries. Avasant’s next generation consulting and advisory methods have made it the top-ranked firm in its class, with recognition from numerous organizations, including: Vault, NOA, IAOP, and Wall Street Journal.
Avasant’s engagement in the global market has inspired a strong commitment to community and purpose. Avasant Foundation supports technology and skill development programs to create employment opportunities for youth across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America.
For more information, visit https://www.avasant.com.
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies is a next-generation global technology company that helps enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. Our technology products, services, and engineering are built on four decades of innovation, with a world-renowned management philosophy, a strong culture of invention and risk-taking, and a relentless focus on customer relationships. We offer an integrated portfolio of products, solutions, services, and IP through our Mode 1-2-3 strategy, built around Digital, IoT, Cloud, Automation, Cybersecurity, Analytics, Infrastructure Management, and Engineering Services, amongst others. With a worldwide network of R&D, innovation labs and delivery centers, and 149,000+ ‘Ideapreneurs’ working in 45 countries, HCL serves leading enterprises across key industries, including 250 of the Fortune 500 and 650 of the Global 2000.
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With over $20B in annual cloud revenue, IBM has built a leading enterprise hybrid cloud business. This includes a comprehensive range of as-a-service offerings, software, hardware and professional services that enable IBM to advise, move, build and manage cloud solutions across public, private and on-premises environments. Through its global network of more than 60 cloud data centers across 19 countries and 18 availability zones across 6 regions, IBM public cloud helps enterprises in all industries to meet security, resiliency, performance, and global deployment requirements. Built on an open source, multi-tenant environment, clients have secured access to an enterprise-grade IaaS and a leading PaaS that provides them with the latest developer capabilities and ready-to-go innovation engines. This includes more than 190 cloud-native APIs, such as AI, blockchain, IoT, serverless and quantum computing, and consistent function all the way to the edge.