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Digital Experience: Enterprise Mobility

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Digital Experience: Enterprise Mobility

, 1 hour

What we've seen in our enterprise engagements is that consumer and employee expectations are driving the changes, and are forcing businesses to rethink how they win, serve, and retain customers and how they enable their mobile employees to stay productive. This briefing will discuss how organizations are realizing business value of enterprise mobility in transformational ways, and what that means for their customers, their employees and their business operations. This presentation will discuss key business scenarios how mobile computing could transform your business and the required IT capabilities to support those scenarios. After this briefing, you will understand a vision of what's possible and the potential for business transformation achieved through enterprise mobility.

Presented by:

Arno Harteveld

Architect, Devices and Mobility, Microsoft

Arno Harteveld is Architect in the Device and Mobility team within Microsoft WW Services. In this role, Arno provides develops strategic collateral for MCS architects and architects in the field regarding Enterprise Mobility, Modern Office and End User Computing.

Arno works 14 years for Microsoft in several customer facing roles ranging from Enterprise Architect to Consultant. Prior to Microsoft Arno worked for Cap Gemini and Ordina.

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Designing IOT Solutions using Microsoft Azure: An Overview

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Designing IOT Solutions using Microsoft Azure: An Overview

, 1 hour

All you're hearing about is the Internet of Things; everybody is saying it. But what does it really mean, and what is Microsoft's response to this growing demand from customers? In this session, you'll learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's IOT story and how you can apply these fundamentals to a range of key scenarios such as Manufacturing, Operations, Retail, and Healthcare. This is a 200 level session that will converge business and technology around IOT; demos and high-level reference architectures will be also discussed as a part of the session.

Presented by:

Steve Fox

Sr. Director, Microsoft Services

Steve Fox has been in IT for more than twenty years, sixteen of which have been with Microsoft. He's worked with a number of different technologies, including natural language, machine learning, Office and SharePoint development, and Microsoft Azure. He is currently a Sr. Director in Microsoft Services and heads the Azure COE?a team of Architects that specialize in designing Azure solutions.

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Ethnography, Innovation and Microsoft

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Ethnography, Innovation and Microsoft

, 1 hour

In today's competitive corporate world, the need to innovate has never been more important. Organizations from P&G to Intuit to Microsoft employ ethnography in the product design process. Ethnography is a social research method that helps uncover unmet needs and create breakthrough products. Ethnographer Sam Ladner will describe what ethnography is and its value in the innovation process. She will discuss how Microsoft employs it.

Presented by:

Sam Ladner is a sociologist who researches the intersection of work, technology, and organizations. She has consulted Fortune 1000 companies on digital product design, organizational change, and the social aspects of technological innovation. Prior to joining Microsoft, she consulted private-sector companies including Citibank, Dell, GSK, VeriSign, and Genentech. In her academic life, she received her PhD in sociology from York University, served as Postdoctoral Fellow at Ryerson University's School of Information Technology Management and has published in peer-reviewed journals. She currently works as a senior researcher at Microsoft in the Applications and Services Group, where she studies emerging productivity practices. Her book Practical Ethnography: A Guide To Doing Ethnography in The Private Sector was released in 2014.
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How the modern business apps are changing the way companies respond to its customers - On Demand Only

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How the modern business apps are changing the way companies respond to its customers - On Demand Only

, 30 minutes

This event will be available on-demand Nov. 3rd.

It's not the beginning?

It's not the end?

It's the end of the beginning. The value of a device is magnified by the services the device consumes.

How do people spend their time??

Reality- Fast & Fluid.

Presented by:

Norm Judah

CTO, WW Microsoft Services, Microsoft

Norm Judah serves as chief technology officer of Worldwide Services at Microsoft, focusing on technical strategy, innovation, technical communities, and enterprise services strategy. Norm champions tools and methods that result in reducing risk while also assuring high quality delivery. Norm is passionate about the growth and health of the worldwide technical communities and leverages his team to drive quality and build a strong community connection. He has more than 30 years of experience in the systems industry, most of which has been spent trying to simplify and streamline the way solutions are built through well-defined application architectures. This is fueled by a passion to drive scenario based product planning, working closely with customers and their applications.

Judah received his engineering degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and his M.A.Sc from the University of Toronto.

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A Future in the Cloud

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A Future in the Cloud

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This strategic briefing will highlight how your company can best use cloud computing to adapt to the changing economic and competitive pressures. Cloud computing can help your company save money, innovate quickly, and focus on technology projects directly related to your core business. Cloud capabilities are about more than simply outsourcing existing IT workloads ? it can also provide capabilities that would be too expensive or impractical to pursue using traditional computing. After this briefing, you will understand where to pursue opportunities using cloud computing in your enterprise along with knowing the kinds of workloads for which cloud computing may not be the right choice today.

Presented by:

Rimes Mortimer

General Manager, Cloud Strategy, Microsoft

Rimes Mortimer is the General Manager, Cloud Strategy within Microsoft WW Services. In this role, Mortimer provides guidance and support to the WW Services organization on a number of areas including; Software + Services and cloud strategy, evaluating and driving new business opportunities in emerging markets, developing and supporting S+S showcase opportunities worldwide, and creating stronger WW Services alignment with existing product and evangelism teams across Microsoft.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Mortimer spent 4 years at Bell Canada in its Sympatico and Yellow Pages divisions, where as General Manager, Interactive Services, he was responsible for strategy and business development. Mortimer is a licensed professional Architect by training and a University of Waterloo honor graduate.

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Datacenter & Cloud Transformation Offering

, 40 minutes
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Datacenter & Cloud Transformation Offering

, 40 minutes

A brand new offering from Microsoft Services. The Datacenter & Cloud Transformation Offering enables organizations to take abstract "going to the cloud" initiatives and make them real.

Organizations are excited about the concept of hybrid datacenters enabling a datacenter without walls and IT as a utility. Most even have current cloud initiatives with varying definitions of "being in the cloud".

However, truly transforming your organization to reap the benefit of this paradigm shift in datacenters requires a plan. A plan with a long term vision, projects aligned to that vision, clear benefits, a resource plan and a timeline.

Microsoft services can work with you to navigate the challenges and develop a custom actionable roadmap to achieve your transformational vision. Find out how in this briefing.

Presented by:

Elik Diaz

Elik Diaz, Microsoft COE

Elik Diaz is a 15 year veteran with Microsoft. Initially he started in technical pre-sales as a System Engineer. From there Elik moved to Microsoft Consulting Services as an Infrastructure Consultant in both the private sector and DOD. His first corporate role was with CATM Microsoft's competitive escalation team. Currently Elik is an IP Architect with the Datacenter and Cloud Inf. Team in the COE (Center of Excellence) specializing in Enterprise Strategy.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Elik worked as MIS Manager in Centennial a telecommunications company.

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Modern Business Applications and the mobile workforce

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Modern Business Applications and the mobile workforce

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Worldwide, over 30% of workers perform tasks and engage customers outside the traditional office setting. Which means that over a billion people need mobile solutions to help them do their jobs. This represents a big challenge businesses to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of their mobile workers.

The good news is that in the new world of Modern Application development customer applications can be built quickly to match specific workflows and process of different types of mobile workers. Focusing on specific needs helps business avoid a one-size-fits-all approach that all their competitor's use. Custom mobile workforce solutions can support accessibility with innovative ways of handling data, user identity, and support.

In this session we will discuss how Microsoft is working to build Modern Applications for mobile workers that run on cross platform devices and leverage the latest technologies including security, cloud and more.

Presented by:

Matt Long

Architect, Microsoft

Matt Long is an Architect with Microsoft's Worldwide Windows Azure Center of Excellence (CoE), where he specializes in security. He has over a decade of experience in distributed computing and wire protocols and specifications. Matt's role within the COE is to help drive Windows Azure field readiness, provide architecture guidance to customers, and work with customer POCs. Matt has been a contributor and technical reviewer for several books on the subject of SOA and a consistent contributor to internal Microsoft IP with respect to distributed computing and security protocols.

Kevin Raines

Director of Business Program Management, Microsoft

Kevin Raines is a Director of Business Program Management with Microsoft's Worldwide Business Mission Critical team. Kevin specializes in modern application scenarios, and delivery strategies, and has 20 years of experience in Enterprise Solutions with experience in application development, solution architecture, and project management. His academic background includes both technical and business degrees. Kevin's role within the BMC Delivery Team is to help drive industry scenario alignment, pre-sales field readiness, and provide customers practical ways to implement strategic visions on time and within budget.

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Use of Microsoft Technology to Adapt to Complex and Evolving Business and Regulatory Landscapes

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Use of Microsoft Technology to Adapt to Complex and Evolving Business and Regulatory Landscapes

, 1 hour

In this session we will discuss how Microsoft technology and Microsoft partner solutions can help companies in a variety of industries (1) better understand their governance, risk and compliance (GRC) issues and risks, (2) automate or semi-automate their GRC processes to reduce the cost of their GRC programs, (3) improve their records and information management programs, (4) respond more effectively to regulatory inquiries and litigation and (5) use BI tools to increase productivity and better align their IT operations to line of business functions and goals.

Presented by:

Jeff Jinnett

Industry Market Development Manager, Microsoft

Jeff Jinnett is an Industry Market Development Manager with the NorCal District, who is a former regulatory attorney advising companies in a variety of industries on GRC and BI issues. He also is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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Data Insights and Customer Analytics

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Data Insights and Customer Analytics

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Every business needs to know its customers in deeper ways but it's a challenging task in today's world of big data, social sentiment, and fragmented data sources. Microsoft Services has built a reference architecture that ensures rapid implementation of a customer analytics solution. This approach means faster and less costly base line work which frees up investment in customization where greater competitive advantage can be derived. In this session we will explain how a customer can use our reference architecture combined with industry consulting experience to develop a custom solution that is right for each business and goes beyond a once size fits all approach.

Presented by:

Holly Kelly

Director, Business Program Manager, Microsoft

Holly Kelly is a Director Business Program Manager in Microsoft Consulting Services managing the Data Insight offerings in BMC. She has been with Microsoft for over 16 years with experience across both Services and EPG. Her knowledge in the Data Insights space spans a depth in architecting and implementing solutions to understanding and positioning such solution to business decision makers.

Paul Mandel

Business Architect, Microsoft

Paul Mandel is a Business Architect in the Data Insights Center of Excellence. In this role, he works with clients to help ensure that Microsoft has a clear understanding of their business needs and that Microsoft technologies are leveraged to create maximum business value. Paul has more than 15 years of experience working across a range of industries and functional areas including strategic planning, performance management, change management, technology implementation, complex analytics, and PMO leadership.

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Business Reimagined: How technology and social change is impacting how we do business

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Business Reimagined: How technology and social change is impacting how we do business

, 1 hour

Are you happy with the way you work? Are you engaged, energised in the office? Or do you sometimes feel that your days are dominated by process and technology?

Reimagining business is about waking up to a new environment, based on collaborative and flexible working, on technology that, used correctly, liberates rather than constrains. The future of work must be based on being open, on focusing on results, not process and on empowerment, not hierarchy.

Presented by:

Dave Coplin

Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft

Since joining Microsoft in 2005, Dave Coplin has worked across a wide range of industries and customers, providing strategic advice and guidance around the impact of technology on a modern society both at work and in play. As an established thought leader in the UK and having spent a considerable amount of time in both the public and private sectors providing leadership and guidance around key technology issues like Cloud Computing, Privacy, Big and Open Data, Social Media, Open Government, Advertising and the "consumerisation" of IT. Dave is currently working as the Chief Envisioning Officer for Microsoft UK, helping organisations and individuals envision the full potential that technology offers a modern, digital society and has recently authored "Business Reimagined" a book about the future of work - a new working environment based on collaborative and flexible working and on technology that used correctly, liberates rather than constrains.

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Modern Design at Microsoft

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Modern Design at Microsoft

, 1 hour

This session provides an overview on Microsoft's design story anchored on instilling design as a core competence to transform the way products, services and experiences are researched, envisioned and designed by putting people right at the center of the thinking. This session will cover:

  • Emergence of Modern Design
  • Charting Microsoft's design principles
  • Putting the Principles to work
  • What's next for design at Microsoft
  • Open Q&A

Suggested pre-read www.microsoft.com/stories

Presented by:

Steve Clayton

Senior Director, Microsoft

Steve Clayton is Editor of the Next at Microsoft blog, resident Microsoft storyteller and manages Microsoft's ?owned' corporate media platforms. In this role, Steve works with teams across Microsoft to tell the story of Microsoft via Microsoft News Center, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and was the architect of the acclaimed "88 Acres" story that heralded a new direction for Microsoft's corporate storytelling. Steve spends time with the company's developers, researchers, ethnographers, sociologists, cinematographers, and even race car drivers and highlights their work through speaking his blogging.


Prior to this, Steve held roles as Director of Cloud Strategy in Microsoft International and CTO of Microsoft's UK Partner Group. He has worked at Microsoft for over 16 years in a range of sales and technical roles.

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The Innovative Social Enterprise: Solution & Framework for Facilitating Innovation

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The Innovative Social Enterprise: Solution & Framework for Facilitating Innovation

, 1 hour

There is no shortage of brilliant ideas in the Enterprise today, and yet very few see the light of day. This briefing will discuss and demonstrate a repeatable framework for facilitating innovation in the Enterprise, using practical social computing techniques, business evaluation methods and portfolio management. Additionally, learning from Microsoft's internal programs will be shared, combined with the collective experience of other innovative Enterprises.

Presented by:

Simon Flyod

Director of Innovation & Product Lifecycle Management Solution Strategy, Microsoft

Simon Floyd is the Director of Innovation & Product Lifecycle Management Solution Strategy at Microsoft, responsible for creating Enterprise solutions that address current business needs and future trends. Simon started his career as an industrial designer creating products for James Hardie Industries, Air International and Ford Motor Company, and later used this experience to help Cadence Design Systems and Actify create software solutions for product development. Simon holds patents in enterprise software methods and residential solar electric power generation.

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How to use Technology as a Competitive Asset in the Digital Economy

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How to use Technology as a Competitive Asset in the Digital Economy

, 1 hour

The digital economy represents the pervasive use of technology in all aspects of today's economy, both as consumers, citizens, and organizations. Where technology is embedded in a vast array of services and devices, which has become cheaper, faster, better, and easier to use, enabling people and businesses to continuously find new and enhanced uses for technology in everyday life and business to do what was previously impossible.

This session focuses on why Technology has become so ubiquitous and central to growth and innovation, through economic, social and political factors, how technology prices have plummeted, performance radically improved, and the usability rapidly improved. Microsoft's enterprise strategy perspectives and approach for formulating the services and devices strategies in the new world of work to help businesses innovate on new business models, drive competitive differentiation to expand revenue, optimize costs, improve productivity and accelerate time to market.

Presented by:

Roy Sharples

Director, Brand Revolution, Microsoft

Roy Sharples is Director Brand Revolution at Microsoft and is dedicated to instilling artistic practice into technology-enabled business innovation. He focuses on bringing new services and solutions to market that strive to create wealth and make people's lives better through the people-centered design based approach.

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Provocative Actions Change Minds

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Provocative Actions Change Minds

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Thinking like a designer can transform the way you develop products, services, processes, strategy and experiences. It is about putting people and culture right at the center of the thinking and design. It may also be said that the more you build solutions in this spirit, the greater probability of those solutions achieving sustainable success.

This presentation focuses on instilling artistic practice into the bloodline of business to help organizations capitalize on undiscovered opportunities and radically improve delivery models in a fraction of the time of traditional methods, by:

  • Understanding the significance of popular culture and time, the outsider, misfit and maverick aesthetic into making innovation happen.
  • Showing how design-led innovation is helping organizations create and delivery competitive differentiating experiences, products and services.
  • Learn why the intersection of business, experience and technology is an important part of business transformation.
  • Find your north star.
  • Discover the power of phenomenology.
  • Change minds with provocative actions.
  • Presented by:

    Roy Sharples

    Director, Brand Revolution, Microsoft

    Roy Sharples is Director Brand Revolution at Microsoft and is dedicated to instilling artistic practice into technology-enabled business innovation. He focuses on bringing new services and solutions to market that strive to create wealth and make people's lives better through the people-centered design based approach.

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Simplifying Secure Mobility with Choice and Collaboration

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Simplifying Secure Mobility with Choice and Collaboration

, 1 hour

This session will highlight strategies and technologies for empowering a diverse mobile workforce with choice and collaborative solutions, while protecting the Enterprise content and lowering the total cost of operations. Mobility is no longer a separate expense or a siloed suite of tools; this is the new Enterprise IT.

Presented by:

Kent Cunningham

Chief Technology Advisor, Microsoft

Kent Cunningham has been immersed in the field of Information and Communication Technologies for over 20 years, and remains heavily engaged with the leading vendors and standards bodies as the industry evolves. As a Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Corporation, Kent is responsible for defining go-to-market strategies and product development roadmaps as influenced by, and tailored to meet, the unique requirements of customers. Kent resides in Nashville TN, where he has been teleworking since way before dial-up was cool, and enjoys time with his family while continually trying to improve his wake surfing skills.

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Enterprise Social Collaboration — The Six Phases to the Journey

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Enterprise Social Collaboration — The Six Phases to the Journey

, 1 hour

Social collaboration is quickly becoming both a mainstream concept and a necessity in modern business. It creates value by modifying social tendencies and communications that are prevalent in the non-work environment and applying them to the professional sphere. Doing so captures the benefits of increased efficiency, cost savings, and more effective distribution of tasks among employees. The six phases of the Enterprise Social Collaboration Progression Model can be used to ascertain an organization's current state in the social collaboration paradigm. It contains the prerequisites that are necessary to move to a chosen target stage, the obstacles that must be overcome, and the impacts of such a transition.

Presented by:

Marc Ashbrook

IP Development Architect, Microsoft

Marc is currently working in the Enterprise Social domain creating content and conducting research focused on bringing social capabilities to businesses, governments, and academia. He is an architect that has focused on engaging people through technology to help them collaborate with others. With 16 years of IT experience from business intelligence and productivity systems, to social computing and gamification across a variety of industries he brings a holistic view of the role of technology in today's modern business initiatives.

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Delivering on the Social Enterprise Promise — How one Microsoft Group Uses Social Tools to Connect, Collaborate & Improve the Customer Experience

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Delivering on the Social Enterprise Promise — How one Microsoft Group Uses Social Tools to Connect, Collaborate & Improve the Customer Experience

, 1 hour

Social Networking has become a ubiquitous means of connecting with one another for over a billion people across the globe. However, in today's enterprise, the benefits of social networking are only beginning to take shape. Through modern social networking tools today's enterprise has the opportunity to connect employees, customers, partners in ways never imagined. These connections are leading to new innovations, improved customer experiences, a more productive workforce and new communication channels between groups that rarely new each other existed. During this session, Tim Baggs & Scott Emigh will present and discuss how social tools are impacting one group at Microsoft. Through social newsfeeds, video, content sharing & the cloud Microsoft's new generation of field workers are emerging ready to engage and meet the growing demands of the modern enterprise.

Presented by:

Scott Emigh

STU Director, Microsoft

Scott is a 14 year Microsoft veteran and is responsible for a team of solution specialists and technology advisors covering Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Data Platforms, Datacenter Virtualization, Management, and Private Cloud, Unified Communications and Collaboration .Prior to Microsoft, Scott held product development and solution sales leadership positions at EDS, Toshiba, and Antares Alliance Group. Scott has a BSME from UC Irvine.

Timothy Baggs

Principal Strategist, Microsoft

Timothy is currently a Principal Strategist at Microsoft Corporation. In his current role Timothy spends much of his time directly with customers understanding the economic, industry and technological challenges facing today's global enterprise. Armed with data and insights, Timothy is responsible for developing and delivering strategic change programs both inside and outside of Microsoft to address the ever evolving forces affecting organizations. Timothy's current role evolved from many years spent delivering global enterprise architecture to some of the largest companies in the Fortune 100.

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Windows Azure -A detailed look at Microsoft's Cloud Services

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Windows Azure -A detailed look at Microsoft's Cloud Services

, 1 hour

Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. In essence, Windows Azure is a set of services that matter, with power that you can depend on. In last month's discussion, we introduced these Windows Azure services as a solution for modern business. This session will take a more detailed, 200-level look at the different Compute, Data, App, and Network services native to Windows Azure, and how you can leverage these services in Windows Azure with your existing IT environment.

Presented by:

Scott Klein

Technical Evangelist, Microsoft

Scott (Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter) is a Corporate Technical Evangelist for Microsoft focusing on Windows Azure SQL Database and related cloud-ready data services. Scott is the author of over ½ dozen books for both WROX and APress, including Pro SQL Azure. He can be found talking about Windows Azure SQL Database and database scalability and performance at events large and small wherever he can get people to listen, such as SQL Saturday events, local SQL Server user groups, and TechEd.

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Microsoft's Cloud Strategy—Technical Overview and Roadmap

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Microsoft's Cloud Strategy—Technical Overview and Roadmap

, 1 hour

The Cloud OS is shaping everything that we do at Microsoft and how we think about delivering infrastructure as well as application services for our customers both on-premise as well as in Windows Azure — Microsofts public cloud. This briefing is about understanding the strategy and therefore directional investments and capabilities we are delivering and will deliver going forward. We will also use this briefing to educate you about the Windows Azure capabilities that exist today and discuss how customers are using these capabilities and approaches that are being taken to adopt Windows Azure.

Presented by:

Tony Meleg

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft

Presenter

Tony Meleg is a senior technical product manager at Microsoft in the Windows Azure team in Redmond. Tony has been with Microsoft for over 15 years and brings many experiences from these roles across diverse business areas such as consulting services, corporate business groups, central IT delivery and product and marketing roles. Tony drives many aspects of bringing Windows Azure to market, from content strategy and execution to evangelism and executive briefing engagement.

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Big Data — Driving Business Decisions with the Power of Information

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Big Data — Driving Business Decisions with the Power of Information

, 1 hour

The true power of big data comes from knowing just what to do with this wealth of information to drive informed business decisions. In this session, we will discuss what the three V's of Big Data — Volume, Velocity, and Variety — mean for business, and how to leverage them into the fourth and most important V: Value.This session will not only cover the four V's mentioned above but ultimately provide a stepping stone for crafting business strategies around Big Data and leveraging the power of information to execute on your Enterprise goals.

Presented by:

Catherine Greenman

Big Data COE Assoc Cons - US Architects, Microsoft Corporation

Presenter

Catherine Greenman is a Consultant for Big Data and Business Intelligence. Her areas of expertise include predictive analytics, big data infrastructure, and data visualization. Since joining Microsoft, Catherine has plunged into the world of Big Data, exploring strategic business initiatives together with cutting-edge technology. Her work within the Big Data involves a solution-oriented, rather than product-oriented, approach to enabling enterprises to make the most out of their data. She is currently working to build out an IP foundation for business analytics across industry verticals using Microsoft's data platform.

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Generate value by exploiting the potential of Big Data for your business — A strategic approach

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Generate value by exploiting the potential of Big Data for your business — A strategic approach

, 1 hour

Big Data has a massive potential to enable you to achieve results faster, better, and more comprehensively at a lower cost than previously possible. To achieve those benefits, a strategic approach to Big Data is required to essentially harness a revolutionary new approach into an evolutionary extension of your current ways of doing business. This session will explore the key business scenarios where Big Data can provide new insights, highlight the importance of an end-to-end integration with traditional BI systems, and present a strategic approach for embarking on the Big Data journey.

Presented by:

Susan Conway, PhD

Lead Architect, Business Intelligence (BI) and Productivity Solutions, Microsoft

Presenter

Susan D. Conway, PhD, is the Lead Architect for Business Intelligence (BI) and Productivity Solutions, and is developing the latest Microsoft BI Reference Architecture. She is driving a thought-leadership project on a "big data" initiative for discovering new methods of connecting BI solutions to cloud-based big data. Dr. Conway has worked on business intelligence and productivity with public agencies (such as the U.S. Air Force, Federal Reserve, and Maricopa County, AZ), and commercial enterprises (including Nationwide Insurance, Carlson Hotels and Korean Air). Her work is the subject of her most recent books The Essentials of Enterprise Compliance and The Think Factory, and she explored related topics in her book Unlocking Knowledge Assets. Dr. Conway has also been quoted in CIO, Fast Company, and Optimize magazines.

Achim Granzen

IP Development Architect, Microsoft

Presenter

Achim Granzen is an IP Development Architect specializing in Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data. His key focus in this role is on BI and Big Data Strategy and Technology to enable Microsoft's clients to derive real business value out of their investments in IT. Achim has more than 12 years of experience in the BI and Analytics software and services field with expertise in Project and Program Management, Service Delivery Excellence, and Solution Architecture. Before joining Microsoft in 2011, Achim worked at IBM and SAS, focusing on pre-sales and delivery of BI platforms and analytics, in particular customer analytics/analytical CRM, for clients across all industries.

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Enterprise Social Media — Coming of Age in Record Time

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Enterprise Social Media — Coming of Age in Record Time

, 1 hour

Social media has swept into many enterprises rapidly. I will describe a five-year cross-sectional trend study of our use that explored shifting attitudes and behaviors around the use of external social networking sites as well as more limited use of social media inside the firewall. Whether the organization is seen as an early adopter or atypical, changes over time include several that were unexpected and shed light on what to expect if no unexpected disruption comes along.

Presented by:

Jonathan Grudin

Principal Researcher, Microsoft Corporation

Presenter

Jonathan's first involvement with enterprise communication and collaboration tools was as a developer in a minicomputer company in the 1980s. His interest continued as an academic and as a consultant at Boeing, and for over a decade as Microsoft Principal Researcher. He has been active in human-computer interaction and computer supported cooperative work research fields since they flowered in the 1980s. His web site is http://research.microsoft.com/~jgrudin

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Crisis Informatics: What can we learn from social media usage during natural disasters, warfare, and political uprisings?

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Crisis Informatics: What can we learn from social media usage during natural disasters, warfare, and political uprisings?

, 1 hour

This session will cover how people use social media during acute events by examining several real-life scenarios ranging from the use of Twitter in Mexican Drug War, political uprisings in the Middle East, and natural disasters in Australia .Learn how these findings can inform the design of everyday technologies in light of their use during emergencies along with some of the challenges it presents.

Presented by:

Andres Monroy-Hernandez

Researcher, FUSE Labs, Microsoft Corporation

Presenter

Andrés Monroy-Hernández is a researcher at Microsoft Research and an Affiliate at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society. His research focuses on the design and study of social computing systems that support creative expression and civic engagement. His work has been featured in the New York Times, CNN, Wired, and has received awards from Ars Electronica, and the MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition. He holds a PhD from the MIT Media Lab and a BS in Computer Science.

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Mobility: Changing the Way We Work to the Way We Live

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Mobility: Changing the Way We Work to the Way We Live

, 1 hour

The drive for mobility is constantly changing our need for connectivity and devices. People demand options to not only deliver them up-to-date information, but also to allow them to participate and provide input regardless of their physical location. Today's technologies allows us to be more independent of locations, but it also brings IT challenges to security and manageability. This session is designed to give our customers and overview on our strategy on mobility and devices and how we deliver the benefits of mobile computing while strengthening security.

Presented by:

Marco Manuello

Windows & Devices Lead - Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft Corporation

Presenter

Marco Manuello has been with Microsoft since 1997 after receiving a Masters in Computer Science. He has worked closely with customers in tackling the infrastructure challenges and reducing operating costs of rapidly growing ERP systems. He moved to Seattle in 2010 to develop the overall Microsoft strategy message on Consumerization of IT. In May 2012, Marco became the Director of Windows and Device strategy for worldwide Public sector.

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How To Do Consumerization of IT Responsibly

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How To Do Consumerization of IT Responsibly

, 1 hour

In the previous briefing, Jeff shared what Consumerization is and what Microsoft is doing about it. Now find out how to do Consumerization responsibly. Many customers are struggling on how to support consumer devices and applications. To Jeff, Consumerization of IT is not about devices or applications it's something different. This session gives prescriptive guidance on how to support Consumerization of IT.

Presented by:

Jeff Johnson

Senior CATM Specialist, Microsoft

Presenter

Jeff is one of the key architects of Consumerization of IT and Microsoft's flexible work style strategy .With 20 years of experience in IT industry and expertise in developing enterprise strategies for client computing, he is one of Microsoft's prestigious speakers who has received numerous awards and accolades for his performance excellence.

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Underlying Principles to Enable Consumerization of IT

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Underlying Principles to Enable Consumerization of IT

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IT has traditionally been slow to adopt technology and giving end users computers and applications that were hard to use and ugly. Users have been revolting and demanding the use of consumer type devices. IT organizations that say yes to consumer devices and applications now look like heros and at the same time have lost control of electronic intellectual property. Consumerization is about devices and applications, Consumerization of IT is about an access strategy of who you are, what you are and where you are, accessing what kind of data. This session goes into the underlying principles to enable Consumerization of IT

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Jeff Johnson

Senior CATM Specialist, Microsoft

Presenter

Jeff is one of the key architects of Consumerization of IT and Microsoft's flexible work style strategy .With 20 years of experience in IT industry and expertise in developing enterprise strategies for client computing, he is one of Microsoft's prestigious speakers who has received numerous awards and accolades for his performance excellence.

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Real World Cloud Computing Experiences of a Chief Architect

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Real World Cloud Computing Experiences of a Chief Architect

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Ulrich shall be sharing his experiences, lessons learned and practices from Microsoft development, operations teams as well as customers from across the world. This briefing shall cover the entire range of cloud computing from private, hybrid to public computing as well as infrastructure, application development and solution aspects.

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Ulrich Homann

Chief Architect - WW Services, Microsoft Corporation

Presenter

Ulrich Homann is the Chief Architect for Microsoft worldwide enterprise services. As part of the office of the CTO, he is responsible for the management and enterprise architecture of key strategic projects all over the world. Homann also defines and drives technical strategy for emerging technologies and trends such as cloud or in-memory computing. He is responsible for setting adoption and support strategy for the key technologies and its relevancy in the worldwide services business as well developing new senior technical talent.

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Using Business Intelligence to manage the Business of IT

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Using Business Intelligence to manage the Business of IT

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The Microsoft IT leadership team uses Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for measuring IT's performance as an organization. See a live demo of the Microsoft Enterprise Data Warehouse Scorecard Platform, IT Consolidated Business Intelligence, MSITs FOCUS Dashboard, and Learn how Microsoft IT uses BI solutions to strengthen partnerships, Manage the IT Project Portfolio, analyze key performance indicators (KPI), simplify data consumption, provide user self-service reporting/analysis, and Manage the Business of IT.

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Christopher Workman

Principal PM, Microsoft

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Christopher Serves oversees the Microsoft IT Business Intelligence for IT Program and helps the IT Leadership team to drive Business Intelligence into the processes and methodologies used by MSIT to manage the organization's global commitments. In addition to his work internal to Microsoft, Christopher presents regularly to Customer Organizations through Direct Engagements on the topics of Management with Scorecard/Dashboard Technology, Business Intelligence, and showcase s work specific to the Microsoft Business Intelligence Stack of Applications. Christopher is passionate about Business Intelligence applications within Global Organizations, and in bringing cutting-edge compelling BI and analytics to the hands of every employee in the organization.

Vladimir Melnik

Group Program Manager, Microsoft

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Vladimir Melnik brings over 15 years of managerial IT experience. During his career at Microsoft, he has driven the continuous improvement of BI eco-systems such as Microsoft Accounting Reporting System and Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, which are the foundation for all internal and external financial reporting at Microsoft, including the statutory reporting to US Securities & Exchange Commission. Mr. Melnik led the international BI Platforms team (which includes meta data repository, unified reporting portal, master data management toolset, analytics toolset, role-based security tool, executive dashboards and BI evangelism). He also worked on building BI capabilities for Interactive Entertainment Business product group (XBOX BI and Windows Phone BI). He's currently working on business intelligence and visual analytics for World Wide IT.

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Consumerization of IT: Enabling Mobile Workers and CIOs to work in Harmony

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Consumerization of IT: Enabling Mobile Workers and CIOs to work in Harmony

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Consumerization, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and Mobility have captivated the enterprise IT marketplace with a broad array of new productivity models and flexible work styles. At the same time, CIOs and CISOs must ensure data integrity, confidentiality, and compliance controls are all maintained while executing on a business case to drive tangible costs and duplicative technology investments out of the IT operational model. This session will discuss strategies for delivering mobility and BYOD across the enterprise while lowering the overall IT footprint, improving collaboration, and maintaining data governance.

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Kent Cunningham

Chief Technology Advisor, Microsoft

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Kent Cunningham has been immersed in the field of Information and Communication Technologies for over 20 years, and remains heavily engaged with the leading vendors and standards bodies as the industry evolves. As a Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Corporation, Kent is responsible for defining go-to-market strategies and product development roadmaps as influenced by, and tailored to meet, the unique requirements of customers. Kent resides in Nashville TN, where he has been teleworking since way before dial-up was cool, and enjoys time with his family while continually trying to improve his wake surfing skills.

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The Future of Social Experiences: Microsoft Research Unplugged

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The Future of Social Experiences: Microsoft Research Unplugged

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Social media has dramatically changed how we communicate with others. Where once the primary form of contact was a phone call or an e-mail address, now social media accounts and SMS are widely used both in the public and the business world.

Microsoft's Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Labs explores social media technologies and their relation to Microsoft and its customers. FUSE builds and releases to the public web services that include concepts of social, search, content curation, communication and creativity. Jim will demonstrate some of these projects, the ideation process that went into designing and building them, and some of the tools used to deliver FUSE projects.

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Jim Lewallen

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

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Jim is a Principal Program Manager with Future Social Experience Labs (FUSE) within Microsoft Research. At FUSE he's been responsible for a number of projects focused on personalized news and enhancing search with social media concepts. He is currently a part of the team shipping FUSE's experimental social network. Jim has 20 years of experience at Microsoft including a range of technologies, online advertising, digital imaging, and now Social Media and Windows Azure.

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CRM in a Social Media World

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CRM in a Social Media World

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The next evolution of business is "Mass Collaboration". For global businesses, this means not only performing the traditional CRM processes to attract, retain, and service customers, but to proactively listen, understand, and respond to socially distributed customer feedback throughout the relationship lifecycle. Customers interact with businesses in increasingly diverse and non-traditional methods, yet they additionally expect an always-available and perfect-use experience. This perspective is viewed as the "consumerization of expectations;" CIOs and business leaders who grasp this can fundamentally differentiate the business by thoughtfully injecting Social Media CRM into their traditional CRM processes.

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George Anderson, PhD

IP Development Architect, Microsoft

Presenter

George W. Anderson, PhD, is an accomplished executive-level thought leader, consulting professional, and architect with 25 years of experience spanning business application architecture, deployment and support, sales, organizational transformation, innovation initiatives, and more. An avid writer, he has authored numerous books, journal articles, and other papers relevant to how technology solutions may be used to solve complex business problems. George's perspectives on SAP (particularly ERP, CRM, BI, and Supply Chain) implementation and support are considered by many to be the reference standard for SAP projects around the world. Today, he is especially interested in transforming how CIOs and their teams plan for, design, build, and maintain their go-forward business, technical, and organizational enterprise foundations.

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Connected Services Framework for Vehicles

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Connected Services Framework for Vehicles

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The rapidly emerging and evolving field of vehicle centric Software plus Services is transforming the passenger car and public transportation experiences while powering the trend towards greater data- driven efficiencies for commercial and industrial vehicles. Microsoft is uniquely positioned to create connected vehicle services that are able to provide value for both the consumer and manufacturer. Fundamental to delivering this next generation of telematics services is vehicle generated data. At this important juncture it is crucial to understand the business models, services, back-end requirements and ecosystem developments that will unlock the potential of connected services as the industry enters a paradigm of vehicle connectivity. This session will provide an overview of the Roadmap, delivery artifacts and walk through a solution scenario to illustrate how we can better capitalize on industry business value partnering with our customers.

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Enrique Herrera

Associate Biz Strat Architect, Microsoft

Presenter

Enrique Herrera brings over 14 years of Automotive experience from the OEM perspective (Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Cars Limited) and as a Tier 1 supplier (Visteon Corporation). He brings cross-functional experiences from Powertrain Design, Product Development, Manufacturing and Information Technology. As a Senior Manager for strategic architecture and solutions at Visteon he managed the global plant floor solutions groups with 100+ analysts and consultants supporting 123 manufacturing facilities in over 23 countries. Enrique led corporate initiatives in Operational Visibility using the Activplant solution, a Microsoft ISV and managed IT projects (ERP, Shop Floor and IT Infrastructure) to support new manufacturing launches globally. He is recognized as a corporate leader for in-line vehicle sequencing and error-proofing systems.

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Big Data in the Real World

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Big Data in the Real World

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In the this session we will review the link between Big Data and BI in the real world and potential approaches for the delivery of big data opportunities. We will look at Big Data implementations, review real world use cases that include the customer opportunity, their strategy, and Big Data implementation approach.

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Susan Conway, PhD

Lead Architect, Business Intelligence (BI) and Productivity Solutions, Microsoft

Presenter

Susan D. Conway, PhD, is the Lead Architect for Business Intelligence (BI) and Productivity Solutions, and is developing the latest Microsoft BI Reference Architecture. She is driving a thought-leadership project on a "big data" initiative for discovering new methods of connecting BI solutions to cloud-based big data. Dr. Conway has worked on business intelligence and productivity with public agencies (such as the U.S. Air Force, Federal Reserve, and Maricopa County, AZ), and commercial enterprises (including Nationwide Insurance, Carlson Hotels and Korean Air). Her work is the subject of her most recent books The Essentials of Enterprise Compliance and The Think Factory, and she explored related topics in her book Unlocking Knowledge Assets. Dr. Conway has also been quoted in CIO, Fast Company, and Optimize magazines.

Marc Mercuri

Director, Enterprise Strategy Windows Azure, Microsoft

Presenter

Marc is the Director of the Enterprise Strategy Windows Azure team, based in Redmond, WA. His team engages worldwide to help some of Microsoft's largest customers understand how to maximize business value in their journey to the Cloud. Previously Marc was the Director of Business Innovation for Microsoft's Platform Strategy Group. Marc has been in the software industry for over 19 years, working with Fortune 500 companies, governments, and ISVs to solve tough business problems with next generation technologies. He's the author of Beginning Information Cards and CardSpace: From Novice to Professional, and co-author of the books Windows Communication Foundation Unleashed! and Windows Communication Foundation: Hands On!

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Industry Value Realization Roadmap in Energy and Oil and Gas

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Industry Value Realization Roadmap in Energy and Oil and Gas

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Microsoft is uniquely positioned to create industry value for our customers through alignment of our Industry sales, services and partner capabilities. The advent of Microsoft Industry Business Solution Architectures is a launch point to construct a Roadmap for our long term partnership and complete the value chain with IT and applied Enterprise Architecture (EA). Through the Roadmap exercise, we will describe how EA enables the business through Microsoft IMPACT and Enterprise Strategy to map industry scenarios to technical capabilities, assessing organizational and technical governance (through cloud), speed to value through solution composition and risk driven assessment for technical readiness. This session will provide an overview of the Roadmap, delivery artifacts and walk through a solution scenario to illustrate how we can better capitalize on industry business value partnering with our customers (to include their partners).

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Greg Morning

Principal Consultant , Microsoft

Presenter

Greg is a Principal Consultant within WW ESAC IMPACT team focusing on Industry Strategy for Energy (Oil and Gas and Utilities). He is working with customers alongside our Sales and MS ESP teams to align customer business objectives to technical capabilities to create value for our customers in light of new market opportunities. Greg has worked for over 20 years with major Oil and Gas, Utilities and Chemical customers with 15 years for Microsoft and 7 years working for Digital Equipment Corporation.

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Nature of Big Data (Tomorrow's Data Vision)

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Nature of Big Data (Tomorrow's Data Vision)

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In this introduction to the concepts of big data we will address some of the fundamental challenges presented by Big Data. This session will explore a world filled with an abundance of digital data. Starting from a BI foundation we will discuss what is big about Big Data and how we need to change our thinking to respond to this unstructured ambient digital environment. At the end of this session we will talk about delivery concepts and real world challenges.

Presented by:

Susan Conway, PhD

Lead Architect, Business Intelligence (BI) and Productivity Solutions, Microsoft

Presenter

Susan D. Conway, PhD, is the Lead Architect for Business Intelligence (BI) and Productivity Solutions, and is developing the latest Microsoft BI Reference Architecture. She is driving a thought-leadership project on a "big data" initiative for discovering new methods of connecting BI solutions to cloud-based big data. Dr. Conway has worked on business intelligence and productivity with public agencies (such as the U.S. Air Force, Federal Reserve, and Maricopa County, AZ), and commercial enterprises (including Nationwide Insurance, Carlson Hotels and Korean Air). Her work is the subject of her most recent books The Essentials of Enterprise Compliance and The Think Factory, and she explored related topics in her book Unlocking Knowledge Assets. Dr. Conway has also been quoted in CIO, Fast Company, and Optimize magazines.

Marc Mercuri

Director, Enterprise Strategy Windows Azure, Microsoft

Presenter

Marc is the Director of the Enterprise Strategy Windows Azure team, based in Redmond, WA. His team engages worldwide to help some of Microsoft's largest customers understand how to maximize business value in their journey to the Cloud. Previously Marc was the Director of Business Innovation for Microsoft's Platform Strategy Group. Marc has been in the software industry for over 19 years, working with Fortune 500 companies, governments, and ISVs to solve tough business problems with next generation technologies. He's the author of Beginning Information Cards and CardSpace: From Novice to Professional, and co-author of the books Windows Communication Foundation Unleashed! and Windows Communication Foundation: Hands On!

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CIO Considerations for Mergers and Acquisitions

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CIO Considerations for Mergers and Acquisitions

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Business transactions — mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures are nothing more than implementation scenarios of corporate strategies. Depending on the size and complexity of these transactions, however, there can be significant disruptions to the overall organization and opportunities to lose focus by the CIO and broader IT team. This session will set the overall context, cover the basics of the transaction phases (Day 0, Day 1, and Day 2), and outline what a CIO and his or her team needs to be aware of and have in place in preparation for such a transaction. To this end, the speaker will present Microsoft's recent primary research findings including trends, themes, what CIOs wished they could have done differently, and more. The speaker has had a long career in M&A from the IT organizational perspective. Attendees will walk away with realistic answers and actionable insights gleaned from real-world examples.

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David Spinelli

IP Development Manager, Microsoft

Presenter

David Spinelli is a IT professional who started in the industry in 1984. In Enterprise Strategy Service, he is the leader of the Mission Critical Enterprise Team within the Enterprise Architecture IP Team. David's team of Enterprise Architects are accountable for building IP around business critical application portfolio management (packaged ERP and CRM as well as custom), IT operations (MOF/ITIL), data center technologies (IaaS), and CIO considerations like governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). Prior to joining Microsoft in 2006, David held internal IT leadership positions in JP Morgan Chase and Johnson & Johnson as well as consulting leadership positions at Deloitte Consulting and The Hackett Group.

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The Role of Enterprise Architecture in Cloud Strategy

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The Role of Enterprise Architecture in Cloud Strategy

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Cloud computing is providing IT departments a rare opportunity to refresh and redefine a number of aspects to our business. We have a chance to reinvigorate working relationships with our business customers, radically deprecate legacy applications/systems, and establish brand new skillsets that will define the next generation of technology enabled automation. In parallel, the enterprise architecture profession has matured significantly and can more easily provide EA practitioners a terrific opportunity to demonstrate the enterprise architecture value proposition. This session will explore how the cloud shift and the value proposition of enterprise architecture unite, how to take advantage of this sea change and what to avoid on your way to increased relevance.

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Michael Dereszynski

Senior Enterprise Architect, Microsoft

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Michael is a Senior Enterprise Architect with the Enterprise Strategy Business within Microsoft Consulting Services. Michael is currently leading the strategic partnership with Walmart worldwide. He is a industry recognized architect with certification as a Professional Architect with IASA and also holds the Microsoft Certified Architect for Solutions credential. With 20 years of IT experience from writing device drivers and BIOS, to systems administration, software development, solution architecture and then enterprise architecture across a variety of industries (retail, manufacturing, high-tech) he brings a holistic view of the role of IT and pragmatic style to practicing enterprise architecture. His blog, Ivory Trenches (http://ivorytrenches.wordpress.com), explores this experience and what it is like to be an Enterprise Architect who must actually deliver results.

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Changing World of Business Intelligence (BI): From Presentation to Prediction

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Changing World of Business Intelligence (BI): From Presentation to Prediction

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Across all industry segments enterprises are increasingly looking at their organizational information needs as intelligent value chains. Business leaders are looking to their Business Intelligence (BI) solution to not only manage the data in the chain but to provide the analytical capability to convert data signals into knowledge. In this session we will talk about the goals of operational and strategic BI and how those goals are realized through data mining, self-service (ad hoc) and predictive analysis techniques to maximize real-time decision making and future-vision scenario modeling for structured and unstructured (including big) data. The goal of BI today is to drive a business culture that is anticipatory and opportunistic with regard to operations, products and customers. This session will focus on BI as a means to answer questions not just summarize data, and to use these answers to gain a line of sight into the future.

Presented by:

Susan Conway, PhD

Lead Architect, Business Intelligence (BI) and Productivity Solutions, Microsoft

Presenter

Susan D. Conway, PhD, is the Lead Architect for Business Intelligence (BI) and Productivity Solutions, and is developing the latest Microsoft BI Reference Architecture. She is driving a thought-leadership project on a "big data" initiative for discovering new methods of connecting BI solutions to cloud-based big data. Dr. Conway has worked on business intelligence and productivity with public agencies (such as the U.S. Air Force, Federal Reserve, and Maricopa County, AZ), and commercial enterprises (including Nationwide Insurance, Carlson Hotels and Korean Air). Her work is the subject of her most recent books The Essentials of Enterprise Compliance and The Think Factory, and she explored related topics in her book Unlocking Knowledge Assets. Dr. Conway has also been quoted in CIO, Fast Company, and Optimize magazines.

Marc Mercuri

Director, Enterprise Strategy Windows Azure, Microsoft

Presenter

Marc is the Director of the Enterprise Strategy Windows Azure team, based in Redmond, WA. His team engages worldwide to help some of Microsoft's largest customers understand how to maximize business value in their journey to the Cloud. Previously Marc was the Director of Business Innovation for Microsoft's Platform Strategy Group. Marc has been in the software industry for over 19 years, working with Fortune 500 companies, governments, and ISVs to solve tough business problems with next generation technologies. He's the author of Beginning Information Cards and CardSpace: From Novice to Professional, and co-author of the books Windows Communication Foundation Unleashed! and Windows Communication Foundation: Hands On!

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Architecture Design of the Microsoft Modular Datacenter Solution

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Architecture Design of the Microsoft Modular Datacenter Solution

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This briefing describes architecture principles and approaches of the Microsoft Modular Datacenter (MMD) Solution. The Microsoft Modular Datacenter is a 4th generation container-based data center that is shipped with pre-configured hardware and infrastructure management software to provide private cloud services. We will cover the MMD design, which leverages new features in Windows Server 8 and commodity hardware to offer highly available enterprise scale cloud computing solution's

Presented by:

Fred Chong

Director of Incubation in the Cloud Strategy Team, Microsoft

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Fred Chong is the Director of Incubation in the Cloud Strategy Team. Fred is currently the technical lead of the Microsoft Modular Data Center incubation practice. Prior to his current assignment, Fred has worked on a number of enterprise-class solutions, covering a wide range of technical domains in security, identity management, networking protocols, mobile applications, infrastructure management and ecommerce. Previously, Fred has also been a software developer in the Microsoft Windows product team. Fred has Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Computer Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and obtained his Master degree in Computer Science from the University of California in San Diego.

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Productivity and Consumerization of IT (COIT): Provide Choice while Maintaining Control

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Productivity and Consumerization of IT (COIT): Provide Choice while Maintaining Control

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As workers bring their own devices into the workplace, the line continues to blur between work and personal life and the desire to use one device for both grows stronger. Such advances in IT are enabling workers to connect, perform, and be productive anytime, anywhere, but are leaving organizations wondering how to embrace and reap benefits from Consumerization; how to provide choice while still maintaining control. This session will go over research and various plausible Consumerization scenarios, emerging technologies, incubation and product development team approaches.

Presented by:

Arno Harteveld

Architect, Enterprise Strategy and Architecture Team, Microsoft

Presenter

Arno is an Architect in the Enterprise Strategy and Architecture Team. He creates content around Consumerization, Flexible Workstyles and other trends regarding the workplace. Arno just relocated to Microsoft HQ from the Dutch sub where he worked for 10 years. The last 3 years he performed the role of an Enterprise Strategy Consultant working on engagements related to trends in the workplace like "New World of Work" & Desktop Strategies at various customers. Arno is involved in the Architect community inside and outside Microsoft.

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The New World of Enterprise Architecture, from IT Architecture to Enterprise Architecture

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The New World of Enterprise Architecture, from IT Architecture to Enterprise Architecture

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Enterprise Architecture organizations have struggled for decades to find their way', the journey from IT Architecture to Enterprise Architecture has been challenged to reach the right focus and level of partnership with the business. The industry is at the beginning of the New World of Enterprise Architecture. In the new world it doesn't align to the business, instead it partners to accelerate and amplify business value. This session will go over the new landscape and mindset of the Enterprise Architect, industry methods, framework, models and tools that aid in identification of business value. It will also cover Microsoft's methods to solve these problems internally within their Enterprise Architecture team and within strategic engagements with customers.

Presented by:

Mike Walker

VRF Architect, Enterprise Strategy, Microsoft

Presenter

Mike leads the design of how architecture guidance is created for Microsoft's Enterprise Strategy business. He is responsible for the creation of strategy, executive briefings and the execution of Microsoft's vision on Enterprise Strategy and Architecture. Mike obtained his Open CA Distinguished Chief Architect certification. He is quoted and referenced throughout the industry as an expert in architecture shown through articles and books such as, "Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft Plans to Stay Relevant in the Post- Gates Era", where he is named as a thought leader. His frameworks are not only used by Microsoft Corporation but have been featured in media outlets such as: InfoWorld.com, CNN.com, eWeek.com, ComputerWorld.com, and demonstrated in keynotes by Bill Gates at industry events. Mike's insights can be found on his blog www.MikeTheArchitect.com.

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Rethinking Enterprise Architecture: Using Systems Thinking in Addressing Consumerization of IT

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Rethinking Enterprise Architecture: Using Systems Thinking in Addressing Consumerization of IT

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Alan Hakimi's Zen and the Art of Architecture sessions focus on bringing design as well as engineering to the modern enterprise. This briefing will explore the way Consumerization of IT will change how the organization plans, designs, delivers, and manages information services in the future. This requires enterprise architecture as a discipline to evolve in a way that moves from less of information technology compliance to a business enablement function. Running IT at the "edge of chaos" brings with it some opportunities in addressing business objectives and applying technology in ways that improve the organization's health. The session also provides insight on cloud computing services and device scenarios that clients face today.

Presented by:

Alan Hakimi

Sr. Enterprise Architect, Microsoft

Presenter

Alan has over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry. He joined Microsoft in 1996 as a consultant within Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS). He's advised various industry executives from Fortune 50 companies, delivering impactful innovative business solutions using enterprise architecture. Alan currently consults with large oil and gas, retail, and high-tech manufacturing companies in improving business efficiency and effectiveness through the application of technology. He is Microsoft's Worldwide Enterprise Architecture Community lead, and has architect certifications from Microsoft (MCA-Infrastructure), International Association of Software Architects, (CITA-P), and Open Group as a Distinguished Enterprise IT Architect. He is a member of Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA) and Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and also sits on certification boards for the Open Group and International Association of Software Architects (IASA). His blog can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/zen.

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Microsoft Modular Datacenter Solution

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Microsoft Modular Datacenter Solution

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Many enterprises are challenged with designing and deploying data centers to offer private cloud services to their organizations. This briefing provides an overview of a Microsoft Modular Datacenter solution that delivers power-efficient container-based datacenters along with hardware and a cloud infrastructure management platform to provide computer storage, network and application cloud services to enterprise customers.

Presented by:

Fred Chong

Director of Incubation in the Cloud Strategy Team, Microsoft

Presenter

Fred Chong is the Director of Incubation in the Cloud Strategy Team. Fred is currently the technical lead of the Microsoft Modular Data Center incubation practice. Prior to his current assignment, Fred has worked on a number of enterprise-class solutions, covering a wide range of technical domains in security, identity management, networking protocols, mobile applications, infrastructure management and ecommerce. Previously, Fred has also been a software developer in the Microsoft Windows product team. Fred has Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Computer Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and obtained his Master degree in Computer Science from the University of California in San Diego.

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The New Breed of the CIO

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The New Breed of the CIO

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Businesses of the past are no more. Enterprises of the 21st century have evolved from simple organizations to complex information driven organizations that require higher agility, effectiveness and support from information technology to allow for effective business decision making. The expectations of IT organizations are evolving rapidly to meet these new requirements from businesses. CIOs must embrace these new expectations to effectively shift ITs role in the modern business of the 21st century . In this session we will discuss the key characteristics of the new breed of the CIO, the mindset shifts required from traditional IT to business driven IT, explore the key organizational and program investments that CIOs must make, and pragmatic approaches for transforming IT.

Presented by:

Mike Walker

VRF Architect, Enterprise Strategy, Microsoft

Presenter

Mike leads the design of how architecture guidance is created for Microsoft's Enterprise Strategy business. He is responsible for the creation of strategy, executive briefings and the execution of Microsoft's vision on Enterprise Strategy and Architecture. Mike obtained his Open CA Distinguished Chief Architect certification. He is quoted and referenced throughout the industry as an expert in architecture shown through articles and books such as, "Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft Plans to Stay Relevant in the Post- Gates Era", where he is named as a thought leader. His frameworks are not only used by Microsoft Corporation but have been featured in media outlets such as: InfoWorld.com, CNN.com, eWeek.com, ComputerWorld.com, and demonstrated in keynotes by Bill Gates at industry events. Mike's insights can be found on his blog www.MikeTheArchitect.com.

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Building a Stronger Business-IT Relationship

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Building a Stronger Business-IT Relationship

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The IT organization's relevance depends on its ability to leverage understanding of current business needs and future direction — and then deliver technology solutions and services with greater impact. This relationship must be viewed as a contact sport, where understanding can only be achieved through deep, mutually beneficial connections between IT and the business units it serves. Yet for many organizations, this relationship remains a challenge. In this industry expert session, a Microsoft IT executive will share how 'The Voice of the Business' is becoming a key element for Microsoft IT in delivering strategic value to its stakeholders. Yet, just as critical as listening to the business, timely and relevant communication of IT success and failure needs to be effectively delivered to the business in terms of business impact. This session will also identify the tools necessary to achieve success. Artifacts such as conditions of satisfaction, proforma invoices, a balanced CIO scorecard, and more are required to facilitate a healthy dialogue for building a strong relationship.

Presented by:

Robert Ford

General Manager, Field IT, Microsoft

Presenter

As General Manager for Microsoft's Field IT, Robert is responsible for all IT Solutions and Services that underpin the breadth of the Microsoft businesses in the Americas region (namely USA, Canada and Latin America). Robert champions IT very much as a strategic partner uniquely positioned to enable the business to realize its ambition.

With a Field based team of IT professionals, Robert's current focus is on strategic Business / IT alignment through introduction of a Business Relationship Management discipline. By partnering with senior executives across the Microsoft business, Robert ensures IT Solutions and Services (and associated investment) meet both the strategic ambition and operational basics required by the business in Americas.

Robert also helps ensure that Microsoft IT's role of "first and best customer" of its own products with the business is realized. In addition to maintaining a globally integrated set of enterprise IT platforms built on Microsoft technology in America's, his team support the deployment of prerelease versions of Microsoft products throughout the company. The direction and feedback his team provides to Microsoft developers helps them enhance products before their commercial release, as well as identifying and capturing new market opportunities while co-developing innovations to software plus services. Robert and his team share their IT expertise with customers (via IT Showcase), providing them with firsthand insights on product deployments and the value of Microsoft technologies and services.

A 20 year Microsoft veteran, Robert has held most roles in IT, residing in most of the major markets around the world, including ASIA, Europe, and Middle East. Robert was born and educated in the UK, and now resides with his wife in the United States

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Microsoft ITs evolution to the Future of IT

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Microsoft ITs evolution to the Future of IT

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The landscape of enterprise IT solutions and services is rapidly changing around IT organizations, creating a future IT ecosystem that will look drastically different than it does today. Business mandates to cut costs, increase agility, and achieve a real time enterprise are the driving forces of this radical and significant change. In addition, new technologies, most notably cloud computing and the push to adopt a consumerization of IT model will shift IT organizations away from providing infrastructure services to being more process centric and service management oriented. In this industry expert session, a Microsoft IT executive will share a snapshot of the Microsoft IT environment, the organizational structure, as well as the goals and objectives that will allow MS IT to position itself as a thought leader for this new future of IT. Learn first-hand how Microsoft IT is quickly morphing the organization from a relatively traditional model, into one that is highly process centric, in order to achieve and support a real time IT enterprise.

Presented by:

Robert Ford

General Manager, Field IT, Microsoft

Presenter

As General Manager for Microsoft's Field IT, Robert is responsible for all IT Solutions and Services that underpin the breadth of the Microsoft businesses in the Americas region (namely USA, Canada and Latin America). Robert champions IT very much as a strategic partner uniquely positioned to enable the business to realize its ambition.

With a Field based team of IT professionals, Robert's current focus is on strategic Business / IT alignment through introduction of a Business Relationship Management discipline. By partnering with senior executives across the Microsoft business, Robert ensures IT Solutions and Services (and associated investment) meet both the strategic ambition and operational basics required by the business in Americas.

Robert also helps ensure that Microsoft IT's role of "first and best customer" of its own products with the business is realized. In addition to maintaining a globally integrated set of enterprise IT platforms built on Microsoft technology in America's, his team support the deployment of prerelease versions of Microsoft products throughout the company. The direction and feedback his team provides to Microsoft developers helps them enhance products before their commercial release, as well as identifying and capturing new market opportunities while co-developing innovations to software plus services. Robert and his team share their IT expertise with customers (via IT Showcase), providing them with firsthand insights on product deployments and the value of Microsoft technologies and services.

A 20 year Microsoft veteran, Robert has held most roles in IT, residing in most of the major markets around the world, including ASIA, Europe, and Middle East. Robert was born and educated in the UK, and now resides with his wife in the United States

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Strategies For Sizing Private Cloud Investment

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Strategies For Sizing Private Cloud Investment

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This briefing will identify business and technical decisions which impact the design and sizing of a private cloud. We will cover new opportunities with public cloud and hybrid cloud models which may reduce the overall capacity requirements for private cloud and result in decreased private cloud investment costs. We will discuss techniques such as data classification and service level partitioning as ways to segment workloads into those which need to remain in a private cloud, and those which may be candidates for eventual public cloud or hosted private cloud services.

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Bruce E. Johnson

Senior Director, Technical Strategy Enterprise Strategy, Microsoft

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Bruce is a Senior Director of Technical Strategy in Microsoft's Enterprise Strategy business. He is currently leading a project to develop strategy and architectural guidance for how partners can host business productivity services in a Private Cloud. Prior to joining the Microsoft's worldwide Services organization, Bruce has held software architecture and engineering management roles in Microsoft's Server and Tools Business, and Windows Networking. He has 8 US patents issued along with an additional 7 pending patents.

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Public Cloud — A Closer Look At Four Compelling Scenarios

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Public Cloud — A Closer Look At Four Compelling Scenarios

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In 2011-2012 Microsoft is placing significant focus on a set of key horizontal scenarios that utilize the public cloud to drive significant business value to customers. This session will discuss four of these scenarios in the context of the Windows Azure Platform, specifically: High Performance Computing, Social Solutions (Marketing Campaigns on Facebook, Social Games, etc.), Web Sites/Portals, and Mobile. Benefits discussed will include cost savings, faster time to value, increased business agility, and reduced cost of risk. Briefing attendees will walk away with an understanding of the business value that public cloud can bring to their organization.

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Marc Mercuri

Director, Enterprise Strategy Windows Azure, Microsoft

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Marc is the Director of the Enterprise Strategy Windows Azure team, based in Redmond, WA. His team engages worldwide to help some of Microsoft's largest customers understand how to maximize business value in their journey to the Cloud. Previously Marc was the Director of Business Innovation for Microsoft's Platform Strategy Group. Marc has been in the software industry for over 19 years, working with Fortune 500 companies, governments, and ISVs to solve tough business problems with next generation technologies. He's the author of Beginning Information Cards and CardSpace: From Novice to Professional, and co-author of the books Windows Communication Foundation Unleashed! and Windows Communication Foundation: Hands On!

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Systems Thinking for Execs - Keeping Enterprise Architecture Simple

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Systems Thinking for Execs - Keeping Enterprise Architecture Simple

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Enterprise Architecture programs need to operate at a much higher level of abstraction than is common for information technology teams. In this web cast, we will discuss how to master the balancing act of managing the whole enterprise as a system while providing practical guidance that informs strategic and tactical decision making. We will cover how to scale up your architecture discussions so that you can use enterprise architecture as a common language for decision making between business and technology leaders in your enterprise.

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Melissa Cook

Director of the Worldwide Enterprise Architect Community, Microsoft

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Melissa Cook is the Director of the Worldwide Enterprise Architect Community in Microsoft's Enterprise Strategy business. She has senior management experience developing and implementing successful enterprise architecture and other executive decision-making frameworks in Fortune 500 organizations and the public sector. Melissa writes opinions for ComputerWorld and is the author of the book "Building Enterprise Information Architectures" published by Prentice-Hall. Prior to joining Microsoft, Melissa enjoyed 20 years with the Hewlett-Packard Company in systems engineering and management after graduating with a Computer Science Degree in 1979 from the University of Washington.

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The Impact of Social Networking on Organizations in the 21st Century

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The Impact of Social Networking on Organizations in the 21st Century

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Social networking sites and many other Web 2.0 concepts and technologies are growing acceptance for both personal and business use. The role of IT executives is to be technology consultants to the business and help the business achieve its goals thru the appropriate use of technology. This presentation will highlight the impact that social networking has on corporations' enterprise strategy and strategic architecture. It will highlight IT modernization requirements and blueprint architectures needed to accommodate social networking as a channel to market, and a necessary communication channel to garner a new generation of customers.

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Derek Christie

Business Strategy Architect, Microsoft

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Derek Christie is a Business Strategy Architect focusing on the Financial Services, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods Sector, within Microsoft's Enterprise Strategy & Architecture Business Insight team. He has strong industry experience helping businesses to modernize their IT and automate and optimize their business processes. Derek's focus is in the area of aligning technology to business strategy by providing technology vision that aligns with business initiatives; in turn this helps to generate business value for major enterprises in constantly changing and highly competitive industries. Derek has extensive experience of complex enterprise solution sales, evaluating and driving new business opportunities and helping customers build business cases for software adoption.

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Building an Information Worker Competency Center (IWCC)

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Building an Information Worker Competency Center (IWCC)

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Competency Centers are the standard approach to managing shared business infrastructures such as Enterprise Resource Management and Business Intelligence. With the increasing importance of team and collaborative work we adopt a similar approach. Many organizations are now responding to the growing demand for collaboration by managing their infrastructure in this way. Investments in the collaboration realm are not just about the IT solution but about implementing IT-enabled change especially since "Business Value is generated by what organizations do with IT rather than by the technology itself"(IT Governance Institute). This is especially valid for the latest Web 2.0 technologies providing strong bottom-up elements engaging a broad base of workers through communities, ad-hoc projects, team work and social networking. This Briefing outlines the functions an Information Worker Competence Center should include and in return what contributions to business success you should expect.

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Dr. Simone Ruppertz-Rausch

Senior Business Strategy Consultant, Microsoft

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Dr. Simone Ruppertz-Rausch is a Senior Business Strategy Consultant (BSC) in the Enterprise Strategy Services team. As a BSC she works with many of the world's leading companies to help them become more competitive through effective Business processes and technology adoption. She is engaging with Business units to increase productivity and efficiency of individuals, teams, organizations and enterprises through adoption of Information worker technologies in their daily Business. In this role, Simone brings many years of Business consulting, research, and management experience; she is an Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) Practitioner and lives in Zürich/Switzerland.

Christa Engelmann

Business Strategy Consultant, Microsoft

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Christa Engelmann belongs to the Business Strategy Practice at Microsoft Corporation. As a Business Strategy Consultant she works with many of the world's leading companies to drive adoption and productive use of technology by focusing on Value Realization, Adoption and Change Management. She is engaging with business units to increase productivity and efficiency of individuals, teams, organizations and enterprises through adoption of information worker technologies driven by effective work styles in their daily business. In this role, Christa brings over 10 years of business consulting, solution sales, and business and management experience as well as a deep understanding of applied information worker technologies.

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Productivity in the Cloud: Point of View Framework

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Productivity in the Cloud: Point of View Framework

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The way we work is rapidly evolving and the challenges organizations will face tomorrow are different than those they are facing today. This briefing is about Microsoft's long-term productivity vision — five to ten years in the future. In this briefing we'll look at various plausible scenarios, showcasing real emerging technologies we explore with various research, incubation and product development teams at Microsoft as well as at Microsoft partners and across the industry. We'll start by looking at some of the challenges we envision enterprises may face in the future, and trends we see shaping our vision. We'll then look at the key themes we see emerging titled Expressions, Connections, and Insights. Effortless Expressions is about workers easily creating and sharing content that communicates their ideas and reflects their values in rich yet simple user-centric experiences. Seamless Connections is about workplace connections becoming seamless and secure, so they "just work" and enable innately social, collaborative work experiences while keeping corporate data safe. Meaningful Insights is about workers spending a minimum amount of time sifting through unstructured data and instead leveraging relevant information to improve their competitive edge.

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Marc Ashbrook

Architect, Enterprise Strategy & Architecture, Microsoft

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Marc Ashbrook is an Architect for the Enterprise Strategy Intellectual Property (IP) team. He's focused on the Future of Productivity and creating content for Microsoft's Enterprise Architects and their customers. Prior to his current assignment, Marc was a Global Solution Architect leading teams around the world in creating Customer Care solutions for our customers. Marc currently lives in Chicago, IL with his wife and 2 children.

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Cloud Strategy - Are you Ready for the Cloud?

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Cloud Strategy - Are you Ready for the Cloud?

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Customers are excited about Office 365 as the next phase in Microsoft's continued support for business productivity. Now that Office 365 is available, what do you need to know to get deployed on the platform? All migrations to online services have their own challenges. This session will focus on what Microsoft and its premier deployment team recommend and what to be aware of when preparing to move to the cloud. We will also share some challenges and the experiences weve had moving customers to our online platform.

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Alex Penkrat

Practice Manager, Microsoft

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Alex Penkrat is the Practice Manager for Microsoft Premier Deployment for the Americas. Alex started the Microsoft Premier Deployment (MPD) in 2010 and expanded its Worldwide within Microsoft to help customers adopt and productively use the Office 365 business productivity services. Alex joined Microsoft in 2000, and has been in Enterprise Services for his tenure. He has held several positions of increasing responsibility, including Strategy Consultant, Services Executive, Engagement Manager and Consulting Practice Manager in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast geographies. Prior to joining Microsoft, Alex worked at three consultancies: marchFirst, Viant and Whitman Hart. It has been a goal and his responsibility during his career to strive in the delivery of business value to Microsoft's largest enterprise customers and partners.

Alex graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science degree. He and his wife Carolyn and his daughter & son live in Marblehead, MA. Alex is known for his passion for people and technology. He has distinguished himself through excellence in delivery management and is highly regarded by his colleagues and his clients.

David Smith

Lead Architect, Microsoft

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David Smith joined Microsoft Consulting Services in year 2000, specializing in Security, Active Directory and High Availability. David served as an IT strategy advisor for both financial and private sector customers for almost 7.5 years. As a strategy advisor he contributed to numerous online e-commerce and banking solutions based upon Microsoft solution technology stack (IIS, SQL, COM+, Active Directory, etc.), including building an online Active Directory with 17.6 million users. Later he served as the West Region Security Lead. Currently he's a member of the Americas Services Office of the Chief Technology Officer. David founded the Business Productivity Online Services (BPOS) Special Interest Group (SIG) in September 2009. Since February 2010, he's been the lead Architect for the US Online Services Community which the Special Interest Group (SIG) ultimately grew into. In this role he manages a community of almost 400 individuals focused on Business Productivity and Office 365. Most of his days are spent aligning, analyzing and advising customers who desire to move to our cloud based Online Services. He also spends a fair amount of time internally focused developing solution strategies and readiness materials so that others may do the same. In his spare time David likes to snow ski, ride his Harley motorcycle and go camping with his RV.

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When Does IT Create Shareholder Value?

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When Does IT Create Shareholder Value?

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In spite of the changed economy, creating Shareholder Value is still an essential requirement for any business. In today's connected, global economy, boards and managers increasingly recognize that their primary responsibility is to maximize the total wealth-creating potential of the enterprises under their direction. For today's senior executives, finding the answers to the following three questions is still critical:
  1. Are managers creating or destroying wealth with IT investments?
  2. How are managers creating or destroying wealth with these investments?
  3. How can managers increase wealth creation of future IT investments?
In this Briefing, Bill will share how to determine whether your IT department is delivering real shareholder value. Bill will describe the methods and models he uses for measuring the shareholder value contribution of IT initiatives. He will also briefly describe several case studies where these methods were successfully applied.

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Bill Hubbell

Senior Business Strategy Consultant, Microsoft

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Bill Hubbell is an experienced senior executive with a background in Finance, Sales, Marketing and Operations for multinational companies in both manufacturing and service industries. His career includes a wide range of assignments in industry and with management consulting firms. Bill is currently a Senior Business Strategy Consultant for Microsoft. He helps clients understand how best to use the software solutions they have licensed from Microsoft to increase organizational productivity and efficiency.

Bill's strongest areas of expertise include the ability to analyze financial/economic industry structure to identify shareholder value creation and critical value drivers. His ability to identify, document and improve key corporate capabilities and business processes have enabled him to lead developer teams that implemented projects to achieve business process improvement with measurable business value.

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Managing Risk in Business Critical Applications and Programs

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Managing Risk in Business Critical Applications and Programs

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A Mission Critical enterprise is designed in the boardroom. Business and IT Alignment is hard and requires a thoughtful approach. Organizations need to continue to grow and optimize their mission-critical business operations. A clearly defined IT blueprint with organization-wide guidelines to adopt appropriate and efficient systems, applications, and processes that form the backbone of a mission critical enterprise. Identifying and managing areas of risk in these mission-critical scenarios is key to success. This webcast will cover a high level framework for risk assessment and identify the impact to the organization. Following this briefing, you will have a better understanding on Microsoft's point of view on risk identification and our approach for managing the risk which allows us to mitigate the concern of a risk materializing into an issue.

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Tony Gonzalez

Platform Solutions Architect, Microsoft

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Tony Gonzalez is a Platform Solutions Director for Microsoft's Enterprise Strategy & Architecture Business Insight team. He has strong industry experience in the Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Resources, Manufacturing, and Healthcare sectors. Tony's focus is on clarifying the "Business Value" as enabled by technology solutions. He has diverse international experience working with businesses in emerging markets and has participated in various innovative start-ups. He's dedicated to aligning technology investments to the business agenda by providing technology vision, thought leadership and strong traceability to business benefits. Tony has extensive experience in enterprise architecture, program and project management and management consulting. He previously was a member of the Global Tier 1 Mission Critical architecture team and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) practice at Microsoft.

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The Future of Productivity: Challenges, Vision and Roadmaps

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The Future of Productivity: Challenges, Vision and Roadmaps

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This briefing will focus on the future of productivity including the trends which are shaping tomorrow's greatest challenges and opportunities. We'll cover Office 365 which includes cloud versions of SharePoint, Exchange and Lync 2010 as well as Microsoft's next major release of its productivity clients, servers and services, code named Office 15. We'll start by looking at some of the challenges enterprises are facing today, the trends shaping Microsoft's long-term productivity vision, and the high priority investment areas for Office 15. These investments are categorized into three themes titled Connected, Cloud and Desirable. Connected investments enable people to more easily stay informed, collaborate and share knowledge across the enterprise while allowing IT to secure information wherever it is. Cloud investments will increase agility while reducing the cost and complexity of developing custom solutions and managing workloads across the cloud and on premises. Desirable investments maximize the potential of the entire workforce by providing a personalized, professional experience that works consistently across multiple devices. In summary, this webcast provides an overview of Microsoft's vision for productivity; today, tomorrow and in the near future.

Presented by:

Marc Ashbrook

Architect, Enterprise Strategy & Architecture, Microsoft

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Marc Ashbrook is an Architect for the Enterprise Strategy Intellectual Property (IP) team. He's focused on the Future of Productivity and creating content for Microsoft's Enterprise Architects and their customers. Prior to his current assignment, Marc was a Global Solution Architect leading teams around the world in creating Customer Care solutions for our customers. Marc currently lives in Chicago, IL with his wife and 2 children.

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Data Loss Prevention — How To Avoid Becoming the Next Headline: Strategic Briefing

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Data Loss Prevention — How To Avoid Becoming the Next Headline: Strategic Briefing

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Recent events, such as the recent WikiLeaks, have highlighted the importance of a proactive Data Loss Prevention (DLP) strategy for the enterprise. Disclosures like this are proving to be incredibly expensive, both in terms of reputation and cost. Many organizations are now exploring how they can identify and protect their most sensitive information assets. Organizations can select from a broad ecosystem of DLP technologies to address the problem, but without the right strategy and plan, those investments will never be fully realized. This webcast covers the key elements of a successful DLP program and the steps an organization must take before they begin selecting and implementing a DLP solution. Following this briefing, you will have a better understanding of the risks of data loss, how your organization can mitigate these risks and how to start developing your DLP strategy.

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Stephen Bowie

Senior Security Consultant, Security Center of Excellence, Microsoft

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Stephen Bowie works for Microsoft's World Wide Security Practice, the Security Centre of Excellence, where he is a Senior Security Consultant. He has spent the past six years in Microsoft, where he advises large global customers and partners in addition to internal Microsoft product groups on information security. Prior to his work at Microsoft, Mr. Bowie worked as a product manager for Aventail, innovator of the SSL VPN and as a security consultant for Deloitte.

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Industry Insights on Leveraging the Cloud to Gain Competitive Advantage within your Sector: Strategic Briefing

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Industry Insights on Leveraging the Cloud to Gain Competitive Advantage within your Sector: Strategic Briefing

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Cloud services is changing the definition of business efficiency and reducing the cost of doing business. Rather than a simple advance in technology, cloud computing is a true paradigm shift. Learn how cloud solution implementations drive business value and measure cost savings today in the same industry verticals, what the key industry business drivers are, key requirements, the barriers to entry, and enabling workloads and solutions, coupled with working examples of real life customer scenarios and stories. Strategic Briefing benefits and takeaways: Gain understanding of our industry insights, cloud services point of view for target industry verticals, and how to effectively use this to drive business value within your organization. Understand key industry business drivers, trends, challenges and requirements that align to your line of business agenda for cloud services, and how this can help your organization reduce cost, drive innovation, and be quicker to market with new products and services. Learn from industry experts the keys to success and pitfalls to avoid in helping shape your cloud services strategies, and how you can best leverage the industry insight team to help support you in the necessary activities to better assess and roadmap your journey to the cloud.

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ROY SHARPLES
Industry Architect, Microsoft
PresenterRoy is the industry lead for the Financial Services, Retail and Communications Sectors, within Microsoft's Enterprise Strategy & Architecture industry team. He has diverse international industry experiences at developing growth businesses at the corporate cutting-edge, emerging markets with innovative start-ups. Roy's dedication is in the area of aligning technology to the business agenda by providing technology vision and leadership that create and maintain business value for enterprises in constantly changing and intensely competitive marketplaces. Roy has extensive experience of integrated enterprise solution sales, consulting and operational delivery.
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A Future in the Cloud: Strategic Briefing

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A Future in the Cloud: Strategic Briefing

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This strategic briefing will highlight how your company can best use cloud computing to adapt to the changing economic and competitive pressures. Cloud computing can help your company save money, innovate quickly, and focus on technology projects directly related to your core business. Cloud capabilities are about more than simply outsourcing existing IT workloads — it can also provide capabilities that would be too expensive or impractical to pursue using traditional computing. After this briefing, you will understand where to pursue opportunities using cloud computing in your enterprise along with knowing the kinds of workloads for which cloud computing may not be the right choice today.

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RIMES MORTIMER
General Manager, Cloud Strategy, Microsoft
PresenterRimes Mortimer is the General Manager, Cloud Strategy within Microsoft WW Services. In this role, Mortimer provides guidance and support to the WW Services organization on a number of areas including; Software + Services and cloud strategy, evaluating and driving new business opportunities in emerging markets, developing and supporting S+S showcase opportunities worldwide, and creating stronger WW Services alignment with existing product and evangelism teams across Microsoft.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Mortimer spent 4 years at Bell Canada in its Sympatico and Yellow Pages divisions, where as General Manager, Interactive Services, he was responsible for strategy and business development. Mortimer is a licensed professional Architect by training and a University of Waterloo honor graduate.
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