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We all know that the cloud is a game-changing and disruptive technology for the enterprise. It is no longer a question of “if” or “when” but rather a matter of “how.” Large companies are rapidly transforming into mobile digital organizations and the adoption of a hybrid cloud strategy is more common. The Hybrid Cloud has been applauded as the strategy to enable enterprises to maintain security, control, maximize ROI from local data centers and leverage the public cloud. Despite its benefits no one said it was a seamless and straightforward journey. How do leading enterprises overcome challenges related to security, networking, data and application, system management, and compatibility?

Accelerate: Hybrid Cloud and the Future of Digital TransformationAn Interactive Lunch for Senior IT Leaders is invitation only and limited to 20 senior IT professionals in DevOps, architecture, strategy, cloud, business transformation, infrastructure, and office of the CIO positions, from major enterprises in the Greater Dallas area.

We will bring together senior enterprise IT leaders for an interactive discussion that will share lessons learned and experiences about how leading organizations work with the Hybrid Cloud.

We will be addressing the following key topics:

  • A review of the state of the private, public and hybrid cloud industry: the present and what’s to come
  • How are leading enterprises using the hybrid cloud to transform themselves into digital organizations?
  • What are the most top of mind cloud challenges an IT team faces as it relates to security, data protection and privacy?
  • How the journey to the cloud is transforming IT as a service and increasing business agility


Peter Sjoberg

Peter Sjoberg
Vice President, Global Content Business


Scott Ball

Scott Ball
SVP, Corporate IT, Risk and Security

Michael Martinez

Michael Martinez
Director, IT Global Information Security
Levi Strauss & Co.

Keith Shinn

Keith Shinn
Senior VP, Information Technology
Fidelity Investments

If you have received an invitation and would like to RSVP, or if you would like additional information and to be considered for participation, please email Stephanie Pereira Lima at stephanie.p.lima@bdionline.com. While there is no cost to attend this event we do require that registrants attend, for the benefit of all involved.

February 23, 2017

Fearing’s at the Ritz Carlton
2121 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

20 senior IT professionals in DevOps, architecture, strategy, cloud, business transformation, infrastructure, and office of the CIO positions from major enterprises


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Registration and Networking Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Panel Discussion
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM Moderated Roundtable Discussion Groups


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Digital transformation improves every business’s cost-efficiency, time to market, customer experience, and revenue through better management of data. No one knows data like Hitachi Data Systems. Our integrated strategy and portfolio helps enterprises – including the world’s largest – to manage, govern, mobilize and analyze data to uncover insights for better outcomes. Visit us at www.hds.com.

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CSC is a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions. The company’s mission is to enable superior returns on our clients’ technology investments through best-in-class industry solutions, domain expertise and global scale. For more information, visit us at www.csc.com.



Business Development Institute (BDI), founded in New York City in 2001, is an award-winning B2B event agency that specializes in producing invitation-only, thought leadership-driven customer acquisition roadshow events that attract our clients’ buyers while providing valuable content and networking opportunities for their prospects. BDI has been educating and connecting thousands of business leaders through hundreds of B2B events on a nationwide basis since 2001. Accelerate Events are BDI’s exclusive demand generation programs that fills our customer’s sales pipelines with qualified leads while curating unique thought leadership content.

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