Content

The Executive Summit on Cloud Adoption is your opportunity to learn through conversations with peers, engaging speakers and topics, and content that provides actionable insights.

Speaker Presentation Videos

 

Moving Beyond Human Scale with Governance Automation Using DivvyCloud (including DivvyCloud demo)

By Chris DeRamus, CTO of DivvyCloud

Chris DeRamus discusses how cloud computing and software defined infrastructure has produced a paradigm shift in infrastructure management. The volume and rate of change has become exponentially larger and faster, with multiple changes often occurring every minute and even every second. This shift moves management of cloud infrastructure beyond the human scale. He will demonstrate how DivvyCloud has solved this problem through automated governance of security, compliance and cost control for cloud infrastructure. He will also provide examples of how DivvyCloud customers use the platform as the basis to re-architect strategies to accommodate the fast pace of operating in the hybrid, multi-cloud world.

 

Economics of Enterprise Cloud

By Thomas Martin, Former CIO of General Electric

The advent of cloud computing and the increased demands to accelerate corporate innovation have disrupted the traditional assumptions of IT—stable workloads and predictable growth. Thomas Martin, Former CIO of General Electric, discusses how business drivers like increased business process demands and the acceleration of digital as the primary method of customer interaction have dislocated established IT economics and present IT organization with new challenges. He shares the strategies and tactics he used at GE, e.g., a well implemented tagging strategy, to create successful outcomes while running at scale in the public cloud.

 

Security and Compliance of Cloud

By Christopher Porter, CISO of Fannie Mae

Running in the public cloud requires creating a strategy to go big and go fast while maintaining governance and control in a shared risk and responsibility environment like AWS, Azure or GCP. Leakage of sensitive data is a fear for any company who stores data in the public cloud, especially when it seems like there are near daily news stories about breaches. Christopher Porter addresses these concerns as he discusses lessons learned and best practices developed during his work on data breach research with Verizon’s Data Breach Report series and in creating the VERIS Framework.

 

Business Impact of Cloud Adoption

By Dave Duvall, SVP Infrastructure, Discovery Communications

The big opportunity is to transition Discovery Communications’ global supply chain and business systems to a scalable infrastructure to improve speed to market, increase quality of services, and reduce cost. Dave Duvall explores why Discovery has embraced the cloud, and why now? Drivers included the need for scale and agility, robust security capabilities, mobility and connectivity, and open platforms and interoperability. He will also share lessons learned, and best practices developed, during Discovery’s “Project On Ramp” initiative that moved their media supply chain to the cloud

 

Enabling Developer Community 

By Don Browning, VP Architecture, Turner

The world of corporate IT has changed. A new class of company has emerged. These digital leaders, like Turner, are disrupting their industries, and central to this disruption is a paradigm shift in how IT departments operate. Follow along with Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at Turner, as he walks you through Turner IT’s three-year journey to reinvent themselves by embracing the emerging world of cloud technology.

Speaker Articles

The world of corporate IT has changed.  A new class of company has emerged. These digital leaders, like Turner, are disrupting their industries, and central to this disruption is a paradigm shift in how IT departments operate. Follow along with Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at Turner, as he walks you through Turner IT’s three-year journey to reinvent themselves by embracing the emerging world of cloud technology.  

The advent of cloud computing and the increased demands to accelerate corporate innovation have disrupted the traditional assumptions of IT—stable workloads and predictable growth. Thomas Martin, Former CIO of General Electric, shares the strategies and tactics he used at GE and discusses how business drivers like increased business process demands and the acceleration of digital as the primary method of customer interaction have dislocated established IT economics and present IT organization with new challenges.

Did you know that Star Wars was one of the first movies about a data breach?  No one really thinks “cybersecurity” when they watch Star Wars, but it really is an early cautionary tale of the importance of taking data security seriously. Today, security breaches in the cloud happen regularly. Christopher Porter, Fannie Mae’s Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, discusses some lessons learned from his experiences in applying security to the cloud.

In an ever-changing media landscape, content-first corporations must react quickly, innovate freely, fail early and inexpensively, and rapidly scale successes to thrive. Dave Duvall, Senior Vice President of Infrastructure & Support Services at Discovery Communications, discusses the steps he took to capitalize on the disruption of an ever-changing media landscape by transitioning Discovery’s global supply chains and business systems to cloud infrastructure.

Speaker Presentation Slides

DivvyCloud Documents

DivvyCloud delivers comprehensive policy-driven security, compliance and governance for cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, GCP). The DivvyCloud software performs real-time discovery of connected clouds, distills this data into actionable insights, and then makes it easy to configure policies that are automatically enforced across all clouds and accounts/subscriptions. These virtual guardrails for security, compliance, and governance help customers like GE, Discovery, Turner, and Fannie Mae go big and go fast in the public cloud, but still stay secure and compliant.