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Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit


September 24-26, 2018
Bellagio Las Vegas

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The Age of Consumption


Cloud has moved beyond being simply a technology and has transformed into a way of doing business. Enterprises can increasingly consume IT without the constraints of having to build and maintain its underlying infrastructure. Opportunities for service providers are seemingly boundless in this new age of consumption, but the rising tide will not lift all boats.

It is now critical that service providers understand the role that economics will play in actualizing their full potential. Pricing is a science often treated as an art, and successful providers will use it as a competitive weapon. Partner strategies will also be instrumental for success, since no single provider can do everything, and while much has been done to simplify infrastructure for the enterprise, service providers will need even more sophisticated tools in order to profitably manage their own infrastructure for increasing demand and increasing performance. As IoT and AI drive pervasive intelligence, new deployment models (from the edge to the core) will need to optimize where workloads are executed.

The business opportunities are plentiful – but only for those who are smart, quick and strategic enough to pursue them. As Louis Pasteur famously noted, "Fortune favors the prepared mind."

500+

attendees

Connect with like minded senior decision-makers responsible for developing and implementing hosting, cloud computing, datacenter, and internet infrastructure strategies.

50+

speakers

Receive timely insight into the competitive dynamics of innovation and offer practical guidance on designing and implementing effective IT strategies.

30+

technologies

Explore the latest technologies and gain efficient, time-saving access to solution providers in an innovation showcase designed for you.

Agenda


HCTS is the premier forum for executives in the hosting, cloud, datacenter and managed services sectors. The agenda is carefully crafted by 451 Research analysts and industry experts to provide timely, actionable insight into the competitive dynamics of innovation.

 

In addition to analyst and executive sessions, the three-day schedule includes a plethora of networking opportunities that will maximize your time spent in Las Vegas and foster the industry-changing relationships HCTS is known for igniting.

 

September 24, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Welcome Reception
September 25, 2018
7:30am - 9:00am
Registration & Breakfast
7:30am - 8:30am
Tech M&A Breakfast
Brenon Daly Research Director - Financial Markets, 451 Research
Chris Moon Managing Director, ING
9:00am - 9:15am
Welcome Address
Martin McCarthy Chairman & CEO - The 451 Group
9:15am - 10:00am
Building Partnerships with Hyperscalers
Al Sadowski Research Vice President - Voice of the Service Provider, 451 Research
Kelly Hartman Global Head - AWS Partner Network, AWS
Daijiang (Da) Han Head of Global Strategic Alliances, Alibaba Cloud
Mark Rice General Manager - Services Partners, Microsoft
10:00am - 10:45am
Leveraging Digital Transformation for Success
Brett Azuma Chief Research Officer, 451 Research
Simon Robinson Senior Vice President - Research, 451 Research
10:45am - 11:00am
Networking Break
11:00am - 11:30am
Reimagining the Service Provider Market with Blockchain
Mathews Thomas Lead Executive Architect, IBM
11:30am - 12:00pm
State of the Datacenter Market from the Core to the Edge
Peter Hopper CEO, DH Capital
Lance Crosby CEO, StackPath
Steve Smith Managing Director, GI Partners
Gary Wojtaszek CEO, CyrusOne
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:05pm - 2:10pm
Beyond Cloud: Service Provider Opportunity in the Continuing Evolution of Enterprise IT
Melanie Posey Research Vice President - Voice of the Enterprise, 451 Research
Manoj Nair Chief Product Officer, Hypergrid
Ajay Garg Director of Global Business Development - Datacenter Solutions, Intel
1:05pm - 2:10pm
Critical Infrastructure from the Core to the Edge
Jeffrey Fidacaro Senior Analyst - Datacenters & Critical Infrastructure, 451 Research
Terence Deneny Vice President, Structure Tone
Bob Woolley Vice President - Critical Facilities Engineering & Design, RagingWire
Joe Reele Vice President - Solution Architects, Schneider Electric
2:10pm - 3:15pm
Single Pane of Glass or Glass of Pain
William Fellows Research Vice President - Cloud, 451 Research
Rami Jebara CTO, Tuangru
Eyal David CTO, Kaminario
Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps Vice President, Service Providers & Cloud28+ Worldwide, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
2:10pm - 3:15pm
The AI and Machine Learning Opportunity
Matt Aslett Research Vice President - Data, Analytics & AI, 451 Research
Sumit Gupta Vice President - AI, Machine Learning & HPC, IBM
Donough Roche COO, Infomart Data Centers
Rhonda Ascierto Research Vice President, Uptime Institute Research
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Networking Break
3:45pm - 4:15pm
Who's Buying Now? Acquisition and Funding Trends in Datacenters and Managed Services
Kelly Morgan Research Vice President - Infrastructure, 451 Research
Horace Zona, Managing Director & Group Head of TMT, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
James Henry Senior Managing Director, Bank Street
Fredric Rosenberg Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Why Service Providers are Moving Up the Security Stack
Aaron Sherrill Senior Analyst - Managed Security Services, 451 Research
Sean Newman Director of Product Management, Corero Network Security
Ari Hakala Senior Director - Business Development, Gemalto
Sean Blenkhorn Vice President - Solutions Engineering & Advisory Services, eSentire
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Fireside Chat: The IoT Opportunity
Christian Renaud Research Vice President - Internet of Things, 451 Research
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Networking Reception
September 26, 2018
8:00am - 9:00am
Registration & Breakfast
9:00am - 10:00am
Winning the Cloud Journey
Owen Rogers Research Director - Digital Economics, 451 Research
Frank Zhou Chief Technology Officer, Huawei
Jai Menon Chief Scientist, Cloudistics
10:00am - 10:15am
Networking Break
10:15am - 11:00am
Opening the Closed Loop: Increasing Diversity in Cloud
Kelly Morgan Research Vice President - Infrastructure, 451 Research
Melanie Posey Research Vice President - Voice of the Enterprise, 451 Research
Chaitra Vedullapalli Chief Marketing Officer, Meylah & Co-Founder, Women in Cloud
Kanan Joshi Executive Director - Head of Telecom Infrastructure, Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners
Carrie Francey Co-Founder, Women in Cloud & Area Vice President of Sales, Information Builders
11:00am - 11:30am
The Road Ahead: Closing Thoughts with 451 Analysts
Brett Azuma Chief Research Officer, 451 Research
11:30am - 12:00pm
Lunch
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Analyst 1:1 Meetings

Speakers


  • Posey-150-x-200

    Melanie Posey

    Research Vice President & General Manager, Voice of the Enterprise at 451 Research

    Aslett Matt BW

    Matt Aslett

    Research Director, Data Platforms & Analytics at 451 Research

    Kelly Hartman Global Head AWS Partner Network Programs

    Kelly Hartman

    Global Head, AWS Partner Network at AWS

  • lawrence

    Andy Lawrence

    Executive Director at Uptime Institute Research

    Frank Zou Chief Technology Officer Huawei

    Frank Zou

    Chief Technology Officer at Huawei

    Chris Moon Managing Director ING

    Chris Moon

    Managing Director at ING

  • Manoj Nair Chief Product Officer HyperGrid

    Manoj Nair

    Chief Product Officer at HyperGrid

    Terence-Deneny-Vice-President-Structure-Tone

    Terence Deneny

    Vice President, Mission Critical at Structure Tone

    James Henry Senior Managing Director Bank Street

    James Henry

    Senior Managing Director at Bank Street

  • Robinson-150-x-200

    Simon Robinson

    Senior Vice President, Research at 451 Research

    Azuma Brett BW 2018 20

    Brett Azuma

    Chief Research Officer at 451 Research

    rogers

    Owen Rogers

    Research Director, Digital Economics at 451 Research

  • sherrill

    Aaron Sherrill

    Senior Analyst, Managed Services at 451 Research

    Sadowski-150-x-200

    Al Sadowski

    Research Vice President, Voice of the Service Provider at 451 Research

    Peter Hopper CEO DH Capital

    Peter Hopper

    CEO & Co-Founder at DH Capital

  • renaud

    Christian Renaud

    Research Director, Internet of Things at 451 Research

    morgan

    Kelly Morgan

    Research Vice President, Infrastructure at 451 Research

    Eagle Liam BW

    Liam Eagle

    Research Manager, Voice of the Enterprise at 451 Research

  • Daly Brenon

    Brenon Daly

    Research Director, Financial Markets at 451 Research

    McCarthy Martin

    Martin McCarthy

    Chairmain & CEO of The 451 Group

    Han Daijiang Alibaba

    Daijiang (Da) Han

    Head of Global Strategic Alliances at Alibaba Cloud

  • Rice Mark Microsoft

    Mark Rice

    General Manager, Services Partners at Microsoft

    Foley Jennifer IBM

    Jennifer Foley

    Integration Architect at IBM

    Crosby Lance StackPath

    Lance Crobsy

    CEO of StackPath

  • Smith Steve GIPartners

    Steve Smith

    Managing Director at GI Partners

    Wojtaszek Gary CyrusOne

    Gary Wojtaszek

    CEO of CyrusOne

    Garg Ajay Intel

    Ajay Garg

    Director of Global Business Development - Datacenter Solutions at Intel

  • Bob Woolley RagingWire

    Bob Woolley

    Vice President, Critical Facilities Engineering & Design at RagingWire

    Reele Joe Schneider

    Joe Reele

    Vice President, Solution Architects at Schneider Electric

    Jebara Rami Tuangru

    Rami Jebara

    CTO of Tuangru

  • David Eyal Kaminario

    Eyal David

    CTO of Kaminario

    Gupta Sumit IBM

    Sumit Gupta

    Vice President, AI Machine Learning & HPC at IBM

    Roche Donough Infomart

    Donough Roche

    COO of Infomart Data Centers

  • ascerito

    Rhonda Ascierto

    Research Vice President at Uptime Institute

    Zona Horace SunTrust

    Horace Zona

    Managing Director and Group Head of TMT at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

    Rosenberg Frederic DBS

    Fredric Rosenberg

    Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Securities

  • Newman Sean Corero

    Sean Newman

    Director of Product Management at Corero Networking Security

    Hakala Arik Gemalto

    Ari Hakala

    Senior Director, Business Development at Gemalto

    Blenkhorn Sean eSentire

    Sean Blenkhorn

    Vice President, Solutions Engineering & Advisory Services at eSentire

  • Menon Jai Cloudistics

    Jai Menon

    Chief Scientist at Cloudistics

    Chai - Profile

    Chaitra Vedullapalli

    CMO of Meylah & Co-Founder of Women in Cloud

    Carrie Francey

    Carrie Francey

    Vice President at Information Builders & Co-Founder of Women in Cloud

  • X-Poisson Feb2015

    Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps

    VP, Indirect Digital Services at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Mahowald Robert BW 1

    Robert Mahowald

    SVP, Customer Strategy & Success at 451 Research

  • Partridge Brian BW

    Brian Partridge

    Research Vice President, Applied Infrastructure & DevOps at 451 Research

    Poon Agatha 2016 BW

    Agatha Poon

    Research Director, Asia-Pacific Services at 451 Research

    Williams Stefanie 2017 BW

    Stefanie Williams

    Analyst, Multi-Tenant Datacenters at 451 Research

  • Matsumoto Craig 1

    Craig Matsumoto

    Senior Analyst, Managed Services at 451 Research

    Perry Christian BW

    Christian Perry

    Research Manager, Voice of the Enterprise: Infrastructure at 451 Research

    hanselman

    Eric Hanselman

    Chief Analyst at 451 Research

Bellagio Resort & Casino


Inspired by the villages of Europe, AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue lake with fountains performing a magnificent ballet. Escape into an otherworldly plane of dance, music and acrobatics with “O” by Cirque du Soleil — aquatic theater in our Parisian-style opera house.

The Bellagio Las Vegas
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Our discounted room rate will be available in early 2018.


2018 Sponsors


HCTS provides hosting, cloud computing, datacenter and Internet infrastructure industry decision makers with direct access to the leading technologies and services in the marketplace. Delegates gain insight into key issues in conference sessions and deep dives with 451 analysts in one-on-one meetings – they then use this learning for detailed conversations with sponsoring companies to discuss ways to work together.

Sponsors of HCTS are considered the leading players in their specialist areas and have a high-value opportunity to engage an elite group of industry decision-makers utilizing a number of platforms.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 event, please contact emil.shteinberg@451research.com.

 

Cornerstone


 IBM

 

Platinum


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Gold


RAGING WIRE RGB ragingwire logo 2015 NTT CMYK  tuangru logo no tagline  Huawei logo symbol  ST Mission Critical 654C   ING Logo RGB  deutsche-bankHyperGrid Logo - Goldbank street - GoldSunTrust - Gold Corero Kaminario  Infomart Logo  intel rgb 3000  logo eSentire 002  gemalto brand white-background schneider LIO Life Green RGB

 


Silver


cloudistics Site24x7 logo dark  Starline cmyk  distantjobs

 


Networking


Eaton hcts Ubersmith Vector Logo Fixed PurpleBIG  53commercial Stacked-281c STT - NetworkingCOGECO Peer 1 Logo RGB 

 


Disruptors


EYP Small LogoStateless - Disruptor ForcedPhysics Logo RGB stacked

 

 

 

Partners


womenincloud MSPinsights CEM

 

 

 

Contact


For more information regarding the event, please contact us.

Address

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New York, NY

Phone

+1 646 915 0322