“Tech of the town: the decline of in-house computing in favor of the cloud”

An exclusive luncheon for senior IT executives across Sydney

Hosted by Google Chrome Enterprise, the virtual roundtable is set up to offer an intimate online forum for IT leaders from prominent firms in the Sydney area.

Our discussions are designed to be very inclusive and interactive, ensuring participation from the other participants. We will be exploring how work and computing has changed and what this means for IT leaders as they adapt to this.

Experts include CIOs, CTOs, CXOs, CISOs, Heads, VPs and other relevant directors in the IT field across Sydney.

Attendance is by invitation only and is, of course, complimentary.

Tech of the town: the decline of in-house computing in favor of the cloud

Although it has long been the golden standard, VDI is now being challenged by the continued development and adoption of SaaS. The concept of powerful cloud-based computing on speedy and cost-effective tech is increasingly appealing.

VDI gives companies control with the internal management of both hardware and software, while SaaS boasts end-user agility combined with significant cost savings. Key differences between the two will play out even further following the outbreak of COVID-19, which has accelerated the necessity of the remote worker. What we thought would be five years out is now.

  • How do companies balance between VDI and SAAS?
  • What do five years from now look like when it comes to employee computing experiences?
  • What is end-user computing like in the new hybrid world of work?

11:30 am: Arrival of guests and Drinks reception
12:00 pm: Welcome by The Ortus Club and a short address by Google Chrome Enterprise
12:10 pm: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group over lunch
  1:30 pm: Lunch discussion comes to a close and continuation of networking

Google Chrome Enterprise is the business-focused solution for Chrome devices, Chrome Browser, and Chrome OS. Chrome Enterprise offers cloud-native tools, integrations with third party products, and 24/7 support for IT administrators.

NOMAD Restaurant
16 Foster Street, Surry Hills NSW, 2010


The Ortus Club has adapted its physical events to continue knowledge-sharing in the “new normal”. We will be creating the same valuable conversations in an even more exclusive space, following safety and health protocols along with social distancing arrangements.

Head Digital at National Rugby League, Ltd.
Head of IT Solutions & Strategy at Roche
CIO at WPP AUNZ
Head Of Technology at Credit Simple
Head of Enterprise Technology, Infrastructure at New Horizons
GM of ICT at Achieve AU
Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at PROBE Group
General Manager IT (CIO) at Metro Trains Melbourne
Head of ICT PMO at Tafe NSW
Director, Enterprise Digital Transformation at AIA

Thursday, 29th of April, 2021

11:30 AM AEST


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