The IT Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable

An exclusive online discussion for IT leaders in Australia

Hosted by Cloudera, The IT Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable offered an intimate online forum for IT leaders from prominent firms in Australia. 

Our discussions are very much inclusive and involve all the wealth of experience from the senior peers.

The World of Cloud Economics 

Cloud services have emerged as a new driving force for Australian organisations, facilitating a more dynamic and faster way of working that apart from reducing costs, ensures business continuity, revenue optimisation and overall speediness. 

In the cloud, all business resources can be implemented, deployed and managed as though they were part of a collective unit, no matter where their servers are physically located or to whom they serve. Understanding the world of cloud economics is an essential step for all organisations before investing fully in the public cloud, to avoid costly implementations and derive the greatest value from their initiatives.

  • What are the key factors driving companies to adopt Cloud and how are these drivers being closely aligned to deriving the most value from big data in an analytical ecosystem where ‘multi Cloud’ or ‘Cloud sprawl’ has evolved? 
  • COVID19 has elevated the already pervasive issue of Shadow IT to the forefront as the challenges of remote working has become & is likely to stay as the new normal.  What have been your experiences & how could Cloud solutions be utilised to address increased productivity, profitability & mitigate the unforeseen in your business? 
  • Are there situations where Cloud has not made sense or where an integrated hybrid of on premises and Cloud are required?  What insights can be shared and what technology solution has supported the challenges?
  • How has the global lack of preparedness for business to the impact of the pandemic and it’s subsequent flow on effect changed businesses prioritisation and strategy to Cloud adoption, data and risk mitigation?

2:50 pm: Guests to check-in online
3:00 pm: Introduction by The Ortus Club
3:05 pm: Introduction of the participants
3:10 pm: Welcoming address from Cloudera
3:15 pm: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
4:15 pm: Discussion closed by the moderator

Cloudera is a US-based software company that provides a software platform for data engineering, data warehousing, machine learning and analytics that runs in the cloud or on-premises. Cloudera helps organisations across all industries solve age-old problems by exacting real-time insights from an ever-increasing amount of data to drive value and competitive differentiation.

Wednesday, 22nd of July, 2020

3:00 PM AEST (GMT+10)

Attended by:

CIO at Schiavello Group
CIO at Flight Centre Travel Group
CIO at SmartTracker
CIO at Aramex
CTO at Angle Finance
CISO at The Smith Family
CDO at Griffith University
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at Unico
Director of Enterprise at Telstra
Executive Director at Beta Evolution
Assistant Director at National Archives of Australia
GM at Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources
GM of IT at Crown Resorts
Manager at the University of Adelaide

Hosted by:

Martie BautistaThe IT Leaders’ Roundtable