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Organizational Readiness and Business Cases Track

On our road to the cloud, enterprises have taken wrong turns, one-way streets and paid some hefty tolls. After all this exhausting traveling, where are we? In the Organizational Readiness and Business Cases track, we're going to safely pull off to the service plaza and check the map.

Are we going in the right direction after 6+ years of virtualization and server consolidation? Has public cloud brought us closer to our destination, or should we be in the HOV lane of private cloud? Will business units – formerly the backseat drivers of IT – continue to take control of the wheel, accelerating towards business transformation?

The drivers of cloud-enabled enterprise transformation will take the stage to talk about how far we've come and offer suggestions on how to learn from their adventures to adjust our route. Sessions will take on the shifting nature of IT strategy, the current state of enterprise transformation, and the growing influence of business stakeholders over app development and infrastructure decisions. We'll even delve into how cloudwashing has led to broken promises and starting over.

Participants will have a front seat view and learn practical strategies from fellow travelers on the road to cloud.


Track Chair

Scott Bils

Scott Bils

Partner, Everest Group

Scott Bils has nearly two decades of expertise in technology business and product strategy, operations, corporate and business development, mergers and acquisitions, and alliances in the early stage and next generation information technology (IT) markets.

As the leader of Everest Group's Next Generation IT practice, Scott approaches each consulting engagement with service providers, infrastructure vendors, and buyers with an end-to-end understanding of disruptive cloud technologies, virtualization, and mobile computing.

Prior to joining Everest Group, Scott founded and was the CEO of Conformity, Inc., a venture-backed provider of on-demand cloud identity and SaaS management solutions. At Troux Technologies, a leading venture-backed provider of enterprise architecture and IT governance software solutions, he drove dramatic increases in revenue and average selling prices through organic and acquisition-driven expansion of the company's product portfolio. Scott was also a consultant at McKinsey & Company and Accenture leading and facilitating engagements that resulted in significant cost savings for clients.

Scott has an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business and a BA in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is frequently quoted in the New York Times, Forbes, Network World, and other media outlets and analyst reports on SaaS and the cloud. He was also the primary author of the corporate blog, SaaS Management: Challenges of the On-Demand World.

Wednesday, April 3
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
  Getting Aggressive With Cloud Strategy - Location: Grand Ballroom E

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
  True Stories From the Cloud - Location: Grand Ballroom E

Thursday, April 4
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Friday, April 5
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
  The Voice of the Enterprise Customer - Location: Grand Ballroom G

Vendor Sessions

For additional information associated with this track topic, check out our Vendor Sessions which are open to all attendees.

Wednesday, April 3
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Thursday, April 4
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

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