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Next Gen Datacentres

Welcome to the Next Gen DataCentres Breakfast Event, brought to you by Canadian Government Executive and Dell/Softchoice.

Since most organizations have a solid handle on their hardware footprint and capex within the datacentre. Now the focus now needs to turn towards the operational side to expand automation and orchestration capabilities. IDC studied several hundred Canadian organizations’ IT operations in the datacentre to learn their successes, failures and progress. Converged, hyperconverged, software defined datacentre, DevOps tools and other new technologies and processes are intended to target operations pain points.

Learn what your Canadian peers are deploying in their datacentre and what is working / not working as IDC presents insights from its 2015 Canadian IT Operations Study.

Come hear two stellar speakers, as well as a panel of 3 experts to answer YOUR questions!

Why Attend?

Let’s face it, Datacentre implementation and processes can get complicated. Which is exactly why IDC created it’s 2015 report. To help expedite the decision making process for Public Sector and Canadian companies alike.

  • Find out WHAT IS WORKING not just for companies…but for Canadian companies and Public Sector organization like yours.
  • Ask the Speakers and Panelists for expert advice.
  • Find out the secrets of success in datacentre operations from your peers and industry experts
  • Drawing on information specifically from the Canadian marketplace and point of view!

Join us on March 9th in Toronto for this free breakfast learning opportunity courtesy of Canadian Government Executive and Dell/Softchoice.


Event Details

Tony Olvet

Group Vice President, Research

Tony Olvet is Group Vice President of the research domains team at IDC Canada. He is responsible for managing the services and research direction of the technology market analysts in Canada. Mr. Olvet is also a member of IDC Canada’s Senior Leadership Team.

David Senf

Program Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions Group

David Senf is IDC Canada’s Program Vice President, Infra- structure Solutions Group. His team forecasts and tracks the markets and competitors in the cloud, servers, storage, networking, security, software tools, and virtualization. He works with vendors, the channel, CIOs and IT professionals to form a complete picture of buying patterns.

Date: March 9, 2016

Time: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Venue: St. Andrews Club & Conference Centre

Address: 150 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1J9


Free, with compliments from Canadian Government Executive

A Word from One of Our Speakers

Meet the Panel!

Olav Hanrath

VP of Global Cloud & Distributed Computing, RBC Royal Bank

Olav has deep knowledge in datacentre and cloud that stems from decades in the industry – and he can articulate it in ways that are unique / incredibly helpful. He provides strategic direction for the delivery and overall management of tools, products, integration development and automation opportunities for RBC. He leads the DevOps paradigm shift with an emphasis on risk and reliability. 

Olav brings to the panel a rich knowledge of “legacy” systems and change management needed to safely add new technologies into the mix.

Dave Millier

Author, CEO of Uzado

Dave recently published “Breached! A Cautionary Tale of Cybersecurity and Intrigue” from his decades of experience in the Canadian security industry. He has worked with the Ontario Government in the past with a previous firm he ran in managed security. Dave is an expert in ITSM processes and compliance, and has built this knowledge into a new startup called Uzado.

Dave brings to the panel his depth of IT/security knowledge and a gift to explain it clearly.

Peter Maddison

Director of Platform Services, Loyalty One

Peter is a veteran of the industry with a rich knowledge base extending from Unix systems to the cloud. More importantly he considers technologies, skills, deployment models and so forth within the context of frameworks such as Kanban. He has extensive experience designing and implementing next generation IT strategies, experienced with delivering IT organizational change and leading the implementation of DevOps and Cloud strategies.

Peter brings to the panel an ability to frame the discussion in areas such as what are the steps organizations should take when considering new IT strategies.

Registration is open, and there are still seats available! Click the link below to sign up for this event!

About IDC Canada

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC Canada is part of a network of over 1100 analysts providing global, regional, and local expertise on technology, industry opportunities and trends with more analysts dedicated to understanding the Canadian market than any other global research firm.

With a strong team of industry analysts and consulting talent in Canada complementing IDC’s international research expertise, IDC Canada is the leading provider of industry research and analysis in the region. For more than 30 years, IDC Canada has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives.