Cloud Innovation

Driving business benefit through smart Cloud deployment


Registration and coffee
Welcome from the Chair
Pieter Bronkhorst, Chief Technology Officer, Hamilton City Council
Opening keynote: From Cloud adoption to Cloud optimisation – It’s not one size fits all
  • Hybrid vs. Public vs. Private – how can we better enable developers to respond to business needs
  • The rise of multi-cloud environments and utilising open source technology effectively
  • Right sizing applications for better business efficiencies
  • Taking advantage of edge computing abilities
Daniel Parsons, Cloud Architect, Revera
Tech futures and the scope of Cloud
  • The enabling ability for large-scale data collection and processing
  • From Saas to IaaS and PaaS – looking beyond traditional Cloud models
  • Evolving from IoT – uncovering innovative business opportunities emerging
David Howden, Head of Cloud, UMBRELLAR
Morning break
Case study: Use of Cloud to create seamless omni-channel experiences
  • Providing the right infrastructure to provide realtime and flexible integrated solutions
  • Driving seamless and consistent experiences through Cloud deployment
Riki Williscroft, Applications Support Manager and Cloud Product Owner, AUCKLAND TRANSPORT
Case study: How Cloud is enabling more meaningful customer engagement
  • Breaking down the communication barrier – solving customer pain points through smart “aaS”
  • Significant connections throughout every stage of the customer’s journey
  • Allowing choice – providing options for customers to interact on their terms
Matt van Deventer, Head of Technology, TRUSTPOWER
Lunch break
Facilitating the next generation of Business Apps by enabling machine learning in a microservices and serverless world
  • How the serverless revolution is going to add warp drive to your product and app development and delivery cycles
  • The future of Microservices in a service mesh and using all your resources effectively
  • Building intelligent Apps, machine learning at scale in a distributed service mesh
Darren Wood, Tech Innovator, FOODSTUFFS NORTH ISLAND
DevOps + Cloud – accelerating the release of customer applications
  • Using microservice architecture to deploy Cloud native applications that meet business needs
  • Why microservices? Developing the ability for quick deployment and scalability
  • The customer feedback loop – enabling feedback and improvements by reduced cost to market
Sean Kemball, Cloud and DevOps Manager, Vector
Afternoon break
Redefining Cloud Computing in NZ with CNCF Certified Kubernetes Platform

Containerisation and Kubernetes are two of the most exciting advancements in cloud computing at the moment. In this session, you will learn what Kubernetes is, what benefits it provides, and the importance of the CNCF certification to organisations planning to adopt the technology.

Bruno Lago, Managing Director, Catalyst IT
Security in the Cloud era - the rise and fall of threats you should be aware of
Christian W Probst, Professor & Director - High-Tech Transdisciplinary Research Network, Unitec Institute of Technology
Transforming organisations through Cloud innovation
  • Redefining information governance and security
  • Scalability – looking for optimisation and benefits for the modern digital business
Pieter Bronkhorst, Chief Technology Officer, Hamilton City Council
Summary remarks from the Chair and end of Conference
Networking drinks

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