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EMC Forum 2012 – Transform: Business+IT+Yourself

Get ready for EMC Forum 2012: the one-day conference that aims to transform the way you see the future of business, IT – and yourself.

  • Learn why cloud computing and virtualisation are key to mastering the new IT realities.
  • Find out how you can unlock the value in Big Data for your business.
  • Discover the knowledge, skills and support that will transform you to meet the challenges ahead.

EMC Forum is a unique opportunity to connect and network with your peers in the region. You’ll hear local and international insights from high calibre keynote speakers and presenters, and case studies featuring the latest integrated solutions from EMC and our partners. To complete the package, a hand-picked selection of our partners will be exhibiting their products, and our VLab will offer technical training from EMC engineers.

Don’t miss this essential event. Register now to join EMC and our partners at EMC Forum 2012.

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Month 1, 2012

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08:30
17:30

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FREE

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Hotel
Street 2
55555 City
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Keynote

Brian Gallagher

Brian Gallagher is President, Symmetrix and Virtualization Product Group within EMC Information Infrastructure Products. With 2009 revenues of $14 billion and approximately 43,000 employees, EMC is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information.

Gallagher leads the Symmetrix and Virtualization Product Group, which is responsible for the architecture, design, development, and support of all Symmetrix and storage virtualization platforms and software applications. EMC Symmetrix is the market-leading, high-end storage array, and has held that position for well more than a decade. Gallagher oversaw the development of the EMC Virtual Matrix Architecture and the EMC V-Max system, EMC’s most significant and advanced new storage architecture since the company first introduced the Symmetrix 19 years ago and created the high-end storage industry. He reports directly to Pat Gelsinger, President, EMC Information Infrastructure Products.

Immediately prior to this role, Gallagher lead the Symmetrix Product Group, with responsibility for the hardware, software, quality assurance, and e-Lab organizations, including the development of mainframe and open systems host applications. He was named Vice President, Symmetrix Hardware Engineering in 1997 and promoted to Senior Vice President in 2000. Gallagher has been with EMC for more than 25 years and has been designing and developing advanced information storage products for even longer. Prior to joining EMC in 1985, he developed disk and tape storage products for Wang Laboratories’ VS Systems.

Gallagher received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University in 1982 and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1990. He holds 13 U.S. patents and has 10 patents pending.

Louis de Kock

Louis de Kock leads the South African sales team for Varonis Systems. Having held strategic business roles throughout his career, plus 12 years experience in the information security industry, Louis is passionate about information/data security and governance and assisting customers in different industry sectors to accomplish their goals.

Prior to joining Varonis, Louis held roles in sales, consulting, product and account management on partner, distribution and vendor levels. Louis is focused on IT security, data availability and archiving.

Louis is passionate about driving awareness around data governance and that complying to governance policies is not as complicated as sometimes perceived, but achievable.

Rene Raeber
Datacenter Architect, Datacenter Consulting & Central Architecture, Emerging Markets Cisco

Rene Raeber is a Datacenter Technical Architect in the Central Consulting Team, working on the Theater level for the Emerging Markets region at Cisco. This region covers more than 130 countries in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia/CIS, the Middle East and Africa. The Emerging Markets region represents a $4 billion business for Cisco.

Rene’s function covers Datacenter Strategic Accounts and Key Project support in the Commercial, Enterprise, Public Sector and Service Provider market segments. In addition, Rene is responsible for a gateway function towards the Datacenter Business Unit divisions, in order to ensure that Cisco’s customer requirements are represented and fulfilled in product development.

His span of responsibility also covers internal field engineering education, partner technical readiness, and representation of Cisco’s Datacenter technologies in key marketing initiatives; technical seminars, press and thought leadership writing datacenter publications.

Additionally, Rene is an official and voting IEEE member, actively representing Cisco, and develops new Datacenter standards, such as IEEE-802.1BR (Virtual Bridge port Extension).

Rene is one of the Key Datacenter Architects in Cisco, having been recognized for excellence awards on several occasions.

Rene recently received the Worldwide Quarterly Excellence Award, which recognizes him as the Architect of the Quarter, where he is memorized on the ‘System Engineer Wall of Fame’ within Cisco.

Rene has been exposed to various technical and managerial roles within Cisco. He built and managed the Swiss Technical Organization, in his role of Regional Sales Manager for Business Development in Advanced Technologies and was also the Technical Advisor for the Swiss General Manager.

Rene has more than 20 years experience in the Datacenter and telecommunications industry. He joined Cisco more than fifteen years ago coming from a Financial Customer environment, where he was responsible for the IBM Mainframe SNA and Storage Business. He was also responsible for some of the very first SNA over TCP/IP implementations within the Enterprise environments.

Rene did study IT Engineering, and owns a Masters Degree in Business IT Security from HSW University in Lucerne. He is a Security Auditor for BS7799-2, ISO 17799 Information Security.

Agenda

Guideline Timings  Transforming Infrastructure Transforming Applications Transforming Backup Transform Business EXPO Floor & vLabs
(if appropriate)
Cloud Storage
08:00 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee / Refreshments & Registration  
  MC for Opening & Keynote: Mark Bailey
09:00 - 10:00 Opening Keynote: Brian E. Gallagher
President Enterprise Storage Division

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10:00 - 10:30 Keynote:
Building an Efficient & Flexible Virtual Environment

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FLASH 1st:
The Storage Strategy fo the Next Decade

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Providing Storage as a Service without Losing Control

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Backup for Virtual Environments

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Big Data Transforms Business

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  Speaker:
Roberto Donzelli
Director, EMC Global Services Technology Solutions &
Managed Services
Speaker:
Sebastien Verger
Sales Development Manager
Speaker:
Johan van Aarde
EMC Virtualisation vSpecialist
Speaker:
Graham Brown
Senior Technology Consultant
BRS Software Group
Speaker:
Dave Clarke
Snr. Consultant Technologist,
EMEA Business Development (Greenplum)
10:30-11:00 VCE vBlock:
The Simplest & Fastest Path to Your Cloud

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Transforming Storage:
An EMC Overview

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Virtualising Mission Critical Applications

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Strategies for Backup & Recovery of Oracle, SAP & Sybase

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Disruptive Data Science:
How Data Science & Big Data are Transforming Business, IT & People

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  Speaker:
Robert Swanepoel
Senior vArchitect - VCE
Speaker:
Eoin Keenan
Senior Information Infrastructure Consultant, EMC Executive Briefing Centre
Speaker:
Brett Dunn
EMC Virtualisation vSpecialist
Speaker:
Graham Brown
Senior Technology Consultant
BRS Software Group
Speaker:
Philip Roy
Director, Middle East & Africa
(GreenPlum)
11:00 - 11:45 COFFEE BREAK
11:45 - 12:15 Platinum Sponsor 1:
VMware

Transforming the Heart of Your Business
Platinum Sponsor 2:
Dimension Data

Accelerate your Cloud Journey

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  Speaker:
Lourens Prinsloo
Senior Systems Engineer | VMware South Africa
Speaker:
Rudolf van der Gryp
Solution Architect
12:15 - 12:45 EMC for VMware-Integrated Solutions

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Transforming Midrange Storage
(VNX & VNXe)

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Disaster Recovery for Mission Critical Applications

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Strategies for Backup, Recovery & Archiving for Your Microsoft Applications

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Introduction to Big Data Analytics

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  Speaker:
Brett Dunn
EMC Virtualisation vSpecialist
Speaker:
Sebastien Verger
Sales Development Manager
Speaker:
Eoin Keenan
Senior Information Infrastructure Consultant, EMC Executive Briefing Centre
Speaker:
Kelly Brown
Director, Product Marketing EMEA
(EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division)
Speaker:
Dave Clarke
Snr. Consultant Technologist,
EMEA Business Development (Greenplum)
12:45 - 13:15 Platinum Sponsor 3:
CISCO
Leading Innovation in the Data Centre
Platinum Sponsor 4:
Business Connexion

Cloud Computing: It's starting to Reign

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  Speaker:
René Raeber
Datacenter Consulting & Central Architecture
(Emerging Markets)
Speaker:
Andy Brauer
Chief Technology Officer, Business Connexion
13:15 - 14:45 LUNCH
14:45 - 15:15 Platinum Sponsor 5:
Datacentrix
Consumerization of IT as a Driver for Cloud Computing

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Gold Sponsor 1:
Ovations

Are you ready for the 3 year marathon of business transformation?

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Gold Sponsor 2:
Brocade

May the cloud be with you - The force behind Data Center Network Transformation!

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The Infrastructure of Tomorrow, Today
(Integrating EMC Greenplum & SAS to enable Big Data Analytics)

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  Speaker:
Jan Dry
Chief Technology Officer & Head of Consulting
Speaker:
Craig Leppan
Associate Director
Speaker:
Nick Pateman
Brocade Territory Manager
Speaker:
Bruce Bond-Myatt, SAS Institute
15:15 - 15:45 VSPEX:
Choice without Complexity

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EMC Isilon Scale-out Storage is Ready to Transform Business

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EMC VFCache Transforms the Server

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Transforming Backup & Recovery

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Using Greenplum's Unified Analytics Platform to Deliver BI-as-a-Service

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  Speaker:
Eoin Keenan
Senior Information Infrastructure Consultant, EMC Executive Briefing Centre
Speaker:
Zion Gabai
Isilon Storage Division
Sales Director
Speaker:
Derek Barret
Executive Briefing Programs EMEA
(Ireland Center of Excellence)
Speaker:
Kelly Brown
Director, Product Marketing EMEA
(EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division)
Speaker:
Dave Clarke
Snr. Consultant Technologist,
EMEA Business Development (Greenplum)
15:45 - 16:15 Gold Sponsor 3:
Puleng
Storage on Demand through the Self-Service IT Storefront

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Gold Sponsor 4:
Varonis
Mastering Big Data

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Gold Sponsor 5:
Networks Unlimited
Seamless Capacity Scaling with VXLAN

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Gold Sponsor 6:
StorTech

Accelerate Your Yourney to the Cloud
Taking Action on Big Data using EMC Documentum XCP & Pivotal Labs

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  Speaker:
Kevin McKerr
Puleng Sales Executive
Speaker:
Louis de Kock
South African Sales Manager
Speaker:
Timothy Pope
Chief Technology Officer
Speaker:
Pat Pillai
ENews Anchor, Founder & CEO of Life College Group
Speaker:
Steven Etberg
Staff Systems Engineerr, Information Intelligence Group
16:15 - 17:00 COFFEE BREAK
17:00 - 17:30 Managing & Securing Your Cloud Infrastructure

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Access Anywhere, Protect Everywhere - Applications Availability & Recovery in Private Cloud Environments

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Get the most out of the Cloud.
(Leveraging new Virtualisation Technologies & Building Applications using New Frameworks.)

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EMC Backup Meets Big Data  (Strategies to Protect Greenplum, Isilon& Teradata Systems)

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An Introduction of EMC on Demand
(EMC Documentum, Captiva & Document Sciences)

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  Speaker:
Derek Barret
Executive Briefing Programs EMEA
(Ireland Center of Excellence)
Speaker:
Sebastian Darrington
Director of Sales, EMEA
Speaker:
Erik Zandboer
Sr. vSpecialist, EMEA-North
Speaker:
Modeen Malick
Senior Technical Consultant
(BRS)
Speaker:
Steven Etberg
Staff Systems Engineerr, Information Intelligence Group
17:30 - 18:00 Managing Storage to Control the Cost of Data Growth, Improve Efficiency & Optimise Storage Investment

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Enginuity 5876 Overview

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Pratical Journey through Cost Reduction Model of Tape

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What's new with Networker, Avamar & DataDomain

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An Introduction to Rules, Regulations & Pervasive Governance

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  Speaker:
Sebastien Verger
Sales Development Manager
Speaker:
Brett Quin
Technology Director
EMC Engineering
Speaker:
Sumash Singh
EMC BRS Sales Manager:
Southern Africa
Speaker:
Freddy Enslin
Enterprise Technology Consultant (BRS)
Speaker & Content:
Stephan le Roux
District Manager, South Africa
RSA, The Security Division of EMC
18:00 - 20:00 Networking & Closing Reception on Expo Floor

* Sessions are 25 minutes each, allowing for 5 minute room change between sessions.

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