Agenda

January 24/25, 2017 - The WEstin SAN JOSE

Keep an eye out for updates around the agenda for the Cloud Series event. 

Tuesday January 24, 2017

7:00am–Close Exhibits Open Registration
7:30am - 8:15am BUFFET BREAKFAST SERVED IN MAIN CONFERENCE HALL
8:15am - 8:45am #1 Opening Ceremonies –
Join T.C. Doyle, Senior Content Director, Channel Brands at Penton as he sets the stage for the event with opening remarks
8:45am - 9:30am #2 Keynote Address: Tim FitzGerald, VP, Digital Transformation at Avnet Technology Solutions & “Digital Transformation: How Avnet is Adapting to the new “As a Service” World”
Moderated by: T.C. Doyle, Senior Content Director, Channel Brands at Penton
9:30am - 10:00am Networking Coffee Break - Sweets
10:00am - 10:45am #3 Larry Persaud, Executive - Director of Strategy Cloud and Enterprise Engineering at Microsoft "Using the Intelligent Cloud to strategically expand opportunities in the Digital Transformation era"
Moderated by: T.C. Doyle, Senior Content Director, Channel Brands at Penton
10:45am - 11:30am Interactive Round Tables – Sessions 1i - 3i
#1i Grand Ballroom B (lobby level) Richard Flynn, Founder & Senior Principle at The Spur Group "What does the future hold for the channel in the cloud?"
#2i Santa Cruz Room (2nd level) Dave R Taylor, CMO at Impartner "Best practices for accelerating channel revenue for cloud based businesses"
#3i Saratoga Room (2nd level) Tim FitzGerald, VP, Digital Transformation at Avnet Technology Solutions "What role does the distributor play in the cloud channel?"
11:30am - 12:15pm #4 Seenu Brahmarouthu, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Google Adwords "The Digital Evolution: Trends to Drive Your 2017 Marketing"
Moderated by: T.C. Doyle, Senior Content Director, Channel Brands at Penton
12:15pm
BUFFET LUNCH SERVED IN MAIN CONFERENCE HALL
12:30pm
1:15pm
#5 Special Lunch Session - Keynote Address: Dorothy Copeland, General Manager, Global Partner Ecosystem at Amazon Web Services (AWS) “Creating a Partner Ecosystem at the Speed of Cloud”
Moderated by: T.C. Doyle, Senior Content Director, Channel Brands at Penton
1:15pm 2:00pm #6 Keynote Address: Iain Urquhart, VP of Alliances at Oracle "Leading Disruption – Insight into Oracle’s Cloud Transformation"
Moderated by: T.C. Doyle, Senior Content Director, Channel Brands at Penton
2:00pm 2:45pm Interactive Round Tables – Sessions 4i - 6i
#4i Grand Ballroom B (lobby level) Richard Flynn, Founder & Senior Principle at The Spur Group "What does the future hold for the channel in the cloud?"
#5i Santa Cruz Room (2nd level) Dave R Taylor, CMO at Impartner "Best practices for accelerating channel revenue for cloud based businesses"
#6i Saratoga Room (2nd level) Tim FitzGerald, VP, Digital Transformation at Avnet Technology Solutions "What role does the distributor play in the cloud channel?"
2:45pm - 3:30pm #7 Keynote Address: Dave R Taylor, CMO at Impartner “Why Competitors With Cloud-Based PRM Solutions Are Leaving You in the Dust”
Moderated by: T.C. Doyle, Senior Content Director, Channel Brands at Penton
3:30pm - 4:15pm #8 Expert Panel Chaired by: Tim Harmon, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research "Does Cloud Really Change Things? Are there enough pennies in a cloud dollar to go around? What are the new channel partner metrics, economics, and accounting methods? Do marketplaces and channel partners represent an either-or proposition?"
1. Larry Persaud, Executive - Director of Strategy Cloud and Enterprise Engineering at Microsoft
2. Brooke Cunningham, AVP, Global Partner Programs & Operations at Splunk
3.Karl Meulema, SVP Global Channels at Riverbed Technologies
4:15pm - 5:30pm Closing Remarks hosted by: T.C. Doyle, Senior Content Director, Channel Brands at Penton
Followed by the networking cocktail hour

Evening of Tuesday January 24, 2017

6:00pm–Close Exhibits Closed Registration
5:30pm - 9:00pm Gala Dinner Event and Cloud Channel VISI Award Ceremonies – hosted by T.C. Doyle, Senior Content Director, Channel Brands at Penton
Join us and honor the TOP55 Cloud Channel Visionaries and Cloud Channel VISI Awardees at the networking evening event
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner Served
7:00pm - 7:30pm VISI Awards from 2016
7:30pm - 8:00pm Top55 Cloud Channel Visionaries Awards
8:00pm - 9:00pm Open Networking & Entertainment

Wednesday January 25th, 2017

7:00am–Close Exhibits Open Registration
8:00am - 8:30am Opening Ceremonies – hosted by T.C. Doyle, Senior Content Director, Channel Brands at Penton
Join our hosts as they set the stage for the event with opening remarks
BUFFET BREAKFAST SERVED IN MAIN CONFERENCE HALL
8:30am - 9:15am #9 Keynote Address: Ross Brown, SVP, WW Partners & Alliances at VMware & “How will cloud stacks affect the evolution and role of the channel?”
Moderated by:T.C. Doyle, Senior Content Director, Channel Brands at Penton
9:15am - 10:00am #10 Keynote Address: Neeracha Taychakhoonavudh, SVP, Partner Programs & Marketing at Salesforce & “Get Your Head Into The Clouds”
Moderated by: T.C. Doyle, Senior Content Director, Channel Brands at Penton
10:00am - 10:30am Networking Coffee Break - Sweets
10:30am - 11:15am Interactive Round Tables – Sessions 7i - 9i
#7i Grand Ballroom B (lobby level) Richard Flynn, Founder & Senior Principle at The Spur Group "What does the future hold for the channel in the cloud?"
#8i Santa Cruz Room (2nd level) Dave R Taylor, CMO at Impartner "Best practices for accelerating channel revenue for cloud based businesses"
#9i Saratoga Room (2nd level) Tim FitzGerald, VP, Digital Transformation at Avnet Technology Solutions "What role does the distributor play in the cloud channel?"
11:15am - 12:00pm #11 Special Keynote Session: Richard Flynn, Founder & Senior Principle at The Spur Group “The Next Cloud Wave: How to ensure your cloud channel efforts build a foundation for the future”
Moderated by: T.C. Doyle, Senior Content Director, Channel Brands at Penton
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch Served
12:30pm - 1:15pm #12 Surinder Brar “Missing the Wave”
Moderated by: T.C. Doyle, Senior Content Director, Channel Brands at Penton
1:15pm - 2:00pm #13 Expert Panel Chaired by: Surinder Brar "An Outsiders Perspective - Why Cisco and other legacy IT companies fumbled the cloud football"
1. Tiffani Bova, Global, Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce
2. T.C. Doyle, Senior Content Director, Channel Brands at Penton
3.Kirthi Kalyanam, Professor, Chair at Santa Clara University
2:00pm - 2:30pm Closing Remarks hosted by: T.C. Doyle, Senior Content Director, Channel Brands at Penton