Chamonix CXO Sessions
1 hour sessions over lunch with catering
Presentation with loose delivery. Questions and
discussions encouraged throughout presentation.
Online forums, resources & discussions
monthly with 5
Increase brand awareness
Generate leads & sales
Ongoing discussions with existing and new customers
CxO & decision makers in medium to large enterprise &
Awareness of major issues in cloud computing
An understanding of how cloud computing affects:
Management of risk
Reduction of costs
Increase in revenue
Increase in s
Better informed C’s given a “warts and all” appreciation
of cloud co
High level discussions without implementation details
Concrete examples from Chamonix and its customers
neutral but with vendor examples
We’ll attempt to cut through some of the uncertainty
around cloud computing
and how it fits with traditional enterprise IT.
We’ll also look at the prickly issue
of identity as a concrete first step.
What does it mean to my business?
What are the broad benefits & risks?
What are the broader considera
latency, backups, sovereignty)
Can we do it in stages?
What’s the first step? (Identity)
An understanding of the landscape without the hype
An understanding of what the major ICT issues are
around cloud computing
understanding of identity and how it forms a
foundation for future cloud integration
Sign on with Office 365 using
Links to documentation about Directory Sync & ADFS
iagrams for how internal and external
identities fit together.
Session 2: Infrastructure
How can cloud computing be deployed internally and externally?
An overview of AWS, Azure and vCloud based providers
An understanding of how to manage and integrate cloud
resources with traditional enterprise infrastructure
Management issues around backups, integrity, security &
portability of data
The impact of “available anywhere” infrastructure on
Better understanding of the landscape of cloud
infrastructure providers and how they fit with internal
An understanding of real risks and benefits of cloud
specific FUD aside.
Systems Center Operations Manager 2012 deploying on
vSphere & Hyper
Cost comparisons between open source, VMware &
Microsoft for similar workloads and hardware
: Big Data / BI
offers a wide variety of services but how does it fit with internal data
management and business intelligence? How can cloud resources be used to
provide BI services and analysis?
Integrating cloud data with internal systems to provide
ve Business Intelligence
data to provide analysis services
An understanding of how services that are put in the
cloud can be analysed alongside internal data.
An understanding of Map/Reduce and other techniques
for analyzing big data.
SQL 2012 Business Intelligence tools and data from
WorkflowMax, Xero & Salesforce.com
Design documents for integration of REST API based
systems with SSIS Web Services.
Examples of SQL2012 Business Intelligence Reports
Jason Isitt & Etienne Oosthuysen
: Collaboration, Office365 & Google Apps
comparison of Google Apps and Office365 in enterprise.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of each?
Using cloud identities to en
gage with customers &
A comparison of online collaboration with internal
collaboration. What are the pain points?
An understanding of how online collaboration compares
with traditional enterprise methods
How to integrate current web and collaborative offeri
with the cloud
An understanding of the issues around integrating cloud
collaboration and internal systems
How Chamonix use Office365 and where the areas of pain
are. What is it good for and what isn’t it good for.
The CxO sessions are built
using these principals.
Various design documents from Microsoft & Google
Jason Isitt & Luca Gnezda
& Matt Auld
: Impact & End Game
How far can an enterprise go?
How does wide scale adoption of this technology
What’s the right mix of cloud and traditional computing
What key pieces of the puzzle are missing? Who’s
moving to providing them?
year view of how an organization might change over
case studies of businesses that are ahead of the
Discussion forums, open questions and some futurist
comments from consultants at Chamonix.
Geoff Rohrsheim, Luca Gnezda
, Someone else?
What about licensing for
SharePoint if we involve internal staff and
external customers (through LinkedIn logins)? Do we need the Internet
For Session 5 should we bring in an external person, perhaps someone
with a social or behavioral focus?
Do we talk about
integration in this? It fits with cloud quite well but
because its glue it doesn’t really warrant its own session.
Loose style of presentation means a reduced preparation time and
encourages interactive style. Might need to be adapted to allow for
ional presentation if audience is unwilling to participate.
Perhaps allow for a round table thing before presentation begins to allow
people to eat and to get them in the mood to converse rather than be
Build template PPTs and distrib
ute to presenters
Build introduction letter and overviews
site with LinkedIn authentication
[JI & MR]
Setup SharePoint cont
ent and structure [JI & LG & MR
First session June 15
? Is this a reasonable timeframe? Is
time to get the SharePoint site setup and to have reasonable invitations
Last session in October 2012.