Chamonix CXO Sessions

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Chamonix CXO Sessions

Summary

Format



1 hour sessions over lunch with catering

on 13
th

floor of
Aurora



Presentation with loose delivery. Questions and
discussions encouraged throughout presentation.



Online forums, resources & discussions



Events held
monthly with 5
-
10 attendees

Goals



Increase brand awareness



Demonstrate Capacity



Generate leads & sales



Ongoing discussions with existing and new customers

Target
Audience



CxO & decision makers in medium to large enterprise &
government

Outcome for
Attendees



Awareness of major issues in cloud computing



An understanding of how cloud computing affects:

o

Management of risk

o

Reduction of costs

o

Increase in revenue

o

Increase in s
ervice level



Better informed C’s given a “warts and all” appreciation
of cloud co
mputing.

Approach



High level discussions without implementation details



Concrete examples from Chamonix and its customers



Vendor
-
neutral but with vendor examples

Session 1:
Overview

&
First Steps

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.

Content



What does it mean to my business?



What are the broad benefits & risks?



What are the broader considera
tions? (
Bandwidth
, SLAs,
latency, backups, sovereignty)



Can we do it in stages?



What’s the first step? (Identity)

Outcomes



An understanding of the landscape without the hype



An understanding of what the major ICT issues are
around cloud computing



An
understanding of identity and how it forms a
foundation for future cloud integration

Examples



Single
-
Sign on with Office 365 using
Active Directory

identities. (ADFS/Dirsync)

Online
Assets



Links to documentation about Directory Sync & ADFS



Architecture d
iagrams for how internal and external
identities fit together.

Involvement



Geoff Rohrsheim,
Jason Isitt

Session 2: Infrastructure

How can cloud computing be deployed internally and externally?

Content



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
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Outcomes



Better understanding of the landscape of cloud
infrastructure providers and how they fit with internal
systems.



An understanding of real risks and benefits of cloud
computing, vendor
-
specific FUD aside.

Examples



Systems Center Operations Manager 2012 deploying on
vSphere & Hyper
-
V

Online
Assets



Cost comparisons between open source, VMware &
Microsoft for similar workloads and hardware
descriptions.

Involvement



Jason Isitt


Session 3
: Big Data / BI

The cloud
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?

Content



Integrating cloud data with internal systems to provide
comprehensi
ve Business Intelligence



Using big
-
data to provide analysis services

Outcomes



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.

Examples



SQL 2012 Business Intelligence tools and data from
WorkflowMax, Xero & Salesforce.com

Online
Assets



Design documents for integration of REST API based
systems with SSIS Web Services.



Examples of SQL2012 Business Intelligence Reports

Involvement



Jason Isitt & Etienne Oosthuysen


Session 4
: Collaboration, Office365 & Google Apps

Content



A

comparison of Google Apps and Office365 in enterprise.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of each?



Using cloud identities to en
gage with customers &
partners.



A comparison of online collaboration with internal
collaboration. What are the pain points?

Outcomes



An understanding of how online collaboration compares
with traditional enterprise methods



How to integrate current web and collaborative offeri
ngs
with the cloud



An understanding of the issues around integrating cloud
collaboration and internal systems

Examples



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.

Online
Assets



Various design documents from Microsoft & Google

Involvement



Jason Isitt & Luca Gnezda

& Matt Auld


Session 5
: Impact & End Game

How far can an enterprise go?

Content



How does wide scale adoption of this technology

change
an organization?



What’s the right mix of cloud and traditional computing
look like?



What key pieces of the puzzle are missing? Who’s
moving to providing them?

Outcomes



A 5
-
year view of how an organization might change over
time.

Examples



Some
case studies of businesses that are ahead of the
curve

Online
Assets



Discussion forums, open questions and some futurist
comments from consultants at Chamonix.

Involvement



Geoff Rohrsheim, Luca Gnezda
, Someone else?

Issues



What about licensing for
SharePoint if we involve internal staff and
external customers (through LinkedIn logins)? Do we need the Internet
connector licenses?



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
tradit
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
spoken to.

Production



Build template PPTs and distrib
ute to presenters

[JI]



Build introduction letter and overviews

[RB]



Build SharePoint
site with LinkedIn authentication

[JI & MR]



Setup SharePoint cont
ent and structure [JI & LG & MR
]

Timeline



First session June 15
th
? Is this a reasonable timeframe? Is
this enough
time to get the SharePoint site setup and to have reasonable invitations
going out?



Last session in October 2012.