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CIO: Future Proofing Data Center Investments to Support Business Transformation (Jan. 11th)
Tuesday, January 11th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
After a dip in data center spending last year, global enterprise investments in data center infrastructure will reach $200 billion in 2021, an increase of 6% from 2020.

Analysts expect the data center market to grow steadily year-over-year through 2024, indicating that this category of infrastructure will remain a major factor in supporting the business transformation goals of organizations for the foreseeable future.

The question is: should leaders modernize existing data center investments or trade it all in for next-generation technologies that are turbocharging on-prem capacity?

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SNIA: Why Use Multiple Clouds? (Jan 11th)
Tuesday, January 11th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
As storing data in the cloud has become ubiquitous and mature, many organizations have adopted a multi-cloud strategy. Eliminating dependence on a single cloud platform is quite a compelling case.

But multi-cloud environments are not without challenges. Taking advantage of the benefits without increasing complexity requires a strategy that ensures applications are not tightly coupled to cloud-specific technologies. Supporting a storage abstraction layer that insulates the application from the underlying cloud provider's interfaces allows an application to be easily used with multiple clouds. It allows storage features specific to a cloud to be exposed in a standardized manner and enables data to be transparently accessed and migrated as needed in order to take advantage of cloud-specific features without the application being aware of the underlying mechanics, thus reducing or eliminating the limits and vulnerabilities of any one cloud.

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    VentureBeat: The Future of Work Summit (Jan. 12th)
    Wednesday, January 12th, 2022: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    The post-pandemic workforce is demanding a new level of flexibility, which has set into play two new driving forces. First, remote work is pushing enterprises to invest in hyper-automation of many of their processes, as well as embrace of increased digital team collaboration. Simultaneously, the advance of virtual technologies like AR and VR are helping accelerate the emergence of a metaverse, which itself is being accelerated by hybrid work and the need for people to be more virtually immersed. What do these forces mean for technical decision-makers?

    At VB's Future of Work Summit, we'll discuss with top executives how organizations are reimagining and re-architecting their technology stack and strategies to allow for this new virtual world of work. This transformation enables powerful, transformative AI/ML, metaverse technologies such as AR/VR, and AI-assisted intelligent chat and virtual assistants for more collaboration. But it also requires a new kind of workplace culture, emphasizing trust and independence. The Summit will extract specific takeaways, including strategies, tactics, technologies that the boldest and most successful companies are leveraging to pave the way for this new future of work.

    Hosted by VentureBeat

    TechForge: Hybrid Cloud Congress (Jan. 18th)
    Tuesday, January 18th, 2022: 9:50 AM to 2:20 PM
    This conference revolves around the business benefits that can arise from combining and unifying public and private cloud services to create a single, flexible, agile, and cost-optimal IT infrastructure. Attendees will learn how establishing a strategic hybrid cloud can align IT resources with business and application needs to accelerate optimal business outcomes and achieve excellence in the cloud.

    Learn how establishing a strategic hybrid cloud can align IT resources with business and application needs to accelerate optimal business outcomes and achieve excellence in the cloud.

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    CIONEXT: CIO and CFO: Joining Forces for Automation? (Jan 19th)
    Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
    CIONEXT is a unique opportunity to learn from the most successful Digital Leaders in the world.

    Organisations are under a constant pressure to transform their business in order to better serve their customers and to prevent category disruption. Redesigning how corporate work processes are organised is on top of the agenda of our business leaders today. Automation should therefore be an enterprise-wide capability. Rarely will the CIO or the CFO be the sole decision maker of strategic investments in this domain. Given the weight of these decisions, joining forces and developing a strong partnership between the CFO and the CIO for Automation is paramount for success.

    CIO: Leveraging An IT Consumption Model To Modernize Your Enterprise Data And Analytics (Jan. 20th)
    Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Data is at the heart of the modern enterprise and is central to many organization's digital transformation intiatives, but not all enterprises treat data the same. Some place focus on the core, while others maintain large amounts of critical data at the edge. But whatever the approach, enterprises are looking to take a data-first approach to not only generate better outcomes but to have it also be secure, available, scalable and frictionless to deploy and manage in a sustainable way.

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    CIO: The Role of Cloud-Ready Load Balancing in Optimizing the Management of Complex Heterogeneous Infrastructures (Jan. 20th)
    Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    According to analysts at IDC, cloud load balancing is a critical 'usage multiplier service' that is being deployed by mature implementers of hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructures, dynamically -- and intelligently -- distributing traffic across on-prem and cloud servers from different providers to address availability, latency management and resilience requirements in a cost-effective manner. Load balancing critical traffic across on-prem and multi-cloud environments has emerged as a key factor in enhancing the agility and performance of organizations implementing aggressive business transformation initiatives.

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    CXOTalk: CIO 2022: Technology and Investment Planning (Jan 21st)
    Friday, January 21st, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
    With a 20 year track record of driving technology strategy innovation, Nicola Bianzino advises global clients on technology investment and their innovation agendas, providing industrialized technology products to meet their most pressing business needs. An early AI pioneer, he wrote a thesis on the application of neural networks to business in 1997.

    Nicola is a high-profile global media commentator and contributes to MIT Sloan Management Review, Forbes and HBR. A thought leader on AI, machine learning, innovation and big data, he is passionate about extracting value from technology investment. He holds a master's degree in Artificial Intelligence and Economics from the University of Florence.

    ABOUT CxOTalk

    CxOTalk offers in-depth discussions on CXO issues including leadership, managing disruption, and digital transformation with the world's top performers in business, technology, education and government.

    CIO: Enterprise-wide Digital Strategies for Optimizing Omnichannel Experiences (Jan. 25th)
    Tuesday, January 25th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Consumer-facing organizations today face a complex challenge: Their customers expect them to know them as unique and be serviced across various journeys seamlessly, sometimes starting the journey in one channel and finishing it in another.

    Very few organizations, and definitely not the ones that have been there for a while, can afford to offer their service only through a single channel. As channels grow, the journeys get more and more fragmented.

    Hosted by CIO and Wipro

    CIO: Funding Effective Enterprise Transformation by Optimizing Network Spend (Jan. 26th)
    Wednesday, January 26th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
    The enterprise network equipment market is expected to reach 15.48 billion USD by 2026 from 9.83 billion in 2020. As organizations explore technology modernization and business transformation options, top level execs and directors are seeking practices and investments that are rendered moot by major landscape changes in the wake of the pandemic. This presents a major area of opportunity to retire outdated practices that no longer align with future-state objectives of organizations.

    Join CIO contributing editor Lane Cooper and subject-matter experts from our sponsor, Kyndryl, for a private, hour-long, interactive, virtual roundtable.

    Hosted by CIO and Kyndryl

    CIO: Future Of Work Summit (February 15-17)
    Tuesday, February 15th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Thursday, February 17th
    The workplace future is more than just another buzzword. It's where your business needs to create agile, flexible, and intelligent work models. CIO's Future of Work Summit delivers solutions to you with a three-day, three-track virtual event featuring live conversations and a curated agenda to prepare you for what lies ahead.

    Attend and count yourself among the leaders blazing new strategies for workplace success.

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