Infrastructure at Software Speed:

Infrastructure at Software Speed

Gaining a Competitive Advantage in a
Digital-Enabled World

Gaining a Competitive Advantage in a Digital-Enabled World

Presented by:

Presented by:

Thursday, December 10th
@ 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST

Thursday, December 10th
@ 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST

Moderator

Zachary Smith
Managing Director of Bare Metal
Equinix
Zachary Smith
Managing Director of Bare Metal
Equinix

Panelists

Kristopher Beevers
CEO
NS1
Kristopher Beevers
CEO
NS1
Chris Liljenstolpe
Chief Architect, Cloud
Cisco
Chris Liljenstolpe
Chief Architect, Cloud
Cisco
Priyanka Sharma
General Manager
CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation)
Priyanka Sharma
General Manager
CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation)

About the Content

Over the past year, COVID-19 has shined a spotlight on how organizations work, develop products, and serve customers. The need for digital leadership has never been clearer, or more important. 

And yet, innovating at “hyperscaler” speed has been the domain of only a few companies.  Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook are increasingly distinguished by their ability to deploy their technology opinions across all layers of the stack, and at global scale. As technology advantage increasingly translates to business advantage, how can enterprises and startups alike keep pace? 

New challenges tend to inspire new solutions, and this is no exception: an ecosystem that includes silicon, supply chains, OEM’s, data centers and open-source has aligned to help digital businesses move infrastructure at software speed. Increasingly, more businesses can get what they need, where they need it, when they need it.

“People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.”

– Alan Kay (1982)

“It’s an exciting time for boring infrastructure.”

– Tim Hockin (2017)

Discussion Topics

  • How are leading organizations using infrastructure to drive greater value?
  • The advantages of wrapping hardware around software (instead of the other way around).
  • The challenges companies face when trying to innovate “down the stack.”
  • What kind of new models are being developed in response to these challenges?
  • The value of ecosystems, and the benefits of interconnecting. 
  • The changing definition of IaaS.

About the Program

Infrastructure at Software Speed: Gaining a Competitive Advantage in a Digital-Enabled World is a video-based virtual event limited to 50 senior technology and business leaders who will convene with three goals in mind:

  • Learn from insightful conversations led by our moderated panel
  • Participate in interactive break out room video discussion
  • Build meaningful new connections with a group of diverse thinkers

Event Details

Date

Thursday, December 10th 

Time

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST

Attendee Profile

50 senior technology and business leaders

Agenda

1:00PM     Attendees Enter Virtual Event & Welcome Remarks

1:15PM     Panel Discussion

1:55PM     Audience Q&A

2:10PM     Breakout Networking Sessions

1:00PM

Attendees Enter Virtual Event

& Welcome Remarks

1:15PM

Panel Discussion

1:55PM

Audience Q&A

2:10PM

Breakout Networking Sessions

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Sponsor

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Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. Equinix houses over 1,800+ network service providers; 2,900+ cloud service providers; 750+ content/digital media providers; and over 2,980+ enterprises – creating a global interconnection platform that physically and virtually interconnects its 200 data centers globally. Equinix enables customers to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone, and integrate everything, using an on-demand, dynamic, and scalable Interconnection Orientated Architecture ™. When customers choose Equinix as their digital business partner, the roadmap is simple: build here, and go anywhere. For additional information, please visit us at www.equinix.com.

Organizer

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Business Development Institute (BDI) is an award-winning event marketing agency specializing in producing invitation-only, thought leadership driven, custom events on the most impactful topics. BDI’s programs create an interactive peer learning experience while providing a rare networking opportunity for like-minded leaders over a fine lunch.