Director for Data Center and Cloud
As we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, business and IT leaders are faced with the challenge of rebuilding business in a new world. Now is the time to develop and execute new strategies that will enable business recovery, from unlocking new efficiencies to providing richer customer and employee experiences.
Join us for an executive breakfast briefing as we introduce ‘RE:IMAGINE,’ our new content series that brings together insights from CIOs and leading technology vendors, including Microsoft, NetApp, Palo Alto and Cisco, on how to accelerate IT lead business recovery.
Together with independent research firm ADAPT, we’ve surveyed over 200 CIOs across Australia on the pain points of the pandemic and beyond. With input from your peers, this industry research has informed our content series on how and why businesses must navigate IT strategy to be successful in a COVID-19 world.
Along with speakers from our industry leading partners Microsoft, NetApp, Palo Alto and Cisco we will unpack the three most important pillars of digital transformation today:
Director for Data Center and Cloud
Rodney Hamill is Cisco’s Director for Data Center and Cloud in Australia and New Zealand. In his role he is responsible for the go-to-market strategy and sales for Cisco’s data center software hardware and partner alliance solutions. His portfolio includes server and hyper-converged infrastructure, data center networking, data centre/application analytics and private and hybrid cloud management. With more than 20 years of technical, business and sales leadership experience in the ICT industry, Rodney has a diverse ICT background that provides great insight into emerging market transitions.
Vice President in Systems Engineering and CTO
Matt Hurford is the Vice President in Systems Engineering and CTO for NetApp in Asia Pacific and Japan. In his role he is responsible for managing the technical pre-sales team, technical alliances, solution architects and supporting the sales team across the region. Matt has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has held numerous roles; including mainframe systems programmer, automation specialist and infrastructure architect. He has a broad range of experience covering many aspects of IT, including virtualization, data analytics and hybrid cloud solutions.
Partner Channel Management Lead for Microsoft Australia
With over a decade within Microsoft, Brad leads the development of Partner Strategy, Team Leadership & Business Orchestration across our One Commercial Partner Organisation. He’s a strong sales executor with a passion for delivering results and growing Channel Partners performance through a deep knowledge of market trends and understanding of customer needs.
Vice President and Regional Chief Security Officer
Sean Duca is the Vice President and Regional Chief Security Officer for Palo Alto in the Asia Pacific and Japan. In this role, he spearheads the development of thought leadership, threat intelligence and security best practices for the cybersecurity community and business executives. With more than 20 years of experience in the IT security industry, Sean helps organisations improve their security postures and align security strategically with business initiatives. His portfolio includes software development and technical support and consulting services for a range of Internet security solutions.