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IN PICTURES: Harnessing the power of the Cloud roundtable

19 industry experts got together at Otto Ristorante in Sydney to discuss the journey towards the cloud

  • From left to right: Niels Grootscholten (Janison Solutions); Doug Tutus (NewLease); Jeyan Jeevatham (Avanade); Hayden Kerr (MyCastingNet); Loryan Strant (Paradyne); Philip Goldie (Microsoft); Andrew Milroy (Frost and Sullivan); Steve Orenstein (Connect2field); Terry Carter (Fujitsu); Brian Sharpe (Uber Global); Jason Serda (Blue Fire); Wayne Houlden (Janison Solutions); Jennifer O'Brien (ARN); Darren Elsby (Ingram Micro); Ed Phillips (Dimension Data); Matthew Sainsbury (ARN); Harold Melnick (Jasco); and Toby Bowers (Microsoft).

  • Entrees are served.

  • Mingling before the roundtable lunch in the Rosso Room at Otto's.

  • Connect2field's Steve Orenstein chats about the cloud business model.

  • Ingram Micro's Darren Elsby and Microsoft's Toby Bowers.

  • Ingram Micro's Darren Elsby and Microsoft's Toby Bowers.

  • Janison Solutions' Wayne Houlden and Niels Grootscholten.

  • Telstra's Marcus Bartram chats with guests.

  • Frost and Sullivan's Andrew Milroy.

  • Microsoft's Philip Goldie greets guests.

  • Industry executives across the channel gathered at Otto Ristorante in Sydney to discuss the journey towards the cloud. ARN in concert with Microsoft hosted the exclusive discussion on Harnessing the Power of the Cloud, highlighting some of the top challenges and benefits in transitioning to the new business model. Attendees agreed education is needed to find out how private cloud, public cloud and even traditional IT models can be used to transform all layers of enterprise into a services-led organisation.

  • Dimension Data's Ed Phillips holds court.

  • Getting down to business.

  • More table discussion.

  • Fujitsu's Terry Carter.

  • Otto Ristorante in Sydney.

  • Fujitsu's Terry Cater and Dimension Data's Ed Phillips network with other guests.

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