Industry research firm 451 Research, a division of The 451 Group, announced on Thursday it will host the annual Hosting & Cloud Transformation – North America conference at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, held September 23 to 25.
The announcement comes on the heels of 451 Research’s successful 2012 Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit North America event, which took place at the Aria resort in Las Vegas. That Summit featured the theme “Raising the Stakes,” in which it addressed the “competition among managed data center and hosting service providers and their strategies for market share.”
This year’s event will take on the theme of Digital Infrastructure Playbook, which explores the intrinsic need for service providers and enterprises alike to establish strong strategies for implementing and managing their digital infrastructures.
HCTS-North America will address a wide range of topics and issues relating to the digital infrastructure area, with a particular focus in big data and cloud computing.
The presentations will address a range of topics, including Creating a Digital Infrastructure Playbook for Next-Generation Data Centers, An End-User Perspective on Engineering the Digital Enterprise, Market Update and Valuation Trends in the Enterprise Hosting Sector, How to Profit from Cloud Storage in an Era of Software-Defined Everything, and The Growing Role of Software in Managing Datacenters as a Business.
In addition, the sessions will cover Buying Pieces of the Digital Infrastructure Puzzle: Finding, Funding and Valuing Key Assets, Disruptive IT Architecture: Rewriting The Appdev and Devop Playbook, Hosting in 2013 – Reversing Commoditization by Bundling Security, CDN, and more, Managed Service Provider Strategies: To Host or Not to Host Enterprise Mobility Tools, and Delivering Best Execution Venues with Brokering and Marketplaces.
This year’s conference will feature a Big Data Opportunity-centric track, which looks at the many opportunities for providers in partnering or building out their infrastructure to meet the projected requirements.
The conference’s guest speaker will be none other than Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey, who will give his own insights into sports analytics based on his experience integrating statistical analytics into the evaluation of NBA talent. His articles on sports analytics have appeared in numerous magazines, including Harvard Business Review, The Economist and Grantland.
“We have worked with the 451 Research analysts, service providers, and IT practitioners to build an Summit that will provide all attendees with the real-world, practical guidance necessary to understand and address their Digital Infrastructure challenges,” said Matt Aslett, 451 Research director of data management and analytics and co-chair of HCTS-North America. “Given the spotlight on Big Data, we are especially thrilled to have Houston Rockets GM, Daryl Morey, offer his real-world perspective on the essential role that analytics plays in his success.”
Those interested in attending the HCTS-North America Summit can now register on the event’s website.