COPENHAGEN
27th NOVEMBER 2019
Your Data.
Your Innovation.
ABOUT
ABOUT
WHY ATTEND

Hitachi Vantara Forum is the conference where you get to hear Hitachi Vantara customers, partners and international experts talk about their different business scenarios and which solutions helped their organization get ready for the future of digital and datadriven.

With the tagline, “Your Data – Your Innovation”, we will focus on data and the role data plays in companies and organizations: How you store, enrich, activate and monetize your data for highest business outcome.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Hitachi Vantara Forum is intended for a range of IT professionals and business decision makers. A list of ideal participants are as follows:

  • Business Leaders
  • IT Managers
  • Analytics, Data and BI Managers
  • Digitalization and Transformation Managers
  • Solution Architects
VENUE DETAILS

Radisson Blu Scandinavia, Copenhagen

Amager Blvd. 70, 2300 København

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EVENT
EVENT

AGENDA

8:30
ARRIVALS, COFFEE AND BREAKFAST
8:30
SHOWCASES AND PARTNER EXHIBITION OPENS
9:00
WELCOME TO HITACHI VANTARA FORUM
MERETE SØBY
MERETE SØBY
MANAGING DIRECTOR, HITACHI VANTARA DENMARK
Merete believes data is the oil of the future. As managing director of Hitachi Vantara Denmark, her core objective is to drive businesses forward in digital transformation. Merete has more than 20 years of experience as a leader in the IT industry, and she strongly believes in helping people grow by means of strenghtbased leadership, individual empowerment, and by evaluating the actual performance impact.
9:15
THE DIGITAL AND DATADRIVEN BUSINESS
RICHARD BRADBURY
RICHARD BRADBURY
VP & GENERAL MANAGER – NORTHERN EMEA, HITACHI VANTARA
Richard Bradbury holds the leadership responsibility for Hitachi Vantara in the UKI, Nordics and Netherlands.
9:30
THE DATADRIVEN BUSINESS – THE PERSPECTIVE OF A CDO
CAROLINE CARRUTHERS
CAROLINE CARRUTHERS
CO AUTHOR AT DATA DRIVEN BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
Caroline Carruthers was the first Group Director for Data Management for the Lowell Group and was the first Chief Data Officer for Network Rail. She has been a data cheerleader for more years than she can remember, and is a strong advocate of getting the basics right, and as such she adheres to the KISS principle (Keep it Simple, Stupid) in her approach to even the most complex issues. She is passionate about technology, and as a trustee for CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), she champions a growing professionalism of data and information-related disciplines so we can achieve 'data nirvana' a bit quicker: "I am at heart a problem solver, the bigger, more complex problem the happier I am which is great since I am a first generation Chief Data Officer!"
10:00
ACCELERATE YOUR APPLICATION MIGRATION & MODERNIZATION IN A MULTI-CLOUD WORLD
PETER MEISTER
The question for most organizations is not ‘if cloud’ but ‘what’ and ‘when’; Most are well under way evaluating large scale migration and application modernization efforts. Hear about the key factors that need to be considered when making your journey to the cloud and making informed decisions to help you accelerate your cloud migration and modernization efforts.
PETER MEISTER
HEAD OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, HITACHI CLOUD ACCELERATOR PLATFORM
Peter Meister is the Head of Product Management for Cloud in Hitachi Vantara and is basically "Mr. Cloud" with many years of experience working with all that is cloud: Public/Private Cloud (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS), DoD, Cyber Security, Cloud Security and Cloud Hybrid Architecture, Business Analytics, Marketplace, and AI/ML He is the man that will know how to best accelerate your cloud migration and modernization efforts.
10:30
BREAK WITH REFRESHMENTS
10:55
PRECISION MEDICINE IN SWEDEN - CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
PER SIKORA
GMS is a national genomics project that strives to redefine how cancer and rare disease diagnostics is performed within Swedish healthcare, by moving towards precision medicine. A core component of our mission is to organise, structure and share genomics data on a national level, which, in turn, will enable faster and more efficient diagnostics and a harmonisation of healthcare in Sweden.
PER SIKORA
CO-CHAIR, TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE, GENOMICS MEDICINE SWEDEN
Per Sikora, PhD, is Head of Facility: Clinical Genomics Gothenburg at Science for Life Laboratory. He has been working with genome sequencing, laboratory automation, support, clinical assay development, software development and more.
11:25
CONVERGED AND HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE
TONY FRANCK
How do you optimize and adapt your data center and hybrid cloud with data insights in order to help IT evolve from a service provider to a trusted business advisor.
TONY FRANCK
EMEA TECHNICAL EXPERT FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS & CLOUD, HITACHI VANTARA
Tony Franck is the Hitachi Vantara EMEA Technical Expert and Solution Architect for converged Enterprise Private or Hybrid Cloud infrastructure, SAP HANA solutions, Oracle and Enterprise Datacenter solutions. Covering the Hitachi Vantara solution sets from Edge & IOT to the central Datacenter.
11:45
HOW REGION NORD USES INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION AND CONSOLIDATION TO OPTIMIZE IT-OPS
JAN OSTENFELD MICHAELSEN
How Region Nordjylland are using intelligent automation and consolidation to optimize IT operations (the session will be in Danish)
JAN OSTENFELD MICHAELSEN
VICEKONTORCHEF INFRASTRUKTUR SERVICES AT REGION NORDJYLLAND
Jan Ostenfeld Michaelsen is the "Vicekontorchef Infrastruktur services" at Region NordJylland
12:10
LUNCH IN THE EXHIBITION AREA
13:10
BREAKOUTS
14:50
COFFEE BREAK
15:10
DIGITAL REVOLUTION: FROM LOCAL THEATRE TO INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL THEATRE
SØREN MØLLER
Director of Fredericia Teater, Søren Møller, tells about the transformation from local theatre to international musical theatre and about how you revolutionize musicals by the help of IT
SØREN MØLLER
DIREKTØR FOR FREDERICIA TEATER
Søren Møller is the creative producer and Director of Fredericia Teater: "We are what we do, not what we say. My goal is always to make a difference to others and to myself. To help liberating and to achieve artistic awareness and freedom. To fulfil the potential."
15:40
HOW BRITISH TELECOM USED ANALYTICS TO GET THEIR DATA IN ORDER TO MEET GDPR
HORIA SELEGEAN
British telecom has just gone through a large data transformation due to the looming GDPR regulations and used it to boost their big data capabilities: "GDPR provided the company with a very, very good opportunity to invest in understanding where all of its data was, across "every single corner" of the organisation.
HORIA SELEGEAN
DATA GOVERNANCE DIRECTOR, BRITISH TELECOM
Horia Selegean is the Data Governance Director of British Telecom. He has just led the company through a large data transformation due to GDPR regulations: "GDPR provided the company with a very, very good opportunity to invest in understanding where all of its data was, across "every single corner" of the organisation." "What I say to everyone is: I don't care about the technology itself, I care a lot about how to actually take it to life and how to take it to market, because if you don't have the right operating model around it, you can buy the best software, but if you don't know how to use it, it's useless."
16:05
WRAP UP AND PRIZE DRAW
MERETE SØBY
MERETE SØBY
MANAGING DIRECTOR, HITACHI VANTARA DENMARK
Merete believes data is the oil of the future. As managing director of Hitachi Vantara Denmark, her core objective is to drive businesses forward in digital transformation. Merete has more than 20 years of experience as a leader in the IT industry, and she strongly believes in helping people grow by means of strenghtbased leadership, individual empowerment, and by evaluating the actual performance impact.
16:25
REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING
BREAKOUTS
BREAKOUTS

BREAKOUTS

13:10 Breakout-Sessions
BREAKOUT TRACK 1: INFRASTRUCTURE MODERNISATION, CLOUD & INTERNET OF THINGS
WHAT HAPPENS
13:10 TRACK 1: IT INFRASTRUCTURE DIRECTIONS
WHAT HAPPENS
CTO for North EMEA Hitachi Vantara, Tom Christensen, will walk you through the latest trends and directions within infrastructure, Edge to cloud technology and more.
TOM CHRISTENSEN
CTO AND CUSTOMER ADVOCACY, NORTHERN EMEA AT HITACHI VANTARA
As a professional with +20 years of experience in the IT industry, Tom uses his skilled experiences and talents to get a solid knowledge of the current business situation. He then prepares a new solution or strategy based on the achieved insight and combines it with a proven technology that has a future trend in the market. Tom thereby supports organisations in achieving their future goals. He​ brings insight into valuable solutions in the data centre from Big Data Analytic,​ Applications, Hypervisors, Cloud & Converged platforms including compute,​ storage and network.
13:35 TRACK 1: ADDRESSING MULTI CLOUD DATA MANAGEMENT WITHOUT ADDING COMPLEXITY
WHAT HAPPENS
PETER BOM
SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER AT COMMVAULT
Peter Bom is a Senior Systems Engineer at Commvault and has worked many years in the computer software industry, coming from a background in the Financial sector. His professional focus throughout the years has been, amongst others, Enterprise Data Protection, IT Service Management and IT Strategy.
14:00 TRACK 1: HOW TO ENABLE YOUR CLOUD JOURNEY
WHAT HAPPENS
HENRIK ANTONSEN
DIGITAL SERVICES SALES PRINCIPAL, CLOUD AT HITACHI VANTARA
With many years of experience working with cloud, Henrik Antonsen is leading the cloud services sale in Hitachi Vantara Denmark and is a passionate cloud evangelist - even when he is sometimes advising clients to NOT use the cloud for specific workloads. His guiding principle is "Only by providing real advice and real solutions are we able to create good results."
14:25 TRACK 1: THE BEST PERFORMANCE STORAGE DESERVES THE BEST PERFORMING NETWORK
WHAT HAPPENS
The evolution in SAN and new technologies will have a major impact in increasing overall end-to-end performance and availability in the data center. For customers looking to deploy Hitachi’s latest VSP 5000, learn about the latest innovations and why the network matters when planning for the future. We discuss the benefits of automation and a short introduction to SANnav Management Solution.
BREAKOUT TRACK 2: ANALYTICS, DATA INTELLIGENCE & BUSINESS INSIGHT
WHAT HAPPENS
13:10 TRACK 2: FROM STEEL MANUFACTURING TO RAIL: CUTTING-EDGE ANALYTICS
WHAT HAPPENS
ANNA RUMYANTSEVA
DATA SCIENTIST AT HITACHI VANTARA
Anya Rumyantseva is a Data Scientist at Hitachi Vantara. Anya received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Southampton and BS/MS degree in Physics from Lomonosov Moscow State University. Anya is also a fellow of the Nippon Foundation (Japan). Her PhD thesis was focused on using IoT data obtained from marine robotic systems for improving our understanding of phytoplankton blooms and their impact on the global climate. At Hitachi Vantara, Anya is working on projects that use advanced analysis and machine learning techniques to improve business operations in the railway, manufacturing and other industries traditional for Hitachi group.
13:35 TRACK 2: DIG OUT THE BUSINESS POTENTIAL IN DATA
WHAT HAPPENS
Behind all the buzz about AI, ML, Big Data etc. lies a huge potential for making more out of your business and finding the future services and solutions. The search for value starts with the business and not the technology. In this presentation KMD will share insight about how to work with customer value as a driver for mining gold out of data. We will introduce a systematic innovation approach th
ULF PORUP THOMASEN
DIRECTOR OF AI/ML, KMD
Ulf Porup Thomasen is Director of AI/ML technologies and offerings at KMD. Has had different innovation management and project management roles since 2008. Primary areas of focus include 1) building KMD's AI portfolio (software enhancement and standalone solutions), 2) executing fast pilots with customers to experiment with emerging AI technologies, and 3) collaborating with ecosystem partners to build trustworthy tech communities. Ulf has an Ph.D. in Knowledge-Focused Innovation from Aarhus University and UC, Berkeley. M.A. in English and Organizational Anthropology from Aarhus University.
14:00 TRACK 2: VERITAS APTARE ANALYTICS
WHAT HAPPENS
14.25 TRACK 2: HOW SAS USES ANALYTICS INSIGHTS TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
WHAT HAPPENS
SAS generates copious amounts of data each year. When they set out on their digital transformation journey, they needed a strong analytics platform. DXC Technology helped SAS to complete a three-phase program: a maturity assessment, a reference architecture for a new analytics platform and acting as partner to help scale up delivery of new analytics capabilities across SAS, improving the CX.
LARS WRIEDT
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, ANALYTICS, EUROPE AT DXC TECHNOLOGY
Lars Wriedt is, in his own words, working as "Technologist for analytics and data management across Europe region" He has years of experience from positions such as as Chief Technologist, Solution Architect, Sales Executive, Project Manager, Pre-Sales Consultant and Systems Engineer and specializes amongst others within technical architectures for analytics and data management, including AI Deep Learning.
SHOWCASE
SHOWCASE

SHOWCASE

REALIZING AND SUPPORTING THE CLOUD JOURNEY

It can be a long and arduous journey moving onto a cloud native platform. The complexities of the cloud along with myopia of services that arise from a “microservice” based architecture, creates a complex environment with many moving parts. Hitachi Vantaras Cloud Accelleration Platform allows you to focus on the important areas of your cloud journey, and simplifies migration and deployment down to a few simple clicks. Visit the booth and see how Hitachi Vantara can help you migrate services faster, deploy consistent services across your organization, and minimize non-value activities in your organization

ANALYTICS AND DATA INTEGRATION

Experience a data integration and analytics platform that enables organizations to access, prepare, and analyze all data from any source, in any environment

VIDEO ANALYTICS - FROM PHYSICAL TO DIGITAL

We will showcase how we can convert the physical into digital analysing people objects and animals in 3d for better descriptive insight.  The 3D sensor from Hitachi can bring a depth of understanding to the physical world that was previously science fiction.

We will also show the next generation of video analytics built to scale with Artificial intelligence.

THE AUTOMATED DATACENTER FOR HYBRID CLOUD

Experience the simplicity, speed and agility of the Automated Datacenter Portal with the “one-click” self-service catalog for “one-click”, fast and cost-efficient deployment of hybrid cloud IaaS, PaaS or SaaS services.

SPEAKERS
SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

HORIA SELEGEAN
DATA GOVERNANCE DIRECTOR, BRITISH TELECOM
Horia Selegean is the Data Governance Director of British Telecom. He has just led the company through a large data transformation due to GDPR regulations: "GDPR provided the company with a very, very good opportunity to invest in understanding where all of its data was, across "every single corner" of the organisation." "What I say to everyone is: I don't care about the technology itself, I care a lot about how to actually take it to life and how to take it to market, because if you don't have the right operating model around it, you can buy the best software, but if you don't know how to use it, it's useless."
ULF PORUP THOMASEN
DIRECTOR OF AI/ML, KMD
Ulf Porup Thomasen is Director of AI/ML technologies and offerings at KMD. Has had different innovation management and project management roles since 2008. Primary areas of focus include 1) building KMD's AI portfolio (software enhancement and standalone solutions), 2) executing fast pilots with customers to experiment with emerging AI technologies, and 3) collaborating with ecosystem partners to build trustworthy tech communities. Ulf has an Ph.D. in Knowledge-Focused Innovation from Aarhus University and UC, Berkeley. M.A. in English and Organizational Anthropology from Aarhus University.
ANNA RUMYANTSEVA
DATA SCIENTIST AT HITACHI VANTARA
Anya Rumyantseva is a Data Scientist at Hitachi Vantara. Anya received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Southampton and BS/MS degree in Physics from Lomonosov Moscow State University. Anya is also a fellow of the Nippon Foundation (Japan). Her PhD thesis was focused on using IoT data obtained from marine robotic systems for improving our understanding of phytoplankton blooms and their impact on the global climate. At Hitachi Vantara, Anya is working on projects that use advanced analysis and machine learning techniques to improve business operations in the railway, manufacturing and other industries traditional for Hitachi group.
LARS WRIEDT
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, ANALYTICS, EUROPE AT DXC TECHNOLOGY
Lars Wriedt is, in his own words, working as "Technologist for analytics and data management across Europe region" He has years of experience from positions such as as Chief Technologist, Solution Architect, Sales Executive, Project Manager, Pre-Sales Consultant and Systems Engineer and specializes amongst others within technical architectures for analytics and data management, including AI Deep Learning.
HENRIK ANTONSEN
DIGITAL SERVICES SALES PRINCIPAL, CLOUD AT HITACHI VANTARA
With many years of experience working with cloud, Henrik Antonsen is leading the cloud services sale in Hitachi Vantara Denmark and is a passionate cloud evangelist - even when he is sometimes advising clients to NOT use the cloud for specific workloads. His guiding principle is "Only by providing real advice and real solutions are we able to create good results."
TONY FRANCK
EMEA TECHNICAL EXPERT FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS & CLOUD, HITACHI VANTARA
Tony Franck is the Hitachi Vantara EMEA Technical Expert and Solution Architect for converged Enterprise Private or Hybrid Cloud infrastructure, SAP HANA solutions, Oracle and Enterprise Datacenter solutions. Covering the Hitachi Vantara solution sets from Edge & IOT to the central Datacenter.
PETER MEISTER
HEAD OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, HITACHI CLOUD ACCELERATOR PLATFORM
Peter Meister is the Head of Product Management for Cloud in Hitachi Vantara and is basically "Mr. Cloud" with many years of experience working with all that is cloud: Public/Private Cloud (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS), DoD, Cyber Security, Cloud Security and Cloud Hybrid Architecture, Business Analytics, Marketplace, and AI/ML He is the man that will know how to best accelerate your cloud migration and modernization efforts.
JAN OSTENFELD MICHAELSEN
VICEKONTORCHEF INFRASTRUKTUR SERVICES AT REGION NORDJYLLAND
Jan Ostenfeld Michaelsen is the "Vicekontorchef Infrastruktur services" at Region NordJylland
CAROLINE CARRUTHERS
CO AUTHOR AT DATA DRIVEN BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
Caroline Carruthers was the first Group Director for Data Management for the Lowell Group and was the first Chief Data Officer for Network Rail. She has been a data cheerleader for more years than she can remember, and is a strong advocate of getting the basics right, and as such she adheres to the KISS principle (Keep it Simple, Stupid) in her approach to even the most complex issues. She is passionate about technology, and as a trustee for CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), she champions a growing professionalism of data and information-related disciplines so we can achieve 'data nirvana' a bit quicker: "I am at heart a problem solver, the bigger, more complex problem the happier I am which is great since I am a first generation Chief Data Officer!"
SØREN MØLLER
DIREKTØR FOR FREDERICIA TEATER
Søren Møller is the creative producer and Director of Fredericia Teater: "We are what we do, not what we say. My goal is always to make a difference to others and to myself. To help liberating and to achieve artistic awareness and freedom. To fulfil the potential."
MERETE SØBY
MANAGING DIRECTOR, HITACHI VANTARA DENMARK
Merete believes data is the oil of the future. As managing director of Hitachi Vantara Denmark, her core objective is to drive businesses forward in digital transformation. Merete has more than 20 years of experience as a leader in the IT industry, and she strongly believes in helping people grow by means of strenghtbased leadership, individual empowerment, and by evaluating the actual performance impact.
PER SIKORA
CO-CHAIR, TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE, GENOMICS MEDICINE SWEDEN
Per Sikora, PhD, is Head of Facility: Clinical Genomics Gothenburg at Science for Life Laboratory. He has been working with genome sequencing, laboratory automation, support, clinical assay development, software development and more.
RICHARD BRADBURY
VP & GENERAL MANAGER – NORTHERN EMEA, HITACHI VANTARA
Richard Bradbury holds the leadership responsibility for Hitachi Vantara in the UKI, Nordics and Netherlands.
TOM CHRISTENSEN
CTO AND CUSTOMER ADVOCACY, NORTHERN EMEA AT HITACHI VANTARA
As a professional with +20 years of experience in the IT industry, Tom uses his skilled experiences and talents to get a solid knowledge of the current business situation. He then prepares a new solution or strategy based on the achieved insight and combines it with a proven technology that has a future trend in the market. Tom thereby supports organisations in achieving their future goals. He​ brings insight into valuable solutions in the data centre from Big Data Analytic,​ Applications, Hypervisors, Cloud & Converged platforms including compute,​ storage and network.
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