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EMC Forum 2013

Lead Your Transformation

Learn how EMC cloud solutions transform IT and business. Attend a complimentary EMC Forum and explore how Cloud transforms IT, Big Data transforms Business, and Trust transforms Cloud.

Lagos – 17 July 2013


Why Attend EMC Forum?

From business trends and cloud directions to real-world use cases and interactive discussions, EMC Forum is definitely worthwhile. Connect with peers, learn from experts, and get solution demos. Hundreds of your colleagues attend; you should, too!

Keynote Speaker,
Patricia Florissi

Patricia Florissi holds the title of Vice President and Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for EMC Sales. As Global CTO, Patricia’s responsibilities include defining mid and long term initiatives that strengthen and expand EMC’s technical and strategic positioning in the market.

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Patricia Florissi

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Lead Your Transformation

Get ready for EMC Forum 2013 – the one-day technology conference that helps you lead your company’s IT and business transformation.

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Event Date & Location

Date: 17 July 2013, 08:30 - 18:00
Venue & Cost: EKO Hotel, FREE
Address: Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria
Phone: +234 1262460019

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Victoria Island Lagos


09:00 – 9:30 Registration & Coffee
09:30 – 10:00 Opening And Welcome
10:00 – 10:45 Executive Keynote Patricia Florissi
10:50 – 11:30 Diamond Sponsor: Cisco
Leading Innovation in the Data Center
Tosin Amusa, Datacenter / Virtualization Solution Manager, West Africa

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  Diamond Sponsor: Vmware
VMware and EMC Enabling IT as a Service for Your Organization
Emmanuel Adeogun, Territory Manager,
West Africa at VMware

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11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break
  Breakout Tracks
  Cloud Infrastructure Transform Storage/Apps/Backup Track Lead Big Data Transformation
12:00 – 12:30 Lead your Cloud Transformation
Nicholas Travers

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Next Generation EMC: Lead your Storage Transformation
Noumeh Tahhan

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Big, Fast Data and the Path to New Business Value.
A Pivotal Overview
Umair Riaz

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12:30 – 13:00 Three paths to the cloud: Choice without Complexity
Waheed Adeoye

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ViPR Software-Defined Storage. Virtualize Everything. Compromise Nothing
Nicholas Travers

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Isilon Scale-Out NAS Overview and Future Directions
Deya Bessiouini

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13:00 – 13:30 Transform Your Applications. Virtualizing your Business Critical Applications
Samson Odafe

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Next Generation Unified Storage: VNX Re-defines Midrange Price/Performance
Emmanuel Ejoor

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Lead Trust Transformation
Transforming Disaster Recovery with Continuous Availability
Martin Halamek

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13:30 – 14:30 Lunch Break Networking
14:30 – 15:00 Platinum Sponsor: CWG
Storage & Backup as a Service, the CWG Perspective
Olatayo Ladipo-Ajai, AGM, CWL Systems
(The Hardware Division of CWG)

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Gold Sponsor: VCE
Focus on Business Not Infrastructure with VBlockTM Systems
Dave Rickson
Senior Account Manager - Africa
Gold Sponsor: Accenture
Transform your Business Content Management Capability - It's about High Performance
Niyi Tayo, Director, Technology Growth Platform

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15:00 – 15:30 Gold Sponsor: BBT
Value Proposition and Value Delivery to the Customers
Saheed Alao, Managing Director, BBT

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Change the game. EMC backup and Archive
Said Rechchad

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Big Data and Security Joining Forces
Mostafa Abdou

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15:30 – 16:00 Gold Sponsor: Systemtech
Transforming ICT Infrastructure: Seamlessly
Alex Madubuike, Sr. Pre Sales – Infrastructure

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Reduce Your IT Costs, Move Your ECM Strategy to the Cloud
Dieter Hovorka, Sr. Pre-Sales Consultant IIG West / North Africa

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Cyber Intelligence to Combat Cyber Crime
Mohammed Elnakib

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  Networking & Closing


Patricia Florissi Vice President, Global CTO Distinguished Engineer EMC Corporation

Patricia Florissi holds the title of Vice President and Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for EMC Sales. As Global CTO, Patricia’s responsibilities include defining mid and long term initiatives that strengthen and expand EMC’s technical and strategic positioning in the market. Patricia also acts as the liaison between EMC and our customers and partners, to place EMC technologies in the context of their businesses, fostering stronger alliances and delivering higher value solutions to EMC clientele. Patricia holds the honorary title of EMC Distinguished Engineer, having been nominated in October 2007.

Patricia joined EMC in February 2005 via the System Management Arts (SMARTS) acquisition as a Distinguished Technologist in the Ionix business unit, and became the CTO for Ionix in November 2005. As CTO, Patricia was responsible for defining, and communicating the medium- to long-term vision EMC would embrace for delivering solutions to automate the management of Information Infrastructure resources. Patricia was appointed Strategic Initiative Leader for Governance, risk and Compliance (GRC) in August 2008, where she was responsible for leading the research, design, execution, and communication of EMC’s GRC vision and strategy. Patricia was appointed Americas CTO in January 2010, Americas and EMEA CTO in April 2011, and Global CTO in July 2012.

Before joining EMC, Patricia was the Vice President of Advanced Solutions at Smarts in White Plains, New York. In that capacity, Patricia was responsible for researching emerging technologies and for defining the strategy that Smarts would take in bringing solutions to market to address the challenges introduced by these technological advances. Patricia led the research, design, and first release of over half a dozen products.  These have been driving millions of dollars in revenue and still remain in the market today.

Patricia is an EMC Distinguished Engineer, holds a Ph. D. in Computer Science from Columbia University in New York, graduated valedictorian with an MBA at the Stern Business School in New York University, and has a Master's and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, in Brazil. Patricia holds multiple patents, and has published extensively in periodicals including Computer Networks and IEEE Proceedings.



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