Dinner for Dallas IT Leaders

Overcoming the Challenges of a Multi-cloud Architecture to Accelerate Top Line Business Objectives


Wed, July 26, 2023


5:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST

Whether you jumped in with both feet to be cloud-first, or you found yourself in the cloud because of a merger or acquisition, you’re now a multi-cloud enterprise! You’re not alone; 87% of enterprises use two or more clouds today*.  This means building, operating, and securing applications not just on-prem, but also in hybrid clouds, and multiple hyperscalers, each with their own tools, permissions, and processes multiplying complexity.  How do you pick the right cloud to deliver your business outcome?

Join VMware for a guided conversation through a framework in which to approach the challenges of a multi-cloud architecture, industry best practices for solving them, and insights from peer discussions.


5:00 PM CST Welcome Reception and Arrivals with Refreshments

6:00 PM CST Leadership Discussion

  • Introduction (5 mins)
    The peer executive will engage the audience for brief introductions and discuss the format and key takeaways from the guided interaction conversation and dinner discussions.
  • Guided Interactive Conversation (25 mins)
    • Cloud First and now Multi-Cloud: how modern applications drove cloud adoption, traditional applications keep the business running, and the complexity impact of operating both indefinitely.
    • Framework for Multi-Cloud Operations: tackle your environment by focusing on six areas, 1) Application Platform, 2) Management, 3) Infrastructure, 4) Security, 5) User Access and 6) Data.
    • Cloud Smart: Choosing the right cloud to deliver the desired business outcome.
  • Open Forum Discussion (30 mins)
    This discussion will be based on the list of challenges discussed already and will take the format of group brainstorming and open discussion to come up with suggestions and solutions to common challenges at the executive level.

7:15 PM CST Dinner Service

9:00 PM CST Conclusion

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Adam Osterholt

Chief Technologist, VMware

Adam is Chief Technologist for Cloud Services and a member of the Global Field and Industry Program through the VMware Office of the CTO. He works with customers to design multi-cloud architectures that simplify the transition to public cloud and simplify migration and modernization of their workloads. Finally, he provides technical guidance on incubation of new cloud technologies across our portfolio of partners.

About VMware

VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, accelerating innovation with a cloud-smart approach. Our software delivers the freedom and control organizations need to move faster and spend less. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to building a better future through the company’s 2030 Agenda. For more information, please visit: www.vmware.com/company