July 2020 Online Meetup

Agenda Session 1: Digital Transformation in the Cloud: What They Don’t Always Tell You | Tudor Damian, Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP The payoff of successful Digital Transformation can be essential for companies engaged in highly-competitive markets. Being fully based…

July 2020 Online Meetup

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Session 1: Digital Transformation in the Cloud: What They Don’t Always Tell You | Tudor Damian, Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP

The payoff of successful Digital Transformation can be essential for companies engaged in highly-competitive markets. Being fully based on Tudy’s involvement in projects and experience from recent years, this session provides a quick insight into the role that the Cloud plays within Digital Transformation initiatives, touching on challenges companies usually face when dealing with governance, security, change management & cost-control.

Session 2: Cloud Architecture and Securing the Move to Cloud | Ahmed Nabil, Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, Microsoft Regional Director

Whether people admit or not, everyone is moving to the cloud and all future businesses will run somewhere on the internet. Moving to the cloud requires a different set of architecture and mindset. Data is stored, accessed, and processed on different platforms and devices. Employees are working anywhere from the world, corporate data is no more under company IT custody. CISOs and CIOs need to think differently and set a new Cloud Security Architecture. This session will try to draw the main areas of concern from a Security perspective while moving to the cloud.

Session 3: Observations on Microsoft’s pandemic responses & Office 365 roadmap | Daniel Popescu, IT Business Strategy Executive

This year has been unlike any other. At the beginning of the year, Microsoft announced ambitious new sustainability initiatives and how they plan to help their customers reduce their carbon footprint. Then COVID-19 changed everything. Technology companies like Microsoft were clearly central to helping organizations navigate a new landscape while maintaining and speeding up their public products’ roadmaps. As far as Office 365 workloads are concerned, during the pandemic, Microsoft accelerated the implementation for some features and, even more, add new ones in the pipeline. So join this session to learn about what new functionalities that have been implemented in Office 365 and what’s to come next.

Meet the speakers

Tudor Damian is a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Microsoft Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP, and a technical speaker at local and regional community events. As an IT consultant and tech support specialist with +15 years of experience in managing complex IT infrastructures, Tudor often talks about the latest technologies and trends with themes including general networking & security, virtualization technologies, OS deployment and maintenance, social engineering and information security awareness, web application security, white-hat hacking, and penetration testing techniques. He is also an organizer for the ITCamp Romania. His day to day activities cover designing and implementing IT solutions, performing tech support and maintenance work, and delivering training sessions for experts and beginners alike.

Ahmed Nabil has more than 18 years of experience in the field of Information Security, IT Infrastructure, Project Management, Risk Management, Application Automation, IT management and holds several professional IT certifications from Microsoft, CISCO, ISACA, ISC2, PMI, CWNP, PECB and EC- Council. Ahmed Nabil has a BS in Electrical and Control Engineering. He completed his graduate education and earned MSc in Business Information Technology from School of Computer Science, Middlesex University, UK followed by a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Ahmed is an industry expert in Information Security and Digital Transformation, public speaker at several international conferences, and author of several articles published in different international security magazines. Ahmed was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for 7 years in a row on Cloud & Datacenter Management and was named as top Information Security executives on different awards in the Middle East and the US. And since July 2020, he was also nominated as a Microsoft Regional Director. He was also recently selected as a member of the EC-Council CCISO advisory board due to his Industry standing and deep experience. He is a sports fanatic especially with football and English Premier League and loves to travel everywhere.

Daniel Popescu is an experienced Cloud architect and IT management professional, with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Highly skilled in Microsoft Cloud, IT Service Management, IT Strategy, Servers, and Data Center, in his role of IT Business Strategy Executive, he acts as CIOs’ trusted advisor, in order to build an optimal digital strategy for their companies.

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