The IT modernization imperative: from mainframes to hybrid cloud | HCLTech
The it modernization imperative: from mainframes to hybrid cloud

For decades Mainframes have been the workhorse of Enterprise IT, providing performance and reliability. But now these antiquated systems are an impediment to business agility. As businesses prioritize Digital Transformation, they require an agile and scalable computing platform such as Hybrid Cloud. Enterprises need to modernize their Mainframes and Legacy applications but are often held back by conflicting priorities and transition costs.

Moreover, Mainframe and Legacy Modernization continues to be a challenge due to business dependencies, availability of skilled resources, closed architecture, and complexities in migrating to cloud platforms. This Digital Forum will address the challenges of Legacy modernization and discuss new approaches to adopting a modern technology platform. Experienced thought leaders will discuss novel strategies and proven solutions to ensuring a seamless and high impact legacy migration.

Topics covered include:

  • How Legacy modernization is a critical part of digital transformation
  • Key trends and challenges in legacy modernization across industries
  • Best approaches for legacy modernization that minimize/eliminate ongoing MIPS expenditure
  • Organization change readiness: gradual to big-bang migration to cloud methods
  • Assuring business continuity through non-disruptive and high confidence solutions
  • Identifying leading Cloud solutions, partners, and tools that can perform complex migrations
Thursday, December 3, 2020
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Introduction to the speakers
Rob Devers
Rob Devers
Former CIO, Virco, Sr. Director and Distinguished Fellow, Avasant

Rob Devers has over 25 years of IT/management consulting and industry experience with a proven track record of advising clients in designing and executing actionable architectures and business strategies. Rob is uniquely skilled in balancing emerging technologies with established solutions to best achieve business goals. Of Rob's most recent notable achievements is his development of Deluxe Entertainment’s future state architecture and strategic roadmap.

Naresh Lachmandas
Naresh Lachmandas
Former CIO Of General Atomics, Principal & Senior Fellow, Avasant
Naresh is a seasoned leader, change agent with experience in the Aerospace and Defense, High Tech/Consumer Electronics industry and Government Administration. He is result oriented with an outstanding history of developing business strategies and technology roadmaps, delivering revenue generating enterprise solutions and driving cost efficiencies.
Paul Ikin
Paul Ikin
Global partner engagement manager for mainframe modernization, Google Cloud
Paul is a Global Partner Engagement Manager at Google Cloud responsible for driving strategy development and the execution of all partner-related initiatives in mainframe modernization for Google Cloud’s Professional Services Organization (PSO).
Allan Smeyatsky
Allan Smeyatsky
Global lead for application modernization, HCLTech Google Ecosystem Business Unit
Allan is the Global Head, Application Modernisation at HCLTech Google Ecosystem Business Unit. He has 25 years of experience in the Telecommunications, Mobile, Utilities, Finance, Professional Services, Management Consulting and GSI sectors. Besides, he has managed the full system development life cycle of significant cloud and digital transformation programmes within multiple domains.