NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 451 Research, a division of The 451 Group, will host the annual HCTS-North America at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, September 23-25. This year's Digital Infrastructure Playbook theme highlights the need for both service providers and enterprises to devise game-winning plays and strategies for implementing and managing their Digital Infrastructures.
Major HCTS-NA Focus Areas to Include Big Data and the Cloud
HCTS-North America will address a wide range of Digital Infrastructure topics and issues. Specific topics will include:
- Creating a Digital Infrastructure Playbook for Next-Generation Datacenters
- An End-User Perspective on Engineering the Digital Enterprise
- Market Update and Valuation Trends in the Enterprise Hosting Sector
- How to Profit from Cloud Storage in an Era of Software-Defined Everything
- The Growing Role of Software in Managing Datacenters as a Business
- Buying Pieces of the Digital Infrastructure Puzzle: Finding, Funding and Valuing Key Assets
- Disruptive IT Architecture: Rewriting The Appdev and Devop Playbook
- Hosting in 2013 - Reversing Commoditization by Bundling Security, CDN, and more
- Managed Service Provider Strategies: To Host or Not to Host Enterprise Mobility Tools
- Delivering Best Execution Venues with Brokering and Marketplaces
This year's Summit will also feature a track dedicated to the Big Data Opportunity. As enterprises look to move larger workloads and data sets off-premises, many service providers are already anticipating the Big Data opportunity, and are partnering or building out their infrastructure to meet the projected requirements.
Houston Rockets General Manager to Discuss Role of Analytics in Sports
In keeping with the Playbook theme – and complementing the Big Data track – guest speaker Daryl Morey, General Manager of the Houston Rockets, will offer his unique insight into the world of high-stakes sports analytics. Mr. Morey spearheaded an innovative integration of statistical analytics into the evaluation of NBA talent, and is the founder and co-chair of the annual MIT Sloan Sports Conference, the largest annual sports conference hosted by a business school. Sold out every year since its inception in 2006, the conference has become the premier venue for sports analytics discussion. In 2012, Fast Company ranked the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference third among its Most Innovative Companies in Sports, trailing only the NFL and MLB Advanced Media.
Mr. Morey's articles on sports analytics have been published in leading magazines, such as Harvard Business Review, The Economist and Grantland.
"We have worked with the 451 Research analysts, service providers, and IT practitioners to build a Summit that will provide all attendees with the real-world, practical guidance necessary to understand and address their Digital Infrastructure challenges," said Matt Aslett, 451 Research Director, Data Management & Analytics & Co-Chair of HCTS-NA. "Given the spotlight on Big Data, we are especially thrilled to have Houston Rockets GM, Daryl Morey, offer his real-world perspective on the essential role that analytics plays in his success."
About HCTS-North America
The Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit, North America is the premier forum for executives in the hosting, cloud computing, datacenter and Internet infrastructure sectors. Corporate leaders, industry visionaries, practitioners, financial professionals and end users come together to learn, network and map out strategies for today's rapidly changing marketplace. The program at the Summit provides a complete overview of the opportunities and challenges facing the hosting and cloud industries in a power-packed three-day format.
About 451 Research
451 Research, a division of The 451 Group, is focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. Business value is delivered via concise and insightful published research, periodic deeper-dive reports, data tools, market-sizing research, analyst advisory, and conferences and events. Clients of the company – at vendor, investor, service-provider, and end-user organizations – rely on 451 Research's insight to support both strategic and tactical decision-making. 451 Research is headquartered in New York, with offices in key locations, including San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Boston, Seattle, and Denver.
About The 451 Group
The 451 Group, through its operating divisions 451 Research, Uptime Institute, and Yankee Group, provides thought leadership, syndicated research, and professional services that address the dynamic nature of an expanding datacenter ecosystem – from facilities to the hardware and software stacks to 'IT as a service' – and its profound implications for the way enterprises plan, build, and manage their IT environments. In addition, through 451 Advisors, The 451 Group provides consulting services to enterprises, IT vendors, and service providers and, through 451 Events, runs premier technology summits and conferences around the world.
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