Welcome to Umbrellar Live
Auckland 2018

With Cloud in our DNA, we are committed to educating and driving New Zealand to a better digital future. Umbrellar Live is designed to bring together BIG thinkers, doers, decision makers and technologists who drive the Cloud Economy. Join us for a day of DX insights @ Umbrellar Live 2018. 

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Our keynote speakers

Chris Riddell
Chris Riddell Technology Futurist and Digital Evangelist.
Chris Riddell is an award winning global futurist and industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in our hyper connected world. He is a global pattern hunter, discovering and identifying how humans are changing and adapting to high speed change, unlocking insights for businesses and leaders in today’s highly disrupted digital world.

A global trailblazer, he has worked with some of the largest and most successful companies and brands in our modern world. Having lived and worked in countries such as the UK, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Kuwait, China, New Zealand and lately Australia, his understanding of our new world is compelling and thought provoking to say the least.
Chris Morris
Chris Morris Vice President IDC Asia Pacific
Chris Morris is the Vice President for IDC's Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) Cloud Services and Technology group and of the APeJ Partner and Alliances program. As the leader of research into the Cloud Services markets in APeJ he manages the regional research into all facets of public and private cloud. This includes the IT-focused technology and services as well as the implications for digital business.
Michael Brick
Michael Brick Legal & Corporate Affairs Director Microsoft New Zealand
Michael joined Microsoft’s Global Legal and Corporate Affairs Team in 2004 in Redmond, Washington as an attorney supporting Microsoft engineers and the development of Microsoft products and services. He was appointed Legal and Corporate Affairs Director for Microsoft New Zealand in October 2013 where he has developed a focus on cloud, cybersecurity, and providing guidance to Microsoft customers on their digital transformation.
Michael Foley
Michael Foley CEO Umbrellar
Director and Chief Executive at Umbrellar operating top New Zealand online brands like FreeParking, OpenHost and Domains4Less. Michael is also a founding Partner of Voco, a business consultancy that helps enterprises manage large scale, transformative change. Michael has a long background leading high performing teams in and around technology enabled business and has a passion for all things New Zealand.
Dave Howden
Dave Howden Head of Cloud Umbrellar
Dave has over 17 years operational and commercial experience, engineering technology operating models in some of the largest IT companies in the world. Dave has a reputation for ring leading game-changing implementations of technology, monetising and productising platforms and motivating teams for technology transformation.
Dr Lloyd McCann
Dr Lloyd McCann CEO & Head of Digital Health Mercy Radiology & Healthcare Holdings Ltd
Dr Lloyd McCann is a specialist medical practitioner, holding fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. Lloyd also works as a Beachheads Advisor for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. Lloyd has worked across the public and private components of the health sector in New Zealand in clinical, consultancy and leadership roles and is currently the vice-president of the NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association.
Nathan Steiner
Nathan Steiner Head of Systems Engineering, ANZ Veeam Software
Nathan Steiner heads Veeam’s ANZ Systems Engineering Group. In this role he takes responsibility for leading, driving and owning Veeam’s technical pre-sales strategy for Australia and New Zealand.

With over two decades of experience in the Information Technology and Communication industry, Nathan also evangelises Veeam’s technology value proposition and leads, motivates and inspires the team of pre-sales engineers across ANZ.
Aurynn Shaw
Aurynn Shaw DevOps Behaviourist Eiara
Aurynn is the founder of Eiara, a DevOps consultancy based out of Wellington, New Zealand, focusing on helping clients develop technical DevOps capability, and the cultural knowledge to use it.

As the defining voice of the ideas of “contempt culture”, Aurynn is working to change the very nature of how we create new technologies, and the questions that we must answer as we do.
Paul Armstrong
Paul Armstrong Business Manager Hybrid Cloud HPE
Whether it’s at work or at home, Paul is a very passionate ambassador for the digital and tech world.

He has held many positions at Compaq, HP and HPE and is currently the Business Manager for the Hybrid Cloud Group for HPE South Pacific. In this role Paul is responsible for the go to market and sales team for the HPE BladeSystem, Synergy, AzureStack and SimpliVity products.


7.30 - 8.00

Conference Registration Opens


Register and enjoy breakfast before the conference opens

8.00 - 9.00

Welcome and Opening Keynote:

Welcoming you to the Cloud Economy

Michael Foley CEO, Umbrellar

David Howden, Head of Cloud, Umbrellar

Dr Lloyd McCann, CEO, Mercy Radiology & Head of Digital Health, Healthcare Holdings Ltd

Patrick Quesnel, NZ Cloud & Enterprise Business Group Lead, Microsoft 

The evolution of Umbrellar and our digital transformation

Showcasing the launch of the new Umbrellar Cloud powered by Azure Stack

Customer Story - Dr Lloyd McCann


9.00 - 9.45

Delivering DX: Opportunities and challenges as we deal with disruption

Chris Morris,Vice President, IDC Asia Pacific Cloud Services & Technology Group


What are the opportunities that adoption of digital services present?

What use/business cases are driving the market today? And which will drive the market in the future?

What are the technological and organizational challenges companies will face?

What steps your organization should take to embark on this journey?

9.45 - 10.00

Keynote Q&A

10.00 - 10.30

Morning Break 


Engage with our key partners, Microsoft, HPE and Veeam as they demo the latest tools and technology all powered by Umbrellar

10.30 - 11.15

The legal horizon in a world of DX

Michael Brick, Legal & Corporate Affairs Director, Microsoft New Zealand

The attitude and approach to Cloud compliance 

How can we create a cloud that is more trusted, responsible, and inclusive?

What is the "Trusted Cloud”?

11.15 - 12.00

The balancing act of successful Digital Transformation between customer and an interconnected ecosystem across Clouds

Nathan Steiner, Head of Systems Engineering, ANZ, Veeam Software

We will take an insightful look at the two key focus areas of digital transformation that will be imperative to 2018 business success; Customer value centricity vs data centre capability across a Hybrid Cloud model. 

We explore in detail just how important an organisations 'digital edge' will be via the 5 stages of intelligent data management to deliver Hyper-Availability within such hybrid cloud models. 

12.00 - 12.15

Keynote Q&A

12.15 - 13.15

Lunch break

Engage with our key partners, Microsoft, HPE and Veeam as they demo the latest tools and technology all powered by Umbrellar

13.15 - 14.00

Moving to Hybrid Cloud with Azure Stack

Paul Armstrong, Business Manager Hybrid Cloud, HPE

14.00 - 14.45

The People Disruption


Aurynn Shaw, Founder, Eiara, DevOps Behaviourist

In the Age of the Cloud, how do we manage not the products that we deliver or the opportunities available to us, but the organisations we have built?

How will we meet the challenges that the Cloud and DevOps mindset bring, face the disruption not of our products but the people we work with?

14.45 - 15.00

Keynote Q&A

15.00 - 15.30

Afternoon Break

Engage with our key partners, Microsoft, HPE and Veeam as they demo the latest tools and technology all powered by Umbrellar

15.30 - 16.15

Closing International Keynote: Beyond Tomorrow: The Human Revolution


Chris Riddell, Technology Futurist and Digital Evangelist

Join the journey to understand how the patterns that are playing out in modern society are shaping and defining our world beyond tomorrow. 

Businesses that are designing themselves for a world beyond tomorrow are challenging everything.

How will you maintain relevance in a world that is changing on a second by second basis?

16.15 - 16.45

Keynote Q&A & Closing Remarks

16.45 - 17.45

Networking function

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Join us for a drink and network with our keynote speakers and industry peers.



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