Australia Cloud Workshop Offering

Cloud Computing Core Concepts for: Procurement, Costing, Migration, Risk, Security and Privacy

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“Enabling Innovative, Value-Focused, Secured and Trusted Cloud Procurements”

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (venue in Central Business District -TBD)

Duration: 2 Day Workshop - Tuesday May 16 & Wednesday May 17, 2017

Purpose: The workshop provides insights from procurement, business, technical and security perspectives, such that realistic cloud roadmaps can be planned and executed, and address concerns from multiple stakeholders.    

            Cloud computing is very disruptive, especially within the procurement communities.  Often budgets, processes and policies are not aligned with cloud computing service-usage consumption models.  The contract terms and Service Level Agreements may not offer the same flexibility as those individually negotiated in the past, however; they can offer great value for money.

            Cloud computing definitions are often inconsistent, leading to vague commitments and no repeatable comparative analysis.  The workshop will help identify subject areas and definitions requiring careful review and validation for those offering and those consuming cloud computing services, and while providing clarity and comfort to those moving forward into the cloud eco-system.

            This highly interactive workshop is intended to bring cloud providers, managers, procurement, consumers and policy communities together, to solidify perspectives and accelerate appropriate cloud procurement, fostering innovation and value to customers. 

            The workshop is based on governments’ experiences, international standards, and cloud communities including: National Institute of Technology (NIST), ISO/ IEC, TM Forum, Object Management Group, Cloud Security Alliance, QuEST Forum and the United Nations ITU-T.


Dr Robert Bohn, the Program Manager of the Cloud Computing Reference Architecture at NIST (National Institute of Standards for Technology), under the US Department of Commerce, will also connect, providing insights regarding NIST contributions and progress enabling cloud adoption in governments and abroad.

            Topic Areas:

·         Cloud Computing Reference Architecture Models

·          Cloud Computing Actors (Consumer/ Customer, Broker, Provider, Carrier, Auditor)

·         Cloud Computing Deployment Models (Hybrid, Community, Private, Public)

·         Cloud Computing Service Models (Software, Platform, Infrastructure and other “as a Service”)

·         Economic Drivers for Cloud Computing

·         Procurement Models in Governments (USA “FedRAMP”, UK, New Zealand, Canada, Australia)

·         Financial Sector and Cloud Governance

·         Unique Application Considerations and Migration Execution

·         Contracts and SLAs

·         Terms and Conditions

·         Remediation

·         Third Party Sub-Services and Intermediary Providers

·         Interoperability and Portability

·         Carrier and Connectivity Considerations


·         Software Defined Perimeter and Trusted Connectivity

·         Acquisition and Supplier Stability Risks

·         Financial and Pricing Models

·         Services

·         Cloud Specific SLA’s Overview

·         Resiliency and Availability

·         Roles

·         Realistic Expectations

·         Services and SLAs

·         Service Management

·         Policies

·         Performance

·         Innovation and Digital Transformation

·         Resources

·         Security & Privacy

             ·         Legal Considerations

       ·         Goals and Objectives

       ·         Measures

       ·         Audit and Reporting

       ·         Culture Implications

       ·         Keys to Accelerated Cloud Execution


Competencies Achieved: Upon completion of this workshop the student will be able to:

·          Provide a solid framework to guide enterprise cloud procurement & deployment

·          Understand the foundational elements of cloud computing

·          Understand the service agreement contractual considerations

·          Understand the specific service level agreement fit

·          Understand how the metrics, SLAs lead to value focused actions

·          Understand the state of cloud standards and best practices

·          Understand specific critical considerations using actual public cloud agreements

·          Understand best approaches to consistently evaluate prices and cost

·          Understand what might be negotiated

·          Gain cloud perspectives from financial, carrier and government sectors

·          Be in a position to manage risks appropriately in a transparent manner


Exercises: Several case studies will be discussed and reviewed, involving your own scenarios, roles and situations to help drive your cloud procurement and transformation.  The exercises will lead to a framework that will be of value to attendees to clarify opportunities, risks and actions required to execute a value-focused transformation that leverages appropriate cloud computing capabilities.   


Of Interest to: Procurement, Business Analysts, Marketing, Management, Software Architects, Project/ Application Managers and Project/ Application Executives.


Melbourne – Tuesday May 16 and Wednesday May 17, 2017

Venue TBD

Please note other locations and dates will be added if interest is warranted.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 001 613-698-5240 with inquiries or requests for other locations or customized requests.



Early bird registration until April 16, 2017 - $995.00 AUD (after April 16 $1150.00 AUD)

Multiple registrations from the same company/agency will receive one free seat for every five registrants (5 for the price of 4) – email or call for more information and payment instructions.


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The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 the AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favourable business environment for AIIA members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity.