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Infor Track at Cloud Expo New York

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Infor CloudSuite combines proven industry expertise, differentiated user experience, and world-class infrastructure from Amazon Web Services. Join Infor on June 10 at 14th Cloud Expo, and learn how to take advantage of AWS's expertise and economies of scale to access resources when they need them, on demand and with auto-scaling built into the Infor applications.

Infor CEO Charles Phillips will share in his Day 3 Keynote, on June 12 at 9:10 a.m., how businesses have been looking to move more than just their back office applications to the cloud, yet up to now, mission-critical applications have not been cloud-ready. Find out how enterprise application suites, technology, and economics have finally evolved to realize the vision of the cloud for running the full business - today.

Infor Track at Cloud Expo Schedule, June 10, 2014

Transforming Applications into SaaS - 11:00 - 11:35 am
Matt Yanchyshyn is a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services who specializes in SaaS.
The software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model is growing increasingly popular. Customers like its ease of deployment and the flexibility of a subscription payment model. IT departments enjoy economies of scale and easier operations due to the centralized, multi-tenant architectural model of SaaS. Unfortunately much of the software in use today was written without SaaS or the cloud in mind.

Join this session to learn how to transform traditional software into SaaS. We'll dive into why the SaaS is an appealing software delivery model for today's consumers and businesses, explore architectural best practices and learn how to leverage the scale, innovation and pay-as-you-go model of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to power your SaaS applications in the cloud.

Big Data Is Best Served Fresh: Real-time Analytics in the Cloud - 11:40 - 12:15 pm
Matt Yanchyshyn is a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services who specializes in SaaS.
Today's businesses require real-time visibility into vast amounts of data. Security departments need to stay one step ahead of threats through real-time fraud and data breach detection. CFOs want to flag overspending now instead of waiting for the monthly bill to arrive. Marketing departments want to take the collective pulse of consumers so they can dynamically set advertising rates and respond to trends immediately. All of these situations require systems to ingest, store and process streaming data at a huge and ever-growing scale. Until recently this ability was limited to a small subset of companies with deep pockets; however today every business can leverage the low-cost and scale of the cloud to tackle real-time data of any size.

Join this session to learn how to leverage the big data tools available from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to ingest, store and process streaming data at massive scale. We'll review high-level architectures and learn how to build scalable and cost-effective solutions with Amazon Kinesis, Amazon Elastic Map Reduce (EMR) and Amazon Redshift.

What Is the Internet of Things - and How Can It Help My Business? - 1:55 - 2:30 pm
Kyle Lichtenberg is an Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect whose experience with high performance, fault tolerant, and cost efficient infrastructures has helped AWS customers and partners ranging from two person startups to multinational enterprises. Kyle is responsible for designing and developing architectures relating to big data analytics, multi-tiered storage, live video streaming, high-volume Internet of Things data collection, and HA and DR approaches for RDBMS and NoSQL systems.

The concept of the Internet of Things is not new, but it is reaching into new markets and gaining new visibility in a big way. Analysts are citing trillions of dollars of economic impact in the next ten years and big companies are making big plays using big data from a very big number of very small things. In this session, we will demystify the Internet of Things, take a look at a few verticals which are already seeing big success by leveraging its concepts, and see how the cloud can enable your business to effectively make a play in this space without breaking the bank.

Moving Enterprises to the Cloud the Right Way and for the Right Reasons - 4:00 - 4:35 pm
Kyle Lichtenberg is an Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect whose experience with high performance, fault tolerant, and cost efficient infrastructures has helped AWS customers and partners ranging from two person startups to multinational enterprises. Kyle is responsible for designing and developing architectures relating to big data analytics, multi-tiered storage, live video streaming, high-volume Internet of Things data collection, and HA and DR approaches for RDBMS and NoSQL systems.

More and more enterprises are beginning to embrace the cloud. The reasons for doing so range broadly from functional increases in technical agility to overall cost reduction. In this session, we will look at why enterprises are choosing the cloud, the right and wrong way to build a cloud migration strategy, and how to find the 'low hanging fruit' in an enterprise migration.

Creating a Cloud Based DR Solution for Your Enterprise - 4:40 - 5:15 pm
Abdul Sait is a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services and a thought leader in Enterprise Cloud Solutions. Abdul has over two decades of experience in enterprise computing and is very passionate about the possibilities cloud computing brings to the enterprise. He guides AWS partners and customers to design and build resilient, reliable and cost optimized solutions on AWS.

Implementation of Disaster Recovery (DR) Site is crucial for business continuity of any enterprise. Cloud computing provides unprecedented capacities to build highly sophisticated architectures for DR, due to the fundamental nature of features like elasticity, scalability, scriptable infrastructure and geographic distribution. Implementing DR sites on AWS using these architectures can result in substantial cost reduction as well as major reduction in recovery time compared to conventional DR sites. In this session, we will discuss strategies to build next generation disaster recovery sites using the cloud, proven disaster recovery architectures on the cloud as well as best practices, tools and techniques get the most out of them.

Infor continues its coverage at Cloud Expo with the following sessions:

General Session | Field Notes from Expeditions in the Cloud - June 10, 10:20 - 10:55 am
Matt Wood, GM of Data Science, Amazon Web Services
In this talk, Matt Wood, GM of Data Science at Amazon Web Services, will discuss some observations, themes and stories gathered from over eight years of providing cloud computing services to customers. We'll discuss expeditions companies have made to the cloud, along with the business drivers, outcomes and technical requirements of delivering large scale, utility computing for any workload, within any organization.

Redefining B2B eCommerce in the Cloud -June 10, 11:40 - 12:15 pm
Marie-Pascale Authie,
Solution Consultant at Infor
The challenge for many businesses is building an integrated eCommerce solution that delivers on all fronts - design, usability, customer experience, segmentation, and execution.

This session explain how to apply new approaches that deliver a deeper and richer personalized online experience - with tailored content, marketing messages, and offers based on an individual user's activity and buying behavior. Discuss customer engagement platforms that enable companies to enrich their customer interactions, and scale their market impact by taking advantage of omni-channel sales and distribution opportunities that will power their top and bottom lines.

High Quality, Affordable Care in the Cloud - June 12, 5:35 - 6:10 pm
Sean Wdowiak,
Director, Healthcare Solutions at Infor
Healthcare executives like you are challenged with implementing changes from healthcare reform, adapting to value-based reimbursement, and bending the cost curve. At the same time, you are expected to maintain a high level of patient satisfaction and deliver quality outcomes. Your operational and administrative systems need to support your expanded responsibilities by transforming traditional business processes and arming decision makers with sound, insightful information.

The systems you use today should have the power to take you into the future, while ensuring that your care units, departments and facilities run efficiently and effectively. But finding a way to modernize your healthcare organization quickly, easily, and cost-effectively hasn't been an easy thing to do.

Learn how to overcome your challenges with cloud solutions that are comprehensive, healthcare-specific, proven and secure - so you can focus on delivering high quality, affordable care.

Powering the Mobile Enterprise - June 12, 2:50 - 3:25 pm
Dan Sholler, Vice President, Platform and Technology at Infor
Delivering modern application experiences requires a cloud based architecture that unlocks the silos of process and information within the organization. These capabilities must be resident in the cloud, and easily consumed by mobile applications. Join us as we discuss a common approach to access application capability, end to end process automation, and information stores designed to enable modern applications experiences, which are mostly or exclusively mobile.

8 Ways Cloud-Empowered HCM Solutions are Driving Business Success - June 11, 4:55 - 5:30 pm
Tarik Taman
, General Manager, HCM & Cloud ERP at Infor
Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions in the Cloud are spawning a wide spectrum of services that are revolutionizing the workplace for employers and employees. Instead of HR being just a cost center, Cloud computing is affording HR the opportunity to add significant value to the bottom line in the form of reduced expenditures on software and computer systems that are now managed in the Cloud, as well as increased efficiencies. With easier access to vital business processes via Wi-Fi networks and mobile devices, Cloud tools are driving higher productivity and delivering strategic business results. This session will examine how HCM in the Cloud is empowering organizations to achieve new levels of success.

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