Join ODCA for Digital Forecast and Accelerate Speed to Value from Cloud

Register for interactive panels, webinars and exclusive, online workshops on Cloud Maturity Model, Hybrid IT Transformation, IoT, Data Center Strategy, SDN, NFV and more


PORTLAND, Ore., July 8, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) today announced its Forecast series of digital events with subject matter experts across a broad range of critical IT, operations and business topics.

ODCA members work together to provide a unified voice for emerging cloud computing and data center requirements and best-known-methods. They share this knowledge through talks, panels, and interactive sessions during the digital Forecast events and Work Groups in the form of usage models and other tools and content.

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Guide Hybrid IT Strategy with Best Practices

Learn from those who have paved the way, and return to work with actionable strategies, roadmaps based on tested, operational successes. Attend interactive panels and ODCA member presentations that address emerging challenges and opportunities facing enterprises, including: 

  • Speed to Cloud 
  • Financial Models
  • Enabling Cloud with DevOps
  • Cloud, IoT and Data Center Strategies 
  • Software Defined Everything 
  • IoT
  • Managing Hybrid IT 
  • Microservices
  • VM Interoperability between Hypervisors and Public Clouds
  • Continuous Deployment in Hybrid Cloud

These sessions are available to anyone, so register today at

Hands-On Guidance, Applying ODCA Usage Models

Key members of ODCA Work Groups will share the real-world experiences that shaped the most recent Usage Models and content produced by the Alliance.

Attend interactive sessions focused on the ODCA's Cloud Maturity Model (CMM) 3.0, Hybrid IT Roadmaps, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Cloud Brokerage Management Usage Model. Get hands on guidance in the application of ODCA Usage Models.

These sessions are available to current ODCA members. Please register by visiting the ODCA BrightTALK channel at

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Current Digital Forecast Schedule

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July 19, 2016. 1:00 EDT. "Accelerating Speed to Cloud." Gunnar Menzel, ODCA Chairman, Chief Architect of Capgemini Infra.

Sept 20, 2016. 1:00 EDT. "Speed to Cloud. Manageability, Financials and Overcoming Obstacles." Panel with Julie Merriman, ODCA, Kris Bliesner, CTO 2nd Watch, Amy Spellmann, 451 Research, Jay Stephenson, Apcera, and Correy Voo, ODCA and IT consultant.

Sept 21, 2016. 1:00 EDT. "Continuous Deployment in Hybrid Cloud." Darren Pulsipher, ODCA member, Enterprise Solution Architect at Intel.  

Sept 27, 2016. 1:00 EDT. "Software Defined Networking (SDN). Out of the Labs, Into the Enterprise." Wim van der Bijl, chair of the ODCA Infrastructure Work Group, Principal Architect Capgemini.

Oct 6, 2016. 1:00 EDT. "Cloud Maturity Model 3.0 Introduction." Ryan Skipp, T-Systems, and Bill Dupley, Chief Cloud Strategist for HPE, are co-chairs of ODCA Business Transformation Work Group.

Oct 18, 2016. 1:00 EDT. "VM Interoperability between Different Hypervisors and Public Cloud." Jeff Sedayao, ODCA member, Intel.

Nov 8, 2016. 1:00 EST. "Hybrid IT Transformation Planning." Bill Dupley.

Nov 15, 2016. 11:00 EST. "CMM: Interactive Workshop. Beginning Your Assessment, Roadmap." Ryan Skipp and Bill Dupley.

Nov 21, 2016. 1:00 ET. "IoT, Cloud and Data Center Strategy." Martin Heisig, senior vice president, Cloud Infrastructure Services, SAP, and ODCA Board Member.

Dec 6, 2016. 11:00 ET. "NFV for Today's Network Operator." Carl Fugate, ODCA member and principal architect in the Capgemini Infrastructure Services Backbone group.

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About The Open Data Center Alliance

The Open Data Center AllianceSM is an independent consortium of global IT members who are providing a unified customer-driven vision for long-term data center and cloud computing requirements. 

ODCA brings together global Enterprise IT and Solution Providers to identify enterprise IT requirements for cloud adoption, develop usage models to help organizations quickly integrate cloud services and share experiences.

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