ITx Rutherford 2019 Speakers

Keynotes and Speakers for ITx Rutherford

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Igor Portugal

Chief Growth Officer, Catalyst

Igor Portugal is the Chief Growth Officer of Catalyst Cloud and the chair of the Auckland branch of ITP.

Igor has over 25 years of experience in NZ IT industry. Igor built a number of successful software companies and in the process helped thousands of New Zealand businesses implement technology.

The Impact of Cloud Technologies on the Pace of Innovation

Friday 11:00am - 11:30am, ITPNZ (Cybersec Room 4)

There is much misconception in the market about what is cloud computing. Many people still believe that cloud is "a computer in somebody else's data-center"

In this presentation, Igor will discuss the difference between true cloud computing and traditional data centre hosting and virtualisation.

Igor will also articulate the way organisations take advantage of cloud-native applications and the impact cloud computing has on the pace of innovation. For example, how do you go from upgrading your software once a year or every few years and causing or having to mitigate a major disruption to your business, to a cloud-native model where software gets updated up to 1500 times per week without the end-users noticing?