Hawaiian Telcom University:


March 17, 2015 – Hawaii Convention Center

Hawaiian Telcom University: The Innovation Universe was a huge success. Thanks to our valued clients, it was the business technology event of the year. If you were there, you heard dynamic presentations, workshops and panel discussions by many of the top minds in the technology sector. Topics ranged from security breaches to strategies for integrating Cloud products.

We invite you to view the Keynote Address by Rodrigo Flores, presentations from each workshop and photos from the day's event below.


Keynote Address

Rodrigo Flores
Managing Director
Accenture Cloud

The Power of Cloud Driving
Business Innovation

Although cloud is widely recognized as a technology game changer, its potential for driving business innovation remains virtually untapped. Indeed, cloud has the power to fundamentally shift competitive landscapes by providing a new platform for creating and delivering business value. When utilized effectively, cloud capabilities offer numerous opportunities to drive business innovation. Recent technology and social connectivity trends have created a perfect storm of opportunity for companies to embrace the power of cloud to optimize, innovate and disrupt business models.

Speakers, Workshops and Panel Discussions:

The Modern Workplace -

The Evolution of Business Productivity

Recommended for Small & Medium Businesses David Totten
Microsoft Office 365 Solution Sales Director, US Corporate Accounts

How do your employees communicate, and what is it costing you? If your millennials rely on social and texting, your gen-Xers are e-mailing, and your baby boomers like face to face, how do you get them on the same proverbial page and keep your data secure and your costs down? In this session, our Microsoft expert will reveal strategies that can help you evaluate your business and pick the right solutions that will reduce complexity and cost in how your people and your IT systems work. The time your people will save using Microsoft tools such as Yammer, Office 365, Lync and SharePoint will provide significant value to your business.

Winning Strategy for Hybrid
Cloud Environments

Recommended for Large Businesses & Government Carl De Groote
Cisco VP, Cisco Architecture

Gartner predicts, by 2017, nearly half of enterprise level companies will have a hybrid Cloud environment in place. Hybrid Cloud can deliver massive benefits – better scalability, more flexibility and lower costs – but must be properly managed to prevent concerns around security and availability. As mid-to-enterprise size companies downsize, consolidate or eliminate their own data centers, many are making a phased adoption of the Cloud instead of a one-time cut over or migration of their applications. The benefits of a phased approach will be discussed in this session as well as the things that you should watch out for.

Don’t Let a Breach Make You Famous

Recommended for Small & Medium Businesses Stephan Tallent
Fortinet CISSP, FCNSP Director, Managed Security Service Providers – Americas

Sony experienced a very public hacking, one that makes everyone stop and think about their own vulnerability. We live in a time when advanced persistent threats are affecting all businesses. This presentation will review the changing nature of security threats today, how advanced persistent threats are changing the way businesses need to defend themselves and how you, as the steward of your IT domain, can protect your organization.

Making the Decision To Move To the Cloud

Recommended for Large Businesses & Government Marcus Yano
SystemMetrics COO

This session will focus on the right Cloud solution for you. It all starts with an understanding of your business, its strategy and goals. When the goals and challenges are understood then a solution can be formulated. The solution will be based on what structure is best for your unique situation. Marcus Yano is an expert at defining and explaining the various options businesses have today based on their current situation and their desired end state. Questions he will answer include: What are the advantages? What is the cost? How to choose a good Cloud provider?

Virtualization of Today's Network Connectivity

Recommended for Large Businesses & Government Jordan Elbaum
Avaya Technology Acceleration Specialist, NetworkingWestern Region

This session will focus on the benefits of the IEEE 802.1ag SPB protocol, which is augmented with sophisticated Layer 3 routing capabilities. The use of SPB and the value to solve virtualization of today’s network connectivity in the enterprise campus as well as the data center. Benefits include how SBP enables enterprises to improve the delivery of always-on content and simplify the deployment of the private Cloud. How SPB can be deployed over any type of networking architecture whether it’s a ring, full mesh, square, etc. and can be enabled in parallel with all other protocols presently in use on the network.

Enterprise Mobility Management

Recommended for Large Businesses & Government Ben Schreiner
Dell Global Director, Entreprise Mobility Management

Businesses are becoming more mobile-enabled due to the ever increasing availability and variety of applications and devices. Managing this demand for services can be daunting and requires planning and help from the experts. In this session, we will learn how to provide the services users demand while protecting the organization from threats. Some of the topics to be discussed include securing remote access, identity and access management, policy management and compliance.

Event Wrap-up

Event Photos

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