GlobalData Conferences Presents: Towards Greater Agility: The Enterprise Technology Evolution

Wednesday, 23rd Feb 2022 at 13:30 GMT/08:30 EST


Technology evolution, an increasing focus on ESG, and new hybrid ways of working are fundamentally impacting enterprise customers of all sizes, across all verticals, and in all geographies.

This two-and-a-half-hour virtual conference will examine both the opportunities and challenges ahead, with dedicated sessions to address key strategic issues including enterprise ESG, the future of work, next-generation networking, edge computing ecosystems, pervasive cybersecurity, cloud orchestration, and advanced analytics.

We’ll also be joined by a panel of leading tech and sustainability experts, who will share their thoughts on the future impact of ESG on enterprise solutions.

Aimed at strategic thinkers, C-Suite decision-makers, investors and those keen to understand global trends and industry themes, our virtual conference will help you:

  • Discover the most important strategic considerations to explore right now
  • Understand the future direction of enterprise technology and services up to 2025
  • Gain insight into the future direction of service convergence, sustainability, and operational disruption
  • Prepare for a converging, multi-faceted, hyper-competitive market
  • Understand the market disruption and opportunities for both established players and new challengers

Intended Audience:

  • CEOs
  • Product Managers
  • Marketing Managers
  • Strategy Officers
  • Insight and Research Managers and Directors
  • Enterprise Executives
  • Sustainability and ESG Directors
  • Tech and Telecom Strategy Planners
  • Investors
  • Strategic Advisory Firms

Sectors Covered:

  • Enterprise ESG
  • Collaboration & Communication
  • SD-WAN/SASE and Zero Trust Networking
  • Private wireless
  • 5G
  • IoT
  • Cloud services
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Edge computing
  • Managed security services
  • Application development
  • Microservices



Welcome & Introduction – 15 mins

To spearhead the start of this virtual experience, Jeremiah Caron, GlobalData’s Global Head of Research & Analysis for the Technology Group will be leading an introduction on the evolution of enterprise technology, with an eye on the current state of digital transformation, ESG challenges facing the space, and embracing the future of work.

Drivers of The Enterprise Technology Evolution – 90 mins

For the next step of our conference, our market-leading analysts will be guiding you through a complete picture of the numerous drivers, both technological and macro, that are pushing enterprise technology ever forward. Throughout these 90 minutes, we’ll provide an analysis of the themes driving the future of the space.

Together we’ll be looking at:

  • Future of Work – Gary Barton, Principal Analyst for Business Network & IT Services
  • Next-Generation Networking – John Marcus, Principal Analyst for Enterprise Services and Steve Schuchart, Principal Analyst for Enterprise Networking
  • Edge Computing Systems – Chris Drake, Principal Analyst for Data Center Technologies
  • Pervasive Cybersecurity – Amy DeCarlo, Principal Analyst for Security & Data Center Services
  • Cloud Orchestration – Charlotte Dunlap, Principal Analyst for Application Platforms
  • Advanced Analytics – Rena Bhattacharyya, Service Director for Enterprise Technology & Services
  • Enterprise ESG – Rob Pritchard, Senior Analyst for Enterprise Technology & Services

To end this wide-ranging exploration of future development, Jeremiah will be leading a Q&A session, where our in-house experts will be fielding any questions from the audience on the must-know trends and opportunities discussed.

Thematic Analysis – 30 mins

Next, Laura Petrone from the GlobalData Thematic Analysis team will be taking a closer look at the alternative datasets that underlie some of the greatest disruptive themes in the enterprise tech sector. From patents to company filings and M&A deals, you’ll see how our datasets reveal the forward direction of the market.

ESG Roundtable: The Enterprise Technology Evolution and the Role of ESG – 30 mins

During this panel, a virtual roundtable of technology experts and industry thought leaders from across the digital value chain will be joining us as we delve into the role ESG will play in the development of new enterprise solutions. How should ESG be affecting your thought process? What does the need to tackle social inequality, data privacy, and a lack of action on climate change in full public view mean for you?
Get the answers to these questions and more in our roundtable.

Conclusions & Outlook – 15 mins

For our final entry in this virtual experience our venerable team of analysts will be offering the conclusions of their research on the future of the enterprise tech market, as well as a series of actionable recommendations that will steady your firm as it fights the headwinds set by the future trajectory of the sector.

You’ll also have the exclusive opportunity to field questions to our assembled top-level market analysts and industry thought leaders as we open the virtual floor to audience questions.


Jeremiah (Jerry) Caron, Global Head of Research & Analysis – Technology Group

Jeremiah Caron brings more than 25 years of experience to GlobalData, as a market watcher and influential voice in the telecommunications and information technology industries. As Senior Vice President of Analysis, Jeremiah is responsible for overall management and content direction for the company’s portfolio of telecom and IT market intelligence, insight, and advisory services.

Rena Bhattacharyya, Service Director, Enterprise Technology & Services – Technology Group

Rena brings over 20 years of experience to her role as Service Director for Enterprise Technology and Services. She covers analytics solutions, as well as Systems Integrator strategies and enterprise communications. Her expertise encompasses artificial intelligence, cloud-based AI platforms, systems integration and IT services, digital transformation, and business networking.

Gary Barton, Principal Analyst, Business Network & IT Services – Technology Group

As a Principal Analyst, Gary leads GlobalData’s research on SD-WAN, SASE, and access services, as well as collaboration and customer contact from a Service Provider perspective. Gary also contributes to coverage of the wholesale market. Gary is a regular speaker at industry and customer events. Gary has been an industry analyst since 2007, originally working with Current Analysis before its acquisition by GlobalData.

Chris Drake, Principal Analyst, Data Center Technologies – Technology Group

Chris oversees GlobalData’s research on the data center technology industry. His coverage encompasses the hardware and software solutions that support the deployment, operation and management of public, private and hybrid cloud architectures – including the virtualization and orchestration technology needed to enable process automation and workload management.

Amy DeCarlo, Principal Analyst, Security & Data Center Services – Technology Group

Amy brings 27 years of industry experience in assessing the enterprise managed IT services sector, with an emphasis on managed security and cloud services. In her current tole, she focuses primarily on IaaS, analyzing on-demand compute and solutions delivered by hyperscalers and managed cloud services provides, as well as threat intelligence, governance, risk, compliance, and distributed denial of service.

John Marcus, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Services – Technology Group

John is a Principal Analyst within GlobalData’s Enterprise Services team, with a research focus on enterprise IoT services and B2B innovations in telecom and IT services. Among his current focus areas are enterprise 5G, private networks, GlobalData’s IoT Deployment Tracker, and B2B coverage within GlobalData’s Innovation Impact service.

Rob Pritchard, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Technology & Services – Technology Group

Rob Pritchard is a Senior Analyst on the Enterprise Technology and Services team. He is responsible for generating market advisory and competitive intelligence research, with a focus on Enterprise Networking, ESG, channels, and segmentation.

Steve Schuchart, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Networking – Technology Group

In his current role, Steven covers networking hardware and software for the data center and enterprise, including switching, routing, SDN, SD-WAN, and related technologies. This includes NFV for enterprise, automation, AI/ML for networking, location services, and the convergence of networking and security. Steven also covers the nascent Quantum Computing market.

Charlotte Dunlap, Principal Analyst, Application Platforms – Technology Group

Charlotte brings over 25 years of industry experience to her role as Principal Analyst for Application Platforms at GlobalData. Covering the technologies that provide the DevOps infrastructure necessary to build and run enterprise applications, she analyzes the software and services necessary to deliver collaborative applications and build software that is transparent, optimized and reusable.

Laura Petrone, Principal Analyst, Thematic Research

As a Principal Analyst, Laura provides quantitative and qualitative analysis of the telecoms, media and technology sectors through a thematic research methodology. She has contributed to the team’s flagship TMT Trends and TMT Predictions reports, and regularly publishes thematic reports on the most disruptive themes to the TMT sector, including India tech and Data privacy.

Edward Thomas, Research Director

Ed Thomas is research director for GlobalData’s thematic research team. In this role, he manages the production and publication of thematic content across the company, with a particular focus on technology research. Prior to joining GlobalData, he was market intelligence manager at AI company IPsoft and a senior analyst at Ovum, a research and consulting firm, where he covered the global IT services market.

Cian O’Donovan, Senior Research

Cian O’Donovan is a Senior Research Fellow at University College London’s Department of Science and Technology Studies. He researches how emerging technologies and societies shape each other. Three questions drive his work: who benefits from technology and innovation, who pays, and who decides?

Pete Swabey, Editor-in-chief of Tech Monitor

Pete Swabey is editor-in-chief of Tech Monitor. He is an experienced editor, researcher, and presenter, whose work examines the technology-led transformation of business and society for an audience of senior executives and policy makers. Before joining Tech Monitor, Pete was EMEA editorial director for thought leadership at The Economist Intelligence Unit and editor of Information Age