Defining Reference Solutions to the Current IT Digital Transformation Problems at ONUG Spring 2019

February 28, 2019 – Boston – For the first time, the ONUG Spring event will be in Dallas, TX. The ONUG Founders and Chairman announced that the IT experts gathered around the ONUG roundtables will discuss hybrid & multi-cloud reference solutions, which pose as the fundamental impediment to current IT transformation.

ONUG is interested in how IT is rearranging itself for the digital area, with areas of concern such as Hybrid & Multi-Cloud, Digital Transformation, Building Infrastructure, and Future of Work. In January 2019, there were a series of ONUG Working Group calls for IT executives to add their input, share hybrid and multi-cloud use case requirements and organize their work for presenting reference solutions with solution integration partners at ONUG Spring on May 7-8th in Dallas, TX.

ONUG Board rounds up 23 IT executives who represent various industries and companies – all of them committed to facilitating greater engagement and cooperation among IT business leaders, standards organizations, open source communities, cloud, vendor, and service provider communities.

During ONUG Spring 2019, IT executive participants will focus on identifying new skills and organizations solutions plus software building blocks that are fundamental for success in the digital transformation economy. Many of these industry experts are concerned about secure hybrid & multi-cloud ecosystems that are fundamental to  most of IT transformation projects. The lack of reference solutions stands as a major impediment to the successful realization of IT transformation, which is why the ONUG Working Groups were called to assist the industry at large by providing practical and proven reference solutions to accelerate the entry of Global 2000 into the 21st century’s digital ecosystem.

Mick Currey (Director, Fidelity Investments) and Carlos Matos (Senior Vice President Tools, Automation, and Digital Transformation, Bank of America) co-chair the Hybrid Multi-Cloud Working Group. The WG is concerned with addressing the requirements of the hybrid multi-cloud environment, identifying industry gaps/impediments to cloud adoption, developing best practices. At ONUG Spring 2019, some of the topics on the agenda are – hybrid multi-cloud infrastructure approaches, artificial intelligence for IT automation, software-defined wide area networking 2.0, and agile for infrastructure.

In their search for the best reference solutions, ONUG Spring 2019 speakers will also discuss the future of work within the IT sector because the role of IT is changing in the wake of decentralized plus AI/ML operations IT. “Sources of revenue of many traditional corporations are coming  more and more from digital products and services,” says Nick Lippis, the Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of ONUG, “so they are organizing their IT in a similar manner to high tech companies like ebay, Dropbox, Uber, et al. These tech enterprises were built on the Internet as their manufacturing floor.” Most IT experts are building their private cloud infrastructure in hybrid multi-cloud environments that will be similar to the public cloud regarding the tools and services consumed  as well as underlying software and hardware.

Join the conversation at ONUG Spring 2019 May 7 through 8 in Dallas, TX. We will set off on a journey to start to answer the questions about constructing hybrid multi-cloud environments and building the infrastructure that will support current digital transformation initiatives. All the discussions will be wrapped up with answers about the future of work in the IT sector.

About ONUG

What is the goal of all ONUG working groups and events? We can define the primary goal as bringing together the full IT community to allow IT business leaders to learn from peers, to make informed open infrastructure deployment decisions, and to create the dialogue between the vendor and user communities to collectively drive open infrastructure choices and options via aggregated use case requirements. The ONUG Board is composed of IT leaders from Bank of America, Cigna, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, eBay, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Gap Inc., GE, Intuit, JPMorgan Chase, Kaiser Permanente, the Lippis Report, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, State Street Bank, TD Ameritrade, UBS, and Yahoo (now Oath). For more on ONUG, go to or follow us on Twitter @ONUG_