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VMware Presentation in Montreal on September 28 — Maximizing Productivity, Mobility, and Efficiency in the Healthcare Sector

Presentation of VMware’s solutions to issues in Quebec’s healthcare sector and a review of the key highlights from the VMworld 2016 conference



Date:  Wednesday, September 28

Time:  9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Place:  Maison du développement durable, 50 Sainte-Cathérine St. W., Montreal

Session Objectives

Demonstrate to executives responsible for IT projects and investments in healthcare how VMware is helping to simplify operations management in the current context of the regional consolidation of institutions. Recognize in the proposed creation of shared service centres an opportunity for centralization, virtualization (beyond server environments), technological standardization, and even automation of IT processes and service delivery practices.

In terms of virtualization of workstations and mobility, many institutions have yet to realize the full benefits of their projects and are having difficulty in adjusting to the needs and new expectations of their users. This presentation event, specifically for the healthcare sector, will give us the opportunity to share with you the most recent examples of completed projects (with client testimonials) as well as the latest innovations presented at the big VMworld 2016 conference.

Invited presenters:

  • VMware and its local team of healthcare sector solutions specialists
  • PCD Solutions as the Quebec-based centre of expertise and the consulting and integration firm for the solutions presented
  • Representatives from the Hôpital Sacré-Cœur IT department who will share with you their project experiences, the benefits achieved, as well as the key aspects of their financial justification approach




Welcome and registration


Opening presentation


Overview of VMware’s proposed Software-Defined Data Centre Approach and its day-to-day application to issues facing the healthcare sector

Part 1:  How VMware can help you deliver the best access experience for your users, doctors, and nurses, anywhere, any time—both on and off campus


Creating a mobile, digital work environment that improves delivery of healthcare services

  • Optimize productivity and collaboration in the context of shared clinical stations
  • Support the increased needs for labour mobility across and beyond the campus
  • Increase patient engagement through mobile technologies
  • Ensure security, compliance, and management


Lunch (boxed lunch provided)


Panel of experts with specialists and special guests

Period for questions and sharing experiences

Part 2:  How VMware’s Software-Defined Data Centre approach can help your institution reduce costs, maximize the use of its existing infrastructures, and simplify operations management in the current context of shared service centres


Creating a shared service centre based on the latest technologies and software-defined management principles

  • Standardization, consolidation, and optimization to reduce service delivery costs
  • IT agility and automation to increase efficiency
  • Implementation of a service-oriented architecture
  • Visibility, control, and cost transparency – Notification and/or billing of services
  • Security and compliance


Deployment steps, service approach, and suggested next steps


Closing remarks

*Sessions will be presented in French

You should attend this event if…

  • You are a decision-maker responsible for initiatives and investments surrounding VMware technology within your organization
  • You are working to develop solutions to simplify the regional consolidation of healthcare facilities and the establishment of shared service centres
  • You want to improve the agility and quality of the services you provide to your users, doctors, and nurses
  • You are interested in opportunities regarding software-defined management, creation of a service portal, applications catalog, and automation of your IT processes
  • You want to learn about and understand the latest innovations presented at the VMworld 2016 conference

To Register

Please confirm your registration as soon as possible by contacting Christopher Tomiuk from VMware by email: ctomiuk@vmware.com or by telephone: 514-293-7026