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Nov 18 2015

Registration and breakfast

Plenary Panel: “It's a data center Jim; but not as we know it." - How will the data center industry respond to the needs of the IoT?

Brandon Butterworth, Chief Scientist, BBC Cole Crawford, CEO, Vapor IO George Rockett, CEO & Co-Founder, DatacenterDynamics Kushagra Vaid, GM, Server Engineering, Cloud and Enterprise Division , Microsoft Tanuja Randery , President, UK & IE , Schneider Electric

As the Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Big Data and Clouds drive the data center sector into uncharted territory, how will the industry respond? We ask our panel of innovators, visionaries and business leaders: Will today's warehouses morph into a disaggregated infrastructure? What will software be eating next? And which tech shops will triumph?


Panel: What is the impact of the IoT tsunami and the cloud on IT service delivery?

Armin Graefe, Global IT and Infrastructure- Data Center Systems Operations, Adidas Group Brandon Butterworth, Chief Scientist, BBC Jane Gilmour, International CTO, The Coca-Cola Company Matthias Haendly , VP, Platform Solution Group, SAP Richard Hall , CEO, CloudOrigin

With an expected 45 billion devices connected by 2020 we ask a panel of senior IT strategists from the world’s most recognised brands how IoT will transform their enterprise IT infrastructure requirements over the next 5 years. 


Morning coffee and networking in the Expo with rapid-fire 15 minute presentations on the Solution Stages

CIOs as business leaders and the need to look at cloud from a business innovation perspective

Piers Linney, Co-CEO, Outsourcery

The profitability of many companies now depends on effective technology, making the CIO central to business decision making. However, many IT leaders are struggling to understand how cloud computing can fuel innovation and what it means to changing how technology is used throughout organisations.

Piers Linney will discuss what innovation means in the cloud era, the significance of this for the changing role of CIOs, their relationships with the c-suite, and how IT leaders need to think more than ever before as business innovators.


Panel: Can the public sector fully leverage a consolidated and streamlined IT delivery in the “cloud first” era?

Dave Brown, Head of Informatics Infrastructure , Genomics England Diptesh Patel, Head of Core Technology Infrastructure, The Home Office James Barton, Head of Enterprise Technology Projects, Department for Work and Pensions James Duncan, Deputy Director, PSN CTO, Cabinet Office Steve Hall, CEO, Crown Hosting Data Centres Limited

With reduced budgets and an array of legacy IT, how can the consolidated approach help public sector organisations’s to streamline their IT delivery? Leading public sector IT experts will debate the benefits and challenges of outsourcing to a colocation facility. Can a shared facility simplify your migration to the cloud whilst avoiding vendor lock-in liberation in the “cloud first” era?  What are the challenges of government use of cloud services for public service delivery? How energy efficient is a shared facility? 


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Lunch and networking in the Expo with rapid-fire 15 minute presentations on the Solution Stages

Coca-Cola’s journey to the cloud

Jane Gilmour, International CTO, The Coca-Cola Company

Cloud solutions are on every enterprise CXO’s agenda as we move into 2016 with public cloud uptake gaining serious momentum this year. Whilst the benefits are clear, the migration to the cloud poses several challenges.

 What part of your IT should sit in a public private or hybrid cloud, and how do you overcome data mobility and security challenges?  Join Coca-Cola on their journey to the cloud.


Digital Enterprise and the multicloud- creating the platform for the Internet of Everything with hybrid IT

Metin Algir , Enterprise Cloud Specialist, SunGard AS

An internal reorganization, a shift of market focus, a regulatory update, a variation in buyer behaviour, or a new competitive threat? Such diversity creates complexity. And although we don’t like to admit it—IT landscapes are often filled with unknowns and unexpected surprises behind every cable and inside every rack.

Your current data centre is a distributed hybrid of technologies, applications, services and processes—some new, some certainly not. Getting the right mix is increasingly difficult and always a moving target. Which workloads are critical, which could be switched off? What should you outsource, what can you keep in-house? Such challenges are becoming harder to manage and more costly to cope with—for what you have today and what you may need tomorrow

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