Programme List - Cloud & Infrastructure Live 2019


08.30 – 09.00

Registration and breakfast

09.00 – 09.05

Welcome and opening remarks
Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing & The Inquirer

09.05 – 09.20

Computing research
Andrew Hobbs, Research Analyst, Computing

09.20 – 09.50

Keynote: Enabling the future of cloud: speed, resilience and security
  • The evolution of cloud computing
  • How will the future of cloud computing shape the world?
  • What does the rise of cloud mean for data security?

John Straw, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company and IBM

09.50 – 10.15

Keeping one step ahead of the regulators

Hear from a leading legal mind on the latest compliance challenges and what to expect next.

Diane Mullenex, Partner, Pinsent Masons

10.15 – 10.55

Panel discussion: Migration, migration, migration…
  • How do you begin a cloud transformation?
  • What are your key observations in your own journey to cloud?
  • How do you mitigate risk when migrating applications and data?
Adam Nash, EMEA Technical Sales Manager, LogicMonitor
Manuj Sarpal, Chief Technology Officer, GraniteShares
Moderator: Graeme Burton, Group News Editor, Computing & The Inquirer

10.55 – 11.25

Morning break and visit to the exhibition area


Stream 1: Strategic
Stream 2: Technical

11.25 – 11.45

A clouded future: improving cloud security  
  • The two-pronged approach to cyber security
  • Improving cloud security through virtualisation
  • Is risk of breach inevitable with cloud computing?

A closer look at multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud approaches
  • Why and how to adopt a multi-cloud strategy?
  • Solving the main integration issues
  • Blurring the boundaries between public and private clouds

11.50 – 12.10

Migrating to the cloud
  • Successfully migrating from on-premise to the cloud
  • Making your migration journey simple and cost-effective
  • Pinpointing high-value migration assets and prioritising key data transferral

Cloud data and application portability
  • Lock-in and stability vs. choice and portability: where does the balance lie?
  • What are the solutions for issues of data portability?
  • Open APIs necessary but not sufficient?

12.15 – 12.35

Automating IT processes through cloud
  • Low hanging fruit ripe for automation
  • The road to automating IT support services
  • Explaining automation: neither silver bullet nor job killer

Understanding cloud containers
  • What exactly are cloud containers?
  • Why should you use cloud containers to store your organisations data?
  • How can you trust the security of containers vs. full-blown virtual machines?

12.40 – 13.00

Overcoming the ancient: upgrading from legacy systems and on-premise
  • Cloud is more than DropBox. Educating the board on how things have changed
  • Revisiting the cloud vs. on-prem argument
  • How to expertly upgrade your systems with minimal disruption to your business

Edge computing and the IoT
  • Decentralising computing power: connected cars, smart cities and autonomous devices
  • Moving latency sensitive processes to the edge
  • Edge computing and cyber security strategy

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch break and visit to exhibition area

14.00 – 14.40

Panel discussion: Manoeuvring multi-cloud
  • Why use a multi-cloud approach?
  • How do you accelerate cloud adoption without becoming too integrated into one cloud providers system?
  • What are the dangers of multi-cloud and how do you combat this?
Thomas Attree, Cloud Engineering Lead, Sainsburys
Karthik Selvaraj, Senior Cloud Architect, Purple Bytes Limited
Moderator: Tom Allen, Special Projects Editor, Computing & The Inquirer

14.40 – 15.05

Case study: Successfully adopting and integrating cloud into your business

Hear from a FTSE-250 IT leader on their cloud journey

15.05 – 15.25

Afternoon break and visit to the exhibition area

15.25 – 15.55

Afternoon keynote: NHS

Content TBC

Will Smart, Chief Information Officer, NHS England

15.55 – 16.35

Panel discussion: Futureproofing your business in the cloud
  • Horizon scanning: how do you tell important developments from shiny things?
  • Which emerging technologies are you looking at implementing in the future?
  • What do you foresee as the biggest obstacle for your organisation in the further adoption of cloud?
Terry Willis, Director of Technology, Church of England
Moderator: John Leonard, Group Research Director, Incisive Media

16.35 – 16.45

Closing remarks
Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing & The Inquirer

16.45 – 17.30

Drinks reception