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 - Choosing the right platform for your ambitions
  • Cloud platform vendors compared
  • Trends influencing CIOs' cloud decisions
  • Security concerns - rising or falling?
John Leonard, Computing Research Director, Incisive Media

09.20 – 10.00

Keynote: How Business 5.0 is the next generation of business - in the Cloud

AI, IoT, smart contracts, hyper computing - when they converge we have the Genesys of the net generation of business - 5.0 - and it's all in the cloud.

Silicon Valley's view of the future is the automatic business - end to end tied together with IoT, executed at smart contract level and managed by an AI system. With virtually no staff it's the ultimate form of competitiveness - and its happening. The Cloud makes it happen faster and with virtually no barrier to entry.

John Straw, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company and IBM

10.00   – 10.20

Keeping one step ahead of the regulators

• The legal and commercial issues surrounding cloud computing
• Data protection issues in cloud and the impact of the GDPR
• Recent regulatory developments that impact cloud computing, such as the EBA Outsourcing Guidelines

Simon Colvin, Global head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Pinsent Masons

10.20   – 11.00

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?
Tony Crewdson-Kennedy, Interim CIO, Royal College of Physicans
Nick Ioannou, Head of IT, Ratcliffe Groves Partnership
Adam Nash, EMEA Technical Sales Manager, LogicMonitor
Manuj Sarpal, Chief Technology Officer, GraniteShares
Moderator: Graeme Burton, Group News Editor, Computing & The Inquirer

11.00 – 11.25

Morning break and visit to the exhibition area

11.25 – 11.45

A New Era of Cyber Threats: The Shift to Self Learning, Self Defending Networks - The Enterprise Immune System: The World's Leading AI.
  • Leveraging machine learning and AI algorithms to defend against advanced, never-seen-before, cyber-threats
  • How new immune system technologies enable you to pre-empt emerging threats and reduce incident response time
  • How to achieve 100% visibility of your entire business including cloud, network and IoT environments
John Dyer, Senior Account Director, Darktrace

11.50 – 12.10

Solving Mass Data Fragmentation

Data is an enterprise's most valuable digital resource. It should be a competitive asset, but with the introduction of GDPR, data has become a costly and risky IT management headache.
Secondary data has become so fragmented across infrastructure silos and locations that it is too complex for IT to protect or locate - let alone leverage. Learn how to identify mass data fragmentation and establish best practices across your organization for safely and cost-effectively defeating it.

John Burrowes MBCS, Business Strategy Consultant, iomart

12.15 – 12.35

Managing the challenge of change

The drive towards ‘cloud first' is gathering pace, with more applications and systems being delivered via public and private cloud infrastructure, but what is ‘cloud appropriate' for your business? Whether you are starting your cloud journey or a seasoned adopter, challenges around security, resilience, and skill set remain prominent. More so in businesses with complex environments or small IT teams. Join us to discover Sungard Availability Services learnings on best practices & approaches based on what we've done with our clients.

Wayne Byrne, Cloud Specialist EMEA, Sungard Availability Services

12.40 – 13.00

Case Study - Cloud as an enabler for digital transformation and culture

Cloud is much more than just a buzzword and can be a enabler for digital transformation and cultural change, both to employees and residents. Adam will talk about how Coventry City Council's journey to date, a few lessons learnt and how this is driving city wide innovation In the run up to City of Culture 2021.

Adam Simmonds, Lead Architect, Coventry City Council


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
Jim Evans, Cheif Technical Architect, Office for National Statistics
Karthik Selvaraj, Senior Cloud Architect, Purple Bytes Limited
George Tunnicliffe, Head of IT Operations, National Theatre
Moderator: Graeme Burton, Group News Editor, Computing & The Inquirer

14.40 – 15.05

Case study: Successfully adopting and integrating cloud into your business
  • esure's journey into the public cloud
  • Working in a hybrid datacentre / public cloud environment
  • What next? (spoiler: it's Kubernetes)
Chris Denton, Cloud Engineering Manager, esure
Rob Stanton, Head of Engineering, esure

15.05 – 15.25

Afternoon break and visit to the exhibition area

15.25 – 15.55

Presentation:  7 Lessons I learned in the Cloud

Mike Potter, CTO at Thames Water, shares his hit list of insights about digital transformation and cloud use. Armed with his rich experience from the private and public sector, Mike will serve his top 7 tips that every CIO should know, could you guess what's number 1 going to be?

Mike Potter, CTO, Thames Water


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?
David Deighton, Chief Enterprise Architect and Chief Information Security Officer, University of Birmingham 
Devon Edwards Joseph, Data Engineer, Lloyds Banking Group
Yemi Oluseun, Project Manager, Barclays
Moderator: John Leonard, Group Research Director, Incisive Media

16.35 – 16.45

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


Conference Close