Successful innovation using cutting edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, internet of things and predictive analytics requires more than just a good idea.
 
Provided the considerable hurdles of funding and buy in can be overcome, the proof of the innovation pudding really is in the scaling.
 
The answer to many scalability issues  is cloud. Not only can the elasticity of cloud platforms ease the transition into production, but it can also help champions win the support of key business decision-makers via live demonstrations. Agile development on cloud platforms allows feedback to be quickly incorporated into the development cycle, and of course the cloud provides a global distribution software distribution platform.
 
In fact, it’s very hard to imagine a future tech billionaire who does not use cloud to a significant extent.
 
During this web seminar our expert panel will be looking at how cloud can support the various stages of innovation, what to look for at each stage, and how cloud is changing the way innovation happens.

 

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John Abel

Head of Technology and Cloud, Oracle

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John's primary role in Oracle is Head of Technology and Cloud developing the strategy for UK and Ireland while in parallel managing the business development and sales consulting function. John has worked in Consulting, Support, Education and Business Development, he has a very wide view of the Oracle landscape which helps customers define and drive their own strategy.


Stuart Sumner

Computing

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John Leonard

Research Director, Computing

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John Leonard is responsible for the setting up and running qualitative and quantitative surveys for Computing Research's clients in order to assess the opinions and experiences of IT professionals on issues important to the industry, such as cloud computing, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and the IT decision making process as a whole.


Dr Becky Sage
(Outside Broadcast Case Study)

CEO, Interactive Scientific Ltd

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Dr. Becky Sage, CEO at Interactive Scientific Ltd, works on digital aesthetics and immersive experiences for education and research. Becky has managed the company as they developed Nano Simbox which is changing the face of science education and science research, through which she has been recognised as a WISE finalist, a National Women in Innovation winner and a change-maker in education. Becky believes in connecting the full scientific ecosystem to the societal challenges that are underpinned by science research and developing a more diverse work force with the scientific skills, confidence and intuition to build a healthy, sustainable future. Dr Becky Sage is featured during a case study but will not be on the panel.


Toan Nguyen
(Outside Broadcast Case Study)

Founder, Shortways

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With almost 15 years working in IT for blue-chip companies, Toan founded his own company, Shortways, which has been in operation for 5 years. The company’s objective is to bring great value to blue-chip companies on their business applications (ERP, CRM, HCM, …). Shortways is an innovative just-in-time learning software providing step-by-step guidance and context-sensitive help, embedding videos, job aids and business procedures. Set up in under 5 minutes on any software including SaaS, it dramatically accelerates user adoption and cuts training costs on business tools by more than 20%. Customers include Fortune 1000 companies like Total, Sodexo, LafargeHolcim, Adecco, and a large French mobile operator. Toan Ngyuen is featured during a case study but will not be on the panel.


Nihad Yolchuyev
(Outside Broadcast Case Study)

Senior Software Developer, Aurora Energy Research, Ltd

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Nihad Yolchuyev is featured during a case study but will not be on the panel.

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