About this event:
It’s no new thing that data is the blood supply to the heart of many organisations. In a world of ever-increasing data, the only guarantee is that it is going to get bigger. Through real life case studies and interactive Q+A our industry experts will be going back-to-basics. From best practices in securing and storing, to tips on optimising storage capacity and categorising efficiently, this episode of Deskflix: Data Mobility will cover all your data challenges.
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John Leonard is Group Research Director for the Enterprise Technology Group at Incisive Media. He has designed and conducted research studies and analyses covering many of the aspects of business technology that are driving the way we live and work today.
Computing and Delta
Stuart Sumner is Editorial Director of Incisive Media's technology-focused titles: Computing and Delta. He oversees all content across print, web, tablet editions, rich media and events - including the IT Leaders' Dining Club and Computing Summits. During Stuart's tenure Computing has transformed from a print-reliant business to a bleeding edge multi-channel brand with an industry-leading events portfolio. Previously he spent 10 years as a programme manager in the IT industry, working for companies such as the BBC, COLT, Nortel Networks and Equant. As a journalist he has also worked for Time Out and IPC Media. He is a regular technology pundit and contributor to the BBC News Channel, as well as a published author.
Strategic Alliances Manager
Mark Murrin is a Strategic Alliances Manager for Veeam Software based in the UK and covering UKI region. Mark’s IT career has included sales specialist roles, software sales manager and director roles within a variety of resellers and service providers, and has focused for the last 14yrs on building value through strategic alliances and partnerships including Microsoft, HPE and NetApp.
Regional Sales Manager
Mark Wallis, Cohesity Regional Sales Manager for UKI and South Africa. Mark is responsible for driving and executing Cohesity’s go to market strategy into key regions. Prior to his role here at Cohesity Mark spent many of his years in the Data Management and Cyber Security markets enabling customers to leverage technology and drive business change and transformation programs. .
Global Storage Field CTO & Technologist
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Nick Dyer is a Field CTO & Technologist for HPE Storage, having spent 15 years architecting and deploying mission critical virtualised solutions working for companies such as Dell, EqualLogic, Xsigo Systems, and for the last 8 years with Nimble Storage & HPE through acquisition. Nick’s most recent projects have been the technical ramp and market introduction of HPE Cloud Volumes in Europe, as well as driving HPE, Nimble Storage & dHCI adoption across the world.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
I am a Chief Technologist working in the HPE UK CTO office. I have 30 years of experience in experience in designing, delivering and selling Information Technology, Information Management and Information Storage solutions.
Although I consider myself a technologist, I am for more interested in the impact and change a technology can bring over the technology itself. I like to find innovative ways to explain the value of a technology, more often than not backed by a creative financial business case.
International Sales Director
Richard Feltham is a Storage Industry veteran with experience across large and small Storage Vendors and specialist Resellers. Richard has helped and advised many Customers and Partners in the latest and most innovative technologies in the Industry, which is well illustrated in his current role as the International Sales Director at Scality – a market leading Distributed File & Object software company. Richard’s 5+ years at Scality has enabled him to expand his knowledge and become an expert in the world of Hybrid & Multi-Cloud Data Storage and Data Mobility
Head of EMEA Alliances at Cohesity
Paul Sudlow - Cohesity EMEA Head of Field Alliances, has worked in the IT industry for over 30 years. The last 20 years specialising in EMEA channel and alliance enablement throughout the storage industry. Paul has held a variety of roles in system engineering management, product marketing and alliances, and has worked for major vendors in this space including NetApp, EqualLogic, Dell, Nimble Storage and now Cohesity. He has focused primarily on joint vendor solutions & alliances for the past 10 years.
Alliance Systems Engineer, Veeam Software
Kevin Ridings is an Alliance Systems Engineer for Veeam Software based in the UK but covering the EMEA region, Kevin’s IT career has included sys admin, Solution Architecture and Pre-Sales within a variety of resellers and service providers , with a strong focus on Storage & Virtualization
After gaining a degree in Quantity Surveying, and spending 8 years as a Surveyor, he started to specialise in the implementation of UNIX-based multi-user computer systems.
In 1993, Alan joined Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) and was soon promoted to Systems Manager implementing a Works Ordering system plus a GPS based system for road inspections.
In 1999, Alan became an Applications Manager for CCC, heading a team responsible for the implementation and support of Social Care based IT systems. In 2003 he became the ICT Development Manager and worked with Central Government on mobile computing.
Over the years, Alan has gained experience in IT strategy, cloud computing and mobile computing. He is an experienced public speaker having participated in numerous conferences and panel discussions. He is a great advocate for new ways of working and currently has a keen interest in Augmented Reality and IoT.
He is currently the Chief Architect for the Cambridgeshire IT Service.
Prev Head of IT Operations, National Theatre
George likes a challenge. With a people centred and business enabling approach, he has worked in IT across different sectors such as defence, charities, healthcare and in scenarios of rapid growth and transformation. Entering the IT industry from a graphic design and catering background has evolved into a creative and stakeholder driven approach to tackling technology objectives for organisations and companies.
Building high performing teams supported by automation, Cloud and As-A-Service platform strategies, has enabled George to deliver technologies to support digital and technology change at the organisations he has worked with.
An advocate for diversity and passionate about building the individual, he has focussed on teamwork, collaboration and empowering those individuals to learn and overcome the challenges a modern IT team faces. As well as making sure engaged and friendly personalities are present to make IT a positive place, he works to ensure IT is a welcoming place for the organisation and to help build a true partnership.
Outside the office George keeps it interesting enjoying performance arts as well as by wakeboarding, indoor skydiving, flowboarding, kayaking and anything else that doesn't involve a computer!