Wednesday 9 September, 10am – 1.50pm
About this event:
The coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated the importance of cloud in keeping organisations agile, and the vital role played by infrastructure ops teams when faced with unprecedented disruption. Making sure you are on top of your cloud game is now more important than ever.
Tune in to Deskflix: Cloud and Infrastructure Ops to hear industry experts speak on the questions you need answered: how to formulate a coherent cloud strategy, what are the trade-offs between hybrid, private, public and on-prem, and how could a multi-cloud approach benefit your organisation? What about ensuring of cyber-security in cloud? Is now the right time to look at cloud-native apps and infrastructure, and what skills should you be building for the future?
- Connect with 200 UK IT leaders from around the UK
- Join us from anywhere on your desktop or tablet, for free
- Ask industry experts your burning questions, real time
- Network with sponsors in the virtual exhibition
- Earn certification through CPD
Editorial Director, ComputingView Bio
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.
Research Director, Incisive MediaView Bio
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.
Group IT Director, Portman Travel GroupView Bio
As IT Director for Portman Travel Group, Matthew Oates leads the Group’s IT function incorporating infrastructure, security and application development. In this role Matthew ensures IT supports the growth and acquisition strategy of Portman Travel Group by focusing on secure infrastructure solutions that are scalable and flexible. With a particular interest in risk Matthew has guided Portman Travel Group through ISO27001, ISO22301 and BS10012 certifications to ensure security, business continuity, and personal information management processes are well managed and validated. Prior to this Matthew worked in Rail leading the IT function within TransPennine Express where he worked closely with the Fleet department to produce an innovative fuel saving system with annual high six figure savings resulting. Portman Travel Group owns Clarity, one of the UK’s largest Travel Management Companies, Elegant Resorts, the premier luxury tour operator in the UK, and If Only, the multi-award winning luxury tour operator.
CIO, ParcelforceView Bio
James has been one the UK’s leading CIOs in Transport and Logistics for the last 15 years with successful tech-enabled business transformations at Northumbrian Water, Abellio, Northern Rail and more recently at Drax plc and Royal Mail Parcelforce. In addition to his charity work with Bytenight and Action for Children, James is passionate about educating tomorrow’s leaders as a visiting fellow of Loughborough University. James is also the founder of WinningCIO ltd, a network of CIOs who work together for mutual benefit and also to support tech companies to hone and develop their board room proposition and presence.
Director of Cloud & Edge, EquinixView Bio
Andrew McCreath is the director of Cloud and Digital Edge at Equinix and works on alliances and partner edge strategy, collaboration development, hybrid multicloud strategy development and unlocking the ROI of digital business.
Andrew is a strategist and a forward-thinker with over 20 years’ experience working around the world for companies such as Accenture, Credit Suisse First Boston, Kimberly-Clark, Société Générale and Zurich Insurance Group Ltd.
Director of Cloud Security, DarktraceView Bio
Based in Toronto, Nabil specializes in the application of cloud technologies and works closely with Darktrace’s Research & Development team. He advises strategic Fortune 500 customers across North America on advanced threat detection, cyber AI, and Autonomous Response for cloud and SaaS environments. Nabil is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences across North America, including Microsoft Ignite, Black Hat, and the World AI Forum. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from McGill University and is an advisory board member of the EC Council.
Technology Evangelist, LogicMonitorView Bio
Stuart has over 20 years IT industry experience, initially in hands-on engineering roles and latterly as a strategic leader of IT teams in some of the world’s best known retailers and retail business intelligence providers. His experience includes the tech transformation of catalogue-and-phone DIY retailer Screwfix Direct into the e-commerce powerhouse it is today, Ted Baker’s cloud migration and ERP modernisation programme, as well as extensive technology due diligence and acquisition led projects, in the Assurance & Compliance and Publishing markets of Australia and North America. Stuart now represents LogicMonitor, who provide the platform that has aided Stuart’s work for nearly a decade.
Vice President Digital Transformation and Segment Marketing, EquinixView Bio
Originally from Australia, Steve has 20 years experience, with 16 years in large scale financial services multinational enterprises ranging from 40,000 to over 300,000 employees.He has held positions in operations, engineering, product and financial management, mergers and acquisitions, enterprise architecture, CIO Management Consulting and CTO.
Steve joined Equinix in November of 2014. From his technology strategy and leadership roles he knew technology disruption was fast approaching and that Equinix would be right in the middle of it, so he relocated his family from NYC/NJ to Silicon Valley to co-define and launch the Enterprise Market Strategy.
Vice President EMEA, PagerDutyView Bio
Steve Barrett is the VP of EMEA at PagerDuty; PagerDuty is the leading Digital Operations Management platform that helps companies improve customer experience, mitigate business disruption and improve people productivity and engagement. Over 13,000 organizations around the world trust PagerDuty to deliver real time operations.
Steve brings more than 20 years of leadership and enterprise software revenue experience. He has proven success leading fast-growth teams and leads PagerDuty’s expansion in the region to grow and support our European customers locally. Previously, Steve was Regional Vice President of Salesforce Commerce Cloud UK and prior to that led direct and channel sales for Dell EMC and Bottomline Technologies across EMEA.
Director - Enterprise Platform Services – Change, HMRCView Bio
Denise joined HMRC in April 2017 and is responsible for leading the core Engineering function within HMRC’s IT department, as well as the Cloud, Data Platform and messaging teams. Denise and her team are delivering an agenda of stabilisation and improved resilience to the department’s current IT estate, as well as migrating its services from their current data centres to Cloud (both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure). An on-premises facility, Crown Hosting, has also been established under the programme’s governance. In addition, Denise has delivered a new Cloud Centre of Excellence within HMRC to ensure that ways of working are adapted to deliver successfully and efficiently in the Cloud. Denise has also taken on responsibility for developing the plan and programme to remediate wider Technical Debt across HMRC’s estate. Prior to HMRC Denise worked at NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) as Director of Transformation. Denise’s IT career started at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) where she was responsible for delivering a number of IT changes across PwC’s global IT estate
Principal Engineer, Office of the CTO, QuestView Bio
With a background in electrical and electronic engineering, with over 30 years’ experience working in the IT industry throughout both corporate
and channel-based businesses. In recent years, Adrian has been working within the Data
Protection product team at Quest driving the technology portfolio and working
as a product evangelist. Before this as the EMEA Pre-Sales Manager for the Dell
Software Data protection team and EMEA Technical director for BakBone Software,
ensuring delivery of presales activities throughout the region. Adrian currently
works within the Quest Software CTO office and continues to drive the
technology strategy and work as a product evangelist for Quest Software
Principal Product Manager – Interconnection EMEA, EquinixView Bio
Direnc is responsible for Equinix’s new interconnection products and services including the commercial development of Equinix’s cloud initiatives in
EMEA. He has over 20 years of experience in the technology, interconnection and telecoms industry.
During his career, Direnc has held various senior roles at Equinix, Telecity and Sprint/T-mobile, a major US carrier,
including leading Sprint’s network team in EMEA, product development, sales and marketing.
Direnc holds a Bachelors in Computer Engineering and a Masters in Electrical Engineering with a minor in
Business from the University of Kansas, USA.