Programme List - Cloud & Infrastructure Summit North


8.30 – 9.00

Registration and breakfast

9.00 – 9.10

Welcome and opening remarks
Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing, V3 & The Inquirer

9.10 – 9.40

Keynote: The cloud in 2025 – better, faster and more secure
  • The future of the as-a-service model
  • How do you address the inherent security issues of the cloud?
  • Where is the cloud going next?

9.40 – 10.25

Polylogue: Advancing towards an effective company cloud culture
  • Why should your organisation be cloud-first?
  • How do you successfully implement and maintain a cloud-first culture?
  • What can you do to educate and train your staff in the cloud and its capabilities?

10.25– 10.55

Morning break and visit to the exhibition area


Stream 1
Stream 2

10.55– 11.15

The agile work environment in 2025
  • Utilising cloud solutions to develop an online office
  • The fiscal opportunity that agile working presents
  • Successfully implementing SaaS in your business
Effortless migration of the cloud
  • Successfully migrating from on-premises to the cloud
  • Making your migration journey simple and cost-effective
  • Pinpointing high-value migration assets and prioritising key data transferral

11.15– 11.35

Creating the ultimate defence: machine learning and the cloud
  • Counteracting cyber threats with advanced machine learning technologies
  • Exploiting the in-built capabilities of the cloud with advanced security solutions
  • Real life examples of machine learning in action
The rise of hybrid cloud
  • How can you seamlessly enact a hybrid cloud structure?
  • How do you manage the mixture of private and public?
  • Is it really more beneficial to be private or public cloud only?

11.35 – 11.55

Overcoming the ancient: upgrading from legacy systems and on-premises
  • How to convince senior management to move to the cloud
  • Establishing the power of cloud over on-premises
  • How to expertly upgrade your systems with minimal disruption to your business
Storing your data in the cloud
  • 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?

11.55– 12.15

IaaS: the benefits of outsourcing your infrastructure
  • Can IaaS make your enterprise infrastructure more efficient?
  • Why should you outsource your infrastructure?
  • Is this a more stable and secure solution than in-house infrastructure?
Cloud and Big Data analytics
  • Why is the mingling of data analytics and the cloud such a good thing?
  • Using SaaS BI to streamline your business processes and costs.
  • Is cloud the future of Big Data analytics?

12.15 – 13.15

Lunch and visit to the exhibition area

13.15 – 13.40

Case study: Cloud and DevOps: a mutually beneficial relationship
  • Why do cloud and DevOps work so well together?
  • How using these tools can make your organisation more agile
  • Does the move to DevOps and cloud signal the rise of adaptive IT?


Stream 1
Stream 2

13.40 – 14.25

Workshop: Implementing a hybrid cloud structure
Workshop: Securing the cloud: successful strategies and solutions 

14.25 – 14.55

Afternoon break and visit to the exhibition area

14.55 – 15.20

Case study: Hacking the cloud
  • Hear from an ex-hacker on where the weaknesses lie
  • Is the cloud inherently easier to hack?
  • Does the move to serverless signal the end of old fashioned attacks?

15.20 – 16.05

Polylogue: The future of the cloud
  • What are the biggest obstacles in the development of the cloud?
  • What are the ramifications for the cloud in a post-Brexit, post-GDPR Britain?
  • In a world that is ever increasingly internet connected, where will the IoT be in 2025?

16.05 – 16.15

Closing remarks
Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing, V3 & The Inquirer

16.15 – 17.30

Drinks reception

*Please note that this programme is subject to change.