Programme List - Cloud & Infrastructure Live 2018


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 – 9.30

Computing research
Peter Gothard, Technology Analyst, Incisive Media

9.30 – 10.00

Keynote: The new era of cloud
  • The latest developments in cloud technologies
  • Striving for innovation and digital transformation in the workplace
  • What does the future of cloud really look like?

10.00 – 10.25

Case study: Implementing a corporate cloud culture
  • Journeying from on-prem to the cloud – trials and tribulations
  • Is cloud-first a viable option for the enterprise?
  • Training your staff in the capabilities of the cloud

10.25 – 11.10

Panel discussion: Adopting the cloud and developing a migration strategy
John Lyons, Head of Cloud & Hosting, Zen
Moderator: Graeme Burton, Group News Editor, Computing, V3 & The Inquirer
  • How do you streamline the transition to ensure maximum productivity and organisation?
  • What do you do about legacy systems and should you be thinking about reassessing cloud providers?
  • How do you develop an ironclad migration strategy?

11.10 – 11.40

Morning break and visit to the exhibition area


Stream 1: Strategic
Stream 2: Technical

11.40 – 12.00

Interoute Presentation
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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 AI and machine learning in action

12.00 – 12.20

The 7 Deadly Sins of Multi Cloud: Points of Failure to Avoid.
Kris Saxton, Partner and Co-Founder, Automation Logic

How do you accelerate cloud adoption whilst avoiding becoming too embedded in a single cloud provider's ecosystem? Drawing from recent experience guiding large organisations in the retail, government and banking sectors, AL's Kris Saxton shares some of the the most common pitfalls when implementing a multi-cloud strategy.

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?

12.20 – 12.40

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

Securing your network with cloud containers
  • 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?

12.40 – 13.00

  • Successfully migrating from on-premise to the cloud
  • Making your migration journey simple and cost-effective
  • Pinpointing high-value migration assets and prioritising key data transferral

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?

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch and visit to the exhibition area

14.00 – 14.45

Panel discussion: Harnessing hybridity in the cloud
Moderator: Tom Allen, Special Projects Editor, Computing, V3 & The Inquirer

When should you consider a hybrid cloud approach?

What are the benefits of utilising public and private cloud?

How do you go about multi-cloud management?

14.45 – 15.05

Case study: Cloud - Security and incident reporting under the NIS Directive
Dr W Kuan Hon, Director, Fieldfisher
  • What is the NIS Directive? Overshadowed by the General Data Protection Regulation, but it still matters.
  • How do the UK NIS Regulations affect cloud computing service providers?
    • Registration with ICO by November 2018
    • Security and incident reporting obligations
    • Up to GDPR-level fines and other ICO enforcement powers including information, inspection
  • Comparison with the GDPR's security and breach notification obligations
  • Impact on critical infrastructure operators (energy, transport, health, water, digital infrastructure) who rely on cloud services
  • Practical steps to take

15.05 – 15.30

Case study: BAT journey towards adoption of an enterprise data platform
Mark Cooper, Global Analytics Architect, British American Tobacco
  • Technology choices BAT have made so far and lessons learned
  • How multiple large data workloads have been enabled using Azure cloud data and analytics technologies
  • Understanding the challenges of getting started on an organisation-wide data platform journey, as well as investment justification
  • Current problems, future requirements and future roadmap

15.30 – 15.50

Afternoon break and visit to the exhibition area

15.50 – 16.15

 Case study: Managing cloud security risks
  • How do you ensure the security of your operations in the cloud?
  • Does public cloud pose a greater threat to your security than private or is a hybrid cloud strategy best-suited?
  • Where do the weaknesses lie and why is cloud so ubiquitous with security concern?

16.15 – 17.00

Panel discussion: The future of cloud technologies
Carrie Wray, Senior Service Delivery Manager, Leeds Building Society
Moderator: Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing V3 & The Inquirer
  • What are the biggest obstacles in the development and mainstream adoption of the cloud?
  • What are the ramifications for the cloud in a post-Brexit Britain?
  • Where will IoT and AI be in the next ten years?

17.00 – 17.05

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

17.05 – 17.45

Drinks reception