Programme List - Cloud & Infrastructure Summit 2017





Welcome and opening remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing, V3 and The Inquirer


Computing research

Peter Gothard, Technology Analyst, Computing


Opening Keynote



Case Study: “Cloud for Clouds” How can we be agnostic about cloud offerings

Ajwat Hasan, Infrastructure and Cloud Architect, FCA

  • Multiple cloud - an agnostic approach
  • Consumer choice to get best of cloud offering
  • Future of cloud - a mystery


Panel discussion: Adopting hybrid cloud: why, when and how?

Alex Hooper, Head of  Operations, BMJ

Nick Ioannou, Head of IT, Ratcliffe Groves Partnership

Paul Dingwitz, MD & Head of IT, Smart Games Technologies

  •          Why should you adopt hybrid cloud and what are the benefits?
  •          What boxes need to be ticked to ensure that your enterprise hybrid cloud ready?
  •          How did you manage the transition to hybrid cloud?


Morning break and visit to the exhibition area


The GDPR and the cloud

  •          How to handle cloud apps when the GDPR is in full swing?
  •          How to ensure compliance when operating in the cloud
  •          What opportunities arise from the GDPR?


Transforming traditional datacentre and network infrastructure to software defined platforms

Mike Rivers, Director Cloud Computing, Interoute

  • How to enable agility for legacy applications by overcoming the complexity hybrid cloud infrastructure integration
  • Evolving the WAN from traditional to cloud age SD-WAN
  • Understand the impact of physical distance and latency consistency on application performance



Recovery and recovering into cloud

Rajkumar Munusamy, Product Manager, Sungard Availability Services

  • Sungard Availability Services has a 3-step approach to recovery. The introduction of cloud computing has changed the way we do recovery.....Or has it?
  • Find out more in this session on how Sungard AS can help you with on-premise recovery and recovering into AWS


The Enterprise Immune System: Using machine learning to detect cyber threats across physical, virtual and cloud environments

Dave Palmer, Director of Technology, Darktrace

  • How machine learning and mathematics are automating advanced threat detection, across the blurred lines of network boundaries
  • Why self-learning technology, known as the "immune system" approach, detects threats early without using rules or signatures
  • How can you gain 100% visibility across physical, virtual and cloud environments, including third-party cloud services and SaaS
  • Real-world examples of threats uncovered in the cloud by Darktrace


Lunch and visit to the exhibition area


Panel discussion:  Navigating security in the cloud

Jay Harrison, SRE Lead, Centrica

Paul Houghton, Technology Delivery Manager, NHS Digital

John Keegan, Head of Infrastructure Services, DWP

  • What security hurdles must be cleared before adopting the cloud?
  • Realities and risks in the cloud
  • SecDevOps (or whatever you want to call it!)


The trials and tribulations of a migration to cloud ready software

Andy Czerwinski, Digital IT Architect, British Gas


Afternoon break and visit to the exhibition area


DWP Journey to hybrid cloud

John Keegan, Head of Infrastructure Services, DWP


Panel Discussion: Cloud computing: the next generation

Ben Naylor, Innovative Technology Transformation Manager, Belron International

Chris Grundy, Director, Cundall 

Mark Evans, Head of IT, RLB

  •          What to expect from cloud in the future?
  •          Why mobile and IoT didn’t change the cloud but AI ca
  •          How will cloud adapt to important future tech advances?

17.00 –17.05

Closing remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing, V3 and The Inquirer