The ultimate journey of discovery

Taking place on 12-13 April at the ExCeL Centre, Cloud Expo Europe returns with its biggest and best instalment to date. Government Business details what to look out for.

This year’s event will bring you an unrivalled line up of world-class suppliers to the cloud technology sector, thousands of hours of free content from over 500 of the industry’s leading international practitioners and first class peer networking opportunities.

Building on the success of 2015, which saw 15,286 attendees flood the ExCeL Centre for Cloud Expo Europe and the co-located Data Centre World, new events Cloud Security Expo and Smart IoT London are being added to the event stack, which now boasts four industry leading events in one location. Visitors can access all four events with just one free ticket.

Cloud Expo Europe offers dedicated public sector content, and is a unique opportunity to learn first-hand what is new and what is next in the cloud sphere.
It all begins with a conference programme packed with hundreds of real practitioners including many from public sector organisations.

Speakers include: John Holben, solution architect, Home Office; Neil Butler, programme director for Digital Transformation, Home Office; Colin Saliceti, web operations engineer, Government Digital Service; Mahiben Maruthappu, senior fellow to the CEO, NHS England, co-founder, NHS Innovation Accelerator; Alexander Tettenborn, head of division, Development of Digital Technologies, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy; Thomas Magedanz, head of NGN Division, Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS; and Florian Schreine, senior scientist and deputy director of the Competence Center for Next Generation Network Infrastructures, Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS.

A learning space
Be inspired by over 500 top experts, including number one rated CIOs, acclaimed global Cloud leaders, Cloud gurus from Google, Visam, Ikea Systems, Deloitte, Sainsbury’s, AstraZeneca, The Home Office, British Gas, and Ticketmaster, all speaking in a compelling conference and seminar programme, which covers all the major technology and business issues.

Learn from dozens of real practitioners from blue chip companies, service providers and leading organisations including Linux Foundation, PwC, British Gas Connected Homes, UBS, Microsoft, and Adidas-Group.

Source the latest products and solutions from record 500 cutting-edge suppliers, including Arista Networks, Asigra, Century Link, Cloudian, Digital Realty, Dimension Data, HGST, Huawei, IBM, Ingram Micro, Interoute, iomart, Masergy, NaviSite, NTT, Pure Storage, Samsung, Virtustream and ZTE.

Network with thousands of your peers, with a projected attendance of over 20,000 there has never been a better opportunity to meet industry visionaries, business leaders and people who have faced – and overcome – the same challenges as you. Benefit from our brand new Software Architecture Theatre and FinTech stream in partnership with FINTECH Circle.

Cloud Security Expo
As a public sector professional, you’ll understand the importance of security. Now there is a new, major security event, exclusively dedicated to securing the cloud, with confidence – and you can access this event for free.

Cloud Security Expo is an educationally‑led conference and exhibition, covering the pressing security needs of cloud service providers and major organisations adopting cloud technology, answering the important technology and knowledge needs of both senior security professionals, such as CISOs and heads of I.T. security, plus senior I.T. professionals, including CIOs, CTOs and Cloud architects. The conference content is designed for security and IT professionals working in client side organisations, CSPs, MSPs and the technology ecosystem. Event partners include the Cloud Security Alliance, IISP and ISC2.

The urban environment
The Urban IoT Showcase is at the centre of Smart IoT London 2016: a two-day, education‑led conference and exhibition designed to help thousands of decision-makers and technology buyers in enterprise, service provision and the public sector to acquire the technical and business know-how to develop and deploy smart IoT strategies.

Taking place on 12-13 April, the Urban IoT Showcase will highlight how, through the lens of some of the most progressive and exciting IoT programmes developed for the urban environment, intelligent technologies and applications will benefit citizens, businesses, policy makers and planners.

Smart IoT London is collaborating closely with Innovate UK, the Digital and Future Cities Catapult and leading academics to create this unique space within the event. Here technology providers, enterprise, city management and planners, and the investment community can engage and share knowledge and expertise in order to harness the potential of IoT adoption and deployment.

The Green Data Centre
Data Centre World is the compelling and practical event for everyone involved in running and building data centres. Whether you are responsible for a server room or a tier 4 data centre, or anything in between, you can equip yourself with the latest knowledge and skills at Data Centre World.
Housing products from 28 exhibitors, the DCW Green Data Centre is a live interactive feature that showcases the practical implementation of products from cooling units and fans, to cables and perimeter fencing. This is the only feature of its kind at any exhibition in the world, just another reason to visit Data Centre World 2016. Get hands on with the latest data centre tech.

The keynote programme
The welcome address will be conducted by Eileen Burbidge, chair of Tech City, Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group; Passion Capital. Elsewhere, Rashik Parmar, Lead IBM Cloud Advisor, will be analysing ‘What business outcomes should you expect from cloud?’ Drawing from the experiences from over 1000 cloud projects, in his talk, Rashik will discuss how these expectations have evolved from the early days of cloud, and identify the common outcomes that business should anticipate from implementing cloud technologies.

Adam Foster and Julien Goupil will be discussing ‘The digital Transformation of the Tour de France’, while Charles Nasser, CEO at Claranet, presents the findings from the latest annual Claranet Research Report, a survey of 900 IT leaders from mid-market organisations across Benelux, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and the UK, assessing the ways that businesses are using IT. Charles will explore how IT is supporting business strategy, the way that organisations are managing applications, how innovative IT teams are, and the role of the IT services provider.

Putting your trust in the cloud
‘The trusted Cloud’ will question how much do we trust our enterprise cloud provider? Doug Hauger, general manager at National Cloud Programs, delves in to what drives trust, what constitutes the trust gap between on-premises and cloud services, and the thought processes your peers go through when making trust decisions.

This is followed by Dandy Bappedyanto and Johan Christenson analysing ‘Hybrid Clouds’. When properly designed, hybrid clouds integrate compute, storage, security, networking, applications, and management into a common, highly orchestrated on‑premises/off-premises workspace. Hybrid architectures allow businesses to place workloads in appropriate environments based on factors such as data criticality, compliance mandates, application behaviour characteristics, usage patterns and security/performance characteristics.

On Wednesday, Barak Regev of EMEA Cloud Platform, simply asks ‘What’s next?’ and where will Google Cloud Platform take you? He is building a different kind of cloud and will share insights into how Google is transforming the market landscape. Louis Columbus of Apttus looks at ‘Ten ways analytics is revolutionising enterprise cloud computing’. Analytics adoption in enterprises continues to accelerate, revolutionising reporting, insight and intelligence from the shop floor to the top floor. Attend this keynote to learn how enterprises are revolutionising their most essential business processes and strategies using analytics. Extensive research from third party firms will be provided, and everyone attending the presentation will receive a free e-book and a copy of the presentation.

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