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A Frictionless Transition to the Cloud.

15th September 2016

We had a guest speaker - Gary Barton - from leading Analyst house Current Analysis, as well as a valued customer of Exponential-e - Mark Smyth of the ABPI who spoke of the transition his company took to the cloud, and how working with us was seamless and pain-free transition, delivering immediate staff satisfaction improvements.

With very positive feedback from those in attendance we are pleased that guests found the event informative and interesting.

Agenda

09:30 - 09:45 Arrival and Registrations.
10:00 - 10:15 Introduction to Exponential-e:
Simon Acott, Business and Partner Development Director Exponential-e.
10:15 - 10:45

Market overview / global trends and future gazing:
Gary Barton - Principle Analyst Current Analysis.

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break.

11:15 - 11:45

Don’t just take our word for it: Hear from ABPI who are a valued customer of Exponential-e - about their journey to the Cloud and beyond. Mark Smyth - IT Business Systems Manager, ABPI.

11:45 - 12:15

Innovations in Cloud Technology and your journey to the Cloud: Jonathan Bridges - Head of Cloud, Exponential-e.

12:15 - 12:30

QA and open discussion.

12:45 - 14:00

Networking lunch.

Simon Acott, Business and Partner Development Director Exponential-e.

A Frictionless Transition to the Cloud - An Introduction to Exponential-e.


Gary Barton - Principle Analyst, Current Analysis

Gary Barton presents a Market overview and discusses global trends and future gazing.


Mark Smyth - IT Business Systems Manager, ABPI.

Mark Smyth, from the ABPI (The Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry) talks about his organisations' journey to the Cloud and beyond.


Jonathan Bridges - Head of Cloud, Exponential-e.

Innovations in Cloud Technology and your journey to the Cloud.


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Guest Speaker

Gary Barton - Principal Analyst, Business Network and IT Services

Gary Barton - Principal Analyst, Business Network and IT Services

As a Principal Analyst on the Current Analysis Business Network and IT Services team, Gary covers business telecoms services including data WAN and access services, unified communications, SME services and the UK public sector.

Gary leads Current Analysis' research for the UK B2B telecoms market and also contributes to coverage of the Europe B2B telecoms market and the UK wholesale market. Gary joined Current Analysis in 2007. Gary has previously been involved with the Enterprise VPN Users Association (EVUA), regularly attending their European conferences in an organisational/support role. Gary also has experience working with the airline co-operative Star Alliance, co-authoring and editing internal white papers.

Gary, from Wilmslow, Cheshire, in the UK, has a BA (Hons) in Classics and Ancient History and a Master's Degree (MA) in Ancient World Studies. Gary is also an elected Member of Cheshire East Borough Council.