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Get more from your Cloud strategy

Our event on the 24th May 2016 at The Ritz, London, proved to be another popular morning seminar – looking at how disruptive technologies aligned to data analytics and innovations in the Cloud can drive business change.

Guests were able to discover how our innovative hybrid services combine the best of traditional IT competencies, with world leading Connectivity, Cloud and Communication services - and make the impossible, possible.

Our guests heard from Steven Harrison from NSD and speakers from Exponential-e, alongside guest speakers from Macfarlanes LLP and EMC. With all speakers covering a wide range of topics guests were able to hear the latest on Bimodal IT, Big Data and much more.

A key message from the event was looking at how you can enable a multi Cloud ecosystem with Cloud service integration and management, and how the road for high quality analytics can only start from high quality data.

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


09:30 - 09:45 Arrival and Registrations.
09:45 - 10:00 Introduction to Exponential-e: Cloud innovation and New beginnings.
Simon Acott - Business & Partner Development Director.
10:00 - 10:20

Digital Landscape: High Quality Analytics start with High Quality Data.
Steven Harrison - Director of Technology, NSD.

10:20 - 10:40

Using technology to drive deeper data management.
Mark Elliott - Advisory Systems Engineer, EMC.

10:40 - 11:10

Coffee Break.

11:10 - 11:45

Improving performance through technology - the migration journey from onsite to IaaS
Andrew Powell - Head of IT, Macfarlanes LLP.

11:45 - 12:10

Getting more from your Cloud Strategy: Enabling a multi-cloud ecosystem with Cloud service integration and management.
Jonathan Bridges - Head of Cloud.

12:10 - 12:45

QA and open discussion.

12:45 - 14:00

Networking lunch.

*Agenda is subject to change.

Listen to what Steven Harrison, Director of Technology at NSD, had to say about the digital landscape and future of data. Just one of several guest speakers from the event.


Guest Speaker

Mark Elliott - Advisory Systems Engineer, EMC

Mark Elliott is an IT veteran of 25 years. Originally beginning his career with Volvo, Mark’s interest in business and IT has ensured his involvement in successful global projects. Mark then spent the following 10 years working as a Senior Enterprise Architect for various IT service providers specializing in Data Centre workloads and optimisation using virtualisation. He successfully designed and implemented Data Centre solutions for both Public and Private sectors.

For the past 3 years Mark has worked for EMC as an Advisory working with Service Providers. He uses his cross functional Business awareness together with strong technical and operational IT knowledge to provide solutions with positive Business outcomes.


Guest Speaker

Andrew Powell - Head of IT, Macfarlanes

Andrew Powell - Head of IT, Macfarlanes

Andrew Powell has recently joined Macfarlanes as Head of IT, responsible for setting and implementing the firm's IT strategy, working closely with the firm's senior management team.

A Chartered Fellow of the BCS with experience in the banking and dotcom sectors, he is a member of Macfarlanes Executive Committee and has spent most of the last twenty years leading IT teams for law firms based in Edinburgh and London. In his previous role, he was responsible for moving the entire onsite Data Centre environment to an infrastructure as a service platform delivered by exponential-e.