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Max is the editor of Cloud Pro. He’s seen profound changes to the IT landscape over his 20 years as a journalist, but believes cloud computing could be the biggest of them all. He’s determined to make Cloud Pro a contributor to the debate.
Simon Bisson ran the technology side of one of the UK’s first national ISPs before building large-scale web presences for some of the UK’s leading brands. He’s been writing about web and cloud development for much of the last decade.
Eric Blum is the BMC chief technology officer (CTO) for EMEA, with a particular emphasis on business value realisation related to cloud implementations and large BSM deployments across international organisations.
He leads the ‘Consumerisation of IT’ initiative with an aim to augment the user multi-device experience of BSM through the cloud.
Eric conducted a number of program executive sponsorships at CXO level whilst in his previous role at BMC as VP of EMEA Services.
Prior to joining BMC he was the director for mySAP.com solution at SAP France. Before SAP, Eric held the position of e-Commerce director at Informix where he contributed to the Informix strategy for e-Commerce and drove its deployment across EMEA.
Julian Box is co-founder of Calligo, the Channel Islands only cloud computing specialist.
Prior to Calligo, he founded and was Managing Director of VirtualizeIT Limited, a provider of virtualisation technology, including server, storage, and network virtualisation. From the time of its inception in 1995, VirtualizeIT won several industry awards in recognition of its ability to deliver specialised consultancy services and complex virtualisation projects.
In 2008 Julian co-founded Virtustream an enterprise cloud service provider where as CTO he led the design and implementation of their industry leading private multi-tenanted IaaS offering.
Ditlev is an internet and hosting industry veteran, with more than 15 years’ experience leading hosting and technology companies. As CEO of OnApp, he has led the company’s dramatic growth from its launch in July 2010 to become the leading provider of cloud management software for hosts.
After a few years in roles for the European Parliament, Ditlev moved into the rapidly-growing internet sector in the mid-1990s. He quickly developed a reputation as an entrepreneur and a specialist in start-up and turnaround scenarios. Before founding OnApp, Ditlev led UK2 Group’s hosting companies as MD and CEO, and spearheaded the launch of VPS.NET, which now operates one of the world’s five largest public clouds.
Ditlev has an MBA in International Business from the European Institute for Public Affairs and Lobbying in Brussels, and a degree in Economics from AAU, Denmark. Ditlev is Danish, lives in the UK but travels frequently to speak at events around the world.
Adrian Bridgwater is a freelance journalist specialising in cross platform software application development as well as all related aspects of software engineering and project management. With over two decades of technology media experience, his journalistic creed is to bring forward-thinking, impartial, technology editorial to a professional (and hobbyist) technical audience around the world. His mission is to objectively inform, educate and challenge - and through this champion better coding capabilities and ultimately better software engineering.
David Cartwright has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years in a number of fields, primarily networking and security, and has a particular interest in distributed, non-sequential computing. He is presently global head of networks and telecoms for a multi-national legal services company whose server and storage infrastructure is heavily virtualised and which is actively exploring the potential of Cloud computing.
David is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.
Steve is a networks expert and a contributing editor to PC Pro for more years than he cares to remember. He mixes network technologies, particularly wide-area communications and thin-client computing, with human resources consultancy.
Peter Chadha, is managing director of DrPete Ltd, an independent strategic technology adviser. Peter has been identified by IBM as one of the top 50 IT commentators in the UK, and is a regular commentator on TV and in the press.
Doug Clark is the cloud leader for IBM UK and Ireland. He is part of a global team in IBM shaping and implementing the IBM Cloud Strategy. He leads a specialist team of business development, solution and technical architects that link across IBM's extensive lines of business to support the ambitions of our customers.
Prior to IBM, Doug had 17 years international experience in various blue chip corporations across CPG and healthcare, holding director level roles in sales, distribution and process improvement. Doug has an MBA and a degree in Biochemistry.
Jon is an author, technology commentator and director at Inter Orbis, which researches the impact of technology on business and society. With over 20 years’ in the technology industry, Jon has a deep understanding of the global infrastructures, software architectures, and governance models required to make communities work..
In Jon’s varied career he has been IT manager, software consultant, training manager, IT security expert and industry analyst. He was named European analyst of the year by the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations in 2009..
Outside of technology, Jon has authored several books about music including bands such as Marillion and Rush, Jon is currently writing two books about the impact of the Internet on business and society, and is researching a novel about the violinist, Paganini.
Manek Dubash is a journalist with over 25 years experience. Focused on business and technology, he currently blogs on enterprise infrastructure for a range of websites. His work has appeared in national newspapers as well as specialist technology journals and websites. In the past, he has held senior posts on major news-stand magazines, including PC Magazine UK, Practical Computing and Personal Computer World.
Radek Dymacz is head of R&D for cloud provider Databarracks. Radek studied computer science in Poland and joined Databarracks as an open source and Linux/Unix specialist five years ago. His other areas of expertise include object storage, enterprise storage and cloud security
Get more of Radek’s musings on his twitter account @ChroniclesOfRD
Mary Jo Foley has been a technology journalist for 25+ years. She is known for her coverage of Microsoft, including its growing family of cloud products and services, as well as the many companies that compete with Microsoft in both the enterprise and consumer arenas. She is the author of the book Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft Plans to Stay Relevant in the Post-Gates Era. (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).
Jonathan has over 20 years’ experience building technology business. He joined NewVoiceMedia in October 2010 as Chief Commercial Officer to manage, sales, marketing and product. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in February 2011.
Prior to joining NewVoiceMedia, Jonathan was SVP of Product at Mimecast and before that during his eight years at MessageLabs (now part of Symantec) he was VP of EMEA, Global VP of Sales and VP of Product Management. Before that he spent 10 years in the CRM and contact centre industry.
Maggie has been a journalist since 1999. She started her career as editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. After several years on the magazine, she moved to 'the other side of the fence' to work as a copywriter for a marketing agency, writing case studies and working on ad and website copy for companies such as eBay, Dell, Microsoft and more.
In 2006, just weeks before IT Pro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of IT Pro, she was appointed group editor of Cloud Pro and IT Pro in April 2012. Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and evironmental issues and careers to name but a few.
Jon is one of the UK's most respected IT journalists and a contributing editor to PC Pro since it launched in 1994. He specialises in Microsoft technologies, including client/server and office automation applications.
After spending more than 20 years at the IT coal face across a variety of industries, often in finance related roles, Dennis Howlett is using that accumulated experience to hold vendors to account for what they deliver to customers. He believes the cloud computing model provides the potential to offer transformational business benefits that have yet to be fully understood or articulated. In early 2011, Howlett celebrated 40 years in and around IT. It was a very small party.
The Cloud Industry Forum is a body set up to provide certification to Code of Practice for cloud service providers and which works to bring consumers and suppliers of cloud service closer together.
Graham Jarvis edits TheWhereBusiness.com; an online publication that covers mobile location-based and geo-location services. He is an experienced information communications technology (ICT), marketing, business and financial markets journalist. Graham is also the former editor of the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Technology group, and of The Marketing Leaders.
As a freelance journalist, he covers enterprise technology issues such as the future development of mainframe technologies, cloud computing and management of IT resources.. He has also worked as lecturer, teaching journalism, change management and marketing-related topics.
Frank Jennings is chair of the governance board of the Cloud Industry Forum and partner in law firm DMH Stallard LLP. Frank focuses on tech law, including cloud.
Frank Jennings is chair of the code governance board of the Cloud Industry Forum, co-founder of Cloud Industry Legal Forum and partner in law firm DMH Stallard LLP. firstname.lastname@example.org
Clive Longbottom is founder of Quocirca and a globally recognised industry analyst. His primary coverage area is business processes facilitation, covering the core processes in company’s value chains.>
Within this remit, Clive covers a range of approaches and technologies, including collaborative tools, workflow, service-based architectures, data centre design and optimisation, hardware and software stacks and outsourcing, including cloud computing.
Clive is a regular presenter on public platforms and is consistently placed high in Apollo’s “top European quoted analysts” tables. In his spare time, Clive is a fully qualified wolf handler, working as a volunteer with the UK Wolf Conservation Trust based in Beenham, near Reading.
Freelance editor/journalist/trainer Billy MacInnes is a former editor of MicroScope magazine. He has written about the IT industry, for a number of publications, for more than 20 years.
Lesley Meall is a freelance journalist and editor. She has been writing about accountancy, business and technology for more years than she cares to remember, and before this, at some point in the dim and distant past, she used to be a software engineer.
Workbooks.com sales director, Eurocloud UK Board Member and Cloud Industry Forum Governance Board Member
Ken Nathan-Amissah is managing director and founder of Broadjump Consulting has more than 20 years of experience in various business development and account management roles within the IT and telecoms sectors.
Ken’s has sales experience in different industries, including finance and banking, local government, health, and telecommunications. Among his significant previous positions, Ken served as regional business manager, Northern Europe, for Netopia, a manufacturer of Internet equipment prior to its take over by Motorola.
Ken Nathan-Amissah holds a BSc degree in Mathematics from the University of Hertfordshire.
Mark runs his own Internet Company, ECats, developing and hosting Web applications and sites based on Microsoft technologies. He has developed an automated scoring system for bridge which is now used worldwide. Mark has an unhealthy interest in databases and is a contributing editor for PC Pro magazine, writing a regular column on web applications in the Real World Computing section as well as the odd feature and review.
Andy is a member of the senior product management team at Virgin Media Business. In this role, Andy is responsible for defining and executing the Cloud Services market strategy and product development, overseeing the Virtual Private Data Centre offering, as well as other key applications and services within Virgin Media Business’ Cloud portfolio.
Prior to this role, Andy also managed international product portfolios for COLT Telecommunications and Nortel Networks, building valuable insight into European and Global markets. Andy has worked in IT and Telecoms throughout his career to date, specialising in Cloud (Software, Platform and Infrastructure-as-a-Service), as well as Advanced Contact Centre Solutions, including Speech Recognition, Self-Service and VoIP.
In his spare time Andy avoids the perils of relaxation by coaching an Under 10’s football team and is a keen triathlete.
Neil Thomas is the product manager for cloud computing at Cable&Wireless Worldwide. Neil has led the development of the Flexible Computing cloud service and its launch to customers in the UK.
Having worked closely with the early adopter customers of this service, Neil has gained valuable insight on the advantages cloud services can bring, but also the pitfalls to avoid and the approaches that succeed.
Neil has always been involved in product development and aligning products with specific requirements. After studying Industrial Design at Brunel University, he took up a role as a design consultant in Cardiff. He has since moved from designing medical equipment to leading a team designing items such as textphones for the Royal National Institute for Deaf People. He has also been involved on programmes such as digital signage and CCTV solutions at C&W Worldwide.
Outside of work, Neil enjoys spending time with his two year old daughter, as well as hiking.
Davey Winder has been covering the IT security beat for the last 20 years. Along the way he has won the 'Information Security Journalist of the Year' title no less than three times, and in 2011 was bestowed with the Enigma award for his lifelong contribution to information security journalism.
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