- Cloud Essentials
- Software as a Service
- Accounting / Financial
- Asset Management
- Business Intelligence
- Business Process Management
- Compliance & Risk Management
- Content Management
- Document Management
- Help Desk Management
- IT / Application Management
- Project Management
- Transportation & Logistics
- Infrastructure as a Service
- Platform as a Service
– the first steps into cloud…
What does it take to move to the cloud? Many organisations have started moving applications to cloud providers but there are still unanswered questions: How fast should you move? How do you choose a provider? What applications should you move first? What mix of on-premise and public cloud should there be? These are just a sample of the questions that any CIO would have.
The CloudPro Forum will help answer all your questions. You’ll hear from some of the leading experts on cloud computing and hear from some companies who have already made the move. In one day, you’ll have a clearer understanding of the issues and your path to cloud.
Keynote presentation - Andy Mulholland
Former global CTO Capgemini and management blogger
Andy has recently reired after several years as Capgemini global chief technology officer. He is the co-author of three books that have charted the current changes in technology and its use by business, including Enterprise cloud computing: A strategy guide for business and technology leaders. The book describes the wider business implications of cloud computing with the promise of on-demand business innovation. Andy was voted one of the top 25 most influential CTOs in the world in 2009 by InfoWorld and his Capgemini CTOblog was voted the best blog for Business Managers and CIOs three years running.
Sunderland City Council
When a city’s major industry closes down and a quarter of the jobs vanish, the local authority has to act radically to preserve the local economy. In Sunderland’s case, that transformation was effected by a major overhaul of the council’s IT infrastructure.
Much of the underlying technology is cloud computing and Tom Baker, Sunderland head of ICT will describe how the local authority is using IT to stimulate the local economy, improve working practices for IT staff and drive efficiencies throughout the city. Sunderland’s vision is a ground-breaking one and this will be an eye-opening presentation for anyone wondering how cloud can be a force for transformation.
Travel company Holiday Extras currently deals with 8 million travellers a year and has invested heavily in the cloud. By moving to cloud-delivered web servers, the company has cut its costs in half and is seeing additional benefits.
Chief marketing technology officer Nilan Peiris will explain the thinking behind the company's decision and how cloud has proved to be such a success.
Other case studies TBA
The event will close with a panel discussion where various cloud experts (users, service providers and analysts) will discuss some of the issues around cloud rollout. The main theme of the debate will be changes to business practices that cloud enables: what is the role of the CIO/IT manager? How should existing applications be handled? What does the flexibility provided by cloud mean in practice? And what are the danger points? It is envisaged that this will be an interactive session with plenty of opportunity for audience members to contribute and ask questions.
Panellists confirmed so far:
- Nigel Beighton, International VP of Technology at Rackspace
- Clive Longbottom, founder and service director at Quocirca
- Phil Wainewright, Eurocloud