07:30 – 09:00 Delegate Registration

08:00 – 08:45 Breakfast Session: Why GDPR Means Companies Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Data Protection

09:00 – 09:45 Keynote: IT Futures & Trends. David Chalmers, VP & Chief Technologist, EG EMEA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

09:45 – 10.30 Keynote: Thanks IT! Said No One Ever David Fuller, EACS

10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment Break & Exhibition

11:00 – 11:45 Breakout Session 1

12:00 – 12:45 Breakout Session 2 or Lunch 1

13:00 – 13:45 Breakout Session 3 or Lunch 2

14:00 – 14:45 Breakout Session 4

15:00 – 15:45 Breakout Session 5

16:00 – 16.45 Breakout Session 6

16:45 – 17.30 Keynote: Martin Donnelly. Ex F1 Driver, FIA Driver Steward & Driver Coach.

17:30 – 17:45 Closing Speech & Prize Draw

17:45 – 18:30 After Event Drinks

2017 Exhibitors

APCAPC by Schneider Electric, the leading global brand for integrated IT physical infrastructure and software, provides reliable power and availability solutions for IT and communications technologies. APC products enable individuals and businesses to anticipate the unexpected, protecting critical information and data. It’s certainty in a connected world. APC is a flagship brand of Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and industrial automation. www.apc.com

logo_tag_400wide-web-150x39-1-copyAt Cireson our mission is simple: to be the foremost authority on Microsoft System Center. From expert-class Asset and Service Management apps in the Cireson Store, to ongoing education and community engagement, everything we do is designed to push the platform forward and deliver a System Center experience that is unparalleled.

 

CitrixCitrix aims to power a world where people, organisations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. Its technology makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time. Citrix provides a complete and integrated portfolio of Workspace-as-a-Service, application delivery, virtualisation, mobility, network delivery and file sharing solutions that enables IT to ensure critical systems are securely available to users via the cloud or on-premise and across any device or platform. With annual revenue in 2015 of $3.28 billion, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organisations and over 100 million users globally.

 

DellDell empowers countries, communities, customers and people everywhere to use technology to realise their dreams. Customers trust us to deliver technology solutions that help them do and achieve more, whether they’re at home, work, school or anywhere in their world.

 

eacs_street_deeds-copyWhen you choose EACS, you will receive practical, innovative and cost-effective IT products, solutions and services to help you achieve your business goals – benefits which have made us an award winning IT advisor and provider to a wide range of UK companies.On the EACS stands you will be able to talk to our consultants about End User Computing, Infrastructure, Systems Management, Cloud Backup, Services and Support.

 

ErgotronErgotron helps companies increase employee wellbeing and productivity by bringing IT devices to the point of use and enabling people to work with them in a healthy way. For more than three decades Ergotron has been developing innovative mounting solutions, computer carts, charging systems and sit stand workstations that improve workflow in many different environments. Product solutions are used in various vertical markets such as Healthcare, Education and the Corporate Office

 

fSLogixLogoFSLogix is the leading innovator of solutions that reduce the amount of hardware, time and labor required to support desktop virtualisation platforms, enhancing user experience while reducing support requirements. FSLogix is a Microsoft partner, Citrix Ready partner and Best of Synergy winner, and VMware Technical Alliance partner.

 

harvard-training-logo-copyThe aim of Harvard Training is to work in partnership with your organisation to provide advice and guidance on all your IT related training needs. In addition to providing our own courses on Microsoft technologies, the range of training we offer is unlimited. As an independent supplier we source all types of courses from various partners giving you more choice and flexibility. We provide a complementary service to your own HR department, working together, to provide the right training solution.

 

HPECreating a technology platform that helps your business thrive in a disruptive marketplace takes experience and an understanding of how IT systems interact with each other – and the people who use them. Hewlett Packard Enterprise solutions help our clients quickly turn ideas into value through the agility of the cloud, through data-driven insights to drive revenue and through secure, anywhere, anytime collaboration.

 

ArubaMobile, IoT, and cloud are disrupting traditional businesses and declaring new winners. We are building smarter networks that are insightful and predictable to accelerate the transition. Infrastructure services are offered as software from the public or private cloud, enabling secure connectivity for mobile and IoT — under one roof.

 

HP HP is one of the world’s most recognisable and powerful brands, synonymous with innovation, trust and reliability. Our customers and partners are vitally important to our company. At HP, we’re creating a company with the heart and energy of a startup, and the brain and muscle of a Fortune Global 100 corporation. Our vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Our mission is to engineer experiences that amaze.

 

igel_logo-copyIGEL delivers powerful endpoint management software that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company’s world-leading products, including the IGEL Universal Management Suite, IGEL OS-powered thin and zero clients, and all-in-one thin client solutions, deliver a smart and secure endpoint management experience that shifts granular control of thin and zero client devices from the end user to IT. This enables enterprises to remotely control all thin client devices from a single dashboard interface. With IGEL, IT teams can do more with less, lower their total cost of ownership and operation, and future-proof their organisation. www.igel.com

 

IvantiIvanti is IT evolved. By integrating and automating critical IT tasks, Ivanti is modernising IT and helping IT organisations successfully automate and secure the digital workplace. Ivanti is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has offices all over the world. For more information, visit www.ivanti.com.

 

mimecast-web-300x39-copyMimecast makes business email and data safer for more than 21,800 customers and their millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the company’s next generation cloud-based security, archiving and continuity services protect email and deliver comprehensive email risk management in a single, fully-integrated subscription service. Mimecast reduces email risk and the complexity and cost of managing the array of point solutions traditionally used to protect email and its data

 

netapp-logo-2016-300x227-copyNetApp’s vision for a Data Fabric seamlessly connects different management environments and clouds and is what guides their innovation. Global enterprises, local businesses and Government organisations look to NetApp and their ecosystem of Partners to help maximise the business value of their IT investments. They count on NetApp for best in class software, systems and services to manage and store their data. Customers value NetApp’s teamwork, expertise and passion for helping them succeed with NetApp’s knowledge and skills supporting them to envision, deploy and evolve their IT environments today, tomorrow and into the future.

 

Add3ORIIUM:add3 helps customers with their cloud or virtual data strategy and ambitions with our ‘Application:First’ approach. We assess and analyse the requirements of an environment and provide guidance and deliverable services to enable our customers to transition their core applications into new environments, whilst ensuring the quality and integrity of these critical business components.

 

Pure LogoPure Storage helps companies push the boundaries of what’s possible. The company’s all-flash based technology, combined with its customer-friendly business model, drives business and IT transformation with Smart Storage that is effortless, efficient and evergreen. Pure Storage offers two flagship products: FlashArray//m, optimized for structured workloads, and FlashBlade, ideal for unstructured data.

 

sophos-logo-copySophos helps organisations keep data safe and blocks the growing number of complex threats. We protect everywhere and offer complete security with our full range of endpoint, encryption, email, mobile, web, network security and UTM products.

 

toshiba-leading-innovation-logo-smallToshiba’s commitment to excellence means that whether you’re in the office or on-the-go, you can count on Toshiba to provide a high-quality mobile computing experience. We place our customers at the centre of everything we do. Your feedback influences our products and helps us achieve our goals of providing industry-leading computing experiences, based around the four elements of quality, design, ease of use, and eco-friendliness. This approach results in environmentally-responsible products that excel in reliability, intuitiveness and design, and suit every business need.

 

veeam_2014_logo-copyVeeam delivers the next generation of Availability to enable the Always-On Enterprise™, providing businesses and enterprises of all sizes with the means to ensure Availability for virtual, physical, and cloud-based workloads through the following capabilities:

• Enterprise Continuity: Recovery Service Level Objectives (SLOs) of less than 15 minutes for ALL applications and data; automated Disaster Recovery (DR) orchestration
• Cloud Data Management: Availability for workloads across any cloud or location, to maximise IT investments and increase flexibility
• Compliance and Visibility: Proactive monitoring, reporting, testing and documentation to ensure business and regulatory requirements are met

SECURE WORKSPACES AS SERVICES FROM THE CITRIX CLOUD (CITRIX)
Citrix Workspace Services (Suite) meets changing cloud, deployment strategies including cyber-security requirements with the industry’s leading secure workspace solution which is “secure by design”, enabling IT to securely deliver all apps – Windows or Linux, web, SaaS and mobile including sharing of organisational files with approval workflows anywhere securely with IT controls & reporting. Users can access secure virtual apps, desktops & data (synced, encrypted) on any device, over any network, to empower people to work their way while Citrix Cloud enables IT to focus on workload delivery & execution from an always-on, secure and evergreen control plane managed by Citrix Cloud.

WHAT’S NEW IN THE XENFAMILY, SHAREFILE POWERING SECURE WORKSPACES (CITRIX)
Citrix continues its investment with acquisitions, consistent innovation in XenServer, XenApp, XenDesktop and ShareFile enabling secure by design delivery of virtual apps & desktops from on-prem flexible HCI and/or elastic public clouds with follow-me data that is synced securely with document approval or business workflows. We’ll explore what’s new in HDX, workload provisioning, managing of app layering (Unidesk), resource management. (Norskale) and more, which ultimately helps your end-users live better and work better, while empowering IT with a choice to deliver a better experience traditionally on-prem or from an evergreen and secure control plane from Citrix Cloud.

RECONSIDER YOUR LAN/WAN STRATEGY WITH NETSCALER (CITRIX)
NetScaler enables organisations to deliver apps and data with the security, reliability and speed trusted by thousands of networks worldwide. NetScaler is an enabler of SD-WAN optimising and accelerating traffic (4G, MPLS, Broadband etc.) between locations, branch offices including optimising (ADC), orchestrating and providing insight (MAS) into these workloads, even as your network fabric expands to embrace a hybrid cloud strategy, while consolidating your gateway URLs from 5 (Web, SaaS, Virtual Apps & Desktops, VPN, Mobile) to 1 URL.

CITRIX + MICROSOFT ” BETTER TOGETHER” (CITRIX & MICROSOFT)
The Citrix and Microsoft partnership hits the accelerator in 2017 with our collaboration now extending across our Citrix portfolio and reinforces our joint commitment to help our partners and our customers migrate to the cloud. We’ll start with the Azure Cloud leading into Secure App Delivery (ARA replacement) and Windows 10 VDI on Azure, continued co-development and streamlining secure UC with Skype for Business and finishing off with how together we are enhancing value for Microsoft EMS Customers with NetScaler providing conditional & compliant access.

REINVENTING YOUR IT INFRASTRUCTURE REFRESH CYCLE (DELL & NUTANIX)
Welcome to the era of invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing model of converged compute, storage and networking solutions. Nutanix and Dell EMC will showcase the possibilities of a software-led environment in which powerful software replaces typical hardware services as a key driver of datacentre and IT efficiency. Today’s businesses demand simple, less complex technology services that will free up the time of your overburdened IT staff. So if you would like your internal IT functions to operate with the cloudlike efficiency of companies like Google and Facebook, take a leaf out of their book and embrace the era of invisible infrastructure.

CLOUD CAPABLE INFRASTRUCTURE (EACS)
Hybrid cloud is emerging as the dominant model for IT, with most organisations now consuming some sort of cloud services. Attend this session to understand your options in extending your datacentre to the cloud without giving up control. See how hardware and software vendors are connecting your datacentre to the cloud and facilitating a hybrid cloud that allows you control over where you place your workloads.

DO WHAT YOU’VE ALWAYS DONE, YOU’LL GET WHAT YOU’VE ALWAYS GOT – MODERNISING IT OPERATIONS (EACS)
A business that can enable its users to be more productive through the modern use of IT will gain competitive advantage. But how can IT do this when business as usual gets in the way of modernisation and transformation? Budgets are not rising and time is a precious commodity that can only be consumed once. IT needs to find new ways of doing the basics brilliantly allowing time to invest in the skills and technology that will drive the business forward. This session will show you how building long term strategic partnerships can be a key component in the successful delivery of Modern IT Operations. You will also hear from an EACS customer that is yielding the benefits that these partnerships can bring.

IT PROCUREMENT MADE SIMPLE (EACS)
This session will demystify the role of Vendors in the IT procurement cycle by demonstrating how EACS can help you maximise Vendor benefits and reduce costs simply by utilising key negotiating techniques. Additionally, we will introduce our new IT procurement portal which enables your IT department to take control of spending, reduce your internal overheads, and allow you to standardise your environment.

WHY CLOUD FAILS AND HOW TO PREVENT IT (EACS)
Everyone is talking about how best to use cloud as part of their IT strategy. However, organisations who want to find out how to use it to scale activities, to reduce the number of support heads or to save money are asking the wrong questions; they are entering the cloud era from a traditional perspective. The first question you should ask yourself when considering cloud is: “What business issues am I currently facing?” Having defined these you can then ask yourself how IT – whether traditional, cloud or a combination of the two – can best be used to address them. In this session you will look at how you can use a multi-cloud solution to fulfil your business needs

IT IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – ARE YOU READY FOR A DISASTER? (EACS)
How long could your company function and stay in business following a total loss of IT services? Today, more than ever, Disaster Recovery planning is essential for the survival of any organisation. This session takes a high-level look at some of the options available to maintain IT services, ranging from traditional, to the use of cloud through a number of Hybrid features being provided by vendors.

ANALYSING YOUR DATA LANDSCAPE – IDEAS FROM THE TRENCHES (EACS)
We know GDPR is coming (it’s “the new Health and Safety”). Experienced business analyst, Keith Shering, will share ideas for practical steps to analyse your data landscape. Keith has worked with SMEs, global enterprises, and public sector bodies. He is also Data Controller for his own software platform, so sees the need to understand, protect and value information from many angles. At its heart, GDPR is about putting a value on personal data. You can treat it like any other asset by analysing its value, and the ways you process and store it.

OFFICE 365: A NEW WORLD OF PRODUCTIVITY (EACS)
Find out how to get the most from Office 365 and how it continues to evolve. Learn about some of the newest features and tools and how EACS can help your workforce to collaborate and communicate more effectively and embrace a new way of working where work is something you do not somewhere you go. Reducing or eliminating the cost of communication and travel and at the same time improving work life balance.

IDENTITY MANAGEMENT – PEOPLE CENTRIC IT (EACS)
Your PC, your email, Twitter, CRM – is maintaining login details for a proliferation of services becoming a problem? How do you ensure when staff leave they don’t take credentials with them? Identity is key in the cloud era – in this session we’ll discuss the approach to simplifying identity management.

HOW TO DEPLOY AND MANAGE WINDOWS 10 (EACS)
The era of Windows 10 is upon us. Almost all organisations have some Windows 10 devices now, but precious few can say that they have completed their rollout, or have full visibility and control over them. Learn why EACS recommends the use of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to deploy and manage Windows 10.

MONITORING – HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR IT? (EACS)
Complaints from your users should not be your strategy for detecting problems in your datacentre. Learn how to implement a process of continual service improvement and spot potential issues before they become real issues. This session will explore Microsoft’s tools for monitoring everything in your datacentre, from applications to infrastructure. We will discuss System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and Operations Management Suite (OMS), and uncover the powerful capabilities of Monitoring Packs.

POWER TO THE PEOPLE – AUTOMATION FOR THE NATION (EACS)
Join the rebellion to demand a more productive and cloud-like experience for end users. Learn how your organisation could benefit from a mobile-friendly web-based self-service portal which will give them access to what they want, when they want it; without having to call the service desk.

SOFTWARE LICENSING AND ASSET MANAGEMENT (EACS)
Learn about our offerings to assist you to understand, manage and optimise software assets to ensure compliance risks are reduced and available software assets maximised.

DIVERSITY + INCLUSION = SUCCESS (EACS & MICROSOFT)
Creating a culture that values Diversity can be a key ingredient to attract and retain talent but doing this requires commitment to a strategy that values everyone. This session will be led by Human Resources Director for Microsoft UK, Theresa McHenry, who will explain how Microsoft is harnessing the power of all to stimulate innovation and customer satisfaction.

HOW EACS CAN HELP YOU SOLVE YOUR IT CHALLENGES WITH CITRIX (EACS)
EACS has been a Citrix partner for more than 20 years. Our expertise with Citrix products and technologies can help you save time & money managing your environment and users, strengthen the security of your IT infrastructure, boost mobility for your end users as well as giving them a modern and great user experience which they are used to receiving in the consumer IT world. This breakout will highlight some of the technical advantages Citrix can give you as well as the security and simplicity that IT needs in our fast moving world.

DELIVERING ALL OF YOUR TECHNOLOGY AS A SERVICE – ACHIEVING HIGHER VALUE AT LOWER COST WITHOUT CAPITAL EXPENDITURE (EACS)
All market indicators show that investments in IT infrastructure and technology will migrate aggressively to subscription purchasing in the near term. Cloud, SaaS, and core IT technology subscriptions are expected to continue to deliver significant growth. Technology changes at the speed of light while budgets for IT implementations are often a one-time spend or cut in the face of rivalling priorities. Over 80% of companies are seeing a change in how their customers want to access and pay for goods and services. As a result, 50% of the same companies are changing their business models to subscription service pricing (The Economist, Jan. 2016).

THE PUBLIC SECTOR – DELIVERING VALUE IN CHALLENGING TIMES (EACS)
Join this specific session for the Public Sector which will share with you how technology can enable change and help you achieve strategic goals in what, at times, can be challenging circumstances. We will consider Digital Transformation through cloud platforms with a specific deep dive into Azure services. We will also look at how some challenges can be solved with self-service & automation. Customer stories will be referenced throughout and Coventry City Council will showcase how they improved service desk efficiency by providing staff with a self-service portal.

MODERNISING MEETINGS, EVERYONE IN THE ROOM WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR DESK (EACS)
Skype has become the must have business tool, but what’s all the hype about Skype? What does it mean for you? Your business? Your bottom line? This breakout session will explain how Skype will give you more time, improve your business efficiency and make significant savings to the bottom line. Come along and see why Microsoft refers to Skype as “one Integrated and consistent solution for online meetings.” Understand how your Teams, no matter how dispersed, can connect and collaborate within the meeting as easily as if everyone was in the same room.

MICROSOFT AZURE: CLOUD COMPUTING PLATFORM & SERVICES (EACS)
Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services that IT professionals use to build, deploy and manage applications through Microsoft’s global network of datacentres. With Azure, you get the freedom to build and deploy wherever you want, using the tools, applications and frameworks of your choice. Attend this session for a tour of some of the key features of Azure, whilst also gaining insight into the scale of both the cloud platform and its security features, so you can learn how to benefit from the economies of scale while still ensuring your data remains secure.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE WITH WINDOWS SERVER 2016 (EACS)
No matter where you want to take your organisation, get there with Windows Server 2016. Find out what’s new including: added layers of security, new deployment options, built-in containers, cost-efficient storage and agile networking. Learn how you can strengthen your security—starting at the operating system, be more efficient with a software-defined datacentre and innovate faster with cloud-ready application workloads.

MOVING TO OFFICE 365 AND SEARCHING FOR A BETTER PERFORMING VIRTUAL WORKSPACE? (FSLOGIX)
See how companies and public sector organisations are using FSLogix to enable the following:
• Real-time email and calendaring performance
• Outlook Search on XenApp
• Skype for Business on Virtual Desktops
• Non-persistent VDI
• Multiple Java versions
• Sub 10 second login times

MIND THE GAP – BRIDGING THE SKILLS GAP BY USING YOUR OWN DNA (HARVARD TRAINING)
Attracting and retaining top talent is a critical requirement for the modern IT department but identifying what skills are needed and how these can be successfully delivered can be time consuming and costly. A Development Needs Analysis (DNA) will help you to focus your teams talents on the roles that add the most value to your business and build in resilience by helping prevent your top talent from walking away.

YOUR BUSINESS WILL BE DISRUPTED. IT’S SIMPLY A MATTER OF WHEN. ARE YOU READY TO LEARN HOW TO SURVIVE? (HPE)
An idea can be turned into value faster than ever before and someone may be about to disrupt your business. Come and learn how HPE can help your business survive in this “Idea Economy” world. We want to help you achieve your “right mix” of public and private cloud consumption. In this session we’ll talk about how we’re making Hybrid IT simple for you and discuss a new category of infrastructure called “Composable Infrastructure”. We shall feature HPE Synergy, HPE Hyperconverged solutions + much more…

EMPOWER EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY WITH A BLUEPRINT FOR THE DIGITAL WORKPLACE (ARUBA, A HPE COMPANY)
GenMobile employees expect 24×7 access to tools and applications that foster greater collaboration and flexible approaches to work. But who are they and what business value do they provide? In this session, we will examine their traits, sharing best practices on how to optimise experience through a Mobile First Platform

RANSOMWARE ISN’T INTERESTED IN MONEY ANYMORE… IT’S YOUR ORGANISATION (IVANTI)
Join Ivanti (Formerly Heat Software, LANDESK, AppSense, Shavlik, Wavelink), as they explain how Ransomware and the motives behind them are evolving into something more serious than just a demand for cash. The exponential rate of data growth is causing an increase in the attack surface area for cybercrime to capitalise on, leaving not only enterprises but governments, utilities, services providers at risk – which can ultimately bring a country to a standstill.

What will attendees learn:
• How you can prevent up to 85% of Windows intrusions threats by implementing 4 key disciplines
• Why security doesn’t have to compromise user experience
• How you should prepare your users to be cyber-safe

MICROSOFT’S ADVANCED ENTERPRISE MOBILITY + SECURITY SOLUTIONS (MICROSOFT)
This session will focus on the new identity-driven security features in Microsoft’s identity platform, the new data classification and labelling in Azure Information Protection, and how customers can gain visibility and control over shadow IT. It will also cover how some of these solutions can support you as you prepare for the GDPR.

CYBERSECURITY IS NO LONGER ENOUGH. WHY YOU NEED A CYBER RESILIENCE STRATEGY (MIMECAST)
• Learn more about the growing sophistication and scale of cyberattacks – what’s behind the rise in ransomware, impersonation / CEO fraud and other targeted attacks
• Why these types of attacks have become more successful and why traditional defences are no longer sufficient
• Key considerations for building a cyber resilience strategy – going beyond protection to deliver continuity of service and support recovery

HOW TO TURN EMAIL INTO A GDPR ASSET (MIMECAST)
With so much information housed in email systems, understanding what’s there, finding it fast and protecting the spread of controlled information is paramount to help support GDPR compliance.

HYBRID CLOUD…CONTROL. INTEGRITY. MOBILITY. SECURITY. (NETAPP)
Hybrid and multi-cloud deployment models are the new normal for enterprise IT organisations. With these mixed environments, new challenges around data management emerge. NetApp’s vision for data management is a data fabric that seamlessly connects different clouds, whether they are private, public or hybrid environments. A data fabric unifies data management across distributed resources to allow consistency and control of data mobility, security, visibility, protection, and access.

SMART STORAGE FOR CLOUD IT (PURE STORAGE)
Join Jason Hammons to discuss how Pure Storage enables businesses to become faster, smarter and more innovative by accelerating and removing the risk from the critical business initiatives that drive your business forward – like going mobile, transforming to cloud IT, or unlocking insights with analytics. How? We provide Smart Storage for companies like Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team and Waitrose, that is effortless, efficient, and evergreen with two flagship products – FlashArray//m, optimised for structured workloads and FlashBlade, ideal for unstructured data. That’s why our customers put us in the Top 1% of businesses for customer satisfaction with a 2016 Satmetix-certified NPS score of 83. PLUS, to celebrate our continued partnership with Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team for the 2017 Grand Prix season, attendees to our session will also be entered into a prize draw to win TWO Platinum International Pit Straight Grandstand tickets and circuit car park pass at the Formula 1 British Grand Prix Race Day taking place at Silverstone on Sunday, July 16th.

PROTECTION AGAINST RANSOMWARE, INCREASED USER EDUCATION AND WHAT GDPR MEANS TO YOU (SOPHOS)
In this session we will demonstrate a ransomware attack and how Sophos can mitigate the risk along with educate users from bringing such threats into the network in the first instance. We will also be reviewing the impact to your business and what you need to consider when GDPR comes into effect.

THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION THROUGH WORKLOAD MOBILITY (VEEAM)
Nowadays Digital Transformation is key to staying ahead in business and in the market. Cloud is definitely part of it, but there are still very few tools available to drive its concrete adoption. Veeam leads the way in Digital Transformation by providing the required agility to the workloads that are moving between cloud platforms, thus truly enabling the journey to the Cloud.

Breakfast Keynote: Why GDPR Means Companies Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Data Protection

The impact of General Data Protection (GDPR) goes well beyond the IT team; it has wide-reaching implications at board level, and any organisation which does not begin serious preparations in 2017 may struggle to meet the deadline and put itself, and its directors, at serious business risk. In this session, run by an EACS GDPR consultant, you will learn about the future of Data Protection and the implications of GDPR for your organisation. Find out how you can ensure you are compliant before the 25th May 2018 deadline.

Keynote: Our world is changing…are you and your organisation ready? David Chalmers, VP & Chief Technologist, EG, EMEA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Constant change has been a cliché in the world of IT since its inception but the realities of today’s world are different. The scale and speed of technology mean change is now happening on an unprecedented scale and most organisations are struggling to keep up, never mind get ahead of the opportunities. In this presentation, HPE will look at the fundamental changes that are happening within the technology market, the impacts these are having on our world – both business and personal – and challenge you to examine how ready you are to be successful in a fully Digital World.

Keynote: Drive, Live, Conquer! Martin Donnelly. Ex F1 Driver, FIA Driver Steward & Driver Coach

In 1990 Martin Donnelly suffered a life threatening accident which ended his F1 racing career. Hear Martin relive his personal account and how he has come out of it with the drive and motivation, to conquer all the adversities that life has thrown at him.
Listen to Martin discuss how Formula One teams rely on IT to succeed on the track and in the business world, and how it is a team effort which achieves the end result.

Keynote: “Thanks IT!” Said No One Ever – David Fuller, EACS

Change is rapid, transformation takes time but the demands that business is placing on IT to deliver a user experience that meets the needs of a modern workforce is ever increasing. So why as IT professionals do we do what we do?
Separating from a model that focuses on technical delivery to one that puts people at its centre is essential for the IT department of today. This session will explore how the gap between engineering tasks and user impact can be bridged and how, as IT, we can play a pivotal role in securing business outcomes.

David Chalmers –

Vice President & Chief Technologist, EG, EMEA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

As the Chief Technologist for HPE’s Enterprise Group in EMEA, David works with the corporate sales teams providing advice, guidance and support to customers. David is able to articulate HPE’s view on how the industry is changing, how HPE is shaping it and how HPE can best aid the customer. David leads the HPE BEST organization (Business Development, Enablement, Solutions and Technology) that aids customers through technology and solution advice, demonstration and innovation.

David has 36+ years’ experience working for vendors and suppliers in business technology solutions. Prior to joining HPE, he held a diverse range of senior roles working with customers in the Enterprise area.

David was also European Technology Director for mid-range business at IBM and ran the European Technology center of Sequent Computer Systems for their leading UNIX servers, working with customers on benchmarking and proof of concept ideas for high end solution performance work.

He worked at fault tolerant supplier Stratus, a leading mainframe software supplier and gained experience in Pre-Sales, product and project management with Data General at the start of his career.

David holds a B.Sc degree in Computing Science from Aberdeen University in Scotland.


Martin Donnelly –

Ex-F1 Driver, FIA Driver Steward & Driver Coach

Martin made his Formula 1 debut at the French Grand Prix in July 1989; little did he know that, just over a year later, he would be making his final F1 appearance after an accident that makes him lucky to be alive today.

During 1988, as well as his racing commitments, Donnelly was the test driver for Lotus Formula One team. But it was during 1989 that Donnelly got his first race start when he substituted for Arrows driver Derek Warwick at the 1989 French Grand Prix. He impressed in France qualifying 14th. Donnelly finished his first F1 race 3 laps down in 12th place and was the last car running to finish. Martin suffered a serious crash during practice at the Jerez circuit which ended his Formula One racing career. He sustained multiple injuries in the crash, including brain and lung contusions as well as severe leg fractures, the latter of which almost necessitated the amputation of his right leg. This marked the end of Donnelly’s career as an F1 driver.

After his accident which left him in a coma for 6 weeks, Martin continued to race in other series, and has made guest appearances at motorsport events – for example, racing up the Goodwood Hill. He has his own racing Academy in Norfolk, and joined the F1 stewarding team to oversee the current crop of driving stars. Donnelly continues to have a close relationship with Elise Trophy organisers LoTRDC, racing in a Lotus Evora in 2012 and he is currently working as a club steward for Lotus Cup Europe and Lotus Cup UK.

At Optimise IT you will be able to meet and network with senior business and IT decision makers, including: CIOs, Managing Directors, Financial Directors, IT Directors, IT Managers, Head of ICT, Technical Support Managers, IT Infrastructure Managers, IT Team Leaders, etc.There are opportunities to ask questions and share ideas after each breakout session, as well as during lunch.

Optimise IT 2017 will take place at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Directions to Duxford

If you are interested in exhibiting at Optimise IT, please contact us

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