Cloud computing represents one of the largest new investment opportunities on the horizon for large enterprise, delivering operational efficiencies and significant cost savings. Global spending on cloud infrastructure and services is expected to reach an astronomic $235bn by 2017 (IHS). The rapid growth of cloud is over four times the projected growth for the worldwide IT market as a whole and it is estimated that, in 2015, one out of every seven dollars spent on software, server and storage offerings will be through the public cloud model (IDC).
This robust growth is driven by enterprise organisations keen to move more of their applications into the Cloud, while also looking to data analytics to drive business growth. Cloud computing offers agility, increased efficiency and flexibility, allowing businesses to connect with their customers, get to market faster and gain competitive advantage in an increasingly interconnected and competitive marketplace.
Join Whitehall Media’s 7th Enterprise Cloud Computing and Virtualization conference as we bring together hundreds of leading industry speakers, users and suppliers of cloud to review the latest ground-breaking technological innovations in this space.
Alex Hilton, Chief Executive, Cloud Industry Forum. Alex has 25 over years of experience in the IT industry. He spent 12 years at Microsoft, gaining diverse experience with Enterprise customers through to leadership of channel partner teams and programmes. In 2010 Alex joined Rise (part of 1&1) as Managing Director running their Cloud IaaS hosting proposition. He developed Rise in to a successful Cloud business and in 2011 they were awarded Microsoft’s prestigious world-wide Hosting Partner of the Year. In February 2013 Alex joined Cloud Industry Forum in a full time capacity as CEO. He had been serving as non-Executive Director since 2008.
Dr. Roland Schütz, Chief Information Officer, Lufthansa. After his education in natural sciences and supercomputing, Roland worked as a scientist. In 1996 he changed to the financial industry and held several management positions in IT service delivery organisations. In 2005 he joined Lufthansa Group as Chief Operating Officer of Lufthansa Systems. In 2010 Roland was appointed Chief Information Officer of Lufthansa Cargo. In 2014 Roland was appointed Chief Information Officer of Lufthansa Airlines, part of Lufthansa Group.