Cloud computing represents one of the largest new investment opportunities on the horizon for large enterprise, delivering operational efficiencies and significant cost savings. Worldwide public IT cloud services expenditure is set to reach a staggering $108 billion by 2017 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.5 percent in the next three years, five times that of the IT industry as a whole. In this same period nearly half of enterprises will opt for hybrid cloud, giving them affordable infrastructure and custom solutions for big data analytics.
The pace of cloud adoption in the UK far surpasses cloud permeation anywhere else in Europe. The UK market for cloud services has seen a 27 percent increase in first time users in the last 18 months and the rate of growth is still accelerating.
Join Whitehall Media’s 6th Enterprise Cloud Computing and Virtualization conference as we bring together hundreds of users and suppliers of cloud to review the latest and hottest technological innovations in this space. With an excellent line-up of speakers and interactive seminar sessions we discuss the latest trends and developments, large scale deployments, new business opportunities, big data and identity management and future direction.
Bob Harris, Chief Technology Officer, Channel 4 Television. Bob joined Channel 4 in 1999 and today oversees technology across the Channel, a remit which includes IT and broadcast infrastructure, internal line‑of‑business systems, and web facing and mobile platforms.
A major focus during his time at the Channel has been the continuous evolution of the Channel’s web-facing platforms which, since 2005, have grown to encompass the services which underpin the Channel’s VoD (Video on Demand) offering 4oD, which launched in December 2006.
Prior to joining Channel 4, Bob held the position of Chief Technology Officer with Marks & Spencer, and prior to that gained extensive experience in the life assurance industry.