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.
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.
Richard Kemp, Principal at Kemp IT Law has over thirty years’ experience at the leading edge of technology law practice, Richard is widely recognised as one of the world’s top IT lawyers. He has built an outstanding reputation for advice that combines commerciality and client service with innovative legal solutions to the business challenges of technology development, deployment and regulation. He set up Kemp & Co in 1997 as a sole practitioner and led the practice to become the first UK law firm LLP in 2001 as the only specialist firm to be ranked in the Financial Times’ prestigious ‘FT Law 50’ of innovative European law firms from 2006 to 2012 into the top band of UK IT law firms in Chambers’ UK Directory in 2011. He has been top ranked individually for IT law in the UK legal directories since 1997 and in the ‘Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers – Best of the Best’ series since 2001.