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.
Keith Chisholm, Programme Director, Rentokil Initial. Keith is an experienced Programme Director delivering Digital and Operational Transformation Programmes from concept design to execution. Keith has taken a background in Lean Manufacturing and Process Reengineering applying their principles to wide ranging business challenges, with digital at heart of every solutions. Within Rentokil Initial Keith leads ‘Project Speed’ which is utilizing the Google for Work platform to transform this traditional service company.
Andrew Sutherland, Head of Outsourcing, Radiant Law. Andrew leads Radiant Law’s outsourcing practice in London. Andrew provides specialist advice on IT, communications and outsourcing transactions. He has particular experience of structuring, negotiating and managing complex business critical outsourcing transactions in the public and private sectors, across all industries, and both in the UK and internationally. He joined Radiant Law in 2014, having previously been a Legal Director at RPC and a senior member of SJ Berwin’s strategic sourcing practice. Prior to that, Andrew spent several years at EDS (now HP Enterprise Services) where he was a lead lawyer on new business transactions. He has also held senior commercial management positions at GEC-Marconi and British Aerospace.
Tobiasz Janusz Koprowski, MVP, MCT, Independent Consultant & Vice-Chair EMEA Board for the Global IT Community Association. Tobiasz is a community leader focused on SQL Server, SharePoint, security, cloud computing, collaboration solutions, and ITIL, DR, BCM and SLA. MCT, freelancer, independent consultant and trainer. Working with audit projects, consulting and implementation in Poland and across Europe. Member of the Boards of Directors in GITCA EMEA and Polish Information Processing Society (Lower Silesia District). He is a member of several associations: Microsoft Terminology Community, Friends of RedGate PLUS, PASS, ISSA, ACM and several communities in the world. MVP for SQL Server since July 2010. Former president of the Polish SQL Server User Group. Creator of SQL Day Conference. Active blogger (owner of five) and international speaker with experience of the conference circuit. Co-author of SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume Two.