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The Number ONE Enterprise IT Event
IP EXPO Manchester is part of Europe's number ONE Enterprise IT event series, for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive their business forward.
Six events under ONE roof
Europe's Number ONE Enterprise IT Event Series!
With six top IT events under ONE roof, 100+ exhibitors and 100+ free to attend seminar sessions, IP EXPO Manchester is the must-attend Manchester IT event of the year for CIOs, heads of IT, security specialists, heads of insight and tech experts.
The event showcases brand new exclusive content and senior level insights from across the industry, as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT. IP EXPO Manchester now incorporates six events under one roof including: Cloud, Cyber Security, Networks & Infrastructure, AI, Analytics & IOT, DevOps and Open Source.
IP EXPO Manchester, takes place on 26-27 April 2017 at Manchester Central, Manchester.
Arrive with challenges, leave with Solutions!
2017 Key Speakers
Head of Technology for Partners , Microsoft Ltd
James has worked in and around the IT industry for over 29 years, which includes the last 14 years at Microsoft in the UK. His passion for technology and what it can do to deliver real value and benefit to businesses of all sizes and to individuals is clear to see when he presents and meets with Microsoft partners and customers. James is able to simplify how to use a mix of technologies to deliver solutions in today’s challenging business environments.
Partner, Pen Test Partners LLP
Ken has been working in IT security for over 15 years. He writes for various newspapers and industry magazines, and regularly advises the broader press and news broadcasters. He works at Pen Test Partners who specialise in helping organisations understand and quantify risk to their business. In an effort to get beyond the unhelpful FUD put about by many security vendors Ken speaks widely on computer security, the Internet of Things, and takes great pleasure in highlighting vulnerabilities.
Global Security Advocate, Akamai Technologies
Dave Lewis has almost two decades of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT operations and management. Currently, Lewis is a Global Security Advocate for Akamai Technologies. He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and cohost of the Liquidmatrix podcast. Lewis writes a column for CSO Online and Forbes.
Paul is a director with NCC Group and a senior strategic advisor where he engages with boards and senior leadership among key clients advising on holistic approaches to cyber resilience. Paul is one of the founders of NCC Group’s Technical Security Consulting division.
Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Marcus Robinson is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft with a focus on writing and talking about DevOps practices to technical audiences throughout the UK.
For 12 years prior to joining Microsoft Marcus was the managing of an managed IT services company based in Leeds. In recent years Marcus has assisted many organisations with the migration of services from traditional on premises environments to the public cloud. He has become an a recognised expert in technologies such as Windows Server and Microsoft Azure and has also authored numerous training courses for Learning Tree International.
Joining Microsoft provided the ideal opportunity for Marcus to concentrate on what he enjoys - working with and talking about the latest technologies.
Detective Constable, Cyber Crime Team, Greater Manchester Police
Detective Constable Paul Taylor is an investigator working in the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Cyber Crime Team. The Team are a dedicated resource put in place in November 2014 to deal with the rising threat of cyber crime and investigate all reports of Computer Misuse Act offences and online extortion reported to GMP.
Over the last two years GMP have dealt with over 9,000 reports of cyber enabled crime which is ever increasing and affects most crime types including harassment, blackmail, fraud and emerging crime coined as sextortion and revenge porn.
Paul has investigated a number of denial of service attacks against online retailers, website hacking & defacements and an increasing number of ransomware reports. Paul believes that prevention is key to reducing the affect cyber crime has on the public and businesses and is passionate about sharing real life experiences of cyber crime victims and the tales told by those that get arrested for such offending.