25 - 26 April 2018 / Manchester Central

Unleash the power of cloud

Cloud Manchester

POWERING THE DIGITAL ENTERPRISE

Cloud Manchester at IP EXPO Manchester showcases the next generation of cloud solutions for enterprises. Discover how the hottest new technologies can help you build more scalable, agile, efficient IT.

Kevin Mitnick
Kevin Mitnick

Chief Executive Officer

Mitnick Security Consulting

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Kevin Mitnick

Kevin is the world's most famous hacker, bestselling author, and the top cyber security speaker. Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. Kevin and The Global Ghost Team™ now maintain a 100 percent successful track record of being able to penetrate the security of any system they are paid to hack into using a combination of technical exploits and social engineering.

Kevin's presentations are akin to "technology magic shows" and include live demonstrations the latest hacks and cyber threats.

James Akrigg
James Akrigg

Head of Technology for Partners

Microsoft Ltd

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James Akrigg

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.

Ian Massingham
Ian Massingham

Chief Evangelist - Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)

Amazon Web Services

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Ian Massingham

Ian Massingham is a Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services and has been working with cloud computing technologies since 2008. In his role works he works to increase the awareness of AWS cloud services and works with customers of all sizes, from start-ups to large enterprises, to help them benefit from the adoption of AWS. He has a special interest in the development of Connected Device and IoT applications, and in architecture patterns for the deployment of large scale gaming platforms in the Cloud.

Ian has almost 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, covering operations and engineering within hosting, telecommunications and cloud service providers. Prior to joining AWS, he lead a systems engineering team for an integrated software and hardware company that focused on the creation of cloud computing services with telecommunications and other IT service providers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Matt McNeill
Matt McNeill

Head of Google Cloud Platform, UK & Ireland

Google

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Matt McNeill

Matt is Head of Google Cloud Platform business for the UK & Ireland, responsible for the business development, sales and account management teams.  We are focused on helping our customers in adopting and using Google’s Enterprise Cloud technologies, including Google Compute Engine, App Engine, BigQuery, Machine Learning and Big Data solutions.

Joined Google Enterprise in 2009 as UK & Ireland Industry Head for Retail, and worked with foresighted customers such as Burberry, Specsavers and Ocado to be the first of many retailers to adopt Google Apps for Business. In 2011 Matt took up the EMEA lead for Enterprise Business Solutions, and led the launch of the Google Cloud Platform compute and Big Data business in EMEA.  Matt then spent 2 years leading the account management for Google Cloud Platform in EMEA and responsible for managing the largest customer deployments and ongoing relationships in the region.

Previous 10 years experience in IT industry, managing CxO consultancy engagements, leading programme turnarounds, delivering offshore projects and designing and developing systems within the healthcare, telecommunications and space technology sections for Logica, the largest European IT Services vendor.

John Abel
John Abel

Head of Technology & Cloud UK, Ireland and Israel

Oracle

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John Abel

John's primary role in Oracle is Head of Technology and Cloud developing the strategy for UK and Ireland while in parallel managing the business development and sales consulting function. John has worked in Consulting, Support, Education and Business Development, he has a very wide view of the Oracle landscape which helps customers define and drive their own strategy.

Mandi Walls
Mandi Walls

Technical Community Manager

CHEF

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Mandi Walls

Mandi Walls is Technical Community Manager, EMEA at Chef. For Chef, she travels the world helping organizations increase their effectiveness using configuration management and modernizing IT practices. She is a long-time sysadmin focusing on large complex web systems.

Welcome to Cloud Manchester

  • The Cloud area at IP EXPO Manchester showcases the next generation of cloud solutions for enterprises.

    Discover how you can meet the rapidly growing storage and processing demands of big data, remote working, video communications and other IT-intensive requirements. Brand new exclusive content will be showcased, as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT.

    The Cloud area is conveniently co-located with: Cyber Security , Networks & Infrastructure , AI, Analytics & IOT , DevOps and Open Source.

  • Cloud

    Want to increase efficiency and scale your IT on demand? The Cloud & Infrastructure area at IP EXPO Manchester gives you the cloud insight and solutions you need, whether you plan to build a private or hybrid cloud, or plug into a public cloud provider.

    Infrastructure

    Big data analytics, mobility, unified comms and other technologies can help your organisation succeed – but they also put new demands on your infrastructure. At the Cloud & Infrastructure area, we can help you ensure that your servers, storage and networks never limit your ability to innovate and compete.

    Storage

    Organisations are collecting data faster than ever before, from customer transactions to social network feeds. At the Cloud & Infrastructure area, we help you build the most effective, cost-efficient storage strategy, whether you plan to store your data in-house, or buy storage from a public cloud provider.

    Virtualization

    Could your organisation improve IT efficiency and resilience by unlocking apps from the physical servers they run on? At the Cloud & Infrastructure area, you can find out how to distribute workloads and apps across your data centre to improve IT performance and efficiency. Talk to the top virtualisation experts and take the first steps on your cloud journey.

  • Here at IP EXPO Manchester, we want to deliver an event that is tailored to your needs. Be sure to take advantage of our Tech Point, an area dedicated to:

    Event Help

    Something you can't find or need help with? Speak to one of the guys at Tech Point. Here to help you find your way, advise you on seminars and direct you across the show floor.

    Exhibitor Info

    Unsure which vendors to talk to? Be sure to ask our team and pick up an exhibitor list based on our six tech areas.

    Free Consultancy

    Have a specific tech requirement? Partnering with us are the IG Group who will be offering all registered visitors free personalised consultancy, tailored to the explicit requirements of your business and IT environment.

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