25 - 26 April 2018 / Manchester Central

Embrace the Power of the Cloud & IoT

Cloud & IoT

SCALING THE DIGITAL ENTERPRISE

Cloud & IOT at IP EXPO Manchester showcases practical advice on how to get the most from these two technologies.  Hear from companies at the forefront of the Cloud and IOT revolutions and other IT departments at varying stages of their adoption journeys. 

Rik Ferguson
Rik Ferguson

Global VP Security Research

Trend Micro

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Rik Ferguson

As a presenter at global industry events such as RSA, Mobile World Congress, Virus Bulletin, RUSI and the e-Crime Congress, Rik addresses the challenges posed by emerging technology and online crime. He is frequently interviewed by the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Channel 4, Sky News and Al-Jazeera English and is quoted by national newspapers and trade publications throughout the world.

 

As a lead spokesperson for Trend Micro, Rik is actively engaged in research into online threats and the underground economy. He also researches the wider implications of new developments in the Information Technology arena and their impact on security both for consumers and in the enterprise.

With almost twenty-five years’ experience in information security, Rik has been with Trend Micro since 2007. Prior to assuming his current role he served as Security Infrastructure Specialist at EDS where he led the security design work for government projects related to justice and law enforcement and as Senior Product Engineer at McAfee focused on network security, intrusion prevention, encryption and content filtering.

 

Rik Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wales and is a Certified Ethical Hacker.

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

Worldwide Lead, AWS Technical & Developer Evangelism

Amazon Web Services

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Ian Massingham

Ian Massingham leads Technical and Developer Evangelism at Amazon Web Services and has been working with cloud computing technologies since 2008. He and his team around the world work with developers and technical end-users within AWS customers of all sizes, from start-ups to large enterprises, to increase awareness and adoption of AWS cloud services amongst developers.
Ian and his team team are prolific conference speakers and participate in a wide variety of developer confernces, meetups and other developer communities in order to connect with developers and inform, inspire and educate them about AWS. As an individual technologist, Ian has a special interest in the development of Connected Device and IoT applications, and in serverless architecture patterns for the deployment of applications in the AWS Cloud.
Ian has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, covering operations and engineering within internet hosting, internet access, telecommunications and cloud service providers. Prior to joining AWS, he led a systems engineering team for an integrated software and hardware company that focused on the creation of cloud computing services with telecommunications and IT service providers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa region.

Bennett Arron
Bennett Arron

Comedian & Identity Theft Speaker

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Bennett Arron

Bennett Arron is an award-winning writer, stand up comedian, author and TV presenter. He is also a world renowned Speaker on the subject of Identity Theft

Bennett has performed all around the UK as well as in Italy, Australia, Germany, Poland, Amsterdam, South Africa and Hong Kong.

He has written and starred in two radios series: Bennett Arron is Jewelsh - which was nominated for a Celtic Media Award and the recently aired Bennett Arron Worries About…. He also presented the documentary The Kosher Comedian for the BBC. 

His other television and radio credits include; Loose EndsNot Tonight With John SergeantGlee Time (inwhich he hosted a series of six stand-up comedy shows), Never Write Off The Germans (a panel show for Radio 2) three series of What’s The Story (a panel show for Radio Wales) and he was a Presenter on Big Brother's Little Brother for Channel 4. 
Bennett  has written for many comedy programmes, including Hit The Road JackOff Their Rockers, Commercial Breakdown and the BAFTA winning V Graham Norton. He also wrote over twenty episodes of Genie in The House, the highest-rated children's sitcom on Nickelodeon and he was one of the main writers on the BAFTA winning Slammer for the BBC.
Bennett directed and presented the programme How To Steal an Identity in which he stole the identity of the Home Secretary. The programme was Pick of the Day in The Guardian and The Telegraph, described as “Fascinating and Disturbing” by the TV Times, and went on to be short-listed for a BAFTA.

Bennett is a past winner of both the TAPS Comedy Writer of the Year Award and the BBC New Writer's Award, and is a past finalist of the BBC New Comedy Awards. However his proudest moment was coming third in an International Disco Dancing Championship in Tenerife.

Angie Ma
Angie Ma

Founder

ASI Data Science

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Angie Ma

Dr Angie Ma - Dr Angie Ma is the co-founder and COO of ASI Data Science. Since being founded in 2014, ASI Data Science has completed more than 100 commercial data science projects in multiple industries and sectors and is regarded as a leading data science company in Europe. Along with building the world's best data science platform, SherlockML, ASI also runs a Fellowship for PhD's and Post-Doc's, to help them become data scientists. Angie is passionate about applying AI to solve real world applications that generate business value for companies and organisations. Prior to founding ASI Data Science, Angie, who has a PhD in Physics, was a researcher in nanotechnology working on developing optical detection for medical diagnostics.

Mete Atamel
Mete Atamel

Developer Advocate, Google Cloud

Google

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Mete Atamel

Mete is a Developer Advocate at Google, currently focused on helping developers with Google Cloud Platform. As a long-time Java and a recent C# developer, he likes to compare the two ecosystems. Prior to Google, Mete worked at Microsoft, Skype, Adobe, EMC, and Nokia building apps and services on various web, mobile and cloud platforms. Originally from Cyprus, he currently lives in Greenwich, not too far away from the prime meridian.

Both Cloud and IoT have completely transformed the way that businesses can operate, offering the potential of rapid growth, cost efficiency and the ability to analyse data on a scale not previously possible. At IP EXPO Manchester find out how to get the most of these technologies to drive forward your business. 

Learn, understand and meet experts on some of the following areas:

Managing a Multi-Cloud Environment

Most large businesses operate a hybrid model with some data or applications held in cloud environments and more sensitive data held on-premises. This approach decreases reliance on a single vendor and decreases risks from a disaster mitigation perspective, however it can be in practicality, complicated to manage.
Understand from the experts at the event how to overcome and manage these complications.

 

Improved Collaboration

The use of cloud applications can help you reduce time to market as it allows a workforce in many locations work collaboratively and share information in realtime with shared platforms.

 

Cost efficiency 

Because your business will not have to buy or manage equipment, Cloud can be a considerably cheaper option to run your applications. It is also extremely flexible allowing you to pay for what you use. However understanding billing structures and complex security and governance issues is essential to making the most of the cost efficiencies associated with cloud. 

 

How to make the most of IoT

A lot is said about IoT enabling the 'products-to-service' transformation and more and more products being offered as a service rather than sold. Hear examples of IoT operating at scale and discover how you can make the most of IoT. 

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