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Networks & Infrastructure

 BUILDING IT ENVIRONMENTS FIT FOR THE FUTURE

Networks & Infrastructure at IP EXPO Manchester showcases solutions and strategies for building efficient, future-proof infrastructure. Explore the latest technologies and trends to help you build more scalable, agile and efficient IT environments. 

Joe Baguley
Joe Baguley

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, EMEA

VMware

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Joe Baguley

Joe Baguley is VMware’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for EMEA, joining VMware in July 2011. He helps develop and communicate VMware’s strategy and vision with customers and partners, using his wealth of experience to help organisations reduce costs and better support users and business needs. As part of VMware’s Office of the CTO and its representative in EMEA, Joe assists VMware’s customers in understanding how to use today’s advances in technology to deliver real business impact as well as working with them to inform VMware’s R&D processes.

Joe is a recognised leader within the European technical community and is considered one of the world’s most influential IT global leaders, currently positioned 26th on Tenfold’s global list of the top 79 Chief Technology Officers . He won an award for data leadership in ‘Infrastructure & Protection’ in the 2016 Data 50 Awards and appeared in the Computer Weekly UKtech50 and the Information Age Top 50 Data Leaders . He has played a key role in CloudCamp and other events, communicating how cloud technology fits into the broader IT landscape. Joe previously spent ten years at Quest Software where he was CTO of EMEA, shaping its direction and strategy.

In addition, Joe is also on several advisory boards at the European Commission and ETSI and is a founding committee member of the Data Centre Specialist Group at the British Computer Society which helped shape the European Code Of Conduct for Data Centres.

Joe is based in the UK but his remit is across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Tom Arbuthnot
Tom Arbuthnot

Unified Comms Architect, Microsoft Certified Master and MVP

Modality Systems

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Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot is a specialist Unified Communications Solutions Architect, Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, with a number of years’ experience in the field working with many companies across different verticals on global UC projects.

He spent 5 years working for a Cisco UC specialist, before moving to Modality Systems to focus on the Microsoft UC offering. He has been involved in all aspects of UC projects from presales, scoping and design, through to deployment, support and user adoption.

He is heavily involved in the UC community, regularly blogging at tomtalks.uk , co-running the Microsoft UC User Group London (mucugl.co.uk ) and speaking at many user groups and global events such as Microsoft Lync Conference, TechEd and Ignite. He is a contributing author to Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Unleashed, and a regular on the popular The UC Architects podcast .

Sean Herbert
Sean Herbert

Country Manager UK

baramundi software AG

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Sean Herbert

Sean Herbert is responsible for customer engagement in the UK. Experienced in developing strong relationships with clients in various countries from small businesses to global enterprises, he is well aware of the varying challenges IT departments face today keeping their infrastructure up-to-date, safe and under control. Specialised in efficient methods for endpoint management and security, he has an in-depth knowledge of the baramundi Management Suite and how it can be used to address the ongoing problems faced by IT departments today.

Martin Hodgson
Martin Hodgson

Senior Sales Manager UK & Ireland

Paessler AG

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Martin Hodgson

Paessler AG’s award winning PRTG Network Monitor is a powerful, affordable and easy-to-use Unified Monitoring solution. It is a highly flexible and generic software for monitoring IT infrastructure, already in use at enterprises and organizations of all sizes and industries. Over 200,000 IT administrators in more than 170 countries rely on PRTG and gain peace of mind, confidence and convenience. Founded in 1997 and based in Nuremberg, Germany, Paessler AG remains a privately held company that is recognized as both a member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner.

Tony Stimson
Tony Stimson

Business Development Manager

Pivot3

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Tony Stimson

Tony is an accomplished IT professional bringing nearly 20 years of sales & marketing experience to Pivot3. Over the course of his career, he has worked for large blue-chip companies such as IBM and Lenovo managing marketing strategies, bringing new products to market and leading sales teams. While most of his career has been focussed on traditional IT hardware Tony took the opportunity to join Pivot3 two years ago to concentrate on the rapid market adoption of Hyper-Converged Technology. His role as Channel Director sees him actively pursue new channel opportunities through partnerships, alliances and OEM relationships across Europe.

Ben Jenkins
Ben Jenkins

Sales Engineer

Datto

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Ben Jenkins

Ben Jenkins is Datto’s resident Ransomware expert! He is also our most enthusiastic! Ben started his career in technical support, where he rapidly became an in house knowledge base for all Datto related questions. His vast passion for Datto and all things tech related has moved him up the ranks to one of our most respected and knowledgeable Sales Engineers. He is also our primary technical resource within Datto EMEA and for our Southern Europe Distribution Partners and Managed Service Providers. Ben is a regular speaker at Conferences and events, he is most famous for his Live Disaster Demo’s. His latest live disaster demo is powered by Liquid Nitrogen! Not one you’ll want to miss!

In the Network & Infrastructure area at IP EXPO Manchester discover how you can build an infrastructure capable of meeting the growing demands of future technology trends. Also catch up on the latest advances allowing you to increase speed and cost efficiency.

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

 

Next generation networks

The rise technology trends such as Big Data, Cloud computing, video communication are meaning that there is a business necessity for fast, efficient and resilient networks. Explore how advances in network technology can enable your next business transformation

  

The Modern Data Centre

Advances in storage and the emergence of new technologies such as hyperconvergence have greatly increased the potential efficiencies of your data centre. Discover the best ways to structure your infrastructure both from a perspective of performance and cost efficiency.

  

Communications

Business Communications have advanced hugely in recent years with most companies overhauling their traditional systems to replace them with unified, voip based systems. Discover how transforming your communications systems can be a catalyst for business transformation allowing better collaboration and greater efficiency. 

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