25 - 26 April 2018 / Manchester Central

The future of collaborative code

Open Source Manchester

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Open Source at IP EXPO Manchester showcases the latest best practices and technologies from the industry. IT leaders can learn from top Open Source experts and see demos from the technology providers that can guide and advise.

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 Open Source Manchester

  • Open Source at IP EXPO Manchester gives IT leaders all the insight and technology they need to understand how Open Source can benefit their organisation.

    The rapid expansion of open source impacts across every facet of the modern enterprise from cloud computing, big data, operating systems, to the Internet of Things (IoT).

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

  • Development

    Using an open source development methodology can be markedly different to a closed source equivalent. At IP EXPO Manchester you can pick up practical tips from our seminars or take in technical demonstrations from a range of experts.

    Operating Systems

    Open Source operating systems, such as Linux, are now widely used across the enterprise and are used for all kinds of workloads and business critical applications. With a worldwide community of developers contributing to the source code it’s a proposition on the consideration list of forward looking IT leaders.

    Security

    Security has become an integral part of all aspects of software development. Projects such as Linux and Apache are commonplace in enterprise IT systems and at IP EXPO Manchester the security implications of using such open source projects (as well as closed source and proprietary software) will be debated in detail by a wealth of international experts.

    Practicality

    Traditionally Open Source vs Proprietary has been billed as a battle of Ideology vs Practicality and despite the seemingly large operational benefits and costs savings of running open source the complexity, perceived risk and shortage of staff with the required skills (and their cost) was seen as a major deterrent. At IP EXPO Manchester you will hear from end users at all stages of their journey giving you the opportunity learn from both their successes and setbacks.

  • 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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