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    11 - 12 December, 2017
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    Network Infrastructure: Talking SMAC

    Network Infrastructure: Talking SMAC

    Creating agile, integrated networks to accelerate transformation

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    About the Summit

    Senior executives no longer see network infrastructure, cloud services and analytics as a way to reduce overheads; it can drive revenues and boost experience. Big data has created amazing opportunities for businesses to understand customers and drive positive business change. With an agile infrastructure in place, it can power digital transformation.

    This dedicated summit, the biggest that looks exclusively at network infrastructure for enterprise, focuses on how to create an agile business. Looking at the synergies that can be created by using these SMAC tools in tandem, the competitive advantages that can be created and best practice implementation stories.

    With more than 50 expert speakers in innovative formats across the two days, this is the must-attend event for anyone involved in finding solutions to network challenges and accelerating digital transformation.

    Who attends the summit

    Who Attends from enterprises?

    • C-Level
    • IT Directors/Heads/Managers
    • Procurement Director/Heads
    • Marketing Director/Heads
    • DevOps professionals
    • Customer Experience Directors/Heads

    Who Sponsors or attends from vendors?

    • Tech Giants
    • Operators
    • Cloud infrastructure services (public/private/IAAS etc)
    • Other Cloud Services (SaaS etc)
    • Infra hardware and software & storage
    • Analytics and applications
    • Data Management Platforms
    • Cross platform marketing automation
    • Brand/social analytics
    • Mobile Analytics
    • Network Security
    • Financial investors and R&D
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    Key Topics include:

    • Building an agile infrastructure to support SMAC and business change
    • The importance of the network to SMAC: Driving cost and operational efficiencies
    • Driving the business forward: Meaningful analytics from big data
    • DevOps culture: Continuous improvement for business 4.0
    • The cloud ecosystem: SaaS, data centers and security

    Day 1 Agenda: Monday, December 11th, 2017

    Industry leader fireside chat: Embracing and exploiting enterprise transformation

    With technology reshaping how we work and live, the disruptive impact on companies has made digital transformation a business imperative. Digital is expected to add US $1 trillion to the world economy by 2020 and businesses that don’t evolve will no longer be competitive. ‘Digital Masters are 26% more profitable than industry peers’* and this gap looks set to increase. This session features intimate, strategic insights from industry leaders with interactive interview-style fireside-chats

    *Capgemini consulting research report

    • Planning effectively for digital transformation 
    • Market adoption and the role of regulation 
    • Financing, scale up and advantages of bio-based 

    Chairman: 

    9:00 Interview 1: Reserved for Samsung
    9:15 Interview 2: Reserved for Summit Partner
    9:30 Interview 3: Reserved for Summit Partner
    9:45 Ask the Leaders:

    Your chance to interact with our C-level panel and pose your questions on our interactive Q&A system.  Delegates can vote for their favourite questions and get unparalleled industry insight.

    10:30 Networking Coffee Break & Exhibitor Demos

    Creating an agile infrastructure to drive business change

    Senior Executives no longer see network infrastructure as a way to reduce overheads. It can be a competitive advantage,  driving revenues by creating more efficient business operations and enhanced service. Big data and technology innovations create vast potential for businesses but need an agile network infrastructure at the foundation to be fully exploited. 

    • Building an agile infrastructure to support SMAC and business change
    • Best practice implementation and integration strategies
    • SDN, NFV and data centres: What does the future look like and how do we futureproof? 
    11:00 Becoming a digital-first business through an effective network

    Mayank Prakash, Director General, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Department for Work and Pensions

    11:15 The primacy of people in a digital world

    Don Langford, Senior Vice President, Technology, Virgin Atlantic

    11:30 From bricks and mortar to a digital-first startegy

    Celia Pronto, Chief Digital Officer & Member of Executive Board, Casual Dining Group

    11:45 Make Experience your business

    Jamie Brighton, Product & Industry Marketing EMEA, Adobe

    12:00 Embracing disruption and technology to drive results

    James McClure, GM Northern Europe, AirBnB

    12:15

    Panel: Creating a solid infrastructure to become digital masters

    Mayank Prakash, Director General, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Department for Work and Pensions

    Don Langford, Senior Vice President, Technology, Virgin Atlantic

    Will Smart, Chief Information Officer, NHS

    James McClure, GM Northern Europe, AirBnB

    Karl Hoods, CIO, Save the Children

    Celia Pronto, Chief Digital Officer & Member of Executive Board, Casual Dining Group

    12:40 Networking Lunch and Exhibitor Demos

    Driving cost efficiency and enhanced service through the SMAC stack

    Driven by a solid network infrastructure and big data, effective social, mobile, analytics and cloud strategies can personlise customer experience and boost productivity. What will the next-generation of the SMAC stack look like and how can these components be integrated to accelerate business insight and reduce costs? This session looks at strategies around SMAC to unlock growth potential. 

    • The integration of social, mobile, analtics and cloud to drive growth. 
    • Transforming business models with SMAC
    • From widgets to digits, staying ahead in an evolving market

    Chair: 

    14:00 From digital disruptor to bricks and mortar

    Damien Poelhekke, Country Manager, MADE.com

    14:15 From widgets to digits; capitalising on the future

    James Robbins, CIO, Drax Group

    14:30 The 5th wave of IT: Adapting to new digital paradigms to increase efficiency and service

    David Wilde, CIO & Executive Director for Essex County Council
    Councillor Stephen Canning, Cabinet Member, Digital Innovation & IT, Essex County Council

    14:45 Creating an integrated digital strategy to drive growth

    David Ivell, CIO, The Princes Trust

    15:00 Using the cloud to provide a competitive advantage

    Christopher Riley, Executive Chairman, Veriso

    15:15 Panel: Remaining competitive in an period of disruption and evolution

    David Ivell, CIO, The Princes Trust

    David Wilde, Director for Digital,  Essex County Council

    Councillor Stephen Canning, Cabinet Member, Digital Innovation & IT, Essex County Council

    Michele Orsi, Software Architect, LastMinute.com

    Christopher Riley, Executive Chairman, Veriso

    Damien Poelhekke, Country Manager, MADE.com

    Will Venters, Assistant Professor, London School of Economics

    15:45 Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

    Storyteller session: Success stories and lessons learned

    The Storyteller session is picture-slide only! Encouraging our experts to really tell the story of their successes and lessons learned so that you can get practical takeaways that impact your business! 

    Looking at the most innovative success stories across cloud deployments, AI, VR and wearable’s to storyteller sessions end the first day of the conference with some of the industry’s most innovative digital transformations 

    16:10 Successfully developing a company-wide IT strategy to drive efficiency

    Adam Forde, CIO, Berendsen

    16:25 Lessons learned in delivering AI initiatives

    Muriel Serrurier Schepper, Business Consultant, Artificial Intelligence, Rabobank

    16:40 AI in action: making people a competitive advantage in a digital age.

    Paul Titterton, MD Distribution, Barclays Premier Banking
    Josh Fabian-Miller, Head of Channel Development, Barclays Premier Banking

    16:55 Embracing a paradigm shift; the journey to becoming a digitally enabled business

    Neil Crockett, Chief Digital Officer, Rolls Royce

    17:10 Transforming systems and culture: nothing matters without your people strategy

    Lisa Barrett, Director, Ministry of Justice UK

    17:25 Storyteller Q&A

    Muriel Serrurier Schepper, Business Consultant, Artificial Intelligence, Rabobank

    Adam Forde, CIO, Berendsen

    Paul Titterton, MD Distribution, Barclays Premier Banking

    Josh Fabian-Miller, Head of Channel Development, Barclays Premier Banking

    Soren Ragard, Director- Front End Innovation, Digital Strategy & Partnerships, Lego

    Neil Crockett, Chief Digital Officer, Rolls Royce Lisa Barrett, Director, Ministry of Justice UK

    Day 2 Agenda: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

    9:30 Cross sector industry panel: Roadmap for becoming a Digital Master

    The next-generation is here and enterprises embracing digital transformation and disruptive innovations are more profitable, have  higher levels of customer satisfaction and are beginning to dominate fastsest growing compoany lists. How do you create a business that welcomes tramsformation and adopts to new paradigms? Our cross-sector industry panel shares best practice

    • Creating a business culture that welcomes digital transformation
    • Creating processes and guidelines for implementation 
    • Disrupt or be disrupted: Staying a step ahead of competitors

    Chair: 

    Panelists: 

    James McClure, GM Northern Europe, AirBnB

    David Wilde, CIO & Executive Director for Essex County Council

    Michael Natusch, Global Head of AI, Prudential

    Louise McCarthy, Director of Global Digital Transformation, EBRD

    Amer Mohammed, Head of Digital Innovations, Stena Line 

    10:30 Networking Coffee Break & Exhibitor Demos

    Managing data: From data to actionable analytics

    Data is growing exponentially, bringing about a whole range of opportunities and challenges that modern digital businesses must solve and exploit. For data to be optimised it needs to be transformed into actionable analytics. It requires the right infrastructure, technologies, process and strategy to create a competitive advantage. 

    • Using data effectively to understand customers and drive revenue. 
    • Acclerating business agility with integrated business management 
    • Collect, store, analyse & action: A roadmap for data management 
    11:15 Accelerating business agility: A Roadmap

    Alan Coates, Head of Planning and Delivery, RyanAir Labs

    11:30 Becoming a Mobile First company in the Travel sector

    John O’ Donnell, CTO, HostelWorld

    11:45 Data for Heroes – improving Defence infrastructure from data to analytics

    Tony Gosling, Director Data, Analytics & Insight, Ministry of Defence

    12:00 Managing data to create smart & connected cities

    Paul Copping, Smart City Advisor, Digital Greenwich

    12:15

    Panel: Capitalising on data growth through enterprise mobility
    Mike Hyde, Data Science DirectorFacebook

    Tony Gosling, Director Data, Analytics & Insight, Ministry of Defence

    Alan Coates, Head of Planning and Delivery, RyanAir Labs

    Paul Copping, Smart City Advisor, Digital Greenwich

    Dave Shepherd, Head of Digital, Southampton University

    John O’ Donnell, CTO, HostelWorld

    12:40 Networking Lunch and Exhibitor Demos

    Driving continuous improvement: A DevOps culture

    As the digital transformation journey gathers pace, continuous improvement and DevOps becomes crucial to accelerate deployments and permeate a digital culture. Systems and operations must be as agile as the network itself, to get the full benefits of disruptive technology. This session celebrates the growth of DevOps in delivering digital enterprise transformation and looks at lessons learned from DevOp devotees. 

    • Accelerating quality cross-function software delivery 
    • Removing fear of change and building teams without silos 
    • A multi-disciplinary approach to accelerate transformation and drive revenues 

    Chair: 

    14:15 Extending agile development to ensure successful project delivery

    Rick Allan, Head of Delivery Capability, Zurich Insurance

    14:30 ITVs Smart & Kind culture

    Tom Clark, Head of Common Platforms, ITV

    14:45 Communication, collaboration and integration: Creating a competitive advantage through and integrated digital culture

    Mark Evans, Head of IT, Rider Levett Bucknall

    15:00 The importance of DevOps to a digital organisation

    Marc Cluet, DevOps Manager, Trainline

    15:15 Supporting continuous delivery: A DevOps culture at Paddy Power

    Steven Armstrong, Principal Automation Engineer, Paddy Power Betfair

    15:30

    Panel: The role of DevOps in developing agile enterprises

    Rick Allan, Head of Delivery CapabilityZurich Insurance

    Tom Clark, Head of Common Platforms, ITV

    Steven Armstrong, Principal Automation Engineer, Paddy Power Betfair

    Marc Cluet, DevOps Manager, Trainline

    Mark Evans, Head of IT, Rider Levett Bucknall

    George Zarkadakis, Digital Lead, Willis Towers Watson

    16:00 Networking Coffee Break
    16:15 The changing cloud ecosystem: A Masterclass session

    The masterclass session invites a deeper dive look into cloud and network infrastructure to get your key questions answered. An intimate cabaret-style workshop ensures you can hear from the industries leading practitioners on the latest evolving technology and get your key questions answered! 

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