Season One: Tuesday 22 February

Ensuring up to date knowledge on innovation of all things Hybrid & Multi Cloud

Computing is delighted to announce Deskflix season 1 for 2022, The Future of Hybrid & Multi Cloud which takes place on Tuesday 22 February.

With the majority of companies looking to the future of scalability and adjustability, the cloud has found its way into the everyday but has brought along some major considerations. The longing for efficiency without a proper understanding could lead to misuse and thus frustration when trying to adapt.

A deep understanding of the Cloud Ecosystem and what model would fit the organisational needs is key. Join us for a day of networking, innovation and discussions looking at some of the core issues when implementing a Hybrid or Multi Cloud strategy such as:

  • Combating vendor lock-in
  • Governing cloud usage
  • Determining what stays on-prem
  • Creating a ‘Cloud Culture’

As organisations switch to these newer models, the importance of management of this new ecosystem will be paramount and the Deskflix: Hybrid & Multi Cloud is the ‘can’t miss’ event for ensuring up to date knowledge on all things Cloud.

Why attend?

>> Connect with 200 UK IT leaders from around the UK

>> Join us from anywhere on your desktop or tablet, for free

>> Ask industry experts your burning questions, in real time

>> Network with sponsors in the virtual exhibition

>> Earn certification through CPD

>> Enter our competitions to win great prizes!


Opening Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

Delta Research

A look at current thinking about hybrid and multi-cloud strategies. 

John Leonard, Research Director, Incisive Media

Keynote- Implementing a ‘Cloud Culture’

• Understanding the importance of strong leadership in digital transformation to break silos

• Encouraging a deeper understanding of applications used across all teams 

• Controlling costs and workload issues that may arise by leveraging the benefits of multi cloud

Sebastian Kister, Product Team Lead, Audi AG

The Multicloud Trend: The Power of Choice

Multicloud is a very common trend with 85% of enterprises reporting the use of multiple cloud services. Develop a multicloud model to drive more agility, gain more accessibility, and open the door to more cloud services. Hear from thought leaders, enterprises and cloud providers on what is driving the multicloud trend. Learn how the right cloud strategy can help mitigate risk and deliver cloud interoperability and accessibility

James Allerton-Austin, Technology Product Strategy Lead, Oracle EMEA

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing

Tania Le Voi, Technology Product Strategy Senior Director, Oracle 

Panel Discussion: Governance Within a Multi & Hybrid Cloud System

• Debunking the common misconceptions of utilizing a hybrid or multi cloud approach

• Integrating processes that will make a future switch to more than one provider manageable for businesses big and small

• Considering not only a single workload perspective but also an organizational perspective

Bruno Amaro Almeida, Head of Technology, Fortum

Danielle Sudai, Security Operations Lead, Deliveroo

Christos Kotsidimos , Chief Architect, Cloud Reach

Driving Effective Business Outcomes: Analytics across a multi-cloud strategy

The analytics adoption is no longer confined to a single cloud vendor. Rather, in the quest to drive effective business outcomes and agility, a multi-cloud strategy is becoming a necessity. This shift is governed by the need to manage concentration risk, compliance and to maximize the value in the use of services from the major public cloud providers. Join our session to

• Get future ready

• Learn from our experiences with customers

• Key considerations for designing an integrated data and analytics engineering strategy on multi-cloud

Paul Jones, Head of Technology, SAS UK & Ireland 

Darktrace for Cloud: Taking Cover with Self-Learning AI

Join Beverly McCann, Principal Analyst Consultant at Darktrace, as she discusses the challenges of securing cloud applications, the limits of traditional cloud defenses, and learn why Self-Learning AI is best-in-class in protecting organizations’ dynamic workforces and constantly changing digital infrastructure. Find out how Self-Learning AI thwarted: · A Microsoft Azure account takeover · The downloading of crypto-mining malware · An attempted data exfiltration from an employee’s Salesforce account

Beverly McCann, Senior Cyber Security Analyst, Darktrace 

Refreshment Break

Enjoy this time to visit our exhibitors’ booths, network and be sure to grab a coffee!

Multi Cloud strategy in the new-normal and an AI-ML permeated world with a look at anti-patterns

  • Multi Cloud strategy and trends

• Multi Cloud strategy in the new-normal

• Cloud First culture in an AI-ML permeated world

• Closer look at anti-patterns

Silky Vaidya, Director R&D, Sirv LTD

Ransomware Protection in the Cloud

Research from Cybersecurity Ventures indicates businesses suffered a ransomware attack every 11 seconds in 2021, costing in excess of $20B across all industries. Securing and defending against ransomware before it happens is a critical first step. However, a combination of security, backup, and recovery technologies can work together efficiently to provide multi-layered protection against headline-making ransomware attacks. Attend this webinar to learn how.

Sam Woodcock, Senior Director of Cloud Security, iland

Visibility in Cloud Security: do we know how exactly our cloud environments are configured

• Why do we need it? Revealing how easy our cloud environment configuration can remain ‘in the shadows’

• Configuration rules selection to identify misconfigurations and potential security scenarios

• Discuss the importance of using audit standards and security benchmarks

• Knowing our posture: comparing external Cloud Security Posture Management to the native cloud security solutions offered by cloud providers

Danielle Sudai, Security Operations Lead, Deliveroo

Cloud Transformation Challenges (and how to overcome them!)

A successful cloud transformation takes more than a technology change—it requires a culture change as well. In this animated session, Drew Firment, AWS Community Hero and Head Enterprise Strategist at Pluralsight, uses cartoons to illustrate common challenges that can derail cloud transformation efforts. Whether you’re sketching out your plans or putting the finishing touches on a skillful migration, this comical content can help you draw a clearer path to getting the most out of the cloud. 

Drew Firment, Head Enterprise Strategist, Pluralsight

Panel Discussion- Cost Management in a Multi or Hybrid Cloud System

• Ensuring applications are optimized for their environments during the migration process to avoid costly running

• Understanding how strong management can help to stay onto of costs to best work with the needs of the organization

• The importance of security and how this can curve long-term costs

Omas Asenguah, Lead and Strategic Senior Cloud Architect. Nestle Global Digital Hub 

Nicola De Cogan, Design Lead, Lloyds Bank 

State of Flux: How CIOs can effectively manage uncertainty and change

As we reset after the pandemic, CIOs need to consider how to manage the transition from the necessary knee-jerk approach to remote working to a systemic approach to digital transformation that works for everyone. The need for business continuity has evolved into the need for IT resiliency as leaders look to remove vulnerabilities while still making their employee and customer experiences frictionless and secure. Whether in the office or remote, how can CIOs and IT leaders adopt a Zero Trust security approach and cultivate a culture of trust in the workplace?

Max Faun, Head of Consulting Europe, Okta

Closing Remarks


Senior Cyber Security Analyst
Chief Architect
Security Operations Lead
Head Enterprise Strategist
Technology Product Strategy Lead
Oracle EMEA
Research Director
Incisive Media
Head of Consulting, Europe
Lead and Strategic Senior Cloud Architect
Nestle Global Digital Hub
Head of Technology
SAS UK & Ireland
Senior Director of Cloud Strategy
Product Team Lead
Audi AG
Director of R&D
Sirv LTD
Editorial Director
Computing and Delta
Technology Product Strategy Senior Director

Contact Us

Sponsorship queries:
Steve Hands
Commercial Director
+44 (0)20 7484 9819
For booking queries:
Rubie Romanay
Head of Brand Marketing & Events
+44 (0) 207 484 9706
Speaking queries:
Rebecca Mayoh
Event Content Manager
+44 (0)20 7484 9834