Hybrid and Multi Cloud

The best of all worlds?

One of the most powerful tools for breaking down silos and integrating resources is cloud computing. But multi-tenancy cloud is not the ideal environment for every application or every class of data and some will need to remain on-prem for the foreseeable future; nor are all clouds equal.

As time goes on, the great liberator can become a jailer with companies effectively locked into their chosen cloud platforms by proprietary data formats and prohibitive data egress charges. Which is why pragmatic and forward-looking IT leaders are increasingly adopting hybrid and multi-cloud strategies which provide the advantages that cloud brings to bear while spreading risk and maximizing their own control and freedom to choose.

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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: Making the case for cloud-only

The journey from a phrase in a meeting (hey! lets call it "cloud only") to sipping champagne in a car park outside an empty data centre in Watford. The methods we used to persuade the FT technology department to migrate everything to the cloud. Finding a metric we could use as a north star then begging, pleading and threatening our way to get people moving their systems.

Mark Barnes, Foundation Services Technical Officer, Financial Times

Darktrace: Security Past the Perimeter: An Immune System for the Cloud

Cloud and SaaS platforms have created digital environments where businesses can innovate, collaborate, and share more than ever before. However, this is often at the cost of visibility and control.

Join Nabil Zoldjalali, Darktrace’s Director of Cloud Security, as he discusses the challenges of securing cloud and SaaS applications, and learn why Cyber AI is best-in-class in protecting organizations’ dynamic workforces and constantly-changing digital infrastructure. Find out how Cyber AI thwarted:

  • Malicious file download in Box.com 
  • Crypto-mining malware inadvertently installed
  • Developer misuse of AWS cloud infrastructure

Nabil Zoldjalali, Director of Cloud Security, Darktrace

Coffee and movement break

Visit our exhibition hall, chat to partners, peers and go grab a coffee!


Know your AWS from your elbow? Feeling self-Azured about your SaaS-smarts? Then take our Cloud Champions quiz and win yourself a pair of bluetooth headphones!

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

Cloud in a Box - Powered by Stealth

Taking the pain out of your Cloud transformation journey, our unique blueprint has been built by experts using hands-on experience to assure the overall health and success of your programme. From the strategic to the tactical, the technical to the non-technical, the box contains all the collateral and know-how to deliver a seamless transition and make the most of your investment.

Mandip Bharj, Director and Founding Partner, Stealth Consulting

Entrust: Cloud-first but concerned about not being the master of your own keys?

Covid-19 has been a catalyst for most companies to adopt a more cloud-first approach to benefit from the agility and scalability the cloud can offer but these benefits don’t come without their security challenges. In this interview Julian Anderson will talk about how Entrust are helping organizations secure their journey to the cloud and their cloud data by controlling their encryption keys.

Jules Anderson, Regional Sales Director UK & Ireland, Entrust

Panel Discussion: Multi-cloud: are we nearly there yet?
  • Everyone's talking about it, no-one's doing it. 
  • Do you really need multiple providers?
  • Technical and managerial solutions.

Amanda Brock, CEO, OpenUK
David Keigher, Head of Sales, Automation Logic 
Sarah Malter, MD, Kapitalise
Lee Virgo, Cloud Transformation Director and Head of Delivery, Arup
Moderator: John Leonard, Research Director, Incisive Media

Closing Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta


Head of Sales
Automation Logic
Research Director
Incisive Media
Regional Sales Director UK & Ireland
Cloud Transformation Director and Head of Delivery
Director and Founding Partner
Stealth Consulting
Foundation Services Technical Officer
Financial Times
Director of Cloud Security
Managing Director
Editorial Director
Computing and Delta

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