Cloud & Infrastructure Operations:

Strategy over Disruption


The coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated the importance of cloud in keeping organisations agile, and the vital role played by infrastructure ops teams when faced with unprecedented disruption. Making sure you are on top of your cloud game is now more important than ever.

Tune in to Deskflix: Cloud and Infrastructure Ops to hear industry experts speak on the questions you need answered: how to formulate a coherent cloud strategy, what are the trade-offs between hybrid, private, public and on-prem, and how could a multi-cloud approach benefit your organisation? What about ensuring of cyber-security in cloud? Is now the right time to look at cloud-native apps and infrastructure, and what skills should you be building for the future?

Join us from your desk for exclusive case studies, live Q&As and insightful panel discussions with top cloud professionals. Deskflix Cloud and Infrastructure Ops will be available on demand after the event, so you can improve your cloud strategy from anywhere and at any time!

Better still, the event is CPD-accredited so you can earn points as you learn.


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

Programme

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Opening Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

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Delta Research

John Leonard, Research Director, Incisive Media

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Keynote
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Covid and the Cloud

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of cloud strategy more than ever. In this session we will discuss the following:

  • How has the pandemic unlocked the benefits of your cloud strategy?
  • How did your cloud strategy assist in the transition to remote working?
  • How has cloud impacted your business continuity?
  • How can you choose a cloud infrastructure with long-term sustainability and profitability in mind?
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Break
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Reskilling for the Cloud

Changes to infrastructure bring new challenges and the need for different skillsets. This session will cover the following:

  • How can IT directors accelerate cloud adoption, whilst ensuring their organisation has the skills necessary to respond to their changed environment?
  • Which skills are crucial to successful cloud adoption?
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Is hybrid cloud the best architecture for your organisation?

A hybrid cloud environment is touted by some as the key to digital transformation. In this session we’ll discuss:

  • Benefits: agility, customisability, flexibility.
  • How does hybrid compare to other cloud infrastructures?
  • Is hybrid a good fit for your organisation? 
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Planning and managing a multi-cloud architecture
  • Why use a multi-cloud approach?
  • Choosing cloud services which allow you to be flexible.
  • Getting over multi-cloud integration hurdles.
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Cyber-security in cloud and infrastructure operations

With the expansion and adoption of new systems, a multi-cloud approach or hybrid architecture, organisations can be left with fragmented cloud environments, and are more vulnerable to security incidents. This session will consider:

  • Common security vulnerabilities, such as those caused by shadow IT, multi-cloud and hybrid.
  • Advanced persistent threats, such as Cloudhopper.
  • How can you ensure the proper integration of security in your organisation’s infrastructure and cloud systems?
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Panel Discussion: Choosing a cloud strategy that works for you

When choosing a new cloud solution or infrastructure, it can be difficult to know whether staff will accept it, and whether it will work for all teams and functions. This panel discussion will cover:

  • How can you ensure the needs all are met, and that systems are user-friendly?
  • How can you guarantee cloud services and applications are integrated to avoid shadow IT?
  • How can you set criteria to meet the needs of your organisation? 
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Closing Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

Contact Us

Booking queries:
Rubie Romanay
Head of Marketing
+44 (0) 207 484 9706
Programme queries:
Lucy Wilson
Conference Producer
+ 44 (0) 207 484 9737
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Commercial Director
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