Tuesday 30th November, 2010
9:30am to 5:30pm
With enterprise implementations now running in the tens of thousands of users, Cloud Computing has entered the mainstream of ICT and business. This conference stream hears from those behind some of the most successful Cloud deployments in the world, with case study examples of lessons learned and peer to peer advice from those who led these programmes.
* 09:30 Chairman's Welcome
Stuart Lauchlan, Head of Editorial, Sift Media
* 09:40 Keynote
Professor Leslie Willcocks, Professor of Technology, Work & Globalisation, London School of Economics
* 10:10 Platinum Cloud
Greg Gianforte, CEO and founder, RightNow
* 10:30 Panel debate – The CIO and the Cloud
With Cloud Computing firmly on the mainstream IT agenda, this panel taps into the experiences that CIOs have encountered in their adoption of Cloud technologies. Sharing war-stories, our panel of CIOs offer tips and advice to their peers.
Mark Leonard, CIO, Colt Telecom
Ian McDonald, Head of IT, Symbian Foundation
Charles Newhouse, Head of Strategy & Design, Enterprise IT Services, BAE Systems
David Jack, CIO, The Trainline
* 11:55 Platinum Cloud
Gordon Frazer, General Manager, Microsoft UK
* 12:15 Journey to the Cloud: Royal Mail
This session offers 'a living case study' as we follow the story of Royal Mail's Cloud Computing roll out with CIO Adrian Steel.
Adrian Steel, Head of Infrastructure Management, Royal Mail
* 13:40 CRM – The Customer Cloud
Of all the Cloud Computing business application areas, CRM and Sales Force Automation are the most established. This session looks at how Cloud-based applications have changed and improved the way that customer services professionals in organisations across multiple industry sectors do their job.
Moderator: Neil Davey, Group Editor, Sift Media
Stuart Lipinski, Group CS Systems Manager, PhotoBox
Andrew Derrer, Independant Advisor
* 14:20 HR – The People Cloud
Cloud Computing can free up HR professionals to focus on the human capital management aspects of their roles. This session hears from HR personnel who have made the transition to the Cloud and looks at the lessons learned and the benefits gained.
Moderator: Charlie Duff, Editor, HRzone.co.uk
Andrew Powell, Managing Director People & Change, Colt Telecom
* 15:00 Finance and Accounting – Counting on the Cloud
The finance department has been one of the laggards of Cloud Computing adoption but that is beginning to change as finance professionals look to the Cloud for flexibility of approach and scalability. This session hears from some of the finance professionals leading the way to the Cloud and the advice that they have to offer their peers.
Richard Anning, Head of IT Faculty, Technical Strategy Department, ICAEW
Rex Harrison, Chief Operating Officer (formerly CFO), i-nexus
Richard Messik, Chartered Accountant & Cloud Computing consultant, RFM Associates
* 16:10 Cloud Computing in Large Enterprises
If you think that Cloud Computing isn't enterprise-ready then you haven't heard what's happening at Siemens. The German electronics giant is 18 months into what most observers agree is one of the world's largest Cloud applications commitments. Come and hear from Siemens' Jürgen Strahwald about how the firm is managing the Cloud as both an IT tool and a business opportunity.
Jürgen Strahwald, Vice President Corporate Information Technology Governance, Siemens
* 16:40 The Cloud Titans
Three Cloud Computing industry thought leaders offer their expert views on the Cloud Computing industry, the events of today's conference and provide some thoughts for our delegates to take away and consider over the next twelve months.
Greg Gianforte, Chief Executive Officer And Founder, RightNow
Zach Nelson, CEO, Netsuite
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