Registration and Coffee
Jeffrey Peel of Quadriga Consulting will welcome delegates to Mobile Cloud Summit and provide an overview of the mobile cloud market and market dynamics - drawing upon market data. Quadriga Consulting has been researching technology markets for the last decade and has worked with a number of leading mobile vendors. Jeff will illustrate his presentation with data from leading analysts, and primary research - to describe the mobile cloud opportunity. Jeff will also be joined by Chris Moore of UKTI who will describe the Tech City initiative and Chris Horn of Movirtu who will provide an overview of mobile growth in developing economies.
by Andy Burton
Andy will help set the scene for Day 1 of Mobile Cloud Summit, arguing why cloud computing has become an imperative in an era of increasingly pervasive mobile devices and the 'consumerisation' of business IT.
Andy Burton is Chairman of the Cloud Industry Forum, a not-for-profit organisation that champions the emerging UK cloud industry and aims to provide transparency to end users about the capability and standards adopted by suppliers. In the last year he has overseen the launch of a new Self Certification Code of Practice for Cloud Service Providers. Andy is also CEO of Fasthosts Internet Group, delivering web hosting, IAAS and cloud services to several hundred thousand customers in the UK and USA. Prior to Fasthosts Internet Group, Andy held CEO roles at Centennial Software; Content Technologies (Baltimore), and Chubb Information Security. He was also Chief Operating Officer of ClearSwift, and held Managing Director posts within the publicly traded Chubb Security Group (now UTC) and Securicor Group (now G4S).
Anne McCrossan is a good friend of Quadriga Consulting and has spoken at several events we’ve organised. Why? Because she’s got a wonderful business brain, knows social technology inside out, and she’s passionate about how businesses need to become social organisations to succeed in the socially networked age.
We’ve asked Anne to run a discussion panel at the Mobile Cloud Summit focused on how the pervasive mobile cloud will affect businesses – and other types of social organisation. The session will touch on new types of social organisation, new hybrid applications that are presence and context aware, new types of marketing and consumer engagement. Anne will be joined by two mobile marketing experts.
We are delighted to announce a heavy-weight panel for Mobile Cloud Summit focused on how cloud service provision is changing to embrace greater demand, more competition and more need for security. In a panel chaired by Andrew Moloney, former VP Marketing at RSA Security, the discussion will focus on how the industry is responding to user needs for improved and more secure processes - as well as new types of 'hybrid cloud'. The session will also cover new methods of delivering and broking cloud services.
This session will focus on how mobile and cloud technologies need to evolve to meet user experience needs. In the past user experience was about the desktop. Now, increasingly, it's about mobile devices that are fully integrated with social media.
The hosting industry and OS vendors need to embrace new ways of working - and not working. The lines between personal worlds and business worlds will blur.
The Collaborative Mobile Cloud - do 'mobilised' workers make better teams? This session, will kick-off with a presentation from Bio-Teams and collaboration guru Ken Thompson. A discussion will follow chaired by Ken featuring panellists from Movirtu, Funambol and DFJ Esprit.
Networking lunch sponsored by Quadriga Consulting Ltd
Telcom service providers are determined to be cloud service providers, based on the unique selling point of network ownership and non-stop data centres. But understanding the business and service management needs of large enterprises in different sectors can be a challenge – often best met by leveraging an ecosystem with the right combination of sector expertise. A value chain is emerging with two distinct areas in which telcos can play: providers of cloud infrastructure platforms and networks to IT departments and businesses; aggregators of services, and providers of SaaS offerings to enterprise business departments. This session will explore both options and discuss how enterprises, themselves, are influencing the debate.
London is emerging as a hot centre of gravity for mobile cloud start-ups - with many choosing to set up shop in the Tech City/Silicon Roundabout Area around Hoxton and Shoreditch. Other regions of the UK also claim to have special merit as start-up locations. This session discusses what the UK has to offer as an investment location and what entrepreneurs and investors need to consider when setting up shop in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. This session will be moderated by Jennifer Scott, Deputy Editor of CloudPro.
Bill McCluggage is Deputy Government CIO at the Cabinet Office. He will outline the direction the UK government is taking in relation to the adoption of cloud technology – and the opportunities arising for business in terms of open data initiatives. He will also suggest how government cloud initiatives will develop in the light of greater use and adoption of mobile devices – smartphones and tablets – and will touch on security issues and concerns. Bill will also join a panel discussion following his presentation that will touch on the wider social and business implications of an ever more pervasive mobile cloud.
This keynote panel session of Technology big hitters will be chaired by Tim Weber, Business & Technology Editor of BBC Interactive. The session will discuss how socially connected mobile technologies will change the face of business and society - and will ask questions about how business, government and citizens need to adapt to the new 'mobile cloud' world order.
Enjoy a glass of wine with delegates and speakers - courtesy of our sponsors Taylor Wessing
21st September 2011