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Telco Cloud Forum 2015 Event Brochure now available #telcocloud

The Telco Cloud Forum 2015 brochure is here! View the full speaker line-up, 70% of whom are Brand New to the agenda – bringing fresh insights and new topics to discuss!

The full agenda is now available covering all the crucial and essential topics for 2015: MODEL CLOUD, VIRTUAL CLOUD, GO TO MARKET CLOUD and SECURE CLOUD.

We are also delighted to announce our early confirmed sponsors/exhibitors and Host Operator Telefonica.

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Early Confirmed Sponsors:

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Telco Cloud 2015 brings top cloud experts from:

  • Operators such as: Telefonica, Orange Group, Hutchison Global Communications, Verizon, Telecom Italia, CenturyLink, Deutsche Telekom, BT Global Services
  • OTT such as: Google and Amazon Web Services
  • Enterprises such as: Tesco, Odeon & UCI Cinemas, ABANCA, Nordea Bank

Secure your FREE pass today and join the Only Event For Telco Cloud Providers and Their Channel Partners!



Cloud World Forum Africa 2014 | Post Event Report Published #cloudafrica

Review of Cloud World Forum Africa 2014

The 3rd Annual Cloud World Forum Africa drew to a close after two days of stimulating discussion, interactive sessions and break-out workshops which drilled down in to how the migration to the Cloud has impacted businesses across the region, as well as the wider themes that are impacting the digital landscape in Africa for 2014 and beyond.

The 2014 edition saw an even wider variety of speakers and topics from the region with insightful sessions from

Amazon Web Services, Facebook, Folup, Vodacom, ODCA,  City of Cape Town, Ovum, DAV, Rand Water and more!

A huge two thirds of the audience were made up of enterprise and operator attendees, proving that the Cloud World Forum Africa is the meeting place for those responsible for ICT and Cloud across a wide variety of industries.

Don’t worry if you missed out, the Cloud World Forum Africa returns again in 2015 – a definite must-attend event for all of those involved with all things Cloud!

If you couldn’t make it this year, click here to download the 2014 post event report, and see why youcannot afford to miss the event next year!

Pre-register today and keep updated as the programme develops!


The speed networking sessions were as always one of the key highlights of the event and provided great opportunities for introductions with potential partners and business leads and lots of stimulating discussions!

The end of Day One saw attendees enjoy more networking as part of the hosted drinks reception and the Cloud World Series team were delighted to award Huawei with the awards for the Best Business Application Cloud Platform. During the event, Huawei showcased its FusionCube solution to demonstrate the evolution and reconstruction of the telecom industry in the cloud era, and to share insights on how cloud technology and network virtualisation will provide the biggest opportunities and challenges for operators going forward.

Industry Leaders |  70% Operator and Enterprise Attendees!

Speakers included;

Broadband Gurus * Carfordable and * Chair, Manageability & Services Workgroup, Open Data Center Alliance * City of Cape Town * CXO Advisor *  DAV Professional Placement Group * Deutsche Telekom Group/T-Systems * Dimension Data * Facebook * Folup Inc * FTTH Council Africa * HP * Huawei *  ITNewsAfrica * ITWeb * Jenny Internet * Manager Applied Research Unit, Joburg Centre for Software Engineering @ Wits University * MEF * Nigerian Information Communication Technology Agency, Edo State Government *
Ovum * Rand Water * Standard Bank * Telstra


“Informa brought all stakeholders (telco, enterprises, service providers) to this forum and lots of knowledge was shared among stakeholders.
Speakers and the content presented was excellent.  Event organisers have done a wonderful job. Well done Informa team!”
Paritosh Babla, Head of Division, Vodacom, Tanzania


“Knowledge and experience shared at the conference will provide adequate guidance to make decisions about right cloud technology for both telco and its domain. Thank you Informa!”
Abiodun Aransi, MTN Nigeria


“It is a very good platform to meet the right customers in telco and enterprises. Aleksandra and the team are very kind and helpful to arrange many meetings for us. Thank you all!”
Peter Cao, Board Director of ESA Region, Huawei

Interested in joining us in 2015?

To keep up to date as the 2015 programme develops, pre-register your interest on our website:

See you in 2015!

Cloud World Series Awards Shortlist Announced #cloudwf

News release – June 2014

Cloud World Series Awards Shortlist Announced

London, 10 June 2014 – Today the organisers of the Cloud World Series have announced the shortlist for the Cloud World Series Awards, which takes place at this year’s Cloud World Forum in June. The awards are a celebration of the drive, innovation and hard work in the global cloud computing industry, with six categories recognising services from across the Cloud ecosystem.

The Awards will take place in the Technical Theatre of Cloud World Forum in the Olympia National, at the end of Day One of the event. The Awards will bring together the industry leaders and experts across the Cloud that have driven developments in Cloud over the past year.

Bryan Glick, Editor in Chief, Computer Weekly, will present the awards and said: “The awards are a great show piece at the end of the first day of the action packed event. I am delighted to be presenting the ceremony and it’s great to be a part of the process of rewarding the most innovative and driven companies across the Cloud industry.”

The Awards will be judged by world class experts in Cloud Computing and this year’s panel includes Professor Mark Skilton Professor of Practice in Information Systems & Management, Warwick Business School, Chris Wray, Partner, Kemp Little Consulting, Kerem Arsal, Manager, Africa & Middle East, Pyramid Research and Camille Mendler, Principal Analyst and Head of Enterprise Verticals, Informa Telecoms & Media. The panel independently selected the shortlist and will also select the winners.

Ewa Campbell, Head of Marketing, Cloud World Series, added: “The Cloud World Series Awards is fantastic recognition for those who have this year developed and delivered world class solutions and products which have advanced the industry as a whole, and moved developments forwards.”

The categories and the shortlisted companies with their products are listed below:

Best Cloud Service

Cloudyn – Cloudyn
Bigstep – Full Metal Cloud
AWS – Amazon Web Services

Best Cloud Application

Peppermint Technology with Microsoft – Peppermint Legal Service Platform
Rosslyn Analytics – RAPid Spend Analysis
Iris – Iris Openspace

Best Cloud Platform

Microsoft UK – Microsoft Azure
Carrenza –  Intershop as a Service
CloudBees, Inc – CloudBees Continuous Delivery Platform as a Service

Best Cloud Security Solution

Cohesive FT – VNS3
FortyCloud – FortyCloud
Spirent – ArmorHub

Best Cloud Data Centre & Storage Solution

Egnyte – Egnyte
Spanning Cloud Apps – Spanning Backup
Zadara Storage – Virtual Private Storage Arrays (VPSA)

Best Big Data Analytics Solution

sales-i – sales-i
Domo – Domo
Attivio – Attivio

Congratulations and good luck go to all this years shortlisted companies.

The Cloud World Forum will take place on 17-18 June 2014, at the Olympia National, London, UK. To register to attend the event, please go to For more information, to plan your visit, or to view the full event programme, please visit or call +44 (0)207 017 5506. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event in real-time on Twitter @CloudWSeries or using #CloudWF.

About Cloud World Forum

Cloud World Forum is EMEA’s leading Cloud event with the industry’s most comprehensive agenda of all things Cloud. Over 8000 delegates come from more than 70 countries around the world to meet the industry’s leading solution providers. Now celebrating its sixth year, the show gathers the pivotal payers of the Cloud revolution and features 12 theatres led by Cloud end-users. More than 300 speakers from multinationals, SMEs, public sector organisations, online players, regulators, telcos and analysts are set to take the floor in engaging, thought-provoking keynotes, hands-on labs, brainstorming sessions and live demos over two days.

About Informa Telecoms & Media

Informa Telecoms and Media ( organises more than 120 global annual events, attended by more than 70,000 executives worldwide. With a focus on quality content, Informa Telecoms and Media deliver a key audience of decision-makers from the mobile, fixed, alternative, wholesale, MVNO, broadband and satellite operator communities. Informa Telecoms and Media is also the leading provider of business intelligence and strategic services to the global telecoms and media markets. Driven by constant first-hand contact with the industry, its 90 analysts and researchers produce a range of intelligence services including news and analytical products, in depth market reports and datasets focussed on technology, strategy and content.

For media information please contact Dana Hare at, Holly Leonardi at or Matthew Dunkling at Alternatively call on +44 1636 812152.

27 days to go! #cloudafrica

The Cloud World Forum Africa 2014 is fast approaching!

Don’t miss your opportunity to join leading industry professionals at Africa’s Largest Cloud & ICT Event for Enterprise & Telecom Professionals!


Just some of our 2013 attendees!


And examples of who you will meet this June!


Other companies that have attended the Cloud World Forum Africa!

4G African Broadband Forum; 8.ta; ABN Africa; ABSA; ACSA; Adams & Adams; Adcock Ingram; Adcorp Holdings Pty Ltd; ADT; ADVA; Africa Analysis; African ICT Alliance (AfICTA); African Reinsurance Corporation – South Africa; Africom; Airports Company South Africa (ACSA); Airtel Bharti Nigeria; Amazon Web Services; ARUP; ASG Software Solutions; Astel; Automatic Mass Production; Autotask; Avbob Mutual Assurance Society; Aztec; Barclays Bank; Bodytech 2000; Bombela Operating Company; BotswanaPost; Britehouse Holdings; Britehouse vPS; Busbyhouse; CellC; CES Group; Clicks Group; Clientele; Cloud Credential Council; CMC NETWORKS; Comnet Lesotho; Compass; Insurance; Competition Commission South Africa; Consol Glass Propriety Limited; CxO Advisor; DAG; DATA GUARDIAN; Deloitte & Touche; Delta Partners Investments; Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs; Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO); Department of Roads and Transport; DIRCO; DreamMobile; DRIVE CONTROL CORPORATION; EngineerIT; Enterprise Cloud; EOH; Ericsson; Eskom Pension & Provident Fund; Etisalat Nigeria &  many more!

To view the full list, click here.

We hope you can join us!

There’s been a huge amount of buzz around Big Data #cloud #cloudWF # big data

It is no longer just an innovative idea…

It’s now very much at the heart of business strategy for many organisations. The art of making the most of this infinite resource is still evolving, with many organisations still considering its ramifications and possibilities. From the rise of Hadoop to the constantly growing list of regulatory provisions, the conversation on Big Data is vivid and varied, going way beyond the confines of the organisation’s IT department.

As Europe’s leading and most comprehensive gathering place for Big Data experts, the 4th Edition of the Big Data World Congress returns to the Cloud World Forum in 2014. This is the ultimate chance to meet and learn from end-user industry leaders, data scientists and regulators coming together to provide an in-depth business value case for Big Data; led with practical examples, advice and real world evidence. The draft agenda for the Big Data World Congress 2014 is now available, click here.


Cloud World Forum is EMEA’s leading Cloud event with the industry’s most comprehensive agenda of all things Cloud. Get your FREE EXPO pass here

Our 6th annual show will see more than 300 speakers from multinationals, SMEs, public sector organisations, online players, regulators, telcos and analysts joining the world’s leading Cloud solution providers. You will also gain access to 12 theatres led by Cloud end-users, including:

Developer Theatre by
A dedicated theatre looking at the nitty-gritty details of building and Supporting the Cloud, specifically tailored to Developers. The Theatre will host the first-ever Cloud Hackathon at the show! The Developer Theatre is conducted in partnership with the industry-leading Developer team of

Google Theatre
The acclaimed Partner Theatre of Google Enterprise with hands-on labs & enterprise case studies from one of the industry’s leaders. Third year in the running and exclusive to the Cloud World Forum, Google’s Cloud know-how returns at London’s Olympia National Hall!

Big Data Europe Congress
Big Data Insights, Business Analytics & Data Intelligence from the leading Big Data show in Europe gathering over 500 delegates deciphering this constantly evolving technology.

Ethernet Cloud co-hosted by the Cloud Ethernet Forum
A brand-new theatre dedicated on Cloud Ethernet & Networks technologies, with enterprise and telco speakers joining from across the world. The theatre is ran in association with the Cloud Ethernet Forum.

Executive Summit
Our exclusive boutique feature with high level discussions of the C-level movers & shakers in the IT Industry. The agenda is shaped in conjunction with the CloudCamp and Cloud Industry Forum.

AWS Security & Governance HOLs
Partner area of AWS with hands-on labs & enterprise case studies focusing on Security and Governance. World class experts from AWS and their clients share the story of how to deal with two of the most pressing issues in Cloud technology.

The Cloud Launch Pad @ Press Lounge
A brand new Live Demos & Product Launches Pad exclusive to our sponsors & exhibitors! Cloud Start Up and established vendors will once again unveil their latest products during the show. The session will be run in association with our official media partner Business Cloud News.

Download the Cloud World Forum full draft agenda for further information.

With 12 theatres, 150 exhibitors, over 250 sessions and 300 speakers, the co-location of Cloud World Forum, Big Data Congress and Enterprise Apps World jointly offer unrivalled learning and access to the forefront of Enterprise IT technology. Register your FREE EXPO pass here.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 17th – 18th June 2014, Olympia National Hall London

The transformation of IT by Cloud Computing happens right here, year on year – join us in June 2014 for shaping a future powered by the Cloud!

Big Data leaders – 4 traits they all seem to share

Big Data blog ImageWith the Big Data World Congress nearing kick-off, we thought we’d get in the mood for what the likes of Volvo, Google. Amazon, Paypal and others say on the subject with some traits that many of you are touting as of late…

Leaders are more…

1. …more internet-centric

On average, 42 percent of total revenue of the ROI leaders came from customer orders received via the Internet, compared to just 29 percent for the laggards.

This may not be a big surprise; many of the early Big Data technologies such as the Hadoop Big Data system came from Internet companies themselves such as Yahoo and Google. Internet companies face many digital interactions, so they need Big Data technologies and people to sort through their click-stream data. Yet ROI leaders in our study also included telecoms, retailers, banks and high-tech companies. You don’t have to be an Internet company to generate outsized returns on Big Data.

2. … are panned for gold in several places

ROI leaders see greater potential from Big Data to improve a number of marketing, sales, research and development, and service activities.

Companies such as Procter & Gamble and Netflix are using Big Data to identify new product opportunities. Leaders also believe Big Data holds much greater potential than do underperformers for improving four marketing activities: monitoring and improving customers’ experience in offline channels (such as stores); discerning competitors’ moves beyond pricing; monitoring external perceptions of the brand; and marketing based on customers’ physical location (which is why it’s become important for many companies to buy mobile data). This last activity helps explain the appeal of Big Data to a growing number of retailers.

3. … are more aggressive in exploiting unstructured and external data

Unstructured data, or digitized text, video, machine and other data that doesn’t easily fit into traditional databases, is hard for computers to analyze. That’s changing, however, as analytics tools come to market for performing such compute-intensive chores as discerning sentiments from text.

4. … are more likely to create a home for their big data professionals

Instead of embedding data scientists in business functions, ROI leaders centralized their analysts. Some 79 percent of the ROI leaders put their analysts in a dedicated Big Data group or in IT versus 68 percent of laggards.

Don’t forget…

For live coverage from tomorrow’s Big Data World Congress, follow us on Twitter @BigDataWS or join the official LinkedIn group to see what the likes of CERN, Spoitify, Amazon and others are saying on the above.

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