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Exclusive Interview Available with Mark Evans, Head of IT at Rider Levett Bucknall #CloudWF

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Mark Evans, Head of IT, Rider Levett Bucknall.

Mark Evans is Head of IT at global property and construction practice Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB), the largest employee-owned business consultancy in the Construction industry.

The Q&A presents the insight into supporting BYOD, the need for standards in the cloud sector and the impact of working with large data models on the technology choices the firm has to make.

View our exclusive interview with Mark here.

Having worked as an IT Manager in the NHS, a regional manager for Orange Personal Communications and Global Infrastructure Director for a container shipping company, Mark has operated in disparate industries, acquiring a broad overview of what actually works in business, as opposed to what works in a sales pitch.

Recognised as being outspoken on matters related to Cloud and acknowledged as a true, forward-thinking IT Director, Mark is happy to challenge the received wisdom with tenacity and a sense of humour – he doesn’t ‘do’ sales pitches, but offers a pragmatic view of what is really happening in the darkest corners of professional practise in business consultancy.

Don’t Miss… Mark will be speaking at the Cloud World Forum on the 25th June within the Keynote Theatre.

Register your free exhibition pass here.

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Enterprise Apps World @ Cloud Word Forum

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We’d like to invite you to the Enterprise Apps World, taking place at the Cloud World Forum on 24th & 25th June at Olympia Grand in London.

The inclusion of the extended Enterprise Apps World theatre responds to the research by those such as the Centre for Economics and Business Research showing how the European enterprise cloud app market is set to generate £2.7 billion ($4.2 billion) in revenue, an increase of 206%, by 2018.

Cloud computing is a critical driver in the Enterprise App market’s development and the timely Enterprise Apps theatre discusses and advances market opportunities, and provides necessary insight into cross-device and platform integration, security and BYOD challenges.

You will benefit from learning how enterprises and vendors can move on from ad hoc deployment of employee and customer facing applications, to implementing a strong enterprise mobility strategy to manage the cost and reap the operational benefits of traditional enterprise mobility solutions.

The Cloud World Forum and Enterprise Apps World’s 300+ strong industry expert speaker line-up includes…

  • Fin Goulding, CIO, Paddy Power
  • Imran Younis, Global Head of UX, LateRooms.com
  • Marc van der Heijden, SVP Global IT – Head Infrastructure & Security, Adidas
  • Helene Sears, Senior UX Architect, Guardian News and Media
  • Jane Gilmour, CTO, Coca Cola International
  • Michel de Goede, Strategy Consultant/Enterprise Architect, Alliander
  • Zvezdan Schoppmann, Groupwide Head of Technology Innovation Management, DHL
  • Anastasia Semenova, Business Analyst & join-Chair of UX Community of Practice, Barclays
  • Andrea Picchi, Head of Mobile and Wearable UX, Ryan Air
  • Anthony Headlam, CTO, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Thomas Naylor, CIO, Salamanca Group
  • Julie Kennedy, Head of User Experience, Daily Mail Group
  • Sheena Cartwright, Chief People Officer, Alexander Mann Solutions

Business agility is brought by speed of development and fast, responsive applications; only at Enterprise Apps World will you pinpoint how to achieve such skills, and only at Cloud World Forum will you discover IT and business model tips to leverage strategic and economic benefits.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet entire IT ecosystem. 8,000+ attendees represent CIOs, CTOs and IT Directors to Managers, Architects, Developers and Security Experts. Check who attends here…

Register for your free expo pass!

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Less than 3 weeks to go until the Telco Cloud World Forum North America #telcocloud

With only 3 weeks to go until the Telco Cloud World Forum North America  there is still time for you to secure your place!

This event is free for carriers and enterprises. If you do fall into this criteria and still would like the opportunity to meet with senior decision makers from leading carriers, we would be delighted to welcome you to the event; you can register your place online here.

For a refresh about the event and to view the most recent agenda please click here.

Pre-event networking

Next Week! Network with fellow attendees prior to the event with our online networking tool. Available to speakers, sponsors and delegates, this is a fantastic way to initiate introductions, network and set up meetings with participants prior to the event. In addition, post event materials such as speaker presentations will also be available!
  
Interested in joining us?
  
Online: www.northamerica.cloudworldseries.com/register
Call: +44 (0) 20 7017 5529
Email: registrations@cloudworldseries.com

Interested in networking?

Are you a Cloud vendor/solution provider looking to share your expertise with our audience? We have a limited number of opportunities remaining to join our bespoke networking events and present your solutions.

For further information, please contact: Matt Williamson, Business Development Manager | +44 (0) 20 7017 5450 | matt@cloudworldseries.com

Ready to scroll through the speaker line-up? – let’s go!

Andy, McInturff, Business Development Director – BT Compute, BT Global Services
David Strom, Analyst, Gigaom
Dennis Bennett, Global Enterprise Account Executive, AT&T
Jack Weixel, Head of Service Provider Markets, Google
James Davis, Senior Analyst – Networks & Media, 451 Research
Jared Alfson, Health IT Engineer, Rural Health Telecom
Jon Summers, SVP of Growth Platforms, AT&T
Kent Landry, Senior Solutions Consultant for Managed Services and Cloud, Windstream
Kevin Burke, General Manager, International, BCSG
Mike, Tighe, Executive Director Data Services, Comcast Business
Mike, Sapien, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Services, Ovum
Paul Congdon, Chair of the Wireless and Mobile Working Group, ONF
Raul Mangalindan, Senior Audit Manager, Bell Canada
Richard Dufty, VP of Worldwide Sales and Strategic Partnerships, AppDirect
Steve Augustino, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Steve Scarlett, Head of Technology, NFV and SDN, NSN
Toby Ford, Assistant Vice President, Information Technology Operations, Strategic Realization, AT&T & Board of Directors, OpenStack Foundation, AT&T
Tom Platt, Commercial Director, BCSG
Adi Mendel, VP Product Management & Marketing, Allot Communications
Arun Rajagopal, Technology Strategy & Architecture Manager, Sprint
Brett Brock, Voice Systems Engineer, Cox Communications
Brian Joe, Manager – Content Planning & Strategy, Verizon
Chris King, Senior Director Product Marketing – Networks & Analytics, Oracle
Chris Liou, Vice President of Network Strategy, Infinera
Donald Keeler, SVP Business Devlopment, Hitachi CTA
Geng Lin, CTO – Corporate Networks, Google
Julius Francis, Director of Product Management – Cloud Applications, BTI Systems
Marian Croak, SVP Domain 2.0 & Advanced Services Deployment, AT&T
Maurizio De Paola, Senior Project Manager – Control Layer Innovation, Telecom Italia
Mike Capuano, Vice President Marketing, Infinera
Mitch Auster, Senior Director Market Development, Ciena
Monica Paolini, Founder and President, Senza Fili Consulting
Ning So, Head of Network Architecture & Mobile Broadband Services, Tata Communications
Omar Baldonado, Manager – Infrastructure Software Engineering, Facebook
Patrick Lopez, Founder & CEO, Core Analysis
Paul Parker-Johnson, Practise Lead – Cloud & Virtual Systems Infrastructure, ACG Research
Shazia Hasnie, Senior Director Network Architecture & Planning, MegaPath
Sriram Natarajan, Senior Researcher, Deutsche Telekom Labs
Stanley Aiyanyor Ogbeide, Senior Network Engineer, iConnect South Africa
Tony Fallows, CEO, Aria Networks
Vijai Karthigesu, Chief Operating Officer, Cloud Dynamics
Vinay Bannai, SDN Architect, eBay
Chris Towery, Manager, High Data Rate Submarine and Terrestrial Fiber, Corning Optical Communications
David Jameson, Sr Product Manager of EMS/NMS Product Lines, Fujitsu
Dhananjay Sampath, Senior Research Scientist, Deutsche Telekom Labs
Jeff Finkelstein, Executive Director- Network Architecture, Cox Communications
Rick Talbot, Principal Analyst Optical Infrastructure, Current Analysis
Rob Adams, VP of Product Management, Transmode
Anuradha Udunuwara, Engineer, Sri Lanka Telecom
Bert Buescher, Director of Technical Sales, North America, Coriant
David Plant, Professor, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University
Dr. Tiejun Xia, System Architect/DMTS, Verizon
Fady Masoud, VP Product and Technical Marketing, Ciena
Gilles Garcia, Director Wired Communication Business Unit, Xilinx
Glenn Wellbrock, Director of Backbone Network Architecture, Verizon
Jimmy Yu, VP of Optical Transport Market Research, Dell’Oro Group
Jon Baldry, Technical Marketing Director/ WDM PON Forum Board Member, Transmode/WDM PON
Mark Lloyd Jones, VP Product Solutions, Xtera
Masahito Tomizawa, Executive Manager, NTT Network Innovation Labs
Mattias Fridstrom, VP & Head of Technology, Teliasonera International Carrier
Mehmet Toy, Distinguished Engineer, Comcast Cable
Michael Freiberger, Senior Network Planner, Verizon
Michael McGarry, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Eng, University of Texas at El Paso
Michael Sabelhaus, Principal, Optical Planning and Marketing, Fujitsu
Michael Strickland, SVP Engineering and Technology, Spread Networks
Nilson Machado, Transport Network-Planning, TIM Brazil
Philippe Perrier, SVP of Product Line Management, Xtera
Rafael Martins, Optical Engineer, Telefonica VIVO Brazil
Roderick Dottin, Project Manager- Fiber & Collocation, Orange
Saurabh Patil, Long-haul Optical Transport Design Engineer, Cox Communications
Steve Pelosi, Head of Optical Business Unit, Fujitsu
Stuart Benington, Director of Cloud & SDN Business Unit, Coriant
Vinay, Rathore, Sr. Director Solutions Marketing, Infinera
Vladimir, Kozlov, Founder & CEO, LightCounting
Weidong, Zhou, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Nanophotonics Lab (NPLAB), University of Texas Arlington

More specifically, speakers will discuss:

AT&T will address the challenges on building brand equity with enterprise IT buyers
Opencast will cast lights on if and where there is room for telco’s to become CSPs
Comcast will provide valuable advice on formulating specialised services and coherent sales strategies
BT Global Services will discuss the key role of the CIO in elevating the importance of the IT department and their role in building company strategy
Nokia Networks will identify methods to harness the power of NFV technology
Google will assist carriers to leverage their existing infrastructure and capabilities
Bell Canada will showcase how to drive enterprise mobility and BYOD in the next generation enterprise
Leading analysts from 451 Research and Windstream will elaborate on successful strategies for telcos to strengthen their position in the cloud market
Kelley Drye & Warren will outline the certification requirements of supplying cloud services to government organisations
BCSG will advise on how to better understand and respond to the needs of your small business customers
AppDirect will explain how to enable and monetize the changing ICT landscape with cloud service brokerage

For more information and to view the event agenda click here.

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*We respect the right of any company to class themselves as a carrier/mobile network operator or enterprise end user customer or prospective customer, but free places are awarded at Informa Telecoms & Media’s discretion.

Interview with Sumeet Sabharwal #cloudwf @NaviSite

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Group Vice President & General Manager
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  1. How is Desktop as a service different to virtual desktops, and what benefits does it have over virtual desktops?

Although on-premise VDI implementations and Desktop as a Service (DaaS) are solutions where desktop environments are virtualised, the way in which the implementation takes place is fundamentally different. With a VDI solution, companies are essentially standing up the entire solution from the ground-up. As a result, this requires extensive capital investment, lead times to procure and implement the solution and access to extensive desktop engineering and IT expertise, both to design and build the solution upfront and to provide ongoing maintenance and support. Depending upon the size and scale of the organization and the IT resources at hand, this can prove to be not just costly and time consuming, but can take focus away from the core aspects of running and supporting the business. On premise VDI can therefore be too complex and expensive to deploy. The CAPEX investment and the technical expertise needed to upkeep an on premise VDI solution may no longer be cost effective.

With Desktop as a Service, the heavy lifting of developing, architecting and deploying the virtual desktop solution is undertaken by the service provider, such as NaviSite. The complex components of a VDI solution like storage, networking, servers, and Virtualization technologies are carefully selected from the market leaders taking into account performance and customer uptime. This leaves the overall complexity of the DaaS solution to be handled by the Service Provider. Multiple “gold images” of the required desktop solution are built with the customer – each of these gold images is the template for different work groups with the required applications and desktop configurations baked into the image. This reduces deployment timescales and enables the overall solution to scale quickly. And given that this is a cloud-based solution, all the inherent advantages of a pay-as-you-go consumption model, flexibility, the ability to adapt rapidly to changing business requirements, and scale are all already baked into the solution.

To summarize, a DaaS solution from the right provider, can unlock all the inherent advantages of desktop virtualization – it can support mobility, have the capacity to leverage BYOD programmes and deliver centralized management, security, scale, cost efficiency – without straining the already stretched IT resources within an organization. Moreover, most providers have designed their DaaS solutions to accommodate trials, and enable customers to validate and refine their overall desktop virtualization strategy before diving into a broader deployment. DaaS also offers the ability for on demand ramp-up and ramp-down of virtual machines based on business needs or market demands..

  1. How can Desktop as a Service support the increasingly “always on” mobile work force?

The increasingly “always on” mobile work force is an unstoppable movement in the business world. Many companies are now offering their employees flexible working options – where staff are allowed to work from home, from different office locations or whilst on the move and at flexible times for field workers and senior management.

Companies also need to accommodate contract or freelance workers from an IT perspective. These users represent a different aspect of mobility in that they are transient workers who are employed for short periods of time to cover peaks in demand. The DaaS solution can enable a dimension of mobility and security that has not be traditionally possible. This includes a capacity to support workers operating across shifts as well as the ability to integrate remote workers like contractors and temporary help. In this scenario, new workers can take over the phones and workstations from the previous shift so that an extended days work is achieved or so that a 24 hour operation can be accommodated. Having the capacity of hosting non persistent desktops with a DaaS solution means that the data from one shift operation can be stored and the desktop wiped clean so that a new shift is presented with a clean PC, ready for new work to begin.

These changing business patterns increasingly lend themselves to DaaS, where irrespective of how many users access the same device or if employees use multiple devices depending on where they are located, the device point itself becomes almost irrelevant. And at the same time, as data and applications are managed and hosted centrally, Enterprise security is maintained.

  1. How can Desktop as a Service improve the BYOD experience?

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Please visit NaviSite at Stand D650 at the Cloud World Forum 2014!

Most impactful business tech in 2013 is……

What else, right?

V3 readers recently voted for the technology innovation that had the biggest impact in 2013 and, whilst not being nearly as novel as some of the other innovations, Cloud computing is still seen to be the biggest game-changer.

Here are the complete results of the poll.

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As staunch PC enthusiasts, we chuckle at its “demise” being included in this poll…

What do you think?

Do you agree with the above?

Is there something that ought to have been included in this list?

Does Cloud have a tad too much overlap on other categories such as Big Data and BYOD to be included in this kind of list?

Let us know!

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