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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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Exclusive Q&A with Fin Goulding, CIO of Paddy Power

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Fin Goulding is Chief Information Officer at Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, and is speaking at Cloud World Forum at London’s Olympia on 24-25 June, about the Cloud and DevOps in his business. We took some time with Fin to talk about the challenges and status of Cloud in his sector, followed by an in-depth discussion on what DevOps means to him personally.

The interview…

We start off by talking about some of the challenges of being a CIO in the (largely online) gaming sector, one of which is that there are major (often sporting) events that happen at certain points in the year, and they have to be ready for those spikes in capacity demand.

Another major challenge in the sector is security, about which Fin asserts “we’re hyper-concerned about security in our world because we’re even more highly regulated than banking”. This is largely due to concerns about data loss, particularly in relation to the Cloud. When talking about this, he makes an excellent analogy: “if I put my bike in your house and it’s stolen, who’s responsible for that loss? It’s usually me”. This is a primary concern, and one about which Fin and his team have to be super diligent.

Sticking with Cloud technology, and the status of it within his sector, Fin feels that they are on a similar journey to many companies and industries, and that journey entails moving from “credit card Cloud” to “back office Cloud”. To elaborate, moving from niche Cloud use cases to IT teams working in a digital world, where they have back office systems (eg. HR, finance, ticketing) that are becoming “cloudified”, freeing the team up to spend more time on frontend work.

“But for us, like a number of companies, the next level will be enterprise level cloud, which is really a hybrid. It’s a capacity-on-demand model – recovery-as-a-service – or as Joe Baguley of VMware would call it, data center N+1, so that you’ve actually got this reliability in your production system.”

Download the full interview here!


Fin will be presenting in the Keynote Theatre
at the Cloud World Forum, at Olympia Grand in London on the 24th – 25th June 2015, on ‘A Transformational Journey: Implementing DevOps & Agile at Scale.

Don’t miss the chance to take advantage of all the knowledge and networking opportunities presented by EMEA’s only content-led Cloud exhibition.

Register for your FREE exhibition pass here!

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