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Ovum FREE webinar: Monetizing Mobile SDN: It’s a Family Affair #SDEnterprise

Ovum-logo-135Camille Mendler, Principal Analyst, Informa Telecoms & Media and Steve Shaw, Marketing Director, Juniper Networks, have discussed how the middle-class family is driving digital service creation, why software-defined networking (SDN) can solve demand challenges and how CSPs can leverage SDN for digital service growth in this 60-minute webinar.


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The Inaugural Software Defined Enterprise World Forum – the only dedicated meeting place to cover Software-Defined Networking for Enterprise, Software Defined Data Centre and Software Defined Storage and Automation under one roof – will take place in London between 10-11 September 2014!

This is the only event to cover all sides of software defined technologies through the prism of enterprise organisations. It targets both the CIO for the overall business case behind SDx but also the engineers, working on the nitty-gritty details of the SDDC and SDS.

Stay ahead of the game – get answers to the key questions in the SDN space right now! Key topics up for discussion include:

  •  Getting to grips with SDN in the enterprise: Where in the SDN journey is your organisation?
  • Weighing up the benefits of Software Defined Networks: Reducing CAPEX and OPEX through
  • SDN
  • What are the requirements to enable Software Defined Networks?
  • How can you make the most of legacy architectures when moving to Software Defined networks?
  • Data Centre Architectures of the future: Moving towards new models


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.

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Join us for an evening of entertainment and networking!

There are 4 weeks remaining until the entry deadline for this year’s Cloud World Series Awards, being held in London on the 17th June at the Cloud World Forum.

We are delighted to announce the independent Judging Board – world class experts in Cloud Computing!

Chris Wrau

Chris Wray, Partner, Kemp Little Consulting

Chris has 30 years of consulting experience spanning Andersen Consulting (Accenture), Price Waterhouse, Andersen Business Consulting and Deloitte.

Chris’ partner roles during this time have included client and key account management, industry head, practice leader at an office and regional level together with national consulting leadership roles with Andersen Business Consulting and Deloitte.

Notably, Chris was one of the founding members of Andersen Business Consulting which grew quickly from a small financial and operational consulting practice into a major consulting player with a full range of strategy, IT and programme delivery skills and a £100m practice.

His experience of technology and digital media related client issues comes from his role as lead consulting partner for Andersen Business Consulting and Deloitte’s Travel, Hospitality and Leisure industry practices combined with being a founding director of Clustre – an innovative network of unique technology based products and services companies.

Chris is a hands-on partner with a wide range of strategy, financial, IT, people and process skills which, when combined with insights on relevant legal issues, makes him well placed to provide the overall architectural and programme delivery skills needed to deliver Kemp Little Consulting’s unique range of services.

Chris will use his experience of building consulting businesses to bring together unique combinations of competencies, technologies and delivery partners plus a strong dose of legal input from Kemp Little colleagues to lead the development of Kemp Little Consulting.

Camille Mendler

Camille Mendler, Principal Analyst and Head of Enterprise Verticals, Informa Telecoms & Media

Area of expertise: Cloud enablement, managed services, M2M, Ethernet, long-tail wireless, new business models.

Telecom innovation can trigger profound transformation across many industries. My goal is to identify sustainable enrichment opportunities for all stakeholders in these complex ecosystems.

Camille Mendler is Principal Analyst and Head of Enterprise Verticals at Informa Telecoms & Media. She has 18 years of multi-disciplinary experience in global telecommunications serving enterprises, service providers, ICT vendors and government bodies. An accomplished strategy consultant, Camille has delivered more than 70 expert engagements to clients worldwide.

At Informa, Camille’s team advises clients on leading-edge growth strategies, focusing on business models for cloud, M2M and broadband in vertical industries. Camille joined Informa in 2011. Previously, she was a vice president at Yankee Group, focusing on cloud computing, managed services and operator strategy.

Her industry experience includes roles in strategic marketing and fiber infrastructure development in European network operators, and she has served as an advisor to the Soros Foundations and the International Telecommunication Union.

Camille is a frequent public speaker and industry commentator. She is a judge of the GSMA Global Mobile Awards, Total Telecom World Vendor Awards and MEF Service Provider Awards.

Camille is a research fellow of the Russian Area Studies Master’s Program at Georgetown University and holds a Journalism with a minor in Russian from Northwestern University. She is a member of Women in Telecoms and Technology.

Laurent Lachal

Laurent Lachal, Senior Analyst, Software – IT Solutions, Ovum

Laurent Lachal is leading Ovum Software Group’s cloud computing research. He works in close co-operation with other members of the Ovum team, both within the software group as well as the Ovum IT services, telecom and vertical industry teams, to cover the various aspects of the cloud computing phenomenon and its impact on the software market.

In his 19-year career as an IT analyst, Laurent has provided software vendors and users with insight into a wide range of issues from high-level business strategy issues to low-level technology ones. He has a deep knowledge of most segments of the IT industry from infrastructure to applications and was until mid-2009 in charge of Ovum’s open source-related research activities.

Besides Ovum, where he has spent most of his career, Laurent has also been European software market group manager at Gartner Ltd.


Join us and your peers in recoginising drive, innovation and hard work in the global cloud computing industry, over cocktails and an evening of networking, entertainment and music from our DJ!

This year’s awards feature key 5 categories

The entry deadlines is Monday 19th of May 2014


NEWS: Neostratus is Knowledge Partner of Cloud World Series’ Events

Neostratus has great respect for Informa Telecoms & Media’s exceptional insight into the telecoms industry through their first-class analysis team. Therefore we are honoured to work closely with them as their Knowledge Partner of the forthcoming Cloud World Forum MENA in Dubai next week, and the Telco Cloud World Forum in London this April.

Viktor Kovacs, Founder and CCO of Neostratus will be sharing the company’s experiences in presentations and a workshop on “How to Monetise a Cloud Model in Two Months”, while he will also be discussing cloud trends for the telecoms industry at the Breakfast Briefings of both events with Camille Mendler, Pricipal Analyst of Informa Telecoms & Media, who placed Neostratus among the top 5 cloud enablers worldwide for telecom operators in 2012.

To read more about the partnership, please click here!

Guest Blog from: Judit Szabo, Neostratus

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