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Cloud World Forum Drives Cloud for Enterprise and Healthcare

London, 19 May 2014

The landscape in which enterprises implement and run their operations and applications has seen a huge shift, as a large number of businesses continue to migrate to the cloud. This trend is now being followed by the healthcare sector, where an increasing number of health services have adopted the cloud in a bid to improve care services, reduce costs and improve revenue cycle control. Subsequently this year’s Cloud World Forum conference and exhibition will look at the cloud trends and issues affecting the enterprise and healthcare sectors.

According to research by MarketsandMarkets , they found in 2013 that 20.5% of the healthcare industry adopted cloud services, with a predicted $5.4 billion to be spent on cloud computing in the sector by 2017. This is still far behind the private sector businesses, which, according to IHS , will spend around $174.2 billion on cloud this year alone.

Cloud World Forum includes a top line-up of speakers across the agenda from both the enterprise and healthcare sectors. Day One will see John Mclean, CTO Europe, IBM, provide a presentation on cloud as a growth engine for business along the Future Cloud track. He will offer insights into how IBM help companies effectively design, deliver, and consume cloud services to transform their business.

John Mclean, CTO Europe, IBM, said: “Companies that are effectively applying disruptive technologies like cloud computing are out-manoeuvring their competitors, delivering new products and services to the market more quickly, driving new economics, and transforming entire industries and business models in the process. IBM has helped thousands of its customers to realize the benefits of adopting the cloud. Cloud World Forum is a great platform for us to share our experiences.”

On Day Two, a panel discussion will look at the cloud characteristics enterprise end-users focus on when deciding a provider. The panel will consist of, Darragh Kennedy, Online Platform Manager, Lonely Planet, Michael Bischoff, CIO, Betfair, and Mario Mueller, CTO, BMW. They will discuss performance, the uptime and availability of cloud services, the importance of interface and design, and explore the application programme interface.

Joanna Smith, CIO, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, will talk about the trust’s plans to transform its past information technology plays to enable the Trust to be successful, talking about the challenges and opportunities of cloud deployment, on Day Two.

This year’s event will once again see the leading Cloud vendors gather to exhibit their latest solutions on the show floor, including: Microsoft, Google, Telstra Global and HP. The Forum also features an exclusive C-level keynote Future Cloud theatre with CIOs and CTOs from leading end-users, such as: Coca Cola, UEFA, BBC, BMW, Marks & Spencer, UBS, CERN and Lufthansa.

The Cloud World Forum will take place on 17-18 June 2014, at the Olympia National, London, UK. As EMEA’s largest and most comprehensive Cloud event it boasts an impressive agenda, with more than 240 speakers participating from 74 countries.

For more information, to plan your visit, to view the full event programme, or to register for the event, please visit or call +44 (0)207 017 5506. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter @CloudWSeries or using #CloudWF.


Cloud World Series touches down in Asia – Day 1

Highlights from Day 1 November 26 2013
Hong Kong
APAC leads the way in Cloud uptake & innovation
Cloud World Forum Asia Day 1 Review

The 4th Annual Cloud World Forum Asia saw a fantastic opening day that brought hundreds of delegates from 41 countries in Hong Kong to discuss the future of Cloud Computing in the region.

Highlight keynotes in the Telco Stream included the opening of the CEO of PCCW Global who highlighted the huge potential for telcos in offering Cloud services. Telkom Malaysia, Globe Philippines, VNPT Vietnam, KT Korea, Telkom Indonesia and HKBN Hong Kong were among the telcos to present case-studies at the show; a comprehensive overview of the state of Telco Cloud in the region was offered with SaaS leading the conversation. Google closed the Telco stream with a keynote presenting the synergies between the online giant and the region’s leading network providers.

The revamped enterprise stream featured keynotes & intervention from international businesses and multinational organisations including Lonely Planet, AIA and the Economist as well as Hong Kong & Chinese organisations including the Hong Kong Government, HKEx and the Children’s Medical Foundation. HP, Telstra and Safenet were among the vendors to take the floor and discuss a solution-based approach to doing Cloud business. Reducing costs, improving agility and customer engagement were recurrent themes that dominated the discussions of the day.

The day closed with a drinks reception sponsored by Parallels that also featured a spectacular Lion Dance performance courtesy of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

This year’s revamped Forum features over 60 engaging sessions across three days delivered by a record 71 speakers, including 36 operator & enterprise speakers. Big Data, Maximising ROI, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, infrastructure optimisation, regulation and legal frameworks, go-to-market partnerships and CEM are among the core topics to be thoroughly explored over the course of the two days.

Some of the industry’s leaders in Cloud enablement have joined us for the event in 2013, including Intel, AppDirect, Oracle, TechMahindra, Telstra Global, HP, ZNAP, OX, SafeNet, China Telecom, Gigaspaces, Parallels and BCSG.

The conference agenda for the 27th of November features fresh themes including SDN, Apps & and Fabrics. Keynote speakers include the CEO of YES!, Tata, MTR, JP Morgan, NTT as well as a keynote from AWS on Cloud expansion in the APAC region.

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