Day 1 - 15 February 2024

10:00AM

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Duncan MacRae

Editor in chief

TechForge Media

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02:45PM - Day 1

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10:00AM - Day 1

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Event Welcome Address

Join us as we embark on a transformative journey into the cloud, where innovation meets efficiency. Our opening remarks will set the stage for an exploration of the power and potential of cloud technology in shaping the future of business.

 

 

. Duncan MacRae, Editor in chief, TechForge Media

10:10AM

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Himanshu Jha

Global Tech and Data Leader, Former Cloud CTIO, TSB Banks

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10:10AM - Day 1

View Opening Keynote – Mastering Cloud Migration Strategies for Business Growth and Agility

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Opening Keynote – Mastering Cloud Migration Strategies for Business Growth and Agility

This presentation will uncover how a robust cloud infrastructure can drive growth and enhance agility in an ever-changing business landscape.

  • Understanding the essence of cloud migration and mapping out key considerations for success.
  • Exploring the transformative potential of cloud migration, from scalability and agility, to cost efficiency and innovation.
  • Best practices and strategic approaches with actionable insights into how to build robust migration strategies.
. Himanshu Jha, Global Tech and Data Leader, Former Cloud CTIO, TSB Banks,

10:45AM

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Armand Angeli

VP International & Digital Transformation Groups

DFCG

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Andrea Baroni

VP Cloud & Data Science

Barclays

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10:45AM - Day 1

View Panel Discussion – Empowering Change: How to Upskill Staff and Cultivate a Cloud-Ready Culture

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Pedro Fonseca

Head of Cloud Center of Excellence

Saint-Gobain

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10:45AM - Day 1

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Phil Reid

Product Director (Executive Director)

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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10:45AM - Day 1

View Panel Discussion – Empowering Change: How to Upskill Staff and Cultivate a Cloud-Ready Culture

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Panel Discussion – Empowering Change: How to Upskill Staff and Cultivate a Cloud-Ready Culture

Join our expert panel as they explore the pivotal role organisational culture and upskilling staff plays in empowering teams to drive successful, company-wide cloud initiatives.

  • How businesses can cultivate a cloud-centric mindset and methods to instil a culture of adaptability and continuous learning.
  • Diving into effective training frameworks that enable employees to grasp cloud concepts, encouraging experimentation and innovation.
  • Addressing common hurdles in cultural transformation, such as resistance to change, and sharing insights on communication strategies and leadership.
Moderator: . Armand Angeli, VP International & Digital Transformation Groups, DFCG
. Andrea Baroni, VP Cloud & Data Science, Barclays
. Pedro Fonseca, Head of Cloud Center of Excellence , Saint-Gobain
. Phil Reid, Product Director (Executive Director), JPMorgan Chase & Co.

11:35AM

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Qaiser Mazhar

CTO

AsdaX

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11:35AM - Day 1

View Driving Innovation: Building an AI-Native Retail Unicorn

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Driving Innovation: Building an AI-Native Retail Unicorn

Spinning a startup unicorn out of a large-scale enterprise is full of unique challenges. Join Qaiser Mazhar, Chief Technology Officer at AsdaX, as he explains how the company is pushing the boundaries and doing it in an AI-Native way. Learn the steps involved in making this innovative pursuit a success.

. Qaiser Mazhar, CTO, AsdaX

12:10PM

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Armand Angeli

VP International & Digital Transformation Groups

DFCG

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Ksenia Rakhimzade

Digital Transformation Senior Manager

PepsiCo

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12:10PM - Day 1

View Panel Discussion – The Benefits of Consolidating Data Into a Single Source of Truth

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Ramprasad Chinthekindi

Software Engineer

Meta

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12:10PM - Day 1

View Panel Discussion – The Benefits of Consolidating Data Into a Single Source of Truth

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Roger Pearson

Director, Global Data & Analytics

Smith & Nephew

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12:10PM - Day 1

View Panel Discussion – The Benefits of Consolidating Data Into a Single Source of Truth

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Panel Discussion – The Benefits of Consolidating Data Into a Single Source of Truth

Experts delve into the transformative power of centralising data, highlighting how it streamlines decision-making processes, enhances data accuracy, and enables understanding across an organisation.

Moderator: . Armand Angeli, VP International & Digital Transformation Groups, DFCG
. Ksenia Rakhimzade, Digital Transformation Senior Manager, PepsiCo
. Ramprasad Chinthekindi, Software Engineer, Meta
. Roger Pearson, Director, Global Data & Analytics, Smith & Nephew

01:00PM

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Nick Bec

Principal Consultant - Engineering Transformation

Pluralsight

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01:00PM - Day 1

View Keynote Presentation – Moving from Tactical to Strategic Cloud Maturity

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Keynote Presentation – Moving from Tactical to Strategic Cloud Maturity

Join Nick Bec, Principal Consultant of Engineering Transformation at Pluralsight, as he explores how the company has conducted a global assessment of organisations’ readiness for future changes in the cloud market. He explains how their Cloud Maturity Matrix – evaluating cloud maturity in engagement, tactics, and outcomes – has revealed that cloud maturity is an ongoing process, not a destination. Find out more about their upcoming webinar which aims to guide customers in connecting specific skills to cloud transformation goals, building a cloud culture across teams, developing strategies for policies, and encouraging leaders to focus on the broader organisational vision.

. Nick Bec, Principal Consultant - Engineering Transformation, Pluralsight

01:20PM

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Armand Angeli

VP International & Digital Transformation Groups

DFCG

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John Taylor

Cloud Transformation Services Lead

Version 1

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01:20PM - Day 1

View Panel Discussion – Exploring Future Trends in Cloud Transformation

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Paolo Sbuttoni

Partner - Technology & Data

Foot Anstey LLP

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01:20PM - Day 1

View Panel Discussion – Exploring Future Trends in Cloud Transformation

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Dale Goddard

DX4D Head of Digital and Technology

UK Ministry of Defence

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01:20PM - Day 1

View Panel Discussion – Exploring Future Trends in Cloud Transformation

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Dr Will Venters

Associate Professor of Digital Innovation

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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01:20PM - Day 1

View Panel Discussion – Exploring Future Trends in Cloud Transformation

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Panel Discussion – Exploring Future Trends in Cloud Transformation

As cloud technology continues to evolve, the future holds exciting prospects for business. Our panel of experts will delve into the emerging trends at the forefront of cloud computing and highlight key areas of focus.

  • Industry convergence and hybrid cloud strategies. Examining how industries converge in the cloud space and exploring trends in hybrid and multi-cloud adoption.
  • The future of data management, privacy regulations, and ethical considerations.
  • The rise of edge computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and what this means for business.
Moderator: . Armand Angeli, VP International & Digital Transformation Groups, DFCG
. John Taylor, Cloud Transformation Services Lead, Version 1
. Paolo Sbuttoni, Partner - Technology & Data, Foot Anstey LLP
. Dale Goddard, DX4D Head of Digital and Technology, UK Ministry of Defence
. Dr Will Venters, Associate Professor of Digital Innovation, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

02:10PM

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Tejas Chopra

Senior Software Engineer

Netflix

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02:10PM - Day 1

View Closing Keynote – Designing for Multi-Cloud Environments

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Closing Keynote – Designing for Multi-Cloud Environments

. Tejas Chopra, Senior Software Engineer, Netflix

02:45PM

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Duncan MacRae

Editor in chief

TechForge Media

Associated Talks:

02:45PM - Day 1

View Closing Remarks

10:00AM - Day 1

View Event Welcome Address

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Closing Remarks

As we come to the end of our cloud transformation journey, we want to express our thanks to all our attendees and speakers for joining us and sharing valuable insights to drive business forwards. Join us as we round off a thought-provoking day!

 

 

. Duncan MacRae, Editor in chief, TechForge Media