Liberating Technology Event Highlights

Ross MacKenzie
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Tags: Cloud Research
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A thought-provoking cloud industry event

February 26, 2015: One Canada Square, Space 39

It was a pleasure to introduce some of the industry's key speakers at Liberating Technology, our cloud industry event. Presentations from Microsoft's Clare Barclay, Tableau's Andy Cotgreave, Symantec's Jay Epson, and more provided a great opportunity to debate the future of Cloud computing and consider the issues facing UK businesses today. Take a look at all the presentations from the event, as well as highlights. What insights could be useful to your business?

Highlights from the Liberating Technology event


Take a look at our highlights reel for an overview of the day's speakers and the key issues being discussed. From growing trends in the UK market, the evolution of Cloud services to Cyber threats and more.

Viewpoints from Cobweb's Liberating Technology event

What does Liberating Technology mean to you? Personally, and for business? We put this question to a number of our guests and speakers, and got some revealing answers.

Welcome to the new Cobweb

Cobweb’s own CEO and Founder Paul Hannam discusses what it means to be experiencing history’s fastest ever period of technological change.


The cloud - boosters, critics, winners and losers

James Woudhuysen, Futurologist and former Professor of Forecasting and Innovation at De Montfort University, considers the supporters and critics of Cloud evolution, and explains why outsourcing can help create winners

Microsoft - Liberating business with technology

Clare Barclay is Microsoft UK's GM for Small, Medium Enterprises. She explores how Social, Mobility, Big Data and Cloud are a game-changer for innovative business. How could they be applied to your organisation?

Tableau - Data = Art: What links the artist and the analyst?

Tableau technology evangelist Andy Cotgreave looks at the contribution of data analysts to today's organisations and the role of creativity and intuition. What four key elements should be baked into all modern analytical tools as they move to the Cloud?

Bitserve - Cloud banking for social empowerment

Eric Benz, VP of Payments at Bitreserve, explains how Cloud finance is poised to be a major banking disruptor. He says financial institutions can become truly transparent with open systems that allow people to use the new Bitcoin network as currency.

The Cloud Industry Forum - Cloud services - a view of the UK market

The Cloud Industry Forum's CEO Alex Hilton discusses Cloud adoption trends in the UK. In light of data privacy scandals (Snowdon, NSA, GCHQ and PRISM), how is the Cloud Industry Forum fostering trust and transparency between Cloud Service providers and customers?

 Symantec - Evolving technology, evolving threat landscape

As technology evolves, so do threats to our valuable information leaving our businesses open to becoming a target. Jay Epton, Symantec's Director for New Routes to Market, UK & Ireland, offers real world examples and future predictions.

2-Sec - Cyber security, putting liberated technology back in the cage

Tim Holman, Director of ISSA International, reveals some common security issues that could leave your company open to attack from a global community of 4 billion internet users. At just the click of a button. Fortunately, there are some simple fixes you can do right now.

  

The panel debate

Hear what the panel had to say about Liberating Technology and whether the big corporates are now looking to consolidation when it comes to Cloud.

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