Theatres and Topics
This theatre hosts foremost international technology leaders, including internationally acclaimed and top-rated visionaries, senior industry speakers and executives driving a global transformative shift towards cloud computing and other disruptive technologies. Speakers will deliver their outlook on the future, plus leading CIOs and senior IT professionals will be sharing their road maps to digital transformation, where cloud lives in the heart of the engine room.
Hear from technology leaders, fintech start-ups and businesses, who are disrupting traditional financial institutions. They are doing this by offering the same or similar services, but in cheaper, more innovative and more interoperable ways. Whether you work in this sector or not, it’s an exciting space and one to learn from, with ideas aplenty – this disruptive tech is rapidly advancing on a hugely traditional sector of the UK’s IT economy. Plus, many of the UK’s hottest start-ups will be on stage, sharing their knowledge, wisdom and foresight.
Experience how and why DevOps and containers provide real value for IT pros and developers. Hear about the latest and emerging techniques in the DevOps and containers space.
Listen to why Open Cloud should be embraced. Experts will share their theory on how open cloud can improve interoperability, plus create a stable base for emerging technologies, including container operations.
This theatre provides insight on the emerging tech in the software architecture space, with sessions and speakers focussing on the methodologies and technologies needed to develop killer programmes and architectures.
The network is becoming more agile and static architecture of conventional networks must evolve – is yours!? In this theatre you can learn about Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and see first-hand why these latest technologies are better suited to meet the dynamic compute and storage needs of today and tomorrow’s data centres, campuses, carrier environments, applications, mobile workforce and technology infrastructures.
More organisations are running two or more cloud services to minimize the risk of data loss (or downtime), enhance performance and avoiding "vendor lock-in". If you are running a multi-cloud or deciding on the best mix of cloud infrastructures, from providers including Microsoft Azure, Google and Amazon Web Services, then this is a ‘must-attend’ theatre.
CSPs, MSPs and the technology ecosystem must continue to embrace new technologies and interoperability strategies to ensure they and their customers reap the cloud’s rewards. This industry led panel track also covers the business strategies that CSPs, MSPs, ISVs, VARs, SIs, hosters and telcos must embrace to retain and win new customers.
More and more vendors are entering the cloud market; for IT pros it is more difficult than ever, with a plethora of options to choose – this theatre will help you determine the right approach and solution for your IT environment.
The Microsoft Theatre, which runs for the duration of the show, hosts discussions around the cloud questions companies face today – from becoming GDPR compliant to data residency and productivity.