Cloud Expo Europe London



Co-Located With:

  • Cloud Security Expo
  • Big Data World
  • Smart IoT
  • Data Centre World

Co-Located With:

  • Cloud Security Expo
  • Big Data World
  • Smart IoT
  • Data Centre World

Financial Services Ecosystem

In the opinion of many industry observers, 2018 will be the year that the UK Financial Services sector will “go to the cloud”.

Traditionally risk averse, heavily regulated and in many cases laden with complex legacy IT estates, cloud adoption in the finance sector has certainly lagged behind some others to date. But with some high profile firms like HSBC making “cloud first” announcements, and perception spreading that many of the barriers to usage have now been removed, cloud activity in the FS marketplace has been rapidly building momentum since mid 2017.

The team at Clover will again be breaking new ground for Financial Services companies in the UK who are considering or already adopting Cloud. Focusing specifically on the challenges, issues, hot topics and trends in this market, on March 21-22 the #CEE18 Financial Services Ecosystem feature will be the epicentre of global discussion about Financial Services cloud adoption.

Engage 1:1 with industry peers and specialised service and product consultants who focus on addressing the unique challenges confronting UK FS sector cloud adoption – Risk; Legacy; Security; Cost; Flexibility.

Pre-book an expert 1:1 consultation to discuss your own specific strategic challenges with a specialist who understands the chosen topic and its special ramifications for the UK FS market at the Clover Index Financial Services Solutions Clinic.

Confirmed ecosystem participants who will be providing specialised Financial Services savvy solutions architects to advise and consult with you on a 1:1 basis are:

  • Amazon Web Services - to discuss what they are seeing in the UK with regard to Financial Services Public Cloud adoption  
  • AltViz - Artificial and Business Intelligence experts in the Financial Services sector
  • Behind Every Cloud and the Clover index - 10 years of specialised focus on enabling Cloud adoption in the mid-tier UK FS market.
  • Cisco Cloud Center  and Cloud Digital EMEA - discussing Workload Portability, Best Execution Venue, Vendor Diversity and Cloud Agnosticism 
  • Ensono - UK Financial Services market specialists in Managed Hybrid and Public Cloud Services
  • Masergy - Best kept secret of the Global Multi-Cloud interconnect and SDN/SDWAN marketplace
  • Nephos - specialists in Unstructured Data Management and the Data Lifecycle, and experts in
  • Nasuni - re-inventing global distribution and cacheing of Unstructured File Data 
  • Cloudian - 100% S3 compatible Object Storage - for Cloud AND On-Premise 
  • Rubrik - Stripping Cost and Complexity from Backup and Archive
  • Western Digital HGST - 100% S3 On-Premise Object Storage for High Volume Workloads 
  • Megaport - Global Public Cloud SDN on a Self-Service PAYG basis
  • Tricerion - Cost-effectively simplifying and improving Login & Password End User Security for 10,000+ Online User Communities
  • ShieldX - Silicon Valley "Super-startup" deploying Next Generation Microservices based Multi-Cloud Security


Please click on the Financial Services Ecosystem Partner name to book your free 1:1 session at Cloud Expo Europe.

As well as 1:1 sessions Clover Index have organised a wide range of speakers from our UK FS client side community to discuss the challenges they faced (or still face) – and how some of the solutions providers we have introduced them to have helped solve these problems. Hear from thought leaders representing all of the various sub-cultures of global finance - from Investment Banking and Asset Management to Private Equity, Insurance and Fintech, as they explore and share their experiences and projections.



The 2018 launch of the Financial Services Ecosystem at CEE will feature a program of compelling presentations and panel sessions from leading experts including:

  • Geoff Galbraith, COO, Man Group Plc
  • Dr. Robert Griffiths, Head of HPC and Cloud Services, MUFG Securities EMEA
  • Ray Bricknell, Managing Director and Founding Chairman, Cloud Industry Forum Special Interest Group for Financial Services​​​​​​​
  • Nick Rattey, General Account Director, Masergy​​​​​​​
  • Jonathan Palmer, Co Founder, Cloud Digital Ltd 
  • Dave Elliot, Head of Financial Services Architecture, AWS


The Financial Services Ecosystem is an exciting new feature of Cloud Expo Europe 2018 – the UK’s biggest and best attended technology event.

The 19,926 attendees at 2017 Cloud Expo Europe included an audience of  IT professionals and buyers from the Finance and Banking sector, some of whom specifically requested that we focus a segment of the 2018 event on the special issues confronting their industry.

Some of the companies represented from the FS sector in 2017 included: 

  • Lloyds
  • HSBC
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Royal Bank of Scotland 
  • JP Morgan
  • World Pay


The Financial Services Ecosystem at CEE18 has been expressly structured to help you engage with your industry peers and specialised service and product providers who focus on, and understand the unique market challenges confronting cloud adoption in UK FS.

Some of the topics being considered for discussion by our expert panellists include:

  • Mitigating Cloud Vendor Lock-in & Liquidation Risk
  • Glueing your Global Multi-Cloud world together
  • Public and Hybrid Cloud adoption rates - who is doing what in UK FS?
  • Best Execution Venue - for FS Cloud Workloads
  • Where should I put my Data Lake?
  • Performance, Risk and Cost
  • Top 5 Cloud Transition Lessons Learned
  • Why working with proven and FS experienced advisors and providers is critical
  • Comparing and researching Cloud Vendors in an extremely noisy market
  • GDPR - managing Roles & Responsibilities either side of the Cloud's Silver Lining