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Adopting OpenStack for Business 2 December, London

OpenStack, may once have been seen as the geeks’ playground but now there’s plenty of sober corporate interest these days.  It is now recognised as the main game in town for non-proprietary cloud development and there are many reasons why it carries so much clout.  The primary one is that it is setting the pace when it comes to open technology within a fast growing cloud world.

But the word “Open” poses a problem in the world of technology.  In its simplest form, a computer system that is described as open is one that’s non-proprietary and which offers some degree of interoperability and portability, in other words it operates on a variety of platforms. It’s not quite as straightforward as that, as not every open product is quite as “open” as it should be, but that’s the theory.

OpenStack has been adopted by many organisations and many are the high profile users.  For other enterprises there are a few points to consider and learn about the various cloud versions, whether the platform is enterprise-ready.  Practitioners and thought leaders talk about:  Adaptability Open source Interoperability Difficulties of implementation OpenStack project governance Weak spots in some OpenStack projects Integration with existing infrastructure. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Advisory Managers
  • Analysts
  • Network Administrators
  • Business Intelligence Managers
  • Business Systems Architects
  • CEOs, CTOs and CIOs
  • Cloud Architects & Strategy Architects
  • Code Quality and Application Life-cycle Managers
  • Community Managers
  • Data Scientists
  • Directors
  • Delivery Directors, Managed Infrastructure Services
  • Developers & Engineers
  • Head of Digital Services
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Heads of Enterprise Architecture and Design
  • Heads of Online Delivery
  • Heads of Transformational Consultancy
  • Infrastructure Architects & Planning Manager
  • Innovation Drivers, Global Services
  • Lead Architects & Software Engineers
  • Network Administrators& Consultants
  • Product and Marketing Directors
  • Programme & Project Managers
  • Retail Business Consultants
  • Software & Sales Engineers
  • Senior Architects &Developers
  • Senior SharePoint Developers
  • Senior Strategy Consultants
  • Senior Technology Architects
  • Solutions Architects & Consultants
  • Technical Architects & Directors
  • Technical Leaders & Managers
  • Telecoms Consultant
  • Web Managers

 

 

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Programme

  • 9:30 - 10:20

    Plenary Keynote: The Professional in a Very Different World! Richard Sykes, Chair, Cloud Industry Forum

    These should be the presentations you have on the website for Data Analytics and for OpenStack in the afternoon. This means that for Data Analytics you should have only Guatam Mitra, Gergely and Richard Veryard presentations in the morning, followed by the ones below and for OpenStack you should have Suarez, Sargeant, and Tan.

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    Chairman’s Scene Setting

  • 11:00 - 11:45
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    The Economics of OpenStack

    Arturo Suarez, BootStack and Training Product Manager for Canonical

    How much does your cloud really cost? In this talk we would cover the different delivery / consumption models of an OpenStack cloud and how to maximize the efficiency of your deployment considering both direct and indirect factors.

    We would make a special emphasis on the wide range of choices within OpenStack and how that can affect the TCO.

    Speakers:
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    Arturo Suarez

  • 11:45 - 12:15
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    Cluster as a Service: Unlocking the Cloud

    Mark Sargeant, Bright Computing

    In this presentation, Bright Computing will demonstrate how we harness OpenStack to make our business more agile and responsive. We will explain how organisations have the power to build their own private clouds, in minutes, and manage both their virtual cluster(s) as well as the physical hardware underneath - all from a single pane of glass. We will discuss how each user is able to operate their own environment with full control and direct access to their local network, and how capacity can be increased with local resources if available, or by extending into a (remote) public or private cloud if not.

    Speakers:
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    Mark Sargeant

  • 12:15 - 12:45

    Efficient OpenStack Operations in Enterprise Environments

    Kenneth Tan, Sardina Systems

    Data centre operations at scale are non-trivial tasks that very often differ vastly from operations at smaller scale. In the resource utilization area, data centre servers utilization average between 6 to 12% -- the most efficient utilization barely touches 35% (at Google). When faced with a computing capacity problem, companies just put up more servers to cater to the workload, instead of running the machines the company already has at higher utilization. This short-term solution results in ever-increasing energy consumption and escalating costs of operations.

    Sardina Systems will be presenting the most advanced solution currently available and we will be discussing how to save costs, increase operations agility, increase RoI through increased server utilization, reduce servers and associated software CapEx, and enable organizations to flexibly focus on core business objectives.

  • 13:45 - 14:15
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    Samuel-Assefa

    From too-late to real-time analytics in financial services

    Kriti Sharma, Head of Product, Real-time Analytics, Barclays and Andrew Newman, VP, Data Solutions, ligaDATA

    In this talk, Kriti will cover how we Barclays solving some of the toughest big data challenges in financial services using scalable, open-source technology.

    She will share case studies and examples in the areas of:
    • User experience centric predictive analytics and marketing
    • Personalisation of applications and targeted offers
    • Social data analytics, sentiment analysis
    • Cybersecurity and fraud detection
    • Open stack and open data collaboration
    • Attracting data science talent via OSS opportunities

    Andrew will speak about Kamanja – Open Source Realtime Decisioning Engine and its applications in Healthcare and Financial Services

    Speakers:
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    Kriti Sharma

    Samuel-Assefa

    Samuel Assefa

  • 14:15 - 14:45
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    The Connected Home - From sensor data to customer value

    Jim Anning, Head of Data and Analytics at British Gas Connected Homes

    Connected Homes is at the forefront of IoT in the UK. Spun out of British Gas in 2012, its expanding Hive IoT product range & its access to the largest pool of UK smart meter data uniquely positions it as a key player in the UK market. This talk will focus on the journey we've undertaken over the last 12 months to build a data platform based on open source technologies and to put in place all the building blocks to apply cutting edge data science algorithms to deliver value from our data.

    Speakers:
    1364c80

    Jim Anning

  • 14:45 - 15:15
    Kiran-Pande

    Net Guest Recommend - Predictive Analytics with OpenStack

    Kiran Pande, Business Partner - Data Governance/Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse at Barclays

    Speakers:
    Kiran-Pande

    Kiran Pande

  • 15:45 - 16:30
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    Andy-Wenham
    Graham-Milne

    Big Data Provides Near Perfect Insight into Helion OpenStack Control Plane Operations

    Andrew Johnson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cloud

    A dark cloud and a rumble of thunder are leading indicators of rain, but what is the equivalent for API driven service clouds ? HP Cloud operations has answered this challenge by processing, in real time, 3.5+ million API requests and responses per day to provide near real time warnings of impending and current outages in HP’s Helion OpenStack Public Cloud.
    In this talk I will cover the end to end design of the system, show example outputs and list the lessons learned.

    Speakers:
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    Andrew Johnson

    Andy-Wenham

    Andy Wenham

    Graham-Milne

    Graham Milne

  • 16:30 - 17:00
    Andy-Wenham
    Graham-Milne
    Kiran-Pande
    headshot-kriti
    Samuel-Assefa

    Panel discussion: Data, Cloud & OpenStack: Interoperability

    Speakers:
    Andy-Wenham

    Andy Wenham

    Graham-Milne

    Graham Milne

    Kiran-Pande

    Kiran Pande

    headshot-kriti

    Kriti Sharma

    Samuel-Assefa

    Samuel Assefa

Speakers

Samuel-Assefa

Samuel Assefa

Barclays

Graham-Milne

Graham Milne

Andy-Wenham

Andy Wenham

Kiran-Pande

Kiran Pande

IMG_0682

Mark Sargeant

Bright Computing

1364c80

Jim Anning

British Gas Connected Homes

AGJ Square Portrait

Andrew Johnson

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cloud

arturocanonical

Arturo Suarez

Canonical

headshot-kriti

Kriti Sharma

Barclays

Sponsors

Media Partners

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Event venue

  • Hilton London Kensignton, 179-199 Holland Park Ave, London W11 4UL
  • +44 (0) 1895 256484
  • info@unicom.co.uk

Tickets

End Users

275 GBP

Vendors and Consultants

750 GBP