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Cloud computing - security, market development and prospects for the G-Cloud

12 September 2011
Central London - TBA

Senior-level public policy keynote seminar organised by the Westminster eForum

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Simon Regan
16 June 2011

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Cloud computing looks set to be the buzz technology of 2011, with Microsoft set to release its online productivity suite, Office 365, Google its Cloud-based operating system Chrome and the UK government developing its own 'G-Cloud'. This seminar will examine the challenges and opportunities facing public and private sector organisations considering moving into the Cloud, how to address security and privacy concerns over storing information online and whether consumers will fully utilise the new and emerging services coming to market.

At this early stage, we are delighted that Dr Mark Ferrar, National Technology Officer, Microsoft UK; Andy Nelson, Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Justice; JP Rangaswami, Chief Scientist, Salesforce.com and Matt Wood, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

Further confirmed speakers include: Nigel Beighton, Vice President of Technology, Rackspace; Simon Briskman, Partner, Field Fisher Waterhouse; Andy Burton, Chairman, Cloud Industry Forum; Ilias Chantzos, Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Symantec; Mark Hall, Deputy Chief Information Officer, HM Revenue & Customs; Andy Macleod, Strategy and Policy, Public Sector, Cisco; Richard Nethercott, Managing Director of Security, Logica; Dr Peter Pietzuch, Assistant Professor, Large-Scale Distributed Systems Group, Imperial College London; Dor Skuler, Vice President, Cloud Enablement Solutions, Alcatel Lucent; Andrew Tait, Head of UK Public Services Strategy, VMWare; Louise Taylor, Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing and Jason Warwick, Chief Technical Officer for Local Public Services, Capgemini.

Nigel Adams MP, Joint Vice-Chairman, PITCOM and Lord Harris of Haringey, Treasurer, PITCOM have kindly agreed to chair this seminar. Further senior participants are currently being approached.

This seminar is CPD certified.

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