London

JUNE 4, 2015

Rackspace::Solve London took place on June 4, 2015. Browse this site for an upcoming Solve event near you!

Rackspace::Solve is a series of FREE conferences where you hear directly from today’s tech and business visionaries about how to solve tough IT challenges. You get an inside look into their IT strategy and the real-world solutions that are helping them scale their business, managed big data, and navigate digital trends.

Deep-dive breakouts cover cloud security, ecommerce, and cloud office tools and more, enabling you to walk away with proven ways to solve your biggest IT challenges.

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PRAVEEN MINUMULA :: KATALYST TECHNOLOGIES

EVENT SESSION VIDEOS

SOLUTIONS PAVILION

Before sessions start and during breaks, attendees can get one-on-one advice from Rackspace specialists and our partners in the following technology areas:

OpenStack
Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud
Fanatical Support for Amazon Web Services
Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure
Digital/Ecommerce
Data Services
Cloud Office

…As well as advice from our partner sponsors.

AGENDA

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration / Solutions Pavilion Open
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Clouds and Research Collide at CERN
CERN has been running an OpenStack cloud in production for two years to support 11,000 physicists around the world analysing the data from the Large Hadron Collider. Tim will cover the cloud transformation from both a technical and cultural perspective along with the ongoing activities in private and public cloud for research.
TIM BELL – Infrastructure Manager, CERN
10:35 AM - 10:55 AM
All Cloud Platforms Are Not Equal
Join this session to hear from an industry leader with deep expertise in transforming the way customers build, deliver and consume IT resources. Learn how VMware’s cloud solutions combined with Rackspace Fanatical Support deliver tangible value through reduced costs and concierge IT. Together we help customers of all sizes reduce complexity, increase business agility and ensure freedom of choice as they transition to IT as a service.
GRAHAM CRICH – EMEA Director – Cloud and Service Provider Partners, VMware
10:55 AM - 11:15 AM
Bringing IoT to Health
Join Ad Dijkhoff to explore Philips’ strategy to create a HealthSuite Digital Platform enabling services and devices in the Continuum-of-Care. In this presentation, Ad will specifically address the Device Cloud aspect of this platform and how Philips today, with the help of Rackspace services, connects over 7M devices daily.
AD DIJKHOFF – Platform Manager HealthSuite Device Cloud, Philips
11:15 AM - 11:35 AM
Break
11:35 AM - 10:55 AM
Scaling for Growth
Growth is tricky. Whether you’re selling designer shoes or coding the next big app, it’s tough to know how to push your company to the next level. This presentation will delve into the best practices that Exact Online used to successfully scale their business in the cloud. From building a new infrastructure to support their growing demand to their international rollout strategy, this presentation will walk through the crucial decisions that need to be made to plan for growth.
WILCO NOORDERMEER – Infrastructure Manager Cloud Solutions, Exact
11:55 AM - 12:15 PM
Using the Cloud to Disrupt an Industry
SIMON HARROW – CEO, Elevaate
12:15 PM - 12:35 PM
Reactive Service to Save your Business
NIGEL SUDELL – COO, giffgaff
12:35 PM - 01:35 PM
Lunch
01:35 PM - 01:55 PM
Integrated Experience Architecture - Driving Next Generation Digital Experiences
SapientNitro has built many of the largest and most sophisticated omni-channel digital platforms. Join Mohammad Wasim, Director & IT Infrastructure Practice Lead Worldwide, to understand how SapientNitro have taken their wealth of learnings to drive next generation digital experiences through their Integrated Experience Architecture.
MOHAMMAD WASIM – Director & IT Infrastructure Practice Lead Worldwide, SapientNitro
01:55 PM - 02:15 PM
Managed Hosting & Cloud Market Overview
Service models are converging, as the managed hosting and cloud market in the UK continues to grow, particularly in the London metro. Why is this, and what is driving it? In this session, Rory Duncan outlines how cloud opportunities are evolving, outlining the role of service management, Best Execution Venue strategies and hybrid infrastructure.
RORY DUNCAN – Research Director – European Services, 451 Research
02:20 PM - 03:10 PM
Cloudy with 100% Visibility
Taking advantage of the cloud doesn’t mean you have to give up on visibility, accountability and control. There is a way to get the comprehensive view you need to improve and maintain the performance of your applications. The answer is to turn to a cloud-based solution for application performance monitoring. In this session John Feeney, Technical Account Manager at New Relic and members of Rackspace’s DevOps team will discuss how Rackspace customers can monitor and get complete visibility across mobile apps, back-end services and web apps; get insight and actionable data from real users and sessions; troubleshoot potential issues proactively and optimise the consumption of cloud services. With customer expectations higher than ever, you simply can’t afford to not know what you don’t know about the performance of your customer-facing applications.

JOHN FEENEY – Technical Account Manager, New Relic

DARRIN WILKINSON – Technical Team Manager, Rackspace

CHARLIE DE COURCY – Technical Team Manager, Rackspace

World Domination: Developing a Cross-Border Ecommerce Strategy
Ecommerce has enabled retailers to sell in other countries with a minimum of investment, but getting it right takes thought and careful planning. We will share stories of heroic success, epic failure and first-hand lessons to inspire your journey and avoid the many pitfalls that await you.
SPENCER HUDSON – Internet Technical Solutions Manager, GHDMIKE BAINBRIDGE – Ecommerce Solutions Architect, RackspaceCJ RADFORD – VP, Cloud, Vormetric
Intelligent Data-at-Rest Encryption: Keys to Cloud Security and Compliance with Rackspace
In order to successfully leverage the benefits of cloud resources while meeting cloud security and compliance requirements, IT and business leaders should ask themselves the following questions:
  • How is it possible to meet cloud security and compliance requirements?
  • Can your organizations maintain control of sensitive data within the Rackspace offering?
  • Will the use of this cloud service increase an organization’s exposure to data security breaches?
  • How will this cloud service reduce your risk profile as it relates to customer information and intellectual property?
  • Is it possible for Rackspace employees see or access your business data or provide access under subpoena to government agencies?
Join Vormetric to discuss:
  • Data encryption and key management fit into a broader security framework.
  • Common myths of data encryption (the realities may surprise you).
  • How we restrict access only to those who have appropriate user credentials and privilege.
  • Flexible deployment models with Rackspace as well broader enterprise public, private or hybrid clouds environments.
03:10 PM - 03:30 PM
Break
03:30 PM - 04:20 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION 2
Securing Today’s Applications
Security continues to be a major concern for enterprises moving their applications from their existing datacenters to cloud environments. From the network engineer to the CISO: data security, stability, availability and access management all become topics to address when considering possible risks to those applications. Learn how F5 will addresses those security risks from your existing datacenters to the cloud, including guidance on DNS Security, DDoS Mitigation, Identity Access Management and Context-Aware Web Security.

RICHARD BIBLE – Security Solution Architect, F5

How to Get Out of the Data Centre Business

ADAM EVANS – Professional Services Manager, UK, Rackspace

SIMON CRAWLEY-TRICE – Strategy & Transformation Services Manager, EMEA, RackspaceTIM MARSTON – Director, Regional Alliances EMEA, HortonWorks
Data as a Competitive Advantage
As the paradigm shift around newer data technologies like Hadoop gains acceptance, it is not just younger organisations who are exploiting the opportunities it presents. In this session, you can learn how Apache Hadoop has opened up new revenue streams for more traditional businesses, and saved companies millions of dollars in the running costs of legacy systems. From these real-world examples, learn how to make a practical start with Hadoop within your organisation, and to do so with confidence of success.
04:25 PM - 05:15 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION 3
Evolution of OpenStack: From Infancy to Enterprise

KEVIN JACKSON – Principal Cloud Architect, Advisory Services, Rackspace

How Great Support Matters in a SaaS World
What really matters when we’re all selling the same products as our competition? Aggressive pricing, trying to develop the next big idea, moving into new markets, launching new marketing strategies – all available options and all have flaws. Come learn why and how Rackspace chose Fanatical Support to differentiate ourselves from everyone else. Learn why great support matters in a SaaS world.

ADAM WILLIAMS – Business Manager, Cloud Office, Rackspace

MARTIN LEE – Intelligence Manager, Alert Logic
The Evolution of Cybercrime
Cyberattacks are daily news, and yet security and compliance are often not considered as a fundamental requirement when adopting hosted & cloud computing strategies – something that would be unheard of in a physical infrastructure environment. Martin Lee, Intelligence Manager at Alert Logic will discuss the latest trends in cybercrime, and the motivation and methods currently used by hackers, and their impact on cloud security, including:
  • How to identify the ‘campaign’ behind a security breach
  • Typical motivations behind an attack
  • Common methods and tools hackers use to exploit vulnerabilities
  • How hackers monetize stolen data
  • How to integrate security & threat intelligence capabilities into your cloud and on-premise environments
The session will also cover how fully managed security services can secure the application and infrastructure stack across your infrastructure – whether dedicated, hybrid or the cloud. Managed security services such as intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment and log management coupled with deep security content, and 24×7 continuous monitoring helps Rackspace customers to reduce risk, increase application availability, and reduce the cost of running in-house teams and technologies to manage their security and compliance outcomes.
05:20 PM - 05:35 PM
05:35 PM - 06:30 PM
Reception

EMIRATES STADIUM

Highbury House, 75 Drayton Park
London N5 1BU

DRIVING:

Taxi, Uber and, Addison Lee are available.

PARKING & PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

There is no parking at the venue. Please plan your route with London public transport, or view parking options here.
Kings Cross St Pancras ~6 min.
Covent Garden ~12 min.
Victoria ~18 min.
Waterloo ~21 min.

AIRPORTS:

London City Airport ~36 min. ±£30-45 by taxi.
Heathrow Airport ~1hr. ±£45-50 by taxi.
Luton Airport ~1hr. ±£65-80 by taxi.
Gatwick Airport ~1.30 hr. ±£80-100 by taxi.
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