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Conference Agenda

08:30     Registration Opens


The opening session will look at optimising the organisational impact from Cloud transformation: exploring how development and release cycles can be accelerated through effective DevOps; how efficiency and forecasting can be improved with FinOps, and how we can cater for the increasing compute required by emerging AI technologies. 

09:15     Welcome from the Conference Chair

Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland

09:25     Real Life DevOps


April Edwards, Senior Developer Advocate, DevOps Practice Lead, Github

09:45      FinOps and Forecasting: How it Can Support Your Cloud Strategy


Alison McIntyre, UK Ambassador, FinOps Foundation


10:05       Cloud Economics: Catering for the Future of AI Capability

Shauna O'Flaherty, COO & Co-Founder, Sushi.Cloud

10:25     Combined Q&A

10:55     Networking and Refreshments


Session 2 will explore a variety of key topics in a smaller breakout setting. The breakouts will be run in longer 30-minute slots across three parallel streams, providing delegates the opportunity to attend two options live. The alternative breakouts will be accessible on-demand post event.

11:30    First Breakout Option (A-C)


A.    Moving the Back Office of Government to Cloud


Patrick Haston, Head of Cloud Transformation, Cabinet Office


B.    The Cloud and Data Protection Laws


Laura Irvine, Partner & Head of Regulatory Law, Davidson Chalmers Stewart

C.    Controlling Cloud Costs: Strategies for Keeping on Top of Your Cloud Spend

John Walker, Head of Architecture, CirrusHQ

12:00    Transition

12:10    Second Breakout Option (D-F)

D.   Look Before You Lock-In: Cloud Storage Pitfalls to Avoid


Kevin Dunn, Country Manager UKI & Nordics, Wasabi

E.    BJSS Landing Zone - Accelerating Your Cloud Journey

Leigh Rankin, Regional Capability Lead, BJSS Scotland

Ruairi Lukins, Platform Engineer, BJSS

F.    Developing Your CloudOps Model

Rick Boyce, MD Cloud Engineering, AND Digital

12:40    Lunch & Networking


Against a backdrop of increasing choice and complexity, we will look at how Cloud management is maturing. We will look at the role of the Cloud Center of Excellence and how it can help improve visibility and alignment; explore how containers and cluster management is evolving, and consider how Event-driven Architecture can be leveraged to increase agility and accelerate innovation.

13:30     Why You Need A Cloud Center of Excellence


Alex Radu, VP Product Adoption Lead, Cloud CoE, JP Morgan Chase & Co


13:50     The Evolution of Containers and Cluster Management  


Guy Templeton, Principal Software Engineer, Skyscanner


14:10     ​ Accelerating Innovation with Serverless, Event-Driven Architectures


Emily Shea, Head of Application Integration GTM, AWS


14:35     Combined Q&A

15:05     Closing Remarks



15:10     Networking Drinks Reception

16:30     Close of Conference

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