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Registration and Breakfast


Welcome – Russell Poole, MD, Equinix (UK) Ltd


Braced for a Tech Storm: Are you ready for everything to change? – Nicklas Bergman, Tech Investor and Futurist


Meet you at the Digital Edge: Preparing for the data explosion – Brian Lillie, CPO, Equinix


Interconnection in Action (Networking Break in Exhibition Lounge)


GDPR and Data Soverignty: Managing customer data securely and transparently in the cloud era – Bleddyn Rees, Digital Health Society, Terence Chabe, Colt Technologies, Paul Toal, Oracle UK and Peter Waters, VP Legal EMEA, Equinix


Connected Cars: How technology is helping to break land speed records – Jason Rees, Senior Director, Oracle UK


Beyond Bitcoin: How blockchain will transform the future of transation-based industries – Adrian Patten, Chairman, Cobalt


Interconnection in Action (Networking Lunch in Exhibition Lounge)


Disruption in the Sports Media Industry – Dom Wedgwood, Director of Broadcast & Technology Services, Perform


Bringing Data Closer to the Customer – James McKeone, AVP and Head of Strategic Relationships and Products, NASDAQ Global Information Services


Securing the Digital Edge: What do companies need to consider to ensure their data remains secure at the edge? – David Frith, Director of Cloud, CGI


Bigger than Hollywood? How video is changing the world of business - Sean O'Beirne, Media Solutions Director, EMEA, Hitachi Vantara


Interconnection in Action (Networking Break in Exhibition Lounge)


Just Eat: How to stay flexible and innovative from start-up to FTSE 100 giant – Anusha Nirmalananthan, Head of Growth, Just Eat


IoT: Challenges & Opportunities for a Connected World – Panel: Rotem Salomonovitch, Head of Product Development - Nokia, Asaf Somekh, CEO- Iguazio, Ian Moyse, Board Member - Cloud Industry Forum, Tristram Liverpool, Director of Systems Engineering - F5


Reach Everywhere, Interconnect Everyone - Michael Winterson, MD, Equinix Services Ltd


Review of the Day - Customer speakers panel


Wrap Up and Closing Comments – Russell Poole, MD, Equinix (UK) Ltd

16:50 – Onwards

Drinks Reception




Adrian Patten
Co-Founder & Chairman, Cobalt

Adrian Patten is an FX expert and entrepreneur. He was the founder of a spot FX brokerage firm Mako FX and served as the CEO from its launch till its sale in 2014. Adrian was also the chief spot dealer at First National Bank of Chicago and has previously held the position of senior FX dealer at Deutsche Bank, UBS, Hill Samuel and Morgan Grenfell.


Anusha Nirmalananthan
Head of Growth, JustEat

Anusha has worked in the tech industry for 10+ years. Her most recent roles include Head of Growth, Data Products Division at JustEat and Head of Product, European Product Development at eBay in London. She has contributed to a variety of diversity and inclusion programs in the corporate and voluntary sector. She has a Computer Science degree from Queens’ College, Cambridge University.


Bleddyn Rees
European Connected Health Alliance

International Healthcare Lawyer, Digital Health Specialist & Director European Connected Health Alliance.


Brian Lillie
Chief Product Officer, Equinix

Brian Lillie oversees Equinix’s entire colocation, interconnection and services product portfolio, focusing on advancing innovation that’s inspired by customer needs and can evolve to meet the digital economy’s demands. Mr. Lillie is a U.S. Air Force veteran, where he served in several leadership roles in space research and development, satellite operations, and military computers and communications.


David Frith
Director, Consultancy Delivery - Cloud Security, CGI

David oversees Cloud Security at CGI, this being both an externally facing and internal role. As such he has a global perspective via project work, bid processes and programme engagements across multiple jurisdictions and through sitting on many bodies such as the CGI Global Cloud Council and the CGI Machine Learning Forum. Both of which set CGI’s overall strategy and direction in these areas.


Nicklas Bergman
Tech Investor & Futurist

Nicklas Bergman is a futurist, technology investor and entrepreneur. He is also an advisor to the TechCast Think Tank in Washington DC. He divides his time between existing and new technology investments, his own projects and speaking and writing on the future of technology and business.


Jason Rees
Senior Director, Oracle Cloud Technology Foundations UKII

Jason is responsible for Technology Sales Consulting and Business Development, with a specific focus on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (IaaS), Cloud @ Customer, Database, Security and Manageability (PaaS). In his 20-year career, Jason has worked for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Atos Consulting, Deloitte LLP and Oracle Corporation. Jason is an Oracle Enterprise Architect (OEA) Certified and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).


Paul Toal
IT Security Consultant, Oracle UK

Paul has worked in Security for 20+ years and is one of Oracle UK’s most Senior Sales Consultant, focusing on several areas within the field of Cyber Security. Paul works at all levels within organisations, explaining and demonstrating how security is used to reduce risk and enable digital transformation. Paul was one of the original authors of the UK Government’s Identity Assurance specification (Gov.UK Verify) and continues to drive innovation and thought leadership in this area.


Peter Waters
VP EMEA Legal, Equinix

Besides heading Equinix EMEA’s legal team, Peter is also the Equinix Privacy Officer, responsible for heading the newly set up Privacy Office. The Privacy Office is responsible for developing Equinix’s Data Privacy positioning and policies. Peter started out as a solicitor in his native Australia before moving to roles including General Counsel, Europe at ACN, Commercial Counsel at MCI before joining Equinix 10 years ago.

Sean O Beirne_Hitachi Vantara

Sean O’Bierne
Media Solutions Director, Hitachi Vantara

Terence works as Business Development Manager at Colt Capital Markets on-boarding providers and members to the Colt PrizmNet financial extranet, including relationship management of exchanges, venues, content providers, ISV’s and strategic partners. Identify financial services market opportunities in association with the Cloud and Colt IQ, focus on Industry trends such as AI, regulation, risk modelling, blockchain and new geographical markets.

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Terence Chabe
Business Development Manager, Colt Capital Markets

Sean is responsible for Hitachi Vantara’s media solutions across EMEA focusing on video content management and distribution across multiple verticals (automotive, industrial, financial services, retail, enterprise etc). Sean’s based in Dublin and has a background in pan-European media projects ranging from running MTV’s mobile content business to creating one of the world’s first cloud-based photo sharing services.


Tristan Liverpool
Director of Systems Engineering UK&I, F5

Tristan has 20+ years of IT Industry knowledge. He has been at F5 for almost 7 years and is recognised as an expert in secure application delivery. He started his IT career in the network and security world and has worked with vendors such as Cisco, Juniper, Nortel, Extreme & Enterasys. Later in his career moved up the OSI stack to be more focussed on application delivery and application security which is where F5 is the market leader.

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