Refreshing your datacentre with SDDC
Jan
18
9:00 AM09:00

Refreshing your datacentre with SDDC

Every business wants to maximise its investments, prolonging the time between large capital expenditures. While this strategy may work in many cases, did you know that it may actually harm your business when applied to a data centre refresh?

With IT infrastructure now so critical to a business on many levels, an outdated data centre can hamper efficiency and productivity, handing your competitors an advantage. Examining your existing infrastructure to see if it meets current and future business requirements is critical, and companies need to be prepared to invest in their data centres to stay competitive. Refreshing your data centre may be an expensive job, but it’s a business-critical one.

We will discuss key considerations such as the options to consider around the cloud, understanding how to specify your true needs by analysing performance, investigate new technology for you to consider including hyper-converged technology and how to ensure your new design meets design standards for data protection and DR. 

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[WEBINAR] Officer 365: Past, present and future
Nov
29
2:00 PM14:00

[WEBINAR] Officer 365: Past, present and future

Join our Microsoft Specialist, Oli Restorick and Operations Director, Barry Coombs for this hour long webinar where they will discuss all things Office 365.

  • The topics discussed on this webinar will include:
  • Brief discussion of the past, Exchange-led Office 365, etc.
  • Windows autopilot demo - enrolment of a shop-bought PC into MDM, changing Windows SKU and installing software.
  • Lead on to discussing how modern management of PCs differs from the past by managing PCs using MDM-style management.
  • Changes announced at Ignite: barriers to hybrid Exchange are being eased, ability to remove your last Exchange server, new authentication options (seamless SSO), Microsoft 365 SKU (Office, Windows, EMS in one per-user license).
  • Future of SfB and Teams (two iterations then change the name, Skype is communications, Teams is collaboration).
  • Ability of older Office versions to connect to O365 services in future.
  • EMS features -- SSO to SaaS apps (demo), conditional access (demo), etc
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Address GDPR requirements with Netwrix Auditor
Nov
23
2:00 PM14:00

Address GDPR requirements with Netwrix Auditor

Join our new webcast, which is all about the GDPR and practical tips on how Netwrix Auditor can help you address its requirements.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation is coming, and it’s closer than you think. Are you worried that your organization’s IT security is not strong enough? Don’t know where to start or how to comply with requirements of this standard? We will demystify the GDPR and tell you everything you need to know about its most essential paragraphs.

During the session you will learn:

  • What the GDPR is about,
  • The GDPR requirements we can assist you with,
  • How to address the GDPR provisions with Netwrix Auditor.
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What you missed at Define Tomorrow 2017
Nov
15
2:00 PM14:00

What you missed at Define Tomorrow 2017

If you missed our biggest and best Define Tomorrow event last month, join ComputerWorld's Barry Coombs and Anthony Charman as they condense all the content from the day into one hour. 

On the day we had industry leaders discussing:

  • Infrastructure Modernisation with Joe Baguley, VMware CTO
  • Security with Jamie Woodruff, UK number 1 ethical hacker
  • Workspace Transformation, Ruben Spruijt, Frame CTO

Barry and Anthony will condense all this information from the leading presentations into the hour and be on hand to answer any live questions you may have. 

 

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Workspace Transformation Workshop
Nov
14
9:00 AM09:00

Workspace Transformation Workshop

Mobile and cloud technology is changing the face of the desktop forever, providing users with the ability to be truly flexible and collaborate in new ways. However the corporate desktop is not keeping up with the rate of change, due to security risks and technical complexities. 

Join ComputerWorld and VMware for this interactive workshop as they present their vision of the digital workspace for the future, incorporating solutions that allow you to take a staged journey to secure and mobilised corporate applications and data. 

Throughout the morning you'll hear and discuss with the experts, experience demonstrations and take a ‘deep-dive’ look at the solutions that will drive your digital workplace transformation: 

The agenda will include:

  • Learning how to deliver a compliant secure mobile desktop with VMware AirWatch and Windows 10
  • Understanding how identity is the new perimeter security and learning how you can have the confidence in controlling users’ access from one location with VMware Workspace ONE
  • Seeing how you can truly mobilise any application, on any device, with VMware Horizon VDI Desktops and Applications
  • Hearing how you can make your Microsoft Office 365 deployment truly successful in your organisation 
  • Hands on demo's 
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NSX Experience Day
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

NSX Experience Day

Our datacentre's have changed vastly over the last 5-10 years, but how has your network changed? With a vast number of your servers now virtualised and an increased risk of cyber-attack, we have to modify our networks to be more secure and more flexible.

Join specialists from VMware and ComputerWorld as we introduce VMware NSX, look deep into the technology and use case and let you get a first hand experience with hands on labs.

This technical session will highlight:

  • NSX Architecture and Components
  • Data Center Security Design
  • Overview of NSX Distributed and Edge Firewalls
  • Configuring NSX Firewall Rules
  • Service Composer and Enabling Security Automation
  • Security Monitoring and Visibility
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Four security products to help your business in one hour [WEBINAR]
Oct
31
2:00 PM14:00

Four security products to help your business in one hour [WEBINAR]

With increased risk from cyber-attack and impending GDPR legislation it is important that you have the correct arsenal of tools to help your business stay safe. In this short smack-down webinar ComputerWorld specialists will demonstrate four key technologies that they recommend you consider as part of your security arsenal.

These will cover, Microsoft and Third-party patching, audit and change control, user education and Anti-virus.

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Define Tomorrow 2017 - Industry Update
Oct
19
8:00 AM08:00

Define Tomorrow 2017 - Industry Update

ComputerWorld brings a selection of the best global speakers, contents and vendors to Bristol to help you Define Tomorrow for your business.

The IT industry is constantly updating and advancing from where it is today. ComputerWorld host a business technology conference that explores the latest from their partners, to help your business increase productivity, overcome challenges and keep one step ahead of your competitors. Or in other words... Define Tomorrow™.

Define Tomorrow™ 2017 - Industry Update will focus on three strategic areas of business IT, Infrastructure Modernisation, Security and Workspace Transformation as well as giving an update following VMware's annual event, VMworld.

The event will be packed with presentations from industry recognised specialists and speakers including VMware CTO Joe Baguley, the UK's leading ethical hacker Jamie Woodruff and more to be announced. There will be on stage demonstrations and 2 full vendor halls exhibiting, demonstrating and discussing their technologies. The day will close off with the opportunity to join a roundtable discussion on a subject that matters to you.

You will have a chance to network with colleagues and our ComputerWorld experts will be on hand to offer help and advice on the big themes discussed.

The event will be held in the centre of Bristol at the Bristol Marriot Royal Hotel. Please click here for information on travelling to the venue and the parking available.

Draft Agenda

8.00Registration and Networking
9.15Introduction presentation - Barry Coombs
9.30Keynote presentation and Q&A - Joe Baguley
10.00 The Software Defined Data Centre
10.30Protecting your data centre and the cloud
10.40 Break
11.00VMware NSX - Josh Coulling
11.30 Security keynote - Jamie Woodruff
12.00 Securing your business and data
12.45 Lunch
13.45 The workspace of 2020 - Ruben Spruijt
14.15 Building the workspace of tomorrow
15.00 Final Keynote - Peter Barnes
15.30 Final thoughts - Barry Coombs
15.40 Round table discussions

Speakers

Joe Baguley - VMware EMEA CTO and Vice President

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Using his wealth of experience, Joe helps organisations reduce costs and better support their users and business needs by developing and communicating VMware's strategy and vision. Joe is a recognised leader within the European tech community and considered one of the top 50 most influential leaders in UK IT. He has played a key role in the CloudCamp and other events, communicating how cloud technology fits into the broader IT landscape. 

In addition Joe is also on several advisory boards at the European Commission and ETSI and is a founding committee member of the Data Center Specialist Group at the British Computer Society which helped shape the European Code of Conduct for data centers. 

@Jamie_Geek

@Jamie_Geek

Jamie Woodruff - UK's Leading Ethical Hacker & CTO Metrix Cloud

In his early twenties, Jamie Woodruff is already one of the world’s leading authorities on cyber security specialising in Social Engineering - Human manipulation methods, Cognitive Biases,  A director of both a Cyber Security company specialising in Training, Penetration Testing & Recruitment. Jamie is also the Cyber Safety Advisor for the Cyber Smile Foundation which specialises in Online Cyber Bullying, He also sits on the Team Of Advisors for the Cyber Smile Foundation.

Woodruff is an expert on cyber issues, travelling internationally to talk at global corporations and the industry’s most important conferences. He is also writing a book on cyber intelligence and combating cyber terrorism whilst hoping to pursue a PhD in political science at Sheffield University this following September.  

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Ruben Spruijt - Frame, Field CTO  

Ruben Spruijt is Field Chief Technology Officer at Frame (www.fra.me), responsible for driving vision, technology evangelism and thought leadership with Frame customers, partners and communities. Mr. Spruijt is a well-regarded author, speaker, market analyst, technologist, and all-around geek. An established industry leader and luminary. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), NVIDIA GRID Community Advisors, VMware vExpert and was in the Citrix CTP program from 2008-2017.

He has presented more than 250 sessions at national and international events such as BriForum, Citrix iForum Japan, Citrix Synergy, Gartner Catalyst, Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft TechEd, NVIDIA GTC, and VMworld. Mr. Spruijt founded several independent industry analysis bodies including Project Virtual Reality Check (VRC), Team Remote Graphics Experts (TeamRGE), AppVirtGURU written and co-authoring multiple disruptive ‘Smackdown’ research whitepapers.  Ruben is an advisor for various start-ups in mobile, community Cloud industry and Remote User Experience Analytics.

 

Peter Barnes - Dell EMC VP

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Peter is the Dell EMC VP for Infrastructure Solutions in UK and Ireland. This comprises Dell EMC’s full Data Centre portfolio across Server, Storage, Networking and related Software and Services, operating across all routes to market.

Michael Dell shook the IT Industry when he announced his intent to purchase EMC.  One year on and the full extent of Michael’s vision for the expanded Dell Technologies is fast becoming a reality.  Peter will give an insight into the logic behind the plan, and its implications for customers, partners and the industry at large.

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Barry Coombs - ComputerWorld Director, VMware vExpert, Blogger and Author

@VirtualisedReal

@VirtualisedReal

Barry is Operations and Pre Sales Director for ComputerWorld by day and an avid Blogger following everything to do with the virtualisation, storage and cloud industries.

Barry has co-authored three books focusing on VMware Horizon View covering versions 5-7. Barry enjoys talking about technology and sharing his findings with others in the community and regularly speaks at VMUG and industry event. Barry was awarded VMware's vExpert award for contributions to the VMware Community in 2010 through to 2017 Barry can usually be found on twitter (@VirtualisedReal) chatting about virtualisation and technology in general.

More speakers to be announced soon

Sponsors 

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Supporting Local Tech Start-Up's 

As we are a local tech business, we at ComputerWorld are keen to support Tech businesses, in particular start up's within the South West. This year, a local Virtual Reality company from Bath will be attending the event.  

Whiley + Blake

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Whiley + Blake Ltd was co-founded in Bath by Ossian Whiley and Steven Blake. It was born out of a shared passion for finding applications for creative media and new technology that solve real-world problems.

"We take pride in crafting state of the art virtual reality experiences, real-time visualisations and bespoke applications as well as traditional 3D animation, motion graphics and 2D stills. These emerging technologies can provide organisations of all types with demonstrable value and positive business outcomes."

On the day Whiley + Blake will showcase a fully interactive virtual modern apartment and 5,000 sqm complex that demonstrate our background in architecture, engineering and construction and the tools used to form our inputs including; Revit, AutoCAD, AECOSim and Navisworks.

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NSX Roundtable
Jul
27
9:00 AM09:00

NSX Roundtable

Our datacentre's have changed vastly over the last 5-10 years, but how has your network changed? With a vast number of your servers now virtualised and an increased risk of cyber-attack, we have to modify our networks to be more secure and more flexible.

Join ComputerWorld specialists for a roundtable discussion and demonstrations as we introduce VMware NSX, look deep into the technology and use cases.

This event is free of charge and we actively encourage people with roles surrounding Virtualisation, VMware, Security and Networking to join us from your organisation.

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Delivering wireless network that is fit for the future of your business [Webinar]
Jul
19
2:00 PM14:00

Delivering wireless network that is fit for the future of your business [Webinar]

The need for fast, reliable and secure WiFi is growing every day, couple this with improvements in technology, now is a good time to reconsider how your deliver WiFi to your users. 

ComputerWorld's wireless specialist will walk you through the critical elements required to make your wireless network a success for the users and the business. 

ComputerWorld's expert wireless team specialise in delivering fast, reliable and secure wireless solutions with a low total cost of ownership.

To join the live webinar, or to receive a copy of the recording register through the link below.

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VMware NSX Experience Day [Exclusive]
Jul
12
9:00 AM09:00

VMware NSX Experience Day [Exclusive]

Our datacentre's have changed vastly over the last 5-10 years, but how has your network changed? With a vast number of your servers now virtualised and an increased risk of cyber-attack, we have to modify our networks to be more secure and more flexible.

Join specialists from VMware and ComputerWorld at this exclusive event as we introduce VMware NSX, look deep into the technology and use case and let you get a first hand experience with hands on labs.

This event is free of charge for people with invitations from ComputerWorld and we actively encourage people with roles surrounding Virtualisation, VMware, Security and Networking to join us from your organisation.

Speakers

Dan Watson - NSX Lead Systems Engineer, VMware

Barry Coombs - Director, ComputerWorld 

This is event is now SOLD OUT, however we are hoping to hold this event again and if you would be interested in attending, please fill in the form below and one of our team will be in touch shortly.

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The Top IT Trends that matter to your business in 2017 - Wales
Jul
6
9:00 AM09:00

The Top IT Trends that matter to your business in 2017 - Wales

Join our specialists and industry experts at our exclusive event where we will be diving deep into the trends we are seeing within IT and explain how the technologies from both VMware and Dell will help you deliver a secure, flexible and productive business.

Overview

We are seeing a paradigm shift within the industry, leading to greater demand to deliver IT, to any device, at any location, at any time - also from any cloud, be it your internal data-centre or a cloud provider. This shift to a heterogeneous architecture brings a raft of security and management concerns; on top of this we are seeing an increased pressure to protect our data, with highly publicised data leaks and incoming legislation aiming to protect personal data.

Join specialists from ComputerWorld, as we explore how Dell and VMware technologies tackle the conflict between the business need to remain secure and users demanding flexibility. 

Agenda

8.30Registration
9.15Introduction
9.30Security
10.00 Workspace Transformation
10.30Break
10.45 How your datacentre infrastructure is changing
11.15IaaS and next generation data protection
11.45 Closing Thoughts
12.00Lunch and enjoy the facilities
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Building a secure modern mobile workspace [Workshop]
Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

Building a secure modern mobile workspace [Workshop]

Mobile and cloud technology is changing the face of the desktop forever, providing users with the ability to be truly flexible and collaborate in new ways. However the corporate desktop is not keeping up with the rate of change, due to security risks and technical complexities. 

Join ComputerWorld and VMware for this interactive workshop as they present their vision of the digital workspace for the future, incorporating solutions that allow you to take a staged journey to secure and mobilised corporate applications and data. 

Throughout the morning you'll hear and discuss with the experts, experience demonstrations and take a ‘deep-dive’ look at the solutions that will drive your digital workplace transformation: 

The agenda will include:

  • Learning how to deliver a compliant secure mobile desktop with VMware AirWatch and Windows 10
  • Understanding how identity is the new perimeter security and learning how you can have the confidence in controlling users’ access from one location with VMware Workspace ONE
  • Seeing how you can truly mobilise any application, on any device, with VMware Horizon VDI Desktops and Applications
  • Hearing how you can make your Microsoft Office 365 deployment truly successful in your organisation 

We hope you can join us for this unique event.

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Protect your business against ransomware - Webinar
May
3
2:00 PM14:00

Protect your business against ransomware - Webinar

In the first 6 months of 2016 there were more Ransomware attacks than in the last 3 years and not only are attacks becoming more frequent but they are also more intelligent and mature than ever before

Join ComputerWorld Security Specialist, Adam Gleeson and Bitdefender Solutions Architect, Liam Puleo as they give you all the information to help you protect your business against the rising threat of ransomware. 

In this webinar we will be covering:- 

  • Learn how the criminals are targeting your business 
  • Find out what companies are at the biggest risk 
  • Discover how the threat is evolving and what is coming next 
  • Finally learn how Bitdefender isn't simply another AV provider but is going to be the right weapon to protect your business from the criminals
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Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

The top IT trends that matter to your business in 2017- Cheltenham

Join our specialists and industry experts at our exclusive event where we will be diving deep into the trends we are seeing within IT and explain how the technologies from both VMware and Dell will help you deliver a secure, flexible and productive business.

Overview

We are seeing a paradigm shift within the industry, leading to greater demand to deliver IT, to any device, at any location, at any time. But also from any cloud, be it your internal data-centre or a cloud provider. This shift to a heterogeneous architecture brings a raft of security and management concerns, on top of this we are seeing increased pressure to protect our data, with highly publicised data leaks and incoming legislation aiming to protect personal data.

Join specialists from ComputerWorld, as we explore how Dell and VMware technologies tackle the conflict between the business need to remain secure and users demanding flexibility. 

8.30Registration
9.15Introduction
9.30Security
10.00 Workspace Transformation
10.30Break
10.45 How your datacentre infrastructure is changing
11.15IaaS and Next generation data protection
11.45 Closing Thoughts
12.00Lunch and enjoy the facilities

Location

The event is being held at the world-class Cheltenham RaceCourse. The venue offers a dramatic and unforgettable setting for you to network, learn and enjoy.

You will also be given a complimentary ticket to redeem for a future Race Night at Cheltenham RaceCourse within 2017. 

 

Event Sponsors

Presenters

Mark Shaw, UK VMware Technology Lead at Dell UK

Mark is a customer facing Technical Evangelist within Dell EMC, having worked in technology for over 18 years on both as a customer in support, service delivery and IT manager, and on the vendor side in senior customer facing, business focused technology positions, has provided real insight to the challenges customer face, which enables the ability to provide a business and organization focus delivered with the goals and outcomes viewed from perspective of the customer.

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Apr
5
8:30 AM08:30

The top IT trends that matter to your business in 2017 - Oxford

Join our specialists and industry experts at our exclusive event where we will be diving deep into the trends we are seeing within IT and explain how the technologies from both VMware and Dell will help you deliver a secure, flexible and productive business.

Overview

We are seeing a paradigm shift within the industry, leading to greater demand to deliver IT, to any device, at any location, at any time. But also from any cloud, be it your internal data-centre or a cloud provider. This shift to a heterogeneous architecture brings a raft of security and management concerns, on top of this we are seeing increased pressure to protect our data, with highly publicised data leaks and incoming legislation aiming to protect personal data.

Join specialists from ComputerWorld, as we explore how Dell and VMware technologies tackle the conflict between the business remaining secure and users demanding flexibility.

Location

The event is being held at the award winning Williams F1 Conference Centre located at the home of the Williams F1 Team at Grove, Oxfordshire. The building offers a modern and creative environment in which to meet, train, network and entertain. 

You will also have the opportunity to visit the largest private collection of Formula 1 cars in the world, Sir Frank William's private Grand Prix Collection and drive a Formula 1 race simulator.

Agenda

8.30Registration
9.15Introduction
9.30Security
10.00 Workspace Transformation
10.30Break
10.45 How your datacentre infrastructure is changing
11.15IaaS and Next generation data protection
11.45 Closing Thoughts
12.00Lunch and enjoy the facilities

Event Sponsors

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Presenters

Mark Shaw, UK VMware Technology Lead at Dell UK

Mark is a customer facing Technical Evangelist within Dell EMC, having worked in technology for over 18 years on both as a customer in support, service delivery and IT manager, and on the vendor side in senior customer facing, business focused technology positions, has provided real insight to the challenges customer face, which enables the ability to provide a business and organization focus delivered with the goals and outcomes viewed from perspective of the customer.

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Backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service - Webinar
Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

Backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service - Webinar

How confident are you that your backup and Disaster Recovery solution is robust and reliable? No IT organisation can ignore the ever-increasing need to protect IT systems from the increasing risks of ransomware, cyber-attacks, hackers and other potential disasters. The adoption of cloud-based disaster recovery is on the rise and can deliver the business a cost-effective solution to provide your business the protection required.

iland is a global Cloud Services Provider that has been recognised as a leader by industry analysts for disaster recovery and backup solutions. ComputerWorld works closely with iland to help customers protect business critical IT systems.

Join ComputerWorld's Virtualisation and Cloud Specialist, Ben Evans and iland's Director of solutions architecture, Sam Woodcock for this webinar focused on cloud-based disaster recovery using Zerto and Veeam Cloud Connect.

Ben and Sam will cover the key aspects of a cloud-based Disaster Recovery solution and show just how secure and reliable cloud DR can be and how iland technologies can make this process easy to manage.

We will also be giving out two £50 amazon vouchers during the webinar to two attendees, however you must be attending the webinar to be in with a chance of winning. 

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Mar
29
9:00 AM09:00

ComputerWorld Open Day

We are opening our doors to local businesses to come to our HQ for the day for either an informal chat about our services around training, IT solutions and recruitment or for a short training session. You are able to dip in and out of the day as you choose, attending only the training sessions that interest you. 

Date: 29th March 2017

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Location: ComputerWorld HQ, Bristol, BS37 5YX

You will also have the opportunity to meet our specialist IT recruitment and training teams, look round our conference and meeting facilities and play with some Dell Hardware. In addition to this you can network with other local businesses and like minded individuals.

We understand that you are busy and may need an area to work in during the day, so, we have laid on a quiet working area with refreshments provided. 

Agenda 

09.00Networking Breakfast
10.00 How to overcome IT Recruitment Challenges
10.30 Top Tips on using Office 365
11.00 Break
11.30 How to get the most out of SharePoint on Office365
12.00 Office 365 Migration
12.30 Lunch
13.00 A tour round our facilities

ComputerWorld Systems help businesses navigate IT opportunities, recommend what is right for your business and ensure your team make the most of your new systems. 

ComputerWorld Personnel specialise in providing professional recruitment services for the IT sector. 

ComputerWorld Training are experts in delivering IT technical, applications and soft skills learning in-person or online. 

Register Now

If you would like to attend the whole event, please register for an All Day ticket below. Alternatively, please just register for the sessions that interest you. If you are joining us for breakfast, please select the option so we are aware of numbers. 

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Define Tomorrow On Tour: Cyber Security
Jan
26
8:30 AM08:30

Define Tomorrow On Tour: Cyber Security

Cyber Security Breakfast Briefing

We are seeing an increasing risk of cyber-attacks to businesses of all sizes, across the globe. With phishing attacks, social engineering, ransomware, tailgating and more methods of cyber-attack than ever before, your environment is under a bigger threat than ever before. 

Join the ComputerWorld team, leading experts in IT security and our security partners as we help you understand the best way to secure and protect your business against all the intelligent threats that your business faces every day.  

Speakers

Professor Richard Benham

This short presentation from Professor Benham will look at the growing emergence of Cyber Security as a people-related risk particularly to businesses. He will look at the current risk UK businesses face particularly SMEs and how they can start to protect themselves practically as well as comply with increasing legislation. 

Richard Benham is the World’s first Professor of Cyber Security Management and lectures at Coventry Business School and at the UK’s National Cyber Skills Centre where he is Professor in Residence. Most recently Professor Benham has been a finalist for Personality of the Year at The Cyber Security Awards in both 2015 and 2016 and Security Serious Awards 2016.

 

Agenda

8.30Registration, Breakfast and Networking
9.00Welcome - Barry Coombs
09.15 The art of cyber security management... It's a people thing! - Professor Richard Benham
09.45 Take control and secure your infrastructure - Andy Crail (TrustWave)
10.30Break and Networking
10.45Security Showcase - (Barracua, BitDefender, Training Solutions)
12.00Networking and Close

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How your business can benefit from migrating to the next generation of desktops with Liquidware Labs.
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

How your business can benefit from migrating to the next generation of desktops with Liquidware Labs.

Join ComputerWorld Director Barry Coombs and Liquidware Labs Director on our webinar as they discuss the future of your desktop environment. 

During the hour, Barry and Peter will have a discussion around understanding your desktop environment and how to migrate to the next generation of Desktop to gain benefits to your company. 

This will include monitoring and diagnostics of existing Desktop environment and how ProfileUnity allows user profiles to be migrated between different operating systems and cloud Desktops with no impact on users and usability.

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 Increase End User Security with AppSense
Dec
7
2:00 PM14:00

Increase End User Security with AppSense

When it comes to endpoint security, prevention isn’t considered a cool approach. With the flood of news stories concerning security breaches, organisations of every kind are understandably obsessed with advanced cyber-threats. 

Did you know that at least 85% of intrusion techniques can be mitigated with prevention? 

Join ComputerWorld Director, Barry Coombs and AppSense CTO in their upcoming webinar to understand the risk of cyber attack to your business and how AppSense solutions can help with 4 key intrusion prevention strategies: 

· Application Whitelisting

· Application vulnerability patching

· Operating system vulnerability patching

· Administration privilege restriction

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Protect your business with BitDefender GravityZone
Dec
6
2:00 PM14:00

Protect your business with BitDefender GravityZone

Did you know that employees pose highest security risk in UK? Research shows that employees who are not constantly trained in internet privacy and security in the workplace may damage both finances and reputation. Some 88 percent of workers put sensitive data at risk because they lack sufficient cybersecurity know-how.

Bitdefender GravityZone is a leading security solution for cloud and virtualized environments, offering organizations dramatically faster and more efficient risk management. Using a different architecture and unique technologies, GravityZone is #1 ranked antimalware solution for best protection and performance.

Join ComputerWorld's security specialist and BitDefender specialist on this webinar to find out how your business could be under threat of a cyber-attack and how GravityZone can mitigate the risk that your business faces.

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Define Tomorrow Highlight - Webinar
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Define Tomorrow Highlight - Webinar

If you missed our Define Tomorrow event, join ComputerWorld's Barry Coombs and Anthony Charman as they condense all the content from the day into one hour. 

Barry and Anthony will discuss the latest trends in the industry, what the keynote speakers predicted for the future of IT at our event and what they believe are going to be the biggest influences in regards to Security, Virtualisation, Cloud and more.

We will also discuss some of the biggest announcements and product updates from VMworld including: 

  • vSphere 6.5
  • Amazon Web Services and VMware partnership
  • VSAN 6.5
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Workspace Transformation
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Cloud based Disaster Recovery with iland
Nov
30
2:00 PM14:00

Cloud based Disaster Recovery with iland

No IT organisation can ignore the need for a reliable and robust Disaster Recovery solution. The adoption of cloud-based disaster recovery is on the rise and can deliver the business protection combined with cost-effectiveness that companies need. 

Join ComputerWorld's Virtualisation and Cloud Specialist, Ben Evans and iland's Principal Solutions Architect, Sam Woodcock for this webinar focused on cloud-based disaster recovery using Zerto.

Ben and Sam will cover the key aspects of a cloud-based DR solution and show just how easy-to-manage, secure and reliable cloud DR can be.

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Define Tomorrow™- VMware Update
Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Define Tomorrow™- VMware Update

The IT industry is constantly updating and advancing from where it is today. ComputerWorld host a business technology conference that explores the latest from their partners, to help your business increase productivity, overcome challenges and keep one step ahead of your competitors. Or in other words... Define Tomorrow™.

Define Tomorrow™ - VMware Update will summarise all the content and updates announced at VMware's annual event, VMworld.

On the day we will also discuss the latest trends and updates within the technology industry and our key partners. We will have specialist speakers from VMware, Dell and our own specialist team at ComputerWorld. 

You will have a chance to network with colleagues and our ComputerWorld experts will be on hand to offer help and advice on the big themes discussed. 

The event will be held in the centre of Bristol at the At-Bristol Science Centre. Please click here for information on travelling to the venue and the parking available.  

Draft Agenda

8.00Registration
9.15Introduction presentation - Barry Coombs
9.30Keynote presentation - Joe Baguley
10.15 Virtualisation & Cloud Presentation
10.35Keynote Presentation - Simon Townsend
10.55Desktop Transformation Presentation
11.15Break
11.45Quick Fire Round's
12.10Dell Hyperconverged - Mark Shaw
12.30Dell Networking - Mark Pearce
12.50Closing Keynote
13.15Lunch
14.15Breakout Sessions
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Keynote speakers

Joe Baguley - VMware EMEA, CTO and Vice President

Joe helps develop and communicate VMware's strategy and vision with customers and partners, using his wealth of experience to help organisations reduce costs and better support users and business needs. Joe is a recognised leader withing the European tech community and considered one of the top 50 most influential leaders in UK IT. He has played a key role in the CloudCamp and other events, communicating how cloud technology fits into the broader IT landscape. 

In addition Joe is also on several advisory boards at the European Commission and ETSI and is a founding committee member of the Data Center Specialist Group at the British Computer Society which helped shape the European Code of Conduct for data centers. 

 

Simon Townsend - AppSense CTO

Simon is a passionate and experienced technologist and evangelist with both field and executive level experience. As the chief technologist, Simon is a regular presenter at events and spends much of his time talking to customers across EMEA on how End User computing is evolving and how we can secure, optimize and manage more technology in a world where user expectation is higher than ever.  Acquired by LANDESK this year, Simon now forms a team of individuals who help discuss the short and longer term strategy for the AppSense brand and other LANDESK technologies. 

Barry Coombs - ComputerWorld, Operations Director

Barry is Operations and Pre-Sales Director for ComputerWorld by day and an avid Blogger following everything to do with the virtualisation, storage and cloud industries.

Barry's responsibilities range from identifying new technologies and architecting solutions for customers to speaking and hosting customer focused events surrounding virtualisation, end-user computing, storage and cloud computing. Barry blogs at VirtualisedReality.com and DefineTomorrow.co.uk and is co-host of the EUCPodcast.com podcast.

Barry has been awarded a VMware vExpert from 2010 through to 2016 and earlier this year was also added to the NVIDIA GRID community Advisor programme. Barry has also co-authored two books focusing on VMware Horizon View.

Solution Specialist Speakers

Mark Pearce - EMEA Director Channel Networking

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Mark Pearce is the EMEA Channel Director for Dell EMC Networking. Joining Dell in February 2014, he is responsible for the management of a team of individuals developing, expanding and supporting the company's go to market networking partners. During the last 18 months Dell Networking has become the 3rd largest networking vendor in EMEA, much of this success is due to the growth of the channel business.

With over 30 years' experience in the IT Networking industry, Pearce has worked on both sides of the fence. Regularly presenting at analyst forums and industry events across Europe he is comfortable discussing topics as diverse as the role of switching in eco-efficient data centres, to the implementation of channel demand generation strategies. 

Demonstrations / Breakout Sessions

Sam Woodcock, Principal Solutions Architect - iLand 

No IT organisation can ignore the need for a reliable and robust Disaster Recovery solution. The adoption of cloud-based disaster recovery is on the rise and can deliver the business protection combined with cost-effectiveness that companies need.  Join this session for a demo of cloud-based disaster recovery using Zerto - Sam will cover the key aspects of a cloud-based DR solution and show just how easy-to-manage, secure and reliable cloud DR can be.

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To see our past Define Tomorrow events, watch the video's below. 

Define Tomorrow VMworld      November 2015

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2:00 PM14:00

Manage desktop & Server patch with Shavlik Protect

Shavlik Protect is an easy-to-use software solution that discovers missing patches and deploys them to the entire organisation.

With an increased threat of cyber-attacks and growth from zero-day exploits taking advantage of un-patched systems, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure your operating system and applications are kept up to date.

Our Desktop Transformation specialist Adam Gleeson will give an overview of Shavlik Protect + Empower and demonstrate how it can help improve your security within your business. 

Shavlik Protect + Empower goes far beyond operating system patching and also offers: 

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Veeam/Nimble Integration Webinar
Oct
11
2:00 PM14:00

Veeam/Nimble Integration Webinar

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Providing 24.7.365 access to applications and data is key to the success of any business. However, achieving such stringent service level agreements (SLAs) can be difficult for management and IT administrators alike.

Veeam® is furthering enterprise storage integrations with Veeam Availability Suite™ 9.5 to include advanced support for Nimble Storage alongside Hewlett Packard Enterprise, NetApp and EMC.

Veeam and Nimble are providing Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, despite ever-shrinking backup windows and the demand for constant access to data with:

  • Fast and efficient recoveries of individual items or entire VMs from storage snapshots
  • Backup from Storage Snapshots to provide low RPO (recovery point objective) protection and near-zero production environment disruption
  • Virtual Lab environments for test and dev with production-fresh data

Join ComputerWorld Cloud and Virtualistion specialist, Ben Evans and Veeam to learn about all the biggest features with the Veeam and Nimble storage integration. 

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FREE Webinar - Manage Desktop & Server Patching with Shavlik Protect
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23
2:00 PM14:00

FREE Webinar - Manage Desktop & Server Patching with Shavlik Protect

Shavlik Protect is an easy-to-use software solution that discovers missing patches and deploys them to the entire organisation.

With an increased threat of cyber-attacks and growth from zero-day exploits taking advantage of un-patched systems, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure your operating system and applications are kept up to date.

Our Desktop Transformation specialist Adam Gleeson will give an overview of Shavlik Protect + Empower and demonstrate how it can help  improve your security within your business. 

Shavlik Protect + Empower goes far beyond operating system patching and also offers: 

Adam Gleeson Desktop Transformation Specialist

Adam Gleeson

Desktop Transformation Specialist

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Protecting your organisations data with Office 365
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Protecting your organisations data with Office 365

A look at what you can do with Office 365 to protect your organisation’s data. 

Learn how the Office 365 Suite will help you: 

· Allow your users to work virtually anywhere, while maintaining control of the devices, applications and data; 

· Protect your company’s information using Microsoft’s Azure Rights Management. 

And more

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Wireless Marketing with Purple Wi-Fi
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Wireless Marketing with Purple Wi-Fi

Wireless is one of the quickest growing technologies at present, there daily advances in the technology but also there are now advances in how we give free access to customers and can help increase customer satisfaction with place advertising through wireless marketing. In this webinar we will be looking at Purple Wi-Fi one of the world’s most popular guest access/marketing wireless enablers.

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