5 reasons you should attend the UK Cloud Summit

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It's now less than a month until the UK Cloud Summit takes place in London so if you haven't already registered for the event, now is the time to sign up.

This two-day event is a must-attend for those looking to find out how to start driving or continue to drive business success using cloud and related technologies.

"Discover new, disruptive technologies fuelled by the cloud (Infinite Possibilities), explore ways that they can benefit from category-leading cloud solutions (Infinite Ecosystems), and grasp the challenges of transforming their business in the digital economy (Infinite Growth)," said Scott Murphy, director of cloud and advanced solutions and Ingram Micro in the UK and Ireland.

"You'll learn about the extraordinary shift that's taking the channel in a bold, new direction. Where the unknown becomes known. Where your business can leap forward in cloud enablement, and where the infinite potential becomes infinite reality."

So, if you're still thinking about attending the summit which takes place on 21 and 22 May at the Landmark Hotel in London here are some compelling reasons to attend:

1) Hot topics discussed and debated

There's even more to talk about now the summit is in its third year. That's why we're pleased to have the event running across two days rather than one. By expanding the duration, it means we can do even more topics justice.

Indeed, there are 18 sessions across the two days, with three learning tracks Infinite Possibilities, Infinite Ecosystem and Infinite Growth so that we really can quench your thirst for knowledge.

There will be plenty of talk, as well as answers to questions around cloud generally, AI, analytics, BI, blockchain, cyber security, IaaS, IoT, SaaS, XaaS and more.

2) Feast on more than just information

While we know the main reason you would want to attend the summit is to feed your hunger for knowledge, we also know how important it is to relax in between the two days.

It's also important we take time to reflect as individuals and as an industry collective on our achievements and successes.

That's why, this year, we will be hosting a luxury gala dinner in the spectacular Grand Ballroom. In addition to a delicious dinner in a fantastic setting, we will also host our first partner awards and recognition ceremony.

3) Myths debunked

The world of technology innovation moves at a rapid pace and it can be very easy to get swept along in the sea of hype. But jumping on the next big thing for the sake of it rather than with a reasoned business case can be a very dangerous thing indeed for businesses.

That's why, in addition to talking about myriad of benefits on offer, we will also be talking honestly about the challenges and how you can best overcome them or navigate your way away from them altogether.

4) Networking opportunities galore

More than 350 like-minded individuals will be attending the event. That's a fantastic opportunity to network, exchange ideas and opinions and bounce ideas off of one another.

It's very often the connections made through networking opportunities like this that really give you the insight and additional support you need to drive your business into its next phase of success.

5) World-class speakers

This year's event is hosted by Alex Hilton, CEO of the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF). He'll be joined by some really engaging keynote speakers who will all give their perspective on the world of cloud. That's in addition to some really enticing breakout sessions that offer deeper dives on certain subjects.

Nimesh Dav, executive vice president of global cloud at Ingram Micro will be joined by other industry luminaries such as:

  • Alexis Conran, TV presenter and former conman, best known for presenting The Real Hustle
  • James Chadwick, director of channel sales at Microsoft
  • Ronan McCurtin, vice president of northern Europe at Acronis
  • Richard Agnew, vice president of EMEA at Code42
  • Tim Britt, head of UK channel at Dropbox Business
  • Scott Murphy, director of cloud and advanced solutions at Ingram Micro
  • Leigh Schvartz, head of cloud and MSP offerings at Fujitsu

For more information on what to expect from the UK Cloud Summit 2019, check out the main website here


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