Future of Cloud 2020 Workshop

Join techUK for a #FutureofCloud workshop exploring new issues emerging across the UK!

On Thursday 23 January 2020 from 15:30 – 17:00, techUK will be discussing the future of the UK’s cloud computing ecosystem with some of the UK’s foremost cloud computing experts! This event will follow on from techUK’s recent Cloud 2020 & Beyond Update ReportCloud 2020 Podcast and Attributing Carbon to Cloud Report which all launched in 2019! This session will consider key emerging risks and opportunities facing the UK’s cloud ecosystem in 2020, focus on the climate implications of transitioning to cloud and showcase industry attitudes towards key policy developments in this field. As we are keen to engage with cloud developers, suppliers and potential adopters across a wide range of different sectors, this event will be open to both members and non-members!  Please see below for the preliminary agenda:  

15:00 – 15:30 Registration
15:30 – 15:35 Welcome & introduction- Sue Daley, Associate Director for Technology & Innovation, techUK
15:35 – 15:45 Introduction to Attributing Carbon to Cloud Report- Emma Fryer, Associate Director for Data Centres, techUK
15:45 – 15:55 Government response to Attributing Carbon to Cloud Report- Adam Turner, Lead for Sustainable Technology at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Chair of the Pan-Government Sustainable Technology Advice and Reporting(STAR)
15:55 – 16:05 Industry response to the report- Ksenia Duxfield-Karyakina, Public Policy Manager, Google Cloud (EMEA)
16:05 – 16:50 Panel discussion chaired by Sue Daley, Associate Director for Technology & Innovation, techUK ·                Karen Dewar, Vice President, Cloud and Cognitive Software Technical Executive (UKI), IBM ·                Siân John MBE, EMEA and APAC Director, Cybersecurity Strategy, Microsoft ·                Robert Grigsby, Product Director (Cloud), Six Degrees
16:50 – 17:00 Q&A

 If you would like any further information on the event, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Tom.Henderson@techUK.org In the meantime, sign up today to avoid missing out!