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Calligo's annual conference is back and it’s bigger and better than ever! With a new focus on all things data, we'll be hosting a number of exciting sessions covering topics such as the GDPR and other associated laws, data security, big data and so much more.
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Chief Commercial Officer
Adam Ryan is Calligo’s Chief Commercial Officer but also GDPR Practice Lead, he has established himself as a thought leader and innovator with 30 years of experience in leading clients through major technological and operational transformational change.
He has co-founded successful start-ups, including VirtualizeIT and Virtustream, he also holds patents in Cloud technologies.
Chief Commercial Officer
Arian Everett, has had a career with over 15 Years’ experience in Enterprise Infrastructure Sales, specialising and delivering highly available systems. He first experience of such platforms was delivering Sun Microsystem Unix platforms into London Finance Houses working for one of the world’s largest Sun and Cisco Partners. He later went on to progress to work for Data Storage vendors Quantum and 3PAR, latterly spending 6 Years at Hewlett Packard via their 3PAR acquisition. Arian now runs UK Sales for Cloudian Inc a leading provider of hybrid cloud object storage systems. Cloudian's Amazon & Google S3-compatible storage platform HyperStore helps business to address today’s explosive growth in unstructured and online data. Cloudian redefines the enterprise data centre with solutions that bring the flexibility and simplicity of public cloud storage into their customer’s data centres, simplifying management and reducing cost by up to 70 percent versus conventional storage systems.x
GDPR Strategy Consultant
Chris was formally Director of IT for Stephenson Harwood (SH) an international law firm, for almost 21 years. He was offered and accepted the opportunity to join Calligo’s UK team, to assist customers through GDPR and beyond. Chris was specifically recruited because the “Client” perspective that he brings to an already excellent team of people.
Since joining Callgio Chris has trained and qualified as a GDPR practitioner.
Channel System Engineer
With over 14 years experience of VMware products and solutions, Dan specialises in providing technical expertise relating to NSX within VMware’s customers and partners. Dan’s combined deep technical knowledge and understanding of current trends in cloud computing makes him a trusted advisor amongst VMware customers. He provides:
· Strategic direction and presenting NSX as part the Software Defined Datacenter, providing network automation, security, and business continuity.
· Real world technical knowledge of the NSX solution as a platform for network and security through 3rd party integration.
· Advise on industry trends around cloud computing and how NSX integrates with cloud management platforms.
· Working with customers to articulate and advise how business agility can be achieved through automation of the Datacenter network.
Global Service Lead - Azure
David has recently joined Calligo as the Global Service Lead - Azure. As a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, he specialises in Microsoft public, hybrid and on-premises cloud technologies. He has spent a number of years working for IT service providers designing and building multi-tenant cloud platforms based on Microsoft solutions and prior to that worked in the education sector.
Always keen to keep at the forefront of technologies, David has previously taken an active role working with the Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 Technical Preview releases in production environments with support from Microsoft through to General Availability, deploying Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct with Windows Azure Pack and related System Center components. More recently, he has been part of the Azure Stack Early Adoption Initiative to gain a deep understanding of Azure Stack and help develop and shape the product.
Channel Islands Data
Emma’s career started in public service and working as a civilian manager for the States of Jersey Police in the 1990’s introduced her to data protection. She was employed at the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner as Deputy in 2001. When the Commissioner retired in 2005, Emma was successful in her application for the role.
In 2012 the Channel Islands joined forces to establish a pan-Island data protection presence and Emma now manages regulatory oversight of both Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
January 2015 saw the introduction of a Freedom of Information Law in Jersey, regulatory oversight of which has been given to Emma, as Information Commissioner, and her team. The Channel Island offices deal with all aspects of enforcement as well as national and international liaison in both data protection and freedom of information matters.
Data Centre Infrastructure Segment Director
I had the chance to take roles in various aspects of Product Marketing and Business Development in both large B2B and B2C companies as well as small technology startups.
I have a balanced grasp of both technology and business and try to make full use of it when positioning technology products to the relevant market places.
I am interested in advanced technology companies that are in a continuous dialogue with the markets and they strive for improving their products & services through innovation and excellence in execution.
Specialties: • Business: Product Management, Product Marketing (outbound & horizontal), Technical Marketing, Presales Consulting, Business Development, Business Management, HW/SW Integration Services, Infrastructure Planning. • Technical: Computer Architecture, Peripherals, Computer Networking, Human Computer Interaction, Network Storage, Visualization, Information Visualization, Video Surveillance, Computer Graphics, Information Retrieval, Remote Visualization, CSCW, Graphical User Interfaces, Media Streaming, Home Automation, Consumer Electronics.
Lead Partner Technology Strategist
I’m a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft working in the One Commercial Partner group, focusing particularly on Service Providers in the UK. I’ve spent over 16 years in the IT industry with a diverse ranging background from working as a consultant, via a small software development house to a large financial services company. Most recently prior to Microsoft, I’ve spent 6 years working for a Managed Service Provider designing and architecting datacentres solutions with underpinning services as well as designing the service offering that are ultimately consumed by the customers.
As a Partner Technology Strategist I work with the top Service Providers in the UK, discussing anything from Microsoft future product roadmaps, technology enablements that drive competitive advantage, all the way to business models and services that drives value capture for our partners.
Enterprise Architect - Financial Services
My career is built around bridging the gap between IT and the business it supports.
In part that is simplifying the complicated, to make the technology more accessible and usable. In part, it is understanding IT as a collection of capabilities rather than features, removing IT's abstract nature and making it easier to conceive ways to improve. Being an enterprise architect lets me do this and nearly 20 years’ experience in Financial Services gives a pragmatism from delivering into such a regulated industry
Chief Executive Officer
Julian co-founded Calligo in January 2012 and is the company’s CEO. He is responsible for delivering Calligo’s vision of building a client centric custom cloud service with data privacy and performance at its heart.
He brings over 30 years’ experience helping organisations streamline operations through the innovative application of technology. He has founded several start-up companies including VirtualizeIT, an award winning technology company as well as co-founded Virtustream Inc., a venture capital backed cloud service provider which raised over $120m in funding from several US-based venture capital institutes and was sold for $1.2B in May 2015.
He also applies his unique expertise as a non-exec to several FinTech businesses as well as working with several local schools on their technology roadmaps including Jersey College for Girls where as a governor he works with the schools executive team on their technology roadmap and innovative ways of applying technology into all aspects of their curriculum.
Chief Cloud Operations Officer
Mark has almost 20 years of experience working in information technology in various operations and Project Manager roles the most recent of which, prior to joining Calligo, was the Global Server and Storage Manager at CPA Global Limited.
With a track record of delivering optimal solutions to meet business requirements Mark has significant experience in managing outsourced services, strategy development, infrastructure consolidation, virtualisation, disaster recovery and change management.
Mark holds several IT certifications including Prince2 Practitioner, ITIL Foundation and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) along with various Microsoft and VMware certifications.
At Calligo, Mark has overall responsibility for the design and implementation of our service offerings, ensuring a smooth on-boarding of clients to the Calligo platform and handover to our Service Delivery team.
Director of Product & Service Development
Mark has been involved in IT infrastructure, Virtualisation, Cloud and DR for more than 17 years. He was Director of Professional Services for VirtualizeIT one of the UK’s first VMware partners and was responsible for numerous innovative and award winning projects in the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and Europe. VirtualizeIT was recognised as VMware Consulting Partner of the year in 2008.
VirtualizeIT was acquired to form the Infrastructure as a Service provider Virtustream in 2008 where Mark was Head of On-Boarding Services. He was responsible for migrating clients to the platform including the anchor clients in the UK and US including the first production SAP system in a multi-tenant cloud.
In 2012 Mark Joined Databarracks where he was responsible for the design and implementation of their award winning IaaS and DRaaS offerings as Solutions Architect. The offerings were recognised by Gartner in the Magic Quadrant of 2015.
Professionally Mark holds many certifications from vendors, including being one of the first VMware VCPs in the UK. He has worked with most of the mainstream technologies and many niche players to build successful and pioneering solutions.
At Calligo Mark is responsible for the completion of the on-boarding projects and ensure smooth transitions for clients to the services.
Sales & Marketing Director
With 10 years of IT sales & marketing experience, Matthew’s primary focus is to continually increase thought leadership and global brand awareness to deliver business results. With additional remit to grow the partnerships at Zizo, Matthew also works closely with our key technology partners, Intel, IBM & Lenoo, to bring the Zizo Cloud analytics service and in-memory database services to a global audience.x
Utilising our extensive research where we surveyed over 500 UK companies we will discuss the findings of how organisations are mobilising for GDPR compliance. The session will then focus on the different concerns from organisations who we are working with globally and how their priorities vary.
This will be a real-world account of working on the front line of GDPR enablement with our clients through our GDPR Jumpstart service. We will cover some of the trends we are seeing as our clients begin their mobilisation journey. This will be presented by one of our qualified GDPR Practitioners and has been designed to be an interactive session.
An in-depth analysis and replay of high profile recent data privacy issues raised at the ICO set against the backdrop of the requirements of the GDPR. This session will run through the ICO breach report findings and provide practical advice as to the issues raised and ways to have prevented them being an issue under the new regulation.
Azure Stack overview – Find out all you need to know about that incredible platform.
Security in a software defined world – This session will delve into how security is delivered through software based infrastructure and how it allows for a more efficient management platform moving forward.
How can cloud services help you to meet your GDPR obligations? – How you operate and deliver infrastructure services to your business will become a key factor in your organisations ability to meet its GDPR obligations, find out how a GDPR enabled cloud service can improve your effectiveness and efficiency in meeting these.
Platform as a Service; the Azure way - learn how the built services can help your organisation remove its reliance on traditional IT and how you can quickly and easily modernise your approach to applications.
Data backups and the GDPR factor – Backups will play an important part of your GDPR obligations, find out how the right approach and solution will help your organisation meet these new regulatory requirements.
Tomorrow’s challenges of storing and managing data – In a world where data privacy has become one of the most important factors for all types of business, with new data protection laws around the corner what are the challenges and how do you solve them
Azure Stack deep dive – as the name suggests this session will focus on the core operations and how the Azure Stack works and how you interact with it.
Encryption, does it matter? – With so much noise around whether or not encryption can help you protect your data and enhance its privacy, find out if it really does make a difference
The future of Big Data analytics: In-memory databases – Learn from a leading database architect on the future of database technologies and techniques and how your business can benefit from them.