ISG AGM followed by talk on Amazon Web Services

BCS Internet Specialist Group event.

Date/Time:
Wednesday 29 September 2010, 6.30pm

Venue:
BCS London Office, Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Speaker:
Matt Wood, Amazon Web Services

Summary:

A short formal AGM will be followed by our event for the evening 'Amazon Web Services'

AGM Agenda

  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Chairman's Report
  3. Treasurer's Report
  4. Election of Offices & Committee Members
  5. Any Other Business

Please note:  Nominations for the 2010/2011 Specialist Group Officers must list the Office (Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer), the Nominee's name, membership number,  and be lodged with the Chairman by 17th September 2010. Please email details to the BCS ISG Chairman: howard.gerlis@bcs.org.uk Ordinary committee members can be co-opted on the evening or afterwards.

Since 2006, Amazon Web Services have been providing on demand, pay-as-you-go infrastructure to businesses of all sizes. This talk will introduce Amazon's cloud platform and discuss how organisations can make use of Amazon's massive scale and operational experience to iterate quickly and build highly scalable services.

Your presenter, Matt Wood, is the Technology Evangelist for Amazon Web Services, where he discusses the technical and business aspects of cloud computing at events throughout Europe and with teams of all sizes. With a background in the life sciences, and a PhD in Bioinformatics, Matt has previously built web-scale search engines at Cornell University, genes in Hinxton and was responsible for the software that drives next generation DNA sequencing platforms. Matt is an advocate of agile development, big data analysis and the productivity benefits of elastic computing.

Refreshments will be provided.