Thursday 18 November 2010

The Park Plaza Hotel, Leeds


  • Ian Taylor first FSA regulated CIO to go Google Apps and currently Google Apps Programme Manager for Ladbrokes
  • David Ripper Head of Information Systems and Technology at Sue Ryder (recently moved 2,000 seats to the Google Cloud),
  • Mike Conner Head of Appsbroker, Google’s leading Enterprise Partner in EMEA,
  • Sean McAndrew currently employed as Google Programme manager at Jaguar Landrover


The past 18 months has been filled with talk of the potential benefits of cloud computing but much in 2009/10 has been about doing it, most notably with Jaguar Landrover’s move of its 18,000 employees to the Google cloud.

This knowledge share event will equip attendees to be able to brief your executive boards and to be able to develop an effective cloud strategy that brings a competitive edge to your business both now and in the future. We’ll share with you Google Enterprise developments, great insights to the opportunities, along with the reality and practicalities of moving business to the cloud.  The aim is to provide a comprehensive and practical insight whilst addressing some of the very real concerns surrounding the Software as a Service model.


13.00  Registration (main reception)
14.00  Welcome and opening address
14.15  Google Enterprise
14.50  Change drivers
15.15  Jaguar Landrover
15.40  Break
16.10  Sue Ryder
16.35  Ladbrokes
17.00  Panel Q&A
17.30  Buffet and Drinks

Who should attend?

The event is aimed at mid / senior business and technical decision-makers of organisations in all market sectors and industries who are looking forward to innovate by exploiting cloud technology to harness benefits including work efficiency gains and organisation agility. Given the current economic climate there are business opportunities to leverage the benefits that the cloud offers and learn from the experiences of the early adopters.

How do I register?

The event is free but places are limited and will be allocated on on a first come basis to registrants. For enquires, registration and further details about the venue and outline programme contact Lee-Ann Galley;
T: 0207 193 3849
M: 07786 432 316

The BCS does not endorse any particular company, product or service over others in the marketplace. We promote this event as a and opportunity for IT professionals to gain insights into industry case studies and as an example of one particular approach to “cloud” computing solutions.