Mapping Applications, Infrastructure and Services - Making the complex simple!

Date/Time:
Friday 21 April 2017, 5.30pm - 9.30pm

Venue:
BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Cost:
Free for both BCS Members and Non-members

Agenda

6.00pm - Refreshments
6.30pm - Talk followed by Q&A
7.30pm - Networking reception

Synopsis:

Understanding impacts and dependencies is always better before making changes or rebooting errant servers - but not simple when you have 100s or 1000s of servers. The same issues also apply to environment management, business continuity, GDPR, vulnerability assessments, PCI compliance and cyber security recovery processes - often only available from people too busy to answer emails, hard to find spreadsheets, whiteboards and ex-contractors. David’s session will look at methods to simplify the complexity of modern financial systems so they can be more easily managed on a long term basis.

Speaker Bio:

David Cuthbertson is the CEO of Square Mile Systems and AssetGen, specialising in data centre management techniques and infrastructure documentation. His customers cover most sectors across the world including finance, government, military, transportation, health, telco, etc. Much of his day job is helping the visualisation of IT systems on a large scale, with particular expertise in automating Visio infrastructure diagrams.

He is currently a committee member of the US BICSI trade association and previously has served on various BCS committees as chair of the Service Management SG, as well as a committee member of the BCS-CMSG.