Trends in Cloud Computing

Tuesday 13 June 2017

6.00pm - 8.30pm

Room 3.11, Third Floor, Manchester Metropolitan Business School, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, M15 6BH | Building 6 on the campus map

Free to attend and open to BCS members and non-members.

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James Belton CITP MBCS and John Keegan

Buffet from 6.00pm, presentations, discussions and networking: 6.30pm - 8.30pm.

About the speakers:

James Belton CITP MBCS - Cloud Adoption Leader & Certified IT Architect at IBM Cloud, engaging with clients’ senior technical leaders to help them drive continuous business value from their cloud strategies and investments in cloud technologies such as IBM Bluemix. James has worked for a range of clients in a number of industry sectors including banking and finance, the UK Public Sector, telecoms and oil, to deliver solutions covering cloud, virtualisation, server and storage and networking technologies, including IBM products and Microsoft and Oracle software technologies.

John Keegan - Head of Cloud Infrastructure Services at Department for Work and Pensions (Interim). Leading on the design, build and management of the DWP core ICT infrastructure, providing ICT infrastructure and services to support the administration of the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to over 22 million claimants and customers.

Car Parking: Free parking: The nearest car park to the Business School is the John Dalton car park underneath the Mancunian Way. The carpark is accessed south off Chester Street, M1 5GD, and is located close to the back entrance of the Business School. Drive towards the south of the car park, park up, and enter the Business School via the rear entrance between buildings 5 and 6 on the campus map. There are 12 designated disabled parking spaces. The spaces are clearly marked and have sufficient width to allow wheelchair users to get in and out of their vehicles. All of the John Dalton car park is on one level smooth surface on the ground floor.

Travel Options to the Business School: The Business School is situated just off Oxford Road on the Manchester Campus (All Saints). The closest railway station is Manchester Oxford Road, which is 0.3 miles away. Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station is 0.9 miles away and Manchester Victoria is 2 miles. Taxis can be pre-booked through Radio Cars, who also have wheelchair accessible taxis. Their contact number is 0161 236 8033. There are taxi ranks outside each railway station and the nearest drop off point at the Business School is either Ormond Street or Cambridge Street, close to the Business School entrance. Sat Nav postcode: M15 6FH