Practical options and reference architectures for future business continuity | Tuesday, 14th July 2020 | Virtual
  • Practical options and reference architectures for future business continuity

  • Tuesday, 14th July 2020
  • 12:55 - 14:00
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Closed

Coronavirus presented an unwelcome opportunity to really put business continuity plans into practice. In the majority of cases, IT infrastructure had been set up to respond to a set of scenarios but no one could have predicted that, in a matter of days, we would see entire work forces told to work from home. With operations shifted – possibly permanently – IT infrastructure needs to be highly scalable and controlled, in order to respond to changing environments and business needs.


In this session, Neil will be looking at what practical steps can be taken to prepare your IT infrastructure for all scenarios and move forward into the new ways of working.

Our Expert

Neil Briscoe, CTO, Cloud Gateway

Practical options and reference architectures for future business continuity

Neil Briscoe, co-founder and CTO at Cloud Gateway, has 20 years’ experience in IT, working across multiple sectors for leading companies including PepsiCo, Asda, Capita, Aviva and the Ministry of Justice where he was responsible for leading architecture and delivery. Neil focuses primarily on open source technologies, infrastructure automation, network architecture and design. As CTO at Cloud Gateway, he continues to drive product development through technical direction for existing, new and future problem spaces whilst leading innovation in the hybrid connectivity space, with the aim of enabling organisations of all sizes to harness the power and flexibility of hybrid cloud. His innovative approach to secure, hybrid networks has seen him earn the highest of industry recognised accolades. Neil is also a Cisco Certified Network Expert (CCIE), widely recognised as the hardest/highest network certification available in the market.

Event Chair: Ian Golding, CIO

Until recently, Ian was the Interim CIO at The Natural History Museum, developing the Technology Strategy and Vision to support its dual role as a centre of excellence in leading scientific research and as a world leading museum. In 2017 as the RNLI’s first CIO (Interim), Ian created the Institution’s first digital, information and technology strategy including new capability for fundraising, predictive analytics and data-based insights that helped the RNLl to break the chain of events that can tragically lead to drowning. Ian has held recent posts as Interim IT Director at Southern Housing Group with prior to roles including as Group CIO, Data Privacy Officer and Senior Partner for The ERM Group through its largest growth phase over 4 private equity cycles, to 5,200 staff across 140 offices worldwide.