• Management of Your Application Landscape

  • The operational implications of cloud-native applications
  • Thursday, 17th June
  • Registration: 12:25 - Close 2 pm (BST)
  • Location: Virtual
  • Attendee Registration

As modern applications increasingly span the public cloud, enterprise data centre and network edge, where your data is stored and how it’s processed has a huge impact on performance, compliance and cost. It also has implications for user experience and overall service levels to the business. Distributed cloud platforms can help address the issues, but what are the practicalities?

In this session we’ll discuss how to:

  • Choose the best application landscape for your business
  • Maintain observability of applications and data
  • Avoid application sprawl
  • Faster time to Application value without compromising governance and security
  • Improve customer experience, operations efficiency and performance through group application architecture

Our Keynote Speakers

Jared Mabry, CIO & SIRO, HCA Healthcare UK

Jared Mabry is Chief Information Officer and Senior Information Risk Officer for HCA Healthcare UK, the international division of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Jared oversees the strategic IT direction of his division and focuses on leveraging disruptive innovations to provide competitive, technology-enabled, patient-centric solutions to physicians, caregivers, hospitals and Urgent Care Centres spanning across the United Kingdom. Prior to joining HCA Healthcare UK, Jared served for 2.5 years as Chief Information Officer for HCA's MidAmerica Division, and 9 years in a number of leadership roles in HCA’s Capital Division, based out of Richmond, VA. In a volunteer capacity, Jared is a Veteran Mentor at American Corporate Partners, a member of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), a Member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), and a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

David Beeston, Business Unit Leader - Public Cloud (Platform as a Service), Europe, IBM

Distributed Cloud Made Real: Consistent Cloud Services Anywhere

The typical multi-cloud, hybrid IT environment is complex. Companies need the agility of cloud with the flexibility to run workloads anywhere. The IBM Cloud Satellite™ offering makes it possible to simplify and optimize application management while still meeting compliance requirements. Dave will talk about how distributed cloud helps teams develop and release applications fast, with quality and consistency and how how the move to a new distributed cloud solution makes it possible to deploy cloud services in any environment - public cloud, on premise or at the edge. David was appointed EMEA Business Unit Executive for Platform as a Service in 2017. He is focused on working with Clients and Partners to drive their Journeys to Cloud and realise the benefits of IBM's Hybrid Cloud Strategy. In his 21 years at IBM David has held numerous Senior Leadership roles both in the UK and across EMEA, including launching and running InfoSphere In Europe, leading Information Management in the UK and prior to managing the PaaS Segment in EMEA was responsible for establishing and leading IBM's SaaS business in Europe. His choice of roles have had a common streak throughout - that of transformational businesses. David is passionate about leveraging Cloud technologies and is drawn to roles that are strategic to IBM's future success. David Lives in Hampshire with his Wife, 2 children and 2 French Bulldogs.

John Barton, Chief Information Officer | Chief Digital Officer, Abu Dhabi Airports

John Barton is an internationally recognised and award-winning CIO with 25 years’ experience in implementing IT strategies that align companies IT infrastructure | data | operations | cyber security with business priorities globally across Manufacturing | Mobile | Communication | Airport industry verticals. Specializing in driving business digital transformation & data insight generating revenue growth and process efficiency. John’s most recent accolade was to be recognised as the No.1 CIO in the Middle East. He has held senior CIO roles at group and global level at Gatwick Airport, IMI Precision Engineering, GE Oil & Gas, and most recently at Abu Dhabi Airports as their Chief Information & Digital Officer.

Event Chair: Lisa Holmes, Former CIO at Bristol Energy

With over 25+ years’ experience, Lisa provides independent advice and consulting services in the IT space. She specialises in energy, broadcasting, healthcare industries, as well as public sector. She’s worked for a number of organisations, including Bristol Energy, where she was CIO. Her career has seen successful implementations of business transformation and IT innovation, including collaboration, strategy, architecture and design, process improvement and governance.

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