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TECHunplugged London, Update #1

TECHunplugged London, Update #1

09:36 01 March in Community, Conference, Content, Uncategorized

We’re getting closer to May 12 when the next TECHunplugged in London takes place!

First of all, in case you missed it, TECHunplugged is a 1-day conference focused on the latest technology trends and how these technologies can be adopted by Real World IT. The format is very simple, with subject matter experts presenting what they see in the field followed by vendors bringing their point of view. The goal is to bring together end users, influencers and vendors for a day of education, information and peer-to-peer networking.

Meet our influencers!

The influencer line-up for this TECHunplugged edition is amazing and starting this week I will be introducing all of them beginning with Giuseppe Paternò.

Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 14.17.10Giuseppe (aka Gippa) is an IT Architect and Security Expert with a background in Open Source. He works with some of the most well known Italian and foreign companies in telecommunications, government and finance industries. He has been the Managing Director of GARL since 2010, a multinational company based in Switzerland and the UK, from which he created SecurePass. He also cooperates with key European companies as a trusted advisor, mainly on cloud technologies such as OpenStack, CloudStack, OpenNebula and Ganeti. In the past he has worked as an IT architect and Security expert for Canonical, RedHat, Symantec, Wind/Infostrada, Sun Microsystems and IBM and as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Dublin Trinity College. His publications, mainly on computer security, have inspired best practices and are referenced by companies and universities worldwide.

He will be talking about the transition from virtualization to the cloud in a presentation titled “Bridging the gap between virtualization and cloud: a practical example”

An interesting case study introduced beforehand by the abstract of the presentation: “Everybody wants to embrace new cloud architectures such as OpenStack. But how to make the adoption efficient? This talk will explore how I optimized workloads in a complex oil&gas company to achieve their goals. This session Will go through the details of balancing between VMWare, OpenStack and Azure for their needs and automation with Ansible and a centralized efficiency with SecurePass and HP Cloud Management Platform”

Giuseppe is also taking part in one of the AMA (Ask Me Anything) roundtables!

Meet our sponsors!

veeam_300pxThere will be 7 sponsors in the UK, and they are preparing amazing content for the conference… and Veeam is one of them.

I don’t think Veeam needs an introduction, does it? It’s a leading data protection solution for cloud and virtualized infrastructures adopted by end users and ISPs of any size. They did a great job in the last two TECHunplugged editions. Their presentations were in line with the spirit of TECHunplugged and, in fact, they were informative and educational, contributing to the overall discussion with end users and influencers!

If you missed their past presentations I think watching the video we recorded in Amsterdam and Austin will be worthwhile! (here the session recorded at TECHunplugged Austin).

Sign up and join us!

If you are already signed up I just want to remind you that on the 11th, the night before TECHunplugged, we will be having a #Storagebeers. This is another great opportunity to meet up with other peers and have an informal chat about IT, new technologies or whatever you like 😉

If you work for a vendor, remember that you have to pay a round of beers to attend 😉

If you haven’t registered yet, better hurry! Seating is limited and we already have 40 registrations. The venue is the Kensington Close Hotel (very central and easy to reach by tube) and the date is the 12th of May. Here the link to the TECHunplugged website and registration form.

TECHunplugged is free for end users and independent IT professionals (there is a fee of £25 for vendor employees).

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