Enhance IT Resiliency and Business Continuity


For most businesses, only twenty percent of mission critical workloads have been moved to the cloud, making it difficult to maintain business continuity while transforming IT operations. The hybrid cloud gives you the flexibility to start to unlock the full potential of your workloads. To optimize your hybrid cloud to its full potential, you require a pragmatic approach of leveraging internal and external resources that can solve existing challenges while incorporating technologies to accelerate future transformation. This session will identify key areas to help navigate these challenges and deliver technology infrastructure and cloud solutions that ensure reliable business continuity while accelerating technology transformation. 


Alex Hawley

Barclays Global CSO Strategic Programmes Director, Barclays PLC

Alex leads change delivery and the security consulting function in the Barclays Chief Security Office (CSO).  He has global responsibility for the delivery of Group-wide security change and the provision of security support to Barclays’ own technologists and the establishment of a DevSecOps model. Alex began his security career as an infantry officer in the British Army, seeing service in Iraq, West Africa and the Balkans before retiring from the military and joining Barclays in 2012. He has worked in various teams across operations and technology before finding his new home in the CSO three years ago.  Alex holds an MBA and mentors service leavers seeking to build second careers.    

Eric Hanselman

Chief Analyst, 451 Research

Eric is the Chief Analyst at 451 Research and coordinates industry analysis across the broad portfolio of 451 research disciplines, with an extensive, hands-on understanding of a range of subject areas, including information security, networks, and semiconductors and their intersection in areas such as SDN/NFV, 5G, and the Internet of Things. Eric helps 451 Research’s clients navigate these turbulent waters and capitalize on potential outcomes. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a VMware Certified Professional (VCP), a member of 451’s Center of Excellence in Quantum Technologies and is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences.

Bart Van den Daele

General Manager, Worldwide Infrastructure Services, IBM

Bart Van den Daele is General Manager for Worldwide Infrastructure Services within IBM´s Global Technology Services division since January 2020. In this role, he has global responsibility for end-to-end integration of infrastructure services capabilities, from sales and go-to-market to delivery, revenue and profit. Prior to this position, Bart was General Manager for GTS´ Worldwide Delivery & Integrated Operations where he led the global delivery of the Infrastructure Services business. Before assuming that role in 2018, Bart was General Manager for Global Technology Services Europe, where he was responsible for the sales and operations of the unit. Since joining IBM in 1996, Bart has held various senior leadership positions in the Software, Industry, Solutions and Services divisions. He has extensive experience and deep industry knowledge across all parts of IBM's services business. Bart holds a Master in Electromechanics and Automation.

Tosca Colangeli

General Manager, IBM Global Technology Services in the UK and Ireland, IBM UK & Ireland

Tosca is responsible for the day-to-day running of this large organisation which runs the architecture & platform transformation of Foundational Services that Clients rely on to deliver operational excellence & business value. This continues on from Tosca’s extensive leadership experience; including international assignments leading IBM’s Infrastructure Services & Application Service Provision solutions into Global Financial Markets Clients as well as running Systems Hardware Group in the UKI, focused on driving strategic change & transformation; as well as building new markets such as Cloud and Analytics. Tosca has extensive experience of working with senior business leaders across industries & markets to help them develop & implement strategies to innovate & drive growth augmenting technology & skilled professionals.