Why attend?

Join technology leaders form organisations like Natwest Group and Unipart Group who will discuss the demands placed on enterprises in today's highly dynamic digital business environment. How organisations that are intelligent, flexible and resilient will be better placed to respond with pace, to improve business agility and manage strategy for the future.
 
We invite you to join this year's Cloud and AI Forum by IBM, an online event showcasing how businesses can adapt and evolve to new ways of doing business in challenging times.  Alongside your fellow peers and industry experts, learn how to adopt a holistic hybrid cloud architecture with IBM and Red Hat. Helping you to more easily build and modernise your applications and deploy AI throughout your business.

Three major shifts

Modernisation

The modernisation of critical workloads to build scalable applications at speed

Kubernetes

The adoption of Kubernetes to orchestrate applications flexibly across any environment

AI and edge

The growing use of operational AI and edge applications to create data-driven insights that shape business outcomes

IBM and Red Hat

Unlock the full potential of Cloud and AI with IBM and Red Hat

We invite you to see for yourself how we’ve architected our hybrid multicloud and public cloud offerings with modularity, open source standards, and secure distributed cloud management fit for the enterprise. We will show you how to adopt a holistic, hybrid multicloud architecture, where you can more easily build and modernise applications and deploy AI throughout your business. With IBM and Red Hat, you can unlock the potential of cloud and AI. Deploy on the most open and secure public cloud for business, modernise applications to reduce costs and achieve digital readiness, ensure business continuity while accelerating transformation, and scale the value of your data and accelerate the journey to AI.

Keep one jump ahead. Unlock the full potential of Cloud and AI

Experience the story of IBM's cloud and AI solutions and their outcomes for business while trying to top our leaderboard. Cloud and AI Runner is an endless runner style game that has you always trying to keep one jump ahead. Jump from cloud to cloud to capture the true value of cloud & AI. Run further for a more successful business. Collect power-ups to boost your business sky high.

Cloud and AI Forum – Unlock the full potential of Cloud and AI

09:30 Welcome & Introduction: Hybrid Cloud – Unlock the full potential for Cloud and AI with IBM and Red Hat
Andrew Wilcock, VP Cloud and Cognitive Software, IBM UK & Ireland
09:40 Smarter Architecture is Smarter Business
Panel discussion hosted by Danny Wilks, Director, Cloud and Cognitive Software, UK & Ireland who will be joined by

Fiona Morris, Head of Service Delivery and Operational Resilience, NatWest Group
Manish Chandela, Group Chief Information Security Officer, Unipart Group
  Rely on the most open and secure public cloud Modernise applications to reduce costs and achieve digital readiness with IBM and Red Hat Optimise and manage Technology Transformation securely with velocity Scale the value of your data and accelerate the journey to AI
10:00 Why an open, hybrid cloud architecture is essential to your customer’s experience
Mark Cox, Director, Public Cloud, IBM UK & Ireland
Drive digital transformation with AI-powered Automation
Mike Kefford, UK Cloud and Cognitive Leader, IBM UK & Ireland
Claudio Tag, Cloud Solution Architect, IBM UK & Ireland
Accelerate business innovation through technology transformation
Paul Martin, Head of GTS Consulting & Advisory Services, IBM UK & Ireland
Breaking out of Pilot Purgatroy to embed AI into everyday operations
Alastair Mackenzie, Brand Leader, Data and AI, IBM UK & Ireland
Clare Mortimer, Analytics, Data Science and AI Leader, IBM UK & Ireland
  Multi-cloud Application Development with OpenShift
Mo Haghighi, Head of Developer Ecosystem, IBM Europe
Transform and Accelerate using IBM Garage methodology
Holly Cummins, IBM Garage, IBM Europe
How to enhance your operational resilience with Natwest Group​
Fiona Morris, Head of Service Delivery and Operational Resilience, NatWest Group
Flick March, Security and Resiliency Director, IBM UK & Ireland
Rethinking the Mayflower with AI and Edge
Don Scott, Chief Technology Officer of MarineAI and the Mayflower Autonomous Ship, Promare.
Jonathan Batty, Head of Content and Storytelling, IBM Europe
  Cloud Computing in the UK
Dr Paul Miller, Principal Analyst, Forrester
Modernising your workloads with containers in the cloud
Simon Greig, Distinguished Engineer, Cloud and Red Hat
Cybergeddon – The Inquest
Flick March, Security and Resiliency Director, IBM UK & Ireland
AI in Colorectal Surgery
Prof Ronan Cahill, Professor of Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University College Hospital, Dublin
Pol Mac Aonghusa, PHD, Senior Research Manager, IBM Research Europe
  IBM Cloud for Financial Services
Bharat Bhushan, Distinguished Engineer and CTO for Banking and Financial Markets, IBM EMEA
Key imperatives to help drive innovation and digital transformation using Cloud and AI
Panel discussion hosted by Professor Sally Eaves, CTO, Author and Speaker on Digital transformation joined by Mike Kefford - UKI Cloud sales Leader
Holly Cummins - Worldwide Development Leader, IBM Cloud Garage, Claudio Tagliabue - Cloud Solution Architect, IBM UK & Ireland
Simon Greig - Distinguished Engineer in IBM Global Business Services and Dario Molinari Senior Solutions Architect, Red Hat
Container Modernisation: From adoption to scaling. How to transform and manage a modern infrastructure
Carla Arend, IDC Senior Program Director: Lead Analyst, Cloud in Europe
Marco Sebastiani, IBM Infrastructure Services CTO, EMEA
Journey to Modernisation – Getting started on your Cloud and AI modernisation projects
Jon Simmons, Data and AI Platform Solution Engineer, IBM United Kingdom & Ireland
  Migrating Complex workloads to the Cloud
Panel discussion hosted by Mark Cox, Director, Public Cloud, IBM UK & Ireland.
Panelists:
Ed Seymour, Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat
John Steele, Cloud Migration Architect, IBM Global Business Services
Steve Dockar, Cloud Solutions Architect, VMware
  Accelerate technology transformation while minimizing risk
with guest panelist Carla Arend, Senior Program Director Cloud Research Europe at IDC and Paul Martin, Flick March, IBM
Accelerating your journey to AI
Panel discussion with IBM Experts
Hosted by Alastair Mackenzie. Brand Leader, Data and AI, IBM UK & Ireland
Jonathan Batty Head of Content and Story Telling, IBM Europe, Pol MacAonghusa, PHD, Senior Research Manager, IBM Research Europe, Derek Carroll - AI Architect - IBM UK and Ireland

Guest Speakers

Carla Arend

Carla Arend

IDC Senior Program Director: Lead Analyst, Cloud in Europe

Prof Ronan Cahill

Professor of Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University College Hospital, Dublin

Manish Chandela

Manish Chandela

Group Chief Information Security Officer, Unipart Group

Steve Dockar

Steve Dockar

Global Technical Alliance Manager, VMware

Prof. Sally Eaves

Prof. Sally Eaves

Chief Technology Officer, Professor in Advanced Technologies and Global Strategic Advisor, Author and Speaker on Digital Transformation, Sustainability and Social Impact

Bernard Marr

Bernard Marr

Futurist, Author, Influencer

Dr Paul Miller

Principal Analyst, Forrester

Dario Molinari

Dario Molinari

Senior Solutions Architect, Red Hat

Fiona Morris

Head of Service Delivery and Operational Resilience, NatWest Group

Don Scott

Chief Technology Officer of MarineAI and the Mayflower Autonomous Ship, Promare

Ed Seymour

Ed Seymour

Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

IBM Speakers

Pol Mac Aonghusa

Senior Research Manager, IBM Research Europe

Jonathan Batty

Head of Content & Storytelling, IBM Europe

Bharat Bhushan

IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO for Banking and Financial Markets, EMEA

Derek Carroll

Watson Business Architect and Project Executive, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software

Mark Cox

Director, Public Cloud, IBM UK & Ireland

Holly Cummins

Worldwide Development Leader, IBM Cloud Garage

Simon Greig

Distinguished Engineer in IBM Global Business Services

Mo Haghighi

Head of Developer Ecosystems Group, IBM Europe

Alastair Mackenzie

Alastair Mackenzie

Brand Leader, Data and AI, IBM UK & Ireland

Flick March

Security and Resiliency Director, IBM UK & Ireland

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

Head of GTS Consulting and Advisory Services

Clare Mortimer

Analytics, Data Science & AI Leader, IBM UK and Ireland

Marco Sebastiani

Marco Sebastiani

CTO, IBM GTS Technical Sales organisation, Europe

Jon Simmons

Data & AI Platform – Solution Engineer, IBM

John Steele

John Steele

Cloud Migration Architect, IBM Global Business Services

Claudio Tag

Cloud Solution Architect, IBM UK & Ireland

Andrew Wilcock

Vice President Cloud and Cognitive, IBM UK & Ireland

Danny Wilks

Director for IBM Cloud Software in the United Kingdom & Ireland, IBM