Pint of Tech: Digital Transformation

The Pen And Pencil
16:00 - 19:00 GMT
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Join Softcat's Chief Technologists on the 7th February for a 'Pint of Tech' at The Pen and Pencil in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

With a complex and fast-moving marketplace, it can be hard to keep up with the latest developments and what this means to your business. So, we've challenged our Chief Technologists to condense their knowledge and learnings into pint-size sessions that cover everything you need to know, and nothing that you don’t.

The afternoon will be broken down into 10-15 minute talks from our Chief Technologists followed by 15 minutes for discussion and to refill your glasses.

  • 4 pm - Opening statements: Sam Routledge, Softcat CTO

So you want to ‘do’ digital? Four cornerstones to support your digitalisation efforts
Attend this session to understand the four cornerstones that should underpin your digital strategy, without which your transformation will be slower, harder and more expensive.

  • 4:15 pm - Dean Gardner, CT for Cloud – ‘Cloud formations – How the major players line up’

Cloud Geeks and Infrastructure Jocks – A hybrid cloud match up
Understand how traditional on-premise vendors and the hyperscale cloud providers are joining forces to tackle the challenge of a cloud-first culture without moving the mountain.

  • 4:30 Break
  • 4:45 pm - Adam Louca, CT for Security – ‘Why does more security make us less secure?’

What Trumpets, Trojans and Takedowns can teach us about cyber security
Outline: Integration, automation and collaboration are some of the cornerstones of enabling a digital business but supporting these changes can cause erosion of our conventional security models. What does security look like in an de-parameterised world?

  • 5:00 pm - Adam Harding, CT for End User Technology - ‘The distance between us’... a story of user experience
  • 5:15 pm - Networking and discussion
  • 6:00 pm - Buffet dinner and drinks

We look forward to you joining us for a pint!

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The Pen And Pencil

Wednesday 07 February 2018 16:00 - 19:00 GMT

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