September 18th 2019 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

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Agenda

08:45

Registration, Exhibition and Networking

09:30

Chair's Opening Remarks

Kay Brown, Former Chief Executive, SEEMiS Group

Session 1

Strategic Objectives and Assessing Current Policy

09:35

Building a Cloud 1st Approach for Scotland's Public Sector

Ross Lyon, Transformation Manager, Cloud 1st Programme, Scottish Government

Nia Lewis, Digital Service Manager, Scottish Government

09:55

The New Cloud Services Framework

Stuart Brown, Senior Portfolio Specialist, Scottish Government

10:05

Optimising Cloud: Exploring the Potential, Overcoming Barriers and Realising the Benefit

Cloud is delivering significant benefit to organisations in the public sector; that’s a given. Whether organisations are seeking to optimise their cloud usage or just beginning to explore these benefits, what should they be doing to ensure they’re fully exploiting the potential of this technology?

Javid Khan, Chief Cloud Officer at Pulsant, will explore what is driving the public sector to cloud, what obstacles organisations are likely facing, and how these challenges can be transformed into opportunities — using real-world case studies to bring the discussion to life.

Javid Khan, Chief Cloud Officer, Pulsant

10:25

Main Stage Panel Discussion

Ross Lyon, Transformation Manager, Cloud 1st Programme, Scottish Government

Stuart Brown, Senior Portfolio Specialist, Scottish Government

Morag Campsie, Audit Manager, Audit Scotland

Javid Khan, Chief Cloud Officer, Pulsant

10:55

Exhibition, Networking and Refreshments

Session 2

Breakout Sessions

During this session, delegates will pre-register for two of three workshops led by industry experts and focused on enabling a smooth transition to cloud within your organisation.

Breakout A in partnership with DataVita

Journey to the Cloud - The Importance of Embedding Culture Change

Edgar Dodds, Head of IT for Historic Environment Scotland, discusses their journey to the cloud and why it is critical to change how IT services are viewed from within the organisation. Transition from legacy systems is not just a technology problem, register to hear a real-life experience of a cloud transition project within Scotland's public sector with open discussion welcome!

Edgar Dodds, Head of IT, Historic Environment Scotland

Danny Quinn, Managing Director, DataVita

Breakout B in partnership with Six Degrees

 

Secure Your Cloud Transition

Join this session to discover how to secure your cloud journey and navigate your digital transition from legacy systems to true, public cloud delivery. Register to hear advice, guidance and best practice from accredited cyber security consultants and hybrid and public cloud experts.

Rajkumar Munusamy, Product Director, Public Cloud, Six Degrees

James Wood, Cyber Security Consultant, CNS Group

David Jackson, Business Development Manager, Six Degrees

Breakout C in partnership with Zscaler

Why Zero Trust Network Access is Critical to Securing Your Cloud Transformation

Network-centric security wasn’t built to secure the agile world of the cloud which is why Gartner recommends embracing zero trust network access (ZTNA) technologies. ZTNA also known as SDP enables secure access to private apps across hybrid and multi-cloud environments enabling secure cloud adoption.  Learn how ZTNA can help you obtain a zero-trust access model whilst simplifying the management of not only your users, your controls, but also your access to applications.

Nathan Howe, Director of Transformation Strategy, Zscaler

11:15

First Breakout

11:55

Transition

12:00

Second Breakout

12:40

Lunch, Exhibition and Networking

13:10

Demo Zone Presentation in the Exhibition Area with Zerto: Rapid, Automated Recovery To-and-From Microsoft Azure

Don’t confine IT operations to your on-premises environment.  Protect, recover, mobilize, and test business applications using Microsoft Azure to become more confident in the resilience of your hybrid cloud.

Martin Humphrey, Systems Engineer, Zerto

Session 3

Good Practice Case Studies

Building on the earlier Breakout Sessions, delegates will hear good practice case studies from across Scotland's public sector and further afield on the successful implementation of cloud services.

The case studies will focus on the practical technical challenges to change and how they were overcome, as well as the subsequent benefits accrued from the changes.

13:35

Deryck Mitchelson, Director of National Digital and Information Security, NHS NSS

13:45

Gary Haldane, Head of Digital, Kingdom Housing Association

13:55

Tim Hancock, Head of Cloud Business Development, BJSS

14:05

David Exeter, Head of Digital Services, Forestry and Land Scotland

Andy Pearce, Digital Technologies Manager, Forestry and Land Scotland

14:15

Action Planning Panel

Deryck Mitchelson, Director of National Digital and Information Security, NHS NSS

Gary Haldane, Head of Digital, Kingdom Housing Association

Tim Hancock, Head of Cloud Business Development, BJSS

David Exeter, Head of Digital Services, Forestry and Land Scotland

14:45

Exhibition, Networking and Refreshments

Session 4

Horizon Scanning: The Future of Public Sector Cloud

In our final session, delegates will hear the latest thinking on the future of public sector cloud and how they can effectively future-proof their organisation and remain at the cutting edge of change.

15:10

Keynote

Neville Cannon, Senior Director - Analyst, Gartner Research

15:45

Questions and Discussion

16:00

Chair's Closing Remarks

Kay Brown, Former Chief Executive, SEEMiS Group

16:10

Close of Conference