September 15th 2020 - September 16th 2020 | Virtual Conference

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Live Agenda

DAY 1 - TUESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER

Conference Chair: Jos Creese, CEO, CCL and Past President of SOCITM and BCS

09:30 - 10:30

Conference Opening

In our opening session attendees will hear the latest thinking from the Scottish Government focusing on the recently published guidance relating to public sector Cloud.

Delegates will be able to engage with the Scottish Government through a Q&A session plus our interactive polling tools.

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

Nia Lewis, Cloud Service Manager, Scottish Government

Samuel Smart, Lead Cloud Architect, Scottish Government

Phil Le-Brun, Director of Enterprise Strategy and Evangelism, Amazon Web Services

Lisa Pittman, Senior Portfolio Specialist - ICT Networks, Scottish Government

Stuart Brown, Senior Portfolio Specialist, Scottish Government

15:15 - 16:15

From Legacy to Cloud First: the Journey from Idea to Delivery - The University of Oxford’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums brought to life online!

The University of Oxford’s museums contain some of the world’s most significant collections. The goal of the University’s museums and IT Services team was to make the detailed data it holds for these collections accessible – and searchable – online in a single location.Teaming up with CirrusHQ, a leading AWS Advanced Consulting Partner: the solution utilises AWS to maximise performance and reliability and features and delivers a scalable, cost effective, and managed service using latest CI/CD techniques. It delivers a platform for long term growth, and is ready to adopt the rest of the museum's archives online in the near future.

Anjanesh Babu, Systems Architect and Network Manager in the Gardens and Museums IT Team, University of Oxford

Marcus Cheetham, Project Manager, University of Oxford

Muhil Vannan, Technical Lead, CirrusHQ

Peter Jackson, Business Architect, CirrusHQ

DAY 2 - WEDNESDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER

10:00 - 11:00

Embedding IT Resilience in Scotland's Public Sector

With a rise in COVID-19 related scams over the last few months and cyber threats continuing to grow, it's more important than ever for public sector organisations to build resilient IT strategies that will protect their data. However, according to the IDC, only 50% of organisations have IT resilience measures in place, putting many at risk of disruption from malware, migration to the cloud and unexpected disaster events.    

So how can your public sector organisation build and maintain an effective strategy? And what challenges are hindering IT resilience maturity?

Keith Nicholson, Chair, Cyber Security Scotland

Michael Murphy, Regional Manager - UK North & Ireland, Zerto

Deryck Mitchelson, Director of National Digital and Information Security, NHS National Services for Scotland

13:30 - 14:30

Springboard your Journey to the Cloud: How you can use cloud technology to drive revenue, foster innovation, and improve resident services

In its recently published guidance, the Scottish Government listed nine key benefits that public sector organisations can access through cloud services.

In this session we will take a closer look at how cloud technology can help the public sector foster innovation, improve service delivery and make better use of limited resources.

Damon Crawford, Cloud Platform Practice Director, Six Degrees

Blair Lochrie, Microsoft Scotland Public Sector CTO

David Gammie, Chief Officer - Digital & Technology, Aberdeen City Council

15:30 - 16:15

Conference Close

The final session will feature analysis of key lessons learnt from previous conference sessions, via a discussion between our conference chair and a panel of public sector cloud experts.

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

Lisa Pittman, Senior Portfolio Specialist - ICT Networks, Scottish Government

Stuart Brown, Senior Portfolio Specialist, Scottish Government

Samuel Smart, Lead Cloud Architect, Scottish Government