Security: What’s next – where are we and where are we going?
“It’s more than unsettling to realise there are large companies out there developing backdoors, exploits and trojans.”
· The future of the internet and IT security
· The Cyber Threatscape: Who are the attackers? What do they want?
· Security in the age of expanding electronic boundaries – cloud computing and embedded devices
· Mobile malware
Matching the speed of innovation with responsive security
· How the best companies have moved beyond security compliance to detecting the unseen threat
· Measuring security performance when attackers live on your network
· How innovation through mobility and the cloud will recreate security
· The importance of security in the supply chain
· The new key security capabilities and how to source, develop and maintain them
10.30: Coffee & Networking
Today’s businesses are seeking actionable strategies to reduce time to market for applications, solutions and products. Moving to cloud technologies is the obvious solution. Or is it? There are many benefits, but, can you trust the cloud? And, what are the economics of moving to cloud technologies?
· Cloud & Trust: The last barrier?
· What are the perceived and real issues holding back cloud adoption?
· What is the impact?
· How do we overcome this?
A recent report from Lero, Ireland’s National Software Engineering Research Centre, has revealed previously undocumented business benefits of implementing cloud computing, including increased innovation and collaboration. The study also reported the first empirical evidence globally of the benefits of cloud computing.
· Assessing enterprise cloud adoption rates
· Is cloud offering genuine cost-efficiency in early adopters?
· What are the barriers to more widespread adoption amongst business?
You’re seriously exploring the benefits of cloud technologies for your business. But, are you sure you are choosing the cloud for the right reasons? Not every service is cloud-suitable, while for others, it’s a no-brainer.
· How do you identify which of your IT services should be cloud-enabled?
· How do you ensure you maximise your ROI and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) as well as ensuring flexibility as
· How to capitalise on economies of scale?
As an experienced user of cloud services, our speaker will also share his insights into the future of cloud & how it will open new virtual economies and facilitate new forms of B2B.
12.30: Lunch and Networking
1.45: Welcome back from the Chair
1.50: Evaluating Cloud Computing services: Criteria to Consider
Choosing the right cloud provider for an application is a multi-dimensional problem. As the number of providers increases and as many of them focus on specialised needs and use cases, more choices require more scrutiny. And, with enterprises starting to rely on cloud providers for hosting mission-critical applications, the stakes are rising for selecting the right cloud service. Our panel discusses the issues you need to consider:
· Technology stack
· SLAs and reliability
· APIs: Lock-in, community & ecosystem
· Security & compliance
3.05: Coffee & Networking
Cloud & the Agile Enterprise
· Starting a company with no to low upfront costs – how cloud computing enables the agile start-up
· How do you make business ICT as user centric and intuitive as consumer technology?
· What are the organisational & infrastructure challenges of the mobile enterprise?
4.05: Disruptive Business Models - cloud / social / mobile / data: What happens when Google is your bank?
Much has been made of the opportunity of 'the cloud', but what of the risks? Not the technology risks; rather the risk to traditional business models and more importantly the assumptions underpinning those models. This session will challenge you to look at the assumptions underpinning your organisation’s competitive advantage. What challenges and risks exist? How can you identify them? How can architecture help?
Mr. Gar MacCriosta, Digital Architect & Entrepreneur & President of Irish Chapter of IASA, an association for IT Architects
4.45: Conference Ends
CIOs, CTO, Heads of IT, IT Managers in:
Public sector & government departments
App & web developers
Retailers and online merchants
Travel & Hospitality
Broadcasters & Publishers
Media & Entertainment
Providers of cloud computing solutions
Hosting & data centre providers