Preparing for the Future with Cisco, Pure Storage, Rubrik and CDW

Victorian Bath House, 7-8 Bishopsgate Churchyard, London EC2M 3TJ
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Disruptive Technologies in Distruptive Times

Join CDW and some of the industry's key technology speakers, at the iconic Victorian Bath House, for an exclusive fireside chat in sumptuous surroundings, where old style exuberance meets modern sophistication.

Where better to spark debate surrounding the challenges of disruptive times and disruptive technologies, including GDPR, data breaches, and the impact of Brexit for UK and international organisations.

Meet the Speakers

CLIVE MYRIE - BBC News Presenter

Clive Myrie is a multi-award winning journalist, one of the BBC's most experienced foreign correspondents and a recognised face as a BBC News presenter. Clive studied law at the University of Sussex then gained a place on the BBC's prestigious journalism trainee scheme in 1988, starting in local radio and progressing through the ranks from regional television to network TV and radio reporting in 1992. He has held some of the most important posts in foreign newsgathering including Washington, Europe, Asia and Africa Correspondents. Clive has won awards in Monte Carlo and citations in both the US and UK.

NEIL TREVAINS – Solutions Architect – UKI Data Centre Practice, Cisco

Neil has a wealth of knowledge and experience that provides him with great insight into how a CTO thinks about investing in new technologies. Prior to joining Cisco in 2015, Neil was a director at Firefly where he delivered enablement courses focused around Cisco's data centre portfolio. Prior to that, he was CTO for two financial services businesses in the City of London for 8 years, and was responsible for both application development and infrastructure engineering - in fact, all things IT-related.

ALEX MCMULLAN – VP & CTO for EMEA Pure Storage

Alex began his industry career after Bachelors and Masters Engineering degrees at Liverpool University. He started by writing flight/test software at British Aerospace, CAD 3D modelling software at Parametric Technology and the RDBMS engine at CA for Ingres before moving into infrastructure design and implementation. Alex transitioned into professional services at Sun and VERITAS through a consulting partner with numerous assignments designing and implementing large scale UNIX and storage systems in financial services. Alex then joined UBS Investment Bank to manage the storage and distributed computing infrastructure for the bank, as well as assessing innovative and emerging technology in Silicon Valley. From UBS he moved to Barclays to run the storage, database and data warehouse engineering divisions and spent 6 years there before joining the Pure Storage team in 2014 where he holds the role of EMEA CTO.

FILIP VERLOY - Rubrik EMEA Technical Marketing Engineer

Filip is a Technical Marketing Engineer at Rubrik and has previously worked for organisations such as VMware, Riverbed, Nuage Networks, Dell, Citrix, and several VARs. He is a very passionate technologist having a particular interest in everything software defined as his background lies in infrastructure i.e. storage, networking, virtualisation, and automation. Filip was awarded vExpert in 2014 right through until 2017 and holds an impressive collection of industry certifications.

About the Venue

Sumptuous surroundings and period detailing: the Grade-II Victorian Bath House is a hedonistic hideaway in the heart of London, a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street Station. This subterranean space dates from 1817, and has housed baths under varied ownerships for almost a century. Having withstood the bombs of two World Wars, the Victorian Bath House has lived through many incarnations, including a restaurant, bar and nightclub.

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