Archive for August, 2009

Cloud Architect Forum

Friday, August 28th, 2009

dataMatt recently invited me to provide a session for the Cloud Architect Session he is going to run in London on September 25th.

He’s already got some great speakers lined up – Neil Ward-Dutton from MW Advisors, Simon Guest, Senior Director, DPE (Microsoft) and Andrew Jones, Practice Director from CSC.

Attendance is free (limited to first come, first served) and you can register here.

FWIW – this was the overview I gave Matt for my talk:

“Cloud Computing is being positioned as the future of the IT Industry, yet we collectively seem to be unsure on what it actually is and, more importantly, how to get from here to there. This session will attempt to reconnect us all with the longer term reasons on why the cloud is not just important but fundamental to the kind of transformation we are looking technology to provide the way we live, work and play.”

All I need to do now is come up with the slides to match…

6 Themes for IT’s Future

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Wow, time flies.  It’s been a busy and slightly ugly Summer, but enough of that, it’s finally time for us to bring you the presentation I made at this year’s Architect Insight Conference back in May of 2009.   A particularly important event for me as it marked the first public release of the 6 key themes we’ve been working on for the last 12 months or so.

This presentation walks you through the 6 key themes that are the foundation of all of the challenges (and opportunities) we face in helping move the value of technology in our society even further forward and why, in some cases, our initial perceptions of them are not always correct.

Sit back (remind yourself what Summers _used_ to be like) and enjoy…

You can download the webcast here (right click and “save as”) or click here to subscribe to the Envisioners podcasts on iTunes.