Optimise IT 2021 Agenda


eacs: Preparing your business for what comes next

Dave Adamson, eacs CTO, set the theme for Optimise IT 2021 and looked at how the working landscape has changed for many of us over the last 16 months. Dave also focused on some of the challenges businesses will be facing over the next few months as we start to transition back to normality, as well as looking at what that normality may look like.

Dave has been leading the technology strategy for eacs for the last three years and brings over 15 years experience of technical experience as an IT professional. He has acquired in-depth expertise in a wide range of disciplines, holding accredited qualifications in technology platforms including Microsoft, VMware, Nutanix, Citrix and Sophos. As such, he possesses exceptional knowledge of the systems and solutions that make eacs’ clients tick as well as the perspective of a customer of Service Providers from previous roles.


appCURE: Work in the new hybrid digital world

appCURE CEO Steve Horn looked into the new Hybrid model and the journey to deliver applications for workers in the new Hybrid World where Digital Workspace also includes the physical desktop.

As CEO of appCURE, Steve Horn is responsible for the vision, strategy and overall business functions. A technology focused serial entrepreneur, Steve has over 20+ years experience developing innovative solutions which directly impact the way organisations deliver information and applications enabling faster more agile business outcomes.  A long term evangelist on the benefits of work anywhere/hybrid approach, Steve has been at the forefront of this paradigm shift which has now become a priority for the vast majority of organisations.  


Carbon Footprint: Why go carbon zero now

In the wake of the pandemic, sustainability is front and centre and with COP26 fast approaching, most will have heard about the need to get to 'net zero' carbon emissions.

Dr Wendy Buckley, Carbon Footprint Client Director, examined what carbon zero means to business, what you need to do now and how this will benefit you.


Citrix: The Hybrid Workforce (Post Pandemic)

Citrix focused on what's next for the Hybrid Workforce at Optimise IT 2021. Michael Gustaffson, Lead Domain Specialist at Citrix, alongside Simon Page, Business Development Manager at Arrow Electronics answered the question of how employees will get work done in the new normal, such as working on the move and at any time of day, and therefore what technology and investments need to be made to make this happen.


Cymulate: How to confront supply chain attacks and ransomware

Cybersecurity professionals operate in a dynamic environment driven by two accelerating forces; threat developments and the rapid adoption of new technologies and digital business initiatives.

In this session with Mark Hein, e92 Account Director, you can discover how to:

• Pinpoint and address security deficiencies related to supply chain attacks and ransomware.

• Validate EDR detection of lateral movement, command and control and privilege escalation techniques.

• Increase the operational efficiency of security teams with automated security testing.


iboss: 5 steps to building your SASE roadmap

Simon Eappariello, Senior Vice President of iboss, led a discussion surrounding the main drivers and key steps for organisations to consider when building out their migration to a SASE platform.

Simon Eappariello is a veteran engineer in network security with over 35 years of experience ranging from global 2000 corporations to the largest public sector organizations across Europe. Simon is a member of the Institute of Security Provisionals (A.Inst.ISP) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Simon joined iboss in 2014 and today serves as the SVP of European and Asia Pacific Markets leading channel and distribution strategies.


Microsoft: Application Renaissance

We are living through an Application Renaissance.

The past 18 months has blurred the lines between work life and home life and the role IT equipment has played in this has been crucial, but often forgotten are the Applications which are vital. Andrew Clinick, Microsoft Program Manager, talked about what Microsoft have been doing recently to provide simple, flexible platforms to develop and deliver applications, whether your ‘new way of work’ is in the cloud or still on premise.

From leading the charge on Javascript and Windows Phone, to toast notifications and the Microsoft Store, Andrew's teams are at the forefront of the way we consume and manage applications in Windows.




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