Innovation through Interconnection is back by popular demand on May 16th, 2018!

The digital economy offers organizations huge opportunities to expand and grow. Exciting new technologies such as multi-cloud and hyperscale computing, IoT and digital payments are changing the way businesses operate and interconnect. See how innovation is critical to staying ahead at the digital edge, where the physical meets the virtual world.

Join us on May 16th 2018 for Innovation through Interconnection 2018. It will be your opportunity to find out how latest and emerging technologies are going to enable organizations to innovate and interconnect at the edge – driving new digital capabilities to bring applications and services closer to your users, optimize multi-cloud connectivity, enhance security and reliability, and boost performance.

Our guest speakers will be sharing best practices and pitfalls to avoid when transforming your IT infrastructure and keynotes from experts to tell us about the future trends.


Agenda & Content

8:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:45 Welcome – Russell Poole, MD, Equinix (UK) Ltd
9:55 The Interconnected Era: Innovators will be leaders keynote – Nicklas Bergman, Tech Investor and Futurist
10:40 Meet you at the Digital Edge: Preparing for the data explosion – Brian Lillie, CPO, Equinix
11:20 Interconnection in Action (Networking Break in Exhibition Lounge)
11:30 Meeting Data Privacy and Sovereignty Challenges in the Cloud Era: With new regulations such as GDPR, MFIDII and others continually being announced how do you manage your customer data securely? – Bleddyn Rees, Digital Health Society & Peter Waters, VP Legal EMEA, Equinix
11:50 Beyond Connectivity: Driving the changing face of the car industry and the consumer / manufacturer relationship – Sofia Granath, Strategy & Product Development Director, Wireless Cars
12:10 Blockchain & The Interconnection Platform: Changing the future of transaction based industries – Adrian Patten, Chairman, Cobalt
12:30 Interconnection in Action (Networking Lunch in Exhibition Lounge)
13:15 eCommerce in the New Digital World
13:35 Improving Customer Service at the Edge with Multicloud
13:55 Switching to Smart: Innovation with IoT in the utility sector enabling consumer choice and efficiency - David Frith, Director, Consultancy Delivery - Cloud Security, CGI
14:15 The Infrastructure of Change: What do you need to consider to stay ahead at the Digital Edge?
14:35 Interconnection in Action (Networking Break in Exhibition Lounge)
14:55 From Start up to Grown up FTSE 100: How Just Eat keeps innovating to break new ground – Anusha Nirmalananthan, Head of Growth, Just Eat
15:15 IoT — Challenges & Opportunities for a Connected World – Panel
16:00 Connected Healthcare
16:20 Review of the Day: Customer speakers panel
16:40 Wrap Up and Closing Comments – Russell Poole, MD, Equinix (UK) Ltd
16:50 – Onwards Drinks Reception
*These panels and times are subject to change.


Adrian Patten

Adrian Patten
Co-Founder & Chairman, Cobalt

Adrian Patten is an FX expert and entrepreneur. He was the founder of a spot FX brokerage firm Mako FX and served as the CEO from its launch till its sale in 2014. Adrian was also the chief spot dealer at First National Bank of Chicago and has previously held the position of senior FX dealer at Deutsche Bank, UBS, Hill Samuel and Morgan Grenfell.

Bleddyn Rees

Bleddyn Rees
European Connected Health Alliance

International Healthcare Lawyer, Digital Health Specialist & Director European Connected Health Alliance.

Brian Lillie

Brian Lillie
Chief Product Officer, Equinix

Brian Lillie oversees Equinix’s entire colocation, interconnection and services product portfolio, focusing on advancing innovation that’s inspired by customer needs and can evolve to meet the digital economy’s demands. Mr. Lillie is a U.S. Air Force veteran, where he served in several leadership roles in space research and development, satellite operations, and military computers and communications.

Nicklas Bergman

Nicklas Bergman
Tech Investor & Futurist

Nicklas Bergman is a futurist, technology investor and entrepreneur. He is also an advisor to the TechCast Think Tank in Washington DC. He divides his time between existing and new technology investments, his own projects and speaking and writing on the future of technology and business.

Peter Waters

Peter Waters
VP EMEA Legal, Equinix

Besides heading Equinix EMEA’s legal team, Peter is also the Equinix Privacy Officer, responsible for heading the newly set up Privacy Office. The Privacy Office is responsible for developing Equinix’s Data Privacy positioning and policies. Peter started out as a solicitor in his native Australia before moving to roles including General Counsel, Europe at ACN, Commercial Counsel at MCI before joining Equinix 10 years ago.

David Firth

David Frith
Director, Consultancy Delivery - Cloud Security, CGI

David oversees Cloud Security at CGI, this being both an externally facing and internal role. As such he has a global perspective via project work, bid processes and programme engagements across multiple jurisdictions and through sitting on many bodies such as the CGI Global Cloud Council and the CGI Machine Learning Forum. Both of which set CGI’s overall strategy and direction in these areas.

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