• April 17, 2018

Future Trends from Oracle Cloud at IP EXPO

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Whether you’re starting or are going through digital transformation, IP EXPO Manchester 2018 promises to bring the latest IT innovations to transfer, power and change the way your teams work to drive your business forward. IP EXPO Manchester is part of Europe’s number one enterprise IT event series, IP EXPO. Launched by organisers Imago Techmedia in 2015, the event now encompasses six events under one roof.

This year they aim to bring 6500 attendees together across the two days covering conference will cover hot topics around cloud, IoT, cyber security, data analytics, DevOps, AI, networks and infrastructure. Oracle Cloud will be the Future Tech Demo Zone sponsor showcasing new demos such as our Bloodhound SSC VR experience in this area and technology behind it in this space.

Alongside our demos we will also be participating in a number of speaking opportunities at the event covering Cloud Platform, Big Data, Blockchain, Security and IoT. If you’re considering or plan to be at IP EXPO, please join us at any of the sessions below and visit the IP EXPO website


1. PANEL: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Following the Crowd to the Cloud

In this panel debate Jason Rees (Oracle Cloud) will join Adam Pulsakowski (Citrix), Mark Mulvany (DellEMC) and Mark Benson and Chris Marks (Esteem) to discuss some of the transformational journeys they are seeing with the move to a Cloud operating model, as well as the pitfalls of simply “following the crowd to the cloud”.

When/Where? Networks & Mobility Theatre, Day 1 at 11:00 – 11:30

Speaker: Jason Rees, Senior Director for Oracle Cloud Technology Foundations

PANEL: Future Trends – Blockchain, Serverless, Machine Learning & Edge Computing
4 of the hottest trends in IT explained in 45 minutes! This IP EXPO Bytesize panel will give attendees an executive overview of the latest in Blockchain, Serverless, Machine Learning & Edge Computing. The four panelists, each a leading expert in their respective field, will each share a bite-sized overview of a given topic during one education packed session. The sessions are designed to be interactive so attendees plus our social followers will have the opportunity to ask their questions to the panel in an extended Q&A.

When/When? Keynote Theatre, Day 1 12:20 - 13:20

Speaker: James Allerton-Austin, Senior Director of Product Management


2. A Modern Approach to Cloud Computing

 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure combines the elasticity and utility of public cloud with the granular control, security, and predictability of on-premise, to deliver high-performance, availability and cost-effective infrastructure services.  This session will explore what makes Oracle Cloud Infrastructure different in how it is architected and the benefits this delivers to customers wanting to consume IaaS right through to Oracle's growing Cloud Platform and Software service portfolio that run on this Infrastructure.  We will also highlight examples of customer deployments and migrations, of both new and existing applications, to the Oracle Cloud Platform.

When/When? Cloud Architecture Theatre, Day 1 at 13:00 – 13:30

Speaker: Leo Leung, Director of Product Management for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure


3.How Kubernetes and Serverless are Killing DevOps

Join this session for a guided talk on climbing up the modern application development stack. You will start at base-camp: the operating system, then proceed via containers and container orchestration to finally summit at serverless computing. With a panoramic view from the top of the stack you will learn how these emerging technologies can streamline your operations and engineering, saving you money and letting your developers focus on your business instead of managing infrastructure. Along the way you will encounter such specimens as Oracle Linux, Docker, Kubernetes and serverless Functions-as-a-Service platforms such as the Fn Project. Finally, before descending to base-camp for a nice cup of tea, you will discover how native species such as the DevOps will have to adapt or die in this new habitat.

When/Where? DevOps & Serverless Theatre, Day 1 at 14:20 – 14:50

Speakers: Thom Leggett, Director of Oracle Cloud Container Development & Owain Lewis, Senior Principal Software Engineer Container Development


Bringing Enterprise to the Blockchain – Moving from Science Experiment to Practical Business Mainstream

Blockchain is one of the most popular talking points in the IT industry today, with thousands of technical proofs, use-cases and experiments being planned and delivered to show the value of this technology.  For all of this, when asked about production deployments of Blockchain for the real enterprises of today, most of the proponents of this value will demur when it comes to talking production. Bridging this gap between science experiment and an enterprise quality platform for the modern business requires a great deal of work. Much of which is done by the growing community of vendors who are collaborating to deliver not just the technical requirement and use-case solutions for Blockchain, but also the practical tools to use Blockchain in a meaningful way within a business. Join this session to hear about the 5 key qualities that any practically usable enterprise Blockchain will need to deliver and how the collaboration of enterprise vendors is making the practical use of Blockchain a reality for organisations in 2018.

When/Where? IoT, Analytics & AI Theatre, Day 1 at 15:40 – 16:10

Speaker: James Allerton-Austin, Senior Director of Product Management Oracle


4. Infrastructure, Data and Bloodhound Supersonic Car: what it means for your Enterprise Cloud

Oracle has teamed up with the Bloodhound project to smash the land speed record and inspire future generations of budding scientists and engineers. During this session hear how Oracle Cloud is helping Bloodhound to collect, analyse and broadcast data from more than 500 sensors installed on the Bloodhound SSC (Supersonic Car) to classrooms around the world to inspire the next generation of inventors. The same Cloud technology that is underpinning Enterprises large and small today.

When/Where? Keynote Theatre, Day 2 at 11:40 – 12:10

Speaker: Jason Rees, Senior Director for Oracle Cloud Technology Foundations


5. Using Docker and Microservices for Developing Cloud Native Applications

Learn how Oracle Linux provides the necessary open source components to enable development and deployment of cloud native applications, including the Oracle Container Runtime for Docker and Oracle Container Services for use with Kubernetes. This talk will also highlight some of Oracle’s container native open source projects including Fn, Smith, Crashcart and Railcar.

When/Where? DevOps & Serverless Theatre, Day 2 at 12:20 – 12:50

Speaker: Vipul Sharma, Technical Architect Oracle Cloud Infrastructure


6. Security in a Multi-Cloud and Hybrid World

 Hybrid cloud is fast becoming the IT service delivery platform of choice for businesses worldwide and helping businesses modernise, transform and innovate, it also brings new risks. Getting to the cloud quickly is worth far less if it means cracking a hole in your security that could lead to loss of customer data and the associated damage to the company’s reputation. Agile development and DevOps means applications and sensitive data are constantly changing, requiring frequent updates of telemetry and data collection strategies. Today, applications and workloads are run from a range of on-premises, private and public cloud databases; each one potentially provided by a different vendor, and located almost anywhere in the world.

Let’s discuss how best can you protect your data and intellectual property across a hybrid cloud and can any security team ensure that its corporate security policies and industry regulations are applied appropriately across such a diverse and fast-changing environment?

When/Where? Cloud Architecture Theatre, Day 2 at 13:00 – 13:30

Speaker: Luke Fensome, Cyber Security Consultant Oracle


Come and talk to us at IP EXPO Manchester in the Future Tech Zone. As well as new interactive demos, Oracle experts will be on-hand to welcome you for 1-2-1 meetings. Visit us at IP EXPO Manchester on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th April to network and learn about the Oracle Cloud and sign up for free cloud credits!


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