TechXLR8

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About event:

TechXLR8 is London Tech Week’s flagship event, revolutionising business by connecting people and technologies driving transformation.

 

Event program:

 Day 1 Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Blockchain for Business Summit - Blockchain for Business Summit

09:00 - 09:30

Registration at TechXLR8!

09:30 - 09:40

Welcome from the Chair, with setting the scene for blockchain in business and business card exchange in the audience

Eric Van der Kleij - Chief Executive, Frontier Network

09:40 - 10:00

Keynote presentation: Decentralised mobility - An end to end landscape based on digital identities, IoT and distributed ledger technology

10:00 - 10:20

Keynote presentation: What’s your potential blockchain ROI and how to deliver it?

10:20 - 10:50

Panel debate: Pro vs. against the costs vs. the benefits from blockchain in business 

10:50 - 11:10

Lessons learnt from blockchain use cases across industries: From financial services to healthcare and air cargo

11:10 - 11:50

Morning Break and Networking

11:50 - 12:10

Enterprise blockchains as digital transformation enablers

12:10 - 12:30

Bank of England on the blockchain; what next?

12:30 - 12:50

Blockchain in Trade Finance; where are we?

12:50 - 13:20

Panel debate: Pro vs. against - Public, private or hybrid blockchain?

13:20 - 13:40

Exploring the blockchain use cases from the perspective of Hyperledger

13:40 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 14:40

Use case: Showcasing the impact blockchain technology on the integration of medical data and healthcare IoT to inform diagnosis and treatment

14:40 - 15:10

Panel debate: What does blockchain mean for healthcare? Can it resolve the administration burden, lack of patient ownership and billing issues?

15:10 - 15:30

Use case: Successful blockchain implementations in the insurance industry - Automation, identity verification, removal of middle men

15:30 - 15:50

Blockchain – A Use Case Deep Dive

15:50 - 16:10

Afternoon break and networking

16:10 - 16:30

Building a financial industry-led initiative to create broad interoperability between business networks running on DLT and conventional systems

16:30 - 17:00

Panel debate: Interoperability of blockchain platforms and ecosystems

17:00 - 17:20

Use case: Token4Hope/DCore - A real-world case study of creating positive social impact by combining charity and blockchain

17:20 - 17:50

Panel debate: Interconnecting blockchain with other technologies – How to?

17:50 - 18:00

Closing remarks from the Chair and Close of Day 1 – Blockchain for Business Summit

18:00 - 19:00

Networking Drinks

Blockchain for Business Summit - LeadersIn Blockchain roundtables

09:00 - 09:30

Registration at TechXLR8!

09:30 - 09:40

Welcome from the Chair, with setting the scene for blockchain in business and business card exchange in the audience

09:40 - 10:00

Keynote presentation: Decentralised mobility - An end to end landscape based on digital identities, IoT and distributed ledger technology

10:00 - 10:20

Keynote presentation: What’s your potential blockchain ROI and how to deliver it?

10:20 - 10:50

Panel debate: Pro vs. against the costs vs. the benefits from blockchain in business 

10:50 - 11:10

Lessons learnt from blockchain use cases across industries: From financial services to healthcare and air cargo

11:10 - 11:50

LEADERSIN SESSION: BLOCKCHAIN IN FINANCE

12:30 - 13:20

LEADERS IN SESSION: BLOCKCHAIN IN BANKING

13:20 - 13:40

LEADERS IN SESSION: BLOCKCHAIN IN MUSIC & CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

13:40 - 14:30

Lunch

17:00 - 17:45

LEADERS IN SESSION: BLOCKCHAIN IN FINANCE AND THE POTENTIAL FOR REAL INTEROPERABILITY AMONG ALL INDUSTRIES

18:00 - 19:00

Networking Drinks

Internet of Things World Europe - IoT World Europe Summit Keynotes

09:45 - 10:00

Chair's Opening Remarks

10:00 - 10:20

IBM Opening Keynote

10:20 - 10:40

IT/OT Integration: Finding the Keys to Unlock the ROI Promised by the IoT

The benefits of IT/OT integration are clear. Whether that be more efficient workflows, enhanced security, or simply reduced operating costs. However, besides the obvious challenges associated with integrating various legacy and connected technologies together, there Is also a huge problem bringing together the business functions (IT and OT) and arriving at a solution which is sensible and amenable to both parties.

This session discusses a case study where this has been made possible – examining both the technology implementation choices, through to the business change that was ignited across the different business functions.

10:40 - 11:00

Industry X.0 – Digitalisation of Industry, Enabled by IoT

11:00 - 11:40

Panel Discussion: C-Suite Speaks Strategy: Matching Your Operational Ideal with IoT Market Maturity – Setting, Supporting, and Activating Your Business’ Connected Future

  • The C-suite’s role in cutting through the noise and complexity of the IoT ecosystem’s fragmented market, and assimilating that into a coherent operating strategy that is business-first, tech second.
  • Working with other business function leads to define the future of the business, and finding the common and pervasive challenges across different lines of business that the IoT can address. 
  • Building a comprehensive view of the parts of the business that can be monitored, controlled, automated and – ultimately – optimised.
  • Who should lead on advisory services outside of the company? Should it be technology vendors? Should it be consulting firms? Both? And who should be your “lead partner”.
  • Using insights gleaned from mission critical business objective analyses and ensuring every penny spent correlates with this. 

11:40 - 12:00

Becoming a Conductor of IoT Innovation: The Skills and Talents Required to Deliver Your Business’ “IoT Vision”

  • Assimilating the learnings of relevant standardisation bodies and alliances to build a framework for IoT integration across the enterprise’s tech stack.
  • Balancing innovation opportunities associated with the IoT, alongside the potential security risks.
  • Identifying the interoperable platforms and ecosystems within the IoT technology marketplace that will last and are genuine long-term investments.
  • Balancing front-end insight requirements with back-end CPU capabilities across the IoT network.
  • Assessing IoT business development goals in relation to your internal “IoT vision”

12:00 - 12:40

Panel Discussion: IoT as A Service – Leveraging and Implementing New IoT-Enabled Business Models

  • Capitalising on the emergence of ”as a service” business models and choosing the right model for your business’ revenue potential, customers, and operating structure (perpetual vs subscription vs outcome based (etc).
  • Implementing an IoT Monetisation Framework to properly leverage new IoT Business Models.
  • How to approach data sharing and data security within the context of ”as a service” solution(s) arrangements with suppliers and customers.
  • Benchmarking your connected services product / service’s results from across similar industries.
  • How do you drive market and customer familiarity with new IoT business models – and how do tailor your offering for the different types of businesses ready to purchase them? 

12:40 - 13:25

Networking Lunch

Internet of Things World Europe - IoT Activate - Business End of IoT

09:45 - 10:00

Chair's Opening Remarks

10:00 - 10:20

IBM Opening Keynote

10:20 - 10:40

IT/OT Integration: Finding the Keys to Unlock the ROI Promised by the IoT

The benefits of IT/OT integration are clear. Whether that be more efficient workflows, enhanced security, or simply reduced operating costs. However, besides the obvious challenges associated with integrating various legacy and connected technologies together, there Is also a huge problem bringing together the business functions (IT and OT) and arriving at a solution which is sensible and amenable to both parties.

This session discusses a case study where this has been made possible – examining both the technology implementation choices, through to the business change that was ignited across the different business functions.

10:40 - 11:00

Industry X.0 – Digitalisation of Industry, Enabled by IoT

11:00 - 11:40

Panel Discussion: C-Suite Speaks Strategy: Matching Your Operational Ideal with IoT Market Maturity – Setting, Supporting, and Activating Your Business’ Connected Future

  • The C-suite’s role in cutting through the noise and complexity of the IoT ecosystem’s fragmented market, and assimilating that into a coherent operating strategy that is business-first, tech second.
  • Working with other business function leads to define the future of the business, and finding the common and pervasive challenges across different lines of business that the IoT can address. 
  • Building a comprehensive view of the parts of the business that can be monitored, controlled, automated and – ultimately – optimised.
  • Who should lead on advisory services outside of the company? Should it be technology vendors? Should it be consulting firms? Both? And who should be your “lead partner”.
  • Using insights gleaned from mission critical business objective analyses and ensuring every penny spent correlates with this. 

11:40 - 12:00

Becoming a Conductor of IoT Innovation: The Skills and Talents Required to Deliver Your Business’ “IoT Vision”

  • Assimilating the learnings of relevant standardisation bodies and alliances to build a framework for IoT integration across the enterprise’s tech stack.
  • Balancing innovation opportunities associated with the IoT, alongside the potential security risks.
  • Identifying the interoperable platforms and ecosystems within the IoT technology marketplace that will last and are genuine long-term investments.
  • Balancing front-end insight requirements with back-end CPU capabilities across the IoT network.
  • Assessing IoT business development goals in relation to your internal “IoT vision”

12:00 - 12:40

Panel Discussion: IoT as A Service – Leveraging and Implementing New IoT-Enabled Business Models

  • Capitalising on the emergence of ”as a service” business models and choosing the right model for your business’ revenue potential, customers, and operating structure (perpetual vs subscription vs outcome based (etc).
  • Implementing an IoT Monetisation Framework to properly leverage new IoT Business Models.
  • How to approach data sharing and data security within the context of ”as a service” solution(s) arrangements with suppliers and customers.
  • Benchmarking your connected services product / service’s results from across similar industries.
  • How do you drive market and customer familiarity with new IoT business models – and how do tailor your offering for the different types of businesses ready to purchase them? 

13:25 - 13:35

Chair's Track Intro - IoT Activate

13:35 - 13:55

Scaling Success – Capitalising on Existing IoT Investments to Grow IoT Offering

  • Applying the business intelligence generated from IoT data with technical know-how to scale these projects across the business to open-up new revenue opportunities.
  • Exploring exactly where, why, and how IoT success stories have taken shape, and address the organisational-specific questions that need to be answered for these projects to become the foundation for continued IoT enabled transformation.
  • Unlocking new revenue opportunities from existing IoT investments

13:55 - 14:15

Unlock the value of Digital Transformation within the industrial environment

14:15 - 14:35

Case Study: Schiphol’s IoT-Enabled Digital Airport Journey. A story on how Schiphol uses smart airport assets to optimize operational processes and maintenance.

14:35 - 14:55

The Artificial Intelligence of Things: From Smart Connected Devices to Artificially Intelligent Things, Services and Experiences

14:55 - 15:15

Digital Transformation of the NHS: Delivering Enhanced Experiences

15:15 - 15:35

Kostal Group Case Study – IIoT Platforms and The Structures to Realize Them

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms can deliver great benefits to manufacturing enterprises. But only if the right structures are put in place those platforms can integrate in every part of the enterprise and offer insights to the needed variety of people. On one hand the needed organizational structures help to establish such an internal platform, on the other hand the right structures are also needed to extract the expected benefits. It’s also essential to identify potential Service Providers and match them to the enterprise needs of realizing digitalization projects.

15:35 - 16:00

Networking Break

16:00 - 16:40

Panel Discussion: Getting Your Market Facing IoT Offering Right

This panel discussion is aimed at getting to the core of what exact attributes, workflows, and skillsets are needed in the business to successfully build, deliver, and manage new connected products and services in an IoT World, and then get them out in the market most effectively.

  • Assessing product, marketing and customer requirements and where connected experiences actually have a business case, and aren’t just vanity projects.
  • How to increase the pace of IoT development and the adoption of IoT across the business – a view from both sides of the fence.
  • Developing and positioning a new IoT proposition to maximise value across the internal – and external – value chain.
  • Is having an R&D team with the drive and desire of a start-up required to get your market facing offering right? 

16:40 - 17:00

Building an IoT-Capable Workforce – Identifying, Implementing, and Cultivating Top-Tier Talent Across the Business

  • Are there non-technical skills that are still IoT specific? And if so, what are they, and how do we cultivate them?
  • Ensuring you have the right talent in house
  • Building talent in-house vs outsourcing talent & the dangers (and benefits) of outsourcing your experts.

Internet of Things World Europe - IoT Execute - IoT Enablement

09:45 - 10:00

Chair's Opening Remarks

10:00 - 10:20

IBM Opening Keynote

10:20 - 10:40

IT/OT Integration: Finding the Keys to Unlock the ROI Promised by the IoT

The benefits of IT/OT integration are clear. Whether that be more efficient workflows, enhanced security, or simply reduced operating costs. However, besides the obvious challenges associated with integrating various legacy and connected technologies together, there Is also a huge problem bringing together the business functions (IT and OT) and arriving at a solution which is sensible and amenable to both parties.

This session discusses a case study where this has been made possible – examining both the technology implementation choices, through to the business change that was ignited across the different business functions.

10:40 - 11:00

Industry X.0 – Digitalisation of Industry, Enabled by IoT

11:00 - 11:40

Panel Discussion: C-Suite Speaks Strategy: Matching Your Operational Ideal with IoT Market Maturity – Setting, Supporting, and Activating Your Business’ Connected Future

  • The C-suite’s role in cutting through the noise and complexity of the IoT ecosystem’s fragmented market, and assimilating that into a coherent operating strategy that is business-first, tech second.
  • Working with other business function leads to define the future of the business, and finding the common and pervasive challenges across different lines of business that the IoT can address. 
  • Building a comprehensive view of the parts of the business that can be monitored, controlled, automated and – ultimately – optimised.
  • Who should lead on advisory services outside of the company? Should it be technology vendors? Should it be consulting firms? Both? And who should be your “lead partner”.
  • Using insights gleaned from mission critical business objective analyses and ensuring every penny spent correlates with this. 

11:40 - 12:00

Becoming a Conductor of IoT Innovation: The Skills and Talents Required to Deliver Your Business’ “IoT Vision”

  • Assimilating the learnings of relevant standardisation bodies and alliances to build a framework for IoT integration across the enterprise’s tech stack.
  • Balancing innovation opportunities associated with the IoT, alongside the potential security risks.
  • Identifying the interoperable platforms and ecosystems within the IoT technology marketplace that will last and are genuine long-term investments.
  • Balancing front-end insight requirements with back-end CPU capabilities across the IoT network.
  • Assessing IoT business development goals in relation to your internal “IoT vision”

12:00 - 12:40

Panel Discussion: IoT as A Service – Leveraging and Implementing New IoT-Enabled Business Models

  • Capitalising on the emergence of ”as a service” business models and choosing the right model for your business’ revenue potential, customers, and operating structure (perpetual vs subscription vs outcome based (etc).
  • Implementing an IoT Monetisation Framework to properly leverage new IoT Business Models.
  • How to approach data sharing and data security within the context of ”as a service” solution(s) arrangements with suppliers and customers.
  • Benchmarking your connected services product / service’s results from across similar industries.
  • How do you drive market and customer familiarity with new IoT business models – and how do tailor your offering for the different types of businesses ready to purchase them?

13:25 - 13:35

Chair's Track Intro - IoT Execute

13:35 - 13:55

TVH Group Case Study – Powering Just-in-Time Delivery with the Internet of Things – Enhancing Infrastructure and Integrating Data Analytics

  • Lean supply chain enablement
  • IoT enabled predictive maintenance
  • Technology challenges and successes associated remote monitoring capabilities
  • Enhancing the diagnosis capabilities of legacy and new equipment – and integrating data analytics capabilities therein.

13:55 - 14:15

Comtech Case Study: Unlocking the Capabilities of Positioning and Assistance Data

  • Overcoming challenges around the managing and scaling of solutions.
  • Enabling low power positioning; unlocking the cost and operational benefits therein. 
  • Fleet management and asset tracking capabilities.

14:15 - 14:35

LafargeHolcim case study – Multi-location business process optimization and scaling predictive operation capabilities across multiple plants

14:35 - 14:55

Designing Edge Architectures and Establishing a Framework for Managing Them as They Scale

As enterprise expectations and requirements for their IoT projects grow greater, it seems almost inevitable that to really optimise the internet of things, technologists will have to be the key to unlocking the value from the complexity of edge architectures.

  • Management of edge architectures form cloud to node.
  • Analysis of processing power requirements and latency requirements for mission critical systems.
  • New security models to consider for distributed computing

14:55 - 15:15

Drilling into IoT Stack Security

  • Methodologies and strategies for connecting devices and data sources securely
  • Safely and legally moving data across systems, silos and - in some cases – different regions.
  • Isolating problematic devices and data sources.
  • Data handling best practices
  • Best practices for patching

15:15 - 15:35

Pirelli Tyres Case Study: Pirelli’s Smart Manufacturing Journey – Enabling Multi-Location Transformation with The IoT

15:35 - 16:00

Networking Break

16:00 - 16:20

Remote Monitoring of Critical Production Assets – Building and Leveraging Remote Network Monitoring Capabilities

16:20 - 16:40

Open IoT – Its Challenges. Its Benefits. Its Future.

  • Is IoT destined for an open sourced future?
  • Are open data hubs and open data software practices holding back engineers and developers from delivering ROI for the business?
  • Is open IoT fit for purpose? If not, what needs to happen? What players need to be the change-makers in the IoT ecosystem? 
  • Differences and lessons that can be shared from both industrial IoT and consumer IoT industries.

Cloud and DevOps World - Keynotes

09:15 - 09:20

Chairperson’s opening remarks

09:20 - 09:40

Live Demo: Use your voice to develop - with Autonomous Technology, AI and a Virtual Assistant

AI-driven development using only your voice is right here, right now.  Find out how your business can use Autonomous Technology, AI and a Virtual Assistant within your development scenarios.  Our live demo will show you how to create a database, list databases, populate or import data or even query data without having to touch a keyboard or write a line of code. 

  • Live demo of an autonomous virtual assistant
  • Use your voice for development
  • Industry case studies and examples

09:40 - 10:00

Why Microsoft does DevOps

Martin Woodward leads a whistle-stop tour of Microsoft's nine-year DevOps journey, explaining why the company embarked on this transformation and what benefits it has already seen.

10:00 - 10:30

The Big Debate!

Two expert speakers will take to the stage to argue for and against the following motion:

“There’s no such thing as No Ops” 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this debate by both sides are not necessarily the views held by those participating or the institutions they represent.

10:30 - 11:00

The C-Suite perspective: Understanding the evolving role and considerations for enterprise CIOs and CTOs in 2019

A selection of industry leaders will join the panel to answer the most pressing questions for them in 2019 including:

  • What is top of your ‘to-do’ list in 2019?
  • What do you anticipate being the key hurdles to overcome in the coming year and how to you plan to address these?
  • Which internal project or development in the industry excites you the most?
  • Where are the next steps for your team on their DevOps journey?

11:00 - 11:45

Networking and refreshments break

Cloud and DevOps World - Stream 1 – Leveraging the cloud

09:15 - 09:20

Chairperson’s opening remarks

09:20 - 09:40

Live Demo: Use your voice to develop - with Autonomous Technology, AI and a Virtual Assistant

AI-driven development using only your voice is right here, right now.  Find out how your business can use Autonomous Technology, AI and a Virtual Assistant within your development scenarios.  Our live demo will show you how to create a database, list databases, populate or import data or even query data without having to touch a keyboard or write a line of code. 

  • Live demo of an autonomous virtual assistant
  • Use your voice for development
  • Industry case studies and examples

09:40 - 10:00

Why Microsoft does DevOps

Martin Woodward leads a whistle-stop tour of Microsoft's nine-year DevOps journey, explaining why the company embarked on this transformation and what benefits it has already seen.

10:00 - 10:30

The Big Debate!

Two expert speakers will take to the stage to argue for and against the following motion:

“There’s no such thing as No Ops”

 Disclaimer: The views expressed in this debate by both sides are not necessarily the views held by those participating or the institutions they represent.

10:30 - 11:00

The C-Suite perspective: Understanding the evolving role and considerations for enterprise CIOs and CTOs in 2019

A selection of industry leaders will join the panel to answer the most pressing questions for them in 2019 including:

  • What is top of your ‘to-do’ list in 2019?
  • What do you anticipate being the key hurdles to overcome in the coming year and how to you plan to address these?
  • Which internal project or development in the industry excites you the most?
  • Where are the next steps for your team on their DevOps journey?

11:45 - 11:50

Chairperson’s remarks

11:50 - 12:15

Conducting your symphony: How to maximise the power of your containerised applications with orchestration tools

12:15 - 12:35

How can enterprises emulate the rapid innovation of “born in cloud” companies by utilizing containers?

12:35 - 13:00

Co-Op case study: An insight into the journey of digital transformation at the Co-Op

13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 14:20

Understanding the container management platform market

14:20 - 14:40

Enabling a smooth digital transformation: IP Strategies in the Cloud

14:40 - 15:10

To what extent is becoming fully cloud native a realistic target for larger enterprises?

15:10 - 15:30

Is your businesses data strategy robust enough to facilitate future growth?

15:30 - 16:15

Networking and refreshments break

16:15 - 16:20

Chairperson’s remarks

16:20 - 16:40

Optimising and automating your cloud-based applications

  • Identifying the best suited applications for your business to be automate
  • How much benefit is there to gain from automation?
  • Which areas should you consider when defining your automation strategy?
  • Unlocking opportunities to free up DevOps teams to tackle more strategic tasks

16:40 - 17:00

Ticketmaster case study: Network as Code

17:00 - 17:20

Holiday Extras Case Study: Employing Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine to develop models in production

This presentation will look at how the data science team at Holiday Extras are using Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine to develop models in production. The discussion will explore how using Google Cloud machine learning tools can help to democratise data science at scale by allowing data scientists to put models into production independently. In addition, there will be a focus on how the team overcame challenges when implementing the technology to successfully launch the company’s first operational machine learning model.

Cloud and DevOps World - Stream 2 – DevOps

09:15 - 09:20

Chairperson’s opening remarks

09:20 - 09:40

Live Demo: Use your voice to develop - with Autonomous Technology, AI and a Virtual Assistant

AI-driven development using only your voice is right here, right now.  Find out how your business can use Autonomous Technology, AI and a Virtual Assistant within your development scenarios.  Our live demo will show you how to create a database, list databases, populate or import data or even query data without having to touch a keyboard or write a line of code.   

  • Live demo of an autonomous virtual assistant
  • Use your voice for development
  • Industry case studies and examples

09:40 - 10:00

Why Microsoft does DevOps

Martin Woodward leads a whistle-stop tour of Microsoft's nine-year DevOps journey, explaining why the company embarked on this transformation and what benefits it has already seen.

10:00 - 10:30

The Big Debate!

Two expert speakers will take to the stage to argue for and against the following motion:

“There’s no such thing as No Ops”

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this debate by both sides are not necessarily the views held by those participating or the institutions they represent.

10:30 - 11:00

The C-Suite perspective: Understanding the evolving role and considerations for enterprise CIOs and CTOs in 2019

A selection of industry leaders will join the panel to answer the most pressing questions for them in 2019 including: 

  • What is top of your ‘to-do’ list in 2019?
  • What do you anticipate being the key hurdles to overcome in the coming year and how to you plan to address these?
  • Which internal project or development in the industry excites you the most?
  • Where are the next steps for your team on their DevOps journey?

11:45 - 11:50

Chairperson’s remarks

11:50 - 12:10

Defining DevOps and moulding the methodology to suit your business needs

12:10 - 12:30

JP Morgan case study: Addressing immediate DevOps challenges on a small scale and across the wider firm

12:30 - 13:00

Building a DevOps culture beyond the IT team

13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 14:35

Putting the classic mistakes of cloud computing and implementing DevOps into Room 101

14:35 - 14:55

RBS case study: A unique digital transformation

14:55 - 15:30

Does a resistance to change jeopardise your DevOps implementation?

15:30 - 16:15

Networking and refreshments break

16:15 - 16:20

Chairperson’s opening

16:20 - 16:40

Back to basics on building and maintaining security integrity for cloud first companies

How well do you really know cyber security and how to secure your applications in the cloud? This presentation will look back to the basics of cyber security, ensuring you have laid the foundations to build more sophisticated security measures to protect your data.  

  • Where are organisations failing today?
  • How do enterprises need to adjust their approach to security in an agile world?
  • Knowing your data
  • Initiating change and bolstering security in your business

16:40 - 17:00

DevSecOps: The need for collective ownership of security in the cloud

  • Integrating security into your DevOps strategy
  • Who needs to take primary responsibility for security?
  • Is there an argument that DevSecOps should set the standard for all DevOps teams or is it just another buzzword?
  • To what extant are new and fast-growing companies scaling their IT unfractured with security in mind? Do they risk becoming victims of their own success?

17:00 - 17:20

Another storm on the horizon: Striking the right balance between digital transformation and digital ethics, and preparing for the next wave of regulation?

  • Striking the right balance between digital transformation and digital ethics:
    • Following the tech revolution and the tech backlash, what comes next?
    • How can we ensure that rules and regulations provide meaningful protection, while maximising economic and social value?
  • Preparing for the next wave of regulation:
    • What is the ePrivacy Regulation? What do enterprises need to do to prepare for it?
    • Why has ePrivacy Regulation attracted far less attention than GDPR? And to what extent were we really ready for them both?

AR & VR World Summit - AR & VR World Summit

09:50 - 10:00

Chairpersons Opening Remarks

10:00 - 10:20

Unlocking the business case for immersive technologies: More than keeping up with the Joneses’

10:20 - 10:40

Towards ROI for AR/VR: Starting with company infrastructure

10:40 - 11:20

Talking trials and triumphs: and honest discussion on using AR/VR across the enterprise ecosystem

11:20 - 11:40

Mixed Reality and HoloLens 2 - what this means for business

11:40 - 12:20

How can collaborative development with partners help optimise your immersive business plan?

12:20 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 - 13:50

Designing through VR: How the automotive industry capitalised on VR as a technological testbed for innovation

13:50 - 14:10

Addressing usability of immersive technology: Enabling end-to-end VR solutions for enterprises

14:10 - 14:30

Training case study - Ameliorating risk through VR training: The model ROI of VR technologies

14:30 - 15:10

Making headway with headset devices: Which one works for your business model?

15:10 - 15:30

Building interoperability for AR systems: the only way to ensure AR reaches its full potential

15:30 - 16:00

Networking Break

16:00 - 16:40

Social AR and the importance of the shared experience for working environments

16:40 - 17:00

Architecture case study: AR/VR and the importance of visualising space

TechXLR8 - Exhibition

09:00 - 18:00

Expo Open!

 

Day 2 Thursday, 13 June 2019

Blockchain for Business Summit - Blockchain for Business Summit

09:30 - 09:40

Welcome from the Chair

09:40 - 10:00

Overview of Blockchain use cases and the EU Observatory and Forum

10:00 - 10:20

Blockchain in production in a 185-year-old company

10:20 - 10:50

Panel debate: Blockchain use cases around the world - The who, what, how and why of blockchain in business today

10:50 - 11:10

Keynote use case: Creating a smart city with blockchain as its key building block

11:10 - 11:30

Use case: Blockchain for Government – from concept to reality

11:30 - 12:10

Morning break and networking

12:10 - 12:40

Panel debate: What’s the role of the regulator in blockchain? Does blockchain even need any regulation, and if so, which kind?

12:40 - 13:00

BIM & Blockchain: Challenges and Opportunities in the Construction Sector

13:00 - 13:20

Blockchain in real estate: How to execute a distributed ledger use case pilot in a global company

13:20 - 14:35

Lunch and networking

14:35 - 15:20

Roundtables to answer concrete Blockchain in Business questions

15:20 - 15:35

Group presentations onstage from Roundtables findings

15:35 - 16:00

Afternoon break and networking

16:00 - 16:20

Blockchain and the Quantum Revolution

16:20 - 16:50

Panel debate: How to solve the pain points for blockchain in the next 12 months? How to get business value out of blockchain in the next 24 months?

16:50 - 17:00

Closing remarks from the Chair

17:00 - 17:05

End of Blockchain for Business Summit 2019

Blockchain for Business Summit - LeadersIn Blockchain roundtables

11:30 - 12:10

LEADERS IN SESSION: BLOCKCHAIN IN GOVERNMENT

13:00 - 13:45

LEADERS IN SESSION: BLOCKCHAIN IN CONSTRUCTION

13:45 - 14:35

Lunch and networking

Internet of Things World Europe - IoT World Europe Summit Keynotes

09:45 - 10:00

Chair's Opening Remarks

10:00 - 10:20

IoT at The Edge – Cultivating IT Capability That Will Support the Future of Distributed Computing

  • Investment and strategic considerations around existing vs potential computing power required, alongside the hardware skills required.
  • Assessing and integrating gateways that will support current and future networking requirements.
  • How does the architecture of platforms have to evolve to accommodate edge computing?
  • What role will operators play in facilitating edge computing, beyond simply providing connectivity.
  • Connectivity and protocol capability of IoT gateways.
  • Implementing and leveraging infrastructure and application lifecycle management tools.

10:20 - 10:40

HEINEKEN Spain Case Study – Delivering Connected POS with The IoT

10:40 - 11:20

Panel Discussion - Emerging and Converging Technologies - What Are The Technical and Strategic Implications of The Technologies Enabling The IoT?

  • When do you add intelligence / AI to the mix? When is AI essential to performance enhancement, and when is it expensive window dressing to already expensive projects?
  • Will blockchain enable greater transparency?
  • Will AR provide the productivity and resource-optimising benefits promised, once integrated with IoT Data and a central business platform?
  • New data centre strategies for edge computing and edge analytics? 

11:20 - 11:40

Thyssenkrupp Elevator - Multi Case Study

11:40 - 12:00

Building out A Hybrid Connectivity Strategy – Developing a Future-Proofed IoT Network

12:00 - 12:20

Wärtsilä case study. Developing and executing an IoT strategy through technology acquisitions: Digital Transformation in an industrial company

Wärtsilä is a 5B€ industrial company, selling equipment and services in the marine and power industries. Wärtsilä’s digital transformation relies on an IoT strategy, based around asset data and software-driven insight.

Wärtsilä has built most of its data and software competencies via strategic acquisitions: there are both cultural and technical implications involved in effectively incorporating acquired technologies into a single IoT strategy

12:20 - 13:25 

Networking Lunch

Internet of Things World Europe - IoT Activate - IoT Technology Strategies

09:45 - 10:00KEYNOTE

Chair's Opening Remarks

10:00 - 10:20KEYNOTE

IoT at The Edge – Cultivating IT Capability That Will Support the Future of Distributed Computing

  • Investment and strategic considerations around existing vs potential computing power required, alongside the hardware skills required.
  • Assessing and integrating gateways that will support current and future networking requirements.
  • How does the architecture of platforms have to evolve to accommodate edge computing?
  • What role will operators play in facilitating edge computing, beyond simply providing connectivity.
  • Connectivity and protocol capability of IoT gateways.
  • Implementing and leveraging infrastructure and application lifecycle management tools.

10:20 - 10:40KEYNOTE

HEINEKEN Spain Case Study – Delivering Connected POS with The IoT

Javier Alvarez - IT Director - CIO, HEINEKEN Spain

Fernando Lozano Lozano - Innovation & Technology Manager, HEINEKEN Spain

10:40 - 11:20KEYNOTE

Panel Discussion - Emerging and Converging Technologies - What Are The Technical and Strategic Implications of The Technologies Enabling The IoT?

  • When do you add intelligence / AI to the mix? When is AI essential to performance enhancement, and when is it expensive window dressing to already expensive projects?
  • Will blockchain enable greater transparency?
  • Will AR provide the productivity and resource-optimising benefits promised, once integrated with IoT Data and a central business platform?
  • New data centre strategies for edge computing and edge analytics? 

11:20 - 11:40KEYNOTE

Thyssenkrupp Elevator - Multi Case Study

Michael Cesarz - CEO of Multi, thyssenkrupp Elevator AG

11:40 - 12:00KEYNOTE

Building out A Hybrid Connectivity Strategy – Developing a Future-Proofed IoT Network

12:00 - 12:20KEYNOTE

Wärtsilä case study. Developing and executing an IoT strategy through technology acquisitions: Digital Transformation in an industrial company

Wärtsilä is a 5B€ industrial company, selling equipment and services in the marine and power industries. Wärtsilä’s digital transformation relies on an IoT strategy, based around asset data and software-driven insight. 

Wärtsilä has built most of its data and software competencies via strategic acquisitions: there are both cultural and technical implications involved in effectively incorporating acquired technologies into a single IoT strategy

Toby White - VP Digital Engineering, Wärtsilä

13:25 - 13:35

Chair's Track Intro.

13:35 - 13:55

Factory of The Future – Smart Manufacturing Case Study

13:55 - 14:35

Panel Discussion: Will Blockchain Technology Unlock New Revenue Opportunities in The IoT Market?

  • What do distributed ledger technologies mean for the future of IoT business models?
  • Can distributed ledger technologies for the IoT herald a new generation of integrity and trust across transactional and non-transactional data supply chains?
  • Does the internet of things need a ”ledger of things” – and if so, can the investment required by businesses bring verifiable ROI in both the short and long term?
  • Will blockchain effectively close ”the trust gap” across supply chains and IoT ecosystems – and if so, at what cost?

 

14:35 - 15:00

Intelligent Distribution – Capturing and Creating Value Across Your Supply Chain

15:00 - 15:25

The Brit-Twin: Delivering A National Digital Twin

Matthew Evans - Executive Director – Smarter UK & Internet of Things Programme , TechUK

15:25 - 16:05

Panel Discussion - The 5G Question: Anticipating the Strategic and Tactical Implications of European 5G Rollout

  • What will it mean for your engineering and product teams?
  • Considerations around ultra-reliable and low latency communications.
  • Security consideration – will it provide a more secure network? What kind of analysis needs to be made around the infrastructure that will enable 5G?
  • Marco Contento - Vice President of Technologies, Telit
  • Toby White - VP Digital Engineering, Wärtsilä
  • Paul Avrahami - VP Strategy Consulting, Eastern Peak
  • Internet of Things World Europe - IoT Execute - IoT Product and Solution Development

09:45 - 10:00

Chair's Opening Remarks

10:00 - 10:20

IoT at The Edge – Cultivating IT Capability That Will Support the Future of Distributed Computing

  • Investment and strategic considerations around existing vs potential computing power required, alongside the hardware skills required.
  • Assessing and integrating gateways that will support current and future networking requirements.
  • How does the architecture of platforms have to evolve to accommodate edge computing?
  • What role will operators play in facilitating edge computing, beyond simply providing connectivity.
  • Connectivity and protocol capability of IoT gateways.
  • Implementing and leveraging infrastructure and application lifecycle management tools.

10:20 - 10:40

HEINEKEN Spain Case Study – Delivering Connected POS with The IoT

10:40 - 11:20

Panel Discussion - Emerging and Converging Technologies - What Are The Technical and Strategic Implications of The Technologies Enabling The IoT?

  • When do you add intelligence / AI to the mix? When is AI essential to performance enhancement, and when is it expensive window dressing to already expensive projects?
  • Will blockchain enable greater transparency?
  • Will AR provide the productivity and resource-optimising benefits promised, once integrated with IoT Data and a central business platform?
  • New data centre strategies for edge computing and edge analytics? 
  • 11:20 - 11:40

Thyssenkrupp Elevator - Multi Case Study

11:40 - 12:00

Building out A Hybrid Connectivity Strategy – Developing a Future-Proofed IoT Network

12:00 - 12:20

Wärtsilä case study. Developing and executing an IoT strategy through technology acquisitions: Digital Transformation in an industrial company

Wärtsilä is a 5B€ industrial company, selling equipment and services in the marine and power industries. Wärtsilä’s digital transformation relies on an IoT strategy, based around asset data and software-driven insight.

Wärtsilä has built most of its data and software competencies via strategic acquisitions: there are both cultural and technical implications involved in effectively incorporating acquired technologies into a single IoT strategy

13:25 - 13:35

Chair's Track Intro

13:35 - 13:55

Deploying IoT Applications at The Edge - How to Successfully Integrate Applications into Your IoT Network

  • Effectively and efficiently gathering and orchestrating data from the edge of the network
  • Optimising bandwidth at the edge of your network.
  • Engineering a gateway architecture that gathers only crucial data and siphoning off the data that isn’t business critical. 
  • Programming your gateways to manage different protocols.
  • services and business models, improve products and services, and strengthen the customer experience.
  • Ensuring data orchestration is of high quality – analysing relevant data at the edge, whilst sending correct data to cloud storage.

13:55 - 14:15

Integrating Cloud and on Premise IoT Platforms with Existing IT/OT Architecture to Optimise OEE

14:15 - 14:35

Accelerating Deployment and Time to Revenue through Integrated, Device-to-Cloud IoT Solutions

14:35 - 15:00

Developing a Serverless Architecture for Your IoT Devices

  • Processing incoming of device data in real time
  • Initiating projects with least possible resource an infrastructure
  • Using serverless functions to autoscale existing infrastructure to handle incoming load

15:00 - 15:20

Building a Scalable IoT Architecture – Scaling IoT Application Across The Business

  • Integrating and fusing the best of open source data with data collected from the business’ IoT devices.
  • Analysis of serverless systems most amenable to the scaling and management of IoT applications.
  • Best practices for managing the flow of data and information from devices, to edge services, and then out to cloud services.
  • Utilising reference architectures
  • Back-office system integration

Cloud and DevOps World - Keynotes

09:35 - 09:40

Chairperson’s Opening remarks

09:40 - 10:00

Connectivity in a Digital World

  • The Hybrid, Multi Cloud world requires simplification to build a platform that drives innovation
  • Capturing, Holding and Adding Value to Data is at the heart of Innovation
  • The convergence of 5G, Edge Computing, Software Defined Networks, IOT and Blockchain represents an inflection point for businesses to succeed in their move towards digital

10:00 - 10:40

A look into the crystal ball: What will be the typical composition of an IT department in 5 years’ time?

  • Will DevOps be the norm or will a new approach to application development and operation come to the forefront?
  • How great of an impact will AI and machine learning had on enterprises?  
  • Do we expect quantum computing to be playing a more mainstream role?
  • Predictions for the challenges IT departments will be facing in 2024

10:40 - 11:00

Strategies to help management realise the potential ROI from investing in cloud solutions

  • Translating technical advancements into tangible business benefits
  • Determining your digital priorities based on your businesses most pressing needs
  • Disseminating your message through the business How can you measure the success of a digital transformation?

11:00 - 11:45

Networking and refreshments break

Cloud and DevOps World - Stream 1 – Leveraging the cloud

09:35 - 09:40

Chairperson’s Opening remarks

09:40 - 10:00

Connectivity in a Digital World

  • The Hybrid, Multi Cloud world requires simplification to build a platform that drives innovation
  • Capturing, Holding and Adding Value to Data is at the heart of Innovation
  • The convergence of 5G, Edge Computing, Software Defined Networks, IOT and Blockchain represents an inflection point for businesses to succeed in their move towards digital

10:00 - 10:40

A look into the crystal ball: What will be the typical composition of an IT department in 5 years’ time?

  • Will DevOps be the norm or will a new approach to application development and operation come to the forefront?
  • How great of an impact will AI and machine learning had on enterprises?  
  • Do we expect quantum computing to be playing a more mainstream role?
  • Predictions for the challenges IT departments will be facing in 2024

10:40 - 11:00

Strategies to help management realise the potential ROI from investing in cloud solutions

  • Translating technical advancements into tangible business benefits
  • Determining your digital priorities based on your businesses most pressing needs
  • Disseminating your message through the business How can you measure the success of a digital transformation?

11:45 - 11:50

Chairperson’s remarks

11:50 - 12:10

An introduction to Kubernetes: Navigating the complexities to unlock true business value

  • Why do you need orchestration?
  • How does Kubernetes work?
  • What problems will it solve for your business?
  • Examining the drivers that have established Kubernetes as the leading orchestration tool
  • How ‘enterprise ready’ is Kubernetes? What support is available to assist enterprise adoption? 

12:10 - 12:40

Addressing the challenge of transforming your legacy applications into cloud native formats

  • Taking a gradual application by application approach to moving workloads to the cloud
  • How can you navigate and identify the right combination of cloud services to facilitate your successful cloud migration?
  • How do you avoid the common pitfalls of transitioning legacy applications into cloud native formats?
  • Engaging and upskilling your team to be comfortable taking on the new challenges of cloud

12:40 - 13:00

Microservices Architecture in the Real World

Once you decide to adopt a microservices architecture, you'll face many more decisions and questions. Among them are some core areas that this session will cover, based on the experiences from making this shift at Credit Karma. Over the past two years, Credit Karma has gone from zero to nearly 100 microservices, supporting over 300 engineers while serving our more than 80 million members. The talk will dive into detail about routing (how does service A find and call service B?), management (how do you handle hundreds of containers?), observability (how do you know what's going on out there?), and experience (how do your developers deal with these services?), while also touching on the cultural and organizational impact that you can't avoid. Audience members will come away having heard about solutions, pitfalls, and practical examples that have worked in the real world at scale.

13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 14:20

Pragmatic management of legacy systems alongside your new developments

Although enterprises are continuing to focus on the future and capitalising on the capabilities of cloud computing, there is no ignoring that your legacy systems cannot be overhauled overnight and will still play a pivotal role to your business’s needs. This session will explore how enterprises are looking to strike a balance between developing new and more powerful applications alongside their existing legacy systems and address the added complexities of how to run monolithic tools in a cloud environment.

14:20 - 14:50

How can you deliver predictability and reasonable forecasting for your PAYG cloud costs?

  • How much of a benefit does scaling on demand offer for enterprises?
  • Building thorough financial models, including seasonal fluctuations, to assess the cost of scaling your applications?
  • Leveraging your data with ever more sophisticated analytics to improve the predictability of your PAYG cloud expenditure  
  • Reviewing costs and plans for cloud consumption on a regular basis

14:50 - 14:55

Chairperson’s remarks

14:55 - 15:15

How to Implement Microservices Patterns using Serverless Architectures

As more organisations move from monolithic to microservices architecture they make use of best practice microservices patterns. However, implementing microservices using containers and their orchestrators involves a lot of initial and ongoing effort, along with the cost associated with idle nodes running, maintenance and configuration complexity in the likes of resource constraints, deployments and networking. We will show you how a serverless stack:

  • Can be used to implement core microservice architecture patterns
  • Can dramatically increase the delivery speed, productivity and flexibility of the development team
  • Reduce the overall running, DevOps and maintenance costs

15:15 - 16:00

Networking refreshments break

16:00 - 16:20

Specialising your applications functionality with multi cloud adoption

  • Avoiding vendor lock-in
  • Matching your applications to their best suited cloud platform
  • Will multi-cloud adoption drive up your costs?
  • Should you be concerned about synergising your multiple clouds from a user experience perspective?

16:20 - 16:50

Are we just dipping a toe in the water of cloud computing by going hybrid or does this approach offer the right levels of flexibility needed for enterprises?

  • Why choose hybrid?
  • How can you best utilise and distribute across your public and private clouds?
  • Using a hybrid approach as a stepping stone to full cloud adoption
  • Understanding the regulatory stipulations that promote hybrid cloud

Cloud and DevOps World - Stream 2 – DevOps

09:35 - 09:40

Chairperson’s Opening remarks

09:40 - 10:00

Connectivity in a Digital World

  • The Hybrid, Multi Cloud world requires simplification to build a platform that drives innovation
  • Capturing, Holding and Adding Value to Data is at the heart of Innovation
  • The convergence of 5G, Edge Computing, Software Defined Networks, IOT and Blockchain represents an inflection point for businesses to succeed in their move towards digital

10:00 - 10:40

A look into the crystal ball: What will be the typical composition of an IT department in 5 years’ time?

  • Will DevOps be the norm or will a new approach to application development and operation come to the forefront?
  • How great of an impact will AI and machine learning had on enterprises?  
  • Do we expect quantum computing to be playing a more mainstream role?
  • Predictions for the challenges IT departments will be facing in 2024

10:40 - 11:00

Strategies to help management realise the potential ROI from investing in cloud solutions

  • Translating technical advancements into tangible business benefits
  • Determining your digital priorities based on your businesses most pressing needs
  • Disseminating your message through the business How can you measure the success of a digital transformation?

11:45 - 11:50

Chairperson’s opening

11:50 - 12:10

A Day in the Life of a DevOps team - Developer Tools and DevOps

In this session learn how Oracle development teams improved their delivery speed and quality with a combined platform that combined the Agile methodology and DevOps automation. Learn from this experience and see a live demo of a typical day in the life of a modern development team. Learn how Oracle Developer Cloud Service can be leveraged by your team to achieve the same results.

What you will takeaway from this session:

  • Learn how development teams can improve their delivery speed and quality with a platform that combines the agile methodology and DevOps automation
  • See a live demo of a typical day in the life of a modern development team
  • Learn how Oracle Developer Cloud Service can be leveraged by your team to achieve fast results
  • 12:10 - 12:40

What will DevOps evolve into?

  • Analysing the concept of No Ops for enterprises
  • Is DevOps destined to naturally develop, building off the principles of continuous improvement?
  • Should we expect working methodologies to adapt in line with new technologies?
  • A closer look at the possibility of the end of separate development and operations teams

12:40 - 13:00

Metropolitan Police case study: Designing your DevOps strategy

As the Metropolitan Police look to embrace cloud and DevOps, this case study will scrutinise some of the key considerations taken when designing the organisation’s strategy for implementation. This should be a particularly pertinent presentation for any business mid-way through a DevOps journey.

13:00 - 13:20It’s about the journey, not the destination: Benchmarking for continuous delivery improvement

  • Many teams now claim DevOps maturity, but what are the benchmarks?
  • Debunking the myth that by moving to the cloud you are implicitly working in a DevOps manner
  • A roadmap for DevOps/ Cloud maturity: Where do you start, and what should you be aiming for?

13:20 - 13:50

Building thorough testing procedures into your DevOps processes

  • Is the importance of testing being overlooked in the drive for digital transformation?
  • Integrating testing into your cloud environment
  • With the increased complexity of load testing on the cloud, how can enterprises look to automate this?
  • Examine how crucial adequate testing procedures are to facilitate continuous deployment

13:50 - 13:55

Chairperson's opening

13:55 - 14:15

Centrica case study: DevOps as cuckoo’s egg: turning your organisation teal

  • Taking a step away from job titles, grades and departments
  • Changing the organisation without budget or permission
  • Moving towards a ‘teal’ culture
  • Fighting back against the in-built traditions of a hierarchical organisation

14:15 - 14:35

The elephant in the room: How to attract and retain great DevOps talent

14:35 - 15:05

Reassessing the standard of a true DevOps Engineer

  • What is a DevOps engineer and what sets them apart from the rest?
  • Why is it so hard to define exactly what actually makes up a DevOps engineer?
  • Should developers be taking more responsibility for operations?
  • Reaffirming the importance of communication, collaboration and embracing a blameless philosophy

AR & VR World Summit - AR & VR World Summit

09:50 - 10:00

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

10:00 - 10:20

Fulfilling the ROI: The opportunities in delivering enterprise focused content

10:20 - 10:40

Augmented Reality and remote collaboration technology: a case study into industry of the future?

10:40 - 11:00

AR/VR and the potential for inclusive innovation: Addressing the cost and consequences of skill gaps in immersive technology

11:00 - 11:20

Mixed Reality and the Digital Twin – augmenting design through IoT collaboration

11:20 - 11:50

Networking Break

11:50 - 12:10

Towards creating an enhanced UI (with actual, measurable value)

12:10 - 12:30

The role of 5G and AR/VR: More hype or the magic partnership the enterprise ecosystem has been waiting for?

12:30 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 - 13:50

AR’s business forte: How AR has become deeply embedded as a tool for maintenance – a case study

13:50 - 14:10

AR/VR on the Edge: Integrating edge for seamless immersive experiences

14:10 - 14:50

The Makings of MR: How can enterprises capitalise on the emergence of XR/MR?

14:50 - 15:10

Breaking down Spatial dynamics, 3D mapping and LiDAR: What does this mean for your immersive use case?

15:10 - 16:00

Networking break

16:00 - 16:40

How can Cloud AR help create a seamlessly augmented world?

16:40 - 17:00

Working with WebXR: The Future of internet use and the democratisation of content

TechXLR8 - Exhibition

09:00 - 18:00

Expo Open!

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