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Define Tomorrow 2017 - Industry Update

Megan Warren

Thursday, 19 October 2017 from 08:00 to 16:30 (BST)

Define Tomorrow 2017 - Industry Update

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ComputerWorld brings you the South West's biggest Technology conference with a selection of the best global speakers, content and vendors to help you Define Tomorrow for your business. 

Define Tomorrow™ 2017 - Industry Update will focus on three strategic areas of business IT, Infrastructure Modernisation, Security and Workspace Transformation as well as giving an update following VMware's annual event, VMworld.

The event will be packed with presentations from industry recognised specialists and speakers including VMware CTO Joe Baguley, the UK's leading ethical hacker Jamie Woodruff and more to be announced. There will be on stage demonstrations and 2 full vendor halls exhibiting, demonstrating and discussing their technologies. The day will close off with the opportunity to join a roundtable discussion on a subject that matters to you.

You will have a chance to network with colleagues and our ComputerWorld experts will be on hand to offer help and advice on the big themes discussed. 

The event will be held in the centre of Bristol at the Bristol Marriot Royal Hotel. Please click here for information on travelling to the venue and the parking available.  

Draft Agenda 

8.00   Registration and Networking
9.15   Introduction presentation - Barry Coombs
9.30   Keynote presentation and Q&A - Joe Baguley
10.00   The Software Defined Data Centre
10.30   Protecting your data center and the cloud
10.40   Break
11.00   VMware NSX - Josh Coulling
11.30   Security keynote - Jamie Woodruff
12.00   Securing your business and data
12.45   Lunch
13.45   The Workspace of 2020 - Ruben Spruijt
14.15   Building the workspace of tomorrrow
15.00   Final Keynote - Peter Barnes
15.30   Final thoughts - Barry Coombs
15.40   Round table discussions


Joe Baguley - VMware EMEA, CTO and Vice President

Joe helps develop and communicate VMware's strategy and vision with customers and partners, using his wealth of experience to help organisations reduce costs and better support users and business needs. Joe is a recognised leader withing the European tech community and considered one of the top 50 most influential leaders in UK IT. He has played a key role in the CloudCamp and other events, communicating how cloud technology fits into the broader IT landscape. 

In addition Joe is also on several advisory boards at the European Commission and ETSI and is a founding committee member of the Data Center Specialist Group at the British Computer Society which helped shape the European Code of Conduct for data centers. 

Jamie Woodruff - UK's Leading Ethical Hacker & CTO Metrix Cloud

In his early twenties, Jamie Woodruff is already one of the world’s leading authorities on cyber security specialising in Social Engineering - Human manipulation methods, Cognitive Biases,  A director of both a Cyber Security company specialising in Training, Penetration Testing & Recruitment. Jamie is also the Cyber Safety Advisor for the Cyber Smile Foundation which specialises in Online Cyber Bullying, He also sits on the Team Of Advisors for the Cyber Smile Foundation.

Woodruff is an expert on cyber issues, travelling internationally to talk at global corporations and the industry’s most important conferences. He is also writing a book on cyber intelligence and combating cyber terrorism whilst hoping to pursue a PhD in political science at Sheffield University this following September.  

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Barry Coombs - CW Director, VMware vExpert, Blogger and Author

Barry is Operations and Pre Sales Director for ComputerWorld by day and an avid Blogger following everything to do with the virtualisation, storage and cloud industries.

Barry's responsibilities range from identifying new technologies and architecting solutions for customers to speaking and hosting customer focused events surrounding virtualisation, end user computing,  storage and cloud computing. Barry blogs at and and is co-host of the podcast.

Barry has co-authored three books focusing on VMware Horizon View covering versions 5-7. Barry enjoys talking about technology and sharing his findings with others in the community and regularly speaks at VMUG and industry event. Barry was awarded VMware's vExpert award for contributions to the VMware Community in 2010 through to 2017 Barry can usually be found on twitter (@VirtualisedReal) chatting about virtualisation and technology in general.

Do you have questions about Define Tomorrow 2017 - Industry Update ? Contact Megan Warren

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Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
College Green Bristol
BS1 5TA Bristol
United Kingdom

Thursday, 19 October 2017 from 08:00 to 16:30 (BST)

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Megan Warren

Megan Warren is the Marketing and Internal Communications Coordinator at ComputerWorld. 

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