3 October 2019
4 October 2019
5 October 2019
About the Event
Infrastructure Anywhere, Infrastructure Everywhere
Reports of the death of the on-premise data centre may have been greatly exaggerated, but the proliferation of different types of infrastructure in likely disparate geographical locations is very real. As a result, our own Infrastructure Teams now need to work in more agile and mobile ways, with DevOps and infrastructure-as-code being the new norm. How can we manage it all effectively, ensuring that we can support the digital services our own institutions rely on? Can we achieve the panacea of a single management interface? What about the challenges our infrastructure teams face in developing, implementing and managing these technologies?
We want our delegates to come to IG19 ‘Infrastructure Anywhere, Infrastructure Everywhere’ with plenty of questions. With a programme combining technical insight and strategic foresight, IG19 aims to help answer these and many other questions, both in terms of infrastructure today as well as the infrastructure of tomorrow.
This year's conference is aimed at both technology practitioners as well as technology leaders and features a great mix of sector-led presentations, interactive sessions, business showcases and insightful keynotes. As ever, IG19 will offer excellent peer networking opportunities, something that we know is very much valued by our delegates.
For IG19 we return to one of Leeds most famous landmarks, the stylish and elegant Art Deco Queens Hotel. Over-looking Leeds City Square, with its own private entrance from the adjacent train station, and restaurants, bars and shops all within easy reach, the Queens will be a fantastic venue for this year’s conference.
Senior Infrastructure Specialist
University of Southampton
Birmingham City University
Head of Infrastructure
University of Durham
Director, UK Public Sales
With 21 years of experience in the business and ICT service industry, and 15 years of which in the Public Sector, Shaun believes that Pure’s unique business value proposition and technology accelerate and enable improved data analytics, storage management and Artificial Intelligence.
EMEA Field CTO
As a senior technical advisor, Patrick provides crucial input and leadership across engineering, product management, sales, marketing and presales. With a 25-year career in financial services technology, Patrick has held roles at Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Nomura in London and New York. Most recently responsible for core infrastructure engineering at Deutsche Bank.
Senior IAM Analyst
University of London
Tim has worked in the Higher Education IT sector since 2001, with a lot of that spent working on various aspects of Identity and Access Management. He is currently working at the University of London as a Senior IAM Analyst to extend identity management across the University’s IT estate.
Cloud Business Consultant
Louise consults on the business, strategic and financial considerations of cloud computing and digital transformation. Louise has supported several Jisc members and local government customers with their cloud strategy, understand the capex to opex shift, total cost of ownership reviews and ways to optimise in the cloud.
Head of Operations & Infrastructure
Alex Goffe is Head of Operations & Infrastructure at Keele University, covering servers, storage, cloud, platforms and cyber security. The University is currently going through an exciting digital transformation where resilient & fit for purpose services are helping to drive the change to digital services.
London Business School
Leading the infrastructure design team at London Business School, he’s been part of a team that has navigated many transitions of the infrastructure at the School over the years. His main specialism has been networks but turns his hand to the entire infrastructure stack.
Director of IT Infrastructure
University of Edinburgh
Head of UK Technology Office
Chris worked with both Logicalis UK and internationally with Logicalis Group in varied roles including Group Chief Technology Officer and Chief Digital Officer, shaping our go-to-market propositions and driving customer engagement. As an accomplished digital modernisation speaker and storyteller, Chris can often be found wowing audiences about the future of digital transformation and the art of the possible.
Principal Infrastructure Engineer
University of Derby
Richard has worked in a variety of IT infrastructure roles and he is currently the Principal Infrastructure Engineer at the University of Derby. He enjoys using his skills and experience to enable digital transformation through infrastructure strategy, design, implementation, and operations, with a passion for automation and sharing knowledge with others.
Timandra presents the BBC Radio 4 series, FutureProofing and How To Disagree. She has also presented documentaries, Data, Data Everywhere, Supersense Me & The Singularity, and was resident reporter on Radio 4's social psychology series The Human Zoo, - more an exhibit than a zookeeper. Since winning the Independent newspaper's column-writing competition Timandra has written for many print and online publications. She is also a Visiting Fellow (Knowledge Exchange) in Big Data, Information Rights and Public Engagement with the Centre for Information Rights at the University of Winchester, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and a member of their working group on Data Ethics.
Guilherme De Sousa
Head of Infrastructure & Service Experience
Heriot Watt University
Guilherme De Sousa has over 20 years’ experience working in IT within a Higher Education environment. As Head of Digital Infrastructure & Security he leads the teams developing and delivering infrastructure and security services across Heriot-Watt’s global campuses.
Head of Project Services
Heriot Watt University
Tricia Moscati has over 20 years’ experience in IT, including local government, oil, telecoms and Higher Education. As Head of Business Improvement her strengths include Programme/portfolio and project management and process improvement. In addition to her main duties she is a certified coach for the University.
Chief Security Officer
For the past 10 years, Mark Siddle has worked in academia covering infrastructure, network and security operations. He currently works at Jisc in their Security Operations Centre leading the threat analysis team and acting as the technical lead for their Splunk programme.
Infrastructure Manager & Cloud Technical Lead
University of Plymouth
Senior Business Analyst
University of Plymouth
Matthew is a Senior Business Analyst with over 10 years’ experience in higher education delivering innovative IT solutions to meet business needs. He has worked on a range of projects during this time and is currently managing the application migration process to Microsoft Azure with the ‘Into the Cloud’ project.
Research Software Engineer
University of Bristol
Christopher trained as a physicist and went on to work in several environmental science institutes doing what is now called research software engineering. He currently works in the University of Bristol’s Advanced Computing Research Centre helping researches make the best use of on premise and cloud HPC systems.
Independent IT Consultant
Nick cut his teeth in networking as a student twenty years ago, creating the UK’s first internet access service for students in halls. Later head of IT infrastructure at University of Bristol, and then director of Bristol’s digital transformation programme, he led moves to offsite data centres and to cloud services with Google GSuite and Office 365. He is now an independent IT consultant advising universities and colleges.
Head of Software Development
University of York
David is Head of Software Development at the University of York, heading up our growing development team and helping them move to cloud native approaches. Previously he was worked in a number of organisations, most recently as Director of Digital Products at the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Assistant Director, Infrastructure
University of York
Arthur is Director of Infrastructure and Faculty IT at the University of York. His team run all the things David is trying to get his team to stop using.