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1For large and mid-size enterprises, including government and educational organizations, the Internet has forced major transitions. None has been more transformative than cloud. Together with our partners, we are working to meet customers’ requirements for a globally distributed, highly secure cloud platform capable of handling the robust demands of the Internet of Everything.

Looking for an opportunity to learn about how you can transform your own organisation? Meet with 22 partners who will present their specific set of Cisco Powered offerings, the industry standard for cloud and managed services.

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Cisco Powered Theater Schedule

Tuesday, January 27

START TIME CISCO PARTNER SPEAKER TOPIC
11:00 – 11:20 ANS Mark Johnson, Head of Pre Sales There’s been a lot of talk about ‘moving things to a cloud’. Pay for what you use, turn it off, spin it up and ‘burst it’ with IaaS/Paas etc. etc. But the reality is much more than that flippant comments around each individual component cloud service. Public clouds are engineering masterpieces, but we need to know how to use them correctly in the way they were designed to be used. In the same way we need embrace the value MSP’s provide in managing and maintaining underlying systems and DC services. For this, we see service coming from 3 dimensions.
11:20 – 11:40 AT&T Guy Hendel, Director, Product Marketing (UC Voice) Guy Hendel, UC Product Director for AT&T, will overview how AT&T Unified Communications is transforming global business communications by integrating enterprise voice, video, mobile UC and federation. Find out how AT&T can transform your disparate communications into a single, seamless, complete, global,  end-to end UC solution.  Learn how to move away from aging PBX systems to forward-looking technologies that include voice, video and conferencing on converged networks. Learn how AT&T federation services will provide you with seamless interactions with your internal and external contacts.
11:40 – 12:00 BRENNERCOM Georg Herbst, IT Solution Engineer With its head office in Bolzano and a branch office in Trento, Brennercom plays a bridging role between northern Italy and the German-speaking world, where it has two branches: in Innsbruck (Austria) and Munich (Germany). With a proprietary fibre optic network in continuous expansion and the constant development of its technology infrastructure, Brennercom offers to companies, system integrators, cloud service providers a broad and innovative range of telecommunication and IT services and the most advanced and powerful cloud computing available (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), based on CISCO high tech solutions and highly advanced, safe and certified data centres.
12:00 – 12:20 BT Mattia Cardazzi, BT Compute BT Compute: Every day, the world becomes more connected as everything comes together on digital networks. The network is everywhere, creating limitless possibilities for enterprises and governments, individuals and society. In this presentation, we will share how together with Cisco we are helping organisations use technology creatively to realize new possibilities in the cloud and achieve stunning business results. As the cloud creates new possibilities for businesses to innovate and experiment, we explore how our Cisco powered Cloud Compute service is helping CIOs keep pace with the changing demands of their customers and confidently build powerful ‘pay as you go’ cloud solutions that they can use from anywhere in the world.
12:20 – 12:40 CANOPY Antoine Perrault, Global Alliance Manager Canopy’s Cloud Infrastructure solutions are pre-integrated from best of breed technologies from some of the biggest names in IT, Atos, the leading European IT services company, EMC, VMware and Cisco. Canopy’s Cloud Infrastructure solutions are pre-integrated from best of breed technologies. With a pre-built, fully managed and fully automated cloud infrastructure, your enterprise IT’s productivity and innovation is significantly enhanced. In this presentation you will find out how your company can cost effectively achieve the benefits of Cloud IT without compromising on security and control.
12:40 – 13:00 Colt Technology Services Ltd Ian Hutchinson, Strategic Partner Manager Every organization in EU is changing; whether public sector, small business, fourth sector or enterprises. Traditional industries are shifting their focus, they realise they need to find new ways to compete both at home and abroad. Every business, whether they know it now or not, is transforming into a digital business. This digital transformation will drive the new digital economy and deliver growth for Europe. Colt IT Services will drive growth in Europe’s digital economy, providing technology services that support the way businesses engage, transact and interact. We challenge the old ways of doing things; making technology accessible and available, easy to use and simple to consume. By being focused on business outcomes, Colt IT Services helps customers compete today and in the future.
13:00 – 13:20 Verizon Alex Doyle, Director Product Management During his presentation, Alex Doyle, UCC Director for Verizon will discuss the role that Cloud Unified Communications plays in Enterprise transformation where the goal should be to realise improved business outcomes and not just cost savings. Demonstrate how Verizon’s newest global cloud capabilities deliver the entire Communications & Collaboration stack – collaboration, call centers, mobility, network and the consulting and professional services expertise to define, deliver, and measure true transformation and give an insight into how businesses have successfully deployed cloud collaboration to enable them to focus on their core business.
13:20 – 13:40 Fujitsu John Keegan, Director Business Development & Innovation Business Collaboration: Vision, Services and customer experiences: Business communications changed from a fire and forget culture of email to the immediate feedback of today’s instant messaging and collaboration tools. Fujitsu and Cisco have developed collaboration tools that enable voice, video and collaboration with a range of supporting infrastructure to deliver services in a seamless manner across multiple devices independent of location.
13:40 – 14:00 Telstra Andrew Ledson, Cloud Sales Specialist Approximately 40% of organisations are Superusers……are you one of them?
The rise of the Superuser has created an uncomfortable position for the CIO with new tools, applications and ways of working requiring different thinking. A new kind of provider and a new kind of model. Cloud Collaboration is Telstra’s Cloud based unified communications platform which launched in Australia in 2013 and expanded globally across 4 continents. With some 250,000 users, the solution provides customers with a consistent, agile and dynamic collaboration and mobility platform to co-create, innovate and extend business globally. You’re in safe hands. Telstra is trusted by 200 of the world’s top 500 companies to deliver global communications and IT services.
14:00 – 14:20 Vodafone Alex Connors, VGE Product Director IWAN as a service: The world of work is changing dramatically and having the network capability to cope with the increasing complexity and application explosion has never been more critical.
Vodafone Group PLC is the first partner to achieve Cisco Powered Service designation for IWAN as a Service (AXaaS) and Alex Connors, Head of Fixed Connectivity for Vodafone Global Enterprise will be sharing what this means for our customers.
14:20 – 14:40 Dimension Data Bernard Paques, Solutions Architect, Cloud How to become a successful cloud service provider? Jersey Telecom wanted to capture new market opportunities and to achieve quickest transformation of their company. Dimension Data offered both a structured relationship and an industrial cloud value proposition. Equipped with these two engines, Jersey Telecom has turned themselves in a local and global cloud service provider in 11 weeks. Today their cloud business is flourishing, and they leverage continuous cloud integration and certification from Dimension Data on a Cisco Powered platform, geared for future successes.
14:40 – 15:00 DEDAGROUP Roberto Loro, Cloud & IT Services Director Forget IT! (IT’s the Cloud effect)
The Cloud has disrupted the entire IT ecosystem and is changing the paradigm by which enterprises are adopting technology to enable their Digital Business Roadmap and strategic development.
Moving existing Information Systems to the Cloud (Hybrid or not) is just a matter of time, but it’s not always an easy task and requires more than self-service, off the shelf solutions.
Which are the key issues, metrics, and methodologies to support Transparent Transition from a traditional IT approach to a coherent, agile and cost effective Cloud Business Platform? What are the real world results you can expect? Which are the key metrics to be used? Which are the challenges you are going to face next?
Cloud is not about technology, it’s about business results.
15:00 – 15:20 Skyscape Phil Dawson, President Skyscape Cloud Services is the leading provider of cloud IaaS to UK government. Founded in 2011, Skyscape drives the standards of assured cloud that are independently validated with UK Pan Government Accreditation and certification through schemes such as ISO27001 and CSA STAR. Skyscape’s greener, smarter, assured cloud enables our customers to pay only for what they use in an easy to adopt, easy to use and if required, easy to leave format. The presentation will outline key features of Skyscape’s proposition and share insights into the next stages of cloud service development.
15:20 – 15:40 Freudenberg IT SE & Co. KG Denis Reinartz, Operations Director UCS based private cloud services for SAP, SAP HANA and Microsoft Applications: Freudenberg IT  (FIT) is a global IT solution provider specialized in SAP & Microsoft consulting, implementation and hosting with locations in US, Europe and Asia. FIT mainly provides private cloud solutions from its global datacenters. Since End of 2013 FIT is Cisco Advanced Cloud and Managed Services Certified Partner. End of 2014 FIT additionally achieved the “SAP HANA certification for C-Cell Architecture” as the 1st Cisco Powered partner in Europe and 2nd in the world.
15:40 – 16:00 KCOM Group PLC Stu Smith, Propositions Architect Intercloud acceleration through HCS:   After reviewing an idiot’s guide to the Intercloud vision, Stu Smith (Kcom’s technical specialist for its cloud portfolio) discusses how Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) can deliver many of the benefits today, fast-tracking a customer to the Intercloud journey.  They also discuss the benefits that are already being seen by some of Europe’s biggest telephony, Unified Communications and Contact Centres customers as they’ve chosen an HCS approach.
16:00 – 16:20 Logocalis Alex Watson-Jackson, Proposition Manager – Agile Data Centre IT Departments are facing one of the most significant transformations in how they serve their organisations since the advent of the Client-Server computing model.   With Logicalis find out:
What can IT departments learn from the technology of the latest jet fighters? How are Logicalis’ most innovative customers meeting the challenge? What will the future business and IT organisation look like?
16:20 – 16:40 Portugal Telecom José Manuel Barroca Gomes, Head of Cloud Alliances Introducing Hybrid Cloud : Portugal Telecom will present its technical track record towards building the ground for the Cloud business alongside with Cisco. There will be an overview of PT’s Cloud portfolio with special focus on the recent joint developments to launch a hybrid cloud offer, based in Cisco Intercloud Fabric, in the first half of this year. There will also be a final slot to demonstrate how the solution will operationally work, through a flash movie, in order to give a preview of the way it will seamlessly enable a simple and secured experience across clouds.
16:40 – 17:00 Telefonica Cristobal Corredor, Conferencing Product Manager Telefónica provides an integrated family of Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC) Services. Our Managed UCC value proposition includes SIP Trunking, Managed Telephony over IP, Managed Unified Communication and Managed Conferencing, all delivered over our global Managed WAN service. When implementing Telefónica UCC solutions your enterprise will benefit of improved collaboration, enhanced work quality, accelerated business processes and increased productivity.
17:00 – 17:20 Sungard Availability Services (UK) Ltd Max Feneck, Director, Strategic Alliances Whether you are a Cisco Partner or Customer the Hybrid Cloud and Intercloud represents the opportunity to transform your IT operations and your business, but many still have concerns regarding security and availability of your critical applications. Will your computing resources be there when you need them? Will your applications and data remain protected? Can you continue to leverage your existing environments while taking advantage of new technologies?  Does Intercloud make this simpler? In this brief presentation listen to how Sungard AS is addressing these issues for its customers as well as helping Cisco partners deliver valuable solutions to their customers.
17:20 – 17:40 Telecom Italia Fabrizio Rapisarda, Milan EXPO 2015 Project, Head of Operation Expo Milan 2015 Digital Smart City is coming. Telecom Italia is building the first Digital Smart City platform to support a fully integrated Visitor experience. An intensive collaboration  and  communication will possible thanks to Wired and Wireless Ultra-Broad Band convergence for an easy access to Nuvola Italiana Cloud services. Telecom Italia  knows that every major events is made of a lot of smaller event and every one of them needs to be managed. The EXPO answer is a Command & Control Center based innovative Telecom Italia Big Data Operation platform that can be consider as the Event Operating System used by more than 800 peoples. Telecom Italia knows that Operation ins an attitude.
17:40 – 18:00 Adapt Kevin Linsell, Head of Service Development Why A Cloud-First Strategy Is The Wrong Strategy : In this session Kevin will explain why application-first is the key to delivering true customer value – and how Adapt creates the ultimate application habitats for businesses by bringing together legacy, hybrid cloud, hyperscalers and more.

Wednesday, January 28

START TIME CISCO PARTNER SPEAKER TOPIC
10:40 – 11:00 Adapt Kevin Linsell, Head of Service Development Why A Cloud-First Strategy Is The Wrong Strategy : In this session Kevin will explain why application-first is the key to delivering true customer value – and how Adapt creates the ultimate application habitats for businesses by bringing together legacy, hybrid cloud, hyperscalers and more.
11:00 – 11:20 AT&T Guy Hendel, Director, Product Marketing (UC Voice) Guy Hendel, UC Product Director for AT&T, will overview how AT&T Unified Communications is transforming global business communications by integrating enterprise voice, video, mobile UC and federation. Find out how AT&T can transform your disparate communications into a single, seamless, complete, global,  end-to end UC solution.  Learn how to move away from aging PBX systems to forward-looking technologies that include voice, video and conferencing on converged networks. Learn how AT&T federation services will provide you with seamless interactions with your internal and external contacts.
11:20 – 11:40 ANS Mark Johnson, Head of Pre Sales There’s been a lot of talk about ‘moving things to a cloud’. Pay for what you use, turn it off, spin it up and ‘burst it’ with IaaS/Paas etc. etc. But the reality is much more than that flippant comments around each individual component cloud service. Public clouds are engineering masterpieces, but we need to know how to use them correctly in the way they were designed to be used. In the same way we need embrace the value MSP’s provide in managing and maintaining underlying systems and DC services. For this, we see service coming from 3 dimensions.
11:40 – 12:00 BRENNERCOM ROLAND OBERDANNER, IT SOLUTION ENGINEER With its head office in Bolzano and a branch office in Trento, Brennercom plays a bridging role between northern Italy and the German-speaking world, where it has two branches: in Innsbruck (Austria) and Munich (Germany). With a proprietary fibre optic network in continuous expansion and the constant development of its technology infrastructure, Brennercom offers to companies, system integrators, cloud service providers a broad and innovative range of telecommunication and IT services and the most advanced and powerful cloud computing available (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), based on CISCO high tech solutions and highly advanced, safe and certified data centres.
12:00 – 12:20 BT Francesco Anagni, BT One BT One: The better collaboration technology gets, the more it can help people work together more effectively, wherever they are and whatever device they’re using. In this session, we will explore how with Cisco we get people working in harmony with easy-to-manage collaboration solutions that give users a great experience, enabling their communications infrastructure, mobility, desktop and applications to work together seamlessly.
12:20 – 12:40 Canopy ANTOINE PERRAULT, Global Alliance Manager Canopy’s Cloud Infrastructure solutions are pre-integrated from best of breed technologies from some of the biggest names in IT, Atos, the leading European IT services company, EMC, VMware and Cisco. Canopy’s Cloud Infrastructure solutions are pre-integrated from best of breed technologies. With a pre-built, fully managed and fully automated cloud infrastructure, your enterprise IT’s productivity and innovation is significantly enhanced. In this presentation you will find out how your company can cost effectively achieve the benefits of Cloud IT without compromising on security and control.
12:40 – 13:00 Colt Technology Services Ltd Ian Hutchinson, Strategic Partner Manager Every organization in EU is changing; whether public sector, small business, fourth sector or enterprises. Traditional industries are shifting their focus, they realise they need to find new ways to compete both at home and abroad. Every business, whether they know it now or not, is transforming into a digital business. This digital transformation will drive the new digital economy and deliver growth for Europe. Colt IT Services will drive growth in Europe’s digital economy, providing technology services that support the way businesses engage, transact and interact. We challenge the old ways of doing things; making technology accessible and available, easy to use and simple to consume. By being focused on business outcomes, Colt IT Services helps customers compete today and in the future.
13:00 – 13:20 DATAMETRIX AS Sindre Johansen, Head of Cloud Services
13:20 – 13:40 Verizon Alex Doyle, Director Product Management During his presentation, Alex Doyle, UCC Director for Verizon will discuss the role that Cloud Unified Communications plays in Enterprise transformation where the goal should be to realise improved business outcomes and not just cost savings. Demonstrate how Verizon’s newest global cloud capabilities deliver the entire Communications & Collaboration stack – collaboration, call centers, mobility, network and the consulting and professional services expertise to define, deliver, and measure true transformation and give an insight into how businesses have successfully deployed cloud collaboration to enable them to focus on their core business.
13:40 – 14:00 Telstra Andrew Ledson, Cloud Sales Specialist Approximately 40% of organisations are Superusers……are you one of them?
The rise of the Superuser has created an uncomfortable position for the CIO with new tools, applications and ways of working requiring different thinking. A new kind of provider and a new kind of model. Cloud Collaboration is Telstra’s Cloud based unified communications platform which launched in Australia in 2013 and expanded globally across 4 continents. With some 250,000 users, the solution provides customers with a consistent, agile and dynamic collaboration and mobility platform to co-create, innovate and extend business globally. You’re in safe hands. Telstra is trusted by 200 of the world’s top 500 companies to deliver global communications and IT services.
14:00 – 14:20 Vodafone Sandy Walker, Head of Unified Communications Unified Communications: With about 3.5 million One Net service users at the end of 2013, Vodafone is the undisputed leader in the European hosted IP telephony and UCC services market (2014 Frost & Sullivan Best Practise Award).  Sandy Walker, Senior Manager Unified Communications & Fixed Solutions will share with you why so many businesses decide to go with a Unified Communications solution from Vodafone.
14:20 – 14:40 Dimension Data Bernard Paques, Solutions Architect, Cloud How to become a successful cloud service provider? Jersey Telecom wanted to capture new market opportunities and to achieve quickest transformation of their company. Dimension Data offered both a structured relationship and an industrial cloud value proposition. Equipped with these two engines, Jersey Telecom has turned themselves in a local and global cloud service provider in 11 weeks. Today their cloud business is flourishing, and they leverage continuous cloud integration and certification from Dimension Data on a Cisco Powered platform, geared for future successes.
14:40 – 15:00 DEDAGROUP Roberto Loro, Cloud and IT Director Forget IT! (IT’s the Cloud effect)
The Cloud has disrupted the entire IT ecosystem and is changing the paradigm by which enterprises are adopting technology to enable their Digital Business Roadmap and strategic development.
Moving existing Information Systems to the Cloud (Hybrid or not) is just a matter of time, but it’s not always an easy task and requires more than self-service, off the shelf solutions.
Which are the key issues, metrics, and methodologies to support Transparent Transition from a traditional IT approach to a coherent, agile and cost effective Cloud Business Platform? What are the real world results you can expect? Which are the key metrics to be used? Which are the challenges you are going to face next?
Cloud is not about technology, it’s about business results.
15:40 – 16:00 Skyscape Phil Dawson, President Skyscape Cloud Services is the leading provider of cloud IaaS to UK government. Founded in 2011, Skyscape drives the standards of assured cloud that are independently validated with UK Pan Government Accreditation and certification through schemes such as ISO27001 and CSA STAR. Skyscape’s greener, smarter, assured cloud enables our customers to pay only for what they use in an easy to adopt, easy to use and if required, easy to leave format. The presentation will outline key features of Skyscape’s proposition and share insights into the next stages of cloud service development.
15:20 – 15:40 Freudenberg IT SE & Co. KG Denis Reinartz, Operations Director UCS based private cloud services for SAP, SAP HANA and Microsoft Applications
Freudenberg IT  (FIT) is a global IT solution provider specialized in SAP & Microsoft consulting, implementation and hosting with locations in US, Europe and Asia. FIT mainly provides private cloud solutions from its global datacenters. Since End of 2013 FIT is Cisco Advanced Cloud and Managed Services Certified Partner. End of 2014 FIT additionally achieved the “SAP HANA certification for C-Cell Architecture” as the 1st Cisco Powered partner in Europe and 2nd in the world.
15:40 – 16:00 KCOM Group PLC Stu Smith, Propositions Architect Intercloud acceleration through HCS:   After reviewing an idiot’s guide to the Intercloud vision, Stu Smith (Kcom’s technical specialist for its cloud portfolio) discusses how Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) can deliver many of the benefits today, fast-tracking a customer to the Intercloud journey.  They also discuss the benefits that are already being seen by some of Europe’s biggest telephony, Unified Communications and Contact Centres customers as they’ve chosen an HCS approach.
16:00 – 16:20 Logicalis Alex Watson-Jackson, Proposition Manager – Agile Data Center IT Departments are facing one of the most significant transformations in how they serve their organisations since the advent of the Client-Server computing model.   With Logicalis find out:
What can IT departments learn from the technology of the latest jet fighters? How are Logicalis’ most innovative customers meeting the challenge? What will the future business and IT organisation look like?
16:20 – 16:40 Portugal Telecom José Manuel Barroca Gomes, Head of Cloud Alliances Introducing Hybrid Cloud : Portugal Telecom will present its technical track record towards building the ground for the Cloud business alongside with Cisco. There will be an overview of PT’s Cloud portfolio with special focus on the recent joint developments to launch a hybrid cloud offer, based in Cisco Intercloud Fabric, in the first half of this year. There will also be a final slot to demonstrate how the solution will operationally work, through a flash movie, in order to give a preview of the way it will seamlessly enable a simple and secured experience across clouds.
16:40 – 17:00 Telefonica Cristobal Corredor, Conferencing Product Manager Telefónica provides an integrated family of Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC) Services. Our Managed UCC value proposition includes SIP Trunking, Managed Telephony over IP, Managed Unified Communication and Managed Conferencing, all delivered over our global Managed WAN service. When implementing Telefónica UCC solutions your enterprise will benefit of improved collaboration, enhanced work quality, accelerated business processes and increased productivity.
17:00 – 17:20 Sungard AS (UK) Ltd Max Feneck, Director, Strategic Alliances Whether you are a Cisco Partner or Customer the Hybrid Cloud and Intercloud represents the opportunity to transform your IT operations and your business, but many still have concerns regarding security and availability of your critical applications. Will your computing resources be there when you need them? Will your applications and data remain protected? Can you continue to leverage your existing environments while taking advantage of new technologies?  Does Intercloud make this simpler? In this brief presentation listen to how Sungard AS is addressing these issues for its customers as well as helping Cisco partners deliver valuable solutions to their customers.
17:20 – 17:40 Telecom Italia Fabrizio Rapisarda , Milan EXPO 2015 Project Head of Operation Expo Milan2015 Digital Smart City is coming. Telecom Italia is building the first Digital Smart City platform to support a fully integrated Visitor experience. An intensive collaboration and communication will possible thanks to Wired and Wireless Ultra-Broad Band convergence for an easy access to Nuvola Italiana Cloud services. Telecom Italia knows that every major events is made of a lot of smaller event and every one of them needs to be managed. The EXPO answer is a Command & Control Center based innovative Telecom Italia Big Data Operation platform that can be consider as the Event Operating System used by more than 800 peoples. Telecom Italia knows that Operation ins an attidute.
17:40 – 18:00 Fujitsu John Keegan, Director Business Development & Innovation Business Collaboration: Vision, Services and customer experiences: Business communications changed from a fire and forget culture of email to the immediate feedback of today’s instant messaging and collaboration tools. Fujitsu and Cisco have developed collaboration tools that enable voice, video and collaboration with a range of supporting infrastructure to deliver services in a seamless manner across multiple devices independent of location.

Thursday, January 29

START TIME CISCO PARTNER SPEAKER TOPIC
10:40 – 11:00 Vodafone Neil Moss, Head of Commercial Development, Cloud & Hosting Cloud and Hosting: Cloud is nothing new but the way cloud is transforming the way you and your consumers use technology is always evolving. One area of the industry that is garnering a great deal of attention at the moment is the concept of a hybrid cloud. Hear from Neil Moss, Head of Commercial Development, what Vodafone have to say about the advances taking place in the Hybrid cloud market and what this means for business today.
11:00 – 11:20 Adapt Kevin Linsell, Head of Service Development Why A Cloud-First Strategy Is The Wrong Strategy : In this session Kevin will explain why application-first is the key to delivering true customer value – and how Adapt creates the ultimate application habitats for businesses by bringing together legacy, hybrid cloud, hyperscalers and more.
11:20 – 11:40 ANS Mark Johnson, Head of Pre Sales There’s been a lot of talk about ‘moving things to a cloud’. Pay for what you use, turn it off, spin it up and ‘burst it’ with IaaS/Paas etc. etc. But the reality is much more than that flippant comments around each individual component cloud service. Public clouds are engineering masterpieces, but we need to know how to use them correctly in the way they were designed to be used. In the same way we need embrace the value MSP’s provide in managing and maintaining underlying systems and DC services. For this, we see service coming from 3 dimensions.
11:40 – 12:00 AT&T Guy Hendel, Director, Product Marketing (UC Voice) Guy Hendel, UC Product Director for AT&T, will overview how AT&T Unified Communications is transforming global business communications by integrating enterprise voice, video, mobile UC and federation. Find out how AT&T can transform your disparate communications into a single, seamless, complete, global,  end-to end UC solution.  Learn how to move away from aging PBX systems to forward-looking technologies that include voice, video and conferencing on converged networks. Learn how AT&T federation services will provide you with seamless interactions with your internal and external contacts.
12:00 – 12:20 Telefonica Cristobal Corredor, Conferencing Product Manager Telefónica provides an integrated family of Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC) Services. Our Managed UCC value proposition includes SIP Trunking, Managed Telephony over IP, Managed Unified Communication and Managed Conferencing, all delivered over our global Managed WAN service. When implementing Telefónica UCC solutions your enterprise will benefit of improved collaboration, enhanced work quality, accelerated business processes and increased productivity.
12:20 – 12:40 BT Francesco Anagni, BT Contact BT Contact: Organisations are operating in a competitive market where conditions are tough – there is continual pressure to drive down costs and at the same time boost operational efficiency. In this environment, striking the right balance between exemplary customer service and cost containment has become increasingly challenging. In this session, we explore how BT and Cisco are addressing this challenge, offering a reliable and efficient alternative to building, managing and maintaining your own contact centre solution through providing flexible, scalable cloud-based contact services that offer true multi-channel functionality.
12:40 – 13:00 Canopy Antoine Perrault, Global Alliance Manager Canopy’s Cloud Infrastructure solutions are pre-integrated from best of breed technologies from some of the biggest names in IT, Atos, the leading European IT services company, EMC, VMware and Cisco. Canopy’s Cloud Infrastructure solutions are pre-integrated from best of breed technologies. With a pre-built, fully managed and fully automated cloud infrastructure, your enterprise IT’s productivity and innovation is significantly enhanced. In this presentation you will find out how your company can cost effectively achieve the benefits of Cloud IT without compromising on security and control.
13:00 – 13:20 Colt Technology Services Ltd Ian Hutchinson, Strategic Partner Manager Every organization in EU is changing; whether public sector, small business, fourth sector or enterprises. Traditional industries are shifting their focus, they realise they need to find new ways to compete both at home and abroad. Every business, whether they know it now or not, is transforming into a digital business. This digital transformation will drive the new digital economy and deliver growth for Europe. Colt IT Services will drive growth in Europe’s digital economy, providing technology services that support the way businesses engage, transact and interact. We challenge the old ways of doing things; making technology accessible and available, easy to use and simple to consume. By being focused on business outcomes, Colt IT Services helps customers compete today and in the future.
13:20 – 13:40 DATAMETRIX AS Sindre Johansen, Head of Cloud Services
13:40 – 14:00 Dimension Data Bernard Paques, Solutions Architect, Cloud How to become a successful cloud service provider? Jersey Telecom wanted to capture new market opportunities and to achieve quickest transformation of their company. Dimension Data offered both a structured relationship and an industrial cloud value proposition. Equipped with these two engines, Jersey Telecom has turned themselves in a local and global cloud service provider in 11 weeks. Today their cloud business is flourishing, and they leverage continuous cloud integration and certification from Dimension Data on a Cisco Powered platform, geared for future successes.
14:00 – 14:20 DEDAGROUP Roberto Loro, Cloud & IT Services Director Forget IT! (IT’s the Cloud effect)
The Cloud has disrupted the entire IT ecosystem and is changing the paradigm by which enterprises are adopting technology to enable their Digital Business Roadmap and strategic development.
Moving existing Information Systems to the Cloud (Hybrid or not) is just a matter of time, but it’s not always an easy task and requires more than self-service, off the shelf solutions.
Which are the key issues, metrics, and methodologies to support Transparent Transition from a traditional IT approach to a coherent, agile and cost effective Cloud Business Platform? What are the real world results you can expect? Which are the key metrics to be used? Which are the challenges you are going to face next?
Cloud is not about technology, it’s about business results.
14:20 – 14:40 Fujitsu John Keegan, Director Business Development & Innovation Business Collaboration: Vision, Services and customer experiences: Business communications changed from a fire and forget culture of email to the immediate feedback of today’s instant messaging and collaboration tools. Fujitsu and Cisco have developed collaboration tools that enable voice, video and collaboration with a range of supporting infrastructure to deliver services in a seamless manner across multiple devices independent of location.
14:40 – 15:00 Freudenberg IT SE & Co. KG Denis Reinartz, Operations Director UCS based private cloud services for SAP, SAP HANA and Microsoft Applications
Freudenberg IT  (FIT) is a global IT solution provider specialized in SAP & Microsoft consulting, implementation and hosting with locations in US, Europe and Asia. FIT mainly provides private cloud solutions from its global datacenters. Since End of 2013 FIT is Cisco Advanced Cloud and Managed Services Certified Partner. End of 2014 FIT additionally achieved the “SAP HANA certification for C-Cell Architecture” as the 1st Cisco Powered partner in Europe and 2nd in the world.
15:00 – 15:20 Sungard Availability Services (UK) Ltd

Max Feneck, Director, Strategic Alliances
Whether you are a Cisco Partner or Customer the Hybrid Cloud and Intercloud represents the opportunity to transform your IT operations and your business, but many still have concerns regarding security and availability of your critical applications. Will your computing resources be there when you need them? Will your applications and data remain protected? Can you continue to leverage your existing environments while taking advantage of new technologies?  Does Intercloud make this simpler? In this brief presentation listen to how Sungard AS is addressing these issues for its customers as well as helping Cisco partners deliver valuable solutions to their customers.
15:20 – 15:40 Logicalis Alex Watson-Jackson, Proposition Manager – Agile Data Centre IT Departments are facing one of the most significant transformations in how they serve their organisations since the advent of the Client-Server computing model.   With Logicalis find out:
What can IT departments learn from the technology of the latest jet fighters? How are Logicalis’ most innovative customers meeting the challenge? What will the future business and IT organisation look like?
15:40 – 16:00 Portugal Telecom José Manuel Barroca Gomes, Head of Cloud Alliances Introducing Hybrid Cloud : Portugal Telecom will present its technical track record towards building the ground for the Cloud business alongside with Cisco. There will be an overview of PT’s Cloud portfolio with special focus on the recent joint developments to launch a hybrid cloud offer, based in Cisco Intercloud Fabric, in the first half of this year. There will also be a final slot to demonstrate how the solution will operationally work, through a flash movie, in order to give a preview of the way it will seamlessly enable a simple and secured experience across clouds.

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