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Europe’s Leading Public-Private Partnership for Cloud

The Helix Nebula Initiative is a partnership between industry, space and science to establish a dynamic ecosystem, benefiting from open cloud services for the seamless integration of science into a business environment. Today, the partnership counts over 40 public and private partners.

THINK Cloud Vendors - London, UK

THINK Cloud Vendors is a one day conference on Tuesday 9th December 2014, that examines the opportunities on offer to those participating in the G-Cloud framework, highlighting the challenges faced and promoting effective strategies for the supplier community when selling cloud services to the Public Sector. Delegates will benefit from the actual experiences of peer organisations that already successfully use the G-Cloud framework; they will hear from public sector buyers about what they look for in potential suppliers and from the government representatives behind the framework on how to use it to its full potential.
As producers of the already successful THINK Cloud for Government conferences, we always discuss the agenda, the focus and the structure of each event that we undertake with senior executives from both local and central government, independent experts, analysts and suppliers of cloud services to the Public Sector. All parties agree that THINK Cloud Vendors is a much needed event and are keen to participate.
However, THINK Cloud Vendors is more than just an event. In addition to the discussions and presentations that you will see on the day we will be producing an online toolkit for delegates to download post event. Each panel session on the day will be recorded and made available for download to all delegates, along with all presentations on the day, offstage interviews with speakers, case studies, analyst content and more. This will enable you to share all of this vital and valuable information with all of the relevant people in your organisation.

Speakers include:
Tony Singleton  Director, G-Cloud and Digital Commercial Programme - Government Digital Service
Stephen Allott, Crown Representative for Small and Medium Enterprises – Cabinet Office
Sarah Hurrell,  Commercial Director Technology, Crown Commercial Service
Tony Richards, Head of Security and Accreditation at G-Cloud – Government Digital Service
Chris Chant - Rainmaker Solutions
Dr Katy Ring - Research Director, 451 Research
Naureen Khan – Head of Programme Public sector, Tech UK
Stuart Lauchlan – Co-Founder Diginomica
Peter Middleton – Specialist Cloud Consultant (Previously, G-Cloud Programme
Manager – Government Digital Service
James Mackenzie – Business Improvement Officer, Corporate Programme Office –
East Hampshire District Council
Chris Farthing – Founder AdviceCloud
Kate Craig Wood – Managing Director – Memset
Mark Jackson – Director of Partners – Skyscape Cloud Services
Stephanie Hosny – Sales and Marketing Director – IXIS
John Glover – Sales and Marketing Director – Kahootz
Richard Clarke – Head of Public Sector – Huddle

Sessions:
1.    Why the G-Cloud needs you – the Vendor
2.    G-Cloud, the rules of play
3.    Cloud computing: market opportunities across the public sector
4.    How do buyers buy?
5.    Improving your G-Cloud offerings
6.    Being heard above the roar and how to make an impact
7.    Service, design and integration – how G-Cloud is enabling change
8.    Making G-Cloud work for local government
9.    David or Goliath – Opening up the public sector market to SME’s
10.    How we made the G-Cloud work for us

www.thinkcloudvendors.com

 

HELIX NEBULA PARTNERSHIP

Helix Nebula is a new, pioneering partnership between leading IT providers and four of Europe’s biggest research centres, CERN, EMBL, ESA and PIC, charting a course towards sustainable cloud services for the research communities - the Science Cloud.