I'm very pleased to confirm the details for our July event. For Meetup 16 we have a new venue. The date is Wednesday July 29th, and we'll be keeping to our usual schedule of arrivals from 18:30 for a prompt 19:00 start.
Please note: We have a strict limit of 120 for this venue, so RSVP now to secure your spot.
A very big thank you to our sponsor Aspect Capital for providing both the venue and refreshments for the evening. So, what do we have in store for you?
The confirmed Agenda for the evening:
18:30 : Arrival
19:00 : Introduction, Norman Driskell, group organiser
19:05 : Sponsor's welcome, Aspect Capital
19:10 : Session 1 - Enterprise grid computing, by Alex Magnay, Infrastructure Architect, Aspect Capital
Alex from Aspect Capital will be sharing their journey so far into high security grid computing.
[ Find Alex: www.linkedin.com/in/getsITdone ]
19:35 : Session 2 - It's all about the apps, by Rhys Sharp, CTO, Fedr8
The session will look at the challenges of moving legacy applications to the cloud. We have seen many organisations move virtual machines across and have yet to realise the full value of adopting cloud that is achieved when developing “cloud native” applications. How can organisations deliver “cloud native” apps without totally redeveloping the applications.
[ Find Rhys: @rhyshf or @fedr8 or www.fedr8.com ]
20:00 : Break - Refreshments
A variety of drinks and food courtesy of Aspect Capital, please say "thanks!" to their team!
20:15 : Session 3 - Cloud Analytics: Manage and find your cloud's optimisation sweet spot, by Sharon Wagner, CEO, Cloudyn
Sharon will demonstrate how businesses can use cloud analytics to asses and optimise their AWS cloud investment as well as share best practices for managing cloud costs and how to provision their deployment for optimal performance.
[ Find Sharon: @Sharon_Wagner or www.linkedin.com/in/sharonwagner ]
20:40 : Session 4 - AWS Updates, by Ian Massingham, Technical Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
Ian joins us for his semi-regular spot of AWS updates, straight from the source.
[ Find Ian: @IanMmmm and uk.linkedin.com/in/imassingham ]
21:05 to close : Networking
We can't wait to see you, it's going to be a great evening of chat, learning, and networking!
Aspect Capital - www.aspectcapital.com
Aspect Capital is a global systematic investment manager, founded in 1997 by pioneers in quantitative investment techniques. Our focus and success have since grown Aspect into a team of over 110 professionals, managing $4.8bn of client assets. Research and innovation are at the core of our business, driving the evolution of our quantitative models and their implementation. Our successful proprietary trading systems are highly automated and operate 24/5 over a wide range of asset classes globally. Technology is integral to everything we do.