Security in Cloud - CloudLondon Meetup #1

Cloud London
Cloud London
Public group
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Theme: Cloud Security

Venue & Refreshment Sponsor : GResearch


18:00 - 18:30 - Check in and welcome.

18:30 - 18:45 - Introduction

18:45 - Talk 1

Google - Andy Kennedy - EMEA Security & Compliance Specialist

Title: BeyondRisk - How the cloud security model enables the transition towards becoming a data-driven organisation


As organisations leverage the public cloud to enable new ways of building data platforms, we will look at several examples of how the changes that comprise a cloud security model enables and influences big data services, application development and consumption.


Andy Kennedy
EMEA Security & Compliance Specialist

Part of the EMEA Security & Compliance team within the Google Cloud organisation, Andy is focused on assisting clients embrace a security oriented culture through the application of cloud services as part of their digital transformation journey.

Areas of specific interest and activity are cloud security and data anonymisation/management solutions for big data and machine learning use cases. Based in the UK, his background and interests centre around Information Security, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV).

Joining Google in 2017, Andy has more than 24 years of industry experience, including EMEA & UK management roles at VMware and Zscaler, as well as technical roles at Nicira (VMware), Juniper Networks, NetScout and Goldman Sachs.

Twitter: @packetdiscards

19:30 - Talk 2

HSBC - Yhawmini Balakrishnan- IT lead Architect –Enterprise Risk.

Title: Data Architecture –Data as a Service –Can this be achieved ?

Synopsis: What is cloud native data and why is it important? Data vs Information

Data architecture is foundational. It looks at incoming data and determines how it’s captured, stored and integrated into other platforms. One such platform is likely a piece of information architecture, like a CRM, that uses raw customer data to draw meaningful connections about sales and sales processes.

An information Architecture is the name given to data that has been converted into information. And creating information assets is the driving purpose of information architecture.

Each category suggests the conversion of data into something that is helpful for business initiatives, whether it be a grouping of like data or a visual representation that can offer a meaningful snapshot of data to stakeholders.

Yhawmini has been working with the banking industry for past 16 years helping the organization with cloud migration, data management and compliance activities to achieve the business outcomes while adhering to regulatory standards. Yhawmini has been driving the Data Architecture and strategy and designing system at scale to meet the critical reporting requirements .Currently Yhawmini is working on Data warehouse solution on the cloud and B3 requirements

20:00 - Talk 3

Sri Vittal Infotech Limited – Sendhil Murugan Ramasamy – AWS Professional Cloud -Architect Consultant

Title: Using Serverless Framework and Cloud Formation Templates for an end to end Infrastructure-as-Code deployment.

Cloud platforms are empowering developers to develop, deploy and test application and the infrastructure “as code”. Reducing time taken to learn new frameworks, languages and technologies is inherent to the success of cloud adoption. We will be looking at how the Serverless Framework (not SAM) is used to provision a serverless API infrastructure with code and custom Cloud Formation templates.

Sendhil has been helping large financial clients with their cloud migration, governance and compliance activities to achieve expected time-to-market and cloud adoption objectives while strictly adhering to regulatory requirements.Automation, serverless cloud solutions, highly available and scalable systems and cloud education are his main areas of focus.