- October LNETM (Containing the Future...)
NOTE: Our ticketing process has changed, so please use the following link to sign-up to the event: https://october2019lnetm.eventbrite.co.uk Containing the Future... Since its initial announcement by Google in 2014, Kubernetes has become a foundational technology for the growing field of containerisation and microservices. Kubernetes is also central to the future evolution of this space, so we are very pleased to announce that Craig McLuckie (one of the founders of Kubernetes) will be the keynote speaker at the October LNETM. Craig will discuss the origin of Kubernetes from Google's Borg, the growth of the technology, the creation of Heptio and their subsequent acquisition by VMware. In addition, he will give his perspective on the future for the technology and microservices more generally. The fireside chat with Craig will be moderated by Steven Verze (Enterprise Cloud Architect at London Stock Exchange Group). Demo presentations on the evening will include: Jetstack is fast-growing Kubernetes professional services company that builds modern,cloud-native infrastructure using Kubernetes and prides itself with helping startups and enterprises alike in their path to these next generation technologies. Demo 2: TBC ______________________________________________________________________________________ Craig McLuckie (VP R&D, VMware's Cloud Native Applications) Craig McLuckie is the VP of R&D for VMware's Cloud Native Applications business unit. Craig arrived at VMware via the acquisition of Heptio, a leader in the cloud native market and a company that he co-founded and led as CEO. Previously, Craig spent time in senior positions at Microsoft and Google; at the latter he made significant contributions to Google Compute Engine and Kubernetes. Craig also co-founded the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
- September LNETM (FinTech Focus)
NOTE: Our ticketing process has changed, so please use the following link to sign-up to the event: https://september2019lnetm.eventbrite.co.uk. FinTech Focus London is one of the key FinTech capitals globally. One of the key anchors in the London ecosystem is the FinTech Innovation Lab, who provide an equity free option for the most innovative emerging companies to engage with the largest financial services firms globally. The September LNETM is focused on the FinTech Innovation Lab, with a unique opportunity to see four presentations from high performing graduates of the 2019 program. The four presenting Founders will be interviewed by an expert panel from the FinTech Innovation Lab, made up of two mentors and two senior sponsors: -- Andrew Sargison (Global Head of Tech for Advisory, Sales & Distribution and International Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley) -- Anna-Lisa Wesley (Partner, Sapphire & Steel) -- Cris Conde (Executive in Residence, Accel Partners) -- Kate Bohn (Innovation & Strategy - Incubator and Accelerator Lead at Lloyds Banking Group) -- Nathan O'Reilly (Director of Client Services Transformation, HSBC) Gideon Hurwitz from the FinTech Innovation Lab team will moderate the expert panel. The expert panel will also discuss key developments in the FinTech ecosystem, including audience Q&A. Presenting companies: LifeTise build tools to help you understand your money better and make plans that will let you afford the things you want in life. Childminder is a tool to help calculate the costs at different stages of a child’s life and Homeminder is designed to help people model the costs of purchasing a home. Hub85 connects spreadsheets, data & end-user behavior to transform this data into relevant reporting and analytics that surface insights, alert to enterprise risks, inform business decisions, and unlock new opportunities. From ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements helping organisations to fast-track automation initiatives, their technology is changing the way businesses utilise and govern end-user computing. TrustElevate builds technology solutions to solve verified parental consent and age checking challenges for businesses that serve children and young people. Untied provides an app to take control of self assessment tax returns by connecting accounts, categorising transactions, maximising deductions and allowing users to submit tax returns – all from a mobile.
- June LNETM (New Kids on the Blockchain...)
NOTE: Our ticketing process has changed, so please use the following link to sign-up to the event: https://june2019lnetm.eventbrite.co.uk. New Kids on the Blockchain... Blockchain is one of the most over-hyped terms in tech right now, often polarising discussions about proposed use cases and even the future of the technology itself. The June LNETM is all about practical applications of blockchain, particularly how this technology may become highly relevant to the enterprise. We have brought together a set of top expert speakers and innovative companies to illustrate these some use cases and discuss where the technology may go over time. We are going to try a bit of a different format this month, where the panel will review/discuss the technology proposition with the presenter after each demo - our expert panel will include: -- Ankur Banerjee (Solution Lead at Accenture UK Blockchain & Digital Identity Practice) -- Marta Piekarska (Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger) -- Dr Rajiv Mathur (CTO & Director of Chainvine, an expert blockchain consultancy) We have some excellent companies presenting their innovative propositions (See below) so this should be a thoroughly thought provoking discussion. ____________________________________________________________________________ Demo Presenters Adents (John Fitzgerald - CEO) Adents is a leading provider of premier serialisation solutions for unique product identification and traceability. Adents helps pharmaceutical companies, Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMOs) and their Supply Chain Partners adapt to market changes and comply with regulations on drug traceability. Evernym (Andrew Tobin - Managing Director, EMEA) Sovrin is the world’s only global public utility for trusted, self-sovereign identity. Like the Internet, it is not owned by anyone: everyone can use it and anyone can improve it.True, globally scalable self-sovereign identity requires an open source, decentralised network which no single entity owns or controls. Until the advent of distributed ledger technology (DLT) this was impossible. Not any more. Sovrin utilises Hyperledger Indy, an open source blockchain framework and one of the Hyperledger projects hosted by The Linux Foundation. Hyperledger Indy’s source code was originally developed and contributed by Evernym. Evident Proof (Adrian Clarke - CEO) Evident Proof is a blockchain and token-based service to meet the ever-increasing need for efficient, secure and immutable data verification, provenance and proof services. Businesses can use Evident Proof to verify their operational activities, prove provenance and product quality, provide evidence of compliance, better manage risk, and more. The Evident Proof solution transforms current corruptible methods of storing data by using immutable proof chains on blockchain. It delivers proof certificates that cannot be destroyed or hacked, and a new way of creating value from your data. Ocean Protocol (Dr Irene Lopez de Vallejo - Director of Partnerships & Business Development) Ocean Protocol is an ecosystem for the data economy and associated services. It provides a tokenised service layer that exposes data, storage, compute and algorithms for consumption with a set of deterministic proofs on availability and integrity that serve as verifiable service agreements. Ocean helps to unlock data, particularly for AI. It is designed for scale and uses blockchain technology that allows data to be shared and sold in a safe, secure and transparent manner. Through blockchain technology and tokens, Ocean Protocol connects data providers and consumers, allowing data to be shared while guaranteeing traceability, transparency, and trust for all stakeholders involved.
- May LNETM (Standing on the Shoulders of Giants)
NOTE: Our ticketing process has changed, so please use the following link to sign-up to the event: https://may2019lnetm.eventbrite.co.uk. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants Value add investing is currently the buzzword among the VC community. Many investors are building out value creating capabilities to drive revenue for their portfolio companies. However, this has long been the preserve of big corporate/strategic investors, who can bring the power of their internal networks and customer channels to bear. But what does this really mean.... Is funding fungible? How many investors can truly live up to their claims of being able to provide differentiated value creation through Portfolio Development? Are some of these services more valuable for companies than others? Will the ecosystem become saturated with these type of offerings? Is a strategic offering truly differentiated? We are very pleased to welcome three highly influential global strategic investors to share their perspectives on the portfolio development space: -- Lisa Nelson (General Manager of M12 and head of their portfolio development practice) -- Nathanial Puffer (Senior Vice President at In-Q-Tel, responsible for the Enterprise Technologies Practice) -- Hitesh Saijpal (Head of Portfolio Development at Cisco Investments) -- James Stickland (CEO of Veridium) - moderator In addition, there will be three demo presentations from companies in the Cisco Investments portfolio: Demo 1: TBC Demo 2: TBC Demo 3: TBC
- April LNETM (Cyber Insecurity...?)
NOTE: Our ticketing process has changed, so please use the following link to sign-up to the event: https://april2019lnetm.eventbrite.co.uk. Feeling insecure...? There has been unprecedented demand for IT Security solutions in recent years, with everyone from third party suppliers to the CEO being focused on and caught out by cyber risks. The market for IT Security products has also been growing along with this demand, with companies increasing in both size and number – Gartner estimates the overall size of this market at $124 Billion in 2019, with a significant portion of this capital seemingly spent on feeding fear uncertainty and doubt in customers. But when it comes down to it, what are the real threats and are we taking the right approach to mitigate them? Is the business of IT Security getting too big? Is this highly fragmented industry creating needs where there are none? Are there too many security companies? What should we care about? We have a world class panel to discuss these questions and many more IT Security related topics, including: -- Dexter Casey (CISO of Centrica) -- Siân John (EMEA Chief Security Advisor, Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft) -- Julian Levy (Operating Partner at Redline Capital) -- Becky Pinkard (VP, IT & Intelligence at Digital Shadows) -- Will Sheldon (Investor at Summit Partners) In addition, there will be demo presentations from two highly innovative emerging IT Security companies: -- Blackout Technologies offers employers total control over that which employees can access via their mobile devices, including the ability to disable the camera and browser functions, and block the launching of apps on iOS and Android. This drastically limits the amount of data that could be removed or sent by rogue employees. -- Sevren is a next generation application security management & orchestration platform tailored towards the emerging DevOps environment. Sevren programatically consolidates all available development-environment data and uses this to provide visibility-into and automatic orchestration-of the SecDLC with a next generation ‘policy-as-code' solution.
- March LNETM (Open Source... Buy v. Build v. Download)
NOTE: Our ticketing process has changed, so please use the following link to sign-up to the event: https://mar2019lnetm.eventbrite.co.uk. Open Source... Buy v. Build v. Download The prominence of Open Source has grown significantly in recent years, with many Fortune 500 enterprises seeing this as a core part of their technology strategy. This goes far beyond the traditional Open Source staples like Linux, to include new products such as Tensorflow, Kubernetes and Kafka. Like their predecesors, these innovative next generation technologies are disrupting the software market. We are excited to welcome Jacob Jofe from Index Ventures in San Francisco and Gartner Analyst Fintan Ryan to discuss the influence of Open Source technology in the modern enterprise. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Jacob Jofe (Vice President, Index Ventures) Jacob joined Index Ventures in 2015 and leads our network development team, where he focuses on building Index's network of entrepreneurs & executives. Prior to joining the firm, Jacob worked in the TMT Investment Banking and Technology Divisions of Goldman Sachs. While in TMT, Jacob advised tech clients such as Salesforce and Dropbox on a variety of public & private financings. In the Technology Division, he focused on the strategy and the commercialisation of internally developed solutions. Jacob holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Vanderbilt University. Fintan Ryan (Senior Director & Analyst, Gartner) Fintan's research focuses on all things cloud native, from tooling to methodologies and the organisational aspects of software development. His primary research areas include software lifecycle, cloud native computing architectures (containers, kubernetes, service mesh), serverless, PaaS, machine learning and artificial intelligence. He is an accomplished public speaker and panel moderator. Prior to joining Gartner, Fintan held senior roles across management, development, services and strategy in both startups, enterprise technology vendors and as an industry analyst. He holds an MSc in Information Systems Strategy from Dublin City University.
- February LNETM (Enterprise Europe 2019 Review)
NOTE: Our ticketing process has changed, so please use the following link to sign-up to the event: https://feb2019lnetm.eventbrite.co.uk. What does 2019 look like for the latest crop of upcoming Enterprise Software companies in Europe? We are very pleased to welcome Andy Leaver from Crane Ventures to present their Enterprise Europe 2019 report, which is a survey of VC-backed founders and senior executives building enterprise software companies in Europe. They were fortunate to have 125 people from seed to Series C and D companies sharing their thoughts on building and scaling their businesses in Europe and internationally. Once Andy has presented the findings of the research study, he will be joined on stage by three of the Founders who contributed to the survey for a deeper discussion on the topics/trends. The three founders are: -- David Atkinson (CEO & Founder of Senseon) -- Dr Edward Challis (CEO & Co-Founder of Re:Infer) -- Jenna Brown (CEO & Founder of Shipamax) In addition, each of the CEO's will provide a demo of their technologies earlier in the evening. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Andy Leaver (Partner at Crane Ventures) Andy has extensive experience funding, scaling and leading exceptional global teams in highly disruptive technology companies. For the last 20 years he has placed himself at the intersection of the tectonic shifts in the software industry, building global teams from scratch in Cloud, Big Data, Mobile and Social businesses. His passion for investing, technology and leadership has helped him create explosive growth at Ariba, SuccessFactors, Bazaarvoice, Workday and Hortonworks – all starting from humble beginnings and resulting in world leading public companies via IPO. These are the deep learnings he draws upon to help scale the new emerging leaders of Intelligent Computing, including placing himself as CxO in companies such as Onfido and H2O after growth funding.
- January LNETM (Disruptive Data)
NOTE: Our ticketing process has changed, so please use the following link to sign-up to the event: https://jan2019lnetm.eventbrite.co.uk. With the relentless growth in data volume, and hundreds of new types of data-sets available to modern enterprises, understanding the latest tools and analytics is critically important to an organisation’s success. The January LNETM will be focused on how progressive organisations maximise the potential of new data platforms, data sources and analytical techniques. We are very lucky to have an exceptional panel of global thought leaders covering the most disruptive next generation data technologies: -- Stan Christiaens, co-founder and CTO of Collibra, to talk about dataset catalogs and alternative data governance. -- Romain Fouache, VP of Strategy at DataIku, on collaborative data science tool evolution. -- Mike Grove, co-founder and VP of Engineering of StarDog, to talk about enterprise knowledge graphs. -- Steve Totman, of Cloudera, to talk about cloud based data analytics platforms -- Kate Platonova, the chief data architect of HSBC, to talk about disruption to the traditional enterprise data landscape. -- Oli Bage, head of Accessibility & Analytics for Morgan Stanley’s Data Center of Excellence, to host the discussion This is a great line-up speakers, so we expect this to be a very popular event - please sign-up now.
- November LNETM (The Art of Early Stage Investment)
NOTE: Our ticketing process has changed, so please use the following link to sign-up to the event: https://november2018lnetm.eventbrite.co.uk. Early stage investing is often considered more of an art than a science, so the November LNETM gives you a unique opportunity to hear from three grand masters! Our four prodigious early stage investors have very generously offered to give us an insiders view into their thought process around early stage investing, including the tips & tricks for spotting nascent world beating companies. Speakers include: -- John Taysom - Founder of Reuters Venture Capital Fund and investor in Yahoo!(IPO), Tideway (acq BMC), Abcam (IPO), Rapportive (acq LinkedIn), Grapeshot (acq Oracle) and many more... -- Andy Honess - Former Management Executive at Qlik and now a prominent software focused angel investor & mentor. -- Mike Chalfen - Angel investor, who has backed a broad range of ultra high performing companies, including King.com (IPO), Houzz (IPO), The Foundry (acq Carlyle Group), Ubiquisys (acq Cisco), Boxed ($400m+ valuation), eDreams (acq TA Associates) and QXL.com (IPO). -- Tim Eades - CEO of Silvertail (acq RSA/EMC), CEO & Chairman of Everyone.net (acq Proofpoint) and CEO of vArmour. Tim is also a prominent angel investor, specialising in IT Security. The panel will be moderated by Tim Sadler (CEO & Founder of Tessian). In addition, there will be two demo presentations from innovative emerging tech companies: Demo One: TBC Demo Two: TBC
- October LNETM (Putting the Tech into FinTech)
NOTE: Our ticketing process has changed, so please use the following link to sign-up to the event: https://october2018lnetm.eventbrite.co.uk. Technology change plays a central role in the evolution of financial services and the FinTech revolution. The October LNETM, in collaboration with the FinTech Innovation Lab, brings together a range of thought leading speakers from across the financial services ecosystem, to discuss key technology trends in this space and distinguish myth from reality. Speakers include: -- Eddie George (Founder of the New Finance Global Network) -- Jehangir Byramji (Strategy & Innovation, Lloyds Banking Group) -- Laura McGuinness (FinTech Innovation Lab Program Manager) -- Nathan O'Reilly (EMEA Head of Engineering & Technical Director of Services Transformation, Citi Group) There will be two demo presentations from FinTech Innovation Lab alumni: MemGraph is a fast and ultra scalable graph database platform powering the next generation of real-time intelligent applications. It's engineered from the ground up to deliver unparalleled ingest and query performance with maximum concurrency at massive scale, operating on commodity hardware or public/private cloud infrastructure. Memgraph unlocks the full potential of real-time connected data and empowers cutting-edge startups and global enterprises to extract sophisticated intelligence to thrive in today’s data-driven economy. Smartcalling revolutionises enterprise outbound calling. The proprietary technology sits on top of an existing customer app, allowing enterprises to brand themselves with an interactive display on their customers call screen upon calling them. Additionally, customers are empowered to take informed actions as they will know who is calling and why. They can use the ‘call me later’ button or ‘convert to chat’ button. Jennifer Morris (incoming FinTech Lab program manager) will provide an overview of the 2019 program and Ky Nicol (CEO & Founder of Cutover Software) will give his perspective of being part of the lab, in addition to success recipes for emerging companies wanting to get the most out of taking part.