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EMC Forum 2014

21 October 2014  |  London
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Why Attend EMC Forum?

EMC Forum is specifically designed for IT managers and executives looking for insights to cloud solutions and opportunities to network and share with peers. It is also ideal for technical architects, storage administrators, and infrastructure and information security managers/directors.

Vic Bhagat

Keynote Speaker,
Vic Bhagat

Vic Bhagat is Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Information Officer at EMC Corporation. With revenues of $23.2 billion in 2013 and more than 62,000 employees worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT-as-a-Service.

Learn more about Vic Bhagat

Adrian McDonald welcomes you to a bigger and better EMC Forum 2014.

EMC Forum has never been more about you – designed for you, by you and helping redefine your business. Learn more by viewing the video and discovering what’s in store for you at Forum 2014.

Westminster Park Plaza Hotel

Event Date & Location

Venue & Cost: Westminster Park Plaza Hotel. Free to attend
Address: 200 Westminster Bridge Rd, London, ZIP SE1 7UT, UK
Phone: 0844 415 6790


21 October 2014

Business Sessions

Technical Sessions
Plaza Suite 11-13

Plaza Suite 4-6

Product Sessions
Plaza Suite 1-3

Partner Sessions
Plaza Suite 7-9



Welcome and Coffee


Welcome & Keynote

Vic BhagatCIO, EMC
James PetterSVP & MD EMC UK




Cloud Infrastructure Redefined

Mike PilbeamEMC
Richard McMahonIomart

The era of the Third Platform including social, mobile and cloud computing is upon us—so how can you capitalise on the massive opportunity it represents?

Third Platform Applications Redefine workloads and Infrastructure

Dave ShepherdEMC

Learn how Third Platform apps are different and why they require new infrastructure, as you move to a mobile and big data-driven world.

Redefine possible with the XtremIO All-Flash Array

Martin SuttonEMC
Steve GilderdaleEMC

Discover how to redefine application performance and enable new application services like workload consolidation and the simple agile data center

Whiteboard: The EMC Federationd

Paul Tempest-MitchellEMC

Delivering customer solutions and choice for the software-defined enterprise and the emerging “3rd platform”

Better Together: The new choice in enterprise

Mr. Thomas Goodwin
Head of Server & Storage, Lenovo UK & Ireland

Lenovo will discuss the growing needs of the current and future datacenter, and how powerful the combination of Lenovo and IBM System x will be in handling this ever dynamic market. Come to hear the exciting news around Lenovo's enterprise strategy and how our broad portfolio of products and solutions can help you grow and address your customers’ pain points.


SDDC Redefining your Business

Nitri SuriEMC
Andy DunnAdapt

Building an architecture for tomorrow .. today. Explore the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), and how you migrate from a buzzword into a real concept that will differentiate your business.

Redefine Storage With EMC Storage Strategy

Paul JohnsonEMC

Discover how flash drive technology, the explosion of low cost, high density processing power and automated, policy based management technologies are combining to shake up the storage industry.

Demo: Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution

Adrian MaherEMC

Providing businesses the opportunity to leverage agility, expertise, and financial advantage.

Life in the FLASH lane

Martin SuttonEMC
Steve GilderdaleEMC
Mick BriggsCancer Research UK

Discover the full range of flash options and the opportunities and cost reductions they provide, ranging from the array to the server—with powerful management software.

Enabling Fast IT

Roger Ian DickinsonCisco

The data center is fundamentally changing. We are now in the midst of the next major inflection point in IT, new applications and cloud computing are placing new demands on IT infrastructure. IT infrastructure needs to be capable of quickly responding to dynamic business priorities and changing market conditions. Customers require an IT infrastructure that brings the scale, agility, and mission-critical availability the business demands, both today and tomorrow. Hence, the industry is witnessing a movement to integrated infrastructures to respond to these new applications and on-demand requirements.

Come learn how Cisco, EMC and VCE are addressing this new inflection point with integrated and converged infrastructures, featuring Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure. UCS. Cisco, EMC and VCE are defining and delivering on the New Model of IT by offering unmatched choice, better operational efficiency, and accelerated application deployment so you can spend less and innovate more.


CIOs: at the Tech-Junction

Mark LillieDeloitte

The Future of IT is Software-Defined - Thriving in the Mobile-Cloud Era

Simon TownsendVMware




Redefine Data Protection

Kelly BrownEMC
Ian ScottGetronics

Discover how to spend less on data protection and invest more on growing your business in the shift to the Third Platform.

Data Protection

Mark GalpinEMC
Matteo MarchettiUniversity of Westminster

Having difficulty meeting your data protection requirements in an "IT as a Service" world? Learn how recent technical developments solve the most difficult data protection challenges.

Demonstration: ViPR, the Third Platform is here:

Julius ClaytonEMC

The Third Platform is here, its time for Software Defined Storage (SDS).

Whiteboard: IT Transformation

Mark FroudEMC
Dave ShepherdEMC
Paul RussellEMC

Assess your readiness and prioritise next steps to speed adoption of IT as a service.

Simplify Branch Office Recovery & Disaster Avoidance With Riverbed

Paul GriffithsRiverbed


Redefining your Big Data Strategy

Ryan SayreEMC

The path to competitive advantage is being able to make predictions from your Big Data. Manage risk and enable innovation through your Big Data strategy.

Data Lake, An Evolution in Data Infrastructure

Bob MillerEMC
Andy McConnellOvation Data

Enabling Big Data technologies such as Hadoop and Software Defined Storage (SDS) to minimise data siloes, and alter the cost dynamics to store data types in a scalable, distributed environments.

Demonstration: Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution

Adrian MaherEMC

Providing businesses the opportunity to leverage agility, expertise, and financial advantage.

Data Domain whats new in 2014

Colin GaughanEMC

Discover more about the hottest new capabilities included in the industry’s leading data protection solution.

Redefining the Hybrid Cloud with Vodafone Cloud and Hosting Services

Tom StockwellVodafone Cloud and Hosting Services


Are you prepared for a breach?

Richard NicholsRSA

RSA will be presenting on how the current and evolving threat landscape is impacting users ability to combat a breach using industry examples.

Redefine Mid-Range Storage With VNX

Michelle RockEMC
Mick BriggsCancer Research UK

Discover business agility & efficiency with EMC's VNX storage technology

Demo: Isilon Data Lakes

Bob MillerEMC

Discover scale-out data lakes to help protect, manage and secure your unstructured data.

Syncplicity Case Study

Jim HeadleyEMC
Ian FitzgeraldEMC

Discover how EMC IT provided a sync-and-share service with enterprise-grade security and manageability for EMCs global mobile workforce.

Organising for Cloud and Data

Lee JamesComputacenter

Cloud and Analytics comes in many different forms and guises. In this session we will discover how to drive business value across the CIO and CMO requires a new way of organising your teams to deliver.


End User Computing: Redefine delivery of Apps

Mark FroudEMC

Exploring the requirement of a well-managed environment and the shift from managing devices to a consistent user experience.

Modernising Your Application Portfolio

Dave ShepherdEMC

IDC research indicates that application modernisation efforts can save nearly 30% of legacy application related costs. Discover how EMC Global Services supported customers to achieve these savings.

Business Session: Ten practical tips for securing the perimeter-less enterprise

Richard NicholsRSA

Attend this session to learn more about the visibility, analysis and action required when securing the cloud.

Redefine Enterprise Storage With VMAX3

Colin BaileyEMC

Delivering the agility and economics of the cloud with the control and trust expected of a VMAX.

Transform Object Storage into Enterprise Data Services with CTERA Networks and EMC,

Jeff DenworthCtera Networks

In this session, you will learn how IT managers can modernize their data centers and branch offices through the deployment of next-generation software defined storage and enterprise next-generation file services for branch offices and remote users. This session will cover topics ranging from 100% pure private cloud storage, the delivery of managed services and multiple enterprise storage services that can be deployed from cost-effective object storage clouds to transform the way organizations serve, share and protect data.



Matthew Carter, CEO Lotus F1 Team

Drinks Reception


Vic Bhagat

Vic Bhagat

Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Information Officer

Vic Bhagat is Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Information Officer at EMC Corporation. With revenues of $23.2 billion in 2013 and more than 62,000 employees worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT-as-a-Service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset—information—in a more agile, trusted, and cost-efficient way.

A 30-year industry veteran, Bhagat joined EMC in January 2013 and is responsible for leading EMC's Information Technology, Global Centers of Excellence, Global Business Services and Indirect Procurement organizations. During his more than 20-year tenure at GE, Bhagat served as CIO for multiple GE organizations including GE Aviation Services, GE Global Growth and Operations, CNBC, GE Corporate, and GE India and Southeast Asia. Along the way, he not only drove the company's IT strategies, but managed large global shared service applications; built a technology center focused on high-end technology and digital solutions; and fueled GE's global innovation opening numerous Centers of Excellence focused on Big Data, digital analytics and digital strategies. Prior to joining EMC, Bhagat helped establish Accenture's worldwide Big Data analytics practice for Natural Resources.

Bhagat earned his Bachelor's degree in Information Management and Marketing from the University of Louisville and a diploma in Physics and Mathematics from Agra University in India. He previously served on several Advisory Boards including AT&T Utilities & Field Services and Fairfield University — School of Software Engineering, and worked closely with University of Connecticut's School of Business.


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