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Innovation through Interconnection is back by popular demand on May 16th, 2018!

The digital economy offers organizations huge opportunities to expand and grow. Exciting new technologies such as multi-cloud and hyperscale computing, IoT and digital payments are changing the way businesses operate and interconnect. See how innovation is critical to staying ahead at the digital edge, where the physical meets the virtual world.

Join us on May 16th 2018 for Innovation through Interconnection 2018. It will be your opportunity to find out how latest and emerging technologies are going to enable organizations to innovate and interconnect at the edge – driving new digital capabilities to bring applications and services closer to your users, optimize multi-cloud connectivity, enhance security and reliability, and boost performance.

Our guest speakers will be sharing best practices and pitfalls to avoid when transforming your IT infrastructure and keynotes from experts to tell us about the future trends.






Registration and Breakfast


Welcome – Russell Poole, MD, Equinix (UK) Ltd


Braced for a Tech Storm: Are you ready for everything to change? – Nicklas Bergman, Tech Investor and Futurist


Meet you at the Digital Edge: Preparing for the data explosion – Brian Lillie, CPO, Equinix


Interconnection in Action (Networking Break in Exhibition Lounge)


GDPR and Data Soverignty: Managing customer data securely and transparently in the digital era – Bleddyn Rees, Digital Health Society & Peter Waters, VP Legal EMEA, Equinix


Connected Cars: Changing the face of the car industry and the consumer/manufacturer relationship


Beyond Bitcoin: How blockchain will transform the future of transation-based industries – Adrian Patten, Chairman, Cobalt


Interconnection in Action (Networking Lunch in Exhibition Lounge)


Challenge the Status Quo: Disruption in the media industry - Dom Wedgewood, Perform Media


Case Study – Fidelity Investments: Using multi-cloud to improve speed, agility and service for financial services customers – Kevin Dean, Head of Network & Voice Services


Securing the Digital Edge: What do companies need to consider to ensure their data remains secure at the edge? – David Frith, Director of Cloud, CGI


Intelligent Video - Sean O'Beirne, Media Solutions Director, EMEA, Hitachi Vantara


Interconnection in Action (Networking Break in Exhibition Lounge)


Just Eat: How to stay flexible and innovative from start-up to FTSE 100 giant – Anusha Nirmalananthan, Head of Growth, Just Eat


IoT – Challenges & Opportunities for a Connected World – Panel


Connected Healthcare


Review of the Day: Customer speakers panel


Wrap Up and Closing Comments – Russell Poole, MD, Equinix (UK) Ltd

16:50 – Onwards

Drinks Reception

*These panels and times are subject to change.




Adrian Patten
Co-Founder & Chairman, Cobalt

Adrian Patten is an FX expert and entrepreneur. He was the founder of a spot FX brokerage firm Mako FX and served as the CEO from its launch till its sale in 2014. Adrian was also the chief spot dealer at First National Bank of Chicago and has previously held the position of senior FX dealer at Deutsche Bank, UBS, Hill Samuel and Morgan Grenfell.


Anusha Nirmalananthan
Head of Growth, JustEat

Anusha has worked in the tech industry for 10+ years. Her most recent roles include Head of Growth, Data Products Division at JustEat and Head of Product, European Product Development at eBay in London. She has contributed to a variety of diversity and inclusion programs in the corporate and voluntary sector. She has a Computer Science degree from Queens’ College, Cambridge University.


Bleddyn Rees
European Connected Health Alliance

International Healthcare Lawyer, Digital Health Specialist & Director European Connected Health Alliance.


Brian Lillie
Chief Product Officer, Equinix

Brian Lillie oversees Equinix’s entire colocation, interconnection and services product portfolio, focusing on advancing innovation that’s inspired by customer needs and can evolve to meet the digital economy’s demands. Mr. Lillie is a U.S. Air Force veteran, where he served in several leadership roles in space research and development, satellite operations, and military computers and communications.


David Frith
Director, Consultancy Delivery - Cloud Security, CGI

David oversees Cloud Security at CGI, this being both an externally facing and internal role. As such he has a global perspective via project work, bid processes and programme engagements across multiple jurisdictions and through sitting on many bodies such as the CGI Global Cloud Council and the CGI Machine Learning Forum. Both of which set CGI’s overall strategy and direction in these areas.


Nicklas Bergman
Tech Investor & Futurist

Nicklas Bergman is a futurist, technology investor and entrepreneur. He is also an advisor to the TechCast Think Tank in Washington DC. He divides his time between existing and new technology investments, his own projects and speaking and writing on the future of technology and business.


Peter Waters
VP EMEA Legal, Equinix

Besides heading Equinix EMEA’s legal team, Peter is also the Equinix Privacy Officer, responsible for heading the newly set up Privacy Office. The Privacy Office is responsible for developing Equinix’s Data Privacy positioning and policies. Peter started out as a solicitor in his native Australia before moving to roles including General Counsel, Europe at ACN, Commercial Counsel at MCI before joining Equinix 10 years ago.

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Sanjib Dhar
Senior Cloud Architect – Jaguar Land Rover

Senior Cloud Architect for JLR’s IT Strategy and Planning group & accountable for the Google Cloud Platform Infrastructure globally. Design Authority lead for GCP Infrastructure, applications & services, Defining JLR's Google Target State & Reference Architecture & Patterns.

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Sean O’Bierne
Media Solutions Director, Hitachi Vantara

Terence works as Business Development Manager at Colt Capital Markets on-boarding providers and members to the Colt PrizmNet financial extranet, including relationship management of exchanges, venues, content providers, ISV’s and strategic partners. Identify financial services market opportunities in association with the Cloud and Colt IQ, focus on Industry trends such as AI, regulation, risk modelling, blockchain and new geographical markets.

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Terence Chabe
Business Development Manager, Colt Capital Markets

Sean is responsible for Hitachi Vantara’s media solutions across EMEA focusing on video content management and distribution across multiple verticals (automotive, industrial, financial services, retail, enterprise etc). Sean’s based in Dublin and has a background in pan-European media projects ranging from running MTV’s mobile content business to creating one of the world’s first cloud-based photo sharing services.

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