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Sungard Availability Services Attending Cloud Expo Europe 2017

14th March 2017

Leading IT Service Provider Places GDPR, IT Security and the Future of Hybrid Cloud Firmly on the Agenda Ahead of Conference


Sungard Availability Services ® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, will be discussing GDPR, cloud security, and the future of Hybrid Cloud at this year’s Cloud Expo Europe 2017.

There will be a number of Sungard AS’ industry experts at the two-day conference, providing their views on key industry trends, including:

Keeping the Cloud Secure –  Hosted by Dr Sandy Bell, Head of BC & ISDG Consulting (Europe), Sungard Availability Services

With the move to cloud gathering pace, it is not just availability of data businesses need to consider but its security too. Security of data within the cloud is key for any organisation, but what needs to be considered? What are the inhibitors and drivers for having data in the cloud? How do firms manage potential risks and compliance concerns?

This session will look at managing that risk, and what to look for when migrating to the cloud to ensure data is both protected and secure. Dr Bell will discuss best practice for data security and how to get the balance between security, efficiency and effectiveness right to help delegates’ businesses make the most of cloud’.

When: 15th March at 09:45-10:10

Where: Infrastructure, Storage & Virtualisation Theatre

GDPR: Same rules for EU and non-EU companies – Hosted by Rogelio Aguilar, Senior Consultant, Cyber Resilience, Data Governance & Security

GDPR will have a huge impact on the way businesses store, access and use personal data on a day-to-day basis. It is therefore unsettling to hear 97% of businesses still don’t have a plan for ensuring they are compliant with the upcoming regulation.

During this session, Aguilar will look at what data falls under GDPR scope and how it is going to change the way of doing business in the EU, but also outside it. There are no excuses for non-compliance with GDPR, so it is important every business ensures it is compliant.

When: 15th March at 10:45 – 11:05

Where: Data Management, Integration and Warehousing & Data of Things Theatre

Panel Discussion: Are Hybrid Clouds Real Or Imaginary? – Phil Laslett, Strategic Alliances Director, Sungard Availability Services

Today’s sophisticated cloud computing environments have made it possible for customers to choose services tailored very specifically to their needs and budgets. In many cases, they are choosing hybrid cloud services. These services include a mixture of both public and private cloud infrastructure.

Hybrid cloud solutions have become extremely popular, but still cause confusion for many as to what it actually is, and under what circumstances it will work for businesses.  Phil Laslett will be joined by other senior industry experts  to discuss Hybrid Cloud in greater detail.

When: 16th March at 13:45 – 14:10

Where: Cloud Innovations Theatre

The conference, which features over 500 leading international technology exhibitors and 600 speakers over the course of the two days, will provide business and IT  leaders in the industry the opportunity to discuss the key trends and issues affecting organisations today.

Sungard AS will be at stand 245 for the duration of the conference, with our highly knowledgeable representatives on hand to discuss and advise on what cloud, hybrid IT and other solutions and approach can work to help visitors best achieve their business outcomes.