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Thames Valley Technology Forum
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Times: 08:00 - 10:30
Venue: Cisco (Reading), 300 Longwater Avenue Green Park, READING, Berkshire, RG2 6GB
Price: Please call 01753 870500 or see below for further information
The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Technology Forum delivers keynotes from the industry’s top technology executives.
The topics vary at each forum but would typically cover areas such as IT products/services, mobile technology, innovation, telecoms, and any exciting changes within the world of technology. The forum encourages the sharing of best practice with the support of case studies.
Attracting a broad audience which encompasses IT directors, marketing directors and marketing executives, business owners and anyone with a passion for IT and emerging technology.
Borderless Networks Enabling the Next Generation of IT Solutions
Justin Woollen, Borderless Networks Architectural Specialist
• Current Technology Challenges facing our customers
• Cisco Architectural approach to technology challenges
• Business Opportunity, Challenges and Solution to Bring Your Own Device
• Business Benefits and Challenges of the Growth of Video
Justin Woolen has been as Cisco for 5 years where he has worked as a Systems Engineer, Wireless Specialist and now as a Networks Sales Specialist.
He has worked in IT and Networking since 1998 while Serving in the British Army as a Telecommunications Engineer designing and building IT Network to support Military Operations.
The cloud and what it really means to businesses
Barry Anns, Business communications specialist
In this talk Barry Anns, managing director of business communications specialist du Pré plc, will describe how new applications available in the cloud are changing IT and telephone services particularly for SMEs. He will explain why bandwidth and connectivity is so important to the experience and outline some of the emerging technologies that are lowering the price barrier to high speed internet. Barry might even attempt to explain what ‘the cloud’ is!
Barry Anns has been with du Pré plc for 14 years and has his roots in the company’s engineering and operational departments. He has served as a board director for the past four years and was promoted to Managing Director in 2011. Barry has in-depth technical knowledge of current and future IT and telecommunication technologies blended with detailed experience of real-world application to make that knowledge relevant for a business-focused audience.
Fourth Generation Mobile Communications – Business on the move.
Andrew Stead, LTE Technical Trial Lead
In the world of telecommunications, 4G is the Fourth Generation of Cell Phone Mobile Communications supporting the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard. Marketed as 4G LTE, the standard applies to wireless communication of high speed data to mobile devices. Conceivable applications include amended mobile web access, IP telephony, gaming services, high-definition mobile TV, video conferencing and 3D television.
The demand for more data on the move has resulted in the natural evolution of the technology. So, what does all that mean to the business user ??
Andrew from Telefonica O2 will touch briefly on the evolution of the technology – who remembers Analogue phone technology from 1981 ? He will put into context the pace of change and underline the advantages to business users that the emerging technology will bring. With the ability to access greater volumes of information, faster and with increased security, the mobile revolution will place the user in a unique position – you can truly be the office on the move.
Deadline for bookings is 12.00pm on the day before the event. However, we will endeavour to take bookings after this, but will not be able to guarantee bookings or inclusion on our guest lists. If you would like to book after this time please call 01753 870500 for further information
Guest list & name badge provided on arrival.