‘Powering The Cloud’ Organisers Release Agenda Details

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In-depth Spotlight Sessions on Pressing CIO-Level Topics, Interactive Debates
and Compelling Keynotes Make Conferences Must-Attend Events for IT Professionals

London, UK, 30th September 2013 – Angel Business Communications, organiser of the ‘Powering the Cloud’ events, has published an initial agenda for the three co-located conferences SNW Europe, Datacenter Technologies and Virtualization World. Taking place on 29th and 30th October 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany, the three events, delivered in association with SNIA Europe, are a central fixture in the calendars of IT professionals who wish to stay on top of the key issues in data storage, cloud computing, data centre technologies and virtualisation. With over 130 informative and engaging sessions, the agenda offers a unique and balanced mix of ‘thought leadership’ presentations, keynote visionary viewpoints, analyst insights, innovative technology thinking and case study examples which will both challenge and inspire delegates. In addition to the comprehensive conference programme, the events offer the attendees multiple opportunities to network with some of the industry’s foremost thinkers and commentators, to meet their peers and to exchange ideas and experience.

A major highlight of the Powering the Cloud 2013 conferences are the Spotlight Sessions which address five of the most important challenges facing CIOs and IT managers. These sessions on Big Data, security, IT management, data centre architecture and application delivery are a comprehensive exploration of the latest thinking, new technological ideas and practical advice. Moderated by leading industry experts and analysts, the sessions will include Q&A opportunities for delegates to explore and challenge speaker ideas and opinions. Each speaker in the Spotlight Sessions has been chosen for their knowledge on the subject and their ability to deliver true ‘thought leadership’.

New for 2013 are two major debates as an intrinsic part of the content. These debates will allow delegates to hear a range of views and have the opportunity to question and challenge panel members. Delegates will also be encouraged to air their own opinions and experiences. The two debates this year will be around Big Data and managed services.

In order to help delegates understand the most important and innovative technology trends and developments, the organisers have created a Hot Topic series of presentations grouped under the following headings: Open Source, Cloud, Solid State, Software Defined ‘X’ and Emerging Technologies. In addition to the usual mix of sponsor, analyst and SNIA presentations, the three Powering the Cloud 2013 conferences will feature a broad range of independent speakers including BITKOM, Cloud Security Alliance, CloudCamp Frankfurt, Data Centre Alliance (DCA), Datacenter Star Audit, eco.de, EuroCloud Deutschland, GUIDE SHARE EUROPE, Josh Krischer & Associates, Neuralytix, SANBoard and Vision Cloud.

John Chapman, content director, said: “The Powering the Cloud 2013 events address the most pressing issues that CIOs, IT managers and IT professionals face as they work towards creating a more mobile, flexible and social work environment. IT has moved from providing a supportive environment of existing business practices to an enabling force to make things happen and get things done. This means that all IT professionals have to completely review their ideas of what is possible and rethink how they build the architectures of the future. The Powering the Cloud 2013 conferences are the first event designed to help IT professionals formulate their ideas, challenge their preconceptions and give real insight into what is possible.”

Further information and registration for this event:

Powering the Cloud, 29th and 30th October 2013 at Congress Frankfurt

Doors open at 08:30 on Tuesday, 29th October 2013 for the first day of conference sessions and exhibition features. The three co-located conference programs start at 09:30 and feature a mix of half-day ‘Spotlight sessions’, keynote addresses, SNIA presentations, customer case studies, industry 'hot-topics' and vendor tutorials lead by a mix of independent experts, analysts, end-users and industry professionals. The full conference programme resumes on Wednesday, 30th October 2013 at 9:30 with the final sessions finishing at 15:20 (Expo Area in Hall 5 closes also at 16:00).

IT end users and channel partners register for free promo code P50M13 at www.poweringthecloud.com

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For further information on the conferences please visit www.snweurope.net, www.virtualizationworld.net and www.datacentertechnologies.net

About SNW Europe

Now celebrating its 10th anniversary in Frankfurt, SNW Europe is the largest fully-independent conference where IT managers and professionals can attend SNIA-endorsed education tracks, get hands-on access to a wide range of solutions demonstrations, and mix with industry peers and technology experts who face similar IT storage and data management issues every day. SNW’s unique association with the European storage user community enables us to bring you a conference program that addresses each of the highest priority issues shared among all types of organisation, both large and small, public and private. So whether you are just embarking on your first consolidated storage resource project or are looking at multi-site business continuity issues then SNW Europe is the place to be. For further information please visit www.snweurope.net

About Virtualization World

Virtualization World takes a focussed look at the continuing development of IT virtualisation standards and solutions and in particular the emergence of Cloud computing services. The conference and exhibition offer IT professionals a fantastic platform to learn and develop their knowledge of these key technologies in a vendor-independent environment supported by SNIA Europe, the impartial voice of the industry. Over two days, the conference addresses the hottest topics and trends through jargon-free vendor-neutral tutorials and real-life case studies from the desktop through to server and storage virtualisation solutions and beyond into the cloud. For further information please visit www.virtualizationworld.net

About Datacenter Technologies

Datacenter Technologies brings a focussed conference programme and exhibition to the heart of the European market that addresses the technology standards and solutions that are key to the development and deployment of an effective 21st century data centre. Delivered with the support of the leading suppliers and SNIA Europe, the impartial voice of the industry, Datacenter Technologies sets out to educate and inform delegates and visitors on the possibilities in making your data centre strategy meet all the current economic, environmental and of course business demands you face today. For further information please visit www.datacentertechnologies.net

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