Cloud Computing: What are the implications for the future?
Gurteen Knowledge Cafe
Date: Thursday 16th April 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. This is a free event. Please arrive at 6:00pm or shortly after, which will give you time to settle in, meet other people and enjoy the refreshments. The Cafe itself will start prompt at 6:30pm.
Refreshments: Wine and juices will be served.
Theme Cloudy with a chance of ... FOG?
If you send and receive email, share photos or documents from your computer, or do your banking or shopping online, you are using 'Cloud' computing. Hotmail, Skydrive (now OneDrive), iCloud and Dropbox are all examples of cloud computing which we now take for granted.
This is IT consumerisation; allowing an individual or a business can buy their IT the way they might buy any other subscription based product.
Now we have the 'Internet of Things', the idea of everyday objects like cars and toasters being connected to everything else. What next?
What are the wider implications for the future? As well as the many benefits of a more connected world, should we be concerned about a future led by terms such as 'Machine Learning' and 'Artificial Intelligence' Further, what is the gap between what we believe and reality?
Speaker: Andrew Driver, Senior Technical Strategist, Core
Andrew has worked in and around the IT industry since 1995. He was an IT trainer for over 10 years and has also been a coach, presenter and Microsoft technology spokesman. He prides himself on being able to make complex topics accessible and has an allergy to PowerPoint decks of more than 5 slides.
Sponsor: Joyce Harmon, Core
The Rubens at the Palace
39 Buckingham Palace Road
Room: Van Dyke Suite
Directions: The Hotel is a 2-3 minute walk from Victoria Station. Exit the station at Terminus Place and turn left. Turn right onto Buckingham Palace Road and follow road for approximately 100 metres where you will arrive at the hotel on your right hand side.
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