Cloud computing workshop: technology transition for business transformation

September 30, 2014 @ 10:30 am – October 1, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
27 Waterloo Place
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH1
Gordon Baxter

Cloud computing: technology transition for business transformation

The goal for this workshop is to conduct a stocktake on how the cloud is maturing as a business model based on people’s practical experiences.

Aims for the workshop

The questions that will be reflected upon by the speakers and participants include the following: what are the benefits offered by cloud computing? Do they differ for small, medium and large enterprises? Are the promised features of scalability, security and flexibility coming to fruition? Are newer and better opportunities opening up for serice providers as well as consumers?


    • Aled Sage (CloudSoft)
    • Stuart Grant (
    • Steve Winter (U of Westminster)
    • Lee Gillam (U of Surrey)
    • Grant Campbell (Brodies)
    • Dave Golightly (U of Nottingham)
    • Ian Sommerville (U of St Andrews)
    • Mark Cairns (Coach Logic)
    • Marc Werfs (U of St Andrews)


    • Jeremy Frey (U of Southampton)
    • Owen Rogers (451 Group)
    • Neil Campbell (Brightsolid/Scotland IS)

This is a joint symposium/mini-conference arranged by the Services to the Cloud Project and the IT as a Utility network. The aim is to share knowledge between two mature networks with overlapping interests in cloud computing. The target audience is decision makers (especially in SMEs), academics, policy makers and regulators. The programme will include a rich spread of experts covering cloud providers, software/service providers, and end users.

Location: Edinburgh

The event will take place in Edinburgh over two days with a a timetable designed to facilitate convenient travel arrangements for attendees plus a networking buffet meal in the evening.
The event is being held in the historic city of Edinburgh. The Apex Hotel is located right in the centre close to Waverly Station which also has tram connections to the international airport.

Programme to follow shorlty…

Please note that this event is by invitation only.

Gordon Baxter (Services to the Cloud), Steve Brewer (ITaaU)