02 Jun 2021

Event round-up: techUK and Raconteur Cloud for Business Webinar

On 19 May techUK's Cloud Computing programme joined forces with Raconteur for this special edition of the cloud monthly webinar series.

The Cloud for Business report published in The Times on 11th March investigates the critical role that various cloud solutions provided to meeting the new demands of an entirely remote workforce in the face of the pandemic.

techUK were joined by a full panel of industry experts include who, alongside techUK, contributed to the Cloud For Business report. This included:

  • John Harvey, Lead Publisher,  Raconteur
  • Gijsbert Janssen van Doorn, Director Technical Marketing, Zerto
  • Sab Knight, Head of Sales, Ionos
  • Ashish Arora, Vice President Cloud, HCL Technologies
  • Andrew Sinclair, Head of Product, Iomart
  • Laura Foster, Programme Manager tech & innovation, techUK

Following key topics explored in this report, techUK’s panel investigated some of the key lessons business leaders have learnt in the last 12 months, from managing new cyber threats, to bridging the skills gaps, and utilising solutions to improve businesses environmental impact.

You can watch the panel discussion below:

This session is part of techUK’s Cloud Monthly Webinar series. Please reach out if you would like to get involved!

Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Programme Manager, Technology and Innovation, techUK

Laura is techUK’s Programme Manager for Technology and Innovation.

She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.

Before joining techUK, Laura worked internationally in London, Singapore and across the United States as a conference researcher and producer covering enterprise adoption of emerging technologies. This included being part of the strategic team at London Tech Week.

Laura has a degree in History (BA Hons) from Durham University, focussing on regional social history. Outside of work she loves reading, travelling and supporting rugby team St. Helens, where she is from.

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Sue Daley

Sue Daley

Director, Technology and Innovation

Sue leads techUK's Technology and Innovation work.

This includes work programmes on cloud, data protection, data analytics, AI, Digital Identity and Internet of Things as well as emerging and transformative technologies and innovation policy. She has been recognised as one of the most influential women in UK tech by Computer Weekly and as a key influencer in driving forward the Big Data agenda in the UK Big Data 100. Sue has also been shortlisted for the Milton Keynes Women Leaders Awards and was a judge for the Loebner Prize in AI. In addition to being a regular industry speaker on issues including AI ethics, data protection and cyber security, Sue was recently a judge for the UK Tech 50 and is a regular judge of the annual UK Cloud Awards.

Prior to joining techUK in January 2015 Sue was responsible for Symantec's Government Relations in the UK and Ireland. She has spoken at events including the UK-China Internet Forum in Beijing, UN IGF and European RSA on issues ranging from data usage and privacy, cloud computing and online child safety. Before joining Symantec, Sue was senior policy advisor at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Sue has an BA degree on History and American Studies from Leeds University and a Masters Degree on International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Birmingham. Sue is a keen sportswoman and in 2016 achieved a lifelong ambition to swim the English Channel.

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020 7331 2055

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Zoe Brockbank

Programme Coordinator, Policy, Tech and Innovation, techUK

Zoe is a Programme Assistant, supporting techUK's work across Policy, Technology and Innovation.

The team makes the tech case to government and policymakers in Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and across the UK on the most pressing issues affecting this sector and supports the Technology and Innovation team in the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.

Before joining techUK, Zoe worked as a Business Development and Membership Coordinator at London First and prior to that Zoe worked in Partnerships at a number of Forex and CFD brokerage firms including Think Markets, ETX Capital and Central Markets.

Zoe has a degree (BA Hons) from the University of Westminster and in her spare time, Zoe enjoys travelling, painting, keeping fit and socialising with friends.

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