Reqiva attend IP Expo Europe 2017

This year’s IP Expo Europe took place on the 3-4 October at the Excel in London. Marketed at Europe’s number one enterprise IT event, the IP Expo covers six core IT markets under one roof – Cloud, Cyber Security, Networks & Infrastructure, AI & IoT, DevOps and Opensource.

Vicki, our Marketing Manager and Nick, our London Sales Manager attended the first day of the event, to see the latest innovations in some of our specialist markets and meet with a few of our existing partner clients.

With an array of thought-leaders presenting in the six different conference streams, taking place across the two-day event, it was quite tricky to pick exactly which presentations to attend.

The seemingly endless list of speakers included experts and senior leaders from market-leaders such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Avast, Oracle and BAE Systems. TV Personality and arguably the most famous Physicist of our time, Brian Cox, even delivered the opening keynote!

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We were lucky enough to catch a presentation from Adrian Hornsby, Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services. An extremely charismatic and engaging speaker, Adrian took the audience on a whistle-stop tour of Amazon’s services to-date, before delighting us with an interactive demo of how Amazon’s cloud services really do underpin Amazon’s ability for fast innovation and prototyping. Adrian was keen to stress that the cloud enables endless possibilities, stating that ‘the real power of the cloud is people’s ideas.’

Dave Palmer, Director of Technology at Darktrace, delivered an equally insightful and interesting presentation on the continual evolving complexities in Cyber Security. With more and more personal and business data being generated and stored in the cloud and online, Dave had some fairly ominous predictions about how cyber crime will grow and change – based on current trends he forecasts that the future of cyber crime lies with imposters. He believes that people will hide in plain sight, using genuine accounts and hacking in through IoT-enabled connected devices – to listen into a confidential boardroom meeting through the webcam, for example. He explained that businesses will need to be dynamic in addressing the ever-evolving security breaches, and will need to ‘enterprise immune systems’, such as the Darktrace system, to stop incidents becoming crises.

Thanks to the organisers of the IP Expo for hosting a fantastic event, we look forward to attending again next year!

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