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Wednesday 25th April – Our Northampton Data Centre

5 Technology influencers, Live demos, more of this this more of



Is your business ready to start its digital transformation journey? Would you like to explore some options to help you take your first steps?




10:35 – 11:05  11:20 – 12:00  13:00 – 13:30  13:45 – 14:15 14:15 – 14:45

Cloud innovation

10:35 – 11:05

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Building Your Impenetrable Cloud - Steve Nice

11:20 – 12:00

This is an unmissable presentation for anyone who recognises the importance of building adequate security into their cloud journey. We cover how utilising cloud (and the vast amount of benefits it brings) changes your threat landscape, in addition to key challenges such as ‘credential exposure’ and ‘information leakage’. We also, of course, talk about real and affordable solutions to avoid the threats as they emerge.

Collaboration Accomplishes More - Mark Phelps

Here’s how to get it done properly

13:00 – 13:30

A presentation from Mark Phelps covering how collaboration is changing and which opportunities to jump on for real ROI and positive workforce change. It covers crucial strategies for deploying tools you can make work for your business and how cloud and collaboration work in unison. It also gives you valuable insight from a specialist with 17yrs experience in the industry, delivering measurable business benefits to a variety of different verticals.

The Data Revolution - Steve Denby

How to digitally transform your business

13:45 – 14:15

This is an in-depth look at how businesses can prepare themselves for a digital transformation which leverages its many business benefits, whilst avoiding the obstacles most competitors will encounter. As more and more digital disruptors enter the market, now is the time to think about your business agility; this presentation can show you how.

CEO panel debate

14:15 – 14:45

Node4 as a managed services provider offers aggregated cloud capabilities; placing workloads onto the right cloud services, building true hybrid solutions, which include AWS and Azure alongside our own hybrid, cloud capability. Offering solutions for security; business continuity, backup, DR, and connectivity services is very important to this new hybrid model.

The Panel – CEO Debate

We end the day with our CEO Panel Debate. Our CEO, CCO and COO will chat about >>>>>>>>

Andrew Gilbert

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew started his career as a developer and was involved with projects for PCWorld and Freeserve. Since then, he has held various positions within Dixons Stores Group (DSG) and other IT related companies. Prior to setting up Node4, he was Technical Director of another IT solutions provider, focusing on wireless internet access to rural areas along with hosted solutions.

Paul Bryce

Chief Commercial Officer

Paul has been with Node4 since its formation in 2004 and has been instrumental in the growth and success the business has experienced. After graduating, Paul started his career in technology sales by joining an IT reseller. With progression and a couple of business moves later he met Andrew Gilbert who, impressed with his work, invited him to come and build the sales and marketing strategy for Node4.

Tom Needs

Chief Operations Officer

Russell studied Management Sciences at Warwick University and after graduation joined KPMG. Following four years there, Russell spent seven years in logistics at Christian Salvesen plc. He then moved to Deb Group where he worked for 14 years, rose to Group Finance Director and joined Node4 in October 2013, shortly after the management buyout backed by LDC.

“Far and away the best industry event of the year, interesting and informative keynotes plus a great mix of breakouts”


“You can meet like-minded people, learn about new technologies and also it gives you some space to think about what you need to do when you go back to work”


Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud

Our customers will show you if private, public or hybrid cloud is right for your business

Backup, Storage, Disaster Recovery

Learn about how to manage day-to-day operational needs whilst keeping an eye on budgets

Security and business continuity

Listen to experts talks about Security and how to keep your business running

Our sponsors

Without our committed and enthusiastic team we would not have been able to enjoy year on year growth and become the successful business we are today.

Sign up for TRANSFORMIT 2018

Optimise IT is FREE to attend and you will also receive a complimentary lunch, goodie bags and the opportunity to win some great prizes on the day! Complete the form below to reserve your place.

Please note: registration is restricted to two attendees per company and is not open to IT resellers or recruiters.

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