Debating the Cloud - 28th September - London

Business Continuity Forum Cloud Computing Special event
Clarity in the Cloud
Debate Session - London  -  28th September - 08:00-10:30


The Continuity Forum debate sessions have proven extremely popular with many different types of organisations, from Local and Central Government, though to the worlds largest organisations.
These debates facilitate frank exchanges of views and opinions as well as the sharing of information between organisations facing common challenges.  Through discussion on key themes under Chatham House rules organisations can exchange experiences and test their understanding as well as assess the potential impacts of new or emerging trends, products or services.
The sessions are restricted in size to allow conversation to flow and feature leading thinkers on the topics in question.
This Continuity Forum Debate Session focusses on the potential and use of Cloud Computing and how it may help or even hinder Business Continuity and Risk management. 
The Continuity Forum invites you to join us for for what we believe will be a simulating session that will give insight into one of the most significant applications of technology in recent years.
Commenting on our 'Clarity in the Cloud' Debate, Russell Price, our Chairman says:
“Cloud Computing could  represent a major opportunity for organisations to transform the way they do business with customers, partners and suppliers, gaining a competitive edge and saving money into the bargain, but this has to be carefully thought through and a careful eye on how the technology may impact on your Risk and BCM management
The Cloud reintroduces many risks and continuity dimensions under a what we term the 'organisational veil' and failure to address them adequately and appropriately will prove very costly ”.
This is a breakfast debate session for the Clarity in the Cloud series of events and for this special kick off meeting spaces are very limited indeed. Enjoy a first class breakfast and discuss how Cloud Computing is developing and its potential to deliver benefits to organisations.
Join the discussion on how organisations are applying the technology and what they stand to gain.
Cloud Computing is one of the hottest topics in Business and IT at present. Is it hype, is it secure and resilient enough... or has its time finally come?
These days, businesses of all sizes are looking to Cloud computing as a means to more efficiently deliver IT services to users. Cloud-based solutions offer a cost-effective way to maintain high availability and reliability for user applications, especially if they support mobile workers, telecommuters or field-based teams.
One of the key benefits of the Cloud model, and one that is often overlooked, is how Cloud computing can help to ensure business continuity and speed disaster recovery. In today's "new normal" economy, companies of all sizes have to look for affordable ways to deliver quality IT services reliably and continuously to customers and employees. Cloud computing presents a low-cost disaster recovery and business continuity solution for small and midsize businesses and a more cost-effective alternative to cost-conscious larger corporations.
However, this presents challenges for your management of security, Business Continuity, risk and governance and we'll be discussing just how Cloud Computing can impact on these aspects of your organisation.  
The Continuity Forum will be bringing together a group of thinkers who will be facing these challenges and the debate will centre on helping bringing you understanding on exactly how you can apply the Clouds potential to benefit your organisation and the ares that need need careful consideration and protection.





"With Online Services, we were able to reduce our IT operational costs by roughly 30% and introduce a variable cost subscription model for these technologies that allows us to more rapidly scale or divest our investment as necessary."

Ingo Elfering, VPTechnology Strategy, GlaxoSmithKline

" a new server can be up and running in three minutes (it used to take us seven and a half weeks)  a 64-node Linux cluster can be online in five minutes (compared to 3 months). The deployment time is really what impressed us. It's just shy of instantaneous."

Dave Powers, Eli Lilly

In this special breakfast debate session we look at the opportunities and the potential pitfalls for organisations, helping you fully explore the benefits of the  Cloud within a viable framework for your organisation, that enables economic value, resilience and system performance in one package.

This special business breakfast event is completely free to attend.

The session will run from 08:00 till 10:30 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, Bayswater, London W2 2TY. Parking is available both onsite and the nearby NCP car park. The nearest tube station is Lancaster Gate only yards from the Hotel. For the exact location please click here 

Dress code is smart casual and the session operates under strict Chatham House protocols.  Spaces are very limited and the first call will go to members and Partners of the Continuity Forum. Please do contact us with any details you may need prior to attending or if you have any special access needs.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for organisations. Please contact us for more details.

For more information and to book your place please contact us directly on or call us on +44 (0) 208 993 1599