I have seen quite a few concerts, plays etc. at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in the South Bank Centre, but I never thought I would be on that stage, or presenting alongside Steve Ballmer CEO of Microsoft on 1st October.

The event “Technologies to Change your Business” marks the release of SQL Server 2008 and Hyper-V, and is aimed at IT Managers and CxO’s. We will not only be introducing these new server technologies, but more importantly, showcasing customers who are taking these products and using them as the catalyst for significant change in their business.

Chris Ingle the Consulting & Research Director with IDC will also present on how you should be preparing for the next wave of technology and where you can drive increased business value through technology, in areas such as

  • How you should be planning for an online application environment
  • What does “extensive virtualisation” mean for your organisation
  • What are the new strategies for consolidation
  • What are the new Business Intelligence opportunities

Additionally, we will be showcasing some of the future emerging technologies to come from Microsoft Research.

The full agenda is:

12:30   Registration
13:00:13:15  Introduction Martin Veitch of CIO magazine
13:15-14:00 Opening Keynote by Steve Ballmer:  Microsoft’s Vision for Software Delivered as a Service
14:00-14:40 Taking Virtualization to the Next Level:  Achieving a Dynamic IT Infrastructure.  Bruce Lynn, Microsoft
14:40-15:00 Virtualisation vNext:  Customer Case Study & Q&A
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-16:00 Planning for the next wave of Technologies:  Chris Ingle, IDC
16:00-16:30 From Database to Data Platform. Delivering new value to the business – Keith Burns and Andrew Fryer
16:30-16:50 Deriving New Value from Data & SQL Server 2008: Customer Case Study & Q&A
16:50-17:00 Summary
17:00 Close

So Register Now to join us for an afternoon of innovation, debate & insight as we launch the next wave of technologies to help you deliver new value to your organisation.