IP EXPO Manchester returns for a second year
IP EXPO Manchester, part of the UK and Europe’s number one enterprise IT event series, announces that the second annual IP EXPO Manchester event is now open for registration. The free-to-attend event, taking place on 18-19 May at Manchester Central, brings together a broad range of technologies across the entire IT spectrum that enable enterprises to embrace digital transformation and reap the business benefits.
The event caters to IT directors, sysadmins, engineers, business owners across the Midlands and North of England, bringing together experts and professionals from across the industry who want to drive digital transformation for their businesses, enable mobility, collaboration and employee engagement, and future-proof their IT.
New for 2016, IP EXPO Manchester will encompass six events under one roof, covering all key aspects of enterprise technology, including Cloud and Infrastructure, Cyber Security, Data Centre, Data Analytics, DevOps and Unified Communications. Key themes within these sub-events will be the focus of seminars and panel discussions, including; the adoption of secure cloud platforms and transition from legacy infrastructures, support for workforce flexibility and global collaboration, data protection and security, and adoption of emerging tech practices, including DevOps and analytics.
This year’s speaker line-up includes Mandy Waite, developer advocate for Google Cloud Platform; Ian Massingham, technical evangelist at Amazon Web Services; and VMWare’s chief technologist Duncan Epping, with the opening keynote yet to be revealed.
Bradley Maule-ffinch, IP EXPO Manchester’s director of strategy, says:
“The huge success of IP EXPO Manchester 2015 was no surprise, if you take into account the continuous rise of the Northern Powerhouse and the excitement around how technology is transforming the enterprise. There are new cyber security threats every day which need to be protected against and incredible, game-changing new technologies which are constantly evolving . If understood and deployed properly, these technologies can revolutionise businesses of all types. IP EXPO Manchester brings together these technologies, world class experts and all the key vendors in one place and we are delighted to come back to Manchester again.”
The inaugural event in 2015 saw over 3,400 attendees through its doors, 73 speakers hosting free-to-attend seminars covering all aspects of IT, and 72 exhibitors in total. 2016’s event will focus more on emerging technologies and supporting business transformation through these platforms.