It has been a fast-paced 18 months for us in Leeds, and one of biggest highlights is our sponsorship and participation in Leeds Digital Festival.
Having previously attended Leeds Digital Festival as delegates, we took the leap to become first-time sponsors and presenters. It saw us immersing ourselves in the local technology and innovation network, as well as mobilising our own experts into presenting their knowledge and experience to a wider audience.
Despite all of the socio-political challenges that 2020 has presented, the festival has been a great success, adapting to virtual demands swiftly and calmly. We have witnessed the festival grow beyond ‘the largest tech event in the UK’ accolade into a festival that has reached the far corners of the globe, with speakers and attendees across 60+ countries.
Our virtual events spanned many topics, from current technology challenges in FSI to how to save money using the Cloud. All of our events are now available to stream online, including our first set of events in April and our second round of events in September.
- Preparing your technology for Cloud turbulence
We de-mystify cloud native architecture patterns and investigate whether you can implement cloud native architecture before actually moving to cloud.
- Going for gold – implementing business strategy at pace
An organisation needs to be responsive to the needs of customers, regulations and market conditions. We explore how you can become Agile if your time to prepare is continuously reduced.
- Operational analytics – growing the good, confining the bad and navigating the ugly
We investigate if operational analytics is leaving organisations overwhelmed, why DevOps and data are so hard to get right, and discuss what you can do to make it easier.
- Bringing your Cloud costs back to Earth
How can you embark on a financially sensible move to cloud with your chosen cloud partners and what contracting or architectural methods you can explore?
- Staying ahead of the curve: Exploring risk and regulatory trends in FS
What are the biggest and most current challenges facing financial services firms in effectively managing risk?
- Business transformation in crisis: Improvise, adapt, overcome
Explore how to deliver transformational change at pace during a crisis. This draws upon the many organisational and technical challenges facing businesses adapting to the ‘next normal.’
- Free your data: Five ways to enable and incentivise open data
Organisations are putting data at the heart of everything they do, freeing their data and maximising its value to themselves, as well as to their wider ecosystem of collaborators. We explore five ways to maximise and free your data.
- Analytics Improved: Using Cloud technology to improve performance
Our team describes how we are improving analytics services for a large government department, responding to evolving needs and building a resilient platform fit for the future.
We have wholly enjoyed our discussions with friends, both old and new, across all of our events and are proud of the response from and support of our colleagues throughout the process. We look forward to continuing the discussion and our involvement in the festival throughout the many years to come.
If you would like to continue the conversations around any of these topics further, please contact a member of the team.