Event Description

Come and join us as we share both the challenges and opportunities presented by Microsoft Azure in the Public Sector. We will share the secrets of the well-trodden pathways to the cloud with Azure. Whether you are migrating existing applications “as is” to the cloud, optimising existing solutions and systems for cost on the cloud or building new applications specifically for the cloud, join us as we show you the fastest route to the cloud and beyond with Microsoft Azure. We will close the day with an opportunity to register for a free 3-day technical training workshop for your I.T staff.

Event Sponsors

Event Agenda

10:00 am

Coffee and registration

10:30 am

The Challenge and Opportunity of Public Sector Cloud.

Satpal Biant

This session will provide an overview of the specific challenges faced by the UK Public Sector in fulfilling and exceeding current stakeholder expectations with reducing resources. The session will reference the impact digital transformation can make but will not be a “tech-heavy” session. Satpal will discuss how the current financial challenges can be overcome, and the tangible business benefits gained by a change in approach.

10:50 am

What does the future hold?

Ellen Wilson

A high-level art of the possible session specific to Public Sector including advanced technology such as Bots and AI. The session will include stories around how organisations are gaining value from transformative cloud solutions.


11:30 am

Starting the Journey.

Carlos Oliveira

Excellent strategies are often compromised by poor execution leading to overspend, late delivery or failure to deliver at all. This session will take two typical Public Sector digital transformation scenarios and will walk the audience through the challenges to successful execution.

12:00 pm


12:45 pm

Digital Transformation Made Real – The Royal British Legion.

Paul Clements

Our client, Paul Clements, CIO of The Royal British Legion will share with you his direct experience of building a business case for full-scale digital transformation on Azure. He will also talk about the challenges faced in taking the organisation on that journey, both at a technical and business level.

1:15 pm

The Next Step – Azure Foundations.

Microsoft have helped hundreds of Public Sector clients to successful digital transformation. Delivering measurable stakeholder improvement in the process; improved service delivery, reduced cost, improved corporate backbone with collaborative IT systems and shared best practice services. This session will also highlight the 4-day process of Azure Foundations, where Microsoft and Shaping Cloud work with you to identify services that can be improved via Azure and which workloads are suitable candidates for migration, delivering measured business improvement within weeks.

1:30 pm

Coffee and Pre-booked 1:1 sessions

Shaping Cloud and Microsoft

We would be happy to review the morning sessions with you and plan how we can assist your organisation to achieve more with digital transformation. We have 1:1 sessions available from 2pm to 5pm. Our team will work with you to arrange which time would suit you best and the specific area that you would like to discuss with our commercial or technical staff.

Event Speakers

  • Satpal Biant Sales Director, UK Local & Regional Government Sector at Microsoft
  • Ellen Wilson Industry Manager, UK Local & Regional Government Sector at Microsoft
  • Paul Clements CIO, Royal British Legion
  • Carlos Oliveira CEO & Founder, Shaping Cloud

Event Registration

Please note, this event is for industry professionals only.

KPMG, Saint Peter's Square, Manchester