Data estate modernisation with Microsoft Cloud

Thursday 23rd August 2018 | Microsoft Waverley Gate

Data estate modernisation with Microsoft Cloud

Thursday 23rd August 2018
10:00 - 15:00

Microsoft Waverley Gate
2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. EH1 3EG View Map

Who should attend: IT & Technical Decision Makers, Business Owners, Managing Directors

Join us to explore how Microsoft's Cloud Data Platform can improve efficiency and unlock quick insights. 

In partnership with Microsoft, leading Converged ICT Service Provider GCI are holding a FREE Technology Event in Microsoft Waverley Gate, Edinburgh. Cloud Architect Tom Cox will discuss how to transform your organisation with market-leading technologies such as Azure, SQL or Databricks - an open source data toolset which allows for data analytics using Python or R.

We will also be discussing how Fortinet can help connect and protect infrastructure-based data platforms or high-performance compute (HPC) across premises. Additionally, you will learn how to use Cloud data platforms efficiently by optimising usage and choosing the right toolset for the desired output.

What you get at this exclusive free event:

  • Information on how you can transform your organisation with Microsoft's Cloud Data Platform 
  • Expert advice from GCI's Cloud Architect, Tom Cox
  • How to use Cloud data platforms efficiently
  • Learn how to use Cloud data platforms efficiently with leading Fortinet and Microsoft technologies 

10.00 Registration and coffee

10.30 Introduction and goals

10.45 Cloud data platform overview

11.30 SQL in Azure

12.15 Lunch

12.45 Open Source Cloud Analytics

13.15 Data Pipelines and Movement

14.00 Protecting IaaS Data Platforms with Fortinet

14.15 Q&A


Tom Cox

Tom Cox - Cloud Technologist at GCI

Tom previously worked for Microsoft as a Technical Architect. He has in-depth knowledge of Microsoft’s core security products, including The Microsoft Cloud Stack (Office 365 suite), Azure, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Most recently, Tom has delivered Azure-based security workshops to organisations such as Renfrewshire Council and Aggreko, helping them to build innovative solutions and follow best practice for Cloud implementations.

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