NAB, Kubernetes to speak at Australian Cloud & DC Strategy Summit

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NAB, Kubernetes to speak at Australian Cloud & DC Strategy Summit

[Blog post] Full program of reasons to book your ticket today.

The full program for the Australian Cloud & DC Strategy Summit 2016 is now live and can be downloaded here.

The roster of speakers is now significantly beefed up since we announced the first round last month.

In addition to Google Kubernetes co-founder Craig McLuckie, our keynotes include:

  • Equinix global CIO Brian Lillie
  • NAB head of cloud and data centre services Tim Palmer
  • Switch SuperNAP EVP DC evangelism Mark Thiele

We have also added a number of exciting sessions including:

“How Australian scientists use big data to explore the origin of everything”

Exploration of space is now often done in the data centre using high-performance computing. This panel assembles leaders in Australian space exploration including astronomers, scientists and engineers to discuss how information technology helps them to peer deep into the cosmos.

“Is your data free to fly? TPP secrets that may dictate your next move”

The Trans Pacific Partnership and other related international trade agreements have cloud and data firmly in their sights. But as with any legal document, the devil is in the detail. Our speakers are well versed in the minutiae of these agreements and will surface aspects that you may not have considered and the (un)intended consequences as Australian legislators turn these agreements into law.

A limited number of tickets are on sale here.

The line-up of speakers and panellists now includes:

  • Google group product manager and Kubernetes co-founder Craig McLuckie
  • Universal Music Australia IT manager David Vered
  • HP productivity, strategy and programs South Pacific Gus Sabatino
  • Optus director of cloud and data centre CoE Joseph Smith
  • Queensland Department of Housing & Public Works former director of orogram ONE John Bowden
  • Australian Astronomical Observatory head of research and outreach Professor Andrew Hopkins
  • University of Sydney professor of astrophysics & ARC future fellow Geraint Lewis
  • The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
  • Macquarie Telecom managing director Aidan Tudehope
  • QUT Faculty of Law professor of IP and innovation Dr Matthew Rimmer
  • PS&C Group security researcher (name withheld)
  • Aurecon global technical director, DC + IT facilities Pete Greaves
  • QCIF (Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation) big data innovation consultant Franz Eilert
  • Springfield Land Corporation chief digital officer Paul Wyatt
  • Airservices Australia & Icon / AG Coombs
  • Expedia
  • edgeDC director Adam Davis
  • Ovum principal analyst Al Blake
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Ry Crozier

Ry Crozier has reported on the technology sector for 19 years.

Crozier re-joined iTnews in 2015, after previous stints as a journalist at the University of New South Wales and Electronics News.

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