Pre-Event Networking - 17th October

17.00 - 20.00    Developer Community Meet Up

Build Something that Matters - 18th October

08.45     Registration and Arrival Networking

09.15     Welcome - Mark Palmer, Country Manager UK&I - InterSystems

09.35     How far is technological innovation leading social change or is it being led by Society?              Tom Chatfield - Writer, Broadcaster & Tech Philosopher 

10.05     Our Focus: Your Success - Paul Grabscheid, VP of Strategic Planning - InterSystems   

10.45     Networking Break

11.15     Building on Solid Foundations - Colm Scannell, Head of IT - Grafton Merchanting ROI

11.15     Financial Services Workshop & Build your own Cloud Demo

11.45     Interoperability in Policing - Simon Blades, Chief Technology Officer (Solutions) - Northgate Public Services

12.15     Q&A

12.30     Networking Lunch

13.30     The InterSystems IRIS Data Platform  - Simon Player, Director of Development Data Platforms - InterSystems

14.15    InterSystems IRIS Data Platform Q&A - Simon Player, Director of Development Data Platforms, Paul Grabscheid, VP of Strategic Planning & Mark Palmer, Country Manager UK&I - InterSystems

14.35     Sustainability, Skills & Learning - John Paladino, Vice President of Client Services - InterSystems

14.55     Governance, Accountability & Trust - Ken Mortensen, Data Protection Officer - InterSystems

15.15     Awareness, Responsibility & Commitment - Mike Fuller, Marketing Director - InterSystems

15.30     Networking Break

15:50     Docking Containers: Essential Knowledge - Saurav Gupta, Sales Engineer - InterSystems

15:50      Achieving Horizontal Scalability - Jon Payne, Manager of Sales Engineering & Education - InterSystems

15.50     Spark Demo

16.30    Data Visualisation - The choice is yours  - Mark Massias, Senior Sales Engineer - InterSystems  

17.10     As businesses embrace innovation, what's next? Philip Howard, Research Director - Bloor Research

17.40     In Conclusion - Mark Palmer, Country Manager UK&I - InterSystems

17.45    Networking Drinks

19:00    Dinner with Interactive Gadget Zone!

21.30    End of Event


11.15    Financial Services Workshop

In an era of globalised, interconnected financial markets, where there is economic uncertainty and the pace of change is rapid, agility and adaptability are vital for the success of your business.  

Being equipped with insight to assist organisations in making decisions about future business growth opportunities, and the emergence of how new technologies can drive market efficiency is imperative.

Hear two leading financial services experts discuss and share their insight


  • Brexit: How Europe and the UK can meet and come to an equilibrium - David Gyori, CEO - Banking Reports


  • How will Blockchain technology improve global investor access in emerging and frontier markets? Nick Bone, Founder & CEO - EquiChain

Hands On Product Demos

11.15 - 12:30  - Build your own Cloud

Increasingly, application developers are taking advantage of the scalability and flexibility of deploying in the cloud. This experience focuses on the process of quickly defining and creating a multi-node infrastructure in a top IaaS provider. Using InterSystems’ new cloud provisioning tool, learners will provision a multi-node infrastructure, connect to the new instances, and run commands. Then (because often there isn’t a permanent need for resources) they will un-provision all of the instances.

15:50 - 16:50  - Hands on with Spark

Apache Spark is an open-source, cluster-computing framework that is gaining popularity for analytics, particularly predictive analytics and machine learning. This experience allows learners to use InterSystems’ connector for Apache Spark to analyze data in a multi-node sharded architecture. Through hands-on exercises, they will analyze data using a Zeppelin notebook, load additional data, and see how their data is incorporated in the analytics.

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