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Digital Transformation EXPO + UC EXPO combine to form the UK's biggest Enterprise IT Event of 2021

UC EXPO, Europe's largest unified communication and collaboration event and Digital Transformation EXPO Europe (DTX) will return in-person for its first ever co-located physical event later this year at the London ExCeL (6-7 October). 

This event arrives at a crucial time, as enterprises plan long-term future of work strategies. After the most disruptive year on record for industries across the board, modern, secure, and connected infrastructure is front of mind. 

Investigative journalist Louis Theroux and NASA Chief Engineer Adam Steltzner, take centre stage to discuss the human response to change and failure. While celebrity mathematician Dr Hannah Fry and Wing Commander, ‘Supersonic' Andy Green, the world land-speed record holder, bring the difficulties of rapid decision making to life.

Transformation trailblazers, including CIO of the Ministry of Defence, Charlie Forte, NHS England's current Chief Data Officer, Ming Tang and 300+ CIOs, IT Directors and Cyber Security leaders across finance, retail, insurance, professional services, healthcare and education will shed light on how they plan to navigate this new era of work. With a keen focus on the ‘NOW factor', speakers will help enterprises firm up practical plans for the next two years.

After ongoing struggles with remote procurement, the audience can get up close and personal with the latest tools and solutions to address challenges in Network Infrastructure, Cloud Transformation, DevOps, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, AI and Unified Communications. Attendees can expect to meet 200+ leading solution providers including: Cisco, AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM, DarkTrace, LogMeIn, Zoom, RingCentral and 8x8. 

James McGough, Managing Director of Clarion Events, said: "It's going to be amazing to bring together IT, cyber security and data teams at such a critical time. The world has been spinning so fast that it's been almost impossible to keep up. The role of this event is to bring everyone up to speed!" 

"We'll share ground-breaking strategies, inspiring case studies and the very best solutions available for essential IT projects. We've enjoyed keeping people connected virtually, but there's nothing quite like face-to-face for sharing ideas and finding those all-important ‘light bulb' moments. There's a huge appetite returning for live events. People are ready to get out from behind their screens and we'll be making sure that we follow the All Secure Standards to keep everyone safe and comfortable in October."

Although technology remains the centre focus for investment, digital transformation projects continue to fail as a result of people and process problems. The dilemma of digital culture and the growing need for improved tech for good and diversity & inclusion strategies will feature strongly. 

McGough explains: "Technology is not a silver bullet, we also need to focus on people. The reason that the majority of transformation projects fail to meet their objectives is due to poor integration and adoption. Building an effective, healthy and inclusive digital culture is essential to future success. It'll also help to attract and retain the best available talent. We'll be tackling this head on, particularly for business leaders who are now talking about Digital Transformation in board rooms across the world. Another sign that Digital Transformation has moved from a buzzword, to being business critical."

Published Monday, August 02, 2021 8:09 AM by David Marshall
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