Engagements


Thought leadership takes many forms. The Participation in diverse events to build and shape views on key areas of importance to clients and industry through voluntary and paid speaking engagements across core technology and business issues.

If you recognise any of these themes as material to your circumstances and would like to understand how these influence your business, please do not hesitate in getting in touch.

2017

  • Institute of Directors – ‘The EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) What it means for Businesses’
  • GISEC 2017 – Chairman of ‘The Gulf Information Security Exhibition & Conference’
  • Microsoft Partner Advisory Council Redmond.
  • Libyan British Business Council Trade Mission – Malta

2016

2015

  • Pinnacle Innovation Event – ‘Microsoft Office 365 – Best in Class Productivity for the Modern Business
  • Microsoft Partner Advisory Council Redmond.

2014

  • Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference 2014 – ‘Talking Real Value of Cloud Computing to Customers
  • Microsoft Azure Event. Edinburgh – ‘The Market, Key Players and Cloud Momentum’ 
  • European Leadership Summit, Brussels – Live Debate Nigel Gibbons & Ken Ducatel (Head of Unit, Cloud, Software and Services at DG CONNECT, EU Commission) in Brussels – ‘Effective Cloud Regulatory Mechanisms.
  • Entrepreneurship skills and training for SMEs where does IP fit Dinner Debate, European Parliament, Brussels.
  • Microsoft Partner Advisory Council Redmond.
  • Microsoft Partner Engagement Board , WPC2014 site visit Washington DC.

2013

  • Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference 2013 Breakout Session – ‘BL11 Myth Busting Security and Cloud’
  • Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference 2013 Cloud Theatre Presentation – ‘BL20t Cloud Computing and Data Security’
  • Speaking at Office365 User Group – ‘Security Benefits of Office 365’
  • IAMCP Presidents Event Brussels – MEP Briefings
  • SME Week Brussels – SMEs Roundtable discussion on cloud computing for European SMEs.
  • Microsoft Partner Advisory Council Redmond.
  • Microsoft Partner Engagement Board , WPC2013 site visit Houston.
  • Speaking at Microsoft & IAMCP Leadership Series-  ‘Myth Busting Data Security & Cloud.’
  • Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference 2013 Speaker Session

2012

2011

  • UK Trade & Industry Round-Table with Libyan Communications Minister, Westminster.
  • IAMCP Presidents Event Brussels – EU Parliament Breakfast & MEP Briefings.
  • SME Week Brussels – Building a European cloud by and for SMEs Roundtable discussion on the benefits of cloud computing for European SMEs.
  • Microsoft Partner Advisory Council Redmond.
  • Microsoft Partner Executive Board Redmond.
  • Speaking at the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) Event – ‘Tap the True Value of Partners ‘A New Age of Channel Discipline & Yield for ISV’s’
  • Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference 2011 Speaker Session – ‘Selling to the Strengths of Security & Compliance with Office 365 & the Cloud’.
  • Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference 2011 Speaker Session – ‘National, European & Global Standards drive adoption of Cloud Computing’.
  • Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference 2011 Broadcast – ‘Microsoft Partner Network Value Proposition’.
  • IAMCP 2011 Leadership Summit Brussels – ‘SME’s Tapping the Cloud for Economic Regeneration’
  • IAMCP 2011 Leadership Summit Brussels – ‘Economic Sustainability For Partners’.
  • European Parliament – European Internet Foundation Debate “How to encourage innovative SMEs in ICT”
  • IAMCP Chapter Presentation – ‘Cloud Security and Trust Frameworks’
  • ‘Open Source Briefing’ for Microsoft Partners.
  • Microsoft Partner Executive Board
  • Microsoft Partner Advisory Council
  • Microsoft Executive Briefing Centre Brussels – SME Roundtable ‘Cloud Computing Innovation and Interoperability’
  • EU Commission – Brussels ‘Information day on the 5th Call for Proposals ICT PSP CIP Theme 4’

2010

  • European Employment Forum Panellist (Brussels)
  • ‘Total Politics ‘ Round Table – ‘The potential for “Cloud Computing” to help government to run more efficiently’
  • Microsoft Event – Online Services (Business Process Online Suite) for SME’s.
  • IAMCP European Leadership Summit Brussels.
  • Microsoft Executive Briefing Centre – Cloud Computing Event
  • Microsoft Partner Executive Board
  • Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference 2010 Speaker Session – ‘Interoperability, Standards, Regulation, and Politics: The Inside Track’
  • Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference 2010 Speaker Session – ‘Microsoft Partner Network 101: A Practical Guide to Next Steps A Partners Perspective’
  • International Association of Microsoft Channel partners – ‘The Cloud; Hybrid or all in’
  • Microsoft Executive Briefing Centre – ‘The single market meets cloud computing’
  • IAMCP Autumn Chapter Meeting – ‘Cloud Computing, Hybrid or all in?’
  • Microsoft Partner Advisory Council
  • CRN Cloud Computing Forum – ‘Embracing the opportunities in a Cloud world’
  • Roundtable Televised debate – ‘How cloud computing impacts the channel’
  • Roundtable – ‘Cloud Computing and Interoperability’
  • European Employment Forum (Brussels) – ‘Preparing for new jobs in a digitally drive economy

Past Engagements

  • Policy Group Round Table “The IT Industry – the next 5 years”
  • Microsoft Partner Executive Board meetings
  • Voice for Innovation Policy Group – UK Innovation Day
  • Hansard Society & Microsoft – Launch of report into how MPs use technology
  • Microsoft Partner Advisory Council meetings
  • European Commission – EU Innovation Roundtable
  • Microsoft – ‘Developing the Future’ report launch event.
  • European Commission Briefing and debate: The importance of IP for innovation
  • European Parliament:
  • The political landscape and policy issues that could affect your bottom line and determine future opportunities.
  • Voices for Innovation – Interoperability Roundtable
  • Cloud Computing and the Future of Internet in Europe Panel Session – ‘The development of Software + Services, also known as Cloud Computing, in Europe will offer tremendous opportunity to society and local economies. But can Europe be competitive in this area and what will it need to get there?’
  • Cloud Computing and the Future of Internet in Europe Panel Session –‘What are the benefits and issues facing European software developers and what can both governments and large ICT companies do to help them overcome any obstacles?’
  • Community Patent & European Patent Reform roundtable Discussion – ‘What do SMEs in the ICT sector need from the IP system, in particular, the patent system?’
  • Forum at Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparancy.

UK Government sponsored Trade Missions:

  • Libyan British Business Council Trade Mission – Delegate
  • Chairman of IT Forum for British Arab Trade Mission
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