The FlexPod Forum by Logicalis is to hold an event at newly built dedicated showcase Cisco House tomorrow, designed for IT professionals to come together and discuss challenges surrounding data centres and other subjects.
A number of talks will take place during the event and will feature key speakers such as Andrew Butler, VP and Distinguished Analyst of Gartner Research, as well as other "expert speakers” from FlexPod partners Cisco, Intel, NetApp, CA Technologies and Logicalis.
Cisco House opened in April 2012 and will remain open for just five months as it seeks "to inspire leaders seeking new ideas around the business transformation of countries, cities and organisations.”
Cisco is providing a "mission-critical infrastructure” to the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic games. Cisco House has been designed to focus "not on what Cisco does, but on what [they] make possible”. The idea is that the house will both reinforce Cisco's position as a business solutions provider, as well as act as a catalyst for ‘fresh' thinking.
Cisco recently pledged $500m in a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron to promote entrepreneurship in the UK, which it is hoped will be a "long lasting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games” in a project dubbed the BIG Initiative.
The FlexPod event will kick off with a tour of the house and then go on to a welcome talk by Cisco's VP UK & Ireland, Phil Smith. The day will continue with speakers covering the dynamics, architecture and transformation of data centres, as well as covering further subjects such as how to turn applications into IT services.
The event runs all day from 08:45am through to 15:00pm when industry attendees will have the chance to network and discuss the day's talks, as well as getting the chance to speak with delegates from leading technology firms who will be present at the event.
The FlexPod Forum by Logicalis represents an ideal opportunity for businesses to have a look at Cisco House and take advantage of the business prospects that Cisco hope to make possible for companies of all sizes following the Olympic Games.