London Technology Week: Events highlight cloud, youth employment and more

London Technology Week sees discussion of the cloud, attracting young people to IT and more

Speaking on the campaign, Johnson added: "London is already the digital capital of Europe. But that is just the beginning. We want London to be the digital capital of the world.

"To do that we need to ensure that our young people have the skills that our digital firms need and that youngsters have access to all the opportunities our amazing digital economy has to offer," he concluded.

The Cloud World Forum, the industry's most comprehensive cloud event, is taking place at Olympia London and features input from companies such as Microsoft, HP, Google and more on Tuesdays 17 June and Wednesday 18 June, and forms part of the London Technology Week event listings.

Featuring over 300 speakers for brainstorming sessions, keynotes and live demos, this year's event has focused on changes for cloud computing in business and IT.

London School of Economics professor Will Venters commented: "What some businesses want from cloud and what cloud is truly offering are different things."

He warned of comparing it to current IT in light of history demonstrating that new technologies such as the cloud can often be years ahead of the curve.

IBM's CTO in Europe, John McLean, told journalists at the event of the "new breed" of business emerging that's set to take full advantage of cloud computing. He pointed specifically to the ability to automate complex processes and interact between businesses. He said:

"We are still at the beginning of a journey. Cloud is changing the way businesses interact with their users and business partners like never before."

The concept of office-bound work was also called into question, with the increasing popularity of BYOD and mobility rendering the idea of a fixed workplace obsolete. Speaking on the topic at the Cloud World Forum, Anand Krishnan, general manager of Microsoft UK's developer platform, said:

"The workplace used to be the place where you would have access to tools far more advanced than you would at home. Technology has become a lot cheaper and the form factor has changed. There is a logical desire to bring devices into the workplace."

Featured Resources

The ultimate law enforcement agency guide to going mobile

Best practices for implementing a mobile device program

Free download

The business value of Red Hat OpenShift

Platform cost savings, ROI, and the challenges and opportunities of Red Hat OpenShift

Free download

Managing security and risk across the IT supply chain: A practical approach

Best practices for IT supply chain security

Free download

Digital remote monitoring and dispatch services’ impact on edge computing and data centres

Seven trends redefining remote monitoring and field service dispatch service requirements

Free download

Most Popular

Best Linux distros 2021
operating systems

Best Linux distros 2021

11 Oct 2021
HPE wins networking contract with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
Network & Internet

HPE wins networking contract with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

15 Oct 2021
Veritas Backup Exec 21.3 review: Covers every angle
backup software

Veritas Backup Exec 21.3 review: Covers every angle

14 Oct 2021