S3 & Trustmarque

Join us at S3 & Trustmarque XPO to celebrate our 30th anniversary at Mercedes Benz World

17th October 2018 | 09.00 - 17.00

Mercedes Benz World, Weybridge, KT13 0SL View on Map

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S3 & Trustmarque XPO offers attendees an intimate and personal environment to hear from, and speak with, the IT industry’s experts.

The event will demonstrate how S3 and its technology partners can help you deliver more from your existing IT infrastructure.

Throughout the day there will be presentations and forums to address topics such as GDPR.

The day promises to deliver an added insight into any infrastructure decisions you may be considering as well as demonstrating how S3 has been delivering a competitive edge for over 30 years.

Key topics:

  • Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
  • Cloud
  • Effective Use of Data
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuance

Agenda at a glance

Download the Extended Agenda as a PDF

  Innovations in Storage Getting the best from Cloud
09.00 Registration
Main Exhibition Area
10.00 Welcome
(James Butler, CTO and Dave Walsh, IBM)
Main Exhibition Area
10.15 IBM
‘Data Storage; Digital Transformation and Multi-Cloud’
Dave Walsh, Systems Director for Software Defined Storage UKI
Matt Fordham, Software Defined Storage Leader, UKI
‘Cloud Ready in 7 days’
Neel Dev, Azure Technical Manager
10.45 S3
‘Up and Running with S3 Support and Installation Services’
Mat Dunning, Technical Operations Manager
‘Business Continuity for the Digital Business’
Kostas Synodinos, Azure Solution Specialist
11.15 Coffee & Tea
Main Exhibition Area
11.45 Pure Storage
‘Subscribe to Storage Innovation’
Savas Nicolaides, Systems Engineering
EMEA Strategic Accounts
‘The Future is Already Here’
Dick Wall & Paul Brady, BI & Analytics team
12.15 S3
‘Redefining Data Managment’
Daniel Beck, Sales Specialist
‘Catch the Cloud’
Chris Howell, Global IaaS Manager &
Jorn Lutters, Lead Cloud Architect
12.45 Lunch
Main Exhibition Area
13:45 Dell EMC
‘Realise Transformation – The Dell Technologies Advantage’
Andy Corcoran, Channel Sales Director
‘0-70 on the M365’
Lee Walton, Modern Workplace Practice Director
14.15 Tegile - A Western Digital brand
‘To NVMe or Not To NVMe... that’s the Question’
Paul Haddow, Systems Engineering Director EMEA
‘Why HCI matters in the Modern Datacenter and Beyond’
Simon Todd, Senior MDC Systems Engineer
14.45 Panel Sessions
(IBM, Dell EMC, Microsoft, VMware, Sophos, Tegile, Pure Storage and Citrix) Hosted by James Butler, CTO
Main Exhibition Area
15.30 Drinks Reception and Passenger Experience
On the Mercedes Benz track


Matt Fordham

Matt Fordham
Software Defined Storage Leader UKI, IBM

Sales leader and solution evangelist, for the IBM Software Defined Storage portfolio Spectrum Storage. Matt helps clients, and prospects, understand how to unlock greater value from their data to gain increased competitive advantage.

Matt has over 15 years distinguished IT industry experience, bringing IBM solutions to a successful conclusion with clients from broad range of industries.

Dave Walsh

Dave Walsh
Systems Director for Software Defined Storage UK&I, IBM

During a 14 year career in IBM, Dave held several senior roles across IBM Systems, Global Technology Services and Digital Media business units. Outside of IBM, he spent eight years leading a sales performance consultancy company that led the way for senior executives to transition and revolutionise the performance of their sales units and sales leaders to reach better business results.

Kostas Synodinos

Kostas Synodinos
Azure Solution Specialist, Microsoft

Over 25 years’ experience in delivering IT solutions, Pre-Sales and project delivery. Kostas’ role at Microsoft UK is to support & drive sales initiatives based on Azure Platform. Aligned with their partners, his goal is to help customers on their journey to digital transformation giving more agility and enabling them to innovate.

Andy Corcoran

Andy Corcoran
Channel Sales Director, Dell EMC

Andy has spent 11 years working for Dell EMC and played a pivotal role shaping and delivering the Go To Market sales strategy across multiple industry segments. More recently, as Channel Sales Director, Andy is responsible for leading the Dell EMC Channel Titanium Partner sales relationships.

Jorn Lutters

Jorn Lutters
Lead Cloud Architect, Sophos

Jorn in a Professional security architect and designer of highly available networking and security environments. He sits amongst a team of Cloud Architects in the IaaS Cloud team. His Experience includes Sophos, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Cloud, Cisco networking and security and much much more.

Savas Nicolaides

Savas Nicolaides
Systems Engineering EMEA Strategic Accounts, Pure

Savas Nicolaides is a Systems Engineer for Strategic Accounts with 20 years experience of the storage industry. For the last 4 years at Pure, he has helped multiple clients accelerate their applications while achieving 70% savings over their previous storage across database, VDI and VMware environments.

Paul Haddow

Paul Haddow
Systems Engineering Director EMEA, Tegile Systems

Paul has many years of technical pre-sales consultancy experience in the area of Storage Area Networking. He is experienced in start-up companies and enjoys bringing new, exciting and disruptive technologies to market. Paul specialises in storage area networking architecture, business application acceleration, DR/BC Storage solutions and WAN optimisation.

Chris Howell

Chris Howell
Global laaS Manager, Sophos

Chris is an experienced channel executive specialising in the public cloud and security solutions. His skills span over 12 years+ with time spent at Barracuda Networks & Microsoft prior to joining Sophos in the Summer to become a key part of the IaaS Cloud sales team.

Simon Todd

Simon Todd
Senior MDC Systems Engineer, VMWare

Simon has been at VMware for almost 9 years. He started in support as an engineer dealing with storage escalations and moved to the Systems Engineering team over 3 years ago. Simon has been involved in vSAN since he started at VMware and has presented at many events such as VMUG and VMworld.


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Mercedes Benz World, Brooklands Dr, Weybridge, KT13 0SL | 17th October 2018 | 09.00 to 17.00 View on Map

"Excellent day, good presentations all round, very impressed!"
"Thank you for an excellent day. Very useful technology updates and I see my interest in S3 (as an IT Leader), continuing for some time"
"A day full of great knowledge and products topped off with a tour of the stadium recognised throughout the world - top class"
"Excellent event, first class"