TechUG Manchester - your local IT Pro Community Event
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly
TechUG Manchester 1 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3DG


at our TechUG Manchester IT Pro Community event today!
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    • 09:00 - 09:30 Registration Open @ DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly
    • 09:30 - 12:00 Presentations & Hands On Labs
    • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch & Vendor Marketplace
    • 13:00 - 16:30 Presentations & Hands On Labs
    • 16:30 Onwards - Geek Out @ The Bar


    Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly
    Address: 1 Piccadilly Place,
    M1 3DG
    Special Instructions:
    [Click here for directions]

    why come?

    With increasing workloads and demands on our time, the cost of attending an event and taking a day out of the office can be a big challenge. As fellow end users, the team at TechnUG totally understand the challenges you face at work. However, we believe there is a huge amount of value in community events which will help both you and your organisations.  Here are our top reasons why you should attend at least one user group event every year:
    • Experience an open forum for the local IT community to come together & share ideas
    • Come along to network, consolidating your skills and knowledge base within the group
    • Develop an understanding of use cases and the architecture behind new solutions.
    • Hear content which has been selected for its educational value by fellow end users and customers
    • Benefit from our independence which enables our events to provide impartial guidance based on the groups wisdom
    • De-risk your new technology investments and upgrades by utilising the community.
    • Events are free to attend, with complementary internet access, refreshments throughout the day and buffet lunch.
    • Come and “Geek out at the bar” at the end of the day and enjoy a few post event drinks with old and new friends.
    As an independant and vendor neutral group, we welcome the attendance anyone with an interest in Big Data, Data Centre, Leadership (IT), Networking, Open Source, Storage or Virtualisation but ask attendees to refrain from soliciting for business.


    For Sponsorship or Speaking Info, contact Mike England on 07515637905 or via email
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    Cyber Security –it’s not rocket science
    09:30 - 10:00

    Cyber-attacks and data breaches aren’t just targeted at large organisations. Four out of businesses have been a victim according to recent research by the British Chambers of Commerce.  But what data do you have which a criminal may want? How to they target you and what can you do to stay safe? 
    With a wealth of advice and information available, Helen Williams, Cyber Protect Officer from Titan, the North West
    Regional Organised Crime Unit can give you the latest tips and resources without you needing to spend a penny!
    • How criminals target businesses
    • The latest cyber threats affecting the UK
    • Examples of how businesses in the North West region have been targeted by cyber criminals
    • What free cyber security advice is available to help protectyou

    GDPR it’s not a technology issue, but technology will help
    10:00 - 10:15

    Paul StringfellowPresented by Paul Stringfellow
    Gardner Systems

    EU-GDPR: Securing not just your personal data, but your business future!
    10:15 - 10:50

    The clock is ticking and you think that either your business doesn’t have any personal data, don’t care or you have enough time to secure it before deadline day on 25/05/2018.    
    Why risk penalties, damage to your brand and reputation?  Turn this legalisation into an opportunity for your business
    Explore and learn how to understand, approach, model and respond to EU-GDPR from a large multinational company down to sole traders

    • What is EU-GDPR?
    • Why should I and my business care?
    • What can I do to eliminate and/or mitigate risk?
    Scott BanksPresented by Scott Banks
    BT plc

    IO Control in the Cloud: the key to Cost Control in the Cloud
    11:10 - 11:40

    Spencer presents some new research showing how by getting your IO in the cloud under controlyou can make significant savings on your public cloud costs.
    Spencer AllinghamPresented by Spencer Allingham
    Condusiv Technologies

    What happens beneath the waves when you surf the web
    12:20 - 12:50

    With Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 Microsoft introduced the webcache which fundamentally changed web data is stored on computers. The presentation will focus on what web data is and what actually happens when users browse the web or use web based applications. It will explore some of the problems associated with it and highlight issues facing business today with continuing threats of cybercrime and with GDPR on the horizon. It will show how Avanite can help with the problems facing business today, improving security, user experience, and reducing costs to the business.
    • What actually happens when a user browses to a single website
    • The challenges that face a business from users browsing the web and web based applications such as security, impact on user experience, and infrastructure costs to the business
    • How to address and solve the issues from web data - make your system more secure and make your users happier
    Francesco GiarlettaPresented by Francesco Giarletta
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    Jason Meers vExpert VMware
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    Darren Swift Rubrik
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    Brendon Higgins Wrigleys Solicitors
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    Spencer Allingham Condusiv Technologies
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    Helen Williams Titan, North West Regional Organised Crime Unit
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    Michael Stephenson MVP Connected Systems Consulting Ltd
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    Francesco Giarletta Avanite
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