TechUG Reading - the IT Pro Community for Berkshire, Hampshire & Surrey
Madejski Stadium
TechUG Reading Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Madejski Stadium, Junction 11, Reading RG2 0FL


at our TechUG Reading IT Pro Community event today!
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    • 09:00 - 09:30 Registration Open @ Madejski Stadium
    • 09:30 - 13:00 Presentations & Hands On Labs
    • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch & Vendor Marketplace
    • 14:00 - 16:30 Presentations & Hands On Labs
    • 16:30 Onwards - Geek Out @ The Bar - Sponsored by Reduxio


    Location: Madejski Stadium
    Address: Royal Berkshire Conference Centre,
    Madejski Stadium,
    Junction 11,
    Reading RG2 0FL
    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 TechUG totally understand the challenges you face at work. However, we believe there is a huge amount of value in fostering local 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 and their wider experience.
    • Get up to date information from technical engineers and architects.
    • Meet accredited expertsx
    • 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 any enquiries regarding attending, speaking or sponsorship, contact Mike England - or 07515637905
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    An Introduction to TechUG
    09:30 - 09:40

    Community overview from Committee Members including:
    • Joining the Reading Committee
    • The TechUG App
    • Speaking
    • Sponsoring
    • National Committee
    • Developing the local community
    Mike EnglandPresented by Mike England
    Maytech Events Ltd

    The Amazing World of Higher Education IT in 2017
    09:40 - 10:00

    There are around 17,000 IT Professionals working in the UK Higher Education industry supporting  world-leading, cutting edge research and the development of the next generation of minds. They are also stewards of the (slightly less glamorous) systems for HR, payroll, email, printing and so on.
    Whilst much of this environment will be familiar to those employed in a more corporate setting, there are a number of striking differences to IT operations found elsewhere in both the public and private sectors which Higher Education straddles.
    • If you’re thinking of working in Higher Education IT, find out how varied  the tasks faced by our teams can be and about some of the awesome things we get to work with.
    • If you’re interested in tech, see how. modern technologies can be used to  solve some of our more unique challenges.
    • If you want to sell to Higher Education, find out how (not) to license your software for  the academic market.
    Chris BradshawPresented by Chris Bradshaw
    University of Surrey

    Redesigning the IT function
    10:00 - 10:40

    The disciplines of design thinking have dramatically changed the way in which consumer-focused
    organisations deliver technology to their customers, focusing effort on user needs and overall experience.
    The techniques are starting to filter into internal business systems development, but the overall way in
    which IT is delivered usually still lacks a focus on the user experience,
    In this talk Matt will share experiences of taking design thinking into two environments: a government
    department and a medical devices manufacturer.
    • An understanding of the nature of design thinking and service design
    • Practical tools and frameworks that enable you to think about the services that wrap around
    • the software and hardware delivered to internal users
    • How these tools can apply to the world of IT departments
    Matt BallantinePresented by Matt Ballantine
    Stamp London

    EU GDPR - an 8 step guide for preparing your organisation
    10:40 - 11:00

    Brendon, sends you away with an 8 step guide to prepare for EU GDPR - this session is followed by an open debate about the challenge of meeting the forthcoming legilsation with invited guests to give their insights
    Brendon HigginsPresented by Brendon Higgins
    Wrigleys Solicitors

    Virtualized Applications Migration with Reduxio NoMigrate
    11:20 - 11:50

    Reduxio NoMigrate is an advanced instant data migration and data mobility technology built into the Reduxio TimeOS operating system. It can be applied in several ways to enable VMware vSphere customers to migrate data sets across systems and sites.
    Peter CharletPresented by Peter Charlet
    Reduxio Systems
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    Brendon Higgins Wrigleys Solicitors
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    Ryan Kennedy University of Reading
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    Chris Bradshaw University of Surrey
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    Barry Coombs Computerworld Systems
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    Matt Ballantine Stamp London
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    Nino Crudele Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
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    Matt Steiner VMware
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    Jason Meers vExpert VMware
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