LIGHTNING STAGE 

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Quick talks to get you thinking! Our Lightning talks are a selection of fast-paced, 10-minute educational and thought-provoking sessions, full of practical insight from the very best experts in technology.

Choose on-demand tech talks split across two stages and create your very own virtual festival. 

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April Edwards - Open Source on Azure

April Edwards, Microsoft's Technical Solutions Specialist for AppDev talks about Open Source on Azure.

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Dave Smith - The Changing Face of Customer Contact

Enghouse's Channel Director Dave Smith explains how customer contact is changing and what businesses must do to respond to new demands. 

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Colin Silcock - Leveraging Network Infrastructure As Code

Colin Silcock, Node4's Site Reliability Manager, explains how IT teams can leverage network infrastructure as code.

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Richard Buxton - The Future of Collaboration

Richard Buxton, Head of Collaboration at Node4, shares his 2019 views on the future of Collaboration.


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Roger Nunn - Accelerating Application Development with Containers

Redhat's Senior Principal Architect, Roger Nunn discusses accelerating application development with containers.

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Glenn Akester - SD-WAN vs. MPLS: Key Things to Consider For Your Business

Node4's Lead Network Services Architect Glenn Akester explains the differences between MPLS and SD-WAN, and the pros and cons of each.

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Tom Nickle - Oops! I Encrypted It Again

Tom Nickle, Cloud Architect at Zerto, discusses backup solutions and protection environments.

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Andy Slater - Azure Scaffold & Best Practices

Andy Slater, Director of N4Stack, shares his 2019 Techfest talk on Azure best practices.

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Mike Walters - NetApp Data Protection

Mike Walters, Technical Solutions Architect at NetApp, discusses snapshot backup and more.

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Adrian Lowe - The History of Data Protection

Cloud Solutions Architect Adrian Lowe shares his experiences and a snapshot of the history of data protection.

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Adrian Louth - What they do in shadows. A look into Hackers and Cybercriminals

Cyber Security Advocate Adrian Louth from Fortinet encourages you to look at people and processes when it comes to cyber security.

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Vicky Withey - On your Board's Agenda - Compliance Risk

Node4’s Senior Compliance Manager Vicky Withey shares her thoughts on GDPR, regulatory change and more.

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