Title: From Financial Services to Finance as a Service - how clouds will transform banking.
Banks are simultaneously conservative and aggressive adopters of emerging technology, which makes them an interesting case study for cloud adoption. This presentation will begin by looking at the types of services produced and consumed in the finance industry, and how these will be transformed by the commoditisation trend that we call cloud computing. Right now the banks are dipping their toes in the public cloud, whilst starting to transform their own infrastructure into private clouds. Clearly there will be barriers to adoption, such as security and compliance. There will also be business imperatives of agility and efficiency that will push these barriers down. The conclusion will present a vision of banking in 2020, reshaped by cloud computing.
Chris is Chief Technology Officer, and Director of Venture services at Capital SCF. He has particular expertise in data centre automation, security architecture, networking and messaging. Chris is a regular speaker at IT industry events, lately focussing on cloud computing and the challenges around security, privacy, compliance and identity management. Before joining Capital SCF in 2009, Chris was a Director in the IT Research and Development team at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2000. At Credit Suisse, Chris directed a number of global infrastructure engineering efforts including J2EE, .Net, SOA and Grid computing platforms. More recently he has worked on data centre automation, security architecture, networking and messaging. Chris has a BEng in Electronics Engineering from the University of York and an MBA from The Open University. He is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and a Chartered Engineer. His blog is at blog.thestateofme.com.
Title: Data in the Cloud
The vast majority of today’s solutions, service-oriented or not, can do well using a relational database as a data store. In fact, the relational database has solved some problems so successfully in the past that a lot of developers and architects cannot even conceive building a business critical system without relying on such a database. However, when data is stored in the cloud two issues becomes more prominent; Security and scalability. The security aspect is much related to legal issues. Some insights provided by the CAP theorem (that relates to data stored in multiple partitions) will change some of the more usual perceptions on how to store and work with data. A brief overview of the advantages of some NOSQL alternatives as well as some SQL alternatives will be provided. The lecture is finished off with some advice on what kind of data store to select for different cloud-based solutions.
Herbjorn is a consultant and author that focus on Service-Oriented Architecture, Cloud Computing and Business Architecture. He has many years of industry experience working as a developer, development manager, architect and teacher. He is the Chair of the SOA Patterns Review Committee and leads the Business 2 IT group within the Swedish chapter of IASA. He co-authored the "SOA with .Net & Windows Azure" book and is currently in the midst of co-authoring the "SOA and Cloud Computing" book.
Title: Industry Efforts to Secure Cloud Computing
Migrating internal systems to a cloud model may seem appealing, but from a security perspective much remains unresolved. What form will SLAs with cloud providers take? Can popular cloud providers survive the rigor of audit? How can you ensure your systems will be available or your data recoverable? What are industry best practices in system design, vendor selection, and governance around cloud computing services? This session will explore industry efforts trying to answer these critical questions.
For many years, Jim Reavis has worked in the information security industry as an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, technologist and business strategist. Jim's innovative thinking about emerging security trends have been published and presented widely throughout the industry and have influenced many. Jim is helping shape the future of information security as co-founder, executive director and driving force of the Cloud Security Alliance. Jim was recently named as one of the Top 10 cloud computing leaders by SearchCloudComputing.com.
Jim is the President of Reavis Consulting Group, LLC, where he advises security companies, large enterprises and other organizations on the implications of new trends such as Cloud and how to take advantage of them. Jim occasionally blogs at Risk Bloggers.
Jim has previously been an international board member of the ISSA, a global not for profit association of information security professionals and formerly served as the association's Executive Director. Jim was a co-founder of the Alliance for Enterprise Security Risk Management, a partnership between the ISSA, ISACA and ASIS, formed to address the enterprise risk issues associated with the convergence of logical and traditional security. Jim currently serves in an advisory capacity for many of the industry's most successful companies. Jim is also a partner with the MetroSITE Group.
Jim founded SecurityPortal in 1998 and has been an advisor on the launch of many industry ventures. Jim is widely quoted in the press and has worked with hundreds of corporations on their information security strategy and technology roadmap. Jim has a background in networking technologies, marketing, product management and systems integration. Jim received a B.A. in Business Administration / Computer Science from Western Washington University in 1987 and serves on WWU's alumni board.
Harri Mattila - Dmitri Girenko
Title: Towards business and information driven efficient infrastructure - Nordea Dynamic Data Centre status
In many organizations IT is the key enabler for many vital business processes. Meeting business demands is a great challenge for IT departments in big organizations. The number of applications and systems is growing very fast and it results in poor hardware utilization. It also puts a lot of pressure onto support and operations organizations. In Nordea we try to address these problems by building dynamic data centre infrastructure and reshaping IT processes to increase delivery speed. In this talk we will tell about the great success we had with the grid applications, where we efficiently scaled number-crunching applications to thousands of nodes. We will proceed with the information about current development efforts to support dynamic infrastructure for the other application architectures and platforms like J2EE and Microsoft. In conclusion we will outline the different approaches to development, QA and production clouds.
Harri Mattila is manager in Nordea IT Infrastructure unit and coordinating Dynamic Data Centre activities. He has 25 year of experience in banking computing, with different positions in arhcitecture and infrastructure units.
Dmitri Girenko is a systems specialist in Nordea IT Infrastructure unit that provides development and test environments for bank applications. He has 10 years of experience in java software development and is working on implementation of Dev&Test cloud in Nordea.