Oracle Engineered Systems Customer Showcase: How to Justify and Deploy Engineered Systems

Thursday, 11 July 2013
08:45 – 16:00
Arrow ECS
Entrance 2, Fourth Floor, The Royal Exchange
London EC3V 3LN,
United Kingdom
In Person
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Overview Agenda Speakers

Please Click on the Register Now button for an exclusive insight into how you can innovate, accelerate and simplify your IT infrastructure with Oracle Engineered Systems.

  • Get the analyst’s view on the business case for integrated systems, from IDC’s Vice President, Thomas Meyer,
  • Hear from two Oracle customers what impact Engineered Systems have had on their infrastructure and IT operations and the effect it has had on the overall business agility and responsiveness,
  • Gain best practice tips on deploying Engineered Systems to maximize operational benefit,
  • Have your questions answered by our panel.

Following the half-day showcase in the morning, stay with us for a networking lunch and then a demonstration on Exalytics with eDBA.

Please click on the Register Now button to secure your free place at this Customer Showcase event.



Registration and Coffee


Welcome and Introduction
Dermot O’Kelly, Senior Vice President UK, Ireland & Israel Technology, Oracle



The Analysts View
Thomas Meyer, Vice President, EMEA Systems and Infrastructure Solutions, IDC EMEA


Oracle as the Foundation for a Simplified IT Platform
Richard Farnworth, Senior Director, Engineered Systems, Oracle



JD Sports Customer Case Study
Barry Loftus, Head of Business Intelligence & Application Development, JD Sports


Networking Coffee Break


FCA Customer Case Study – Analytics with Exalytics
Brian Eyles, Manager of Markets Business Intelligence, FCA & Paul Scholey, Sales Director, Business Analytics, Oracle


Atos Engineered Systems Services
Christian Benson, Head of Information Management & Duncan Smith, Portfolio and Business Development Manager, Atos


Standard Life

Standard Life Customer Case Study
Richard Duffy, Head of Infrastructure Design & Mark Thomas, Head of Technology Platform Services, Standard Life


Q & A Panel
All morning speakers


Networking Lunch



Breakout Workshop - Exalytics Demo with eDBA: Understand what turbo-charged decision making really delivers your organisation

At the session, you will learn how to trend, analyse, react and enable smarter business and more effective business decisions using Oracle Technology and e-DBA services. Gain insight into how Oracle Exalytics provides an exceptional platform for everything from traditional operational reporting and business modeling through to the latest big data information discovery techniques.

Thomas Meyer, Vice President, EMEA Systems and Infrastructure Solutions, IDC EMEA

Thomas Meyer joined IDC in January 1999 and is currently responsible for the EMEA Systems and Infrastructure Solutions Group, covering enterprise and client environments with a focus on topics such as virtualization, business continuity, and green IT initiatives.

Meyer speaks frequently at IDC, industry, and customer events such as CeBIT and the Mobile Commerce Conference. He often contributes to articles in publications across Europe, including the Wall Street Journal, Die Zeit, Focus, Le Monde Informatique, and IT Week, and has also appeared on the BBC World Business Report and Breakfast Business Update.

Before joining IDC, Meyer worked as an IT media analyst. He holds degrees from the University of London in economics and German and an MA with a focus on European management concepts

Brian Eyles, Manager of Markets Business Intelligence, FCA

As manager of Markets Business Intelligence (MBi), a technology and quant focused team within the Market Monitoring Department, Brian has responsibility for the Zen dataset - the largest database in Europe of transactions in cash market securities and their underlying derivatives – in addition to the NASDAQ OMX SMARTS Market Surveillance and Exalytics platforms. Brian is responsible for building the requisite intelligence using data analytics for the validation of risks, business models, policy assumptions, and surveillance pattern alerts for the detection of market abuse.

Prior to joining the FSA, Brian was a Consultant at Xtrakter Ltd with responsibility for developing new products and services including bond portfolio valuation products and trading matching, clearing and settlement systems for the OTC bond and repo markets. Brian also worked for a number of years at the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) as Associate Director of all external products and services.
Brian has worked in the Banking industry for 24 years and has extensive knowledge of the Business and Technological challenges and opportunities faced by the industry.

Financial Conduct Authority Customer Case Study – Analytics with Exalytics
In April 2013, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) was split into two successor bodies: the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The objective of the larger of the two, the FCA, is to ensure that markets operate with integrity; promote effective competition; and see that firms put the wellbeing of customers at the heart of how they run their businesses. To do this, the FCA will identify risks sooner – as well as tolerate lower levels of risk.

Christian Benson, Head of Information Management & Analytics, ATOS UK

With over 20 years experience in the IT Industry Christian has advised on and implemented BI and information management solutions across a range of sectors and industries. He has over 10 years of experience in the Oracle BI space and currently leads Atos’ Information Management & Analytics capability in the UK. Christian is passionate about helping companies to unlock the value held in their data through the use of new techniques and technologies.

Richard Duffy, Head of Infrastructure Design, Standard Life

Richard Duffy is Head of Infrastructure Design at Standard Life, based in Edinburgh. He joined Standard Life in 1989 where his roles have enabled him a deep insight into many of the core technologies used in Standard Life today. His role as an Enterprise Architect was where the key focus in Oracle technologies led to Standard Life investing in an internal Oracle cloud service based on Exadata Technology.

Mark Thomas, Head of Technology Platform Services, Standard Life

Mark Thomas is Head of Technology Platform Services at Standard Life, based in Edinburgh. He has 25 years experience in IT operations and has been with Standard Life since 1997. Mark has operational responsibility for Standard Life’s SOA, Web Hosting, Content Management, Portals and Database platform services. Mark is the sponsor of the Oracle Modernisation project which is delivering an EXADATA based private cloud platform for Oracle database within Standard Life.

Richard Farnworth, Senior Director of Engineered Systems for UK, Ireland and Israel, Oracle

Richard is responsible for driving both sales growth and product adoption across the Engineered Systems product family (Exadata, Exalogic, Exalytics, Big Data, Sparc Supercluster and ODA) into the Territory. Prior to this Richard spent three years in Oracle’s Hardware business effecting Change Management and Sales Growth post acquisition of Sun Microsystems. This leveraged Oracle’s investment in Hardware R&D to the key Commercial markets of Communications, Media, Energy, High Tech and Gaming.

Prior to joining Oracle, Richard spent five years at NEC Europe responsible for creating and growing an Enterprise Solutions business culminating in the provision of solutions along with a marquee Sponsorship of “The O2” - London’s premier entertainment destination. During his career Richard has worked for Nasdaq-100 quotes companies including BEA and prior to that Oracle, along with entrepreneurial startup businesses such as InterX plc. Richard has maintained leadership roles in these organizations over the last twelve years and has experience across multiple industries, product sectors and cultures.

Richard was educated in Buckinghamshire and acquired a degree in Computer Science at Portsmouth University. Richard is married with two children and outside of work particularly enjoys taking vacations or simply walking the family’s two cocker spaniels across the Hampshire countryside.

Duncan Smith, Proposition Manager, ATOS

Duncan has been working in the IT industry for 13 years and recently has been focusing on the value generated by Cloud based products and services. As these offerings have matured, Duncan has spent the majority of his time successfully incorporating these new approaches and offerings into client operating models. Duncan is passionate about ensuring the ‘journey to cloud’ is carefully considered and factored into business cases at the beginning of any engagement.

Barry Loftus, Head of Business Intelligence & Application Development, JD Sports

Barry Loftus is Head of Business Intelligence and Application Development at JD Sports Fashion, based in Bury, near Manchester. He joined in October 2008 as BI Manager and since then he and his team have facilitated an analytical evolution within the business using Oracle technologies. The success of the BI solution led to the acquisition of Exadata Technology. Exadata is now seen as the strategic platform not only for BI but for all application development.

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Event Details:
Thursday, 11 July 2013
08:45 – 16:00

Arrow ECS
Entrance 2, Fourth Floor, The Royal Exchange
London EC3V 3LN,
United Kingdom
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