IT Futures Forum 2024

IT Futures Forum 2024 is coming to The Pavilions of Harrogate on Thursday 9th May 2024!

Register today to enjoy unmissable insight, the best education, public sector and enterprise IT and unrivalled networking.

IT Futures Forum 2024 is coming to The Pavilions of Harrogate on Thursday 9th May 2024!

Register today to enjoy unmissable insight, the best education, public sector and enterprise IT and unrivalled networking.

  • Microsoft Surface, Lenovo, HP, Adobe, Poly, Asus, Acer, Clevertouch, Adesso, Micron, Promethean, Neat, Synology, ViewSonic, Targus and Hitachi Vantara will exhibit the latest IT in our partner showcase
  • We’ve added sessions on Microsoft Azure, AV, 1:1 device schemes, Stone pre-delivery services and Stone managed services to our busy agenda

Tech Futurist and AI expert Dan Sodergren will open the day with a fascinating discussion about AI's risks, opportunities and governance, and we’ll have the best IT from the biggest brands in our partner showcase, including the chance to test Samsung's rugged devices in the Drop Zone!

You can let off steam on Intel's gaming rigs, network with partners and peers and enjoy lunch, chocolate and a free massage!

And we're giving away amazing prizes, including a Neat Board 65" worth over £5,000!

Here's what we have on our agenda for this insightful, inspiring day:

  • Cisco will explore their cloud-managed solutions
  • Our Global Director of Sustainability on maturity in Scope 3 and beyond
  • Microsoft will explain how end-user compute platforms supercharge security and productivity
  • A deep dive into Windows 11 refreshes, benefits, devices and upgrades for your organisation
  • PNY experts will explain how NVIDIA AI GPUs will revolutionise your organisation
  • An exploration of how Microsoft Copilot can transform productivity
  • An update on the latest frameworks for education and public sector procurement
  • How we’ll build, install and support esports deployments for education
  • How Stone's deployment services make a real difference to your operations
  • Hitachi Vantara on ransomware, Iiyama on meeting room solutions and Dell on storage
  • And we’ll explore cybersecurity, cloud-managed solutions, security as a service, servers, workstations and sustainability

IT Futures Forum 2024 will be the year’s unmissable tech event, and we can’t wait to see you at The Pavilions of Harrogate on 9th May.


SESSIONS - Aire Room
09:00 Arrival & Breakfast
09:30 Stone Welcome - Craig Campion
09:45 Beyond the Code: Ethics, Risks and Realities of Tomorrow's AI - Dan Sodergren 
10:05 AI Panel Discussion - Governance, Security, and Implementation
10:50 Refreshments
11:00 Accelerate Success with Copilot and Windows 11 - Microsoft, Bryan Sutton
11:45 The Real-World Impact of Stone Services - Chris Hykin
12:15 Maturity in Scope 3 and Beyond - Sheryl Moore
12:40 Partner Showcase & Lunch
  STREAM A - Swale/Esk Room STREAM B - Cover Room STREAM C - Aire Room
14:00 Session 1A - Ransomware Recovery - Hitachi Vantara Session 1B - Windows 11 Upgrades, Benefits, Refreshes -  Stone, Jack Anthony Session 1C - 1-1, Device Leasing and Payment Solutions - Freedom Tech & Stone, Matt Tindall & Amy Corfield
14:30 Session 2A - Elevate and Optimise: Azure Migration and Cloud Optimisation - Core Technology Systems, Eamonn McGann Session 2B - Frameworks for HE & Public Sector customers - Stone, Ant Mellor Session 2C - Delivering Esports Success in Education - Stone, Rob Elson
15:00 Session 3A - Meeting Room Solutions - Iiyama Session 3B - Introduction to the Darkside - Nellcote, Jay Abbott Session 3C - Stone Devices Roadmap for Education - Stone, Keeleigh Wright & Jack Anthony
15:30 Session 4A - The Great Escape, an Introduction to Data Bouncing and Indirect Exfiltration - Nellcote, Dave Mound Session 4B - Choosing the Right  Workstation for the Job - Stone, Andrew McClean Session 4C - Hybrid Working and Windows 11 - HP
16:00 Session 5A - Storage Industry Trends & Futures - Dell, Chris Holloway Session 5B - Accelerating AI - PNY & Nvidia Session 5C - Stone Assist Services for In-House IT Teams - Stone, Richard Hadland
16:30 Session 6A - Network Experiences, Platforms and Buying Models - the Benefits of Cloud-Managed Services - Cisco/Stone, Ed Bullock Session 6BIT Recycling Update - Stone, Craig Campion Session 6C - Building Affordable Cyber-Resilience in Schools - Redstor, Thomas Campbell
17:00 Close

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