TechFire is a series of management briefings for IT professionals. 

Secure cloud migration: Have you got the tools and the vision?

Online Event — Wednesday 10 March 2021

In 2020 many companies were forced to accelerate their digital transformation efforts to keep up with the demands of remote working. As more data and applications move to the cloud for the first time or switch between vendors, 2021 will be seen as a year where simplicity and security become paramount.

From disaster recovery and testing to different models of cloud computing, any futureproof architecture will rely on best practice learned through experience and delivered by automated tools with a minimum of friction, regardless of scale.

Join speakers from Rubrik and Stryker as they share their expertise and experience of secure cloud migration at a time of unprecedented demand.

As always attendance is free but registration is required. One attendee on the day will win an Apple Watch SE


– Introduction & background from Niall Kitson, Editor,
– Expert speakers from Rubrik will explore how to deliver the seamless cloud migration experience.
– Customer interview with Stephen Byrne, IT Director, Global Datacentre Services, Stryker.
– Panel discussion and Q&A.

Stephen Byrne, Head of Global Operations, Stryker

James Hughes, VP of Sales Engineering, Rubrik

Patrick Merrigan, Sales Engineer, Rubrik

TechFire events are moderated by editor Niall Kitson, delivered in interview format. These briefings consistently attract IT professionals, based on their trust in our technology media brands which have been serving the IT industry for more than 35 years.

TechFire briefings are presented in an interactive format with the moderator encouraging two-way communication in the room between the speakers and attendees. Powerpoint presentations are limited; the emphasis is on Q&A, discussion and information sharing.

End-user experience is a key focus at TechFire meetings.The series has featured customer interviews with organisations including Laya Healthcare, Galway University Hospital, Chill Insurance, Irish Distillers, Sierra Communications, Element Six, Dept. of Social Protection, Permanent TSB, Irish Stock Exchange, Aer Lingus, Comreg, Beaumont Hospital, Continent 8, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pramerica, Fexco, Northern Ireland Civil Service, AIB, CityJet, British American Tobacco,, An Post, Depfa Bank, Kingspan, NHS, Ervia and the HSE. While host sponsor partners providing their insight and expertise on the burning question have included BT, Cisco, Accenture, Evros, Interxion, PFH, HP, Dell EMC, Airspeed, Fortinet, IBM, SureSkills, Triangle, Agile, Juniper, Comtrade, NetApp, Appliance Technology, Schneider, E-Tec, CWSI, MobileIron, eir, Sungard, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Citrix, Trend Micro, F5 Networks, Fujitsu, Veritas, Symantec and ManageEngine. 

The panel discussion, conducted in interview style by the moderator, opens the meeting up to the floor: ensuring a two-way flow of information.

Absolutely relevant and excellent in content – the sessions provide a truly independent assessment/view on the related in scope topics – the presenters being leaders in their fields – so excellent and relevant materials delivered in a professional manner.

Head of IT Risk & Control, Permanent TSB