Hybrid Data Challenge Burning Question: Can you unite your data to drive your business?

Whether it is acknowledged or not, most businesses are living in a hybrid reality.

Services are being consumed from various sources, platforms and clouds, with the consequence that data is residing all around.

Being able to utilise that data requires a degree of visibility and coordination that can be challenging at the best.

Developing the vision for data-driven enterprise, this event provided insights on how your business can utilise all of its data, unifying it into a singular resource to support strategic decision making.

TechFire, in association with Logicalis and NetApp,  examined how an integrated data fabric can enable your business to draw together data from all sources, where ever it lies, to allow it to be transformed into intelligence.

As business leaders are under tremendous pressure to harness the wealth of data available and apply it to create new value across the entire organisation, within a limited time, and often hard pressed for skills and budget, the event heard from Gerard Grant of Pramerica who had tamed the data beast, and gained advantage through insights.

The briefing was moderated by TechPro’s Paul Hearns.



Andreas Limpak,
Director Solutions Engineering UK & Ireland, NetApp

Andreas manages the NetApp solutions engineering team in UK & Ireland. He works on building velocity business in this region and driving his team towards transforming customers’ business by modernizing datacenter architectures, building next generation datacenters, and harnessing the power of hybrid cloud to accelerate the business.



Gerard Grant,
VP of Information Technology, Pramerica

Customer Experience interview. Experienced in designing, deploying and supporting complex infrastructure platforms and builds Specialties: Network Engineering, Virtualisation, Cloud, Server Management, Building Support Organisations.