I expect us to cover a lot of ground. We'll think about the symbiotic relationship between Internet of Things and cloud services, we'll marvel at the ever increasing quantities of data that need storage and processing, we will be concerned at the somewhat topical discussions about centralisation of data making it easier for certain organisations to gain access to that data. In addition I think there's scope for a wide ranging discussion of how readily available and cost effective cloud solutions broaden the scope of what cloud means to mobile - beyond persistence of data and offloading processing ... including asking whether cloud services are sufficiently advanced today simply to buy back-end services "by the API" allowing you just to develop the font-end.
The exact topics for discussion will of course, as usual, be driven by you, the lively and highly participatory community.
I can think of no better person to lead this discussion (that's why I asked her to do so) than Camille Mendler, @cmendler, who is Principal Analyst at Informa and whose speciality is, well, exactly this area. Camille has kindly chaired MoMoLo events in the past and I have no doubt will keep the discussion lively and fast paced!
Camille will be joined by our expert panel each of whom speaks from a different perspective on this broad subject:
Rob Easton, @Cloud_Easton, Head of Google Cloud Platform, UK&I, our host, speaks from the Cloud Service Provider Perspective
Caroline Van Den Bergh, @GoldenGekko, Head of Business Development Golden Gekko UK, speaks from the experience of implementing and delivering cloud platform services for her clients
Jonathan Raper, @MadProf, CEO at Placr, and Visiting Professor at City University speaks from a Big Data Perspective
Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel, CEO at Private Planet, who speaks from the experience of offering cloud services
Doors will open at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm sharp start. Please arrive in good time to collect your badge and make your way to the 9th floor.
6.00pm Registration Opens
6.30pm Panel Session
8.00pm Networking, Drinks and Buffet
As usual attendance is free, but registration is required at Eventbrite. Capacity is limited so make sure to register soon!
The event will take place at Google's Central St Giles office, 9th Floor, 1-13 St Giles High St London WC2H 8AG. Map https://goo.gl/maps/KNeFf
Note that this is not our traditional Centre Point venue, but is right around the corner.