Why should you attend Future Decoded 2017 and come play Space Invaders with us? Disclaimer/spoiler: We are a sponsor of the event!

The official strapline states that “Microsoft Future Decoded offers an inspired vision of the digital business of tomorrow, with the tangible advice you need to drive your business forward today.”

Even just three or four years ago, we would have wanted to know whether this kind of event was really aimed at “decision-makers” or “techies”. Was it about the business deciding where to invest their IT budget? Was it about techies learning how to design and/or build new systems? The two were often mutually exclusive.

Fast-forward to 2017 and we are seeing progressive CIOs and CTOs recognising the need to understand the pros and cons of different technology choices at an increasingly granular level. For example, the ease and speed of deploying SaaS and PaaS solutions can mean business units are also able to leverage amazing Microsoft Azure products – sometimes before a high-level strategy has been developed. Therefore, the C-level needs to be capable of making well-informed decisions quickly, empowering business owners and retaining strategic governance.

On the other hand, this ease and speed of modern Azure implementation mean that techies need to understand the wider business impact of their technology choices.

With great power, comes great responsibility.*

*Quote possibly attributable to Lord Melbourne, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt… or Spiderman.

This does not mean there is no place for high-level strategic technology conferences or super-techie hands-on labs; but bridging the gap is crucial in our highly connected, Cloud-enabled world.

Having attended Future Decoded in 2016, we think Microsoft has successfully created a formula to fuse the shared interests of C-level and senior technology practitioners. We will be there, on booth 22 discussing how companies achieve more with the Microsoft ecosystem by working with CAPSiDE, a leading Cloud Managed Services Provider and Microsoft Gold Partner.

Aided by Space Invaders deployed on Azure, we will show you the value of both Microsoft Azure and CAPSiDE’s Design, Automation and 24×7 Operation services working together as a platform for your critical systems on the Cloud.

Come and join us, play the game, see how DevOps and Open Source are at the heart of Microsoft Azure, and challenge us to help you overcome your hurdles in Azure adoption! As an extra bonus, we will raffle a Microsoft Xbox One S to all the people coming to our booth to say hi and the Space Invaders highest scorers have a chance of winning remote-controlled drones and helicopters!

Future Decoded 2017 - CAPSiDE

Future Decoded: a high-level agenda

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