Information Age & Custodian Data Centres partner on Talking Tech Events

Talking Tech, organised by Custodian Data Centres in Kent, is a community-driven IT event where its participants choose topics of discussion for each event. Debate and discussion is then focused around a “sales-free” ethos, where it is strictly forbidden to push services or products, doing away with pushy vendors and sales-agendas.

“The partnership with Information Age is something we have been keen on securing”, said Drew Morley, part of Custodian Data Centres events team.

“Since its launch back in October 2017, the event style and format has taken to the IT community very well. The idea of pure information sharing with your peers and industry leaders whilst not being sold-to has seen the popularity of the event go from strength-to-strength.”

“Having Information Age partner on the event will undoubtedly elevate the event to a wider audience of IT leaders. Their ideology of providing meaningful and topical content in the IT and technology space was one that the event resonates with highly and we can’t wait to see where the event goes from here.”

The event, which is free to attend for IT leaders, takes place at the unique setting of Maidstone TV Studios in Kent. Two topics are discussed with main speakers and panel sessions which interact with the audience. A free breakfast and refreshments are included throughout.

The Cloud Panel at the last Talking Tech event, organised by Custodian Data Centres.
The Cloud Panel at the last Talking Tech event, organised by Custodian Data Centres.

Topics of discussion at the next event on April 25th 2019 are Security with AI and Containerisation.

Speaking on Security with AI is founder of Secure Data Europe, Etienne Greeff, with his talk entitled The Rise of the Machines: Why we have nothing/everything to fear. Etienne is a seasoned speaker in the InfoSec industry and he will lead discussion on machine learning and AI with respect to application security, examining how these may be used in both offensive and defensive applications.

Luke Whiting, Senior Software Developer at social media monitoring tech company Brandwatch will be speaking on Containerisation, specifically Managing your Microservices: Bringing Order to Chaos. At Brandwatch, they take more than 30 discreet applications, deploy them to 50+ servers and keep them all happy. This talk will be of particular interest to people looking at cloud hosted solutions like Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) or Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) but wanting the control and cost saving that bare metal brings without losing that easy, managed deployment environment.

Panels members will be announced in the new year. Places are limited and exclusive to senior IT professionals only. To book your place for next April’s event, visit

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Nick Ismail

Nick Ismail is a former editor for Information Age (from 2018 to 2022) before moving on to become Global Head of Brand Journalism at HCLTech. He has a particular interest in smart technologies, AI and...

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