The agenda for 2023 is currently being curated. Please check back soon for this year's speaker line-up.

2022 Agenda
Ahead of the curve and leading the way

The North of the UK has been leading the world since the early days of the industrial revolution, then throughout the development of the first computers and now with research and development in Artificial Intelligence, robotics, neural networking, image science, cyber-security, bioinspired machine intelligence and many more exciting fields.

It is no wonder then, with this pedigree, that northern Managed Service Providers are leading the way in helping their customers use technology to maximise their business opportunities in the new digital economy.

At the Managed Services Summit North, a C-suite event, we are addressing how northern MSPs can 'keep ahead of the curve' and further develop their service offerings.

We hope you find our agenda stimulating, the debates engaging and that the relationships you build through our networking sessions enable you lead the way for your clients.

Themes, Topics and Trends

The Managed Services Summit will address the key trends and issues that impact the managed services sector including:

  • Assessing recent strides in digitalisation and business transformation
  • Security, compliance and zero trust architecture (ZTA)
  • Emerging advances in AI, automation and XaaS
  • The state of cloud adoption, and hybrid and edge computing
  • Hybrid working 2.0
  • Better approaches to training in light of the growing skills gap
Wednesday 16th November 2022 starting at 08:30 Local Time
08:30 Registration Opens
09:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks
The Essence of Leadership
Presented by Katie Gallagher - Manchester Digital
Platinum Speakers Panel Debate: Leading the world – in the digital economy
Our Platinum panelists will give their views on what our keynote speaker has said and what that means to MSPs as they aim to be leaders in the digital economy.
Fortinet, Duo Security, Pax8, and Nerdio
10:05 Keeping ahead of the game
10:05 The Definitive Azure solution for MSPs
Presented by Neil McLoughlin - Nerdio
10:20 Security Made Easy with Duo
Presented by Hiten Jotangia - Duo Security, and Kahing Wan - Duo Security
10:35 The Trusted Advisor Explosion and Convergence 3.0
Presented by Michael Breeze - Pax8
10:50 Increasing MSP Shareholder Value
Presented by Greg Gyves - Fortinet
11:05 Coffee Break & Networking
11:30 Leading in CyberSecurity
Platinum Speakers Panel Debate: Beating Cyber Criminals – underpinning the digital economy
Patch My PC, eSentire, ThreatLocker, and Sophos
11:50 Zero Trust at the Endpoint: Fighting Ransomware with Allow listing and Ringfencing.
Presented by Seamus Lennon - ThreatLocker
12:05 Threat hunting done right!
Presented by Ross Goodburn - eSentire
12:20 Evolving Your Security Offering with Cybersecurity as a Service
Presented by Tim Swainson - Sophos
12:35 How not to support your customers!
Presented by Ben Whitmore - Patch My PC, and Scott McAllister - Patch My PC
12:50 Lunch
13:35 Welcome Back |Announcing The 3rd Prize Draw Winner For The £100 Amazon Voucher
The Journey After The Sprint
Presented by Darren Campbell MBE
14:05 Golden Era
14:05 Market opportunities for MSPs helping businesses achieve new successes
Presented by Sam Callaghan - ConnectWise
14:20 Quest - The real cost of doing Nothing: Review your risk mitigation strategy
Presented by Matt Smith - Quest
14:35 Sustainable Infrastructure from Edge to Cloud
Presented by Tikiri Wanduragala - Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group EMEA
Panel Q&A Session
15:00 Coffee and networking
15:20 Stop Burn Out with Expansive Automation
Presented by Marwin Marcussen - Kaseya
15:35 How Datto & Kaseya are helping partners grow so rapidly!
Presented by Greg Jones - Datto, A Kaseya Company
15:50 How To Stop Hacks In Their Tracks With Improved IT Visibility
Presented by Max Schulberg - Kaseya and RapidFire Tools
16:05 Why putting Cybersecurity on autopilot is not just the end user
Presented by Amy Nairne-Clark - Cynet
Panel Q&A Session
'The Big Debate' - the MSP view - Standing out and staying relevant
Having listened to all the presentations and panel sessions during the day we have invited a diverse group of MSP leaders from across the north to give their opinions on what they have heard, and give us their views on how an MSP needs to stand out from the crowd. This session is also open to all delegates to give their views and ask questions of the panellists. We look forward to your contribution.
Aabyss Ltd, Greenlight Computers, and Cache4 IT Solutions
17:00 Closing Remarks | Announcing The 2nd Prize Draw Winner for Five supercar driving experience for one
17:05 Networking Drinks | Announcing The 1st Prize Draw Winner for 2 Hospitality Tickets for the England v France 6 Nations Rugby
17:45 End of Summit
Presentation times and order are subject to change. This agenda was last updated on 08 Jun 2023 at 2:40am.

Please Note: The Managed Services Summit reserves the right to make any necessary changes to this agenda. Every effort will be made to keep presentations and speakers as represented. However, unforeseen circumstances may result in the substitution of a presentation topic or speaker. The Managed Services Summit reserves the right to use photographs of any attendee for future promotions.

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