Connected Virtual Experience

16th September 2020, 11am – 1.30pm BST

Virtual Connected Experience


The COVID pandemic has fundamentally changed how businesses and governments need to function. What is this new normal and how do we successfully make the transition?

Senior members of the ATOS team will be joined by experts from our partners Google Cloud, Dell Tech and VMware to examine solutions to the challenges facing IT professionals in the post pandemic world. We would like you to join us and most of all we would like you to contribute your thoughts and share your experiences.

Date: Wednesday, 16th September 2020
Time: 11am – 1.30pm BST



11 – 12pm
Are businesses in the UK ready for the new future?

  • Digital Transformation and Homeworking – is large scale homeworking driving a greater need for cyber protection and business processes?
  • Decarbonization – can digital technology drive down carbon emissions while cutting costs?
  • Trust towards digital services – can the public sector transform fast enough to keep up with public demand for digital services?

Panel Q&A with:
Clay Van Doren, Chief Executive Officer, Atos UK&I
Mark Palmer, Google Cloud, Head of Public Sector, EMEA
Margarete McGrath, CDO UK, Dell Tech
Melinda Lee Ferguson, VP and GM UK & I, VMware

12 – 12.30pm
Google Break out & QA
with Mark Palmer, Google Cloud, Head of Public Sector, EMEA

12.30 – 1pm
Dell Tech Break out & QA
with Margarete McGrath, CDO UK, Dell Tech

1 – 1.30pm
VMware Break out & QA
with Melinda Lee Ferguson, VP and GM UK & I, VMware



Michael Collie – Event Moderator

Experienced national tv and radio broadcaster; director of consultancy providing training, strategy and creative media treatments to industry. Success = Giving Confidence to Others.


Clay Van Doren
Chief Executive Officer, Atos UK&I

Proudly leading Atos United Kingdom and Ireland’s vibrant £1.4B business. Focused on delighting our customer’s customers by exceeding their expectations on digital outcomes. Exceptional digital services stem from the innovative application of technologies (e.g. multi-cloud, app migrations, high-performance computing, AI, cyber) combined with Atos’ unique deep industry experience in transportation, manufacturing, financial services, energy and utilities and public sector.

Mark Palmer
Google Cloud, Head of Public Sector, EMEA

Leading the Google Cloud business across the UK & Ireland into the Public Sector, including Government, Defence, Public Safety, Healthcare and Life Science. All things Cloud, data management, Chrome, G-Suite and an exciting and extensive portfolio of AI and Machine Learning tools and capabilities.

Margarete McGrath
CDO UK, Dell Tech

I work withclients across the UK to help them transform using Dell Technologies solution. Our focus is always on creating value and ensuring they realise true business outcomes from deploying and adopting emerging technologies. To support this mission, I work closely with strategic partners to ensure we deliver business focussed solutions that tackle problems using Dell’s Technologies platform.

In collaboration with key partners, I develop leading propositions that leverage technology and business change to transform business models.

Melinda Lee Ferguson
VP and GM UK & I, VMware

As head of VMware UK & Ireland, my focus is helping customers embrace new and better ways of working that will connect, empower, and engage individuals, teams, and the whole organization. At VMware we believe that software has the power to unlock possibilities for people and our planet. Our software serves as a digital foundation to help our customers power the apps, services, and experiences that transform the world. We are dedicated to streamlining the journey for our customers to become digital businesses, deliver better experiences to their customers, and empower employees to do their best work.

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Alison Griffiths

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