XPO 2018 (17 October, Mercedes Benz World) marks the first time we are bringing together leading vendors from both Trustmarque and S3. Our expert speakers will be deep diving into some of the key challenges and opportunities in cloud and storage innovation,  while also taking a look at the wider end-to-end IT lifecycle.

The 2018 speaker line-up is looking stronger than ever before with expert presentations coming from some of the leading players in the industry, including; IBM, Dell EMC, Microsoft, Pure Storage, Sophos, Tegile AND VMware. Meet the all-star selection here.


Matt Fordham
Matt FordhamSoftware Defined Storage Leader UKI, IBM
Sales leader and solution evangelist, for the IBM Software Defined Storage portfolio Spectrum Storage. Matt helps clients, and prospects, understand how to unlock greater value from their data to gain increased competitive advantage.
Matt has over 15 years distinguished IT industry experience, bringing IBM solutions to a successful conclusion with clients from broad range of industries.
Dave Walsh
Dave Walsh Systems Director for Software Defined Storage UK&I, IBM
During a 14 year career in IBM, Dave held several senior roles across IBM Systems, Global Technology Services and Digital Media business units. Outside of IBM, he spent eight years leading a sales performance consultancy company that led the way for senior executives to transition and revolutionise the performance of their sales units and sales leaders to reach better business results.
Kostas Synodinos
Kostas SynodinosAzure Solution Specialist, Microsoft
Over 25 years’ experience in delivering IT solutions, Pre-Sales and project delivery. Kostas’ role at Microsoft UK is to support & drive sales initiatives based on Azure Platform. Aligned with their partners, his goal is to help customers on their journey to digital transformation giving more agility and enabling them to innovate.
Andy Corcoran
Andy CorcoranChannel Sales Director, Dell EMC
Andy has spent 11 years working for Dell EMC and played a pivotal role shaping and delivering the Go To Market sales strategy across multiple industry segments. More recently, as Channel Sales Director, Andy is responsible for leading the Dell EMC Channel Titanium Partner sales relationships.
Jorn Lutters
Jorn LuttersLead Cloud Architect, Sophos
Jorn in a Professional security architect and designer of highly available networking and security environments. He sits amongst a team of Cloud Architects in the IaaS Cloud team. His Experience includes Sophos, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Cloud, Cisco networking and security and much much more.
Savas Nicolaides
Savas NicolaidesSystems Engineering EMEA Strategic Accounts, Pure
Savas Nicolaides is a Systems Engineer for Strategic Accounts with 20 years experience of the storage industry. For the last 4 years at Pure, he has helped multiple clients accelerate their applications while achieving 70% savings over their previous storage across database, VDI and VMware environments.
Paul Haddow
Paul HaddowSystems Engineering Director EMEA, Tegile Systems
Paul has many years of technical pre-sales consultancy experience in the area of Storage Area Networking. He is experienced in start-up companies and enjoys bringing new, exciting and disruptive technologies to market. Paul specialises in storage area networking architecture, business application acceleration, DR/BC Storage solutions and WAN optimisation.
Chris Howell
Chris HowellGlobal laaS Manager, Sophos
Chris is an experienced channel executive specialising in the public cloud and security solutions. His skills span over 12 years+ with time spent at Barracuda Networks & Microsoft prior to joining Sophos in the Summer to become a key part of the IaaS Cloud sales team.
Simon Todd
Simon ToddSenior MDC Systems Engineer, VMWare
Simon has been at VMware for almost 9 years. He started in support as an engineer dealing with storage escalations and moved to the Systems Engineering team over 3 years ago. Simon has been involved in vSAN since he started at VMware and has presented at many events such as VMUG and VMworld.


Trustmarque and S3 will also be speaking at XPO 2018 to bring you updates on our market leading solutions and services, as well as some recent customer success stories.  Our Chief Technology Officer, James Butler will also be hosting an exploratory panel session with a selection of the XPO speakers.

Register for XPO 2018 now for free for your chance to meet our panel of experts and other key contacts in the IT industry. Spaces, as always, are limited so book now to reserve your ticket and start defining your future roadmap for cloud and storage innovation.

By Katherine Murphy, content enthusiast