Chris Swan to Speak on Keynote Panel at 451 Research HCTS Event on 9 April

Cohesive CTO will join cloud experts on the opening Keynote Panel “The Datacenter is the New Business Platform”

LONDON, UK – April 2, 2013 – CohesiveFT CTO Chris Swan will speak on the Day 1 Keynote Panel – “The Datacenter is the New Business Platform.”The Datacenter is the New Business Platform.”The Datacenter is the New Business Platform.” The Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit (HCTS) from 451 Research, is a two day event at the Landmark Hotel in London from 9 – 10 April.ODCA logo

Chris Swan, who recently joined CohesiveFT as CTO, has deep insights into the modern data center as a former board member of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), former CTO of UBS, and current CTO with CohesvieFT, who recently announced their membership with the ODCA.

Swan recently left UBS where he worked on strategy and architecture for web and mobile offerings across all regions and business divisions. He was previously co-head of Security CTO focussing on identity management, access control and data security. Chris represented UBS as a Director on the Steering Committee of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), an industry association focused on enterprise adoption of cloud computing.

On the Keynote Panel Mr. Swan joins: Rob Bath of Digital Realty, Paul Boyns of the BBC, Barry Childe of HSBC, Thomas Davies of Google UK and 451 Chief Strategy Officer Tony Bishop. The panel will discuss how organizations should adapt to the modern dataceter, and what digital infrastructure strategy means for this new business platform. Attendees will find the Panel in the Grand Ballroom, from 9:30am to 10:15am on Tuesday, 9 April.For more information and to register online, click here.

Chris Swan will also be presenting on the Software Defined Datacentre at the next London Cloud Camp. The theme for the 24 April event is “The Software Defined Data Centre – will SDDC change the way we migrate and deploy applications in the cloud?” The “unconference” encourages Cloud end users, IT professionals and vendors to share thoughts and experiences in open discussions. The next London Cloud Camp will be held Wednesday, 24 April at the Crypt at St. James Church, Clerkenwell Close. To register for free, visit

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CohesiveFT enables enterprises to run business operations in the cloud. Our solutions help migrate, transform and extend both customer facing systems and internal operational platforms. CohesiveFT lets enterprises build on existing IT resources, save money on a single, upfront migration and focus on an application-centric view of integration, governance and security.

CohesiveFT is a leader in enterprise application-to-cloud migration and provides more application-controlled software defined networking than all competitors combined. The CohesiveFT team has decades of experience in enterprise solution-oriented cloud brokerage. Offices in Chicago, London, Palo Alto and Belo Horizonte. To find out more, please visit

By: Margaret Valtierra