IBM Think Summit London on 16th October at the Olympia London


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Northdoor and Cobalt Iron presented ‘Machine Learning meets Data Protection’ at IBM Think Summit London

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Northdoor and Cobalt Iron Inc., exhibited and presented at the IBM Think Summit London on 16th October at the Olympia London. Scheduled as part of the Cloud and Infrastructure Think Tank, the presentation was titled “Machine Learning Meets Data Protection — the unstoppable force meets the immovable object?”

Think Summit London is IBM’s annual festival of innovation, featuring tech talks, immersive experiences, topical debates, and thought-provoking guest speakers. This year’s focus was on enterprise-ready, multicloud solutions that are transforming businesses from “surviving” to “thriving,” and how research and technology — including AI, blockchain, and quantum computing — is being channeled into protecting the future and helping to sustain not just business growth but also people and environments around the world.

In this presentation, AJ Thompson, CCO Northdoor and Rodney Foreman, CRO of Cobalt Iron,  discussed how groundbreaking new solutions for hybrid cloud deployments pair analytics with automation to eliminate many of the performance issues normally associated with managing a legacy data protection environment.  They presented what the “art of the possible” looks like for companies leveraging the next generation of SaaS data protection using Cobalt Iron’s Compass™ and IBM’s Spectrum Protect delivered by Northdoor.

“Machine learning and data protection is a partnership made in heaven — or at least made in the cloud. Machine learning, analytics, automation, cloud, and SaaS have been aggressively deployed with massive success, delivering productivity, agility, and economic value across key IT disciplines,” said Rodney Foreman, “While previously overlooked, data protection is now being brought into the fold — and the ability to integrate data protection into auto-provisioning workflows should be standard for any hybrid cloud environment.”

AJ Thompson, Chief Commercial Officer at Northdoor commented, “Progressive public sector, SMB, and global enterprises are rapidly deploying SaaS-based models to meet and exceed the new service levels being demanded by cloud-savvy and data-aware business executives. We’d like to invite Think Summit London attendees to join our panel of experts as they shine a light on this opportunity.”


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