Ian McDonald, Head of IT, Symbian Foundation
Ian will talk about how the Symbian Foundation setup their IT environment to use the cloud and the lessons learned from this. Most of the infrastructure for Symbian is now using the cloud - using things such as Platform, Infrastructure and Software as a Service. Ian will also talk about transitioning from private virtual machines into the public virtual cloud, along with topics such as file storage, accounting and email without needing your own servers. Ian McDonald has been a leader in IT for over 15 years working in a range of multinational companies such as BHP, DHL, Sitel and Ecolab. Ian has extensive experience ranging from national/regional responsibility for IT, leading software teams and being General Manager at a large outsourcing firm. Ian is now global Head of IT for Symbian Foundation who provide the delivery and roadmap for the open source Symbian platform used in many smart-phones. Ian has a first class honours degree and is currently studying towards a doctorate and has spoken at conferences such as IEEE events and has been involved with IETF working groups, along with being a contributor to the Linux kernel and other open source projects.