An interview with Wing Commander Tal Lambert MBE at Microsoft Future Decoded 2016

An interview with Wing Commander Tal Lambert MBE at Microsoft Future Decoded 2016

Bath, UK, 25th October 2016 - Cloud Direct, a Microsoft gold direct cloud solutions provider (CSP) partner, is inviting small-medium organisations to join them at Microsoft Future Decoded 2016 at ExCel London on Tuesday 1st November (business day) and Wednesday 2nd November (technical day).

During Future Decoded 2016, Microsoft aims to give visitors the tools to inspire, design and build their digital business of tomorrow.

Register here for Future Decoded

Cloud Direct’s Product Manager Charlotte Margree will interview Wing Commander Tal Lambert MBE during their session in the Orange Theatre on Tuesday 1st November 13:00 – 13.25 hours.

Head of Cyber and Simulation School at the Defence Academy for the UK, and Chairman and Founder Trustee of the Soldiering On Through Life Trust, Tal brings a very human element to the world of IT and business in 2016. He will be sharing his insights on cyber defence, establishing a military charity, Microsoft Office 365 and planning to succeed.

Fly a jumbo jet on Cloud Direct’s flight simulator

Visitors to Cloud Direct’s stand #37 will have the opportunity to have a go on a jumbo jet flight simulator, located on the stand.

Designed to training standard and complete with accurate flight controls for GPS, flaps, engine controls and radio links, flight operators will instruct visitors how to use the yoke, throttle and pedals to fly the plane. Pilots can monitor their scores on a leader board – and the victor can celebrate with a winning magnum of champagne.

Visitors to the stand will also have the opportunity to buy a raffle ticket to win a magnum of champagne, kindly donated by Taittinger in support of the Soldiering on Through Life Trust (@SoldieringOnTLT).

For event news and to check participants’ positions on the flight simulator leader board, visitors can follow @CloudDirect on Twitter, and use hashtag #ComeFlyWithUs.

The flight simulator experience is available on both days: Tuesday 1st November and Wednesday 2nd November.

AI alert: a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear Professor Stephen Hawking

Also speaking on the business day is theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking. Professor Hawking will share his views on artificial intelligence (AI).

Cloud Direct: piloting organisations on their journey to the cloud

Brett Raynes, CEO and founder of Cloud Direct, said: “The thinking behind the #ComeFlyWithUs theme, the flight simulator and inviting Tal to interview, is really to reinforce how we pilot our customers on their journey to - and through - cloud services.

"So whether our customers are just starting their cloud journey, lifting off with email migration to Microsoft Office 365, for example, or they’re nearing the end of their journey and migrating the core of their IT infrastructure into Microsoft Azure – we can pilot them safely through."

Visit our co-hosts, Firebrand Training, on stand 37

Attendees interested in accelerated Microsoft training courses and fast IT apprenticeship programmes will also have the opportunity to talk to Firebrand Training, Microsoft Gold Learning Partner – also on stand 37.

Future Decoded: business V technical days

Business Day (Tuesday 1st Nov): with an impressive line-up of speakers, attendees can learn how to become a digital business – where to start and how to overcome likely challenges.

Technical Day (Wednesday 2nd Nov): discover how core, human abilities are being understood and added to by intelligent software.

Register here for Future Decoded

About Cloud Direct

Since 2003, Cloud Direct has helped 4,000 organisations move to the cloud – quickly, easily and securely. It has built the best technologies into ready-to-go, enterprise solutions that meet the compliance, security and performance needs of highly regulated organisations in the UK.

Cloud Direct’s packaged cloud services come with one monthly bill and an award-winning, 24/7 customer service team.

Packaged cloud drives better business continuity, people productivity and guarantees the availability and security of IT infrastructure and applications.

Cloud Direct is ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 20000 accredited, holds Investors in People – Gold, and is a Microsoft gold direct CSP partner for small-midmarket cloud solutions. @CloudDirect #ComeFlyWithUs

About The Soldiering On Through Life Trust

Founded in 2011, The Soldiering On Awards provide National Recognition for the outstanding achievements of those who have served their country and individuals and groups who work together with the Armed Forces Community.

Our aim is simple: to encourage support for the UK’s Armed Forces Community by nationally recognising the achievements of groups, individuals and organisations that support this community.

For more information, please visit and follow @SoldieringOnTLT

If you are interested in sponsoring an event or volunteering to support Soldering On, please contact Chairman Wing Commander Tal Lambert, MBE on Twitter at @TalLambert or by email to


About Firebrand Training

Firebrand is a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner, with early insights in Microsoft development and strategies, providing a full range of accelerated Microsoft courses.

Whether you require professional certification or want to develop staff quickly through Apprentice and Academy programs, Firebrand’s accelerated training is the fastest route.

Watch this video to find out more about Firebrand’s unique accelerated learning: A tale of two Guys.

Since launching in 2001, Firebrand has trained more than 50,000 students. See what the students say about their experiences. Firebrand has been named a Top 20 IT Training Companies in the World for five years running. @BeAFirebrand

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