Brad Anderson joins us live from Seattle

We are excited to announce that Brad Anderson will be presenting live from Seattle – via video link – at this year’s Identity-driven Security Summit.

Brad is the Corporate Vice President of the Enterprise Mobility team. This organisation is focused on supporting a modern workforce that operates in a world of continuously connected devices. The Enterprise Mobility team is a key pillar of Microsoft’s mobile-first, cloud-first focus.

As a part of this organisation’s ambitious charter, Brad leads the effort to enable enterprises to be productive on the devices they love, while keeping the company secure.

The team incorporates a broad range of assets and products from across Microsoft, including Windows Server, System Center, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Microsoft Azure RemoteApp, Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Remote Desktop Services, and security. The ECM team is a major driver of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite.

Since joining Microsoft in 2003, Anderson has had many significant accomplishments, such as functioning as the Corporate Vice President of Program Management for the Windows Server & System Center business, leading the System Center product team on a path of continual growth in market share, and supporting the innovation of virtualized and online management technologies.

This is a fantastic opportunity for delegates to learn more about Microsoft’s vision for identity-driven security and the technologies driving it, and to gain an insight into the technology giant’s future plans.

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The identity and security experts

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Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly


Paul Kelly leads the Enterprise Mobility & Security team for Microsoft UK. This specialist team helps organisations to deliver on their business goals in the areas of identity, information protection, device management and cyber security.

Paul’s background is in Office 365 and Consulting Services. Before joining Microsoft, he previously held management roles in the consulting businesses of IBM, PwC and EY.

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Wes Hackett

Wes Hackett


With over 15 years’ experience of Microsoft productivity solutions, including Office 365 and SharePoint, Wes is widely recognised in the community and by Microsoft. He is as an MVP for Office Server and Services, which recognises his status as a technology innovator – this title has been granted to only a handful of individuals globally.

Wes is part of Microsoft’s Technology Community Council, which convenes monthly to guide Microsoft Corporation on how marketing and publically available information and events should be structured to make sense for the wider community.

Wes is CTO at AddIn365, an OCG Office 365 partner. He is responsible for AddIn365’s product design and leads the product development team. Wes ensures that all of the AddIn365 product releases are timely and in sync with both customer requirements and Microsoft’s own direction of travel.

Wes regularly speaks at industry events, including London Technology Week, Unity Connect, SharePoint Saturday, the SharePoint User Group and TechDays Online. For the last five years, Wes has spoken at SharePoint Evolutions Conference.

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Steve Plank

Steve Plank

Microsoft, Architect

Steve Plank is a cloud evangelist at Microsoft UK. He writes, tweets and speaks fluent Azure cloud. Some say ‘innovation’ is his middle name.

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Dave Guest

Dave Guest

Technology Evangelist and Solution Architect

Dave’s identity expertise is panoramic. He has experience designing and implementing a broad range of identity solutions, adopting Novell, IBM, Oracle and Microsoft technologies.

As well as designing elegant infrastructure solutions, Dave is a gifted communicator. At OCG, he’s a frequent presenter at events and webinars, whilst our customers appreciate how he delivers technical expertise and business insight in simple to understand terms.

Dave has a talent for truly understanding individual business requirements, whilst building strategies and roadmaps that take advantage of the latest technologies.

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Mat Richards

Mat Richards

Head of Mobility and Security Solutions

Mathew Richards brings a wealth of experience of System Center and device management – and a real passion for technology. If there’s a new device, Mat will be wearing, testing or using it!

Mathew spent seven years with Microsoft as a consultant, providing support and consultancy services. His experience and capability has helped spearhead our successful move into mobility and device management. An evangelist and positive thinker, Mathew’s enthusiasm knows no bounds.

Mat has a BSc (hons) in Computer Science from the University of Glamorgan. He regularly presents webinars for OCG on subjects related to enterprise mobility management.

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Hugh Simpson-Wells

Hugh Simpson-Wells

CEO and founder

Hugh, who founded Oxford Computer Group in 1983, has lived and breathed IT for more than thirty years in technical, management and board level roles.

In 2002, Hugh decided to focus OCG’s activities entirely on identity and access management.

Hugh can communicate just as effectively in the classroom and conference hall, as he can in the boardroom or one-to-one. Hugh has been described as “a guy that everyone just wants to be around.” The loyalty of his staff and colleagues over three decades bears this out.

Marcus Idle

Marcus Idle

Head of Customer Identity and Access Management

As service development manager at OCG, Marcus spends much of his time creating or learning about new technologies.  Combining that with a wealth of knowledge gained over 20 years in the IT industry, he is interested in bringing the most appropriate technology to bear on each customer’s problems.

Marcus started programming while at secondary school back in 1981 on the Sinclair ZX81. After university and a couple of years spent teaching in Argentina, his first programming job was with the original OCG back in 1996. At this time, he worked on projects such as Government Gateway in collaboration with Microsoft, and a mixture of CMS and CRM projects.

More recently Marcus has worked as a Technical Architect at Ciber UK, building transformative solutions for the public sector. Before that, he worked at Oxford Web, specifying systems and tools for retail, education and membership organisations.

Marcus has a talent for building bridges, both with people and software. He’s delighted to be back at OCG where he leads a team of intrepid consultants in the exciting world of Dynamics CRM.

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Simon Veale

Simon Veale

Senior architect

Simon fell into IT almost by accident in 1979. When he applied for his first role as a Computer Operator, he had no idea what a computer was! He’s gone on to hold a number of high-level technical positions with the likes of IBM and BT, and has been working with identity management technologies since 1986 (before the internet).

At OCG, Simon is highly valued for his ability to clearly communicate with stakeholders at all levels. He gains an intimate understanding of customer requirements which enables him to develop solutions that truly make a difference.

Before joining OCG, Simon was the pre-sales technical lead for identity management solutions at Microsoft UK.

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Rob Jones

Rob Jones


Robert is an identity management and directory services specialist at Microsoft with a focus on information protection and strong authentication. Robert will be our session chair throughout the summit.

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Paul Barratt

Paul Barratt

Senior consultant

Paul is an experienced identity and access management consultant with extensive global experience working with banking, energy, educational and public sector organisations.

Paul specialises in gathering and analysing requirements and then designing, developing and implementing IAM solutions using Microsoft Azure, MIM 2016, FIM 2010, .Net and PowerShell. Building on 5 years as a Microsoft systems engineer and administrator, Paul transitioned to identity and access management some 12 years ago.

With a love for tinkering with technology, Paul uses some of his spare time on Raspberry Pi projects.

Until next year...

This event took place on 19-20 October 2016. A big thank you to the speakers, Microsoft and everyone who joined us – you helped to make this our biggest and most exciting summit to date.

If you were unable to attend or would like a recap of the topics covered, you can now download all the presentation slides from the event:

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