Skillshare Lunch | Demystify Cloud Computing

Please note that Skillshare Lunch is open to Impact Hub Geneva Members only!

Let’s discuss topics / challenges that matter to you! Skillshare Lunch is designed for you, members of our community! Each month, one of our members or a special guests holds an events to exchange tips, ideas, informal education or training opportunities with the whole community and build solutions together.

Please bring your own lunch. 


This month, let’s demystify Cloud Computing with Michael Mullins

Whether you realise it or not you are probably already using Cloud.  Applications like Office 365, Evernote, Salesforce and LinkedIn would not be feasible without Cloud.  So it’s easy to forget that the data in those Apps belongs to you and your customers. Is it properly encrypted? Who else has access to it? Can it be hacked?It’s also easy to get into to a new technology without really understanding it.  Your suppliers, friends and software vendors are often deciding for you what Cloud Apps you use and when.  Do they know your business well enough and do they have your best interests in mind?In this interactive workshop we will cover several interesting topics;

  • A beginner’s guide to Cloud Infrastructure (IaaS) and why it is becoming the next big utility – just like electricity
  • 10 different Cloud Use Cases that can really help entrepreneurs and start-ups
  • A demo of some popular Cloud Infrastructure examples
  • An introduction to Software as a Service (SaaS) Apps
  • Demos of a few popular Cloud Apps for sales, marketing, graphics, e-business and project management
  • How to link and share data between these SaaS Apps without knowing how to code
Our member sharing his skills: Michael Mullins

Since 1995 Michael worked as both an entrepreneur and an Information Technology (IT) consultant. He spent most of his time helping individuals and businesses reach their short, medium and long term IT objectives. As someone with 25 years experience, he knows how to use Open Source, Network, Security and Cloud technologies to put clients on the fastest and most cost effective path to success.

He qualified as an Electronics Engineer at a London University, and in 1997 he was certified by IBM as an AIX UNIX Advanced Administrator, and recently as an IBM Certified Solution Advisor in Cloud Computing Architecture. He is also a Mirantis OpenStack Certified Professional.

You have a subject of interest you want to discuss / share with others? From IT to fostering collaboration, social media strategy or urban agriculture, we are crowdsourcing topics prior to the event: feel free to propose any subject that you think might interest others!

Contact Person at the Impact Hub Geneva 

For more information about this event and other Enabling and Facilitation workshop opportunities, please speak directly to Cynthia (Enabling and Facilitation Coordination) or contact her here.

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Event Organizers

Impact Hub Geneva


Date & Time

14 December 2017 | 12:30 to 13:30


Impact Hub Geneva


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: Free

Updated on 27 November 2017