Westcoast Cloud Wrapped: 2023’s Biggest Hits

It’s the time of year when everything is being wrapped up, from presents to projects and Spotify playlists, but, before we tie 2023 up in a neat little bow for Christmas, we wanted to say thank you to our trusted partners with a look back at some of this year’s sensational standout moments for Westcoast Cloud and our brilliant partners.

Counting Down our Top Moments of the Year

Where can you find hackers, bootcamps and AI events? Our 2023 review!

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“Your data is the most important thing you hold, whether that’s personal or business data”
We Fought Cyber Crime at our Inaugural Operation: Enigma Event bringing partners and Westcoast Cloud together to demonstrate the evolving world of cyber defence.

Eight vendors, four cyber defenders and one nefarious hacker came together at Operation: ENIGMA, an immersive cybersecurity event like no other that dove into the unsecured spaces of internet, cloud security and hybrid working.  

Microsoft, Acronis, Avast, Softwerx, Absolute and Beyond Encryption all joined us to focus on the misconceptions of security as we worked together to mitigate the risks for our partners and their customers through educational vendor stands, industry-leading keynote speakers and a live battle for the safety of the web against ENIGMA’s very own hacker.  

Spoiler alert, the good guys won! 

You can catch all the highlights from the day itself and watch the livestream from the event as we prepare for 2024’s next big event. Please make sure you follow us on LinkedIn to get all the latest news on our upcoming events. 

We Got Ahead of the Curve with our Tech Bootcamp

You don’t need your trainers for our Technical Bootcamps and, we promise, you won’t have to do a single burpee. Instead, you can flex your knowledge muscles with intimate, training days designed to break down the latest advancements in security tech, delivered by experts who know them the best.  

In November, we invited our partners to tackle the complexities of the Microsoft Stack at Microsoft’s Paddington office. Hosted by Steve Miles and Rio Hindle, attendees got hands-on tutorials, insightful seminars and real-world application examples throughout a day dedicated to unlocking the secrets of the stack and how it can help protect precious data. 

Gareth Hesketh from Probrand pointed out it helped to, “Understand just how complex the cloud could be.” 

“Your data is the most important thing you hold, whether it’s personal or business data, so the more people understand just what threats are out there, hopefully we can raise that awareness.” 

Want to be part of our next roster of Bootcamp sessions? Just speak to your Account Manager for more information. 

Take a closer look at what to expect on the day here.  

We Took the AI High Road with our Elevate Pathways Event

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It was all about futureproofing at our Elevate meetings this year – events designed to help end-customers prepare for the future. Whether you’re looking at what Microsoft solutions can do today or in the future to help improve working life, we’ve got something for you.  

For our Pathways events, we invited partners to get up to speed with the latest AI innovations and how it can help their businesses with the launch of Copilot. Plus, we concluded every session with fun entertainment – for example, we served up a side of cocktail making to close the event.  

We hope our guests left shaken by the new ideas and stirred to embed them in their wider business community. 

As speaker and presenter on the day Andy Hixman (MD, Keybridge Security) said: “I want them to learn about what’s coming with AI. I want them to think about how this can improve their business, how it can make them more efficient. 

“We want to build our working relationship with our customers, so the more they get out of today, I think the more we’ll be able to work with them more closely.” 

Get the lowdown on the Elevate Pathways event here and speak to your Account manager about hosting an Elevate event with us next year. 

What’s in store for 2024

We’re always looking ahead and are currently planning a jam-packed roster of events, webinars, live streams, talks and training sessions for our Partners and their customers to benefit from. 

Whether that’s learning about the latest in tech advancements, hosting an Elevate meeting or joining us at an in-person event, we can’t wait to work even closer together in 2024. 

Here’s to an incredible 2023 and we look forward to learning with you in the New Year!