May 092011

Date: 19 May 2011 – 1200 for 1230
Subject: Cloud computing – threat or opportunity for Jersey?
Speaker: Chris Evans (Foreshore)
Venue: Maria Ritchie Room, Jersey Arts Centre, Phillips Street, St Helier

Event description

The BCS Jersey International Section invites you to a briefing ‘Cloud computing – threat or opportunity for Jersey?’ with our guest speaker Chris Evans, from Foreshore.

The economics of cloud or utility computing look compelling and may herald a seismic shift for information technology delivery yet enterprise appears attached to on-premise technologies to date. Chris Evans CEO of Foreshore, who has been running IT businesses for 27 years, talks about his views on the implications of cloud computing on Jersey businesses generally, the ITC services sector, and the Island’s economy.


Chris Evans is the founder and CEO of Foreshore in Jersey, Channel Islands. Foreshore formed in 2000 and was the first international class internet datacentre specifically designed to meet the needs of offshore ecommerce and financial services. It delivers a range of hosting services as well as specialist storage and messaging services designed to reinforce companies business contingency plans, and now provides services to clients in over 30 locations worldwide.

Chris has been involved in the creation and running of a number of successful information technology businesses over the last twenty five years. He was awarded the prestigious ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award in 2001 in the annual Jersey Enterprise Awards, in which Foreshore was also awarded ‘Medium Business of the Year’ in 2009.

As well as serving on the boards of a number of companies, he has spoken at international events dealing with the issues of how smaller nations can respond to the threats and opportunities presented by the digital economy. Chris has had a number of articles published in international journals on the implications of utility computing for the future of ecommerce and financial services businesses. He has been a member of two Jersey government advisory committees, both tasked with examining the economic benefits of creating a legal and technological framework for encouraging the growth of ebusiness as a distinct industrial activity. Chris has also been a vocal advocate of the introduction of e-gaming activity to Jersey.


To reserve your place, please visit Note that coffee and tea will be served from 1200, with the presentation starting at 1230.

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