CirrusHQ exhibit at the University of Oxford Innovation & Technology Event

CirrusHQ exhibit at the University of Oxford Innovation & Technology Event


CirrusHQ exhibited at the University of Oxford Innovation & Technology Exhibition on the 9th December. The exhibition is open to Collegiate University IT and Purchasing Staff and provides an excellent opportunity for staff and exhibitors to meet, discuss new developments in their respective areas, and to review current requirements.  


We were delighted to meet the teams from the various University departments, to discuss how CirrusHQ can help accelerate their education and research departments on their Cloud journey.


Ask the Experts

We provided a “Cloud Consultancy drop-in” for delegates to ask the experts anything AWS Cloud – to help them design, migrate or optimise current Cloud infrastructure: Whether they were looking for better value spend, improved security or just help in designing a workload. 



New for this year, there was also the added opportunity for delegates to attend drop-in presentations by selected participating companies which included CirrusHQ. We presented on How the University of Oxford can harness the Limitless Innovation in the AWS Cloud.”


The presentation  included how the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud can supercharge your digital transformation: AWS offer hundreds of services making up the building blocks to developing limitless platforms but aligning the best services to support your organisation’s objectives can be difficult. Hear from the UK’s leading Education AWS experts, CirrusHQ on how these services, such as Internet of Things, Machine Learning and Big Data can save money and resources, enable researchers to accelerate time to science, and improve your educational technology systems.


Presented by

  • John Walker, Head of Cloud Architecture at CirrusHQ, AWS APN Partner Ambassador
  • Alistair Sutherland, Head of Technical at CirrusHQ & Amazon Authorised Instructor

Duration: 20 minutes


IoT stand demonstration

Our stand demonstration showed how Amazon Web Services IoT EduKit’s reference hardware kit can be used for learning and building a wide range of IoT applications.


The Core2 for AWS is a feature rich, plug and play extensible, and secure hardware kit, designed to allow developers hands-on experience in building end-to-end IoT applications, with access to easy to follow educational tutorials and sample code. 


Prize draws

IoT Prize draw – When visiting the stand delegates could enter our prize draw to win an AWS IoT EduKit’s reference hardware kit plus support for setup and advice on options of use from CirrusHQ. To learn more about the AWS IoT EduKit program, visit


We are pleased to announce Wikus Smit was the winner.


Event organiser prize draw – We donated an Amazon Echo Show and smart plug to the organisers prize draw and we are pleased to announce Karl Harrison was the winner.



Digital transformation services

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CirrusHQ exhibit at the University of Oxford Innovation & Technology Event