Cloud is key for enabling digital innovation and organisational flexibility. Fact. But many adopters are surprised to find that it actually increases IT complexity, despite many SaaS services now becoming easy to set up. The complexity is simply pushed further down the stack.

As such, many enterprises are struggling to hire the right people with the relevant skills, which is hampering their ability to innovate. Finding out how to overcome this is essential for your business.

During this web seminar, our expert panel will investigate how enterprises should make sure they have enough talent to draw on when rolling out new cloud initiatives.

Your key takeaways:

  • Why adopting cloud is leading to a skills shortage
  • Understand the various cloud organisational models
  • How to work with service providers to bolster internal skills
  • How organisations can attract and retain the right talent
  • Practical steps businesses should take to tackle the skills gap



Tom Allen


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Lee James

CTO, Rackspace

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Lee James is the Chief Technology Officer at Rackspace EMEA, responsible for business growth, as well as initiating and driving relationships with our key customers. He comes with over 20 years of experience across large-scale multinationals and agile-based environments, delivering industry leading cloud, analytics, digital strategy and transformation. His extensive background includes senior roles across FTSE 10 and 250 organisations like BP, Betfair and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Charged with moving the Rackspace proposition forward, Lee owns the go-to-market propositions for our products and services, making sure they’re directly aligned with customer requirements and future market trends. His previous role was Cloud and Analytics Service Enablement Director at Computacenter, where he was responsible for transforming the brand, building professional and managed service offerings, and growing the £1bn+ services business.



Graeme Burton

Group News Editor, Computing

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He has 15 years of experience in news and magazine journalism, and has edited such titles as Trade & Forfaiting Review, Inside Knowledge and Managing Information & Documents.

Paul Houghton

Technology Delivery Manager, NHS

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Paul has been working on NHS.UK for over 7 years and is responsible for the day to day technical operations of making sure millions of users a month get the health & wellbeing information that they need. Paul is involved with many projects at NHS Digital including: the evolution of deployments from thick stacks of paper release notes to automated deployments, Continuous Integration, the move from data centre to cloud, waterfall to agile, monolithic application to micro services, and departmental silos to cross functional delivery teams and DevOps.


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