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2022-04-26 10:00:00
2022-04-26 11:00:00

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About this webinar:

Effective cloud transformation isn’t a journey into unknown horizons, it’s a charted voyage to a specific destination. However, all too often, organisations set off without knowing what their key milestones are or where they’ll end up. A holistic cloud vision encompasses technology, people, and processes to ensure your organisation is equipped to achieve defined business outcomes, with enough flexibility to enable ongoing agility and innovation.

In this web seminar, featuring bespoke research findings, we define what cloud success means and what separates those organisations that are thriving in the cloud from those that are falling short.

We also define why the concept of clarity is so important across your entire cloud strategy, from business case to deployment, and from costs to culture.

Key ‘clarity’ discussion and research areas include:

  • Cost – cost visibility and optimisation – measuring and maximising ROI
  • Cloud visibility and monitoring – if it’s out of sight, it’s out of control
  • The importance of a clear and holistic cloud vision across technology, people, and processes
    • Shared vision across all levels of the business
    • Danger of cloud short-sightedness – you need to know where the road will take you in the long-term
  • The blinding effect of infrastructure sprawl
    • Perceptions around cloud benefits vs on-prem. Multi-cloud vs 1 main cloud provider
    • Understanding that the cloud isn’t a cure-all/silver bullet
  • Transparent sustainability metrics that allow for oversight of computing environmental costs


Stuart Sumner

Stuart Sumner

Global Vice President, Content, The Channel Company EMEA

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Stuart Sumner is Editorial Director of The Channel Company's technology-focused titles: Computing and Delta. He oversees all content across print, web, tablet editions, rich media and events - including the IT Leaders' Dining Club and Computing Summits. During Stuart's tenure Computing has transformed from a print-reliant business to a bleeding edge multi-channel brand with an industry-leading events portfolio. Previously he spent 10 years as a programme manager in the IT industry, working for companies such as the BBC, COLT, Nortel Networks and Equant. As a journalist he has also worked for Time Out and IPC Media. He is a regular technology pundit and contributor to the BBC News Channel, as well as a published author.

James Allerton-Austin

James Allerton-Austin

Technology Strategy Lead, Oracle EMEA

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James is the Technology Product Strategy Lead for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific regions. After working 10 years in the Oracle product development organisation, he is now responsible for driving strategy awareness and adoption of Oracle Cloud Platform with the largest enterprises in the region. The Oracle Cloud Platform comprising Core Infrastructure, Cloud native application development, Data management, Integration, Security, Analytics and many other related emerging Cloud technologies.

James is a regular invitee to speak at industry fora, at all levels from Keynote through to deep dive developer events covering a wide range for subject matter, but always focusing on sharing experiences, both inside and outside Oracle from his career, distilling often complex subjects to their salient points . Especially keen hear from the wider community about their plans, thoughts, projects and challenges, he is driven by the desire to continue to learn, to guide and to apply the technology under his stewardship to make the simple challenges in life simple to achieve quickly and the complex challenges, if not simple, much simpler to achieve.

James joined Oracle in 2008 following 9 years at BEA Systems, and has held multiple positions with technical field sales and in the Product Development team, James holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Computer Science.

Ellen Daniel

Ellen Daniel

Commercial technology editor, The Channel Company EMEA

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Ellen is an experienced technology journalist who recently joined The Channel Company as a technology content editor from business and technology title Verdict where she was a senior reporter. Ellen works with our technology research team producing reports on the latest industry trends.



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