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2022-04-26 14:00:00
2022-04-26 15:00:00
Europe/London

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About this webinar:

Ultimately, cloud adoption isn’t a technology challenge, it’s a people challenge. Leading edge technology, propelled by large budgets, is not enough without buy-in and the right skills across all levels of your organisation. A ‘cloud centre of excellence’ – often an echo chamber of experts promoting and developing a cloud program – is insufficient for achieving your cloud strategy’s potential. Outcomes-focused skill learning and certifications are vital to fulfilling that strategy. Learning, improving, and doing should all be inextricable from the strategy.

Massive skills gaps, despite large technology investment, mean many organisations are failing to get ROI from the cloud. Many businesses’ cloud migration programmes are stuck or delayed, as strategies are frequently overcomplicated and overengineered. This creates attrition rather than attraction, leaving cloud literate individuals frustrated and wanting out. In the absence of basic cloud literacy or vernacular people cannot pick up what is being put down.

In this web seminar, in which we’ll share our dedicated research findings on the topic, we will discuss how organisations and their IT decision-makers are approaching cloud skill development, current experiences and opinions surrounding cloud literacy, and how cloud strategies are being informed or hindered by organisational buy-in. We also explore how ROI has been impacted by these issues and how cloud success is being measured. In the process, we hope to answer questions such as, “How can community-oriented approaches facilitate cloud innovation?” and “What makes a good holistic cloud strategy?”

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Anne Cockshott

Anne Cockshott

Technology Analyst, The Channel Company EMEA

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Anne recently joined Incisive Works as a Technology Analyst. Previously, she was a science writer for the American Institute of Physics in College Park, Maryland. She has a MSc in Science, Technology and Society, and a BSc in Neuroscience.

Drew Firment

Drew Firment

Head Enterprise Strategist

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Drew Firment is Head Enterprise Strategist at Pluralsight. He works closely with business and technology leaders to accelerate cloud adoption by migrating talent to the cloud. Drew was previously Director of Cloud Engineering at Capital One where he led enterprise cloud operations within their Cloud Center of Excellence and migrated the early adopters of Amazon Web Services (AWS) into production. He founded Capital One's cloud engineering college that drove a large-scale talent transformation, and earned a patent for measuring cloud adoption and maturity. Drew is recognized by Amazon as an AWS Community Hero for his ongoing efforts to build inclusive and sustainable learning communities.

Tom Allen

Tom Allen

Delta Site Editor, Computing/The Channel Company EMEA

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Tom is Computing’s Site Editor, responsible for the editorial schedule and awards output. He has been a B2B writer since 2008 – not the easiest time to start a new career – working on topics as diverse as jewellery, pet care and funerals. Yes, he’s heard all the jokes.

Tom joined Computing in 2017, coming from the display industry; trading LCDs and quantum dots for data and cybersecurity. As well as writing, he regularly interviews C-level IT leaders, speaks at industry events and complains about improper use of the Oxford comma.

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