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Moving to the Cloud: Taking advantage of the right platforms

3rd November 2020

10:00 GMT

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John Young

Vice President Global Solution Engineering and Architecture (EMEA)

 

John Young is the Vice President Global Solution Engineering and Architecture (EMEA) for Sungard Availability Services. His team is responsible for translating the business needs of the customer base into viable technical solutions that address those business needs. John joined Sungard Availability Services in 2017

 

Prior to joining SungardAS, John was the Head of Strategic Sales (EMEA) for Experian, the Credit Reference and Big Data company. His role was to lead the GTM for the top EMEA customers across EMEA. He led both Sales and Pre-sales teams there and had a major hand in creating their Sales Opportunity and Risk management programme focused on delivering best value to the company and customers alike.

 

Before Experian, John held a number of leadership roles at the American Network provider AT&T in a career of almost 18 years, most recently as the Associate Vice President for Technical Sales Consulting (EMEA). Whilst there he led both Sales and pre-sales teams, as well as spending time in Process Engineering and Compliance.

 

John holds an Honours Degree in Law gained from the University of Wales, Cardiff.

 

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Martin Davies

Lead Principle Consultant

 

A Business Development/Technical Architect/Consultant with over 30 years experience across IT support industry, who has helped build companies and their client relations through strong technical and commercial knowledge. A people person with a highly engaging style underpinned by technical credibility. 

 

Currently responsible for supporting sales and delivery of Cloud solutions primarily within UKI but also across EMEA and North America. Key roles in providing pre-sales business development, leading and delivering on consulting projects and contributing to the overall development of the Consulting Practice.

 

Major focus on leading, managing and contributing to delivery of Cloud consulting engagements and commercially accountable for engagement revenue, margin, client satisfaction and on-going relationship to develop follow on services.

Moving to the Cloud: Taking advantage of the right platforms

The drive to cloud has been in full swing for some years now, but are businesses moving to cloud for the right reasons?


Many projects have started and stalled due to complexity, cost and application compatibility. Does this mean that businesses need to start thinking of public and private cloud simply as another platform to deploy on a best use case-by-case basis?


During this session we will look at some of the use cases of public and private cloud, challenges around migrating legacy infrastructure and management of a hybrid environment.


Part of our discussions will also cover the culture of a business and how a cloud transformation project is not just an IT task but needs to be part of a wider business strategy. Other topics will include:

 

  • Common misconceptions with Public and Private Cloud

  • Managing Public and Private Cloud environments

  • How current environments would need to change to enable working across multiple sites

  • What is the best strategy if your business is not ready for cloud?

  • Importance of security, resilience and recovery in the cloud

Agenda

10:00 - 11:00: Moving to the Cloud: Taking advantage of the right platforms

Part of our discussions will also cover the culture of a business and how a cloud transformation project is not just an IT task but needs to be part of a wider business strategy. Other topics will include:

 

  • Common misconceptions with Public and Private Cloud

  • Managing Public and Private Cloud environments

  • How current environments would need to change to enable working across multiple sites

  • What is the best strategy if your business is not ready for cloud?

  • Importance of security, resilience and recovery in the cloud

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If you are interested in attending the event, please click to register. Once completed a member of our delegate acquisition team will attempt to contact you within 24-48 hours regarding your registration to confirm your eligibility.

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