New for 2022, the CIO Cloud Transformation Summit explores how cloud technologies are driving new ways of working, enabling productive and collaborative teams, and advancing transformation across the enterprise.
For the conference keynote, Foundry (formerly IDG Communications) welcomes Corey QuinnChief Cloud Economist at the duckbill group, where he talks with Scott Carey about Balancing Innovation and Cost – Have Your Cake and Spend It Too. Corey hosts the Scream in the cloud and AWS Morning Summary podcasts and organizes the weekly Last week in AWS newsletter, filled with thoughtful analysis of cloud trends, sprinkled with his trademark snark.
After the opening speech, Roxane HeatonCIO at macmillan, Dean Garvey-Northtechnical manager at places for people and Sanjay PatelGroup CIO at Tate and Lyle to discuss What will happen now? as we look at how IT leaders are moving beyond quick wins from COVID-19 cloud investments to something more tangible for the organization.
matt georgedirector of business transformation at Equinix, will then share his perspective on effectively implementing this overall IT strategy, meeting the demands of increasing digitalization and optimizing balance sheet costs, while providing organizational agility and resilience.
Back by popular demand, the CIO Boardroom sessions will host discussions throughout the two-day summit. Join the roundtable on day one, where we’ll look at how to avoid the increased complexity of integrated solutions that are too large to manage, what is the best approach to multi-partner solutions to maximize and optimize digital options, as well as improve environmental sustainability and social.
In the afternoon, Georgina Owenstechnical director of Liberiusand Katie Nykanengroup technical director QA Ltd join a panel examining the cloud platforms and tools needed to satisfy engineering teams and retain talent in-house. This follows the statistic shared by IDC that the global shortage of full-time developers will drop from 1.4 million in 2021 to 4 million by 2025.
Day two of the CIO Cloud Transformation Summit looks at broader business strategy and where investments in cloud technologies are starting to pay off. David McCarthyVice President of Research for Cloud Infrastructure at IDC, will report on IDC’s FutureScape research, highlighting global cloud forecasts for 2022.
Next, the CIO Boardroom session will dive into what successful cloud strategies look like. By 2023, 40% of Forbes Global 2000 companies say they will reset their cloud selection processes to focus on business outcomes rather than IT requirements. This requires a completely different cloud strategy, which primarily focuses on choosing the best tool for the job. The discussion will focus on why a cloud strategy should focus on business outcomes, not technology choices, and how to report the success of moving to the cloud across the enterprise.
Michelle KearnsIT manager at Boots Irelandjoins a panel moderated by Charlotte Vraiman to New ways vs old habits which will look at the new reliance on cloud-based collaboration tools, how to protect them, and what to do if something goes wrong.
In the afternoon, Antoine Walkerdeputy general manager at techUK, leads a panel with Karen McDonagh ReynoldsGlobal Director of Transformation and Acceleration at Willis Tower Watson, and others to overcome cloud resistance and hone talent. Mahesh Desai from Rackspace Technology also shares his point of view on How to make your data more efficient, how to harness data insights to help transform the customer experience, create market differentiation and accelerate growth.
Other sessions focus on cloud-native security, the future of cloud software development trends from Foundry vendors, and technologies to work with when developing your cloud strategy.
There is still time to register for the event, what you can do hereand you can contact the Foundry UK events team with any questions you have and to find out more about future speaking opportunities and safety events planned for 2022.