2022 Business Trends and How They Will Impact Tech Leaders

2022 Business Trends and How They Will Impact Tech Leaders

Staying ahead of the curve in uncertain times


18:00 - 19:30 GMT

Tuesday 8 February 2022
Virtual Event - Taking Place on Zoom

Join us virtually, as we take a look at the need-to-know megatrends for the year ahead.

Hybrid working is here to stay. With it comes increased online activity, information technology requirements and security threats. Simultaneously, costs are being squeezed and the regulatory landscape is changing at pace and scale. 

We know uncertainty and turbulence will continue to impact our organisations throughout 2022, but which megatrends will impact IT service operations the most? And does this all add up to a perfect storm for technology leaders? 

But believe us, it's not all doom and gloom. We’ll also be diving into solutions and connecting the dots to show you how IT operational excellence can meet tomorrow’s business needs. With so much fundamental change, taking the same approach as before just won’t cut it. Join us to find out what’s next.

18.00 Join and Introductions
18.15 Welcome from Nimbus Ninety
18.20 Understanding Megatrends to Manage IT Risk
Oliver Cronk, Chief IT Architect for EMEA, Tanium
Tom Whitford, Platform Architect, Pearson
18.35 Round-table discussion 
  • The future of work and the impact of distributed environments
  • The changing threat landscape and the new shape of cybersecurity 
  • The growing focus on sustainability and ESG and how IT departments can respond 
  • Approaching mergers and acquisitions in uncertain times 
  • Understanding tomorrow’s Infosecurity, risk and IT operations 
  • Managing a patchwork of architectures and SaaS providers to reduce costs and improve outcomes
19.20 Questions 
19.30 Closing remarks 

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Oliver Cronk

Oliver Cronk, Chief IT Architect for EMEA, Tanium

Oliver Cronk is the Chief IT Architect for EMEA at Tanium and leader of Architect Tomorrow. Oliver is an IT architecture and DevOps leader with over 20 years experience in a variety of IT roles across energy, government, telecommunications, banking and professional services. Oliver joined Tanium from Deloitte where he spent 3 years as the Chief Architect for Risk Advisory – responsible for driving innovation, digital transformation and architecture of solutions for clients across a variety of risk areas. Oliver has led on the architecture of on prem, private cloud, Azure, Office 365 and AWS initiatives. Oliver leads on the Tanium Reference Architecture for IT Operations and Cyber capabilities. Oliver is a seasoned speaker and advisor on Innovation, Architecture and DevOps. Oliver has a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Essex and has been a BCS Chartered IT Professional since 2012.


Tom WhitfordTom Whitford, Platform Architect - Digital Workspace Services, Pearson

Tom has worked for the last 20 years providing End User Services for a major UK and international retailer and a pan European airline. With roles in infrastructure, device management, identity, and security, he has seen the impact of IT from many different perspectives.

After joining Pearson as Platform Architect for Digital Workplace Services in 2020, Tom developed strategies to respond to a restructured business and hybrid working. His focus is on redefining the user experience to include the right levels of freedom, choice, and guidance to enable colleagues while maintaining the safety of data.


This is a private event for members of our community. Membership is free and takes less than 5 minutes. As a member, you will have access to this and other complimentary events. Learn more.

This event is for 15 C-level, VPs, Directors, Heads, Senior Managers, and drivers of live projects in Automation, Compliance, Data Protection, Digital Transformation, Operations, Risk, Resilience & Data, Security, Technical Operations, Transformation.

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