Accelerating Cloud Capability in Government

Accelerating Cloud Capability in Government

Delivering citizen experiences, driving engagement


08:30 - 10:00 BST

Tuesday 21 September 2021
Virtual Event - Taking Place on Zoom

With the pandemic rapidly redefining digital imperatives, government organisations are facing an ever-urgent need to deliver seamless citizen experiences, while maintaining high levels of security and risk mitigation.

However, challenges around fixed budget planning cycles and slow infrastructure modernisation processes are holding back teams from fulfilling their digital potential, while inconsistent infrastructure is leading to ever-increasing risks, costs and complexity. With VMware Cloud on AWS demonstrating new capabilities to drive efficiencies, secure data and deliver better citizen experience, government organisations can harness the ability to unlock new business value and build scalable architecture. In addition, organisations have seen 46% faster migration through VMware Cloud on AWS.

Join AWS, VMware and digital leaders from the government and public sector to explore how VMware Cloud on AWS can provide the hardened security and production-grade capabilities that government agencies require with the speed and flexibility of a cloud service, delivered with consistent infrastructure and operations.


08.30 Join 

08.35 Welcome from Nimbus Ninety

08.40 The Path to Delivering Seamless Citizen Experiences

Joseph Langford, Chief Technology Officer, VMware

Tim Hearn, Head of VMware Cloud on AWS - Public Sector UK & Ireland, AWS

Neill Smith, Head of Infrastructure, Directorate for Agriculture and Rural Economy (ARE), Scottish Government

09.00 Discussion tables 

Join peers from government bodies to deep-dive into how to drive cloud adoption and modernisation, as well as how to leverage new capabilities. 

  • What are the major challenges you face/have faced when it comes to driving migration to the cloud? 
  • What does it mean to be cloud-first and what does it take to get there?
  • What are the priorities for government bodies as we move into a new phase?

09.45 Key Takeaways

10.00 Close


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Joseph, VMware’s Public Sector DivisionJoseph Langford, Chief Technology Officer, VMware
Joseph joined VMware’s Public Sector Division as Chief Technology Officer in early 2021. He was previously Chief Digital and Information Officer at Surrey Police and Sussex Police, helping both forces utilise information, technology and innovation to drive better engagements with their respective communities. He was key to ensuring digital innovation reached the heart of these organisations, believing that technology should complement policing. He also worked with police services nationally to deliver innovative solutions to their everyday challenges.


Tim HearnTim Hearn, Head of VMware Cloud on AWS - Public Sector UK & Ireland, AWS

Tim Hearn is a technology leader of 30 years and heads up the VMware Cloud on AWS business for Public Sector across the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Tim and his team help customers and partners adopt VMware Cloud on AWS as the Hybrid Cloud solution of choice to accelerate their journey to AWS. Tim works with VMware to ensure customers get the best support from both companies by deploying appropriate programs and engagement from our mutual partners.
Prior joining AWS, Tim spent six years in senior leadership roles at VMware (running the UK Public Sector business and then building the VMware Cloud on AWS business in Northern Europe), as well as tech industry’s leading companies, such as IBM, Cisco and Juniper.


Neill Smith  Head of Infrastructure  Directorate for Agriculture and Rural Economy (ARE)Neill Smith, Head of Infrastructure, Directorate for Agriculture and Rural Economy (ARE), Scottish Government

Neill is a Cloud, Virtualisation and Linux specialist. He is currently the Head of Infrastructure at The Scottish Government (ARE Directorate). Neill specialises in leading and managing multidisciplinary technical teams. He also has strong hands-on technical knowledge, whilst being highly proficient in Cloud, Virtualisation and DevOps technologies. Neill is an accomplished public speaker, having previously spoken at numerous major technical conferences including AWS re:Invent, VMworld and Gartner Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies.


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 x C-level, VPs, Directors, Heads and the drivers of live projects in IT, Information, Infrastructure, Technology, CX, UX, ML, IoT, Innovation, Cloud, Digital Transformation, and Finance.

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