Accelerating Your Business Transformation Through Cloud 

Friday 26 April 2024 │ 08:45-10.00 BST │ Chief Disruptor Breakfast Club

Business transformation is the holy grail for organisations battling to stay competitive in the face of highly challenging, volatile market conditions. Organisations that achieve business transformation gain critical competitive advantage through higher productivity, improved efficiencies and greater agility. 

The potential benefits of cloud in terms of cost reduction, scalability, reduced downtime and improved security are well documented. However cloud can also be a catalyst for business model modernisation and innovation, and the solution to many common business dilemmas; how do I get products to market faster and how do I transform the customer or employee experience? Cloud does this by providing the platforms, infrastructure and computing capabilities that help businesses remain adaptable to changing customer needs and market conditions. 

Executing a business transformation through cloud is a highly complex undertaking, particularly in the context of a highly volatile operating environment and constantly changing business needs. Business leaders will need to determine key goals and business outcomes at the outset to ensure success. Collaboration with partners and the wider cloud ecosystem will also be crucial, as will putting people at the centre of the cloud transformation strategy. 

Join us at our Chief Disruptor Breakfast Club: Accelerating your Business Transformation through Cloud on Friday 26 April 2024 to brainstorm strategies for ensuring a successful cloud strategy that accelerates business transformation. 


08:45 Welcome and introduction

08:50 Fireside chat

  • Overview of the cloud business strategy
  • What are the business objectives and expected gains?
  • Exploring how cloud drives innovation across the business, in particular in conjunction with AI, Big Data and IoT
  • What are the main cloud migration challenges?
  • What are the business model modernisation challenges?
  • How to choose the right cloud platform and services?
  • What is an ecosystem based mindset and how should this drive innovation?
  • How do you measure success? 

09:05 Virtual roundtable discussions

  • What are your business goals for cloud?
  • To what extent have these goals been realised? If not, why not?
  • What are the new ways of working that will need to be considered to ensure success?
  • How do you keep people at the centre of your cloud transformation strategy?
  • What are the unforeseen challenges of leading a cloud business transformation?
  • What are your lessons learned from cloud transformation projects?
  • What additional skills and capabilities will be required for success?

09:45 Next steps and key takeaways

10:00 Close


Patrick HastonPatrick Haston, Head of Cloud Transformation at the Cabinet Office

Joined the Government Shared Services team to help government departments move to the Cloud.



Craig FreestoneCraig Freestone, Manager of Cloud Management at a major financial institution

Craig is a highly motivated and experienced Senior Leader of geographically dispersed teams driving exceptional outcomes in IT service delivery; project delivery; innovation and automation. Craig has developed skills in data analytics, machine learning and robotics. Craig’s experience spans traditional infrastructure environments and cloud adoption and has led teams through large scale cloud transformation, traditional infrastructure refresh and integration programmes.


This is a private event for Full Members of our community. Membership is free and is open to all those who have a professional or academic interest in business leadership and disruption, or the capability to support our Full Members through their business transformation.