Leveraging the Latest Trends in Cloud Computing 

Friday 13 October 2023 │ 08:45-10:00 GMT │ Chief Disruptor Breakfast Club (virtual)   

It was back in 2009 that Chief Disruptor, (or Nimbus Ninety as it was then known), launched ‘the Cloud Circle’, a new community for business and technology leaders exploring how to leverage this game changing new internet-based technology. Since the community’s launch, cloud computing has proven to be highly transformative, resulting in the development of many disruptive new services and business models such as Uber and Airbnb. 

In the 13 years that have passed, adoption of cloud has become widespread among Chief Disruptor members. And in that time it has continued to evolve, partly in response to developments in other disruptive technologies, and more recently, due to the changes in working practices that had been driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

So what are the latest cloud developments that leaders need to know about? And how can Chief Disruptor members make sure they are making the most of their cloud existing investments? Join us on the 13th October to find out.



08:45 Welcome and introduction

08:50 Scene-setter Presentation  

  • Identifying the impact and implications of the latest cloud trends; edge computing, multi cloud, impact of AI, ML, cloud gaming, security, disaster recovery

09:05 Virtual roundtable discussion:

  • What are the issues preventing you from delivering value from your current cloud transformation? 
  • Which of the trends identified are likely to have the greatest impact for your business?
  • What changes would you need to make, to be able to leverage some of the latest developments in cloud discussed this morning?
  • How can leaders ensure that cloud is a driver for innovation in their organisations?

09:45 Next steps and key takeaways

10.00 Close



Mark McKee, M365 Lead Solutions Architect, NHS Wales
Mark McKee is the Microsoft 365 Lead Solutions Architect at the NHS Wales M365 Centre of Excellence, with over 20 years of experience in the private (mostly financial), education, and public sectors, helping people and businesses achieve better outcomes through productivity and collaboration, understanding how to process data, and automating processes. Specialising in Microsoft 365, Mark uses that experience to help businesses provide the aforementioned objectives, and increase efficiency, productivity and profit.

Before joining NHS Wales, Mark gained many years of experience designing, implementing and managing multiple cloud services at a large Russel Group University. During that time, Mark held leading roles in cloud migrations and implementation programmes, specifically Microsoft 365 deployment and management. Mark has a strong technical and development background, and is also skilled in strategy, business change, service management, and employee wellbeing.

When not at work, Mark enjoys video games, learning new technology & skills, and reading a good book.


This is a private event for 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.

This event is for C-level, Directors, Heads, and Managers driving live projects.