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The cloud operating model has undergone a dramatic transformation since the launch of the Chief Disruptor’s first business community, the Cloud Circle, back in 2009. And since those earliest iterations of the cloud, the business landscape has also experienced extensive change. Leaders today face a highly complex and volatile operating environment, with constantly changing customer and business needs and rapidly evolving technology. Organisations need to be able to compete on a global scale, to be agile, to innovate, and, most importantly, to manage their costs effectively.
Faced with these multiple challenges, the majority of organisations have adopted a hybrid multi-cloud approach; either as a strategic decision to leverage the best capabilities and unique specialised services from each provider to achieve business goals or as a tactical response to a business requirement or challenge. There are a number of powerful potential benefits to this approach. Multi-cloud environments offer flexibility, scalability, elasticity, resilience, cost optimisation, and readiness for future innovation.
Although the benefits are clear, multi-cloud strategies require detailed planning to achieve their full potential. Not every application, especially those of long legacy naturally shifts to a cloud environment. There are also genuine concerns about the unpredictability and ongoing management of cloud costs with some enterprises already adopting repatriation.
Whether you have arrived in multi-cloud thought necessity or by strategic design, join us on Wednesday 21 February at our dinner on Unlocking the Full Potential of your Multi-Cloud Strategy to brainstorm strategies that will help you to:
18:00 Registration and drinks reception
18:50 Welcome from Emma Taylor, Founder, Chief Disruptor
18:55 Scene setter and overview
19:10 Case study
19:20 Discussion questions
20:45 Key takeaways and next steps
21:00 Closing remarks and further networking
Jon Townsend, Chief Information Officer, National Trust
Jon Townsend is a leader in technology and is the Chief Information Officer for the National Trust, where he was previously the CTO and CISO. He holds an MBA with the Open University and an MSc with Cranfield University in the Design of Information Systems. He previously held a commission as an Officer in the British Army, fulfilling a variety of technical and leadership roles culminating in Regimental command. Upon leaving the military he became a Senior Civil Servant in the UK Central Government responsible for developing cyber security and intelligence capability for the Department for Work and Pensions. He is also a Certified Data Protection Practitioner with the British Computer Society, a Certified Information Security Manager with ISACA and GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender with SANS.
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.