Unlock the Full Potential of your Multi-Cloud Strategy

Friday 16 August 2024 │ 08:45-10:00 BST │ Chief Disruptor Breakfast Club (virtual)
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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 vast majority of organisations have adopted a 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 optimisation in order to achieve the full potential. Not every application, especially those of long legacy, naturally shift 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 at multi-cloud through necessity or by strategic design, join us on Friday 16 August to brainstorm strategies that will help you to:

  • Align your multi-cloud strategy to your business strategy
  • Mitigate against complexity and simplify your cloud architecture 
  • Manage cost and optimise performance
  • Understand the regulatory compliance landscape and the implications of  the EU Data Act
  • Improve interoperability with on-prem and across cloud service providers
  • Achieve seamless integration and efficient data exchange between environments 



08:45 Welcome from Emma Taylor, Founder, Chief Disruptor

08:50 Fireside chat 

  • Exploring the evolution of cloud and how we got to where we are now
  • What are the fundamentals of a multi-cloud strategy?
  • What is cloud adjacent storage and how does it help maximise cloud ROI?
  • How do you make sure that your cloud strategy stays aligned with your future business needs including the adoption of AI and other new technologies?
  • Strategic or tactical…? It’s a multi-cloud future so what do you need to be successful? 
  • Exploring the implications of the EU Data Act

09:05 Discussion

  • What is your current cloud operating model and what has directed that strategy? 
  • Are your cloud-costing estimates as first estimated?
  • What are the greatest challenges preventing you from unlocking the full potential of multi-cloud?
  • Interoperability and Integration are the cornerstones of a robust architecture. What is in your toolkit to ensure these are prioritised whilst meeting the business challenge?
  • How are you addressing requirements across diverse geographic regions to ensure data sovereignty, privacy and other regulatory compliance standards are met?
  • How important is organisational readiness in effective implementation, management and optimisation of multi-cloud?

09:45 Key takeaways and next steps

10:00 Close


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.