Virtual Boardroom

Gaining Momentum on Your Cloud Journey

October 13, 2021  |  3:00pm BST  |  UK

In association with

Today, the move to the cloud isn’t seen as an “if”, but rather a “when” and the complexity of managing this move can be daunting for many organisations. There are many challenges a business can face when starting or trying to continue its cloud journey. From the technology aspect of choosing the right platform, ensuring there is a clear approach, gaining companywide buy in to even just getting a project off the ground, there are many hurdles that must be overcome.

Join Sungard alongside senior IT decision makers for this interactive 90-minute virtual boardroom where we’ll look at some of the challenges businesses face when trying to gain momentum in their cloud journey. Not just focusing on the technology involved, we will also investigate the cloud journey from a business aspect, looking at how it should be seen as a strategic business objective and not just a project for IT.

Boardroom Speakers.

Martin Davies

Martin Davies

Lead Principle Consultant - Consulting Services, Transition and Transformation, Sungard Availability Services

Martin is a Business Development/Technical Architect/Consultant with over 30 years’ experience across IT support industry, who has helped build companies and their client relations through strong technical and commercial knowledge. A people person with a highly engaging style underpinned by technical credibility.

Currently responsible for supporting sales and delivery of Cloud solutions primarily within UKI but also across EMEA and North America. Key roles in providing pre-sales business development, leading, and delivering on consulting projects and contributing to the overall development of the Consulting Practice.

Major focus on leading, managing and contributing to delivery of Cloud consulting engagements and commercially accountable for engagement revenue, margin, client satisfaction and on-going relationship to develop follow on services.

Will Owen MBA, CDir, CBCI

Will Owen MBA, CDir, CBCI

Principal Resilience Consultant, Sungard Availability Services

Will joined Sungard Availability Services’ Business Resilience Consulting Practise in the summer of 2018. He works across the resilience portfolio with a particular focus on enhancing organisational response to weather and climate risk. Prior to joining Sungard he was a Director of the National Weather Service of New Zealand and ran his own weather risk management consultancy. He was previously Head of Strategic Business at the UK Met Office.

Will has extensive experience working with senior leadership teams in commercial, public sector, military and charity contexts; he is a Chartered Director, Fellow of the UK Institute of Directors and is a qualified coach and facilitator.

Will regularly presents on all aspects of organisational resilience and especially the increasing influence of global environmental risk. He has qualifications in Cyber Resilience, Project Management, and Business Continuity.

Why Attend.

In addition, we’ll discuss the importance of knowledge, clarity and agility in any cloud transformation journey. Other key areas for discussion include:

  • Understanding the technology landscape to help you choose your platform

  • Taking a position to help guide your journey

  • Transforming IT departments to be an enabler not just a cost centre

  • Achieving momentum in your cloud journey whatever stage it is at

Solution Partner.

Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) helps businesses transform their IT environments, ensuring they are resilient and recoverable. We leverage our experience across a broad range of IT landscapes to align the right workloads with the right infrastructures—whether hybrid cloud, legacy or something in-between. 

As a result, our customers can streamline and manage complexity, minimize risk and adapt to change, while capitalizing on the opportunities that digital transformation offers. 

With 40 years of disaster recovery experience, we know how to keep mission-critical operations highly available for our customers. It is why more than 70 percent of Fortune 100 companies rely on us for resilient and recoverable IT.

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