CIO Big Conversation: How do you manage multi-cloud and shift the enterprise?

CIO Big Conversation: How do you manage multi-cloud and shift the enterprise?
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04 December 2019
Edward Qualtrough, Editor, CIO UK
Free to attend


 Adopting multi-cloud environments has been trending towards a default approach among CIOs, with IDC estimating two-thirds of organisations are operating this kind of model - but has the reality lived up to the expectations and is it time for CIOs to reflect on how best to reap the benefits of the multi-cloud shift?

Join this CIO UK Big Conversation event on Wednesday 4 December at the ME Hotel with partners Oracle, to hear from an expert panel and share with your CIO peers the real experiences of multi-cloud.

We will discuss the challenges of operating a multi-cloud model, in particular the total cost of operations and trying to balance the economics of a multi-cloud strategy.

You will get the chance to share best practice about managing multi-cloud environments, and reflect with your CIO peers what actions you would like to see from the IT vendor community to ease the shift and management of multi-cloud.

Our expert panel will also discuss how we expect CIO cloud strategies to evolve, and why vendor alliances and co-existence easing interoperability should help cloud providers and subsequently their CIO customers in future.

Topics to be discussed at this CIO UK Big Conversation panel include:

  • CIOs' experiences with multi-cloud - what have been the challenges and are benefits being realised?
  • The true cost of operations and balancing the economics of multi-cloud environments
  • What do CIOs want from vendors to enable multi-cloud?
  • The future of vendor co-existence in the cloud era
  • What next for CIOs and their cloud strategies


7.00pm - 7.30pm - Networking drinks and canapes
7.30pm - 7.35pm - Introduction from Edward Qualtrough, Editor, CIO UK
7.35pm – 8.00pm - Presentations and Q&A with CIO UK Editor
8.30pm – 9.00pm - Panel discussion
9.00pm - 9.30pm -  Networking drinks and close 


James Allerton-Austin, Technology Strategy Lead, Oracle EMEA

James is the Technology Product Strategy Lead for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific regions. After working 10 years in the Oracle product development organisation, he is now responsible for driving strategy awareness and adoption of Oracle Cloud Platform with the largest enterprises in the region. The Oracle Cloud Platform comprising Core Infrastructure, Cloud native application development, Data management, Integration, Security, Analytics and many other related emerging Cloud technologies.

Edward Qualtrough, Editor of CIO UK, CIO UK

Edward is the Editor of CIO UK and has a particular interest covering digital strategy, leadership, enterprise culture, and diversity. Previously the CIO UK Online Editor, Edward meets regularly with Chief Information Officers and other business technology executives to discuss C-level issues and keep on top of industry trends and disruptive threats.

Who should attend

Please note that this event is open to senior IT leaders from enterprise companies only. Registration does not guarantee your place at this event, and you will be contacted with confirmation of your attendance.


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