Navigating your multi-cloud strategy

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Event Detail

For many companies the move to hybrid or multi-cloud has been a reality for some time, whether intentional or not.  This session will look at how you should approach this strategically as a business. The benefits of using the best features from the providers best suited for the circumstance is appealing but with it comes added complexity and security and governance concerns.

What are the considerations that should be taken in to account in creating or implementing a multi-cloud strategy?

Event Date

Thursday, 10th September 2020

Event Time

Registration: 12:25 - Close 14:00

Event Location



Vasilis Anastasiou

Group IT Director Operations and Infrastructure, Motor Oil
CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker Vasilis Anastasiou

Technology Expert with 20 years of experience in Information Technology roles varying from IT Infrastructure, Service Delivery & Operations, Client Management, Enterprise Architecture, Risk Management, Supplier Management, Business Continuity, Governance & Policies to Cyber Security. Demonstrated history of working in banking, manufacturing, FMCG, construction, energy and heavy industry sectors on local and International positions.

Hiren Parekh

VP – Northern Europe, OVHcloud
CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker Hiren Parekh

As CIOs exercise their position as the agents of change, let’s look at how cloud consumption is driving change and what this means for organisations. In addition to smooth cloud migration and digital transformation, organisations must ensure trusted cloud environments – and there are many boxes to tick. Enable change and innovation, control costs, ensure security compliance, future-proof your choice of cloud provider with no vendor lock-in.

Lee Smith

CEO of
CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker Lee Smith

Lee will explain how leading from startup to scaleup has required effective use of multiple cloud solutions. As an ISO 27001 certified centralised logging and metrics management company, their platform serves FTSE 100, government and fast-growing smaller organisations alike. Building a secure and compliant solution with the performance to process billions of logs per day required to scale horizontally, but also maintain the right balance between storage and compute power, with the high-performance raw disk power to run Elasticsearch for data analytics. Lee will explain how Logit has had to adjust and evolve.


André Simm

Interim IT Director and CWC Consultant
CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker André Simm

André has led IT services and transformation programmes for clients and large IT outsourcing and consultancy organisations (IBM, Capgemini, Computacenter) with major Global, European and UK brands (including GE, General Motors, Nationwide, AstraZeneca, Equifax, BG Group, Fidelity, HBOS, Ingeus and CIFF).
He has a wide industry experience including Finance & Banking, Public Sector, Non-Profit, Pharmaceutical, Aviation, Oil & Gas, Retail, Healthcare, Utilities.

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