Meet April's Cloud Champion

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    Friday21Apr 2017

    Congratulations Ugo Migliorini, Head of Technical Consultants, Global Cloud Xchange on becoming techUK's April Cloud Champion!

techUK's 'Cloud Champion' campaign showcases technology leaders that are playing a leadership role in championing and supporting organisation’s move to the cloud. The campaign will highlight best practice by leaders that are creating cloud enabled organisations, across all sectors, and a cloud driven workforce that will be vital for the UK’s digital future.

This campaign follows the launch of techUK's Cloud 2020 Vision for keeping the UK at the forefront of Cloud adoption which highlighted the importance of supporting organisations given the cultural shift required to optimise the use of cloud.

A new techUK 'Cloud Champion’ will be chosen every month, so if you would like to nominate a friend or colleague to be the next 'Cloud Champion' please drop Sue Daley a line with a bit of information about them!

April's Cloud Champion is Ugo Migliorini, Head of Technical Consultants, Global Cloud Xchange

Read on for a little taster and find the full interview below.

Ugo Migliorini

What is your current role and responsibilities?

I head up Technical Consultancy in the UK for Global Cloud Xchange, a subsidiary of Reliance
Communications. I am responsible for advising enterprise clients on how to achieve their business
objectives through the use of innovative solutions.

What does a typical day involve?

Looking at challenges from different perspectives with the aim of finding the most efficient solution. Being able to simplify and think about the bigger picture before drilling down into the details is key to this.

What do you most enjoy about your work?

I enjoy keeping up to date with technology and seeing how innovation can benefit enterprises of all sizes. Cloud in particular has been a tremendous game changer.

How have you supported the organisations adoption and implementation of cloud?

Most of my experience with the Cloud has been in supporting my global enterprise customers with adapting to, and coming to terms with the impact on their users of moving their applications from servers in data centers connected directly to their corporate network, to virtual machines in a “Cloud” data centre “somewhere”. I often consult and advise on the impact of introducing “uncontrolled” public Internet as a major connectivity method when accessing applications in “the Cloud” considering issues such as application performance over “the network”, cyber security and even data sovereignty. I also get to provide advice to my customers on how they can future-proof” their networks to maximise the opportunity of the Cloud, introducing new technologies and approaches such as Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV).


Ugo gave more detailed answers to these and other questions which you can read by clicking below.

For more information and to nominate a techUK 'Cloud Champion' please contact Sue Daley.

Cloud Champion April 2017 (pdf)


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