Meet September's Cloud Champion

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    Wednesday13Sep 2017
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    Congratulations Karen Young, Managing Director for MDS Technologies on becoming techUK's September 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!

September's Cloud Champion is Karen Young, Managing Director, MDS Technologies.

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

Karen Young

What is your current role and responsibilities?

Having started my career at MDS Technologies Ltd as Head of Sales and Marketing in March 2013, I am now Managing Director and oversee the day-to-day running of the company.

What does a typical day involve?

No two days are alike but running a small company involves wearing a number of hats so I get involved in all aspects of the business but tend to be more involved in HR, commercial and sales which provide a good mix of internal and external issues. I am also actively involved in techUK, sitting on the Main Board as well as a number of sub-committees and Councils.

What do you most enjoy about your work?

Making a difference; whether that’s supporting staff as they embark on different stages of their careers, empowering women in technology and business or using disruptive technology to make a difference to the society we live in through the provision of more accessible digital services.

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

We use cloud internally for our own services but MDS is also a founding member of the cloud club, we were on the first iteration of the GCloud framework and have continued to expand our portfolio to keep pace with changing market requirements. We are always on the lookout for new products, services and partners that enhance our offering in the assured and collaborative digital marketplace.


Karen 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 September 2017 (pdf)

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