techUK is excited to host this panel discussion bringing together industry leaders to explore how small and medium-sized enterprises can unlock the opportunities of cloud computing, from an initial migration to further modernisation and the journey to cloud native.

The UK has a long tail of SMEs that often struggle to access the benefits of digital transformation, and this event will consider how smaller organisations can best navigate the challenges of cloud modernisation, including issues like skills shortages, cost control & FinOps, cybersecurity, and adjusting businesses processes for an OpEx environment. Our panel will also highlight opportunities for SMEs to operate in a more agile and efficient way by harnessing the benefits of cloud, how to mitigate new challenges that can arise as an organisation scales, and what lessons can be learned from the challenges faced by larger organisations. 

Our panelists will be:

  • Kara Radcliffe, Director – Cloud Technologies, PwC
  • Marcus Bearden, Senior Director EMEA Cloud Advisory and Tech Enablement, Slalom
  • Graham Adamson, Head of Architecture and Data, Exception
  • Helen Gerling, CEO, Shaping Cloud

The panel will discuss:

  • Developing a cloud transformation strategy that matches capabilities and costs to clear business objectives.
  • Navigating the OpEx transition and adopting FinOps best practices.
  • Mitigating barriers to successful cloud transformation.
  • Opportunities to be more agile, efficient, and productive by leveraging new capabilities.

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Chris Hazell

Chris Hazell

Programme Manager - Cloud, Tech and Innovation, techUK

Sue Daley

Sue Daley

Director, Technology and Innovation

Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Head of Technology and Innovation, techUK