Innovation, digital transformation, agility, speed... the entire wish list of organizations is based on one foundation: the cloud. Leveraging cloud-based applications for business transformation is often seen as a no-brainer – who doesn't use cloud technology? Nevertheless, cloud appears to be difficult in practice.
With regard to its use, many organizations are far from where they want to be. Sometimes the effort is limited to small innovations and scaling up is not within reach. Or the processes and culture are not ready for digital transformation, a data driven approach or moving vital data to the cloud. Or legacy gets in the way of cloud ambitions.
Our society is moving toward a platform era and an unprecedented digital acceleration. That's why CIO Magazine organizes a series of workshops with the continued adoption of the cloud as a focal point. This cloud journey highlights four important aspects that play a role in C-level decision making: business, people, organization (change management) and technology.
A study has launched among Dutch CxOs in which we will attempt to pinpoint the "pain". The four workshops that follow will then focus on the "gain". The output of the workshops, presentations and interviews by CIO Magazine will lead to a white paper, distributed among the participants.
Thursday 10 September 2020 | 15:00h – 18:30h | Culemborg
The 3rd session will take place on 10 September with Marcel Krom of PostNL as guest contribution. PostNL is one of the early adopters of cloud in the Netherlands and already migrated a large part of the application landscape to public cloud in 2015. In particular, to make the cost structure of IT more variable in order to follow the significant volume declines in mail, while supporting the increase in parcel services. Marcel addresses the question of how to shift from a cost story to the cloud as an enabler of growth in your e-commerce. PostNL is a particularly good example of this. During the entire COVID19 situation, they were able to adapt very quickly to the market, as a result of which the strong increase in the parcel business went relatively smoothly. The far-reaching degree of cloud adoption has made a major contribution to this and Marcel is happy to share his lessons learned with all those present. This session will also take place physically to create a lot of interaction.
An initiative of CIO Magazine, this program aims to offer participants a path to a more sustainable cloud transition through the exchange of knowledge and experience – by several cloud frontrunners and the participants themselves. We also conduct research. With the cooperation of the participants we will bundle all knowledge in a series of articles and publish a white paper.
Bart Schilt and Gerard Elkhuizen explaining the Cloud Journey Program on CIO TV (in Dutch)
Hans KoolenSr. Director Commercial IT / Tech Innovation, Philips
Marcel KromCIO, PostNL
Anton RuttenHead of IT Systems, Rabobank
Kurt de RuweCIO, Signify
Jeroen SandersCIO, Enexis Groep
Marco WitteveenCOO, Member of the Managing Board, GarantiBank International
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