CIF and Bloor to deliver joint conference focused on the 21 steps to successful Cloud adoption | Cloud industry forum

CIF and Bloor to deliver joint conference focused on the 21 steps to successful Cloud adoption

Cloud Adoption Masterclass Conference taking place in London on 1st March 2016

Technology analyst firm Bloor Research and the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) have announced the first of a series of workshops specifically designed to help business managers, Boards, CIOs and IT Directors navigate the transition to the Cloud.

Sponsored by Dell, the event –  “Cloud Adoption Masterclass - a practical guide to Cloud adoption" – is being held on 1st March 2016 and will focus on the business case and technology issues surrounding the move to the Cloud. Targeted at CIOs and business decision makers, the conference builds on CIF’s 21 step Cloud adoption framework, offering attendees practical advice on managing their migrations.

Richard Rose, President, Bloor Research, stated: “As both CIF and Bloor are vendor neutral we are well placed to give insight into how the Cloud landscape is developing and advise on organisations’ strategy of best practice. Throughout the Masterclass we intend to advise senior decision makers on how different Cloud journeys can achieve their ideal destination.

“The event will give business decision makers a vital insight into how to harness the potential of technologies such as Cloud, mobile, social and big data, as well as highlighting the continuing challenges facing CxOs. Integral to this will be a series of business and technology streams that will provide attendees with the insight into how these new technologies can play a central role in the transformation of their businesses.”

Nick Hyner, EMEA Cloud Services Director, Dell, commented: “It holds true that no single technology model has transformed business IT over the past decade like Cloud computing, however, when it comes to implementing a future proof Cloud strategy many organisations are still in the dark. As some of the UK’s leading authorities on Cloud computing, CIF and Bloor can breakdown the challenges involved in any Cloud adoption and outline the key to successful migration.”

 Alex Hilton, CEO of CIF, said: “There is clear business value to be found in Cloud, yet some organisations require a little guidance before arriving at cost savings and increased functionality. The presentations and workshops will provide a balanced analysis of adoption, based on the individual views of industry experts and findings from our own research, as well as the debate offered by participants. With this knowledge, CIOs will more clearly see how to drive costs and coordinate IT strategy.
The workshop sessions will focus on assessing the business case for Cloud in their organisation and address critical factors and establish steps to ensure effective Cloud adoption,” he concluded.

The CIF / Bloor Masterclass event will bring together industry experts and CIOs to debate the issues and share real world experiences in a series of keynotes in the morning.

After lunch, delegates will then be able to participate in two workshop “masterclass” sessions focused on Building the Business Case and Critical factors and steps to ensure effective adoption, based on the CIF Cloud Adoption Roadmap, and a voluntary opportunity to validate what has been learnt during the day. 

The Masterclass takes place on 1st March 2016 in London, and entrance is free for members of CIF’s Individual Membership Programme. More information can be found here.