David Terrar takes over from Alex Hilton as Cloud Industry Forum CEO

After more than a decade of dedicated service, we are announcing the retirement of our esteemed Chief Executive, Alex Hilton, from the Cloud Industry Forum. 

Alex has been instrumental in growing Cloud Industry Forum. His contributions have been invaluable, and we are grateful for his immense impact on driving digital transformation in the cloud industry. 

Alex commented: “My wife and I are taking the opportunity to take a break from the industry and are looking forward to some leisure time ahead to pursue our hobbies! I would like to thank the team I have worked with over the years but most importantly our wonderful customers and members who have made running the Cloud Industry Forum such a pleasure. I am confident the business is left in the most capable hands with David at the helm.”   

Director and Chair, David Terrar, will be taking over as CEO. David has been working with CIF since its origins with his extensive experience in the technology industry. We are happy he has accepted Alex’s role to continue to support CIF members and lead the cloud evolution. 

David comments on his new role, “I’ve been evangelising cloud and software as service solutions with EuroCloud and then CIF for well over a decade, so it’s great to get the chance to take on the CEO role and advocate for best practice and the next stage of the technology’s evolution.” 

We would like to thank Alex for his outstanding contributions to CIF and for running the Digital Transforming in Action (DTA) series – ending on the mighty 40th episode! The DTA series has welcomed cloud experts from all over the world racking up over 21,000 subscribers to the CIF BrightTalk. There will be more exciting episodes to come as David takes over the monthly webinars.  

We wish Alex all the best in his future endeavours – likely skiing, playing real tennis and travelling with his family!  

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