Cloud Migration 101: Top Tips & Advice for Getting Started

Date: Wednesday, July 12 at 11am PT / 2pm ET

The cloud has become an indispensable tool for organizations aiming to thrive and outperform their competitors. To fully leverage the benefits of cloud adoption, a well-defined strategy and plan are crucial. Steven Smiley, an expert in cloud migration, shares valuable insights and guidance on building a comprehensive cloud strategy to maximize its advantages. Designed for business leaders and IT professionals, his advice covers essential topics such as:

  • Developing your cloud operating model: Create a framework that aligns your organization's goals and processes with the cloud's capabilities. This enhances agility, streamlines operations, and enables swift responses to market changes.
  • Leveraging the cloud's benefits: Discover a wide range of services that drive business growth and enhance competitiveness. By effectively harnessing these capabilities, you can gain a competitive edge, deliver superior customer experiences, and unlock new revenue streams.
  • Building a secure foundation: Implement robust security measures and best practices to safeguard sensitive data, protect against threats, and ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Optimizing costs: Implementing effective cost management strategies ensures that you control expenses, eliminate wasteful spending, and maximize your return on investment in the cloud.

By incorporating these insights into your cloud migration and adoption plan, you position yourself for success from the start. Join his workshop to dive deeper into these topics and take the first step toward realizing the full potential of the cloud.

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Meet Our Industry Expert:

Steven Smiley, Cloud Security Architect, ScaleSec

Steven Smiley is a consulting director at ScaleSec, where he leads cloud security advisory and engineering efforts. A former Military Intelligence officer, he balances strategic and tactical thinking to help his company's customers accomplish their objectives.

Moderated by:
John K. Waters, Editor at Large,

Our Featured Presenters:

Scott Beckwith, Director, VMware

Scott Beckwith is the Director for VMware's Cloud business responsible for U.S. Healthcare Providers and Payers. He's been at VMware for over 8 years and has over a decade of experience in healthcare IT. Scott and his team focus on helping healthcare organizations harness the power of cloud technology to improve patient care and outcomes.

Tom Twyman, Cloud Solutions Architect, VMware

For the past 25 years Tom has worked as a consultant, trainer, and systems engineer working with businesses large and small to solve critical business issues through careful implementation of technology. Since joining VMware in 2007 he has specialized in virtualization and cloud technologies with extensive experience as a technical customer advocate. Tom has held multiple strategist, program lead, and architect roles to deliver complex software-defined data center architectures, both on premises and in the cloud.

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