Head of Advisory at Cloudreach and Host of the Cloudbusting Podcast
With over 30+years in IT, Jez Heads up the Advisory function at Cloudreach and is also an Executive Advisor dedicated to accelerating clients’ business value with Cloud.
He advises and helps CxOs develop their actionable plan, take advantage of the latest innovations, and deliver high-impact business outcomes.
Jez is also founder and co-host of the popular Cloudbusting podcast - discussing all things cloud.
How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?
Having been in IT for over 30 years I worked my way up from a junior IT engineer back when PC’s ran on MS-DOS through to CIO for a couple of fairly large hotel chains – one of which we moved to AWS cloud in 2011 – the first global hotel chain to do so. I then worked with MS Azure as a COO for a software development company and finally moved to Cloudreach 5 years ago to start up the advisory function and as part of this founded and host the popular Cloudbusting podcast.
What sub-topics are you most passionate about?
Cloud computing in general and all that brings – there is people, process and tech – the tech is there – the challenge is the process and more importantly the people – how does Cloud and digital transformation impact the culture of an organisation
Who influences you on these topics?
Too many to mention – we’ve had amazing guests on the podcasts that cover a whole range of topics.
What challenges are brands facing in this space?
What do you think the future holds in this space?
Almost all companies will have significant workloads on the Cloud, at the enterprise level we are at less that 30% of workloads migrated (and a lot of these were the “easy” ones.
What brands are leading the way in this space?
Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google GCP nd of course Cloudreach to help out 😉
If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?
Podcasts, webinars, whitepaper, speaking opportunities, video interviews, media interviews etc.
What are your passions outside of work?
Snowboarding, kite surfing, travelling and wine.
What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?
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