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Cloud First 2021 Virtual Summit | Just One More Day to Go!

Michael Behr


Cloud First 2021
As services shift to the Cloud, DIGIT’s Cloud First Summit will bring together experts to examine the evolving landscape and how it is impacting business.

DIGIT’s Cloud First 2021 Virtual Summit, our final online event, will take place tomorrow on June 23rd, and there’s still time to register.​

As cloud-based services enabled businesses to keep operating through lockdowns, 2020 brought rapid growth to the industry. Cloud spending is estimated to have risen 37% to $29 billion in the first quarter alone.

However, this brought challenges, with organisations needing to support large-scale remote working capabilities. In addition, the cloud migration is part of a wider infrastructure transformation, moving from physical, on-premise IT to a service-based model which supports greater agility, elasticity and predictability.

New ways of working need new skills and new processes, creating fresh security and re-skilling requirements. IT leaders have more options than ever and need to balance the benefits of public, private and hybrid systems, along with accessibility, affordability, and security.

The Cloud First Summit will contextualise this shift within the technology landscape, looking at the trends, advancements, use-cases and the business impact of Cloud computing.

Speakers at Cloud First 2021 include:

  • Christopher Wroath, Director of Digital, NHS NES
  • James McLean, CIO, SSEN Transmission
  • Sarah Lean, Senior Cloud Advocate, Microsoft
  • Chris Patten, Cloud Enterprise Lead, Centrica
  • Dr Wendy Ng, Cloud Security Architect, OneWeb
  • Laura Irvine, Partner, Davidson Chalmers Stewart
  • Jonathan Forbes, CTO, Phlo
  • Kylie Fowler, Principal Consultant, ITAM Intelligence
  • Andy Hardy, Regional VP EMEA & APJ, Nasuni

A full list of Cloud First 2021 speakers can be found here:

Commenting on the event, DIGIT Founder Ray Bugg said: “2020 and the coronavirus brought mass-scale business disruption, and Cloud-based systems were able to help facilitate the transition and support the huge growth of remote working programmes.

“But this rapid shift to new tools and services to keep businesses operational has left companies with more complex IT estates, and now technology leaders are tasked with trying to regain visibility and ensure that systems are optimised and sustainable for the long run.

“This year’s summit will consider how organisations can best manage their IT services and leverage Cloud effectively to maximise the benefits to the business.”

Going Virtual

Cloud First 2021 will be run in a fully virtual capacity and is our final online event of the year. All of the main features of our physical conference programme will be retained – with keynote talks, breakouts, Q&A and an exhibition – all hosted live on a virtual platform.

Free to Attend – Register Now 

Register for your place now at:

The conference is free to attend for IT and Digital personnel and C-level Executives* 

*criteria applies for free entry: this excludes vendors of IT products, services, sales / BD personnel and recruiters.   

Michael Behr

Senior Staff Writer

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