A multi-cloud model can certainly offer benefits: from less risk of vendor lock-in, to edge computing at your fingertips, to even more acceleration of your digitisation. But it also has its challenges, such as architectural complexity (and the associated costs) or an accelerated speed of change and data portability, to name just a few.

Let’s have a look during this session at how organisations are juggling or struggling with multi-cloud. First, NTT offers best practices based on the approaches of successful organisations. Next, we’ll hear from AE about the experiences of enterprises and what we can learn from them. Then, Wolters Kluwer will share their real-life experience with multi-cloud in a ‘cloud-first’ strategy.

In our Agenda, we aim to balance both online and in-person events. At our online events, many members can learn from each other’s expertise and insights. Our in-person sessions let us dive much deeper in the experiences of fellow members. Interaction is key here, which is why we are keeping the number of participants limited for this session. 



Welcome coffee


Introduction: Participants’ expectations around the table

Ann Guinée, Communication Manager, Beltug (English)


Is your company ready for a multi-cloud operating model?

The multi-cloud is the new reality, and for many companies the use of multiple public clouds is inevitable. Organisations need a cloud operating model to succeed with cloud adoption and thrive in multi-cloud environments. Discover some suggestions on best practices, based on successful organisations, for adopting a cloud operating model and applying it to your platform at the infrastructure, security, networking, and application layers.

Bregt Despriet, Senior Cloud Specialist, NTT (English)


The enterprise journey to cloud-native

The cloud is much more than just ‘someone else’s data centre’: it’s also another way of working and a journey towards continuous improvement. While everyone seems ‘pro-cloud’ today, how do you get your organisation really on board? Why should organisations look at the cloud, and how does this relate to business strategy? What organisational changes besides technology does ‘the cloud’ bring? And how does IT governance change? In this session, we’ll hear about the relationship between business and cloud strategy, and gain some insight based on real experiences.

Jeroen Haegebaert and Thomas Petit, Principal Consultants – Enterprise Architects, AE (English)


Coffee break


User story: ‘Cloud-first’ at Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer already opted years ago for a ‘cloud-first’ strategy. Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS are used for IaaS/PaaS for the company’s internal consumers, other suppliers provide SaaS solutions, and they themselves provide (in most cases) SaaS solutions to their end customers. Which one is used will depend of the problem and the circumstances. Let’s have a look at how Wolters Kluwer arrived to its current set-up, why they took this approach, how they put the different components together, and how they operate the environment.

Geert Beyen, Operations Manager EU, Global Business Services, Wolters Kluwer (Dutch)


Discussion – let’s have a look at your experiences, your questions and best practices


Wrap up & closing drink



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