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Special Edition Keynote Podcast Series | Global CIO, Coca Cola Bottling Company

Cloud world forum logoCloud World Forum is already 35% up on visitor registrations and this year’s event is shaping up to be the ‘can’t miss’ show for your calendar!

It takes place 24-25 June at the Olympia Grand in London. To get you ready for the event, we’re sharing a special keynote podcast series. In four informative downloadable podcasts, we’ll take you through the best speaker presentations and case studies from 2014. Here’s our first podcast…

Onyeka Nchege, Global CIO, Coca Cola Bottling Company

Open Happiness in the Cloud: Taking a 100 year old traditional brick and mortar organization to the Cloud

In this keynote address from Cloud World Forum 2014, Onyeka Onchege, Global CIO of Coca Cola Bottling Company, talks about the challenges involved in taking a 100 year-old ‘brick and mortar’ organisation to the Cloud. What processes needed to be put in place before any technical deployment, what were his pain points, and how did he overcome them? As a senior leader at one of the world’s most recognised brands, how does he define ‘open happiness in the Cloud’?

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Coca-Cola CIO: Cloud Allows Me to Transform My IT Team Into Business Professionals

Author: Computerworld UK

As Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated moves its mission critical systems onto the cloud in the next three to five years, the IT team will be transformed into business-centric roles, the company’s CIO told the Cloud World Forumlast week.

coca cola resentationThe 100-year-old “bricks and mortar” organisation began moving its non mission-critical systems, like HR, to a private cloud six months ago and plans to move everything off-premise within five years.

This means, Coca-Cola Co Consolidated’s CIO Onyeka Nchege told the conference, that the soft drinks bottling company’s IT team will be transformed from technology heavyweights to a leaner team that can provide technical support but work primarily with business partners, as communicating with the business is a crucial part of helping the traditional company move to the cloud.

Nchege said: “On the infrastructure side, the move to cloud hasn’t necessarily affected me yet as I manage two environments today. In the future, what I expect to happen is that I will ramp-down the number of employees I have, from an infrastructure perspective, as I move to the cloud.

“What I will be looking for in my team are IT associates that are facing my business partners and spend all of their time understanding business processes and translating that to services. That’s essentially what we’re recruiting for today – resources that can span from business perspective and have a strong technical aptitude.”

Nchege would not disclose who Coca Cola will be using to host its systems but said that the company would definitely integrate public cloud for its software that relates to non-critical applications. Further, he said Coca Cola is “in conversation” with its provider to take advantage of its public cloud application offerings which could be applied to its core ERP.

So far, the CIO added, hosting in the cloud has allowed similar agility and “speed to react to changes as I would with on-premise”.

He advised older enterprises considering the move off-premise that one of his most important lessons was that, “you have to educate your business partners” to pave the way for the change.

He said: “The reality is that as a 100-year-old organisation, we are not that agile, or nimble in everything we do. We are moving to the cloud in a year, and we have learnt that it is all about adaptability. Adaptability is the ability to foresee and make changes around that. Make sure you are educating your business partners about what the cloud is.”

In 2013 Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) switched from its ‘cumbersome’ SAP CRM to Salesforce on mobile, which was rolled out to 2,000 sales reps across Western Europe.

Source: Computerworld UK

What do the ODCA, OpenStack, DCA, CSA predict on the future of Cloud? #CloudWFCloudWF

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With Cloud evolving & maturing across many markets globally, a number of associations have formed to engage and promote all things-Cloud; everything from standards, to security to interoperability of Cloud services is now represented in an association/organisation around the globe.   

The ones that have emerged as leaders in their respective field are meeting at the Cloud World Forum in London: THE OPEN DATA CENTRE ALLIANCE, OPENSTRACK FOUNDATION, CLOUD SECURITY ALLIANCE, DATA CENTRE ALLIANCE, CLOUD ETHERNET FORUM, CLOUD CREDENTIAL COUNCIL, FRAUNHOFER INSTIUTE and COMPUTERAID are some of the leading organisations engaged with the event. With dedicated speaker sessions, workshops, stands and hosted receptions, delegates at the Cloud World Forum will have a unique chance to meet, network and learn from these organisations under the roof of the Olympia National Hall.

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BOASTING CXO SPEAKERS from some the world’s most prominent brands, the trust and support of ALL the cloud industry’s market-leading solution providers and more end-user and line of business attendees of any cloud event in Europe, Cloud World Forum 2014 is the place to hear and meet peers and industry experts.

This year, we present an interactive and engaging delegate experience in our theatres: with exciting new formats including FIRESTARTER SESSIONS, HANDS-ON-LABS, MASTER CLASSES and DEBATING-INDUCING PANELS and of course the EXECUTIVE SUMMIT. Check here.

Featuring keynotes and show stopping sessions from COCA COLA, MARKS AND SPENCER, BMW and some of the UK’s leading public sector organisations. More here.

To find out what these associations think about the future of Cloud & Enterprise IT, register today for your FREE EXPO PASS to the Cloud World Forum 2014 here.

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