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Coke is IT: Using Cloud for Mission-Critical App Consolidation #CloudWF

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We’re delighted to confirm Jane Gilmour, International CTO of Coca-Cola will be speaking at the Cloud World Forum on ‘IoT and the Coca-Cola Smart Vending Machines‘! In anticipation, we thought we’d share a great article from our 2014 Coca-Cola speaker, Onyeka Nchege, CIO of Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated on ‘Using Cloud for Mission-Critical App Consolidation.’

Coke is IT: Using Cloud for Mission-Critical App Consolidation

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In recent years, North America’s largest Coca Cola bottling company has increased the number of cloud services it uses. And along with three other large US-based bottlers most recently began an ambitious project to migrate its on premise ERP application‑its crown jewels‑to the cloud. But Onyeka Nchege, chief information officer of Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated explained to Business Cloud News that despite working as separately owned organisations, Coca Cola is a collaborative effort, making the individual companies ideal candidates to leverage the economies of scale cloud services deliver.

CCBCC has shifted its focus in recent years to cloud services primarily because of the perceived benefits associated with flexibility and time-to-market.

The firm now uses ServiceNow for IT service management, which has helped the company streamline its internal helpdesk processes, and it’s also using a range of cloud-based services for human resources. The company is using Cornerstone OnDemand for talent management and Coupa for expenses management, all fairly light-weight software as a service applications.

Nchege says that the company, which was founded in North Carolina in 1902, is like most large, well-established firms with a large estate of legacy IT infrastructure: it had to do a lot of things in order to prepare for its move to the cloud.

We had to wrap our heads around this culturally. We shied away from moving to the cloud for so long and the business being as old as it is, a big part of moving bits and pieces out to the cloud first was to get our organisation comfortable with this new paradigm,” he says.

The biggest risks of moving to the cloud have less to do with technology and more to do with lack of education. It’s about trying to understand what you don’t really know, which is why we started with non-business critical applications.

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Cloud World Forum Keynote Podcast Series – C-level insight from industry innovators

If you weren’t able to join us at Cloud World Forum in 2014 you don’t have to miss out on the insights that our fantastic speakers shared with the audience. We have just published the first set of keynote podcasts for your listening pleasure, which you can catch up on here:

Coca-Cola CIO podcast
European Commission Podcast
Dell Podcast
Bank of England CIO podcast
Lotus F1 COO podcast

Stay tuned for more! Being a content-led event, you can catch up on all our podcasts, articles, Q&As, blog posts, videos and guest blogs in the Cloud Content Zone.

Cloud World Forum Drives Cloud for Enterprise and Healthcare

London, 19 May 2014

The landscape in which enterprises implement and run their operations and applications has seen a huge shift, as a large number of businesses continue to migrate to the cloud. This trend is now being followed by the healthcare sector, where an increasing number of health services have adopted the cloud in a bid to improve care services, reduce costs and improve revenue cycle control. Subsequently this year’s Cloud World Forum conference and exhibition will look at the cloud trends and issues affecting the enterprise and healthcare sectors.

According to research by MarketsandMarkets , they found in 2013 that 20.5% of the healthcare industry adopted cloud services, with a predicted $5.4 billion to be spent on cloud computing in the sector by 2017. This is still far behind the private sector businesses, which, according to IHS , will spend around $174.2 billion on cloud this year alone.

Cloud World Forum includes a top line-up of speakers across the agenda from both the enterprise and healthcare sectors. Day One will see John Mclean, CTO Europe, IBM, provide a presentation on cloud as a growth engine for business along the Future Cloud track. He will offer insights into how IBM help companies effectively design, deliver, and consume cloud services to transform their business.

John Mclean, CTO Europe, IBM, said: “Companies that are effectively applying disruptive technologies like cloud computing are out-manoeuvring their competitors, delivering new products and services to the market more quickly, driving new economics, and transforming entire industries and business models in the process. IBM has helped thousands of its customers to realize the benefits of adopting the cloud. Cloud World Forum is a great platform for us to share our experiences.”

On Day Two, a panel discussion will look at the cloud characteristics enterprise end-users focus on when deciding a provider. The panel will consist of, Darragh Kennedy, Online Platform Manager, Lonely Planet, Michael Bischoff, CIO, Betfair, and Mario Mueller, CTO, BMW. They will discuss performance, the uptime and availability of cloud services, the importance of interface and design, and explore the application programme interface.

Joanna Smith, CIO, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, will talk about the trust’s plans to transform its past information technology plays to enable the Trust to be successful, talking about the challenges and opportunities of cloud deployment, on Day Two.

This year’s event will once again see the leading Cloud vendors gather to exhibit their latest solutions on the show floor, including: Microsoft, Google, Telstra Global and HP. The Forum also features an exclusive C-level keynote Future Cloud theatre with CIOs and CTOs from leading end-users, such as: Coca Cola, UEFA, BBC, BMW, Marks & Spencer, UBS, CERN and Lufthansa.

The Cloud World Forum will take place on 17-18 June 2014, at the Olympia National, London, UK. As EMEA’s largest and most comprehensive Cloud event it boasts an impressive agenda, with more than 240 speakers participating from 74 countries.

For more information, to plan your visit, to view the full event programme, or to register for the event, please visit http://www.cloudwf.com or call +44 (0)207 017 5506. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter @CloudWSeries or using #CloudWF.

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Joining us from around the world, CxO leaders of enterprises, public sector agencies, international organisations, solution providers and online giants are delivering presentations in 11 FREE theatres and our flagship ‘Future Cloud’ keynote theatre.

This year, we’re also presenting a uniquely-tailored interactive, engaging delegate experience in our theatres: speakers will be delivering content in exciting new formats including firestarter sessions, hands-on labs, masterclasses, storytelling experiences, champion case studies and debate sessions.

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A sampler of our 300+ international Cloud Expert Speakers:

– Francisco Garcia Moran, CTO, European Commission
– Daniel Marion, Head of IT, UEFA
– Onyeka Nchege, CIO, Coca Cola
– John Finch, CIO, Bank of England
– Thomas Mayer, COO, Lotus F1
– Charles Ewen, CIO, Met Office
– Mario Mueller, CTO, BMW
– Kerry Bailey, SVP HP Cloud, HP
– Laszlo Kollar, Executive Director- Global Cloud, Morgan Stanley
– James Thomas, CTO, NHS UCLH
– Roland Schuetz, CIO, Lufthansa
– Coorey Voo, Group CTO, UBS
– Jim Reavis, CEO & Co-Founder, Cloud Security Alliance
– Bob Evans, CCO & SVP, Oracle Corp.
– Guillaume Roques, Head of Developer Relations EMEA, Salesforce.com
– Joanna Smith, CIO, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
– Jeannot Mullere, VP, Head of Global Infrastructure Architecture, DHL
– Graham Hobson, CTO, Photobox
– John McLean, CTO Europe, IBM
– Barak Regev, Head of EMEA Cloud Platform, Google

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To get you ready for CWF, in conjunction with event sponsor Microsoft, we’ve launched a special podcast series, all focused on the cloud. The series kicks off with Steve Tassell taking on the big questions: How do cloud computing and big data come together to form a powerful new platform for enterprises? Where are companies struggling when it comes to bringing these platforms online? And how can they be used to break down internal silos while boosting collaboration across the wider business? It’s ready for download now, so get listening.

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