Presentation Title: The Evolving Role of the IT Team in the Cloud
Speaker: Mr Martin Ward
Company: Oracle
Presentation abstract: The cloud represents an immense opportunity as well as a major threat for corporate IT professionals. By its very nature SaaS cuts through many of the functions that are traditionally the preserve of the IT team as well as empowering business leaders to forge their own path on technology without reference to specialist IT skills. In no area has this been more pronounced than CX, where business leaders have been quick to capitalise on their newfound freedom to drive digital transformation. The flipside is that SaaS also creates an immense new opportunity for IT professionals to focus on helping their business stakeholders succeed, add value to corporate performance and ensure that the promise of the cloud becomes reality and not the stuff of nightmares. In this talk Martin will explore the changing role of the IT team in a cloud-centric world and the risks and opportunities it presents for forward-looking IT teams.

Martin Ward has a 25 year track record in enterprise technology and services. He has held senior positions in several large technology leaders including Accenture, Fujitsu and SAP and has also been a co-founder of two successful Tech Track 100 businesses. Martin has extensive experience of SaaS solutions, having led sales & marketing for a highly successful mar tech vendor prior to joining Oracle. Martin currently heads Oracle’s solution consulting team in the CX pillar across Western Europe.

Presentation begins: 05/12/2016 14:05
Presentation duration: 30
Presentation content level: 5 (1 = indepth, 5 = strategic overview)
Audience experience: All experience levels
Audience function: Customer/Senior Manager, Functional Manager
Speaker biography: 
Related topics: Digital CX: Innovation & Agility, Digital CX: Transformation, Digital CX: Other
Hall: Executive Room 10