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Cloud Speed Podcasts

Get to the future faster with our regular Cloud podcast series. In each episode, our resident experts will delve into some of the most exciting trends, topics and practices in Cloud to help you understand the possibilities of this transformative technology and how to make it work for your business. From enabling the Future of Work to Security in the Cloud and DevOps, there’s something for everyone.

We understand how precious time is so we’ll get straight to the point. With each episode being no more than 30 minutes, they’re the perfect excuse for that well-earned coffee break. Sit back, relax and get ready to explore your possible.

Episode 27 – Who/what is a developer?
Over the last decade, the role of a developer has evolved due to the introduction of new tools and technologies. Not only this, but the adoption of agile working and cloud have meant that developers are no longer considered as solely software engineers. Our guests discuss this in further detail, and reveal the best way to acquire and foster new talent in tech.

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Episode 26 – Do Cloud-First businesses have Legacy?
The definition of a legacy system is becoming increasingly blurred, as rapid developments in technology have meant that code as old as two years can now be considered ‘legacy’. In this episode, we assess whether businesses that are ‘cloud-first’, meaning they opt for cloud-based solutions rather than building their own, have to deal with issues that legacy systems present. We also explain how businesses can overcome legacy system challenges, and what they can learn from digital transformation.

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Episode 25 – Creating the conditions for success for Digital & Cloud Transformation in the Consumer sector
The Consumer sector has undergone radical changes over the last two years, with Brexit, the pandemic, and now the cost-of-living crisis creating the perfect storm of uncertainty. In this episode, we discuss the need for digital and cloud transformation in the consumer space, and how businesses that have adopted new strategies are benefitting

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Episode 24 – Cloud Talent – You can never have enough of them
Since launching the Cloud Speed podcast back in 2020, lots has happened! However, one theme that we’re still yet to discuss is talent in the Cloud industry, whether this is within consultancies, service firms or product companies. Cloud Speed is excited to be joined by Prathmesh Jadhav, Customer Delivery Architect and Laura Hyatt, Solutions Architect from AWS for our final episode of the series.

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Episode 23 – Cloud, Mergers and Acquisitions - What’s the deal?
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is rapidly growing across the globe, with more than 92% of respondents expecting deal volume to increase or stay the same over the next 12 months according to Deloitte’s 2022 Future of Mergers and Acquisitions Trends survey. This episode of Cloud Speed provides further insight into M&A activity, to educate you further on this topic.

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Episode 22 – Convergence of solutions: What is Converge Prosperity?
Converge Prosperity is Deloitte’s innovative financial services offering, built on multiple cloud-native technologies. This offering allows our clients to imagine, design, assemble, and deliver the first production release of their next-generation digital bank at pace. This episode of Cloud Speed shares insight into Converge Prosperity, to educate you further on this new offering.

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Episode 21 – Where’s my Cloud?
Deloitte’s recent Tech Trends report found that 72% of IT leaders already use edge computing, with an increasing amount of enterprise data now being created using edge computing and Cloud. This episode of Cloud Speed explores the topic of 5G and edge computing and why we are asking ourselves ‘where is my Cloud?’

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Episode 20 – The Future of Work and the Hybrid Nature of It
Over the last year, we have seen an increase of people shifting from working in an office, to fully working remote from home. Insights from our recent survey on the topic of people’s remote work behaviour, strongly suggests that this shift to remote and hybrid working will outlive the pandemic. Globally, half of all employed adults (53%) say they can do their job remotely and prefer a 60-40 hybrid working routine.

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Episode 19: The Future of Cloud and Digital Skills
Cloud is powering every digital transformation, but it’s how we deliver the future of work, enhance the customer experience, harness the power of analytics, and achieve the agility that is most important. This episode of Cloud Speed explores digital skills for the future and the role that Cloud has to play in that.

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Episode 18: Contracts with Cloud Service Providers
Cloud adoption operates at a fast pace and there’s no sign of this slowing down. Research from Gartner predicts that public Cloud spending in 2026 will exceed 45% of all enterprises’ IT spend, which is 17% up from 2021. As enterprises become more and more dependent on Cloud, it’s rapidly becoming the most expensive contract for many IT functions. But what should enterprises think about when they establish contracts with their Cloud providers?

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Episode 17: Consumer vs. Enterprise's adoption of Cloud. What’s the difference?
Understanding how Cloud adoption by consumers differs from that of enterprises helps us appreciate the lessons we can draw from the varying adoption styles. These include, what are the key hindrances for this adoption and how can we accelerate and drive further adoption by enterprise? In this episode we also take a look at the impact that connectivity has on consumer adoption in Cloud.

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Episode 16: How are Financial Services organisations addressing Risk Management in Cloud?
In an ever-changing regulatory and risk landscape, Financial Services organisations in the UK that are creating value through the exploitation of Cloud services need to navigate a number of complex topics such as data security, exit strategy, concentration risk, operational resilience and more.

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Episode 15: Experience Analytics: Where does analytics fit into your customer experience?
As AI and analytics continues to become embedded in everything we do, understanding the impact it has on businesses, as well as the wider effect it has on society is vital.

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Episode 14: Cloud & Sustainability: What’s the connection?
With the growth of cloud computing and therefore increase in the number of data centres and electricity demand, there’s a need for the cloud to become green. So what practices has the market adopted to achieve sustainability? Join us in this episode, as we explore the trends between sustainability and cloud.

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Episode 13: Realising your organisation's potential - how adopting a digital mindset is critical.
Cloud is powering every digital transformation, it is how we will deliver the future of work, enhance the customer experience, harness the power of analytics and achieve the agility we all desire. In order to take full advantage of the opportunities presented by Cloud and truly transform our operations, we need to embed a digital mindset into every aspect of an organisation’s DNA.

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Episode 12: Diving into the tech trends impacting your business in 2021 and beyond
In the 12th episode of our Cloud Speed podcast series our hosts and guests will explore some of the key findings from Deloitte’s recent Tech Trends research from a Cloud perspective. We have picked out two interesting trends to discuss: Zero Trust and MLOps.

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Episode 11: Cloud inertia: what it means and how to tackle it
Cloud has been the biggest tech disruption since the introduction of the Internet. But while we’ve been talking about it for years, the rate of Cloud adoption hasn’t caught up at the same pace. So what’s the cause of this inertia? And how can businesses overcome the challenge?

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Episode 10: Migrating to Cloud - top tips for getting it right
There’s a lot of talk about moving to Cloud, but when is the right time to make the move and how can you set yourself up for a successful migration? In this podcast our experts will uncover a series of questions relating to Cloud migration from the big challenges down to trends, opportunities and the critical factors to ensure a successful Cloud migration. Incomplete data, overly optimistic views and cyber risk are just a few of the big challenges to mention.

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Episode 9: Inspiring Women in Cloud
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve brought together some of our prominent and inspirational female Cloud experts. In this very special episode, we’ll be exploring what it means to them to be part of a passionate Women in Cloud community, busting some myths about what it’s like to work in Cloud and exploring the important role that employers can play in removing some of the traditional barriers women often face when considering a career in Cloud and technology more broadly.

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Episode 8: Creating moments that matter - how cloud has transformed the Digital contact centre
In this episode, we explore how Cloud has changed traditional contact centre model and what this means for the customer service experience.

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Special episode: A year in Cloud - moments to be proud of
For this Christmas special edition of ‘Cloud Speed’ we’re joined by colleagues from our Human Capital, Strategy, Analytics and M&A and Cloud Engineering practices, to reflect on some of the remarkable things we’ve seen and learned this year from a Cloud perspective and make our predictions for the big trends of 2021.

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Episode 6: Operational Excellence: the evolution of monitoring to observability
In the final episode of our first series, we’ll be discussing the topic of operational excellence and how teams operate today. Tune in now!

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Episode 5: What’s the business case for Cloud?
In this episode we're taking on different perspectives to provide a holistic approach in what you need to know about building a business case for Cloud. Tune in, there's more than what meets the eye!

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Episode 4: DevOps - Is it the culture, team or toolchain that makes it successful?
In this episode, we dive into the commonly-overlooked aspects of successful DevOps implementation, as well as some of the key areas of focus for scaling DevOps adoption in the Cloud. Pro tip: it's all about identifying impediments to automation and scalability. Tune in to find out more!

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Episode 3: Cloud security – why are we still talking about it?
Ensuring the security of company data in the Cloud has long been a concern of Senior Executives and those leading on Cloud transformation programmes. Join our experts as they explore the world of Cloud security, sharing their top pieces of advice to help you protect your business in the Cloud.

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Episode 2: Cloud adoption – is it a technology or business transformation?
With Cloud adoption becoming ever present in business conversations and organisations seeking to understand how they can harness the power of Cloud, we explore whether Cloud adoption is a technology or a business transformation and and why it’s important for business leaders to be ‘Cloud Fluent’.

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Episode 1: How is Cloud enabling the Future of Work?
It’s fair to say the last six months have been a huge experiment for all of us in the future of work. But how has Cloud enabled our rapid move to the future? And where do we go next? The possibilities are endless – are you ready to start your journey?

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Get to the future faster with our regular Cloud podcast series. In each episode, our resident experts will delve into some of the most exciting trends, topics and practices in Cloud to help you understand the possibilities of this transformative technology and how to make it work for your business. From enabling the Future of Work to Security in the Cloud and DevOps, there’s something for everyone.

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