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How Freddie Mac created a winning formula for cloud success

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

Companies are always looking for ways to boost their cloud success. Freddie Mac may have found one. Effective leadership with a solid support structure, modern delivery methods, and partnership between the business and IT seems to be their winning formula.

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Freddie Mac goes to cloud: How effective leadership can equal cloud success

Every organization’s cloud journey is unique, and there are always unexpected potholes and detours along the way. However, with capable leadership the journey can be successfully navigated to a positive destination. In this episode, David Linthicum and Freddie Mac CIO Frank Nazzaro discuss Freddie Mac’s cloud journey: why they started, lessons they learned along the way, and what organizations need to achieve a successful cloud migration. According to Frank, it’s good leadership with a solid support structure, modern delivery methods, and a successful partnership between IT and the business.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

People...want to be treated as equals, they want to be treated as a peer, they want to be treated fairly, and they want to be motivated.

Frank Nazzaro is the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Freddie Mac. He leads the Information Technology division, and he provides corporate-wide leadership for the company’s technology strategy.

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Put Cloud in context with the future of business and technology

Because cloud is never just about cloud, a podcast about cloud isn’t either. Our two hosts deliver two unique perspectives to help bring you closer to achieving what matters most—your possible.

For Cloud Professionals, hosted by David Linthicum, provides an enterprise-level, strategic look at key issues impacting clients’ businesses. David, ranked as the #1 cloud influencer in a recent Apollo Research report, has published 13 books on computing, written over 5,000 published articles and performed over 500 conference presentations, making his specialization in the power of cloud simply undeniable.

As a pioneer in cloud computing, Mike Kavis leads Architecting the Cloud, which offers insights from the POV of those who’ve had hands-on experience with cloud technology. Mike’s personal cloud journey includes leading the team that built the world's first high-speed transaction network in Amazon's public cloud—a project that ultimately won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge.

With two leaders in your ear, you’ll have the content you need to drive the next conversation around cloud. Check out both talk tracks within the Deloitte On Cloud podcast to get the compelling stories on your schedule to help you understand the topics that are reshaping today’s market.

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