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Ready for cloud's future? It might be a quantum leap.

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

The future of cloud is unknowable, but it might be predictable. Deloitte's chief futurist, Mike Bechtel, thinks that cloud's future might lie with decentralized cloud architectures and quantum computing.

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What's the future of cloud? It's decentralized and quantum

What’s the future of cloud? No one really knows, but it’s the job of futurists to try to predict it. In this podcast, David Linthicum talks with Deloitte’s Chief Futurist, Mike Bechtel, about where cloud may be headed. Mike’s take is that, over the next five to ten years, decentralized cloud and quantum computing will make a huge impact on cloud and how companies use cloud as a force multiplier for innovation. The catch? Companies must be bold and take calculated risks to get there.

But the old idiom, you want to get a quantum leap, yeah, you've got to go against the grain. You've got to be a little bit bold. But you do it in a way that's risk managed.

Mike Bechtel is Deloitte's Chief Futurist. He helps clients develop strategies to thrive in the face of discontinuity and disruption. Mike sees futurism as a practical and strategic discipline, helping leaders harness tailwinds, avoid headwinds, and arrive at their preferred tomorrow slightly ahead of schedule.

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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.

Contact us at cloud@deloitte.com for information on this or any other On Cloud podcasts.

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