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The state of cloud: A 2019 recap and 2020 predictions

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

The cloud space is ever-changing, and 2019 was no exception. Top trends included AI, Kubernetes, and cloud-complexity. 2020 promises more complexity, exploding AI/ML use, and business taking the lead on driving cloud expansion.

The state of cloud: a 2019 recap and 2020 predictions!

Cloud has always been a rapidly-changing space that defies expectations. 2019 was no exception, and 2020 promises to bring even more changes and complexity. In this episode of the podcast, David Linthicum and Mike Kavis tag team to review a hectic 2019 and put events into perspective. According to Dave and Mike, 2019 was the year of AI, Kubernetes and cloud complexity. Their prediction for 2020? Next year will see the continued maturity of AI and ML, as well as more, and different, complexity issues caused by increased adoption of multi and hybrid cloud strategies. Dave and Mike also give their advice on how organizations can prepare, especially from an operational and people standpoint, to meet the challenges ahead in the new year.

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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 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 expertise on 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 experts 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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