ICT Media facilitates the CIO, IT, telecoms and sourcing communities with demand-driven programmes at C level. Our target group comprises CIOs, but we focus on direct reports of the CIO and senior IT and on telecom professionals as well. We support these decision makers with our publications and networking events.
Rob has been the publisher of CIO Magazine and host of the annual CIODAY in The Netherlands for over 11 years. In doing so, he created a thriving local CIO community. His company ICT Media facilitates the BoD/SB and CDO communities in the Netherlands as well. The firm is also invested in the communication platforms and activities for EuroCIO and the Dutch CIO of the Year award.
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The transformation to the cloud has only just started, particularly driven by lower costs, faster access to and availability of data and applications, and consequently responding to the wishes and demands of business and management. However, the IT organisations of companies that are fully focused on the cloud undergo some major changes. People are less assigned to keep things running, but they will be closer to the business. The line between supply and demand is becoming increasingly blurred.
Initially, the cloud was primarily interesting for companies in start-up mode or slightly bigger. Today, even the largest organisations in the world opt for the cloud. Many companies are in the process of making IT flexible to the extent that quick responses to the many changes are possible, taking the infrastructure, development environment and traditional core systems to the cloud – with all the benefits and challenges into the bargain.
The question remains how to make maximum use of the cloud, with due observance of any long-term consequences. Wouldn’t it be great if you, as a CxO, could anticipate future developments? Imagine the huge benefits of exchanging knowledge and experience – in depth, structurally and for the longer term – for making better choices. Is it possible to exert influence on legislative and regulatory bodies and on the roadmap of cloud providers? By participating in the Cloud Boardroom, members should find strategic and practical ways to put the cloud to good use.