How a Global Pandemic Accelerated Cloud Adoption Across Every Industry – Couchbase UK Webinar

How a Global Pandemic Accelerated Cloud Adoption Across Every Industry 



8th JULY 2021 | 11AM BST

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Panel Discussion

Expert Speakers

And Live Participants

45 mins


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About the Webinar

Retailers have become ecommerce first; banks are now mobile first. Doctors are conducting appointments via video link, even events are taking place virtually. Now, as we approach a post-pandemic economy, most organisations are accelerating their digital transformation to implement new business models that provide touchless services with zero physical contact. At the same time, many of these organizations are struggling with fewer resources and slashed budgets. In this webinar we’ll look at how cloud adoption has been fast forwarded, as organisations have searched for simple and speedy ways to launch new business critical applications.       


The ways in which Cloud adoption has transformed business operations, and the new opportunities it presents.

Creating the perfect storm – What are the key steps and considerations you need to follow for successful cloud implementation and roll out.

Exploring the key challenges of cloud implementation and adoption, and strategies for overcoming them.

Strategies for selecting the right technology – Assessing the needs of your internal applications, maximizing value and determining the total cost of ownership.


Dan Bull

Solutions Engineer

Munawar Valiji



Keith Dargie

 Chief Information & Digital Officer
Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service

Christos Syngelakis

Motor Oil

Duncan Macrae

Editor in Chief

TechForge Media

Speaker Profiles

Daniel Bull – Daniel has worked as a Software Tester, Engineer and Scrum Master in various organisation’s which has allowed him to gain experience from a variety of perspectives. Currently a Senior Technical Advisor at Couchbase, Daniel has a wealth of knowledge in enterprise organisation’s looking to accelerate their digital transformation.

Munawar Valiji – Passionate C-suite Cyber executive who participates in strategic planning, risk assessment, and is responsible for building and delivering a comprehensive business-enabling security program. Accountable for delivering an information security-conscious culture and a pragmatic framework built on policies and procedures that are compliant with local law and guidelines. Munawar is a self motivated and highly organised professional with seventeen years of Information Security and IT Risk Management experience. Extensive business and technology stakeholder management coupled with hands-on issue tracking, reporting and delivery focus.

Keith Dargie – Keith is the Chief Information/Digital Officer at a high profile and national government organisation. Inspirational, dynamic and strategic business leader, with a proven track record in delivering transformational change and innovation to attain sustained business value and organisation competitive advantage. He has developed IT and digital strategies, leading and owning effective planning to implement high profile business, corporate and legislative transformation and improvements. Keith has extensive experience in senior IT executive roles in a number of public sector organisations, and has previously worked in senior IT management positions at the National Records of Scotland and the National Archives of Scotland.

Christos Syngelakis – Professional with over 30 years of experience in the IT industry. 20 years as Datacenter Infrastructure and Communications Manager, with responsibilities and related to cyber security. For the above period he was actively involved in the shipping IT industry. With a proven track record in IT Security Governance and Management, IT Services Management and Data Center Management. For the last five years he has held the position of CISO in Group Motor Oil Hellas. Studies in Information Technology Engineering and Electrical Engineering, CISSP and ISO 27001: 2013 Auditor certifications and an MBA from the Athens University of Economics and Business and recent international recognition in the approach of the cyber security problem of both Information and Operational Technology.

Duncan MacRae – Duncan is an award winning editor with more than 20 years experience in journalism. Having launched his tech journalism career as editor of Arabian Computer News in Dubai, he has since edited an array of tech and digital marketing publications, including Computer Business Review, TechWeekEurope, Figaro Digital, Digit and Marketing Gazette.

Your Roundtable Host

Your roundtable will be independently hosted and moderated by James Bourne, Editor in Chief at TechForge Media.

James is a renowned technology journalist and raconteur. In his role as editor in chief of TechForge Media, he oversees content creation across a series of nine technology and business publications. James was named as one of the top 20 UK technology influencers by Tyto, 2019

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