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Cloud-Driven Transformation at Washington Post Live

Earlier this week, Washington Post Live hosted a conversation about what’s next in cloud and how to accelerate cloud-driven transformation with McKinsey & Company senior partner Steve Van Kuiken, Verizon CISO Nasrin Rezai and Splunk Chief Cloud Officer Sendur Sellakumar

In the face of rapid change and new demands, accelerating effective cloud adoption has become a priority for leaders. In fact, according to McKinsey research cited by Van Kuiken, most companies report being seven years ahead of their projection on cloud adoption, and most are moving to the cloud 24 times faster than previously anticipated. He also discussed how cloud and 5G are unlocking innovation across numerous industries, and that he anticipates more value to come. “Research suggests that in the Fortune 500… there's one trillion in value that can be unlocked by adopting the cloud between now and 2030,” he says. 

But it won’t be easy to realize that value. Take the significant security challenges that  organizations need to overcome. Verizon’s Nasrin Rezai pointed out the security concerns that organizations embracing cloud must tackle, including ensuring strong security postures across their entire environments. 

During a segment presented by Splunk, Sendur Sellakumar discussed what’s needed to tackle the additional complexity of multicloud and hybrid cloud environments  — a comprehensive data foundation. It’s the only way to accelerate cloud-driven transformation and ultimately realize the promise of cloud.

Check out the video or read the transcript from the Post Live segment to get more cloud transformation insights for your organization. 

 

Casey Corman
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Casey Corman is the Director of Solutions & Portfolio Marketing at Splunk. He has 10+ years of SaaS experience, helping executives solve business challenges through cloud technology and data. He is a data nerd, ultra-endurance athlete, and believer in the power of coffee. Casey has a BBA from the College of William & Mary.

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