IntelligentHQ.com in partnership with Groupe INSEEC London presents:
a Beyond Cloud Interview with David Terrar CEO of D2C by Daniel Steeves.
The Beyond Cloud Series of video discovery discussions examines the viewpoints of some of the top minds in the UK cloud computing space as they share their views on the trends, issues and realities of the industry – and the industries which it impacts.
Cloud Computing, from web based applications to on demand infrastructure, has already moved from being the next big trend to a mainstream technology choice. It all depends on what’s your particular flavor. This week a report highlighted the fact that that the global Cloud Based Business Analytics market is expected to grow from $5.25 billion in 2013 to $16.52 billion by 2018, at an estimated CAGR of 25.8% from 2013 to 2018. The market for Cloud Based Business Analytics market is driven by the emerging trends in Big Data and cloud computing technology. Businesses have started using cloud based solutions over the past few years. In 2011, Tier 1 players and startups shifted towards cloud BI or business analytics solutions.
Traditional BI and analytics solutions are striving to meet the requirements of today’s business needs. Enterprises are struggling with high operating cost, lack of IT expertise and increasing employee mobility. That’s where cloud consultancies like D2C can come in to offer their experience of enterprise software and business process re-engineering with internet technologies to help integrate a company’s core business processes with those of its customers, suppliers, service providers and business partners. In this interview, Expert David Terrar and Daniel Steeves discuss regulation, the various shifts that have affected the technology and what’s next for the cloud.
Q1: You are here as the “Cloud Consultant”. Tell us about your role and how your business has changed as a result of today’s cloud computing environment, in terms of both risks and opportunities.
Q2: Why is this big thing different than the last big thing?
Q3: What are your views on regulating the cloud, or the cloud providers, or what sits in the cloud?
Q4: If you accept my premise that the cloud is a delivery vehicle, where is it taking us and what comes next along the way?
About David Terrar
David is heavily involved in promoting and supporting the UK Cloud scene as the chair of Intellect’s SaaS Group, a Director of EuroCloud UK, an opertions board member of the Cloud Industry Forum and a regular speaker at social media, social business and Cloud Computing events including chairing London’s Cloud World Forum in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. His day job is CEO of consultancy and cloud services provider D2C. He comes from a background of over 30 years operating in the trenches of the software business, having started in IBM and then worked in management and director roles for companies like Interactive, CSI, Cyberaid, Brook Street Computers, DataWorks, Indus and CODA. Although his history is rooted in traditional enterprise systems he is passionate about the intersection of cloud computing, mobile technology and social media, how these tools can be deployed to make business more effective, and the way these trends are changing the world of work. Outside of the IT world he’s a West Ham supporter, likes to spend time with his family, is a music fanatic and watches too much cult TV.
About the Beyond Cloud series
Taking a conversational, interactive approach, we pose four broad but critical questions on the issues impacting businesses today to perspectives including Technologists, Strategists, Users, CEOs, Marketers and other Business and Thought Leaders across the sector. Each session begins with positioning our guest, by means of what Cloud means to their role and their business – either the delivery or use of cloud – including views on the risks and the opportunities. The conversations – each unique but overlapping as a result of the various points of view on offer – then move to the outcomes and promise of this technology and, from there, where and when regulation and standards should (or shouldn’t) come into play. We close with their views on what this cloud thing really means and where it is might take us, going forward.
The nature of our guests and the variety of discussion provides a broad set of insights which in whole or in part promises to deliver some clarity and a framework for understanding of the impact of cloud technology to all audience. We welcome your comments and feedback.
Produced by IntelligentHQ, hosted by Groupe INSEEC London and presented by Daniel Steeves, Beyond Cloud is a “mostly pitch-free” environment: discussions will necessarily include product and company references but, hopefully, used to illustrate rather than to sell.
Daniel is a management consultant with Beyond Solutions Ltd. More a realist than a futurist, Daniel Steeves advises SMEs to transform and grow their businesses – and enable a different way of thinking – both as a Partner with James Caan’s Advisory Business as well as independently across the Digital, Social, Technology and IT sectors. Daniel is a growth-focused change agent with thirty years leading, brokering, designing and selling complex programmes. He collaborates at C-level, adding experience and perspective to fine-tune what your business says and does (and sells and delivers) with a focus on profitable, sustainable growth.