Best Practices in Data Migration to the Cloud

Presented by

Stephen Williams, Executive Vice President, iCube 360

About this talk

Data Migration is a fundamental aspect of virtually all business transformation projects and the Cloud is rapidly emerging as the preferred target. Migrations, however, are often marred by schedule delays as well as resource overruns. This discussion focuses upon the seven best practices in migrating data to the Cloud and on how by following those practices, the quality of the migration is improved and the risk reduced. Stephen Williams is a consulting professional with over 25 years in the data space. In the 1990s, he opened his own boutique consultancy that specialized solely in data migrations as a business partner of IBM Saudi Arabia. He has subsequently worked in data for KPMG Consulting, Wipro Consulting, and Capgemini UK, where he led the Data Architecture and Advisory practice. During his career, Stephen has led and/or supported over a dozen large-scale data migrations, including migrations for ADP, Mercedes Benz, and e-Trade as well as migrations for several clients in Saudi Arabia. Most recently, he led the data migration streams for a large business transformation program for Yorkshire Building Society in Leeds, UK.

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