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Moving to a Zero IT Infrastructure Footprint

At Cloud Expo, Tim Crawford to discuss the opportunities that CIOs are striving for that lead to changes in the IT constructs

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A myriad of new methodologies and technologies from cloud computing to BYOD have changed the IT landscape demonstrably. In parallel, higher-value functions around data, customer engagement and revenue growth are pushing CIOs to consider alternative approaches. The nexus is moving IT to a zero footprint infrastructure model. Organizations including Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance and Airlines are moving in this direction. Unfortunately, traditional IT paradigms present a challenge to adopting these new methodologies.

In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Tim Crawford will cover the higher-value opportunities that CIOs are striving for that lead to significant changes in the IT constructs. Moving to Zero IT Infrastructure is one of the first strategies in the journey. While moving to a Zero IT Infrastructure Footprint is not a panacea, attendees will understand the challenges that moving brings and how to address those changes. In the end, attendees should understand the value for moving and the next steps they can take within their own organizations to get started.

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Tim Crawford is an internationally renowned thought leader in the areas of IT transformation, innovation and cloud computing. Tim has served as CIO and other senior IT leadership roles with global organizations such as Konica Minolta/ All Covered, Stanford University, Knight-Ridder, Philips Electronics, and National Semiconductor. Tim regularly speaks at industry conferences, is well published and often quoted by business and technology publications. Areas of expertise include strategy, applications, services, infrastructure and operations. Tim serves as an advisor to global enterprises, government agencies, venture capital firms and startups. Tim's approach focuses on driving business value through key game-changing strategies. Tim received an MBA in International Business with Honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems both from Golden Gate University.

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