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Spotlight on Cloud: Moving to the Cloud—What Your Company Needs to Know with David Linthicum

Explore current challenges and learn how to address them

David Linthicum

Companies are spending a lot of time and money migrating applications and data to the cloud—in the process, making the IT infrastructure, such as storage and platforms, more complex for administrators, developers, and ultimately end users. Legacy systems still have to run, and IT leaders now have public and private cloud-based systems to deal with as well. So how do you manage the complexity?

Join us for this edition of Spotlight on Cloud to find out how to mitigate all of this complexity when planning a migration to the cloud. David Linthicum walks you through current challenges, explaining how to think of them conceptually and, more importantly, how to fix them going forward.

O’Reilly Spotlight explores emerging business and technology topics and ideas through a series of one-hour interactive events. You’ll engage in a live conversation with experts, sharing your questions and ideas while hearing their unique perspectives, insights, fears, and predictions for the future.

In every edition of Spotlight on Cloud, you’ll learn about, discuss, and debate the complex, ever-evolving world of the cloud. Best of all, you’ll discover how successful companies have adopted and embraced this massive network of shared information and how you can follow their lead to transform your organization and prepare for the Next Economy.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

By the end of this live show, you’ll better understand:

  • The issues your organization will face while migrating services to the cloud
  • How to better manage cloud complexity

This training course is for you because...

  • You’re an IT executive, manager, or team lead who sees trouble ahead regarding the complexity of your systems.
  • You’re a developer, engineer, or ops professional who needs to understand the complexities of cloud architecture and how to prepare for them.


  • Come with your questions for David Linthicum
  • Have a pen and paper handy to capture notes, insights, and inspiration

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About your instructor

  • David Linthicum is the chief cloud strategy officer at Deloitte Consulting. A cloud computing thought leader, executive, consultant, author, and speaker, David was just named the #1 cloud influencer in a recent major report by Apollo Research. Over his career, he's served as a CTO five times, at both public and private companies, and a CEO twice. Through his more than 13 books on computing, more than 5,000 published articles, more than 500 conference presentations, and numerous appearances on radio and TV programs, David has spent the last 20 years leading, showing, and teaching businesses how to use resources more productively and innovate constantly, expanding the vision of both startups and established corporations as to what's possible and achievable.


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Introduction and presentation (15 minutes)
  • Interactive discussion and Q&A (45 minutes)