Public Sector Cloud 2022

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As we approach one year since the kick-off of the Cloud Migration Service as part of the Cloud First Programme and look ahead to the Scottish Government’s Cloud Service Framework refresh in 2023, it is an ideal time to reflect on cloud migration in the Scottish public sector. With more experience in transition to cloud services than ever before, public sector organisations have learnt lessons to share and are well placed to take next steps toward greater cloud optimisation.

Holyrood Connect’s 4th annual Public Sector Cloud event has returned for another year and will be back in person, having been virtual for the past two years. The event will allow delegates to engage with thought leaders and experts about the progression of cloud migration across the public and third sectors now that we are two years since Covid-induced cloud enthusiasm. Public Sector Cloud 2022 is back on 14th September, in-person at Dynamic Earth located in central Edinburgh.

Delegates will hear from public sector thought leaders and industry experts on a range of topics around the ongoing migration process, lessons learned thus far, and aspects needing attention to continue a successful cloud journey. Sessions of a variety of formats, including panel discussions, case studies, and lightning talks, will delve into elements such as:

  • Common challenges within the migration process and the innovative solutions implemented to overcome them.
  • The broader shift, including increased skills development and business culture, that needs to occur in organisations when successful cloud migration is the goal.
  • Lessons learned along the path towards cloud maturity from local case studies across Scotland.

Sessions at Public Sector Cloud 2022 will allow a broad range of delegates to engage with these topics as we recognise that moving an organisation to cloud services is more than IT transformation—it is a business-wide transformation.

The event is free-to-attend for those working in the public or third sectors. Register now to secure your place. If you work in the private sector, please email us to be added to our waiting list.

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Ross Clements
Cloud 1st Team, The Scottish Government
Gary Haldane
Kingdom Housing Association
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Steve Roud
Aberdeen City Council

The opening session of Public Sector Cloud 2022 will consist of three presentations by thought leaders who will unpack where the Scottish public sector currently sits in the journey of cloud migration. Speakers will touch on challenges that have arisen in the last couple of years since cloud adoption has intensified due to Covid-19 and how organisations overcame them. A representative from the Scottish Government will partake in this session to provide an update on the work being done around Cloud migration.

This short session will highlight the Scottish Government’s Cloud Migration Service and reflect on its recently delivered first pilot programme. This pilot has involved helping the R100 team to transition their applications to a cloud platform and supporting the team from business case creation to platform onboarding. The session will provide an opportunity for delegates to learn about a real-life experience of cloud migration from start to finish.

While cloud migration is rooted in a technology shift, it is important to recognise that when an organisation takes on this transition it is more than just IT transformation. Rather, the shift to cloud services should be viewed as an organisation-wide transformation process. This session will delve into aspects crucial to the migration process outside of technology such as skillset development, cross-team collaboration, and breaking down of silos. A combination of public sector thought leaders and industry experts will partake in a panel discussion to unpack these topics and provide guidance on how organisations can find success early on in their journey.Rather, the shift to cloud services should be viewed as an organisation-wide transformation process. This session will delve into aspects crucial to the migration process outside of technology such as skillset development, cross-team collaboration, and breaking down of silos. A combination of public sector thought leaders and industry experts will partake in a panel discussion to unpack these topics and provide guidance on how organisations can find success early on in their journey.

This series of three short presentations, or ‘lightning talks,’ will highlight public sector experiences with cloud migration and demonstrate the different places organisations can be on the path to complete transformation.

In the final session of Public Sector Cloud 2022, we will welcome a public sector leader focused on cloud services. They will give a closing keynote speech on the important next steps in sector-wide cloud migration and the broad future of cloud services in Scotland.

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