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An Executive Boardroom Discussion with a Twist…


Where: The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe
When : 29 September, 18:00 – 22: 00 


Do not miss the oasis of calm and cosseted luxury on the 38th floor of the iconic ‘Gherkin’

Searcys ( is the nominated caterer for the top of the building and will cater for you in the true tradition of 5 star service. The private dining rooms offer unforgettable views of London from 180 metres high.

From cloud-enabling IT to cloud-centric business transformation: finding the right path

Ovum and NTT are proud to announce their brand new Executive Boardroom Discussion on the ever more relevant topic of the evolution from cloud-enabling IT to cloud-centric business transformation.

This will be an Executive Boardroom Discussion with a twist. You will join a group of like-minded senior industry peers and, over a sumptuous dinner at the Gherkin, you will engage in a discussion to shape and inform what a cloud-centric business transformation looks like.

The Discussion won’t stop at just that, and there lies the twist. It will form the basis of a brand new exclusive research report that will be personally distilled and curated by Laurant Lachal, Senior Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions at Ovum, where he leads cloud computing research.

As an active participant in the Executive Boardroom discussion, you will be the first to receive your complimentary copy of this exclusive report.

The Executive Boardroom Discussion will take place under Chatham House rules to ensure maximum confidentiality and no comments and /or opinions will be attributed in the report.

If you are interested in joining a peer group to lead the cloud conversation with a clear set of outputs, please click here to fill in a registration form.

Questions for the Executive Boardroom:

  • The rise of Frankenclouds: from hybrid to multiple clouds, there is a need to integrate, manage and govern various cloud services.
  • From legacy to cloud native apps: how to design, manage, migrate, and integrate applications across cloud platforms. Include application portfolio management in cloud context and Bimodal IT issues.
  • Making cloud work for the the business: discussion about building the business case for cloud then delivering to meet expectations and ambitions. CxOs need to learn about cloud computing technology as much as CIOs need to put cloud adoption in the context of business, not just IT, transformation.
  • Relationship with Cloud service providers: what works, what needs to improve – on both sides.


Len Padilla
Vice President Product Strategy
NTT Communications

Len has over 20 years of experience in IT areas ranging from scientific super-computing, managed hosting, cloud computing, IP networking (DC, LAN & WAN), financial systems programing, administration of large server and content delivery networks, PCI-DSS certification, management of international operations teams, product engineering and technical strategy.

Len originally joined NTT in 2000 as European Director of Customer Operations. In 2006 he moved to the role of Senior Director of Technology, running Data Centre systems operations as well as product engineering. More recently, as Vice President of Product Strategy Len has been playing a key role in the development and promotion of NTT within the European market. Having spent part of the last few years presenting at events and conferences, both European and globally, Len represents NTT with industry analysts and journalists, advising of strategic developments within the NTT Group.Growing up in California, Len has been around computing for most of his life.Even his university years, studying Atmospheric Physics, were dominated by scientific computing and the early days of the Internet. And when he’s not thinking about computing and networking, Len enjoys motorcycle racing and has been a licensed racer since 1990.

Laurent Lachal
Senior Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions

Laurent Lachal is leading Ovum Software Group’s cloud computing research. He works in close co-operation with other members of the Ovum team, both within the software group as well as the Ovum IT services, telecom and vertical industry teams, to cover the various aspects of the cloud computing phenomenon and its impact on the software market.

In his 19-year career as an IT analyst, Laurent has provided software vendors and users with insight into a wide range of issues from high-level business strategy issues to low-level technology ones. He has a deep knowledge of most segments of the IT industry from infrastructure to applications and was until mid-2009 in charge of Ovum’s open source-related research activities.Besides Ovum, where he has spent most of his career, Laurent has also been European software market group manager at Gartner Ltd.

NTT Company profile
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 130 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.Find out more:

Registration form

To attend this complimentary evening of fine dining, networking and discussion please CLICK HERE to apply for a place. All questions marked with an asterisk * are compulsory

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