Richard Simon

Principal Consultant

Richard is a Cloud Native and Open Source Software advocate with over 30+ years of industry experience. He has been working in various roles related to Cloud Computing, over the past 10+ years. A highly structured, respected and accomplished IT professional who’s accumulated a vast set of experiences, ranging in systems engineering, filed engineering, solutions and cloud architecture, project management and consulting as a trusted advisor.

Richard has worked for a number of prestigious IT vendors — both established and new technology start-ups, such as IBM, Lenovo, SUSE, Mirantis, Heptio, World Wide Technology and most recently, Contino.

Recently, he has expanded into the world of vlogging and writing, with his own YouTube channel (The Cloud Therapists) and public speaking at various Cloud Native, DevOps and Security conferences.

Why You Need A Cloud Operating Model

Cloud is a value-driven service, leveraged by an organisation to enable more effective and efficient solutions and the delivery of services, while maintaining a strong security and governance posture. In order to achieve an organisation’s ambitions for cloud utilisation, a Cloud Operating Model can act as the bridge between strategy and process. It can deliver a complete framework to help an organisation transform its capabilities for offering services and efficiently utilise cloud technologies.