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Cloud-Computing Experts of the Year 2017 Company: CloudOrigin Limited Contact Name: Richard Hall Email: Web Address: Telephone: +44 (203) 642 5715

CloudOrigin Limited CloudOrigin Limited provide award winning strategy, advisory and implementation services to end-users and providers to support them in adapting to the revolution that is cloud computing. We invited Richard Hall to tell us more about the firm and the range of services it offers. CloudOrigin is designed to accelerate the adoption of enterprise cloud computing in public and private sectors. “Here at CloudOrigin, we provide award winning strategy, advisory and implementation services to end-users and providers to take advantage of this fundamental change in the business model of information technology brought about by cloud computing. This spans technology providers, from datacentre managers to Software as a Service firms, as well as intensive technology users across public and private sectors from insurance to gaming, life sciences to retail, telco to central government departments. “Based in London but operating globally, we have decades of experience designing, delivering and managing the most advanced business services, software solutions and infrastructure platforms worldwide. Our reputation has grown in the Private Equity and Venture Capital community keen to clearly understand technology trends in terms of market demand. We are equally pleased to have enabled first round funding for new start-ups as we are to have advised on multi-billion dollar acquisitions or pioneering cloud implementation projects for major brands. “In 2009 we were one of the first firms in Europe to lead the discussion on Cloud Computing in the enterprise across public and private sector and it is always a great honour to have our work recognised. While the cloud is now the dominant trend in the software and services industry, especially for growth firms, there are still challenges for many established firms to transition successfully, and we seek to help everyone from start-ups and multinationals all reap the benefits while avoiding common pitfalls.” As the former UK Chief Technology Officer and Marketing Director for Avanade, the global Microsoft and Accenture joint venture, Richard himself has worked on some of the world’s largest application and infrastructure solutions including designing, building and running all key IT platforms to plan and deliver the London 2012 Olympics. As part of the global leadership team he helped Avanade break the billion-dollar revenue barrier and establish Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM solutions in the enterprise sector. He discusses how his extensive experience has helped him to lead his team at CloudOrigin to success. “Personally, I have had the privilege of a career spanning four decades, working around the world on stimulating projects with high growth technology firms. “Drawing on this extensive industry experience, I try to bring a combination of technology start-up mentality as well as major enterprise perspectives

to each new advisory opportunity, and particularly to sympathise with management teams working through a fund raising process or a major business technology transformation. “Ideally, our team always seek to explain clearly to all parties the risks and opportunities in any given situation and build trust with all the stakeholders that our recommendations are grounded in real world experience. Perhaps then even help them to anticipate and avoid classic growth pains while focusing their effort on the unique challenges to their business model and expansion.” Overall, it is CloudOrigin’s dedication to supporting clients through the transition to cloud computing that sets it apart from its competitors and mark them out as the best possible option for clients, as Richard states in his final comments. “Ultimately, we always seek to demystify the technology component and focus on our client’s goals be they business growth and international expansion, margin improvement, acquisition or exit. Then explain the options technically and commercially in language they understand and offer clear recommendations and a timeline to move forward. “While every VC, investor, Private Equity firm or technology leadership team clearly has much in common, they also have unique strategies, insights and goals which we look to understand first. Through this approach we can focus our time and advice on the areas that matter most, especially when working on deal timelines measured in days.”

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