25 Nov 2020 – What is stopping you from moving critical business functions to the cloud

What is stopping you from moving critical business functions to the cloud

25 November 2020

Online Event — Wednesday 25 November

TechFire presented first run research from Irish IT professionals, technical insights from expert speakers, from Oracle Ireland, and the direct experience of Vidatum and answered the burning question: What is stopping you from moving critical business functions to the cloud?

The panel answered questions, shared insights, and helped attendees learn why the time is right to reconsider those lingering applications that are now ready for the cloud.


– Introduction & background from Niall Kitson, Editor, TechCentral.ie
– Expert speakers from Oracle will explore why critical business functions are lagging behind in the move to the cloud, how to build the case to move the right workloads to the cloud quickly. and what can be learned from the companies who have made the leap.
– Customer interview with Simon Cullen, Vidatum.
– Panel discussion & Q&A

Event Panel

Ian Keane, Head of Solution Engineering, Oracle Digital UK & Ireland

Ian has worked in the IT industry for 28 years. His current role is to direct a team of managers and solution engineers who offer solution selling services to customers across the Oracle stack of products which include, Data Management, Business Analytics, IaaS, Integration, InfoSec, AppDev, Blockchain, IoT and Machine Learning. Ian’s speciality is brining highly talented people together with diverse backgrounds, fostering a team culture, coaching and facilitating them to deliver their best performance to create value within a business.


Simon Cullen Director, Vidatum

Vidatum is at the forefront of supporting research processes for universities through our Research profiles and project system which includes Vidatum Academic and Vidatum Projects. Vidatum has developed systems with the help of a number of universities and over 200 academics, numerous research departments and others – all working on easy – to – use and highly customisable software. The software supports processes from research management including support for the institutional reporting to pre – award and post – award grant management including flexible workflow configuration and support for full economic costing.

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