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Webinar: Cloud Governance Forum and Azure Arc

Cloud Governance Forum Webinar Azure Arc

In the world of hybrid and multi cloud, cloud governance becomes more and more important. I am happy to let you know that I will be speaking at the Cloud Governance Forum webinar hosted by Colin Smith (Hybrid Cloud Lead, Microsoft Western Europe). It is an honor to be part of this great panel including IDC Senior Cloud Analyst Carla Arend and Stefaan Becu the Lead Architect from the Flemish Regional Government. As part of the Azure engineering team, I will be showing you how you can leverage Microsoft Azure as a control plane using Azure Arc and learn how to be more effective and compliant with cloud governance in a hybrid world.

Cloud Governance Forum: The Pathway to Success

Tuesday, June 1st at 3:00PM-4:00PM CEST (GMT+02:00) 📆

Free Registration ✔

Cloud adoption continues to be a top organizational priority.  IDC reports that 84% of European organizations will continue to operate hybrid and multi-cloud architectures.  To unlock business value, reduce security & compliance risk, and maximize operational efficiency, a consistent operating model for effective cloud governance is key for success.

Join us on June 1st from 3-4pm CET in our ‘Cloud Governance Forum” to understand how to create a framework for success in hybrid cloud operating models with cloud governance.  Hear directly from experts at IDC and Microsoft’s Azure Engineering team, as well as real world experience from a Lead Architect from the Flemish Regional Government on how they are successful navigating their cloud journey, including the regulatory environment.

You’ll get a chance to:

  • Discover industry trends and insights from IDC’s Lead Analyst Carla Arend and their latest whitepaper “Creating a framework for success in the cloud with cloud governance”
  • Hear first-hand experience from a Lead Architect at the Flemish Regional Government on their cloud adoption experience.
  • Learn how Microsoft is creating a framework for success leveraging Microsoft Azure, Azure Arc, Azure Purview and our Cloud Adoption Framework.

Register today!  We look forward to virtually welcoming you.

Meanwhile, please discover more available resources on cloud governance framework here: to dive into trends and insights as well as benefits from a cloud governance framework through IDC’s latest whitepaper or, discover the simplified version in a one-pager here.


Colin Smith, Hybrid Cloud Lead, Microsoft Western Europe
Colin works in the Western Europe Azure Business Group, leading customer programs for data center transformation and hybrid cloud solutions.

Carla Arend, Senior Program Director, Lead Analyst, Cloud in Europe, IDC
Carla Arend is a senior program director with the European software and infrastructure research team and heads up IDC’s European cloud research. She provides clients with key insight into market dynamics, vendor activities, and end-user adoption trends in the European cloud market. 

Stefaan Becu​, Lead Architect, Flemish Regional Government, Belgium
Stefaan Becu is a senior architect  working in the “Digitaal Vlaanderen”  agency that provides  IT services  within the Flemish administration; He is responsible for the cloud programme and the datacenter and cloud vision and strategy.   He also leads the cloud strategy workgroup in the government

Thomas Maurer​, Senior Cloud Advocate, Microsoft
Thomas works as a Senior Cloud Advocate in the Microsoft Azure engineering team (Cloud + AI). He engages with the community and customers around the world to share his knowledge and collect feedback to improve the Azure cloud platform.


I hope you join our webinar on Cloud Governance online! If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment. In the meantime check out my full video on Azure Arc hybrid and multi cloud management on Microsoft Channel 9.

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