Cloud Governance Forum Webinar Azure Arc

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Cloud Governance Forum now available on demand!

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to present at the Cloud Governance Forum webinar hosted by Colin Smith (Hybrid Cloud Lead, Microsoft Western Europe). Now the recording of this online webinar is available on demand! I was part of the 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 on demand!


Cloud adoption is growing fast across the globe, with as much as 84% of European organizations already operating hybrid and multicloud architectures. But the cloud journey is becoming increasingly complex, especially when it comes to regulated industries.

As a business leader within your organization, you are well aware of these challenges, so we would like to share with you some key insights on how to succeed in the cloud.

In the webinar, IDC and two Microsoft customers shares their experiences on overcoming cloud challenges with a cloud governance framework. The latest IDC cloud research in Europe is presented and the topic ‘why having a cloud governance framework is essential to facing unchartered waters’ is discussed.

Amongst other things, you will hear more about:

  • Cloud usage in Europe and how different organizations are approaching their cloud journeys
  • Why cloud governance can help them and you succeed
  • Trends, challenges, best practice, as well as business and organizational advantages related to cloud governance in regulated industries

Carla Arend, Senior Program Director and Lead Analyst of Cloud in Europe at the IDC, is hosting the webinar and presents their latest whitepaper: “Creating a framework for success in the cloud with cloud governance”. She is joined by two Microsoft customers from the finance and public sectors: Stefaan Becu, from Belgium’s Flemish Regional Government, and a representative from Switzerland’s UBS bank.

As the webinar is on demand and has already taken place June 2nd, 2021, there is no possibility for Q&A.


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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