Enterprise Cloud: The Solution to a Post Covid World with Nick Lippis and Special Guests

Fall 2020

The unprecedented global pandemic has fundamentally changed behavior. Where we go, the products we consume, how we consume them, the supply chains that deliver them and the way we work and interact with each other has all been altered. During ONUG Digital Live last May, and with the release of the ONUG Collaborative’s first work on Automated Cloud Governance, we explored how governance controls technology. The community grappled with COVID redefining the future of work with where and how it gets done via Remote Workforce (RWF) projects that massively spun up in short notice. Large corporations are shifting toward AI for business automation processes and insights plus the construction of the enterprise cloud as its business platform. At ONUG Fall, the ONUG Collaborative will demonstrate the industry’s first Automated Multi-Cloud Governance reference implementation so as to control information and data in the cloud era. The enterprise cloud is the future of not just corporate computing, but corporate survival, offering speed, agility, AI, business continuity, disaster recovery, etc. The Enterprise Cloud is the solution to the post-COVID “new normal.”


Nick Lippis is an authority on corporate computer networking. He has designed some for the largest computer networks in the world. He has advised many Global 2000 firms on network strategy, architecture, equipment, services and implementation including Hughes Aerospace, Barclays Bank, Kaiser Permanente, Eastman Kodak Company, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Liberty Mutual, Schering-Plough, Sprint, WorldCom, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks and a wide range of other equipment suppliers and service providers.

Mr. Lippis is uniquely positioned to comment, analyze and observe computer networking industry trends and developments.

John Willis is an experienced IT management professional with over 40 years of experience. He is currently conducting research on DevOps, DevSecOps, IT risk, modern governance, and audit compliance, as well as Generative AI. In the past, he has held various positions such as Senior Director at RedHat, VP at Docker Inc., Founder of Socketplane (which was later sold to Docker) and Enstratius (which was later sold to Dell), and VP at Opscode. He also founded Gulf Breeze Software, an award-winning IBM business partner specializing in Tivoli technology deployment.

John Willis is also an accomplished author, having written six IBM Redbooks on enterprise systems management and four books for IT Revolution, including the DevOps Handbook and Deming’s Journey to Profound Knowledge. He is working on his latest book, The Operational History of Generative AI.

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