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 currently  a Distinguished Researcher at Kosli. He is researching DevOps, DevSecOps, IT risk, modern governance, and audit compliance

Previous to founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, John was the Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013. He has also held past executive roles at Chef and Canonical. John was one of the earliest cloud evangelists and is considered one of the founders of the DevOps movement. John is the author of 7 IBM Redbooks. He is also the co-author of the “DevOps Handbook” and “Beyond the Phoenix Project” along with author Gene Kim.

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