Accelerating Government Modernization with Hybrid Cloud

Sponsored by: VMware

Focused on:

  • It Modernization
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Cloud

Date: 29 January


Time: 10AM London /11 AM CET

Fast track your IT modernization journey with VMware Cloud on AWS

Government leaders are turning to IT modernization to improve mission delivery and productivity as they continue to support citizen demand for modern and efficient services.

Join our panel of experts, including Neill Smith, Head of IT Infrastructure at Scottish Government, as they discuss how a hybrid cloud strategy provides the speed, agility, scale and accelerated innovation needed for IT modernization. The panel will review the drivers and challenges for adopting a hybrid cloud strategy and discuss how VMware Cloud on AWS enabled Scottish Government to modernize and migrate to the cloud using the people and skills already in place.

Have your cloud questions answered and discover how a hybrid cloud strategy could accelerate your IT modernization journey by registering today.

Presented by

Chris Hayman,

Head of Public Sector UK

Chris Hayman is the UK Public Sector General Manager at Amazon Web Services. Chris has served the Public Sector in various IT roles for over 20 years, beginning life at Amazon as a Principal Solutions Architect, he is passionate about technology, cloud computing and its impact on public services. Chris enjoys spending time with customers who are embarking on, or have already adopted cloud at scale across all facets of the public sector including Education, Government, Healthcare and Not for Profits. Chris is a keen advocate and is focussed on building digital skills programmes that enable a new and diverse generation of builders.

Tim Hearn,

VMware Cloud on AWS Director

Tim Hearn is VMware's Director, VMware Cloud on AWS for Northern Europe. In his role, he is responsible for VMware’s Cloud business in the region and the strategic relationship with Amazon Web Services. He has spent the last 6 years at VMware and was previously responsible for VMware UK's Public Sector business and relationships and so brings considerable experience in the sector to his cloud role.

Cristina Lago (Host),

GC Contributing Editor

Cristina Lago is associate editor of Tech Monitor. She joins New Statesman Media Group from IDG, where she was online editor of the ASEAN, Middle East and Africa editions of CIO.com before becoming editor of CIO UK. Prior to her career in journalism, Cristina held varied roles in the charity and private sectors.

Neill Smith,

Head of IT Infrastructure for Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate at The Scottish Government

Neill is a Cloud, Virtualisation, Linux & Middleware specialist . Neill specialises in leading and managing multidisciplinary technical teams. He has strong hands-on technical knowledge, whilst being highly proficient in Cloud, Virtualization and DevOps technologies. Neill is an accomplished conference speaker, having previously spoken at numerous major technical conferences including VMworld, AWS re:Invent and Gartner.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Discover how a hybrid cloud strategy provides the speed, agility, scale and accelerated innovation needed for IT modernization
  • Review the drivers and challenges Government leaders face when adopting a hybrid cloud Strategy
  • Learn from a panel of experts, including VMware, AWS and Scottish Government
  • Understand why Scottish Government partnered with VMware and AWS to deliver a hybrid cloud and the benefits of this engagement


  • CIO
  • CTO
  • VP/Directors of IT
  • Infrastructure
  • Data Centre
  • IT Operations
  • Applications
  • Cloud and Cloud Architecture.