Finance and Insurance Learn at Lunch Series

Online webinars | Thursday 22nd, 29th June and 6th July | 1:00pm – 1:30pm

Learn how optimising Microsoft Azure can help you deliver operational excellence

It’s no secret that businesses in the finance and insurance landscape are at varying levels of their cloud maturity journey. Having a secure landing zone in place is one thing – but are you maximising your investment and achieving operational excellence? Time is key to making strategic business decisions and you need 100% confidence in your cloud to do more work and deliver better business outcomes.

Not having the knowledge of how to rapidly scale your business, not using the right tools to keep control of your costs, and trying to gain a cultural buy-in. These are just some of the top challenges a finance and insurance business can face when optimising your Microsoft Azure environment. Grab your lunch and learn how to overcome these challenges by joining this series of short 30-minute webinars.

Presented by Cloud Direct and Microsoft experts, this series is perfect for CIOs, CTOs, Heads of IT, Digital Transformation roles and other senior IT roles in finance and insurance organisations.

Start your journey here:

Webinar One: How to develop a cultural shift towards Microsoft Azure

Thursday 22nd June | 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Finance and Insurance firms that succeed in their cloud strategy have invested time and resources into inspiring a cultural shift, have you?

In this first webinar, you’ll learn about how you can develop this cultural shift within your organisation. From enabling leadership buy-in, maturing your staff development and training, defining your cloud strategy policies and the first steps towards developing a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE).

Webinar Two: How to gain control of your costs and maximise your Azure investment

Thursday 29th June | 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Managing and controlling costs is fundamental for finance and insurance organisations to operate more efficiently and make better data-driven decisions.

In this second webinar, you’ll learn how with Azure features and tools you can gain better visibility into your costs, learn how to optimise and reduce your costs and drive innovation with better financial planning.

Webinar Three: How to deliver operational excellence with Azure tools and services

Thursday 6th July | 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Many organisations can struggle to remain competitive in the rapidly evolving finance and insurance landscape – are you looking to get ahead?

In this final webinar of the series, you will learn how the Azure environment can help you rapidly scale up and down according to market developments and customer demand. By joining, you will also learn how Azure can give your business the ability to accelerate and enable innovation.

During the series, you'll be joined by the following Cloud Direct and Microsoft experts:

Leon Godwin

Principal Cloud Evangelist, Cloud Direct


Sarah Lean

Senior Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft


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