This year, the corporate reaction to the global pandemic showed conventional wisdom is no longer applicable within any business decision-making process. We saw private and public sector organizations make swift changes to their business and IT delivery models to remain operational while seeking a competitive edge in the new normal. At the same time, some organizations are also planning for a complex migration of SAP applications to the cloud.
We’ve been discussing the dream of digital transformation for years. This year, those dreams were finally forced upon us. Cloud computing has become the de-facto IT operational model. We are seeing customers adapt their application modernization planning to harness the processing power and agility offered by the cloud. True application transformation is no mean feat. It requires a foundation of reliable skill sets and a future proofed IT infrastructure to enable the lifting and shifting of mission critical, data-heavy workloads.
Chris Greenwood is Senior Director and General Manager for NetApp’s business in the United Kingdom and Ireland. He focuses on enhancing relationships within NetApp’s customer portfolio to deliver growth, maintaining strong sales momentum for NetApp’s Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure (HCI) offerings and winning new accounts in target sectors such as healthcare and financial services. Before taking the helm in UK&I, Chris was Senior Director for North and Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey (NERT), leading a geographically dispersed team across multiple countries focused on engaging enterprise customers and working closely with strategic go to market partners. He has also led the Nordic Region for NetApp, successfully delivering multi-year growth and penetrating many net new strategic customers with the NetApp Data Fabric proposition. Chris has over 20 years’ experience in the technology sector, working in sales and leadership roles in the Royal Navy, British Telecom, Sun Microsystems and Pillar Data. Chris is a keen sailor and active participant in Triathlon. For the past 4 years he has lived in Copenhagen with his wife and daughter, relocating to London in 2019.