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22–23 May 2017: Training
23–25 May 2017: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

A wealth of information leads to a poverty of attention: Why adopting the cloud can help you stay focused on the right things

Yuval Dvir (Google)
16:3517:15 Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Big data and the Cloud, Strata Business Summit
Location: Capital Suite 15/16
Level: Beginner

Who is this presentation for?

  • CEOs, CIOs, business decision makers, and those working at startups

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Knowledge of decision making in business and the challenges of working with legacy systems

What you'll learn

  • Learn why the cloud is a must to trigger or complete your digital transformation


In an era when we are bombarded with data and tasks to finish, our ability to focus our attention becomes critical. When 70% of our code is for DevOps purposes and 90% of our data is dark, the cloud is a welcome, secure, and efficient relief, providing the businesses an opportunity to focus and catch-up with the nimble and fast moves of the distruptors by transforming to a lean, agile and data driven organizations with the benefits of the cloud. Yuval Dvir refutes common misconceptions about the cloud and explains why it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” you’ll move to the cloud.

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Yuval Dvir


Yuval Dvir is head of online partnerships at Google Cloud, where he helps organizations change and transform by adopting a Lean, Agile, and modern ways of working powered by Google’s Cloud Platform and G Suite infrastructure and productivity suite. Previously, he led led product strategy and operations across search ads, display, programmatic, YouTube, and shopping. Yuval is a digital transformation executive with 15 years’ experience combining deep product knowledge, rich data insights, and strategic operations know-how to lead change, innovation, and growth in global organizations. As Microsoft’s global head of business transformation, he rebuilt Skype’s data infrastructure and visualization layer to be later managed under a newly designed Global Insights team. The transformation effort created a modern digital ecosystem, hardwiring product, engineering, and business functions to it across all levels, making it the de facto operating model of Skype. As Skype’s lead for product strategy, he radically accelerated the shift to mobile and cloud, streamlined the user experience for a similar look and feel across all platforms, drove the migration of hundreds of millions of Skype and MSN Messenger customers onto a single network under the Skype brand, and co-led the merger with Lync to become a unified consumer and enterprise global business. Yuval is an industry speaker, evangelist, and thought leader on developing and leading high-performance teams, divisions, and companies using analytics, culture, and agility as the main pillars. He holds a BSc from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology, and an MBA from INSEAD Business School in France and Singapore.