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Make Data Work
29 April–2 May 2019
London, UK
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The enterprise data cloud

Mick Hollison (Cloudera)
9:109:25 Wednesday, 1 May 2019
Location: Auditorium
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The last decade has seen incredible changes in our technology. The advent of big data and powerful new analytic techniques, including machine learning and AI, means that we understand the world in ways that were simply impossible before. The simultaneous explosion of public cloud services has fundamentally changed our expectations of technology: it should be fast, simple, and flexible to use.

Most enterprises now operate across multiple public clouds and in their own data centers and want the same flexibility and convenience they get in the public cloud, no matter where their data lives or their applications run. We’ve reached the point that the “enterprise data cloud” is a necessity. Mick Hollison describes the key capabilities that such a system requires and why hybrid and multi-cloud is the future for organizations that want to capitalize on the potential of machine learning and AI.

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Mick Hollison


Mick leads Cloudera’s worldwide marketing efforts, including advertising, brand, communications, demand, partner, solutions, and web. Mick has had a successful 25-year career in enterprise and cloud software. Previously, he was CMO at sales acceleration and machine learning company, helping the company pioneer a shift to data-driven marketing and sales that has served as a model for organizations around the globe; served as global vice president of marketing and strategy at Citrix, where he led the company’s push into the high-growth desktop virtualization market; managed executive marketing at Microsoft; and held numerous leadership positions at IBM Software. Mick is an advisory board member for InsideSales and a contributing author on He’s also an accomplished public speaker who has shared his insightful messages about the business impact of technology with audiences around the world. Mick holds a BS in management from the Georgia Institute of Technolgy.