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Hello, everybody. My name is Daryl Sackett. I have the privilege of leading the fit UPS business for software one globally. I’m also a member of the Phillips Foundation Governing Board. I want to talk to you today around how Phillips, also known as Cloud financial management, can actually help and support your cloud transformation and your digital transformation.

When we reflect back on what’s happened over the last few years, we talk about digital transformation, accelerating seven years in a few months. And what that means is our usage and the impact to businesses as well as individuals like yourself has been fundamental. What we see is day to day requirements, whether it’s buying groceries or the way that you self-service, your health data, access to airports and everything else that we’ve experienced. All of this is driving significant change in the way that data and computers used in the world. When you think towards 2025 and we talk about the amount of spend that’s going into digital transformation, many organisations are looking at efficiency, simplicity and ease of use as some of their fundamental building blocks of why and how they invest in the cloud. But 2025, we see that around 95% of all applications and workloads will be cloud native. That’s up from 30% last year. So we see a significant swell of groundswell maturity, if you like, going into into cloud and into native at this point. But let me bring you back to one fundamental question that I like to ask, which is why? Why do you have a cloud first strategy? What does cloud first mean to you? Do you understand what impact that has on your business, on your operations, on your costs and your risks, and potentially even on your experience and user experience? Of course, when you think about what that means to your business, ultimately we want to go back to how well, you know, your clouds, your hyperscalers, as we call them, the different workloads and of course, the applications that might be business critical applications that might be in cloud natively developed applications. Whenever you think about it, transformational, moving something into the cloud is three dimensions to it. You’ve got to think about the cost optimisation elements of that. What does that mean? Typically we talk about that as write costing, whether that’s with contracts, savings plans, reserved instances, etc. There are constant changes coming from the HYPERSCALERS and your estate is also constantly moving to how do we balance that? I think that’s the key takeaway on this point is it’s all about balance. If you push too hard on savings, you can unnaturally lock your business into contracts. But of course, we want to try and achieve the highest savings possible. Security perhaps goes without saying. It’s more important than ever the use cases, the amount of data, the personal information that resides in these applications and in your cloud need to be secure and need to be well managed. And then the third dimension is infrastructure optimisation, often referred to as rightsizing. This is about the usage of VMs or compute or even serverless and containers. What does that look like? How do you optimise that? Making sure there’s no stranded storage, some VMs. Making sure that when people are not in the office or not using it, that it’s actually shut down. How do you automate more and more of those policies? So when we think about moving on to the Philips journey and what that means, again, we see three cycles within that. There’s the inform, the optimise and the operate phase and forms all about do you understand what you’re using? Do you have visibility of how that’s tagged and managed? Driving, data driven decision making optimisation, as we mentioned, is all about the right sizing and right costing elements. Making sure that the cloud is well-governed for your organisation. Operate equally, as mentioned, is all about automating policies and processes. Important part is that this is an ongoing cycle. It’s a circle for a reason. Whether you are sort of, as we call it, pre crawl or even crawl from a maturity perspective, whether you’re at the walk or run phase, this is a constant cycle that is happening in all of those phases. It never ends. It never stops. This landscape is fluid, so we need to make sure that we constantly have our arms around that. And finally, think about the step 22% of electricity and power globally by 2030 will be used by the tech sector predominantly a lot of that being driven by cloud data centres and some of the usage coming through our digital transformation as a society. So our approach is very much looking at how we balance the various different investments and transformation journeys into the cloud with the environmental carbon CO2 impacts that that generates. So wouldn’t it be great that we have a well governed cloud? We save costs as much as possible, but at the same time save the planet where we can. I would say when you think about bringing people together and the cultural change that pinups drives, this is, I would say, the most critical element, having shared goals, having a well communicated and shared vision as well. But think about how do we unlock the barriers? How do we get finance to understand it? How do we get it to speak to procurement? How does everyone take accountability for the cloud and equally communicate and sort of talk through those shared goals and through a shared understanding of nomenclature? That’s sort of a language of the cloud, if you like. So think of it in two dimensions. Phillips should be in green from day one. It should be part of the strategy which cloud how, when and what does that environmental CO2 impact potentially generate for your organisation for yourselves? So don’t think of it only as, Hey, when I’m in the cloud, I then need to manage it and sort of put this operating model around it. It should actually be from day one. So it’s both what we call the full cloud or pre cloud, if you like, moving workloads, moving applications into the cloud. And of course, those three dimensions, as I mentioned, when you are in the cloud. For those of you who would like to know a bit about Software one and who we are, we are over 9000 people in 90 different countries around the world and we live and breathe cloud and transformation. So we have a highly passionate team who is working across technology and the people elements of an ops in the cloud dynamic. Overall technology can enable us in one element, but it’s ultimately our people in the people that use it. Where that wonderful conference comes together. If you’d like to know anything more, please reach out to me. But I appreciate your time and thank you for your attention. Have a great day.