Cloud agenda

Masterclass Cloud agenda

Rafik Harabi

Solutions Architect - Cloud Native Applications (K8s, Istio)


Rafik Harabi is a Solution Architect devoted to help customers in their digital transformation journey. He currently spenHi ds most of his time architecting and deploying Cloud Native Services Platforms using Kubernetes and recently Istio Service Mesh. Before working on cloud migration projects, Rafik had a long experience in designing, building and deploying high available web platforms serving thousands of users.

Angela Johnson

Global programme director, cloud centre of excellence responsible for security, risk and compliance


Angela is the Global Head of Anti Financial Crime (AFC) Analytics Technology at Deutsche Bank. She is responsible for delivering data and analytics tools to enable improved anti-financial crime tasks and processes in alignment with the banks AFC strategy and regulatory requirements.

Before joining Deutsche Bank, Angela worked as a Senior Manager at EY across APAC and EMEIA within the Financial Services Organisation focusing on Corporate Banking and Capital Markets transformation and advisory programmes. Angela started her career at IBM in Australia working as a developer, tester, designer and then business analyst and project manager.

Angela has an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics / Robotics) and Computer Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia.




  • Single vs multivendor strategies
  • Finding the right talent, bringing in experts
  • Cloud migration strategies that can reduce infrastructure costs
  • Lifting and shifting vs Hands on architecting 
  • Commercial considerations, legal considerations and technical capabilities
  • Cloud models (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS)


Morning Break and Refreshments




Cloud security and regulation

  • Layering your own security over public cloud security
  • Working with Fintech’s and the cloud
  • Third party DD for cloud 
  • Cloud outages and cybersecurity incidents
  • Developing flexible software to suit different regulatory requirements 
  • Shared responsibility model


Networking Lunch


Data handling for the cloud

  • Data Residency
  • Data regulations and the cloud
  • Data migration 
  • AI and the Cloud
  • Data processing in the Cloud


Risks and pitfalls of working in the cloud

  • How do you build in an efficient governance layer to prevent cloud sprawl?
  • Doing the cloud wrong?
  • Outages risks
  • Focusing tech talent on solving core business problems
  • Proof of concepts


Afternoon break


Working in the cloud, what new skills are needed?

  • Migration project management
  • Working with service providers to overcome the skill gap
  • Measuring Cloud usage and spend
  • Cost saving strategies
  • Optimizing cloud spend as costs grow
  • Using cloud to close the “innovation-execution” gap


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