Past Webinar

Making Your Cloud Investments Deliver Business Value

Date and Time

Tue, Apr 16, 2024
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Cloud is the new frontier for modern analytics, applications, and AI across all industries. The migration from legacy on-premises systems to the cloud is fraught with challenges from a data management and data governance standpoint.

Success depends on having the right strategy, people, technology, and processes to ensure cloud modernization investments are completed on time, within budget, and perform to your business’s expectations. Unfortunately, too many new and existing cloud investments are at risk of not delivering business value in support of today’s most important business priorities.

Our expert speakers will discuss:

  • Why are companies investing in the cloud and what are they investing in?
  • What are the top data challenges and requirements to consider and overcome when adopting the cloud for modern applications, analytics, and AI?
  • How can the EDM Council’s Cloud Data Management Capabilities Framework (CDMC) help with new and existing cloud strategies?
  • How does Informatica support CDMC for cloud modernization?


Peter Ku
Vice President and Chief Strategist for Banking and Financial Services, Informatica
John Bottega
President, EDM Council

Post-event summary

The webinar titled “Making Your Cloud Investments Deliver Business Value,” co-hosted by the EDM Council and Informatica, featured a dynamic and insightful discussion among industry experts:

  • Peter Ku, Vice President and Chief Strategist for Banking and Financial Services, Informatica
  • Moderator: John Bottega, President, EDM Council

Peter and John explored the transformative impacts of cloud modernization and data management best practices on business operations. The central theme revolved around leveraging cloud technologies to enhance the delivery of business value through advanced data management solutions.

John emphasized the essential role of sound data management and data controls in cloud environments in ensuring data security and compliance across various jurisdictions. John emphasized, “The question that the industry is asking is, ‘Is cloud safe? Is it trusted? Is it secured?’” This highlights the critical need for robust cloud data management frameworks that can support data integrity and security.

Peter presented Informatica’s approach to integrating data management capabilities within the cloud, showcasing their Intelligent Data Management Cloud services. He explained how Informatica uses AI and machine learning to automate data quality and governance, thereby reducing human intervention and increasing efficiency.

The discussion also addressed the challenges and opportunities associated with cloud adoption, for example, in financial services. Both speakers agreed on the necessity of strategic planning before transitioning to cloud services to avoid unnecessary complexities. Peter pointed out, “Making technology consumption too easy and seamless can actually create even more complexity and problems and challenges from a data management and an operational governance perspective.”

This webinar underlines the critical importance of robust data management practices as essential to harnessing the full potential of cloud investments. By aligning with frameworks like the EDM Council’s CDMC framework, organizations can ensure their cloud strategies are both effective and secure, fostering trust and enhancing operational efficiency.

For more information, contact:

  • Peter Ku, Informatica – pku@informatica.com
  • EDM Council