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Cloud Learnings Leveraging New Capability in Education

Cloud Learnings: Leveraging New Capability in Education

How to address business continuity and increase student engagement


08:30 - 10:00 GMT

Wednesday 10 November 2021
Virtual Event - Taking Place on Zoom

According to ONS research at the end of 2020, a third of the UK student population reported being dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their remote learning experience. As we emerge from pandemic restrictions, it is becoming clear that education is a sector that has been profoundly changed by the mass migration to virtual and hybrid learning environments.

The need for more connected and secure e-learning teaching solutions has never been more urgent, with many higher education institutions struggling to deliver quality experiences to their students and staff. At the same time, there are renewed imperatives to be secure, to scale and to be able to meet peaks in demand. VMware Cloud on AWS technology solution frees educational establishments from the distractions of managing infrastructure, reduces risk, and improves digital equity so they can focus on the industry’s new measure of success – student engagement. In addition, organisations have seen over $200k per year saved in operating expenses through VMware Cloud on AWS.

Join AWS, VMware and digital leaders from the education sector to explore how to create a hybrid cloud environment with AWS through the VMware Cloud service. We will review how to best build and ramp your organisation to take advantage of cloud functionality and deliver full lifecycle engagement, with addressing business continuity and agility needs.


08.30 Join 

08.35 Welcome from Nimbus Ninety

08.40 The Top 5 Learnings for Driving Hybrid Cloud in Education

Ken Harley, Head of UK&I Education, Public Sector, EMEA, AWS

Joseph Langford, Chief Technology Officer, VMware

09.00 Discussion tables 

Join peers from the education sector to deep-dive into how to drive cloud adoption and modernisation, as well as how to leverage new capabilities. 

  • What are the major challenges you face/have faced when it comes to driving migration to the cloud? 
  • What does it mean to be cloud-first and what does it take to get there?
  • What is the priority for education organisations as we move into a new phase?

09.45 Key Takeaways

10.00 Close


In partnership with




Ken HarleyKen Harley, Head of UK&I Education, Public Sector, EMEA, AWS
Ken Harley has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry in several roles including leading the UK Education business for a global hardware technology vendor. He now leads the UK Education business for AWS and has done since early 2019. His team supports all areas of education from schools and colleges to universities, research institutes, central bodies and EdTechs. Together the team helps to identify and address common themes and challenges across much of education, from democratising research to bridging the digital and equality gaps. Ken and his team are passionate about helping their customers and their customers' customers, the students and researchers, achieve more through the latest cloud technologies and services.


Joseph, VMware’s Public Sector DivisionJoseph Langford, Chief Technology Officer, VMware
Joseph joined VMware’s Public Sector Division as Chief Technology Officer in early 2021. He was previously Chief Digital and Information Officer at Surrey Police and Sussex Police, helping both forces utilise information, technology and innovation to drive better engagements with their respective communities. He was key to ensuring digital innovation reached the heart of these organisations, believing that technology should complement policing. He also worked with police services nationally to deliver innovative solutions to their everyday challenges.


This is a private event for members of our community. Membership is free and takes less than 5 minutes. As a member, you will have access to this and other complimentary events. Learn more.

This event is for 15 x C-level, VPs, Directors, Heads and the drivers of live projects in IT, Information, Infrastructure, Technology, CX, UX, ML, IoT, Innovation, Cloud, Digital Transformation, and Finance.

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