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The Toronto Cloud Business Coalition connects leading participants in one of the world’s leading data centre markets – IT and business management from enterprises and SMBs, global IT vendors, Canadian (and global) Born in the Cloud XaaS providers, ecosystem/channel firms, academics, VCs and corporate finance firms, and other cloud experts – to develop and deliver education and networking that accelerates adoption and use of cloud in the GTA and Canada.

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  • On Ramps to Cloud - the Network: A TCBC Best Practices Document (January 2018). Essential guidance on identifying the obstacles and friction points that hinder the optimization of cloud service delivery and usage, as well as the corollary - the benefits that may be derived through better cloud network assessment, planning, operation and management. Delivered by the On Ramps working group: Ian Rae (CloudOps), Don Sheppard (ConCon Management Services), Jeff Cohen (Yum! Brands Canada), Scott Metcalfe (Jones Lang LaSalle), Celia Crowshaw (Cogeco Peer 1), Joe Belinsky (Moneris Solutions), Andrew Eppich (Equinix), Tracey Hutchison (Cisco), Ian Locke, Brian Ochab, Norman Sung. Note: members-only content.
  • Developing the Analytics Business Case (January 2018). This best practice report addresses the ‘why?’ question: why is developing the analytics business case important? The paper also reviews the related context: what is changing – in terms of technology, market opportunity or competitive pressure – that makes business case development important? Delivered by the V2V working group: Michael O’Neil (InsightaaS), Mary Allen (InsightaaS), May Chang (formerly of Markham Stouffville Hospital), Caterina Didio-Dugan (Information Builders), Francis Jeanson (I AM OPEN), Brian Joynt (Information Builders), Dean McKeown (Queen’s School of Business), Michael Proulx (Pride Conflict Management), Purushoth Ramu (LexisNexis), Don Sheppard (ConCon Management Services), Michael Shin (Ontario Government), Roman Zubarev (29signals Consulting). Note: members-only content.
  • Defining the Cloud Service Broker Model - A TCBC Best Practices Document (October 2017). Delivers guidance to channel executives looking to move confidently – and profitably, and swiftly – into the CSB community and the hybrid IT market that it serves. Delivered by the Cloud Service Broker working group: Matt Ambrose (PwC), Alex Sirota (NewPath Consulting), Brian Ochab, Viktor Vitebski, Miles Davis (Avaya), Don Kerr, Don Sheppard (ConCon Consulting), Tracey Hutchison (Cisco Systems), Chris Kerr (Contract Capital Inc.), David Toms (CloudFX), Steve Maric (NEC), Michael Stephens, Norman Sung. Note: members-only content.

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