Cloudy With A Chance of Brain - Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth

Human Centric Innovation, with David Cairns, Head of Innovation at Fujitsu

July 20, 2021 Cloudsoft Season 1 Episode 1
Cloudy With A Chance of Brain - Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth
Human Centric Innovation, with David Cairns, Head of Innovation at Fujitsu
Show Notes

Welcome to the first episode of Cloudy With A Chance of Brain, the podcast where we bring the cloud down to earth.  As well as having an excuse to talk to interesting people in the industry, we want to create a space to bring together the cultural and technical aspects of cloud.

We spoke to David Cairns, Head of Innovation at Fujitsu, back in April this year about the power of human centric innovation, why the cloud is the best place to play and the best technologies that have really caught his attention this year. David has been working in technology for over 35 years, with experience spanning from Mainframe computing all the way to architecting in the cloud. With such an array of technologies, experiences and innovations under his belt, David is the the ideal guest to kick off our podcast.

Hosts Aled Sage and Alasdair Hodge (both at Cloudsoft) also pick David's brains about the importance of failure, honesty and encouraging experimentation to get to the best solutions, and of course discuss how the cloud gives you the freedom to fail fast and to innovate rapidly.

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About the hosts

Aled Sage (VP Engineering at Cloudsoft) brings 20 years of experience developing distributed applications, mostly in the enterprise sector. Particular areas of interest include devops, automation, cloud, concurrency and distributed systems. Prior to joining Cloudsoft, Aled was Chief Architect at Enigmatec Corporation. He holds a PhD (Computer Science) from the University of St Andrews.

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Alasdair Hodge (Principal Engineer and Solutions Architect at Cloudsoft) is a leading
authority in cloud, software applications and automation across all major cloud platforms, he has been engaged in the design and optimisation of cloud services in banking and finance and other service-based sectors such as telecoms, electronic design and supply-chain automation for over 12 years.

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About Cloudsoft

Cloudsoft specialise in applications, automation and the cloud. Our top-down, application-centric approach is what sets us apart and empowers our customers to tame their IT estates and drive real business value.

Our public cloud IT transformation expertise is embedded our Tempo cloud services, helping our clients to transform faster and exploit the benefits of cloud. We’re an active contributor to the Apache Brooklyn open source project, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with Well-Architected, Microsoft Workloads, DevOps Competencies, a FinOps Foundation Member and a FinOps Certified Service Provider.

Our flagship AMP software is a Digital Platform Conductor, enabling customers in Banking, Defence and other heavily regulated industries to cut through the complexity of their estates. This maximises value from their technology investments, drives down costs and reduces risks. Cloudsoft AMP is the only product which strategically manages applications throughout their lifecycles across hybrid infrastructures, regardless of environment or location.

We're based in Edinburgh, UK, but work with clients around the world.