Today we are talking to David Smith from T-Systems. And we discuss their new offering in Future Cloud Infrastructure, the concept of FUD (Fear Unknown & Doubt) and how T-Systems’ is positioning themselves in the Cloud market.

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

About David:

David is an experienced leader with over 30 years in Information Technology. While David’s background is in IT architecture, he has held several management positions, both inside and outside of T-Systems. Soon after joining T-Systems in June 2012, he was asked to serve as the Mainframe/iSeries Service Line Manager for TSNA. In 2014, Classic Storage and Backups were added to his Service Line Management portfolio. David is now in his fifth year leading T-Systems’ Private Cloud Operations.

ABOUT T-Systems:

T-Systems is the corporate customers unit of Deutsche Telekom. Building on a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions.

Our Culture
We have around 47,800 employees all over the world, around half of them outside Germany in America, Asia, Africa and Europe. It is clear that globalization, digitization and worldwide networking are not just changing our business processes but our working life too. Mobile working, flexible working hours and job sharing are becoming increasingly important.

Diversity is a key driver for change in our corporate culture – and at the same time our contribution to true appreciation and respect in society. At the moment key issues in the Group include, above all, gender, work-life balance, age and ethnic origin. We follow five Guiding Principles that shape the way we think and act within the Group. They represent our values and define what we stand for, how we work together and what we believe. Respect and integrity, guide our behavior and we overcome challenges with teamwork.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company LeaderBits.io. Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of BeasleyFoundation.org a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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