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!
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.
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.
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.