Register for the third Equinix virtual fireside chat: Recovering From The Current Digital Divide With Cloud Technologies

How To Manage Your Cloud Priorities In An Increasingly Digital World

With a stronger push for digital transformation, the resilience of the cloud is increasingly in the spotlight. Whether it is for mobilising remote workforces, maintaining business continuity, or developing innovative responses to shifting priorities, cloud computing is front and centre.

So how are enterprises managing this, and what should they prioritise and consider when it comes to their cloud strategy? Join us on 26th June for the next Executive Virtual Fireside Chat, titled Recovering from the Current Digital Divide with Cloud Technologies, hosted by international news anchor, Oriel Morrison. This timely discussion features Barbara Navarro, Head of Google Cloud APAC, Government Affairs and Public Policy; Nigel Parsons, Research Director for IDC; May-Ann Lim, Executive Director for the Asia Cloud Computing Association; and Guy Danskine, Managing Director for Equinix Australia.

Find out more about what keeps leaders up at night when it comes to the adoption of cloud services such as security, managing cloud spend, resource consumption and the right cloud expertise. Learn from our expert panel on how to mitigate these risks and manage your cloud priorities in an increasingly digital world.

Gain exclusive insights on:

Cloud security
Managing cloud spend and resource consumption
Mitigating risks and managing cloud priorities
Cloud regulation and compliance

Register now for the virtual fireside chat.


26thJune, 2020
10.00 – 11.00 SGT/HKT

12.00 – 13.00 AEST

Meet our Experts

Oriel Morrison
Oriel Morrison
Former CNBC News Anchor

Oriel Morrison is one of Asia’s most well-known business journalists. For the past 12 years, she has anchored top rating shows CNBC’s Squawk Box and CNBC’s Street Signs. Both shows aired globally. Oriel also provided on the ground coverage of breaking news, and reported from premier business events from around the world.

Oriel hosts global conferences and events, and often speaks on topics including geopolitics, finance, markets and news.

Some of Oriel’s favourite interviewees include Bill Clinton, Former President of the United States; Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank; Bob Iger, CEO Disney; Malcolm Turnbull, Former Australian Prime Minister; Chip Goodyear, Former BHP CEO; Ian Narev, Former CBA CEO and Shayne Elliott, ANZ CEO.

Oriel has over two decades of business and financial news reporting experience. She joined CNBC from Bloomberg, where she was a reporter and host for Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio. Prior to that, she was with the Nine Network, as a presenter on the Today Show and Business Sunday, and regularly anchored Qantas National Nine News and National Nine News updates.

She has also been a regular Anchor for Sky Business News and produced and presented news for various Channel 7 news programs.

Barbara Navarro
Barbara Navarro
Head of Google Cloud, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Asia Pacific

Barbara Joined Google 13 years ago, where she started  as Head of South of Europe at the Public Policy and Government Relations team. In November 2014,  she moved to Hong Kong to lead  the Operations and Strategy Public Policy team for APAC. Currently, Barbara is leading the Google Cloud team for Government  Affairs and Public Policy for APAC, based in Singapore.

Before joining Google, Barbara was at NBC Universal, as Director of Regulatory Affairs for Spain and Portugal and at Clarke Modet & Co, and Intellectual property firm, as Director of Trademarks.  Barbara has a law degree and an executive MBA at IESE business school and has taught at the Law School for 8 years.

Barbara is actively involved in different Institutions and associations and is a Member of the Steering Committee of Digital Asia Hub and board member and part of the Exco of Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA).

Nigel Parsons
Nigel Parsons

Research Director, IDC, APeJ

Nigel is part of IDC's Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) Cloud Services and Technology group as well as the ICT Services group. He is responsible for driving partner programs through vendor clients and directly to large partners, which are key IDC services designed to assist clients in business-related issues associated with cloud-based environments transitioning to 3rd Platform technologies and digital transformation (DX).

Nigel has more than 25 years of IT industry experience in a number of senior sales, channels, and management roles for established vendors, such as IBM, EMC, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi, and Sun Microsystems, as well as several start-ups throughout Asia/Pacific. Many of these roles included business development for partners, joint venture guidance and management, and sales enablement, compensation, and retention. He also has an extensive professional network of senior-level contacts in the IT industry across the region, which he utilizes for current research purposes.

Nigel holds a bachelor's degree in applied science (computing science) from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

May Ann Lim
May Ann Lim
Executive Director - Asia Cloud Computing Association

May-Ann has many years of experience working in public policy, tech policy development, and government relations communications across the Asia Pacific, and has worked with many global, regional, and local organisations such as APEC, ASEAN, PECC, the ACCA, and the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), on research and thought leadership development, government outreach and stakeholder engagement efforts.

Based in Singapore, May-Ann lectures on Internet and InfoComm Policy in the Communications and New Media Department in the National University of Singapore (NUS). Her research interests include telecommunication networks and ICT policy, new media and communications, technology developments and applications, mobile platforms, disaster relief and development work in universal education, and access to finance.

Guy Danskine
Guy Danskine
Managing Director, Equinix Australia

Guy Danskine is the Managing Director of Equinix Australia, leading the company’s business strategy in the market. He joined Equinix in February 2011 as Global Account Manager in Sydney and most recently served as Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, in San Francisco where he has been leading a cross-functional team to deepen the company’s partnership with key strategic alliance partners.

Prior to joining Equinix, Mr. Danskine led business development and sales for the service provider sector at Geo Networks in London, which was subsequently acquired by Zayo Networks. Prior to Geo, he held key leadership and sales roles at Optus and Hutchison Telecoms.

A native Australian, Mr. Danskine possesses more than 20 years of sales and leadership experience in the ICT industry across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US.
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