Walk in the Cloud podcast

Cloud is today’s most powerful tool for business transformation. Tune in for no-nonsense views from seasoned experts on how to put it to work for you.


Everyone’s talking cloud, but are they talking sense? Former journalist and current Accenture communications specialist Ellen Bencard digs past the corporate speak to reveal practical basics: what’s changing, who’s succeeding, why, and how.

S2E8: Accenture and Workday: Resignation, or The Great Reconnection?

The Great Resignation: we’ve all heard about it, read about it, and many of us have experienced the shift it's caused in the professional world. But what is really happening and how can cloud technology help us adjust? Our host sits down with Carolyn Horne of Workday and Colin Anderson of Accenture to discuss the intricacies of the new normal — and the role technology has played in facilitating remote work and retaining talent.

Accenture + Workday

Transformation powered by Workday.

S2E7: Accenture and SAP: Cracking the supply chain challenge

Supply chains have become sexy. In this episode, our host talks with Stephane Crosnier of Accenture UK and John McNiff of SAP. The last two years have been a perfect storm of critical supply chain issues; our experts offer practical insight into how businesses have used innovative technologies to stay ahead of perpetual disruption.

Accenture + SAP

Unlock the value of SAP.

S2E6: Accenture, Adobe and Currys: Building the experience renaissance

What does it take to win customers for life? Creating exquisite personalised experiences at the right moment. But with so much data to sift through it can be a challenge to find the right solutions for buyers. Our host is joined by Saul Lopes of Currys and Accenture’s Katrina Harianto to discuss the most effective ways to build stunning solutions that have customers coming back for more.

Accenture + Adobe

Unleashing purposeful connections.

S2E5: Accenture and Salesforce: Growing talent under pressure

Any tool is only useful in skilled hands—and that’s especially true for the cloud. In this episode of Walk in the Cloud, our host is joined by Accenture’s Stephanie Sadowski and Stuart Mills of Salesforce to discuss how highly skilled organisations can maximise the value of their cloud investments to find and grow the talent they need.

Accenture + Salesforce

Accelerate the path to value with Salesforce.

S2E4: Accenture and Oracle: Adjusting to disruption

In the world of constant change, adaptability has never been more crucial than it is today. Building speed and agility allows us to thrive in times of digital disruption. On this episode of Walk in the Cloud, our host is joined by Oracle’s Alastair Watts and Accenture UK’s David Middup to discuss a more systematic, yet holistic, approach towards embracing digital fluency to develop strategic agility and resilience within big organisations.

Accenture + Oracle

Take your tech to new heights with Oracle Cloud.

S2E3: Accenture and Google: Culture captures the castle

Innovating is one of the hardest things for organisations of any size to achieve, but that doesn’t mean that innovation is the exclusive purview of a few elite businesses. On this episode, our host is joined by Google Cloud’s Finn Toner and Accenture UK’s Akosua Kudom to discuss how the right partnerships and cloud technology can help organisations of all sizes to innovate better.

Accenture + Google

Intelligent innovation starts here.

S2E2: Accenture and AWS: The rise of the cloud economist

Potential cost savings are a major draw for cloud transformation. But the cloud’s financial potential doesn’t stop there. On this episode, our host is joined by Kevin Long, Cloud Economist at Amazon Web Services, and Dean Oliver, Accenture’s Cloud First UK FinOps Lead, to explore all of the financial use cases of moving to the cloud—and how the right partnerships can help unleash the cloud’s full potential.

Accenture + AWS

The Accenture AWS Business Group Advantage.

S2E1: Accenture, Microsoft and SSE: A greener future

What happens when the world’s largest software company, a multinational energy company and Accenture get together to tackle decarbonisation? They try to save the world. Microsoft’s Matt Higham and SSE’s John Downes explain why their organisations see partnerships as essential to achieving the most audacious goals of their businesses.

Accenture + Microsoft

The largest global Microsoft practice.

Listen to season 1

CEOs who think of cloud simply as technology and relegate it to their tech teams are doomed to failure, argues Rachel Barton. Rachel talks about...

Chief information security officers (CISOs) may seem the champions of anxiety when it comes to cloud, but they have a point. As with any business...

Which came first, the cloud transformation or the data? We’ll let you ponder that in your own time, but Vikas Sindwani makes a persuasive argument...

Ambrose Shannon shares why cloud is one way for CFOs to arm themselves with faster insights to inform business decisions in today’s fast-moving...

Marketing hasn’t always thought of itself as a technological field, but new tech like the cloud is placing tremendous new opportunities at the...

The cloud can help us to make things better—and to make better things. Manufacturing and logistics are fuelled by information, which creates all...

People are the engine of every organisation. What will it mean for them as organisations move to the cloud? Nicole Knott looks at how the cloud...

No organisation can hope to complete its cloud transformation journey without strong leadership from its CIO and CTO. Emma Roscow unpacks how...


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