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Philippe Abdoulaye

Cloud Advisory | DevOps Architecture | Digital Transformation at ITaaSNow, LLC

Raleigh, United States

Philippe Abdoulaye is a renowned digital transformation and information technology executive with strong track-record of transforming large technology organizations, building innovative digital solutions, and driving business impact. Strong background in leading transformations, mergers and acquisitions, channel digitization, and technology innovation.

An author of 7 books and more than 100 articles, founder of the e-learning platform The Digital IT Academy, a Rackspace Partner and member of Amazon Partner Network (APN), he helps IT organizations to transform their service management practices in domains such as Cloud Computing, IT as a Service (ITaaS), DevOps, AIOps, and IT Operating Models.

He's been:
1. Named among and rewarded as one of the top 20 cloud computing book sellers of all time by The Book Authority
2. Featured on Forbes, ZDNet, Inc, and foreign magazines like German ComputerWoche
3. Translated in French, Spanish, German, Chinese and cited in numerous digital transformation works

Forbes magazine has referred to him as a top prolific writer and speaker, He's the author of 7 books on Cloud Computing, IT as a Service (ITaaS), DevOps, and Platform Business Models. He gives keynote speeches and executive workshops around the globe on how to properly leverage cloud computing and DevOps technologies to generate business revenue.

Philippe currently authoring a book and online training on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for digital business challenges to be published by Wiley in 2020.

Available For: Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: Raleigh, NC
Speaking Topics: AWS Cloud & DevOps

Speaking Fee $3,500

Philippe AbdoulayePoints
Academic0
Author106
Influencer27
Speaker15
Entrepreneur0
Total148

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Company Information

Company Type: Individual
Business Unit: Technology
Theatre: United States

Areas of Expertise

Agile 47.24
Business Strategy
Change Management
Cloud 52.84
CRM
Digital Disruption 39.78
Digital Transformation 40
Emerging Technology
Management
Business Continuity 30.58
COVID19 31.52
AI 30.13

Industry Experience

Consumer Products
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Media
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications

Publications

5 Article/Blogs
Transforming IT for the COVID-19 Disrupted Business Context
linkedin
May 09, 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is desperately disrupting industries, CIOs are starting to anticipate not only the impacts on IT but also the changes to carry out. How to reorganize IT staff? How to optimize a cloud architecture to make IT relevant? What tools to invest in? What infrastructure to invest in?

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Tags: Business Continuity, COVID19

Cloud Made Simple for Undecided Career Change Planners - Part 1
linkedin
March 07, 2020
Despite its fundamental role in today’s business, many IT job seekers are reluctant to embrace a career in cloud computing. Sophisticated technical concepts and jargon make it confusing and complicated.

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Tags: Cloud

IT Career Change: How to Make Your Digital Move Swift and Successful
linkedin
January 22, 2020
The digital business expansion in the global economy introduces changes that certain IT professionals aren’t prepared for; what I see is frustrated tech workers, paralyzed by the fear that they have to make that digital technology career change.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, Digital Disruption

How CIOs Can Reinvent The IT Organization with Cloud Computing
Medium
January 18, 2020
In recent years business lines have been increasingly going the shadow IT route to achieve their critical objectives, showing there’s a real disconnect with IT as to how to leverage cloud computing.

The problem lies with cloud vendors who ignore the issue of the business vision. They see low IT costs and accelerated application delivery as business growth drivers while businesses are more concerned with market responsiveness achieved through agile and collaborative environments that bring together the business and IT.
The business is right: organizational silos, hierarchical barriers, unclear business priorities and people issues like power struggles, resistance to change, defiance of policies and politics are all impediments that only make it more difficult to achieve flexibility, fast problem solving and decision making.

The solution is to implement IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) in the form of integrated platforms of people, processes, practices, governance structure and tools specifically built to bring the business and IT together.

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Tags: Agile, Cloud, Digital Transformation

Amazon Web Services: Practices That'll Make Your AWS Migration Successful
linkedin
November 18, 2019
Cloud adoption is accelerating as the increased number of AWS migration initiatives shows. The question is, how many CIOs can pretend, they got what's known as the five benefits of high performing AWS cloud platforms? These benefits include operational excellence, performance efficiency, reliability, security, and cost optimization.

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Tags: Cloud

2 Books
The Complete ITaaS Delivery Model
Lulu
May 08, 2016
The complete ITaaS Delivery Model is the complete guide to implementing IT as a Service (ITaaS) as the foundation of the digital enterprise's IT organization.

Thought Leader Philippe Abdoulaye drives the reader step by step across a complete digital transformation journey focused on DevOps and ITaaS.

The book provides precious and actionable insights into issues as critical as digital transformation strategy development, cloud service catalog and cloud service requirement developments, IT infrastructure and application migration to AWS cloud, IT operating model transformation to lean and agile structure, and Deployment and adoption of organizational changes.

The book's digital transformation approach has been widely featured in several major online IT medias including Dell Power More in the article "ITaaS: The Future of the CIO" and Germany's ComputerWocher in "IT as a Service: Was CIOs dafür tun müssen."

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

Cloud Computing: Advanced Business and IT Strategies
Lulu
March 27, 2014
Cited as "One of the best Cloud Computing ebooks of all time" by BookAuthority and Amazon reviewers. Cloud Computing is the IT services delivery model of the near future. The problem is, there there are very few experts that have hands-on understanding of its competitive and organizational impacts.

The vast majority of books address the technical details of cloud, but few emphasize its implementation and deployment at the scale of the enterprise.
This book provides the models, concepts, and methodologies you need to be successful in your organization's transition to cloud.
Through his 23-year IT Transformation background, Philippe Abdoulaye brings a project-oriented approach to cloud transition, with several techniques needed to accelerate adoption of cloud services.

The book begins with a definition of the competitive perspective of cloud, provides insights into the cloud-oriented business model, and details through a complete business an agile approach to cloud transition addressing issues as critical IT operating model transformation, SaaS application architecture, and datacenter transformation.

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

2 Influencer Awards
Most Outstanding in Digital Transformation Advisory 2019
US Business News
December 23, 2019
Rewarded by US Business News magazine, Most Outstanding in Digital Transformation Advisory 2019

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, Agile

Best-Selling Cloud Computing eBooks of All Time
Book Authority
January 04, 2018
Ranked by The Book Authority in the TOP 50 Cloud Computing eBooks.

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Tags: Agile, Cloud, Digital Transformation

3 Keynotes
The Complete ITaaS Delivery Model
BAIP YouTube Channel
May 08, 2019
Invited to give a keynote speech in Vilnius, Lithuania about my model The Complete ITaaS Delivery Model and provide insight into why and how it makes cloud migration easy, faster, and more importantly, a catalyst of business revenue.

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Tags: Agile, Cloud, Digital Transformation

Econocom DevOps Forum
Econocom
July 04, 2018
In March 15, I gave four keynote speeches on DevOps in Toulouse, France. As the main speaker of Econocom Club MEP 2018, an annual think tank summit organized by the European business-to-business digital services provider, I shared the day with 15 firms in industries as prestigious as financial services, energy, aerospace, aviation, and telecommunications and heard all about their implementation projects.

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, Agile

Reinventing the Business with IT Innovations for the Digital Age
Hamburg Aviation Conference
February 02, 2018
Invited at the Hamburg Aviation Conference (HAC) in Germany to share my though about Reinventing the Business with IT Innovations for the Digital Age.

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Tags: Agile, Cloud, Digital Transformation

3 Media Interviews
ITaaS: The Future of the CIO
Future of Work
January 13, 2020
Cited by the Future of Work (FOW) through my model The Complete ITaaS Delivery Model a major contributor of the CIO work.

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, Agile

Yes, DevOps is all about business growth, especially the digital variety
ZDNet
March 03, 2019
My thoughts about DevOps reported on ZDNet following a conversation with thought leader Joe McKendrick.
DevOps is now seen in one in four enterprises. It extends well beyond the bounds of the data center, as it opens up the path to disruption.

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Tags: Agile, Cloud, Digital Transformation

IT as a Service: Was CIOs dafür tun müssen
Germany's ComputerWoche
October 19, 2015
Conversation with Germany's ComputerWocher about The Complete ITaaS Delivery Model I developed and promoted to make easy cloud migration and management

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

Blog

1 Article/Blog
How to Transform IT for the COVID-19 Business Context
Thinkers360
May 12, 2020
Succeeding in the COVID-19 era takes more than deploying cloud computing; making sure your staff, processes, practices and tools meet the requirements of the context is necessary. However, to quickly and properly transform your IT, a transformation framework is needed; it provides the big picture that helps to pinpoint the performance drivers to improve.

The Complete ITaaS Delivery Model is an example of framework, it highlights five essential principles:
- The goal is to responsively deliver applications as well as digital products and services in line with market opportunities and guarantee superior customer experience.
- Organize the application management effort around a delivery pipeline that focuses on business priorities, speedy delivery, and superior customer experience.
- Stress work from home and proper tools to ensure social distancing and remove fear so as to keep high the IT staff productivity.
- Take advantage of cloud computing to cut costs, avoid resources shortage, speed up IT operations, and make IT agile and responsive.
- Use infrastructure as code to automate IT operations, speed up applications deployment, and make IT agile.

Here are three recommendations that'll take your IT to the next level:
- Connecting the business and IT to make sure priorities are delivered and revenue streams secured: deploy and train your business and IT staff to Scrum Agile Product Roadmap, Release Plan, and Product Backlog as the means to plan business needs.
- Speeding up apps delivery flow and responsively tackling market opportunities: implement a delivery pipeline thought to put together relevant business and IT staff and provide proven apps delivery processes, practices, and tools.
- Applying proven cloud architecture design patterns and automate apps deployment: in addition to investing in analytics, machine learning, and IoT, approach your cloud implementation as a virtual datacenter based on proven architecture design patterns and infrastructure as code templates and tools.

Keep in mind that expecting value from the sole IT tools won't help to stay in business; rather, embrace a vision that considers the human, process, tool and infrastructure factors as a whole.

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Tags: Agile, Cloud, Digital Transformation

Opportunities

1 Technical
AWS Migration Strategy for Post Covid-19 / Covid-19 Era

Location: New York, Charlotte, Remote    Date Available: May 06th, 2020    Fees: $180 / hour

Submission Date: May 06th, 2020    Service Type: Service Offered

Advise IT leaders on how to transform their IT with AWS cloud for the Covid-19 / Post Covid-19 era. Deliverable include:
- AWS migration journey including roadmap, project plan, and project timeline
- Delivery pipeline architecture including RACI matrix, agile PM tools, Elastic Beanstalk & CodeDeploy
- Cloud infrastructure architecture including design patterns for VPC, EC2, RDS configurations

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