Institute of Communications and Connected Systems


Online Seminar | Cloud as the Engine of a successful business and digital transformation

26 May 2021, 11:30 am–12:30 pm

A computer graphic of a cloud sits above a city with many lines from the city attaching to cloud and leading to graphics of computers, robots, brains and other logos representing many applications

Cloud has become a must-have service, offering agility, scalability, savings and innovations. Etienne Bonhomme, General Manager France of Orange Cloud for Business, will present cloud computing technologies and how they have become an essential lever for the development and transformation of companies.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL staff | UCL students






Robert Thompson – Institute of Communications and Connected Systems

Cloud as the Engine of a successful business and digital transformation

With the increasing digitalisation of the economy and the explosion in data volume, companies are massively moving to the cloud. It is more cost-effective and represents a fundamental pillar of their digital transformation: the cloud provides both greater flexibility and access to the most innovative software ecosystems. 

The Covid-19 crisis has accelerated the move to Cloud trend: more than ever, companies need optimisation and agility, remote access to their applications, resilience, and the ability to position themselves quickly on new services or markets.

Etienne will first present the fundamentals of cloud computing before highlighting its added value in the data journey.  Next, he will explain the competitive landscape and finally discuss how the perception of the cloud is evolving from an infrastructure perspective to a real business platform.

ICCS Chair

This session will be chaired by: Izzat Darwazeh

Attending the seminar 

The Seminar will be held on the Zoom platform. Details of how to access Zoom can be found on their website.

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Webinar ID: 957 8395 4714
Password: Will be distributed to ICCS members, others are welcome to join and the password can be requested by email.

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About the ICCS online seminar series

The ICCS seminar series is designed to bring together members of our community who are currently away from our home in Bloomsbury and distributed across the world. The Seminars are being curated to provide academic exploration and inspiration, offering insights into a range of topics surrounding communications and connected systems. Topics will either explore subjects close to the work of our academics or introduce wider concepts from experts in the global academic and industrial community.

If you wish to suggest a future topic or speaker please use the link below, speakers could be from academia, industry, within ICCS/UCL or from further a field.


The seminar will begin with a presentation aimed at a technical audience, but at a level that will be accessible to those from a range of engineering disciplines. Speakers have been asked to end their presentations with a technical challenge or delving deeper into the content to engage those more invested in the topic. 

The seminar series is designed to offer a compact exploration of ranging topics and is therefore short in format. The presentation will run for 15 - 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of questions.
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About the Speaker

Etienne Bonhomme

General Manager France Of Orange Cloud for Business at Orange Business Services

Etienne Bonhomme holds Master’s degrees in engineering from Telecom SudParis and from the University College of London. He joined Orange Group in 2010.

Since then he has enjoyed a very diverse career in operational and business functions with a strong focus on B2B, starting by taking responsibility within OBS operations teams for large & international projects until 2012 ; then he joined OBS sales teams as global account manager for large accounts during three years. In 2015, he joined Orange France B2C market as Head of Sales, managing Orange Stores in Paris area, until 2017. He then came back to OBS as VP Sales for Key Accounts.

In October 2019, he became General Manager France of Orange Cloud for Business.

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