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The Cloud Imperative - Why Cloud is the Most Value Creating and Disruptive Technology of Our Time


IoD Briefings Series: sponsored by Accenture

Donal Óg McCarthy

Donal Óg McCarthy Managing Director, Cloud First Leader, Accenture

As part of our ongoing work to share exclusive content and insights with members, we are delighted to invite you to join our upcoming webinar, 'The Cloud Imperative – Why Cloud is the Most Value Creating and Disruptive Technology of Our Time'  with Donal Óg McCarthy, Managing Director, Cloud First Leader, Accenture. 

In this session, Donal Óg will discuss the following key elements: 

  • The impact cloud is having on businesses in Ireland and around the world. 
  • How COVID-19 has turned cloud from an aspiration to an urgent mandate for many organisations.
  • What do we mean when we say cloud? Is it all just about the technology?
  • What are the key value drivers for adopting cloud?
  • What challenges and risks do businesses face when adopting cloud?
  • How do you start the conversation inside your business? 

Please note, there will be a live Q&A facility for this webinar.

Donal Og McCarthy

Donal Og McCarthy

Managing Director, Cloud First Leader, Accenture

Donal Óg McCarthy is Managing Director at Accenture Technology, and leads Accenture Cloud First in Ireland. Donal Óg has over 20 years’ experience leading large scale, business critical enterprise delivery programmes globally in industries such as the public sector, healthcare, insurance and telecommunications.

Donal Óg leads a multi-disciplinary team of cloud transformation specialists helping organisations to shape, move, build and operate their businesses in the cloud.


Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services - all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 506,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Accenture has been operating in Ireland for over 50 years and employs over 4,500 people.  

Visit the Accenture website for more information.


  • For any queries in regards to this webinar, please contact Sharon Kirwan, Senior Events and Membership Executive, IoD Ireland.

How to view this webinar

  •  To view this webinar, please register to attend via the below 'Book Now' button before 4pm on Wednesday, 5th May. Booking for this webinar will be closed after this time.
  •  All registered attendees will receive a joining instructions email on Wednesday, 5th May, with a link to where you can access the webinar.
  • This webinar will take place via the online platform Zoom. Please download Zoom to your system before the webinar to ensure you can view the webinar.
  • We would ask all registered attendees to do a test of the Zoom platform in advance to ensure it works for them. To do this, please click on the following Zoom Test page. If you need any further support, please visit the Zoom support page for more information.
  • On the morning of the event, please then click the webinar link in the joining instructions email and you will be able to view the webinar. Please note it will prompt you for your email address before you can join, this is required feature of the Zoom platform. For more information on this, please view: Zoom Video Communications GDPR Compliance.

Please note, in advance of this webinar, we will be sending the attendee list to all registered attendees and our sponsor. This attendee sheet will include the name and company name of all registered attendees (as per their membership details). 

Should you wish to connect with a fellow member who registered for this event, please reach out to them via the IoD Members’ LinkedIn Group or email us directly and we will try to facilitate this on your behalf. For more information, please email Sharon Kirwan.

For GDPR reasons, we cannot provide contact details on the attendee list.