Ep 48 – Tips for a successful cloud transformation

This week’s guest

Teena Piccione

Teena Piccione

Change Management Expert Google

Moving to the public cloud is a major transformation for most telcos. There’s a lot at stake, and failure can spell disaster for an organization and its leaders. But the hard truth is that 70% of big transformation projects fail according to research from McKinsey & Company.

In this episode, I sit down with Teena Piccione, a change management expert at Google, to dig into what telcos can do to keep their public cloud journey on track. Click play to hear our conversation about:

  • The reasons big projects fail [03:15]; 
  • How to build support for change in your organization [04:14];
  • What to do to get a derailed project back on track [07:59]; and
  • How to handle resistance to change [12:14].

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Author’s bio

Teena Piccione joined Google’s corporate engineering team in February 2022 to lead the Technical Engineering Teams. She previously led Google Cloud’s Telco, Media & Entertainment, Gaming (TMEG) Industry Sales and Customer Engineering teams. She has served as the EVP/CIO for RTI International, a non-profit research institute, and held leadership positions at Fidelity Investments (COO) and AT&T (running the Big Data Center of Excellence startup). Teena sits on advisory committees with NC State University, the Digital Transformation Committee for the Governor of North Carolina, and The Kenan Institute.

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