Ep 52 – Born to run (in the cloud) with Nathan Bell

This week’s guest

Nathan Bell

Nathan Bell

Partner, Digital Practice Kearney

A couple of years ago, I learned that M1, a Singapore-based MNO, was doing exactly what I had been evangelizing about—going ALL IN on the public cloud. Leading the charge was then-Chief Digital Officer Nathan Bell. I’ve been hoping to have him on the podcast ever since I heard about what he was doing. Today, my wish comes true. In this episode, he joins me to talk about:

  • How Nathan and M1 got the idea—in 2019!— to go all-in on the public cloud [03:47]; 
  • The moment they knew they were going to be successful [14:41];
  • How they brought the team along on the transformation journey [16:11]; and 
  • What Nathan would do differently if he had to do it all over again [19:01].

A quick side note: Nathan recently shared exciting news – a few weeks ago he accepted the role of Digital Practice Partner at Kearney. Congratulations, Nathan!

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Author’s bio

Nathan Bell is Digital Practice Partner at Kearney. He is an advisor and mentor to both businesses at scale and startups, helping to guide their journeys as they seek to leverage the value of digital agendas and scale digital offerings. As the Chief Digital Officer for M1, Nathan helped shape the future of M1’s business, from how customers choose and consume services, to the experiences of its staff, to engagement with its partners. With more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, Nathan has held a number of senior leadership and sales positions in Europe and Asia Pacific at companies.

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