Ep 57 – Catch the public cloud train with TELUS

This week’s guest

Executive Voice: Hesham Fahmy, CIO, TELUS

Hesham Fahmy

Chief Information Officer TELUS

Telcos around the world are signing strategic deals with hyperscalers, setting big goals for public cloud transformation, and finding ways to cross the finish line.

A great example is TELUS, which signed a 10-year strategic agreement with Google Cloud and is on a path to become a cloud-native organization. 

For this episode, I talk with Hesham Fahmy, chief information officer at TELUS, about how the telecom built momentum for its cloud journey, what happened along the way, and what it learned that other telcos should know. Hit play to hear our conversation about:

  • TELUS’ plan to move 80% of workloads to the cloud by 2025 [03:56];
  • Where and how it decided to start its move [06:16]; 
  • How TELUS brought its team along on its public cloud journey [08:42].
  • Refactoring applications for the public cloud [12:18].

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Author’s bio

As Chief Information Officer at TELUS, Hesham Fahmy leads the team responsible for spearheading TELUS’ transformation to a fully-digital, software-centric and cloud-enabled organization. With a bachelor of computer engineering from McMaster University and a master of software engineering from the University of Toronto, Hesham has innovated software products and solutions for 25 years, including 19 in senior leadership roles. He has a track record of launching disruptive products and platforms in retail, IoT, fintech and development tooling.

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