TM Forum’s Cloud Services Initiative names Sean Kelley, Deutsche Bank, Chairman of Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council

Published May 27th, 2010 - 09:31 GMT

 TM Forum announced today that Sean Kelley, Global CIO for Deutsche Asset Management (the asset management arm of Deutsche Bank AG) and Head of the Bank’s Platform Services Group will become Chairman of the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council (ECLC) a key element of the Forum’s Cloud Services Initiative.
Sean Kelley’s appointment as chairman of the leadership council demonstrates solid commitment by one of the world’s leading banks to TM Forum’s Cloud Services Initiative. In this new role, Kelley will also join the Cloud Service Initiative Steering Group.
The ECLC represents the users of cloud services within the Forum’s Cloud Services Initiative, which plans to stimulate growth of a vibrant and open marketplace for cloud services by bringing together the entire eco-system of enterprise users and cloud providers. The initiative will remove barriers to and accelerate adoption of cloud services by collaboratively establishing industry standards and best practices. 
The role of the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council is to develop common approaches on important aspects of cloud services that will reduce buyer risk and resistance. These are aspects such as common terminology, common approaches to allow transparent movement from supplier to supplier; security issues, benchmarking and more.
Members of the Cloud Services Initiative include some of the world’s largest technology vendors including CA, Cisco, HP, IBM, and Microsoft, leading service providers such as AT&T, BT and Telstra and large enterprise users such as Deutsche Bank and The Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Sean Kelley, Global CIO for Deutsche Asset Management, the asset management arm of Deutsche Bank AG and Chairman of the ECLC:
“The ECLC allows Deutsche Bank to actively participate in removing the risks associated with Cloud Services through industry standards that create an open and exciting market. I am extremely pleased to be part of the TM Forum’s Cloud Services Initiative and the ECLC; an industry group that listens to enterprise and assists the entire eco-system to reap the enormous business benefits of Cloud Services. ”
Matt Edwards, Head of Cloud Services, TM Forum:
“The entire eco-system will benefit from a better understanding of the needs of enterprise users. Creating the standards and frameworks will remove the risk of adoption and allow the cloud services market to grow quickly. We are thrilled to have Sean Kelley as the chairman of the ECLC. There is fantastic commitment from the enterprise market to cloud services already and we want to help to seize the opportunities both for enterprise users and providers.”

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