March 31, 2021
Interview Published by TechTarget — SearchITChannel, John Moore

Entering the Third Wave – Cloud Consultants Take on Larger Scope of Services in Scale, Scope, and Service Delivery approaches

Cloud consultancies have grown from boutiques to firms with global ambitions. The latest iteration of these consultancies will push the business in new directions.

Federal technology upgrade could see cyber, SaaS outlayThird-wave cloud consultants are poised to help enterprises short on cloud expertise fill the immediate skills gap and, looking to the future, deploy emerging technologies on the cloud foundation.

John Moore, Senior Feature Writer at Tech Target – SearchITChannel, shares his findings on the evolutionary path of cloud consultants – entering the third wave, now underway, also emphasizes geographic reach. In addition, cloud consultants must offer a wider scope of services and expertise than ever before to match the growing complexity of customer deployments. Brendan Walsh, SVP of Partner Relations 1901 Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, and Sandra Lopez, Operations CTO of the Enterprise and Cyber Solutions Division at Leidos share their insights.

Read the full interview here.

​“Cloud consultants have to broaden the aperture,” noted Sandra Lopez, Operations CTO of the Enterprise and Cyber Solutions Division at Leidos, an IT and engineering services company based in Reston. “It’s not a shiny object anymore.”

“What will differentiate one cloud consultant from another will be balancing IT services efficiency using technology platforms and automation with customer experience through vertical expertise, client knowledge, client attention, and high customer service,” noted Brendan Walsh, SV of Partner Relations 1901 Group, wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos.

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Sonu Singh

Sonu is the founder of 1901 Group and corporate leader responsible for our strategic vision, innovative business model, and financial performance.

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George Batsakis
EVP and Chief Strategy Officer

George leads the company’s overall corporate development and strategy planning process and provides expertise in executive management, operations, new business development, emerging technology and technology partnership.

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Paul Wilkinson
EVP, Business Development

Paul leads Business Development, Capture Management, Marketing, and Channel Partners. Paul provides leadership for 1901 Group’s growth initiatives by supporting the development of new markets and services.

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James Christopher
EVP, Operations and Engineering

James brings over 25 years of industry experience to 1901 with a focus on delivering Information Technology business solutions and managed services.

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Dana Pittman
SVP, Talent Strategy & Human Resources

Dana is the leader of our Human Capital Management function for providing organizational growth, performance, and profitability.

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Brendan Walsh
SVP, Partner Relations

Brendan leads our partner relations and management efforts and supports business development activities in addition to establishing strategic business alliances with leading cloud service providers and security solutions.

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Brian Lubin
SVP, Service Management

Brian leads the development and management of our service offerings and brings great value in aligning our growth and delivery activities while ensuring profitability.

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