Real-world examples of the pitfalls and benefits of moving to the cloud.


Andrew Williams

Platform Engineer

Over the last few years, Andrew has been leading analytical migrations to the cloud. Building SAS solutions in both SAS 9.4 and SAS Viya 3.5 which integrate with Azure Synapse, HDInsight and making use of the Azure Data Lake to help manage storage costs. Andrew has experience with multiple different operating systems, databases, and programming languages. The diversity of previous roles has led him to gain skills in several different areas, from project management to the administration of business platforms, to engineering data solutions and then using analytical tooling to build reports.

Rajan Mistry

SAS and Hadoop Data Engineer

Experienced SAS and Hadoop Data Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the banking and insurance industry. Skilled in SAS programming, system architecture, leveraging cloud. Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) with Honours focused in Computing from Leeds Metropolitan University.


A common misconception of relocating to the cloud requires you to move everything. This session will discuss a real-world example of the pitfalls and benefits of moving to the cloud and how the business can use the tools available to migrate in an efficient way without the common big bang approach.

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