The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) today announces that Steph MacLeod, Director and co-owner of leading technology PR agency Kaizo, has been appointed to the Board. This follows the appointment of Ian Jeffs, the UK ISG Country Manager, Lenovo, as Director and Chairman of CIF in June.
In her role as a Director of CIF, MacLeod will play a pivotal role in supporting the rest of the Board in shaping the future of cloud computing and driving CIF’s mission to provide thought leadership, best practices, and advocacy for organisations embracing cloud technologies. With her strong track record in communicating innovation within the technology sector, MacLeod is set to focus on amplifying CIF’s initiatives and the membership’s vast intellectual capital, to address the range of challenges and opportunities today’s market presents – from emerging technology and macro-economic forces through to skills and diversity.
MacLeod brings nearly 30 years of communications consultancy experience to the table having represented a range of leading technology brands from HP and Apple to Tata Consultancy Services and NetSuite. Kaizo’s current technology portfolio includes leading brands such as BlackLine Expereo, ExpressVPN, Freshworks, Sharp, SnapLogic and Stack Overflow. Her work includes the development of global thought leadership campaigns, content and communications strategies.
Commenting on her appointment, MacLeod says: “I am truly honoured to join the Cloud Industry Forum as a Director. Cloud technologies have revolutionised the way businesses operate, and I am excited to play a role in CIF’s efforts in promoting the benefits and opportunities inherent in further and advanced adoption. I look forward to collaborating with industry leaders to talk about the issues that are most critical to the industry both today and in the future.”
David Terrar, CEO, CIF welcomed MacLeod stating, “We are thrilled to have Steph on board as our new Director. Her rich background and extensive knowledge of the cloud industry make her the perfect fit to help propel CIF forward. Steph’s proven ability to communicate the imperative and often complex issues the technology sector faces in today’s global market will enable us to continue advocating for cloud adoption, support members with compelling thought leadership on the issues of the day and empower businesses to make informed decisions.”
Kaizo has also become a member of CIF as MacLeod commences her role.
For more information and insights into MacLeod’s plans for CIF check out her interview on CIF’s weekly show TWF! on LinkedIn here.