In this episode of Altitude, we feature Shawn Seaton, Senior Director Enterprise Architecture at Choice Hotels. As an early adopter of cloud technology, Shawn offers rich insights and practical lessons that can help anyone on their cloud adoption journey.
Delving into the complexities of cloud migration, Shawn and Woody explore both anticipated and surprising outcomes experienced at Choice Hotels, one of the world's largest hotel franchise groups. They reflect on pivotal decisions, the journey into the unfamiliar, and offer nuggets of wisdom for those contemplating a similar path. Shawn also underlines the importance of sustaining a culture that encourages experimentation, learning, and adaptability.
Shawn and Woody wrap up their conversation by discussing how enterprises can leverage Gen AI to supercharge sales and marketing, enhance customer experiences, and drive operational efficiency while keeping a watchful eye on privacy and governance concerns.
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00:00 Introduction and Cloud Evolution
05:31 The Unforeseen Challenges of Cloud Security
10:46 Adapting Tools for Cloud Success
15:21 Benefits of Cloud Tool Selection
20:11 Lessons Learned and Hindsight Reflections
26:01 Gen AI’s Paradigm Shift and its Implications