We Are Shaping Cloud

Cloud is what we know and it is who we are. Formed in 2010, we have seen the ever growing benefits of cloud adoption across many sectors. Our mission is to help clients differentiate between cloud that is just an illusion and that which brings true transformational value.

Our Mission:

Inform, Plan & Deliver

We believe that public and hybrid cloud provide a unique opportunity for organisations to re-imagine the way services are delivered and drive better outcomes for staff and customers alike.

Our products and services have been designed to swiftly inform, confidently plan, and deliver tangible and lasting difference, whilst ensuring that you are in control throughout.

Our Mission:

Our Approach:

Partners not Providers

What we do:

  • Inform you and your team on what cloud means for your organisation
  • Plan your roadmap for digital transformation
  • Deliver agreed outcomes on time and within budget
  • Support you on your digital journey - ensuring you are in control of your own transformation.

It’s great working with an SME that can take the time to understand the NHS, can take the time to understand the locality, and so for us it was really about that service that we got. They took time to understand us and actually tune their output to what we needed as well so with bigger companies you find a one size fits all model, it really wasn’t that – it was about the service that we needed - Rachel Dunscombe, Director of Digital Salford Royal NHS Trust & CEO NHS Digital Academy

Our company was formed from a genuine belief and passion for the opportunity that public and hybrid cloud offer. We have already seen the technology disrupt many of the poor practices within the I.T. industry. We work with our partners on turning that disruption into their advantage.

Our Team:

Technical Expertise & Sector Experience

Power without control is nothing. Our technical knowledge and understanding of all the features within the Microsoft Azure platform counts for nothing if it is not aligned to a deep understanding of our clients needs and challenges.

Our team includes ex-CIO’s from Healthcare and Local Regional Government as well as Programme Managers and Enterprise Architects to ensure that we deliver outputs and outcomes

Carlos Oliveira
Carlos Oliveira

Founder

Founder of Shaping Cloud and SPINR, Carlos has been advocating for tech for good for the last 9 years and is currently championing how the use of a SOA approach around API's can provide the platform for true digital transformation in any organisation.

Daniel Roach-Rooke
Daniel Roach-Rooke

Principal Consultant

A senior IT Leader with almost 25 years’ experience across many diverse industry verticals. Strong leadership and team development skills with a strategic vision which is grounded in a broad, deep technical background, with sharp commercial acumen. An ambassador for IT in business and a trusted advisor to provide best practice solutions, leveraging both internal and external stakeholders and outsourcing partners.

Helen Gerling
Helen Gerling

Managing Director

A trusted strategic leader at CIO and Director level in public sector, with a successful track record of designing and delivering drift-free large scale digital and transformational programmes.

John Higham
John Higham

Finance Director

John is an experienced CFO that specialises in Private Equity and Venture Capital Investments

Mark Hurley
Mark Hurley

Chairman

Mark is an experienced chair and non-exec director. He brings a wealth of experience from successful company growth and delivery within the tech sector.

Mark Melvin
Mark Melvin

Commercial Manager

Mark has a demonstrated history of working with and growing businesses in the information technology and services industry in the UK and MEA regions. Mark directs our Sales and Marketing team alongside his responsibility for our most strategic relationships with partners and clients.

Martyn Forrest
Martyn Forrest

Chief Strategy Officer

A senior public sector IT professional with over 25 years experience at Director level and a successful track record of delivery, including successfully implementing information systems in healthcare settings at the local and national level.

Tom Carter
Tom Carter

CTO

Tom is CTO of Shaping Cloud and the technical genius behind our Integration technology SPINR. A true polymath and full stack developer, Tom has a breadth of knowledge for all things cloud as well as deep expertise in the Microsoft Cloud platform and integration architecture, including Containerisation, Data Wrangling & Virtualisation, Ontology Mapping and API Management.

Our Culture:

Trust, Honesty and The Pursuit of Happiness

We spend around 20% of our lives at work and so it makes sense to try and make that time enjoyable, challenging and rewarding.

The key to any successful culture is trust — at Shaping Cloud we ask our clients and partners to trust us and so it is imperative that we replicate that trust internally. Flexible working policies mean that our people are able to work in the way that best suits them and their own family commitments When you track progress by outcomes rather than hours at a desk it automatically changes people’s perceptions of work and the role it plays in their lives.

The next big pillar of our culture is honesty — things go wrong, people make mistakes, projects don’t go to plan — what’s important is how you respond. At Shaping Cloud we don’t hide from mistakes or failures, we embrace them. So much so, that we have a monthly award for staff called the “Howell-er of the month” named in honour of James Howells who threw away a hard-disk containing millions of pounds worth of bitcoin.

The last and some would say most important aspect of our culture is fun (or the pursuit of happiness). We believe that you can marry expert delivery and professionalism with a sense of enjoyment. Monthly team outings, staff barbecues and company off-sites are there to encourage our team to build the types of genuine friendships from which trust and honesty naturally flow.