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Steve Holmes leads Baker McKenzie's Global Information Technology & Communications practice based in London, and focuses on major technology, sourcing, communications and digital media transactions. In addition to leading the London sourcing team, Steve is co-lead of the London media team, and is on the steering committee of the European technology practice. Since 2006, he has been consistently ranked by Chambers UK and Legal 500 as a leading practitioner in the fields of technology, outsourcing, communications and digital media. Steve is one of the partners who leads the Firm's social mobility committee, BakerOpportunity. Steve has spoken and written extensively on a wide range of topics relevant to his field, including cloud computing, risk/reward in major services agreements, content licensing for new technologies, key issues in MVNO agreements and various other technology, communications and digital media topics.

Digital transformation is here to stay. Cloud services and the use of data are accelerating and DT programs evolving as businesses adapt to the current pandemic and position themselves to remain competitive. Data remains a crucial asset in the digital economy with its collection, storage, location, analysis and protection all critical to success. The latest Baker McKenzie Digital Transformation & Cloud Survey provides compelling insights on digital transformation trends.

The latest iteration of our annual Digital Transformation and Cloud Survey features insights from 500 global respondents, who cite heightened attention on and investment in cybersecurity, AI and the cloud as indicators of digital transformation being an integral part of enterprise thinking and planning. In this report, we provide these results together with insights from our almost decade of surveying the marketplace and thought leadership in digital transformation and cloud.

On 27 May 2020, the European Commission put forward its proposal for a European Recovery Plan (ERP)1 with a new EUR 750 billion funding via its financial recovery instrument, called the “Next Generation EU” which would be funded by borrowing on the financial markets2. If approved by the Member States,…

As 2020 comes into view, what can we expect to be at the top of regulators’ agendas? Key themes that are new from last year are ESG and an increased focus on operational resilience. Both EU and UK authorities are looking at how buy and sell-side firms should embed ESG…