Managing Director, Taiga Cloud
Karl Havard is the Managing Director of Taiga Cloud, Europe's first and largest Generative AI Cloud Service Provider, part of the Northern Data Group. Karl brings a wealth of leadership experience in Cloud-based enterprise solutions to the forefront of Northern Data Group’s Cloud Solutions division.
Before assuming his role at Northern Data Group in January 2023, Karl held a prominent position at Amazon Web Services as the Head of the EMEA Go-to-market for the AWS & Accenture Business Group. During his tenure, he oversaw the creation of cutting-edge cloud and industry solutions, addressing critical transformation and growth challenges for customers. Before that, he led the award-winning Google Cloud Alliance at GFT Group.
Karl's journey into the corporate world began as a Commercial Engineer at GEC, following a remarkable 10-year stint as an electronic and communications engineer in the British Army.