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Karl Havard

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.