Director, Cloud Recovery McKesson Corporation, Enterprise Technology & Services
Bill Lavigne is Director, Cloud Recovery for McKesson. He develops and maintains DR services that are made available to multiple business units within the McKesson enterprise. A new service – Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), leveraging Azure public cloud as a DR target, was rolled out in 2017. Multiple business units have subscribed to DRaaS in the US, Canada and Europe. Significant savings over traditional DR methods have been achieved by leveraging public cloud “on demand” capabilities and low-cost storage. He maintains the DRaaS product Roadmap ensuring that all critical applications remain recoverable across private, public, PaaS and SaaS cloud implementations. Finally, he will bring his extensive experience to bear as a thought leader on issues relating to DR architecture and data center strategy.
Lavigne has over 30 years of experience in high availability and resiliency architectures. Before joining McKesson, he was a Technical Solutions Manager with IBM for more than 15 years where he led the transformation of the Business Resiliency Services group into a multivendor, multi-platform services offering. His experience includes cloud business resilience services and managing complex client engagements. His extensive career also includes technical roles at HP, Data General Corporation, and Digital Equipment Corporation.