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How Can Cloud Computing Improve Your Security?


Speaker:

Bernard Golden

Vice President of Strategy
ActiveState

Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management


Most people cite security as their primary concern about adopting cloud computing. But most don't realize that cloud computing will actually improve their organization's computing security. At this session Cloud Expo delegates can learn:
  • Who is responsible for security in cloud computing
  • Why you don't measure up to cloud provider security practices
  • The single greatest security vulnerability in cloud computing
  • The six best practices for cloud application security




 
SAP Business ByDesign – Blueprint for Success


Speaker:

Prasad Akella

Vice President, SME Solution Marketing
SAP

Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance


SAP's Business ByDesign solution is designed to address its SME customers' specific business opportunities and challenges in building a business set up to successfully scale over time. In this session Cloud Expo delegates can discover how SAP is addressing the need for an easy to implement, low cost solution for small and growing businesses.




 
"Early-Bird" Power Panel: Virtualization & Cloud Computing - A Tango for Two?


Speakers:

Douglas Crockford

Architect
Yahoo

and
K. Scott Morrison

CTO & Chief Architect
Layer 7 Technologies

and
Treb Ryan

Chief Strategy Officer, Cloud Business Unit
Dimension Data Cloud Solutions

and
Jon Shende

Director Advisory Board / Management Consultant
Ernst and Young LLP

and
David Rokita

VP of Architecture & Planning
Hexagrid

Track: All Tracks


Cloud Computing and Virtualization are achieving a momentum seen in Enterprise IT only once a decade. In this fast-moving high-level discussion moderated by Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, a panel of top industry executives will discuss the interplay of the two.

Topics covered will include the difference between the two terms (virtualization is technical, cloud computing is business; virtualization is for IT admins, cloud computing is for all; virtualization is not governed, cloud computing is governed, etc.) and look at whether it is true or false to consider virtualization to be merely a subset of cloud-computing.





 
"Early-Bird" Power Panel: What's Working, What's Not...and What's Next?


Speakers:

Darryl S. Brown

CMO
Appcore

and
Andy Kicklighter

Sr. Technical Marketing Manager
Nimsoft, a CA Technologies Company

and
Kenneth Salchow

Manager, Technical Marketing
F5 Networks, Inc.

and
Jeff Samuels

Chief Marketing Officer
GoGrid

and
Simon West


Terremark

Track: All Tracks


In this fast-moving high-level discussion moderated by Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, a panel of Cloud computing execs gather for thirty minutes of early-morning discussion aimed at mulling over some of the key topics to be addressed in the day's sessions. Where's the Cloud going, where's it come from? What's working and what's not? Above all, what's next?




 
A Master’s Class in Enterprise Cloud Automation


Speaker:

Dave Malcolm

Vice President & Chief Technologist
Quest

Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization


Ready to step beyond Cloud 101? Attend this deep-dive session to learn more about the critical technologies at the core of the private cloud. Dave Malcolm, Vice President and Chief Technologist for Virtualization Management and Cloud at Quest, will dig into the capital and operational implications of deploying a private cloud, as well as the fundamental technology requirements for a successful implementation.




 
Achieving Fast & Secure Computing Using the Cloud


Speaker:

Ryan Sherstobitoff

Security Researcher

Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management


This session will introduce a new approach that takes PC tune-up and security strategies to a new level utilizing the power of the cloud as a means of delivery. Like other desktop centric technologies like anti-malware, PC tune-up utilities (disk de-fragmentation, registry cleaners, junk removers, etc) have primarily been a localized technology that relied on the user installing software on the computer to analyze and resolve problems that affect performance.

This session by the CEO of ForwardK will introduce new methodologies to use the intelligence of the community and the power of the cloud to accomplish computer maintenance at a lower total cost of ownership than traditional desktop technologies.





 
Achieving Fast and Secure Computing Using the Cloud


Speaker:

Roland Wartenberg

Chief Virtualization Evangelist
SAP

Track: All Tracks


This session will introduce a new approach that takes PC tune-up & security strategies to a new level utilizing the power of the cloud as a means of delivery. Like other desktop centric technologies like anti-malware, PC tune-up utilities (disk de-fragmentation, registry cleaners, junk removers, etc) have primarily been a localized technology that relied on the user installing software on the computer to analyze and resolve problems that affect performance. This session will discuss new methodologies for using the intelligence of the community and the power of the cloud to accomplish computer maintenance at a lower total cost of ownership than traditional desktop technologies.




 
Advanced Cloud Architectures: Security by Design with Zero-Trust Network Architecture


Speaker:

Peter Nickolov

Sr VP Software Engineering
3Tera Cloud Division, CA Technologies

Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance


Session description will be posted shortly.




 
Advanced Digital Forensics: Finding Malevolence in the Cloud Before it Bursts


Speaker:

Aaron Walters

Vice President of Advanced Security R&D
Terremark Worldwide, Inc.

Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management


Terremark Vice President of Advanced Security R&D AAron Walters will discuss the unique technical challenges and advantages associated with performing digital forensics and incident response in virtualization and cloud environments. The talk will present advanced threats specific to these environments and examine why traditional security/forensic solutions and practices are often inadequate. Attendees will learn from first-hand experience about performing investigations in these environments and how investigators can look into memory (RAM) to find the future.




 
Agile Development in the Cloud


Speaker:

Jan Aleman

CEO
Servoy

Track: Hot Topics


According to a recent survey, respondents said cloud computing was their No. 1 tech concern. Part of that concern is the belief that ISVs will have to decide between SaaS or on-premise - but not with agile 'SaaS-and-Back' hybrid applications. These hybrid applications can be deployed as SaaS or on-premises through a browser and a native client. Unlike previous offerings, there are now smart, agile, evolved enterprise applications that support an integrated hybrid SaaS, cloud infrastructure.




 
Analytics for the Enterprise Using Private Cloud


Speaker:

Jnan Dash

Chief Strategy Officer
FCS Inc

Track: Hot Topics 2


It is widely accepted that large enterprises will start cloud deployment via "private cloud" - that's to say, inside their firewall. But what kind of early applications will these be?

Imagine you are the head of manufacturing at a Fortune 500 company running an Oracle Manufacturing application and multiple other source systems. You need to know critical production information instantly several times a day. And you are moving around constantly. You have an iPad and just a touch gives you those critical nuggets of information. This is advanced analytics using the private cloud.

Another example is Project Management, where many moving parts are involved. Again, using touchscreen devices like the iPad you can visualize all aspects of the projects at any instant and anywhere. In this session delegates will see a real demonstration of how cloud-based analytics is becoming a major force in the enterprise.





 
Architecting Cloudy Applications


Speaker:

David Chou

Technical Architect
Microsoft

Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions


The true power of cloud computing lies in leveraging the cloud platform to build massively scalable applications. However, doing so represents a paradigm shift from traditional n-tier and RDBMS-driven architecture designs, and adopting "cloudy", distributed computing design fundamentals such as eventual consistency, shared-nothing, parallelization, multi-tenancy, failure resilient, asynchronous interaction, staged production, federated composition, eventual consistency, idempotency, etc. The end results are horizontally scalable applications that are built natively for cloud platforms.

In this session we will first discuss background information on how some "cloudy" applications are built today, then we will discuss the common design principles and patterns, and how they can be applied towards applications built on the new breed of platform-as-a-service clouds.





 
Best of Both Worlds: Data Privacy, Residency, and Security in the Cloud


Speaker:

Terry Woloszyn

Founder
Leeward Security

Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management


Public cloud adoption by an enterprise may have numerous barriers and challenges surrounding data privacy, residency, and security. Transitioning from on-premise solutions to the cloud means ceding data governance to the cloud vendor. This may impact your enterprise regulatory compliance, adherence to industry standards, and internal data management standards. Depending on your jurisdiction, you may be subject the EU Data Protection Directive, or cope with a patchwork of disparate and overlapping regulations, as well as sector-specific requirements such as HIPPA for healthcare, or FISMA and ITAR for public sector-related organizations.

In this session Terry Woloszyn, the Founder/CTO of PerspecSys and a thought leader in Cloud data governance, will present strategies to address data privacy, residency, and security requirements when adopting Cloud solutions. The session will discuss both the technology options available as well as the functional and business value impacts of each strategy. Cloud Expo delegates will come away with a clearer understanding of the decisions surrounding SaaS adoption while remaining compliant with data governance requirements.





 
BPM-Enabling Cloud Integration


Speaker:

Vipul Parmar


Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization


A full description of this technical session will be published shortly.




 
Building a Secure and Efficient Cloud


Speaker:

Billy Cox

Director of Cloud Strategy
Intel Software Services Group

Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions


Building a cloud alone is a challenge. But building a cloud that provides a hardware root of trust and that is also power efficient is even more of a challenge. This session will be looking at the techniques and technologies to implement a secure cloud and one that is power efficient.




 
Building and Deploying a Private Cloud in Your Datacenter


Speaker:

Shannon Williams

VP of Market Development, Cloud Platforms Group
Citrix

Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization


From proof of concept to reality - this session will provide a hands-on look at building and deploying a private cloud in your datacenter. The benefits of private clouds are fairly well documented, but at the end of the day, the best way to gauge the value of this computing model within an enterprise is to jump in and start small.

However, starting small doesn't mean sacrificing functionality like elasticity, self-service, programmatic access, and automation. In this session, Shannon Williams, VP and Co-Founder of Cloud.com, will discuss how to set up a small private cloud using commodity infrastructure. He will present the challenges and potential pitfalls associated with rolling your own cloud, and then explain how to evaluate cloud software platforms and select the right servers, storage, hypervisor, and networking infrastructure.





 
Building Next Generation Information Platforms To Accelerate Cloud Adoption


Speaker:

Irfan Khan

CTO
Sybase

Track: Hot Topics 2


You’ve created a complex technology infrastructure environment to support day-to-day business operations, specialized applications for hardware architectures, and distributed your data without sacrificing application performance. However, data volumes are surging, applications are evolving, event-based and streaming content are more prominent and real-time decision-making is even more of a business imperative. The costs of just managing such a model have quickly grown to be unsustainable. As a pre-cursor to cloud computing, legacy systems must be re-architected so that the underlying data assets can continue to help you drive competitive advantage.

This session will demonstrate what these next-generation information platforms should take into consideration, explore different use cases, and offer practical steps to help move you away from legacy environments and put you in a position to continue driving value out of data as computing moves into the cloud.





 
Building SaaS and PaaS infrastructures in the Cloud


Speaker:

Michael Jackson

President & COO
Adaptive Computing

Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions


Cloud computing promises the delivery of IT as a service with an optimal investment in resources ­ servers, storage, etc. - to support and manage applications at guaranteed service levels and reduced operational costs. New software approaches focused on intelligent workflow management and automation are delivering on this promise to for world's largest cloud infrastructure.

Building on the first stage of cloud computing - consolidation and virtualization that creates a flexible pool of resources - the automation of large-scale clouds can move the industry beyond Software and Infrastructure as a Service (SaaS and IaaS) to platform as a service (PaaS) in which fully functional compute environments can be delivered on demand as a true IT utility. This session outlines approaches to building cloud architectures for heterogeneous IT environments. Michael Jackson will discuss the pros and cons associated with various architectural approaches to cloud computing.





 
Building Your Cloud - Considerations and Lessons Learned


Speaker:

John Treadway

Global Director of Cloud Computing Solutions
Unisys

Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization


This session will cover different approaches to building and deploying a scalable cloud, from starting with packaged cloud stacks to build-from-scratch models. It will cover factors such as use-cases, customers/users, and the various tradeoffs that need to be made in order to ensure that you end up with the right cloud for your needs. It will also explore some of the pitfalls of making the wrong choices, and survey some of the available tools and technologies being used to build clouds today.




 
Building Your Cloud - Considerations and Lessons Learned


Speaker:

John Treadway

Global Director of Cloud Computing Solutions
Unisys

Track: Hot Topics


This session will cover different approaches to building and deploying a scalable cloud, from starting with packaged cloud stacks to build-from-scratch models. It will cover factors such as use-cases, customers/users, and the various tradeoffs that need to be made in order to ensure that you end up with the right cloud for your needs. It will also explore some of the pitfalls of making the wrong choices, and survey some of the available tools and technologies being used to build clouds today.




 
Building Your Cloud - Considerations and Lessons Learned


Speaker:

John Treadway

Global Director of Cloud Computing Solutions
Unisys

Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization


This session will cover different approaches to building and deploying a scalable cloud, from starting with packaged cloud stacks to build-from-scratch models. It will cover factors such as use-cases, customers/users, and the various tradeoffs that need to be made in order to ensure that you end up with the right cloud for your needs. It will also explore some of the pitfalls of making the wrong choices, and survey some of the available tools and technologies being used to build clouds today.




 
Business Transformation - The Silver Lining in the Cloud


Speaker:

Jay Noble

Director of Cloud Computing
CSC

Track: Hot Topics 2


Cloud computing is transforming traditional business processes, while dramatically changing the way organizations think about IT-enabled business services and their associated costs. This session will discuss how to apply cloud computing principles in game-changing ways for your organization. Through client case studies and our Cloud opportunity roadmap, Jay Noble will demonstrate how CSC’s business-first approach provides superior business results by reducing time to value and balancing today’s economic realities with the business processes that remain essential to an enterprise’s success.

Establishing digital trust in the cloud is equally important. CSC is taking steps to provide the visibility needed to have confidence in creating enterprise value with cloud. The CSC Trusted Cloud technology protects off- and on-premise data and provides the transparency to enable collaboration across public and private networks.

Every cloud does in fact have a silver lining – business transformation is the silver lining for your enterprise cloud strategy. Delegates attending this session will learn about specific enterprise successes and discover the full value of the Cloud.





 
Case Study - Building an Agile Java EE Test Organization Using Cloud Computing


Speaker:

Dustin Amrhein

Technical Evangelist for Cloud Technologies
IBM

Track: Hot Topics


Face it, setting up Java EE application environments can be a time-consuming, error-prone, and highly variable process. A cloud computing approach to Java EE application environments can address these problems and more.

This session will describe how the IBM WebSphere test organization utilizes a cloud computing solution to enable the construction, deployment, and maintenance of Java EE application environments for testing purposes throughout the organization. This new cloud computing implementation means decreased environment setup times, elevated asset utilization, and increased test iterations.

All of this adds up to make the IBM WebSphere test organization more responsive and agile than it has ever been.





 
Case Study: How to Set Up a Self Service Portal for Corporate IT


Speaker:

Vasanthan Dasan

CTO & EVP of Engineering
The Armada Group

Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization


The recent switch to cloud-based platforms is an unmistakable trend in the IT industry. Every IT department in the Fortune 1000 is either evaluating or in the process of adopting the cloud based model of computing. For regulatory, cost and business reasons, many IT departments are planning or in the process of building their own private cloud. The most logical first step in creating a private cloud is setting up a self service portal, typically for the use of test and dev environment. This session offers a high-level overview of how to setup a private cloud and shares lessons learned in the adoption by IT stakeholders.




 
CEO Power Panel: What is the *Business Value* of the Cloud?


Speakers:

John Keagy

Founder, Chairman & CEO
GoGrid

and
Tony Bishop

Founder & CEO
Adaptivity

and
Catherine Minter

President
Cordys Americas

and
Jay Noble

Director of Cloud Computing
CSC

and
Praveen Kankariya

CEO
Impetus Technologies

Track: All Tracks


In this fast-moving high-level discussion moderated by Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, a panel of top Cloud computing and infrastructure executives will be quizzed on the proof points of the Cloud from a business perspective.




 
Cloud APIs for Smarties!


Speaker:

Justin Kitagawa

Founding Software Engineer
GoGrid

Track: Hot Topics 2


If your cloud provider doesn’t have an API, you should probably look at a different cloud. Part of the Cloud’s appeal is programmatic control of your on-demand, scalable infrastructure. APIs allow programmers and IT professionals to have powerful management over elastic IT environments. But what should you look for in a Cloud API? Is one better than the other or is it a personal preference?

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • The Anatomy of an API
  • What aggregate libraries are available for one to use
  • How the leading Cloud Infrastructure APIs compare
  • The GoGrid API and how it is being used
.




 
Cloud APIs: A Real World Guide


Speakers:

Jason Lochhead

CTO of Hosting Services
Terremark Worldwide, Inc.

and
Adrian Cole

Founder
jclouds

Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance


Join Terremark CTO Jason Lochhead and jclouds founder Adrian Cole for an overview of Cloud APIs, a primer on why and how to leverage them, and a walk through the relationship between cloud provisioning, configuration, and integration. You'll be introduced to the jclouds framework, how it helps connect provisioning to configuration and integration processes, and see examples of how to use it.




 
Cloud Computing for Startups and SMBs


Speaker:

Tim Crawford

CIO

Track: Performance & Testing


Cloud computing presents a unique opportunity for startups and SMBs. Through the use of cloud, these smaller organizations can level the playing field and compete at a global level with the largest of enterprise companies. Cloud allows minimal capital investments limiting financial exposure. Smaller organizations need to remain agile while responding quickly to global demand. This session will cover the opportunities and risks to SMBs in leveraging a cloud-based methodology. Strategies specific to startups and SMBs will be covered.




 
Cloud Computing – Extending Your IT Infrastructure


Speaker:

Denis Martin

EVP & Chief Technology Officer
NaviSite

Track: All Tracks


Cloud computing has moved beyond the early adoption phase, as enterprises are now using – or plan to use – cloud for their production environments. Enterprise adoption, however, brings a stricter set of requirements and expectations. Though enterprise customers see the clear business benefits of cloud – lower costs and increased business agility – they are wary of cloud services that don’t adequately address their requirements. In this session, NaviSite will share its experiences as an enterprise-class cloud provider, and discuss the feature sets and requirements of a production-ready cloud, including role-based access; memory management; disaster recovery and business continuity; security; and support for hybrid clouds.




 
Cloud Computing: Innovation Management is Key


Speakers:

Anup Pal

VP, Global Solutions & Support
Symphony Services

and
Shankar S. Hegde

Sr. Client Partner & Chief Architect
Symphony Services

Track: Hot Topics 2


Cloud computing is quickly becoming something more: the next generation of technology infrastructure for modern companies. Though its definition is frequently debated, it's generally considered to have three parts: infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS). With the potential for cost savings, the relative ease of deployment and dramatic scalability, using SaaS—or applications on the cloud—is becoming increasingly more significant in the corporate world.

Key takeaways from this session for delegates will include:

  • Business Side
    • A clear overview of the business drivers for cloud computing
    • Is there a cost advantage or are you trading capex for opex?
    • Clarity on how often to undertake an ROI analysis for the software asset under cloud
    • In-house vs. outsourcing: what’s best for your business?
  • Technical side
    • Understanding the unique benefits of cloud computing models, cloud services and deployment models
    • Understanding of the types of applications that are easy to deploy vs. very difficult – and knowing which ones are best for your business





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    Cloud Computing: Not Your Father's Data Center


    Speaker:

    Omar Sultan

    Market Management Manager
    Cisco

    Track: Hot Topics 2


    So, you want to build a cloud in your data center? Well, you would not be alone, but you would also not be alone in not quite knowing where to begin. This session will take holistic look at cloud-building and explore the technical underpinnings of a successful cloud project. The session will also cover some of the non-technical aspects of cloud-building, which are just as important to the success of the overall effort. Finally, we will look at some of the lessons learned by Cisco as both a private IaaS provider and an public SaaS provider.




     
    Cloud Containers Move ISV Apps


    Speaker:

    Greg O'Connor

    President & CEO
    AppZero

    Track: Hot Topics


    Learn how to leverage a core asset of business - the application. By making applications portable, they can run in any cloud, move at the speed of the network and be provisioned from a single "gold" image to multiple destinations without any modifications.




     
    Cloud Essentials - Security and Compliance Management as a Service


    Speaker:

    Nadir Gulzar

    VP, Business Development
    LogLogic Inc.

    Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management


    Security is mandated, but you can't have security without transparency, and so transparency in the cloud has become essential for cloud adopters. To realize its utility value, a cloud will have to provide detailed information on its own behavior as well as provide services for users to monitor other aspects of their deployment. These services will obviously include satisfying the numerous regulatory mandates. Analyzing, reporting, and alerting on system and application activity in the cloud implies creating a parallel infrastructure capable of handling massive amounts of IT data, and analytics capable of managing millions of events and messages per second. This session focuses on complementary business critical services essential for cloud adoption.




     
    Cloud Forensics: Challenges and Opportunities


    Speaker:

    Keyun Ruan

    Ph.D. Candidate
    University College Dublin

    Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions


    Cloud computing has the potential to become one of the most transformative developments in how information technology services are created, delivered, and accessed. Cloud security is by far the most discussed aspect of cloud adoption and the new environment for rising cybercrime also demands that the principles and procedures of cyber forensics be upgraded to better suit the cloud environment. This session will be a summary of the current state of the art of "cloud forensics" and an analysis of its challenges and opportunities.




     
    Cloud Infrastructure Matters


    Speaker:

    Chris Morgan

    Sr. Product Manager, Cloud Ecosystem
    Red Hat

    Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    Cloud computing is fundamentally about adding abstraction and then using that abstraction to simplify IT management and speed, and bring new applications and business services online. If you think of virtualization as abstracting computer hardware, you can think of cloud computing as abstracting at the resource level. So with cloud computing you need to start thinking about capacity from a logical or architectural perspective, rather than in a way that's essentially an artifact of how the hardware had to be physically built.

    But the underlying layers still matter. Indeed, they matter more than ever because they're expected to 'just work' and to provide the high levels of scale, security, and quality of service expected of cloud computing environments.

    This presentation will explore:

    • How the operating system and middleware provide applications with a consistent and portable environment even though they no longer live and die on a specific physical server or maybe even a specific datacenter.
    • The quality-of-service and scalability features ensure that business applications get the performance they need even though they no longer run on dedicated hardware.
    • The importance of security in a world where physical separation of workloads is increasingly the exception rather than the norm.




     
    Cloud Security: Today, Tomorrow and Ten Years from Now


    Speaker:

    Scott Chasin

    CTO, McAfee Content & Cloud Security
    McAfee

    Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management


    In this provocative session, Scott Chasin will discuss how the cloud is changing the security game – for both good and evil. He will also provide technical insight and advice about how organizations can leverage the cloud to save costs and increase security today, as well as what they need to be thinking about and doing to plan for the future.




     
    Cloud-based Data Protection – No More Backups


    Speaker:

    Chris Schin

    VP of Products
    Zetta

    Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management


    Can you protect enterprise data with cloud-based services? Data protection, particularly the aspects related to recovery and restoration, can consume inordinate time and budget. This vendor-neutral session looks at urgent data protection issues and defines the requirements of a potential cloud-based solution to address the issues. It then compares the requirements against several current market offerings.




     
    Cloudy Forecast for Voice and Video Collaboration


    Speaker:

    Stefan Karapetkov

    Director of Emerging Technologies
    Polycom

    Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions


    This session will focus on collaboration and cloud computing, discussing challenges presented and providing solutions




     
    Cloudy Forecast for Voice and Video Collaboration


    Speaker:

    Stefan Karapetkov

    Director of Emerging Technologies
    Polycom

    Track: Hot Topics


    Different from computing applications, collaboration applications require thick bandwidth pipes connecting clients and servers; therefore, moving collaboration servers into the Cloud requires a lot of bandwidth to and from the Cloud. Unfortunately, current Cloud services put fairly low limit on bit rate to and from the Cloud and charge a lot per incoming and outgoing gigabyte. Will advances in Cloud technology allow for relaxing these limits and creating a different billing model applicable to cloud-based collaboration? This session focuses on collaboration and cloud computing, discussing challenges presented and providing solutions.




     
    Compliance in the Cloud


    Speaker:

    Davi Ottenheimer

    Senior Director of Trust
    EMC

    Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance


    More and more Enterprises consider Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) part of their overall IT strategy, leading to questions around compliance and security. Where does data reside and how is it being protected? Has the service provider gone through specific compliance audit controls for their data center and infrastructure? What control over access is given to my environment? How is role-based access managed? How are security and firewall policies managed?




     
    Cost Optimization As Major Architectural Considerations for Cloud Applications


    Speaker:

    Udayan Banerjee

    CTO
    NIIT Technologies

    Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance


    Traditionally, the cost of deployment has not been considered an important parameter of architectural tradeoffs. Since the main driver of cloud computing is its promise of cost saving through "pay for what you use " there is a strong incentive to build applications which consume lesser resources.

    This session will:

    • Establish the need: 10% less resource required = 10% cost saving
    • Identify what we need to unlearn: Parallel and distributed world is a different world
    • Provide pointers: How to approach the problem of cost optimization
    • Review platform specific variance: Impact of the difference between main providers




     
    Creating an Enabling Architecture for Cloud Services


    Speaker:

    Lou Najdzin

    Director, Global Cloud & IT Services
    Equinix

    Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance


    Having great application software and fast hardware are only half the battle. A scalable deployment architecture is equally necessary to achieve the economic and operational advantages of mainstream cloud services. This session will explore key elements of cloud deployment architecture and calls attention to the considerations necessary for a high quality end-user experience.




     
    CTO Power Panel: What Does the Cloud Do Best - and What Are the Proof Points?


    Speakers:

    Terry Woloszyn

    Founder
    Leeward Security

    and
    Charles T. Watt

    Founder & CTO
    Racemi

    and
    Jason Lochhead

    CTO of Hosting Services
    Terremark Worldwide, Inc.

    and
    James Houghton

    Co-Founder & CTO
    Adaptivity

    and
    John Michelsen

    CTO
    CA Technologies

    and
    Anant Agarwal

    Co-Founder & CTO
    Tilera

    Track: All Tracks


    In this fast-moving high-level discussion moderated by Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, a panel of Cloud computing and infrastructure experts will be addressing such varied topics as data center automation, Big Data, cloud data governance, virtual dev & test, and the concept of the "Cloud computer." Don't miss this session for thirty minutes of free-flowing ideas and argument - all centered on the ever-expanding exploitation of the Cloud.




     
    Day 2 Keynote | The Enterprise Cloud Revolution


    Speaker:

    Tony Bishop

    Founder & CEO
    Adaptivity

    Track: All Tracks


    In this keynote discussing how leading enterprises are revolutionizing the delivery of IT today, the CEO of Adaptivity, Tony Bishop, is going to be showcasing multiple case studies and lessons learned of Global 2000 organizations that have radically changing the delivery of IT in their organizations by employing Cloud Utility IT models.




     
    Day 3 Keynote | The Key to Enterprise Cloud Adoption? It’s a Matter of Business Policy


    Speaker:

    Pete Malcolm

    CEO
    Abiquo

    Track: All Tracks


    Enterprise Cloud Management is what makes the Cloud technically feasible. Conceptually, it adds the control layer to allow organizations to move beyond the limitations of first generation virtualization technology to build a truly scalable Cloud infrastructure embracing private, public and hybrid models. But a Cloud implementation that works technically, without understanding and resolving business requirements like security, compliance, governance, optimization and cost control, is fundamentally flawed. In reality, the Cloud won’t work for you, but against you. Fortunately, there is another way … Join Abiquo CEO Pete Malcolm to learn how Business Policy is the missing link in Enterprise Cloud Management, and how it could truly make the Cloud work for your organization.




     
    Day 4 Keynote | The Future of Productivity in the Cloud: Office 365


    Speaker:

    Eron Kelly


    Microsoft

    Track: All Tracks


    Office 365 is the future of productivity and is the latest cloud service from Microsoft for organizations. Just as Office defines desktop productivity for millions around the world, Office 365 will define cloud productivity for the next generation of workers. After attending this session, you will have a clear understanding of what is coming in this great new service, partner opportunities, and the overall roadmap.




     
    Defining Your Cloud Strategy and Roadmap


    Speaker:

    Rinat Shagisultanov

    Principal Consultant
    Neudesic

    Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions


    You’ve heard the buzz about cloud computing and its potential benefits, but what will that mean specifically for your business? Where are your greatest opportunities for leveraging the cloud and what ROI can you expect? How can you plan for responsible adoption of the cloud that maximizes benefits while reducing risk?

    In this session Rinat Shagisultanov will show how a cloud computing assessment can bring the cloud into sharp focus for an organization through activities that find cloud synergies, mitigate concerns, identify promising opportunities and analyze them for ROI and suitability. From this analysis a strategy can be formed for sound use of cloud computing by your company along with a roadmap for optimum adoption. To illustrate the process an assessment walkthrough and conclusions for a hypothetical company will be reviewed.





     
    Deploying DaaS: Database as a Service


    Speaker:

    Michael Timpanaro-Perrotta


    Oracle

    Track: Hot Topics 2


    This session will discuss how Oracle delivers key cloud capabilities, providing elastic database services that can be quickly provisioned on-demand. Learn what options are available for deploying Database as a Service within your enterprise, and different approaches to database consolidation, rapid provisioning, and pay-for-use charge-back models.

    The session will also discuss key characteristics of a Private Database Cloud and how these differ from the other types of Cloud deployment models. Technologies discussed will include server virtualization, Real Application Clusters, Quality of Service management, and Exadata.





     
    Deriving Intelligence from Large Data – Using Hadoop and Applying Analytics


    Speaker:

    Vineet Tyagi

    Head of Impetus Labs
    Impetus

    Track: Hot Topics 2


    Organizations today posses massive data – in tera- and petabytes – that needs to be effectively collected, stored and processed. Hadoop is a cost effective option that helps manage this big data. To derive real returns from these big data systems, one needs to extract useful insights and business intelligence. This session will highlight: Challenges in managing large data; Solutions available for the same; Using Hadoop and Hive to manage and structure data; Applying analytics on large data; Workable approaches for flexible, end-user-driven ad hoc analysis.




     
    Disaster Recovery, Data Protection & System Migration in the Cloud


    Speaker:

    Dave Stufflebeam

    Technical Account Manager
    StorageCraft

    Track: Performance & Testing


    In this session StorageCraft will present the ShadowProtect product line of automatic disk-based backup, disaster recovery and system migration solutions. ShadowProtect provides fast and reliable disaster recovery and system migration to the same system, dissimilar hardware and to and from virtual environments - P2P, P2V, V2P and V2V. ShadowProtect solutions are an integral part of industry leading cloud solutions as the engine for backup, replication and failover of servers, desktops and laptops. StorageCraft will demonstrate ShadowProtect and show how easy it is to recover, protect and migrate your systems to and from the cloud.




     
    Discerning Performance in a Complex Cloud Deployment


    Speakers:

    Paul Czarnik

    CTO
    Compuware

    and
    James Kortoney


    Compuware

    Track: Performance & Testing


    Today’s cloud based services are complex, immature, not well standardized and not commoditized. Architects are right to pause when considering how they might take advantage of cloud-based computing. Advantages are clear, but options are many and complexity increases. New technical priorities will arise, and control over your environments is far less than it was before. In order to succeed in today’s cloud environment, you must be cognizant of the many parties that become part of your architecture and discern the methods of performance management that will work in your implementation. This session will demonstrate the systems architecture of CloudSleuth.net and further describe the implications that follow in the application of various cloud services to your enterprise.




     
    Dissecting Your IT & Putting the Pieces in the Cloud


    Speaker:

    Philip Gavlan

    Technical Account Manager
    GoGrid

    Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance


    Enterprises have their eyes on the cloud. They understand there are cost and scalability benefits, but they aren’t sure how to begin to utilize the cloud. IT departments have begun some forms of testing, and development teams are spinning up cloud servers on an ‘as needed’ basis, but the enterprise, as a whole, is really unsure exactly how to tackle this daunting challenge of moving to the cloud and how to truly benefit from its use.

    In this we will demonstrate an example enterprise network, break off each departmental piece, and migrate these pieces to an infrastructure efficiently utilizing the cloud. Each department will be spoken to separately, in terms that fit their roles.

    Cloud Expo attendees will learn:

    • Common infrastructure use-cases
    • How to differentiate between what should and should not be in the cloud
    • How to slowly migrate an enterprise infrastructure slowly
    • GoGrid’s hybrid infrastructure, and why it is integral to a complete cloud solution




     
    Distinguished Organizations: Moving from Tactical to Strategic IT


    Speaker:

    Eric Pulier

    CEO
    ServiceMesh

    Track: Hot Topics 2


    We are amidst the biggest computing shift since the Internet uptake in the 90s: Everything as a Service. The CEO, CFO and CIO now work together to develop a transformation program that encompasses all the major business processes. This includes the role IT plays to distinguish the organization and make it competitive. Moving from Tactical to Strategic IT requires more than baby steps, and in this session Cloud Expo delegates will learn the steps forward-thinking CIOs need to take to transform their organizations, how to turn company culture from a road block to a catalyst, and how to address concerns such as security and governance in the move to Agile IT as a business strategy.




     
    Enabling On-Demand IT in the Cloud


    Speaker:

    Kenneth Salchow

    Manager, Technical Marketing
    F5 Networks, Inc.

    Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions


    Enabling on-demand IT and the seamless integration of cloud computing into the enterprise starts within the enterprise. In order for large-scale adoption of cloud computing, enterprises must learn to use these resources to their fullest extent while not giving up the security, control and performance that is paramount to delivering enterprise-class, business-critical applications. This requires an intelligent and dynamic architecture that can be as agile and flexible as the cloud itself and begins within the enterprise data center.




     
    Enterprise Cloud CMDB Blueprint


    Speaker:

    James Houghton

    Co-Founder & CTO
    Adaptivity

    Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    A successful enterprise cloud requires a well executed CMDB. In this session, Jim Houghton will take the audience through the execution blueprint components that an enterprise must implement to create an effective CMDB that enables an enterprise cloud to be operationalized.




     
    Enterprise Cloud Delivered: Introducing the Virtual Private Data Center


    Speaker:

    Ken Owens

    VP of Security & Virtualization Technologies
    Savvis

    Track: Hot Topics


    For a cloud to be considered enterprise, it must provide a high-availability solution that accounts for every aspect of an Enterprise IT Infrastructure environment, from development to production including provisioning and maintenance of servers, network, storage, security and software. The value of the enterprise cloud solution is simple: It enables businesses to adapt to the rapidly changing economic and technological environment with speed, excellence and efficiency while reducing the total cost of ownership.

    This session will introduce the Virtual Private Data Center concept, which provides the high-availability infrastructure, management, support, and multiple levels of QoS required to optimize the delivery of mission-critical applications in the enterprise cloud.





     
    Enterprise Cloud Engineering Lifecycle Management


    Speaker:

    Tim Waters


    Adaptivity

    Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance


    This hands-on session will offer a demonstration of engineering lifecycle management for the cloud. Tim Waters will show the audience how they can implement an engineering lifecycle for the cloud that links service catalog and delivery to runtime change management.




     
    Enterprise Cloud Living Blueprint


    Speaker:

    Brian Sledge

    SVP of Solution Architecture & Field Engineering
    Adaptivity

    Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    “A demonstration of the enterprise cloud living blueprint” In this hands-on session, Brian will walk the audience through the creation and linkage of a living blueprint concept and how it helps firms realize a cloud delivery model.




     
    Enterprise Usage of OpenNebula


    Speaker:

    Ignacio M. Llorente

    Professor
    DSA Research Group at UCM

    Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions


    Future enterprise data centers will look like private clouds supporting a flexible and agile execution of virtualized services, and combining local with public cloud-based infrastructure to enable highly scalable hosting environments. The key component in these cloud architectures will be the cloud management system, also called cloud operating system (OS), being responsible for the secure, efficient and scalable management of the cloud resources. Cloud OSes are displacing "traditional" OSes, which will be part of the application stack.

    Dr Llorente will discuss the OpenNebula Ecosystem, recently established in order to promote the different tools, extensions and plug-ins that are available to complement OpenNebula from a wide variety of projects, companies and research centers.





     
    Evolving Your Virtualized Infrastructure into a Private Cloud


    Speaker:

    Neela Jacques


    VMware, Inc.

    Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions


    Evolving their virtualized infrastructure into a Private Cloud enables a business to experience many of the benefits of cloud computing without having to migrate workloads outside the firewall. This session will discuss the benefits of migrating towards a Private Cloud infrastructure, as it allows businesses to gain significant agility and increased efficiency from (both CapEx and OpEx) while still maintaining a high level of service level, security and compliance, and availability.




     
    Five Essential Capabilities for Cloud Management


    Speaker:

    Sushil Kumar

    VP of Product Strategy & Business
    Oracle

    Track: Performance & Testing


    Many of the defining characteristics of cloud computing, such as dynamic capacity adjustment, self-service and pay-per-use are enabled by advanced cloud management systems. Cloud management requires high levels of policy-based automation, management across both physical and virtual environments, management of the entire stack from application to disk, and management across the cloud application lifecycle from cradle to grave. Management systems must evolve to enable self-service, resource metering, dynamic capacity adjustment and federated management across multiple external and internal clouds.




     
    Forecast Cloudy – Monitoring Required


    Speaker:

    Andy Kicklighter

    Sr. Technical Marketing Manager
    Nimsoft, a CA Technologies Company

    Track: Performance & Testing


    Monitoring requirements have fundamentally changed as a result of cloud-based services and offerings – Essentially, cloud-based solutions have become an extension of your business critical environment, and to keep business services running smoothly requires a new approach to monitoring. Today, you not only need to monitor your traditional physical data center infrastructure and newer virtualized environments, but also your public cloud-based resources, often an internal private cloud environment as well, and if you are bringing to market a cloud-based service there is a third set of monitoring challenges.

    This session will focus on what you need to know about monitoring for each of these three scenarios, and how Nimsoft’s monitoring solution addresses these needs.





     
    Four Remarkable Cloud Computing Case Studies


    Speaker:

    Abe Pachikara

    U.S. Cloud Computing Adoption Lead
    Microsoft

    Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    Come join this discussion to hear the approach taken by established enterprises, who have addressed a few very different business problems using cloud computing:
    • Marketing: Outback Steakhouse secured a whopping 670k new prospects in 5 weeks using the cloud and Facebook.
    • eCommerce: Coca Cola Enterprises migrated a tele-based system to the cloud for spot orders by convenience store chains.
    • Government: City of Miami drives down the costs of supporting the needs of its residents via the cloud.
    • Mobile apps with cloud backend: Cloud backended mobile apps will be a common approach; hear how eBay is doing so to ensure people can keep bidding when they need to.




     
    From Vapor to Clouds, Make It Happen With Red Hat


    Speaker:

    Bill Bauman

    WW Cloud & Virtualization Solution Architect
    Red Hat

    Track: Hot Topics


    This session is an overview of Red Hat's Cloud Computing strategy. We start by discussing some of the essential characteristics of Clouds. We then discuss a phased approach to implementing a Cloud Strategy, including a closer look at many of the components that make up Red Hat's Cloud Engine and the overall architecture of a Red Hat-based Cloud solution.




     
    General Session | An Evolutionary Path to Cloud Computing - VMware’s Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Solutions


    Speaker:

    Neela Jacques


    VMware, Inc.

    Track: All Tracks


    Companies today are looking to do more with less, while finding new ways to meet growing business demand. Cloud Computing is being touted as the cure-all but means many things to many people. In this Cloud Expo general session by VMware Neela Jacques will be exploring how companies are evolving their virtualized infrastructures to deliver many of the benefits of proprietary public clouds, without many of the downsides — by building focused Private Clouds and leveraging Public Cloud providers.




     
    General Session | Borderless Applications: The Future of Performance in the Cloud


    Speaker:

    Mark Hillman

    VP, Strategy & Product Line Management
    Compuware

    Track: All Tracks


    Despite the compelling business benefits of cloud computing, companies are becoming increasingly concerned about application performance in the cloud, and the dramatic impact that this can have in terms of lost revenue and lack of user adoption. In this session, Mark Hillman will outline the key issues that need to be addressed in managing the performance of these “borderless” applications, and present a new APM approach that mitigates the performance risks without jeopardizing the business benefits.




     
    General Session | Changing the Game: How to Get a Cloud Service Up and Running in Less Than 30 Days


    Speaker:

    Adam Famularo

    GM, Cloud Computing
    CA Technologies

    Track: All Tracks


    Whether you’re a service provider looking to roll out new cloud-based services or an enterprise that wants to jump-start a private cloud initiative, you should know about a new approach to cloud computing that can help you realize results in less than 30 days. Attend this session to hear Adam Famularo, Cloud GM at CA Technologies explain how CA 3Tera AppLogic can help you quickly realize some of the cost efficiency and agility benefits that cloud computing promises.




     
    General Session | Cisco Cloud Strategy, Within and Across Data Centers


    Speaker:

    Simon Aspinall


    Cisco Systems

    Track: All Tracks


    A full description of this General Session presentation by Cisco's Sr. Director of SP Data Center and Mobility Solutions will be posted shortly.




     
    General Session | It’s All Cloud: Blurring the Line Between Dedicated and Cloud Services


    Speaker:

    Duke Skarda

    CTO
    SoftLayer

    Track: All Tracks


    The difference between cloud and dedicated solutions might not be as big as you think. In many ways, hosting providers delivered the cloud before it was even called that. And even as the cloud has taken on more specific definition, its greatest future is not in further differentiation but in greater integration. A cloud service’s value increases exponentially when, instead of a standalone solution, it seamlessly integrates with dedicated servers and systems. That way, its high flexibility and cost-effectiveness can significantly increase total scalability and decrease total cost of operations for the entire environment, for organizations of all sizes and in any category.

    Duke Skarda, The Planet’s Vice President of Information Technology and Software Development, will present a vision of on-demand data center services where it’s impossible to say where the cloud starts and ends. He’ll provide unique examples of current hybrid environment applications, as well as an insightful forecast of what features and advantages may soon be innovated, as service providers tether the cloud and all it has to offer.





     
    General Session | Microsoft’s PaaS Solution: The Windows Azure Platform


    Speaker:

    Mark Hindsbo

    VP of D&PE
    Microsoft

    Track: All Tracks


    In this General Session, Mark Hindsbo, VP of Developer and Platform Evangelism at Microsoft, will provide an overview of the Windows Azure Platform. Cloud Expo delegates will learn about the key building blocks such as the only enterprise-grade RDBMS in the cloud, common application scenarios, interop capabilities such as Java & PHP, and remarkable examples of how the Azure platform has been used to date by small and large enterprises.




     
    General Session | Next Cloud on the Horizon: Exascale to Microservers


    Speaker:

    Boyd A. Davis

    Vice President, Intel Architecture Group
    Intel

    Track: All Tracks


    In this General Session, Boyd Davis, Intel VP and GM of Data Center Marketing, will discuss developments in cloud computing, and the significant shifts in usage models and capabilities that are arising.




     
    General Session | Next Generation Cloud Management - Introducing the Virtual Enterprise


    Speaker:

    Pete Malcolm

    CEO
    Abiquo

    Track: All Tracks


    Much is talked about the benefits of Cloud Computing in terms of the provision of IT resources; including cost reduction, increased efficiency, flexibility, resilience and so on. But implemented the right way, Cloud Computing also brings significant operational benefits to the application groups that consume those IT resources, particularly in the areas of agility, flexibility and autonomy. In this session, Pete Malcolm, CEO, Abiquo, will introduce the Virtual Enterprise, a next generation concept for consumers of Cloud resources which brings them unparalleled levels of functionality and control – at no risk to the IT infrastructure. Whether you are an enterprise looking to empower your application teams, or a hosting provider looking to provide next generation services to your customers, the Virtual Enterprise is the answer




     
    General Session | OpenStack for the Enterprise


    Speaker:

    Jim Curry

    Chief Stacker and General Manager
    Rackspace

    Track: All Tracks


    A full description of this General Session will be posted shortly.




     
    General Session | Parting the Clouds - Evaluating Clouds and Cloud Providers for the Enterprise


    Speaker:

    Chris Drumgoole

    Senior Vice President of Client Services
    Terremark Worldwide, Inc.

    Track: All Tracks


    Chris Drumgoole, Terremark Senior Vice President of Client Services, will present a practical guide to evaluating enterprise clouds and cloud providers. Go beyond the marketing hype, the brands and the buzzwords, and learn how differences in architecture, infrastructure, security and design can have significant impact on your ability to take advantage of the cost-effectiveness and agility of infrastructure-as-a-service without compromise to availability, performance and compliance, and learn how leading enterprises and government agencies are taking advantage of the power and flexibility offered by enterprise cloud computing architecture.




     
    General Session | Roadmap to Enterprise Cloud Computing


    Speaker:

    Rex Wang

    VP Product Marketing
    Oracle

    Track: All Tracks


    As enterprise adoption of cloud computing accelerates, driven by compelling advantages of higher efficiency and lower costs, rapid deployment and elastic scalability, organizations need a plan for moving from the current state toward cloud models based on shared services, self-service and metered use.

    How can organizations get started on the evolution to cloud computing? This session explores how enterprise IT can move toward a cloud computing model, building on a foundation of virtualization, engineered systems and management automation.





     
    General Session | SAP’s On-Demand Strategy - Innovation Now


    Speakers:

    David Meyer

    EVP, OnDemand, Productivity and Sustainability
    SAP

    and
    Nicholas Cumins

    Sr. VP, On Demand Solution Management
    SAP

    Track: All Tracks


    Many companies are already experiencing the benefits of on-demand solutions. Learn about SAP's on-demand strategy and offerings, as well as how you can harness on-demand for competitive advantage. In this General Session by SAP's David Meyer and Nicholas Cumins you will hear SAP's on-demand strategy, obtain an overview of the portfolio offerings, and learn how on-demand can both extend investments.




     
    General Session | The Business Value of the Cloud


    Speaker:

    Catherine Minter

    President
    Cordys Americas

    Track: All Tracks


    In this General Session, Cathy Minter will talk about how the Cloud can be leveraged today to enable innovation and creative business models for companies. The session will discuss how traditional Cloud infrastructures can be expanded to leverage business process management and workflow in the cloud to reduce costs and accelerate time to market. Minter will highlight success stories of leading edge businesses who use the Cloud as a new business channel to become more agile and competitive




     
    General Session | The Enterprise Cloud Lifecycle


    Speaker:

    Tony Bishop

    Founder & CEO
    Adaptivity

    Track: All Tracks


    “Through effective infrastructure engineering lifecycle management comes an enterprise cloud” In this general session, Adaptivity's Founder & CEO Tony Bishop is going to outline how enterprise IT organizations need to institute discipline and automated intelligence on an end to end basis across the design, build, run engineering lifecycle that is Cloud Codified




     
    General Session | The Move is On: Cloud Strategies for Businesses


    Speaker:

    Tim O'Brien

    Senior Director, Platform Strategy Group
    Microsoft Corp.

    Track: All Tracks


    As cloud adoption continues to gain industry momentum, the focus turns increasingly toward practical application of this new model of computing, and how businesses should approach it in the context of their existing portfolio of software. In this Lunchtime Keynote, Microsoft's Tim O'Brien will delve into how Microsoft views the cloud, the unique aspects and requirements of cloud, and strategies for businesses ready to make the move.




     
    General Session | The Private Cloud in Practice: Case Studies & Proven Strategies


    Speaker:

    Brian Wilson

    Director of Cloud Services
    Quest

    Track: All Tracks


    No longer is the private cloud mere fodder for academic debate, it is an actionable, impactful strategy for reducing operating and capital expenses in the data center while increasing overall business agility. Attend this session to hear real-world case studies of how Quest (with recently acquired Surgient) is helping enterprise organizations realize the dramatic benefits of private cloud automation, including 75%+ capacity utilization and deployment in less than 30 days. Additionally, you’ll learn about ideal use cases for initial private cloud implementations and top, enterprise-test strategies for successful deployments.




     
    General Session | Unlocking the Value of the Cloud Today


    Speaker:

    Ranga Rangachari

    Sr. Director, Cloud Strategy
    Red Hat

    Track: All Tracks


    Organizations large and small are already using cloud computing to dramatically increase the flexibility of their IT infrastructure and reduce their costs. Red Hat’s approach lets you evolve to the cloud at your own pace while leveraging the investments that you’ve already made. And this isn’t a closed cloud that forces you to commit to a single vendor’s stack. It’s a cloud built on the open source, open standards, and open community that underlie everything Red Hat does.




     
    General Session | What if You Could Transform IT Your Way, Using Cloud 2.0


    Speaker:

    Sam Gross

    VP of Global IT Outsourcing Solutions
    Unisys

    Track: All Tracks


    As much as information technology has changed in the last 10 years, the next decade promises even more significant change. As cloud technology becomes more prevalent, IT enterprises will be driven to reconsider the status quo around just about everything we know, and ask "what if?" when it comes to transforming their enterprise IT systems. Sam will help you to address the right questions and envision how you can move from where you are today, to where you need to be tomorrow, leveraging cloud's capabilities. What's driving you? What do you want to accomplish? What are the inhibitors? Trends show clear benefits to moving to the cloud, but you also need to manage risk, ensure security, and manage your investment at your own pace. In this session, hear what steps you can take to build the cloud that's right for you - whether it's public, private or a hybrid solution - and move your mission-critical apps to a new generation of enterprise information systems.




     
    General Session | What if You Could Transform IT Your Way, Using Cloud 2.0?


    Speaker:

    Sam Gross

    VP of Global IT Outsourcing Solutions
    Unisys

    Track: All Tracks


    As much as information technology has changed in the last 10 years, the next decade promises even more significant change. As cloud technology becomes more prevalent, IT enterprises will be driven to reconsider the status quo around just about everything we know, and ask "what if?" when it comes to transforming their enterprise IT systems. In this General Session, Unisys's Sam Gross will help you to address the right questions and envision how you can move from where you are today, to where you need to be tomorrow, leveraging cloud's capabilities. What's driving you? What do you want to accomplish? What are the inhibitors?

    Trends show clear benefits to moving to the cloud, but you also need to manage risk, ensure security, and manage your investment at your own pace. In this session, hear what steps you can take to build the cloud that's right for you - whether it's public, private or a hybrid solution - and move your mission-critical apps to a new generation of enterprise information systems.





     
    Harnessing Hybrid Clouds – Agility and Choice


    Speakers:

    Jonathan Bryce

    Executive Director
    The OpenStack Foundation

    and
    Joseph Hofstader

    Cloud Computing Architect/Evangelist
    Microsoft

    Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    How can cloud platforms from different vendors be used to create hybrid clouds that benefit developers and consumers of these platforms? This session will look at Rackspace’s Cloud Servers for Windows and Microsoft’s Windows Azure and address such topics as:
    • the differences between the two platforms
    • the developer experience
    • scenarios in which companies may wish to employ aspects of both platforms in a hybrid cloud experience.
    We’ll begin with an overview of hybrid clouds and then move to a Q&A session moderated by Cloud Expo Chair Jeremy Geelan.




     
    How Can ISVs & SIs Make Money from Cloud Computing


    Speaker:

    Larry Carvalho

    Research Manager, Platform as a Service
    IDC

    Track: Hot Topics 2


    If you are an Independent Software Vendor or a Systems Integrator, how can you get water from vapor – how can you money from the cloud? Customer expectations are changing due to the capability of delivering Information Technology as services in methods never possible before. The customer is now king and determines how solutions are crafted. This session will help delegates understand how changing dynamics effect how you develop, market, sell and deliver cloud solutions.




     
    How Cloud and Virtualization Are Changing the Way Business and IT Will Interact


    Speaker:

    Gregor Petri

    Advisor Lean IT & Cloud Computing
    CA Technologies

    Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    Organizations are exploring a number of potential strategies to move to cloud computing. In this session Gregor Petri will compare these strategies with the findings of a recent survey on the perception of IT managers on cloud computing. The survey shows that while only 11% of IT Directors think of cloud as a short-term fad, a whopping 72% state they still need more convincing. On the user side, enthusiasm seems however to be a lot higher. Is this a potentially dangerous combination? And if so, would it be more dangerous for IT or for the success of cloud computing?




     
    How ITaaS Changes the Definition of Cloud Computing


    Speaker:

    Joe Andrews

    Group Manager, Product Marketing
    VMware

    Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions


    The industry conversation is all about cloud, but the real goal is the elusive transformation of IT into a business-ready service that is available on demand and as needed. IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) leverages an open cloud computing approach that spans both internal, private clouds and public cloud offerings, giving users simple, self-service access and a feeling of control. This session will provide a high-level overview of VMware's vision for ITaaS and discuss how this model is changing the definition of cloud computing.




     
    How the Cloud is Changing the Role of IT and What to Do About It


    Speaker:

    Jay Fry

    Vice President, Strategy & Business Development
    CA Technologies

    Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    Cloud computing is making IT uncomfortable, but that just might be a good thing. As business users turn to cloud providers to circumvent IT and get what they want, pressure is mounting for IT to deliver more cost transparency and agility. At the same time, the cloud opens ways for IT to roll out differentiated services more quickly and efficiently. Come learn about the impact of different cloud computing approaches and the changes early adopters are making in IT operations and application development organizations. Hear about 3 critical new roles that could help you get the most from the cloud.




     
    How to "Think Cloud": Architectural Design Patterns for Cloud Computing


    Speaker:

    Steve Riley

    Technical Leader, Office of the CTO
    Riverbed Technology

    Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance


    Cloud computing radically alters our thinking about IT. Scarcity evaporates as on-demand resources appear infinite, servers morph into disposable horsepower, and backups lose their fragility. Eliminating the need to own information processing assets helps improve economics by removing requirements of meeting certain guaranteed cash flows to recoup sunk costs. Security and control remain possible because they now derive not from ownership and location but from contracts, standards, and confidentiality and integrity protection. The system administrator role evolves from server caretaker into one that's more aligned with the dynamics of the business and helps the organization add capacity as business needs dictate.

    Join Steve Riley, technical evangelist from Amazon Web Services, as we explore together how to think cloud and maximize the outcome of your investment in public cloud services. This session combines seven cloud architecture design lessons using Amazon Web Services along with a demonstration of managing various AWS components.





     
    How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Moving IT to the Cloud


    Speaker:

    Allen Allison

    Chief Security Officer
    NaviSite

    Track: Hot Topics 2


    As you embark on your journey toward moving your IT infrastructure to the cloud, there are pitfalls you must avoid to ensure a successful hosted solution. These pitfalls may be disguised as one-sided contracts, technology restrictions, personnel capacity, geography, regulatory compliance, or a resistance of your organization to adopt cloud solutions. In this session, we will explore the pitfalls you must avoid and provide common solutions or other criteria to look for in a cloud hosting provider.




     
    How to Choose the Right Cloud Strategy for Your Organization


    Speaker:

    Bhargav Shah

    Director
    KPMG

    Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    There are many considerations when deciding how your organization will leverage cloud computing. There are many service and deployment models (Private vs. Public cloud, IaaS/PaaS/SaaS). There is no one size fits all. How do you decide which cloud model is right for your organization? in this session, Bhargav Shah - a Director at KPMG in its IT Advisory practice and leader of KPMG's cloud solution development - will share knowledge and insights gleaned from helping many clients leverage cloud computing in their overall IT strategy.




     
    How To Create A Private Storage Cloud In Less Than 15 Minutes


    Speaker:

    Peter Chang

    Founder & CEO
    Oxygen Cloud

    Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management


    Setting up a private storage cloud can be simple and painless. In this session, learn how to easily create your own massively scalable, high performance, private storage cloud. The session will also discuss deploying private cloud storage to end users, enabling applications, mobile applications, cloud security, and ways to combine private with public storage clouds to achieve your goals.




     
    How to Get Hybrid Clouds Right the First Time


    Speaker:

    David Linthicum

    SVP
    Cloud Technology Partners

    Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    Hybrid clouds provide us with the ability to leverage the best of public and private clouds to meet highly scalable business requirements. Indeed, most of the core business processing occurs locally, on private clouds, and the use of the hybrid cloud architectures allows you to transparently leverage public clouds which can take on any excess load, or "cloud bursting." However, the approaches, architectures, and technologies for getting hybrid clouds right are tricky. Many things must be taken into consideration, such as interface compatibility, use of standards, and an architecture that spans two very different platforms. This session will take the mystery out of the design, building, and use of hybrid clouds, including the core concepts, requirements, enabling technologies, standards, and a step-by-step process for building and leveraging hybrid clouds that works the first time.




     
    How to Monetize SaaS Beyond Subscriptions


    Speaker:

    Scott Swartz


    MetraTech

    Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    Global business models are rapidly changing from simple revenue streams to more complex billing arrangements. Today, as companies have a heightened demand for advanced billing capabilities that can enable the monetization of their complex business models, the imperative for dynamic billing has been set for the Cloud as businesses continue to embrace it and SaaS.

    This session will demonstrate how to take advantage of "Dynamic Business Modeling" in order to monetize SaaS without compromise. Attendees will learn that consumption-based billing brings value in the ability to pay only for the resources used, ultimately helping them keep their costs down and increase business agility.





     
    How to Stand Up a Private Cloud


    Speaker:

    Thorsten von Eicken

    Co-Founder & CTO
    RightScale

    Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    RightScale CTO and cloud computing expert Thorsten von Eicken will provide a detailed approach for how to efficiently design and deploy a private cloud. He will discuss the distinctions between private, hybrid and public clouds, and what applications are best suited for each. A popular speaker at every Cloud Expo, von Eicken will highlight his talk with tips and tricks gleaned from his experience working on some of the world's largest private clouds.




     
    How To Use Purpose-Built Utility Storage for Your Cloud


    Speaker:

    Rob Commins

    Director of Product Marketing
    3PAR, an HP company

    Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management


    The battle for the industry-leading cloud storage vendor is over and the winner is: YOU! 3PAR Utility Storage is purpose built for your cloud. Whether you are an enterprise looking to build your own internal cloud, or a Managed Service Provider, 3PAR has the solutions to improve your data center’s efficiency, reduce cost, and enable multi-tenancy in a secure and reliable environment. Join Rob Commins, Director of Product Marketing to learn why 3PAR, an HP company is the storage vendor of choice for 7 of the top 10 Managed Hosting Providers.




     
    HP: Building the Heterogeneous Cloud


    Speaker:

    Eric Moore

    Chief Architect
    HP Software

    Track: Hot Topics


    In this presentation hP'S Eric mOORE will discuss the key technologies in HP Software’s Cloud Service Automation suite. This set of tools has been used by companies like Verizon Business, large banks, and federal agencies in the US and abroad like DISA, among with many others to build private and public clouds.

    The demo will focus principally on Operations Orchestration and Server Automation, both former Opsware products. We will also discuss how these products, along with Storage Essentials and Network Automation, form the core of HP’s strategy for enabling cloud providers with complex or heterogeneous environments. Finally we will very quickly touch on the other tools in the HP suite commonly used to expand cloud models. Note that the solution being demonstrated is entirely hardware and hypervisor software agnostic, and in addition has hooks into many enterprise software vendors solutions.





     
    Hybrid Clouds - The Best of Both Worlds?


    Speaker:

    Michael Crandell

    CEO & Co-Founder
    RightScale

    Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    Mix together an organization's existing infrastructure with that of a cloud service provider and you have what's known as a hybrid cloud. But while hybrid clouds solve numerous problems -- namely by mitigating risk, capital expenditure and uncertainty - are we diluting the real underlying value that each approach offers on its own?




     
    Hybrid Clouds - Vision and Reality


    Speaker:

    Mårten Mickos

    CEO
    Eucalyptus Systems

    Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    Hybrid clouds – a mix of private and public compute resources used together to meet distinct IT needs, is commonly believed to be the cloud computing model that best suits the majority of organizations. Public clouds offer the lure of virtually unlimited compute power, while private clouds utilize secure, on-site resources that maximize a company’s investment in infrastructure. A hybrid environment promises to provide the best of both worlds and the flexibility needed for today’s dynamic data requirements.

    But what is the reality today? Are hybrid clouds providing unprecedented flexibility, agility and cost savings for a large number of businesses? And what is even possible today - is the right technology in place to create an effective and efficient hybrid cloud? Eucalyptus Systems CEO Mårten Mickos will discuss the shared vision of hybrid clouds and provide a reality check that addresses what is happening today, when hybrid clouds will play a significant role in IT strategies, and what needs to happen for the vision to be realized.





     
    Identity in the Cloud: The Calm Before the Storm


    Speaker:

    Patrick Harding

    CTO
    Ping Identity

    Track: Hot Topics


    Enterprises are asking their architects to create and enact plans for the future, in a time when protocols are proliferating, services are moving to the cloud, and perimeter security has been left behind. It is a time of change - can the chaos be overcome?




     
    Impact of I/O performance on Cloud Service Level Agreements


    Speaker:

    John Monson

    VP of Marketing
    Mellanox Technologies

    Track: Performance & Testing


    Service Level Agreements (SLAs) offered and guaranteed by cloud service providers is one of the top criteria for cloud computing adoption by enterprises. Availability of needed resources (elasticity) and performance delivered by those resources is key for enabling higher and enterprise-grade SLAs. I/O performance plays a key role in delivering application level elasticity and performance. This session looks at elasticity and performance and economic constraints faced today and proposes high performance I/O solutions for solving those constraints and improving ROI significantly for cloud service providers.




     
    Innovation in the Cloud: Accelerating Business Value


    Speakers:

    Anil Somani

    Sr. Manager, IBM Cloud Labs
    IBM

    and
    Jose Vargas

    Sr. Manager, IBM Cloud Labs
    IBM

    Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    As the adoption of cloud computing continues to grow, many companies are looking at how they can create services more quickly and efficiently. In this session, attendees will hear about how IBM is helping leading edge clients adopt cloud computing to transform the way they deliver services. They will get a view into clients in different industries as well as see cutting edge demonstrations.




     
    Integrate Heterogeneity - Managing Applications in Virtualization & Cloud Infrastructures


    Speaker:

    Gunther Schmalzhaf

    PM for Virtualization, Adaptive Computing & Cloud Technology
    SAP

    Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    Customers using SAP applications are looking towards virtualization and cloud technologies as well as application management tools to help increase business agility and reduce costs in the datacenter. To help customers address this challenge, SAP is currently developing enabling technology as well as management tools and value added services to help customers deploy and manage existing SAP applications in a virtualized and cloud infrastructures.

    This session gives an overview about use cases and real customer implementations how SAP applications are used on heterogeneous IT-infrastructure environments and how they integrate into a management solution.





     
    Integrate Private and Public Cloud with Your Existing Applications


    Speaker:

    Charles T. Watt

    Founder & CTO
    Racemi

    Track: Hot Topics


    Enterprises, MSPs, Hosting Companies and Cloud providers all need to figure out how to on-board existing server images and applications into the cloud, and today’s solutions are not delivering what the major use cases will require. The future of cloud use must enable private data centers to rapidly migrate servers and applications into the public clouds. It must be able to scale to any size, be fully automated and provide bi-directional migration. This presentation will cover the existing models for migrating into and out of clouds and discuss future ones that the market will be delivering.




     
    Is There a Right Way to Build a Cloud?


    Speaker:

    Prabhakar Gopalan

    Senior Principal Product Marketing Manager
    CA Technologies

    Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions


    In the world of instant gratification, customers want IT now and they are going to public clouds to get it. The issue facing most enterprise IT shops is how to build out their own cloud infrastructure? Key questions include:

    • Do I use old infrastructure or buy new infrastructure for my cloud?
    • Do I design it for the lab or for production use? for IaaS or PaaS or both?
    • Is it virtual machines only or a combination of virtual and physical?
    • Does it incorporate public cloud resources or is it just a private cloud

    The wrong answer to any of these questions will dramatically increase costs and time of deploying a cloud infrastructure. Come learn how CA Technologies has developed cloud solutions that can address these issues so you can quickly and cost effectively deploy a cloud.




     
    Leveraging the Cloud for Frictionless Customer Acquisition


    Speaker:

    Treb Ryan

    Chief Strategy Officer, Cloud Business Unit
    Dimension Data Cloud Solutions

    Track: Hot Topics 2


    Cloud computing and SaaS offer a path to acquire customers more easily than selling packaged solutions. The cloud has ushered in the ability for enterprises, small businesses, start-ups and ISVs to address different target market segments and channels much more cost effectively. In this session, you'll learn about what it takes to use the cloud to develop a frictionless customer acquisition strategy from marketing, development, sign-up, fulfillment, user experience and support. You'll also learn about what really matters when it comes to cloud architecture and economics.

    Listen to real world examples of how companies are able to address broader supply chains, new customers and new use cases. Attendees will leave with a firm grasp of the challenges and best practices for operating applications in the cloud that are mission-critical and revenue generating.





     
    Lunchtime Keynote | The Journey to On Demand - Lessons Learned from Small, High-Growth Customers


    Speaker:

    Shawn Reynolds

    Director
    SAP

    Track: All Tracks


    Find out in this Lunchtime Keynote from SAP about what small, high-growth companies are experiencing as they make their move to on demand applications how they are dealing with concerns around security, integration, business disruption. Find out what benefits they are actually seeing, versus what they expected and what advice they are giving software companies to help them achieve long-term growth and profitability.




     
    Managing Cloud Services in a Hybrid Computing World


    Speaker:

    Jay Hallberg

    Co-Founder & VP
    Spiceworks

    Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management


    IT professionals at the world’s 5 million small businesses control the adoption of cloud services for nearly 200 million employees. They’re also tasked with managing increasingly hybrid cloud computing/on-premise technology environments. In this session, hear from Spiceworks how more than 1 million IT pros are using free IT management software and the world’s largest online small business tech community to collaborate and better manage cloud services. In addition, cloud services vendors will learn new ways to reach and distribute their applications to the elusive small business tech buyer.




     
    Managing Performance in the Cloud


    Speaker:

    Richard Stone

    Sr. Solutions Manager, Cloud Computing & Mobile
    Compuware

    Track: Performance & Testing


    From an end-user perspective, poor performance or non-availability of a cloud-based application looks exactly the same, irrespective of where the problem actually is in the service delivery chain – the data center, the network, the cloud service provider, or even the end user’s own device. In this session, we’ll look at the main reasons for poor application performance – some of them quite surprising - and discuss how IT can get the necessary end-to-end visibility of the entire service delivery chain to anticipate, isolate and fix problems quickly.




     
    Managing the Cloud Revolution: Bringing Reality to the Cloud Promise


    Speaker:

    Marc Jones

    Vice President of Product Innovation
    SoftLayer

    Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    Few technologies have been more monumental or created more confusion than the cloud. Be it public, private or a hybrid, cloud computing continues to drive debate among IT teams, from CIOs, to managers and sys admins, who do the actual implementations. Even as second-generation products evolve, the confusion remains. Which choices are the best? Are they secure enough to fit specific company requirements? How powerful – and available – do they need to be? Does scalability matter? Should cloud solutions replace all IT resources? Which options are best for specific businesses? What will you pay for your cloud? How do companies measure success? And when do you make the jump? In reality, would a dedicated server work best?




     
    Many Core Servers: Same Software, Same Programming, a Fraction of the Cost & Power


    Speaker:

    Ihab Bishara

    Director of Cloud Computing Products & Marketing
    Tilera

    Track: Performance & Testing


    Cloud is becoming a dominant consumer of servers, but current computing technology are not satisfying cloud’s dire need for higher performance per watt, performance per square foot, and performance per $. To satisfy the cloud requirements there needs to be a fundamental change in processors, without a fundamental change in software. Welcome many core. With a standard Linux environment and performance higher than today’s servers at a fraction of the space and a fraction of the power, Tilera-based servers provide the right answer for cloud datacenters. In this session we will provide an overview of a server based on Tilera processors and how customers are using it to run multiple standard web applications.




     
    Microsoft Cloud Technologies: Microsoft Online Services Productivity Suite and CRM Online


    Speaker:

    Dave Cutler

    Practice Director
    Slalom Consulting

    Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    In this session attendees will hear about innovations with the Business Productivity Online Suite and CRM Online through examples of customer scenarios.

    Join this session to learn how to bring the integrated Microsoft infrastructure stack story and optimize for collaboration and business intelligence. Cloud Expo attendees will learn how to simplify their IT and how Microsoft infrastructure technologies can be leveraged in the Cloud to help your company grow revenue today and chart a course for the future with your customers. This session will provide real examples of integration with CRM Online, Exchange Online and SharePoint Online and the value this cloud infrastructure has delivered to customers.





     
    Microsoft’s Future Offering for Productivity: An Overview of “Wave 14”


    Speaker:

    Jeff Medford

    Technical Product Manager
    Microsoft

    Track: Hot Topics


    In this session, Cloud Expo attendees will hear about the innovations in Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Exchange 2010, Visio 2010, Project 2010, Office Communications Server “14” and Microsoft Online Services, as well as the compelling partner opportunities Microsoft is creating to grow your business in the new world of cloud computing.

    The future of IT services is in the cloud. Attend this session and discover how with the 2010 set of products assist organizations to save, innovate, and grow as they benefit from working across the PC, phone, and browser.





     
    Monetizing the Cloud


    Speaker:

    Arturo Pereyra

    Business Development Director
    Oracle

    Track: Hot Topics 2


    As the adoption of cloud services grows and service offerings mature, business models must also evolve in order to fully capture revenue streams. However, most Cloud service providers today do not possess the required business support systems that enable them to easily create sophisticated bundles, dynamic pricing options and promotions to better monetize their services.

    Savvy Cloud service providers have begun to optimize revenues by launching business models and pricing structures that map more directly to the value their services deliver. In this session, Oracle's Arturo Pereyra will discuss a customer case study that covers innovative strategies for monetizing cloud services, resulting in increase revenue potential and higher customer satisfaction.





     
    Monitoring and Governance of Windows Azure-based Cloud Applications


    Speaker:

    Ranjith Ramakrishnan

    Co-Founder & CTO
    Cumulux

    Track: Performance & Testing


    To efficiently leverage the Cloud, businesses need to monitor and manage their Cloud-based solutions to meet business SLAs and regulatory requirements. This session will explore the principles behind governance, continuous monitoring of SLA and application metrics like health, performance, security, and geo-location of services and dynamic scaling of cloud based applications. The various concepts will be explored in the context of a real world application.




     
    Moving To Public Clouds - How To Control Risks, Costs


    Speaker:

    Neil Ashizawa

    Sr. Manager, SaaS ALM Products & Cloud Solutions
    HP

    Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    Sourcing applications to the public cloud offers strong business benefits such as quick time-to-value, higher application adoption rates and lower cost. However, deploying applications to the cloud in an off-premise manner results in a measurable loss of application control. This session will cover how you can leverage HP SaaS solutions to gain back a measure of control around application security, performance, availability and cost when deployed in the public cloud.




     
    Multicore Processors: Lower Power Can’t Mean Lower Performance


    Speaker:

    Troy Bailey

    VP Marketing
    Tilera Corporation

    Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance


    In the seemingly endless pursuit of higher performance, lower power, and higher density for cloud servers, there is a growing consensus that processors with higher numbers of smaller cores are the path to lower power cloud computing. But simply connecting lots and lots of lean cores will not guarantee the required combination of performance and efficiency. If smaller cores translate to smaller nodes, there is an associated cost that takes place in the following areas: management overhead, duplication overhead, and networking. This session will discuss what is needed: an architecture for integrating dozens or hundreds of cores into a coherent node.




     
    Opening Keynote | Extreme Performance for Your Cloud Platform


    Speaker:

    Hasan Rizvi

    Sr. Vice President, Oracle Fusion Middleware
    Oracle

    Track: All Tracks


    Cloud computing is moving relentlessly into the heart of the enterprise. No longer relegated to the IT periphery of experimental projects, mission-optional apps, and test-dev environments, cloud approaches are under consideration for enterprises’ most business-critical software needs.

    To live up to this much more demanding role, cloud architectures must support a much higher level of performance, reliability, and scalability. In this keynote, Oracle Sr. VP of Development Hasan Rizvi will look in depth at this new world of cloud computing, explores its implications, and describe some newly emerging technologies that take cloud into the enterprise datacenter of tomorrow.





     
    OpenStack – Unleashing the Cloud


    Speaker:

    Jonathan Bryce

    Executive Director
    The OpenStack Foundation

    Track: Hot Topics


    In this session, OpenStack chief technologist Jonathan Bryce will provide a detailed overview of the open source cloud platform that has shaken up the industry. He will discuss the technical architecture, use cases, and how developers, service providers and cloud consumers can get involved. The session will also cover the state of open cloud standards, including interoperability, portability and the acceleration of cloud technologies that is already being realized among the OpenStack community.




     
    Partnering with CloudSleuth for Fun and Profit


    Speaker:

    Doug Willoughby

    Director of Cloud Computing
    Compuware

    Track: Performance & Testing


    The CloudSleuth community is a great place for enterprises to learn about performance in the cloud. As a cloud service provider, CloudSleuth also provides some great opportunities to promote your services and content to an interested and engaged audience. Come to this session to learn about the various opportunities available and how to get the most from CloudSleuth as a service provider.




     
    Portability and Interoperability – Made Possible by Open Standards


    Speaker:

    Priya Ketkar

    Sr. Director Cloud Solutions
    Abiquo

    Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance


    The inevitable move to Cloud causes migration and integration concerns for every IT department. However, open standards negate this problem entirely. Standards also prevent Cloud vendor lock-in, promote development and improve organizational agility.

    This session will review how Cloud portability and interoperability make the transition to Cloud nearly seamless.





     
    Public vs. Private Cloud: Which Version of Cloud Computing Will You Adopt?


    Speaker:

    Al Bender

    Global Product Manager Unisys Secure Cloud
    Unisys

    Track: Hot Topics


    Cloud computing is profoundly changing the way we think about IT and the enterprise. As we know cloud computing is a must have – will your enterprise use public, private or a hybrid approach? Gartner forecasts that by 2012, industrialized utility and cloud-based services will account for at least 50 percent of the new demand for managed IT infrastructure services. Are you a cloud early adopter or a mature user looking for alternatives? Is security, sharing, and control of the infrastructure an issue for you? If you're looking to move into cloud computing and are unsure about the technology, and need to understand how to bridge the gap, this presntation is for you.

    Learn…how cloud computing is evolving and making private clouds a cost effective and flexible alternative to Public clouds

    Hear…how cloud limitations can be overcome to make private cloud the overwhelming choice for enterprise cloud computing

    Understand…the issues and barriers of private and public cloud computing so you can make an informed decision about your cloud strategy




     
    Public vs. Private Cloud: Which Version of Cloud Computing Will You Adopt?


    Speaker:

    Al Bender

    Global Product Manager Unisys Secure Cloud
    Unisys

    Track: Hot Topics


    Cloud computing is profoundly changing the way we think about IT and the enterprise. As we know cloud computing is a must have – will your enterprise use public, private or a hybrid approach? Gartner forecasts that by 2012, industrialized utility and cloud-based services will account for at least 50 percent of the new demand for managed IT infrastructure services. Are you a cloud early adopter or a mature user looking for alternatives? Is security, sharing, and control of the infrastructure an issue for you? If you're looking to move into cloud computing and are unsure about the technology, and need to understand how to bridge the gap, this presntation is for you.

    Learn…how cloud computing is evolving and making private clouds a cost effective and flexible alternative to Public clouds

    Hear…how cloud limitations can be overcome to make private cloud the overwhelming choice for enterprise cloud computing

    Understand…the issues and barriers of private and public cloud computing so you can make an informed decision about your cloud strategy




     
    Realize the True Potential of Server Virtualization Beyond Simple Consolidation


    Speaker:

    Monica Kumar

    Sr. Director of Product Marketing
    Oracle

    Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance


    Virtualization has gone well beyond the established use cases of consolidation and development/testing and is now about deploying and managing mission critical applications in the most efficient way possible to serve business needs. A virtualization strategy just focused on the hypervisor to consolidate operating systems and servers maybe missing the mark. Come to this session and find out how virtualization is transforming the data center into a "service center", focused on delivering complete services on demand rather than piece meal technology.




     
    Realizing Cloud Regionalization


    Speaker:

    Reuven Cohen

    Founder & Chief Technologist
    Enomaly

    Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance


    A full description of this session by the Founder & Chief Technologist of Enomaly will be posted shortly.




     
    SaaS Aggregation vs Integration: The Industrial Revolution Comes To IT


    Speaker:

    Louis Naugès

    Co-Founder & Chief Cloud Evangelist
    Revevol

    Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions


    A full description of this session by the Group Chairman of Revevol International, on how aggregating “best of breed” SaaS solutions will win over integrated solutions from a sole vendor, will be published shortly.




     
    SaaS Startups - Challenges & Monetization


    Speaker:

    Curt Raffi

    Marketing Director
    Metanga

    Track: Hot Topics


    The success of services such as Salesforce.com and Microsoft Online have proven that selling SaaS can be a highly profitable model. However, as businesses continue to embrace the Cloud and SaaS business models, they face new challenges. In this interactive session, Cloud Expo attendees will learn from each other as they explore the challenges of growing a SaaS business. Monetizing the cloud calls for a fresh look at awareness, on-boarding, pricing and customer services. Attendees will learn how monetizing SaaS services requires a new approach that’s not constrained by traditional business processes or existing technology.




     
    Scalable Graph Data in the Cloud


    Speaker:

    Mark Maagdenberg

    Sales Engineer
    Objectivity

    Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions


    Graph data can be found everywhere. Every corporate and government IT organization has data that can be considered graph or networked data. What happens when you try to get information based on the relationships within the data? Traditionally IT shops minimize the challenge of traversing relationships due to the complexity. But with the increase in social computing the importance of storing entities with the relationships is quickly grabbing the attention of data architects. Traversing relationships can be difficult if the relationships of the data are not first class citizens. Graph databases are becoming recognized as the best way to solve these problems. But how do you know when to use a graph database, and how does it scale? Storing information on relationships between people can create large graphs of data, but not nearly as large as graphs of people related to things, or things related to things. In this session InfiniteGraph will discuss how you can use InfiniteGraph to store and retrieve relationship data in the most optimum way for distributed cloud deployments.




     
    Scaling Your Database in the Cloud


    Speaker:

    Cory Isaacson

    CTO
    Risk Management Solutions

    Track: Performance & Testing


    Scaling an application in the cloud often hits the most common bottleneck -- the database tier. Not only is database performance the number one cause of poor application performance, the issue is magnified in cloud environments where I/O is generally slower and less predictable than in dedicated data centers. Database Sharding is a highly effective method of removing the database scalability barrier, operating on top of proven RDBMS products such as MySQL and Postgres – as well as the new NoSQL database platforms. In this session you will learn how it works and what it really takes to implement sharding for your environment. The session will also show how Database Sharding can be used to seamlessly combine SQL and NoSQL databases, enabling you to take choose the best technology combination for your specific application challenges. The session will close with a high volume social application/gaming case study, showing you exactly how effective Database Sharding is for scaling cloud-based applications.




     
    Securing the Amazon Web Services Cloud


    Speaker:

    Steve Riley

    Technical Leader, Office of the CTO
    Riverbed Technology

    Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management


    Moving to the cloud raises lots of questions, mostly about security. Providers worthy of your business should answer them clearly and honestly. Amazon Web Services has built an infrastructure and established processes to mitigate common vulnerabilities and offer a safe compute and storage environment. In this session, Steve Riley will discuss common cloud security concerns, show how AWS protects its infrastructure from internal and external attack, and explain how you can take advantage of the security features of AWS in your own applications as you extend your enterprise into the cloud.




     
    Security and Compliance Architectures for Virtualized Environments


    Speaker:

    Allwyn Sequeira

    CTO, Security & Network Solutions
    VMware

    Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management


    The massive transformation of IT, driven by virtualization and cloud computing initiatives, is compelling a re-think of the way enterprises protect their critical assets. The most critical resources are typically the applications and their data, plus their supporting systems i.e. servers, storage and databases. Good security design employs a defense in depth approach to protect these resources from unauthorized user access and attacks.

    “All-virtual” and cloud architectures open the door for discontinuous innovation resulting in better security/compliance than was earlier possible, leveraging virtualization attributes such as introspection, instant insertion/layering, distributable enforcement, and policies that migrate with the workload. Ultimately, virtualization's greatest benefit is encapsulation and un-tethering processing from the hardware, leaving the door open to migrate workloads and their dependencies to the cloud in an agile fashion.

    This session will discuss these topics, and highlight new security/compliance architectures for virtual datacenters, virtual desktop infrastructure, and new application frameworks.





     
    Selling the Benefits of Cloud to Your Own Organization


    Speaker:

    Steve Soechtig

    VP Global Sales
    Abiquo

    Track: Hot Topics


    It seems that every IT organization is developing a Cloud strategy, however most Enterprise organization struggle to define and "sell" an Enterprise Cloud initiative within their business. Defining the need and benefit, quantifying the cost and the return on investment, and identifying the critical stakeholders are all vital to this effort. In today's economy, it takes strong, quantifiable positioning to rise above the many budget demands and successfully fund an initiative.

    This session will review the key drivers, benefits, and business case elements that are driving successful Cloud initiatives within Enterprises, and will provide aguide for how to create a compelling proposal within your organization.





     
    SOA Meets Cloud in PaaSing


    Speaker:

    Noelle Jakusz

    Middleware Product Manager
    Red Hat

    Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions


    After dealing with years of spaghetti integration and the complexity of managine service oriented architectures, the promise of cloud computing starts to become very appealing. After all, the ability to develop applications, seamlessly integrate them with existing heterogeneous environments, and deploy them to a cloud infrastructure makes Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions extremely attractive.




     
    Spin Up a Server at the Beach


    Speaker:

    Mike Mayo


    Rackspace

    Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    The benefits of cloud computing extend beyond cost savings and scalability. The transition to cloud has also changed the way IT managers work — including the ability to manage their entire cloud infrastructure from a mobile device — whether in a meeting, at dinner or on the beach! Mike Mayo, who developed mobile cloud management applications for the Rackspace Cloud and OpenStack, will discuss how mobile devices like the iPad tablet are changing the way IT admins work, freeing them from their desktops and enabling quicker response times on the go. Mike will demonstrate use cases for monitoring and managing your cloud resources via the iPhone and iPad apps he has developed, including how to make a new server, scale out your infrastructure, troubleshoot servers, measure response time of servers and manage cloud storage. He will also discuss how the open source web applications provide endless possibilities for integrations and future functionality.




     
    Splitting the Cloud for Performance


    Speaker:

    Ido Safruti

    VP of Product Strategy
    Cotendo

    Track: Performance & Testing


    Layering outsourced cloud services is an advanced strategy for consumer and enterprise content and applications that require global delivery at web-scale without performance degradation. This session will begin with a brief discussion of why cloud to abstract infrastructure doesn't automatically ensure superior performance, and content delivery networks (CDN) as original cloud acceleration layer. The session will then move to new options for cloud service layering for both performance and robustness: multi-vendor balancing, rules-based dynamic content caching, and edge computing. Edge computing is particularly interesting as a future trend and the session will end by discussing challenges and opportunities as performance enabler to cloud hosting.




     
    Storage and Databases in a Cloud Platform


    Speaker:

    Dr Ikuo Nakagawa

    Chief Architect of Cloud Computing Platform Development
    Intec

    Track: Performance & Testing


    The most fundamental features in any "cloud platform" are storage and databases. In addition to scalability and performance (latency and throughput) requirements, today the need is for more and more flexibility and adaptiveness for these features.

    This session will describe the technical architecture of a cloud storage implementation capable of supporting scalable and high performance "random access i/o". Random access features enable the cloud storage to be a storage back end to virtual machines or any of the widely available databases.

    The session will also introduce distributed data store and processing architecture using a scalable and adaptive cloud database, which distributes not only "data" but also "processing" with enhanced DHT technology. A powerful Java programming interface also enables easy distributed programming on the scalable environment.





     
    Taking Your Java EE 6 Applications from the Desktop to the Cloud


    Speaker:

    Arun Gupta

    Java EE & GlassFish Guy
    Oracle

    Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance


    GlassFish v3, the Reference Implementation of Java EE 6, can easily run on multiple cloud infrastructures. This session will provide a brief introduction to Java EE 6 and GlassFish v3. Attendees will learn how to create a simple Java EE 6 sample application and deploy it on GlassFish v3 running locally and then deploy it using Amazon, RightScale, Joyent, and Elastra cloud infrastructures.




     
    Tales From Cloud 2.0 - a.k.a. The Transactional Cloud


    Speaker:

    Denis Martin

    EVP & Chief Technology Officer
    NaviSite

    Track: Performance & Testing


    One of the inhibitors for wide scale adoption of e-commerce and other transactional applications is the perception that cloud-based services are not yet transaction-capable. Transaction-based applications require an infrastructure that ensures security, dependability, and the ability to handle large volumes. In addition, e-commerce applications require proven credit card processing capabilities.

    This session will discuss the requirements of "Cloud 2.0" - that's to say, transaction-capable cloud services including real-time performance and its underlying infrastructure, multi-pronged security, and compliance capabilities that are needed to adhere to compliance standards. The session will also include a real-life case study of how one company is running transaction-based applications in the cloud.





     
    The CIO Whiteboard: Designing a Cloud Integration Strategy


    Speaker:

    Rick Nucci

    Founder & General Manager
    Dell Boomi

    Track: Hot Topics


    As CIOs become the central figure in the adoption of SaaS and Cloud Computing, the key criteria and requirements of these solutions expand. Core to this expansion is the notion of cloud integration. In this session, Boomi CTO Rick Nucci will provide insight on how the CIO can best:
  • Ensure appropriate levels of visibility and governance are in place as data transcends cloud and on-premise environments
  • Centralize development and maintenance of disparate applications and clouds to avoid "enterprise spaghetti code"
  • Determine traditional middleware investments roles
  • Attain benefits of ERP "Suite" without relying on one vendor to build core functionalities




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    The Cloud Ecosystem: The True Value of Different Cloud Offerings


    Speaker:

    Jamal Mazhar

    Founder & CEO
    Kaavo

    Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    It seems every company in the industry is announcing some form of cloud offering and bombarding enterprise buyers with new pitches and acronyms. This can leave even IT experts confused about which cloud offerings are the best solutions for their enterprise computing challenges. This session will take a big-picture view of what would it take to deliver an end-to-end cloud solution, especially for enterprise customers. Kaavo CEO Jamal Mazhar will discuss how various offerings in the virtualization, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and Cloud Management space fit in enterprise computing and help set realistic expectations. In addition he'll also cover various trade-offs to consider when selecting cloud offerings.




     
    The Custom-Made Cloud: How Dynamic Cloud Solutions Make the Cloud Viable for Everyone


    Speaker:

    Nathan Day

    Chief Scientist
    SoftLayer

    Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions


    Despite the recent growth of the cloud, its operational and cost effectiveness for many enterprises is challenged by the fact that most cloud services come in limited configurations and only serve as standalone solutions. One cloud does not fit all—fixed specs don’t allow administrators to optimize a cloud environment with the ratio of processing power, memory, or storage that its intended application needs for best performance. Fortunately, with advanced automation and virtualization architectures, the cloud can become truly dynamic and deliver the optimization opportunities of traditional services and the radical scalability that the cloud has long promised.

    In this session, SoftLayer CTO Nathan Day will present a model for dynamic cloud solutions and their integration with dedicated systems to create highly optimized, truly hybrid IT environments. The session will highlight the dynamic cloud’s practical benefits—including greater application performance, cost efficiency, and availability—for applications ranging from testing and development to social media, gaming, and beyond.





     
    The DevTest Cloud: An Essential Platform for Application Development


    Speaker:

    John Michelsen

    CTO
    CA Technologies

    Track: Performance & Testing


    What is preventing enterprises from realizing the elasticity and cost savings expected from Cloud applications? Successfully delivering complex apps in distributed Cloud environments requires a means for dealing with the constraints of systems and services that are unavailable to development and testing teams. The DevTest Cloud is an essential platform that provides the ability to provision development and test labs, consisting of Virtual Machines (VMs), Virtual Service Environments, and automated regression and performance test servers in the Cloud.




     
    The Five Stages of Cloud Security Grief


    Speaker:

    Scott C. Sanchez

    Security & Privacy Officer
    ScaleUp

    Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management


    Almost every survey about cloud puts "security concerns" at the top of the list. Real or perceived, security concerns in the cloud are causing serious grief for IT and security professionals. In this 100% sales-pitch-free talk, Scott Sanchez will discuss the five stages of cloud security grief (Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance) and how best to navigate them. Cloud Expo attendees will leave with a better understanding of how they can move through the stages and to the cloud, with acceptable security...and as little pain as possible.




     
    The Future of Cloud Security: Challenges and Solutions


    Speaker:

    Dr Yuecel Karabulut

    Chief Security Advisor & Head of Security Strategy
    SAP

    Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management


    Cloud computing has significant implications for the privacy of personal information as well as for the confidentiality and integrity of business data. In the cloud, all the well-known security threats are still valid, as are approaches to mitigate risks associated with them. But cloud computing introduces additional security challenges, and there is an urgent need to develop new mechanisms and methodologies to address them. Software in the cloud is still software, and is subject to attacks. How can we systematically measure and reduce the attack surface of a software system that runs in the cloud? What role can cryptography play for collaborative business applications delivered using Software-as-a-Service? This session will describe approaches to answering these questions.




     
    The Future of Data Storage in the Cloud


    Speaker:

    Bret Piatt

    r. Manager of Corporate Development
    Rackspace Hosting

    Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management


    A full description of this session will be posted shortly.




     
    The Future of Mobile Cloud Computing


    Speaker:

    Shinya Kukita

    Chief Manager, International Sales & Operations Business Unit
    NEC Corporation

    Track: Hot Topics 2


    Recent times have seen the traditional telecommunication business mature, growth slow and new OTT competitors start to capture customer loyalty. Cloud computing is an area with the great potential for generating some of these new revenues.

    While many of its concepts and pioneers came from the IT industry, mobile operators, with their network SLAs, data center operations and commercial stability, are well positioned to exploit the Cloud Computing opportunity. But, to offer competitive and secure Cloud services with guaranteed levels of end-to-end service, operators will have to manage services across the network chain (i.e. access, backhaul, backbone and data centers). This will involve both new technologies and approaches, as this session will show, such as NEC's Programmable Flow(TM) which enables multi-site resiliency with QoS in data centers, or “Small Zone” LTE deployment strategies to fill in gaps broadband coverage and ensure access transparency for Cloud services.





     
    The Network Advantage for for Cloud Services


    Speaker:

    Christine Oldroyd

    Engineering Technical Leader
    Cisco Systems

    Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    We are in an interesting transitional period, where virtualization is leading to the breakdown of borders between public and private networks. Despite ongoing concerns about application and datastore security, increasingly, Enterprises are finding it useful and advantageous to offload some types of workloads to the public cloud. This presents new opportunities for Public Cloud Providers, who are rising to the challenge, evolving their network architectures and service offerings to address customer concerns and requirements.

    This session will discuss the move to public/private hybrid networks and some of the steps Public Cloud Providers are taking to offer enhanced, secure and differentiated services.





     
    The New Desktop of Cloud Computing


    Speaker:

    Rick German

    Co-Founder & CEO
    Stoneware

    Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions


    In this seesion Rick German will help delegates understand how Stoneware's Virtual Web Desktop, webOS, is becoming the first desktop designed specifically for cloud computing. Based on web technologies, Stoneware Virtual Web Desktop provides users with a personalized desktop to all cloud services and resources. The session will discuss the underlying technology and how internally and externally hosted applications are accessed through the Virtual Web Desktop technology.




     
    The Services Cloud – Revolutionizing Services Development


    Speaker:

    Ahmar Abbas

    Sr. VP of Infrastructure Management
    CSS Corp

    Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance


    One of the least covered cloud computing topics has been its impact on traditional IT services and the outsourcing business. While there are many opportunities to provide IT consulting services to help organization leverage cloud computing, there is a compelling argument for services companies to utilize the cloud to optimize the delivery of their entire portfolio of services. This session will provide insight into how cloud can be a pivotal platform to deliver a broad portfolio of services ranging from IT Helpdesk, Remote Infrastructure Management, Performance Testing, Analytics and Desktop Application Management




     
    The Virtual Enterprise – A Practical Guide for Hosting Providers


    Speaker:

    Priya Ketkar

    Sr. Director Cloud Solutions
    Abiquo

    Track: Hot Topics 2


    The Virtual Enterprise, a next-generation concept for consumers of Cloud resources, brings unparalleled levels of functionality and control – at no risk to the IT infrastructure. It allows Hosting Providers to offer a new high value service to customers, and to gain significant competitive advantage, while lowering operational costs and increasing efficiency in their data centers.

    This session will describe practical implementation in hosted environments to give you a comprehensive understanding of how Virtual Enterprises can work for you and your customers.





     
    Top 10 Private Cloud Best Practices & Pitfalls to Avoid


    Speaker:

    Brian Wilson

    Director of Cloud Services
    Quest

    Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    Based on experience garnered from 160+ private cloud implementations (as part of recently acquired Surgient), this session will provide attendees with a set of hard-earned lessons-learned. These will be illustrated by a number of project-based anecdotes, including building a future-proof cloud and re-engineering existing IT service delivery processes. Additionally, the session will describe actionable strategies for avoiding the most common (and expensive) private cloud pitfalls, including mismanaging user expectations and underestimating platform growth.




     
    Top Ten Tips to Solve Performance and Availability Challenges in a Private Cloud


    Speaker:

    Wendy Perilli

    Sr. VP of Marketing
    OpTier

    Track: Performance & Testing


    As data centers transform into private clouds, with shared virtualized resources across multiple applications and business services, IT teams are under greater pressure to optimize resource allocation decisions, proactively avoid outages and reduce operational expenses. Savvy IT teams utilize Business Transaction Management (BTM) with private clouds and shared services to achieve real-time end-to-end visibility and dependency awareness across complex business processes, application environments and clouds.




     
    Transitioning and Operating within an Internal/External Cloud.


    Speakers:

    Jason Noel

    Vice-President, Global Customer Advisory Services
    Unisys

    and
    Harsh Bajpai

    Principal Technologist
    Unisys

    Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    Harsh Bajpai and Jason Noel from Unisys Management Advisory Services will talk about the “real-world” use-cases, challenges and priorities involved in transitioning into and operating within a cloud environment. Key areas include considerations surrounding: planning and execution, impact to: skill-sets, cultural, policy changes, and governance and views from the: business, end-user and infrastructure.




     
    Transitioning and Operating within an Internal/External Cloud.


    Speakers:

    Jason Noel

    Vice-President, Global Customer Advisory Services
    Unisys

    and
    Harsh Bajpai

    Principal Technologist
    Unisys

    Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    Harsh Bajpai and Jason Noel from Unisys Management Advisory Services will talk about the “real-world” use-cases, challenges and priorities involved in transitioning into and operating within a cloud environment. Key areas include considerations surrounding: planning and execution, impact to: skill-sets, cultural, policy changes, and governance and views from the: business, end-user and infrastructure.




     
    Trust and the Cloud: Making Trust Real via TPM


    Speaker:

    Aidan Herbert


    Wave Systems Corp

    Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management


    Once users and applications "leave the building", i.e. work in the cloud, what can be done to prevent unauthorized transfer of data? One solution is to implement the Trusted Platform Module, a widely available security chip in most business PCs. This session will address the role of the TPM in machine authentication to ensure that users are known and authorized and that their system is healthy.

    Integration with existing technologies and standards including OpenID and SAML will be reviewed and attendees will get a list of issues to consider.





     
    Using BI in the Cloud


    Speaker:

    Karl Van den Bergh


    Jaspersoft

    Track: Hot Topics 2


    With the rising acceptance of cloud-based computing, the difficulty of funding, acquiring, configuring and maintaining IT infrastructure has eased significantly - opening the door for broader and simpler use of applications, like Business Intelligence, throughout an organization. Join Brian Gentile for an interactive discussion on the benefit of using BI in the Cloud and the possibilities for widespread use and improved business insight that can result.




     
    Using Enterprise/Private Cloud Capabilities in U.S. Intelligence


    Speaker:

    Ira A. (Gus) Hunt

    CTO
    Central Intelligence Agency

    Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    This session by the CTO to the CIO of the Central Intelligence Agency will discuss how the Intelligence Community has been using enterprise/private cloud capabilities to improve information-sharing across the entire community.




     
    Which “aaS” is Right for You?


    Speakers:

    Max Coburn

    Chief Architect
    HubSpan

    and
    Margaret Dawson

    VP
    Symform

    Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization


    There are a growing number of “as a Service” cloud solutions on the market – from PaaS and IaaS to SaaS and more – but most companies still don’t know how to get started or how to identify which “aaS” will address their company’s needs. In this session, cloud experts will cut through the hype and acronyms and take you through an objective, vendor agnostic tour of the many different "aaS"es on the market today. The speakers will provide real-world examples and criteria to determine when these consumption models will work for your company, and also explore the "build vs. buy" decision and when it may be the right time for you to consider outsourcing to a cloud provider.




     
    Windows Intune: PC Management with Cloud Services and Windows 7


    Speaker:

    Nafisa Bhojawala


    Microsoft

    Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance


    Microsoft recently announced the beta of Windows Intune, a new solution that simplifies how businesses manage and secure PCs using Windows cloud services and Windows 7. Windows Intune is a comprehensive offering that includes PC management, malware protection, and Windows upgrades – all without the need to set up enterprise deployment infrastructure.

    This session will give you details on how Windows Intune can help your business in

    • Helping manage and secure PCs anywhere with cloud services
    • Getting the best Windows experience with Windows 7 Enterprise
    • Fitting your business with simple setup, maintenance, and billing




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    It's a simple fact that the better sales reps understand their prospects' intentions, preferences and pain points during calls, the more business they'll close. Each day, as your prospects interact with websites and social media platforms, their behavioral data profile is expanding. It's now possible to gain unprecedented insight into prospects' content preferences, product needs and budget. We hear a lot about how valuable Big Data is to sales and marketing teams. But data itself is only valuable when it's part of a bigger story, made visible in the right context.
    Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Larry Carvalho has been named Tech Chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
    Everyone talks about a cloud-first or mobile-first strategy. It's the trend du jour, and for good reason as these innovative technologies have revolutionized an industry and made savvy companies a lot of money. But consider for a minute what's emerging with the Age of Context and the Internet of Things. Devices, interfaces, everyday objects are becoming endowed with computing smarts. This is creating an unprecedented focus on the Application Programming Interface (API) as developers seek to connect these devices and interfaces to create new supporting services and hybrids. I call this trend the move toward an API-first business model and strategy.
    We live in a world that requires us to compete on our differential use of time and information, yet only a fraction of information workers today have access to the analytical capabilities they need to make better decisions. Now, with the advent of a new generation of embedded business intelligence (BI) platforms, cloud developers are disrupting the world of analytics. They are using these new BI platforms to inject more intelligence into the applications business people use every day. As a result, data-driven decision-making is finally on track to become the rule, not the exception.
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    The World's 30 Most influential Cloud Bloggers
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    Dustin Amrhein 11 Kevin Hoffman 21 Greg O'Connor
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    @CloudExpo Blogs
    The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regulatory scrutiny and increasing consumer lack of trust in technology in general.
    Whether you are an owner of a thriving small business or a decision maker at an established enterprise, you cannot ignore digital technology. Businesses worldwide are going digital to deliver compelling experiences to customers, which is becoming a key differentiating factor. The rise of social and mobile have increased the discoverability of businesses. Consumers are
    Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the evolving nature of hybrid cloud, how it affects enterprise IT staffing requir...
    Enterprises and governments rely upon the timely transfer of mission-critical information to keep their projects and operations flowing smoothly. To do so requires a complex chain of communications hubs working efficiently, and even when they are working optimally, there can still be seconds of lag time between communications. That may not seem like much, but being able to get information a second faster than the competition (or the enemy) can make a huge difference.
    @ThingsExpo has been named the Most Influential ‘Smart Cities - IIoT' Account and @BigDataExpo has been named fourteenth by Right Relevance (RR), which provides curated information and intelligence on approximately 50,000 topics. In addition, Right Relevance provides an Insights offering that combines the above Topics and Influencers information with real time conversations to provide actionable intelligence with visualizations to enable decision making. The Insights service is applicable to events like elections, emerging technologies, issues/activism, conferences, product launches, etc. Righ...
    SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi, the leading provider the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help global organizations open new revenue streams, increase efficiencies, improve customer experience and ens...
    This term Data Unification is new in the Big Data lexicon, pushed by varieties of companies such as Talend, 1010Data, and TamR. Data unification deals with the domain known as ETL (Extraction, Transformation, Loading), initiated during the 1990s when Data Warehousing was gaining relevance. ETL refers to the process of extracting data from inside or outside sources (multiple applications typically developed and supported by different vendors or hosted on separate hardware), transform it to fit operational needs (based on business rules), and load it into end target databases, more specifically,...
    @DevOpsSummit has been named the ‘Top DevOps Influencer' by iTrend. iTred processes millions of conversations, tweets, interactions, news articles, press releases, blog posts - and extract meaning form them and analyzes mobile and desktop software platforms used to communicate, various metadata (such as geo location), and automation tools. In overall placement, @DevOpsSummit ranked as the number one ‘DevOps Influencer' followed by @CloudExpo at third, and @MicroservicesE at 24th.
    When executing an effective digital transformation strategy, management is tasked with placing the right workload into the most appropriate IT environment. This represents a shift from buying parts for self-assembly to composing services through self-serve consumption and pay-per-use models. Quite often this transition also leads to the adoption of software defined environments across the enterprise infrastructure.
    This recent research on cloud computing from the Register delves a little deeper than many of the "We're all adopting cloud!" surveys we've seen. They found that meaningful cloud adoption and the idea of the cloud-first enterprise are still not reality for many businesses. The Register's stats also show a more gradual cloud deployment trend over the past five years, not any sort of explosion. One important takeaway is that coherence across internal and external clouds is essential for IT right now. That translates into tasks like planning better cloud management and application and platform in...
    Many people mistakenly believe that Al Gore invented the Internet, but in reality it was Tim Berners-Lee. He created URIs, HTTP, HTML, and the first web browser - all critical building blocks that paved the way for the Internet to operate as the ubiquitous, decentralized network for sharing information that we take for granted today. As a result of his contributions to society, it was recently announced that Tim Berners-Lee has been awarded the prestigious Turing Award.
    Monitoring of Docker environments is challenging. Why? Because each container typically runs a single process, has its own environment, utilizes virtual networks, or has various methods of managing storage. Traditional monitoring solutions take metrics from each server and applications they run. These servers and applications running on them are typically very static, with very long uptimes. Docker deployments are different: a set of containers may run many applications, all sharing the resources of one or more underlying hosts. It's not uncommon for Docker servers to run thousands of short-te...
    Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deliver the analytics that add value.
    First there was the Stone Age. Then we learned how to manipulate and smelt metals, which led to an Agrarian age. From there, machines helped bring about the Industrial age, then the Space Age. So where are we now? Shall we call it the Network Age? Metcalfe’s Law holds that the value of a connected network, telecommunications in the parlance of his day, is proportional to the square of the number of connected users. Or stated more simply, the utility of a connected ‘thing’ increases as more and more ‘things’ are connected. The telephone acts as an easy example. One phone by itself is a paperwei...
    [Opening Scene]: Billy Dean is pacing the office. He’s struggling to keep his delivery trucks at full capacity and on the road. Random breakdowns, unexpected employee absences, and unscheduled truck maintenance are impacting bookings, revenues and ultimately customer satisfaction. He keeps hearing from his business customers how they are leveraging data science to improve their business operations. Billy Dean starts to wonder if data science can help him. As he contemplates what data science can do for him, he slowly drifts off to sleep, and visions of Data Science starts dancing in his head…...
    Artificial Intelligence is the discipline of thinking machines. The field is growing dramatically with the proliferation of high powered computers into homes and businesses and especially with the growing power of smartphones and other mobile devices. Artificial intelligence software is assisting people in most every discipline. The many functions of AI are considered by many to be threatening many human jobs across multiple industries, but others consider it a great producer of jobs since it will help create entirely new industries and free more humans to innovate and create.
    The visual model to declarative metadata representation to immutable deployment vision is in essence what SD is all about. The secret to making this approach practical, and thus the key to understanding why SD approaches have become so prevalent, is the word immutable. Once we get an SD approach right, we no longer have to touch the deployed technology whatsoever. Instead, to make a change, update the model and redeploy.
    20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
    Enterprise architects are increasingly adopting multi-cloud strategies as they seek to utilize existing data center assets, leverage the advantages of cloud computing and avoid cloud vendor lock-in. This requires a globally aware traffic management strategy that can monitor infrastructure health across data centers and end-user experience globally, while responding to control changes and system specification at the speed of today’s DevOps teams. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Gray, Chief Architect at Cedexis, will cover strategies for orchestrating global traffic achieving the highest...
    To more closely examine the variety of ways in which IT departments around the world are integrating cloud services, and the effect hybrid IT has had on their organizations and IT job roles, SolarWinds recently released the SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2017: Portrait of a Hybrid Organization. This annual study consists of survey-based research that explores significant trends, developments, and movements related to and directly affecting IT and IT professionals.
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    What The Enterprise IT World Says About Cloud Expo
     
    "We had extremely positive feedback from both customers and prospects that attended the show and saw live demos of NaviSite's enterprise cloud based services."
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    "More and better leads than ever expected! I have 4-6 follow ups personally."
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    "Good crowd, good questions. The event looked very successful."
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    "It's the largest cloud computing conference I've ever seen."
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