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Ahmar Abbas  - CSS Corp


The Services Cloud – Revolutionizing Services Development
Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance
Ahmar Abbas is Sr. VP of Infrastructure Management at San Jose, CA based CSS Corp. Prior to that, he was VP of Managed Hosting Services at Blackboard Inc. He is the founder of Grid Technology Partners, a consulting firm. A veteran of leading companies on the East Coast and Silicon Valley, Abbas has also held senior management positions at ONI Systems, Zaffire Inc and UUNET Inc. He started his career at Salomon Brothers. He is the author/editor of Grid Computing: A Practical Guide to Technology and Applications (Delmar Thomson, 2004).
 
 
Anant Agarwal  - Tilera


CTO Power Panel: What Does the Cloud Do Best - and What Are the Proof Points?
Anant Agarwal, Co-Founder & CTO of Tilera, is a professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at MIT and a member of the CSAIL Laboratory. His teaching and research interests include computer architecture, VLSI, compilation, and software systems. Dr. Agarwal served as Associate Director of the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS) between 1998 and 2003, and is a co-leader of the Oxygen Project.

He led a group that developed Sparcle (1992), an early multithreaded microprocessor based on the SPARC architecture, and the Alewife machine, a scalable shared-memory multiprocessor (1993). At MIT's CSAIL laboratory, Dr. Agarwal led the Raw project which developed a tiled multicore microprocessor for instruction level parallelism (ILP) and streams (2002). Dr. Agarwal also led the VirtualWires project at MIT.

He has been a founder of several successful start-ups, including Virtual Machine Works, Inc. (1993). Dr. Agarwal won the Maurice Wilkes prize for computer architecture in 2001, the Presidential Young Investigator award in 1991, and the Louis D. Smullin Award for teaching excellence at MIT in 2005. He holds a Bachelor Degree from IIT Madras and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

 
 
Prasad Akella  - SAP


SAP Business ByDesign – Blueprint for Success
Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance
Prasad Akella is Vice President, SME Solution Marketing at SAP.
 
 
Jan Aleman  - Servoy


Agile Development in the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics
Jan Aleman is CEO of Servoy. He is one of the most distinguished thought leaders on Cloud Computing in the world. As secretary of EuroCloud compendium (www.eurocloud.org), he has been a disruptive technology visionary leading the cloud revolution in computing. He is a published author and heavily quoted in many IT journals such as InfoWorld, Computerworld, Dr. Dobbs and others, as well as guest and keynote speaker at many cloud computing conferences worldwide. Aleman is also on the steering committee of the ICT Office SaaS/Cloud Group.
 
 
Allen Allison  - NaviSite


How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Moving IT to the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 2
Allen Allison is Chief Security Oficer at NaviSite. During his 20+ year career in information security, he has served in management and technical roles, including the development of NaviSite’s industry-leading cloud computing platform, chief engineer and developer for a market-leading managed security operations center, lead auditor and assessor for information security programs in the healthcare, government, e-commerce, and financial industries. With experience in systems programming, network infrastructure design/deployment and information security, Allison has earned the highest industry certifications, including CCIE, CCSP, CISSP, MCSE, CCSE, and INFOSEC Professional.
 
 
Dustin Amrhein  - IBM


Case Study - Building an Agile Java EE Test Organization Using Cloud Computing
Track: Hot Topics
Dustin Amrhein joined IBM as a member of the development team for WebSphere Application Server. While in that position, he worked on the development of Web services infrastructure and Web services programming models. In his current role, Amrhein is a technical evangelist for cloud technologies in IBM's WebSphere portfolio. He blogs at http://dustinamrhein.ulitzer.com. You can follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/damrhein.
 
 
Joe Andrews  - VMware


How ITaaS Changes the Definition of Cloud Computing
Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions
Joe Andrews is Group Manager, Product Marketing at VMware, and is responsible for marketing VMware’s cloud solutions. He has 17 years of experience in technology marketing, sales and IT business operations. Previously at VMware, he led virtualization marketing initiatives targeting the Small and Medium Business (SMB) segment. Prior to VMware, he worked at Intuit Corp. and iMarket Inc., a software division of Dun and Bradstreet, in various product, channel and field marketing roles as well as IT business consulting. Joe received a BA in Economics from Brandeis University.
 
 
Neil Ashizawa  - HP


Moving To Public Clouds - How To Control Risks, Costs
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Neil Ashizawa is senior manager of SaaS Products and Cloud Solutions for the Software & Solutions organization at HP. In this role, he leads product management across HP SaaS services and has product management responsibility over HP SaaS solutions geared toward helping customers gain business confidence in the cloud.

Ashizawa has more than 12 years of experience and has held several roles at HP and Mercury Interactive Corporation, now part of HP. He worked in Educational Services at Mercury, where he managed all technical courseware development and certification management. Prior to this role, he worked in Professional Services and helped to build initial quickstart and bootcamp models to assist customers in gaining immediate value with their functional testing and load testing tools.

 
 
Simon Aspinall  - Cisco Systems


General Session | Cisco Cloud Strategy, Within and Across Data Centers
Simon Aspinall is Sr. Director of Cisco's SP Marketing organization. He leads teams responsible for marketing Cisco’s mobility and data center solutions to Telecoms, Cable, Media and Broadcast customers worldwide. The team is responsible for developing, launching and driving successful marketing campaigns across the entire product range for Mobility and SP data-centers (including the evolution towards SP cloud computing). The strategic marketing activity includes a wide variety of virtual, viral and interactive marketing to complement traditional industry and direct marketing campaigns. Aspinall is a frequent speaker at industry events and a commentator on the IT, telecoms, and networking sectors.

Aspinall has held a number of senior management roles at Cisco across sales, marketing, business development and consulting. He has led the Internet Business Solutions Group (SP) in Europe and the IBSG SP worldwide mobile practice: driving, identifying, and developing new business opportunities with telecoms, broadcast and media operators for business and consumers. Other roles in Cisco include leading the European field operations team with responsibility for new business solutions, marketing, service consulting, business consulting, and ecosystem partners for the European telecoms business.

 
 
Troy Bailey  - Tilera Corporation


Multicore Processors: Lower Power Can’t Mean Lower Performance
Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance
Troy Bailey is Vice President of marketing at Tilera Corporation. He has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and embedded systems development. Prior to joining Tilera, he spent four years as VP of Marketing Strategy at Shell Energy with responsibility for developing the marketing and sales organizations.

He started his 10-year career at Motorola in wireless product development, after which he joined Motorola's Semiconductor business where he managed the development of Java for embedded systems in partnership with Sun. In his final role at Motorola, Bailey led marketing strategy for wireless semiconductors. He holds four patents, a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 
 
Harsh Bajpai  - Unisys


Transitioning and Operating within an Internal/External Cloud.
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Harsh Bajpai is a Principal Technologist with Unisys. His current, primary focus is within US Federal Department of Homeland Security. Harsh provides consultative solutions and approaches to Data Center Transformation.

Harsh joined Unisys from Thomson Reuters where he was the Director of Technology. In this role, Harsh managed the transition of the Reuters.com data center from an in-hosted model to a managed service, out-hosted model. Additionally, for Reuters, Harsh also managed the operations of software development outsourcing into Eastern Europe. Prior to Reuters, Harsh was with Dow Jones and Co. Inc. where he held several positions within the technology infrastructure group and the product management group of The Wall Street Journal.

Harsh is a CISSP.
 
 
Harsh Bajpai  - Unisys


Transitioning and Operating within an Internal/External Cloud.
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Harsh Bajpai is a Principal Technologist with Unisys. His current, primary focus is within US Federal Department of Homeland Security. Harsh provides consultative solutions and approaches to Data Center Transformation.

Harsh joined Unisys from Thomson Reuters where he was the Director of Technology. In this role, Harsh managed the transition of the Reuters.com data center from an in-hosted model to a managed service, out-hosted model. Additionally, for Reuters, Harsh also managed the operations of software development outsourcing into Eastern Europe. Prior to Reuters, Harsh was with Dow Jones and Co. Inc. where he held several positions within the technology infrastructure group and the product management group of The Wall Street Journal.

Harsh is a CISSP.
 
 
Udayan Banerjee  - NIIT Technologies


Cost Optimization As Major Architectural Considerations for Cloud Applications
Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance
Udayan Banerjee is CTO at NIIT Technologies Ltd, An IT industry veteran who started his career in 1977, he has 32 years' experience in the IT industry. He blogs at http://udayanbanerjee.ulitzer.com and has created open-source frameworks for Model-Driven Software Development and Rich Internet Applications. He has a special interest in collective intelligence arising out of self-organizing complex systems.
 
 
Bill Bauman  - Red Hat


From Vapor to Clouds, Make It Happen With Red Hat
Track: Hot Topics
Bill Bauman, WW Cloud & Virtualization Solution Architect at Red Hat, is an expert on Cloud Computing, Virtualization and scalable systems. He has 17 years of IT experience in everything from programming to processor debugging and complex systems architecture. Follow Bill @ http://billbauman.com.
 
 
Al Bender  - Unisys


Public vs. Private Cloud: Which Version of Cloud Computing Will You Adopt?
Track: Hot Topics
Al is Global Product Manager for the Unisys Secure Cloud Program. He’s been with Unisys for over 35 years and has held many key engineering, program management and executive positions, most recently as Portfolio Director for the Real Time Infrastructure program at Unisys.

Al holds both Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Engineering from Penn State University.
 
 
Al Bender  - Unisys


Public vs. Private Cloud: Which Version of Cloud Computing Will You Adopt?
Track: Hot Topics
Al is Global Product Manager for the Unisys Secure Cloud Program. He’s been with Unisys for over 35 years and has held many key engineering, program management and executive positions, most recently as Portfolio Director for the Real Time Infrastructure program at Unisys.

Al holds both Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Engineering from Penn State University.
 
 
Nafisa Bhojawala  - Microsoft


Windows Intune: PC Management with Cloud Services and Windows 7
Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance
Nafisa Bhojawala is a Senior Program Manager on the Windows Intune team. Windows Intune is a simple, integrated service to empower IT Professionals to manage and secure their computers. Nafisa was mainly involved in the security, reporting and user experience of the first release of Windows Intune.
 
 
Ihab Bishara  - Tilera


Many Core Servers: Same Software, Same Programming, a Fraction of the Cost & Power
Track: Performance & Testing
Ihab Bishara is the Director of Cloud Computing Products & Marketing at Tilera Corporation. With over 10 years of experience in product development, management, and marketing roles, he delivered multiple hardware and software products for the communication, multimedia, and cloud computing segments. Prior to Tilera, Bishara worked at Intel Corporation in various technical, marketing, and product management roles.
 
 
Tony Bishop  - Adaptivity


Day 2 Keynote | The Enterprise Cloud Revolution
Tony is the Founder and CEO of Adaptivity. As Chairman and CEO, he leads the team and provides hands-on coaching, thought leadership and executive strategy support for the company's key clients and partners. He is an innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations. He most recently served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia’s Corporate Investment Banking Technology Group, where his team designed, built, and implemented a leading-edge service-oriented architecture and utility computing infrastructure.
 
 
Tony Bishop  - Adaptivity


General Session | The Enterprise Cloud Lifecycle
Tony is the Founder and CEO of Adaptivity. As Chairman and CEO, he leads the team and provides hands-on coaching, thought leadership and executive strategy support for the company's key clients and partners. He is an innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations. He most recently served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia’s Corporate Investment Banking Technology Group, where his team designed, built, and implemented a leading-edge service-oriented architecture and utility computing infrastructure.
 
 
Tony Bishop  - Adaptivity


CEO Power Panel: What is the *Business Value* of the Cloud?
Tony is the Founder and CEO of Adaptivity. As Chairman and CEO, he leads the team and provides hands-on coaching, thought leadership and executive strategy support for the company's key clients and partners. He is an innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations. He most recently served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia’s Corporate Investment Banking Technology Group, where his team designed, built, and implemented a leading-edge service-oriented architecture and utility computing infrastructure.
 
 
Darryl S. Brown  - Appcore


"Early-Bird" Power Panel: What's Working, What's Not...and What's Next?
Darryl Brown is CMO at Appcore. He is responsible for all sales, marketing and corporate communications at Appcore and has more than 20 years of communications, hosting and IT experience. Prior to joining the management team at Appcore, he served as General Manager of Cloud and Digital Media at Telx, a leading colocation and interconnection provider and was Director of Vertical Marketing for Equinix, one of the largest data center companies in the world.

Brown also held leadership positions at Global Crossing, now part of Level 3, a global communications company, where he ran Enterprise Marketing, Product Management and Advanced Solutions, helping to generate over $500 million in revenues annually by providing thought leadership and strategic direction across all areas of the business. An exceptional technical marketeer and speaker, he has given many presentations on Enterprise Class Internet, MPLS, VoIP, Hosting and Cloud solutions to enthusiastic audiences worldwide.
 
 
Jonathan Bryce  - The OpenStack Foundation


OpenStack – Unleashing the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics
Jonathan Bryce, who has spent his career building the cloud, is Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation. Previously he was a founder of The Rackspace Cloud. He started his career working as a web developer for Rackspace, and during his tenure, he and co-worker Todd Morey had a vision to build a sophisticated web hosting environment where users and businesses alike could turn to design, develop and deploy their ideal web site – all without being responsible for procuring the technology, installing it or making sure it is built to be always available. This vision became The Rackspace Cloud. Since then he has been a major driver of OpenStack, the open source cloud software initiative.
 
 
Jonathan Bryce  - The OpenStack Foundation


Harnessing Hybrid Clouds – Agility and Choice
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Jonathan Bryce, who has spent his career building the cloud, is Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation. Previously he was a founder of The Rackspace Cloud. He started his career working as a web developer for Rackspace, and during his tenure, he and co-worker Todd Morey had a vision to build a sophisticated web hosting environment where users and businesses alike could turn to design, develop and deploy their ideal web site – all without being responsible for procuring the technology, installing it or making sure it is built to be always available. This vision became The Rackspace Cloud. Since then he has been a major driver of OpenStack, the open source cloud software initiative.
 
 
Larry Carvalho  - IDC


How Can ISVs & SIs Make Money from Cloud Computing
Track: Hot Topics 2
Larry Carvalho is research manager of IDC's worldwide Platform as a Service (PaaS) research practice. Mr. Carvalho focuses on the cloud applications platform (CAP) as a service aspect of PaaS and directs research into the component competitive markets of PaaS, including business process management (BPM) PaaS, database PaaS, cloud testing, and integration PaaS. Mr. Carvalho has extensive experience in systems integration and the enterprise software business.

Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Carvalho spent many years in project delivery, sales, strategy and marketing roles at Cap Gemini and IBM, later serving as Automotive Industry Solutions Manager in IBM's Software Group. After leaving IBM in 2009, he began his own consultancy, RobustCloud, working as an advisor to end-user firms, ISVs, and SIs, helping them understand the dynamics and disruption of cloud. Clients included Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, NTT, Oracle, Redhat, Salesforce, Tibco and VMWare. He also acts as speaker, moderator and facilitator at cloud computing events including Cloud Camps and CloudExpo.

Mr. Carvalho has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.
 
 
Peter Chang  - Oxygen Cloud


How To Create A Private Storage Cloud In Less Than 15 Minutes
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management
Peter Chang is Founder & CEO of Oxygen Cloud. He designed Oxygen Cloud with the vision of simplifying daily file management and sharing by connecting all files, people, and devices to a single file system. He drives overall product and market development. Chang also founded LeapFILE, a secure file transfer provider he started in 2004 and bootstrapped to profitability. Before LeapFILE, he led product management and engineering for middleware and application infrastructure at Sonic Software, Raining Data, and Progress Software.
 
 
Scott Chasin  - McAfee


Cloud Security: Today, Tomorrow and Ten Years from Now
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management
Scott Chasin is CTO McAfee Content & Cloud Security. He is widely recognized as a pioneer and leading visionary in the cloud security industry, having pioneered the development and marketing of several SaaS-based messaging, collaboration and security-focused technologies. He is credited with the launch of the first Web-based email consumer service, and delivered the first IP-based commercially hosted messaging service supporting thousands of businesses and millions of end users worldwide. Chasin also created and moderated the first full-disclosure security discussion list, Bugtraq, and was a key contributor to the creation of the first open-source, one-time password system, S/Key. Prior to its acquisition by McAfee in 2009, Chasin served as CTO of MX Logic. He was also CTO and Chief Visionary for USA.NET, helping establish the company as one of the first global providers of Internet-based email and advanced messaging services.
 
 
David Chou  - Microsoft


Architecting Cloudy Applications
Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions
David Chou is a technical architect at Microsoft. His focus is on collaborating with enterprises and organizations in such areas as cloud computing, SOA, Web, distributed systems, and security. His involvement supports decision makers in helping them to define the appropriate evolutionary strategies in their architecture development. Drawing from his extensive experience at previously held positions with Sun Microsystems and Accenture, Chou enjoys helping his clients and customers create value by using objective and pragmatic approaches to create definitive IT strategies, roadmaps, and solution architectures. You can find his blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/dachou.
 
 
Max Coburn  - HubSpan


Which “aaS” is Right for You?
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Max Coburn is Chief Architect and a product strategist for Hubspan Inc, a leading provider of cloud-based business integration solutions. He has over 20 years of software development and system architecting experience, with particular expertise in communications, security and Internet services. Prior to joining Hubspan, Coburn led strategy and development for sophisticated merchandising management and warehouse automation systems for leading game company, Nintendo. \While at Sierra Online (Cendant), hr implemented early Internet game-to-game communications with user chat and inter-gaming capabilities, while also architecting a complex rules engine to drive e-commerce initiatives. At Hubspan, he has architected much of the company’s proprietary integration application, including cutting-edge capabilities around security, PCI compliance, data sharding, caching and smart queuing, as well as a sophisticated business process language that enables complex choreographies and business rules. He also designs systems and features that enable intelligent interoperability across standards, formats and protocols in a cloud computing environment.
 
 
Reuven Cohen  - Enomaly


Realizing Cloud Regionalization
Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance
Reuven Cohen is Founder & Chief Technologist for Toronto- based Enomaly Inc. - leading developer of cloud computing products and solutions focused on enterprise businesses. A thought leader in the emerging cloud computing industry, Reuven maintains a blog at www.elasticvapor.com. Enomaly's products include the Enomalism elastic computing platform, an open source cloud platform that enables a scalable enterprise IT and local cloud infrastructure platform.
 
 
Adrian Cole  - jclouds


Cloud APIs: A Real World Guide
Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance
Adrian Cole is the founder of the open source jclouds project and CEO of Cloud Conscious, LLC. He also runs the Cloudhacker’s group in San Francisco, a regular gathering of cloud developer enthusiasts. His 17-year career in IT includes design and implementation of mass automation and deployment products for financial, hosting, and education contexts.
 
 
Rob Commins  - 3PAR, an HP company


How To Use Purpose-Built Utility Storage for Your Cloud
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management
Rob Commins is Director of Product Marketing at 3PAR. With nearly fifteen years of data storage experience, he brings extensive knowledge of enterprise-class infrastructure, software, and services as well as industry trends and emerging technologies to his role. He came to 3PAR from Pillar Data Systems, where over his seven-year tenure he held several positions at the Director level—including Director of Worldwide Business Operations, Strategic Accounts, Product Management, and Strategic Accounts. Prior to Pillar, Commins held the role of Director of Product Marketing at StorageWay and Director of Enterprise Product Management at Fujitsu.

 
 
Billy Cox  - Intel Software Services Group


Building a Secure and Efficient Cloud
Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions
Bill Cox is Director of Cloud Strategy, Intel Software Services Group. Since joining Intel in 2007, he has led the Group's Cloud strategy efforts. Prior to joining Intel, he was Director of Systems Engineering at HP. During his 14 years at HP, he was responsible for the development of all infrastructure management tools used to manage the various server and storage platforms. In his 30+ years of industry experience,Cox has led the design of compute, network, and storage solutions and actively participated in multiple standards efforts.
 
 
Michael Crandell  - RightScale


Hybrid Clouds - The Best of Both Worlds?
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Michael Crandell is the CEO and a founder of RightScale, where he provides the vision and direction for the company as it pioneers innovative ways to bring the power of cloud computing to any organization. Crandell is a frequent speaker at cloud computing industry conferences, and he has played a major role in helping establish and promote openness and transparency in the cloud market. Prior to RightScale, he served as CEO at several Internet Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) companies and as executive vice president at eFax.com. Crandell received his B.A. from Stanford University and completed graduate studies at Harvard University.
 
 
Tim Crawford  - 


Cloud Computing for Startups and SMBs
Track: Performance & Testing
Tim Crawford is an internationally renowned thought leader in the areas of IT transformation, innovation and cloud computing. Tim has served as CIO and other senior IT leadership roles with global organizations such as Konica Minolta/ All Covered, Stanford University, Knight-Ridder, Philips Electronics, and National Semiconductor. Tim regularly speaks at industry conferences, is well published and often quoted by business and technology publications. Areas of expertise include strategy, applications, services, infrastructure and operations. Tim serves as an advisor to global enterprises, government agencies, venture capital firms and startups. Tim’s approach focuses on driving business value through key game-changing strategies. Tim received an MBA in International Business with Honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems both from Golden Gate University.
 
 
Douglas Crockford  - Yahoo


"Early-Bird" Power Panel: Virtualization & Cloud Computing - A Tango for Two?
Douglas Crockford, an architect at Yahoo!, is an AJAXWorld regular. A technologist of parts, he has developed office automation systems, done research in games and music at Atari, and been both Director of Technology at Lucasfilm and Director of New Media at Paramount. He was the founder and CEO of Electric Communities/Communities.com and the founder and CTO of State Software, where he discovered JSON. He is interested in Blissymbolics, a graphical, symbolic language, and is developing a secure programming language.
 
 
Nicholas Cumins  - SAP


General Session | SAP’s On-Demand Strategy - Innovation Now
Nicholas Cumins is Senior Vice President of Solution Management at SAP, responsible for bringing to market a new class of On-Demand solutions for Lines of Business. Through his more than 10 years in the company, in diverse functions like consulting, business development, corporate strategy and product management, and through tenures in multiple countries including France, Germany and USA, Nicholas has championed the need to consider business issues though different lenses to deliver the best possible solutions. He is passionate about delivering ground-breaking and simply useful business software and is a tireless proponent of highly creative and people-centric design thinking combined with strategic focus and pragmatic execution. A native of France, now firmly ensconced in the Silicon Valley, Nicholas holds two Master’s degrees from the University of Paris II Pantheon-Assas, in Law and Business.
 
 
Jim Curry  - Rackspace


General Session | OpenStack for the Enterprise
Jim Curry is General Manager and Chief Stacker of OpenStack, the recently launched open source cloud computing project. OpenStack was launched based on code contributions from Rackspace and NASA, and currently has nearly 30 companies supporting the project. He is responsible for driving all aspects of the OpenStack initiative, including major partnerships, community-driven development and adoption.

In addition to his current role with OpenStack, Curry is the VP of corporate development at Rackspace and maintains responsibility for the company’s M&A and venture investing activities, including the acquisitions of Webmail.us, Slicehost and Jungle Disk. He also manages strategic product partner alliances for Rackspace, particularly in the areas of cloud computing and applications, and incubating new businesses at the company including the Managed Colocation offering and Hong Kong businesses.

Prior to Rackspace, he spent 15 years in the IT and financial services sector in various new product incubation, corporate development and investing roles. Most recently, he was a senior leader on Dell’s corporate development team. He has also held leadership positions with several other technology startups including Bowstreet and Tivoli, both acquired by IBM. He also was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and spent several years as a private equity investor.
 
 
Dave Cutler  - Slalom Consulting


Microsoft Cloud Technologies: Microsoft Online Services Productivity Suite and CRM Online
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Dave Cutler is Practice Director at Slalom Consulting. He is responsible for managing Slalom’s national practice for solutions focused on enterprise messaging, unified communications, and collaboration with a particular focus on cloud-based services for these offerings. Cutler brings more than 15 years of technology and consulting expertise to Slalom and has led a broad range of technology and software development projects across a variety of software disciplines, including Business Intelligence, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Customer Relationship Management.
 
 
Paul Czarnik  - Compuware


Discerning Performance in a Complex Cloud Deployment
Track: Performance & Testing
Paul Czarnik is CTO at Compuware. He is what is referred to as a "lifer" at Compuware, having joined the company in 1981 as a contract programmer for the company’s Professional Services organization and - with the exception of a brief 'prodigal' period when he left to start up his own successful software and services company - he has worked his way through many technical and management positions at Compuware en route to his current position as CTO.


A programmer at heart, Czarnik thrives on learning more about the vast and wide-ranging technology industry so that he can directly and immediately apply that knowledge to his work. He’s got an eagle eye trained on delivery and is a proponent of Agile Development. He also believes in working with the Compuware Sales organization, and feels very comfortable having a sales person at his shoulder to share customer feedback and needs. He leads a team of more than a thousand employees who he refers to as "proficient and prolific technicians." This team delivers world-class Compuware products and support to customers around the globe.

 
 
Vasanthan Dasan  - The Armada Group


Case Study: How to Set Up a Self Service Portal for Corporate IT
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Vasanthan Dasan is CTO & EVP of Engineering for Smart Infrastructure services at The Armada Group. He is a recognized expert in cloud technology and virtualization software. Prior to joining Armada, he was a Sun Distinguished Engineer and served as Chief Technologist for Sun's Cloud Computing practice, responsible for Sun Cloud business development with enterprises, telcos and internet service providers. Dasan led Sun’s Cloud Computing unit in the architecture, deployment, operation and transformation of cloud computing practices with hosting services, remote services and virtualization software, working with worldwide customers in US, Europe, China, India, Korea, Singapore and South Africa.
 
 
Jnan Dash  - FCS Inc


Analytics for the Enterprise Using Private Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 2
Jnan Dash is Senior Advisor at EZShield Inc., Advisor at ScaleDB and Board Member at Compassites Software Solutions. He has lived in Silicon Valley since 1979. Formerly he was the Chief Strategy Officer (Consulting) at Curl Inc., before which he spent ten years at Oracle Corporation and was the Group Vice President, Systems Architecture and Technology till 2002. He was responsible for setting Oracle's core database and application server product directions and interacted with customers worldwide in translating future needs to product plans. Before that he spent 16 years at IBM. He blogs at http://jnandash.ulitzer.com.
 
 
Boyd A. Davis  - Intel


General Session | Next Cloud on the Horizon: Exascale to Microservers
Boyd Davis is a vice president in the Intel Architecture Group, responsible for product and technology marketing for Intel Corporation technology used in data center applications. In this role he is engaged in segment marketing, business management and customer engineering support for Data Center Group products including Intel Xeon processors, Intel Itanium processors, and supporting components and firmware.


Prior to his current position, Davis was director of the Americas Marketing Group within the Intel sales organization where he was responsible for demand creation across Intel product lines in North America and South America. He has also served in a variety of sales and marketing roles at Intel including marketing manager, field sales engineer/account manager and technical sales engineer. Davis joined Intel in 1990.

 
 
Margaret Dawson  - Symform


Which “aaS” is Right for You?
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Margaret Dawson has more than 20 years of experience in global leadership for both start-ups and Fortune 500 technology companies, including Microsoft and Amazon.com. An avid speaker and technologist, she is a frequent author and presenter on cloud computing, data management, network security, integration and other business and technology themes, and is on the Cloud Connect Advisory Council. She is currently Vice President of Marketing for Symform, a cloud storage and backup provider. Prior to Symform, she ran product management and marketing for Hubspan, a B2B cloud integration provider. While at Microsoft, Dawson led a product management team for two network security products. She is also an active member of CloudNOW, a non-profit consortium of the leading women in cloud computing.
 
 
Nathan Day  - SoftLayer


The Custom-Made Cloud: How Dynamic Cloud Solutions Make the Cloud Viable for Everyone
Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions
Nathan Day is Chief Scientist at SoftLayer, where he is responsible for the design, creation, and implementation of the proprietary SoftLayer Infrastructure Management System (IMS). Prior to SoftLayer, he served as VP of Development at The Planet where he oversaw the back-end management system. Prior to joining The Planet, Day held the position as Senior Application Developer at Catalog.com. His employment history includes positions with Texas Instruments, MCI WorldCom, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He brings extensive experience in product and software development. His skill set includes PHP, Cold Fusion, Perl, HTML, XML, C, C++, and Python. Mr. Day earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University
 
 
Chris Drumgoole  - Terremark Worldwide, Inc.


General Session | Parting the Clouds - Evaluating Clouds and Cloud Providers for the Enterprise
Chris Drumgoole is Senior Vice President of Client Services at Terremark where he has responsibility for customer service, sales enablement and support. Previously, Chris served as SVP Product Development and Engineering. Chris brings over 15 years of technology and financial services IT industry experience to Terremark. He has completed design and architecture work for large retail trading platforms, high traffic consumer web properties, computing / storage grids and other complex systems. Chris has also completed significant work in the area of commercial data center design and operations. His prior experience includes both leadership and technologist positions with the Toronto Dominion Bank, IBM, MasterCard International, Cable & Wireless and Exodus/Savvis. Chris studied Information Systems at Pace University in New York.
 
 
Adam Famularo  - CA Technologies


General Session | Changing the Game: How to Get a Cloud Service Up and Running in Less Than 30 Days
Adam Famularo is general manager for CA Technologies’ Cloud Computing, Customer Solutions unit, leading the team that brings to market the company’s cloud computing solutions. In this role, he is responsible for key aspects of the cloud computing businesses, including setting the vision, business strategy, product management, product marketing and driving the overall P&L for the business. Adam is keenly focused on understanding competitors and customers’ needs while determining product and go-to-market requirements.



Adam has held various leadership positions since joining CA Technologies in 1998. Most recently, Adam was senior vice president and general manager for the Recovery Management and Data Modeling business unit, where he led the turnaround of the ARCserve and ERwin product lines by focusing on developing innovative, best-in-class software, hiring the best sales, marketing, development and support team in the industry, and exciting the partner community with new programs and initiatives.



Under Adam’s leadership, the ARCserve product earned more than 30 product accolades and awards by building in data deduplication, virtualization and SRM reporting into the CA ARCserve r12.5 release. He also led the creation of ARCserve.com, a dedicated website on storage solutions that receives more than 2,000 hits a day and created 50,000 partner leads in its first year. Most importantly, Adam realigned the sales and marketing teams and reengineered the product development process to deliver ongoing product innovation on a yearly basis. He has been recognized as a Channel Chief for the last two years by Everything Channel’s CRN publication.



Earlier, Adam served as vice president of global channel strategy and partnerships, responsible for channel strategy, programs and global partnerships. He also managed CA Technologies’ global OEM division, ERwin channel sales division and inside channel sales organization.



Adam completed the general management program at Harvard Business School, earned a master of business administration degree from Dowling College and has a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.
 
 
Jay Fry  - CA Technologies


How the Cloud is Changing the Role of IT and What to Do About It
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Jay Fry is Vice President, Strategy & Business Development for CA Technologies’ Cloud Customer Solutions Unit and part of the team responsible for the company’s cloud computing strategy. He has over 20 years of experience in marketing, strategy, and management for innovative enterprise software companies. Prior to CA, Fry was vice president of marketing at cloud computing start-up Cassatt and founded the marketing department at BEA Systems, Inc. (now part of Oracle). He spent three of his 10 years at BEA running the company's European marketing program(me)s from London. He has also held marketing roles at systems management start-up EcoSystems Software (now part of Compuware), in Oracle's Applications Division, and in Sun’s Federal Division.
 
 
Philip Gavlan  - GoGrid


Dissecting Your IT & Putting the Pieces in the Cloud
Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance
Philip Gavlan’s role in GoGrid is to manage customer accounts from a technical aspect. He aids customers by understanding their IT needs and translating those needs into an infrastructure that utilizes the cloud. There are many customers who have succeeded in growing their business rapidly and/or dropping their costs substantially through his cloud infrastructure designs.

Gavlan is a product of the computer generation and has been in the IT industry for over half a decade. His experience includes a broad range of technologies and environments, such as systems administration of Windows, Mac, and Linux, networking, owning two SMB consulting companies, and working within the internal IT department of a global enterprise.

 
 
Rick German  - Stoneware


The New Desktop of Cloud Computing
Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions
Rick German is Co-founder, CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Stoneware, Inc. and has been the company's President and CEO since inception. He is one of the key architects of Stoneware’s webOS and is heavily involved in the company's efforts to move Web Desktop Virtualization into the “cloud” computing space. Prior to founding Stoneware in 2000, German was the Vice President of System Engineering for Cornerstone Systems.
 
 
Bernard Golden  - ActiveState


How Can Cloud Computing Improve Your Security?
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management
Bernard Golden is Vice President, Strategy at ActiveState. Named in Wired.com as one of the ten most influential persons in cloud computing, he is a recognized visionary in the field. Prior to joining ActiveState, Bernard was Senior Director, Cloud Computing, for Dell Cloud Manager. Bernard joined Dell as a result of its acquisition of Enstratius where he served as Vice President, Enterprise Solutions. Before joining Dell Enstratius, Bernard founded and led HyperStratus, a global cloud computing consultancy serving customers like Korea Telecom, BMC, Pepsi and Unilever.

Bernard acts as an advisor for organizations that leverage his cloud computing expertise to accelerate their success, such as Nirmata and the Cloud Network of Women (CloudNOW). He is the author or co-author of four books on virtualization, including Virtualization for Dummies, the most popular book on the topic ever published, and Amazon Web Services for Dummies. Bernard also serves as the cloud computing advisor for CIO Magazine; his blog has been named to over a dozen “best of cloud computing” lists and is read by tens of thousands of persons each month. He is a highly regarded speaker, and has keynoted cloud conferences around the world.
 
 
Prabhakar Gopalan  - CA Technologies


Is There a Right Way to Build a Cloud?
Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions
Prabhakar Gopalan leads product marketing strategy for workload automation solutions at CA Technologies. Before joining CA Technologies, Prabhakar managed product and services strategy for systems and application management technologies in product management, product marketing, IT Architect and Consultant roles at Red Hat Inc., Novell Inc., and IBM Corporation. Prabhakar has a graduate degree in MIS from Texas A&M University, College Station, and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin. He can be reached via email at prabhakar.goplan@ca.com and you can follow him @pgopalan on Twitter.
 
 
Sam Gross  - Unisys


General Session | What if You Could Transform IT Your Way, Using Cloud 2.0
Sam Gross is Vice President of Global IT Outsourcing Solutions at Unisys Corporation, where he leads the vision, strategy, technology development and implementation for Unisys innovative global IT outsourcing solutions. He is a recognized industry expert and thought leader in business and IT alignment, application management, service level management and enterprise systems management. His experience spans financial services, telecommunications, federal contracting, retail and manufacturing. With more than 20 years of experience leading transformational IT change in the United States and abroad, Gross has driven innovation across strategic planning, IT process reengineering and implementation, and technology and product management. Before joining Unisys, he was responsible for global architecture and engineering at CSC. Follow him on Twitter.
 
 
Sam Gross  - Unisys


General Session | What if You Could Transform IT Your Way, Using Cloud 2.0?
Sam Gross is Vice President of Global IT Outsourcing Solutions at Unisys Corporation, where he leads the vision, strategy, technology development and implementation for Unisys innovative global IT outsourcing solutions. He is a recognized industry expert and thought leader in business and IT alignment, application management, service level management and enterprise systems management. His experience spans financial services, telecommunications, federal contracting, retail and manufacturing. With more than 20 years of experience leading transformational IT change in the United States and abroad, Gross has driven innovation across strategic planning, IT process reengineering and implementation, and technology and product management. Before joining Unisys, he was responsible for global architecture and engineering at CSC. Follow him on Twitter.
 
 
Nadir Gulzar  - LogLogic Inc.


Cloud Essentials - Security and Compliance Management as a Service
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management
Nadir Gulzar is VP of Business Development at LogLogic, Inc. He started his information technology career in 1987 in Mumbai as consultant and technical instructor for mainframe technologies. Since then he has worked for large companies like Philips, Sears Roebuck, and Visa in the creation of large scale business applications. In 2000, Gulzar joined Groundswell - a Bay Area startup - as Technology Director where he led the creation of J2EE and middleware practice. He joined BEA in early 2004, where he served as Global Alliance Manager responsible for global business and joint GTM with leading Indian SIs. He has led successful endeavors in conceptualizing, building, and marketing solutions for ensuring uniquely thriving joint business models with Global SIs. Presently, he leads the business development effort at LogLogic, and is responsible for its Cloud and MSSP offerings. He is the author of Practical J2EE Application Architecture published by McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media.
 
 
Arun Gupta  - Oracle


Taking Your Java EE 6 Applications from the Desktop to the Cloud
Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance
Arun Gupta is a Java evangelist working at Oracle. He has over 15 years of experience in the software industry working in the Java platform and several web-related technologies. In his current role, he works to create and foster the community around Java EE and GlassFish. He has been with the Java EE team since its inception and contributed to all releases. Gupta has extensive world wide speaking experience on myriad of topics and loves to engage with the community, customers, partners, and Java User Groups everywhere to spread the goodness of Java.

He is a prolific blogger with over 1300 blog entries and frequent visitors from all around the world with a cumulative page visits > 1.2 million. He is a passionate runner and always up for running in any part of the world. You can catch him at @arungupta.
 
 
Jay Hallberg  - Spiceworks


Managing Cloud Services in a Hybrid Computing World
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management
Jay Hallberg co-founded Spiceworks in 2006 to simplify the task of managing IT networks in the world’s SMBs (small and medium business). Spiceworks’ innovations in free software business models and social business applications are transforming the way IT products & services are managed, marketed and sold.

He speaks frequently on the topics of free software, social business applications and IT technology usage in SMBs at conferences including Web 2.0 Summit, Interop, AlwaysOn, and SIIA and in top publications including The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an engineering degree from the University of Illinois.

 
 
Patrick Harding  - Ping Identity


Identity in the Cloud: The Calm Before the Storm
Track: Hot Topics
Patrick Harding is CTO at Ping Identity. A regular speaker at RSA, Digital ID World, SaaS Summit, Burton Catalyst and other conferences, he is responsible for Ping Identity's technology strategy. Previously, he was a VP and Security Architect at Fidelity Investments, responsible for aligning identity management and security technologies with the strategic goals of the business. Harding is a Founding Board Member for the Information Card Foundation, a member of the Cloud Security Alliance Board of Advisors, on the steering committee for OASIS and actively involved in the Liberty Alliance, Kantara and Project Concordia.

 
 
Shankar S. Hegde  - Symphony Services


Cloud Computing: Innovation Management is Key
Track: Hot Topics 2
Shankar Hegde is a Senior Client Partner and Chief Architect with Symphony Services. His role is to provide strategic consulting services to Symphony clients. He has advised CEOs and CFOs in leveraging information technology to solve business problems and enhance business value. He has a strong background in solution architecture, R&D effectiveness and product portfolio assessments. He has demonstrated thought leadership in the software industry by publishing 14 papers, receiving a patent, and representing corporations in international conferences and panel discussions. Hegde received a doctorate from Purdue University. In addition, he received Executive Management Training from MIT Sloan School of Management.
 
 
Aidan Herbert  - Wave Systems Corp


Trust and the Cloud: Making Trust Real via TPM
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management
Aidan Herbert has more than 15 Years of experience in security both hardware and software. His experience spans various functional roles from hardware design and software design to marketing and product management. He has worked in multiple application spaces from high performance flow-through processors for encryption and media processing and identity and access management technologies. Currently he is focused on the application of hardware embedded trusted technologies to data encryption, endpoint security and strong authentication, with projects including using the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for “Enterprise Federated” and “User Centric” high assurance authentication solutions for SAAS/Cloud SSO.
 
 
Mark Hillman  - Compuware


General Session | Borderless Applications: The Future of Performance in the Cloud
Mark leads strategy and implementation teams for Compuware products and services. He collaborates with customers, analysts and industry thought leaders to identify the most pressing IT issues businesses face today, while ensuring the strategic vision of Compuware’s portfolio continue to solve these challenges. Before joining Compuware, Mark previously held several senior IT executive positions at General Motors.
 
 
Mark Hindsbo  - Microsoft


General Session | Microsoft’s PaaS Solution: The Windows Azure Platform
Mark Hindsbo is the Vice President of the Developer & Platform Evangelism Group (D&PE) in the US and is a member Microsoft’s North American Leadership team. D&PE is responsible for driving adoption of Microsoft technologies with developers and other technical audiences - and works with customers and partners to build the next generation software solutions.


Mark originally joined Microsoft in Denmark in connection with the birth of Microsoft’s .NET technology and vision, where he created and led the local D&PE group and was part of the subsidiary leadership team. He has also worked in Microsoft’s corporate headquarter in various roles, most recently as responsible for worldwide field strategy and operations in D&PE. Prior to joining Microsoft he was a partner and co-founder of a Danish innovation consulting company and has also worked as a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group. Mark holds a Master of Science in applied physics & mathematics from the Technical University of Denmark.


Mark is married and has three children that he tries to spend as much time with as possible. He holds a 4th degree black belt in Karate that he tries to maintain in his scarce spare time where he also enjoys reading a good book.
 
 
Joseph Hofstader  - Microsoft


Harnessing Hybrid Clouds – Agility and Choice
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Joseph Hofstader is a Cloud Computing Architect/Evangelist at Microsoft. He has spent the last decade architecting solutions that provide telecommunications services in the cloud. He speaks and writes extensively on the convergence of the Internet and the Telecommunications industry and is also an adjunct professor at the University of Denver.
 
 
James Houghton  - Adaptivity


CTO Power Panel: What Does the Cloud Do Best - and What Are the Proof Points?
James Houghton is Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Adaptivity. In his CTO capacity Jim interacts with key technology providers to evolve capabilities and partnerships that enable Adaptivity to offer its complete SOIT, RTI, and Utility Computing solutions. In addition, he engages with key clients to ensure successful leverage of the ADIOS methodology.


Most recently, Houghton was the SVP Architecture & Strategy Executive for the infrastructure organization at Bank of America, where he drove legacy infrastructure transformation initiatives across 40+ data centers. Prior to that he was the Head of Wachovia’s Utility Product Management, where he drove the design, services, and offering for SOA and Utility Computing for the technology division of Wachovia’s Corporate & Investment Bank. He has also led leading-edge consulting practices at IBM Global Technology Services and Deloitte Consulting.

 
 
James Houghton  - Adaptivity


Enterprise Cloud CMDB Blueprint
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
James Houghton is Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Adaptivity. In his CTO capacity Jim interacts with key technology providers to evolve capabilities and partnerships that enable Adaptivity to offer its complete SOIT, RTI, and Utility Computing solutions. In addition, he engages with key clients to ensure successful leverage of the ADIOS methodology.


Most recently, Houghton was the SVP Architecture & Strategy Executive for the infrastructure organization at Bank of America, where he drove legacy infrastructure transformation initiatives across 40+ data centers. Prior to that he was the Head of Wachovia’s Utility Product Management, where he drove the design, services, and offering for SOA and Utility Computing for the technology division of Wachovia’s Corporate & Investment Bank. He has also led leading-edge consulting practices at IBM Global Technology Services and Deloitte Consulting.

 
 
Ira A. (Gus) Hunt  - Central Intelligence Agency


Using Enterprise/Private Cloud Capabilities in U.S. Intelligence
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Ira A. (Gus) Hunt currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the Chief Information Officer in CIA. In this capacity he is responsible for setting the strategic technology direction to enable CIA’s missions, actively engage across the IC to share and communicate IT solutions, and drive solutions for the rapid insertion and adoption of new capabilities to keep pace with technology change in the commercial sector

Previously, Hunt served as the Director of Applications Services for CIA. In this role, he was responsible for building IT systems to support and enable CIA’s mission to effectively conduct their business and to set the vision and direction for applications development in CIA. He drove the investment and development process to build core and common services, build the enterprise data layer, brought in training and coaching to drive that rapid adoption and effective use of Agile Development within Applications Services, and implemented earned-value-management and total-cost-of-ownership business processes to dramatically improve management decision effectiveness.

Prior to that, Hunt served as Director of Architecture and Systems Engineering (ASE). In this capacity he was responsible for establishing the Agency’s Information Services (IS) strategic direction. This includes, developing and implementing the Information Services Enterprise Architecture, building the integrated CIA Information Services strategic investments portfolio, and establishing the CIA-wide Information Services strategic plan. He also chaired the CIA Architecture Review Board and the Architecture and Systems Engineers Occupational Panel. He came from the DI as the Chief of the CIO’s Advanced Technology Group and served as Chief Technology Officer for the Office of Support Services.

 
 
Cory Isaacson  - Risk Management Solutions


Scaling Your Database in the Cloud
Track: Performance & Testing
Cory Isaacson is CTO of Risk Management Solutions. As CTO, he drives the delivery of the advanced, cloud-based RMS(one)® platform, leading the industry with innovative approaches to software management and advanced technology for the complex and unique challenges of risk modeling. Prior to joining RMS, Cory was CEO/CTO of CodeFutures Corporation, maker of AgilData and dbShards. Cory has founded or held executive positions in several software-related businesses, and authored the books Software Pipelines and SOA and Understanding Big Data Scalability.

He has more than 20 years of experience with advanced software architectures, and has worked with many of the world’s brightest innovators in the field of high-performance computing. Cory has authored numerous articles and spoken at hundreds of public events, helping organizations address the real-world challenges of Big Data performance and scalability, and effectively applying emerging technologies to fields including social networking, mobile applications, gaming, and complex computing systems. He holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
 
 
Michael Jackson  - Adaptive Computing


Building SaaS and PaaS infrastructures in the Cloud
Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions
Michael Jackson is President & COO of Adaptive Computing. He drives Adaptive's strategic direction and focus on business/partner relationships. Prior to joining Adaptive, he was product manager of Internet and security products at Novell. He also served as Novell's channel business development manager. Prior to that, he worked with Dorian International, the second largest import/export management company in the U.S.
 
 
Neela Jacques  - VMware, Inc.


General Session | An Evolutionary Path to Cloud Computing - VMware’s Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Solutions
Nicolas (Neela) Jacques is a Group Manager, Product Marketing at VMware, the industry's leading virtualization platform provider. At VMware, he is focused VMware’s Private Cloud initiative. In 2009, Mr. Jacques launched VMware’s Application Performance Management product vCenter AppSpeed, and founded and launched VMware's first cloud computing initiative - the VMware Service Provider Program in 2007. Prior to VMware Mr. Jacques was a consultant with Bain & Company. Mr. Jacques has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and BS in economics from Georgetown University.
 
 
Neela Jacques  - VMware, Inc.


Evolving Your Virtualized Infrastructure into a Private Cloud
Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions
Nicolas (Neela) Jacques is a Group Manager, Product Marketing at VMware, the industry's leading virtualization platform provider. At VMware, he is focused VMware’s Private Cloud initiative. In 2009, Mr. Jacques launched VMware’s Application Performance Management product vCenter AppSpeed, and founded and launched VMware's first cloud computing initiative - the VMware Service Provider Program in 2007. Prior to VMware Mr. Jacques was a consultant with Bain & Company. Mr. Jacques has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and BS in economics from Georgetown University.
 
 
Noelle Jakusz  - Red Hat


SOA Meets Cloud in PaaSing
Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions
Noelle Jakusz, middleware product manager at Red Hat, has broad experience in the design, development, deployment, and support of enterprise Java applications. She also has a deep understanding of J2EE/JEE and their supporting technologies, and experience applying these technologies to solve real-world problems.
 
 
Marc Jones  - SoftLayer


Managing the Cloud Revolution: Bringing Reality to the Cloud Promise
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Marc Jones serves as Vice President of Product Innovation for SoftLayer. In this role, he is responsible for identifying, facilitating and evangelizing new product and service development – including R&D, software development and system development. As an accomplished technology executive, he previously served as director of software product development with Rackspace Cloud (formerly Mosso), the cloud division of Rackspace. He was a key member of the senior leadership team responsible for developing and managing the company’s cloud computing product strategy and roadmap, architecture and engineering, business analysis and requirements, along with software product development. Prior to his tenure with Rackspace, Jones was senior director for system architecture with Broadwing Communications.
 
 
Praveen Kankariya  - Impetus Technologies


CEO Power Panel: What is the *Business Value* of the Cloud?
Praveen Kankariya is the Founder and CEO of Impetus Technologies, leaders in Innovation and Big Data Services and Solutions. Prior to Impetus, Praveen worked at high-end technology companies including Scientific Computing Associates and 3M. He has founded numerous companies including Servigistics, Clear Trail, Intellicus, and now Impetus Technologies. Praveen earned his Masters degree in Computer Science from the Michigan State University and a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from S.G.S.I.T.S., India.
 
 
Dr Yuecel Karabulut  - SAP


The Future of Cloud Security: Challenges and Solutions
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management
Yuecel Karabulut, current Chief Security Advisor of SAP, is an internationally renowned security expert and author of over 32 publications in highly recognized conferences, workshops and journals. Yuecel is responsible for scouting, leading, innovating and evangelizing cutting-edge security technologies for SAP products. He provides technical and strategic guidance to SAP business units in areas such as cloud computing security, and advises senior executives on security topics including security related strategic partnerships and acquisitions. Prior to Technology Strategy Group Yuecel worked for SAP Portfolio Strategy Group and SAP Research. Yuecel holds a BSc Degree in Computer Science Engineering from Ege University, Turkey, a MSc Degree and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Dortmund, Germany.
 
 
Stefan Karapetkov  - Polycom


Cloudy Forecast for Voice and Video Collaboration
Track: Hot Topics
Stefan Karapetkov is Emerging Technologies Director at Polycom, focusing on visual communications technology. He has over 13 years experience in product management and new technology development. He has an MBA from Santa Clara University and an MS in Engineering from the University of Chemnitz (Germany). He is fluent in four languages and has spoken at many conferences around the world - one dozen over the past year alone. His blog is at http://videonetworker.blogspot.com/.


 
 
Stefan Karapetkov  - Polycom


Cloudy Forecast for Voice and Video Collaboration
Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions
Stefan Karapetkov is Emerging Technologies Director at Polycom, focusing on visual communications technology. He has over 13 years experience in product management and new technology development. He has an MBA from Santa Clara University and an MS in Engineering from the University of Chemnitz (Germany). He is fluent in four languages and has spoken at many conferences around the world - one dozen over the past year alone. His blog is at http://videonetworker.blogspot.com/.


 
 
John Keagy  - GoGrid


CEO Power Panel: What is the *Business Value* of the Cloud?
John Keagy is Founder, Chairman and CEO of GoGrid, a global leader in cloud and hybrid infrastructure hosting. John is an Internet infrastructure pioneer, with nearly 20 years of experience as a CEO building, operating successful Internet service providers. At ServePath, now known as GoGrid, Keagy drove the early growth of the dedicated server hosting market by introducing multiple firsts, including multiprocessor servers and hosted load balanced server networks. His entrepreneurial skills and strategic vision have led ServePath’s and now GoGrid’s rapid growth. The company was named to Deloitte’s “Technology Fast 500” in recognition of its growth (#11 in Silicon Valley and #77 in North America) in previous years.
 
 
Eron Kelly  - Microsoft


Day 4 Keynote | The Future of Productivity in the Cloud: Office 365
Eron Kelly is the Senior Director of Product Management for the Microsoft Online Services. He is responsible for product planning, business management, partner strategy and marketing for Microsoft’s software + services initiatives for businesses under the Microsoft Online umbrella. These services include Office Live Meeting, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Office Communications Online and Exchange Hosted Services. Prior to this role, Mr. Kelly worked on the BizTalk Server and E-Business team as the lead for business strategy, business management and product planning.

Before joining Microsoft, Mr. Kelly was an Assistant Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble on Bounty Paper towels and served as a Captain in the United States Air Force responsible for the development and testing of infrared windows materials.

Mr. Kelly earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School with honors, and his Bachelors of Science and Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University cum laude.
 
 
Priya Ketkar  - Abiquo


Portability and Interoperability – Made Possible by Open Standards
Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance
Priya Ketkar is Senior Director Cloud Solutions at Abiquo.
 
 
Priya Ketkar  - Abiquo


The Virtual Enterprise – A Practical Guide for Hosting Providers
Track: Hot Topics 2
Priya Ketkar is Senior Director Cloud Solutions at Abiquo.
 
 
Irfan Khan  - Sybase


Building Next Generation Information Platforms To Accelerate Cloud Adoption
Track: Hot Topics 2
Irfan Khan is CTO of Sybase. He oversees all the technology offices in each of Sybase's business units. Together with architects residing within the technology offices, Khan ensures the customers' voice and needs of the market are reflected within the company's innovation and product development. In addition, he oversees Sybase technology evangelism efforts.

 
 
Andy Kicklighter  - Nimsoft, a CA Technologies Company


"Early-Bird" Power Panel: What's Working, What's Not...and What's Next?
Andy Kicklighter is Sr. Technical Marketing Manager for Cloud at Nimsoft. He is leading the creation and delivery of Nimsoft’s Cloud offerings with emphasis on the needs of Enterprises, and Service Providers.

Andy brings over 15 years experience with enterprise infrastructure and services to bear on solving today’s cloud and data center monitoring and service delivery problems, and was previously responsible for bringing to market cloud based services and tools for Unisys, and cloud based monitoring, patch and update services for Sun Microsystems.
 
 
Andy Kicklighter  - Nimsoft, a CA Technologies Company


Forecast Cloudy – Monitoring Required
Track: Performance & Testing
Andy Kicklighter is Sr. Technical Marketing Manager for Cloud at Nimsoft. He is leading the creation and delivery of Nimsoft’s Cloud offerings with emphasis on the needs of Enterprises, and Service Providers.

Andy brings over 15 years experience with enterprise infrastructure and services to bear on solving today’s cloud and data center monitoring and service delivery problems, and was previously responsible for bringing to market cloud based services and tools for Unisys, and cloud based monitoring, patch and update services for Sun Microsystems.
 
 
Justin Kitagawa  - GoGrid


Cloud APIs for Smarties!
Track: Hot Topics 2
Justin Kitagawa is responsible for the original design and development of GoGrid’s API and customer portal. He is a founding software engineer working at GoGrid from its inception since 2006. He is currently a senior leader on the engineering team leading GoGrid’s virtualization team.

Kitagawa graduated cum laude from UC San Diego with a BS in Computer/ Cognitive Science. At iSpheres, a previous employer founded by Simon Ramo /Cal Tech Professor, K. Mani Chandy, his work helped embed their event server into Oracle 10G’s Application Server. He has extensive experience in distributed systems, systems architecture, message middleware, and complex software architectures. He has a passion for cloud computing, and is extremely excited to be a part of the 7th Cloud Expo.
 
 
James Kortoney  - Compuware


Discerning Performance in a Complex Cloud Deployment
Track: Performance & Testing
James Korotney holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, where he concentrated on the application of analytic methods and geometric modeling in CAD systems. He has held fast to technical positions in software for 16 years, avoiding the dark side of management. Currently, James is a Technical Consultant at Compuware Corporation, where he works for the CTO on research projects. James managed and consulted in various development product development and architecture positions prior to joining Compuware in 2008.
 
 
Shinya Kukita  - NEC Corporation


The Future of Mobile Cloud Computing
Track: Hot Topics 2
Shinya Kukita is Chief Manager of the International Sales and Operations Business Unit at NEC Corporation. He received his B.E. degre in electrical engineering from Tokyo University in 1981. After he joined NEC Corporation in 1981, he engaged in the development of various Optical Transport system and Network Management System as well as in the product planning of various components of Next Generation Network (NGN). Currently he is responsible for business and technical strategies regarding various aspects of NEC's international carrier solution business.
 
 
Sushil Kumar  - Oracle


Five Essential Capabilities for Cloud Management
Track: Performance & Testing
Sushil Kumar is Vice President of Product Strategy and Business Development at Oracle. He is the lead strategist behind Oracle's Cloud Computing initiatives and is responsible for the day-to-day execution of Oracle's Cloud strategy and the alignment of vision with market and product requirements. An industry veteran with 20 years of experience, he has been with Oracle since 1998 and has handled wide range of technical and business responsibilities, including product development, product management & marketing, and consulting.
 
 
Monica Kumar  - Oracle


Realize the True Potential of Server Virtualization Beyond Simple Consolidation
Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance
Monica Kumar is Senior Director of Product Marketing at Oracle. She is responsible for driving the product marketing, business development, customer and sales programs for Linux, Virtualization, MySQL, and Open Source at Oracle. As a recognized leader and evangelist for Linux, Virtualization, and open source, Ms. Kumar often represents Oracle in customer, partner and industry events. Prior to joining Oracle fourteen years ago, she spent five years in Product Marketing at Informix Corp. She has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University. A proud mother of two kids, Ms. Kumar actively volunteers in her kids’ school and also for the Indian Business and Professional Monica Kumar, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Oracle
As senior director of product marketing at Oracle Corporation, Ms. Kumar is responsible for driving the product marketing, business development, customer and sales programs for Linux, Virtualization, MySQL, and Open Source at Oracle. As a recognized leader and evangelist for Linux, Virtualization, and open source, Ms. Kumar often represents Oracle in customer, partner and industry events. Prior to joining Oracle fourteen years ago, Ms. Kumar spent five years in Product Marketing at Informix Corp. Ms. Kumar has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University. A proud mother of two kids, Ms. Kumar, actively volunteers in her kids’ school and also for the Indian Business and Professional Women (IBPW) organization for many years, most recently as Co-Executive Director.
 
 
David Linthicum  - Cloud Technology Partners


How to Get Hybrid Clouds Right the First Time
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Leading technology publications frequently name David S. Linthicum among the top 10 enterprise technologists in the world. He is a true thought leader in the industry, and an expert in complex distributed systems, including cloud computing, data integration, service oriented architecture (SOA), and big data systems. As the author of over 13 books on computing with over 3,000 published articles, as well as radio and TV appearances as a computing expert, he is often quoted in major business and technology publications. In addition, he is a frequent keynote presenter at industry conferences, with over 500 presentations given in the last 20 years.

Linthicum's industry experience includes tenures as CTO and CEO of several successful public and private software companies, and upper-level management positions in Fortune 100 companies. He has delivered over $2 billion in value by transforming companies from traditional to innovative technologies, moving them to lucrative exits that benefitted investors, employees and customers.
 
 
Jason Lochhead  - Terremark Worldwide, Inc.


CTO Power Panel: What Does the Cloud Do Best - and What Are the Proof Points?
Jason Lochhead is responsible for the technological development of Terremark’s hosting services. He oversees the overall technology direction of the Company’s hosting business and is the architect of Terremark’s acclaimed utility computing platform, Infinistructure. Hes also the architect of Terremark’s Enterprise Cloud.

Prior to joining Terremark, Lochhead was a co-founder of Data Return, a hosting company often rated among the best in the industry. During his 11 years at Data Return, he worked in various positions, including research and development, architecture and technology executive positions.
 
 
Jason Lochhead  - Terremark Worldwide, Inc.


Cloud APIs: A Real World Guide
Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance
Jason Lochhead is responsible for the technological development of Terremark’s hosting services. He oversees the overall technology direction of the Company’s hosting business and is the architect of Terremark’s acclaimed utility computing platform, Infinistructure. Hes also the architect of Terremark’s Enterprise Cloud.

Prior to joining Terremark, Lochhead was a co-founder of Data Return, a hosting company often rated among the best in the industry. During his 11 years at Data Return, he worked in various positions, including research and development, architecture and technology executive positions.
 
 
Ignacio M. Llorente  - DSA Research Group at UCM


Enterprise Usage of OpenNebula
Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions
Ignacio M. Llorente, Ph.D in Computer Science and Executive MBA, is a Full Professor in Computer Architecture and Technology, and the Head of the Distributed Systems Architecture Research Group at Complutense University of Madrid. He has held several appointments as an independent expert for the European Commission (Information Society and Media Directorate-General); visiting positions at the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA); consultancy positions with Sun Microsystems; and a Senior Researcher position in the Advanced Computing Lab at CAB (associated to NASA Astrobiology Institute).

He has 17 years of experience in research and development of advanced distributed computing and virtualization technologies, architecture of large-scale distributed infrastructures and resource provisioning platforms, and management of international projects and initiatives on Grid and Cloud computing; having led the research group in 15 sponsored projects; and having published more than 130 scientific papers in the leading journals and proceedings books.

He is currently co-leading the R&D of the OpenNebula Virtual Infrastructure Engine, the Globus GridWay Metascheduler, and the Grid4Utility initiative for federation of Grids. He participates in the EGEE and BEinGRID European projects, as UCM partner responsible, and in the Globus Alliance, as chair of one of its projects; and coordinates the Activity on Management of Virtual Execution Environments in the RESERVOIR Project, main EU-funded research initiative in virtualized infrastructures and cloud computing. He is the Grid Community Liaison Coordinator for the Service Oriented Infrastructure Working Group of NESSI; and co-chairs the OGF Working Group on Open Cloud Computing Interface. He coordinates the Middleware Activity in the Spanish Initiative in e-Science and the Working Group on Service Oriented Infrastructures and Grids of INES.
 
 
Mark Maagdenberg  - Objectivity


Scalable Graph Data in the Cloud
Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions
Mark has over 20 years experience as a software professional working at several prominent software companies in Silicon Valley including Ashton Tate, Intuit, Vantive, as well as several successful start-ups. His career includes positions as a User Interface Architect, Solutions Consultant and Sales Engineer and has worked on a variety of successful B2C and Enterprise software projects. Currently a member of the Sales Engineering team at InfiniteGraph and Objectivity, he provides product solutions for customers in both traditional on-premise and cloud environments. Mark holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University.
 
 
Pete Malcolm  - Abiquo


Day 3 Keynote | The Key to Enterprise Cloud Adoption? It’s a Matter of Business Policy
Pete Malcolm is CEO of Abiquo, a leading vendor of Cloud infrastructure management solutions. Described by SYS-CON's Jeremy Geelan as “a beacon of light amid the murky fog surrounding Cloud Computing”, Malcolm is the inventor of the term “Resource Cloud”, a concept which provides complete separation between physical infrastructure providers and virtual enterprise consumers, with substantial benefits to both. Malcolm was previously founder and CTO of Orchestria, Benchmark Capital’s first European Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and a Senior Vice President with CA, Inc.
 
 
Pete Malcolm  - Abiquo


General Session | Next Generation Cloud Management - Introducing the Virtual Enterprise
Pete Malcolm is CEO of Abiquo, a leading vendor of Cloud infrastructure management solutions. Described by SYS-CON's Jeremy Geelan as “a beacon of light amid the murky fog surrounding Cloud Computing”, Malcolm is the inventor of the term “Resource Cloud”, a concept which provides complete separation between physical infrastructure providers and virtual enterprise consumers, with substantial benefits to both. Malcolm was previously founder and CTO of Orchestria, Benchmark Capital’s first European Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and a Senior Vice President with CA, Inc.
 
 
Dave Malcolm  - Quest


A Master’s Class in Enterprise Cloud Automation
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Dave Malcolm is Vice President & Chief Technologist for Virtualization and Cloud at Quest. With more than 20 years of experience in high tech and enterprise software development, he drives product and technology strategy. Most recently, Malcolm served as the CTO of Surgient, where he led the development team responsible for the creation, delivery, and implementation of the enterprise-class Cloud Automation Platform. With a keen focus on both innovation and practical application, Malcolm and his team have developed a robust infrastructure-as-a-service cloud automation platform and multiple granted cloud computing patents.
 
 
Denis Martin  - NaviSite


Cloud Computing – Extending Your IT Infrastructure
Denis Martin is EVP & Chief Technology Officer, NaviSite Inc. His role reflects his continued contributions to NaviSite's strategic direction, including acquisition activity, and product, service, and channel development. He brings 20 years of business experience and has served in several positions in the company, most recently as Sr. Vice President of Corporate Development. He has extensive experience in network-based computing and outsourced delivery of business solutions and managed services. Before joining NaviSite, Martin managed the national hosting and application services organization for AppliedTheory, Inc. He has also acted as a consultant to several state and federal agencies in developing network and application programs at local, state and national levels.

 
 
Denis Martin  - NaviSite


Tales From Cloud 2.0 - a.k.a. The Transactional Cloud
Track: Performance & Testing
Denis Martin is EVP & Chief Technology Officer, NaviSite Inc. His role reflects his continued contributions to NaviSite's strategic direction, including acquisition activity, and product, service, and channel development. He brings 20 years of business experience and has served in several positions in the company, most recently as Sr. Vice President of Corporate Development. He has extensive experience in network-based computing and outsourced delivery of business solutions and managed services. Before joining NaviSite, Martin managed the national hosting and application services organization for AppliedTheory, Inc. He has also acted as a consultant to several state and federal agencies in developing network and application programs at local, state and national levels.

 
 
Mike Mayo  - Rackspace


Spin Up a Server at the Beach
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Mike Mayo is the mobile apps developer for Rackspace. He built the Rackspace Cloud and Slicehost mobile apps, and he's currently managing the OpenStack Client projects for the web, iPhone, iPad, and Android platforms. He also regularly contributes to various open source projects in the cloud and mobile spaces. When Mike's not coding, he's hard at work with his smoker perfecting his skills in the art and science of barbecue.
 
 
Jamal Mazhar  - Kaavo


The Cloud Ecosystem: The True Value of Different Cloud Offerings
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Jamal Mazhar is Founder & CEO of Kaavo. He possesses more than 15 years of experience in technology, engineering and consulting with a range of Fortune 500 companies including GE and ING. He established ING’s “Center of Excellence for B2B” which streamlined $2 billion per month in electronic money transfer operations. As Lead Architect at GE Capital e-Business team, Mazhar directed analysis and implementation efforts and improved the performance of the website generating more than $1 billion in annual lease revenues. At Trilogy he provided technical and managerial expertise for several large scale e-business implementation projects for companies such as Boeing, NCR, Gartner, British Airways, Quantas Airways and Alltel.
 
 
Jeff Medford  - Microsoft


Microsoft’s Future Offering for Productivity: An Overview of “Wave 14”
Track: Hot Topics
Jeff Medford is a Technical Product Manager at Microsoft.
 
 
David Meyer  - SAP


General Session | SAP’s On-Demand Strategy - Innovation Now
David Meyer is impassioned to make software more natural, transparent, and efficient, and will be satisfied once it seamlessly blends into our lives. With 15 years of international experience in emerging technology and markets, David drives SAP’s on-demand strategy and sustainability mission as the senior vice president of the on-demand, productivity, and sustainability solution management. He also leads the charge at SAP to reach users through products that help everyone live and work smarter. Previously, David was senior vice president at SAP responsible for the business intelligence (BI) and emerging technologies portfolio of products.

David brings a startup sensibility and relentless execution to this mission. Previously, he was vice president of BEA Systems where he was responsible for product management, program management, and technical publications for the Business Interaction Division (BID). Prior to BEA, David helped create Plumtree Software, inventing and creating the business portal market.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington.
 
 
John Michelsen  - CA Technologies


CTO Power Panel: What Does the Cloud Do Best - and What Are the Proof Points?
John Michelsen, CTO CA Technologies. As the Chief Technology Officer of CA Technologies, John is responsible for technical leadership and innovation, further developing the company’s technical community, and aligning its software strategy, architecture and partner relationships to deliver customer value.
 
 
John Michelsen  - CA Technologies


The DevTest Cloud: An Essential Platform for Application Development
Track: Performance & Testing
John Michelsen, CTO CA Technologies. As the Chief Technology Officer of CA Technologies, John is responsible for technical leadership and innovation, further developing the company’s technical community, and aligning its software strategy, architecture and partner relationships to deliver customer value.
 
 
Mårten Mickos  - Eucalyptus Systems


Hybrid Clouds - Vision and Reality
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Marten Mickos builds global disruptive businesses. As CEO of MySQL AB for seven years, Mickos grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition by Sun Microsystems of MySQL AB for $1bn, he served as Senior Vice President of Sun's Database Group.

Previously, Mickos held multi-national CEO and senior executive positions in his native Finland. He is a member of the board of Electrosonic. Mickos holds a M.Sc. in technical physics from Helsinki University of Technology. In 2006 he received the Audemars Piguet "Changing Times Award: European Entrepreneur of the Year 2006" and the Nokia Foundation Award.
 
 
Catherine Minter  - Cordys Americas


General Session | The Business Value of the Cloud
Catherine Minter is President of Cordys Americas. She is responsible for Americas P&L, and delivering solutions for companies dealing with the complex task of addressing business transformation challenges in organizations through systems innovation, reducing costs while increasing agility. Catherine brings 18 years of technology and software industry experience to this rapidly growing organization. Prior to joining Cordys, Cathy was VP of SAP’s Enterprise Accounts and built a fast-paced team, where she successfully moved SAP into the mid-market Communications and Manufacturing sectors. Prior to SAP, Cathy held various Strategic Sales Positions within Oracle’s Communications Industry.
 
 
Catherine Minter  - Cordys Americas


CEO Power Panel: What is the *Business Value* of the Cloud?
Catherine Minter is President of Cordys Americas. She is responsible for Americas P&L, and delivering solutions for companies dealing with the complex task of addressing business transformation challenges in organizations through systems innovation, reducing costs while increasing agility. Catherine brings 18 years of technology and software industry experience to this rapidly growing organization. Prior to joining Cordys, Cathy was VP of SAP’s Enterprise Accounts and built a fast-paced team, where she successfully moved SAP into the mid-market Communications and Manufacturing sectors. Prior to SAP, Cathy held various Strategic Sales Positions within Oracle’s Communications Industry.
 
 
John Monson  - Mellanox Technologies


Impact of I/O performance on Cloud Service Level Agreements
Track: Performance & Testing
John Monson is VP of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. He Mellanox March 2009 and has over 20 years of experience in engineering, marketing and sales with leading edge technology companies. Previously, he was vice president of marketing and business development for Inphi Corporation where he managed the EDC/PhyOptik business line. Prior to this, he was vice president of sales and marketing for Scintera Networks with responsibility for strategy, product marketing and business development. His background also includes 8 years at PMC-Sierra in executive and senior management positions in marketing and sales where he was instrumental in establishing PMC in the market and enabling the company’s growth.


 
 
Eric Moore  - HP Software


HP: Building the Heterogeneous Cloud
Track: Hot Topics
Eric Moore currently acts as Chief Architect and principal consultant for HP Software, focusing on cloud computing architectures using the former Opsware suite. Previously he was lead consultant for the BSA (Opsware) product suite, and his background is in data center automation, information security, and medical information systems. He is an organizer of the UP 2010 cloud computing conference, and has spoken at past cloud computing and security conferences. In his spare time Moore helps run HTINK, a social enterprise offering classes and free workshops on technology for adults and children in New York City.
 
 
Chris Morgan  - Red Hat


Cloud Infrastructure Matters
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Chris Morgan is Sr. Product Manager of the Cloud Business Unit at Red Hat. He has over 16 years experience in various arenas of systems management and supporting technology and has held a variety of positions including support, development, consulting, product management, product marketing, and sales engineering roles. His current interests include evolving the Red Hat Cloud Ecosystem with Cloud Providers and ISVs and facilitating cross-cloud management as the ecosystem evolves.
 
 
K. Scott Morrison  - Layer 7 Technologies


"Early-Bird" Power Panel: Virtualization & Cloud Computing - A Tango for Two?
Scott Morrison is the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect at Layer 7 Technologies, providing the visionary innovation and technical direction for the company. He has extensive technical and scientific experience in a number of industries and universities, including senior architect positions at IBM. He is one of the four co-editors for the WS-I Basic Security Profile and is a much sought-after author and speaker.

He has published over 50 book chapters, magazine articles, and papers in medical, physics, and engineering journals and is co-author of the university textbook "Cloud Computing: Principles, Systems and Applications" published by Springer-Verlag. In addition to being a Cloud Expo regular, Morrison has recently spoken at more than 70 shows around the world, including InfoWorld, JavaOne, GigaOm STRUCTURE, SOA World, Gartner and IDC conferences.
 
 
Lou Najdzin  - Equinix


Creating an Enabling Architecture for Cloud Services
Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance
Lou Najdzin, Director, Global Cloud & IT Services

Najdzin is an IT Services industry veteran with a broad industry background that ranges from leading hosting and network lines of business to business development in specific vertical markets such as finance. He is responsible for driving the growth of the Cloud Infrastructure and IT Services market at Equinix. Prior to joining Equinix, Najdzin was a Business Development Executive in Hewlett-Packard’s Enterprise Services Business Unit focused on Outsourcing opportunities within the Capital Markets industry. Before joining HP, he led Product Management, Product Marketing, Business Solutions and Offer Development at Savvis for both the Network and Hosting lines of business. Prior to joining Savvis, Najdzin was at Global Crossing where he was responsible for Business Planning and Development for its Global Carrier Division. Prior to Global Crossing, he was a Senior Consultant for Telwares, Inc., the CFO for the Foreign Exchange business unit at American Express, and held various positions at both AT&T and Lucent in Professional Services, Product Management, International Operations, Offer Development, and Finance.

Lou holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Rutgers University and an MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University.
 
 
Dr Ikuo Nakagawa  - Intec


Storage and Databases in a Cloud Platform
Track: Performance & Testing
Ikuo Nakagawa, Ph.D. is Director at Intec Systems Institute. He is the chief architect of the cloud computing platform development team at Intec Inc. He is an expert in distributed and parallel processing technologies for widely scalable environments. He has launched and contributed to some open projects involving distributed network and/or global routing technologies.
 
 
Louis Naugès  - Revevol


SaaS Aggregation vs Integration: The Industrial Revolution Comes To IT
Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions

Louis Naugès is Co-Founder & Chief Cloud Evangelist of Revevol, one of the largest international consulting companies 100% focused on Cloud and SaaS. He has 30 years of IT experience. Very few people in Europe have his knowledge and expertise in Cloud & SaaS technologies and applications. He works directly with CIOs of very large organizations. Revevol was the first EMEA distributor of Google Apps and the largest worldwide organization deploying Google Apps is one of Revevol's clients.

 
 
Peter Nickolov  - 3Tera Cloud Division, CA Technologies


Advanced Cloud Architectures: Security by Design with Zero-Trust Network Architecture
Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance
Peter Nickolov is President & CTO at 3Tera. He is a recognized expert in scalable infrastructure technologies including operating systems, networks and storage. He has unique experience in delivering successfully new types of products in a fast-paced startup environment and is the architect of the core technology behind 3Tera's AppLogic grid operating system that enables utility computing for SaaS and Web 2.0 services.

Nickolov is a serial entrepreneur who has founded four technology companies. Prior to 3Tera (the NetworkWorld's Category Breaker Award winner for 2007), he founded Z-force, a storage networking company that pioneered file switching and NAS aggregation and Object Dynamics, a software company providing network infrastructure software. In the last 20 years he has authored 30 patents and has over 50 innovations in the areas of operating systems, multi-threading, kernel mode and real-time software, network protocols, file systems and computing resource aggregation.

 
 
Jay Noble  - CSC


CEO Power Panel: What is the *Business Value* of the Cloud?
Jay Noble is Director of Cloud Computing at CSC, responsible for defining and delivering the platform as a service strategy and solution set. Over the course of his career he has carried executive-level responsibilities cloud computing efforts at several Fortune 500 size organizations and assisted numerous organizations transition from traditional application design, development and delivery to industry leading platform as a service solutions.


Noble has 10 years direct software as a service/platform as a service experience and has worked with dozens of companies to determine their cloud strategy as well as define their traditional application migration to cloud enabled solutions.

 
 
Jay Noble  - CSC


Business Transformation - The Silver Lining in the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 2
Jay Noble is Director of Cloud Computing at CSC, responsible for defining and delivering the platform as a service strategy and solution set. Over the course of his career he has carried executive-level responsibilities cloud computing efforts at several Fortune 500 size organizations and assisted numerous organizations transition from traditional application design, development and delivery to industry leading platform as a service solutions.


Noble has 10 years direct software as a service/platform as a service experience and has worked with dozens of companies to determine their cloud strategy as well as define their traditional application migration to cloud enabled solutions.

 
 
Jason Noel  - Unisys


Transitioning and Operating within an Internal/External Cloud.
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Jason Noel is the Vice President of the Unisys Global Customer Advisory practice. The mission of his team is to provide world-class services for assisting clients in the continuous development and execution of their Data Center Transformation strategy, with a particular focus on Cloud Computing.

He is also the host of “A Show About Cloud Computing to Show You That We're Smart”, which has its own ‘Unisys Cloud TV' Playlist on TheUnisysChannel on YouTube.

Jason joined Unisys from ChoicePoint Inc. where he was a business unit technology executive and corporate Assistant Vice President of Technology. In this role Jason had full responsibility for defining and executing the IT strategy that continues to support this business. Also at ChoicePoint, Jason led the integration and consolidation of the technology infrastructures of four acquired companies. This integration and consolidation included initiatives such as application modernization, data center consolidation, and the transformation to an agile technology infrastructure that could adapt in real-time to support ever-changing business requirements. Prior to ChoicePoint Jason was an IT executive for successful marketing technology start-up MITI. Jason is also a veteran of the United States Army.

Jason is a Certified Information Security Manager
 
 
Jason Noel  - Unisys


Transitioning and Operating within an Internal/External Cloud.
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Jason Noel is the Vice President of the Unisys Global Customer Advisory practice. The mission of his team is to provide world-class services for assisting clients in the continuous development and execution of their Data Center Transformation strategy, with a particular focus on Cloud Computing.

He is also the host of “A Show About Cloud Computing to Show You That We're Smart”, which has its own ‘Unisys Cloud TV' Playlist on TheUnisysChannel on YouTube.

Jason joined Unisys from ChoicePoint Inc. where he was a business unit technology executive and corporate Assistant Vice President of Technology. In this role Jason had full responsibility for defining and executing the IT strategy that continues to support this business. Also at ChoicePoint, Jason led the integration and consolidation of the technology infrastructures of four acquired companies. This integration and consolidation included initiatives such as application modernization, data center consolidation, and the transformation to an agile technology infrastructure that could adapt in real-time to support ever-changing business requirements. Prior to ChoicePoint Jason was an IT executive for successful marketing technology start-up MITI. Jason is also a veteran of the United States Army.

Jason is a Certified Information Security Manager
 
 
Rick Nucci  - Dell Boomi


The CIO Whiteboard: Designing a Cloud Integration Strategy
Track: Hot Topics
Rick Nucci is the Founder and General Manager of Dell Boomi where he is responsible for all operations and strategic direction. He has led the company's successful transformation from a traditional software product company to a leading infrastructure provider in the SaaS and cloud computing industry. In his role at Dell Boomi, he is constantly engaged with customers and partners to ensure alignment between business needs and Dell Boomi’s strategy and operations.

Prior to founding Dell Boomi, Nucci worked for EXE Technologies, a market leading supply chain execution software company, in the areas of product development and implementation. It was in this role that he learned first-hand the cost and complexity of integrating disparate applications and business partners. With over 15 years of business experience in application and data integration, he applies this experience to guiding the company's strategy and operations.

He frequently speaks at industry and business events nationwide including Gartner AADI, Cloud Expo and All About the Cloud.
 
 
Tim O'Brien  - Microsoft Corp.


General Session | The Move is On: Cloud Strategies for Businesses
Tim O’Brien is responsible for cloud services evangelism and leads the Platform Strategy Group in the Developer & Platform Evangelism Group at Microsoft Corp. Tim has been on the forefront of the company’s cloud efforts since 2005, working with senior technical and business leaders on the development of strategies relating to platform services and service-based applications, including Windows Azure platform and Microsoft Online Services.

Before joining Microsoft in 2003, Tim worked as an engineer, a marketer and a consultant at both startups and Fortune 500 companies. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry.

Tim has a BS in engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School.
 
 
Greg O'Connor  - AppZero


Cloud Containers Move ISV Apps
Track: Hot Topics
Greg O'Connor is President & CEO of AppZero. Pioneering the Virtual Application Appliance approach to simplifying application-lifecycle management, he is responsible for translating Appzero's vision into strategic business objectives and financial results. O'Connor has over 25 years of management and technical experience in the computer industry. He was founder and president of Sonic Software, acquired in 2005 by Progress Software (PRGS). There he grew the company from concept to over $40 million in revenue. At Sonic, he evangelized and created the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) product category, which is generally accepted today as the foundation for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Follow him on Twitter @gregoryjoconnor.

 
 
Christine Oldroyd  - Cisco Systems


The Network Advantage for for Cloud Services
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Christine Oldroyd is an Engineering Technical Leader at Cisco Systems.
 
 
Davi Ottenheimer  - EMC


Compliance in the Cloud
Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance
Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, has more than nineteen years' experience managing global security operations and assessments, including a decade of leading incident response and digital forensics. He is co-author of the book "Securing the Virtual Environment: How to Defend the Enterprise Against Attack," published in May 2012 by Wiley. He formerly was responsible for security at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), the world's largest investment fund manager. Prior to BGI he was a "dedicated paranoid" at Yahoo! and responsible for managing security for hundreds of millions of mobile, broadband and digital home products. Davi received his postgraduate academic Master of Science degree in International History from the London School of Economics.
 
 
Ken Owens  - Savvis


Enterprise Cloud Delivered: Introducing the Virtual Private Data Center
Track: Hot Topics
Ken Owens is currently the VP of Security and Virtualization Technologies at SAVVIS Communications. He has made significant contributions in security and virtualization architecture and strategies. Prior to SAVVIS, Owens spent 2 years as a Network Security Architect at AG Edwards & Sons, Inc. and Edward Jones Investments respectively. Prior to Jones, he spent 10 years in Architecture and Design of Communications Systems and Components.
 
 
Abe Pachikara  - Microsoft


Four Remarkable Cloud Computing Case Studies
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Abe Pachikara is U.S. Cloud Computing Developer Evangelism & Adoption Lead at Microsoft, where he reaches millions of developers and decision makers, gets them up to speed and esctatic about the enterprise-grade cloud computing solution offered by Microsoft ("Windows Azure Platform"), and helps them try it out!
 
 
Anup Pal  - Symphony Services


Cloud Computing: Innovation Management is Key
Track: Hot Topics 2
Anup Pal is VP, Global Solutions and Support at Symphony Services. He has over 28 years of technical and management experience in design and development of storage, networking and server systems. In his present role, he is responsible for development and growth of storage business at Symphony. Anup also managed storage delivery centre for Enterprise Technology Business unit for Symphony Services at Pune, India.

He has played leadership roles in development of disk based data protection products at Quantum Corporation, development of NAS/SAN products at Pillar Data systems, Maranti Networks and Auspex Systems. Pal has led development efforts of high end server systems at Sun Microsystems and distributed fault tolerant computing systems both at Stratus Computers and Unisys Corporation.

 
 
Vipul Parmar  - 


BPM-Enabling Cloud Integration
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Vipul Parmar
 
 
Arturo Pereyra  - Oracle


Monetizing the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 2
Arturo Pereyra is a Marketing & Business Development Director at Oracle. He leads marketing and business development for Oracle's Media and Telecom applications and solutions. Pereyra has over 15 years experience in the hi-technology, Media and telecommunications industries,including leading worldwide marketing activities for HP's Emerging Markets Group and was a co-founder for a venture-backed wireless company. Prior to this, he was an Associate with Booz Allen & Hamilton, based in New York, and worked in the Marketing and Multi-media practice.
 
 
Wendy Perilli  - OpTier


Top Ten Tips to Solve Performance and Availability Challenges in a Private Cloud
Track: Performance & Testing
Wendy Perilli is SVP of Marketing at OpTier. She gathers market insight from analysts, customers, service and technology partners and many others. With 21 years in high-tech fields, her broad range of experience with various technologies offers unique insight into the role that virtualization and cloud computing play in emerging markets and trends.
 
 
Gregor Petri  - CA Technologies


How Cloud and Virtualization Are Changing the Way Business and IT Will Interact
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Gregor Petri is Advisor Lean IT and Cloud Computing at CA Technologies and currently launching The Cloud Academy. He is a regular expert or keynote speaker at industry events throughout Europe and wrote the cloud primer “Shedding Light on Cloud Computing”. He is also a columnist at ITSM Portal, contributing author to the Dutch “Over Cloud Computing” book, member of the Computable expert panel and his blog is syndicated across many sites worldwide. Gregor was recently named by Cloud Computing Journal as one of The Top 50 Bloggers on Cloud Computing.

Follow him on Twitter @GregorPetri or read his blog at blog.gregorpetri.com
 
 
Bret Piatt  - Rackspace Hosting


The Future of Data Storage in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management
Bret Piatt is Sr. Manager of Corporate Development at Rackspace Hosting.
 
 
Eric Pulier  - ServiceMesh


Distinguished Organizations: Moving from Tactical to Strategic IT
Track: Hot Topics 2
Eric Pulier is CEO of ServiceMesh. One of the most successful entrepreneurs in government and enterprise technology, he is a popular speaker worldwide. He is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, the Center for Telecommunications Management, and is the Executive Director of the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council.

 
 
Curt Raffi  - Metanga


SaaS Startups - Challenges & Monetization
Track: Hot Topics
Curt Raffi is the Marketing Director for Metanga, the SaaS division of MetraTech and holds a Visual Studies degree from Harvard University. He brings over 10 years of SaaS product and marketing experience with significant experience in awareness, user experience and pricing models.
 
 
Ranjith Ramakrishnan  - Cumulux


Monitoring and Governance of Windows Azure-based Cloud Applications
Track: Performance & Testing
Ranjith Ramakrishnan is Co-Founder & CTO of Cumulux. He co-founded the company in 2008 with a strong belief that Cloud Computing would transform Enterprise software. Previously he held key positions at Microsoft for 10 years including driving product strategy for Windows. He was also a founder of a funded Silicon Valley SaaS startup in the B2B procurement space.
 
 
Ranga Rangachari  - Red Hat


General Session | Unlocking the Value of the Cloud Today
Ranga Rangachari is Senior Director, Cloud Strategy, at Red Hat.
 
 
Shawn Reynolds  - SAP


Lunchtime Keynote | The Journey to On Demand - Lessons Learned from Small, High-Growth Customers
Shawn Reynolds is Global Director at SAP and responsible for go-to-market strategy and business development for the most significant product investment in company history, SAP Business ByDesign™.

Before joining SAP, he held global leadership positions in the software industry developing markets in the United States, EMEA, and BRIC. Reynolds has nearly twenty years of experience leading entrepreneurial companies and has advised clients such as Procter & Gamble, TNT, Bank of America, Ogeda, TIM, Avaya, and Barclays on customer experience and on-demand business strategy. Shawn is active in the investment community in the United States and is a member of multiple venture and business associations.
 
 
Steve Riley  - Riverbed Technology


How to "Think Cloud": Architectural Design Patterns for Cloud Computing
Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance
Steve Riley is Deputy CTO at Riverbed Technology. His specialties include the performance and security aspects of enterprise and cloud computing. Steve has a long career of public speaking, having participated in hundreds of events around the world. He is co-author of Protect Your Windows Network, contributed a chapter to Auditing Cloud Computing, has published numerous articles, and conducted technical reviews of several data networking and telecommunications books. At Riverbed, Steve concentrates on high-performance architectures that span multiple clouds, public and private; advises field teams and customers about secure deployments; and participates in the company’s progression toward software-defined data centers and the virtualization of everything. Before Steve joined Riverbed, he was the cloud security evangelist at Amazon Web Services and a security consultant and advisor at Microsoft where he developed patterns and practices for secure deployments and operations. Steve is a member of the Kubuntu Team (which maintains Ubuntu’s KDE-flavored distribution) and is a global moderator of its community forum. Besides lurking in the Internet's dark alleys and secret passages, he enjoys freely sharing his opinions about the intersection of technology and culture.
 
 
Steve Riley  - Riverbed Technology


Securing the Amazon Web Services Cloud
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management
Steve Riley is Deputy CTO at Riverbed Technology. His specialties include the performance and security aspects of enterprise and cloud computing. Steve has a long career of public speaking, having participated in hundreds of events around the world. He is co-author of Protect Your Windows Network, contributed a chapter to Auditing Cloud Computing, has published numerous articles, and conducted technical reviews of several data networking and telecommunications books. At Riverbed, Steve concentrates on high-performance architectures that span multiple clouds, public and private; advises field teams and customers about secure deployments; and participates in the company’s progression toward software-defined data centers and the virtualization of everything. Before Steve joined Riverbed, he was the cloud security evangelist at Amazon Web Services and a security consultant and advisor at Microsoft where he developed patterns and practices for secure deployments and operations. Steve is a member of the Kubuntu Team (which maintains Ubuntu’s KDE-flavored distribution) and is a global moderator of its community forum. Besides lurking in the Internet's dark alleys and secret passages, he enjoys freely sharing his opinions about the intersection of technology and culture.
 
 
Hasan Rizvi  - Oracle


Opening Keynote | Extreme Performance for Your Cloud Platform
Hasan Rizvi is Senior Vice President of Oracle Fusion Middleware Products. He is responsible for Oracle's SOA, Application Server, Communications and Identity Management and Security product development, product management and architecture. Previously he was vice president of Oracle Enterprise Manager responsible for the company's Data Center Automation products. Prior to returning to Oracle in 2001, izvi was VP of Engineering for Corio, Inc. where he led the development of key technologies to enable efficient delivery of software as a service. Prior to that, he served as director of OLTP technologies for Oracle, where he was instrumental in development of transaction processing, messaging and queuing and high-end scalability technologies for Oracle Database products. Rizvi holds eight patents in the database management area.
 
 
David Rokita  - Hexagrid


"Early-Bird" Power Panel: Virtualization & Cloud Computing - A Tango for Two?
David Rokita is the VP of Architecture and Planning for Hexagrid Computing and comes with over 12 years of experience in IT operations, system design and architecture. Prior to For Union Pacific Railroad, he served on the management team responsible for mission critical systems deployments, 24/7 critical issue response and the migration of datacenter facilities and services from Saint Louis to Omaha. As a Senior Architect for MasterCard Worldwide, Rokita specialized in secure Internet facing infrastructure, PCI compliance, real-time fraud detection, secure payment systems and global outsourcing initiatives. Prior to that he served as founder, principal and Certified Document Imaging Architect for Precision Storage Solutions LLC, specializing in design and implementation of data storage, backup, document management and disaster recovery solutions.
 
 
Keyun Ruan  - University College Dublin


Cloud Forensics: Challenges and Opportunities
Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions
Keyun Ruan is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Centre for Cybercrime Investigation in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at University College Dublin. She is supervised by Head of School and Director of UCD Centre for Cybercrime Investigation Prof. Joe Carthy, and co-supervised by Prof. Tahar Kechadi. She is funded by the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) and the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V.(EADS). Her personal web page is here.
 
 
Treb Ryan  - Dimension Data Cloud Solutions


"Early-Bird" Power Panel: Virtualization & Cloud Computing - A Tango for Two?
Treb Ryan is Chief Strategy Officer, Cloud Business Unit, at Dimension Data. Prior to its acquisition by Dimension Data, he was Co-Founder & CEO of OpSource. Since 1996, he has been instrumental in defining and creating services organizations that improve the quality and reliability of the technology infrastructures businesses depend on for communications and commerce. He is currently considered one of the leading thinkers in SaaS and sits on the Software Executive Board at the SIIA.

Prior to co-founding OpSource in 2002, Ryan was President of the Americas for Metromedia Fiber Network (MFN). He joined MFN from SiteSmith, a company that he co-founded in 1999 and ultimately sold to MFN in a deal valued at $1.4 billion. He attended UCLA and is an advisor to the UCLA CLAS fund.
 
 
Treb Ryan  - Dimension Data Cloud Solutions


Leveraging the Cloud for Frictionless Customer Acquisition
Track: Hot Topics 2
Treb Ryan is Chief Strategy Officer, Cloud Business Unit, at Dimension Data. Prior to its acquisition by Dimension Data, he was Co-Founder & CEO of OpSource. Since 1996, he has been instrumental in defining and creating services organizations that improve the quality and reliability of the technology infrastructures businesses depend on for communications and commerce. He is currently considered one of the leading thinkers in SaaS and sits on the Software Executive Board at the SIIA.

Prior to co-founding OpSource in 2002, Ryan was President of the Americas for Metromedia Fiber Network (MFN). He joined MFN from SiteSmith, a company that he co-founded in 1999 and ultimately sold to MFN in a deal valued at $1.4 billion. He attended UCLA and is an advisor to the UCLA CLAS fund.
 
 
Ido Safruti  - Cotendo


Splitting the Cloud for Performance
Track: Performance & Testing
Ido Safruti is VP of Product Strategy at Cotendo, where ee leads the company's overall product and cloud computing strategy. He has extensive cross-functional experience in networking, security and high performance systems. Prior to joining Cotendo, he held several IT and R&D management positions including General Manager at Metacafe, one of the largest short video sites in the world. In this role he was responsible for R&D and IT operations, and was in charge of building the company's infrastructure to scale from a few million users to 50 million unique monthly users. Prior to that he served as Head of Software, Chief Scientist, and R&D Manager at various companies focused on high capacity network software, hardware, and security systems.
 
 
Kenneth Salchow  - F5 Networks, Inc.


"Early-Bird" Power Panel: What's Working, What's Not...and What's Next?
Kenneth Salchow is Manager of Technical Marketing at F5 Networks. He has been employed by F5 for over ten years and has served in several capacities, from field engineering, to security architect overlay, to technical marketing and evangelist. He has helped design and implement some of the most cutting-edge uses of F5 technology, written numerous articles and whitepapers and traveled the world in an effort to help F5 customers achieve their business goals through the use of F5 technology.


Prior to F5, Salchow was a principal member of the Best Buy, Inc. Internet Services Group which was responsible for the development of the retailing giant’s eCommerce presence taking what was a single machine to one of the largest and most successful “clicks and mortar” implementations in the industry. In addition, he has owned and operated several small businesses including a consultancy and boutique computer forensics shop. He is or has been a CNE, MSCE, CCNP, C|EH, CISSP, Network+, CCNP, holds a BS in Information Technology from the MN School of Business and is currently completing his MBA with a focus on IT management.

 
 
Kenneth Salchow  - F5 Networks, Inc.


Enabling On-Demand IT in the Cloud
Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions
Kenneth Salchow is Manager of Technical Marketing at F5 Networks. He has been employed by F5 for over ten years and has served in several capacities, from field engineering, to security architect overlay, to technical marketing and evangelist. He has helped design and implement some of the most cutting-edge uses of F5 technology, written numerous articles and whitepapers and traveled the world in an effort to help F5 customers achieve their business goals through the use of F5 technology.


Prior to F5, Salchow was a principal member of the Best Buy, Inc. Internet Services Group which was responsible for the development of the retailing giant’s eCommerce presence taking what was a single machine to one of the largest and most successful “clicks and mortar” implementations in the industry. In addition, he has owned and operated several small businesses including a consultancy and boutique computer forensics shop. He is or has been a CNE, MSCE, CCNP, C|EH, CISSP, Network+, CCNP, holds a BS in Information Technology from the MN School of Business and is currently completing his MBA with a focus on IT management.

 
 
Jeff Samuels  - GoGrid


"Early-Bird" Power Panel: What's Working, What's Not...and What's Next?
Jeff Samuels is Chief Marketing Officer at GoGrid where he is responsible for managing and expanding the company’s multiple product lines and driving market adoption at a global level. He has spent the majority of his career in the Internet infrastructure and application arena. Prior to the GoGrid appointment, he served as GM and Vice President at Neustar (NYSE: NSR) where he was responsible for product success and achieving revenue targets in Neustar’s Internet Infrastructure Services Group, one of the fastest growing business units in the company.


Daniels came to Neustar through its acquisition of UltraDNS where he was GM and EVP of Marketing — Neustar purchased UltraDNS in 2006 for $61.8M. At UltraDNS he was charged with building, educating and selling the enterprise market on what can now be regarded as one of the first commercially successful cloud-based infrastructure solutions. As a key member of the UltraDNS executive team, Jeff drove the company from pre-launch to become the number one provider of Managed DNS and traffic management solutions to thousands of customers across multiple industry verticals.

 
 
Scott C. Sanchez  - ScaleUp


The Five Stages of Cloud Security Grief
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management
Scott C. Sanchez, CISSP is Security and Privacy Officer at ScaleUp Cloud and a recognized thought leader in security and cloud computing. He brings with him nearly 20 years of IT leadership experience managing global security programs at Goldman Sachs and Bristol-Myers Squibb, and has also had success as an entrepreneur, having founded and profitably sold both a security consulting firm and a medical software company.

Sanchez earned his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) accreditation in 2000 and serves as a member of both the US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force and the FBI InfraGard team. In his spare time, he serves as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and disaster worker with the American Red Cross.

 
 
Chris Schin  - Zetta


Cloud-based Data Protection – No More Backups
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management
Chris Schin is Vice President, Products at Zetta. He is responsible for coordinating all product-related initiatives, including product strategy, direction, and marketing, as well as business model and go-to-market process definition. Prior to joining Zetta, he was acting GM and Senior Director for Symantec Protection Network, Symantec's Software as a Service platform. Prior to joining Symantec, Schin launched and ran a highly successful consulting practice helping technology startups with market research, strategy creation, TCO and competitive analyses. He has also served as director of product management at both Blue Titan Software and Intersperse Software.
 
 
Gunther Schmalzhaf  - SAP


Integrate Heterogeneity - Managing Applications in Virtualization & Cloud Infrastructures
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Gunther Schmalzhaf has worked for SAP AG since 2003. As solution manager he is responsible for the areas Virtualization, Adaptive Computing and Cloud Technology. His focus is rolling out information and concepts to customers and partners. The main areas aspects of implementation, strategic development and landscape considerations of Adaptive Computing, virtualization and cloud technology. He is also responsible for the relationship to SAP technology partners. Before that, he gained 10 years’ experience in working with ERP systems for customers and was a technical consultant with an SAP Technology Partner.
 
 
Allwyn Sequeira  - VMware


Security and Compliance Architectures for Virtualized Environments
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management
Allwyn Sequeira is CTO, Security & Network Solutions, at VMware - responsible for strategy and delivery of security and networking solutions at VMware. He was CTO and Senior VP of Product Operations at Blue Lane Technologies, which was acquired by VMware in October 2008. At Blue Lane, Sequeira was responsible for creating the Virtual Shield product, which is the basis for VMware's vShield product line. He's a recognized expert in the areas of networking, security, virtualization and cloud architectures, with over twenty five years of experience in the industry. He's a member of the DMTF and Cloud Security Alliance Architecture group.
 
 
Rinat Shagisultanov  - Neudesic


Defining Your Cloud Strategy and Roadmap
Track: Day 1: SOA in the Cloud | Days 2-4: Cloud Solutions
Rinat Shagisultanov is Principal Consultant, Custom Application Development Practice, at Neudesic (a Microsoft Gold Partner). He has 18 years of design & development experience on the Microsoft platform - Windows, web, services, databases.
 
 
Bhargav Shah  - KPMG


How to Choose the Right Cloud Strategy for Your Organization
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Bhargav Shah is a Director at KPMG in its IT Advisory practice. He has been involved with IT strategy, DC operations, IT Services Management and Architecture since 1998. Bhargav also leads KPMG's "IT implications of cloud" solution development and has helped many clients leverage cloud computing in their overall IT strategy.
 
 
Jon Shende  - Ernst and Young LLP


"Early-Bird" Power Panel: Virtualization & Cloud Computing - A Tango for Two?
Jon Shende is a business executive who started out in the medical arena, then moved into the Oil and Gas environment where he was introduced to SCADA and network technologies in the 1990s. He gained global experience working within several verticals to include marketing,sales and technical services eventually becoming the youngest VP of an international enterprise.

Academically he holds a masters certificate in Business Administration,is an Oxford Graduate and also completed an MSc in IT Security at RHUL with a thesis on Cloud Computing examining Federated Identity Management.

He is also well versed with sales,marketing and product positioning for technology startup and mid sized ventures and has experience with Virtualization technologies, Governance, Risk Management and Compliance as well as IT Security. He was an early adoptor of web-services and web-based tools for job related projects over the last few years.

Over his career Shende has worked in Pharmaceuticals, Sales/Services Engineering,Technical Consulting,as a Technical Presenter and more recently a Director IT Services. Jon Shende is also a management consultant for a global big four firm where he advises clients on IT Security, Strategy, Risk and the Cloud.

His personal blog is located at http://jonshende.ulitzer.com
 
 
Ryan Sherstobitoff  - 


Achieving Fast & Secure Computing Using the Cloud
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management
Ryan Sherstobitoff is Security Researcher. He formerly was the Chief Corporate Evangelist at Panda Security, where he managed the US strategic response for new and emerging threats. Ryan is widely recognized as a security & cloud computing expert throughout the country. He blogs at http://ryansherstobitoff.ulitzer.com.
 
 
Duke Skarda  - SoftLayer


General Session | It’s All Cloud: Blurring the Line Between Dedicated and Cloud Services
Duke Skarda is CTO of SoftLayer. He joined SoftLayer in November 2010. As the CTO, he holds responsibilities for implementing, designing and enhancing the proprietary SoftLayer Infrastructure Management System (IMS). Prior to joining SoftLayer, he served as the VP of Information Technology & Software Development at The Planet. He served in this role from June 2009 to October 2010.

Previously, Skarda spent 10 years with Level 3 Communications in a series of increasingly responsible positions. As Senior Vice President for its Content Markets Group, he led Engineering and IT development for its Content Distribution Network platform and IT support systems. As SVP for IT Architecture & Application Development, he led a broad range of programs, including business process management, order-entry and service assurance development. He also served as Vice President of IT Architecture, where he led the development of a long-range systems roadmaps, systems merger and acquisition planning, and the development of the company's Enterprise Architecture team. Additionally, he has four years of experience with Sprint.
 
 
Brian Sledge  - Adaptivity


Enterprise Cloud Living Blueprint
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Brian Sledge is SVP of Solution Architecture & Field Engineering at Adaptivity.
 
 
Steve Soechtig  - Abiquo


Selling the Benefits of Cloud to Your Own Organization
Track: Hot Topics
Steve Soechtig is VP Global Sales at Abiquo. He joined the company in 2010 to expand the enterprise sales team and to work with customers interested in solving their cloud computing challenges. He brings a track record of success in building fast-growth sales and services teams, serving most recently as VP of Western Area Sales for CA Technologies.

Prior to joining CA, Soechtig spent five years as the SVP of Sales and Services for Orchestria, which was sold to CA in January 2009. He has also held sales and services management positions at Pivotal Software, Deloitte Consulting, and AT&T.

 
 
Anil Somani  - IBM


Innovation in the Cloud: Accelerating Business Value
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Anil Somani works in IBM Software Strategy as a Senior Manager in the IBM Cloud Labs at IBM Silicon Valley Labs, California. He manages a team working intimately on business and technology in the areas of cloud computing, mobile and industry verticals in electronic wholesale and retail payments. Somani works with IBM Industry models such as IFW and is knowledgeable and participates in payment standards bodies such as ISO 20022, SWIFT, SEPA, ISO 8583, NACHA, TWIST, fpML. He has developed reference architectures for Large Value Payments SOA, Dispute and Issue Resolution in Banking, Mobile Banking and Payments, helped with reference architectures in the areas of KYC and Account Opening.

He has worked with banking clients on business value assessments and helped analyze and architect solutions for agile business IT aligned implementations. He has a strong focus in the areas of emerging payment models, regulatory compliance and infrastructure based on service orientation and cloud computing.

 
 
Richard Stone  - Compuware


Managing Performance in the Cloud
Track: Performance & Testing
Richard Stone is Senior Solutions Manager, Cloud Computing & Mobile, at Compuware, responsible for Cloud-based Application Performance Management solutions.

Prior to joining Compuware, he held senior marketing and product management positions at Hewlett Packard, Compaq, plus a number of other US and European IT companies. He has extensive experience in cloud-based solutions and technologies, and has brought a number of cloud-based solutions to market: These include cross-industry solutions such as E-Mail, Web Conferencing, and Sales Force Automation; and vertical market solutions in industries such as Insurance, Retail Banking, and Telecommunications. Stone's domain expertise also includes mobile computing, security, compliance, and high-availability solutions for all market segments (SMB, Enterprise, and key verticals such as Finance, Government, Healthcare, and Retail.)
 
 
Dave Stufflebeam  - StorageCraft


Disaster Recovery, Data Protection & System Migration in the Cloud
Track: Performance & Testing
Dave Stufflebeam is Technical Account Manager at StorageCraft. He brings over 16 years of technical experience to the channel team and is involved in technical consulting and partner support for the entire range of StorageCraft solutions. Working for companies like Macromedia, Corel and Novell prior to coming to StorageCraft, he has gained an extensive and a diverse technical knowledge and has presented to and preformed technical trainings at companies like Walt Disney World, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Boeing, Wal-Mart and many more.
 
 
Omar Sultan  - Cisco


Cloud Computing: Not Your Father's Data Center
Track: Hot Topics 2
Omar Sultan is a Market Management Manager with Cisco's Data Center Solutions (DCS) group.
 
 
Scott Swartz  - MetraTech


How to Monetize SaaS Beyond Subscriptions
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Scott Swartz is Founder, President & CEO of MetraTech. He has over 15 years of software and services industry experience and spearheaded the deployment of MetraTech's billing and partner settlement solution for Microsoft's Cloud Computing services offering. He has a degree from Harvard University and was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.
 
 
Michael Timpanaro-Perrotta  - Oracle


Deploying DaaS: Database as a Service
Track: Hot Topics 2
Michael Timpanaro-Perrotta is Director of Product Strategy at Oracle, a post in the Database development group that he has held since December 2006. He is currently responsible for Product Strategy for the areas of Database Cloud and Real Application Clusters. Before joining Oracle, he worked at VERITAS as Senior Director of Product Management for the Storage Foundation product line. Prior to that he worked in various technical positions at Tivoli and IBM.
 
 
John Treadway  - Unisys


Building Your Cloud - Considerations and Lessons Learned
Track: Hot Topics
John Treadway is the Global Director of Cloud Computing Solutions at Unisys. In this role, John is responsible for cloud services and solutions business lines, and leads the Unisys Cloud Strategy Council. Prior to joining Unisys in 2009, John was an entrepreneur and consultant on enterprise technology marketing and strategy. John has been both a user of cloud computing in his companies, and a consultant on cloud computing. Previously, John served as vice president at Financial Fusion (A Sybase Company) where he built and led marketing, customer service, and other functions in this vendor of e-financial services solutions. John blogs at http://cloudbzz.com and http://johntreadway.ulitzer.com/, and tweets at http://twitter.com/cloudbzz.
 
 
John Treadway  - Unisys


Building Your Cloud - Considerations and Lessons Learned
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
John Treadway is the Global Director of Cloud Computing Solutions at Unisys. In this role, John is responsible for cloud services and solutions business lines, and leads the Unisys Cloud Strategy Council. Prior to joining Unisys in 2009, John was an entrepreneur and consultant on enterprise technology marketing and strategy. John has been both a user of cloud computing in his companies, and a consultant on cloud computing. Previously, John served as vice president at Financial Fusion (A Sybase Company) where he built and led marketing, customer service, and other functions in this vendor of e-financial services solutions. John blogs at http://cloudbzz.com and http://johntreadway.ulitzer.com/, and tweets at http://twitter.com/cloudbzz.
 
 
John Treadway  - Unisys


Building Your Cloud - Considerations and Lessons Learned
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
John Treadway is the Global Director of Cloud Computing Solutions at Unisys. In this role, John is responsible for cloud services and solutions business lines, and leads the Unisys Cloud Strategy Council. Prior to joining Unisys in 2009, John was an entrepreneur and consultant on enterprise technology marketing and strategy. John has been both a user of cloud computing in his companies, and a consultant on cloud computing. Previously, John served as vice president at Financial Fusion (A Sybase Company) where he built and led marketing, customer service, and other functions in this vendor of e-financial services solutions. John blogs at http://cloudbzz.com and http://johntreadway.ulitzer.com/, and tweets at http://twitter.com/cloudbzz.
 
 
Vineet Tyagi  - Impetus


Deriving Intelligence from Large Data – Using Hadoop and Applying Analytics
Track: Hot Topics 2
Vineet Tyagi is Head of Impetus Labs at Impetus Technologies, an award-winning software product engineering company, serving customers ranging from aggressive startups to large technology companies, to develop innovative software products.
 
 
Karl Van den Bergh  - Jaspersoft


Using BI in the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 2
Karl Van den Bergh is the Vice President, Product and Alliances at Jaspersoft, where he is responsible for product strategy, product management and technology alliances. Karl is a seasoned high-tech executive with 18 years experience in software, hardware, open source and SaaS businesses, both startup and established.

Prior to Jaspersoft, Karl was the Vice President of Marketing and Alliances at Kickfire (now part of Teradata), a venture-funded data warehouse appliance startup. He also spent seven years at Business Objects (now part of SAP), where he held progressively senior leadership positions in product marketing, product management, corporate development and strategy – ultimately becoming the General Manager of the Information-On-Demand business. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for EMEA marketing at ASG, one of the world’s largest privately-held software companies. Karl started his career as a software engineer.

Karl holds a Masters degree in Computer Science, with Distinction, from Imperial College London and a Bachelors degree in Physics from Trinity College Dublin. He has lived and worked in many countries in Europe and in the US and is fluent in three languages.
 
 
Jose Vargas  - IBM


Innovation in the Cloud: Accelerating Business Value
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Jose Vargas is a Senior Manager in the IBM Cloud Labs organization and is leading the implementation and adoption of the IBM Infrastructure Planner for Cloud computing, a cloud capacity and performance modeling solution.

Previously he led the development and implementation of IBM’s Blue Cloud solution deployed at Wuxi’s cloud computing center. Before that his team implemented and managed IBM’s Innovation cloud for the CIO Office, and worked with the Research Division on the initial implementation of IBM’s Research Compute Cloud (RC2). During his 27 years with IBM he has held software development, planning, and management positions.

 
 
Thorsten von Eicken  - RightScale


How to Stand Up a Private Cloud
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Thorsten von Eicken is the CTO and a founder of RightScale and is responsible for the overall technology direction of the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. Previously, he was founder and chief architect at Expertcity (acquired by Citrix Online), where he directed the architecture of the company's online services, including the popular GoToMeeting service. von Eicken also managed the Expertcity/Citrix data center operations, where he acquired deep knowledge in deploying and running secure, scalable online services. He was a professor of Computer Science at Cornell University and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
 
 
Aaron Walters  - Terremark Worldwide, Inc.


Advanced Digital Forensics: Finding Malevolence in the Cloud Before it Bursts
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management
Aaron Walters, Vice President of Advanced Security R&D at Terremark, is an internationally recognized leader in volatile memory forensic analysis with more than 10 years of development and security research experience supporting government and commercial clients. He is the founder of Volatile Systems, LLC and the lead developer for Volatility, an open source memory forensics framework. Previously he was Director of Digital Forensics for Komoku where he was responsible for R&D projects in kernel integrity and rootkit detection. Walters has held engineering positions in the telecommunications industry and the federal government specializing in low-level operating system and firmware development.
 
 
Rex Wang  - Oracle


General Session | Roadmap to Enterprise Cloud Computing
Rex Wang is Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle where he leads go-to-market strategy, sales enablement and marketing for cloud computing, databases, management systems, virtualization, operating systems, MySQL and enterprise architecture. He joined Oracle through the acquisition of Sleepycat Software, where he was the Vice President of Marketing and led marketing, product management and partner development. Prior to Sleepycat, Rex headed Product Marketing, Strategic Marketing and Alliance Marketing for Openwave Systems. Before that, he was VP Product Marketing at Confer Software and a management consultant for CSC Index. He holds a BSEE degree from Caltech and MSEE and MBA degrees from Stanford University.
 
 
Roland Wartenberg  - SAP


Achieving Fast and Secure Computing Using the Cloud
Roland Wartenberg is Chief Virtualization Evangelist at SAP. He has been with the company since 1997. From 2000 to 2002, he was a Development Manager with SAP Markets, Palo Alto. From 2003 to 2005 he lent his multiple skills to the position of Product Manager for Adaptive Computing with SAP AG, Walldorf. At the end of 2005 he took over a new responsibility as evangelist for SAP's Platform Ecosystem at SAP Labs, Palo Alto and has focused on SAP's virtualization strategy since October 2006.
 
 
Tim Waters  - Adaptivity


Enterprise Cloud Engineering Lifecycle Management
Track: Architecture, Standards & Compliance
Tim Waters is VP of Product Research at Adaptivity.
 
 
Charles T. Watt  - Racemi


CTO Power Panel: What Does the Cloud Do Best - and What Are the Proof Points?
Charles T. Watt is Founder & CTO of Racemi, Inc. As a pioneer in the dynamic computing space, he holds the patent for the first system to automate the allocation of server, network, and storage resources within the data center. He has also patented the first secure Internet server and one of the original blade server technologies.

 
 
Charles T. Watt  - Racemi


Integrate Private and Public Cloud with Your Existing Applications
Track: Hot Topics
Charles T. Watt is Founder & CTO of Racemi, Inc. As a pioneer in the dynamic computing space, he holds the patent for the first system to automate the allocation of server, network, and storage resources within the data center. He has also patented the first secure Internet server and one of the original blade server technologies.

 
 
Simon West  - Terremark


"Early-Bird" Power Panel: What's Working, What's Not...and What's Next?
Simon West, Chief Marketing Officer for Terremark Worldwide, is responsible for global marketing and brand management for the company, including brand development, product marketing, lead generation and advertising programs. West has more than 15 years of experience in the Internet infrastructure space, including 11 years with Data Return, where he was responsible for marketing and corporate communications. Previous responsibilities included leadership positions in technology development, corporate strategy and communications For Divine Inc. and Data Return, where he was part of the initial four-person start-up team and played an instrumental role in taking the company through initial business planning and product definition, through the execution of An Initial Public Offering to a successful sale of the business. West holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington.
 
 
Shannon Williams  - Citrix


Building and Deploying a Private Cloud in Your Datacenter
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Shannon Williams is VP Cloud Market Development at Citrix, where he oversees the team responsible for working with enterprise and service provider customers to understand the capabilities of Citrix cloud infrastructure solutions, as well as architect and deploy them. Williams joined Citrix in 2011 when the company acquired Cloud.com, where he served as vice president of worldwide sales. He has more than 10 years of experience in sales and marketing and has held management positions at technology companies such as Solidcore Systems, SeeCommerce and Teros.
 
 
Doug Willoughby  - Compuware


Partnering with CloudSleuth for Fun and Profit
Track: Performance & Testing
Doug Willoughby is currently the Director of Cloud Computing for Compuware, a leading provider of APM tools for Web applications. Prior to Compuware he was at Sun, which he joined in 1988 and where he participated in the development and marketing of some of Sun's most pioneering and disruptive technologies, including Project Spring, Distribute Objects Everywhere (DOE), NextStep/OpenStep, and Java. Willoughby was also part of the team of 14 engineers and architects who developed "network.com" - Sun's first utility computing offering.
 
 
Brian Wilson  -  Quest


General Session | The Private Cloud in Practice: Case Studies & Proven Strategies
Brian Wilson is Director of Cloud Services at Quest. He is responsible for driving Quest client success as they plan, deploy, and manage private clouds across a wide range of use cases. With the Quest Cloud Automation Platform, Wilson and his team enable IT, government, and business leadership to create robust, secure infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) private clouds to efficiently manage and deliver complex IT services across the enterprise. Spanning both onsite cloud deployments and hosted engagements, his team has architected and delivered more than 160 successful private cloud deployments to some of the largest companies in the world, and they provide ongoing, in-depth analysis to help enterprise organizations scale with the cloud.
 
 
Brian Wilson  -  Quest


Top 10 Private Cloud Best Practices & Pitfalls to Avoid
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Brian Wilson is Director of Cloud Services at Quest. He is responsible for driving Quest client success as they plan, deploy, and manage private clouds across a wide range of use cases. With the Quest Cloud Automation Platform, Wilson and his team enable IT, government, and business leadership to create robust, secure infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) private clouds to efficiently manage and deliver complex IT services across the enterprise. Spanning both onsite cloud deployments and hosted engagements, his team has architected and delivered more than 160 successful private cloud deployments to some of the largest companies in the world, and they provide ongoing, in-depth analysis to help enterprise organizations scale with the cloud.
 
 
Terry Woloszyn  - Leeward Security


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

Terry Woloszyn is Founder/CTO of Leeward Security Ltd. Prior to founding Leeward, he was the Founder/CTO of PerspecSys Inc., the leading solution addressing cloud application adoption challenges of data privacy, residency, and security. He continues to serve on the board of directors of PerspecSys. Before that he held executive and leadership positions with the IBM Software Group, and CrossWorlds Software which pioneered Enterprise Application Integration. Woloszyn has been at the forefront of many emerging technologies and has helped establish a worldwide presence for a variety of software organizations including Siebel, Scopus (CRM/SFA), Gupta (DB), Information Builders (BI), and Netwise (RPC).

 
 
Terry Woloszyn  - Leeward Security


Best of Both Worlds: Data Privacy, Residency, and Security in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Management

Terry Woloszyn is Founder/CTO of Leeward Security Ltd. Prior to founding Leeward, he was the Founder/CTO of PerspecSys Inc., the leading solution addressing cloud application adoption challenges of data privacy, residency, and security. He continues to serve on the board of directors of PerspecSys. Before that he held executive and leadership positions with the IBM Software Group, and CrossWorlds Software which pioneered Enterprise Application Integration. Woloszyn has been at the forefront of many emerging technologies and has helped establish a worldwide presence for a variety of software organizations including Siebel, Scopus (CRM/SFA), Gupta (DB), Information Builders (BI), and Netwise (RPC).

 

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SYS-CON Events announced today that SIGMA Corporation will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. uLaser flow inspection device from the Japanese top share to Global Standard! Then, make the best use of data to flip to next page. For more information, visit http://www.sigma-k.co.jp/en/.
Most of the time there is a lot of work involved to move to the cloud, and most of that isn't really related to AWS or Azure or Google Cloud. Before we talk about public cloud vendors and DevOps tools, there are usually several technical and non-technical challenges that are connected to it and that every company needs to solve to move to the cloud. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Stefano Bellasio, CEO and founder of Cloud Academy Inc., will discuss what the tools, disciplines, and cultural aspects are that enterprise companies are considering to get to the cloud and eventually transform the way they build software and services.
Why Federal cloud? What is in Federal Clouds and integrations? This session will identify the process and the FedRAMP initiative. But is it sufficient? What is the remedy for keeping abreast of cutting-edge technology? In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rasananda Behera will examine the proposed solutions: Private or public or hybrid cloud Responsible governing bodies How can we accomplish?
SYS-CON Events announced today that N3N will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. N3N’s solutions increase the effectiveness of operations and control centers, increase the value of IoT investments, and facilitate real-time operational decision making. N3N enables operations teams with a four dimensional digital “big board” that consolidates real-time live video feeds alongside IoT sensor data and analytics insights onto a single, holistic, display, focusing attention on what matters, when it matters.
SYS-CON Events announced today that NetApp has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. NetApp provides a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with their partners, NetApp empowers global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation and optimize their operations.
SYS-CON Events announced today that B2Cloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. B2Cloud specializes in IoT devices for preventive and predictive maintenance in any kind of equipment retrieving data like Energy consumption, working time, temperature, humidity, pressure, etc.
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Among the proven benefits, DevOps is correlated with 20% faster time-to-market, 22% improvement in quality, and 18% reduction in dev and ops costs, according to research firm Vanson-Bourne. It is changing the way IT works, how businesses interact with customers, and how organizations are buying, building, and delivering software.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Your clients expect transactions to never fail, cloud access to be fast and always on, and their data to be protected - no exceptions. Hear about how Secure Service Container (SSC), an IBM-exclusive open technology, enables secure building and hosting of next-generation applications, both cloud and on-premises. SSC protects the full stack from external and insider threats, allows automatic encryption of data in-flight and at-rest, and is tamper-resistant during installation and runtime – with no changes to applications required.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks, that helps your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. As a premier telecommunications provider, Massive Networks is headquartered out of Louisville, Colorado. With years of experience under their belt, their team of engineers can navigate the Carrier Ecosystem for your IT team acting as an extension of your business, producing a hassle-free experience.
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Cloud Expo 2013 East Opening Keynote by IBM
In this Cloud Expo Keynote, Danny Sabbah, CTO & General Manager, Next Generation Platform, will detail the critical architectural considerations and success factors organizations must internalize to successfully implement, optimize and innovate using next generation architectures.
Lisa Larson, Vice President of Enterprise Cloud Solutions of Rackspace Hosting Live From New York City
In the old world of IT, if you didn't have hardware capacity or the budget to buy more, your project was dead in the water. Budget constraints can leave some of the best, most creative and most ingenious innovations on the cutting room floor. It's a true dilemma for developers and innovators – why spend the time creating, when a project could be abandoned in a blink? That was the old world. In the new world of IT, developers rule. They have access to resources they can spin up instantly. A hybrid cloud ignites innovation and empowers developers to focus on what they need. A hybrid cloud blends the best of all worlds, public cloud, private cloud and dedicated servers to fit the needs of developers and offer the ideal environment for each app and workload without the constraints of a one-size-fits-all cloud.

Keynote: Driving Cloud Innovation: SSDs Change Cloud Storage Paradigm
Cloud is a transformational shift in computing that can have a powerful effect on enterprise IT when designed correctly and used to its full potential. Join Citrix in a discussion that centers on building, connecting and empowering users with cloud services and hear examples of how enterprises are solving real-world business challenges with an architecture and solution purpose-built for the cloud.

Go Beyond IaaS to Deliver "Anything As a Service"
Many organizations want to expand upon the IaaS foundation to deliver cloud services in all forms—software, mobility, infrastructure and IT. Understanding the strategy, planning process and tools for this transformation will help catalyze changes in the way the business operates and deliver real value. Join us to learn about the new ITaaS model and how to begin the transformation.


@CloudExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that SIGMA Corporation will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. uLaser flow inspection device from the Japanese top share to Global Standard! Then, make the best use of data to flip to next page. For more information, visit http://www.sigma-k.co.jp/en/.
Most of the time there is a lot of work involved to move to the cloud, and most of that isn't really related to AWS or Azure or Google Cloud. Before we talk about public cloud vendors and DevOps tools, there are usually several technical and non-technical challenges that are connected to it and that every company needs to solve to move to the cloud. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Stefano Bellasio, CEO and founder of Cloud Academy Inc., will discuss what the tools, disciplines, and cultural...
Why Federal cloud? What is in Federal Clouds and integrations? This session will identify the process and the FedRAMP initiative. But is it sufficient? What is the remedy for keeping abreast of cutting-edge technology? In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rasananda Behera will examine the proposed solutions: Private or public or hybrid cloud Responsible governing bodies How can we accomplish?
SYS-CON Events announced today that N3N will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. N3N’s solutions increase the effectiveness of operations and control centers, increase the value of IoT investments, and facilitate real-time operational decision making. N3N enables operations teams with a four dimensional digital “big board” that consolidates real-time live video feeds alongside IoT sensor data a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that NetApp has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. NetApp provides a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with their partners, NetApp em...
SYS-CON Events announced today that B2Cloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. B2Cloud specializes in IoT devices for preventive and predictive maintenance in any kind of equipment retrieving data like Energy consumption, working time, temperature, humidity, pressure, etc.
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real r...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Your clients expect transactions to never fail, cloud access to be fast and always on, and their data to be protected - no exceptions. Hear about how Secure Service Container (SSC), an IBM-exclusive open technology, enables secure building and hosting of next-generation applications, both cloud and on-premises. SSC protects the full stack from external and insider threats, allows automatic encryption of data in-flight and at-rest, and is tamper-resistant during installation and runtime – with no...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks, that helps your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. As a premier telecommunications provider, Massive Networks is headquartered out of Louisville, Colorado. With years of experience under their belt, their team of...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Suzuki Inc. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Suzuki Inc. is a semiconductor-related business, including sales of consuming parts, parts repair, and maintenance for semiconductor manufacturing machines, etc. It is also a health care business providing experimental research for...
The “Digital Era” is forcing us to engage with new methods to build, operate and maintain applications. This transformation also implies an evolution to more and more intelligent applications to better engage with the customers, while creating significant market differentiators. In both cases, the cloud has become a key enabler to embrace this digital revolution. So, moving to the cloud is no longer the question; the new questions are HOW and WHEN. To make this equation even more complex, most ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusic will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Fusic Co. provides mocks as virtual IoT devices. You can customize mocks, and get any amount of data at any time in your test. For more information, visit https://fusic.co.jp/english/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ryobi Systems will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ryobi Systems Co., Ltd., as an information service company, specialized in business support for local governments and medical industry. We are challenging to achive the precision farming with AI. For more information, visit http:...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Keisoku Research Consultant Co. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Keisoku Research Consultant, Co. offers research and consulting in a wide range of civil engineering-related fields from information construction to preservation of cultural properties. For more information, vi...
The last two years has seen discussions about cloud computing evolve from the public / private / hybrid split to the reality that most enterprises will be creating a complex, multi-cloud strategy. Companies are wary of committing all of their resources to a single cloud, and instead are choosing to spread the risk – and the benefits – of cloud computing across multiple providers and internal infrastructures, as they follow their business needs. Will this approach be successful? How large is the ...
Kubernetes is an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes was originally built by Google, leveraging years of experience with managing container workloads, and is now a Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) project. Kubernetes has been widely adopted by the community, supported on all major public and private cloud providers, and is gaining rapid adoption in enterprises. However, Kubernetes may seem intimidating and complex ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Mobile Create USA will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Mobile Create USA Inc. is an MVNO-based business model that uses portable communication devices and cellular-based infrastructure in the development, sales, operation and mobile communications systems incorporating GPS capabi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Daiya Industry will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Daiya Industry specializes in orthotic support systems and assistive devices with pneumatic artificial muscles in order to contribute to an extended healthy life expectancy. For more information, please visit https://www.daiyak...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interface Corporation will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Interface Corporation is a company developing, manufacturing and marketing high quality and wide variety of industrial computers and interface modules such as PCIs and PCI express. For more information, visit http://www.i...
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As we enter a new year, it is time to look back over the past year and resolve to improve upon it. In 2014, we will see more service providers resolve to add more personalization in enterprise technology. Below are seven predictions about what will drive this trend toward personalization.
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Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for businesses that adopt this game-changing computing model. In this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, Rex Wang, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, discusses and dispels some of the common myths about cloud computing that still exist today.
Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over! The 14th International Cloud Expo, co-located with 5th International Big Data Expo and 3rd International SDN Expo, to be held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, N.Y. announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested topics below). Cloud computing helps IT cut infrastructure costs while adding new features and services to grow core businesses. Clouds can help grow margins as costs are cut back but service offerings are expanded. Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud, Big Data and Software-Defined Networking: submit your speaking proposal today!
What do you get when you combine Big Data technologies….like Pig and Hive? A flying pig? No, you get a “Logical Data Warehouse.” In 2012, Infochimps (now CSC) leveraged its early use of stream processing, NoSQLs, and Hadoop to create a design pattern which combined real-time, ad-hoc, and batch analytics. This concept of combining the best-in-breed Big Data technologies will continue to advance across the industry until the entire legacy (and proprietary) data infrastructure stack will be replaced with a new (and open) one.
While unprecedented technological advances have been made in healthcare in areas such as genomics, digital imaging and Health Information Systems, access to this information has been not been easy for both the healthcare provider and the patient themselves. Regulatory compliance and controls, information lock-in in proprietary Electronic Health Record systems and security concerns have made it difficult to share data across health care providers.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Vanessa Alvarez has been named conference 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.
12th International Cloud Expo, held on June 10–13, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service.
Ulitzer.com announced "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo, which drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend.
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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Tony Bishop 13 Kevin Jackson 23 Mark O'Neill
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Leading companies, from the Global Fortune 500 to the smallest companies, are adopting hybrid cloud as the path to business advantage. Hybrid cloud depends on cloud services and on-premises infrastructure working in unison. Successful implementations require new levels of data mobility, enabled by an automated and seamless flow across on-premises and cloud resources. In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Tevis, an IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist and Customer Solution Architect, will explore how storage and software-defined solutions from IBM have evolved for the road ahead....
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Thanks to the plethora of communication and messaging apps available to the average user, unified communications (UC) is becoming more important than ever before. UC is a set of products and services designed to give employees a uniform communications experience, integrating different apps and channels to a singular point of interaction. For example, UC might allow a transcript of a voicemail to be delivered to a recipient’s email, enabling a central communication location that comprises multiple mediums at once.
Everyone could agree that silos created unnecessary separation, protectionism, and bureaucracy. No one would dare argue that having rigid silos were somehow good for the organization. Silos were, therefore, the easy target. They became the mantle onto which leaders could lay all past transgressions, and, in so doing, they became a convenient artifice to allow the leader to proclaim the dawn of a new era of integration, collaboration, and communication. Silos are dead! Except they never quite died, did they? In spite of all the talk, silos have persisted. They now just have different names....
Over the last several months, intent-based networking (IBNS) has gained momentum as a newly viable technology that aims to further automate traditional network management. Although IBNS has existed for a few years now as a general concept, it was more buzz than reality until Cisco® launched its first IBNS software package earlier this year. What is intent-based networking? Traditionally, network administrators manually translate business policies into network device configurations, a time-intensive and error-prone activity that contributes to rising OpEx. But as digital transformation initi...
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, 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. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as ...
Fintech is a lucrative, yet quite saturated market. In order to stay competitive, businesses should keep track of the emerging trends and be able to capitalize on them before their competitors do. Artificial Intelligence is currently among the most promising fintech trends. Leading financial brands such as Capital One, MasterCard, as well as hundreds of startups have set the pace for the adoption of virtual financial advisors. If you want to stay ahead of your competition or simply explore the opportunities for AI in fintech, this article is for you.
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the connection between building better software and business agility has been a tenuous one at best. But now...
Our cities have been connected since the dawn of urbanization in the Indus Valley and on the plains of Mesopotamia nearly ten millennia ago. Cities exist to gather and connect people, bringing us together into communities and joint ventures that need complex networks of communication. But in recent years the connected city has come to mean something more. Today and in the future, the connected city will not just be about people connecting with people, but people with machines, people with people via machines, and perhaps most importantly, machines with machines.
The nature of the technology business is forward-thinking. It focuses on the future and what’s coming next. Innovations and creativity in our world of software development strive to improve the status quo and increase customer satisfaction through speed and increased connectivity. Yet, while it's exciting to see enterprises embrace new ways of thinking and advance their processes with cutting edge technology, it rarely happens rapidly or even simultaneously across all industries.
Every time there’s a notable cybersecurity breach, someone (even me) writes a comprehensive primer on the proper way to create “secure” passwords. Lather, rinse, repeat. Until a few years ago, everyone (including me) based their password advice on a 2003 paper from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with the catchy title “NIST Special Publication 800-63.” The paper recommended that passwords be cryptic, contain special characters, and be as close to nonsense as possible.
The Internet giants are fully embracing AI. All the services they offer to their customers are aimed at drawing a map of the world with the data they get. The AIs from these companies are used to build disruptive approaches that cannot be used by established enterprises, which are threatened by these disruptions. However, most leaders underestimate the effect this will have on their businesses. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rene Buest, Director Market Research & Technology Evangelism at Arago, will discuss the digital enterprise evolution in the context of artificial intelligence.
These days, APIs have become an integral part of the digital transformation journey for all enterprises. Every digital innovation story is connected to APIs . But have you ever pondered over to know what are the source of these APIs? Let me explain - APIs sources can be varied, internal or external, solving different purposes, but mostly categorized into the following two categories. Data lakes is a term used to represent disconnected but relevant data that are used by various business units within an enterprise. APIs are created as the easy access points for these siloed data lakes.
Trying to improve density, lower costs and run applications faster than before? Today, enterprises looking for a secure cloud strategy are increasingly turning to container-based Platform as a Service solutions for on-premises hosted DevOps. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alise Cashman Spence, Offering Manager, Power Systems Cloud Solutions at IBM, will discuss the driving factors behind these cloud trends and how IBM customers are realizing exceptional performance, security and control for data and analytics services.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number w...
"When we talk about cloud without compromise what we're talking about is that when people think about 'I need the flexibility of the cloud' - it's the ability to create applications and run them in a cloud environment that's far more flexible,” explained Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather made headlines last weekend for making light work of Mixed Martial Arts superstar Conor McGregor. But he also made tech headlines recently by endorsing the Hubii Network, an initial coin offering (ICO), on his Instagram and Twitter accounts. This isn’t the first time Mayweather (who’s dubbed himself Floyd “Crypto” Mayweather) has endorsed an ICO. In late July, he promoted the ICO for the Stox project, which went on to raise more than $30 million in its token sale. (BTW: There are subtle differences between an ICO, a token sale, and a crowdsale, although the terms are ...
I’ve always felt that bringing an economics perspective to our big data and digital transformation discussions is more important than a traditional accounting or even information technology (IT) perspective. Heck, I believe that a Chief Data Officer’s background should be more along the lines of economics than IT. Economics brings a forward-looking perspective on creating value (wealth). In fact, economics is defined as “the branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer (capture) of wealth.”
My discussions with organizations looking to “digitally transform” themselves is yielding some interesting observations. I expect that when these discussions move into the execution phase, we will start to create some “Laws of Digital Transformation” that will guide organizations digital transformation journey. So with that in mind, let me start by proposing these “4 Laws of Digital Transformation.”
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