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Brian Adler  - RightScale


High Availability in the Cloud - Architectural Best Practices
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Brian Adler is a Senior Professional Services Architect at RightScale, bringing years of experience working with multi-cloud environments. He advises on complex application architectures with customers and their cloud implementations, working directly with customers to dynamically configure cloud resources across multiple cloud infrastructures. He works with enterprise companies to facilitate their high availability configurations and disaster recovery efforts across cloud-agnostic and cross-cloud architectures, guiding them through cloud mapping and available tools.

Prior to RightScale, Adler has held positions in systems engineering, architecting, hardware and software in defense industry applications, and as a software architect for Openwave, a highly-scalable enterprise- grade email messaging platform.

 
 
Vipul Aggarwal  - iGATE Patni


How Are Collaboration Tools and Cloud Trends Coming Together?
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Vipul Aggarwal leads iGATE Patni's cloud services practice in North America. With a strong business and technical background Mr. Aggarwal has experience helping large companies design and deploy virtualized environments, and more recently is assisting enterprise clients develop appropriate, cost effective strategies for application migration to public and private cloud and IT cost transformation. Mr. Aggarwal is responsible for the selection and qualification of cloud ecosystem partners and has established iGATE Patni's best practice for cloud solution implementation. Mr. Aggarwal holds a masters degree in electrical engineering and has worked has worked for various consulting companies and product companies during his professional career.
 
 
Jan Aleman  - Servoy


Agile Development in the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 2
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.
 
 
Jan Aleman  - Servoy


Selecting the Right Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 1
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.
 
 
Danny Allan  - Desktone


Desktops in the Cloud: It’s Not VDI
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Danny Allan is Chief Solution Architect at Desktone, where he is responsible for developing Desktone’s technical and service delivery strategy. He educates IT organizations and solution providers on how to design and deploy cloud-hosted virtual desktops and is responsible for the service delivery operations. Allan joined Desktone from IBM where, as Director of Security Research and a member of the Security Architecture Board, he co-authored the IBM Secure Engineering Framework and helped define the software security strategy.

Earlier, Allan held several senior customer facing and technical strategy positions with Watchfire. With 10+ years of technology and security experience, he has published several whitepapers and articles, participates in industry working groups, and has spoken at more than 60 industry conferences.

 
 
Lieke Arends  - Ajax.org


Cloud9 IDE: Developing for the Web, on the Web
Track: Hot Topics 2
Lieke Arends is Business Development Manager at Ajax.org. She has always had a particular interest in Internet development and follows the movements of the market closely. For Ajax.org she focuses on business development and communications. She studied at Boston College and in Paris and has a Masters degree in European Policy from the University of Amsterdam.
 
 
Rik Arends  - Ajax.org


Cloud9 IDE: Developing for the Web, on the Web
Track: Hot Topics 2
Rik Arends is Co-Founder and CTO of Ajax.org. As a C++ developer with over 15 years of experience in 3D, computer vision and video, he has developed software engines behind browser-based video mixing, large stage projections and multi-touch tabletop computing used by Coca Cola and Nokia. Well versed in declarative techniques as well as having a strong focus on performance and pushing the boundaries, Arends focuses on the web environment from both JavaScript and C++ angles. You can find him on Twitter: @rikarends.

 
 
Steven Armentrout  - Parabon Computation


Transforming the Enterprise into a Cloud Through VM Provisioning
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
Steve Armentrout is Founder & CEO, Parabon Computation. He has architected large-scale grid and cloud solutions for over a decade. In 1999, desiring a scalable, on-demand computing platform, he founded Parabon and launched the first commercial Internet-based grid computing service ­- one of the earliest examples of IaaS - ­which remains the world's only brokered computation service. He is an award-winning speaker with international experience. His speaking credits include keynotes, lectures and panels for a variety of conferences sponsored by O'Reilly Media, the World Economic Forum, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), International Supercomputing Conference, and several private technical and business organizations.
 
 
Dave Asprey  - Trend Micro


Cloud Networking: Turning Security Upside Down
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
As Vice President of Cloud Security, Dave Asprey is responsible for thought leadership and technology evangelism for Trend Micro’s cloud computing and virtualization businesses.

Dave joined Trend Micro after a spending most of 2010 as an Entrepreneur in Residence at venture capital firm Trinity Ventures, co-founding a cloud startup, and selling a web-based virtual desktop startup. He was previously VP of Technology and VP of Business & Corporate Development at Blue Coat Systems. He spent 2 years as VP Technology & Marketing at cloud networking vendor Zeus Technologies. Earlier, he ran strategic planning for Citrix’s Virtualization Business Unit and began his career in the cloud as a co-founder of the professional services group at Exodus Communications, then as Sr. Director of Product Management at Speedera, now part of Akamai. Dave also ran the Web & Internet Systems Engineering Program for UC Santa Cruz for 5 years.

Dave created and launched two early cloud computing service offerings, and his writing on the cloud has been published by the New York Times, GigaOm, Fortune, and CNNmoney, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers published his book-length piece on systems management. He is a sought-after speaker and panel moderator.
 
 
Jason Bloomberg  - Intellyx


Architecting the Cloud: How EAs Should Think About Cloud Computing
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Jason Bloomberg is the leading industry analyst and globally recognized expert on agile digital transformation. He writes and speaks on how today’s disruptive enterprise technology trends support the digital professional’s business transformation goals.

He writes for Forbes, his biweekly newsletter the Cortex, and several contributed blogs. He also helps technology vendors and service providers communicate their digital transformation stories. His latest book is The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013).

Mr. Bloomberg has published over 750 articles, spoken at over 350 conferences, webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,500 times.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).

 
 
Vincent Brisebois  - Fusion-io


Maximizing Enterprise Virtualization with Server-deployed NAND Flash Memory
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
Vincent Brisebois, Fusion-io Product Marketing Manager As Product Marketing Manager at Fusion-io, Vincent Brisebois works closely with large enterprises and entertainment production studios on implementing virtualization and acceleration solutions that facilitate new levels of productivity and worldwide collaboration. Vincent first joined Fusion-io as a Solutions Architect on the Alliances team and still works closely with a wide range of entertainment studios.

Vincent has designed technology solutions for 2D and 3D production in the visual effects, video game and design industries for over 15 years. Before joining Fusion-io, Vincent spent 11 years at Autodesk Media & Entertainment, working with leading Hollywood studios both as a Product Specialist for 3dsmax and as Product Designer on Autodesk's desktop compositing tool, Toxik (now Composite). At Autodesk, Vincent was a key member of the stereoscopic advisory board, where he helped to establish innovative S3D conversion pipelines with major studio clients. Vincent has conducted over 20 television and radio/podcast appearances, including live commentary on the Academy Award visual effects nominees on national television. In addition to his work designing a Paris nightclub lounge and working as a VFX artist and supervisor with four-time Academy Award nominee David Lynch, Vincent is a member of the Visual Effects Society (VES) Technology Council and has been a member of the VES since its founding year.
 
 
Darryl S. Brown  - Appcore


Choice, Choice and Choice
Track: Hot Topics 1
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.
 
 
Thomas Bryant  - Quest Software


The Business Case for Private Cloud
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Thomas Bryant is the Director of Advanced Technology & Products for Quest Software. With over 14 of years experience in Management & Information Technology, Thomas has a broad-based industry background including advanced virtualization solutions & certifications from VMware, Microsoft and Citrix. His primary focus is on the strategic planning & rapid application development of the next generation of virtualization and cloud management solutions.

Devoted to the communities, Thomas regularly attends and speaks at industry events, contributing back via various forums and by being a moderator for various public groups including the VMware Communities. He also is a VMware vExpert 2010 and co-author of the best selling “vSphere 4.0 Quick Start Guide.”
 
 
Jonathan Bryce  - The OpenStack Foundation


OpenStack: What's It Good For?
Track: Hot Topics 1
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.
 
 
Andy Burton  - Rise Partners


CEO Power Panel | Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing: Far-Off Dream or Present Reality?
Andy Burton is Chief Executive Officer of Rise, which he joined in 2009 to bring his commercial experience and knowledge of the Software and Services Industry to the business and to lead the strategic development of the company. With over 15 years managing technology companies in the security, monitoring and asset management markets, he has built Rise successfully through a commitment to B2B markets and a passionate belief in the role of well structured channel partnerships.

Prior to Rise, Burton held CEO roles at Centennial Software; Content Technologies (Baltimore), and Chubb Information Security. He was also COO of ClearSwift, and held Managing Director posts within the publicly traded Chubb Security Group (now UTC) and Securicor Group (now G4S). He is a Non Executive Director of FAST and Chairs the UK Cloud Industry Forum, a body that champions the emerging UK cloud industry and aims to provide transparency to end users about the capability of suppliers.

 
 
Andy Burton  - Rise Partners


Your Own Cloud Services. In A Snap.
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Andy Burton is Chief Executive Officer of Rise, which he joined in 2009 to bring his commercial experience and knowledge of the Software and Services Industry to the business and to lead the strategic development of the company. With over 15 years managing technology companies in the security, monitoring and asset management markets, he has built Rise successfully through a commitment to B2B markets and a passionate belief in the role of well structured channel partnerships.

Prior to Rise, Burton held CEO roles at Centennial Software; Content Technologies (Baltimore), and Chubb Information Security. He was also COO of ClearSwift, and held Managing Director posts within the publicly traded Chubb Security Group (now UTC) and Securicor Group (now G4S). He is a Non Executive Director of FAST and Chairs the UK Cloud Industry Forum, a body that champions the emerging UK cloud industry and aims to provide transparency to end users about the capability of suppliers.

 
 
Brian Butte  - PricewaterhouseCoopers


Essentials of Cloud Strategy: Avoiding Cloud at Any Price
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Brian Butte is a Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers' IT Strategy practice and global Cloud Computing expert for the firm. Brian has more than fifteen years experience in strategic planning and business design helping clients leveraging emerging technologies to gain a competitive advantage. Over the past ten years he has focused on virtualization, grid computing, service oriented architecture, and cloud computing and has developed multiple solutions for Fortune 500 clients from storage grids to private clouds.
 
 
Elizabeth Butwin-Mann  - Mycroft


"Your Cloud, Your Way"? What Burger King Taught Us About Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Elizabeth Butwin-Mann is Business Development Officer of Mycroft. Since joining Mycroft in 1994, she has been a driving force behind the organization's emergence as a recognized leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM), and now in Identity and Access Governance. Butwin-Mann is primarily responsible for shaping and guiding the company's growth initiatives, focusing specifically on the expansion of Mycroft's Information Security offerings.

Always promoting an independent approach to solutions, and aiming those solutions directly at business needs, she is broadening Mycroft's partnerships and in turn Mycroft's ability to address its customers’ needs in Identity and Access Management, Governance and Compliance, and Data Management. Prior to joining Mycroft, Butwin-Mann worked in the Financial Services market, implementing business-driven technology solutions at a large Insurer, and collaborating with the Palmieri Company in their turnaround management efforts at the firm.

 
 
Joseph Caruso  - Global Digital Forensics


Hey you, Get Off of My Cloud: Cloud Computing, Security and You
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Joseph Caruso, the experienced technologist founded GDF to fill a gap in the growing electronic discovery and network forensics market. Today GDF assists attorneys with major class action suits and in complex litigation and as the leading forensic responders to several Fortune 100 companies.
 
 
Larry Carvalho  - IDC


Cloud Computing in Emerging Markets: How To Capitalize on Growth Opportunities
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.
 
 
Trevor Chamberlain  - Abiquo


Transforming the Traditional TelCo – The New Business Model
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Trevor Chamberlain is VP Business Development at Abiquo. Previously, he was at PSS Systems, where he was a member of the executive management team. Prior to PSS Systems, he served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Orchestria Corporation, which was acquired by CA Inc. in January 2009. Prior to Orchestria, Chamberlin held a variety of sales management and professional services positions with several companies including DIGEX (later acquired by MCI), IDAPTA, and JD Edwards (later acquired by Oracle).
 
 
Peter Chang  - Oxygen Cloud


Think Outside the Box - Creating a Hybrid Cloud Storage Infrastructure the Unconventional Way
Track: Hot Topics 1
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


CTO Power Panel | Has Cloud Computing Changed Enterprise IT Forever and for Always?
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.
 
 
Scott Chasin  - McAfee


Leveraging the Cloud to Enable Identity Driven Security
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
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.
 
 
Eric Chiu  - HyTrust


Cloud Networking: Turning Security Upside Down
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Eric Chiu is president and co-founder of HyTrust, a company focused on virtualization control, security, management and compliance. He has in-depth knowledge about what’s needed to achieve the same level of operational readiness in virtual as in physical I.T. infrastructures. Previously Eric served in executive roles at Cemaphore, MailFrontier, mySimon, and was a venture capitalist at Brentwood/Redpoint, Pinnacle, and M&A at Robertson, Stephens and Company.
 
 
Adiascar Cisneros  - Racemi


Cloud Migrations – Getting Existing Apps into the Cloud
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
Adiascar Cisneros is Director of Operations at Racemi. He brings over 20 years of experience in the IT field as the Professional Services Manager at Racemi Inc., an Atlanta based business that builds rapid cloud migration software for Enterprises, MSPs, and OEM partners. Racemi’s cloud migration technology provides built-in automatic conversions for any-to-any cloud migrations which allow customers to use their existing server images rather than having to rebuild for the cloud.

Prior to Racemi, Cisneros was a Network Security Services consultant for Hewlett Packard Co., providing advanced security consulting to enterprises for their internet based presence.
 
 
Tim Cole  - KuppingerCole


Europe vs. the U.S. - Two Very Different Clouds
Track: Hot Topics 2
Tim Cole is Co-Founder of KuppingerCole, the leading European analyst group on digital identity, GRC and Cloud Computing. A noted public speaker, columnist and former TV talkshow host ("eTalk" broadcast by the German CNN affiliate), he is also the author of numerous best-selling books ("Sucess Factor Internet", "Enterprise 2020"). An American expatriate, he has been living in Germany since 1961.
 
 
John Considine  - CloudSwitch


Hybrid Clouds Get Real: Tools for Blending Public, Private, and Virtual Private Clouds
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
John Considine brings two decades of technology vision and proven experience in complex enterprise system development, integration and product delivery to CloudSwitch. Before founding CloudSwitch, John was Director of the Platform Products Group at Sun Microsystems, where he was responsible for the 69xx virtualized block storage system, 53xx NAS products, the 5800 Object Archive system, as well as the next generation NAS portfolio.

John came to Sun through the acquisition of Pirus Networks, where he was part of the early engineering team responsible for the development and release of the Pirus NAS product, including advanced development of parallel NAS functions and the Segmented File System. John has started and boot-strapped a number of start-ups with breakthrough technology in high-performance distributed systems and image processing. He has been granted patents for RAID and distributed file system technology. John began his career as an engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems, and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
 
 
Mark Cooper  - Interxion


Who Moved My Cloud...?
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Mark Cooper is Director, Business Development Connectivity, at Interxion where he uses his extensive commercial and technical understanding of the networking world to drive Interxion’s product, marketing and partner strategies for carriers, ISPs and IXPs. He has been at the forefront of European network design, implementation and sales for almost 20 years, developing an exceptional understanding of the technical and commercial platforms on which effective connectivity solutions are built.

Before joining Interxion, Cooper worked as customer solutions and sales engineer for BT and BT Europe and developed a wide range of new wholesale and enterprise data products for Cable & Wireless, Enron Europe, NETGEAR and KPNQwest. He was Sr. Manager International Services for KPN between 2002 and 2004 before moving on to manage KPN’s Internet Portfolio, Chairing the KPN Peering Committee.

 
 
Rodrigo Sousa Coutinho  - OutSystems


Avoiding the Zero-Value Cloud - It’s All About Your Apps
Track: Hot Topics 1
Rodrigo Coutinho is part of OutSystems' founders' team and currently is the Senior Product Marketing Manager providing a cross-functional role where he supports Product Management in defining the positioning and direction of the Agile Platform, while at the same time promoting model-based development and new techniques to deliver applications in the cloud.

Rodrigo has over ten years of experience in the software development industry, having most recently served as head of Product Development at OutSystems where he played a leading role in the design and development of the Agile Platform, a cloud-ready application delivery solution. He also had a key role in implementing, measuring and improving the use of Agile methodologies across OutSystems R&D teams, resulting in huge improvements in productivity and visibility of product delivery.
 
 
Michael Crandell  - RightScale


CEO Power Panel | Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing: Far-Off Dream or Present Reality?
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.
 
 
Michael Crandell  - RightScale


Private and Hybrid Clouds: Dos and Don’ts
Track: Cloud Perspectives
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.
 
 
Geoff Cubitt  - Roundarch


Enterprise Private Clouds: Serving Your Internal goals, Your Customer's Goals and the Market Goals
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Geoff Cubitt is President & CTO at Roundarch. He is responsible for establishing the technology vision that guides the development of the company's service offerings. He has 18 years of systems development, operations improvement and consulting experience, with the past 10 years focused on eBusiness/CRM. Prior to joining Roundarch he was one of the founding members of Deloitte Consulting’s CRM and eBusiness practice.

Roundarch designs and implements digital experiences for the world's largest organizations. Roundarch delivers web sites, rich web applications, mobile apps, social media applications, digital marketing campaigns and more for clients such as Avis, HBO, Hershey's and the U.S. Air Force. Roundarch's unique blend of breakthrough user experience design and enterprise-class technology implementation is perfectly suited for the most complex problems in the digital space. Roundarch has offices in Boston, Chicago, Denver and New York. For more information visit www.roundarch.com and the company's blog at http://blog.roundarch.com.

 
 
Raj Dutt  - Voxel


CTO Power Panel | Has Cloud Computing Changed Enterprise IT Forever and for Always?
Raj founded Voxel in 1999 from his dorm room at RPI and led the Company as CEO from its inception until January 2011, when he successfully raised growth capital for the business' rapid market expansion and focused his fulltime efforts on the technology platforms that drive Voxel's services. Before Voxel, Raj was the V.P. of Network Operations at Aimster, as well as a Project Manager on VA Linux Systems' Linux.com portal. He enjoys flying single engine airplanes over upstate New York.
 
 
John Engates  - Rackspace


General Session | The Inevitability of an Open Cloud
John Engates is CTO of Rackspace. He joined the company in August 2000, just a year after it was founded, as VP of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer-service teams. Two years later, when Rackspace decided to add new services for larger enterprise customers, he created and helped develop the Intensive Hosting business unit

Most recently, Engates has played an active role in the evolution and evangelism of Rackspace’s cloud-computing strategy and cloud products. He meets frequently with customers to hear about their needs and concerns, and to discuss Rackspace’s vision for the future of cloud computing. He is also an internationally recognized cloud computing expert and a sought-after speaker at technology conferences, including CA World, the Goldman Sachs Techtonics Conference in addition to Cloud Expo. He speaks on the future of cloud computing, enterprise cloud adoption, data center efficiency, green data center best practices, and more.

Prior to joining Rackspace, Engates was a founder and General Manager at Internet Direct, one of the original Internet service providers in Texas. John is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting.
 
 
Claire Fleece  - Interactive Intelligence


Why Mission-Critical Apps Don't Have To Be Private *or* Public
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Claire Fleece is a Senior Sales Engineer at Interactive Intelligence.
 
 
Bill Forsyth  - Savvis


Securing and Governing Cloud Services: a Savvis Case Study
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Bill Forsyth is VP Portal Development at Saavis.
 
 
Josh Fraser  - RightScale


CMO Power Panel | Can the Cloud Tsunami Continue Forever?
Josh Fraser is the vice president of Business Development at RightScale, where he is responsible for all sales and business development initiatives. Prior to RightScale, he held executive management positions at public and private companies, including vice president of Business Development at CallWave, a publicly traded provider of SaaS-based unified communications solutions, and general manager at Student Advantage, a leading marketing and transaction services provider to higher education. He also held business development and analyst roles at Starwave / ESPN.com. Fraser holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Villanova University.
 
 
Josh Fraser  - RightScale


High Availability in the Cloud - Architectural Best Practices
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Josh Fraser is VP of Business Development at RightScale, where he is responsible for all sales and business development initiatives. Prior to RightScale, he held executive management positions at public and private companies, including vice president of Business Development at CallWave, a publicly traded provider of SaaS-based unified communications solutions, and general manager at Student Advantage, a leading marketing and transaction services provider to higher education. Fraser also held business development and analyst roles at Starwave / ESPN.com.
 
 
Jim French  - Cisco


Cloud Networking: Turning Security Upside Down
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Jim French has 13 years of experience at Cisco Systems and 17 years of experience in Information Technologies. Jim has been in the position of Distinguished System Engineer since early 2003 and holds CCIE and CISSP certifications. Since joining Cisco, he has had a number of focuses including routing, switching, voice, video, security, storage, content networking, application services, and virtual desktop. Primarily, Jim has been helping customers to decrease upfront capital investments in application infrastructure, reduce application operational costs, speed application time to market, increase application touch points (interactions), increase application availability, enhance application security, and improve application performance. Now, Jim is applying the accumulated experience across these diverse technologies to help customers achieve their cloud goals. Working with Cisco marketing and engineering, Jim has been instrumental in driving new features, acquisitions, and architectures into Cisco solutions to make customers successful. Prior to joining Cisco, Jim received a BSEE degree from Rutgers University, College of Engineering in 1987 and later went on to attain an MBA from Rutgers Graduate School of Management in 1994.
 
 
Mike Gagas  - Oracle


How ! to Run a World Class Healthcare Organization in the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 2
Mike Gagas is a Senior Director of Marketing for Oracle On Demand, Oracle’s software and infrastructure management cloud service offerings. In this role, Mike follows the cloud market, and develops marketing programs, go to market positioning and messaging for the Oracle On Demand cloud services line of business.

Mike has more than 20 years experience in the Outsourcing and IT industry, including 13 years at EDS in sales, sales support, and operational roles. He also spent several years at Keane and Saltare - two software management firms specializing in BPO, IT Outsourcing, and supply chain software management.

Throughout his career, Mike has worked closely with C-level executives on strategies to develop and support IT applications that were aligned with their business requirements. He is a member of the Cloud Consortium powered by Stevens Institute of Technology. He holds a B.S. Industrial Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a M.E. Industrial Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
 
 
Samrat Ganguly  - NEC Corporation


Building and Automating a Cloud Network: Why Network Virtualization with OpenFlow Matters
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
Samrat Ganguly is a Senior Network Architect in the IT Platform division of NEC Corporation of America. He technically leads the NEC’s Openflow based Network Virtualization product commercialization for Cloud, Enterprise and Campus Networks. His focus is in building next generation scalable architectures for Virtualized Cloud Networks. Samrat comes from a research background with pioneering work in the area of large scale network and distributed systems while leading the network research group at NEC Laboratories, Princeton. Samrat received his PhD from Rutgers University, an MS from the Indian Institute of Science, and a BS from the Indian Institute of Technology.
 
 
Rob Gefter  - North Shore LIJ Health System


How ! to Run a World Class Healthcare Organization in the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 2
Rob Gefter is Director, Corporate Business Applications at North Shore LIJ Health System. North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System located in Great Neck, NY is the nation's 16th-largest, integrated healthcare network, based on net patient revenue, and the largest in New York State. It is accredited by The Joint Commission and serves approximately 7 million people in Long Island, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. The facility staffs over 42,000 employees, including physicians and nurses.
 
 
Barton George  - Dell


Taking The Revolutionary Approach To Cloud Building: How To Architect For The Greatest Efficiency
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Barton George is Dell’s Cloud Computing Group evangelist. As such, he serves as company ambassador to the cloud computing community. He works with customers, analysts and media and is an active blogger and tweeter. Prior to Dell, George spent 13 years at Sun Microsystems - the last three as Sun’s Open Source evangelist - where he became known and respected as an avid open source advocate and Linux strategist.


George began his professional career with a four-year stint in Tokyo where he worked for Sony working with ISVs for their UNIX-based workstation. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, he headed east for higher education and attended Williams College and Harvard Business School.

 
 
Rick German  - Stoneware


Why Windows Will Not Be the Desktop of Cloud Computing
Track: Hot Topics 2
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.
 
 
Scott Gibson  - Rackspace


Applications Coming to Life with Cloud Files, Yes You Can Be The King of The Apps
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Scott is the Director of Product Management for the Big Data product line at Rackspace. In this role, Scott is responsible for the overall strategy of all products under the Big Data umbrella. Prior to joining Rackspace, Scott served as the VP of Operations for Jungle Disk, an Atlanta based startup company that was acquired by Rackspace in October of 2008.
 
 
Penelope Everall Gordon  - 1Plug Corporation


Monetization Strategies for Cloud Computing Services
Track: Hot Topics 1
Penelope Everall Gordon is Co-Founder of 1Plug Corporation. An Enterprise Architect with an outstanding track record of getting promising innovations - including cloud solutions - into offering pipelines, she specializes in adoption strategies for emerging technologies, and portfolio management of early stage innovation.

In her over twenty-year career with IBM, Gordon led innovation, strategy, and product development efforts for all of IBM’s product divisions. Most recently she was a Strategist and Portfolio Manager with IBM Software Group assessing and recommending if and how to include emerging technologies such as cloud computing and predictive analytics into IBM’s portfolio of SOA products and services. Early in her IBM career she helped to design, implement, and manage one of the world’s first public clouds.

 
 
Stacy Griggs  - Cbeyond Cloud Services


PCI and HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
Stacy Griggs is the Senior Director of Customer Experience for Cbeyond Cloud Services, a division of Cbeyond Communications (Nasdaq: CBEY). He leads the support, billing and sales engineering organizations. Prior to Cbeyond, he held a series of positions at Hosting.com including, Chief Sales Officer, Chief Service Officer and General Manager for their flagship Delaware data center.

Over the past 15 years, Griggs has led several information technology services companies. He was a Managing Director for KForce, a $1 Billion publicly-traded professional services firm. At KForce, Griggs managed 140 employees across five business units that collectively generated $18 Million in revenue. Prior to KForce, he was a VP and part-owner of Diamond Technologies, an 80-employee custom software development firm. He is a frequent speaker at national and international industry events.

 
 
Scott Guilfoyle  - PayPal


Putting Your Wallet "in the Cloud"
Track: Hot Topics 1
As senior vice president of platform services and CTO, Scott Guilfoyle leads PayPal's platform operations, product development, information security, corporate information technology and corporate architecture. Together with his teams in North America, Europe and Asia, Guilfoyle is responsible for providing a world class payments platform, technology infrastructure and operations for PayPal's millions of accounts around the world.

Prior to joining PayPal, he was the chief information officer (CIO) for Interactive Corporation's financial services and real estate division, overseeing sites including LendingTree, GetSmart, HomeLoanCenter and Realestate.com. Guilfoyle also served as CIO for Bank of America Card Services. He began his career at GE, holding key technology leadership positions including CIO of GE Plastics, Americas and GE Engine Services.

Guilfoyle received a bachelor's of business administration from Wilmington College in Ohio. He is also a graduate of GE Management Development, GE Global Business Development and is a certified six sigma Black Belt.
 
 
Lawrence Guillory  - Racemi


CEO Power Panel | Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing: Far-Off Dream or Present Reality?
Mr. Guillory is the CEO of Racemi Inc., an Atlanta based business that builds rapid cloud migration software for Enterprises, MSPs, and OEM partners. Racemi’s cloud migration technology provides built-in automatic conversions for any-to-any cloud migrations which allow customers to use their existing server images rather than having to rebuild for the cloud. Migration capabilities like this are key for adoption of cloud, and required in complex scenarios such as persistent hybrid cloud environments and the migration of complex multi-tiered applications.

Mr. Guillory’s leadership spans 15 years in both start-ups and larger corporations. His career began at Brown & William where he was responsible for building IT systems that were fully automated to drive the largest 24 x 7 tobacco manufacturing plant in the world. He leveraged his experience to launch Cpons.com and grew that business into the biggest online discount golf community with thousands of golf courses and nearly a million members. He then joined CheckFree, America’s most successful SaaS online bill payment company where he lead efforts to drive mainstream adoption of their online bill payment product and while there also launched two new business lines for CheckFree. CheckFree was later sold to Fiserv for $4.4 billion; where soon after the transaction Mr. Guillory joined Racemi in its quest to dominate the automated provisioning market.
 
 
Madhup Gulati  - Oracle


Fast Track to Cloud Through Integrated Management
Track: Hot Topics 1
Madhup Gulati is a Principal Product Manager at Oracle and author of Building and Managing a Cloud Using Oracle Technologies.
 
 
Arun Gupta  - Oracle


Running Your Java EE Applications in the Cloud
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
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.
 
 
Eric Hanselman  - 451 Group


Cloud Networking: Turning Security Upside Down
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Eric is the Research Director of The 451 Group's Networks practice. He has an extensive hands-on understanding of a broad range of IT subject areas, having direct experience in the areas of networks, virtualization, security and semiconductors. Eric helps The 451 Group's clients understand how market and technology trends may impact them, and how they can best capitalize on them.

For more than 20 years, Eric has worked with segment leaders in a spectrum of technologies, most recently as CTO of Leostream Corporation, a virtualization management provider. Prior to that, Eric delivered networking security solutions for IBM and Internet Security Systems. At Wellfleet/Bay Networks, Sitara Networks and NEC, he was involved in the introduction of many new technologies ranging from high-performance image analysis to rollouts for IPv6.

Eric holds a patent in image compression systems. He is also a member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a VMware Certified Professional (VCP), and he is a frequent speaker at leading industry events.
 
 
Patrick Harding  - Ping Identity


Putting Identity Standards to Work for Cloud Security
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
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.

 
 
Thomas Hardjono  -  MIT Kerberos Consortium


Putting Identity Standards to Work for Cloud Security
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Thomas Hardjono is Technical Lead and Executive Director at MIT Kerberos Consortium. He has worked in the computer and network security industry for over 18 years. His previous roles include CTO at SignaCert, Director at VeriSign, and security architect at Bay Networks. He is currently a chair in the OASIS Security Services TC, and editor of the UMA specifications in the Kantara Initiative. His previous standards activities include Board and Chair roles within the TCG and the IETF. He is author of a number of TCG and IETF specifications.
 
 
Cody Harris  - SnapAppointments


Applications Coming to Life with Cloud Files, Yes You Can Be The King of The Apps
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Cody Harris, web technology enthusiast, has been a developer, engineer, systems administrator, and consultant for over 10 years. Most recently, he founded SnapAppointments, enabling service-based businesses of all shapes and sizes to accept and manage appointments online. SnapAppointments is hosted entirely on cloud based services. Cody has gained most of his experience with cloud technology while in the CDN space, working with some of the largest websites in the world. Cody received an MBA with an emphasis in entrepreneurship from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
 
 
Larry Hill  - Full 360


elasticBI - A Managed Cloud Platform for BI
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Larry Hill is Managing Partner at Full 360. A seasoned technology sales executive, with 30 years of experience across hardware, software and services, SaaS and Cloud Computing, from under $1M in sales to the largest company in the industry, Hill also had several years' experience as VP Sales for a startup software company in the early 2000s.
 
 
Andrew Hillier  - CiRBA


Cloud Expo Wrap-Up Power Panel
Andrew Hillier is Co-Founder & CTO of CiRBA. He has twenty years of experience in the creation and implementation of mission-critical software for the world's largest financial institutions and utilities. A co-founder of CiRBA, he leads product strategy and defines the overall technology roadmap for the company.

Prior to CiRBA, Hillier pioneered a state of the art systems management solution which was acquired by Sun Microsystems and now serves as the foundation of their flagship systems management product, Sun Management Center. Hillier has also led the development of solutions for major financial institutions, including fixed income, equity, futures & options and interest rate derivatives trading systems, as well as in the fields of covert military surveillance, advanced traffic and train control, and the robotic inspection and repair of nuclear reactors.
 
 
Andrew Hillier  - CiRBA


Operational Models & Management Requirements for Internal Private Clouds
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
Andrew Hillier is Co-Founder & CTO of CiRBA. He has twenty years of experience in the creation and implementation of mission-critical software for the world's largest financial institutions and utilities. A co-founder of CiRBA, he leads product strategy and defines the overall technology roadmap for the company.

Prior to CiRBA, Hillier pioneered a state of the art systems management solution which was acquired by Sun Microsystems and now serves as the foundation of their flagship systems management product, Sun Management Center. Hillier has also led the development of solutions for major financial institutions, including fixed income, equity, futures & options and interest rate derivatives trading systems, as well as in the fields of covert military surveillance, advanced traffic and train control, and the robotic inspection and repair of nuclear reactors.
 
 
Andrew Hillier  - CiRBA


Operational Models & Management Requirements for Internal Private Clouds
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
Andrew Hillier is Co-Founder & CTO of CiRBA. He has twenty years of experience in the creation and implementation of mission-critical software for the world's largest financial institutions and utilities. A co-founder of CiRBA, he leads product strategy and defines the overall technology roadmap for the company.

Prior to CiRBA, Hillier pioneered a state of the art systems management solution which was acquired by Sun Microsystems and now serves as the foundation of their flagship systems management product, Sun Management Center. Hillier has also led the development of solutions for major financial institutions, including fixed income, equity, futures & options and interest rate derivatives trading systems, as well as in the fields of covert military surveillance, advanced traffic and train control, and the robotic inspection and repair of nuclear reactors.
 
 
Mark R. Hinkle  - Citrix Systems


CTO Power Panel | Has Cloud Computing Changed Enterprise IT Forever and for Always?
Mark Hinkle is the Senior Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix Systems Inc. He joined Citrix as a result of their July 2011 acquisition of Cloud.com where he was their Vice President of Community. He is currently responsible for Citrix open source efforts around the open source cloud computing platform, Apache CloudStack and the Xen Hypervisor. Previously he was the VP of Community at Zenoss Inc., a producer of the open source application, server, and network management software, where he grew the Zenoss Core project to over 100,000 users and 20,000 organizations on all seven continents. He also is a longtime open source expert and author having served as Editor-in-Chief for both LinuxWorld Magazine and Enterprise Open Source Magazine. His blog on open source, technology, and new media can be found at http://www.socializedsoftware.com.
 
 
Mark R. Hinkle  - Citrix Systems


Open Source Toolchains to Manage Cloud Infrastructure
Track: Hot Topics 2
Mark Hinkle is the Senior Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix Systems Inc. He joined Citrix as a result of their July 2011 acquisition of Cloud.com where he was their Vice President of Community. He is currently responsible for Citrix open source efforts around the open source cloud computing platform, Apache CloudStack and the Xen Hypervisor. Previously he was the VP of Community at Zenoss Inc., a producer of the open source application, server, and network management software, where he grew the Zenoss Core project to over 100,000 users and 20,000 organizations on all seven continents. He also is a longtime open source expert and author having served as Editor-in-Chief for both LinuxWorld Magazine and Enterprise Open Source Magazine. His blog on open source, technology, and new media can be found at http://www.socializedsoftware.com.
 
 
Mark R. Hinkle  - Citrix Systems


Delivering Infrastructure-as-a-Service with Open Source Software
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Mark Hinkle is the Senior Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix Systems Inc. He joined Citrix as a result of their July 2011 acquisition of Cloud.com where he was their Vice President of Community. He is currently responsible for Citrix open source efforts around the open source cloud computing platform, Apache CloudStack and the Xen Hypervisor. Previously he was the VP of Community at Zenoss Inc., a producer of the open source application, server, and network management software, where he grew the Zenoss Core project to over 100,000 users and 20,000 organizations on all seven continents. He also is a longtime open source expert and author having served as Editor-in-Chief for both LinuxWorld Magazine and Enterprise Open Source Magazine. His blog on open source, technology, and new media can be found at http://www.socializedsoftware.com.
 
 
Brad Hokamp  - Layered Technologies


CEO Power Panel | Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing: Far-Off Dream or Present Reality?
Brad Hokamp brings over 26 years experience working in the IT and networking industry to his role as Layered Technologies’ president. His responsibilities include leading Layered Tech’s sales and marketing efforts, as well as product management, customer service and business development initiatives. Previously the chief marketing officer at Telx, Hokamp was responsible for product and solution management, corporate and field marketing, strategic business development, and customer support.

Before then, he held the position of senior vice president and general manager of the $575 million Hosting Business Unit at Savvis, responsible for their co-location, cloud and managed hosting business. Prior to that assignment, he was the senior vice president of sales for the eastern area and federal sales. Hokamp began his career at Savvis running the product management and marketing organization.

 
 
Brad Hokamp  - Layered Technologies


Business-Critical Security and Compliance in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Brad Hokamp brings over 26 years experience working in the IT and networking industry to his role as Layered Technologies’ president. His responsibilities include leading Layered Tech’s sales and marketing efforts, as well as product management, customer service and business development initiatives. Previously the chief marketing officer at Telx, Hokamp was responsible for product and solution management, corporate and field marketing, strategic business development, and customer support.

Before then, he held the position of senior vice president and general manager of the $575 million Hosting Business Unit at Savvis, responsible for their co-location, cloud and managed hosting business. Prior to that assignment, he was the senior vice president of sales for the eastern area and federal sales. Hokamp began his career at Savvis running the product management and marketing organization.

 
 
Brock Holzer  - SnapAppointments


Applications Coming to Life with Cloud Files, Yes You Can Be The King of The Apps
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Brock Holzer is co-founder of SnapAppointments, the 2011 SXSW Rackspace King of the Apps winner. He has been a technology consultant for various businesses for over 10 years and has developed a variety of custom web-based applications and services during that span. Recently, his focus has been on delivering web-based services via dynamically scalable and virtualized resources. The majority of his time is currently spent on helping to improve, market, and grow SnapAppointments, a service hosted entirely in the cloud.
 
 
Sandy Hwang  - NYSERDA


Offset the Capital Costs of Virtualization Projects in New York State
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
Sandy Hwang is a Project Manager at NYSERDA’s New York City Office, working in the Process, Power, and FlexTech group. She is an account manager under the Industrial and Process Efficiency program for the downstate (Con Edison/Orange & Rockland) territory, focus¬ing on manufacturing and data center customers. Sandy is the key contact for data centers in the downstate region.

Previously, Sandy worked as a Project Engineer for Air Liquide US in the Industrial Customers and Hydrogen Technolo¬gies Divisions. With this position she worked on projects such as the optimization of hydrogen plant production within an oil refinery, design of high-pressure hydrogen fueling stations for hybrid buses, and troubleshooting impurity issues in electronic specialty gas-purification processes.

Sandy has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a Certified Energy Manager.
 
 
Cory Isaacson  - Risk Management Solutions


CEO Power Panel | Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing: Far-Off Dream or Present Reality?
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.
 
 
Cory Isaacson  - Risk Management Solutions


Scaling Your Database in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Perspectives
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.
 
 
Kate Islas  - Oracle Sun Blades


Navigating a Smooth Transition to Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure
Track: Hot Topics 1
Kate Islas is Director of Product Marketing for Oracle's Sun Blades and Sun x86 systems portfolio. She is also part of Oracle's leadership team focused on Cloud Computing and driving solutions that deliver on Oracle's strategy to provide integrated, business driven solutions that are not only optimized for performance, but also help impro! ve operating efficiencies and simplify datacenter operations. Ms. Islas has a broad range of experience in the global computer industry, including 12 years at Sun Microsystems, where she held a variety of sales and senior marketing roles. She has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and resides in San Diego, CA.
 
 
Kevin L. Jackson  - GovCloud Network


What Does GovCloud Mean to the Global IT Industry?
Track: Hot Topics 1
Kevin L. Jackson is a senior information technologist specializing in solutions that meet critical commercial and government operational requirements. Currently working as an independent consultant, prior positions include VP & General Manager Cloud Services NJVC, VP Federal Systems at Sirius Computer Solutions, Worldwide Sales Executive at IBM, Vice President Global IT Project Office at JP Morgan Chase, and CTO at SENTEL Corporation.

Mr. Jackson retired from the U.S. Navy in 1994, earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Carrier Onboard Delivery Logistics and carrier-based Airborne Early Warning and Control. While active, he also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide.

Kevin L. Jackson has been deeply involved in the broad collaborative effort between industry and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology on the federal government's adoption of cloud computing technologies. He is the Rapid Deployment Executive for the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium and also serves and the consortium's Cloud Computing Working Group Chairman. His formal education includes a MS Computer Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School; MA National Security & Strategic Studies from Naval War College; and a BS Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. Mr. Jackson is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Information Technology at the George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering.
 
 
Rod Johnson  - VMware


Driving Java Innovation and Application Development in the Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Rod Johnson is the senior vice president of the Application Platform Division at VMware with more than 12 years of technology and management experience. Founder of the Spring Framework, he continues to guide the direction of Spring and is a member of the Java Community Process Executive Committee.
 
 
Bill Johnson  - Dell


Developing, Migrating and Managing Enterprise Applications in the Cloud.
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Bill Johnson is a Portfolio Senior Manager responsible for delivery of Dell’s application services with focus on enterprise cloud, mobility and modernization solutions. Bill has over 25 years of IT experience, and holds over 80 patents. He started a career in software engineering, served in “close to the technology” leadership roles, drove leading edge innovations as a software development manager, and consulted to some of the world’s most formidable companies. His experience spans all major technologies in operating systems, hardware platforms, storage, databases, networking, telecommunications, and associated A-Z software applications and platforms. He worked for a variety of major technology companies bringing to market ground-breaking solutions, and also ran his own company blazing new trails in location based services.
 
 
Norm Judah  - Microsoft


Cloudy with a Forecast of….
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Norm Judah serves as Chief Technology Officer of Worldwide Services at Microsoft, focusing on technical strategy, innovation, technical communities, and enterprise services strategy. Acting as the technical conscience for the Services organization, Norm insists on technical excellence and quality assurance across the business. His ability to reach into his global constituency is proven by frequent and measurable feedback with the appropriate product groups and development teams. Driving process focused on customer’s cross product solution scenarios and major design reviews, Norm champions tools and methods that result in reducing risk while also assuring high quality delivery. Norm is passionate about the growth and health of the worldwide technical communities and leverages his team to drive quality and build a strong community connection for the Microsoft customer-facing field.

Judah holds a Masters of Applied Science from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand.
 
 
John Keagy  - GoGrid


Cloud Expo Wrap-Up Power Panel
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.
 
 
John Keagy  - GoGrid


The Economics of Public Cloud Computing
Track: Hot Topics 2
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.
 
 
Irfan Khan  - Sybase


The Race Towards Zero: Reducing Latency to Real Real-Time
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.

 
 
Logan Kleier  - City of Portland


Bunker Busting: Government and the Cloud Audience
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Logan Kleier is the CISO for the City of Portland, a 5000 person municipal government. As CISO, he oversees the City's security policy and operations. Prior to his time with the City, he worked in the private sector in a variety of product management and marketing roles for various national and international software and telecommunications companies.
 
 
Tobias Kunze  - Red Hat


Getting Scalable Cloud Application Deployments Right the First
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Tobias Kunze is the Senior Director of Cloud Platforms at Red Hat and a founder and CTO of Makara (acquired by Red Hat.) Tobias brings over 20 years of enterprise development and operations experience. Most recently driving the Platform-as-a-Service technology vision at Makara. Tobias also ran portal development and operations for Lycos Europe’s shopping line of products, serving many tier-1 clients such as AOL, Yahoo!, and T-Online.
 
 
Scott Lee  - Dell


ERP and the Journey to the Cloud
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Scott Lee is a Product Strategist for Dell Services focusing on next generation solutions for ERP applications which includes cloud computing, in-memory analytics and mobile solutions. Scott has been involved with IT strategy, DC operations, IT Services Management, Application Development and Enterprise Architecture since 1988. Prior to joining Dell, Scott was Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers with focus on Enterprise Architecture for SAP, Oracle and PeopleSoft applications.
 
 
Tom Leyden  - Amplidata


Scalable Storage for Cloud Computing
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
Tom Leyden is Director of Alliances and Marketing at Amplidata, a Belgian Object Storage Innovator. He joined Amplidata in 2009 to drive the company’s marketing, product management and PR strategies. Leyden has 15 years’ experience working for disruptive IT companies (from emerging stage to acquisition) including four years in cloud computing. Through his collaboration with Belgium-based technology incubator Incubaid, he has been involved in several successful startups, including data deduplication pioneer DataCenter Technologies and cloud Innovator Q-layer.
 
 
Mathew Lodge  - VMware


Escaping the Chaos Monkey- Enterprise vs. Commodity Public Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 1
Mathew Lodge is Senior Director in VMware’s Cloud Services group. Mathew has more than 18 years’ experience in the technology industry. Previously, Mathew was Senior Director at Symantec, where he led the go to market for its $1Bn+ information management group. Prior to Symantec, Mathew held a series of senior product management and marketing roles at Proficient Networks, CPlane, Cisco Systems and Schlumberger. Mathew has a masters’ in Software Engineering from the University of York, and is an alumni of London Business School.
 
 
Bill Lowry  - Terremark


General Session | Evaluating Enterprise Clouds
Bill Lowry is Vice President, Cloud Services at Terremark, where he leads strategic sales engagement and evangelism for the company's enterprise-class cloud computing solutions, working with large enterprises to help apply the power of the cloud to their IT strategies. Prior to joining Terremark, Mr. Lowry was Vice President of Sales for Revere Security. Mr. Lowry has more than 20 years of experience integrating security, storage, network and data center technologies into solutions for utilities, telecommunications providers and Fortune 500 enterprises, with strategic roles at companies including EMC, 3Com, Brocade and Data Return. He earned a B.A. In Advertising from Texas Tech University and resides in Dallas with his wife and children.
 
 
Bill Lowry  - Terremark


Hybrid Clouds Get Real: Tools for Blending Public, Private, and Virtual Private Clouds
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
Bill Lowry is Vice President, Cloud Services at Terremark, where he leads strategic sales engagement and evangelism for the company's enterprise-class cloud computing solutions, working with large enterprises to help apply the power of the cloud to their IT strategies. Prior to joining Terremark, Mr. Lowry was Vice President of Sales for Revere Security. Mr. Lowry has more than 20 years of experience integrating security, storage, network and data center technologies into solutions for utilities, telecommunications providers and Fortune 500 enterprises, with strategic roles at companies including EMC, 3Com, Brocade and Data Return. He earned a B.A. In Advertising from Texas Tech University and resides in Dallas with his wife and children.
 
 
Anthony Lye  - Oracle


Day 2 Keynote | The Next Generation of Cloud Software and Services
Anthony Lye is senior vice president of CRM, responsible for Oracle CRM On Premise and Oracle CRM On Demand, CRM on demand operations, Oracle's own deployment of CRM, and CRM IT. Previously Mr. Lye was the group vice president of CRM products at Oracle, responsible for Oracle’s CRM product strategy and product management for CRM in the applications development organization. Prior to joining Oracle in 2006, Mr. Lye was the group vice president and general manager of CRM products at Siebel Systems, responsible for Siebel’s vertical and horizontal CRM application technologies. Mr. Lye managed and directed all of Siebel’s enterprise application strategy, product marketing, and product management. Prior to Siebel, Mr. Lye spent six years as president and CEO of ePeople, a company he ran with help and investment from David Stamm, founder of Clarify, and Steve Goldsworthy, founder of Vantive. Prior to ePeople, Mr. Lye was the vice president of marketing at Categoric Software and senior director and general manager for global major accounts, strategic alliances, and international business operations at Remedy Corporation. He also worked in product marketing at Tivoli Systems and served as a management consultant at Arthur Anderson (now Accenture). Mr. Lye holds an honors degree in Engineering from the University of Bath in England.
 
 
Sam Machiz  - Voxel


Why a Cloud-Only Strategy Doesn’t Make Sense
Track: Hot Topics 2
Sam Machiz is VP of Engineering at Voxel. He boasts nearly a decade of experience in the hosting industry, having co-founded a startup focused on the burgeoning dedicated server market in 2000. Today, he is responsible for Voxel's sales strategy and maintains an active role in product development. He has grown Voxel's sales numbers organically and earned the company a reputation for technical "clue" at all levels of the sales process.
 
 
Julia Mak  - Oxygen Cloud


CMO Power Panel | Can the Cloud Tsunami Continue Forever?
Julia Mak is Marketing Manager at Oxygen Cloud.
 
 
Pete Malcolm  - Abiquo


General Session | Are Financial Services Organizations Risking Security by Avoiding Cloud Computing?
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


Day 3 Keynote | Ops or Apps - Who'll Own the Data Center of Tomorrow?
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.
 
 
Andi Mann  - Splunk


General Session | Follow YOUR path to Cloud Computing
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, and communicator. For over 30 years across five continents, Andi has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and consultant.

Andi is a sought-after commentator on business technology in trade and business media, at tradeshows and conferences, on radio, television, webcasts, podcasts, and more.

Andi has been named to Business Insider's Top Thought-Provoking Enterprise Tech Execs, Huffington Post's Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts, and many other ‘Top …’ lists. He is co-author of two popular books, 'Visible Ops – Private Cloud'; and 'The Innovative CIO'. He blogs at 'Andi Mann – Übergeek' (http://pleasediscuss.com/andimann), and tweets as @AndiMann.
 
 
Andi Mann  - Splunk


From Virtualization to Cloud Computing – Building an Effective, Pragmatic & Reliable Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, and communicator. For over 30 years across five continents, Andi has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and consultant.

Andi is a sought-after commentator on business technology in trade and business media, at tradeshows and conferences, on radio, television, webcasts, podcasts, and more.

Andi has been named to Business Insider's Top Thought-Provoking Enterprise Tech Execs, Huffington Post's Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts, and many other ‘Top …’ lists. He is co-author of two popular books, 'Visible Ops – Private Cloud'; and 'The Innovative CIO'. He blogs at 'Andi Mann – Übergeek' (http://pleasediscuss.com/andimann), and tweets as @AndiMann.
 
 
Isabelle Mauny  - Vordel


Using Single Sign-On to Access Cloud-Based Services
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Isabelle Mauny is Head of Product Management with Vordel. She also helps design and review architectures for many of Vordel’s strategic accounts across Government, Banking, Insurance and Telecoms. Prior to joining Vordel, she was engaged as a Senior IT Specialist at IBM for many years where she consulted on SOA Architectures, integration via ESBs and participated on the WebSphere Architecture Board. A regular speaker at international conferences, Mauny is also an accomplished author with several publications to her credit. These include WebSphere V5 Systems Administration Handbook (published by IBM) and Effective VisualAge for Java (published by Wiley) amongst others. Isabelle speaks French, Spanish and English fluently.
 
 
Rob May  - Backupify


Agile Cloud Integration: Avoiding the Mistakes of the Past
Track: Hot Topics 2
Rob May is CEO and Co-Founder of Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Backupify, the leading backup provider for cloud-based data. Serving as the company’s chief strategist and resident visionary, he has firmly positioned Backupify on the leading edge of cloud data management as one of Boston’s hottest start ups. Under Rob’s leadership, Backupify has secured more than $5 million in venture capital funding, and has over 150,000 users actively utilizing the company’s all-in-one archiving, search and restore solutions for such online services as Google Apps, Facebook and Twitter

Prior to Backupify, Rob held management and business development positions at multiple startups in the digital media and wireless software industries. Additionally, Rob spent time as an adjunct professor at the University of Louisville after starting his career as a digital design engineer at Harris Corporation.

A prolific thinker and blogger, Rob launched Businesspundit.com in 2003 and successfully managed the site through it’s acquisition to a popular blog network in 2008. Currently Rob provides insights into business, finance and technology as a regular contributor to Fast Company’s expert blog community, as well as through his personal blog, Coconut Headsets.

Rob has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.B.A., from the University of Kentucky.
 
 
John McEleney  - CloudSwitch


Cloud Networking: Turning Security Upside Down
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
As chief executive officer at CloudSwitch, John McEleney brings over two decades of experience in scaling software businesses to market leadership. Prior to joining CloudSwitch, John was the CEO of SolidWorks Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dassault Systems S.A. (NASDAQ: DASTY). John's rise to CEO was built on his strong record of results over a 20-year career in the CAD industry. During his tenure as CEO, annual revenues grew from US $100 million in 2001 to over $350 million in 2007.

Before joining SolidWorks, John held management positions at Computervision, where he was involved in a wide array of functions including marketing and product development. John has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Rochester, a master's degree in manufacturing systems from Boston University, and a master's degree in business administration and marketing from Northeastern University. He serves on the board of directors for Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) a Minneapolis based manufacturer of 3D printers and Newforma ( a privately held software company in Manchester, NH).
 
 
Logan Mcleod  - Dell


CTO Power Panel | Has Cloud Computing Changed Enterprise IT Forever and for Always?
Logan has more than 17 years of IT experience in the High Technology and Transportation industries, with over 13 years of leadership experience in leadership, strategy and innovation. He joined Dell in 2004 from a major North American emergency transportation provider, where he was responsible for technology strategy and development. Working for the Dell Services Office of the CTO, Logan is responsible for Dell’s Public Cloud Strategy. Logan is an active member of key industry advisory boards on Cloud Computing.
 
 
Azmir Mohamed  - Abiquo


To Cluster or Not to Cluster
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
Azmir Mohamed joined Abiquo in 2011 to drive the Abiquo roadmap and feature sets. Previously, he was Senior Director of Product Management at VMware, where he was responsible for the VMware Server and VMware Data Recovery product lines, and for other, as yet unreleased, products. Previously, Azmir spent 10 years at Cisco in a variety of product management and technical roles.
 
 
Azmir Mohamed  - Abiquo


Self-service Architecture Delivered Across Global Infrastructure
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
Azmir Mohamed joined Abiquo in 2011 to drive the Abiquo roadmap and feature sets. Previously, he was Senior Director of Product Management at VMware, where he was responsible for the VMware Server and VMware Data Recovery product lines, and for other, as yet unreleased, products. Previously, Azmir spent 10 years at Cisco in a variety of product management and technical roles.
 
 
Hameed Mohammed  - Microsoft


Your Own Cloud Services. In A Snap.
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Hameed Mohammed is an Industry Manager at Microsoft. He is responsible for strategy and solutions for hosted cloud and managed services. Prior to Microsoft he managed data center services, disaster recovery, mainframe services and also delivered IT solutions at Verizon. Before that, he was at Intel's telecom, wireless and digital home marketing groups. He co-founded a startup software company selling Linux based Operations/Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS) software platform for communications industry. He also worked in Sun Microsystems' Microprocessor engineering division.
 
 
JP Morgenthal  - CSC


6 Steps To Cloud Adoption
Track: Cloud Perspectives
JP Morgenthal is a Global Solutions Executive with CSC and an internationally renowned thought leader in the areas of IT transformation, modernization, and cloud computing. JP has served in executive roles within major software companies and technology startups. Areas of expertise include strategy, architecture, application development, infrastructure and operations, cloud computing, DevOps, and integration. He routinely advises C-level executives on the best ways to use technology to derive business value. JP is a published author with four trade publications with his most recent being “Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks”. JP holds both a Masters and Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Hofstra University.
 
 
K. Scott Morrison  - Layer 7 Technologies


Cloud Expo Wrap-Up Power Panel
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.
 
 
K. Scott Morrison  - Layer 7 Technologies


Who Am I in the Cloud? How to Extend Enterprise Identity into the Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
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.
 
 
Lee Murphy  - Spoon


Creating Private App Clouds with Spoon
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
Lee Murphy is a Partner Engineering Consultant at Spoon. He helps organizations like Autodesk and the US Marine Corps migrate their software from traditional installed applications to cloud-based virtual applications.
 
 
Louis Naugès  - Revevol


How To Overcome Nephophobia (Fear of Clouds)
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance

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.

 
 
Tim Negris  - 1010data


Cloud Expo Wrap-Up Power Panel
Tim Negris is Vice President of Marketing at 1010data. Prior to joining 1010data he held a variety of executive and consulting roles in a numerous start-ups, and several established companies, including Sybase, Oracle, HP, Dell, and IBM. He is a frequent contributor to a number of publications and sites, focusing on technologies and their applications, and has written a number of advanced software applications for social media, video streaming, and music education. He can be reached at tim (at) negris.com @timnegris
 
 
Tim Negris  - 1010data


Collaborative Big Data Analytics - It Takes a Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 1
Tim Negris is Vice President of Marketing at 1010data. Prior to joining 1010data he held a variety of executive and consulting roles in a numerous start-ups, and several established companies, including Sybase, Oracle, HP, Dell, and IBM. He is a frequent contributor to a number of publications and sites, focusing on technologies and their applications, and has written a number of advanced software applications for social media, video streaming, and music education. He can be reached at tim (at) negris.com @timnegris
 
 
Dave Nielsen  - CloudCamp.org


Community Clouds - How & Why the Public Sector is Leading the Way to the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 2
Dave Nielsen is Co-Founder of CloudCamp & Founder & Principal Consultant at Platform D LLC.
 
 
Rick Nucci  - Dell Boomi


Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
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.
 
 
Rick Nucci  - Dell Boomi


Best Practices to Operationalize an Integration Strategy for an ISV
Track: Hot Topics 1
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.
 
 
Greg O'Connor  - AppZero


To the Cloud: Fastest Way to Move Existing Apps -- No Change/No Lock-In
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Greg O'Connor is CEO of appzero (formerly Trigence) which develops software tools to help organizations move applications to Cloud computing environments. With more than 25 years of management and technical experience in the computer industry, he was founder and president of Sonic Software, acquired in 2005 by Progress. At Sonic, O'Connor invented the Enterprise Service Bus, a messaging-based solution that simplifies the re-use of business applications and is generally accepted today as the foundation for Service Oriented Architecture.
 
 
Josh Odom  - Rackspace Hosting


Build and Automate Your Own Cloud High Availability (HA) Config Using Cloud Load Balancers In 15 Minutes (or less)
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Josh Odom leads product development at Rackspace for the Cloud Platform offerings. In this role, he is responsible for product strategy and oversees the development of the product roadmap. Over the last five years at Rackspace, Odom has been instrumental in building the engineering organization and helping to expand the product portfolio. Before joining the product team, he led the platform engineering team where he was responsible for the design and implementation of many of Rackspace's cloud offerings.
 
 
Arturo Pereyra  - Oracle


Profitable SaaS & IaaS: Essential Building Blocks for Delivering Cloud Computing Services to Enterprise Customers
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.
 
 
Gregor Petri  - CA Technologies


Cloud Users of the World, Unite! How to Remedy Cloud Lock-in
Track: Hot Topics 2
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
 
 
Pranay Prakash  - Dell


Taking the Evolutionary Approach To Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 2
Pranay Prakash is Director of Product Management for Data Center and Virtualization Solutions at Dell. In this role, he is responsible for Dell’s Virtual Integrated System (VIS), Dell’s solution for simplifying data center management in a virtual era and helping customers adopt and reap the benefits of Private Cloud quickly and efficiently. Pranay recently returned to Dell after spending 2 years at NEC where he was Senior Director, Product Management responsible for managing a range of x86 rack, blade and Fault Tolerant servers. Earlier in his career, Pranay held executive and senior management positions at several server hardware and software companies and was primarily focused on Open Source FreeBSD and Linux servers and internet appliances. Pranay earned his MBA in International Marketing from University of Wales, United Kingdom and Bachelors in Engineering from National Institute of Technology, India.
 
 
Brian Prince  - Microsoft & CodeMash.org


Leveraging Cloud Storage for Massive Scale
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
Brian Prince is an Architect Evangelist at Microsoft. Expect Brian to get (in his own words) “super excited” whenever he talks about technology, especially cloud computing, patterns, and practices. That’s a good thing, given that his job is to help customers strategically leverage Microsoft technologies and take their architecture to new heights. He is the co-founder of the non-profit organization CodeMash (www.codemash.org), runs the global Windows Azure Boot Camp program, speaks at various regional and international events and is a zealous gamer with a special weakness for Fallout 3. He is the co-author of “Azure in Action”, published by Manning Press.
 
 
Yogesh Rami  - Oracle


Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, the Best Foundation for Cloud Computing
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Yogesh Rami is Director of Product Marketing for Exalogic Elastic Cloud at Oracle.
 
 
Matthew Richards  - CA Technologies


"Your Cloud, Your Way"? What Burger King Taught Us About Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Matthew Richards is the Sr. Director of Product Marketing for the Cloud Customer Solutions Unit at CA Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for commercializing CA Technologies’ cloud related vision and products. A former software developer and systems architect, Richards spent many years working for IBM Global Services and other consulting organizations as a Technology Strategy consultant. He holds a BA and BE in Mechanical Engineering from Dartmouth College, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
 
 
Steve Riley  - Riverbed Technology


Wading Through the Cloud Security Swamp
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
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.
 
 
Paul Robbins  - The New York Times


How SOA Makes Moving to the Cloud Easier
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Paul Robbins is a software manager at The New York Times. His work focuses on front-end applications, especially deployments on the cloud. Paul was part of the core team that helped move NYTimes.com to a service-oriented architecture. He advocates a platform-agnostic approach to development, where data is central and allows for multiple presentations of content. He blogs about his work here.
 
 
Dave Roberts  - BMC Software


General Session | The Big Win: Stop Playing Small-Ball with Your Cloud Strategy
Dave Roberts brings 25 years of technology experience to his role of Sr. Director for Marketing for DevOps and Cloud Computing at BMC Software. A thought leader in agile IT and IT transformation, Dave routinely speaks at conferences around the world. Dave is a member of the Twitter #clouderati and regularly blogs at Leverhawk.com. He holds a dozen patents and has written three books on computer programming and data communications technology.
 
 
Paulo Rosado  - OutSystems


CEO Power Panel | Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing: Far-Off Dream or Present Reality?
Paulo Rosado is Founder & CEO of OutSystems. Since founding the company in 2001, he has helped grow the company from a startup to an international leader in cutting-edge approaches to the delivery of web and mobile enterprise applications. As CEO, he is responsible for OutSystems’ day-to-day operations, as well as leading the company’s product development and technology strategy. He is a champion and leader in Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), first steering the design of a platform in 2001 to solve application development and deployment problems for customers moving to web- and cloud-based infrastructures.

Having led more than 170 Private PaaS implementations, Rosado brings a wealth of experience in what does and does not work when deploying PaaS into Private Cloud environments. OutSystems has successfully delivered more than 700 custom development and PaaS migration projects across industries under Paulo’s leadership.

Prior to founding OutSystems, he was EVP of global marketing at Altitude Software, a global CRM company with a footprint in 32 countries. Previously, he co-founded Intervento, helping to grow the e-business software infrastructure leader and serving as its CEO until the company’s acquisition in 1999, and worked in Silicon Valley for Oracle, where he held several positions in R&D and product management.

 
 
Amelia Ross  - Aprimo Inc.


Best Practices to Operationalize an Integration Strategy for an ISV
Track: Hot Topics 1
Amelia Ross is the Director of Integration Solutions for Aprimo, Inc., based in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she oversees the building and support of Integration processes using the Dell Boomi Integration Platform. Aprimo, which was recently acquired by Teradata Corporation, is the leading provider of marketing software and services that enhance the productivity of the marketing function.

Prior to joining Aprimo, Amelia spent the last decade in computer software Product Management, including Consona, Inc., where she was Director of Business Collaboration Products for the Made2Manage ERP system. Her background also includes computer hardware manufacturing, with engineering positions at IBM in semiconductor manufacturing, and at Seagate, procuring disk drive parts in Japan.

Amelia earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science Degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford, and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University.
 
 
Bill Roth  - LogLogic


CMO Power Panel | Can the Cloud Tsunami Continue Forever?
Bill Roth joined LogLogic in 2009 from BEA, where he served as Vice President of the BEA Workshop Business Unit. Prior to BEA, Roth was Chief Technical Evangelist at Epiphany. With over 20 years in this industry, Roth has played numerous product marketing, product management and engineering roles at companies like Sun Microsystems, Morgan Stanley, and GSI Commerce. Roth is also Editor-At-Large for Sys-Con Publications, and was recently named to the “Top 30 Cloud Computing Bloggers” list world-wide. Roth has an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin.
 
 
Bill Roth  - LogLogic


What Good Is the Cloud When You Can’t See Through It?
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Bill Roth joined LogLogic in 2009 from BEA, where he served as Vice President of the BEA Workshop Business Unit. Prior to BEA, Roth was Chief Technical Evangelist at Epiphany. With over 20 years in this industry, Roth has played numerous product marketing, product management and engineering roles at companies like Sun Microsystems, Morgan Stanley, and GSI Commerce. Roth is also Editor-At-Large for Sys-Con Publications, and was recently named to the “Top 30 Cloud Computing Bloggers” list world-wide. Roth has an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin.
 
 
Adam Rothschild  - Voxel


IPV6 in the Cloud
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Adamn Rothschild is VP Network Engineering at Voxel.
 
 
John Rowell  - OpSource


Cloud Networking: Turning Security Upside Down
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
John Rowell is CTO and SVP, Operations at OpSource and is well known as a technical and business leader in the Internet, Cloud and SaaS space. John has held senior management positions with leading hosting, telecommunications, and Internet services companies with extensive experience building, operating and managing complex IT infrastructure systems
 
 
Tim Ruhl  - NetDialog


Maximizing Application Delivery in the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 1
Tim Ruhl started at NetDialog in 2007 as software architect and later as development manager. After finishing his PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the area of parallel computer systems he started his professional career at DataDistilleries, where he evolved from software engineer to senior software architect while also fulfilling the roles of development manager and product manager.
 
 
Treb Ryan  - Dimension Data Cloud Solutions


CEO Power Panel | Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing: Far-Off Dream or Present Reality?
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


Deploying High-Availability Apps in the Cloud
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
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.
 
 
Surya Sagi  - Pitney Bowes


Secrets of Building a Cloud Vendor Agnostic PetaByte Scale Real-time Secure Web Application on the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 1
Surya Sagi is Vice President, Product Development & Chief Systems Architect for Volly, a new business unit of Pitney Bowes. A recipient of the Company's 2010 Inventor of the Year Award, since 1999 Sagi has held several positions at Pitney Bowes in product development, innovative solutions development, strategy and technology driven new business initiatives. He has led the architecture and overall creation of multiple product lines across several of Pitney Bowes business lines—some of which earned the highest rating in the industry by Gartner Group and Madison Advisors.

Prior to joining in Pitney Bowes, Sagi - who has published numerous papers in journals and received several patents - worked at GE Healthcare working on MRI Scanner system software and next generation software architecture.

 
 
Atul Saini  - Fiorano


Cloud-Based Integration and SOA Architecture
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Atul Saini is CEO and CTO of Fiorano Software Inc. and founded the company in 1995 with the vision of bringing an architectural revolution in the realm of business integration. He has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. Under his leadership, Fiorano has emerged as a recognized leader in the standards-based integration middleware business.
 
 
Anil Saldhana  - Red Hat Inc


Putting Identity Standards to Work for Cloud Security
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Anil is the Lead Middleware Security Architect at Red Hat. He is the co-chair of the Oasis Identity In The Cloud TC. He represents Red Hat on multiple standards bodies. He is a frequent speaker on Identity and Security topics.
 
 
Jeff Samuels  - GoGrid


CMO Power Panel | Can the Cloud Tsunami Continue Forever?
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. Samuels came to Neustar through its acquisition of UltraDNS where he was GM and EVP of Marketing.

Prior to joining UltraDNS, he served in several marketing and business development leadership positions for CornerDrugstore.com/Symrx, a leading ASP serving the pharmaceutical industry, now a business unit of QS/1 Data Systems. He has also worked with high-level government entities in key international markets including Israel and the former Soviet Union to enhance direct foreign investment.

 
 
Richard L. Santalesa, Esq  - InformationLaw Group


Cloud Legal Security and Contracting Issues
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
Richard Santalesa is Senior Counsel in Information Law Group's east coast office, based in Fairfield, Connecticut and New York City. He focuses on representing clients on electronic commerce and internet issues, software and content licensing, privacy and data security, outsourcing, software and website development transactions and other commercial arrangements involving intellectual property and technology-savvy companies. He also counsels clients on the creation and development of technology-focused businesses and the global protection and exploitation of their intellectual property assets. Immediately prior to joining the firm he served as Outside Counsel to FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, Valhalla, NY, where he provided counsel to numerous FUJIFILM entities in North America and as Legal Counsel to Ipsos America, Inc., New York, NY, the American holding company for Ipsos S.A., a publicly held global market research company headquartered in France with offices and subsidiaries around the world. He has also been an associate at well-respected New York and Connecticut law firms.
 
 
Chris Schalk  - Google


Building Enterprise Applications on Google's Cloud Platform
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Chris Schalk is Google Developer Advocate at Google. He is also one of the original members of the OpenAjax Alliance. Prior to Google, he was a Principal Product Manager and Java Evangelist for Oracle's application server and development tools division. While at Oracle, he worked to define the overall web development experience for Oracle JDeveloper and ADF Faces (Trinidad). He is also the co-author of 'JavaServer Faces: The Complete Reference' published through McGraw-Hill Osborne (ISBN: 0072262400).
 
 
Chris Schin  - Zetta


Questions You Should Ask a Cloud Service Provider...and Good Answers
Track: Cloud Perspectives
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.
 
 
Steve Schuckenbrock  - Dell


Opening Keynote | Parting of the Clouds – Finding the Real Business Value
A passionate advocate for open IT solutions, Steve Schuckenbrock is a former Fortune 100 CIO who now serves as president of Dell Services, the $8 billion IT services arm of Dell. Steve combines his insight into modern organizational challenges with his technology expertise to champion next-generation services that help enterprises reduce IT complexity, cost and carbon footprint while freeing resources for innovation. He previously was president of Dell Large Enterprise, a $19 billion operation focused on large business customers worldwide. In the latter role, he spearheaded the development and delivery of advanced IT services, which he grew into a multi-billion-dollar operation that ultimately became Dell Services. In earlier roles, Steve was co-Chief Operating Officer for EDS and CIO for Pepsico. Widely recognized in the CIO community for his vision and customer commitment, Steve is a frequent speaker at industry and educational forums.
 
 
Marc Schwarz  - Oracle


Day 2 Keynote | The Next Generation of Cloud Software and Services
Marc Schwarz leads Oracle’s global On Demand organization. Oracle On Demand is an alternative way for customers to engage with Oracle. Customers rely on Oracle to manage their Oracle software, keeping it available, performing, secure and up to date. Through this strategic relationship, customers are building a better ownership experience by simplifying, standardizing, and automating their environments. As a trusted advisor, Oracle takes accountability for continuing to add value to customers' investment in its software over the entire lifecycle.

In his current role, Marc is responsible for the profitability and profitable growth of Oracle’s On Demand business that was recently cited as one of the world’s best managed outsourcing businesses. Prior to joining Oracle, Marc was at Hewlett Packard, where he was Senior Vice President responsible for HP's $3 Billion Managed Services Business, which included Infrastructure Outsourcing, Applications Outsourcing and Business Process Outsourcing.

Prior to joining Hewlett Packard, Marc was a Senior Partner at Deloitte Consulting. At Deloitte he held a variety of leadership positions including member of the Firm's Global Operations Committee and the Chairman of Deloitte Consulting India Private Ltd. Marc leads consulting practices in corporate finance, process transformation, and outsourcing. He has hands on experience working with customers in a number of Industries.

Marc is a Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineering and a Certified Management Consultant. He holds a BE in Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Strategy and Policy, both from New York University.
 
 
Bhargav Shah  - KPMG


Impact of Cloud on IT
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
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


Digital Forensics and Cloud Computing
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
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
 
 
Stephen Sicola  - Xiotech


General Session | Cloud Storage: Myths and Realities
Stephen J. Sicola was the VP of the Advanced Storage Architecture group within Seagate Technology. Stephen has over 29 years in the storage industry, was a Compaq Fellow, former CTO of StorageWorks at Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation. Stephen has led developments on several generations of storage arrays, storage architectures, and software & hardware teams. Stephen has 39 patents pending or granted in the areas of Storage Architecture, RAID, Fault Tolerance, Caching, Disaster Tolerance, and Virtualization.

Stephen has a BSEE from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering, and a Master from NTU in Computer Architecture/Fault Tolerant Computing.
 
 
Stephen Sicola  - Xiotech


Cloud Expo Wrap-Up Power Panel
Stephen J. Sicola was the VP of the Advanced Storage Architecture group within Seagate Technology. Stephen has over 29 years in the storage industry, was a Compaq Fellow, former CTO of StorageWorks at Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation. Stephen has led developments on several generations of storage arrays, storage architectures, and software & hardware teams. Stephen has 39 patents pending or granted in the areas of Storage Architecture, RAID, Fault Tolerance, Caching, Disaster Tolerance, and Virtualization.

Stephen has a BSEE from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering, and a Master from NTU in Computer Architecture/Fault Tolerant Computing.
 
 
Stephen Sicola  - Xiotech


Cloud Storage: Myths and Realities
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
Stephen J. Sicola was the VP of the Advanced Storage Architecture group within Seagate Technology. Stephen has over 29 years in the storage industry, was a Compaq Fellow, former CTO of StorageWorks at Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation. Stephen has led developments on several generations of storage arrays, storage architectures, and software & hardware teams. Stephen has 39 patents pending or granted in the areas of Storage Architecture, RAID, Fault Tolerance, Caching, Disaster Tolerance, and Virtualization.

Stephen has a BSEE from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering, and a Master from NTU in Computer Architecture/Fault Tolerant Computing.
 
 
Jill Tummler Singer  - Tummler Singer Associates


Is Enterprise Cloud Computing a Tidal Wave of Change?
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Jill Tummler Singer recently completed 27 years of direct Federal Service and is the CEO for Tummler Singer Associates, LLC., a woman-owned consulting firm. Her last federal assignment was as the Chief Information Officer for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) where she was responsible for Information Technology, Information Assurance, and Information Management. The NRO, as part of the 16-member Intelligence Community, plays a primary role in achieving information superiority for the U.S. Government and Armed Forces. Prior to joining the NRO, she served as the Deputy CIO for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Jill Singer has served in several senior leadership positions within the Federal Government including Director of the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service, U.S. Department of State and Chief of Systems Engineering, Architecture, and Planning for CIA’s global infrastructure organization. She has held industry positions with Science Applications International Corporation, Inc. (SAIC), GE Aerospace, and IBM. She received her MS in Systems Analysis and BS in Computer Science from the University of West Florida. She is a graduate of several leadership programs including the Federal Executive Leadership Program and the University of Virginia’s (UVA) Executive Leaders Program.

Currently she serves as an Executive-on-Ground for the UVA McIntire School of Commerce and as a member of the AFCEA Cyber Committee. She has received numerous awards including CloudNow Legacy Award (2013); Top Ten Global Breakaway CIO (2012); Top Ten Women in Cloud (2012); Ten Most Powerful Women in Federal Technology (2011); CIA Mentor of the Year (2010); CIO Executive Council “Ones to Watch” (2010); and CIO Magazine Stand-Out Award for Collaboration and Influence (2010). She is also an accomplished speaker and published author http://jillsinger.ulitzer.com.
 
 
Pradip Sitaram  - Enterprise Business Partners, LLC


Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
As senior vice president and chief information officer, Enterprise Business Partners, Pradip Sitaram oversees the strategic direction and operational management of the information technology portfolio for the entire Enterprise family of companies. He oversees the design, development and implementation of Enterprise’s business operations platforms and corporate back-office solutions, as well as the core technology infrastructure. The goal of Enterprise Business Partners is to support Enterprise’s overall mission and objectives by consistently delivering high-quality, high-value and cost-effective services to all internal customers in a responsive manner. Pradip brings more than 20 years of experience as an information technology executive, with a deep knowledge in application development, strategy, enterprise architecture, process improvement, network infrastructure/telecommunications and governance. Before joining Enterprise in 2010, Pradip was the chief information officer for CDI, a $100 million direct marketing firm based in Joppa, Md., where he was responsible for transforming the IT infrastructure and application architecture to service three distinct business lines as the company positioned itself for an eventual exit sale. Pradip has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Catholic University and a master’s degree in software and systems engineering, from George Mason University.
 
 
Mark Skilton  - Capgemini


Monetization Strategies for Cloud Computing Services
Track: Hot Topics 1
Mark Skilton is a Global Director, Strategy Office, Capgemini Infrastructure Services. He is the Technical Leader for the Group Government Cloud Portfolio and is the author of the "Cloud Computing Education" and "Infrastructure Strategy" Courses at the Capgemini University. He is also Co-Chair of the Cloud Computing Work Group at The Open Group, an International Standards Body. Skilton has spoken and published internationally on the subject of Cloud Computing.
 
 
Anthony Skipper  - ServiceMesh


Cloud Scar Tissue: Real World Implementation Lessons from the Early Adopters
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Anthony Skipper is VP of Infrastructure and Security at ServiceMesh, Inc. He has more than a decade of experience in both software development and infrastructure management. Skipper’s early career was focused on consulting with Fortune 500 companies to help them develop their early web architectures. He played an instrumental part in developing one of the first digital rights management (DRM) implementations with Microsoft, and Barnes & Noble.

He moved to the financial services industry in 2000 when he joined Merrill Lynch, initially as an architect and later as the head of Merrill's Application Infrastructure Services organization. In 2007, Skipper joined Goldman Sachs and led its Secure Computing group.

 
 
Steve Soechtig  - Abiquo


Enterprise Private Clouds: Serving Your Internal goals, Your Customer's Goals and the Market Goals
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
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.

 
 
Raja Srinivasan  - Zeus Technology


Build and Automate Your Own Cloud High Availability (HA) Config Using Cloud Load Balancers In 15 Minutes (or less)
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Raja has over 20 years experience working with high technology companies at Oracle and Symantec. Raja ran the Technology Partner Program at Symantec for several years. He was instrumental in (re)establishing and kick starting the program after the Symantec Veritas merger. At Oracle, Raja was an technology architect working with the Oracle On-Demand Engineering organization. Raja’s interests are in Cloud Computing, Cloud Management Infrastructure, and the Virtualized data center. At Zeus he has been leading the charge on Cloud Computing implementations and the virtualized data center.
 
 
Darren Stahl  - Rise Partners


Deployng the Cloud - the Right Way
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Darren Stahl is the Director of US channel operations for Rise - the B2B indirect sales division of
Fasthosts Internet Group. He brings a unique perspective to his role as the Director of Rise US channel operations due to his previous experience as an IT Manager and Product Specialist with such organizations as Serena
Software, Mentor Graphics and FrontRange Solutions. His background in IT operations enables
Stahl to speak authoritatively on the practical realities of implementing cloud infrastructures and
solutions.
 
 
Robert L. Stevenson  - Xiotech


Storage Networking Standards for the Cloud
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Robert L Stevenson is an Enterprise Architect at Xiotech. Previously Mr. Stevenson worked at a start-up Gideon Gartner’s Voice of the Customer Storage Research Company called TheInfoPro(TIP) that did interviews with the largest IT storage organizations among the Fortune 1000 every 6 months and provided exclusive guidance to large buy-side institutional investors in New York and strategic advice to publicly traded storage industry executive teams. Prior to TIP, Stevenson was a Technology Strategist in the CTO office at Nielsen Media Research, a Senior Manager at Ernst and Young Management Consulting, a Senior Manager of Supercomputing and SAN consulting at Sun Microsystems and a Researcher at Motorola.
 
 
Ben Stewart  - Terremark


Clouds Are Built From the Ground Up
Track: Hot Topics 1
Ben Stewart leads the facility team which engineers and maintains power generation, distribution and cooling system operations for the various data centers owned and operated by Terremark.

Mr. Stewart has 25 years of military experience as a Commander in the U. S. Coast Guard. In his previous position as a Coast Guard engineering program officer, Commander Stewart’s responsibilities included engineering design, international equipment installation and secure telecommunications system management. He concluded his career as the Commanding Officer of a 200-person unit established to deploy and support operational electronics systems throughout the southeast U. S. and the Caribbean basin in support of Homeland Security missions.

Mr. Stewart received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Monmouth University. He is also a Professional Engineer registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (license no. 37504).
 
 
Doug Tidwell  - IBM


Writing Portable, Interoperable Cloud Applications
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Doug Tidwell is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM. He was a speaker at the first XML conference in 1997, and has spoken on technical topics around the world. He works in IBM’s Software Strategy group, focusing on Cloud Computing and SOA. He is the author of O'Reilly's book on XSLT, a co-author of O'Reilly's book on SOAP, and has published dozens of articles and tutorials on IBM's developerWorks site and elsewhere.
 
 
Daniel Turissini  - WidePoint Corporation


Putting Identity Standards to Work for Cloud Security
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Daniel Turissini is CTO of WidePoint Corporation. A founder of Operational Research Consultants, Inc. in 1991, which now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of WidePoint, he is an innovator in systems engineering and integration who has strategically positioned WidePoint’s Cyber Security Solutions practice as a leading provider of Trusted Cloud Managed Services.

Under his leadership WidePoint has achieved Trusted Authority certifications across Federal, State & Local governments, providing trusted eGovernment authentication capability and successful deployments of strong personal & non-personal identity verification credentials that interoperate within and between various domains and verticals to provide non-reputable transactions, accountability and privacy protection.
 
 
Julian Turner  - Dell


Building a Repeatable Cloud Roadmap
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Mr. Julian Turner is a Senior Information Technology consultant with over 15 years experience in Enterprise Architecture, Business Integration, Program Management, and Data Center design, migration, consolidation, and operations. He works directly with key global accounts in a multitude of industries to scope, plan, and execute Data Center related business transformation projects and initiatives. Mr. Turner transcends a traditional IT role by being able to effectively communicate in non-IT, business strategy terms with Line of Business and Senior Executive stakeholders.
 
 
Vineet Tyagi  - Impetus


CTO Power Panel | Has Cloud Computing Changed Enterprise IT Forever and for Always?
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.
 
 
Vineet Tyagi  - Impetus


Secrets of Building a Cloud Vendor Agnostic PetaByte Scale Real-time Secure Web Application on the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 1
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.
 
 
Peder Ulander  - Citrix Systems


CMO Power Panel | Can the Cloud Tsunami Continue Forever?
Peder Ulander is Vice President of Product Marketing, Cloud Platform Group at Citrix Systems. He is passionate about new, disruptive markets and has a strong track record of bringing new, market defining open source technologies to market. Prior to its acquisition by Citrix, Ulander was CMO at Cloud.com, and before that he was SVP of marketing at Sun Microsystems where he was responsible for open-sourcing the Java platform, building a growth business with OpenSolaris and establishing Sun as a leader in the open source enterprise software market. Throughout his career, he has contributed to the success of of a number of open source technology startups like Cobalt Networks (acquired by Sun) and MontaVista Software (acquired by Cavium Networks) as well as held product leadership positions at Cisco and Symantec.
 
 
Jeff Uphues  - Cbeyond Cloud Services


PCI and HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud
Track: Real-World Virtualization | Cloud Storage
Jeff Uphues is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Cbeyond Cloud Services, a division of Cbeyond Communications (Nasdaq: CBEY). He sits on the boards of several technology-related companies in the video, collaboration and VoIP industries. He is a recognized as leader within the communications industry.

In a career spanning more than 20 years in technology and telecommunications, Uphues has held numerous leadership positions in sales, corporate development, product development, product marketing and executive management. His experience includes Vyvx, Wiltel, MCI, WorldCom, Bandwidth.com and other emerging technology-based service providers.

 
 
Jelle Frank van der Zwet  - Interxion


General Session | Who Keeps the Cloud in the Air?
Jelle Frank (JF) van der Zwet is the Global Marketing Manager for Interxion and responsible for its fast-growing cloud community. An experienced B2B marketeer with an interest for technology, he has published articles for TechCrunch and Wired and written white papers on latency, hybrid clouds and application migration. His industry experience includes tenures as senior manager in marketing and product management for Imtech, UPC, KPN and Schiphol Airport.
 
 
Allen Vance  - Dell


Watch Out for the Dark Cloud: Cloud Computing and Cyber Threats
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Allen Vance is Director of Product Management, Data and Applications Security at Dell SecureWorks. He has 25 years of experience in software and systems development, operations, and information security, with organizations in the defense, telecommunications, infosec and semiconductor industries. At Dell SecureWorks, he is responsible for managed security services relating to data, applications, and cloud security, and manages relationships with strategic partners including Imperva and Qualys.

Allen’s educational background includes Computer Science and MBA degrees from Georgia Tech, the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CCSK (Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge) certifications, and a Green Belt in Lean/Six Sigma.

As a commissioned officer in the Georgia State Defense Force, Allen commands a unit that provides technical and user support for critical information systems for the Georgia National Guard. He has earned certifications in the US DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), Anti-Terrorism Officer Levels I and II, Operations Security (OPSEC), and the US DHS FEMA Emergency Management Institute Professional Development Certificate. He is also a member of the FBI InfraGard program and an active speaker on information security and risk management issues.

 
 
Jinesh Varia  - Amazon Web Services


Building Powerful Web Applications in the AWS Cloud: A Love Story
Track: Hot Topics 2
As a Technology Evangelist at Amazon, Jinesh Varia helps businesses take advantage of disruptive technologies like Cloud Computing that are changing the way businesses compete in the new web world. Jinesh has spoken at more than 150 conferences and User Groups around the world. His passion lies in architecture, design and XML Web services. He is focused on furthering awareness of web services and often helps developers and architects in Start-ups, Enterprises and Universities leverage Amazon’s innovative services.

Varia has over 15 years experience in XML and Web services and has worked with standards-based working groups in XBRL. Prior to joining Amazon as an evangelist, he held several positions in UBmatrix including Solutions Architect, Enterprise Team Lead and Software engineer, working on various financial services projects including Call Modernization Project at FDIC. He was also lead developer at Penn State Data Center, Institute of Regional Affairs. Jinesh’s publications have been published in ACM and IEEE. Jinesh is originally from India and holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Penn State University.
 
 
Jinesh Varia  - Amazon Web Services


Migrating Enterprise Applications to the Cloud - A Phased-Driven Approach to Cloud Migration
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
As a Technology Evangelist at Amazon, Jinesh Varia helps businesses take advantage of disruptive technologies like Cloud Computing that are changing the way businesses compete in the new web world. Jinesh has spoken at more than 150 conferences and User Groups around the world. His passion lies in architecture, design and XML Web services. He is focused on furthering awareness of web services and often helps developers and architects in Start-ups, Enterprises and Universities leverage Amazon’s innovative services.

Varia has over 15 years experience in XML and Web services and has worked with standards-based working groups in XBRL. Prior to joining Amazon as an evangelist, he held several positions in UBmatrix including Solutions Architect, Enterprise Team Lead and Software engineer, working on various financial services projects including Call Modernization Project at FDIC. He was also lead developer at Penn State Data Center, Institute of Regional Affairs. Jinesh’s publications have been published in ACM and IEEE. Jinesh is originally from India and holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Penn State University.
 
 
Vincent Veld  - Interxion


General Session | Who Keeps the Cloud in the Air?
Vincent Veld is Director of Marketing & Product Management at Interxion. For the past two years he has driven product development and overseen the implementation of Interxion’s highly successful market segmentation strategy. He has 15 years of experience in the international telecommunication industry, and a profound understanding of the evolving product design, positioning, implementation and marketing processes gained in the carrier, mobile and data centre environments. Before joining Interxion, Veld was Head of Global Mobile Data Services at BT Global Services; he was Senior Product Manager Global VPN for KPNQwest; and a Key Account Manager at KPN. Prior to this he was a Market Analyst for Airbus Industries and Unisource.
 
 
Kanna Venkatasamy  - Dell


Developing, Migrating and Managing Enterprise Applications in the Cloud.
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Kanna Venkatasamy leads product management of Application Services portfolio at Dell, where he is responsible for developing the strategy and services around cloud applications, mobile applications and IT modernization. He has 14 years of experience in business development, product management, consulting and technology investing at Dell, Infosys, McKinsey, ICICI Venture and Citigroup. Prior to joining Dell, he was part of the incubation team that started and grew Infosys’ consulting and solutions business.
 
 
Rex Wang  - Oracle


General Session | From Consolidation to Enterprise Private PaaS
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.
 
 
Rex Wang  - Oracle


Navigating a Smooth Transition to Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure
Track: Hot Topics 1
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.
 
 
Simon Wardley  - Leading Edge Forum


Situation Normal - Everything Must Change
Track: Hot Topics 2
Simon Wardley researches into organizational impacts of technology change at LEF. A proven executive with 14 years of solid experience in developing and delivering products, his expertise is in creating and executing business and IT strategy within start-ups and multi-nationals ranging from FMCG to Web 2.0. He has a track record of building profitable software companies and consultancies and is an international speaker on the commodization of IT, utility computing, fabrication technologies and the open source movement.
 
 
Jason Waxman  - Intel


General Session | Driving the Transformation to Next Generation Cloud Data Centers
Jason Waxman is a vice president in the Intel Architecture Group and general manager of the Cloud Platforms Group within Intel's Datacenter and Connected Systems Group. He manages Intel's business, products and technologies for cloud service providers, a rapidly growing data center business segment. Waxman oversees the company's technology development for cloud computing, including silicon components, optimized system design, data center management, security and facility optimization.

Waxman joined Intel in 1997 as a product marketing engineer and has spent his Intel career in enterprise and data center computing. Before leading the Cloud Platforms Group, he served as general manager of high-density computing and as marketing director of Intel Xeon platforms, leading the definition and introduction of several enterprise platforms. Before coming to Intel, Waxman worked in strategic planning and manufacturing for Emerson Electric, an industrial components company, and as a management consultant.

Waxman has held board roles in the Open Compute Foundation and the Server System Infrastructure Forum, and he managed Intel's role as technical advisor to the Open Data Center Alliance.
 
 
Mark Weiner  - Virtela


Beyond Storage and Compute
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Mark Weiner is Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Virtela. He is responsible for the company's global marketing strategy and the customer advisory board.

Mark has over twenty years of leadership and industry experience in the data center and networking markets. Prior to Virtela, he led marketing at Cisco across multiple data center business units and $1 billion of revenue, and successfully launched Cisco into the WAN optimization market. Previously, Mark was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at NetScaler, a pioneer in application delivery services acquired by Citrix Systems for $325 million. Earlier in his career, he spent several years in telecommunications, serving as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Redback Networks. Mark began his career in networking at Bay Networks and Ungermann-Bass.

Mark has a Masters in Business Administration with honors from Santa Clara University, where he is a part-time professor and advisory board member, and a Bachelors of Science from University of California, Berkeley.
 
 
James Weir  - UShareSoft


Using vApps to Simplify the Deployment of Multi-Tier Applications in the Cloud
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
James Weir is CTO and co-founder of UShareSoft, responsible for the company's technology vision, strategy and activities. Weir is actively engaged with the business development and growth of UShareSoft, working hand-in-hand with strategic and technology partners. He has over 13 years experience in operating systems and middleware, specializing in SaaS platforms, cloud computing and virtualization. Prior to co-founding UShareSoft, Weir held several software development positions at Sun Microsystems and GEC Marconi. He holds a 1st Class Honors degree from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, where he received numerous engineering awards.
 
 
Paul Weiss  - Eucalyptus Systems


Deploying and Managing an On-premise IaaS Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 1
Paul Weiss is a Senior Cloud Engineer at Eucalyptus Systems working with Enterprise customers across the globe. He worked at VMware for over 3 years and has worked with virtualization products for many years. He has also worked as a VMware Specialist at a Premier VMware Partner, a Senior Systems Architect with a primary focus on large Sun environments, and as a Sun Certified Instructor. Paul has over 16 years of Enterprise IT experience and is certified in many solutions like Solaris, Red Hat and VMware. Paul also served in the U.S. Army for 15 years and is a Gulf War veteran.
 
 
Shirland Whipple  - Dell


Building a Repeatable Cloud Roadmap
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Shirland Whipple is Global Cloud Practice Executive, Converged Infrastructure/Enterprise Architecture at Dell.
 
 
Marc Wilkinson  - HP Software


Driving Autopilot: The Key to Cloud Success
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Marc Wilkinson is Director, Cloud Global Practice at HP Enterprise Business, responsible for the Cloud
Portfolio and Strategy across HP Software Services. The Cloud Global Practice is responsible for identifying and creating repeatable solutions, best practices, artifacts and intellectual property to accelerate the adoption or provision of cloud solutions and improve the time to value for the customer.

Prior to this, Wilkinson ran the IT Service Management (ITSM) and Business Service
Management (BSM) Global Practices as part of HP Software Services. He also has held the position of regional chief technology officer of HP Software, focused on the communication, media and entertainment market, and was the bridge between software portfolio planning/direction and major customers. In all of these roles, Wilkinson has regularly provided guidance and advice to HP’s global enterprise customers regarding their strategy, transformation and architectural direction including emerging topics such as cloud and new service delivery models; how they can best capitalize on the opportunity; and how HP can help them achieve their objectives.

Wilkinson has more than 20 years of experience in IT with more than 15 years of involvement in designing, implementing and supporting business, service and infrastructure management solutions. Prior to joining HP, he was deputy chief technology officer and head of architecture and portfolio product management at RiverSoft and Micromuse, responsible for medium- and long-term portfolio direction.
 
 
Marc Wilkinson  - HP Software


Up In The Air: Overcoming the Final Barriers To Widespread Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Marc Wilkinson is Director, Cloud Global Practice at HP Enterprise Business, responsible for the Cloud
Portfolio and Strategy across HP Software Services. The Cloud Global Practice is responsible for identifying and creating repeatable solutions, best practices, artifacts and intellectual property to accelerate the adoption or provision of cloud solutions and improve the time to value for the customer.

Prior to this, Wilkinson ran the IT Service Management (ITSM) and Business Service
Management (BSM) Global Practices as part of HP Software Services. He also has held the position of regional chief technology officer of HP Software, focused on the communication, media and entertainment market, and was the bridge between software portfolio planning/direction and major customers. In all of these roles, Wilkinson has regularly provided guidance and advice to HP’s global enterprise customers regarding their strategy, transformation and architectural direction including emerging topics such as cloud and new service delivery models; how they can best capitalize on the opportunity; and how HP can help them achieve their objectives.

Wilkinson has more than 20 years of experience in IT with more than 15 years of involvement in designing, implementing and supporting business, service and infrastructure management solutions. Prior to joining HP, he was deputy chief technology officer and head of architecture and portfolio product management at RiverSoft and Micromuse, responsible for medium- and long-term portfolio direction.
 
 
Megan Wohlford  - the Rackspace Cloud


Applications Coming to Life with Cloud Files, Yes You Can Be The King of The Apps
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Megan Wohlford is a Product Manager in Rackspace Hosting's Cloud division, with a focus on Cloud Storage. She currently manages the company's CDN, Object Storage, and Block Storage products. Prior to her Cloud Storage position, she served as a Product Manager in Rackspace's Email and Apps division.
 
 
Terry Woloszyn  - Leeward Security


General Session | War in the Clouds: Are you ready?

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


Public Cloud Adoption with Sensitive Data
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance

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


Cloud Data Privacy, Residency, and Security – The 101 of What To Do
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance

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).

 
 
Rich Wolski  - Eucalyptus Systems


CTO Power Panel | Has Cloud Computing Changed Enterprise IT Forever and for Always?

Dr. Rich Wolski is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Eucalyptus Systems Inc., and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Having received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Davis (while a researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) he has also held positions at the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Tennessee. He is currently also a strategic advisor to the San Diego Supercomputer Center and an adjunct faculty member at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Wolski has led several national scale research efforts in the area of high-performance distributed computing and grid computing, is the author of numerous research articles concerning the empirical study of distributed systems, and is the progenitor of the Eucalyptus project.

 
 
Rich Wolski  - Eucalyptus Systems


Five Steps to On-Premise Private Clouds in the Enterprise
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing

Dr. Rich Wolski is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Eucalyptus Systems Inc., and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Having received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Davis (while a researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) he has also held positions at the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Tennessee. He is currently also a strategic advisor to the San Diego Supercomputer Center and an adjunct faculty member at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Wolski has led several national scale research efforts in the area of high-performance distributed computing and grid computing, is the author of numerous research articles concerning the empirical study of distributed systems, and is the progenitor of the Eucalyptus project.

 
 
Steve Woo  - Aerohive Networks


Deploying High-Availability Apps in the Cloud
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Steve Woo is Sr. Director Product Management of Aerohive Networks. He was Vice President of Product Management at Pareto Networks, a leading cloud-based networking company that was acquired by Aerohive Networks in 2011. Previously Woo lead the development of McAfee's next generation firewall as VP Product Management after its acquisition of Secure Computing where he held the same responsibility. He has been Vice President of Marketing, Product Management and Business Development at several other successful companies, including Riverhead Networks. Riverhead delivered a cloud-based "clean pipes" solution and was acquired by Cisco Systems, where Woo previously had product responsibility for all security management solutions. Earlier Woo ran product management of SynOptics Communications intelligent hubs from pre-IPO to cumulative product sales of $1.7 billion. He holds MBA and MSEE degrees from Stanford University.
 
 
Eric Yspeert  - NetYce


And How About the Network (Service) Provisioning?
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Eric Yspeert is Founder & CTO of NetYce, which builds and deploys NMS solutions for many large enterprises and service providers.
 
 
Bill Zack  - Slalom Consulting


CTO Power Panel | Has Cloud Computing Changed Enterprise IT Forever and for Always?
Bill Zack is a Cloud Architect with Slalom Consulting in New York. He comes to this role after serving as a Solutions Architect, Consultant and Architect Evangelist with Microsoft. Over the past several years he has been focusing primarily on helping companies design and build applications based on the Windows Azure Cloud Platform.

Zack is a frequent blogger, covering Windows Azure in his blog. He is also the Azure Editor of the Ignition Showcase blog where he covers what’s hot in the Microsoft public and private cloud worlds. He has given cloud presentations at conferences such as Cloud Expo, local community events and has presented on cloud strategy and implementation to technical decision makers at many New York area companies.
 
 
Bill Zack  - Slalom Consulting


General Session | Patterns for Cloud Computing
Bill Zack is a Cloud Architect with Slalom Consulting in New York. He comes to this role after serving as a Solutions Architect, Consultant and Architect Evangelist with Microsoft. Over the past several years he has been focusing primarily on helping companies design and build applications based on the Windows Azure Cloud Platform.

Zack is a frequent blogger, covering Windows Azure in his blog. He is also the Azure Editor of the Ignition Showcase blog where he covers what’s hot in the Microsoft public and private cloud worlds. He has given cloud presentations at conferences such as Cloud Expo, local community events and has presented on cloud strategy and implementation to technical decision makers at many New York area companies.
 

Stay Tuned for Additional Speakers Shortly!

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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.
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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
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet th...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
With billions of sensors deployed worldwide, the amount of machine-generated data will soon exceed what our networks can handle. But consumers and businesses will expect seamless experiences and real-time responsiveness. What does this mean for IoT devices and the infrastructure that supports them? More of the data will need to be handled at - or closer to - the devices themselves.
Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market across the USA and Europe, we work with a variety of customers from emerging startups to Fortune 1000 companies.
Financial Technology has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 add...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
The age of Digital Disruption is evolving into the next era – Digital Cohesion, an age in which applications securely self-assemble and deliver predictive services that continuously adapt to user behavior. Information from devices, sensors and applications around us will drive services seamlessly across mobile and fixed devices/infrastructure. This evolution is happening now in software defined services and secure networking. Four key drivers – Performance, Economics, Interoperability and Trust ...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, vice president of DevOps Product and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies, has been named co-conference chair of DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017. The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In recent years, containers have taken the world by storm. Companies of all sizes and industries have realized the massive benefits of containers, such as unprecedented mobility, higher hardware utilization, and increased flexibility and agility; however, many containers today are non-persistent. Containers without persistence miss out on many benefits, and in many cases simply pass the responsibility of persistence onto other infrastructure, adding additional complexity.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi LTD., will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) will be featuring the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio. This is the industry’s only offering that allows organizations to bring together object storage, file sync and share, cloud storage gateways, and sophisticated search an...
@GonzalezCarmen has been ranked the Number One Influencer and @ThingsExpo has been named the Number One Brand in the “M2M 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands” by Analytic. Onalytica analyzed tweets over the last 6 months mentioning the keywords M2M OR “Machine to Machine.” They then identified the top 100 most influential brands and individuals leading the discussion on Twitter.
Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, pane...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Twistlock, the leading provider of cloud container security solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Twistlock is the industry's first enterprise security suite for container security. Twistlock's technology addresses risks on the host and within the application of the container, enabling enterprises to consistently enforce security policies, monitor...
@ThingsExpo has been named the Most Influential ‘Smart Cities - IIoT' Account and @BigDataExpo has been named fourteenth by Right Relevance (RR), which provides curated information and intelligence on approximately 50,000 topics. In addition, Right Relevance provides an Insights offering that combines the above Topics and Influencers information with real time conversations to provide actionable intelligence with visualizations to enable decision making. The Insights service is applicable to eve...
Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deli...
Best Recent Articles on Cloud Computing & Big Data Topics
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.
IT organizations face a growing demand for faster innovation and new applications to support emerging opportunities in social, mobile, growth markets, Big Data analytics, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and more. This is great news because it shows that IT continues to be a key stakeholder in delivering business service innovation. However, it also means that IT must deliver new innovation despite flat budgets, while maintaining existing services that grow more complex every day.
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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With our launch at Cloud Expo, we successfully transformed the company from a relatively unknown European player into the dominant player in the market. Our competitors were taken by surprise and just blown away. We got a huge number of really high quality leads..."
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Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" programs available to startups and innovators.
Most of us have moved our web and e-commerce operations to the cloud, but we are still getting sales reports and other information we need to run our business long after the fact. We sell a hamburger on Tuesday, you might say, but don't know if we made money selling it until Friday. That's because we still rely on Batch processing, where we generate orders, reports, and other management-useful pieces of data when it's most convenient for the IT department to process them, rather than in real time. That was fine when horse-drawn wagons made our deliveries, but it is far too slow for today's wor...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th 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 enterp...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet the demands of Digital Transformation – including accelerating application delivery, closing feedback ...
Artificial Intelligence is the discipline of thinking machines. The field is growing dramatically with the proliferation of high powered computers into homes and businesses and especially with the growing power of smartphones and other mobile devices. Artificial intelligence software is assisting people in most every discipline. The many functions of AI are considered by many to be threatening many human jobs across multiple industries, but others consider it a great producer of jobs since it will help create entirely new industries and free more humans to innovate and create.
Is your application too difficult to manage? Do changes take dozens of developers hundreds of hours to execute, and frequently result in downtime across all your site’s functions? It sounds like you have a monolith! A monolith is one of the three main software architectures that define most applications. Whether you’ve intentionally set out to create a monolith or not, it’s worth at least weighing the pros and cons of the different architectural approaches and deciding which one makes the most sense for your applications. The proper design pattern can save your organization time and money, and...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, vice president of DevOps Product and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies, has been named co-conference chair of DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017. The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
To more closely examine the variety of ways in which IT departments around the world are integrating cloud services, and the effect hybrid IT has had on their organizations and IT job roles, SolarWinds recently released the SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2017: Portrait of a Hybrid Organization. This annual study consists of survey-based research that explores significant trends, developments, and movements related to and directly affecting IT and IT professionals.
The recent deluge of rains in Northern California have flooded streets, brought down trees and plugged storm sewers. As I was trying to make my way around the neighborhood, I thought of a classroom exercise to help my MBA students to identify the use cases upon which they could focus data and analytics. In this exercise, I’m going to ask my students to pretend that they have been hired by the city to “Optimize Street Maintenance” after these rainstorms.
@GonzalezCarmen has been ranked the Number One Influencer and @ThingsExpo has been named the Number One Brand in the “M2M 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands” by Analytic. Onalytica analyzed tweets over the last 6 months mentioning the keywords M2M OR “Machine to Machine.” They then identified the top 100 most influential brands and individuals leading the discussion on Twitter.
Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the evolving nature of hybrid cloud, how it affects enterprise IT staffing requir...
Whether you are an owner of a thriving small business or a decision maker at an established enterprise, you cannot ignore digital technology. Businesses worldwide are going digital to deliver compelling experiences to customers, which is becoming a key differentiating factor. The rise of social and mobile have increased the discoverability of businesses. Consumers are
@ThingsExpo has been named the Most Influential ‘Smart Cities - IIoT' Account and @BigDataExpo has been named fourteenth by Right Relevance (RR), which provides curated information and intelligence on approximately 50,000 topics. In addition, Right Relevance provides an Insights offering that combines the above Topics and Influencers information with real time conversations to provide actionable intelligence with visualizations to enable decision making. The Insights service is applicable to events like elections, emerging technologies, issues/activism, conferences, product launches, etc. Righ...
Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deliver the analytics that add value.
First there was the Stone Age. Then we learned how to manipulate and smelt metals, which led to an Agrarian age. From there, machines helped bring about the Industrial age, then the Space Age. So where are we now? Shall we call it the Network Age? Metcalfe’s Law holds that the value of a connected network, telecommunications in the parlance of his day, is proportional to the square of the number of connected users. Or stated more simply, the utility of a connected ‘thing’ increases as more and more ‘things’ are connected. The telephone acts as an easy example. One phone by itself is a paperwei...
This recent research on cloud computing from the Register delves a little deeper than many of the "We're all adopting cloud!" surveys we've seen. They found that meaningful cloud adoption and the idea of the cloud-first enterprise are still not reality for many businesses. The Register's stats also show a more gradual cloud deployment trend over the past five years, not any sort of explosion. One important takeaway is that coherence across internal and external clouds is essential for IT right now. That translates into tasks like planning better cloud management and application and platform in...
@DevOpsSummit has been named the ‘Top DevOps Influencer' by iTrend. iTred processes millions of conversations, tweets, interactions, news articles, press releases, blog posts - and extract meaning form them and analyzes mobile and desktop software platforms used to communicate, various metadata (such as geo location), and automation tools. In overall placement, @DevOpsSummit ranked as the number one ‘DevOps Influencer' followed by @CloudExpo at third, and @MicroservicesE at 24th.
Step into any boardroom and the talk is all about speed and quality: How to accelerate the delivery of innovative new products and services, while improving the quality of existing ones. When this question is asked, all eyes turn to the CIO: How can IT bring business velocity to both the software lifecycle and the digital business, end-to-end from digital touchpoint to system of record?
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!
Next month will mark the 155th anniversary of a piece of legislation that President John F. Kennedy once described as “the single greatest stimulus to national development ever enacted.” It was the Homestead Act of 1862. By 1862 the United States had grown from approximately 500 million acres of land to almost 2 billion (with a B) acres, a majority of which was in the public domain. Under the act, over 1 billion acres were made available to settlers. An individual could obtain 160 acres of land. If they lived on, cultivated, and improved that land over a 5-year period, the land was theirs. Thi...
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Cloud Expo 2011 Allstar Conference Faculty

S.F.S.
Dell

Singer
NRO

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Oracle

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OpSource

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PwC

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Oracle

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AWS

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AWS

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What The Enterprise IT World Says About Cloud Expo
 
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Navisite
 


 
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CTO
Citrix Systems
 


 
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CTO
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