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Brett Adam  - rPath


Cloud Applications: The Seven Deadly Sins
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Brett Adam is CTO of rPath. He has over twenty years of experience in the software industry including CEO and CTO level positions as well as senior level positions in software architecture, engineering, product management, marketing, sales and corporate development. Prior to joining rPath, he served as CTO and Vice President of Engineering for Versata, Inc., a provider of business rules management products for enterprise application development which was acquired by Trilogy, Inc. in 2006. A serial entrepreneur, Adam has founded three technology companies including Verve, Inc., an early leader in the embedded business process engine space, which he brought to profitability and sold in late 2000 without external investment.
 
 
Michael Adams  - VMware


Getting to the Cloud with the VMware Cloud Infrastructure and Management Suite
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Michael Adams is a group product marketing manager working on the VMware vSphere platform and joined VMware in 2007. In his role, he helps drive efforts around product launches and helps evangelize the platform to both internal and external audiences. Prior to VMware, Adams led the marketing efforts for the NetBackup product line at both Symantec and VERITAS Software. Prior to joining the vendor community, he was an open systems storage analyst for the Giga Information Group (now part of Forrester Research).
 
 
Anand Akela  - CA Technologies


Gain Total Cloud Control with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Anand Akela is Senior Director, DevOps Solutions, at CA Technologies. Prior to his current role at CA Technologies, he was Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management (APM) at AppDynamics. Earlier he worked at Oracle and HP in various product marketing, product management, and engineering roles in the systems management, servers, data center energy efficiency, and enterprise software areas.

Anand has more than 20 years of experience in product marketing, product management, strategic planning and software development. He received his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Pune University in India.

You can follow Anand on twitter at https://twitter.com/aakela
 
 
Rahul Akolkar  - IBM


Accelerate Time to Market with Next Generation Cloud Platforms
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Rahul Akolkar is part of the Services Cloud Platform department at the IBM Watson Research Center in New York and is a member of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise design team. His research interests include cloud platforms, declarative programming languages, data-rich and multichannel web interaction, and web standards. Rahul represents IBM in the World Wide Web Consortium's Voice Browser Working Group, where he is co-editor of the State Chart XML and VoiceXML 3.0 specifications. Rahul has contributed to several open source projects, is an elected Member of the Apache Software Foundation and currently Vice President, Apache Jakarta.
 
 
Allen Allison  - NaviSite


How to Ensure the Cloud Does NOT Become the New Launch Pad for Global Security Threats
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Allen Allison is Chief Security Oficer at NaviSite. During his 20+ year career in information security, he has served in management and technical roles, including the development of NaviSite’s industry-leading cloud computing platform, chief engineer and developer for a market-leading managed security operations center, lead auditor and assessor for information security programs in the healthcare, government, e-commerce, and financial industries. With experience in systems programming, network infrastructure design/deployment and information security, Allison has earned the highest industry certifications, including CCIE, CCSP, CISSP, MCSE, CCSE, and INFOSEC Professional.
 
 
Karl Anderson  - 2600hz


Leveraging Open-Source Technology to Conquer the Cloud
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Karl Anderson is CTO at 2600hz, a company that specializes in scalable open source telecom solutions for carriers and large communication service providers. His 12 years of experience in electrical engineering and computer science include developing an entire hosted carrier network from the ground up, managing a large fiber backbone, and leading several successful design teams. In his current role as CTO Anderson serves as a core design engineer, developer for both Whistle and blue.box, OpenSIPs expert, and general problem solver. “I'm lucky that the work that I do is indistinguishable from the things I do for fun," he says. As a robotics fanatic and a lover of all things technical his hobbies include building gadgets, taking things apart, and fiddling with expensive equipment.
 
 
Dave Asprey  - Trend Micro


Dealing With Data Motility – What To Do When Your Data Decides to ‘Leave’
Track: Hot Topics 2
Dave Asprey is VP of Cloud Security at Trend Micro, where he helps to shape Trend Micro’s cloud strategy, focusing specifically on expanding a Cloud Security Alliance partner ecosystem. Prior to Trend Micro, Asprey was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Trinity Ventures, Previously, he was VP at Blue Coat Systems. He also served as VP at Zeus Technology and ran strategic planning for the Citrix virtualization business unit.
 
 
Manicka Babu  - Martini Media


Finding your Cloud Fingerprint – Learn how Martini Media Matched the Proper Cloud Technology to Enable a Multi-Data Center NOSQL
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Manicka Babu comes to Martini with 16 years of technology experience in building B2C web sites, ad networks and enterprise solutions for fortune 500 clients. He oversees the company’s product management and engineering functions. Prior to Martini, Manicka was Director of Engineering at Coupons.Com, where he built and established the technology platform and launched Brandcaster Ad Network. Also he co-authored seven patents related to couponing and advertising technologies. Prior to his work at Coupons.com, he worked as a Senior Manager at Covansys (a CSC company) premier IT Consulting Company. He holds Masters in Computer Science from Bharathidasan University, India.
 
 
Kris Bakke  - Oracle


Building Agility into Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Kris Bake is the Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Solution Manager, Oracle Optimized Solution at Oracle.
 
 
David Baldwin  - VMware


Introduction to VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
David Baldwin is Technical Marketing Manager at VMware. He has been at VMware for four years currently in Technical Marketing for the Cloud Services Product Engineering organization whose is responsible for developing and marketing products to enable service providers to increase adoption of their vCloud products. He has also worked as a Technical Account Manager serving as a trusted technical adviser for VMware's strategic and enterprise customers. Previous to VMware, he designed and developed virtual datacenters as well as integrating manufacturing enterprise applications.
 
 
Gary Ballabio  - Akamai


Fearless Cloud Adoption in a Global and Mobile World
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Gary Ballabio is a Product Line Director responsible for Akamai's Enterprise Cloud Solutions portfolio. In his role, he runs Akamai's Terra Alta, Web Application Accelerator and Cloud Monitor services, which target major Enterprise based initiatives centered around Cloud adoption, Big Data and Mobile/BYOD. A 13 year veteran at Akamai, Ballabio has also held leadership roles in Engineering, Sales Engineering, Account Management and Professional Services covering teams in the US, Europe and Asia.
 
 
Alfred Bartkiewicz  - Cyberrisk Partners, LLC


Financial Risk in a Cyber World
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Fred Bartkiewicz has over 19 years of experience in asset and risk management serving as a Managing Director at the investment-banking subsidiary of HypoVereinsbank, Managing Director at Invesco and SVP at GLL Real Estate Partners GmbH, a Munich based subsidiary of Generali. While at HypoVereinsbank and Invesco, Fred managed over $2.5 billion in assets and while at GLL, Fred managed over $1.8 billion in assets. Fred is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point (’87) with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Hartford in Paris, France. In May 2010, Fred founded CyberRisk Partners with his brother Drew focusing on cyber risk analytics and cyber risk dispersion.
 
 
James Baty  - Oracle


Cloud Reference Architecture
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
James Baty is the Vice President of Global Architecture at Oracle.
 
 
Kia Behnia  - BMC Software


One Goal, Different Paths: Hybrid Cloud Strategies for Transformation, Evolution & Cloud Pilot Projects
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Kia Behnia is senior vice president and chief technology officer for BMC Software, Inc. He is responsible for leading technology and solution strategy for all products, including emerging areas, such as virtualization management and cloud computing. Under Behnia’s leadership, BMC has developed the industry leading, Cloud Lifecycle Management product suite and continues to drive innovation for businesses that need to implement a cloud computing strategy.

He joined BMC in 2004. During his tenure at BMC, Behnia has served as BMC's Chief Corporate Architect and held the role of CTO for the Change and Configuration products. Behnia has more than 16 years of experience in Enterprise Service, Infrastructure and Application Management, with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from University of California at Davis. Previously, Behnia has served as CTO for Marimba, Inc. He was also a senior member of the technical team for Tivoli Systems, Inc.
 
 
Michael Behrens  - R2AD


Mobile Cloud Computing Clients
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Michael Behrens is the CTO of R2AD, LLC. He is an active software developer and a current member of the Open Grid Forum (OGF), participating in the development of the Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) specification. He graduated from the University of Hawaii and holds certifications in Java and Android development.
 
 
Lee Bender  - StorageCraft Technology


Cloud, Fog or Smog? StorageCraft's Forecast on Business Continuity and the Cloud
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
Lee Bender is Director of Sales Engineering at StorageCraft Technology Corporation. Before joining StorageCraft he worked in a variety of IT Services and Management positions. He has spent more than 10 years working for storage industry leaders including Vinca, Legato and EMC. Bender has architected storage and disaster recovery solutions for Wachovia Banks, US Military and The U.S. House of Representatives just to name a few.
 
 
Val Bercovici  - NetApp


The ABCs of High Performance Cloud Computing
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Val Bercovici is Cloud Czar at NetApp. He joined NetApp in 1998 and leads the Strategic Planning Team within the office of the CTO. Working with customers, analysts, and alliance partners, Val focuses on next-generation research projects and is responsible for NetApp’s product vision. Bercovici introduced the first Cloud Standard to the industry as chairman of SNIA’s Cloud Storage Initiative, whose mission is to foster the growth and success of the cloud storage market. Previously, he served as the vice-chair of SNIA’s Solid-State Storage Initiative. He has over 25 years of IT industry experience spanning NCR (AT&T) and Cognos (IBM), with 12 years in storage at EMC and NetApp. Previously, he worked as a consultant to private industry and government.
 
 
Kunal Bhasin  - Terracotta


Overcoming the Persistence Speed Barrier in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
Kunal Bhasin is the Deputy CTO at Terracotta where he overlooks the ongoing evolution of the Terracotta Platform, mentors the Solution Architects in the field and helps with other initiatives of the CTO's office. For close to five years at Terracotta, Mr. Bhasin has been instrumental in some of Terracotta’s biggest deployments in terms of scale, performance and availability while playing a key role in the evolution of the Terracotta technology and product suite. He currently specializes in building and architecting highly scalable, highly available, fully fault tolerant and robust Java applications delivering peak optimum performance, ease of operations and lower cost.

Mr. Bhasin has many years of experience in a wide array of systems ranging from hard real-time at NASA-Ames to web/e-commerce applications. He came to Terracotta from Infospace, where he built and architected components of server side infrastructure including search, mobile and social gaming. Prior to Infospace, Mr. Bhasin was involved in various roles that included building a Robotics test bed for NASA-Ames and performing computer science research as a Research Scholar for Carnegie Mellon University.

Mr. Bhasin holds a M.S. in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Pune University, India. He grew up in India and currently lives in Sausalito, California.
 
 
David Blado  - Red Hat


Deploying Apps to RedHat's OpenShift: Get Your Code in the Cloud and Your PaaS Over Here!
Track: Hot Topics 2
David Blado is a PaaS Evangelist on the OpenShift team at Red Hat. With a background in Release Engineering and Quality Assurance, he has a lot of experience with different technologies that enable him to help the OpenShift community be successful. He's presented at a variety of conferences and meetups on the topics of cloud computing, Java, NoSQL and PHP including Cloud Expo New York, GlueCon, CouchConf,
MongoSF and OSCON. He enjoys learning about new technologies and has been spending more time with NoSQL and Django and keeping a close eye on Node.js.
 
 
David Blado  - Red Hat


Scale or Fail - Give your App the Speed it Needs in the Cloud
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
David Blado is a PaaS Evangelist on the OpenShift team at Red Hat. With a background in Release Engineering and Quality Assurance, he has a lot of experience with different technologies that enable him to help the OpenShift community be successful. He's presented at a variety of conferences and meetups on the topics of cloud computing, Java, NoSQL and PHP including Cloud Expo New York, GlueCon, CouchConf,
MongoSF and OSCON. He enjoys learning about new technologies and has been spending more time with NoSQL and Django and keeping a close eye on Node.js.
 
 
Darryl S. Brown  - Appcore


CEO Power Panel: Where Does the Cloud Take Us Next?
Darryl Brown is CMO at Appcore. He is responsible for all sales, marketing and corporate communications at Appcore and has more than 20 years of communications, hosting and IT experience. Prior to joining the management team at Appcore, he served as General Manager of Cloud and Digital Media at Telx, a leading colocation and interconnection provider and was Director of Vertical Marketing for Equinix, one of the largest data center companies in the world.

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


Dedicated Hosted Private Clouds – Is Deploying Them Really That Hard?
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
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.
 
 
Darryl S. Brown  - Appcore


Mobility and the Cloud: How Do They Work Together – Or Don't They?
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.
 
 
Patrick Bryant  - Racemi


Dedicated Hosted Private Clouds – Is Deploying Them Really That Hard?
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Patrick Bryant is Product Manager at Racemi.
 
 
Rob Calfee  - J9 Technologies


Cloud Requirements for SaaS Providers – an Interactive Panel Discussion
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
J9 Technologies leads the industry in comprehensive strategies for full cloud application lifecycle management from the moment a line of code is written, through quality assurance, performance testing, deployment, and operations management in production. Our specialization brings together best-of-breed solutions from HP Software, VMware and others with proven methodologies and proven consultant experience.

Rob Calfee has been in the IT Industry for over 20 years, both military and commercial. Over the last 12 years Rob focused on Application Lifecycle Management and Application Performance Management, especially in the cloud and mobile spaces. Rob's commitment to customer success and satisfaction has helped many customers successfully implement solutions to support highly critical business applications across the Application Lifecycle, delivering both in-house and cloud hybrid solutions. Over the last 12 years Rob has worked in sales, presales engineering, and consulting at Quest Software, Veritas, HP/Mercury, and CA/Wily. After partnering with J9 Technologies over the last 5 years, Rob came on board as Director of Sales in 2010, bringing a tight partnership with HP and VMware to drive business growth in cloud and mobile application lifecycle management solutions.
 
 
Mike Carpenter  - CARI.net


Why Cloud-Based Business Models are Changing the Way Services are Delivered
Track: Hot Topics 2
Mike Carpenter is VP Business Development with CARI.net. He has almost 20 years throughout IT in web design, application development, networking, hardware, software, sales, marketing, branding, training, consulting, management and business development.
 
 
Adam Carter  - SolidFire


Benefits of All-SSD Architectures in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
Adam Carter is an expert in storage virtualization and ten-year veteran of scale-out IP storage systems. Adam has led product management at LeftHand Networks, HP, and VMware, bringing revolutionary products to market. Carter pioneered the industry's first Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) at LeftHand Networks and helped establish VMware's VSA certification category. He brings deep product knowledge and broad experience in the storage ecosystem to SolidFire and heads up all aspects of product development.
 
 
Larry Carvalho  - IDC


Cloud Computing Bootcamp begins...
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.
 
 
Dipto Chakravarty  - NetIQ


Defending the Cloud Against Blended Threats
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
Dipto Chakravarty is the Vice President of Worldwide Engineering for NetIQ. In addition to being a 20-year software industry veteran, Chakravarty is the author of two best-selling computer books from McGraw-Hill that have been translated in five languages, has published over 45 technical papers in refereed journals, and holds several patents.
 
 
Trevor Chamberlain  - Abiquo


Why Cloud-Based Business Models are Changing the Way Services are Delivered
Track: Hot Topics 2
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).
 
 
Trevor Chamberlain  - Abiquo


Ensuring Customer Success: a Blueprint for Delivering Optimized SaaS Quality of Service
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
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).
 
 
Scott Chasin  - McAfee


General Session | Identity Driven Security in the Cloud
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


CEO Power Panel: Where Does the Cloud Take Us Next?
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.
 
 
Lewis Cirne  - New Relic


General Session | How to Build a SaaS App With Twitter-like Throughput
Lew Cirne is the founder of New Relic, the first provider of on-demand (SaaS) application management tools for cloud or datacenter applications. A seasoned entrepreneur, technologist, and enterprise software pioneer, he has been focused on application performance management for more than ten years. Cirne holds seven patents related to application performance technology. Most recently he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital. He founded and was first CEO of Wily Technology and earlier held senior engineering positions at Apple and Hummingbird Communications.
 
 
Lewis Cirne  - New Relic


CEO Power Panel: Where Does the Cloud Take Us Next?
Lewis Cirne is founder and CEO of New Relic, Inc. the leader in SaaS Application Performance Management. He is a seasoned entrepreneur, technologist, and enterprise software pioneer who founded Wily Technology in 1998. Lew served as Wily’s chief executive officer for the first four years and subsequently as its chief technical officer. He invented its flagship performance management solution, Introscope, and played a key role in Wily’s 2006 acquisition by CA, Inc. After leaving CA and prior to founding New Relic, Lew was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Benchmark.
 
 
Adiascar Cisneros  - Racemi


Cloud Migrations – Getting Existing Apps into the Cloud
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
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.
 
 
Anna Claiborne  - Open Data Center Alliance


Cloud Usage Models: Advancing Cloud Computing to the Next Level
Track: Hot Topics 2
Anna Claiborne currently serves as the Chair of the Security Working Group in the Open Data Center Alliance. In this role, she leads contributors from around the globe to develop security requirements for cloud and next generation data centers from the perspective of an enterprise end-user or IT.

She has an extensive background in several areas of security and software development. She recently was a Product Manager for Security Services at Terremark, overseeing product development and product line management for Managed Security Services, with a strong emphasis on cloud computing security development. She previously served as software developer for high volume credit card processing application, medical billing program developer, and penetration tester. She founded Prolexic Technologies in 2004, the first company to offer Distributed Denials of Service Attack (DDoS) mitigation services independent of carrier network.

Anna is very active is the security and networking communities, and has spoken on many topics surrounding DDoS. She currently serves on the Peering Forum Board of Directors, and is often involved in activities around North American Network Operators Group (NANOG). She is very active is the security and networking communities, and has spoken on many topics surrounding DDoS. She currently serves as Co-chair for the Security Working Group within the ODCA, is on the Peering Forum Board of Directors, and is often involved in activities around North American Network Operators Group (NANOG).

 
 
Richard Cocchiara  - IBM


Getting Ahead of the IT Curve with Business Resilience in the Cloud
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Richard is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the Chief Technology Officer for Business Continuity and Resiliency Services in IBM Global Services, specializing in helping customers drive higher business resiliency in order to realize increased business availability. He has over 28 years of I/S experience and has performed consulting engagements to many fortune 500 companies, particularly in the finance and securities industry.
 
 
Peter Coffee  - Salesforce.com


Open Networks, Trusted Clouds: The Road Map to 'Social' Security
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Peter Coffee is VP and Head of Platform Research at Salesforce.com. He joined the company in 2007 after 18 years as a senior contributor to the enterprise IT journals eWEEK and PC Week. Based in the Los Angeles area, he works with IT professionals and ISVs to build a global community based on Force.com: the salesforce.com Platform Cloud. He is a frequent contributor to CloudBlog (cloudblog.salesforce.com); follow him at twitter.com/petercoffee
 
 
Michael S. Collier  - Neudesic


Migrating Enterprise Applications to the Cloud
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Michael Collier is a Windows Azure MVP and National Architect for Neudesic, a Microsoft SI partner that specializes in Windows Azure. He has nearly 11 years of experience building Microsoft-based applications for a wide range of clients. He spends his days serving as an architect helping clients succeed with Windows Azure.
 
 
Chad Collins  - HighJump Software


From Data Center to Forklift; The Value Chain of Supply Chain in the Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Chad Collins leads HighJump Software’s global strategy and marketing initiatives. He joined the company in 2002 and has more than 12 years of experience using technology to deliver innovative supply chain solutions. Prior to HighJump Software, he was in the supply chain practice of Cap Gemini Ernst and Young Consulting, where he managed supply chain technology projects for the world's leading manufacturers.
 
 
Bart Copeland  - ActiveState Software


Why “Private PaaS” is Not an Oxymoron
Track: Hot Topics 2
As ActiveState Software's President and CEO since 2006, Bart Copeland brings more than twenty-three years of leadership, management, finance, and technology business experience to his role. With a passion for technologies that help people lead more productive and enjoyable lives, Bart is currently focused on Stackato, ActiveState's private platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering. Bart views PaaS as an enabler to accelerate cloud adoption and deliver value in enterprises, and is actively involved in Stackato strategy, business development, and evangelism. Bart is also an active angel investor and serves as a director for a number of other tech companies. He holds an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix and a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia.
 
 
Billy Cox  - Intel Software Services Group


Building Clouds: Real-World Lessons from Intel Cloud Builders Program and Intel IT
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Bill Cox is Director of Cloud Strategy, Intel Software Services Group. Since joining Intel in 2007, he has led the Group's Cloud strategy efforts. Prior to joining Intel, he was Director of Systems Engineering at HP. During his 14 years at HP, he was responsible for the development of all infrastructure management tools used to manage the various server and storage platforms. In his 30+ years of industry experience,Cox has led the design of compute, network, and storage solutions and actively participated in multiple standards efforts.
 
 
Terry Cunnigham  - i365, A Seagate Company


Cloud Requirements for SaaS Providers – an Interactive Panel Discussion
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Terry is an experienced, hands-on senior leader with a track record of success in building organizations to realize their full potential. He founded Crystal Services, which was purchased by Seagate in 1994 and integrated into the company's software division, which then became Seagate Software. Cunningham helped grow Seagate Software, including piloting the organization through $350 million worth of acquisitions. Cunningham’s accomplishments also include serving as president and COO of Veritas Software, and founding, building, and leading two other successful software companies. Terry brings to i365 a wealth of knowledge and great strength in building teams, driving organizational vision and growth, and catalyzing business success.
 
 
Winston Damarillo  - Morphlabs, Inc.


Dedicated Hosted Private Clouds – Is Deploying Them Really That Hard?
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Winston Damarillo is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Morphlabs, a cloud computing pioneer, delivering efficient computing based on optimized cloud architecture. Winston is a proven serial entrepreneur with a track record of building successful technology start-ups. His past entrepreneurial endeavors include several companies which Winston grew to profitability and subsequently sold to major IT players: Gluecode Software, an open source application infrastructure company which was acquired by IBM in 2005, Logicblaze, acquired by Iona Technologies in 2007, and Webtide, acquired by Intalio in 2009. Winston is also the chairman of the board of directors for Exist Global, an award-winning leader in enterprise software development, and MaestroDev, a collaborative software development automation company. Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Winston was among the highest performing venture capital professionals at Intel, having led the majority of his investments to either a successful IPO or a profitable corporate acquisition. Winston is one of the prestigious Young Global Leader (YGL) honorees for 2010, and an active participant of the World Economic Forum, a place where young leaders envision and create a brighter future. WEF YGL launched the Open Cloud Initiative earlier this year to determine how cloud computing can bridge both digital and economic divides in the developing world. He was recently selected as a commissioner at the TechAmerica Foundation’s new Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD²)/State and Local Government (SLG). The Commission’s objective is to enable state and local governments in the U.S. to better serve their citizens by optimizing their use of cloud technologies and solutions. Winston believes that the open source movement is instrumental in helping state and local governments, as well as developing countries, to adopt and implement cloud technologies to communicate to their citizenry, expand their educational platform and address national disasters. At Morphlabs, he is now solely focused on making efficient IT resources available for immediate consumption, starting with a solid offering of Dynamic Infrastructure Services -- a new mix of on-demand hybrid cloud services. Ultimately, Winston has been working to fuel a global shift in the consumption of power-dense, efficient computing to best practices driven by lower barriers to adoption and the cost benefits of leveraging open source solutions and commodity hardware worldwide. He believes that there is enormous potential for technology companies of all types to contribute thought leadership, IP and solutions to this revolution. He holds a B.S. in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering from the De La Salle University, and he is also a trustee of the Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev), an organization committed to social development initiatives for Filipinos in the Philippines and around the world.
 
 
Winston Damarillo  - Morphlabs, Inc.


Track 1 Wrap-Up: The Future of the Cloud - Dynamic Infrastructure Services
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Winston Damarillo is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Morphlabs, a cloud computing pioneer, delivering efficient computing based on optimized cloud architecture. Winston is a proven serial entrepreneur with a track record of building successful technology start-ups. His past entrepreneurial endeavors include several companies which Winston grew to profitability and subsequently sold to major IT players: Gluecode Software, an open source application infrastructure company which was acquired by IBM in 2005, Logicblaze, acquired by Iona Technologies in 2007, and Webtide, acquired by Intalio in 2009. Winston is also the chairman of the board of directors for Exist Global, an award-winning leader in enterprise software development, and MaestroDev, a collaborative software development automation company. Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Winston was among the highest performing venture capital professionals at Intel, having led the majority of his investments to either a successful IPO or a profitable corporate acquisition. Winston is one of the prestigious Young Global Leader (YGL) honorees for 2010, and an active participant of the World Economic Forum, a place where young leaders envision and create a brighter future. WEF YGL launched the Open Cloud Initiative earlier this year to determine how cloud computing can bridge both digital and economic divides in the developing world. He was recently selected as a commissioner at the TechAmerica Foundation’s new Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD²)/State and Local Government (SLG). The Commission’s objective is to enable state and local governments in the U.S. to better serve their citizens by optimizing their use of cloud technologies and solutions. Winston believes that the open source movement is instrumental in helping state and local governments, as well as developing countries, to adopt and implement cloud technologies to communicate to their citizenry, expand their educational platform and address national disasters. At Morphlabs, he is now solely focused on making efficient IT resources available for immediate consumption, starting with a solid offering of Dynamic Infrastructure Services -- a new mix of on-demand hybrid cloud services. Ultimately, Winston has been working to fuel a global shift in the consumption of power-dense, efficient computing to best practices driven by lower barriers to adoption and the cost benefits of leveraging open source solutions and commodity hardware worldwide. He believes that there is enormous potential for technology companies of all types to contribute thought leadership, IP and solutions to this revolution. He holds a B.S. in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering from the De La Salle University, and he is also a trustee of the Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev), an organization committed to social development initiatives for Filipinos in the Philippines and around the world.
 
 
Vincent DiMemmo  - Equinix


From Data Center to Forklift; The Value Chain of Supply Chain in the Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Vincent DiMemmo is General Manager, Global Cloud & IT Services Segment at Equinix. A technology services and marketing veteran and has a broad range of expertise in managed services, applications infrastructure, telecommunications, disaster recovery & business continuity, and data center infrastructure, DiMemmo is responsible for the strategy, planning, commercial development, and program implementation of the developing Cloud Infrastructure, SaaS, and IT Services markets at Equinix. Prior to joining Equinix, he held various senior executive roles in marketing, product management, and business development at SAVVIS Inc., SunGard Data Systems, Global Crossing and One Equity Partners.
 
 
Brian Patrick Donaghy  - Appcore


Dedicated Hosted Private Clouds – Is Deploying Them Really That Hard?
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Brian Patrick Donaghy is CEO of Appcore, LLC. Appcore delivers Infrastructure-as-a-Service technology to telcos, data centers, fiber rings, and enterprises to enable Public (service provider) and Private (enterprise) Cloud environments. The compny's flagship product, Appcore Onsite, is a certified, integrated stack of hardware and software systems designed to be data center roll-in ready, accelerating the deployment of Cloud environments.

Prior to Appcore, Donaghy founded and was CTO of Computility, Inc, a pioneer in the precursor of Cloud Computing - Utility Computing. Having successfully developed several revolutionary products and services, Computility was sold and is now owned by CDC Software. He also served for ten years as Senior Partner and CTO of venture capital firm Growth Ventures Group, Inc. architecting and delivering business process technology products and companies. Notable market-driven, Software-as-a-Service products created by Donaghy include the Smart Online Sales Force Automation and CRM applications, Computility Business Management System, Utility Management System, Online Backup and Subscription Computing.
 
 
Jamie Dos Santos  -  Terremark Federal Group


Lunchtime Power Panel: Security, Security, Security...
Jamie Dos Santos is President & CEO, Terremark Federal Group. She is responsible for the planning, development, and execution of the company's federal government sales, marketing and operations strategy and manages all aspects of Terremark's federal government relationships including the Department of Defense, Civilian Agencies and the federal systems integrators. Her previous role as Chief Marketing Officer included the development of strategic marketing initiatives and commercial sales strategies that contributed to the company's sustained growth.

Prior to joining Terremark, she enjoyed a career of 25 years with several global companies including BellSouth, Bellcore and SAIC.

 
 
Blake Dournaee  - Intel


Meet the Cloud API - The New Enterprise Control Point
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Blake Dournaee is currently the product manager responsible for Intel Expressway Service Gateway, including our Intel Expressway Tokenization Broker product. A specialist in applied cryptography applications at RSA Security and a frequent speaker at RSA conferences throughout the US and Europe, he is an established author who wrote the first book on XML Security and co-authored "SOA Demystified" from Intel Press.
 
 
John Engates  - Rackspace


General Session | Rackspace
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.
 
 
Arsalan Farooq  - Convirture


Managing complexity: The next great frontier for cloud computing
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Arsalan Farooq is Founder & CEO of Convirture. Before founding Convirture in 2006, he founded Oracle’s Application Service Level Management division, growing from two engineers to a multi-national organization. His career began as a software designer and in college, he founded a technology consultancy. He holds degrees in Theoretical Physics and Computer Science from Reed College and Caltech.
 
 
Alistair Farquharson  - SOA Software


The API Lifecycle
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
Alistair Farquharson is a visionary industry veteran focused on using disruptive technologies to drive business growth and improve efficiency and agility within organizations. As the CTO of SOA Software Alistair is helping to shape and mature the enterprise API and SOA industry. Alistair is responsible for product strategy and development for this leading Enterprise API and SOA Governance company. He spends a great deal of time and energy shaping customer and industry direction with regular conference keynote appearances, discussions with customers, and even the occasional foray into writing code. Alistair has been at the forefront of many technology waves from enterprise web architecture, through web services and SOA, and now into APIs. His expertise spans a wide range of technologies and businesses, and he brings a unique global focus to everything he does.
 
 
Henry Fastert  - SHI


General Session | Mission Critical Applications and the Cloud - Myth or Reality?
Henry Fastert is Chief Technologist and Managing Partner at SHI, where he has overall responsibility for the SHI Enterprise Solution Services (ESS) Group. Leveraging over 25 years of IT experience, his responsibilities include both strategic and operational direction for ESS, as well as providing expertise on infrastructure design, data center consolidation, and technology consolidation to SHI’s largest customers.

He comes to SHI from Unisys, where he was responsible for their North American professional services organization. His responsibilities included business development and service delivery, as well as providing deep expertise on ERP, Business Intelligence, infrastructure design, and data center consolidation. Prior to joining Unisys, he spent five years as VP and Chief Technologist for Melillo Consulting.
 
 
Henry Fastert  - SHI


Cloud Requirements for SaaS Providers – an Interactive Panel Discussion
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Henry Fastert is Chief Technologist and Managing Partner at SHI, where he has overall responsibility for the SHI Enterprise Solution Services (ESS) Group. Leveraging over 25 years of IT experience, his responsibilities include both strategic and operational direction for ESS, as well as providing expertise on infrastructure design, data center consolidation, and technology consolidation to SHI’s largest customers.

He comes to SHI from Unisys, where he was responsible for their North American professional services organization. His responsibilities included business development and service delivery, as well as providing deep expertise on ERP, Business Intelligence, infrastructure design, and data center consolidation. Prior to joining Unisys, he spent five years as VP and Chief Technologist for Melillo Consulting.
 
 
Josh Fraser  - RightScale


Top 5 Steps to Getting Up and Running On a Hybrid Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
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.
 
 
George Gerchow  - VMware


Achieving a Trusted Cloud
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
George Gerchow is Director of VMware’s Center for Policy & Compliance. He brings 17 years of Information Technology and Systems Management expertise to the application of IT processes and disciplines that impact the security, compliance and operational status of complex, heterogeneous, virtual & cloud computing environments. His practical experience and insight from managing the infrastructures of some of the world’s largest corporate and government institutions makes him a highly regarded speaker and invited panelist on topics including Virtualization, ITSM\ITIL, Configuration Management, Operational and Security & compliance. Gerchow is also an IANS Faculty member and holds CISSP, ITIL, Cisco and Microsoft Certifications.
 
 
Rick German  - Stoneware


Cloud to Client: How Context Aware Clients Will Enhance the Cloud Experience
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Rick German is Co-founder, CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Stoneware, Inc. and has been the company's President and CEO since inception. He is one of the key architects of Stoneware’s webOS and is heavily involved in the company's efforts to move Web Desktop Virtualization into the “cloud” computing space. Prior to founding Stoneware in 2000, German was the Vice President of System Engineering for Cornerstone Systems.
 
 
Bernard Golden  - ActiveState


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

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


Track 5 Wrap-Up: The Future of Cloud Storage
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
Ben Golub was Former CEO Gluster, GM Storage Business Unit at Red Hat. For five years prior to joining Gluster, Ben served as the President and CEO of Plaxo, a social networking infrastructure pioneer backed by industry luminaries Michael Moritz (Sequoia), Ram Shriram, Globespan Capital and Cisco. He led Plaxo through a complete turnaround, bringing the company to profitability, over 20 million users, and a large and successful acquisition by Comcast Interactive Media. Prior to Plaxo, he held a number of executive roles at VeriSign including Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President/General Manager of the Enterprise Security, SSL and Payments divisions.

Before VeriSign, Golub held a number of product development, operations and business development roles at companies such as Avid Technology and Sun Microsystems.
 
 
Gautam Goswami  - Actuate


What’s Next for Business Intelligence in the Cloud?
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Gautam Goswami is a sales & marketing executive with an eye for future technological innovations with a very strong technical background. He currently runs Actuate's Cloud and OnDemand line of business for our BIRT products and is responsible for the global sales and marketing vision for the future of Actuate’s BIRT onDemand initiative. Gautam has been with Actuate for 10 years and is aiming to combine the power of BIRTs open source reach (over 10 million downloads of BIRT) and the speed and economical adoption curve of complex BI solutions in a SaaS/PaaS environment to drive BIRT onDemand and BIRT Cloud implementations in medium to large size implementation around the world.

Gautum brings his background in technology and adds business perspective to understand Actuates customer pain points and offer optimum solutions, thus shortening sales cycles. He keeps himself very well aware of prevalent and emerging Cloud technologies and is always on the cutting edge of the technological innovations in the space. Gautam brings an unique perspective in solving business problems utilizing prevalent and emerging technologies.
 
 
Jocelyn DeGance Graham  - CloudNOW


Lunchtime Power Panel: Security, Security, Security...

Jocelyn DeGance Graham is Founder and President of Cloud Network Of Women (CloudNOW). Named by United Business Media’s CRN as one of the 100 most influential women in IT, she currently leads the Grail Research (Monitor Group) Cloud practice and has deep expertise in the areas of marketing, communications and research.


She has spent the majority of her career advising Fortune 100 companies including Hewlett-Packard, Intuit, and Arthur AndersenAccenture on strategic emerging technology decisions. Prior to joining Grail Research, she directed the marketing program for an award winning Cloud startup that was recognized by Gartner as one of the ‘Coolest Emerging Technologies’ of 2010.

 
 
Lawrence Guillory  - Racemi


CEO Power Panel: Where Does the Cloud Take Us Next?
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.
 
 
Sean Hackett  - The InfoPro - A 451 Group Company


The Enterprise Cloud: Where Are We Really?
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Sean Hackett is Managing Director, Cloud Computing at The InfoPro - A 451 Group Company. He has over a decade of experience as an IT industry analyst and consultant and during his career he has closely tracked the evolution of the IT services industry. Prior to joining The InfoPro, Hackett worked as the Research Director for The 451 Group’s flagship Cloudscape practice. Before joining The 451 Group he worked at CA Inc, where he worked in the company's Corporate Planning and Strategy organization as a Senior Principal. In this role, he supported the company's executive leadership team and board of directors in identifying and investigating new strategic opportunities.

Before CA, Hackett directed IDC's IT Outsourcing and Utility Computing research program, where he was at the vanguard in identifying the disruptive potential of the cloud service-delivery model. While at IDC, he was a frequent industry speaker on the changing dynamics of IT service delivery. Prior to IDC, he worked at Deloitte Consulting as a Senior Consultant in the firm's Outsourcing Advisory practice. He was also one of seven selected from several thousand applicants to participate in Fidelity Investments prestigious Associates Management Development Program.
 
 
Dain Hansen  - Oracle


Cloud Platforms Revealed: Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Exalogic, and Oracle Exadata
Track: Cloud Perspectives
ain Hansen is Director of Product Marketing at Oracle where he leads Data Integration Product Marketing for Oracle Data Integration Suite, part of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Dain has over 13 years industry experience in enterprise software technologies including: Service Oriented Architecture, data services, enterprise service bus, SOA management, security, SOA governance, and Business Process Management.

Previously to this role, Dain was Director of Product Marketing at BEA Systems for SOA integration. Also at BEA, Dain led product management of AquaLogic Service Bus, Prior to BEA, Dain was a business analyst for HP and Bechtel.
 
 
Ferhat Hatay  - Fujitsu


Building Agility into Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Dr. Ferhat Hatay is Director of Strategy and Innovation driving new solution development in the areas of Cloud, Big Data, and Internet of Things (IoT).

Ferhat started his career at NASA Ames Research Center building infrastructures for large-scale computer simulations and Big Data analysis. He forever remains a rocket scientist. Follow him at Twitter: @FerhatSF.
 
 
Adam Hawley  - Oracle


Game Changer: Enterprise Clouds with Application-Driven Virtualization
Track: Hot Topics 1
Adam Hawley is Sr. Director of Product Management for Oracle VM, Oracle's server virtualization and management product. Over the last ten years, he has been deeply involved in the development of resource management, data center management, and virtualization products through his career at HP, Sun, and Oracle. During his time at Sun, Hawley headed up the product management group that introduced Solaris Containers before moving to lead the N1 Marketing and Product Management group.
 
 
Brian Haynes  - AppRiver


AppRiver's Office 365: Your Key to the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 1
Brian Haynes, director of channel sales for AppRiver, is responsible for building and driving the indirect sales model for this leading provider of email messaging and Web security solutions. Since joining AppRiver in 2004, he has been instrumental in growing the channel to more than 1,300 partners worldwide with more than 65% of total business derived from it.

Haynes has more than 15 years of experience in the technology field. Prior to joining AppRiver, he was the Southeastern Regional Channel Manager at SurfControl where he successfully implemented processes to help drive rapid channel sales, with a primary focus on sales revenue and lead generation.
 
 
Warren Heffelfinger  - GoGrid


"Cloud Superstars" Power Panel
Warren Heffelfinger is CEO of GoGrid, responsible for executive management and day-to-day operations at the company. He brings to GoGrid over 20 years of executive and operational experience in building and leading businesses in healthcare, telecommunications and technology services. Most recently, he served as CEO of Bay Alarm Medical, a company he co-founded with Bay Alarm Company, the nation’s largest independently owned and operated security alarm business. His focus on channel development and sales management enabled rapid expansion allowing the firm to capture significant market share.

Prior to Bay Alarm Medical, Heffelfinger was the Founder and President of Arrival Communications, a facilities-based telecommunications provider based in California. Under his leadership, Arrival grew revenues 400% ultimately resulting in a successful exit for investors in 2007. He built a strong corporate culture at Arrival which became a true competitive advantage over the 97% of competitors that failed during this period of time. His financial management skills were responsible for a consistent expansion of margins in a challenging economic environment.

Prior to Arrival, Heffelfinger led business development and regulatory affairs for Pac-West Telecomm, a California-based telecommunications service business. During his tenure at Pac-West, the company experienced 80%+ compounded annual growth and was sold to an investor group in 1999. He serves as director of several of corporate and non-profit boards.
 
 
Warren Heffelfinger  - GoGrid


What it Takes to Build a Leading Public Cloud
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Warren Heffelfinger is CEO of GoGrid, responsible for executive management and day-to-day operations at the company. He brings to GoGrid over 20 years of executive and operational experience in building and leading businesses in healthcare, telecommunications and technology services. Most recently, he served as CEO of Bay Alarm Medical, a company he co-founded with Bay Alarm Company, the nation’s largest independently owned and operated security alarm business. His focus on channel development and sales management enabled rapid expansion allowing the firm to capture significant market share.

Prior to Bay Alarm Medical, Heffelfinger was the Founder and President of Arrival Communications, a facilities-based telecommunications provider based in California. Under his leadership, Arrival grew revenues 400% ultimately resulting in a successful exit for investors in 2007. He built a strong corporate culture at Arrival which became a true competitive advantage over the 97% of competitors that failed during this period of time. His financial management skills were responsible for a consistent expansion of margins in a challenging economic environment.

Prior to Arrival, Heffelfinger led business development and regulatory affairs for Pac-West Telecomm, a California-based telecommunications service business. During his tenure at Pac-West, the company experienced 80%+ compounded annual growth and was sold to an investor group in 1999. He serves as director of several of corporate and non-profit boards.
 
 
Shaikh Hidayatullah  - IBM


Accelerate Time to Market with Next Generation Cloud Platforms
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Hidayatullah Shaikh is a Senior Technical Staff Member and Senior Manager at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. He is currently the IBM lead for Business Support Services for cloud offerings. His areas of interest and expertise include virtualization, cloud computing, remote services delivery, business process modeling and integration, service-oriented architecture, grid computing, e-commerce, enterprise Java, database management systems, and high-availability clusters.
 
 
Barry Hill  - Connectum


Cloud Requirements for SaaS Providers – an Interactive Panel Discussion
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Connectem Inc. is an early stage company focused on transforming the Mobile Core infrastructure from a Node dimensioned architecture to a Cloud dimensioned architecture. Carriers are looking for ways to dramatically change the economics of connecting millions, even billions of devices to wireless networks. SHI & Connectem Inc. are working in co-operation to achieve this fundamental change through advanced software running in the most powerful Cloud services infrastructure available.
 
 
Andrew Hillier  - CiRBA


If It Only Had a Brain: How to Gain Control Over Risk, Density & Efficiency in Virtual & Cloud Infrastructure
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
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


Crash Course In Open Source Cloud Computing
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.
 
 
Jeff Hobbs  - ActiveState


CTO Power Panel: Has Cloud Computing Changed IT for the Better?
As VP Engineering, Jeff Hobbs oversees development of all ActiveState products, including the Stackato cloud platform. He’s a contributing author for Perl and Python extensions, and a member of the Tcl Core Team. Jeff is the co-author of “Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk”. Jeff works closely with customers including Cisco, Boeing, Synopsys, NASA, and Juniper Networks.
 
 
Hart Hoover  - Rackspace Hosting


Manage Your Business, Let Someone Else Manage Your Cloud
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Hart Hoover is a Cloud Strategist at Rackspace Hosting. Hoover started his career as a Racker in 2007 as a Linux Systems Administrator, providing technical support for dedicated servers. He moved to the cloud in 2009 to help design the Managed Cloud Servers support model. He has presented at various technical conferences, maintains and contributes to the Rackspace DevOps Blog, and advises Rackspace customers on best practices for cloud computing.
 
 
Steve Hudson  - New Relic


See Inside the Cloud: Server Monitoring from the App Perspective
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Steve Hudson is Senior Application Performance Engineer at New Relic.
 
 
Omri Iluz  - Cotendo


Scale or Fail - Give your App the Speed it Needs in the Cloud
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Omri Iluz, in charge of Strategic Technology Partnerships at Cotendo, Inc., has 10 years experience in managing software development teams and developing strategic partnerships at the leading edge of the web acceleration markets. Prior to joining Cotendo, an award-winning innovator of software-based web acceleration technology, he held the positions of Director of Product Marketing and Director of Technology at Oberon Media, a leading multi-platform casual games company that offers compelling casual game content with global distribution. He led Oberon’s community games initiative and later held overall technical responsibility for the company’s R&D group.
 
 
Cory Isaacson  - Risk Management Solutions


Scaling Your Database in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
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.
 
 
Nate Isley  - New Relic


Building a Checklist for Migrating to a Private Cloud
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Nate Isley is a Pre-sales Engineer at New Relic. Nine years ago he became a consultant specializing in J2EE applications after two startup Software Engineering roles. After a year of J2EE consulting he joined Wily Technology and spent five years as APM Professional Services consultant helping customers. Nate transitioned from consulting to Product Management, and spent three years as a key CA APM /Introscope Product Manager. Nate brings his years of APM experience to reflect on the central role APM information plays for all applications.
 
 
Jordan Jacobs  - Phoenix NAP


Concept vs. Reality - Why Clouds are Not Ready to Replace Your IT Infrastructure
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Jordan Jacobs is Director of Corporate Strategy at Phoenix NAP. A proven technology professional, he has extensive experience in data center planning, design and operations, and has a unique understanding of customer needs utilizing his past experience in sales, marketing, operations and data center facility design.

Jacobs has built and managed five data center floors serving small and medium businesses worldwide and maintained responsibility for the engineering staff and channel partner relationships. He was also a sales manager, providing solutions-based sales to enterprise customers.

 
 
Arvind Jain  - Oracle


Game Changer: Enterprise Clouds with Application-Driven Virtualization
Track: Hot Topics 1
Leading effort to build Private Cloud and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions for enterprise software by simplifying the way complex multi-tier applications get packaged, configured, and deployed on the cloud. Leading product management for Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder
 
 
Vikas Jain  - Intel


OAuth, OpenID, SAML – Making Sense of the Alphabet Soup for Cloud Identities
Track: Hot Topics 1
Vikas Jain Director of Product Management at Intel for the Cloud Identity and Security products.

Prior to Intel, he has held leadership roles in product management and software development over the last 15 years at a wide-range of technology companies including Oracle, Oblix, Wipro and Infosys. Vikas holds an BS in Electrical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology in India
 
 
Tyler Jewell  - Oracle


Opening Keynote | An Enterprise Cloud for Business-Critical Applications
Tyler Jewell is VP, Product Management & Strategy, Oracle Public Cloud. His software career spans 20 years in R&D, marketing, services, and corporate development. Prior to Oracle, he was at Quest Software as PM and Investment Manager. His investments include AppHarbor, AwayFind, Skydera, and WSO2.

As a PM, he held leadership positions for products in emerging markets, including Quest’s applications, monitoring, virtualization and cloud divisions. He’s managed Foglight (Gartner’s APM leaders quadrant), vRanger (the #1 selling virtualization backup solution), and JProbe (the best selling Java profiling tool). Prior to Quest, Jewell was a founder and investor in InfoQ.com, GM of The Middleware Company (sold to TechTarget), and a Java technologist at BEA (acquired by Oracle), TRGi (acquired by BEA) and Talarian (acquired by Tibco).

 
 
Marc Jones  - SoftLayer


Building at Internet Scale in a Hosted Environment
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Marc Jones serves as Vice President of Product Innovation for SoftLayer. In this role, he is responsible for identifying, facilitating and evangelizing new product and service development – including R&D, software development and system development. As an accomplished technology executive, he previously served as director of software product development with Rackspace Cloud (formerly Mosso), the cloud division of Rackspace. He was a key member of the senior leadership team responsible for developing and managing the company’s cloud computing product strategy and roadmap, architecture and engineering, business analysis and requirements, along with software product development. Prior to his tenure with Rackspace, Jones was senior director for system architecture with Broadwing Communications.
 
 
Das Kamhout  - Intel IT


Building Clouds: Real-World Lessons from Intel Cloud Builders Program and Intel IT
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Das Kamhout is a principal engineer in Intel IT responsible for the architecture, strategy and execution of the Intel IT Cloud Journey. In his 15 years at Intel he has been responsible for everything from the clients that Intel IT uses, to the architecture that Intel’s Design Grid runs upon.
 
 
Fima Katz  - Exadel


What To Expect from Mobile Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 1
Fima Katz is the President & CEO of Exadel. He founded the company in 1998 and has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He has held managerial and technical positions with major financial services companies, including Wells Fargo Bank, Concorde Solutions and Bank of America, where he served as the Chief Architect of Internet Systems.
 
 
Michael Kopp  - dynaTrace Software


Performance Management in the Cloud: It's About the Application!
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Michael Kopp is a Technology Strategist at the dynaTrace center of excellence. He has over 10 years of experience as an architect and developer in the Java/JEE space and specializes in the architecture and performance of large scale production deployments with a special focus on virtualization and cloud. In this role he influences the dynaTrace product strategy and works closely with key customers in implementing Application Performance Management across the entire life cycle. Before joining dynaTrace, Kopp was Chief Architect at GoldenSource. He is a frequent speaker at technology conferences on performance and architecture related topics, a published author and regularly publishes articles on blog.dynatrace.com.
 
 
Matt Krebs  - Axis Communications


Hosted Video Surveillance - Leverage the Power of the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 2
Matt Krebs has over 20 years of experience in the electronic security industry. He currently acts as a Business Development Manager for Axis Communications where he oversees the Axis Video Hosting Solution (AVHS) program. Previously he served as Executive Vice President for SureView Systems and prior to that held various senior leadership roles with ADT Security Services, Protection One and National Guardian Security Services. Throughout his career Krebs has been an active proponent of advancing the industry toward new and innovative technologies.
 
 
John Lake  - Panasas


Be An IT Hero with Cloud Integration
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
John Lake has over 15 years of experience in information technology management, largely with high growth technology companies in Silicon Valley. He currently serves as the Director of Information Systems for Panasas, a provider of high performance parallel storage solutions based in Sunnyvale, CA. Since joining Panasas in 2008, John has migrated multiple enterprise applications to the cloud, leveraging solutions from popular cloud vendors such as Salesforce.com, Big Machines, Coupa, Dell Boomi and Marketo. Most recently, his team successfully automated the company’s quote-to-cash process, requiring multiple integrations to be built between on-premise and cloud-based applications. A Bay Area native, John earned his BA from San Jose State University and his MBA from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.
 
 
Rich Lechner  - IBM


General Session | Re-think IT. Re-inventing Business.
Rich Lechner is Vice President Energy & Environment at IBM. He has broad experience across the software, systems and services business including key leadership roles in virtualization, Internet technology, Green innovation, and enterprise systems.

He is responsible for defining IBM's cloud strategies and portfolio of services leveraging IBM’s deep process expertise, global delivery, industry leading software capabilities, and research innovations in areas like security and analytics-based optimization. In this role, his organization works closely with clients to apply the transformative power of cloud to reinvent the way they do business.
 
 
Jae Lee  - Vyatta


Secure Cloud Migration Strategies
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Jae Lee is the Director of Product Management for Vyatta. He holds over a decade of experience in product marketing and management for the Computer and Network Security industry. Lee has previously held marketing and product management roles at Newbridge/Alcatel, Blue Coat, Check Point Software Technologies, Juniper Networks, and Array Networks.
 
 
Tom Leyden  - Amplidata


Unstructured Big Data Storage in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
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.
 
 
Sheng Liang  - Rancher Labs


CTO Power Panel: Has Cloud Computing Changed IT for the Better?
Sheng Liang is a co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs. Prior to starting Rancher, he was CTO of the Cloud Platforms group at Citrix Systems after their acquisition of Cloud.com, where he was co-founder and CEO. He has more than 15 years of experience building innovative technology. He was a co-founder at Teros, which was acquired by Citrix in 2005 and led large engineering teams at SEVEN Networks, and Openwave Systems.

Sheng started his career as a Staff Engineer in Java Software at Sun Microsystems, where he designed the Java Native Interface (JNI) and led the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) development for the Java 2 platform. Sheng has a B.S. from the University of Science and Technology of China and a Ph.D. from Yale University.
 
 
Sheng Liang  - Rancher Labs


Build Your Own Highly Scalable Cloud with CloudStack
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Sheng Liang is a co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs. Prior to starting Rancher, he was CTO of the Cloud Platforms group at Citrix Systems after their acquisition of Cloud.com, where he was co-founder and CEO. He has more than 15 years of experience building innovative technology. He was a co-founder at Teros, which was acquired by Citrix in 2005 and led large engineering teams at SEVEN Networks, and Openwave Systems.

Sheng started his career as a Staff Engineer in Java Software at Sun Microsystems, where he designed the Java Native Interface (JNI) and led the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) development for the Java 2 platform. Sheng has a B.S. from the University of Science and Technology of China and a Ph.D. from Yale University.
 
 
Jason Lieblich  - Exoprise Systems


Google vs Microsoft: How to Arm Yourself for the Battle of the Century
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
A serial entrepreneur, Jason Lieblich is the Founder and CEO of Exoprise Systems. Previously VP & CTO of the Virtualzation division of Citrix, Lieblich sold his venture backed company, Reflectent Software, to Citrix in 2006. He was the founder and CTO.
 
 
Brian Lillie  - Equinix


CTO Power Panel: Has Cloud Computing Changed IT for the Better?
Brian Lillie is CIO at Equinix. He joined Equinix in September 2008 and has been primarily focused on building business value through strategic technology and product initiatives. Examples include the design and build of the Equinix Customer Portal, Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchange Portal, and the soon to be launched Equinix Marketplace portal. In addition to product initiatives, he has driven several internal initiatives to improve internal efficiencies and global scale, including sales force automation, enterprise resource planning, business intelligence and acquisition integration.

Before joining Equinix in 2008, Lillie held several senior-level executive roles at VeriSign, including Vice President of Information Systems. Prior to VeriSign, he was Senior Director of Enterprise Applications at Silicon Graphics (SGI), where he successfully implemented Oracle ERP globally, including throughout EMEA. Prior to these roles, he held several leadership roles in the U.S. Air Force, where he worked in space research and development, satellite operations, and military computers and communications.

Mr. Lillie holds an M.S. in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, an M.S. in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Montana State University.

 
 
David Linthicum  - Cloud Technology Partners


Are You Ready for the Future of Cloud Computing?
Track: Hot Topics 1
David Linthicum is an SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, and was just named the #1 cloud influencer via a recent major report by Apollo Research. He is a cloud computing thought leader, executive, consultant, author, and speaker. He has been a CTO five times for both public and private companies, and a CEO three times in the last 25 years.

Few individuals are true giants of cloud computing, but David's achievements, reputation, and stellar leadership has earned him a lofty position within the industry. It's not just that he is a top thought leader in the cloud computing universe, but he is often the visionary that the wider media invites to offer its readers, listeners, and viewers a peek inside the technology that is reshaping businesses every day. With more than 13 books on computing, more than 5,000 published articles, more than 500 conference presentations, and numerous appearances on radio and TV programs, David has spent the last 20 years leading, showing, and teaching businesses how to use resources more productively and innovate constantly. He has expanded the vision of both startups and established corporations as to what is possible and achievable.
 
 
Mathew Lodge  - VMware


General Session | Upgrade to a vCloud
Mathew Lodge is VP of VMware’s Cloud Services group. He has more 20+ years' experience in the technology industry. Previously, he was Senior Director at Symantec, where he led the go to market for its $1BN+ information management group. Prior to Symantec, Lodge held a series of senior product management and marketing roles at Proficient Networks, CPlane, Cisco Systems and Schlumberger. He has a masters’ in Software Engineering from the University of York, and is an alumni of London Business School.
 
 
Anand Louis  - NetApp


The Basics of Automating a Cloud Storage Service
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
Anand is in charge of Cloud partner integration and IT as a Service in the NetApp storage management group.Anand also works with key NetApp strategic alliance partners such as BMC and CA.Prior to joining NetApp, Anand spent 17 years in the networking industry at Cisco, Juniper and Brocade.
 
 
Kristin Lovejoy  - IBM


Lunchtime Power Panel: Security, Security, Security...
Kristin Lovejoy is the Vice President of Information Technology Risk for IBM, responsible for managing, monitoring and testing IBM’s corporate security and resiliency functions globally. Prior to her role in Corporate IBM, she was Vice President of Security Strategy for IBM Security Solutions, responsible for the overall market direction and strategy for IBM’s portfolio of security products. She is Chairman of IBM’s IT Risk Steering Committee, co-Chair of IBM's Data Security Steering committee, co-Chair of the IBM’s Social Networking committee, member of IBM’s Security Executive Board, as well as a member of a number of external boards and advisory panels, including SC Magazine's Editorial Board, and FS-ISAC. Before joining IBM, she was the CTO, CIO and VP of Support and Services at Consul which was acquired by IBM in 2007 as well as VP of Security Assurance Services for TruSecure Corporation which was acquired by Verizon Business Services Online.

Lovejoy is a recognized expert in the field on security, risk, compliance and governance, with recent appearances on CNBC, NPR and WTOP. Within the past five years she has been recognized as Top 25 CTO by InfoWorld, as Top 25 Most Influential Security Executives by Security Magazine. She holds U.S. and EU patents for Object Oriented Risk Management Models and Methods and currently resides in McLean, Virginia, with her husband and four children.
 
 
Bill Lowry  - Terremark


General Session | Integrating 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: Cloud Perspectives
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


How Solid Instance Found a Home in the Cloud - Customer Interview
Track: Cloud Perspectives
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.
 
 
Blake Madden  - Spoon.net


Scaleable Desktop Application Hosting with App Virtualization
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
Blake Madden is a Technology Evangelist with Spoon.net.
 
 
Dante Malagrino  - Embrane


Networking Under the Cloud
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
Dante Malagrino is co-founder and CEO of Embrane. Prior to founding Embrane, he spent over 10 years at Cisco in various technical, marketing and sales roles. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science Engineering from Politecnico di Torino and holds several patents in the areas of networking, storage and datacenter infrastructure.
 
 
Pete Malcolm  - Abiquo


Day 2 Keynote | The Enterprise Cloud Tightrope - Balancing for Success
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


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


General Session | Enterprise Cloud Best Practices - Town Hall - Join the discussion…
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.
 
 
Ross Mason  - MuleSoft


Top 10 Pitfalls of Point to Point Integration to Avoid in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Ross Mason is the Founder & CTO of MuleSoft. He founded the open source Mule project in 2003. Frustrated by integration "donkey work," he set out to create a new platform that emphasized ease of development and re-use of components. He started the Mule project to bring a modern approach, one of assembly, rather than repetitive coding, to developers worldwide. Now, with the MuleSoft team, Mason is taking these founding principles of dead-simple integration to the cloud with Mule iON, the world's first integration platform as a service (iPaaS).
 
 
Tim Mather  - KPMG


Building an Effective Cloud Security Program
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Tim Mather is an Advisory Director at KPMG focusing on information protection, and specifically on cloud computing security.
 
 
Joshua McKenty  - Piston Cloud Computing


The Power of the Cloud and Global Risk Modeling in the Open
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Joshua McKenty is Co-Founder & CEO at Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. He was the founding Technical Architect of NASA’s Nebula cloud computing platform, and a driving force behind its release to the OpenStack project. He has two decades experience in software engineering, architecture and engineering management.
 
 
Andy McLoughlin  - Huddle


The Cloud: Driving an IT Department Transformation
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Andy McLoughlin is Co-Founder, EVP Strategy and GM USA at Huddle. Based in San Francisco, he manages Huddle's growing U.S. presence and is responsible for corporate development and product strategy.

Since co-founding the business he has guided Huddle to become one of Europe's most awarded and well-known technology start-ups. Since launch, he has been responsible for a number of business areas including technology, product development, marketing and business development.

McLoughlin previously worked as a consultant and product manager for KnowledgeCenter Ltd, a boutique content management and business process automation consultancy focussed on the insurance and finance markets. His clients spanned the UK, Europe and US, including prominent global firms such as QBE, Benfield, Arthur J Gallagher, Catlin and Montpelier Re. Prior to KnowledgeCenter, he was Online Manager for Fibernet Group plc, a FTSE 250-listed telecommunications company.

 
 
Mårten Mickos  - Eucalyptus Systems


CEO Power Panel: Where Does the Cloud Take Us Next?
Marten Mickos builds global disruptive businesses. As CEO of MySQL AB for seven years, Mickos grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition by Sun Microsystems of MySQL AB for $1bn, he served as Senior Vice President of Sun's Database Group.

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


"Cloud Superstars" Power Panel
Marten Mickos builds global disruptive businesses. As CEO of MySQL AB for seven years, Mickos grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition by Sun Microsystems of MySQL AB for $1bn, he served as Senior Vice President of Sun's Database Group.

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


Cut Through the Cloud Clutter
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Kurt Milne, MD at the IT Processs Institute (ITPI), is co-author of the book Visible Ops Private Cloud: From virtualization to private cloud in 4 practical steps. He has over 20 years experience in various engineering, marketing, and alliance management positions at leading technology companies such as Hewlett-Packard and BMC Software. He has led six major research studies of various aspects of IT governance and datacenter management.
 
 
Krisztian Mizser  - Sony Computer Entertainment America


Building an Internal Cloud for Online Gaming using OpenStack
Track: Hot Topics 1
Krisztian Mizser is Manager, Global Hosting at Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA). He has been with SCEA for over 7 years and has played an important role in the launch of most of the company's high profile online titles during this time for PlayStation2, PSP and PS3. During this time he also played a vital role in establishing automated monitoring services to monitor the health and performance of the online titles. Currently he manages the group responsible for online game hosting with a focus on defining and implementing flexible hosting solutions.

Prior to joining SCEA, Mizser worked as a Sr System Administrator for Verisign, Inc. and for CyberCash, Inc.
 
 
Allison Mnookin  - Intuit QuickBase


Enabling the New Generation of Empowered Employees with Cloud Platforms
Track: Hot Topics 2
As vice president and general manager of Intuit QuickBase, Allison Mnookin is responsible for operations, marketing, product management and strategic account leadership. QuickBase, Intuit’s proven online database for creating and customizing Web-based business applications, is used by thousands of subscribers, including more than half of the Fortune 100. Prior to joining Intuit QuickBase, Ms. Mnookin led Intuit’s Quicken Health Group, which works with health plans, employers and providers to create applications that enable consumers to more effectively engage in managing their health care expenses. Ms. Mnookin has held several positions at Intuit during her tenure, including general manager in Intuit’s Small Business Division where she was responsible for leading a portfolio of businesses – including QuickBooks, QuickBooks Point of Sale and Intuit’s Checks and Supplies business. Ms. Mnookin also led Intuit’s strategy to help small businesses grow through marketing and customer management offerings. This work included driving Intuit's acquisition of website company, Homestead. Prior to joining Intuit in 1998, Ms. Mnookin held several sales and marketing positions with Oracle Corporation, including leading the business case and product management for their first e-Commerce initiative, the Oracle store. Ms. Mnookin holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Harvard College. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two children.
 
 
Azmir Mohamed  - Abiquo


The Basics of Automating a Cloud Storage Service
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
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.
 
 
Justin Moore  - Axcient


Leading SMBs to the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 1
Justin Moore is Founder and CEO of Axcient - a leading provider of backup, business continuity and disaster recovery cloud services to the SMB market. A serial entrepreneur, early-stage advisor and angel investor, he is recognized as an authority on cloud computing, SMB market strategy and startups.

Prior to Axcient, Moore founded MK Global, which provided an innovative approach to addressing the surplus of secondary market telecommunications equipment after the dot-com collapse and founded CollegeJobs.com.

 
 
Diane Mueller  - ActiveState


US Patriot Act: Making the Case for Enterprise Private Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Diane Mueller is the Cloud Evangelist for ActiveState Stackato Enterprise Platform-as-a-Service offering. She has been designing and implementing financial applications at Fortune 500 corporations for over 20 years. She has been actively involved in OASIS/TOSCA cloud and XBRL financial data standards.
 
 
Diane Mueller  - ActiveState


Building a Checklist for Migrating to a Private Cloud
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Diane Mueller is the Cloud Evangelist for ActiveState Stackato Enterprise Platform-as-a-Service offering. She has been designing and implementing financial applications at Fortune 500 corporations for over 20 years. She has been actively involved in OASIS/TOSCA cloud and XBRL financial data standards.
 
 
Ashwath Nagaraj  - Aryaka Networks


Architecting the New Global Business Cloud
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Ashwath is a founder and the Vice President of Engineering at Aryaka Networks. Ashwath has been founder of three successful San Francisco Bay Area companies. Previously, he was founder, CTO and Vice President of Engineering at Allegro Systems, a networking security startup. Allegro Systems was acquired by Cisco Systems in Sept 2001 for $185M. At Cisco, Ashwath held senior management positions in the Security Technology Group, and the Internet Switching Business Unit. Prior to Allegro, Ashwath was founder of Assured Access Technologies, which developed WAN access and aggregation products. Assured Access was acquired by Alcatel in 1999 for $350M. Before Assured Access, Ashwath was one of the principal architects and Director (Engineering) at Mylex, a leading RAID/storage company in the Bay Area. He has also held management positions at Schlumberger, Tata Elxsi and PSI Data Systems.
He is a frequent speaker at technical conferences. He holds 12 patents in storage, security, architecture and networking.
Ashwath received his undergraduate degree in electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.
 
 
Louis Naugès  - Revevol


How To Cure Nephophobia (Fear of Clouds)
Track: Hot Topics 1

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.

 
 
Shmulik Nehama  - Avaya Inc.


Cloud or not Cloud…Can You Avoid Addressing the IT Consumerization Trend? Let ’Em In But Stay in Control!
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Shmulik Nehama, Leader of the Identity Engines portfolio for identity and network access control at Avaya Networking where he oversees all business and development direction of Identity Engines. Shmulik is a 16-year veteran of data networking and security, with extensive experience in product line management and technology business development. Prior to Avaya, Shmulik led network security and network management product lines at Bay Networks, Nortel Networks, and Shasta IP Services. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical engineering from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology and a MBA degree from the Recanati Business School Tel-Aviv University.
 
 
Christine Normile  - TransLattice


New Approaches to High Availability in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Christine Normile is Sr. Product Manager at TransLattice. She has over 20 years of IT experience in engineering, database consulting and marketing in top-tier companies. An accomplished product strategist and marketer, her vision and expertise in relational database management systems have driven notable revenue growth and cost savings for a number of products and companies. She began her career as an operating system engineer in Sunnyvale, CA focused on performance management and spent many years consulting with clients worldwide helping them improve data server performance and implement solid IT architectures. Prior to joining TransLattice, she held product management positions at IBM, Ingres and Embarcadero Technologies.
 
 
Rick Nucci  - Dell Boomi


CTO Power Panel: Has Cloud Computing Changed IT for the Better?
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


Building a Community in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Perspectives
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


Be An IT Hero with Cloud Integration
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
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


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

 
 
Martin Omander  - Google


Bullet-proof Your Storage, Predict the Future
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
Martin Omander works is a Developer Advocate at Google where he helps developers integrate with the Google Apps Marketplace and the Google Apps APIs. He has previously worked in the fields of consulting, web-based enterprise systems and payment processing at Accenture, CafePress.com and various start-ups. He grew up in Sweden and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
 
 
Toby Owen  - Rackspace Hosting


Building a Bridge to the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 2
Toby Owen is a Senior Manager for Hybrid Cloud Solutions at Rackspace Hosting. He has been working in the IT industry for over 14 years, holding technical and manager roles in operations and support, as well as technical consulting for small and large businesses. Prior to joining Rackspace he led the Web Services team for Wells Fargo, with responsibility for internet banking infrastructure and support. Currently, Owen is responsible for RackConnect and the Hybrid Hosting product portfolio - an exciting area, where Rackspace is merging their Dedicated and Cloud based hosting products to create new scalable infrastructure solutions for customers.
 
 
Rob Paddon  - TelecityGroup


Fast Market Entry into Europe for Cloud Service Providers
Track: Hot Topics 1
Rob Paddon is Business Development Manager for TelecityGroup in Ireland. He has held senior positions in IT services, consulting and outsourcing organisations in Ireland, the US and the UK. These include Industry Practice Manager for Microsoft Consulting Services, Solutions Architect for BT Global Services, Sales and Marketing Director for Siemens Business Services and Business Development Manager for Software Sciences in the UK. As a District Manager for Gartner Group, Paddon set up Gartner Group’s operation in Ireland which he ran for several years. He has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry and has qualifications in Outsourcing Services and Project Management.
 
 
James Pang  - Platform Computing


Building Clouds for Compute- and Data-Intense Applications
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
James Pang is Vice President Product Management at Platform Computing. Applying more than 15 years’ experience leading the productization of grid, cluster, and distributed technologies he managed Platform’s industry-leading LSF and Symphony product suites. More recently, he has focused on virtualization and cloud management solutions, culminating in the introduction of Platform ISF to the market.
 
 
Pavan Pant  - Verizon Terremark


Hybrid Clouds Get Real: Tools for Blending Public, Private, and Virtual Private Clouds
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Pavan Pant is Director of Product Management for Verizon Terremark. Prior to Verizon Terremark, Pavan was Director of Product Management at CloudSwitch where was responsible for the technology roadmap, requirements and product strategy for their innovative software which enables enterprises to run their applications in the right cloud computing environment securely, simply and without requiring any changes to their servers.

Before joining CloudSwitch, Pavan was Director of Product Management for Aveksa where he was responsible for product strategy for their solutions which help enterprises manage their access governance needs. Pavan began his career with RSA, the security division of EMC where he was responsible for the strategic direction of their web access management and federated identity management solutions. He had a brief stint as a consultant for Ernst & Young in their Information Systems Consulting division, engaging directly with senior executives to discuss strategies to mitigate network risks.

He holds a Bachelors (magna cum laude) and a Masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Boston University. A firm believer in giving back to the community, Pavan has volunteered for the Big Brothers Association of Greater Boston and has participated in the Citizen Schools program.
 
 
Wendy Perilli  - OpTier


CMO Power Panel
Wendy Perilli is SVP of Marketing at OpTier. She gathers market insight from analysts, customers, service and technology partners and many others. With 21 years in high-tech fields, her broad range of experience with various technologies offers unique insight into the role that virtualization and cloud computing play in emerging markets and trends.
 
 
Dave Peterson  - New Relic


Under the Hood: A Closer Look at How New Relic Architected a System to Handle Twitter-like Throughput
Track: Hot Topics 2
Dave Peterson is director of applications and operations security at New Relic.
 
 
Chris Pettey  - NextIO


Meet Today’s Challenging Cloud Computing Demands with PCI Express I/O Virtualization
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
Chris Pettey is CTO & Co-Founder of NextIO. He has more than 15 years of experience delivering high-performance I/O silicon and system solutions for PC and Server products. Prior to co-founding NextIO, he was Co-Founder, CTO and member of the Board of Banderacom, a semiconductor startup company focused on the development and delivery of Infiniband products. Before Banderacom, he held the role of chip architect and designer for Jato Technologies, a privately held semiconductor company that delivered Gigabit Ethernet solutions. Pettey joined Jato Technologies after several years at Compaq (now part of HP) where he held a variety of engineering roles developing silicon and standards for server I/O. He began his career with NCR Corporation.
 
 
Tyrone Pike  - Solid Instance


How Solid Instance Found a Home in the Cloud - Customer Interview
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Tyrone Pike is President & CEO of Solid Instance.
 
 
David Piontek  - Abiquo


What Happens When the Service Desk Goes Away?
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
David Piontek is VP Support and Services at Abiquo. He joined the company in 2010 to develop the Support, Services and Pre Sales team through planning and implementing global support strategies, services programs and strategies, pre sales process and management, and technical product education to ensure superior levels of customer service. He brings over 20 years of successful sales and service experience, serving most recently as VP of Technical Sales for CA Technologies. Prior to joining CA, Piontek spent five years as the VP and SVP of Global Services for Orchestria, which was sold to CA in January 2009. He also spent 14 years with Price Waterhouse, Price Waterhouse Coopers and finally with IBM Business Consulting Services.
 
 
Sonal Puri  - Aryaka Networks


Architecting the New Global Business Cloud
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Sonal is the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Aryaka Networks. She has more than 15 years of experience with Internet Infrastructure in corporate and business development, channels, sales, and technical marketing. Previously, Sonal headed business development and corporate strategy for both the Application Acceleration business unit at Akamai Technologies, and the Akamai Corporate Development team for Western US working on mergers and acquisitions. She was responsible for Akamai’s $15M acquisition of Red Swoosh. Sonal managed global business operations, channels, and business development for Speedera Networks, and ultimately ran the acquisition process for Speedera, which was acquired in 2005 by Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM) for a stock transaction worth more than $500 million. She has also held key management roles in sales, marketing and IT at Inktomi, CAS and Euclid.
Sonal was a speaker and panelist at a number of key conferences such as SaaSCon and the Aberdeen Summit.
Sonal holds a graduate degree in building science from the University of Southern California, and an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Mumbai, India.
 
 
Govind Rangasamy  - Eucalyptus Systems


Eucalyptus 3: the Next Generation in Enterprise and Hybrid Clouds
Track: Hot Topics 2
Govind Rangasamy is Director of Product Management at Eucalyptus Systems. Previously, he managed Storage Resource Management product line for HP where he defined the product strategy for Storage Service Management within HP’s Data Center Automation and Information Management divisions. He has 15 years of experience in various roles of software engineering and management at companies ranging from startups to large technology corporations.
 
 
Dave Roberts  - BMC Software


"Cloud Superstars" Power Panel
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.
 
 
Dave Roberts  - BMC Software


Step Up To The Plate: Take Your Cloud Strategy from the Minor League to the Majors
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
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.
 
 
Jesus Rodriguez  - KidoZen


Using The Cloud To Enable The Next Generation of Mobile Enterprise Applications
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Jesus Rodriguez is a co-founder and CEO of KidoZen, an enterprise mobile-first platform as a service redefining the future of enterprise mobile solutions. He is also the co-founder to Tellago, an award winning professional services firm focused on big enterprise software trends. Under his leadership, KidoZen and Tellago have been recognized as innovators in the areas of enterprise software and solutions achieving important awards like the Inc 500, Stevie Awards’ American and International Business Awards.

A software scientist by background, Rodriguez is an internationally recognized speaker and author with contributions that include hundreds of articles and sessions at industry conferences. He serves as an advisor to several software companies such as Microsoft and Oracle, sits on the board of different technology companies and is a prolific blogger on all subjects related to software technology and entrepreneurship. You can gain valuable insight on business and software technology through his blogs at www.jrodthoughts.com and www.weblogs.asp.net/gsusx.
 
 
Rodney Rogers  - Virtustream


"Cloud Superstars" Power Panel
Rodney Rogers is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Virtustream. He has been a well recognized thought leader and successful entrepreneur in the Information Technology Services industry for over 22 years. He was formerly the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Adjoined Consulting - known as the fastest growing US-based IT Services company from its inception through its acquisition by Kanbay (NASDQ: KBAY) in 2006. Rogers then became COO of Kanbay, a 7,000 person global IT Services firm which was subsequently acquired by Capgemini (Paris: CAP) in 2007. As such, Adjoined set the bar for private U.S-based IT Services value creation in the post-2000 era.

He was recognized on Kennedy Research’s global list of “Top 25 Most Influential Consultants” and was a finalist for the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award along with Adjoined being recognized on the PWC/Entrepreneur U.S. “Hot 100” list (ranked #9 across all industries) prior to its sale.

Rogers then co-founded Virtustream in 2008. Virtustream’s xStream platform is the first true consumption-based hybrid Cloud provisioning platform capable of providing guaranteed computing resources suitable for supporting mission-critical enterprise class application workloads. Virtustream complements its xStream platform with Cloud advisory/integration services and application managed services. As a lead-operator and entrepreneur, Rodney Rogers has raised over $150 million in venture capital for the companies that he has developed to-date. He is also non-Executive Chairman of Teliris, the #2 provider of telepresence solutions worldwide, and a Board member of UnitedLex, a leading India-based Knowledge Process Outsourcer and Greensmith, an emerging leader in distributed energy storage software technology.

Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rjrogers87.
 
 
Francisco Romero  - SoftLayer


How Smart is it to Build Your Own Cloud?
Track: Hot Topics 2
Francisco Romero is Director of Corporate Analytics at SoftLayer, which he joined in November 2010 through the merger with The Planet, where he had been since 2009. He is currently responsible for the Business Analysis support across the company. Prior to working at The Planet, he worked at EDS/HP in the ITO Business and Operations Strategy teams from 2006-2009 and in McKinsey & Co which he joined in 2004. Romero's experience has focused on strategy, planning, forecasting, operational improvement, performance management, and financial analysis across multiple industries and business sizes.
 
 
Paulo Rosado  - OutSystems


CTO Power Panel: Has Cloud Computing Changed IT for the Better?
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.

 
 
Paulo Rosado  - OutSystems


Controlling Cloud Sprawl
Track: Cloud Perspectives
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.

 
 
Paulo Rosado  - OutSystems


Avoiding the Zero-Value Cloud - It’s All About Your Apps
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
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.

 
 
Dina Rosenberg  - Broadview Networks


Averting Risk in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Dina Rosenberg is Director of Hosted Solutions at Broadview Networks, a New York-based communications and cloud services provider. She has more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications, including managed services, cloud computing, hosted VoIP, premise-based phone systems, network integration, and professional services.

Ms. Rosenberg is responsible for leading Broadview’s cloud computing/VoIP initiatives throughout the company’s service footprint, with an emphasis on driving the success of Broadview’s hosted solutions nationwide. Prior to this role she spent worked in Broadview’s technical sales and pre-sales engineering support teams.

Dina has extensive cross-functional experience, working closely with the other divisions within Broadview, including Product, Marketing, Operations, Finance and Technology.

Prior to joining Broadview in 1998, Dina worked with various interconnect companies in sales and pre-sale engineering.

Dina holds numerous industry-recognized technical certifications in network design, network security, and engineering.
 
 
Ken Rutsky  - KJR Associates, Inc.


Bridging to -aaS Success: A Basic Blueprint
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Ken Rutsky is a Product and Service Marketing Consultant, and has spent 20+ years in the industry, launching his first Internet services while at Netscape from 1995-99. Since then, he has been CMO at several start-ups and ran Network Security Marketing at McAfee. He launched McAfee's Secure Web Protection Service, and his time as a consultant has included the launch of Nimsoft's Nimsoft On Demand service. Today, he is laser-focused on helping ISVs and start-ups understand how to bridge from the world of products to SaaS Services with their mindset, organization and go-to-market tactics. Follow him on Twitter @jayrutz.
 
 
Treb Ryan  - Dimension Data Cloud Solutions


"Cloud Superstars" Power Panel
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


Cloud Orchestration: Automating Cloud Service Management, Delivery & Support
Track: Cloud Perspectives
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.
 
 
Raj Sabhlok  - Zoho Corp


Cloud Requirements for SaaS Providers – an Interactive Panel Discussion
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Raj has over 20 years of high-tech software experience. As president of Zoho Corp, Raj is involved in developing and executing strategies for both ManageEngine and Zoho software divisions. ManageEngine is a leading provider of IT management software and Zoho is one of the most popular cloud-based business applications providers in the world. Prior to Zoho, Raj was CEO of Embarcadero Technologies, a leader in database management tools. Before Embarcadero, Raj was director of business development for BMC Software.

Zoho Corp is the parent company to three software divisions - WebNMS, ManageEngine and Zoho. WebNMS is a leading provider of OEM network management software for the telecom industry. ManageEngine offers a comprehensive suite of IT management tools to over 50,000 customers worldwide. ManageEngine's delivery platforms include on-premise, on-demand or MSP software solutions. Zoho Corp's Zoho services division is an innovative provider of cloud-based business, collaborative and productivity apps to millions of users around the world.
 
 
Akhil Sahai  - Gale Technologies


Best Practices for Hybrid Clouds: Template-Base Provisioning
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Akhil Sahai is VP of Product Management at Gale Technologies. Previously, he directed the cloud and network services strategy at Cisco for strategic partnerships with VMware and VCE. At VMware, Sahai managed global product strategy for vCloud Director. At HP, he led development of web services management technology
 
 
Jeff Samuels  - GoGrid


Finding your Cloud Fingerprint – Learn how Martini Media Matched the Proper Cloud Technology to Enable a Multi-Data Center NOSQL
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
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.

 
 
Jeffrey SanMarco  - StrataScale


The Ideal Cloud for Small, Medium and Startup Businesses
Track: Hot Topics 2
Jeffrey SanMarco is Director of Research and Development at StrataScale. As a Director and senior architect for StrataScale’s innovative solutions, he brings more than 10 years of SaaS experience as a senior software developer and more than 12 years of experience as a technology executive. He is responsible for StrataScale’s Software Research and Development division bringing new products to the market for automated managed hosting and cloud computing. Additionally, he contributes to strategy and planning in partnership with the company’s senior management team; identifying opportunities and risks for delivering new cloud products based on Dedicated and Cloud solutions to the market; and, delivering enterprise-wide applications to successfully run the financial and sales end of the business. SanMarco is also an accomplished speaker and recognized technology expert at seminars, symposiums, and roundtables.
 
 
Vijay Sarathy  - Red Hat


General Session | Unlock the Value of the Cloud
Vijay Sarathy is Director of the Cloud BU at Red Hat.
 
 
Vijay Sarathy  - Red Hat


Cut Through the Cloud Clutter
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Vijay Sarathy is Director of the Cloud BU at Red Hat.
 
 
Scott Scheflin  - Deloitte Consulting


Moving Financial Services to the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 2
Scott Scheflin is currently Manager of Emerging Solutions at Deloitte Consulting. Previously he was the founder and head of the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Force.com Center of Excellence. He has over 12 years of experience in the technology consulting space.
 
 
Chris Schin  - Zetta


From Tape to Cloud: Data Recovery Best Practices
Track: Hot Topics 2
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.
 
 
Sinclair Schuller  - Apprenda


Private PaaS: The Convergence of Private Cloud & Enterprise Architecture
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
Sinclair Schuller is Co-Founder & CEO of Apprenda. Previously, he held positions at Morgan Stanley, Eden Communications, and the State University of New York (SUNY). He holds a dual Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Schuller excels in understanding the economics of SaaS platforms and ecosystems, and is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events.
 
 
Nagraj Seshadri  - dynaTrace Software


CMO Power Panel
Nagraj Seshadri is Director of Product Marketing at dynaTrace Software. He has been in IT for over 15 years in roles in product design, management and marketing. He develops and executes winning go-to-market plans resulting in fast adoption of new high-technology products leveraging a strong understanding of technologies from networking to Internet applications and information security. Seshadri has written expert opinion articles for publications including Massachusetts High Technology and has been quoted by publications such as Washington Times, Processor, SC Magazine, and Compliance Week.
 
 
Ryan Sherstobitoff  - 


Track 3 Wrap-Up: The Evolution of Cloud Security - Future Strategies to Combating Sophisticated Digital Threats
Track: Hot Topics 1
Ryan Sherstobitoff is Security Researcher. He formerly was the Chief Corporate Evangelist at Panda Security, where he managed the US strategic response for new and emerging threats. Ryan is widely recognized as a security & cloud computing expert throughout the country. He blogs at http://ryansherstobitoff.ulitzer.com.
 
 
Joseph Siebel  - Hexagrid


Dedicated Hosted Private Clouds – Is Deploying Them Really That Hard?
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Joseph Seibel is CFO & Vice President of Strategic Development at Hexagrid.
 
 
Melissa Siems  - McAfee


Lunchtime Power Panel: Security, Security, Security...
Melissa Siems is Sr. Director, Cloud Security at McAfee.
 
 
Jill Tummler Singer  - Tummler Singer Associates


Riding the Enterprise Cloud Computing Wave of Change into the Future
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.
 
 
Jill Tummler Singer  - Tummler Singer Associates


Lunchtime Power Panel: Security, Security, Security...
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.
 
 
Jill Tummler Singer  - Tummler Singer Associates


Riding the Enterprise Cloud Computing Wave of Change into the Future
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.
 
 
Ken Singer  - AppCentral


Managing Enterprise Mobile Apps in the Cloud: Case Studies & Best Practices.
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Ken Singer is the CEO and co-founder of AppCentral. He has spent his entire career in the mobile industry in various executive, product management and sales roles. Previous to AppCentral, he worked at MobiTV and IPSH/Omnicom and has advised several other mobile startups. He is a mobile industry consultant having advised companies like Anheuser-Busch and several global ad agencies on how to connect to mobile consumers.

Singer is a faculty member of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology as an Industry Fellow and teaches the Mobile Applications and Entrepreneurship Course IEOR 190E at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also on the board of the Berkeley Mobile International Collaborative whose charter is to challenge the students of the world’s top universities to create the next big mobile idea.

 
 
Deepak Singh  - Amazon Web Services


There Is No Magic, There Is Only Awesome: Computing at Scale with AWS
Track: Hot Topics 1
Deepak Singh is a Principal Product Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS) where he works with customers interested in carrying out large scale computing, scientific research, and data analytics on Amazon EC2, which provides resizable compute capacity in the Amazon cloud. Prior to AWS, he was a strategist at Rosetta Biosoftware, a business unit at a subsidiary of Merck & Co.

Singh came to Rosetta Biosoftware from Accelrys where he was product manager for the life science modeling and simulation portfolio and subsequently Director of the Accelrys NanoBiology Initiative, an effort to investigate multiscale modeling technologies to model biological applications of nanosystems. He started his career as a scientific programmer at GeneFormatics, where was responsible for the maintenance and development of algorithms for protein structure and function prediction.

 
 
Duke Skarda  - SoftLayer


General Session | Not Your Grandpa’s Cloud
Duke Skarda is CTO of SoftLayer. He joined SoftLayer in November 2010. As the CTO, he holds responsibilities for implementing, designing and enhancing the proprietary SoftLayer Infrastructure Management System (IMS). Prior to joining SoftLayer, he served as the VP of Information Technology & Software Development at The Planet. He served in this role from June 2009 to October 2010.

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


Identifying Successful Business Models to Drive Monetization of Your Cloud Service
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


The Good, The Bad and The Ugly- What Most Early Adopters Encountered in the Cloud Frontier
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.

 
 
Jim Smith  - Digital Realty Trust


The Cloud - Data Center Dynamic: An Exercise in Symbiotic Growth
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Jim Smith is CTO at Digital Realty Trust. He oversees data center development, the company's efficiency and green strategy, and power procurement and energy management. In the past four years, he and the Digital Realty Trust team have delivered more than 300MW of UPS capacity on over 60 data center projects in North America and Europe. This portfolio includes the industry's first LEED Gold certified data center and the UK’s first BREEAM certified Excellent data center.
 
 
Mark Spowart  - Zadara Storage, Inc.


Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too -Enterprise Storage Reinvented for the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 2
Mark was recently vice president of the Software and Solutions business line of LSI Corporation. Previously he was president of StoreAge Networking Technologies, which was acquired by LSI in 2006. Mark has over 20 years of experience in the storage industry in a variety of senior management positions. Prior to joining StoreAge, he was vice president of Sales at QLogic. During his tenure, the company doubled its revenue and generated record levels of profit. Before joining QLogic, he was vice president of Sales and Service at Quantum/ATL for eight years and was instrumental in growing the ATL division from a startup to over $400 million in revenue and eventual IPO. Mark has a bachelor of science in Graphic Communications and an MBA from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.
 
 
M.C. Srivas  - MapR Technologies


Track 6 Wrap-Up: The Next Generation of Cloud Architectures
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
M.C. Srivas is CTO & Co-Founder of MapR Technologies Inc. He brings to MapR his experiences at Google, Spinnaker Networks, Transarc in building game-changing products that advance the state of the art. At Google he ran one of the major search infrastructure teams where GFS, BigTable and MapReduce were used extensively. He wanted to provide that powerful capability to everyone, and started MapR on his vision to build the next-generation platform for semi-structured big data. His strategy was to evolve Hadoop and bring simplicity of use, extreme speed and complete reliability to Hadoop users everywhere, and make it seamlessly easy for enterprises to use this powerful new way to get deep insights. That vision is shared by all at MapR.

Srivas was Chief Architect at Spinnaker Networks (now NTAP) which built the industry's fastest single-box NAS filer, as well as the industry's most scalable clustered filer. Previously, he managed the Andrew File System (AFS) engineering team at Transarc (now IBM). AFS is now standard classroom material in operating systems courses.

 
 
Richard Stone  - Compuware


Mobile’s Impact on Cloud Computing
Track: Hot Topics 1
Richard Stone is Senior Solutions Manager, Cloud Computing & Mobile, at Compuware, responsible for Cloud-based Application Performance Management solutions.

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


Cloud Usage Models: Advancing Cloud Computing to the Next Level
Track: Hot Topics 2
Ravi Subramaniam is an Intel Principal Engineer working on cloud computing and distributing computing system architectures and models. He is also focused on end-user (including enterprise IT) centered design and implementation of large IT systems like clouds. He has been with Intel for 16+ year. Ravi has many years of industry recognized expertise in IT and distributed systems like Grids and has also worked in developing industry standards in these areas. Currently he is the lead technical advisor to the Open Data Center Alliance, a “first of its kind” industry consortium of enterprise technology consumers, users and buyers that are setting standard requirements for next generation data centers and clouds.
 
 
Becky Swain  - Cloud Security Alliance


Building an Effective Cloud Security Program
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Becky Swain is an active thought leader as contributing member of the Cloud Security Alliance and ISO/IEC/ITU international standards development efforts and alignment to help address the need for improved risk management, compliance and control accountability in the Cloud Computing industry.
 
 
Fred Tanzella  - Cirracore


Modular Approach to Private Clouds
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Fred Tanzella is CEO & Co-Founder of Cirracore, a global enterprise cloud provider headquartered in Atlanta serving three continents. The company is also a Platform Equinix Cloud provider and a VMware Service Provider Partner.

A veteran technology executive with a track record of starting and growing companies to successful acquisitions, Tanzella is regularly invited to speak at industry conferences both nationally and abroad and has appeared on ZDnet TV, CNN, The Money Channel and ESPN Radio. He is often quoted in national publications and considered a trusted source for both analysts and media. He has authored technology patents in the areas of Internet security, wireless security, wireless technology, mobile commerce, and multi-media as well as numerous white papers published on these subjects as well as a contributing author for Microsoft Press.
 
 
Byron Tatsumi  - KPMG


Improving Cloud Sourcing and Vendor Management
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Byron Tatsumi is a Director in the performance and technology practice at KPMG, LLP. He has more than 18 years of industry and consulting experience in strategic planning, business operations, strategic sourcing and procurement, vendor management, outsourcing, business process improvement and transformation. He has a unique perspective on cloud sourcing and vendor management having supported cloud service buyers and cloud service providers.
 
 
Willie M. Tejada  - Akamai Technologies


Day 3 Keynote | The Next Generation of Application Delivery – Making the Cloud Safe for Cloud Computing
Willie M. Tejada is Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Enterprise Cloud Division at Akamai. He leads the Akamai team responsible for enabling enterprises to leverage the Internet and public cloud computing services for their business applications.

With more than 15 years of marketing, product management, and business development experience, Tejada joined Akamai in March 2007 as part of the Netli acquisition. His service at Akamai includes having led the rapid growth of the Application and Site Acceleration Business Units targeted at optimizing the delivery of sites and applications over the Internet and the launch of Akamai's security and mobile products. A seasoned executive, he has held various senior management positions in both start-up and large enterprise companies including Novell Inc., the pioneer in local area networking. At Novell he led marketing, product management, developer and strategic relations organizations.

An accomplished communicator and presenter, he is an inventor listed on US Patent 6,078,924, and also the author of Facilitating Competitive Intelligence: The Next Step in Internet-Based Research published in CRC Press' "Best Practices Series" in Internet Management.

 
 
Matthew Theurer  - Virtustream | VCDX


Security Success in the Multi-Tenanted Private Enterprise Cloud
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Matt Theurer is a Vice President of Solutions Architecture within Virtustream’s North American Cloud Advisory Services practice. He has been designing and deploying IT solutions for 20 years and has demonstrated expertise in architecting IT solutions to solve real world challenges for companies ranging in size from tens of users to tens of thousands of users. He was one of the first individuals ever certified on Vmware’s virtualization platform and holds many industry certifications including certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and EMC.

Theurer began his career working for the Federal Government designing “Smart” building solutions and went on to become a senior systems engineer and project manager for CIS Global and VirtuaLogic, Inc. In 2001, he joined Sean Jennings to start Brigh Technologies, Inc. specializing in Disaster Recovery and highly available systems architectures. He served as President, CIO, and a Principal Consultant with Brigh Technologies.

 
 
Garima Thockchom  - Gale Technologies


CMO Power Panel
Garima Thockchom is VP Marketing at Gale Technologies, a leading provider of infrastructure automation and cloud solutions. Prior to Gale, she was General Manager, Virtualization and Infrastructure Segments, at Zeenova, and before that Group Manager of Partner Solutions Marketing at VMware, responsible for overseeing VMware's partner solutions in the networking, management, high availability and security technology areas. Prior to joining VMware, Thockchom headed Product Management for Sun Cluster and N1 product lines at Sun Microsystems where she oversaw the growth of the business from 25M to 70M by expanding the feature set of the 9+ products and by tapping into additional markets. She was named a "2011 Women of Influence" by the Silicon Valley Business Journal in recognition of her achievements in her field as well as her contributions to the community.
 
 
Garima Thockchom  - Gale Technologies


General Session | Practical Cloud Migration
Garima Thockchom is VP Marketing at Gale Technologies, a leading provider of infrastructure automation and cloud solutions. Prior to Gale, she was General Manager, Virtualization and Infrastructure Segments, at Zeenova, and before that Group Manager of Partner Solutions Marketing at VMware, responsible for overseeing VMware's partner solutions in the networking, management, high availability and security technology areas. Prior to joining VMware, Thockchom headed Product Management for Sun Cluster and N1 product lines at Sun Microsystems where she oversaw the growth of the business from 25M to 70M by expanding the feature set of the 9+ products and by tapping into additional markets. She was named a "2011 Women of Influence" by the Silicon Valley Business Journal in recognition of her achievements in her field as well as her contributions to the community.
 
 
James Thomason  - Gale Technologies


Scheduling and Optimization for the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 1
James Thomason is CTO at Gale Technologies, driving the company’s vision in developing the latest cloud computing technologies. A 16-year technology executive, Thomason was most recently CTO and founder of Virtiv. Previously, he led the technical architecture and operations efforts at Ning, the third largest social network website.

 
 
Jesper Tohmo  - Nordic Edge (An Intel Company)


Strong Auth & Federated SSO - The New Power Couple
Track: Hot Topics 1
Jesper Tohmo is the CTO of Nordic Edge with long experience of working with products in the area of strong authentication and identity management. For the the last few years, his focus has been on leveraging Nordic Edge technology in cloud services. He has been with Nordic Edge since the start 2002, prior that working as senior consultant at Netegrity and Novell.
 
 
Keith Toussaint  - Amazon Web Services


Storage Solutions in the AWS Cloud
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
Keith Toussaint is Business Development Manager at AWS.
 
 
Thomas Trappler  - UCLA


Cloud Computing Contract Issues - If It's in the Cloud, Get It on Paper
Track: Hot Topics 2
Thomas Trappler (www.thomastrappler.com) is the Director of Software Licensing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dubbed “The Cloud Contract Advisor” by Computerworld, Thomas is a nationally recognized expert and published author in cloud computing risk mitigation via contract negotiation and vendor management. He has been a guest lecturer at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and has developed and teaches his own course on Contracting in the Cloud. He is currently working with the Cloud Security Alliance as the lead author and project manager on an initiative to establish a standard cloud computing contract checklist.
 
 
Vineet Tyagi  - Impetus


CTO Power Panel: Has Cloud Computing Changed IT for the Better?
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


Building Your Big Data Strategy, Block by Block
Track: Hot Topics 2
Vineet Tyagi is Head of Impetus Labs at Impetus Technologies, an award-winning software product engineering company, serving customers ranging from aggressive startups to large technology companies, to develop innovative software products.
 
 
Peder Ulander  - Citrix Systems


CMO Power Panel
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.
 
 
Phil Waineright  - EuroCloud


Dedicated Hosted Private Clouds – Is Deploying Them Really That Hard?
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Phil Wainewright has been a thought leader in cloud computing since 1988 as a blogger, analyst and consultant. He founded pioneering website ASPnews.com, and later Loosely Coupled, which covered enterprise adoption of web services and SOA. As CEO of strategic consulting group Procullux Ventures, he has developed an evaluation framework to help ISVs and enterprises select cloud platforms, and advises US and European vendors on messaging, positioning and go-to-market. His newest role as an industry advocate is vice-president of EuroCloud.
 
 
Rex Wang  - Oracle


General Session | Many Clouds, Many Choices
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.
 
 
Jason Waxman  - Intel


General Session | Progressing Toward the Federated, Automated and Client-Aware Cloud
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.
 
 
James Weir  - UShareSoft


Migrating Applications to Cloud App Stores
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


Three's a Cloud: Three Important Use Cases for an On-Premise Cloud
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
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. Weiss has over 16 years of Enterprise IT experience and is certified in many solutions like Solaris, Red Hat and VMware. He also served in the U.S. Army for 15 years and is a Gulf War veteran.
 
 
Adam Weissmuller  - Internap


Overcoming Latency: The Achilles Heel of Cloud Computing
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
Adam Weissmuller is the Director of Product Management for the Managed Hosting and Cloud Services business unit at Internap. In this role, he has recently launched the Internap cloud solution suite. He has more than 15 years of IT experience, holding roles in Product Management, Operations, and Sales. Weissmuller is also a 10-year veteran of the hosting industry and, prior to joining Internap, held management positions at PEER 1 Hosting and Rackspace.
 
 
John Weston  - Microsoft


Preparing for the Hybrid Cloud
Track: Hot Topics 2
John Weston is a Cloud IT Pro Evangelist for Microsoft. During the last ten years he has spoken to thousands of IT Professionals across the country. Before joining Microsoft full time, he spent six years as an MCT, training people at a local college and getting new Microsoft hires up to speed. He holds more certifications than he can remember, but the list definitely includes MCITP, MCSE, MCDBA, MCT, and CCNA. Before becoming and MCT, Weston co-owned a software development and consulting firm that was a Microsoft Partner based in Dallas. His primary blog includes http://blogs.technet.com/b/jweston.
 
 
Marc Wilkinson  - HP Software


Accelerate Application Deployment within the Cloud
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
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.
 
 
Joel Wineland  - Rackspace


Meet Today’s Challenging Cloud Computing Demands with PCI Express I/O Virtualization
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization APIs
Joel Wineland works for Rackspace as a principle engineer. He lives and breathes computer hardware. For Joel, this isn't really a job, it is more like Christmas. Joel is most happy to be working with other like minded individuals as part of the OpenCompute community. It is great when fun and work collide!
 
 
Craig Winter  - GenuFi, Inc.


Cloud Requirements for SaaS Providers – an Interactive Panel Discussion
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Craig is a co-founder of GenuFi Inc., an online media solutions provider. Craig has worked in cutting edge innovation and technology his entire career. He began in the aerospace industry as a Space Systems Software Engineer where he developed software for rocket control systems. Always intrigued by the nexus of creativity and technology, Craig has experience in videogame development, web design, web hosting and founded a digital cinema company. Just prior to starting GenuFi, Craig fought against Internet movie and television piracy on behalf of the major Hollywood studios. During this time, Craig also explored emerging trends, such as automated content recognition and viral distribution.

A highlight of Craig's previous online endeavors is PetBond.com, a pet adoption site that has helped find new homes for thousands of animals.

Craig holds a B.A in Physics from Gettysburg College and a BS in Computer Science from National University.
 
 
Terry Woloszyn  - Leeward Security


General Session | Hackers Hackers Everywhere, Is My Public Cloud That Safe?

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


Making Public Cloud Applications Mission-Critical for Enterprise
Track: Hot Topics 1

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


Privacy, Residency, Security - Enabling Public Cloud for Enterprise
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 IT for the Better?

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


“Services as an Infrastructure:” Looking at Enterprise Clouds in a Different Way
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.

 
 
Joshua Woodruff  - Zuora


Ensuring Customer Success: a Blueprint for Delivering Optimized SaaS Quality of Service
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Joshua Woodruff is Senior Director of Technical Operations at Zuora
 
 
Mark Worsey  - GoGrid


Finding your Cloud Fingerprint – Learn how Martini Media Matched the Proper Cloud Technology to Enable a Multi-Data Center NOSQL
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Mark Worsey is CIO & Executive Vice President of Technology at GoGrid. He joined he company in 2010 and brings to GoGrid 25 years of repeated success in engineering market-leading products and technologies across a broad range of industries. His focus is to accelerate the innovation of GoGrid’s Cloud Computing products and services and to fortify its value added position in the future operating strategies of Enterprise CIOs around the world.

Prior to GoGrid, Worsey had joined Blackhawk Network as the company’s CIO & VP Technology and was responsible for driving the technology platform strategy and world-wide network operations for this world leading prepaid and gift card payments processing company. He has also held senior technology leadership positions at several industry-changing startups including Xign Corporation and Netscape Communications.

 
 
Adam Wray  - Tier 3


From Data Center to Forklift; The Value Chain of Supply Chain in the Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Adam Wray is President & Chief Executive of Tier 3 - a position he has held since 2010, after serving for a year as a board adviser. Wray brings more than fifteen years of sales, services, marketing and business development leadership experience across the content delivery, software-as-a-service, e-commerce and consulting sectors. In 2011 he led the company to secure $8.5M in growth capital. Previously vice president of global strategic alliances, channels and services for Limelight Networks, Wray also served as director of client services at Amazon delivering multi-channel outsource projects in e-commerce, fulfillment and customer service. He has held management roles within Cap Gemini, Akamai Technologies and SBC.
 
 
John Yung  - Appcara


Why the Future is Managing Integrated Cloud Applications, not Infrastructure
Track: Cloud Perspectives
John Yung is CEO at Appcara, where he leads the company's Cloud application integration and mobility vision. Prior to Appcara, he was Vice President of Cloud Computing Business Solutions at SAVVIS, where he led Symphony VPDC business and technology development. Prior to leading the Symphony VPDC initiative, he was Vice President of Hosting Operations.

Before joining SAVVIS, Yung held various executive positions in technology development and operations. He spent four years at Equinix as Vice President of Technology and was Vice President of Engineering at Nonstopnet and Vice President of Network Operations at Engage Technology and PointCast.
 

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Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future business challenges.
SYS-CON Events announced today that NetApp has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. NetApp provides a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with their partners, NetApp empowers global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation and optimize their operations.
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Cloud Expo 2013 East Opening Keynote by IBM
In this Cloud Expo Keynote, Danny Sabbah, CTO & General Manager, Next Generation Platform, will detail the critical architectural considerations and success factors organizations must internalize to successfully implement, optimize and innovate using next generation architectures.
Lisa Larson, Vice President of Enterprise Cloud Solutions of Rackspace Hosting Live From New York City
In the old world of IT, if you didn't have hardware capacity or the budget to buy more, your project was dead in the water. Budget constraints can leave some of the best, most creative and most ingenious innovations on the cutting room floor. It's a true dilemma for developers and innovators – why spend the time creating, when a project could be abandoned in a blink? That was the old world. In the new world of IT, developers rule. They have access to resources they can spin up instantly. A hybrid cloud ignites innovation and empowers developers to focus on what they need. A hybrid cloud blends the best of all worlds, public cloud, private cloud and dedicated servers to fit the needs of developers and offer the ideal environment for each app and workload without the constraints of a one-size-fits-all cloud.

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

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


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Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. They are the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI. We empower thousands of organizations to control and secure their networks from the core-enabling them to increase efficiency and visibility, improve customer service, and meet compliance requirements.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Michael Burley, a Senior Business Development Executive in IT Services at NetApp, will describe how NetApp designed a three-year program of work to migrate 25PB of a major telco's enterprise data to a new STaaS platform, and then secured a long-term contract to manage and operate the platform. This significant program blended the best of NetApp’s solutions and services capabilities to enable this telco’s successful adoption of private cloud storage and launchi...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
SYS-CON Events announced today that N3N will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. N3N’s solutions increase the effectiveness of operations and control centers, increase the value of IoT investments, and facilitate real-time operational decision making. N3N enables operations teams with a four dimensional digital “big board” that consolidates real-time live video feeds alongside IoT sensor data a...
Amazon is pursuing new markets and disrupting industries at an incredible pace. Almost every industry seems to be in its crosshairs. Companies and industries that once thought they were safe are now worried about being “Amazoned.”. The new watch word should be “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” In his session 21st Cloud Expo, Chris Kocher, a co-founder of Grey Heron, will address questions such as: What new areas is Amazon disrupting? How are they doing this? Where are they likely to go? What are th...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, will lead you through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He'll look at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering ...
In the fast-paced advances and popularity in cloud technology, one of the most critical factors revolves around concerns for security of your critical data. How to assure both your company and your customers they can confidently trust and utilize your cloud environment is most often top on the list. There is a method to evaluating and providing security that exceeds conventional modes of protecting data both within the cloud as well externally on mobile and other devices. With the public failure...
Digital transformation is changing the face of business. The IDC predicts that enterprises will commit to a massive new scale of digital transformation, to stake out leadership positions in the "digital transformation economy." Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, Oct 31-Nov 2, will find fresh new content in a new track called Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation.
The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making r...
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, will discuss how given the magnitude of today's applicati...
Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that NetApp has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. NetApp provides a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with their partners, NetApp emp...
As popularity of the smart home is growing and continues to go mainstream, technological factors play a greater role. The IoT protocol houses the interoperability battery consumption, security, and configuration of a smart home device, and it can be difficult for companies to choose the right kind for their product. For both DIY and professionally installed smart homes, developers need to consider each of these elements for their product to be successful in the market and current smart homes.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, will provide a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. Together we will solve a machine learning problem and find an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intellige...
We all know that end users experience the Internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps – failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you’re decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it’s not a question of using microservices – not doing so will be a path to eventual b...
Transforming cloud-based data into a reportable format can be a very expensive, time-intensive and complex operation. As a SaaS platform with more than 30 million global users, Cornerstone OnDemand’s challenge was to create a scalable solution that would improve the time it took customers to access their user data. Our Real-Time Data Warehouse (RTDW) process vastly reduced data time-to-availability from 24 hours to just 10 minutes. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Mark Goldin, Chief Technolo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Avere delivers a more modern architectural approach to storage that doesn't require the overprovisioning of storage capacity to achieve performance, overspending on expensive storage media for inactive data or the overbui...
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. Thi...
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, will go over the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, applicatio...
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As we enter a new year, it is time to look back over the past year and resolve to improve upon it. In 2014, we will see more service providers resolve to add more personalization in enterprise technology. Below are seven predictions about what will drive this trend toward personalization.
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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We were extremely pleased with Cloud Expo this year - I’d say it exceeded expectations all around. This is the same info we got from partners who attended as well. Nice job!"
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Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. They are the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI. We empower thousands of organizations to control and secure their networks from the core-enabling them to increase efficiency and visibility, improve customer service, and meet compliance requirements.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, will lead you through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He'll look at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering management. To date, IBM has launched more than 50 cloud data centers that span the globe. He has be...
Digital transformation is changing the face of business. The IDC predicts that enterprises will commit to a massive new scale of digital transformation, to stake out leadership positions in the "digital transformation economy." Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, Oct 31-Nov 2, will find fresh new content in a new track called Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation.
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, will discuss how given the magnitude of today's application ecosystem, tweaking existing software to stitch various components together leads to sub-optimal ...
We all know that end users experience the Internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps – failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you’re decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it’s not a question of using microservices – not doing so will be a path to eventual business failure.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Avere delivers a more modern architectural approach to storage that doesn't require the overprovisioning of storage capacity to achieve performance, overspending on expensive storage media for inactive data or the overbuilding of data centers to house increasing amounts of storage infrastructure.
Digital transformation leaders have poured tons of money and effort into coding in recent years. And with good reason. To succeed at digital, you must be able to write great code. You also have to build a strong Agile culture so your coding efforts tightly align with market signals and business outcomes. But if your investments in testing haven’t kept pace with your investments in coding, you’ll lose. But if your investments in testing haven’t kept pace with your investments in coding, you’ll lose. Here’s why: Reason #1: Functional testing is one of your worst DevOps bottlenecks.
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. This leads to a waste of cloud resources and increased operational overhead.
Today most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes significant work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost and increase in speed. Sometimes in order to reduce complexity teams compromise features ...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a leader in the space, it’s necessary to accommodate, incorporate, and exploit the new breed of enterprise...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous architectural and coordination work to minimize the volatility of the cloud environment and leverage t...
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and business benefits that cloud bursting provides, including increased compute capacity, lower IT investment,...
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, will discuss how from store operations and optimization to employee training and insights, all ultimately create the best customer experie...
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. That means serverless is also changing the way we leverage public clouds. Truth-be-told, many enterpris...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant that knows everything and can respond to your emotions and verbal commands!
Organizations do not need a Big Data strategy; they need a business strategy that incorporates Big Data. Most organizations lack a road map for using Big Data to optimize key business processes, deliver a differentiated customer experience, or uncover new business opportunities. They do not understand what’s possible with respect to integrating Big Data into the business model.
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
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