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Brian E. Boruff  - CSC


CTO Power Panel - Has Enterprise IT Changed Forever and for Always?
Brian Boruff is CSC's Vice President of Cloud Computing and Software Services. Previously, he spent 15 years at Microsoft where he held various executive roles including Vice President of Enterprise Services.
 
 
Mohamad Afshar  - Oracle


General Session: PaaS is the Remedy for the VM Hangover
Mohamad Afshar has product management responsibility for Oracle’s Exalogic Elastic Cloud within the development organization. He has held various positions at Oracle including product management for SOA/BPEL products, driving the integration of SOA on the Application Grid platform, and Fusion Middleware CTO role. Prior to joining Oracle, Mohamad founded Apama, a complex event processing vendor later acquired by Progress Software. He has a PhD in Parallel Systems from Cambridge University, where he built a system for high performance computing using a MapReduce framework.
 
 
Ajay Anand  - Datameer Inc.


Next-Generation Business Analytics in the Cloud
Track: The Cloud From All Angles
Ajay Anand is CEO of Datameer Inc. Previously he has held Director of Product Management roles at Yahoo! for Grid Computing and Hadoop, at SGI for storage products and at Aspect for customer relationship management products. He was also product manager for Sun's first high availability NFS and database se servers. Anand has an MS in Computer Engineering, an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BSEE from the Indian Institute of Technology.
 
 
Maria Azua  - IBM


Cloud Computing and the Enterprise
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Maria Azua is VP of Cloud Computing Enablement, Enterprise Initiatives at IBM, She is Distinguished Engineer, a Member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and author of The Social Factor.
 
 
Douglas Barbin  - SAS 70 Solutions, Inc


Cloud Computing? There’s an Audit for That!
Track: Hot Topics
Doug Barbin is a Director at SAS 70 Solutions, a company that provides assurance and technology compliances services with an emphasis on SAS 70 audits, PCI validation, and ISO 27001/2 compliance. After starting his career with a "Big 4" global accounting firm, Doug has spent the last ten years working in the trenches of a wide variety of information security topics, and thus, understands the perspective of both the security consultant and the managed services / SaaS provider. Prior to joining SAS 70 Solutions, Barbin was Director of Product Management for VeriSign's Managed Security Services business, where he was responsible for the MSS "SaaS" platform architecture and compliance (including overseeing the conduct of the SAS 70 audit, PCI validation, and other types of compliance assessments). Prior to that, Doug was in charge of VeriSign's western US security consulting practice, where among other projects, he led some of the prototype PCI assessments. He has BS degrees in Accounting and Criminal Justice from Penn State University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
 
 
Chris Barclay  - Oracle


Virtualized Infrastructure: The Server Is Not Enough
Track: Server, Desktop & Storage Virtualization
Chris Barclay is Director of Product Management at Oracle.
 
 
Jeff Barnes  - Microsoft


CMO’s Toolkit: Harnessing Facebook using Cloud Computing
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Jeff Barnes is a Microsoft Architect Evangelist located in Tampa Bay, FL and focuses providing technology guidance to Fortune 500 accounts and the partner organizations that support them.
 
 
Charlton Barreto  - Intel


A More Secure, Trustworthy Cloud
Track: Server, Desktop & Storage Virtualization
Charlton Barreto is a Principal Architect at Intel. He is an entrepreneur, technology strategist, platform architect and expert in Cloud, Web 2.0, SOA and BPM, including standards for Web, XML and Java. He is a key contributor to the strategy, design and management of products using these technologies across a number of software vendors as a platform architect. Co-author of the WS-BPEL, WS-Choreography, WSDL 2 and Java Enterprise Edition, and contributor to the SOA Reference Model, WS-Transaction, WS-ReliableMessaging, and WS-Policy specifications, he writes and presents regularly on Cloud, Web and RIA strategies and technologies.
 
 
Dan Bartow  - SOASTA, Inc.


Impact of Social Media on Performance in the Cloud
Track: Management, Performance, Security, & Compliance
Dan Bartow is Vice President and Cloud Evangelist for SOASTA.
 
 
Larry Beck  - Avanade


Partly Cloudy Infrastructure Ahead
Track: The Cloud From All Angles
Larry Beck is Sr. Director, Cloud Strategy at Avanade. He is a senior technologist, responsible for setting global technology direction and strategy in the area of cloud computing. He has been with Avanade since 2002, and in earlier roles also helped shape the direction of the company's approach to enterprise integration and connected systems. In addition, he also serves as the technology director for the Accenture and Avanade Solutions Showcase at Microsoft, a unique venue that demonstrates the alliance's Microsoft-based business solutions. Beck has more than 25 years of IT consulting and leadership experience and has authored several papers outlining Avanade's viewpoint on Enterprise Integration, Service-Oriented Architectures and Cloud Computing.
 
 
Larry Beck  - Avanade


Cloud Computing Rules of Thumb and Best Practices
Track: Performance, Standards, Storage & Hosting
Larry Beck is Sr. Director, Cloud Strategy at Avanade. He is a senior technologist, responsible for setting global technology direction and strategy in the area of cloud computing. He has been with Avanade since 2002, and in earlier roles also helped shape the direction of the company's approach to enterprise integration and connected systems. In addition, he also serves as the technology director for the Accenture and Avanade Solutions Showcase at Microsoft, a unique venue that demonstrates the alliance's Microsoft-based business solutions. Beck has more than 25 years of IT consulting and leadership experience and has authored several papers outlining Avanade's viewpoint on Enterprise Integration, Service-Oriented Architectures and Cloud Computing.
 
 
Erik Bergenholtz  - Oracle


Using Software Appliances to Enable Customized PaaS
Track: Moving to the Cloud
Erik Bergenholtz is Director of Product Management, Business Development at Oracle Corporation.
 
 
Rohit Bhardwaj  - Kronos


Enterprise Security, Privacy and Data Compliance in Cloud Computing
Track: Security, Management & Compliance
Rohit Bhardwaj is Principal Software Engineer at Kronos Incorporated. An expert in agile application development, he has fifteen years of extensive experience in architecture, design and agile development. He is an expert in application development in SOA, REST, Cloud Computing, RIA, Android, Web Services and SOAPUI. He's a Sun Certified Java developer for the Java 1.5 Platform and did his Masters in Computer Science at Boston University and Harvard University. You can follow him on twitter at rbhardwaj1.
 
 
Claudine Bianchi  - NaviSite


Defining Enterprise-Class Cloud Computing: Managed Cloud Services
Claudine Bianchi is Chief Marketing Officer of NaviSite, leading its global marketing, positioning and messaging and providing strategic direction for accelerating the growth of NaviSite’s brand. She brings to NaviSite more than 20 years experience in technology marketing. Most recently, she was VP of Marketing at MetaCarta, a pioneer in the burgeoning geo-web space, whose technology allows content to be geographically referenced and searched using a map as a filter.
 
 
Tony Bishop  - Adaptivity


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


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


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

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


Ten Security Questions to Ask Before Moving to the Cloud
Track: Security, Management & Compliance
Tim Brown is a vice president and the chief architect for Security Management at CA, Inc. With more than 20 years of information security expertise, Brown has 14 filed patents in the security field and has participated on standards boards. Prior to joining CA, Brown was at Symantec.
 
 
Darryl S. Brown  - Appcore


Cloud Computing as a Service
Track: Hot Topics
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.
 
 
Glenn Brunette  - Sun Microsystems


Essential IaaS Security
Track: Security, Management & Compliance
Glenn Brunette is a Distinguished Engineer and Chief Security Architect at Sun Microsystems. For over 15 years, he has architected and delivered security solutions for a wide range of customers and industries. Currently, as a member of Sun's Chief Architect's Office, he leads Sun's security initiatives for Cloud Computing and other highly-scalable and dynamic environments. Brunette develops architectures, patterns, best practices, and tools enabling improved security for Cloud Computing and other highly-scalable, dynamic environments.

 
 
Jonathan Bryce  - The OpenStack Foundation


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


Desktop as a Cloud Service: Dynamic End User Computing Environments
Track: Server, Desktop & Storage Virtualization
Scott Burgess, Director of EMC Consulting, is responsible for solution development, services delivery, customer satisfaction, and overall profit/loss. He joined EMC in 2005 and brings over 20 years of experience in the design and delivery of information technology systems for public and private-sector customers, with a focus on distributed and mission-critical computing.
 
 
Becca Bushong Meadows  - Stanley Associates, Inc.


Cloud Computing Rules of Thumb and Best Practices
Track: Performance, Standards, Storage & Hosting
Currently manages Stanley's Business Intelligence group in Arlington, VA. Responsible for managing Stanley's business opportunity pipeline, internal company reporting for quarterly business meetings and corporate task order management. Becca joined Stanley in 2004 as a business development analyst and has played an integral role in shaping our current account management process. She has been involved in various corporate development initiatives, including proposal development and assisting with the company’s initial public offering in 2006. In 2009, her team successfully customized and rolled out the first Stanley Customer Relationship Management tool using Microsoft Dynamics 4.0. Becca holds a Bachelor of Science in international business from Georgetown College (KY) and a Master of Arts in diplomacy from University of Kentucky Patterson School.
 
 
Tom Cecere  - Novell


What You Should Ask Your Provider About Cloud Security
Track: Security, Management & Compliance
Tom Cecere is s the Product Strategy executive for Novell Cloud Security Services, a web-based identity and access management platform for Cloud Computing providers to make their offerings more secure. An experienced entrepreneur and Product Management executive, Mr. Cecere has spent his career focused on new product creation and integration of acquired products into a unified offering. He was a founder and Director of Tally Systems and continues with Novell after the successful acquisition of Tally. Tom's education was completed at M.I.T. and Dartmouth College.
 
 
Dipto Chakravarty  - NetIQ


Power Panel - What's the Main Business Value of the Cloud?
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.
 
 
Dipto Chakravarty  - NetIQ


What Organizations Need to Know About Cloud Security
Track: Security, Management & Compliance
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.
 
 
Brian Clark  - Objectivity


Elastic Scalability – A Distributed Database in the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics
Brian Clark is Vice President, Product Management at Objectivity. He has nearly 30 years of software industry experience, and is responsible for managing product development for Objectivity’s distributed, cloud-ready data platform, Objectivity/DB. Before joining Objectivity in 1989, Clark worked at Automation Technology Products, providing leading tools in the MCAD market. Before that, he was with Project Management Services at International Computers Limited, one of Europe's leading computer companies at the time. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Sheffield University, England.
 
 
Max Coburn  - HubSpan


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


Optimize While You Virtualize to Get to the Cloud
Track: Server, Desktop & Storage Virtualization
Rich Corley is Founder, CTO & VP Engineering at Akorri. He brings more than 20 years of experience leading and contributing to technology-based companies. He is responsible for leading Akorri's engineering and R&D teams. Before founding Akorri, he was the founder and Executive Vice President at Pirus Networks, where he was responsible for the company's overall leadership, technical strategy, and product architecture leading up to its acquisition by Sun Microsystems in 2002. Previously, Corley was Director of Advanced Technology at Nortel. Earlier in his career, he held founding and engineering management positions at Aptis, Arris, Chipcom, Data General, and Concord Data Systems. Rich holds an MSEE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a BSET from Northeastern University. Rich is an active member of the College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board at Northeastern and was awarded the College of Engineering Outstanding Alumni Award in 2004. Rich is a frequent industry speaker most recently speaking at Spring Interop 2009 and VMworld 2009.
 
 
Michael Crandell  - RightScale


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


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


Unbreakable Storage for Private Clouds
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Wim is a Storage veteran who has been involved in the development and launch of several innovative products and technologies. Before starting Amplidata, Wim was Director of Product Management at Symantec (Veritas), responsible for the introduction of deduplication (NetBackup PureDisk) and disk backup technologies in the market-leading Veritas NetBackup product. The deduplication technology had been developed at DataCenter Technolgies where Wim was leading product management and pre-sales. Prior to DCT, Wim was technical product manager at Alcatel launching high speed ADSL technology during the early years of broadband internet. Wim has a Masters Degree in Electronics Engineering from the Ghent University in Belgium.
 
 
Mike Denning  - VeriSign


The Trusted Front Door-Identity Management for Cloud Computing Customers
Track: Hot Topics
Michael Denning has over 14 years of security, network and IT infrastructure experience, the last 11 years with VeriSign. Currently Mr. Denning is the Vice President of VeriSign’s Infrastructure Assurance Services. This group includes the iDefense Security Intelligence Services that delivers comprehensive actionable intelligence to enterprise and public sector customers. Mr. Denning has a B.S. in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
 
 
William Dettelback  - Oracle


General Session: PaaS is the Remedy for the VM Hangover
Bill Dettelback is part of Oracle's Application Grid product management team working on Platform as a Service cloud solutions. Prior to Oracle, Bill was the Product Manager for AquaLogic Enterprise Security at BEA. Bill has spent over 15 years working on enterprise middleware solutions for various industries such as Financial Services and Telecommunications. Bill holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of technology.
 
 
Chris Drumgoole  - Terremark Worldwide, Inc.


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


Lunchtime Power Panel - Who's Doing What (and Where) with Cloud Computing?
Jeff Echols is the Director of Cloud Storage Strategy & Alliances at CommVault and has spent 10 years in the storage industry across a variety of roles including sales, product management and business development. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
 
 
Jeff Echols  - CommVault


Seamless Backup and Archive to the Cloud
Track: Performance, Standards, Storage & Hosting
Jeff Echols is the Director of Cloud Storage Strategy & Alliances at CommVault and has spent 10 years in the storage industry across a variety of roles including sales, product management and business development. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
 
 
Kent Erickson  - Zenoss


Managing Complex IT in a Cloudy, Virtual World
Track: The Cloud From All Angles
Kent Erickson is Vice President product management at Zenoss, Inc. where he leads product innovation in virtualization and cloud management applications of Zenoss technology. Kent previously ran product management for Operations Manager at Mission Critical Software and AppManager at NetIQ. He received Masters and Bachelors degrees in Mathematical Sciences from Rice University.
 
 
Mark Estberg  - Microsoft


Securing the Cloud Infrastructure at Microsoft
Track: Management, Performance, Security, & Compliance
Mark Estberg is Senior Director of Information Security Risk & Compliance Management for Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services division. The Global Foundation Services division manages the cloud infrastructure and platform for Microsoft online services. His responsibilities include risk and compliance management, audit management, policy and business continuity.

In 2000, he joined Microsoft through the acquisition of Visio Corporation, where he was director of information technology. His tenure at Microsoft includes serving as senior director of the Information Technology Information Security organization, where he was responsible for information security risk management, policy, awareness, strategy, engineering, and governance. Additionally, he led the company's Security Center of Excellence that helps enterprise customers develop and implement security solutions. His career also includes software development, management consulting, and forensic economics.

 
 
Michael Ferris  - Red Hat


Empowering the Cloud Ecosystem
Track: Moving to the Cloud
Michael Ferris is Director of Product Strategy, Cloud Computing at Red Hat. He is responsible for identifying and designing emerging enterprise systems management and cloud offerings. He has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise software development and management having led product marketing and management teams at Red Hat during the definition and introduction of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux flagship product line. Most recently, he guided the creation of Red Hat’s enterprise security platform and cloud computing offerings.
 
 
Joel Fishbein  - Lazard Capital Markets


Investing in Cloud Computing
Track: Moving to the Cloud
Joel P. Fishbein, Jr., a Managing Director and senior analyst covering technology, joined Lazard Capital Markets in September 2006. His investment thesis and methodology is fundamentally driven and research-intensive, including consistent contact with management, competition, and suppliers, and is based on, among other things, market position, valuation, financial strength, management experience, growth rate, and historical record. Joel has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as "Best on the Street", StarMine as a five-star-rated analyst, and Thomson FirstCall as a top-rated software analyst. Prior to joining Lazard Capital Markets, he worked on the sell-side at Janney Montgomery Scott and on the buy-side at Gardner Lewis Asset Management and at the State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury pension fund.
 
 
Tom Fisher  - Success Factors


Scale Without Sacrifice - Application Delivery with Multi-Tenant Architecture
Track: The Cloud From All Angles
Tom Fisher is VP of Cloud Computing at SuccessFactors, responsible for Cloud initiatives, alliances and integration. Previously, he was CIO and Senior VP of Engineering at DriveCam; VP of IT for QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies Group; and served as president for architecture and technology strategy and acting CTO at eBay.
 
 
Arvid Fossen  - A-Server


Cloud 2.0
Track: Server, Desktop & Storage Virtualization
Arvid Fossen is Director, Product Management & Marketing at A-Server NV, where is responsible for A-Server´s new cloud computing platforms. He and his team delivered A-Server's private cloud solution DAAS.com (Datacenter as a Service). The DAAS.com cloud is a turnkey solution that includes hardware, cloud OS, control panels and API's, providing real agility via auto provisioning, self-healing, high redundant storage and scalability functions. A-Server delivers the cloud as private instances in its US and European datacenters towards ISV's and Cloud Service Providers.

Previously Fossen has held manager roles at Hostbasket, one of Belgium's leading companies in hosting that has been recently acquired by Telecoms Operator Telenet. At Hostbasket he was responsible for product launches and executing strategic projects in the messaging and collaboration products. He started his career at Belgacom, Belgium's largest Telecoms Operator.
 
 
Shai Fultheim  - ScaleMP


Server Virtualization: Aggregation vs. Consolidation
Track: Server, Desktop & Storage Virtualization
As founder and CEO of ScaleMP, Shai Fultheim designed and architected the core technology behind the company, and is now responsible for its strategy and direction. He has more than 15 years of experience in technology and business roles, including a few years on the IT end-user side. Before founding ScaleMP, Fultheim was CTO of BRM Capital, a first-tier Israeli venture capital firm. Prior to BRM, he was co-founder, CTO, and VP R&D at several technology startups. He has also served in the Israeli Defense Force's Central intelligence unit, where he led a large IT organization. He holds a bachelor of technology and applied science from the Jerusalem College of Technology. He has been an active member of several open source initiatives such as Apache, Jakarta Tomcat, Amanda and the Linux kernel.
 
 
Marty Gauvin  - Virtual Ark


General Session: Third-Generation Outsourcing Is Here!
Marty Gauvin is the Founder, President & CEO of Virtual Ark. He is also Founder and Chairman of Tier 5, a company that designs, builds and operates data center parks and a Director of Playford Capital. Prior to Virtual Ark, Gauvin founded and led the publicly listed company, Hostworks, as CEO for over 10 years to its successful sale in 2008 for $68.9M to the Macquarie Group. He is also a member of the Microsoft Service Provider Partner Advisory Council, the Dell Asia-Pacific Platinum Advisory Council, and various government innovation committees established to invest Government capital into selected venture capital funds.

 
 
Brian Gentile  - Jaspersoft


BI's Cloudy Future
Track: Hot Topics
Brian Gentile is President & CEO of Jaspersoft, to which he has brought a successful 24-year track record, helping it to become the open source business intelligence market leader, measured by product downloads, production deployments of its software, number of registered community members, and of course commercial customers. Prior to Jaspersoft, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Informatica Corporation, the industry-leading data integration software company, where he helped the company grow consistently and substantially.
 
 
Rick German  - Stoneware


Introduction to Private Cloud Computing – An Access Story
Track: Security, Management & Compliance
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.
 
 
Misha Govshteyn  - Alert Logic


Predicting the Future: Security and Compliance in the Cloud Age
Track: Security, Management & Compliance
Misha Govshteyn is co-founder and responsible for product development and strategy at Alert Logic, a Software-as-a-Service based security solutions provider. In this capacity, Govshteyn regularly consults with service providers and enterprises on securing cloud-based applications. Prior to co-founding Alert Logic, Govshteyn served as a Director of Managed Services for Reliant Energy Communications. In this role, he developed and successfully launched five major product lines including Managed Intrusion Detection services and managed enterprise firewall/VPN products. Under Govshteyn's direction, Managed Services became the fastest growing group at Reliant Energy Communications, increasing revenue by 300% and
 
 
Robert Grapes  - Cloakware


Let's Get Unphysical!
Track: Management, Performance, Security, & Compliance
Robert Grapes is Chief Technologist for Cloakware's Enterprise Solutions business. His expertise on enterprise security and Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) has enabled many large government and financial service organizations to meet their audit while reducing risk and improving operational efficiency. Prior to joining Cloakware in 2004, Grapes spent many years with Entrust Technologies as a software toolkit product manager, with Cognos in vertical analyst relations, and with Allen-Bradley as a control systems automation developer.
 
 
Robert Graybill  - University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute


Case Study: ROI Results from Cloud Computing for Supply Chain Companies
Track: Performance, Standards, Storage & Hosting
Robert Graybill is Director of Innovation at the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute (ISI). ISI is working to advance the development of advanced national high performance computing (HPC) collaborative environments that will help companies, universities and national laboratories share high performance computing systems and computational science expertise. In this role, Graybill has taken a leadership role in working with the Council on Competitiveness, leading academic HPC centers, universities, industry leaders, supply chain companies and government agencies. As a direct result of this experience, the need to lower the entry level barriers, he co-founded Nimbis Services Inc, a University of Southern California affiliated start-up based in McLean, VA.
 
 
Sam Gross  - Unisys


General Session: Storm Clouds - Disruptive Technologies Creating the "New Normal"
Sam Gross is Vice President of Global IT Outsourcing Solutions at Unisys Corporation, where he leads the vision, strategy, technology development and implementation for Unisys innovative global IT outsourcing solutions. He is a recognized industry expert and thought leader in business and IT alignment, application management, service level management and enterprise systems management. His experience spans financial services, telecommunications, federal contracting, retail and manufacturing. With more than 20 years of experience leading transformational IT change in the United States and abroad, Gross has driven innovation across strategic planning, IT process reengineering and implementation, and technology and product management. Before joining Unisys, he was responsible for global architecture and engineering at CSC. Follow him on Twitter.
 
 
Dan Gross  - Navajo Systems


Customer-side Encryption of Sensitive SaaS Application Data
Track: Management, Performance, Security, & Compliance
Dan Gross co-founded Navajo Systems after a nine-year tenure at ActionBase, where he served in various roles, including international business development manager and CEO. Prior to ActionBase, Dan served as VP of Sales and Marketing at CWC Technologies. Dan holds a B.Sc. in business administration from Champlain College, New York.
 
 
Jay Hallberg  - Spiceworks


SMB Cloud Computing Adoption Trends: What's Hot and What's Not?
Track: The Cloud From All Angles
Jay Hallberg co-founded Spiceworks in 2006 to simplify the task of managing IT networks in the world’s SMBs (small and medium business). Spiceworks’ innovations in free software business models and social business applications are transforming the way IT products & services are managed, marketed and sold.

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

 
 
Patrick Harding  - Ping Identity


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

 
 
Michael Heydt  - SunGard Consulting Services


Cloud Mashups: Creating Integrated Cross-Cloud and On-Premise Systems
Track: Hot Topics
Michael Heydt is senior manager with SunGard Consulting Services' Advanced Technologies Group, where he builds energy and financial trading systems using Microsoft .NET, RIA and cloud computing. He is formerly adjunct faculty for the University of Denver, holds master's degrees from Drexel University (Computer Science) and the University of Pennsylvania (Technology Management), and has over 20 years of experience building software systems.
 
 
James Houghton  - Adaptivity


Case Study: Platform as a Service Blueprint for Fortune 500 Company
Track: Performance, Standards, Storage & Hosting
James Houghton is Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Adaptivity. In his CTO capacity Jim interacts with key technology providers to evolve capabilities and partnerships that enable Adaptivity to offer its complete SOIT, RTI, and Utility Computing solutions. In addition, he engages with key clients to ensure successful leverage of the ADIOS methodology.


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

 
 
Kevin L. Jackson  - GovCloud Network


DoD Cloud Computing Advances Cloud
Track: Management, Performance, Security, & Compliance
Kevin L. Jackson is a senior information technologist specializing in solutions that meet critical commercial and government operational requirements. Currently working as an independent consultant, prior positions include VP & General Manager Cloud Services NJVC, VP Federal Systems at Sirius Computer Solutions, Worldwide Sales Executive at IBM, Vice President Global IT Project Office at JP Morgan Chase, and CTO at SENTEL Corporation.

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

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


Transforming Financial Service Firms with the Cloud
Track: Moving to the Cloud
Philip Karecki is a senior partner and a Solution Director for CSC’s Systems Integration & Development Customer Solutions Practice. He is responsible for CSC’s sales, marketing and service offerings that comprise Systems Integration with a focus on emerging technologies. Mr. Karecki has over 25 years of broad-based experience in information systems, finance, development and architecture. He has specialized in directing consulting engagements that develop a client’s vision and strategy and transform business processes and information systems to achieve the organization’s growth objectives.
 
 
Bill Karpovich  - Zenoss


Power Panel - What's the Main Business Value of the Cloud?
Bill Karpovich is CEO & Co-Founder of Zenoss, Inc., an open source systems management software company. He is a seasoned early stage technology executive with a strong history and interest in utility computing and market disruption. Since co-founding Zenoss in 2005, he has established the company as a leader in commercial open source software. He conceived the company's disruptively innovative strategy, raised over $18 million in capital to-date to fund its growth and has successfully guided the company from start-up to a category leader. As an IT management visionary, Karpovich has been featured on the cover of InformationWeek Magazine and is frequently consulted by the media and industry analysts for his insights on IT management and the broader open source software market.
 
 
Yousef A. Khalidi  - Microsoft


General Session: Microsoft's Cloud Services Approach
Dr. Yousef Khalidi is a Distinguished Engineer and Lead Architect of Windows Azure at Microsoft. Before Azure, Khalidi led an advanced development team in Windows that tackled a number of related operating system areas, including application model, resource management, and isolation. He also served as a member of the Windows Core Architecture group.


Before joining Microsoft, Khalidi was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. During his 14 years at Sun, he held several development, architecture, and management positions in Sun’s software division as well as in Sun Labs. Khalidi was CTO & Chief Architect of Solaris, Chief Architect & Director of the Sun Cluster product line, Chief Architect of Sun's N1 utility computing initiative, as well as a principal architect of Solaris MC and Spring operating systems. He shipped several releases of Sun Cluster and the Solaris operating system, and has worked on system management software, high speed networking, and memory management hardware designs. He has a Ph.D. and a Master of Science in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, Georgia.

 
 
Kutay Kilic  - Sybase


Virtualizing Production Database Systems
Track: Server, Desktop & Storage Virtualization
Kutay Kilic is Chief Solutions Architect of Sybase's Financial Services Industry Group, based in New York.
 
 
Ron Knode  - CSC


Into the Cloud with Digital Trust
Track: Management, Performance, Security, & Compliance
Ron Knode is a director in the Global Security Solutions (GSS) business unit of CSC. In 2006, he was also named a Research Associate in CSC's internal “innovation think tank”, known as the Leading Edge Forum (LEF). Today he serves in both roles for CSC, bringing the innovation ideas and approaches uncovered in research to practical application in security services and technologies.
 
 
Charlie Kraus  - Certeon


Case Study: Accelerating Backup and Replication Through Storage Virtualization
Track: Server, Desktop & Storage Virtualization
Charlie Kraus is Senior Director of Business Development at Certeon. He has spoken at a number of technical venues including VMworld and IBM Rational Developer conferences.
 
 
Sushil Kumar  - Oracle


The Heavy Lifting in Cloud Management
Track: Security, Management & Compliance
Sushil Kumar is Vice President of Product Strategy and Business Development at Oracle. He is the lead strategist behind Oracle's Cloud Computing initiatives and is responsible for the day-to-day execution of Oracle's Cloud strategy and the alignment of vision with market and product requirements. An industry veteran with 20 years of experience, he has been with Oracle since 1998 and has handled wide range of technical and business responsibilities, including product development, product management & marketing, and consulting.
 
 
Jason Lochhead  - Terremark Worldwide, Inc.


CTO Power Panel - Has Enterprise IT Changed Forever and for Always?
Jason Lochhead is responsible for the technological development of Terremark’s hosting services. He oversees the overall technology direction of the Company’s hosting business and is the architect of Terremark’s acclaimed utility computing platform, Infinistructure. Hes also the architect of Terremark’s Enterprise Cloud.

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


Platform as a Service for the Enterprise
Track: Performance, Standards, Storage & Hosting
Jason Lochhead is responsible for the technological development of Terremark’s hosting services. He oversees the overall technology direction of the Company’s hosting business and is the architect of Terremark’s acclaimed utility computing platform, Infinistructure. Hes also the architect of Terremark’s Enterprise Cloud.

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


Power Panel - What's the Main Business Value of the Cloud?
Tom Lounibos, CEO for SOASTA, oversees the company's operations, sales and marketing arms and is responsible for the company's go-to-market strategy. He brings more than 30 years of experience in building early stage software companies, leading two companies to successful IPOs. Most recently, Lounibos was CEO of Dorado Corporation. Previous to Dorado, he was EVP for Sagent Technology through its 1999 IPO, entrepreneur-in-residence at Crosspoint Venture Partners, and held executive positions at Digitalk Corporation, Knowledgeware (KWI), and Encore Financial Services. He has also served on several Boards in the Silicon Valley.
 
 
Tom Lounibos  - SOASTA


Move Over BI, Here Comes PI - Performance Intelligence
Track: Performance, Standards, Storage & Hosting
Tom Lounibos, CEO for SOASTA, oversees the company's operations, sales and marketing arms and is responsible for the company's go-to-market strategy. He brings more than 30 years of experience in building early stage software companies, leading two companies to successful IPOs. Most recently, Lounibos was CEO of Dorado Corporation. Previous to Dorado, he was EVP for Sagent Technology through its 1999 IPO, entrepreneur-in-residence at Crosspoint Venture Partners, and held executive positions at Digitalk Corporation, Knowledgeware (KWI), and Encore Financial Services. He has also served on several Boards in the Silicon Valley.
 
 
Barry X Lynn  - 3Tera


Cloud Computing Everywhere: How Are We Going to Manage All of This?
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing

Barry X Lynn is Chairman and CEO of 3Tera, Inc. He has a storied career in data center innovation and a deep understanding of enterprise customers and applications. He has over 37 years of executive experience in the IT and financial services sectors in Fortune 100 companies and as an entrepreneur. Early in his career, he was with Wells Fargo, where he was executive vice president and head of Investment Operations before becoming chief information officer (CIO) of Wells Fargo and Company and president of Wells Fargo Technology Services. In 1995, while at Wells Fargo, he built the world's first Internet online banking system. He was also president of Wells Fargo Securities Clearance Corp. and founder and president of Wells Fargo Securities, Inc. Prior to 3Tera Lynn founded Be eXceL management, Inc., a management consulting firm, which incubated early stage technology companies. Additionally he's a general partner of SVP II, a fully invested venture fund managed by Shoreline Venture Management LLC, and is a frequent speaker at IT events in US and internationally.

 
 
Ignacio M. Llorente  - DSA Research Group at UCM


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

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

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


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

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

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


Lunchtime Power Panel - Who's Doing What (and Where) with Cloud Computing?
Eric Z. Maass is the Enterprise Security Solutions Director at Lighthouse Security Group, LLC, a premier provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) services in the Cloud. Previously Chief Security Architect of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Combat Support System, Maass has accumulated nearly a decade of expertise architecting highly scalable, secure, and robust IAM systems in a multi-tenant fashion. Pioneering these private-cloud IAM designs for Lockheed Martin, Maass’ systems now serve millions of globally distributed Department of Defense users for thousands of tenant communities across logistics, intelligence, finance, and medical verticals. Joining Lighthouse in late 2007, Maass has spearheaded the launch of the company’s full-featured IAM cloud computing offering, Lighthouse Gateway, taking some of his more aggressive designs to market while building upon a blend of military-bred technology and market-leading IBM software.



 
 
Eric Z. Maass  - Lighthouse Security Group


Identity and Access Management: Abandoning the Burden by Embracing the Cloud
Track: The Cloud From All Angles
Eric Z. Maass is the Enterprise Security Solutions Director at Lighthouse Security Group, LLC, a premier provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) services in the Cloud. Previously Chief Security Architect of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Combat Support System, Maass has accumulated nearly a decade of expertise architecting highly scalable, secure, and robust IAM systems in a multi-tenant fashion. Pioneering these private-cloud IAM designs for Lockheed Martin, Maass’ systems now serve millions of globally distributed Department of Defense users for thousands of tenant communities across logistics, intelligence, finance, and medical verticals. Joining Lighthouse in late 2007, Maass has spearheaded the launch of the company’s full-featured IAM cloud computing offering, Lighthouse Gateway, taking some of his more aggressive designs to market while building upon a blend of military-bred technology and market-leading IBM software.



 
 
Pete Malcolm  - Abiquo


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


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


Day Three Keynote: An Open Cloud Ecosystem: the Gathering Storm
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.
 
 
Denis Martin  - NaviSite


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

 
 
Dwayne McCoy  - Boots & Coots


Case Study: Accelerating Backup and Replication Through Storage Virtualization
Track: Server, Desktop & Storage Virtualization
Dwayne McCoy is IT Manager at Boots and Coots, a leading provider of oil and gas pressure control and prevention services.
 
 
Dave McCrory  - Hyper9


The Dynamic Datacenter ­- Where Static Virtualization Tools Don't Work
Track: Management, Performance, Security, & Compliance
Dave McCrory is CTO of Hyper9. He has been working with virtualization technology for nearly a decade, including the VMware ESX Server and Microsoft Virtual Server since Alpha states. An entrepreneur and renowned virtualization expert, he drives the technical vision for Hyper9. Previously he served as chief scientist at Surgient, where he helped create and develop many of the core technologies that fueled the company's success. He holds five patents in server virtualization and management, with three others pending. He is also co-author of “Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft in the Virtual Data Center.”
 
 
Carl Meadows  - The Planet


Five Steps to Sanity: Methodologies for Finding Your Best Cloud Source
Track: Management, Performance, Security, & Compliance
Carl Meadows is Senior Product Manager, Cloud Services at The Planet.
 
 
Catherine Minter  - Cordys Americas


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


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


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


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


Lunchtime Power Panel - Who's Doing What (and Where) with Cloud Computing?
Pankaj is responsible for all new product and IP initiatives – taking them from an idea stage to market commercialization. He also supports business growth by managing client expectations from the technology and delivery perspective.

An Impetus veteran and a member of the core management team, Pankaj has been instrumental in the growth of the company to over 1000 employees, managing multiple projects, and mentoring the R&D effort for building innovative software tools and components. He has played a key role in developing the organization's intellectual property strategy and applying the same to create asymmetric differentiators that add significant value to Impetus’ products and client deliverables.

Pankaj has worked on a variety of technology initiatives for product development, and has been a part of hundreds of releases of several product launches in his 17-years long career. He was among the early employees of Impetus, having joined the company in 1992.
 
 
Lew Moorman  - Rackspace


Beyond Theory: Applications in the Cloud Today
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Lew Moorman is President, Cloud & Chief Strategy Officer at Rackspace. He has been instrumental in driving strategic planning, product development and new business initiatives for Rackspace. He joined the company in April of 2000 and has served a variety of strategy and marketing roles throughout the company's growth. Before joining Rackspace, Moorman held several positions at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, advising a variety of high technology clients on critical strategic issues.




 
 
Tom Mornini  - Engine Yard


Platform as a Service for the Enterprise
Track: Performance, Standards, Storage & Hosting
Tom Mornini is Co-Founder of Engine Yard. He co-founded the company to provide the infrastructure and support necessary to fuel development of Ruby on Rails applications. He has spent nearly 30 years as a software programmer and software architect and 20 years leading companies as a serial entrepreneur. Prior to starting Engine Yard in 2006 with co-founders Lance Walley, Ezra Zygmuntowicz and Jayson Vantuyl, he created FaceBridge Research, Inc., a billing service for video-over-IM systems, and InfoMania Printing and Prepress, Inc., an innovator in Internet print procurement. He also served as software architect at Quios.com, responsible for designing the platform that allowed the mobile messaging company to grow into a global provider with more than 80 employees.
 
 
David Movshovitz  - Navajo Systems


CTO Power Panel - Has Enterprise IT Changed Forever and for Always?
Dr. David Movshovitz, co-founder and CTO of Navajo Systems, is an expert in information security, infrastructure security and Web application security. David has served in a number senior R&D and technology positions in companies, most recently as VP Security Technologies at F5 Networks. Previously, David served as CTO and VP R&D of MagniFire, a company acquired by F5 Networks. He was co-founder and VP R&D of Algotec Systems, a company acquired by Kodak. David holds a Ph.D. in physics from Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
 
 
Dave Murphy  - SOASTA, Inc.


Lunchtime Power Panel - Who's Doing What (and Where) with Cloud Computing?
Dave Murphy is Sr. VP of Strategic Partners at SOASTA. He has enjoyed a varied career as a Silicon Valley executive with high tech hardware, software and distribution companies. Prior to SOASTA, he was Vice President of Professional Services at TIBCO Software. Pre-revenue startups include Cybrant, which was acquired by Blue Martini (now Escalate Retail) in 2002, and Businessland, where he served in a variety of management roles as sales grew to over $1.4B. With over 25 years of experience, Dave has led pre-sales and professional services teams at Baan and Borland, and has written articles and been a featured speaker at industry events on topics ranging from networking and communications to software development best practices.
 
 
Greg O'Connor  - AppZero


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

 
 
Ken Owens  - Savvis


CTO Power Panel - Has Enterprise IT Changed Forever and for Always?
Ken Owens is currently the VP of Security and Virtualization Technologies at SAVVIS Communications. He has made significant contributions in security and virtualization architecture and strategies. Prior to SAVVIS, Owens spent 2 years as a Network Security Architect at AG Edwards & Sons, Inc. and Edward Jones Investments respectively. Prior to Jones, he spent 10 years in Architecture and Design of Communications Systems and Components.
 
 
Ken Owens  - Savvis


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


Unlock the Cloud: Building a Vendor-Independent Private Cloud
Track: Moving to the Cloud
Diego Parrilla is VP Product Management at Abiquo. He joined in 2009 as the company’s business development and product manager and now leads the company’s product management team. He has more than fifteen years of experience developing business applications and building IT infrastructure software solutions for the enterprise market. Previously, he worked with The Server Labs as a senior IT architect, where he developed technology solutions to support customer business needs. Parrilla also led professional services and software development and technical teams at Amplía Soluciones, Adecco Group, a human resources solutions provider, and Cortal Consors, a European personal investing and online trading brokerage firm. He holds an M.B.A. in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and is also currently an associate professor of Computer Science at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.
 
 
Diego Parrilla  - Abiquo


Private Clouds for Developers: Make Your infrastructure Agile
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Diego Parrilla is VP Product Management at Abiquo. He joined in 2009 as the company’s business development and product manager and now leads the company’s product management team. He has more than fifteen years of experience developing business applications and building IT infrastructure software solutions for the enterprise market. Previously, he worked with The Server Labs as a senior IT architect, where he developed technology solutions to support customer business needs. Parrilla also led professional services and software development and technical teams at Amplía Soluciones, Adecco Group, a human resources solutions provider, and Cortal Consors, a European personal investing and online trading brokerage firm. He holds an M.B.A. in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and is also currently an associate professor of Computer Science at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.
 
 
Diego Parrilla  - Abiquo


Cloud Standards: Enabling Interoperability and Package Delivery
Track: Performance, Standards, Storage & Hosting
Diego Parrilla is VP Product Management at Abiquo. He joined in 2009 as the company’s business development and product manager and now leads the company’s product management team. He has more than fifteen years of experience developing business applications and building IT infrastructure software solutions for the enterprise market. Previously, he worked with The Server Labs as a senior IT architect, where he developed technology solutions to support customer business needs. Parrilla also led professional services and software development and technical teams at Amplía Soluciones, Adecco Group, a human resources solutions provider, and Cortal Consors, a European personal investing and online trading brokerage firm. He holds an M.B.A. in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and is also currently an associate professor of Computer Science at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.
 
 
Diego Parrilla  - Abiquo


MiniClouds: How ISVs Can Deploy in Any Environment
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Diego Parrilla is VP Product Management at Abiquo. He joined in 2009 as the company’s business development and product manager and now leads the company’s product management team. He has more than fifteen years of experience developing business applications and building IT infrastructure software solutions for the enterprise market. Previously, he worked with The Server Labs as a senior IT architect, where he developed technology solutions to support customer business needs. Parrilla also led professional services and software development and technical teams at Amplía Soluciones, Adecco Group, a human resources solutions provider, and Cortal Consors, a European personal investing and online trading brokerage firm. He holds an M.B.A. in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and is also currently an associate professor of Computer Science at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.
 
 
Arturo Pereyra  - Oracle


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


Cloud Computing Rules of Thumb and Best Practices
Track: Performance, Standards, Storage & Hosting
Al Perez is Chief Software Architect at Total Computer. He started as a police officer, who began implementing as much technology as possible. He has been immersed in PC technology since the release of DOS 2.11. Today he's the architect of a state-of-the-art, fully mobile, .NET CAD/RMS system that is also on the Azure Cloud.-
 
 
Anand Babu Periasamy  - Gluster


Virtual Storage for Virtual Machine Environments
Track: Server, Desktop & Storage Virtualization
AB sets the vision and strategy for the Gluster Storage Platform. Prior to Gluster, AB was CTO of California Digital Corporation, where his work led to scaling of commodity cluster computing to supercomputing class performance. He drove the adoption of cluster computing and GNU/Linux at enterprise data centers and helped close strategic accounts at CDC. In 2004, AB led the development of world's second fastest supercomputer code named "Thunder" for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. AB also serves on the board of the Free Software Foundation - India. He is the author / contributor of various other Free Software projects like GNU FreeIPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface), GNU Garp (Gratuitous ARP Daemon), bios-config (edit/replicate CMOS parameters), librpci/hdb (RPC interpose for GNU Hurd) and Hymn/PlayFair (iTunes ripper), GNU Freetalk (Scheme extensible messenger for Jabber, Google talk), and Freehoo (Scheme extensible messenger for YahooIM). AB holds a Computer Science Engineering degree from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India.
 
 
Keith Pijanowski  - Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism


Cloud Computing Rules of Thumb and Best Practices
Track: Performance, Standards, Storage & Hosting
Keith Pijanowski is a Platform Strategy Advisor for Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism team. As a Platform Strategy Advisor for Microsoft he spends a lot of his time researching the ever changing software industry. Some of the new ideas he has investigated over the years are: SOA as an Enterprise Architecture • Cloud Computing • Web 2.0 • Social Networking

Keith enjoys investigating both the architectural underpinnings of these new ideas as well as the impact each will have on the business models of companies that adopt these ideas.

Keith has 23 years of experience in the Software Industry. He has been with Microsoft for 9 of those years. Prior to joining Microsoft he worked for various organizations solving problems in the Health Care, Financial Services, and Professional Services industries. He graduated from Boston University's college of Engineering in 1987 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Keith writes for MSDN Magazine and various developer and architect centers within Microsoft's MSDN site. He is also a frequent speaker at Microsoft events and community events in the New York/New Jersey area. You can reach Keith at www.KeithPij.com .
 
 
Darren Platt  - Symplified


The Tip of the Iceberg: Access Control Security for the Cloud
Track: Security, Management & Compliance
Platt was Securant's 1st VP of Engineering joining in 1996. Darren managed the first 3 releases of ClearTrust through 2000. He grew the engineering team to 40 people under tight bootstrap budgets in the hyper-competitive dot-com hiring boom. Darren co-authored AuthXML and represented Securant on the standards bodies. With the sale of Securant, Darren managed the transition of ClearTrust into RSA's product portfolio and continued to represent RSA on the standards bodies.

In 2002, Darren joined Ping Identity as one of its 1st 3 employees leading Ping's technology strategy and its transition into enterprise software. At Ping, Darren was given product, development and team management responsibility for Ping's conformance services and led the entire lifecycle of Ping's SOA security product, PingTrust.
 
 
Emma Pudney  - Virtual Ark


Enterprise Application Security on the Cloud – Watertight
Track: Security, Management & Compliance
Emma Pudney is EVP of Product Strategy and Development at Virtual Ark. She has had a distinguished career in service delivery, product development and head of strategic projects in her former role at Hostworks. She has played key roles in the technology integration for company acquisitions, major technology upgrades spanning thousands of servers and led strategic cloud and virtualisation projects. For several years Emma successfully ran the team responsible for transitioning complex IT environments for enterprise customers across to Hostworks managed services platform. Pudney is now responsible for the development and operation of Virtual Ark’s products and delivery team.
 
 
Emma Pudney  - Virtual Ark


SaaS Enablement of an Enterprise Application on the Cloud - Case Study
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Emma Pudney is EVP of Product Strategy and Development at Virtual Ark. She has had a distinguished career in service delivery, product development and head of strategic projects in her former role at Hostworks. She has played key roles in the technology integration for company acquisitions, major technology upgrades spanning thousands of servers and led strategic cloud and virtualisation projects. For several years Emma successfully ran the team responsible for transitioning complex IT environments for enterprise customers across to Hostworks managed services platform. Pudney is now responsible for the development and operation of Virtual Ark’s products and delivery team.
 
 
Emma Pudney  - Virtual Ark


SaaS Enablement on the Cloud Doesn't Have To Be Hard
Track: The Cloud From All Angles
Emma Pudney is EVP of Product Strategy and Development at Virtual Ark. She has had a distinguished career in service delivery, product development and head of strategic projects in her former role at Hostworks. She has played key roles in the technology integration for company acquisitions, major technology upgrades spanning thousands of servers and led strategic cloud and virtualisation projects. For several years Emma successfully ran the team responsible for transitioning complex IT environments for enterprise customers across to Hostworks managed services platform. Pudney is now responsible for the development and operation of Virtual Ark’s products and delivery team.
 
 
Cameron Purdy  - Oracle


DaaS Cloud: Lining your Cloud with Data
Track: Moving to the Cloud
Cameron Purdy is Vice President of Development at Oracle. He has over 16 years of experience growing software companies and leading product development efforts. Formerly he was Co-Founder & President of Tangosol, a startup company that specialized in enterprise Java component development software. A software visionary and an active member of the software community, he is a contributor to the Java and XML specifications, is co-author of a component-based development patent with Dr. Gleyzer.
 
 
Steve Riley  - Riverbed Technology


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


CTO Power Panel - Has Enterprise IT Changed Forever and for Always?
Mark Rivington has deep knowledge of the systems and network management vendor space having served in numerous technical and marketing roles at key software organizations over the last twenty years. At Candle, Boole & Babbage, BMC and RiverSoft, he gathered significant understanding of how management software can be developed and deployed to maximize customer returns in terms of business benefit.

In his current role this understanding helps drive the direction of the Nimsoft technology towards maximum customer benefit.
 
 
Mark Rivington  - Nimsoft


Making Sense of Cloud Service Management
Track: Performance, Standards, Storage & Hosting
Mark Rivington has deep knowledge of the systems and network management vendor space having served in numerous technical and marketing roles at key software organizations over the last twenty years. At Candle, Boole & Babbage, BMC and RiverSoft, he gathered significant understanding of how management software can be developed and deployed to maximize customer returns in terms of business benefit.

In his current role this understanding helps drive the direction of the Nimsoft technology towards maximum customer benefit.
 
 
Hasan Rizvi  - Oracle


OPENING KEYNOTE: The Coming of Age of Enterprise IT and Cloud Computing
Hasan Rizvi is Senior Vice President of Oracle Fusion Middleware Products. He is responsible for Oracle's SOA, Application Server, Communications and Identity Management and Security product development, product management and architecture. Previously he was vice president of Oracle Enterprise Manager responsible for the company's Data Center Automation products. Prior to returning to Oracle in 2001, izvi was VP of Engineering for Corio, Inc. where he led the development of key technologies to enable efficient delivery of software as a service. Prior to that, he served as director of OLTP technologies for Oracle, where he was instrumental in development of transaction processing, messaging and queuing and high-end scalability technologies for Oracle Database products. Rizvi holds eight patents in the database management area.
 
 
Treb Ryan  - Dimension Data Cloud Solutions


The Enterprise Cloud: More Than a Myth?
Track: Hot Topics
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.
 
 
Michael A. Salsburg  - Unisys


Hosting your Applications in a Cloud
Track: Performance, Standards, Storage & Hosting
Dr. Michael Salsburg is a Distinguished Engineer for Unisys Technology, Consulting and Integration Solutions, and is the Lead Architect for Unisys Cloud Engineering. He was previously president of his own company, Performance & Modeling, Inc., and has been awarded two international patents in the area of infrastructure performance modeling algorithms and software. In addition, he has published over 60 papers and has lectured world-wide on the topics of Real-Time Infrastructure, Cloud Computing and Infrastructure Optimizaztion.



Dr. Salsburg received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in Mathematics in August 1972. He received his Masters of Science from the University of Delaware in Computer Science (Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence) in 1982. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics from Drexel University (Probability and Statistics) in 1992.
 
 
Michael A. Salsburg  - Unisys


Hosting Your Applications in a Cloud
Track: Performance, Standards, Storage & Hosting
Dr. Michael Salsburg is a Distinguished Engineer for Unisys Technology, Consulting and Integration Solutions, and is the Lead Architect for Unisys Cloud Engineering. He was previously president of his own company, Performance & Modeling, Inc., and has been awarded two international patents in the area of infrastructure performance modeling algorithms and software. In addition, he has published over 60 papers and has lectured world-wide on the topics of Real-Time Infrastructure, Cloud Computing and Infrastructure Optimizaztion.



Dr. Salsburg received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in Mathematics in August 1972. He received his Masters of Science from the University of Delaware in Computer Science (Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence) in 1982. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics from Drexel University (Probability and Statistics) in 1992.
 
 
Mike Samuel  - Google


DOM Virtualization
Track: Server, Desktop & Storage Virtualization
Mike Samuel is currently a member of Google's applied security team and the secure EcmaScript working group trying to make widely used programming languages better for robust/secure computing. Prior to that he worked on application development including writing large parts of Google Calendar.
 
 
Scott C. Sanchez  - ScaleUp


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

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

 
 
Scott C. Sanchez  - ScaleUp


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

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

 
 
Richard Sarwal  - Oracle


OPENING KEYNOTE: The Coming of Age of Enterprise IT and Cloud Computing
Richard Sarwal is SVP of Development for Oracle Enterprise Manager. He brings more than 18 years of industry experience with a proven track record of database and systems management skills covering the critical areas of scalability, availability and performance, to his role as Senior Vice President of Product Development for Oracle Corporation. Sarwal is responsible for the development of all aspects of Enterprise Systems Management covering all products—OS, Database, Middleware, Applications - including Provisioning, Patching, Configuration Management, Performance and Application Service Level Management. Prior to joining Oracle in 1989, he began his career as a programmer, DBA and systems engineer.

 
 
Chris Schalk  - Google


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


Cloud Storage Use Cases – What is Working, What Isn’t?
Track: Performance, Standards, Storage & Hosting
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.
 
 
Vishal Sharma  - NaviSite


The Top Seven Pitfalls To Avoid During a Cloud Migration
Track: Moving to the Cloud
Vishal Sharma is Sr. Director of Business Development at NaviSite. He leads strategy, marketing and business development functions for all Cloud Services. Sharma has over fifteen years of experience in the technology industry in Marketing, Strategy, Planning and Business Development and has worked for RSA/EMC, Microsoft, Gartner, AMS/CGI and TCS in the past. He holds undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and an MBA from Wharton Business School.
 
 
Duke Skarda  - SoftLayer


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

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


Anatomy of the Blueprint for IT
Track: The Cloud From All Angles
Brian Sledge is SVP of Solution Architecture & Field Engineering at Adaptivity.
 
 
Dave Stark  - EMC Consulting


Designing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure for Performance & Reliability
Track: Server, Desktop & Storage Virtualization
Dave Stark is the Virtualization Competency Lead for EMC Consulting. He has developed application and desktop virtualization architectures and implementations for some of the world's largest government agencies. He has responsibility for the development of practice strategy, offerings, and standards and provides leadership and mentorship to EMC's local practices within this area. He holds multiple industry certifications and is a frequent speaker at numerous industry and analyst events.
 
 
Hal Stern  - 


Directions in Physical Infrastructure for the Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Dr Hal Stern is Distinguished Engineer & VP, Global Systems Engineering, Sun Microsystems. In his more than 13 years with Sun, Hal has been CTO, Sun Services; chief architect of Sun Professional Services; CTO for the Sun ONE (iPlanet) infrastructure products division; and the chief technologist of Sun's Northeast U.S. Sales Area. He has done architecture, performance, and reliability work for Major League Baseball, mlb.com, several financial information and transaction clearing networks, and defined next-generation interactive services as part of Sun's technology partnership with the National Hockey League. He is listed as inventor or co-inventor on three networking technology patents and has co-authored technical books on networking and high availability techniques. Before joining Sun, Hal developed molecular modeling software for a Boston area start-up company and was on the research staff at Princeton University.
 
 
Mike Tardif  - Adaptivity


Science of IT Design in an Enterprise Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
As the President of Adaptivity, Mike Tardif is responsible for overseeing corporate business and product direction and leading the company to achieve its long-term goals. In this capacity he provides strategic direction on Capital Management, Financial Growth, M&A, Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. With over 28 years of direct IT experience as CTO, CIO, Architect, Development Manager, Consultant, Technology Investor, and Board Member, he is considered a thought-leader in the industry. He always focuses on giving the business a competitive advantage by utilizing next-generation architectures, driving out costs, increasing efficiency, upgrading resilience, and transformation to a dynamic real-time service orientated infrastructure.
 
 
Kurtis Tatum  - Adaptivity


Applying IT Blueprinting Science and Tools
Track: Hot Topics
Kurt Tatum is Chief Infrastructure Architect at Adaptivity. He has over thirty years' experience in the IT field, primarily as an enterprise architect and business-level consultant working with clients to solve business and IT alignment and optimization issues, He has developed many different architecture solutions for clients in most market segments covering electronic tax filing, consolidation and migration of infrastructure assets.
 
 
Brett Thomas  - Vindicia


Compliance and Customer Ownership in the Cloud
Track: Management, Performance, Security, & Compliance
Brett Thomas, CTO of Vindicia, was previously the VP of Technology at eMusic and a software developer since 1989. He draws on his experiences in actually managing the technical operations of a cloud-based service at Vindicia that handles hundreds of thousands of transactions a day, and can describe lessons learned from implementing a fully PCI-compliant infrastructure.


 
 
Vineet Tyagi  - Impetus


Riding with Large Data on Hadoop in Cloud
Track: Hot Topics
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.
 
 
Tien Tzuo  - Zuora


Getting from SaaS to $aa$ -- Show Me the Money!
Track: The Cloud From All Angles
Tien Tzuo joined Zuora after 9 years at salesforce.com. Tien was one of the “original forces” at salesforce.com, which he joined in 1999 as the 11th employee, when the company was still operating out of a house on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. In his 9 years at salesforce.com, Tzuo built salesforce.com’s original billing system and held a variety of executive roles in salesforce.com’s technology, marketing, and strategy organizations, including building out the product management & marketing organization, serving as Chief Marketing Officer for two years, and most recently as Chief Strategy Officer.
 
 
Aaron Walters  - Terremark Worldwide, Inc.


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


Lunchtime Power Panel - Who's Doing What (and Where) with Cloud Computing?
Rex Wang is Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle where he leads go-to-market strategy, sales enablement and marketing for cloud computing, databases, management systems, virtualization, operating systems, MySQL and enterprise architecture. He joined Oracle through the acquisition of Sleepycat Software, where he was the Vice President of Marketing and led marketing, product management and partner development. Prior to Sleepycat, Rex headed Product Marketing, Strategic Marketing and Alliance Marketing for Openwave Systems. Before that, he was VP Product Marketing at Confer Software and a management consultant for CSC Index. He holds a BSEE degree from Caltech and MSEE and MBA degrees from Stanford University.
 
 
Ron Warshawsky  - Enteros


Hardware vs. Amazon EC2 Cloud - Performance in the Cloud
Track: Management, Performance, Security, & Compliance
Ron Warshawsky is CTO at Enteros. Prior to Enteros, he served as a principal technology specialist at eBay as well as for Fortune 500 companies including Principal Financial group, Allied Group Insurance and Nationwide Insurance, where he was instrumental in contributing to the business' global success. Warshawsky is responsible for the company's technical vision, management and development of the Enteros solution platform.

 
 
Charles T. Watt  - Racemi


Integrating Cloud Technologies into the Enterprise Data Center
Track: Moving to the Cloud
Charles T. Watt is Founder & CTO of Racemi, Inc. As a pioneer in the dynamic computing space, he holds the patent for the first system to automate the allocation of server, network, and storage resources within the data center. He has also patented the first secure Internet server and one of the original blade server technologies.

 
 
Daniel Weiss  - Unisys


You Have a Virtualized Environment, Now What Do you Do?
Track: Management, Performance, Security, & Compliance
Daniel Weiss is a Director in the IT Management Advisory Support team at Unisys - a group of former IT executives from global companies with extensive experience in managing and transforming large scale IT operations. He joined Unisys in February 2008 from Dow Jones and Company, Inc. where he was Director of Shared Storage Services. In 1999, he was part of the original team of Factiva - a highly successful business information startup that was eventually solely acquired by Dow Jones and Company, Inc. in 2007. His role at Factiva was to direct the infrastructure strategy and operational implementation supporting both the product (revenue generating) business, as well as the corporate infrastructure. This included server, storage, and network infrastructures supporting the development, integration, production, and business continuity environments.
 
 
Daniel Weiss  - Unisys


You Have a Virtualized Environment, Now What Do you Do?
Track: Server, Desktop & Storage Virtualization
Daniel Weiss is a Director in the IT Management Advisory Support team at Unisys - a group of former IT executives from global companies with extensive experience in managing and transforming large scale IT operations. He joined Unisys in February 2008 from Dow Jones and Company, Inc. where he was Director of Shared Storage Services. In 1999, he was part of the original team of Factiva - a highly successful business information startup that was eventually solely acquired by Dow Jones and Company, Inc. in 2007. His role at Factiva was to direct the infrastructure strategy and operational implementation supporting both the product (revenue generating) business, as well as the corporate infrastructure. This included server, storage, and network infrastructures supporting the development, integration, production, and business continuity environments.
 
 
Shannon Williams  - VMops


How to Roll Your Own Cloud in 30 Days or Less
Track: The Cloud From All Angles
Shannon Williams is VMOps’s VP of Business Development, and has been at VMOps since the company was founded. Shannon is responsible for working with VMOps customers to design cloud strategies, and has worked with more than a dozen cloud providers to launch services in the last two years. Shannon was previously General Manager of EMEA at Solidcore Systems (acquired by McAfee), and has held management roles at five previous technology start-ups, including SeeCommerce (acquired by NCR), Teros (acquired by Citrix) and Securant Technologies (acquired by RSA).
 
 
Doug Willoughby  - Compuware


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


General Session: Deploy an Enterprise Private Cloud in Less Than 30 Days with Surgient
Brian Wilson is Director of Cloud Services at Quest. He is responsible for driving Quest client success as they plan, deploy, and manage private clouds across a wide range of use cases. With the Quest Cloud Automation Platform, Wilson and his team enable IT, government, and business leadership to create robust, secure infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) private clouds to efficiently manage and deliver complex IT services across the enterprise. Spanning both onsite cloud deployments and hosted engagements, his team has architected and delivered more than 160 successful private cloud deployments to some of the largest companies in the world, and they provide ongoing, in-depth analysis to help enterprise organizations scale with the cloud.
 
 
Brian Wilson  -  Quest


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


Closing Power Panel: So, What's Working, What Isn't...And What's Next?

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


Addressing Data Privacy, Residency, and Security in the Cloud
Track: Security, Management & Compliance

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).

 
 
David Yen  - Juniper Networks


Future of the Data Center
Track: Performance, Standards, Storage & Hosting
David Yen, Ph.D., serves as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Fabric and Switching Technologies Business Group for Juniper Networks. Dr. Yen came to Juniper from Sun Microsystems where he served in a broad range of executive assignments during his nearly 20-year tenure. In the 90s, his team developed Sun's first- and second-generation multi-CPU SMP servers, which transformed Sun from a workstation company to a leading enterprise server company. After Yen took over Sun's Microelectronics group in 2001, he turned around Sun's declining SPARC business by focusing on execution and innovation. His group introduced the industry's first 8-core, 32-thread general-purpose processor in 2005 and developed it into a multi-billion dollar business. He also managed Sun's storage business for one year.
 
 
Bill Zack  - Slalom Consulting


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

Zack is a frequent blogger, covering Windows Azure in his blog. He is also the Azure Editor of the Ignition Showcase blog where he covers what’s hot in the Microsoft public and private cloud worlds. He has given cloud presentations at conferences such as Cloud Expo, local community events and has presented on cloud strategy and implementation to technical decision makers at many New York area companies.
 
 
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CMO’s Toolkit: Harnessing Facebook using Cloud Computing
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Jim Zimmerman has been an ASP.NET MVP for 4 years and specializes in Facebook development along with Azure development for several web and Fortune 500 companies.

 

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Why Federal cloud? What is in Federal Clouds and integrations? This session will identify the process and the FedRAMP initiative. But is it sufficient? What is the remedy for keeping abreast of cutting-edge technology? In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rasananda Behera will examine the proposed solutions: Private or public or hybrid cloud Responsible governing bodies How can we accomplish?
Today traditional IT approaches leverage well-architected compute/networking domains to control what applications can access what data, and how. DevOps includes rapid application development/deployment leveraging concepts like containerization, third-party sourced applications and databases. Such applications need access to production data for its test and iteration cycles. Data Security? That sounds like a roadblock to DevOps vs. protecting the crown jewels to those in IT.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cedexis 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. Cedexis is the leader in data-driven enterprise global traffic management. Whether optimizing traffic through datacenters, clouds, CDNs, or any combination, Cedexis solutions drive quality and cost-effectiveness.
Elon Musk is among the notable industry figures who worries about the power of AI to destroy rather than help society. Mark Zuckerberg, on the other hand, embraces all that is going on. AI is most powerful when deployed across the vast networks being built for Internets of Things in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics, retail, healthcare, government and other sectors. Is AI transforming IoT for the good or the bad? Do we need to worry about its potential destructive power? Or will we always be in control of the things we build and the benefits these things bring?
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Greg Gorman is the Director, IoT Developer Ecosystem, Watson IoT, will provide a short tutorial on Node-RED, a Node.js-based programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways. It provides a browser-based editor that makes it easy to wire together flows using a wide range of nodes in the palette that can be deployed to its runtime in a single-click. There is a large library of contributed nodes that help solve many challenges, and anyone can contribute back new nodes or join the Node-RED project and help out!
IBM helps FinTechs and financial services companies build and monetize cognitive-enabled financial services apps quickly and at scale. Hosted on IBM Bluemix, IBM’s platform builds in customer insights, regulatory compliance analytics and security to help reduce development time and testing. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Lennart Frantzell, a Developer Advocate with IBM, will discuss how these tools simplify the time-consuming tasks of selection, mapping and data integration, allowing developers to use IBM services or combine them with their own data.
The last two years has seen discussions about cloud computing evolve from the public / private / hybrid split to the reality that most enterprises will be creating a complex, multi-cloud strategy. Companies are wary of committing all of their resources to a single cloud, and instead are choosing to spread the risk – and the benefits – of cloud computing across multiple providers and internal infrastructures, as they follow their business needs. Will this approach be successful? How large is the challenge to get multiple clouds to work in a unified way? This power panel at 21st Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, will bring together experts with diverse experience and points of view with the evolving world of cloud computing.
SYS-CON Events announced today that B2Cloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. B2Cloud specializes in IoT devices for preventive and predictive maintenance in any kind of equipment retrieving data like Energy consumption, working time, temperature, humidity, pressure, etc.
What is the best strategy for selecting the right offshore company for your business? In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, will discuss the things to look for - positive and negative - in evaluating your options. He will also discuss how to maximize productivity with your offshore developers. Before you start your search, clearly understand your business needs and how that impacts software choices.
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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Elon Musk is among the notable industry figures who worries about the power of AI to destroy rather than help society. Mark Zuckerberg, on the other hand, embraces all that is going on. AI is most powerful when deployed across the vast networks being built for Internets of Things in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics, retail, healthcare, government and other sectors. Is AI transforming IoT for the good or the bad? Do we need to worry about its potential destructive power? Or will we...
Why Federal cloud? What is in Federal Clouds and integrations? This session will identify the process and the FedRAMP initiative. But is it sufficient? What is the remedy for keeping abreast of cutting-edge technology? In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rasananda Behera will examine the proposed solutions: Private or public or hybrid cloud Responsible governing bodies How can we accomplish?
Today traditional IT approaches leverage well-architected compute/networking domains to control what applications can access what data, and how. DevOps includes rapid application development/deployment leveraging concepts like containerization, third-party sourced applications and databases. Such applications need access to production data for its test and iteration cycles. Data Security? That sounds like a roadblock to DevOps vs. protecting the crown jewels to those in IT.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cedexis 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. Cedexis is the leader in data-driven enterprise global traffic management. Whether optimizing traffic through datacenters, clouds, CDNs, or any combination, Cedexis solutions drive quality and cost-effectiveness.
The last two years has seen discussions about cloud computing evolve from the public / private / hybrid split to the reality that most enterprises will be creating a complex, multi-cloud strategy. Companies are wary of committing all of their resources to a single cloud, and instead are choosing to spread the risk – and the benefits – of cloud computing across multiple providers and internal infrastructures, as they follow their business needs. Will this approach be successful? How large is the ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that B2Cloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. B2Cloud specializes in IoT devices for preventive and predictive maintenance in any kind of equipment retrieving data like Energy consumption, working time, temperature, humidity, pressure, etc.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Greg Gorman is the Director, IoT Developer Ecosystem, Watson IoT, will provide a short tutorial on Node-RED, a Node.js-based programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways. It provides a browser-based editor that makes it easy to wire together flows using a wide range of nodes in the palette that can be deployed to its runtime in a single-click. There is a large library of contributed nodes that help so...
IBM helps FinTechs and financial services companies build and monetize cognitive-enabled financial services apps quickly and at scale. Hosted on IBM Bluemix, IBM’s platform builds in customer insights, regulatory compliance analytics and security to help reduce development time and testing. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Lennart Frantzell, a Developer Advocate with IBM, will discuss how these tools simplify the time-consuming tasks of selection, mapping and data integration, allowing devel...
What is the best strategy for selecting the right offshore company for your business? In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, will discuss the things to look for - positive and negative - in evaluating your options. He will also discuss how to maximize productivity with your offshore developers. Before you start your search, clearly understand your business needs and how that impacts software choices.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SIGMA Corporation will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. uLaser flow inspection device from the Japanese top share to Global Standard! Then, make the best use of data to flip to next page. For more information, visit http://www.sigma-k.co.jp/en/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that NetApp has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. NetApp provides a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with their partners, NetApp em...
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the conn...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MIRAI Inc. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MIRAI Inc. are IT consultants from the public sector whose mission is to solve social issues by technology and innovation and to create a meaningful future for people.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Keisoku Research Consultant Co. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Keisoku Research Consultant, Co. offers research and consulting in a wide range of civil engineering-related fields from information construction to preservation of cultural properties. For more information, vi...
While some developers care passionately about how data centers and clouds are architected, for most, it is only the end result that matters. To the majority of companies, technology exists to solve a business problem, and only delivers value when it is solving that problem. 2017 brings the mainstream adoption of containers for production workloads. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben McCormack, VP of Operations at Evernote, will discuss how data centers of the future will be managed, how th...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
Most of the time there is a lot of work involved to move to the cloud, and most of that isn't really related to AWS or Azure or Google Cloud. Before we talk about public cloud vendors and DevOps tools, there are usually several technical and non-technical challenges that are connected to it and that every company needs to solve to move to the cloud. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Stefano Bellasio, CEO and founder of Cloud Academy Inc., will discuss what the tools, disciplines, and cultural...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusic will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Fusic Co. provides mocks as virtual IoT devices. You can customize mocks, and get any amount of data at any time in your test. For more information, visit https://fusic.co.jp/english/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Mobile Create USA will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Mobile Create USA Inc. is an MVNO-based business model that uses portable communication devices and cellular-based infrastructure in the development, sales, operation and mobile communications systems incorporating GPS capabi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enroute Lab will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enroute Lab is an industrial design, research and development company of unmanned robotic vehicle system. For more information, please visit http://elab.co.jp/.
@CloudExpo Blogs
Blockchain. A day doesn’t seem to go by without seeing articles and discussions about the technology. According to PwC executive Seamus Cushley, approximately $1.4B has been invested in blockchain just last year. In Gartner’s recent hype cycle for emerging technologies, blockchain is approaching the peak. It is considered by Gartner as one of the ‘Key platform-enabling technologies to track.’ While there is a lot of ‘hype vs reality’ discussions going on, there is no arguing that blockchain is being taken very seriously across industries and cannot be ignored.
Thanks to the plethora of communication and messaging apps available to the average user, unified communications (UC) is becoming more important than ever before. UC is a set of products and services designed to give employees a uniform communications experience, integrating different apps and channels to a singular point of interaction. For example, UC might allow a transcript of a voicemail to be delivered to a recipient’s email, enabling a central communication location that comprises multiple mediums at once.
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the connection between building better software and business agility has been a tenuous one at best. But now...
The nature of the technology business is forward-thinking. It focuses on the future and what’s coming next. Innovations and creativity in our world of software development strive to improve the status quo and increase customer satisfaction through speed and increased connectivity. Yet, while it's exciting to see enterprises embrace new ways of thinking and advance their processes with cutting edge technology, it rarely happens rapidly or even simultaneously across all industries.
Our cities have been connected since the dawn of urbanization in the Indus Valley and on the plains of Mesopotamia nearly ten millennia ago. Cities exist to gather and connect people, bringing us together into communities and joint ventures that need complex networks of communication. But in recent years the connected city has come to mean something more. Today and in the future, the connected city will not just be about people connecting with people, but people with machines, people with people via machines, and perhaps most importantly, machines with machines.
Every time there’s a notable cybersecurity breach, someone (even me) writes a comprehensive primer on the proper way to create “secure” passwords. Lather, rinse, repeat. Until a few years ago, everyone (including me) based their password advice on a 2003 paper from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with the catchy title “NIST Special Publication 800-63.” The paper recommended that passwords be cryptic, contain special characters, and be as close to nonsense as possible.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number w...
These days, APIs have become an integral part of the digital transformation journey for all enterprises. Every digital innovation story is connected to APIs . But have you ever pondered over to know what are the source of these APIs? Let me explain - APIs sources can be varied, internal or external, solving different purposes, but mostly categorized into the following two categories. Data lakes is a term used to represent disconnected but relevant data that are used by various business units within an enterprise. APIs are created as the easy access points for these siloed data lakes.
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 ...
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as ...
Many organizations are now looking to DevOps maturity models to gauge their DevOps adoption and compare their maturity to their peers. However, as enterprise organizations rush to adopt DevOps, moving past experimentation to embrace it at scale, they are in danger of falling into the trap that they have fallen into time and time again. Unfortunately, we've seen this movie before, and we know how it ends: badly.
Fintech is a lucrative, yet quite saturated market. In order to stay competitive, businesses should keep track of the emerging trends and be able to capitalize on them before their competitors do. Artificial Intelligence is currently among the most promising fintech trends. Leading financial brands such as Capital One, MasterCard, as well as hundreds of startups have set the pace for the adoption of virtual financial advisors. If you want to stay ahead of your competition or simply explore the opportunities for AI in fintech, this article is for you.
The Internet giants are fully embracing AI. All the services they offer to their customers are aimed at drawing a map of the world with the data they get. The AIs from these companies are used to build disruptive approaches that cannot be used by established enterprises, which are threatened by these disruptions. However, most leaders underestimate the effect this will have on their businesses. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rene Buest, Director Market Research & Technology Evangelism at Arago, will discuss the digital enterprise evolution in the context of artificial intelligence.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
Leading companies, from the Global Fortune 500 to the smallest companies, are adopting hybrid cloud as the path to business advantage. Hybrid cloud depends on cloud services and on-premises infrastructure working in unison. Successful implementations require new levels of data mobility, enabled by an automated and seamless flow across on-premises and cloud resources. In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Tevis, an IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist and Customer Solution Architect, will explore how storage and software-defined solutions from IBM have evolved for the road ahead....
Floyd “Money” Mayweather made headlines last weekend for making light work of Mixed Martial Arts superstar Conor McGregor. But he also made tech headlines recently by endorsing the Hubii Network, an initial coin offering (ICO), on his Instagram and Twitter accounts. This isn’t the first time Mayweather (who’s dubbed himself Floyd “Crypto” Mayweather) has endorsed an ICO. In late July, he promoted the ICO for the Stox project, which went on to raise more than $30 million in its token sale. (BTW: There are subtle differences between an ICO, a token sale, and a crowdsale, although the terms are ...
I’ve always felt that bringing an economics perspective to our big data and digital transformation discussions is more important than a traditional accounting or even information technology (IT) perspective. Heck, I believe that a Chief Data Officer’s background should be more along the lines of economics than IT. Economics brings a forward-looking perspective on creating value (wealth). In fact, economics is defined as “the branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer (capture) of wealth.”
Everyone could agree that silos created unnecessary separation, protectionism, and bureaucracy. No one would dare argue that having rigid silos were somehow good for the organization. Silos were, therefore, the easy target. They became the mantle onto which leaders could lay all past transgressions, and, in so doing, they became a convenient artifice to allow the leader to proclaim the dawn of a new era of integration, collaboration, and communication. Silos are dead! Except they never quite died, did they? In spite of all the talk, silos have persisted. They now just have different names....
Over the last several months, intent-based networking (IBNS) has gained momentum as a newly viable technology that aims to further automate traditional network management. Although IBNS has existed for a few years now as a general concept, it was more buzz than reality until Cisco® launched its first IBNS software package earlier this year. What is intent-based networking? Traditionally, network administrators manually translate business policies into network device configurations, a time-intensive and error-prone activity that contributes to rising OpEx. But as digital transformation initi...
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.