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Larry Carvalho - Instructor  - Robust Cloud LLC


How Can ISVs and SIs Make Money from the Cloud?
Track: Hot Topics
Larry Carvalho runs Robust Cloud, an advisory services company helping various ecosystem players develop a strategy to take advantage of cloud computing. As the 2010-11 Instructor of Cloud Expo's popular Cloud Computing Bootcamp, he has already led the New York and Prague bootcamps, receiving strong positive feedback from attendees about the value gained at these events. Carvalho has facilitated all-day sessions at customer locations to set a clear roadmap and gain consensus among attendees on strategy and product direction. He has participated in multiple discussion panels focused on cloud computing trends at information technology events, and he has delivered all-day cloud computing training to customers in conjunction with CloudCamps. To date, his role has taken him to clients in three continents.
 
 
Larry Carvalho - Instructor  - Robust Cloud LLC


Closing Power Panel: What's Working, What's Not, and What's Next?
Larry Carvalho runs Robust Cloud, an advisory services company helping various ecosystem players develop a strategy to take advantage of cloud computing. As the 2010-11 Instructor of Cloud Expo's popular Cloud Computing Bootcamp, he has already led the New York and Prague bootcamps, receiving strong positive feedback from attendees about the value gained at these events. Carvalho has facilitated all-day sessions at customer locations to set a clear roadmap and gain consensus among attendees on strategy and product direction. He has participated in multiple discussion panels focused on cloud computing trends at information technology events, and he has delivered all-day cloud computing training to customers in conjunction with CloudCamps. To date, his role has taken him to clients in three continents.
 
 
Jason H. Christensen  - Intelligence in Motion


Securing Mobile Cloud Interfaces
Track: Hot Topics
Jason H Christensen has over 15 years of industry experience as a software developer, software architect, and technical strategist. He is Co-Founder of Intelligence In Motion. Jason has presented at over 6 conferences on the combination of mobile and cloud computing, including 2009 OOPSLA, and Cloud Bootcamp.
 
 
Matthew Colebourne  - Nivio Technologies


Cloud Computing for Consumers and SMEs over the Public Internet
Track: Hot Topics
Matthew Colebourne is COO of Nivio Technologies. Nivio is an online computing utility that allows users to access their data and all their standard Microsoft, Corel and soon Adobe applications through any internet connected device.
 
 
Julian Cook  - RainStor


SaaS Data Escrow: Don't Go Cloud Without It!
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Standards
Julian Cook is SVP & GM EMEA at RainStor. He has more than 15 years' experience in the IT industry, working in a variety of senior marketing, product management and consulting roles for blue-chip and early-stage technology companies. He started his career in management consultancy, working for Andersen Consulting, Deloitte & Touche, and PwC leading global eBusiness projects across the USA and EMEA.


Cook joined Siebel Systems in the USA in 2001 with responsibility for product marketing of Internet Applications. More recently he was VP Marketing at Vecta Software Corporation in the UK, driving the company's overall marketing, product marketing and product management strategy. Before joining RainStor, Julian held several interim marketing positions advising early-stage companies.

 
 
Wim De Wispelaere  - Amplidata


Unbreakable Storage for Private Clouds
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Standards
Wim De Wispelaere is Co-Founder & CEO of Amplidata. He is a storage veteran who has been involved in the development and launch of several innovative products and technologies. Before starting Amplidata Unbreakable Storage, he was Director of Product Management at Symantec (Veritas), responsible for the introduction of deduplication and disk backup technologies in the market-leading Veritas NetBackup product. This deduplication technology had been developed at DataCenter Technologies where he was leading product management and pre-sales. Prior, De Wispelaere worked at Alcatal launching ADSL to the market during the early days of broadband Internet access. He also worked at Formus and Broadnet (by Comcast) on the product portfolio and business strategy for broadband wireless
Internet. He has a Masters in Electronics Engineering from Ghent University in Belgium.
 
 
Laurent Gasser  - Revevol


80% of Applications To Be SaaS-Enabled: Why? When? How?
Track: Cloud Bootcamp Europe / CloudCamp @ Cloud Expo Europe
Laurent Gasser is Co-Founder & CEO of Revevol, the first European Consulting organization 100% dedicated to SaaS and Cloud Computing. Revevol was the first EMEA distributor of Google Apps and the largest worldwide organization deploying Google Apps is one of Revevol's clients.
 
 
Jeremy Geelan  - Cloud Expo, Inc.


Closing Power Panel: What's Working, What's Not, and What's Next?
Jeremy Geelan is President & COO of Cloud Expo, Inc. He is Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series, of the Virtualization Conference series, and of the upcoming UlitzerLIVE! event. During his tenure with SYS-CON Media, he launched Cloud Computing Journal, Web 2.0 Journal, AJAX & RIA Journal and other leading SYS-CON titles. From 2000-6, as first editorial director and then group publisher of SYS-CON Media, he was responsible for the development of all new titles and i-technology portals for the firm. From 2006 to 2010, as Sr. VP of Editorial & Events, he had complete responsibility for the content of SYS-CON's events portfolio. He regularly represents SYS-CON Media & Events at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences both in North America and overseas. He is executive producer and presenter of "Power Panels with Jeremy Geelan" on SYS-CON.TV.
 
 
Sam Gross  - Unisys


Opening Keynote: Why the Time Is Right for Enterprise Cloud Computing
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.
 
 
Shankar S. Hegde  - Symphony Services


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


­Sharding the Cloud:­ Using Sharded Databases for High Performance and Scalable Data
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.
 
 
Kevin L. Jackson  - NJVC


International Collaboration Using Cloud Computing
Track: Hot Topics
Kevin Jackson is currently an Engineering Fellow with NJVC, one of the largest information technology solutions providers supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Prior to this position, he served in various senior management positions including VP, Dataline LLC, Director Federal for Sirius Computer Solutions and Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Jackson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide. KJackson is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, a widely followed blog that focuses on the use of cloud computing by the Federal government. He is also the editor and founder of “Government Cloud Computing” electronic magazine, published at Ulitzer.com.
 
 
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.
 
 
Pete Malcolm  - Abiquo


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


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


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

 
 
Denis Martin  - NaviSite


Closing Power Panel: What's Working, What's Not, and What's Next?
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.

 
 
Mathias Meyer  - Peritor GmbH


Introduction to MongoDB
Track: Hot Topics
Mathias Meyer (http://twitter.com/roidrage) works for Peritor, a Ruby on Rails and Amazon Web Services consultancy in Berlin. Apart from playing and working with new technologies, especially from the world of post-relational databases, his urge to automate just about anything has become nothing short of an obsession. It ultimately led to the development of Scalarium (http://scalarium.com), an awesome cloud management and deployment platform.
 
 
David Milot  - Unisys


Power Panel: Is Cloud the New Normal for Enterprise IT?
David Milot is the managing partner for Unisys Technology Consulting and Integration Solutions (TCIS) in EMEA. His team is comprised of more than 800 consultants, architects, experts, and pre-sales resources. His organization has deep expertise and experience implementing mission-critical and data center transformation solutions for multiple clients across EMEA, as well as the associated application modernization and security solutions. Under David’s leadership, the organization has shown strong growth over several years, and has become a recognized go-to partner.

David is a recognized thought leader in mission-critical information technology transformation programs, including operations and applications.. He is a prospective thinker in new IT architecture models and is regularly invited to speak on topics around organic architecture and cloud IT models. He is also frequently invited as a keynote speaker to animate external and internal conferences. He is also the author of a multi-authored book “The Successful New Technology Project” (“Management des Projets IT”).


Before joining Unisys in 2005 David was at Dimension Data where he was responsible for developing the Microsoft services practice in EMEA. David has also spent time with Sogeti and Cap Gemini, where he led Architecture and Critical programs. In the late 90’s David was CTO at a joint venture operation between IBM and Dassault Electronics and earlier in David’s career he served as the French CIO for Amnesty International.

David has a master degree of economical history from the Sorbonne and a master from the Philadelphia Wharton School of Enterprise business, He was a Cap Gemini IAF Enterprise Architect and belongs to several Architects networks, mainly focused on modular and “organic” computer architecture as well as computing for non governmental organisation; he recently contributed to a collective white paper on Cloud Computing edited by the French IS companies Association (Syntec)
 
 
David Milot  - Unisys


Storm Clouds: Disruptive Technologies Create “New Normal,” Dispel Myths
David Milot is the managing partner for Unisys Technology Consulting and Integration Solutions (TCIS) in EMEA. His team is comprised of more than 800 consultants, architects, experts, and pre-sales resources. His organization has deep expertise and experience implementing mission-critical and data center transformation solutions for multiple clients across EMEA, as well as the associated application modernization and security solutions. Under David’s leadership, the organization has shown strong growth over several years, and has become a recognized go-to partner.

David is a recognized thought leader in mission-critical information technology transformation programs, including operations and applications.. He is a prospective thinker in new IT architecture models and is regularly invited to speak on topics around organic architecture and cloud IT models. He is also frequently invited as a keynote speaker to animate external and internal conferences. He is also the author of a multi-authored book “The Successful New Technology Project” (“Management des Projets IT”).


Before joining Unisys in 2005 David was at Dimension Data where he was responsible for developing the Microsoft services practice in EMEA. David has also spent time with Sogeti and Cap Gemini, where he led Architecture and Critical programs. In the late 90’s David was CTO at a joint venture operation between IBM and Dassault Electronics and earlier in David’s career he served as the French CIO for Amnesty International.

David has a master degree of economical history from the Sorbonne and a master from the Philadelphia Wharton School of Enterprise business, He was a Cap Gemini IAF Enterprise Architect and belongs to several Architects networks, mainly focused on modular and “organic” computer architecture as well as computing for non governmental organisation; he recently contributed to a collective white paper on Cloud Computing edited by the French IS companies Association (Syntec)
 
 
Vladimir Mitrasinovic  - MetraTech


Monetizing the Cloud Calls for a Fresh Look at Billing
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Vladimir Mitrasinovic is Executive Vice President at MetraTech Corp, bringing more than 20 years of global sales, business development and operations experience in the communications, utilities and government sectors to the company. He is responsible for all sales, marketing and business development activities at MetraTech. As leader of business operations he is focused on implementing channel and vertical solution strategies. Prior to joining MetraTech he was managing director at MaxBill Ltd., where he developed, led, and implemented comprehensive business strategies to establish high-growth sales in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
 
 
Dave Nielsen  - PlatformD


Power Panel: Is Cloud the New Normal for Enterprise IT?
Dave Nielsen is Co-Founder of CloudCamp.
 
 
Jason Noel  - Unisys


You Have a Virtualized Environment, Now What Do you Do?
Track: Hot Topics
Jason Noel is the Vice President of the Unisys Global Customer Advisory practice. The mission of his team is to provide world-class services for assisting clients in the continuous development and execution of their Data Center Transformation strategy, with a particular focus on Cloud Computing.

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

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

Jason is a Certified Information Security Manager
 
 
Fergal O'Connor  - CloudICT


Cloud Computing Adoption Globally: What's the Current Status?
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Fergal O'Connor is Founder & CEO of CloudICT.com, an exciting Irish startup which is developing a unique approach to Cloud Computing services. CloudICT is based out of Trinity College's (Dublin) renowned Technology and Enterprise Centre. For over 15 years O'Connor has worked helping C-Level executives strategize their approaches to ICT including Cloud Computing and Virtualization, advising global enterprises from Canada, USA and Europe across a wide spectrum of industries. He brings visionary insight and experience into how to exploit innovation in this entrepreneurial economy.
 
 
Anup Pal  - Symphony Services


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

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

 
 
Diego Parrilla  - Abiquo


Cloud Standards: Enabling Interoperability and Package Delivery
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Standards
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


Unlock the Cloud: Building a Vendor-Independent Private Cloud
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
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: Hot Topics
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.
 
 
Gregor Petri  - CA Technologies


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

Follow him on Twitter @GregorPetri or read his blog at blog.gregorpetri.com
 
 
Johan W. Quintus  - Nivio Technologies


Cloud Computing for Consumers and SMEs over the Public Internet
Track: Hot Topics
Johan W. Quintus is Director at Nivio Technologies. Nivio is an online computing utility that allows users to access their data and all their standard Microsoft, Corel and soon Adobe applications through any internet connected device.
 
 
Anthony Redding  - CSS


Power Panel: Safety in the Cloud
Anthony Redding is Sr. VP, Global Strategic Projects at CSS Corporation.
 
 
Keyun Ruan  - University College Dublin


Cloud Forensics: Challenges and Opportunities
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Standards
Keyun Ruan is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Centre for Cybercrime Investigation in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at University College Dublin. She is supervised by Head of School and Director of UCD Centre for Cybercrime Investigation Prof. Joe Carthy, and co-supervised by Prof. Tahar Kechadi. She is funded by the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) and the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V.(EADS). Her personal web page is here.
 
 
Michael A. Salsburg  - Unisys


Power Panel: Safety in the Cloud
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: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Dr. Michael Salsburg is a Distinguished Engineer for Unisys Systems and Technology, and is the Chief Architect for Real Time Infrastructures and Cloud Computing, which area strategic programs for Unisys. 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.

 
 
Tony Shan  - Keane, Inc.


Adaptive Cloud Engineering - A SOA-based Approach
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Standards
Tony Shan is Principal Enterprise Architect at Keane, Inc. - a Global Applications & Infrastructure Solutions firm helping clients realize the greatest value from their IT. Shan is a renowned expert and technology visionary with 20+ years of experience and guru-level knowledge on systems designs, architecture engineering, portfolio rationalization, product development, process standardization, and SOA. He has directed the lifecycle design of large-scale award-winning distributed systems on diverse platforms in Fortune 50 companies like IBM, Bank of America, and Wachovia. He has authored dozens of top-notch technical papers and over ten books on next-generation technologies. He is a frequent keynote speaker and Chair/Panel/Advisor/Organizing Committee in prominent conferences/workshops, an editor/editorial advisory board member of IT research journals/books, and a founder of several user groups and forums.
 
 
Richard Stone  - Compuware


General Session: Maintaining Application Visibility and Control in the Clouds
Richard Stone is Senior Solutions Manager, Cloud Computing & Mobile, at Compuware, responsible for Cloud-based Application Performance Management solutions.

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


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

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


Closing Power Panel: What's Working, What's Not, and What's Next?
Richard Stone is Senior Solutions Manager, Cloud Computing & Mobile, at Compuware, responsible for Cloud-based Application Performance Management solutions.

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


Power Panel: Safety in the Cloud
Roberto Tavano is a seasoned international business professional, his current responsibility being to drive worldwide sales of the Enterprise Security Solution Portfolio of Unisys' Technology Consulting and Integration Solutions business unit. In the recent past he was responsible for the inception and development of Secure Business programmes across Continental Europe, positioning Unisys as a major player in the global security space with particular focus on border control and aviation security. In particular, he has masterminded the setting up and development of innovative value propositions based on passenger identity and biometric enablers that underpin Unisys’ innovative value proposition for airports and airlines, whereby passenger facilitation and enhanced security converge within a comprehensive approach. Before joining Unisys six years ago, he served as a V.P. with Cap Gemini and as a Partner with Ernst & Young, leading the e-Business and Supply Chain practices. Prior to those, Roberto was an entrepreneur in the consulting business in Italy and the UK. He’s a regular guest speaker at international conferences, sought for interviews by media and has published several white papers and articles. He is a Physics graduate from the University of Trieste, Italy.
 
 
Roberto Tavano  - Unisys


How Cloud Computing Improves Security
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Standards
Roberto Tavano is a seasoned international business professional, his current responsibility being to drive worldwide sales of the Enterprise Security Solution Portfolio of Unisys' Technology Consulting and Integration Solutions business unit. In the recent past he was responsible for the inception and development of Secure Business programmes across Continental Europe, positioning Unisys as a major player in the global security space with particular focus on border control and aviation security. In particular, he has masterminded the setting up and development of innovative value propositions based on passenger identity and biometric enablers that underpin Unisys’ innovative value proposition for airports and airlines, whereby passenger facilitation and enhanced security converge within a comprehensive approach. Before joining Unisys six years ago, he served as a V.P. with Cap Gemini and as a Partner with Ernst & Young, leading the e-Business and Supply Chain practices. Prior to those, Roberto was an entrepreneur in the consulting business in Italy and the UK. He’s a regular guest speaker at international conferences, sought for interviews by media and has published several white papers and articles. He is a Physics graduate from the University of Trieste, Italy.
 
 
Doug Tidwell  - IBM


Power Panel: Is Cloud the New Normal for Enterprise IT?
Doug Tidwell is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM. He was a speaker at the first XML conference in 1997, and has spoken on technical topics around the world. He works in IBM’s Software Strategy group, focusing on Cloud Computing and SOA. He is the author of O'Reilly's book on XSLT, a co-author of O'Reilly's book on SOAP, and has published dozens of articles and tutorials on IBM's developerWorks site and elsewhere.
 
 
Doug Tidwell  - IBM


Keeping Your Options Open, Even if the Cloud is Not
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Standards
Doug Tidwell is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM. He was a speaker at the first XML conference in 1997, and has spoken on technical topics around the world. He works in IBM’s Software Strategy group, focusing on Cloud Computing and SOA. He is the author of O'Reilly's book on XSLT, a co-author of O'Reilly's book on SOAP, and has published dozens of articles and tutorials on IBM's developerWorks site and elsewhere.
 
 
Doug Tidwell  - IBM


Cloud Computing and the Enterprise
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Doug Tidwell is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM. He was a speaker at the first XML conference in 1997, and has spoken on technical topics around the world. He works in IBM’s Software Strategy group, focusing on Cloud Computing and SOA. He is the author of O'Reilly's book on XSLT, a co-author of O'Reilly's book on SOAP, and has published dozens of articles and tutorials on IBM's developerWorks site and elsewhere.
 
 
Steven Willmott  - 3Scale


APIs: the Glue of Cloud Computing
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Standards
Steven Willmott is Co-Founder & CEO of 3scale - a leading provider of mission critical Web Services / API infrastructure services. The company helps web businesses of all types launch and manage Web Service access to digital content and services - accelerating their move to the Cloud. Prior to 3scale, Willmott was previously the R&D director of one of the leading European research groups on distributed systems and Artificial Intelligence at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. He has 10 years of technical experience in Web Services, Semantic Web, network technology and the management of large-scale international R&D teams. He is also an expert advisor to the European Commission's Future Internet Research Infrastructure program.
 
 
Ron Wilson  - Compuware


Why Assumptions About Cloud Performance Can Be Dangerous to Your Business
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Ron Wilson is Director, Strategy and Product Line Management at Compuware, responsible for the company’s cloud computing target market initiatives. He has over 18 years of business and technology experience across the software, financial services, healthcare, government, consumer products, and service provider markets. Previously, Ron was a Vice-President at two different national value-added reseller and consulting companies where he led Business Development and Strategy. He was also an IT leader at Mercury Interactive leading the company’s Business Technology Optimization efforts during their explosive growth from $300MM to $1BB prior to their acquisition by HP. Ron also is an alumnus of Accenture where he led financial systems design and integration projects for global 2000 customers. A former CPA, Ron holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Arizona.
 
 
Ron Wilson  - Compuware


Why Assumptions about Cloud Performance Can Be Dangerous to Your Business
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Ron Wilson is Director, Strategy and Product Line Management at Compuware, responsible for the company’s cloud computing target market initiatives. He has over 18 years of business and technology experience across the software, financial services, healthcare, government, consumer products, and service provider markets. Previously, Ron was a Vice-President at two different national value-added reseller and consulting companies where he led Business Development and Strategy. He was also an IT leader at Mercury Interactive leading the company’s Business Technology Optimization efforts during their explosive growth from $300MM to $1BB prior to their acquisition by HP. Ron also is an alumnus of Accenture where he led financial systems design and integration projects for global 2000 customers. A former CPA, Ron holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Arizona.
 
 
Leo Yi  - Intel China Research Center


From Air To Access Cloud
Track: Cloud Bootcamp Europe / CloudCamp @ Cloud Expo Europe
Leo Yi is a senior software engineer and project manager an Intel's China Research Center. he has 8+ years designing and developing experience related to security, SaaS, Cloud computing and WIMAX. Currently he is leading a team to research and develop the From Air To Access Cloud project in Intel.
 
 
Mamoon Yunus  - Crosscheck Networks


Understanding Enterprise-to-Cloud Migration Costs and Risks
Track: Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing & Virtualization
Mamoon Yunus is an industry-honored CEO and visionary in Web Services-based technologies. As the founder of Forum Systems, he pioneered Web Services Security Gateways & Firewalls. He has spearheaded Forum's direction and strategy for six generations of award-winning Web Services Security products. Prior to Forum Systems, Yunus was a Global Systems Engineer for webMethods (NASD: WEBM) where he developed XML-based business integration and architecture plans for Global 2000 companies such as GE, Pepsi, Siemens, and Mass Mutual. He has held various high-level executive positions at Informix (acquired by IBM) and Cambridge Technology Group.

He holds two Graduate Degrees in Engineering from MIT and a BSME from Georgia Institute of Technology. InfoWorld recognized Yunus as one of four "Up and coming CTOs to watch in 2004." He is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences such as RSA, Gartner, Web Services Edge, CSI, Network Interop, and Microsoft TechEd. Yunus has the distinction of showcasing Forum Systems' entrepreneurial leadership as a case study at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has also been featured on CNBC as Terry Bradshaw's "Pick of the Week."

 
 
Mamoon Yunus  - Crosscheck Networks


Closing Power Panel: What's Working, What's Not, and What's Next?
Mamoon Yunus is an industry-honored CEO and visionary in Web Services-based technologies. As the founder of Forum Systems, he pioneered Web Services Security Gateways & Firewalls. He has spearheaded Forum's direction and strategy for six generations of award-winning Web Services Security products. Prior to Forum Systems, Yunus was a Global Systems Engineer for webMethods (NASD: WEBM) where he developed XML-based business integration and architecture plans for Global 2000 companies such as GE, Pepsi, Siemens, and Mass Mutual. He has held various high-level executive positions at Informix (acquired by IBM) and Cambridge Technology Group.

He holds two Graduate Degrees in Engineering from MIT and a BSME from Georgia Institute of Technology. InfoWorld recognized Yunus as one of four "Up and coming CTOs to watch in 2004." He is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences such as RSA, Gartner, Web Services Edge, CSI, Network Interop, and Microsoft TechEd. Yunus has the distinction of showcasing Forum Systems' entrepreneurial leadership as a case study at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has also been featured on CNBC as Terry Bradshaw's "Pick of the Week."

 

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Articles & Feature Stories
“While there is still a lot of interest in Big Data Analytics, we see an increasing focus on Big Unstructured Data,” observed Tom Leyden, Director of Alliances and Marketing at Amplidata, in this exclusive Q&A; with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. And, Leyden continued, “Object storage is the new paradigm to store those massive amounts of Big Unstructured Data.” Agree or disagree? – "While the IT savings aspect is compelling, the strongest benefit of cloud computing is how it enhances business agility."
SoftLayer Offers "Private Clouds" at Cloud Expo
Dallas-based cloud infrastructure company SoftLayer announceds it Private Clouds solution at Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York this week. The idea is to bring the scalability of off-site (public) deployments to on-site (private) initiative for enterprise IT customers who like to control their infrastructure within the comfortibable, traditional local environment. "For some time our customers have used our portfolio of dedicated servers, network resources, and virtualization options to build their own private clouds. Now, with SoftLayer Private Clouds, instead of starting at square one, you begin with a pre-configured cloud ready for whatever you want to do with it," said Duke Skarda, Chief Technology Officer for SoftLayer. "We've built our Private Clouds solution out of our experience creating and managing our own cloud, and our unique capabilities in automating sophisticate...
Porticor Joins VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program
Porticor, a cloud data security company delivering a cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud and keeps cloud data confidential by ensuring customer keys are kept private, today announced that it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. Members of the TAP program collaborate with VMware to deliver innovative solutions for virtualization and cloud computing. The diversity and depth of the TAP ecosystem provides customers with the flexibility to choose a partner with the right expertise to satisfy their unique needs.
SoftLayer Announces Turnkey Private Clouds
SoftLayer, a provider of global, Internet-scale cloud infrastructure, has unveiled its new SoftLayer Private Clouds solution that provisions and configures full private cloud deployments on demand. These scalable, secure and high-performance deployments leverage the company’s automated architecture, worldwide data center locations and private network, and customer-controlled infrastructure management system. “For some time our customers have used our portfolio of dedicated servers, network resources, and virtualization options to build their own private clouds. Now, with SoftLayer Private Clouds, instead of starting at square one, you begin with a pre-configured cloud ready for whatever you want to do with it,” said Duke Skarda, Chief Technology Officer for SoftLayer. “We’ve built our Private Clouds solution out of our experience creating and managing our own cloud, and our unique capab...
GoGrid to Provide Cloud Infrastructure for Big Data Architecture
GoGrid, a cloud infrastructure company, on Thursday announced that Brilig relies on hybrid infrastructure in the cloud from GoGrid for its Big Data architecture. A cooperative data marketplace for online display advertising, Brilig offers ad space in more than 7,500 consumer segments. Since turning to GoGrid, Brilig has decreased its infrastructure costs and increased the performance of its Big Data solution. “Brilig wouldn’t exist without the distributed data architectures associated with Big Data,” says Paul Cimino, the company’s CEO. “Big Data represents a profound change in the usefulness of the huge amounts of data we generate. The cloud is just as important. By running our solution using GoGrid’s hybrid cloud infrastructure, we’re able to process more than 300 million requests per day without tying up our capital in database or server hardware.”
PEER 1 Hosting Launches Powerful, On-demand HPC Cloud
PEER 1 Hosting’s HPC Self Serve Cloud delivers a flexible and cost-effective high performance computing environment by fusing virtual and physical servers with a private net. The result is a seamless, self-serve solution that is fast, secure and available on-demand. “In today’s competitive market, businesses with intense graphic processing requirements simply can’t wait months or years for improvements to their in-house IT infrastructure,” said Greg Rusu, General Manager of Zunicore, a division of PEER 1 Hosting. “With PEER 1 Hosting’s new HPC Self Serve Cloud, businesses will benefit from maximum performance on-demand – whenever they need it ­– while managing ever-tightening constraints on business resources and budgets.”
Dell to Pay Dividend
In an effort to overcome investor hostility Dell is going to do something it’s never done before – despite the fact it had no R&D; to speak of – and that’s pay a quarterly dividend beginning in its third quarter which ends in November. It’ll pay 32 cents a year, a return of roughly 2.7% based on the stock’s closing price of $11.86 on Monday. The expense will cost the company about $560 million a year. Dell figures it’s got the cash flow, which has generated $4.9 billion in the last four quarters, to buy back stock and pay the dividend despite its nasty earnings and revenue slip last quarter. While still the world’s third-largest PC supplier, Dell claims it’s “changed the conversation we’re having with our customers. We are a solutions company first, vertically focused, and creating more value for customers with innovative offerings that provide competitive advantage.” At t...
Dell vCloud Trial Drives Cloud Adoption
Dell is throwing more chum in the water expecting customers will snap up its cloud. Back late last year it put VMware’s vCloud Datacenter Services on its cloud and offered American users a 60-day introductory trial to try out a hybrid or simply Dell’s public cloud for $999. Apparently it worked and now Dell is extending those trials through July 31 and adding Canada. A similar offer will be made to UK users – and any EMEA accounts not restricted by data residency rules – starting August 31. When the trial is over, customers can continue to use the vCloud widgetry in dedicated or multi-tenant environments and pay for compute by the hour or by the month. Kevin Hanes, the executive director of infrastructure and cloud computing services at Dell, says the exercise is teaching Dell how to sell the cloud. It all depends on getting people to articulate what it is they think they wan...
Interxion Launches Eucalyptus-based Cloud Test Lab
Interxion Holding NV, a European provider of carrier-neutral colocation services, said at Cloud Expo East in New York that it’s launching a new Cloud Test Lab based on Eucalyptus, the widely deployed on-premise cloud platform. The test lab, based at Interxion’s Frankfurt Data Center Campus, is meant for enterprises and integrators looking to deploy private and hybrid cloud environmentsInterxion. It will provide a turnkey proof-of-concept environment consisting of industry-leading software, connectivity, systems and colocation capabilities. Users will be able to create Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) environments to build, develop and test cloud services with what are called best-in-class performance guarantees. Eucalyptus maintains high-fidelity performance with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) API, enabling Cloud Test Lab customers to build and test a hybrid cloud deployment,...
appzero Announces Cloud Migration Partner Program for Cloud Providers and SIs
appzero has announced a cloud migration partner program designed specifically for Cloud providers and the System Integrators (SI) who have practices specializing in moving enterprise applications to those clouds. With its recently released zapp migration capability at the core of the program, appzero slashes the time, labor, and costs associated with migrating production applications to any cloud. Patent-pending zapp migration automates on-boarding of complex server-side applications to any cloud destination, with no changes to the application. SIs in the program receive training and product on which to build and accelerate cloud migration practices. Cloud providers in this program have access to skilled SIs to move customer applications to the cloud. Enterprise customers find a cost-effective channel for cloud migration.
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Cloud Expo 2011 West Opening Keynote by Oracle

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Pete Malcolm, CEO of Abiquo Live From Silicon Valley
Join Pete Malcolm, CEO Abiquo, for this vendor-neutral keynote, where he will demonstrate that not only is balance possible, but that with it, the Enterprise Cloud actually becomes greater than the sum of its parts, truly achieving both the individual goals of each stakeholder, and the collective goal of the organization.

Keynote: The Next Generation of Application Delivery – Making the Cloud Safe for Cloud Computing
Willie M. Tejada, Sr. VP & General Manager, Enterprise Cloud Division at Akamai Technologies will explore what Akamai is doing to solve the challenges you face in the cloud, and how Akamai’s Intelligent platform can help you leverage both public and hybrid cloud infrastructures without sacrificing security or control.

Riding the Enterprise Cloud Computing Wave of Change into the Future
During his keynote, Jill Tummler Singer, Chief Information Officer of National Reconnaissance Office, will discuss key elements needed for a triumphant enterprise cloud computing migration and highlight strategies (including security advantages found in the cloud) to ensure you don't crash and get caught in the riptide of this rapidly emerging technology.


Cloud Expo Breaking News
“While there is still a lot of interest in Big Data Analytics, we see an increasing focus on Big Unstructured Data,” observed Tom Leyden, Director of Alliances and Marketing at Amplidata, in this exclusive Q&A; with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. And, Leyden continued, “Object storage is the new paradigm to store those massive amounts of Big Unstructured Data.” Agree or disagree? – "While the IT savings aspect is compelling, the strongest benefit of cloud computing is how it enhances...
“Security standards for moving data into and out of the cloud and for hosting it within the cloud will dramatically help accelerate adoption of the cloud as a secure computing platform,” observed Dr. William L. Bain, founder and CEO of ScaleOut Software, in this exclusive Q&A; with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. Bain also noted that “additional standards for creating elastic clusters that are physically co-located and use high speed networking will also help in hosting applications th...
CloudStack has been the platform of choice for more than a hundred public and private production clouds. In his general session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Shannon Williams, VP of market development for the Cloud Platforms Group at Citrix and a co-founder of Cloud.com, will provide an insider view and discuss the company's experiences in designing the right architecture for your cloud. Shannon Williams is vice president of market development for the Cloud Platforms Group at Citrix, ...
Very few trends in IT have generated as much buzz as cloud computing. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Citrix VP Peder Ulander will cut through the hype and quickly clarify the ontology for cloud computing. The bulk of the conversation will focus on the open source software that can be used to build compute clouds (infrastructure-as-a-service) and the complementary open source management tools that can be combined to automate the management of cloud computing environments. ...
One of the most widely asked questions about Big Data today is, “How do we get valuable analytics from Big Data?” Or, how do we get the prize? As data continues to grow exponentially, so does the variety of data (structured and unstructured) coming from humans, machines and applications. In order to pull valuable information from it all, proper data gathering is critical, and the output of that data needs to be timely and accurate, with a flexible method of delivery. Unfortunately, it’s not easy...
"The State of Cloud Computing June 2012" was the topic under discussion in the traditional SYS-CON.tv Power Panel recorded in our Times Square studio yesterday - the Sunday before today's Cloud Expo New York opening, kicking off 4 days of Keynotes, General Sessions technical and strategy breakout sessions, discussion panels, interviews...and of course the huge Cloud Expo show floor with booths from every layer of the Cloud Computing ecosystem. This week also sees the introduction for the first t...
IT departments are experiencing storage capacity needs doubling every 12-18 months, 50x the amount of information and 75x the number of files. IT managers are dealing with growing constraints on space, power and costs to manage their data center infrastructure. Intel is helping businesses and users realize the benefits of cloud computing technology by working to develop open standards that operate across disparate IT infrastructures and by delivering cloud-based architectures that enable federat...
IT Cloud Management strategies enable organizations to maximize the business value of their private clouds In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Joe Fitzgerald, Chief Product Officer & Co-founder of ManageIQ, will discuss customer experiences and how these strategies increase agility, improve service delivery levels and reduce operating expenses. Joe Fitzgerald is the Chief Product Officer & Co-founder of ManageIQ. Prior to founding ManageIQ, he was CTO and Director Product Dev...
There is no longer any question that the cloud computing model will be the prevailing style of delivery for computing over the coming decades; Forrester Research predicts that the global market for cloud computing will grow from $40.7 billion in 2011 to more than $241 billion in 2020. Greenfield application development projects can be designed from the outset to benefit from cloud computing features such as elastic scalability, automated provisioning, infrastructure level APIs, object storage se...
HP announced its first public cloud services on April 10th. And we’ve been the hottest trending topic ever since. Now it’s your turn to get a look at the HP Cloud. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Blake Yeager, Product Manager Lead for IaaS at HP Cloud Services, will take you through our next public cloud infrastructure, platform services and cloud solutions, show you how easy it is to spin up instances of compute, storage, and CDN as well as share with you the next gen pla...
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Kevin L Jackson launched the "Government Cloud Computing Journal" on Ulitzer. The online magazine offers stories and articles on the effective use of cloud computing technologies within the government domain. Kevin L. Jackson is a senior information technologist specializing in information technology solutions that meet critical Federal government operational requirements. Currently, he serves as Director, Business Development for Dataline, Inc., and editor of Government Cloud Computing e-zine. Kevin L. Jackson (right) with Cloud Computing Expo conference chair Jeremy Geelan before his presentation on Government Cloud Computing. About Ulitzer.com Initiating content coverage on any topic or launching a magazine at Ulitzer.com  is designed to be as easy as boiling an egg and doesn't take much longer. To become a Ulitzer author, anyone can fill out a simple author prof... (more)

Best Recent Articles on Cloud Computing & Big Data Topics
Cloud Computing Vital to U.S. Economic Growth and Competitiveness: NSF
The Arlington, Virginia-based National Science Foundation has just released its "Report on Support for Cloud Computing" - in response to the America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2010, Section 524. It is an absolute must-read for all concerned with current and future research projects in Cloud Computing.
Big Data: "An Even Bigger Deal than Cloud," Says Expert
"The volume of data we're generating now from machines pales in comparison to the volume of data we'll soon generate from our own bodies," says data security expert Dave Asprey. Writing in a Trend Micro blog, Asprey - who is one of the leaders in the emerging Quantified Self movement - explains his vision of a world in which personal biometrical data is shared via the cloud.
The Business Value of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing has caught the attention of business leaders around the world in every industry because of its enormous transformative potential. Visionary companies know that the value of the cloud is far greater than the current focus solely on technology and operating costs: when combined with a collaborative approach to designing processes, cloud computing will change how we do business.
Cloud Computing Bootcamp at Cloud Expo 2012 New York
Want to make sense of the hottest new concept in Enterprise IT? Want to understand in just hours what experts have spent many hundreds of days deciphering? Cloud computing is a technology that has rapidly evolving peppered with a lot of hype along the way. Customers find it hard to navigate through this and make sense of what aspects of this technology will give them real business benefit. Cloud Computing Bootcamp, led by our 2012 Bootcamp Instructor Larry Carvalho, is a great way to get a practical understanding of this technology. We offer multiple days of actionable insight into what vendor offerings are currently available and help you comprehend their strategy. The ever-popular Bootcamp, which is now held regularly around the world, is being held in conjunction with the 10th Cloud Expo, June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center, New York, NY.
Big Data: How Companies Transform Challenges into Business Opportunities
Did you know that ninety percent of the data in the world has been created in the last two years? Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion (or 2.518) bytes of data, according to IBM. As corporations across all industries globally are struggling with how to retain, aggregate and analyze this mounting volume of what the industry refers to as Big Data, it also provides a unique opportunity for innovative startups that recognize the business prospects Big Data presents. Big Data is not just unlocking new information but new sources of economic and business value. Interactivity is driving Big Data, with people and machines both consuming and creating it. Digital companies focused on becoming good at aggregating and analyzing the data created by the end users of their product, who then provide their customers with solid insights taken from that data are at a distinct competitive advantage over others in the marketplace.
SHI Named “Platinum Plus Sponsor” of Cloud Expo 2012 New York
SYS-CON Events announced today that SHI, a $4 billion+ global provider of information technology products and services, has been named Platinum Plus Sponsor of SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry's most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT service professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over 1,800 + employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority/Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 19th among Everything Channel's VAR 500 list of North American IT solution providers.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Rackspace Hosting, the service leader in cloud computing, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 11th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 5-8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SYS-CON Events announced today that Rackspace Hosting, the service leader in cloud computing, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 11th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 5-8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA
9th International Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley – Photo Album
9th International Cloud Expo, held on November 7 - 10, 2011, in Santa Clara, CA, attracted more than 120 sponsors and exhibitors with over 7,500 registered delegates and four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service. We invite you to enjoy here our photo album of the show.
The World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Computing Bloggers Live on Cloud Expo Website!
Ulitzer.com announced "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo, which drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend.
What Is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is becoming one of the next industry buzz words. It joins the ranks of terms including: grid computing, utility computing, virtualization, clustering, etc. Cloud computing overlaps some of the concepts of distributed, grid and utility computing, however it does have its own meaning if contextually used correctly. The conceptual overlap is partly due to technology changes, usages and implementations over the years. Trends in usage of the terms from Google searches shows Cloud Computing is a relatively new term introduced in the past year. There has also been a decline in general interest of Grid, Utility and Distributed computing. Likely they will be around in usage for quit a while to come. But Cloud computing has become the new buzz word driven largely by marketing and service offerings from big corporate players like Google, IBM and Amazon.
Cloud Expo, Inc. Announces Cloud Expo 2012 New York Venue
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloud Expo 2012 New York, the 10th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 400 corporate sponsors and 20,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. "10th Cloud Expo is trending to be both the biggest ever and the best-attended event in the international Cloud Expo series to date, so it is only natural that we should be holding it in the biggest and best conference venue anywhere on the East Coast, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center," stated Carmen Gonzalez, CEO of Cloud Expo. "If you are not at Cloud Expo New York, June 11-14, at the Javits Center, then you risk not getting the relevant parts of your IT infrastructure into the Cloud in time."
Cloud Expo New York: The Growing Big Data Tools Landscape
Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, Hbase, Lucene, Solr? The only thing growing faster than enterprise data these days is the landscape of big data tools. These tools, which are designed to help organizations turn big data into opportunities, are gaining deeper insight into massive volumes of information. A recent Gartner report predicts that enterprise data will increase by 650% over the next five years, which means that the time is now for IT decision makers to determine which big data tools are the best - and most cost-effective - for their organization.
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The World's 30 Most influential Cloud Bloggers
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Dustin Amrhein 11 Kevin Hoffman 21 Greg O'Connor
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Ezhil Babaraj 12 Alin Irimie 22 Maureen O'Gara
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Tony Bishop 13 Kevin Jackson 23 Mark O'Neill
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Reuven Cohen 14 Fuat Kircaali 24 Bill Roth
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Ray DePena 17 Bill McColl 27 Michael Sheehan
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The World's Most Influential Blogs
SPDY versus HTML5 WebSockets
A recent post on the HTTP 2.0 War beginning garnered a very relevant question regarding WebSockets and where it fits in (what might shape up to be) an epic battle. The answer to the question, “Why not consider WebSockets here?” could be easily answered with two words: HTTP headers. It could also be...
Getting Dead Servers Out of the Data Center
Data centers have undergone rapid change over the past few years. First there was the advent of virtualization, which allowed data centers to finally take advantage of their true capacity while reducing their footprint. Cloud solutions weren’t far behind as more and more business units found outside...
Maybe you’ve noticed but I’ve been on an infographic kick lately – especially when it’s something interesting. This time it is an aggregated infographic of data primarily from Forrester, IDC and Gartner as it pertains to the cloud’s impact and adoption thru 2015. According to Axway, the clo...
Embrace Storage Hogs with Cloud Storage
Do you know who your storage hogs are? Every organization has them, whether it’s folks who save everything or applications that just need more capacity every year. And let’s face it: The need for increased storage capacity isn’t just a result of your company pack rats – it’s often a necessity due to...
Next week I’ll be speaking at Cloud Expo in New York City, one of the premier cloud industry events in the U.S. Of the 150+ sessions that will take place over the four-day conference, a handful appears to address an essential element of the cloud: the network. The importance of an enterprise-grade ...
Windows Azure Offerings Are Expanded with New IaaS Offerings
Microsoft announced on June 7th that Windows Azure will be enhanced to include several infrastructure-as-a-service offerings including Windows Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, Web Sites and Media Services. These new offerings provide increased flexibility when planning your Private Cloud i...
Cloud Expo 2012 is almost here. This promises to be an incredible event, with thousands of attendees and over 100 speakers. As previously mentioned, I’m privileged to be presenting on Making Hybrid Cloud Safe & Reliable. I’m particularly excited that I’ll be introducing attendees to the new concept ...
Cloud Computing – Is Everything Old Really New Again?
Service Providers large and small have been delivering network-based services for decades, including infrastructure and software. These have come in the form of enterprise hosting, unified communications, managed security, and managed applications. In fact, it’s not a stretch to include traditional...
If a Tree Falls in Your Network, Does Anybody Hear?
Using cloud based security to separate log data from actionable events. The ability to employ situational awareness across all the silos of an enterprise creates the necessary context to break through the white noise of network traffic. I recently came across an article regarding the difficulty of ...
The New Paradigm: Cloud Services, Cloud Tools
In the past year or so, we have witnessed a major shift from client-server to client-cloud. This shift is primarily fueled by two factors: mobile devices exceeding desktop computers and the thousands of different APIs available on the Internet today. What started in early 2000 on eBay and Amazon has...
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Cloud Expo 2010 Allstar Conference Faculty

SARWAL
Oracle

COFFEE
Salesforce

KHAN
Sybase

BISHOP
Adaptivity

MALCOLM
Abiquo

KHALIDI
Microsoft

RILEY
AWS

AZUA
IBM

BARRETO
Intel

CHAKRAVARTY
Novell

CRANDELL
RightScale

GAUVIN
Virtual Ark

GROSS
Unisys

SCHALK
Google

YEN
Juniper Networks

WILLOUGHBY
Compuware

What The Enterprise IT World Says About Cloud Expo
 
"We had extremely positive feedback from both customers and prospects that attended the show and saw live demos of NaviSite's enterprise cloud based services."
  –William Toll
Sr. Director, Marketing & Strategic Alliances
Navisite
 


 
"More and better leads than ever expected! I have 4-6 follow ups personally."
  –Richard Wellner
Chief Scientist
Univa UD
 


 
"Good crowd, good questions. The event looked very successful."
  –Simon Crosby
CTO
Citrix Systems
 


 
"Great conference and group of speakers, interesting timely announcements, and awesome networking."
  –Ricardo Sanchez
Software Architect
Myriadtech