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Larry Carvalho  - IDC


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

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

Mr. Carvalho has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.
 
 
Larry Carvalho  - IDC


Closing Power Panel: What's Working, What's Not, and What's Next?
Larry Carvalho is research manager of IDC's worldwide Platform as a Service (PaaS) research practice. Mr. Carvalho focuses on the cloud applications platform (CAP) as a service aspect of PaaS and directs research into the component competitive markets of PaaS, including business process management (BPM) PaaS, database PaaS, cloud testing, and integration PaaS. Mr. Carvalho has extensive experience in systems integration and the enterprise software business.

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

Mr. Carvalho has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.
 
 
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 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.
 
 
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. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo and Big Data Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences both in North America and overseas. He is executive producer and presenter of Cloud Expo's "Power Panels" on SYS-CON.TV. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.
 
 
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  - GovCloud Network


International Collaboration Using Cloud Computing
Track: Hot Topics
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.
 
 
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  - 


Adaptive Cloud Engineering - A SOA-based Approach
Track: Cloud Security, Storage & Standards
Tony Shan is a renowned thought leader and technology visionary with decades of project experience and guru-level expertise on big data and SMAC, leading large-scale innovations and transformation of complex systems in Fortune 500 companies. He authored many publications and books, and is a regular speaker and organizer in conferences.
 
 
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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The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making real-time decisions based on a combination of real user monitoring, synthetic testing, APM, NGINX / local load balancers, and other data sources, is critical.
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the benefits of the cloud without losing performance as containers become the new paradigm.
Kubernetes is an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes was originally built by Google, leveraging years of experience with managing container workloads, and is now a Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) project. Kubernetes has been widely adopted by the community, supported on all major public and private cloud providers, and is gaining rapid adoption in enterprises. However, Kubernetes may seem intimidating and complex to learn. This is because Kubernetes is more of a toolset than a ready solution. Hence it’s essential to know when and how to apply the appropriate Kubernetes constructs.
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. That means serverless is also changing the way we leverage public clouds. Truth-be-told, many enterprise IT shops were so happy to get out of the management of physical servers within a data center that many limitations of the existing public IaaS clouds were forgiven. However, now that we’ve lived a few years with public IaaS clouds, developers and CloudOps pros are giving a huge thumbs down to the ...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Michael Burley, a Senior Business Development Executive in IT Services at NetApp, described how NetApp designed a three-year program of work to migrate 25PB of a major telco's enterprise data to a new STaaS platform, and then secured a long-term contract to manage and operate the platform. This significant program blended the best of NetApp’s solutions and services capabilities to enable this telco’s successful adoption of private cloud storage and launching of virtual storage services to its enterprise market.
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, discussed the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, application performance guarantees & data privacy.
The past few years have brought a sea change in the way applications are architected, developed, and consumed—increasing both the complexity of testing and the business impact of software failures. How can software testing professionals keep pace with modern application delivery, given the trends that impact both architectures (cloud, microservices, and APIs) and processes (DevOps, agile, and continuous delivery)? This is where continuous testing comes in. D
The 22nd International Cloud Expo | 1st DXWorld Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, to be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, brings together Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!
Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future business challenges.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Synametrics Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Synametrics Technologies is a privately held company based in Plainsboro, New Jersey that has been providing solutions for the developer community since 1997. Based on the success of its initial product offerings such as WinSQL, Xeams, SynaMan and Syncrify, Synametrics continues to create and hone innovative products that help customers get more from their computer applications, databases and infrastructure. To date, over one million users around the world have chosen Synametrics solutions to help power their accelerated business and personal computing needs.
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Cloud Expo 2013 East Opening Keynote by IBM
In this Cloud Expo Keynote, Danny Sabbah, CTO & General Manager, Next Generation Platform, will detail the critical architectural considerations and success factors organizations must internalize to successfully implement, optimize and innovate using next generation architectures.
Lisa Larson, Vice President of Enterprise Cloud Solutions of Rackspace Hosting Live From New York City
In the old world of IT, if you didn't have hardware capacity or the budget to buy more, your project was dead in the water. Budget constraints can leave some of the best, most creative and most ingenious innovations on the cutting room floor. It's a true dilemma for developers and innovators – why spend the time creating, when a project could be abandoned in a blink? That was the old world. In the new world of IT, developers rule. They have access to resources they can spin up instantly. A hybrid cloud ignites innovation and empowers developers to focus on what they need. A hybrid cloud blends the best of all worlds, public cloud, private cloud and dedicated servers to fit the needs of developers and offer the ideal environment for each app and workload without the constraints of a one-size-fits-all cloud.

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

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


@CloudExpo Stories
The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making r...
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the bene...
Kubernetes is an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes was originally built by Google, leveraging years of experience with managing container workloads, and is now a Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) project. Kubernetes has been widely adopted by the community, supported on all major public and private cloud providers, and is gaining rapid adoption in enterprises. However, Kubernetes may seem intimidating and complex ...
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. Tha...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Michael Burley, a Senior Business Development Executive in IT Services at NetApp, described how NetApp designed a three-year program of work to migrate 25PB of a major telco's enterprise data to a new STaaS platform, and then secured a long-term contract to manage and operate the platform. This significant program blended the best of NetApp’s solutions and services capabilities to enable this telco’s successful adoption of private cloud storage and launching ...
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, discussed the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, application p...
The past few years have brought a sea change in the way applications are architected, developed, and consumed—increasing both the complexity of testing and the business impact of software failures. How can software testing professionals keep pace with modern application delivery, given the trends that impact both architectures (cloud, microservices, and APIs) and processes (DevOps, agile, and continuous delivery)? This is where continuous testing comes in. D
The 22nd International Cloud Expo | 1st DXWorld Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, to be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, brings together Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding busin...
Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Synametrics Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Synametrics Technologies is a privately held company based in Plainsboro, New Jersey that has been providing solutions for the developer community since 1997. Based on the success of its initial product offerings such as WinSQL, Xeams, SynaMan and Syncrify, Synametrics continues to create and hone in...
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.
Nordstrom is transforming the way that they do business and the cloud is the key to enabling speed and hyper personalized customer experiences. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ken Schow, VP of Engineering at Nordstrom, discussed some of the key learnings and common pitfalls of large enterprises moving to the cloud. This includes strategies around choosing a cloud provider(s), architecture, and lessons learned. In addition, he covered some of the best practices for structured team migration an...
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examined the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence arou...
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, discussed how given the magnitude of today's application ...
The “Digital Era” is forcing us to engage with new methods to build, operate and maintain applications. This transformation also implies an evolution to more and more intelligent applications to better engage with the customers, while creating significant market differentiators. In both cases, the cloud has become a key enabler to embrace this digital revolution. So, moving to the cloud is no longer the question; the new questions are HOW and WHEN. To make this equation even more complex, most ...
As you move to the cloud, your network should be efficient, secure, and easy to manage. An enterprise adopting a hybrid or public cloud needs systems and tools that provide: Agility: ability to deliver applications and services faster, even in complex hybrid environments Easier manageability: enable reliable connectivity with complete oversight as the data center network evolves Greater efficiency: eliminate wasted effort while reducing errors and optimize asset utilization Security: imple...
Mobile device usage has increased exponentially during the past several years, as consumers rely on handhelds for everything from news and weather to banking and purchases. What can we expect in the next few years? The way in which we interact with our devices will fundamentally change, as businesses leverage Artificial Intelligence. We already see this taking shape as businesses leverage AI for cost savings and customer responsiveness. This trend will continue, as AI is used for more sophistica...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve f...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, provided a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. He solved a machine learning problem and demonstrated an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and B...
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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
As we enter a new year, it is time to look back over the past year and resolve to improve upon it. In 2014, we will see more service providers resolve to add more personalization in enterprise technology. Below are seven predictions about what will drive this trend toward personalization.
IT organizations face a growing demand for faster innovation and new applications to support emerging opportunities in social, mobile, growth markets, Big Data analytics, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and more. This is great news because it shows that IT continues to be a key stakeholder in delivering business service innovation. However, it also means that IT must deliver new innovation despite flat budgets, while maintaining existing services that grow more complex every day.
Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for businesses that adopt this game-changing computing model. In this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, Rex Wang, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, discusses and dispels some of the common myths about cloud computing that still exist today.
Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over! The 14th International Cloud Expo, co-located with 5th International Big Data Expo and 3rd International SDN Expo, to be held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, N.Y. announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested topics below). Cloud computing helps IT cut infrastructure costs while adding new features and services to grow core businesses. Clouds can help grow margins as costs are cut back but service offerings are expanded. Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud, Big Data and Software-Defined Networking: submit your speaking proposal today!
What do you get when you combine Big Data technologies….like Pig and Hive? A flying pig? No, you get a “Logical Data Warehouse.” In 2012, Infochimps (now CSC) leveraged its early use of stream processing, NoSQLs, and Hadoop to create a design pattern which combined real-time, ad-hoc, and batch analytics. This concept of combining the best-in-breed Big Data technologies will continue to advance across the industry until the entire legacy (and proprietary) data infrastructure stack will be replaced with a new (and open) one.
While unprecedented technological advances have been made in healthcare in areas such as genomics, digital imaging and Health Information Systems, access to this information has been not been easy for both the healthcare provider and the patient themselves. Regulatory compliance and controls, information lock-in in proprietary Electronic Health Record systems and security concerns have made it difficult to share data across health care providers.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Vanessa Alvarez has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
12th International Cloud Expo, held on June 10–13, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service.
Ulitzer.com announced "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo, which drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend.
It's a simple fact that the better sales reps understand their prospects' intentions, preferences and pain points during calls, the more business they'll close. Each day, as your prospects interact with websites and social media platforms, their behavioral data profile is expanding. It's now possible to gain unprecedented insight into prospects' content preferences, product needs and budget. We hear a lot about how valuable Big Data is to sales and marketing teams. But data itself is only valuable when it's part of a bigger story, made visible in the right context.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Larry Carvalho has been named Tech Chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Everyone talks about a cloud-first or mobile-first strategy. It's the trend du jour, and for good reason as these innovative technologies have revolutionized an industry and made savvy companies a lot of money. But consider for a minute what's emerging with the Age of Context and the Internet of Things. Devices, interfaces, everyday objects are becoming endowed with computing smarts. This is creating an unprecedented focus on the Application Programming Interface (API) as developers seek to connect these devices and interfaces to create new supporting services and hybrids. I call this trend the move toward an API-first business model and strategy.
We live in a world that requires us to compete on our differential use of time and information, yet only a fraction of information workers today have access to the analytical capabilities they need to make better decisions. Now, with the advent of a new generation of embedded business intelligence (BI) platforms, cloud developers are disrupting the world of analytics. They are using these new BI platforms to inject more intelligence into the applications business people use every day. As a result, data-driven decision-making is finally on track to become the rule, not the exception.
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Our work, both with clients and with tools, has lead us to wonder how it is that organizations are handling compliance issues in the cloud. The big cloud vendors offer compliance for their infrastructure, but the shared responsibility model requires that you take certain steps to meet compliance requirements. Which lead us to start poking around a little more. We wanted to get a picture of what was available, and how it was being used. There is a lot of fluidity in this space, as in all things cloud. The fact that DevOps Security plays into the cloud compliance model – particularly in dynamic ...
Gaining visibility in today’s sprawling cloud infrastructure is complex and laborious, involving drilling down into tools offered by various cloud services providers. Enterprise IT organizations need smarter and effective tools at their disposal in order to address this pertinent problem. Gaining a 360 - degree view of the cloud costs requires collection and analysis of the cost data across all cloud infrastructures used inside an enterprise.
Making informed network investment decisions about emerging technologies such as network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) can help evolve the network to keep pace with the innovations of the devices and people it’s connecting. As you work with business leaders to make decisions about upgrading your infrastructure with these networking developments, it’s important to understand the similarities, differences, and benefits of dual NFV and SDN implementation. With their ability to offer a new way to design, deploy, and manage the network and its services, NFV a...
The “Internet of Things” is an exciting area of tech, one in which industry experts estimate there will be more than 30 billion connected IoT devices by 2020. IoT is the inter-networking and instrumentation of physical devices – everything from streets, cars, factories, power grids, ice caps, satellites, and clothing to phones, microwaves, milk containers, planets, human bodies, etc. IoT creates an opportunity to measure, collect and analyze an ever-increasing variety of behavioral statistics. That being said, data, and more importantly insight into the data, is key for enhanced business val...
The 22nd International Cloud Expo | 1st DXWorld Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, to be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, brings together Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!
Most of us understand that artificial intelligence (AI) offers opportunities for productivity improvements in the form of speed, automation, standardized actions and responses, plus the opportunity for continuous improvements via machine learning. These opportunities are enabled by data inputs that are analyzed and processed through AI algorithms that execute a desired decision and action. For all of the great capabilities and benefits that AI can provide, there is also a potential dark side. AI solutions can easily codify our prejudices, bias, gender stereotypes and promote injustices intenti...
Gone are the days when application development was the daunting task of the highly skilled developers backed with strong IT skills, low code application development has democratized app development and empowered a new generation of citizen developers. There was a time when app development was in the domain of people with complex coding and technical skills. We called these people by various names like programmers, coders, techies, and they usually worked in a world oblivious of the everyday priorities of the business world. However, with the passage of time, this scenario is much more democr...
Fingerspitzengefühl: A German word used to describe the ability to maintain attention to detail in an ever-changing operational and tactical environment by maintaining real-time situational awareness. The term is synonymous with the English expression of "keeping one's finger on the pulse". The problem with fingerspitzengefühl traditionally, in addition to pronouncing it, has been it is hard for an individual to scale up. Today that is changing. In a world of sensors, AI and mobile devices, having real-time situational awareness is far easier than ever before. In fact, today the challenge i...
In an attempt to put the patient first in healthcare, Congress and President Obama in 2015 approved a bipartisan bill for United States healthcare reform. The bill is known as “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015,” or MACRA. Among the major provisions of MACRA is the Quality Payment Program. Under the Quality Payment Program, physicians and nurses receive positive, neutral or negative Medicare payment adjustments based upon a “Patient Satisfaction Score,” that is, patient satisfaction scores have a direct impact on how physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and hospital’s g...
The notion of improving operational efficiency is conspicuously absent from the healthcare debate - neither Obamacare nor the newly proposed GOP plan discusses the impact that a step-function improvement in efficiency could have on access to healthcare (through more capacity), quality of healthcare services (through reduced wait times for patients) or cost (through better utilization of scarce, expensive assets).
The goal of Microservices is to improve software delivery speed and increase system safety as scale increases. Microservices being modular these are faster to change and enables an evolutionary architecture where systems can change, as the business needs change. Microservices can scale elastically and by being service oriented can enable APIs natively. Microservices also reduce implementation and release cycle time and enables continuous delivery. This paper provides a logical overview of the Microservices Reference Architecture that highlights various sub systems needed to support Microservic...
It’s conference season and, as you might expect, Jason and I have been on the road covering a bunch of them. It’s always great to see what the disruptive players in the market are doing — and this year did not disappoint. But there is one thing that repeatedly happens that just gets under my skin: transformation-washing. As Jason explained in a Forbes article over a year ago, ‘washing’ is when a vendor (or pundit) applies a buzzword loosely in an overt attempt to attach themselves to its buzz. And transformation-washing is rampant.
Networks have become large, complex entities that are increasingly difficult to manage and control. Security, audit, risk and compliance professionals know that their organizations rely on them for effective risk management, control and governance processes that are essential to the safety of their network environment. Yet compliance and security are more challenging than ever before as additional layers are added to this environment. One of the challenges lies in the fact that there is an ongoing, huge access gap in network security and compliance – and it has been residing within the enviro...
While Artificial Intelligence (AI) may not be a new concept, its contribution to automation may just change the face of business. AI's conception dates as far back as 1950, when Alan Turing proposed the Turing test in order to evaluate a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behavior. Fast-forward a couple of decades and research led to the creation of well-known theoretical tools such as Fuzzy Logic, Bayesian Networks, Markov Models and Neural Networks. Concurrently, new types of programming languages such as Prolog, LISP and Smalltalk set the scene for most of the modern interpreted langu...
Some journey to cloud on a mission, others, a deadline. Change management is useful when migrating to public, private or hybrid cloud environments in either case. For most, stakeholder engagement peaks during the planning and post migration phases of a project. Legacy engagements are fairly direct: projects follow a linear progression of activities (the “waterfall” approach) – change managers and application coders work from the same functional and technical requirements. Enablement and development mirror one another, progressing from proof-of-concept planning to final product delivery. Exce...
The high barrier to entry prevents many companies from tapping into the full potential of machine learning. But what if you could make it more accessible? We’re in the midst of a data explosion, with today’s enterprises amassing goldmines of information (25 quintillion bytes of data every day, according to some reports). But what exactly are they doing with this data? Considering the volume of data being collected is quickly becoming unmanageable, now is a good time to shift from manual machine learning to a cognitive approach. This enables businesses to better capitalize on their data and fa...
Blockchain offers impeccable security with its cryptography-based decentralized system as well as the plethora of possible uses retailers could exploit in the near future. In a world of increasing cyberattacks, internet fraud and online hacking, blockchain comes as a breath of fresh air. With its encrypted data and decentralized network system, it's a thorn in every hacker's side. Generally being associated with the finance sector, blockchain is now taking retail by storm. It's on a course that will change the retail industry as we know it. But how exactly is it going to achieve such a feat?
For DevOps teams, the concepts behind service-oriented architecture (SOA) are nothing new. A style of software design initially made popular in the 1990s, SOA was an alternative to a monolithic application; essentially a collection of coarse-grained components that communicated with each other. Communication would involve either simple data passing or two or more services coordinating some activity. SOA served as a valid approach to solving many architectural problems faced by businesses, as applications could be developed by more teams working in parallel and more productively by reusing orig...
Many IT organizations have come to learn that leveraging cloud infrastructure is not just unavoidable, it’s one of the most effective paths for IT organizations to become more responsive to business needs. Yet with the cloud comes new challenges, including minimizing downtime, decreasing the cost of operations, and preventing employee burnout to name a few. As companies migrate their processes and procedures to their new reality of a cloud-based infrastructure, an incident management solution can and should be adopted to help overcome these challenges. This is particularly true when larger ...
We’re seeing an emerging trend in the cloud computing world. I’ve been referring to it as cloud fatigue, but it’s more commonly known as repatriation, or moving workloads from the cloud back to on-prem locations. According to a recent 451 Research report, over 21 percent of organizations have plans to pull back from the cloud and return to an on-prem infrastructure in 2017. Considering the vast growth of cloud adoption over the last several years, what’s behind this trend?
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