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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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Articles & Feature Stories
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the connection between building better software and business agility has been a tenuous one at best. But now that Agile is maturing and Digital Transformation is driving change across enterprises large and small, companies are realizing that their best bet for achieving business agility is to take the best of Agile and apply it across the entire organization.
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
"ZeroStack is a startup in Silicon Valley. We're solving a very interesting problem around bringing public cloud convenience with private cloud control for enterprises and mid-size companies," explained Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP of Product Management at ZeroStack, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. This leads to a waste of cloud resources and increased operational overhead.
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to iterate use cases, bring understanding to those seeking to explore complicated technical concepts and increase revenue across diverse sales channels.
"Codigm is based on the cloud and we are here to explore marketing opportunities in America. Our mission is to make an ecosystem of the SW environment that anyone can understand, learn, teach, and develop the SW on the cloud," explained Sung Tae Ryu, CEO of Codigm, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Infoblox does DNS, DHCP and IP address management for not only enterprise networks but cloud networks as well. Customers are looking for a single platform that can extend not only in their private enterprise environment but private cloud, public cloud, tracking all the IP space and everything that is going on in that environment," explained Steve Salo, Principal Systems Engineer at Infoblox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer at Ayasdi, provided a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to operationalize the intelligence and how to implement a strategy to scale efforts. She pulled from her experience helping tackle HSBC's anti-laundering threats and identifying genetic susceptibilities of diseases for Mt. Sinai with machine intelligence.
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In this Cloud Expo Keynote, Danny Sabbah, CTO & General Manager, Next Generation Platform, will detail the critical architectural considerations and success factors organizations must internalize to successfully implement, optimize and innovate using next generation architectures.
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In the old world of IT, if you didn't have hardware capacity or the budget to buy more, your project was dead in the water. Budget constraints can leave some of the best, most creative and most ingenious innovations on the cutting room floor. It's a true dilemma for developers and innovators – why spend the time creating, when a project could be abandoned in a blink? That was the old world. In the new world of IT, developers rule. They have access to resources they can spin up instantly. A hybrid cloud ignites innovation and empowers developers to focus on what they need. A hybrid cloud blends the best of all worlds, public cloud, private cloud and dedicated servers to fit the needs of developers and offer the ideal environment for each app and workload without the constraints of a one-size-fits-all cloud.

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

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


@CloudExpo Stories
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the conn...
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
"ZeroStack is a startup in Silicon Valley. We're solving a very interesting problem around bringing public cloud convenience with private cloud control for enterprises and mid-size companies," explained Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP of Product Management at ZeroStack, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. Thi...
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
"Infoblox does DNS, DHCP and IP address management for not only enterprise networks but cloud networks as well. Customers are looking for a single platform that can extend not only in their private enterprise environment but private cloud, public cloud, tracking all the IP space and everything that is going on in that environment," explained Steve Salo, Principal Systems Engineer at Infoblox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventio...
"Codigm is based on the cloud and we are here to explore marketing opportunities in America. Our mission is to make an ecosystem of the SW environment that anyone can understand, learn, teach, and develop the SW on the cloud," explained Sung Tae Ryu, CEO of Codigm, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer at Ayasdi, provided a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to oper...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, discussed how by using ne...
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, James Henry, Co-CEO/CTO of Calgary Scientific Inc., introduced you to the challenges, solutions and benefits of training AI systems to solve visual problems with an emphasis on improving AIs with continuous training in the field. He explored applications in several industries and discussed technologies that allow the deployment of advanced visualization solutions to the cloud.
Vulnerability management is vital for large companies that need to secure containers across thousands of hosts, but many struggle to understand how exposed they are when they discover a new high security vulnerability. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, John Morello, CTO of Twistlock, addressed this pressing concern by introducing the concept of the “Vulnerability Risk Tree API,” which brings all the data together in a simple REST endpoint, allowing companies to easily grasp the severity of the ...
While some developers care passionately about how data centers and clouds are architected, for most, it is only the end result that matters. To the majority of companies, technology exists to solve a business problem, and only delivers value when it is solving that problem. 2017 brings the mainstream adoption of containers for production workloads. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben McCormack, VP of Operations at Evernote, discussed how data centers of the future will be managed, how the p...
"NetApp is known as a data management leader but we do a lot more than just data management on-prem with the data centers of our customers. We're also big in the hybrid cloud," explained Wes Talbert, Principal Architect at NetApp, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, discussed how from store operations and ...
"We're focused on how to get some of the attributes that you would expect from an Amazon, Azure, Google, and doing that on-prem. We believe today that you can actually get those types of things done with certain architectures available in the market today," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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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)

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As we enter a new year, it is time to look back over the past year and resolve to improve upon it. In 2014, we will see more service providers resolve to add more personalization in enterprise technology. Below are seven predictions about what will drive this trend toward personalization.
IT organizations face a growing demand for faster innovation and new applications to support emerging opportunities in social, mobile, growth markets, Big Data analytics, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and more. This is great news because it shows that IT continues to be a key stakeholder in delivering business service innovation. However, it also means that IT must deliver new innovation despite flat budgets, while maintaining existing services that grow more complex every day.
Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for businesses that adopt this game-changing computing model. In this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, Rex Wang, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, discusses and dispels some of the common myths about cloud computing that still exist today.
Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over! The 14th International Cloud Expo, co-located with 5th International Big Data Expo and 3rd International SDN Expo, to be held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, N.Y. announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested topics below). Cloud computing helps IT cut infrastructure costs while adding new features and services to grow core businesses. Clouds can help grow margins as costs are cut back but service offerings are expanded. Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud, Big Data and Software-Defined Networking: submit your speaking proposal today!
What do you get when you combine Big Data technologies….like Pig and Hive? A flying pig? No, you get a “Logical Data Warehouse.” In 2012, Infochimps (now CSC) leveraged its early use of stream processing, NoSQLs, and Hadoop to create a design pattern which combined real-time, ad-hoc, and batch analytics. This concept of combining the best-in-breed Big Data technologies will continue to advance across the industry until the entire legacy (and proprietary) data infrastructure stack will be replaced with a new (and open) one.
While unprecedented technological advances have been made in healthcare in areas such as genomics, digital imaging and Health Information Systems, access to this information has been not been easy for both the healthcare provider and the patient themselves. Regulatory compliance and controls, information lock-in in proprietary Electronic Health Record systems and security concerns have made it difficult to share data across health care providers.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Vanessa Alvarez has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
12th International Cloud Expo, held on June 10–13, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service.
Ulitzer.com announced "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo, which drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend.
It's a simple fact that the better sales reps understand their prospects' intentions, preferences and pain points during calls, the more business they'll close. Each day, as your prospects interact with websites and social media platforms, their behavioral data profile is expanding. It's now possible to gain unprecedented insight into prospects' content preferences, product needs and budget. We hear a lot about how valuable Big Data is to sales and marketing teams. But data itself is only valuable when it's part of a bigger story, made visible in the right context.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Larry Carvalho has been named Tech Chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Everyone talks about a cloud-first or mobile-first strategy. It's the trend du jour, and for good reason as these innovative technologies have revolutionized an industry and made savvy companies a lot of money. But consider for a minute what's emerging with the Age of Context and the Internet of Things. Devices, interfaces, everyday objects are becoming endowed with computing smarts. This is creating an unprecedented focus on the Application Programming Interface (API) as developers seek to connect these devices and interfaces to create new supporting services and hybrids. I call this trend the move toward an API-first business model and strategy.
We live in a world that requires us to compete on our differential use of time and information, yet only a fraction of information workers today have access to the analytical capabilities they need to make better decisions. Now, with the advent of a new generation of embedded business intelligence (BI) platforms, cloud developers are disrupting the world of analytics. They are using these new BI platforms to inject more intelligence into the applications business people use every day. As a result, data-driven decision-making is finally on track to become the rule, not the exception.
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The nature of test environments is inherently temporary—you set up an environment, run through an automated test suite, and then tear down the environment. If you can reduce the cycle time for this process down to hours or minutes, then you may be able to cut your test environment budgets considerably. The impact of cloud adoption on test environments is a valuable advancement in both cost savings and agility. The on-demand model takes advantage of public cloud APIs requiring only payment for the time needed to run automated tests. In this framework, success depends on two things: automated i...
Bitcoins are a digital cryptocurrency and have been around since 2009. As a substitute for legal tender, they are becoming the rage for investors and others but because there is no government agency auditing or performing regulatory oversights, you wonder if it is the perfect breeding ground for electronic nanocrime. Since the introduction of the Bitcoin, some competitors have emerged and the whole segment of cryptocurrencies are defined as Altcoins. Altcoins include Dogecoin, Ethereum Feathercoin, Litecoin, Novacoin, Peercoin, and Zetacoin. Some of these cryptocurrencies are considered impro...
identify the sources of event storms and performance anomalies will require automated, real-time root-cause analysis. I think Enterprise Management Associates said it well: “The data and metrics collected at instrumentation points across the application ecosystem are essential to performance monitoring and root cause analysis. However, analytics capable of transforming data and metrics into an application-focused report or dashboards are what separates actual application monitoring from relatively simple silo monitoring.
BnkToTheFuture.com is the largest online investment platform for investing in FinTech, Bitcoin and Blockchain companies. We believe the future of finance looks very different from the past and we aim to invest and provide trading opportunities for qualifying investors that want to build a portfolio in the sector in compliance with international financial regulations.
The benefits of automation are well documented; it increases productivity, cuts cost and minimizes errors. It eliminates repetitive manual tasks, freeing us up to be more innovative. By that logic, surely, we should automate everything possible, right? So, is attempting to automate everything a sensible - even feasible - goal? In a word: no. Consider this your short guide as to what to automate and what not to automate.
“Why incur the expense of generating and collecting all of this IoT data if you’re not going to monetize it?” Organizations are racing to embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) as the pundits create “visions of sugar-plums dancing in their heads.” McKinsey Global Institute released their study “The Internet of Things: Mapping the Value beyond the Hype” in June 2015 that highlighted the staggering financial value that IoT could create! (See Figure 1.)
Troubleshooting a problem on a remote server, especially in production, is not an easy task. Sometimes it involves debugging the application code directly on the server. But the production servers are usually run in a strict environment, where not all convenient developer tools are available. In this article, you'll discover how to configure a running web server and debug your application using standard facilities provided by the Java platform.
Quick quiz! What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the following phrases? Artificial grass Artificial sweeteners Artificial flavors Artificial plants
Java 9 ships with some minor—yet awesome—new language features that make developing easier and cleaner. In this post, we’ll take a look at three of these new features. You probably remember interface methods, which were introduced in Java 8. These are required so that Java itself, as well as framework vendors, can add new methods to interfaces without breaking pre-existing implementations. As these methods can become rather complex, Java now enables you to declare interface methods as private. This allows for extracting common code from interface methods while hiding the code from external us...
Digital experience monitoring plays a vital role in the ecommerce economy. The industry is booming with millions of websites selling everything imaginable. Online stores are expected to be super fast and easy to navigate; users are quick to assess website performance and if said perceived performance is below expectations, they will quickly move on to competitor’s website.
Many enterprise and government IT organizations are realizing the benefits of cloud computing by extending IT delivery and management processes across private and public cloud services. But they are often challenged with balancing the need for centralized cloud governance without stifling user-driven innovation. This strategy requires an approach that fundamentally reshapes how IT is delivered today, shifting the focus from infrastructure to services aggregation, and mixing and matching the best services for meeting organizations’ current and future needs.
Cavirin Systems has just announced C2, a SaaS offering designed to bring continuous security assessment and remediation to hybrid environments, containers, and data centers. Cavirin C2 is deployed within Amazon Web Services (AWS) and features a flexible licensing model for easy scalability and clear pay-as-you-go pricing. Although native to AWS, it also supports assessment and remediation of virtual or container instances within Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or on-premise. By drawing on a comprehensive library of curated industry guidelines, control frameworks, and best practi...
The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer at Ayasdi, provided a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to operationalize the intelligence and how to implement a strategy to scale efforts. She pulled from her ex...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
One problem that all developers and companies struggle with is trying to decide if they should "build it" or "buy it". Software developers love to build things. That is what we do! Their natural reaction tends to lean towards building things. We are also always up for a new challenge. There are very good reasons for building or buying software. There are also good reasons to use open source projects, which is a third option.
The rule of thumb for network security today is that there is no perimeter anymore. An outsider can easily become an insider once perimeter security is breached. Every day, attackers find new ways to breach enterprise perimeter security through ransomware, malware or phishing through social engineering. This is not to suggest that all is lost. Rather, organizations can defeat cybercriminals, in part, by better managing what has already been put in place. As an example of what can go wrong if that doesn’t happen, consider the following story.
When shopping for a new data processing platform for IoT solutions, many development teams want to be able to test-drive options before making a choice. Yet when evaluating an IoT solution, it’s simply not feasible to do so at scale with physical devices. Building a sensor simulator is the next best choice; however, generating a realistic simulation at very high TPS with ease of configurability is a formidable challenge. When dealing with multiple application or transport protocols, you would be looking at some significant engineering investment. On-demand, serverless computing enables deve...
Data Monetization! Data Monetization! Data Monetization! It’s the new mantra of many organizations. But what does “data monetization” really mean, how do you do it, and more importantly, who in the organization owns the job of “data monetization”? The role of Chief Data Officer (CDO) would seem to be a godsend to answer the data monetization challenge. They should be the catalyst in helping organizations to become more effective at leveraging data and analytics to power the digital transformation.
So data warehousing may not be cool anymore, you say? It’s yesterday’s technology (or 1990’s technology if you’re as old as me) that served yesterday’s business needs. And while it’s true that recent big data and data science technologies, architectures and methodologies seems to have rendered data warehousing to the back burner, it is entirely false that there is not a critical role for the data warehouse and Business Intelligence in digitally transformed organizations.
Let's do a visualization exercise. Imagine it's December 31, 2018, and you're ringing in the New Year with your friends and family. You think back on everything that you accomplished in the last year: your company's revenue is through the roof thanks to the success of your product, and you were promoted to Lead Developer. 2019 is poised to be an even bigger year for your company because you have the tools and insight to scale as quickly as demand requires. You're a happy human, and it's not just because of the bubbly in your glass. Now how does one turn this visualization into reality? You st...
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Cloud Expo 2010 Allstar Conference Faculty

SARWAL
Oracle

COFFEE
Salesforce

KHAN
Sybase

BISHOP
Adaptivity

MALCOLM
Abiquo

KHALIDI
Microsoft

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AWS

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