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Sachin Agarwal  - SOA Software


Session | A Peek Into The Future of Mobile-Enabled Health Care
Sachin Agarwal is Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy at SOA Software. He possesses more than 17 years of enterprise and startup experience focussing on using disruptive technologies to drive business growth. His expertise spans from infrastructure technologies like security and middleware to business centric applications like social, digital marketing, and analytics. At SOA Software he drives product marketing, strategy and customer adoption for API Management solutions. Prior to SOA Software, he held senior management roles in Product Management and Development at Oracle, Oblix and Infosys.
 
 
Anand Akela  - Tricentis


Accelerating Your Journey to Self-Service IT
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Anand Akela is Vice President, Product Marketing, at Tricentis, the Continuous Testing company. Prior to his current role, he worked at AppDynamics, CA Technologies, Oracle and HP in various product marketing, product management, and engineering roles in the systems management, servers, data center energy efficiency, and enterprise software areas.

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

You can follow Anand on twitter at https://twitter.com/aakela
 
 
Danny Allan  - VMware


Don’t DIY Your VDI: How Cloud-hosted Desktops as a Service Delivers What VDI Can’t
Track: Infrastructure Management | Virtualization
Danny Allan is Sr. Director at VMware. Until its recent acquisition by VMware, he was CTO of Desktone. As CTO, he led the company's technical and service delivery strategy. He educates IT organizations and solution providers on how to design and deploy hosted virtual desktops and is responsible for the service delivery operations. Prior to Desktone and VMware, he was Director of Security Research at IBM and on IBM's Security Architecture Board.
 
 
Vanessa Alvarez  - Scale Computing


The Great Cloud Quiz
Vanessa Alvarez is Head of Marketing at Scale Computing.
 
 
Jim Anthony  - Verizon Terremark


General Session | New Cloud. New Rules.
Jim Anthony is Vice-President of Sales Engineering at Verizon Terremark, where he leads a global team of highly technical System Architects, Security Specialists and Custom Engineers. His team is responsible for all configurations, solutions and proposals generated by the Company’s direct sales team and channel partners.

In addition to his responsibilities above, Anthony also spends considerable time evangelizing the company's enterprise-class cloud computing solutions at trade shows, and customer/channel events.

Prior to joining Terremark in 2009, he spent 20 years serving various management and consulting roles for technology companies - such as AT&T and Sybase. He has a diverse background managing large complex IT organizations and a deep technical knowledge of complex systems and applications.

Anthony earned his Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Computer Science from Minnesota State University.
 
 
Rod Apeldoorn  - EasyRTC and Priologic Software


Building A Self-Hosted WebRTC Project
Track: OpenStack Fundamentals / WebRTC
Rod Apeldoorn is the server-side lead with tawk.com and EasyRTC - the award winning server and client side platform for quickly building WebRTC applications. In the past he's been a teacher, database architect, and software engineer working on web applications.
 
 
Rod Apeldoorn  - EasyRTC and Priologic Software


Building A Self-Hosted WebRTC Project
Track: OpenStack Fundamentals / WebRTC
Rod Apeldoorn is the server-side lead with tawk.com and EasyRTC - the award winning server and client side platform for quickly building WebRTC applications. In the past he's been a teacher, database architect, and software engineer working on web applications.
 
 
Wayne Ariola  - Parasoft


Cloud Shifts the Burden of Security to Development
Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance
Wayne Ariola, Chief Strategy Officer, leads the development and execution of Parasoft’s long-term strategy. He leverages customer input and fosters partnerships with industry leaders to ensure that Parasoft solutions continuously evolve to support the ever-changing complexities of real-world business processes and systems. Ariola has contributed to the design of core Parasoft technologies and has been awarded several patents for his inventions. A recognized leader on topics such as Service Virtualization, SOA and API quality, quality policy governance, and application security, Ariola is a frequent contributor to publications including Software Test & Performance, SOA World, and ebizQ—as well as a sought-after speaker at key industry events
 
 
Gary Ballabio  - Akamai Technologies


General Session | Fear & Loathing in the Enterprise Cloud (with apologies to Hunter S. Thompson)
Gary Ballabio is a Product Line Director responsible for Akamai's Enterprise Cloud Solutions portfolio. In his role, he runs Akamai's Terra Alta, Web Application Accelerator and Cloud Monitor services, which target major Enterprise based initiatives centered around Cloud adoption, Big Data and Mobile/BYOD. A 13 year veteran at Akamai, Ballabio has also held leadership roles in Engineering, Sales Engineering, Account Management and Professional Services covering teams in the US, Europe and Asia.
 
 
Tim Bishop  - Akamai Technologies


Cloud Application Acceleration: Mission Impossible?
Track: SDN & Networking Innovations
Tim Bishop is a Strategic Engagement Manager in Akamai’s High-Tech division, responsible for assisting Akamai’s largest High-Tech customers with using Akamai’s products and services to facilitate their cloud strategy, and for helping them manage, scale, secure and enhance their enterprise cloud adoption. He has worked with Akamai’s High-Tech customers for over 5 years in a variety of technical roles. Prior to Akamai, Mr. Bishop ran a consulting business assisting pre-Series A startups with strategy and implementation, and before that he served in a number of technical and management roles at GetActive Software, Onscreen Systems, Geoworks, and Go Corporation.
 
 
Mary Beth Borgwing  - Standish Risk Management


Harnessing the Risks of Cloud Computing: Using Risk for Growth & Optimization
Mary Beth Borgwing brings to Standish Risk Management, LLC (SRM) decades of experience as a senior risk, finance and insurance executive. SRM works with corporations to improve their performance by building a culture that can be accountable for risk while achieving growth and profitability. In addition, Mary Beth is also a Senior Advisor to Eleven Canterbury in New York City, an international consultancy connecting technology and services firms to large Financial Services Corporations. For 12 years prior to SRM, Mary Beth led senior risk teams as an advisor to Fortune 500 clients of Marsh (MMC) and Willis Group Holdings (WSH). Mary Beth was the Chief Financial Officer at Sentillion and spent her early career in accounting, auditing, and compliance in the financial services sector. Mary Beth is the East Coast Steering Committee Chair of Cloud NOW (Cloud Network of Women), and has an MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management, Boston, MA and a BSBA in Accounting Studies.
 
 
Ditlev Bredahl  - OnApp


Federated Cloud: Why Service Providers Can’t Live Without It
Track: Hot Topics
Ditlev Bredahl is an outspoken champion of traditional hosts and service providers against the growing monopoly of AWS. Before founding OnApp he led UK2 Group’s hosting companies and spearheaded the launch of VPS.NET, which now operates one of the world’s top five public clouds.
 
 
Ross Brouse  - Solar VPS


The Great Cloud Quiz
Ross Brouse is a true creative thinker. He believes the solution to most challenges involves discipline, positive reinforcement and innovative problem solving. As an industry leader, he draws from decades of experience in film and television production, graphic design and development, and managed IT. A graduate of New York University, Ross founded FortressITX's subsidiary company, Solar VPS, in 2005.
 
 
Ross Brouse  - Solar VPS


The Cloud Under Your Nose: Adopting Cloud Solutions from the Couch to the Corporation
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Ross Brouse is a true creative thinker. He believes the solution to most challenges involves discipline, positive reinforcement and innovative problem solving. As an industry leader, he draws from decades of experience in film and television production, graphic design and development, and managed IT. A graduate of New York University, Ross founded FortressITX's subsidiary company, Solar VPS, in 2005.
 
 
Howard Brown  - RingDNA


How Context Will Solve the Big Data Problem for Sales & Marketing
Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data
Howard Brown is Founder & CEO of RingDNA, a company that is empowering businesses to reimagine telephony by providing powerful web and mobile apps that connect the business phone to CRM, social media, ad sources and other rich sources of enterprise contact data. Howard is a widely recognized platform technology expert whose company DemandResults helped enterprise companies revolutionize their marketing & sales efforts. Prior to creating RingDNA and DemandResults, Brown founded 4Therapy.com, a powerful network of hundreds of healthcare information and referral sites, which he sold to CRC Health (a Bain Capital Company) in 2004. He also founded Senior Transitions, which was acquired by RealPage in 2013.

Brown’s work as a visionary in the B2B sector was recognized in the book Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, and he was recently featured on the popular Entrepreneur on Fire podcast. He is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Dreamforce and LeadsCon. Howard’s RingDNA prototype won the 2011 Dreamforce Hackathon, and his RingDNA pitch at Austin’s 2012 StartupCamp won first prize.
 
 
Steven Campbell  - HGST


Day 3 Keynote | Navigating Storage in a Cloudy Environment
As the top technology executive for HGST, a Western Digital company, Steve Campbell plays a strategic role in driving the technology innovation that will set the company’s direction and drive business growth as the storage industry responds to changing needs for datacenter, cloud and mobile device storage needs. Based in San Jose, California, he has global responsibility for HGST product development and technical vision.

Steve has more than 30 years of experience in the electronics and data storage industry, and brings a unique perspective as a business-focused technologist to HGST’s delivery of value to customers around the world. His background includes senior executive roles at Western Digital Corporation and technology management roles at Quantum and Hewlett-Packard.

He also has a proven track record with successfully leading cross-cultural and geographically dispersed product development and engineering teams. Immediately before joining Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (which became the HGST subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation following its 2012 acquisition by WDC) he was Chief Executive Officer of Singapore-listed Innotek Limited and Innotek’s subsidiary, Magnecomp Precision Technology—both strategic component suppliers to major hard drive companies. At Western Digital, he was general manager of the Desktop Solutions Line of Business, senior vice president of Engineering, vice president of New Product Introduction and Chief Quality Officer.

Steve holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona.
 
 
Larry Carvalho  - IDC


The Great Cloud Quiz
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.
 
 
Alan Chhabra  - BMC Software


Shocking Hybrid Cloud Secrets Revealed!
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Alan is responsible for managing the Global Architect team across all solution areas for BMC. Prior to this role, Alan spearheaded BMC's Cloud/Data Center Automation Practice. Before joining BMC, he was at Egenera (A Virtualization Pioneer) for over eight years leading various strategic customer initiatives in cloud, utility computing, infrastructure virtualization, and growing Egenera's Professional Services team. He is a frequent speaker at industry events where he regularly leads discussions on how virtualization, cloud computing and dynamic data centers can help CIOs meet their business objectives. Alan has also spent time working at Big 5 consulting firms and engineering organizations like the Charles Stark Draper Labs.

He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and his Masters in aerospace engineering.
 
 
Jaret Chiles  - Rackspace


Cloud Security in an Agile World
Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance
Jaret Chiles has over 14 years of experience designing, implementing and supporting technical solutions for enterprise clientele. His expertise in this area has helped hundreds of companies promote smoother, smarter and more secure IT environments that meet regulatory requirements and core business objectives. Jaret joined Rackspace in 2007 and is a resident expert in the area of cloud security. In 2012, Jaret helped pioneer the Rackspace Enterprise Cloud Solutions Architecture team. Its focus is driving enterprises to cloud computing through transformational strategic planning and architecture design consultation. Jaret holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M Corpus Christi and maintains certifications including CISSP, CISA, CCNA and ITIL.
 
 
Coy Christmas  - Fasetto


The Agnostic Cloud
Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data
Coy Christmas, CTO, is a successful serial entrepreneur. Before co-founding Fasetto he innovated in computer gaming equipment. The prior businesses invented, developed, manufactured, and distributed equipment that won shelf space at Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Game Stop. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Coy sold business solutions, earning numerous performance rewards.
 
 
Robert Collazo  - Rackspace


Top 10 Tips for Engaging Customers with Social Media
Track: Hot Topics
Rob works for Rackspace currently as Manager of Social Media and is a Senior Systems Engineer. He started his career with Rackspace in May of 2007 as a Linux Systems Administrator working under Rackspace Cloud co-founder Jonathan Bryce (when we were called Mosso). He quickly worked his way to Manager of Operations for the Cloud Sites product where he managed a team of dedicated Linux and Windows Administrators. Later, Rob took on the challenge of founding and leading the Rackspace Cloud Professional Services Team. In 2008, he was awarded the coveted Straightjacket award for Fanatical Support
 
 
Brendan Collins  - Hitachi GST (HGST)


General Session | Lighten Your Data Center TCO with Helium Storage Solutions
As the Hitachi GST's VP of Product Marketing, Brendan Collins ensures that HGST HDDs and SSDs are innovative, high quality and competitive while meeting the range of customer needs for digital storage. Under his management, HGST delivers HDDs and SSDs to enterprise, consumer and electronics, desktop and mobile computing, video and other customers. With more than 20 years of technical and management experience in the disk drive industry, Collins previously was director of Enterprise Market Development for Seagate Technology, where he focused on developing emerging business opportunities. He came to Seagate through the company’s acquisition of Maxtor Corporation, where he had advanced from Sr. Director to VP of Marketing, over time addressing the full range of Maxtor’s enterprise, desktop and consumer products.
 
 
Lynn Comp  - Intel


Harnessing the Risks of Cloud Computing: Using Risk for Growth & Optimization
Lynn Comp brings a diversity of experience across multiple cloud touch points, spanning software, networking and communications, cellular telephony, and technologies supporting cutting edge ways to operationalize a cloud datacenter. As a result, Lynn brings a unique systemic perspective to the emerging challenges in cloud around new efficiencies in how data is transformed, transported and stored. Currently Lynn manages a team responsible for enabling and marketing platform capabilities that simplify managing a cloud datacenter for energy efficiency, compliance/audit and serviceability. Lynn has a BSEE from Virginia Tech and an MBA from University of Phoenix.

 
 
Tim Crawford  - 


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


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


Big Data Landscape - A Critical View
Track: SDN & Networking Innovations
Jnan Dash is Senior Advisor at EZShield Inc., Advisor at ScaleDB and Board Member at Compassites Software Solutions. He has lived in Silicon Valley since 1979. Formerly he was the Chief Strategy Officer (Consulting) at Curl Inc., before which he spent ten years at Oracle Corporation and was the Group Vice President, Systems Architecture and Technology till 2002. He was responsible for setting Oracle's core database and application server product directions and interacted with customers worldwide in translating future needs to product plans. Before that he spent 16 years at IBM. He blogs at http://jnandash.ulitzer.com.
 
 
Nathan Day  - SoftLayer


General Session | Performance Is Not a Commodity
Nathan Day is Chief Scientist at SoftLayer, where he is responsible for the design, creation, and implementation of the proprietary SoftLayer Infrastructure Management System (IMS). Prior to SoftLayer, he served as VP of Development at The Planet where he oversaw the back-end management system. Prior to joining The Planet, Day held the position as Senior Application Developer at Catalog.com. His employment history includes positions with Texas Instruments, MCI WorldCom, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He brings extensive experience in product and software development. His skill set includes PHP, Cold Fusion, Perl, HTML, XML, C, C++, and Python. Mr. Day earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University
 
 
Gene Dragotta  - SOA Software


Session | A Peek Into The Future of Mobile-Enabled Health Care
Gene Dragotta is a senior software developer and architect with 20 years of experience building distributed systems for the finance, insurance, government, military and the health care sector domains. Mr. Dragotta recently completed and deployed a mobile solution that utilizes the HL7 messaging protocol to remotely manage emergency battlefield dialysis treatments from a mobile device. Additionally Gene spent 3 years as a Tibco / Data Synapse Cloud Computing solutions architect building private and hybrid cloud computing infrastructures and migrating applications to those environments.
 
 
Gregory Farnum  - Inktank


Ceph: Distributed Storage For the Cloud
Track: OpenStack Fundamentals / WebRTC
Greg Farnum is a long-standing member of the core Ceph development team, having joined the project as the third full-time engineer since graduating from Harvey Mudd College in 2009. He has served in many roles as Ceph grows and is one of the original Inktank engineers. Since then he has acted as a roving contributor when not wearing the hat of filesystem team technical lead. He is passionate about solving problems in distributed computing. Besides his experience as a developer, Greg is known for his focus on the Ceph community via the project's mailing lists and chatrooms.
 
 
Alistair Farquharson  - SOA Software


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


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


One Cloud, No Servers. Pure Joy.
Track: Infrastructure Management | Virtualization
Lanlogic has been a pioneer in Cloud Computing since 1995 when the company started right here in Silicon Valley. Back then, the company was called an ISP or ASP, providing hosted services. Since the beginning, Lanlogic recognized the value of offering servers and server applications for clients who either didn’t have the space or the staff to manage their own IT infrastructure. From startups like Friendster to larger clients like local government agencies and school districts, Lanlogic offers the one thing all customers want: a BFF. Most of our clients have depended on us for over 10 years, the same is true with our people. If you’re looking for something more than the largest company in the business or the lowest-cost provider, we can be Best Friends Forever.

Joe Foos joined Lanlogic in 2003 after having worked with the company as a vendor and been overwhelmingly impressed with the quality of the people and the loyalty of the customers. For over two decades, Joe’s technology career has revolved around helping customers achieve their goals and find the very best solutions available, even if his employer doesn’t offer them directly. Described often as a Bridge Builder, Joe’s ability to listen very well and truly care about every customer’s needs has earned Lanlogic opportunities and accolades such as this one today. Out of thousands of partners nationwide, Lanlogic was chosen to represent Microsoft Cloud Solutions at Cloud Computing Expo this week. Earlier this year, Joe was also chosen as one of 15 Microsoft Partner executives nationwide to join the Cloud Partner Advisory Council, offering direct feedback and guidance to Microsoft senior executives and program managers in Redmond.
 
 
Steve Fox  - Microsoft


Cloud Computing & The Mobile Web: Building the Next Generation of Mobile Web Sites on Windows Azure
Track: Deploying the Cloud
Steve Fox Steve Fox is the Director of the Windows Azure Center of Excellence at Microsoft. He and his global team help enterprise customers adopt the Cloud. He’s worked with Microsoft since 1998 working on a range of technologies such as Natural Language and Search to .NET, Office and SharePoint development to Cloud Computing. He has spent almost 20 years in the IT industry in various areas working for a range of small boutique consulting firms to large, global consulting and software firms.

Fox is currently a Director in Microsoft Services leading a global team of Cloud Architects helping enterprises make the transition to Mobile and Cloud Computing. He has authored multiple technical books and articles on a variety of topics and speaks regularly at events and conferences both domestically and internationally.
 
 
Christopher Francesconi  - StorageCraft


Disaster Recovery in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data
Chris is a senior level IT professional with over 18 years of experience in the technology sector. Prior to joining StorageCraft, he spent more than a decade as the solution architect and sales engineer at Compuvision, a premier VAR and MSP. Prior to that, he was a regional IT manager and senior systems administrator for Arcadis, a Fortune 500 full service engineering firm.

Mr. Francesconi is highly proficient in the design and architecture of networks, servers, storage, and data center solutions. He has an AP in photography from the Colorado Institute of Art and currently resides in Huntington Beach, California, with his wife and three children. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, extreme sports, hiking, and camping.


 
 
Marc Gaffan  - Incapsula


DDoS Attacks: Peeling the Onion on One of the most Sophisticated Ever Seen
Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance
Marc Gaffan is Co-Founder & VP of Business Development at Incapsula.
 
 
Manuel Garcia  - Altoros


Build Your Own Private PaaS with Cloud Foundry
Track: Deploying the Cloud
Manuel Garcia is the Director of Operations at Altoros’s office in Santa Fe. He got his Engineering Degree at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional and is a certified SCRUM Master. Being a Product and Project Manager with +15 years of Software Development experience, Manuel also is an agile methodologies evangelist.
 
 
Jeremy Geelan  - Cloud Expo, Inc.


Meet the Cloud People: A Look at Some Personalities Behind the Cloud
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.
 
 
Francoise Gilbert  - IT Law Group


Harnessing the Risks of Cloud Computing: Using Risk for Growth & Optimization
Francoise Gilbert, founder and managing director of the IT Law Group (www.itlawgroup.com), is an internationally recognized thought leader and expert in information privacy and security law. With more than 30 years of experience as an attorney, Françoise regularly advises public companies and other businesses on a variety of information privacy, security, cloud computing, and big data matters.

Francoise is the primary author and editor of the reference two-volume treatise Global Privacy and Security Law, http://www.globalprivacybook.com (3,000 pages, 2-volume, Aspen Publishers / Wolters Kluwer Law and Business), which is an in-depth analysis of the data protection laws of 65 countries. She co-chairs the PLI Privacy & Security Law Institute, and is a past co-chair of the Silicon Valley KnowledgeNet of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She is also a contributing expert to TechTarget’s SearchCloudSecurity.com.

Named Best Lawyers’ “2014 San Francisco Lawyer of the Year for Information Technology Law,” Francoise was also recently selected as one of the “2013 Northern California’s Top Attorneys.” Her work and leadership in the information privacy and security field has received consistent accolades from ComputerWorld (listed as one of the top privacy advisers), Ethisphere (listed as one of the country’s three “lawyers who matter” in the privacy field). For several years, she has been repeatedly recognized by the prestigious Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in America, and Who's Who in E-Commerce as one of the leading lawyers in the information law field.
 
 
Douglas Greise  - Veris Group


Understanding FedRAMP – How Cloud Computing is Driving Compliance Changes to Public and Private Sectors
Track: Deploying the Cloud
Douglas Greise is Principal & Co-Founder of Veris Group. He brings more than eighteen years of information technology/security consulting and management experience to the company and its customer base. As Principal, he oversees strategic planning, partnerships and client delivery areas, including Veris Group’s cloud computing consulting and assessment services. He's an experienced executive responsible for the management and operation of the company’s client services and technology innovation program and leads the business development efforts for multiple delivery areas. In this role, he is responsible for establishing strategic partnerships and outreach initiatives to the private and public sectors.

Greise has worked with multiple government agencies and commercial cloud service providers to include: AT&T, Amazon Web Services, IBM, ServiceNow, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, and the Department of the Treasury.
 
 
Harold Hannon  - SoftLayer Technologies


High Performance, Scalable Big Data Solutions in a Bare Metal Cloud
Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data
Harold Hannon has been working in the field of software development as both an Architect and Developer for over 15 years, with a focus on workflow, integration and distributed systems. He is currently a Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer Technologies working within their Product Innovation team. He has a passion for leveraging open source solutions to bring real value to the Enterprise space, and has implemented open source solutions with many companies across the globe.

Hannon is also active in mobile application development, with multiple published applications.
 
 
Willie Hardie  - Oracle


Delivering Database as a Service with Oracle Database 12c
Track: Deploying the Cloud
Willie Hardie is responsible for Oracle Database product management, focusing on growing Oracle's business in the global database, data warehousing, and embedded database markets. His area of expertise includes Oracle Database and Oracle Exadata as well as Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle In-Memory Database Cache, Oracle Advanced Compression, and other key Oracle Database options.

Mr. Hardie has been in IT for more than 25 years and has specialized in relational database technologies for more than 20 years. Originally from Edinburgh in Scotland, he has worked with Oracle Database since Release 5.
 
 
Matt Hester  - Microsoft


General Session | Overview of Windows Azure IaaS
Matt Hester is a Senior Information Technology Professional Evangelist for Microsoft. A skilled and experienced evangelist presenting to audiences nationally and internationally, he has been involved in the IT Pro community for over 20 years. Prior to joining Microsoft he was a highly successful Microsoft Certified Trainer for over 8 years. After joining Microsoft, he has continued to be heavily involved in IT Pro community as an IT Pro Evangelist. In his role at Microsoft Hester has presented to audiences in excess of 5000 and as small as 10. He has written four articles for TechNet magazine and published three books.
 
 
Matt Hester  - Microsoft


General Session | Overview of Windows Azure IaaS
Matt Hester is a Senior Information Technology Professional Evangelist for Microsoft. A skilled and experienced evangelist presenting to audiences nationally and internationally, he has been involved in the IT Pro community for over 20 years. Prior to joining Microsoft he was a highly successful Microsoft Certified Trainer for over 8 years. After joining Microsoft, he has continued to be heavily involved in IT Pro community as an IT Pro Evangelist. In his role at Microsoft Hester has presented to audiences in excess of 5000 and as small as 10. He has written four articles for TechNet magazine and published three books.
 
 
Matt Hester  - Microsoft


Lunchtime Focus Keynote | What About Your Private Cloud? (And How Microsoft Can Help.)
Matt Hester is a Senior Information Technology Professional Evangelist for Microsoft. A skilled and experienced evangelist presenting to audiences nationally and internationally, he has been involved in the IT Pro community for over 20 years. Prior to joining Microsoft he was a highly successful Microsoft Certified Trainer for over 8 years. After joining Microsoft, he has continued to be heavily involved in IT Pro community as an IT Pro Evangelist. In his role at Microsoft Hester has presented to audiences in excess of 5000 and as small as 10. He has written four articles for TechNet magazine and published three books.
 
 
Matt Hester  - Microsoft


(Hands on Session) Getting to Know Windows Azure IaaS
Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance
Matt Hester is a Senior Information Technology Professional Evangelist for Microsoft. A skilled and experienced evangelist presenting to audiences nationally and internationally, he has been involved in the IT Pro community for over 20 years. Prior to joining Microsoft he was a highly successful Microsoft Certified Trainer for over 8 years. After joining Microsoft, he has continued to be heavily involved in IT Pro community as an IT Pro Evangelist. In his role at Microsoft Hester has presented to audiences in excess of 5000 and as small as 10. He has written four articles for TechNet magazine and published three books.
 
 
Matt Hester  - Microsoft


Backup and Secure Your Data Using Windows Azure
Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance
Matt Hester is a Senior Information Technology Professional Evangelist for Microsoft. A skilled and experienced evangelist presenting to audiences nationally and internationally, he has been involved in the IT Pro community for over 20 years. Prior to joining Microsoft he was a highly successful Microsoft Certified Trainer for over 8 years. After joining Microsoft, he has continued to be heavily involved in IT Pro community as an IT Pro Evangelist. In his role at Microsoft Hester has presented to audiences in excess of 5000 and as small as 10. He has written four articles for TechNet magazine and published three books.
 
 
Mark R. Hinkle  - Citrix Systems


Why Lease When You Can Buy Your Cloud
Track: SDN & Networking Innovations
Mark Hinkle is the Senior Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix Systems Inc. He joined Citrix as a result of their July 2011 acquisition of Cloud.com where he was their Vice President of Community. He is currently responsible for Citrix open source efforts around the open source cloud computing platform, Apache CloudStack and the Xen Hypervisor. Previously he was the VP of Community at Zenoss Inc., a producer of the open source application, server, and network management software, where he grew the Zenoss Core project to over 100,000 users and 20,000 organizations on all seven continents. He also is a longtime open source expert and author having served as Editor-in-Chief for both LinuxWorld Magazine and Enterprise Open Source Magazine. His blog on open source, technology, and new media can be found at http://www.socializedsoftware.com.
 
 
Hideaki Imaizumi  - TOYOTA InfoTechnology Center USA


Cloud Platform for New Generation M2M Services'
Track: Infrastructure Management | Virtualization
Hideaki Imaizumi, Ph.D. is a co-founder and a board member of Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium. He has started "Smart Car" Project in the consortium as a project leader. The goal of the project is to develop new type of services based on dataset collected out of vehicles. He is also a senior researcher at TOYOTA InfoTechnology Center USA Inc. His current research interest includes connected-vehicle technology and new services achieved in the environment where huge number of vehicles will always connect to clouds.
 
 
Cory Isaacson  - Risk Management Solutions


Scaling Big Data in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data
Cory Isaacson is CTO of Risk Management Solutions. As CTO, he drives the delivery of the advanced, cloud-based RMS(one)® platform, leading the industry with innovative approaches to software management and advanced technology for the complex and unique challenges of risk modeling. Prior to joining RMS, Cory was CEO/CTO of CodeFutures Corporation, maker of AgilData and dbShards. Cory has founded or held executive positions in several software-related businesses, and authored the books Software Pipelines and SOA and Understanding Big Data Scalability.

He has more than 20 years of experience with advanced software architectures, and has worked with many of the world’s brightest innovators in the field of high-performance computing. Cory has authored numerous articles and spoken at hundreds of public events, helping organizations address the real-world challenges of Big Data performance and scalability, and effectively applying emerging technologies to fields including social networking, mobile applications, gaming, and complex computing systems. He holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
 
 
Erik Iversen  - SHI International


The Cloud and License Management: Now what?
Track: Infrastructure Management | Virtualization
Erik Iversen leads the Software Asset Management team at SHI International. He started the SAM Services team in 2008 with just one customer; now the team supports a variety of software governance and compliance programs for hundreds of customers of all shapes and sizes. His team’s goals are to leverage SHI’s premier license knowledge and optimize customers’ license value, to provide the most effective software governance services and help customers manage license compliance risk, and to provide integrated asset life-cycle support and make IT and business processes more efficient.

Thirty years of management across virtually every IT discipline provides Iversen with a unique understanding of the complex interplay between hardware, software, networks, infrastructure, operations, applications, licensing, and end users. He has a pragmatic perspective on how effective ITAM service solutions can save money, reduce risk, and make for a more efficient IT organization.
 
 
Phil Jackson  - SoftLayer


Infrastructure at Scale: Best Practices in Scaling Cloud Architectures
Track: Infrastructure Management | Virtualization
Phil Jackson is Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer. He helps customers and partners integrate with the SoftLayer’s API. He also architects the company’s Drupal websites, writes API documentation, and maintains the developer blog. Formerly, he was a Sales Engineer building internal tools and providing technical consultation for potential and existing customers.

Jackson started his career in webhosting at Ev1Servers where he led the training department. With a passion for technology that started at a young age, he has developed skills in a variety of scripting and programming languages and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the tech community.
 
 
Brian Jawalka  - Rackspace


General Session | The Next Generation IT Department – Must Have Hybrid Cloud
Brian Jawalka is Manager, Strategy & Architecture at Rackspace Hosting. He has 10+ years in developing world-class product and transformational architectures for Fortune 1000 companies. He has developed secure IT architectures, solutions and best practices for a wide range of global customers and industries. Presently, Jawalka is a Sr. IT Strategist within Rackspace’s Enterprise Cloud Solutions Organization, where he is focused on building long-term IT strategies for enterprise clientele. He also works closely with key Rackspace technology partners, including: Cisco, F5, Dell, HP, NetApp, EMC, Microsoft, Oracle, CA, Magento, Akamai, and Accenture
 
 
Pete Johnson  - ProfitBricks


The Evolution of Cloud Flexibility
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Pete Johnson is the Chief Evangelist for ProfitBricks. During his time running Enterprise Architecture for HP.com, he made what was possibly the last bare metal hardware order for HP’s country landing pages worldwide. He was also a founding member of HP’s public cloud team. Follow him on Twitter @nerdguru.
 
 
David Klebanov  - Cisco Systems


Building Programmable Data Center Switching Fabrics for the Cloud
Track: SDN & Networking Innovations
David Klebanov is a Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco Systems. In his work David influences strategic development of the industry leading Data Center switching platforms, which lay foundation for the next generation cloud fabrics. David also takes great pride in speaking at industry events, releasing publications and working on patents. He can be reached at klebanov@cisco.com or on Twitter @DavidKlebanov.
 
 
Tim Knudsen  - Akamai Technologies


Lunchtime Focus Keynote | Application Delivery in the Cloud: Debunking Myths and Showcasing the Realities
Tim Knudsen is the Senior Director of Business Development for the Emerging Products Business Unit of Akamai. He leads strategy, strategic partnerships and technology alliances across the Emerging Products solution portfolio and strategic initiatives. Prior to Akamai, Tim was the VP of Product Management for IBM's Tealeaf Technology, the recognized leader in Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions. With more than 15 years of leadership positions in product management and business development roles in cloud platforms, WAN Optimization, application acceleration, APM and customer experience management solutions, Tim brings unique insights into challenges and solutions for innovating winning customers experiences in today's cloudified world.
 
 
Brian Kracik  - Oracle


Driving Recurring Revenue Streams through Cloud Billing
Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data
As director of product marketing service delivery platforms and cloud solutions for Oracle, Brian Kracik is responsible for establishing and executing industry and technology strategy. He serves as the lead for strategic service delivery platform initiatives and public cloud solutions. With more than 21 years of telecommunications experience, Mr. Kracik is well-versed in the business and network aspects of global operators and he has driven adoption of service delivery platforms, next-generation network technologies, public cloud deployments, and order management systems.

Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Kracik held various lead positions focused on business development and marketing for BEA Systems and Sun Microsystems. He also held director roles with wireless and wireline operators including McLeod USA, Sprint Cellular, 360 Communications and Alltel managing teams of engineers in the financial planning, design, build-out and optimization of the operators’ markets.

Mr. Kracik holds an MBA from DePaul University, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Illinois and a Bachelor of General Studies from Armstrong State College.
 
 
Lisa Larson  - Rackspace


Day 2 Keynote | How to Maintain Relevancy in a Cloud World: A Step-by-Step Approach to the Future Business of IT
Lisa Larson is the Vice President of Enterprise Cloud Solutions for Rackspace. She has spent 20-plus years in IT, Professional Services and technical sales working with customers of all sizes with an emphasis in Consulting, Solution Sales, Infrastructure Services, Project Management, IT Operations, Technical Support, Application Development and IT Management. Lisa became a Racker in September 2010 and is responsible for end-to-end technical sales for the U.S. market. In 2011, she launched Rackspace Advisory Services; an elite, dedicated team of cloud experts and consultants who help enterprises build cloud strategies, transform the business of IT and leverage cloud computing. She's a published author and a graduate of the University of Houston. In her spare time, she is an avid runner and has completed nine marathons. She is currently contemplating her next big marathon. She also enjoys a bit of karaoke from time to time.
 
 
Chad M. Lawler  - Hitachi Consulting


An Executive View on Cloud Service Brokers - Cloud Solutions in a Cloud Service Broker Model
Track: Deploying the Cloud
Dr. Chad Lawler leads Hitachi Consulting’s Cloud Computing Consulting Practice and brings with him 17 years of experience in IT leadership as a change agent, thought leader and new technology business developer, with broad and deep expertise in IT outsourcing, consulting services and product development. He began working in the cloud computing field in 2005 and has since led global cloud computing and enterprise architecture initiatives driving strategy and transformation, helping companies leverage cloud computing for strategic advantage and innovation. He has worked with leading Cloud Service Providers to set new strategic directions for their cloud portfolios and improve their cloud service offerings. He is a recognized consulting leader in the field of cloud computing and has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences on the topics of cloud computing, cloud governance and disaster tolerant computing.
 
 
Chad M. Lawler  - Hitachi Consulting


The Executive View on Big Data Platform Hosting - Evaluating Hosting Services for Big Data Computing
Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data
Dr. Chad Lawler leads Hitachi Consulting’s Cloud Computing Consulting Practice and brings with him 17 years of experience in IT leadership as a change agent, thought leader and new technology business developer, with broad and deep expertise in IT outsourcing, consulting services and product development. He began working in the cloud computing field in 2005 and has since led global cloud computing and enterprise architecture initiatives driving strategy and transformation, helping companies leverage cloud computing for strategic advantage and innovation. He has worked with leading Cloud Service Providers to set new strategic directions for their cloud portfolios and improve their cloud service offerings. He is a recognized consulting leader in the field of cloud computing and has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences on the topics of cloud computing, cloud governance and disaster tolerant computing.
 
 
Ed Leafe  - Rackspace


Continuous Deployment Using the Cloud
Track: Deploying the Cloud
Ed has been a developer for over 20 years, and is one of the original developers of OpenStack. After leaving the Microsoft world over a decade ago he has been primarily a Python developer, and has spoken as several PyCons around the globe. He also throws a mean Frisbee.
 
 
Thai Lee  - SHI


Opening Keynote | The Changing Atmosphere of Cloud Computing
Thai Lee has been the CEO and President of SHI International Corp. since 1989. Under her leadership, SHI has transformed from a $1 million regional reseller into a $5 billion+ global provider of information technology products and solutions. Today, SHI employs over 2,300 employees in 25 offices around the world.

SHI’s growth has been achieved completely organically. Dynamic, scalable, innovative solutions delivered with world-class customer support have made SHI International Corp. the complete IT solutions provider it is today. According to Businessweek, SHI is one of the top ten privately held IT companies in the United States.
 
 
Tom Lounibos  - SOASTA


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


100,000 Hours in the Cloud….Lessons Learned
Track: Deploying the Cloud
Tom Lounibos, CEO for SOASTA, oversees the company's operations, sales and marketing arms and is responsible for the company's go-to-market strategy. He brings more than 30 years of experience in building early stage software companies, leading two companies to successful IPOs. Most recently, Lounibos was CEO of Dorado Corporation. Previous to Dorado, he was EVP for Sagent Technology through its 1999 IPO, entrepreneur-in-residence at Crosspoint Venture Partners, and held executive positions at Digitalk Corporation, Knowledgeware (KWI), and Encore Financial Services. He has also served on several Boards in the Silicon Valley.
 
 
Clint Ludeman  - HGST


Understanding Workloads: All Data is Not Created Equal, Nor are Hard Drives
Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data
Clint Ludeman is a Technical Product Line Manager responsible for developing product strategy and technical requirements for enterprise storage products at HGST.
 
 
Mark Majewski  - Rackspace


Demystifying Hybrid Cloud
Track: Deploying the Cloud
Mark Majewski is a technology industry expert with 17 years of experience in developing world-class architectures and transformational roadmaps for Fortune 1000 companies. At Rackspace, Mark is a Cloud Solutions Architect where his focus is on designing and implementing complex cloud solutions while teaching global organizations how to appropriately leverage cloud computing technologies. It is this experience that allows Mark to advocate best practices in architecture design, IT governance, information security and optimized holistic IT systems.
 
 
Diby Malakar  - Oracle


Oracle’s Strategy for Public Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Services
Track: Infrastructure Management | Virtualization
Diby Malakar works as Director of Product Management for Oracle with a primary focus on Oracle Cloud products and solutions. He has more than 19 years of experience building products and solutions in the Cloud and Analytics space, specializing in helping companies bridge the gap between product, technology and business. Prior to Oracle, he managed the Core Data Integration Product line at Informatica and was responsible for pioneering the concept of "Self-Service Data Integration". Prior to Informatica, he ran Engineering and Product Management functions at Cloud9 Analytics, a SaaS-based startup focused on building sales performance management applications. He has also worked for companies like KPMG, Neoforma and TiVo in various engineering management and product management capacities. He is a speaker at leading conferences and has also published numerous articles in leading magazines. He has served as the President of the San Francisco DAMA Chapter for several years and has also been on the DAMA International Board of Directors.
 
 
Luke Malpass  - Fasetto


The Agnostic Cloud
Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data
Luke Malpass, Software Architect, co-founder of Fasetto and gaming equipment, he is a prolific software developer having developed systems from accounting to training, to CAD. He has authored 2 programming books and holds many joint patents on programming system and methods.
 
 
Andi Mann  - Splunk


The Great Cloud Quiz
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, and communicator. For over 30 years across five continents, Andi has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and consultant.

Andi is a sought-after commentator on business technology in trade and business media, at tradeshows and conferences, on radio, television, webcasts, podcasts, and more.

Andi has been named to Business Insider's Top Thought-Provoking Enterprise Tech Execs, Huffington Post's Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts, and many other ‘Top …’ lists. He is co-author of two popular books, 'Visible Ops – Private Cloud'; and 'The Innovative CIO'. He blogs at 'Andi Mann – Übergeek' (http://pleasediscuss.com/andimann), and tweets as @AndiMann.
 
 
Andi Mann  - Splunk


Harnessing APIs to Deliver Competitive Applications in the ‘Cloud Of Clouds’
Track: Infrastructure Management | Virtualization
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, and communicator. For over 30 years across five continents, Andi has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and consultant.

Andi is a sought-after commentator on business technology in trade and business media, at tradeshows and conferences, on radio, television, webcasts, podcasts, and more.

Andi has been named to Business Insider's Top Thought-Provoking Enterprise Tech Execs, Huffington Post's Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts, and many other ‘Top …’ lists. He is co-author of two popular books, 'Visible Ops – Private Cloud'; and 'The Innovative CIO'. He blogs at 'Andi Mann – Übergeek' (http://pleasediscuss.com/andimann), and tweets as @AndiMann.
 
 
Chris Matthieu  - Octoblu


WebRTC Business Models: Building a Web-based Telco
Track: OpenStack Fundamentals / WebRTC
Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things, systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to automate and control design flows, processes and sensor data, and analyze/react to real-time events and messages as well as big data trends and anomalies. Prior to co-founding Octoblu, Chris was the founder of Nodester, an open-source Node.JS PaaS which was acquired by AppFog and the founder of Teleku, a communications-as-a-service cloud platform which was acquired by Voxeo. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisMatthieu
 
 
Keith McFarlane  - LiveOps


The True Meaning of the Voice-Enabled Web
Track: OpenStack Fundamentals / WebRTC
At LiveOps, Keith McFarlane holds the role of Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Platform & Telephony. He has more than 20 years of experience designing and developing large-scale customer service solutions and CRM systems. He is an expert on the benefits of cloud computing technology for both enterprise and SMBs and was named to ExecRank's "Top CTO Rankings" list for 2012.

Prior to LiveOps, McFarlane worked for an on-premise contact center provider that is currently ranked number two among the top contact centers worldwide. It was there that he first began to realize the potential impact that cloud computing could have on the decades-old customer service contact center industry. He also realized that a software and hardware laden provider, such as his previous employer, would be challenged to move quickly into the cloud space. Making the move to LiveOps gave him the opportunity to be part of the team that developed the true cloud LiveOps Platform for enterprise use. Twelve years ago the LiveOps Platform was created for use only by the LiveOps community of 20,000 independent contractors to grow LiveOps' agent services business. In 2008, when McFarlane arrived at the company, LiveOps began evolving the platform for individual sale and use by other companies with their own agents. Under McFarlane's guidance, LiveOps is continuing to make industry-firsts, including the first fully integrated multichannel plus social agent desktop.
 
 
Roberto Medrano  - Akana


CEO Power Panel | The Perfect Enterprise IT Storm: How Cloud & Big Data Are Changing the World
Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana, is a recognized executive in the information technology fields of SOA, internet security, governance, and compliance. He has extensive experience with both start-ups and large companies, having been involved at the beginning of four IT industries: EDA, Open Systems, Computer Security and now SOA.

Prior to joining Akana, he was CEO of PoliVec, a leader in security policy. Before joining PoliVec, he was one of the top 100 Sr. Executives at Hewlett Packard. At Hewlett-Packard (HP) served as the General Manager of the E-Services and Internet Security Divisions. Medrano has held executive positions at Finjan, Avnet Inc, and Sun Microsystems. Medrano participated in President Clinton’s White House Security Summit and has been an active member on National Cyber Security Summits, and the White House National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace.

Medrano has been selected as one of “The 100 most influential Hispanics in US”, “The 100 most influential Latinos in Silicon Valley” “Top 100 most influential Hispanics in Information Technology” and is co-founder and CEO for Hispanic-Net, a non-profit organization. Medrano holds an MBA from UCLA, a MSEE from MIT, BSEE from USC.
 
 
Mårten Mickos  - Eucalyptus Systems


Fast, Lean, Agile - How Software Is Developed and Deployed In Today's World
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Marten Mickos builds global disruptive businesses. As CEO of MySQL AB for seven years, Mickos grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition by Sun Microsystems of MySQL AB for $1bn, he served as Senior Vice President of Sun's Database Group.

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


WebRTC: Test then Disrupt
Track: OpenStack Fundamentals / WebRTC
With more than 13 years of experience in the network and communications industry, Jason Miller serves as product marketing manager, Service Assurance, at Empirix. A seasoned telecommunications engineer with a proven track record in advancing network services, Miller focuses on increasing productivity and lowering maintenance requirements. Prior to Empirix, Miller served as lab manager and subject matter expert for evolved packet core (EPC) and IP-multimedia subsystem (IMS) at Verizon Wireless, where he led design and development efforts for its Rich Communications Services Lab.

Throughout his career, Miller has become proficient in a wide range of key areas of networking and communications design, integration, implementation, and service delivery. His specialties include next generation network services, 4G LTE, 3GPP IMS, EPC, OMA instant messaging and presence service (IMPS), rich communications architecture and design solutions, and session-based communications.
 
 
Dina Moskowitz  - SaaSMAX Corp


Everything-as-a-Channel
Track: Hot Topics
Dina Moskowitz is Founder & CEO of SaaSMAX Corp. Recognized as one of the ‘Top Women in the Channel’, the recipient of the SMB 150 Award, the CRN Top 500 Solution Providers Award and San Diego IT Leadership Award, she has been leading and/or consulting to cloud-based, SaaS and other technology companies throughout her career.

SaaSMAX Corp is the ultimate SaaS Marketplace for business cloud software vendors (“SaaS Vendors”), and what she has conceived and built is a markeplace allowing resellers to create new revenues and partner opportunities. Prior to SaaSMAX, Moskowitz was CEO and founder of Critical Digital Data Solutions Inc., which developed cloud-based data storage solutions. She has presented at various IT Channel events, including Channel Partners, SaaS University, CompTIA Breakaway, RetailNOW (RSPA), ChannelPartners and gSocial 2.0.
 
 
Nelson Nahum  - Zadara Storage


NAS as a Service - Here and Now
Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance
Nelson brings over 20 years of experience in the storage industry in multiple storage software development positions. He is known for creating innovative products and successfully bringing them to the market. Prior to co-founding Zadara Storage, he was a Fellow and Vice President of Software Engineering at LSI Corporation, where he was responsible for an engineering team of over 250 people.

Previously he was CTO and co-founder of StoreAge Networking Technologies, which was acquired by LSI in 2006. At StoreAge, he invented the out of band storage virtualization system, building and leading the engineering to a successful product that was adopted by HP and lead to the acquisition of StoreAge by LSI.

Nelson holds multiple patents related to storage systems. Nelson has a B.Sc EE from the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology.
 
 
Ikuo Nakagawa  - Intec, Inc.


Cloud Platform for New Generation M2M Services'
Track: Infrastructure Management | Virtualization
Ikuo Nakagawa, Ph.D. is a co-founder and a board member of Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium. He is also the Executive Chief Engineer at Intec, Inc, and the chief architect of the cloud computing platform software at Intec Inc. He has launched and been contributing to some open projects for cloud and M2M business.
 
 
Murali Nambiar  - InMage Systems


Paving the way to Hybrid Cloud Services
Track: Deploying the Cloud
Murali Nambiar is Sr. Product Manager for Backup and DR Products at InMage. Prior to joining InMage he was an Architect at Soapstone Networks, and a Distinguished Technologist at Quark Media and Defense Research Labs, DLRL. Murali is pursuing masters at WGU and has Bachelor’s in Electronics and Telecommunications from IETE, New Delhi.
 
 
Louis Naugès  - Revevol


IT as a Service: Bye Bye to Buying Products, Say Hello to Buying Services
Track: Hot Topics

Louis Naugès is Co-Founder & Chief Cloud Evangelist of Revevol, one of the largest international consulting companies 100% focused on Cloud and SaaS. He has 30 years of IT experience. Very few people in Europe have his knowledge and expertise in Cloud & SaaS technologies and applications. He works directly with CIOs of very large organizations. Revevol was the first EMEA distributor of Google Apps and the largest worldwide organization deploying Google Apps is one of Revevol's clients.

 
 
Dave Nielsen  - CloudCamp.org


Getting Started with OpenStack
Track: OpenStack Fundamentals / WebRTC
Dave Nielsen is Co-Founder of CloudCamp & Founder & Principal Consultant at Platform D LLC.
 
 
Greg O'Connor  - AppZero


CEO Power Panel | The Perfect Enterprise IT Storm: How Cloud & Big Data Are Changing the World
Greg O'Connor is CEO of appzero (formerly Trigence) which develops software tools to help organizations move applications to Cloud computing environments. With more than 25 years of management and technical experience in the computer industry, he was founder and president of Sonic Software, acquired in 2005 by Progress. At Sonic, O'Connor invented the Enterprise Service Bus, a messaging-based solution that simplifies the re-use of business applications and is generally accepted today as the foundation for Service Oriented Architecture.
 
 
Greg O'Connor  - AppZero


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

 
 
Michael O'Malley  - VASCO Data Security


Securing Identities in the Cloud: Simple Methods, Satisfied Customers
Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance
Mike O’Malley brings 20 years of experience in marketing, product development, strategy and management to VASCO Data Security. Currently, Mr. O’Malley is the Vice President of Product Marketing at VASCO. In this role, he is responsible for leading customer and market initiatives for MYDIGIPASS.COM, VASCO’s cloud authentication application. Mr. O’Malley has extensive experience developing innovative products and strategies in technology businesses including security, cloud and wireless. Prior to VASCO, Mr. O’Malley held various management positions leading growing business units at Tellabs and Ericsson. Mr. O’Malley holds a Master of Business Administration degree, a Master of Science in electrical engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois. He also completed the Executive Strategy Programs at the University of Chicago.
 
 
Marc Olesen  - Averail Corporation


Why the Cloud is the Frenemy of the Mobile Enterprise
Track: Hot Topics
Marc has over 20 years of professional experience in business software and cloud-based solutions with a passion for and a focus on organizational leadership, business management, and customer success. Before joining Averail, Marc was SVP & GM at McAfee, responsible for leading over 700 people in the Network, Content and Cloud Security business unit. In this role, Marc led the worldwide growth strategy and drove unified operations for engineering, marketing and sales. Prior to McAfee, Marc was VP of the Software-as-a-Service unit at Mercury Interactive and continued to lead that business following its acquisition by HP. Marc’s experience also spans large and small tech companies including DNAnexus, Qwest CyberSolutions, BearingPoint, Remedy and Oracle. Marc is a graduate of Stanford University with an AB degree in Economics and MS degree in Industrial Engineering.
 
 
Tim Park  - Microsoft


Internet of Things
Tim Park is Director, Platform Strategy at Microsoft. He helps to set the direction of Microsoft platforms internally with a focus on the startup and open source communities. He has over 15 years of application development experience across client and server from work at Microsoft and two startups (WebTV Networks and Nest Labs).

As global advocate for the startup and open source community within Microsoft, Park evangelizes the product needs of startups and open source communities within Microsoft across client and cloud and help these communities understand what Microsoft has to offer them in terms of platforms, programs, and partnerships.
 
 
Steve Pate  - HighCloud Security


Moving Securely to the Cloud
Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance
Steve brings 25 years of designing, building, and delivering file system, operating system, and security technologies, with a proven history of converting market-changing ideas into enterprise-ready products. Before HighCloud Security, he built and led teams at ICL, SCO, VERITAS, HyTrust, Vormetric, and others (more details on LinkedIn). HighCloud’s resident author, Steve has published two well-respected books on UNIX kernel internals and UNIX file systems, as well as hundreds of articles and blogs.
 
 
Shrikant Pattathil  - Harbinger Systems


Building Big Data Solutions in Cloud using Agile Model
Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data
Shrikant Pattathil is Executive Vice President at Harbinger Systems. Shrikant is an influential thought leader in mobility and cloud strategies for customers and partners across the globe. Over a career spanning more than a decade, he is instrumental in designing technology solutions for a variety of customers. His solutions have ranged from development frameworks, data architectures, schema designs to test strategies for applications for thin-client, rich-client and desktop. To customers and to his team, Shrikant has been a source of up-to-date knowledge in this era of disruptive technologies in cloud, mobile, social and big data.

Shrikant is a strategic advisor to many organizations and an avid speaker in the Information Technology and e-learning community. His contribution in e-learning specifications has even been recognized by the Aviation Industry CBT Committee. He has also architected the Offline Content Player, a unique product from Harbinger that is used for e-learning in disconnected mode.

Shrikant holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering.
 
 
Anand Babu Periasamy  - Gluster


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


Mobility Plus Agile Deployment = New Face of Cloud Computing
Track: Hot Topics
Jason Prater leads Plex Systems’ cloud development process, design through deployment, providing the vision and day-to-day leadership of product and platform development teams. From previous experience in manufacturing, Prater brings a focus on building meaningful enhancements to the Plex Manufacturing Cloud that support manufacturers’ evolving needs and boost operational performance.
 
 
Sonal Puri  - Aryaka Networks


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


Disaggregation of Traditional Compute Resources and the Rise of the Software Defined Infrastructure
Track: SDN & Networking Innovations
Bob Quinn is vice president and chief technologist in the Corporate Strategy Office of LSI Corporation. He is responsible for charting the technical and business strategy for the company’s products. In his role he works with LSI’s business units as well as partner companies to develop innovative solutions to challenges facing datacenters and mobile networks.

Quinn has extensive experience in the datacenter server and networking businesses, with over 15 years’ experience in establishing relationships and connections with key CTOs and engineering executives in the IT industry.

Quinn is the founder of 3Leaf Systems, a pioneer in creating the Dynamic Data Center with ASIC and Software virtualization technologies; iModl, a developer of intelligent models of silicon components; and Network Virtual Systems, a developer of caching bridge chips for Intel processors. He also was director of Advanced Development at Unisys.

He is a graduate of University College Cork in Ireland.
 
 
Badri Rajasekar  - TokBox


Wrangling WebRTC in the Cloud: Taming the Beast
Track: OpenStack Fundamentals / WebRTC
Badri Rajasekar is the VP of Engineering at TokBox, providers of the OpenTok API, the leading video chat platform. Before joining TokBox in October of 2008, Badri worked at Microsoft in the the Core Operating Systems Division (COSD). As part of the Windows Fundamentals team, Badri led the development of high-performance application-based telemetry services that are integral to Windows 7. In addition, he played a key role in building the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) for prior versions of Windows. Badri began his career as a software developer at BEA Systems (acquired by Oracle) where he applied formal techniques for static analysis to the company's flagship Weblogic product suite.

Badri holds an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University with an emphasis on systems software and algorithms for large data sets. He also holds a B.Tech in Information Technology from the University of Madras.
 
 
Zia Rehman  - HGST


Accelerating “Hot” Data with SSD Innovations
Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance
Mr. Rehman comes to HGST through the Virident acquisition where he is responsible for driving the company-wide strategic planning process and identifying opportunities for technology collaboration and targeted strategic relationships. He is responsible for developing new alliance partners and engaging specific technology partners to increase HGST's products and solutions sales and partnerships.

Prior to Virident, most recently at NetApp he was part of the Worldwide Channel organization where he developed and implemented the sales and channel strategy for NetApp’s Cloud Service Provider Program. His responsibilities included recruiting partners and helping them develop their branded Cloud Services built on NetApp technology, coordinating activities globally across Sales, Business Development, Solution Development & Marketing. He also helped the Cloud Service Provider partners establish relationships with NetApp’s Reseller partners to facilitate selling through the Channel. Before NetApp, he was part of the Business Development team at Veritas, which was acquired by Symantec.

Mr. Rehman holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University and a BS in Computer Science from the Manipal Institute of Technology in India.
 
 
Rafeeq Rehman  - Verizon


Encryption - Getting Peace of Mind in Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Rafeeq Rehman is Senior Solutions Architect at Verizon Global Security Services. His focus is to work with Verizon corporate customers and help them chose right solutions to achieve their business goals. Rafeeq has helped many organizations define and implement technology strategies. For last 20 years, Rafeeq has worked with many large corporations in diverse industry sectors including financials, retail, manufacturing and technology. Rafeeq received his Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and has CISSP and CISA certifications. He has published a number of books on Operating Systems, Programming, and Information Security. He can be reached via Twitter @rafeeq_rehman.
 
 
Rachel Reinitz  - IBM Software


The State of the Cloud Union
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Rachel Reinitz is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO for IBM Software. She leads clients on adoption of new technologies and is currently focused on applications and services on PaaS, cloud connectivity into the enterprise, and API Management. Rachel is a leader of IBM’s adoption of Cloud Foundry as the basis for IBM BlueMix, IBM’s PaaS offering.
 
 
Dan Ristic  - PubNub


The WebRTC Data Channel - The Next Big Thing
Track: OpenStack Fundamentals / WebRTC
Dan Ristic is a developer evangelist for PubNub, the leading provider of real-time technologies. He is passionate about front-end engineering and looks to push the web to its limits every day. His goal is to map the future of the web and how it will change the future of the world.
 
 
Greg Rusu  - SHI


Cloud Marketplace for ISVs
Track: Hot Topics
As SHI’s Senior Director of Cloud Product Management, Greg Rusu continually refines SHI’s understanding of the evolving cloud landscape and leads the creation of new cloud solutions to meet our customers’ ever changing needs.

Greg joined SHI from PEER 1 Hosting, where he launched its Zunicore Public Cloud division as General Manager of Public Cloud. During his 20+ year career, he helped startups leverage virtualization and IT technologies in the European banking, finance and insurance sectors, as well as in the end-user consumer and mobile phone data service markets. Greg’s experience also includes establishing software product lines for Dell, managing strategic partnerships with enterprise independent software vendors (ISVs), and originating software products supporting AMD’s technology in the high-end x86 markets. Greg received an MBA from Duke University and a BS in Computer Science.
 
 
Treb Ryan  - Dimension Data Cloud Solutions


CEO Power Panel | The Perfect Enterprise IT Storm: How Cloud & Big Data Are Changing the World
Treb Ryan is Chief Strategy Officer, Cloud Business Unit, at Dimension Data. Prior to its acquisition by Dimension Data, he was Co-Founder & CEO of OpSource. Since 1996, he has been instrumental in defining and creating services organizations that improve the quality and reliability of the technology infrastructures businesses depend on for communications and commerce. He is currently considered one of the leading thinkers in SaaS and sits on the Software Executive Board at the SIIA.

Prior to co-founding OpSource in 2002, Ryan was President of the Americas for Metromedia Fiber Network (MFN). He joined MFN from SiteSmith, a company that he co-founded in 1999 and ultimately sold to MFN in a deal valued at $1.4 billion. He attended UCLA and is an advisor to the UCLA CLAS fund.
 
 
Ajit Sagar  - Infosys


Big Data and the Consumer Experience
Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data
Ajit Sagar is Associate VP, Digital Transformation Practice at Infosys Limited. A seasoned IT executive with 20+ years experience across various facts of the industry including consulting, business development, architecture and design he is architecture consulting and delivery lead for Infosys's Digital Transformation practice. He was also the Founding Editor of XML Journal and Chief Editor of Java Developer's Journal.
 
 
Michael Schmidt  - Akamai Technologies


Locking Down the Cloud with Akamai
Track: Deploying the Cloud
Michael Schmidt is a Principal Solutions Engineer based out of San Mateo California. Mr. Schmidt is responsible for selling Akamai's security and cloud acceleration and enablement services to many of the Bay Area's largest high tech customers. He is works extensively with his customers in helping them shape and secure their evolving Cloud strategies. He has been with Akamai for 8 years and has over 15 years of experience in IT and web development.
 
 
Arijit Sengupta  - BeyondCore


Advanced Analytics for All
Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data
Arijit Sengupta is CEO of BeyondCore.
 
 
Dmitriy Setrakyan  - GridGain Systems


The Current State of In-Memory Computing: Myths and Facts
Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance
Dmitriy Setrakyan is Co-Founder & CTO of GridGain Systems. He has been designing, architecting and developing software and applications for over 15 years and has expertise in the development of distributed computing systems, middleware platforms, financial trading systems, CRM applications and similar systems. Prior to GridGain, Setrakyan worked at eBay where he was responsible for the architecture of performance sensitive high-traffic components of an add-serving system processing several billion hits a day. Before that he served as a Lead Architect at Fitech Labs, focusing on high-performance software for trading systems, where he jump-started a new distributed caching and grid computing product line scaling out to 100s computers.
 
 
Tony Shan  - 


Strategic Transformation to Next-Generation Big Data Platform
Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data
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.
 
 
Noam Shendar  - Zadara Storage


The Cloud Needs to Look More Like the Data Center
Track: OpenStack Fundamentals / WebRTC
Noam Shendar is VP Business development at Zadara Storage. He brings over 15 years of experience in the technology industry in a variety of senior management positions. At LSI Corporation, he was Sr. Director of Business Planning and Product Management in the Engenio Storage Group. During his tenure he founded and led an internal startup, took it from inception to first revenue, and successfully handed it off to NetApp when the latter acquired Engenio. Prior to that, he was LSI's Director of Corporate Strategy. Prior to LSI he was Director of Strategic Marketing at MIPS Technologies, Inc., in Mountain View, California, where he was responsible for the company's efforts to penetrate new markets and expand its presence in existing ones
 
 
John Shewchuk  - Microsoft Developer Platform


Day 4 Keynote | Clouds, Devices, and Demos! What Developers Need.
John Shewchuk is a Microsoft Technical Fellow and the CTO for the Microsoft Developer Platform. John leads the team responsible for technical evangelism and development in the Developer Platform and Evangelism division. He and his team partner with top ISVs to build next generation applications using Microsoft’s devices and services, and share those experiences with the developer community. John has been with Microsoft for almost 20 years – for the last several years John focused on Windows Azure developing key platform services including Windows Azure Active Directory, Service Bus, and SQL services. Previously he was a key contributor on a wide range of technologies including: Visual Studio, .NET, the Windows Communication Foundation, the Windows Identity Foundation, Internet Explorer, and Active Directory. John is a strong advocate and contributor to open source initiatives and cross-industry interoperability including the development of many Web standards – most recently he drove many of early contributions Microsoft made to OAuth 2. John received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Union College and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Brown University. He lives in Seattle with his wife and four children.
 
 
Jesse Shiah  - AgilePoint


How to Accelerate the Need for Cloud-Based Applications
Track: Infrastructure Management | Virtualization
Mr. Shiah has over 20 years of combined technical and business experience in the software industry with emphasis in delivering innovative, business enablement solutions to leading enterprises. Shiah held management positions at various institutions and startups before he founded AgilePoint and is now fully devoted to evangelizing the next generation rapid enabling platform to help organizations meet growing demand for adaptive cloud-based applications. Mr. Shiah holds a MS degree in computer engineering and MBA. His vision of enabling every organization to become a self-improving ecosystem is shaped by his extensive experience in aligning Business and IT to deliver transformational benefits.
 
 
Jesse Shiah  - AgilePoint


Create Hybrid Cloud Applications for SalesForce Quickly and Easily
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Mr. Shiah has over 20 years of combined technical and business experience in the software industry with emphasis in delivering innovative, business enablement solutions to leading enterprises. Shiah held management positions at various institutions and startups before he founded AgilePoint and is now fully devoted to evangelizing the next generation rapid enabling platform to help organizations meet growing demand for adaptive cloud-based applications. Mr. Shiah holds a MS degree in computer engineering and MBA. His vision of enabling every organization to become a self-improving ecosystem is shaped by his extensive experience in aligning Business and IT to deliver transformational benefits.
 
 
Shinichi Shibata  - Ubiquitous Corporation


Cloud Platform for New Generation M2M Services'
Track: Infrastructure Management | Virtualization
Shinichi "Shin" Shibata is a board member of Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium. He has started "Smart Home" project in the Consortium as a project leader. He is also Executive Manager and Chief Cloud System Architect in Research & Development Division at Ubiquitous Corporation. At Ubiquitous Corp., He focuses on Cloud-based M2M and IoT (Internet of Things) project.
 
 
Matt Shover  - Rackspace


Practical Application of Overlay Networks for Hybrid Cloud
Track: SDN & Networking Innovations
Matt Shover is the manager of RackConnect Operations at Rackspace, where he leads a passionate team of Rackers that work to seamlessly connect Rackspace's Dedicated and Cloud offerings -- turning customer problems into awesome outcomes.

Matt has been breaking and building computers since the early '90s, when 14.4Kbps modems were considered "fast". He started getting paid for his hobby in 1999 in the United States Air Force as a Solaris system administrator. He has since held positions in software quality assurance, computer/network security, Linux system administration, and change/release management for various technology companies, including Symantec, ActivIdentity, and Tellabs.

Matt holds an MBA in finance from California State University, Hayward. When he's not breaking and building business processes, Matt can be found playing with cars and attempting stand-up comedy -- two hobbies for which he will never get paid.
 
 
Jane Silber  - Canonical


Opening Up the Cloud for Real Business Value
Track: Hot Topics
In 2010, Jane took over the role as Chief Executive Officer for Canonical. Before moving into this position, she ran several of Canonical's business units as Chief Operating Officer. Jane has over 20 years of business development, operations and software management experience. Her previous roles include Vice President of Interactive Television Company and Vice President of General Dynamics C4 Systems. She has also worked in Japan for Teijin Ltd conducting artificial intelligence research and product development, and in the US at General Health, a health risk-assessment firm.

She holds an MBA degree from Oxford University, an MSc degree in Management of Technology from Vanderbilt University, and a BSc degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Haverford College.
 
 
Fran Smallson  - Logitech, Inc.


Harnessing the Risks of Cloud Computing: Using Risk for Growth & Optimization
Fran Smallson is an Associate General Counsel at Logitech Inc. She has been representing technology companies for over 20 years, advising in such areas as licensing, advertising, trademark and copyright, business development and privacy. At Logitech she supports and manages the legal work for the Global Marketing Organization along with the Music and Gaming divisions. She also manages Logitech’s worldwide privacy compliance. Prior to joining Logitech, she has worked at other technology companies including Caring Inc., Intuit and Oracle. She earned her AB from UC Berkeley and her JD and Masters of Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
 
 
Jay Smith  - Lagrange Systems


Can Emerging Technologies Remove the Cloud of Suspicion Surrounding High Availability?
Track: Hot Topics
Jay Smith co-founded Lagrange Systems in 2012 and currently serves as the Chief Technical Officer of the Company. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Colorado State University in 2008 and has co-authored over 30 peer reviewed articles in the area of parallel and distributed computing systems. In addition to his position at Lagrange Systems, Smith serves as a research faculty member in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Colorado State University.
 
 
Jonas Sostakas  - Portal Architects


Integrate On-Site and Cloud Storage Platforms Together In Minutes
Track: SDN & Networking Innovations
Jonas has been architecting and deploying large-scale Electronic Content Management Systems for the past 16 years. Beginning with FileNET IDMIS solutions that managed document images numbering in the tens of millions, these systems leveraged large magnetic disk arrays for quick access cache and optical WORM media for long-term storage. Jonas then transitioned his concentration to designing large scale solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint for clients in the Financial Services, Manufacturing, Engineering and Life Sciences industries.
 
 
Alex Sousa  - SHI


Cloud Marketplace for Enterprise Customers
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Alex Sousa is Senior Director, Cloud Solutions, at SHI. He oversees productization aspects of the SHI Cloud Backup as a Service (Baas).

Combining business, technical, and legal expertise, Sousa is a cross-functional hybrid. Most recently, he was the legal counsel of two solar cell start-ups, where he drafted patents and negotiated commercial agreements. He was also in charge of building out and managing the datacenter at one of the start-ups.

Previously, while at HP, he served as a financial analyst, microprocessor program manager, strategic alliances account manager, and a software product manager. It was in this last role that he worked on a Web 2.0 application for managing web services, a concept known today as cloud computing.
 
 
Ben Strong  - vLine


A Practical Guide to Building WebRTC Apps
Track: OpenStack Fundamentals / WebRTC
Ben Strong heads up vLine, a leading WebRTC platform that offers vLine for developers who want to add video chat to their solution and vLine link for individuals who want their own one-click video chat service. Ben’s a die-hard WebRTC fanatic who has been been building WebRTC apps since Google's first code drop in 2009. In addition to vLIne, Ben’s founded other venture-backed start-ups including SugarSync and Bluelark Systems and was a leading architect at ePocrates and Palm.
 
 
Richard Taggart  - SHI


General Session | Best Practices from SHI’s CIO Key Customers
Rich Taggart is CTO at SHI. He has over 25 years of experience in a variety of roles in IT and management. Prior to joining SHI, he was the Senior Vice President and Corporate CIO at the Walt Disney Company in Burbank, California. In this role, he was responsible for support of the Disney Corporate organization which included brand management, finance, human resources, legal, and other corporate functions and for support of departmental and global shared services applications.

Prior to joining Disney, Taggart spent 5 years working as the head of Enterprise Architecture and IT Standards at the General Motors Corporation as well as 15 years with Bristol-Myers Squibb where he served as the Director of Global Architecture.

His experience in IT ranges from assembler systems programming through executive management. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Internet Home Alliance as well as the Vice President of the Liberty Alliance, a global technology standards organization. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Deans Council at California Polytechnic University, in San Luis Obispo, CA.
 
 
Manjula Talreja  - Cisco


Harnessing the Risks of Cloud Computing: Using Risk for Growth & Optimization
Manjula Talreja is currently a Vice President in Cisco's Consulting Services group - the company's business and IT technology consulting arm - where she manages the Global Service Provider business worldwide and drive the Cloud practice. In these roles, she engages with Service Provider executives and enterprise CIOs to help them transform their business as a result of the digital disruption fueled by the Internet of Everything (IoE), Analytics, Cloud and Network virtualization.

Manjula applies her passion of driving innovative business model approaches with her deep IT and general management experience to help enterprise and service provider customers capture market transitions and accelerate successful business outcomes. She is an inspiring leader and communicator and she speaks extensively in global forums that advance the thinking around business and technology innovation and innovative business models. Manjula’s most recent speaking engagements include the Pacific Telecommunications Council Conference (PTCC), Mobile World Congress (MWC) and Sales 2.0 Conference.

Manjula serves on the advisory boards of The Fabric, a cloud investment firm, and The Fabric II, an Internet of Things (IoT) investment firm. She is also a member of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Institute of Business Innovation (IBI) Chief Innovation Officer Leadership Forum.

She has been honored by being named to “The 25 Most Influential Women in Cloud” in 2015 and CableFAX Magazine’s list of the “Most Powerful Women in Cable” 2014.
 
 
Jeff Tegethoff  - Appcore


CEO Power Panel | The Perfect Enterprise IT Storm: How Cloud & Big Data Are Changing the World
Jeff Tegethoff is the CEO of Appcore and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Jeff leads Appcore in maintaining a singular focus of becoming the software based cloud automation management platform of choice for service providers. He is responsible for Appcore’s sales and marketing, product development and investor relations. Jeff was brought on as Appcore’s CFO in November 2011 and successfully led the company through its Series A and Series B funding rounds before being promoted to President in November 2012 and then CEO in November 2013.
 
 
Jeff Tegethoff  - Appcore


Building a Bridge to the Future of IT Infrastructure
Track: Deploying the Cloud
Jeff Tegethoff is the CEO of Appcore and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Jeff leads Appcore in maintaining a singular focus of becoming the software based cloud automation management platform of choice for service providers. He is responsible for Appcore’s sales and marketing, product development and investor relations. Jeff was brought on as Appcore’s CFO in November 2011 and successfully led the company through its Series A and Series B funding rounds before being promoted to President in November 2012 and then CEO in November 2013.
 
 
Bruno Terkaly  - Microsoft


Big Data is a Big Deal: Running Hadoop in the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics
Bruno Terkaly is an evangelist for Microsoft in the Bay Area. His interests in software are very diverse but he tends to gravitate to the four pillars of today: cloud, mobile, big data, and Windows 8. He is a monthly columnist for the MSDN Windows Azure Insider and has published articles in MSDN Magazine.
 
 
Hollis Tibbetts  - Dell, Inc.


Zero to Empire in 89 Days
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing

Hollis has established himself as a successful software marketing and technology expert. His various strategy, marketing and technology articles are read nearly 50,000 times a month. He is currently Director for Global Marketing Operations for Dell Software Group.



Hollis has developed substantial expertise in middleware, SaaS, Cloud, data management and distributed application technologies, with over 20 years experience in marketing, technical, product management, product marketing and business development roles at leading companies in such as Pervasive, Aruna (acquired by Progress Software), Sybase (now SAP), webMethods (now Software AG), M7 Corporation (acquired by BEA/Oracle), OnDisplay (acquired by Vignette) and KIVA Software (acquired by Netscape). He has established himself as an industry expert, having authored a large number of technology white papers, as well as published media articles and book contributions.



Hollis is a regularly featured blogger at ebizQ, a venue focused on enterprise technologies, with over 100,000 subscribers. He is also an author on Social Media Today "The World's Best Thinkers on Social Media", and maintains a blog focused on creating great software: Software Marketing 2013.
He tweets actively as @SoftwareHollis




Additional information is available at HollisTibbetts.com


All opinions expressed in the author's articles are his own personal opinions vs. those of his employer.
 
 
Rishi Vaish  - RightScale


Prepare for the Surge…Before It’s Too Late!
Track: OpenStack Fundamentals / WebRTC
Rishi is the VP of Product at RightScale, focusing on product development and user experience. Prior to this role, Rishi was the Vice President of Engineering and Product Management at Cast Iron Systems, acquired by IBM, responsible for all activities related to development, operations and product management for the Cast Iron Suite of products. He has also held senior engineering roles at Teamscape Inc, an Enterprise Learning Management Platform acquired by PeopleSoft/Oracle, at WebSwap Inc., a Sequoia funded e-commerce site, and at Tata Share Registry Limited, a financial services company for India’s premier business house, the Tata Group of companies. Rishi holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India
 
 
William Vambenepe  - Google


Big Data Analytics with Google Cloud Platform
Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data
William Vambenepe is Sr. Product Manager for Big Data on Google Cloud Platform. Prior to joining Google he was an Architect at Oracle, and before Oracle he was a Distinguished Technologist at HP. Follow him on Twitter: @vambenepe
 
 
Karl Van den Bergh  - Jaspersoft


The Intelligence Inside: How Developers of Cloud Apps Will Change the World of Analytics
Track: Hot Topics
Karl Van den Bergh is the Vice President, Product and Alliances at Jaspersoft, where he is responsible for product strategy, product management and technology alliances. Karl is a seasoned high-tech executive with 18 years experience in software, hardware, open source and SaaS businesses, both startup and established.

Prior to Jaspersoft, Karl was the Vice President of Marketing and Alliances at Kickfire (now part of Teradata), a venture-funded data warehouse appliance startup. He also spent seven years at Business Objects (now part of SAP), where he held progressively senior leadership positions in product marketing, product management, corporate development and strategy – ultimately becoming the General Manager of the Information-On-Demand business. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for EMEA marketing at ASG, one of the world’s largest privately-held software companies. Karl started his career as a software engineer.

Karl holds a Masters degree in Computer Science, with Distinction, from Imperial College London and a Bachelors degree in Physics from Trinity College Dublin. He has lived and worked in many countries in Europe and in the US and is fluent in three languages.
 
 
Pascale Vicat-Blanc  - Lyatiss


Application Defined Networking
Track: SDN & Networking Innovations
Pascale Vicat-Blanc, founder and CEO of Lyatiss, has more than 20 years of experience in networking and cloud computing technologies. Before founding Lyatiss, she was research director at INRIA in France, CIO of a Grid 5000 Data Center, team leader at INRIA-Bell Labs and project manager with CERN.
 
 
Sal Visca  - Elastic Path Software


Business APIs in the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics
Sal Visca is the Chief Technology Officer at Elastic Path Software. He has over 24 years of experience developing long-term technology strategies, understanding emerging markets and technologies, and bringing new consumer and business solutions to market. He is responsible for developing Elastic Path's long-term technology strategies and bringing new enterprise e-commerce solutions to market.
 
 
Rex Wang  - Oracle


General Session | Ten Myths of Cloud Computing
Rex Wang is Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle where he leads go-to-market strategy, sales enablement and marketing for cloud computing, databases, management systems, virtualization, operating systems, MySQL and enterprise architecture. He joined Oracle through the acquisition of Sleepycat Software, where he was the Vice President of Marketing and led marketing, product management and partner development. Prior to Sleepycat, Rex headed Product Marketing, Strategic Marketing and Alliance Marketing for Openwave Systems. Before that, he was VP Product Marketing at Confer Software and a management consultant for CSC Index. He holds a BSEE degree from Caltech and MSEE and MBA degrees from Stanford University.
 
 
Joe Weinman  - 


The Great Cloud Quiz
Joe Weinman has held executive leadership positions at Bell Labs, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Telx, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D. Named a “Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader” by TechTarget, Weinman is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, chairman of the IEEE Intercloud Testbed executive committee, a frequent global keynote speaker and contributor to Gigaom, InformationWeek, Forbes, and other print and online publications, and the founder of Cloudonomics: a quantitatively rigorous, multidisciplinary approach to valuing the cloud.

Weinman has been awarded 19 U.S. and international patents in diverse technologies such as distributed computing, wireless communications, content distribution, and line coding, and has been showcased in numerous print and online publications and global video broadcasts. He has a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University and UW-Madison respectively, and has completed Executive Education at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne.
 
 
Joe Weinman  - 


Myths of the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics
Joe Weinman has held executive leadership positions at Bell Labs, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Telx, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D. Named a “Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader” by TechTarget, Weinman is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, chairman of the IEEE Intercloud Testbed executive committee, a frequent global keynote speaker and contributor to Gigaom, InformationWeek, Forbes, and other print and online publications, and the founder of Cloudonomics: a quantitatively rigorous, multidisciplinary approach to valuing the cloud.

Weinman has been awarded 19 U.S. and international patents in diverse technologies such as distributed computing, wireless communications, content distribution, and line coding, and has been showcased in numerous print and online publications and global video broadcasts. He has a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University and UW-Madison respectively, and has completed Executive Education at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne.
 
 
John Wetherill  - ActiveState


Platform as a Service and the Software Revolution
Track: Infrastructure Management | Virtualization
Originally from Canada, John has spent much of his career designing and building software at a handful of startups, at Sun Microsystems, NeXT Inc., and more recently in the smart grid and energy space. His biggest passion is for developer tools, or more generally any tool, language, process, or system that improves developer productivity and quality of life. Without question, Stackato is one such tool and the reason why he is here. No stranger to technology evangelism, John spent several years in the late 1990's on Sun's Technology Evangelism Team spreading the Java Gospel across the globe and focusing on the prolific number of Java technologies. Now John is now returning to his roots, as a technology evangelist working for a Canadian company, albeit remotely from Santa Cruz.
 
 
Patrick White  - Synata


Platform Gravity: A New Paradigm for Cloud Based Enterprises
Track: Cloud Storage, Security & Performance
Patrick White is CEO ay Synata. He has spent the last decade architecting computer software at companies including Intuit, Microsoft, and VistaConnect. While building large scale systems for enterprise and government clients, White recognized the extent to which snowballing data fragmentation was impacting businesses. He founded Synata to create the first cloud-optimized enterprise search engine.
 
 
Chris Wintermeyer  - Domo


Why Your Organization Is Flying Blind (And How The Cloud Brings Clarity)
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
With 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Chris has helped hundreds of companies around the world develop and deploy solutions in business intelligence, analytics, virtualization, and social media. Today Chris serves as Senior Director of Enterprise Solutions at Domo, where he works on the front lines with organizations that want to derive more value from their BI investments by dramatically improving the user experience and effectiveness for executives and managers. A native of Ohio, Chris now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, and holds a bachelor's degree in Business and IT from Southern Methodist University. (FYI, property values in Utah are forecast to rise substantially if/when Chris decides to move to another state. On a completely unrelated note, property values in Ohio are up 22% since 2010.)
 
 
Dave Wright  - SolidFire


Delivering Guaranteed Performance Through a Software Defined Storage (SDS) Framework
Track: OpenStack Fundamentals / WebRTC
Dave Wright is Founder & CEO of SolidFire. He left Stanford to start GameSpy Industries, which merged with IGN Entertainment. In 2007, he founded Jungle Disk, a cloud-based storage and backup startup acquired by Rackspace. Wright worked with the Rackspace Cloud division to build a cloud platform supporting tens of thousands of customers. In 2009, he founded SolidFire.
 
 
Fangjin Yang  - Metamarkets


Data Science Meets the Cloud: Scalable Analytics with In-Memory, Distributed Architectures
Track: Deploying the Cloud
Fangjin is one of the first developers to Metamarkets and leads Druid development at the company. He works on all aspects of Druid engineering and provides development support for the community. Prior to joining Metamarkets, Fangjin worked on optimization algorithms at Cisco Systems. Fangjin holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering and a MASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.
 
 
Wade Yi  - SHI


SHI Cloud Marketplace, Brokering for the Enterprise
Track: Hot Topics
Wade Yi is Managing Director & Head of Cloud Solutions at SHI, where he oversees the SHI cloud strategy, ecosystem partnerships, & sales enablement for all of SHI's cloud solutions.

He joined SHI from HP where he served in a variety of roles including sales management, solution sales, ISV management and software business development. Prior to HP, he worked in software development, support and sales functions for two startups.

He has a Ph.D in Engineering from University of Maryland and an MBA from Cornell University.
 
 
Wade Yi  - SHI


SHI Cloud Marketplace, Brokering for the Enterprise
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Wade Yi is Managing Director & Head of Cloud Solutions at SHI, where he oversees the SHI cloud strategy, ecosystem partnerships, & sales enablement for all of SHI's cloud solutions.

He joined SHI from HP where he served in a variety of roles including sales management, solution sales, ISV management and software business development. Prior to HP, he worked in software development, support and sales functions for two startups.

He has a Ph.D in Engineering from University of Maryland and an MBA from Cornell University.
 
 
Alan Yuriditsky  - Lunarline


Learn the Moves: a CSP’s Guide to FedRAMP
Track: Infrastructure Management | Virtualization
Alan S. Yuriditsky is Lunarline’s FedRAMP Godfather. He is Lunarline’s Program Manager for 3PAO services, and has successfully led consulting and assessment projects for a wide-range of Government and commercial clients. These include DoD, USDA, DOT, DOI, the Air Force, DHHS and a number of commercial CSPs. Alan is an instructor in Lunarline’s School of Cyber Security where he teaches classes on the NIST Risk Management Framework, NIST Security Controls Validation, and Cloud Security. Known for both his expertise in Government information system security requirements and his problem solving skills, Alan has served in the security and intelligence fields for over 30 years.
 
 
Paul Zolfaghari  - MicroStrategy


Big Data Analytics Using Hybrid Cloud Implementations
Track: Cloud Computing & Big Data
Paul Zolfaghari is President of MicroStrategy, where he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business including the company’s cloud business intelligence offerings. He is a veteran in the big data and analytics space, having been a leader in the industry for nearly 15 years. Prior to his current post, Mr. Zolfaghari served as COO of ParAccel, a leading provider of MPP database solutions, from Jan-2011 to Nov-2012. Before this, Mr. Zolfaghari was MicroStrategy's EVP, Worldwide Sales & Operations from Dec-2007 to Jan-2011. Mr. Zolfaghari holds a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.”
 

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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
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...
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
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, discussed the b...
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...
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...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
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 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 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 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...
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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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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?
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...
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?
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 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!
There is a fundamental flaw in how many people think about digital transformation. First, as we’ve written about extensively at Intellyx, people tend to think about it as a finite corporate project, rather than as a process of continual transformation. There is a deeper flaw in thinking, however, that leads to this type of project mentality. Enterprise leaders commonly think of transformation as something done at a corporate level — something the organization does to itself. But that mindset creates a separation between the act of transformation at an organizational level and the transformatio...
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.
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...
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...
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AWS

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Oracle

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RightScale

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NYT

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What The Enterprise IT World Says About Cloud Expo
 
"We had extremely positive feedback from both customers and prospects that attended the show and saw live demos of NaviSite's enterprise cloud based services."
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