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Summits & Boot Camps

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Cloud Connect is your venue for intensive cloud computing education. We offer a variety of comprehensive workshops on both standards and emerging trends from recognized thought-leaders in the cloud space. Our un-biased education will help you further your cloud computing knowledge and make more informed business decisions.

Cloud Security & Risk Summit

Managing security and risk in the cloud is consistently among the top ten concerns cited by businesses considering a move to the cloud. Keeping close to the main agenda of Cloud Connect Chicago 2013, this boot camp will focus on the security of various Cloud Stack software such as CloudStack, OpenStack, AWS, and so on. Read more »

  • Nikita Reva
  • Michael Ortega
  • Elizabeth Martin
  • Minay Altunay
  • Elizabeth Martin
Board Members, Cloud Security Alliance, Chicago Chapter

Cloud IT Executive Summit

As cloud computing matures and success models emerge, enterprises are now getting serious about using cloud to drive business and IT transformation. But, successful cloud adoption will require a more complete understanding of the true economics and organizational implications of the cloud — issues many business leaders are ill-prepared to address. Read more »

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Scott Bils
Managing Partner, Leverhawk

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Joe Weinman
SVP, Telx; Author, Cloudonomics


Amazon Web Services Boot Camp

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is by far the pacesetter in the cloud computing industry. Every IT organization and practitioner will need to understand the power and potential of this platform. Read more »

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Bernard Golden
Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, Enstratius


New Tools and Techniques for Managing SaaS and Hybrid Cloud Environments

Leveraging cloud resources is becoming imperative for enterprises to satisfy escalating customer demands, support an increasingly dispersed workforce and overcome intensifying competition. Read more »

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Jeff Kaplan
Managing Director, THINKstrategies


OpenStack Boot Camp

OpenStack has taken the open source cloud software world by storm. In the year since the OpenStack Foundation was formed, interest in the project has mushroomed to more than 500 developers and added 230 new features to the most recent OpenStack release, Grizzly... Read more »

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Randy Bias
Co-founder & CTO, Cloudscaling, Board of Directors, OpenStack Foundation


SDN and Cloud Connectivity Summit

Cloud efficiency is tightly coupled to the capabilities of the networks on which they’re built and which connect them to users... Read more »

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Eric Hanselman
Chief Analyst, 451 Research


Virtualization and Private Cloud Boot Camp

Whether you're just starting your cloud journey or enhancing your existing cloud landscape, odds are a private cloud will figure heavily into your planning… Read More »

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Dave Roberts
Sr. Director Solutions Marketing, Cloud, DevOps, and Data Center Automation, BMC Software