Sessions listed below are open to all attendees.
|Tuesday, March 8|
Business Commerce, the Cloud, and the CIO - Sponsored by Ariba - Location: Grand Ballroom G
B2C commerce is easy. Why can’t B2B commerce be just as easy? Find out how CIOs at large and small companies are collaborating with external trading partners, customers, and internal stakehold…
Speaker - Dan Ashton, Sr. Manager, Solutions Marketing , Commerce Cloud Solutions, Ariba, Inc.
Dan Ashton, Sr. Manager, Solutions Marketing , Commerce Cloud Solutions, joined Ariba in 2008 initially responsible for Services Procurement and Content. Mr. Ashton has over a decade of sales and marketing experience in enterprise software most recently from I-many where he was Sr. Director of Solutions Marketing. Prior to I-many, Mr. Ashton was Sr. Director of Product Marketing with Nextance and Vice President of Product Marketing with Niku now a part of CA. He was also a director on the marketing team at Chemdex / Ventro, the first B2B market exchange to go public in 1999. Mr. Ashton holds a bachelors degree in Chemistry from the State University of NY at Oswego.
Cisco and the Cloud: Within and Beyond the Data Center - Sponsored by Cisco - Location: Grand Ballroom H
Cloud provides the appearance of unlimited resources and opens new possibilities for the delivery of services within the enterprise and from service providers to fixed and mobile users. Cisco's approa…
Speaker - Simon Aspinall, Senior Director, SP Data Center and Mobility Solutions, Cisco Systems
As Senior Director, Cisco SP Marketing organization, Simon Aspinall leads teams that are responsible for marketing of Cisco’s mobility and data center solutions to Telecoms, Cable, Media and Broadcast customers worldwide. The team is responsible for developing, launching and driving successful marketing campaigns across the entire product range for Mobility and SP data-centers (including the evolution towards SP cloud computing). Aspinall is a frequent speaker at industry events and a commentator on the IT, telecoms, and networking sectors.
The Secure Enterprise Cloud - Sponsored by SunGard Availability Services - Location: Grand Ballroom H
If cloud computing is the most talked about topic in IT, security in the cloud is a close second. As enterprises consider Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) as part of their overall IT strategy, quest…
Speaker - Satish Hemachandran, Director of Product Management, SunGard
Satish Hemachandran is Director of Product Management at SunGard Availability Services where he is responsible for defining the product strategy and direction for SunGard's utility platform and services. Prior to SunGard, Satish was a Senior Product Line Manager at Sun Microsystems where he was responsible for launching a Java based communications and mobile application. His earlier work included various engineering and services roles at Sun and Netscape developing middleware technologies. Satish has a MBA from Emory University and a MS in Chemical Engineering from University of Toledo. He received his undergraduate degree from Anna University in Chemical Engineering.
Speaker - Indu Kodukula, Executive Vice President Products and Chief Technology Officer, SunGard Availability Services
As Executive Vice President Products and Chief Technology Officer, Indu Kodukula runs the product organization at SunGard Availability Services, with overall responsibility for development and delivery of new products that contribute to top-line revenue. Among other things, the Product organization uses technological innovation to spearhead new service development, evaluates technology platforms, defines requirements for new products, engineers them and supports the delivery of these products to the operations organization.
Workplace of the Future - Sponsored by IBM - Location: Grand Ballroom G
Traditional IT services are being transformed as they adapt and scale to meet the evolving needs of information workers and task workers. Today, work can be conducted at home, on smartphones, via trad…
Speaker - Arthur Chiang, Vice President, Global Workplace Services, IBM Global Technology Services, IBM
Arthur Chiang, Vice President, Workplace Services, is responsible for developing a standardized, profitable, market driven portfolio
Previously, Arthur was responsible for Brand Management and Market Development at Applications on Demands. AoD was formerly Corio Inc., which was acquired by IBM in March, 2005. Arthur was a Senior Vice President at Corio since its inception in 1999 and held a number of roles including Business Development, Sales, Alliances, Acquisitions, Investor Relations, and Marketing.
Arthur formerly managed Worldwide Professional Services at BEA, Inc., and services business units at Oracle Corporation and other software companies. Arthur also was a Principal at Booz,
Open Source Built the Web - Now It’s Helping Build the Cloud - Sponsored by Rackspace - Location: Grand Ballroom G
Where would the web be without Linux, Apache, MySQL and the pervasive PHP, Python and Perl? The Berkley Internet Domain Name (BIND) gave us the ability to easily transcribe IP addresses to human-rea…
Moderator - Ben Kepes, Analyst & Blogger, Diversity Limited
Ben Kepes is an analyst, an entrepreneur, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and as an extensive blogger. He sits on the boards of a number of organisations, both commercial and not-for-profit. Ben is well connected having spoken at length with the vast majority of SaaS players in existence.
Speaker - Peder Ulander, Chief Marketing Officer, Cloud.com
Panelist - Zack Urlocker, Chief Operating Officer, Zendesk
Zack is a veteran technology executive, with 20 years of enterprise software experience. As Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for all customer-facing aspects of the business at Zendesk. Prior to Zendesk, he was EVP of Products at MySQL and responsible for Engineering & Marketing. MySQL was acquired by Sun Microsystems for $1 billion and is now part of Oracle Corporation. Zack has also held executive positions at Active Software, webMethods and Borland. He is a frequent speaker and blogger on using open source and cloud technologies for competitive advantage.
Panelist - Jim Curry, VP of Corporate Development, Rackspace Hosting & OpenStack
Jim Curry is the overall lead for the OpenStack.org initiative with responsibility for building the community and driving adoption of the plaftorm. He is also the Vice President of Corporate Development with responsible for identifying and pursuing new growth opportunities for Rackspace’s core business as well as in emerging markets, including through mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and new venture incubation worldwide. Prior to joining Rackspace, Jim held a management position in Corporate Development at Dell Inc. where he was responsible for merger and acquisition activity for the company. Jim has more than 12 years of corporate development and business development experience, including positions at Goldman Sachs and SCF Partners, a large private equity firm. Jim holds two undergraduate degrees with honors from the University of Texas in Economics and Liberal Arts as well as an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Panelist - Randy Bias, CEO, Founder and Cloud Strategist, Cloudscaling
Randy is the expert cloud providers like VMware, EngineYard, Internap, and GoGrid consult when they need help. His cloud strategy consulting firm, Cloudscaling, advises Fortune 500 companies like Kaiser Permanente with their internal cloud initiatives. He has driven innovations in infrastructure, IT, Operations, and 24×7 service delivery since 1990. He was the technical visionary on the executive team of GoGrid & ServePath, a major cloud computing provider. Prior to GoGrid, he built the world's first multi-cloud, multi-platform cloud management framework at CloudScale Networks, Inc. Randy is recognized as one of the top cloud bloggers and twitterers. The Cloudscaling blog has tens of thousands of page views every month. In addition to his contributions as a top cloud blogger, Randy's open licensing of the GoGrid API inspired many others to open license their cloud APIs including Sun Microsystems, Rackspace Cloud, and VMware's vCloud.
The Chaos Monkey- Enterprise vs. Commodity Public Cloud - Sponsored by VMware - Location: Grand Ballroom H
"The Chaos Monkey’s job is to randomly kill instances and services within [Netflix's] architecture". Built to simulate a commodity public cloud in enterprise datacenters, the chaos mon…
Speaker - Mathew Lodge, Sr. Director, Cloud Product Marketing, VMware
Mathew Lodge is Senior Director in VMware's Cloud Services group. Mathew has more than 18 years' experience in the technology industry. Previously, Mathew was Senior Director at Symantec, where he led the go to market for its $1Bn+ information management group. Prior to Symantec, Mathew held a series of senior product management and marketing roles at Proficient Networks, CPlane, Cisco Systems and Schlumberger. Mathew has a masters' in Software Engineering from the University of York, and is an alumni of London Business School.
Implementing Cloud via Hybrid Delivery - Sponsored by HP - Location: Grand Ballroom H
Speaker - Patrick Harr, VP, Cloud Solutions, HP Enterprise Business, HP
Patrick Harr is vice president of Worldwide Cloud Strategy and Solutions for HP Enterprise Business. In this role he is responsible for driving the company’s cloud strategy and delivering its cloud portfolio. Prior to joining HP, Harr had executive leadership roles for such companies as Preventsys, McData, Sanera, CacheFlow and Novell. He was the founder and chief executive officer of Nirvanix, a leading enterprise cloud storage start-up.
|Wednesday, March 9|
End-to-End Secure Client to Cloud Access - SSO, Strong Auth and Client Aware Security - Sponsored by Intel - Location: Grand Ballroom G
Cloud application security goes beyond simplistic secure VPN tunnel to the cloud. Complex cloud usage models cannot be addressed with existing IdM technologies and expose the client & browser as t…
Speaker - Vikas Jain, Director, Product Management, Cloud Identity and Security, Intel
Director of Product Management at Intel for the Cloud Identity and Security products. Prior to Intel, he has held leadership roles in product management and software development over the last 15 years at a wide-range of technology companies including Oracle, Oblix, Wipro and Infosys. Vikas holds an BS in Electrical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology in India.
Speaker - Sujay Sen, Practice Head, Consulting Services, L&T Infotech
Sujay Sen has been with L&T Infotech for around 14 years and currently heads the Cloud Advisory Practice at L&T Infotech. He and his team work closely with L&T Infotech’s customers and partners to help design and develop cloud solutions across verticals like Manufacturing, Banking, Insurance, Energy and Petrochemicals. He holds a Engineering degree from the University of Mumbai.
Speaker - Samir Ghosh, VP, Qontext Inc.
Is Public Cloud Worth Betting On? Integrating public cloud benefits with today’s IT environment using the Windows Azure Platform - Sponsored by Microsoft - Location: Grand Ballroom H
Cloud computing holds substantial benefits, but implementing public cloud services alongside existing on-premises assets can be daunting. Understanding the full benefits of Public Cloud and Platform …
Speaker - Steve Yi, Director of SQL Azure and Middleware, Microsoft
An Ecosystem of Cloud Solutions Where ISV Meets Enterprises - Sponsored by GoGrid - Location: Grand Ballroom H
Curious about the most cost-effective and timely way to “cloud-enable your software?” Are you an enterprise or business looking for cloud solutions to enhance your infrastructure? Does you…
Speaker - Jeff Samuels, CMO, GoGrid
Jeff Samuels is Chief Marketing Officer at GoGrid where he is responsible for managing and expanding the company’s multiple product lines and driving market adoption at a global level. Jeff has spent the majority of his career in the Internet infrastructure and application arena. Prior to the GoGrid appointment, he served as GM and Vice President at Neustar (NYSE: NSR) where he was responsible for product success and achieving revenue targets in Neustar’s Internet Infrastructure Services Group, one of the fastest growing business units in the company. Jeff came to Neustar through its acquisition of UltraDNS where he was GM and EVP of Marketing — Neustar purchased UltraDNS in 2006 for $61.8M. At UltraDNS he was charged with building, educating and selling the enterprise market on what can now be regarded as one of the first commercially successful cloud-based infrastructure solutions. As a key member of the UltraDNS executive team, Jeff drove the company from pre-launch to become the number one provider of Managed DNS and traffic management solutions to thousands of customers across multiple industry verticals.
Evaluating Enterprise Clouds - Sponsored by Terremark - Location: Grand Ballroom G
This session will provide a practical guide to evaluating enterprise clouds and cloud providers. Go beyond the marketing hype, the brands and the buzzwords, and learn how differences in architecture, …
Speaker - Bill Lowry, Vice President of Cloud Services, Terremark
Bill Lowry is Vice President, Cloud Services at Terremark, where he leads strategic sales engagement and evangelism for the company's enterprise-class cloud computing solutions, working with large enterprises to help apply the power of the cloud to their IT strategies. Prior to joining Terremark, Mr. Lowry was Vice President of Sales for Revere Security. Mr. Lowry has more than 20 years of experience integrating security, storage, network and data center technologies into solutions for utilities, telecommunications providers and Fortune 500 enterprises, with strategic roles at companies including EMC, 3Com, Brocade, and Data Return. He earned a B.A. In Advertising from Texas Tech University and resides in Dallas with his wife and children.
Assessing Organizational and Technical Readiness for Cloud Computing - Sponsored by VMC Consulting - Location: Grand Ballroom G
In today’s world of changing priorities, technologies and strategies, businesses are continuously facing the need to innovate and drive efficiencies into their business. As the computing paradig…
Speaker - Stephen Carn, Director, Infrastructure Services, VMC Consulting
Stephen Carn brings over 21 years of IT Operations experience across a broad range of industries including construction, retail, online technologies , insurance and consulting, to VMC as the Practice Area Leader and Director of IT Infrastructure Services. Steve’s strong commitment to customer service provides accountability and results to our clients’ IT organizations. He has held Senior Management roles at Yahoo!, Unum Group, Benefit America, Telocity and Duty Free Stores. He actively advocates for and believes strongly in running IT as a business, rather than an expense. He is a champion of IT Service Management, and regularly speaks at the local and national level, at industry leading events. Steve is as a board member of the San Francisco Bay Area itSMF Local Interest Group, and has served in this capacity since 2007.
Speaker - Eric Mead, Director, Consulting Services, VMC