Cloud computing might be a buzzword, but the idea of IT as a utility is here to stay. We're living in an era of democratized IT, where everyone has access to information. End user expectations are driven by the consumer web, and those users demand fast, familiar interfaces around the clock and around the world. In this track, we'll take a step back from the details of cloud computing and look at how IT strategy will change in the coming years.
|Thursday, March 10|
The Move to Turnkey Computing - Location: Grand Ballroom F
We're hesitant about clouds. Enterprises have rolled out cloudy technology, but because they crave the reassuring hum of in-house machines, they aren't embracing the utility model of computing. Virtua…
Speaker - Alistair Croll, Founder, BitCurrent
Alistair is the principal analyst at Bitcurrent; an executive at CloudOps; an advisor to various technology venture firms; the founder of the Bitnorth conference; and the founder of the Human 2.0 blog on emerging technologies.
A Global View of Connected Computing - Location: Grand Ballroom F
Cloud computing isn't just a North American phenomenon. Around the world, it's upturning innovation and giving regulators new headaches. It's forcing discussions about data privacy, intellectual prope…
Moderator - Chad Fentress, Director of Compliance, Accenture
In his role as Director C&RM, Chad is responsible for managing Accenture’s global Ethics & Compliance Program as well as overseeing several regulatory compliance sectors: Antibribery, Competition Law, Data Privacy, Export Compliance, Labor Relations, and Government Compliance. His practice has focused on IT services, joint ventures, outsourcing, dispute resolution, strategic technology licensing and has included complex commercial and criminal litigation.
Panelist - Krishnan Subramanian, Analyst, Cloud Ave
My main focus is research and analysis on various high impact topics in the fields of Open Source, Cloud Computing and the interface between them. I also evangelize Open Source and Cloud Computing in various media outlets, blogs and other public forums. I offer strategic advise to both Cloud Computing and Open Source providers and, also, help other companies take advantage of Open Source and Cloud Computing. In my opinion, Open Source commoditized software and Cloud Computing commoditized computing resources. A combination of these two developments offers a strong competitive advantage to companies of all sizes and shapes. Due to various factors, including fear, the adoption of both Open Source and Cloud Computing are relatively slow in the business sector. So, I take it upon myself to clear any confusion in this regard and educate, enrich and advise users/customers to take advantage of the benefits offered by these technologies. I am also a managing partner in two consulting companies based in India and was a Lead Analyst at Diversity Limited, New Zealand Till August 2010. I blog about Open Source topics at Open@Krishworld and Cloud Computing related topics at Cloud Ave.
Panelist - Ditlev Bredahl, CEO, OnApp.com
Ditlev has over a decade’s experience in the web hosting industry, a reputation for astuteness and incredible market insight. He has led the development of many acclaimed web hosting brands. As CEO of OnApp, Ditlev's commercial and technical leadership saw the company expand from its July 2010 launch to 50+ clients and 40+ people in just 12 weeks.
Panelist - Carlos Viniegra, Head of the Digital Government Unit, Ministry of Public Administration (Mexico)
Carlos Viniegra is Head of the Digital Government Unit at the Ministry of Public Administration (Mexico) and teaches Economics at the Law School of Universidad Panamericana. Previously, he was Director General of Information and Energy Studies at the Ministry of Energy and is the former CIO at both the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. Mr. Viniegra holds a BA in economics from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana and an MBA from
Panelist - Jeroen Tjepkema, CEO, MeasureWorks
Jeroen Tjepkema is the co-founder and CEO of MeasureWorks, providing web performance management solutions. MeasureWorks measures, analyzes and improves the quality of experience of retail, financials, travel agencies and other online services. For all, their online services are perceived as mission critical to reach their business goals. By observing their visitors closely, we find out how user experience impacts conversion. And then enable our customers to manage their online presence proactively.
Panelist - Pano Xinos, Organizer, Cloud Security Alliance, Canada Chapter
Pano is involved in a variety of cloud organizations, including the Canadian chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance. Currently working with CA Technologies, he has held a variety of positions with carriers and technology providers including Bell Canada, Merck, and UUNET/Worldcom/MCI. Pano taught e-commerce at McGill's Desautels faculty of Management and writes extensively about cloud adoption, business, governance, and economics at http://thecaseforcloud.blogspot.com/. You can find him on LinkedIn (http://ca.linkedin.com/in/panoxinos) and on Twitter (@pmxinos).
Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things - Location: Grand Ballroom F
Imagine a world where thousands of everyday objects—your car keys, grocery items, medication and even your dog’s collar—are networked as part of a vast wireless web that monitors eac…
Speaker - David Young, CEO and Founder, Joyent
David founded Joyent in 2004 to provide a comprehensive suite of internet-delivered software and on-demand infrastructure for small to medium organizations. Prior to Joyent, he worked at Moody’s Investor Service (1989-1999) in the Structured Finance, International and Digital Media groups as General Manager and corporate Vice President and was co-founder and CTO of manageStar (2000-2004), an enterprise services management software company whose customers included TimeWarner, Sodexho and Global Signal. David was the principal architect of manageStar’s Harmony platform for service delivery and managed a team of 80 developers in San Francisco and Bangalore, India. David holds a BA in Classics (Greek), cum laude, from Indiana University.