|8:15 AM – 9:15 AM||
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…More ▶
- 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.
Prior to Bitcurrent, Alistair co-founded startup accelerator Rednod; web performance management firm Coradiant; and Networkshop, a research firm. He has also worked as a product manager for 3Com Corporation, Primary Access, and Eicon Technology. Alistair is the content chair for Cloud Connect, the industry's largest cloud computing event; the track chair for cloud computing and the Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop; and the co-chair of O'Reilly Strata.
Alistair is a frequent contributor to a range of technology publications. He has taught at industry conferences such as Web2Expo, IGT, Interop, Structure, Enterprise 2.0, Velocity, Mesh, and eMetrics. He is also the co-author of Web Operations (2010, O'Reilly), Complete Web Monitoring (2009, O'Reilly) and Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks (1999, Prentice-Hall).
|9:30 AM – 10:30 AM||
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…More ▶
- 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.
Prior to his current position, Chad has held a number of different jobs in Legal including Outsourcing & Contract Management Lead in APAC, Global Lead attorney for Financial Services, and Director of Legal Services APAC. Before joining Andersen Consulting in 1999, he was with the IBM Legal Department and held several domestic and international assignments.
- 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.
I have joined with a group of researchers to try and understand the big picture emerging through the convergence of open source, cloud computing, social computing and semantic web. We call this Computing Convergence. We expect this convergence to fundamentally shift the human lives to a higher plane. While evolutionary biology takes care of adjusting the human nature to this paradigm shift, we will soon be offering our knowledge and services to businesses to foresee the shift and elevate themselves to stay competent in the new age marketplace. As a member of this research incubator, I use my expertise on open source and cloud computing with the knowledge gained through the expertise of my fellow researchers to understand the big picture and share it with others in an open way.
I also have academic interests on various aspects of technology, science and society. On the technology side, I am interested in open source, cloud computing, social and semantic web technologies. My interests in science range from condensed matter and statistical physics to self organized systems to neuroscience to evolution. Having a career away from science keeps me only at the periphery of these fields. My other academic interests include Social Empowerment, Indian and American politics, Perils of religious fundamentalism, Atheism and the Impact of Science on the Society.
- 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.
Ditlev moved into the rapidly-growing Internet sector in the mid-1990s, after a number of roles working for the European Parliament. He quickly developed a reputation as an entrepreneur and a specialist in start-up and turnaround scenarios. He has led UK2Group’s hosting companies as MD and CEO since February 2006, and played a key role in the group’s transformation into the major player in the hosting industry it is today. Ditlev is a Danish national and an incurable technophile. He lives in the UK but travels frequently to see clients and speak at events across the globe.
- 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
IPADE. He also holds diplomas in enterprise technology from ITESM as well as parliamentary theory and practice from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana. He can be reached at email@example.com.
- 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.
Prior to MeasureWorks, Jeroen worked as a principal analist and program manager for several European enterprise companies, from the roll-out of cable internet and digital television in the late '90s to the development and implementation of one of the largest online banking solutions in Europe. For more info check LinkedIN: www.linkedin.com/nl/jeroentjepkema
- 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).