Hear from IT leaders, industry experts and developers at the defining event that brings together the entire cloud computing community.
Founder and Vice President, Cloudswitch
Founder and & VP of Products at CloudSwitch, Ellen Rubin is an experienced entrepreneur with a proven track record in leading strategy, market positioning and go-to-market for fast-growing companies. Prior to founding CloudSwitch, Ellen was Vice President of Marketing at Netezza (NYSE: NZ), the pioneer and global leader in data warehouse appliances that power business intelligence and analytics at over 200 enterprises worldwide. As a member of the early management team at Netezza, Ellen helped grow the company to over $125 million in revenues and a successful IPO in 2007. Ellen defined and created broad market acceptance of a new category, "data warehouse appliances," and led market strategy, product marketing, complementary technology relationships and marketing communications.
Prior to Netezza, Ellen founded Manna, an Israeli and Boston-based developer of real-time personalization software. Ellen played a key role in raising over $18 million in venture financing from leading US and Israeli venture capital firms, recruiting the US-based management team and defining product and market strategy. Ellen began her career as a marketing strategy consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard College.
With many CIOs and IT practitioners continuing to express concern regarding control and security in public cloud computing models, is some sort of “hybrid” model the final stop on the cloud computing journey or is it merely a transitory architecture; a pit stop on the road to a fully public cloud computing implementation? Or is it the case that the lack of clarity surrounding the definition of “hybrid” causing the perception that hybrid clouds are being implemented in the first place? This session will examine the definition of “hybrid” cloud and whether or not they are valid as target architectures or merely a transition toward a fully public cloud computing model.