Hear from IT leaders, industry experts and developers at the defining event that brings together the entire cloud computing community.
Director, IT Services, City of Asheville, NC
In his role as director of IT Services for the City of Asheville, NC, Jonathan Feldman fosters innovation, including incorporating cloud services, while making sure that parachutes are ready and packed. Asheville is a rapidly growing city; it was recently named Fodor’s top travel destination and has been recognized nationally and internationally (including the receiving International Economic Development Council New Media Award) for improving services to citizens and reducing expenses through IT innovation.
Jonathan’s 20 years’ experience with government, military, law enforcement, financial services and healthcare technology informs his work with IT innovation. He’s written, taught and consulted extensively on security, human resource management and IT soft skills, notably as co-author of “Maximum Security” and author of “Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting.” As a consultant and award-winning Network Computing and InformationWeek contributing editor, he has worked with dozens of public- and private-sector organizations, helping them calculate the real business benefits, risks and appropriate governance of new technologies and surrounding practices and policy.
Jonathan is a frequent speaker at venues including Interop and PC Expo. He has been active in the IT community with groups such as Infragard and GMIS International, and holds an MS degree from Georgia Tech.
There are virtually no large-scale IT projects that come off without a hitch - and private cloud computing is unlikely to be the first. This session will examine challenges encountered during private cloud computing initiatives and their solutions. These challenges will be presented in rapid-fire discussion of what works and what doesn't, including the perspectives of those who've lived it. The panel will further explore these barriers by challenging each other's positions, offering practical insights reflecting how organizations have addressed their implementation issues to successfully (or unsuccessfully) launch a private cloud.