Hear from IT leaders, industry experts and developers at the defining event that brings together the entire cloud computing community.
Co-Founder & Publisher, Sand Hill Group
As the creator of the Software 200X Conferences and host of Cloud Summit Executive the Silicon Valley, MR is deeply immersed in the ecosystem that is forming around Cloud Computing. M.R. co-founded Sand Hill Group LLC, and has been a strategic advisor to several fast-growing companies. He has held global VP marketing positions at Baan Company, Avalon Software, and Oracle Corporation. M.R. was profiled on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and has been named in Forbes' "Midas 100 List" as one of the most influential investors in technology. He holds an MBA from Kent State University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Madras.
2011 will prove to be a decisive year for cloud software and services vendors to deliver on the promise of the cloud and stake their competitive claims in the cloud era to come. However, the path to success is anything but clear. The Sand Hill Group will be reviewing the results of their latest research study “Leaders in the Cloud” 2011 which will reveal the insights of more than 100 CEO’s and senior executives at software companies about their cloud revenues today and next year, customer attitudes and readiness, and which products and services are gaining traction. The study will also identify the long-term trends including which layers of the cloud stack will take hold in the next 3-5 years.
Mike Smerklo is the CEO of the market leading recurring revenue performance company, who has disrupted the category with a hybrid cloud services model. He will reveal more about his “pay for performance” b-to-b model and how it has increased recurring revenue for tech companies. Do SaaS vendors have to manage their own customer renewals? How do you make money on low cost high-volume recurring revenue in the cloud?
Where is cloud computing headed? Tarkan Maner the CEO of Wyse has travelled the globe evangelizing the numerous benefits that cloud has to offer – in a private, public or government cloud: Inexpensive and ultra-green hardware, secure and easy to deploy/use software, and optimal user experience for home, office or on-the-go. Tarkan is back from meeting world leaders in Davos, and he will present his vision of the future; one that is ubiquitous, but personal.
Literally hundreds of cloud startups are selling their products and solutions now. If everyone is now a cloud vendor how will they differentiate themselves? How do you get above the noise? Listen to successful executives who are making this happen. They will lay out new strategies and tactics that can be adopted by companies today.
All the major players are in transition mode. Their customers are demanding new strategies and solutions. Can these vendors overcome the “Innovators Dilemma”? This panel of vendors will articulate their strategies and make the case why they will be relevant in the cloud space.
This community has played a critical role in the industries success. SI’s have been the trusted advisor of customers large and small alike. What is their new role in the cloud? How will they change their behavior? This group of panelists will have a candid conversation on their role and how they can help their clients.