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2012 Speakers

Hear from IT leaders, industry experts and developers at the defining event that brings together the entire cloud computing community.

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Robert Holleyman

President and CEO, Business Software Alliance

As President and CEO of the Business Software Alliance since 1990, Robert Holleyman has long been the chief global advocate for the software industry. During his tenure as head of BSA, the industry has grown more than fivefold; its annual sales now exceed $310 billion, making it the world’s largest copyright industry. In the same period, Holleyman has expanded BSA’s operations from six countries to more than 80. He leads the most successful anti-piracy program in the history of any industry, driving down software piracy rates in markets around the world.
Named one of the 50 most influential people in the intellectual property world, Holleyman was instrumental in putting into place the global policy framework that protects software under copyright law. He worked through the global trading system to build consensus for the World Trade Organization’s agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which recognizes computer programs as protected works and requires member nations to actively enforce those rights.
Holleyman is leading industry efforts to establish a legal framework for cloud-computing technologies to flourish. He also was an early proponent for policies that promote widespread deployment of security technologies to build public trust and confidence in cyberspace.


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