VP of Business Development, LEAP Commerce
Avery focuses on investments in the areas of software, green IT, and cloud computing. Current investments include Replicus Software. Prior to joining Signal Lake, Avery was CEO of Digisense (sold Voonami), which he founded while an entrepreneur-in-residence at vSpring Capital. He was also CEO of Linuxcare (sold Computer Associates), backed by Kleiner Perkins and Apax Capital, which he took into virtualization management. He was the first business builder hired into McKinsey&Co's business building practice and was on the founding team for a B2B software company. Avery worked for IBM in the early days of the PC and developed for the PC-AT. While at IBM he founded the systems performance and design team and filed patents on computer architecture. Later was on the founding team of IBM's x86 server business (xSeries) running product management. During his tenure the business grew from $375M to over $1.4B while dramatically improving profitability. Avery continues to work to foster entrepreneurship and is on the board of Silicon Valley's Churchill Club. Avery holds a bachelor's in engineering from Lehigh University and a masters in computer engineering from Florida Atlantic University.
Cloud Executive Summit at Cloud Connect Silicon Valley 2013 will bring together key influencers and executives from the Industry for a thought provoking discussion on emerging trends and future opportunities in the Cloud. This exclusive program attracts CIOs, entrepreneurs, software and infrastructure industry executives and investors, for a rich discussion and networking opportunities in advance of the Cloud Connect event. What are the next opportunities in cloud computing and how are you positioned to take advantage of them?
1:35pm-2:00pm Opening Keynote - Opportunities in the Mobile Cloud
2:00pm-2:20pm What's the Big Data Deal: Market Insights and Opportunities
2:20pm-2:40pm How Software Defined Networks Change Everything
2:40pm-3:00pm How to Get Your Cloud Startup Funded
3:15pm-3:40pm Understanding Enterprise Requirements for the Cloud - A CIO Interview
3:40pm-4:10pm Are you Being a Good Cloud Broker for your Business?
4:10pm-4:35pm Finding the Next Cloud Opportunity - VC Panel
4:35pm-4:55pm Have Business Buyers Driven us to the Tipping Point for Cloud Adoption?
5:00pm-6:00pm Networking Reception