Blogger, Diversity Limited
Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.
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
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Welcome Note by Jocelyn DeGance Graham, Rishidot Research and James Urquhart, Enstratius, takes over as MC
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM: Keynote - Data Gravity and Complex Systems (Using this to your advantage in the Cloud and the Datacenter) by Dave McCrory, Warner Music Group
Data Gravity and Complex Systems play a role in Cloud services and capabilities both inside Enterprise Datacenters and outside with Cloud providers. Data Gravity naturally draws applications and services closer to Data sources. Complex Systems create opportunities for dramatic changes and improvements in how we manage the interactions of Data, Applications, and Services. Learning to discover and leverage these behaviors and patterns can allow you to avoid lock-in, increased management costs, and derive other benefits.
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM: Keynote - Intel IT PaaS Journey – Idea to Production in less than a day by Das Kamhout, Intel
What if enterprise developers could have an idea for an app, code it and deploy it into production in less than a day? Intel IT is addressing that challenge by establishing PaaS for the developers of custom applications. The promise of PaaS was determined strategically important in 2010 to extend the value of Intel IT’s award winning IaaS cloud for the web developer community at Intel. Das Kamhout, will share how the Intel IT Cloud leadership team made the case for this investment that was deemed unclear, and explain the PaaS journey, describing the approach and success/failures. This session will emphasize how an Enterprise IT shop needs to adapt faster towards consuming and running a rich set of cloud services.
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM: Fireside Chat - Business Value of Private PaaS moderated by Ben Kepes, Diversity Limited
Panelists: Sinclair Schuller (CEO, Apprenda) and Bart Copeland (CEO, ActiveState)
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Fireside Chat - PaaS Visibility moderated by Larry Carvalho, RobustCloud
Panelists: Benny Schnaider (President/Co-Founder, Ravello Systems), Carsten Puls (VP, Product Management, Engine Yard) and Margaret Dawson (VP of Product Marketing & Cloud Evangelist, HP Cloud Services)
Noon – 1:30 PM: Networking Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: Keynote - Cover your PaaS by David Mortman, enStratius
PaaS makes developers (and possibly operations) lives much easier. But what are the security implications of migrating to PaaS? Does PaaS lead to more secure code? What about a more secure deployment? In principal yes, but what are the realities? How many unicorns do you get and just what’s in that pot at the end of the rainbow and what can you do with what you find?
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM: Fireside Chat - Enterprise PaaS with Open Source moderated by Donnie Berkholtz, Industry Analyst, Redmonk
Panelists: James Watters (Head of Products, CloudFoundry), Diane Mueller (Cloud Ecosystem Evangelist, Redhat) and Nati Shalom (CTO, Gigaspaces)
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Fireside Chat - PaaS and Big Data moderated by Sam Charrington, CloudPulse Strategies
Panelists: Duncan Johnston Watt (CEO, CloudSoft Corporation) and Arun C. Murthy (Founder / Architect, Hortonworks)
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Coffee Break
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Fireside Chat - Platform Abstraction: Operations to Developers to Business Users moderated by Alex Williams, Techcrunch
Panelists: Jared Wray (CTO, Tier 3) and Suresh Sambandam (CEO, OrangeScape)
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM: Expert Panel - Platform Services and Developer Expectations moderated by Lori MacVittie, Rishidot Research
Panelists: Pradeep Prabhu (CEO, CloudMunch), Richard Seroter (Microsoft MVP and InfoQ Author), Dr. Nic Williams (CEO, Stark & Wayne) and Adron Hall (Coder, Messenger and Recon, Basho)
5:15 PM: Vote of thanks by Krishnan Subramanian, Founder and Principal Analyst, Rishidot Research
What are the "Hot" Enterprise SaaS startups that Enterprises are actually buying and deploying, not just what's being covered in TechCrunch? In this session, we'll cut through the hype and get to the reality of which companies are being deployed and where. Learn when and how to use each company and who's using them in anger.
What is the business case for SaaS? How do you get over “bumps” in the road to get it implemented successfully? SaaS is happening within your organization whether you realise it or not. In this session two of the most influential thought leaders in Enterprise IT explain why this is happening and give you toolkit to obtain maximum value in a risk free manner. Ben Kepes is APAC’s leading SaaS Commentator and Investor. Justin Pirie is the Cloud Strategist for Mimecast, one of Europe’s largest SaaS companies.
What would you dare to dream if you knew your cloud could not fail? That sentiment has driven some enterprises to push the envelope and embrace business models that require cloud and demand organizational transformation to succeed. In this session, track chair Scott Bils will lead a discussion with two enterprise executives who have done just that. Participants will hear how these leaders helped their organizations first understand and then embrace the agility, flexibility and dramatic time-to-market compression that cloud enables. Building sustainable competitive advantage through a transformation in business model assumptions is the goal of cloud, and this session will give participants new insights on how to help their organizations get there.