Director, Cloud Architecture, Savvis
Ed Saipetch has spent over 15 years in strategic roles at start-ups, vendors and enterprises. He is a passionate technologist focused on topics ranging from IT transformation to web app scalability and infrastructure architecture. Additionally he co-hosts the Speaking In Tech podcast and is a frequent speaker on cloud and IT transformation. Currently he is Director of Cloud Architecture at Savvis, where he is responsible for customer experience and its intersection with product. Prior to that he was Director of Alliances and Channels at Inktank, which developed the open-source scale-out storage technology, Ceph. In other roles at Joyent and EMC, he focused on public, private and hybrid cloud in the Enterprise and Service Provider spaces.
The future of data is already here. Folders and files matter less and less; consumers expect content to be available anytime, anywhere. And users willingly sacrifice privacy in return for convenience and collaboration. But with the meteoric rise of data, the ubiquity of clouds, and sophisticated attackers showing their fangs, that future is anything but clear.
This session will look a range of possible tomorrows. Will our future give us information everywhere with good security and control? Will it be more like the disconnected dystopia of Battlestar Galactica, or the creepy Orweillian world of Minority Report? Or will it be something entirely different? Will new interfaces to information break down cultural and linguistic barriers—or reinforce them?
Whatever the case, it's clear that there's an information war on the horizon. Join Margaret Dawson and Ed Saipetch for a roller-coaster-ride towards tomorrow as we explore new ways to fight, communicate, collaborate, and protect our online lives.