Vice President, Corporate Development & National Accounts Executive, General Manager, DR Systems, eMix
Florent Saint-Clair serves as Vice President, Corporate Development & National Accounts Executive for DR Systems, and General Manager for eMix, a Healthcare Cloud services platform incubated by DR Systems. A serial entrepreneur, Florent has held senior leadership positions in Healthcare IT Enterprise Interoperability, Medical Imaging and Informatics since 1997.
As GM for the eMix Cloud division of DR Systems, Florent grew the platform’s customer base from its initial launch in 2009 to 500+ hospitals in less than 24 months. As VP Corporate Development, Florent is responsible for managing DR Systems’ IDN and National Accounts customer relations in the US and developing global markets opportunities.
He joined DR Systems in 2008 to lead the company’s Department of Defense Healthcare business unit. He previously served as President & COO for RadVault, a Bay Area-based RIS/PACS company, and as Venture Partner at Nucleus Partners a Venture Capital and Consultancy group in Palo Alto, CA. Florent has raised private equity capital for several Bay Area tech startups, and has developed markets in the Middle East, Europe, the Americas and Asia.
There are strong pros and cons to both Public and Private Clouds. Many enterprises like the idea of either one or both, but the realities have not lived up to the ideal. Building a scalable, private cloud allows customization and control, but is a major undertaking with up-front costs and ongoing commitments for hardware and management software. Public clouds offer a pay as you go, low touch option, but there are many concerns around security and compliance. Integrating the two and operating a true hybrid cloud requires a new way of thinking and a new type of management. How can IT decipher which cloud (public, hybrid or private) makes the most financial sense for their specific business needs? What are the necessary metrics to build an intelligent business case for moving applications and infrastructure components to a public vs. private cloud? This session will explore the pros and cons of private and public clouds, including the best use cases and scenarios for private, public and hybrid cloud initiatives, the financial implications, and whether/how hybrid clouds might give the best of both clouds.