Partner, Everest Group
Scott Bils has nearly two decades of expertise in technology business and product strategy, operations, corporate and business development, mergers and acquisitions, and alliances in the early stage and next generation information technology (IT) markets. As the leader of Everest Group's Next Generation IT practice, Scott approaches each consulting engagement with service providers, infrastructure vendors, and buyers with an end-to-end understanding of disruptive cloud technologies, virtualization, and mobile computing.
Prior to joining Everest Group, Scott founded and was the CEO of Conformity, Inc., a venture-backed provider of on-demand cloud identity and SaaS management solutions. At Troux Technologies, a leading venture-backed provider of enterprise architecture and IT governance software solutions, he drove dramatic increases in revenue and average selling prices through organic and acquisition-driven expansion of the company's product portfolio. Scott was also a consultant at McKinsey & Company and Accenture leading and facilitating engagements that resulted in significant cost savings for clients.
Scott has an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business and a BA in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is frequently quoted in the New York Times, Forbes, Network World, Sandhill.com and other media outlets and analyst reports on SaaS and the cloud. He was also the primary author of the corporate blog, SaaS Management: Challenges of the On-Demand World.
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
The disruption of cloud computing is gaining momentum as enterprises iterate with new and ever-more-capable technologies and tools. This session will take a closer look at which tools enterprises are embracing to accelerate their time to value in cloud deployments while improving the ability of user communities to drive new streams of competitive differentiation by developing, testing, deploying and iterating applications faster than ever before. A panel of experts from technology providers, open source projects and enterprises will give participants a tour of new cloud technologies and tools that are available, proven in production environments and ready to deploy. Participants will leave the session armed with an understanding of which tools are the best choices for their enterprise cloud deployments.
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.