Vice President and Global Technology Director, General Electric
Mr. William Ruh is vice president of GE's global software and analytics center. Mr. Ruh is responsible for setting and leading the software services and solutions portfolio strategy, development and operations across all of GE. His team develops software to power the Industrial Internet, a living network of intelligent machines and systems designed to advance industry and improve lives. These systems and solutions put data to work for GE¹s customers, giving businesses intelligent insight to make more sustainable and safe products. Mr.Ruh has more than 25 years of industry experience in enterprise application integration and object oriented technology. Previously, he was vice president at Cisco where he held global responsibility for developing advanced services and solutions. Before that, Mr. Ruh served as executive vice president and chief technology officer of Concept Five Technologies, Inc. Prior to that, he served as the chief technology officer and senior vice president of Software AG, Inc. where he was responsible for the growth and expansion of the solutions and consulting services team to provide customers with customized and industry-specific solutions. Mr. Ruh has also held various management roles at The Advisory Board, The MITRE Corporation, IBM and AkroMetrix, LLC. He is an accomplished author and a frequent speaker on such topics as emerging business models, cloud computing, analytics, mobile computing, agile development, large scale distributed systems and m2m communications. Mr. Ruh earned a B.S. and M.S.in Computer Science from California State University, Fullerton
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10:00 AM-12:00 PM
We're seeing a horde of attempts to improve technology and how it's built, deployed, and operated. But these initiatives, while well-intentioned, miss the point: Lean Startup, Agile Development, Devops, Continuous Deployment, and Cloud Computing, are inextricably linked. Organizations can't just have some of them and expect to reap the benefits of
their entirety, and much of the disappointment and disillusionment companies experience comes from not having a holistic perspective.
In this session CloudOps Research founder and Cloud Connect content chair Alistair Croll will look at what it means to deliver end-to-end "Lean IT", and how only then can a company move from being and organization to being an organism
The Origin of Data Gravity
As data beings to collect, especially in larger Clouds and datastores, it causes exponential data growth, attracting applications and services closer to the data. While this cause and effect relationship appears to be direct, there is an underlying reason that extends past this seemingly simple relationship to a much deeper and complex one. What causes the Data Gravity effect? Is it simply more Data or is it something else?
In this session Independent Data Physics Researcher and SVP of Engineering for Warner Music Group, Dave McCrory will talk about his latest research into the causes and origins of Data Gravity. He will also discuss how the effects of Data Gravity can be both leveraged and altered depending on the desired outcome.
Cloud Formations: A Framework for Cloud Decision Making
The cloud provides an opportunity for powerful business mash-ups where UC can be leveraged and combined with other solutions tailored to meet unique business requirements. This keynote reviews why UC is ideal for the cloud and how to derive maximum value while transforming existing UC into competitive advantage.