Senior VP, Telx
Joe Weinman is responsible for leading Telx's fast-growing cloud services business development and strategy. He joined Telx with over 30 years of experience in executive leadership positions at AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Bell Laboratories, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D.
Named a "Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader" by TechTarget, Weinman is a frequent keynote speaker, blogger and the founder of Cloudonomics, a rigorous, multidisciplinary analytical approach leveraging economics, behavioral economics, statistics, calculus, computational complexity theory, simulation, and system dynamics to characterize the sometimes counter-intuitive multi-dimensional business, financial, and user experience benefits of cloud computing and other on-demand, pay-per-use business models. He is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, available from John Wiley & Sons in summer, 2012.
Mr. Weinman has been awarded 14 U.S. and international patents in areas such as line coding, simulation and workflow, consumer goods, wireless technologies, telecommunications, and distributed computing. He has more pending in cloud computing, homomorphic encryption, IP unicast/multicast error correction, Internet search results ranking algorithms, digital imaging, and software applications. He is also a recipient of the AT&T Architecture Award, the AT&T Patent Achievement Award, and multiple AT&T Distinguished Speaker Awards.
He has had a variety of articles and talks published in the print and/or on-line editions of The New York Times, Business Week, Fortune, CNN, Money, Business Communications Review, Global Telecoms Business, BillingOSS Magazine, Information Week, GigaOM, Salon, VON, the ACM, the IEEE, CIO Magazine, and The AT&T Technical Journal, and occasionally contributes to his own blogs, Cloudonomics.com and The Network Effect. He has also been featured in Art and Living magazine, appeared multiple times on Asian, U.S., and European television, and been quoted in the U.S. and international magazine, newspaper, and online media, and appears in a number of on-line videos.
He received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science from Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin - Madison respectively, and completed Executive Education at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.
|Wednesday, April 3|
Leading-Edge Cloud Research and Industry Analyst View - Location: Grand Ballroom E
Hear from top management consulting/research analysts on cloud strategy and economics. McKinsey & Co. Principal Analyst Will Forrest and Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst James Staten…
Speaker - William Forrest, Principal, McKinsey and Company
William Forrest is a principal of McKinsey and Company in Chicago. He previously served as senior manager of Deloitte Consulting, where he managed the development of business management programs for clients such as JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley. Previously, as director of AAC Associates, he directed and managed the Clinton-Gore 1996 campaign database, including the presidential inauguration database project. He also served as vice president of the Leadership Institute. William received his master’s degree in politics from Edinburgh University.
Speaker - Kara Sprague, Principal, McKinsey & Company
Kara Sprague is a Principal with McKinsey’s Business Technology Office in San Francisco. Kara co-leads McKinsey’s global Cloud Practice and is a core leader in McKinsey’s Software and Services Practice. She spends most of her time serving software product and service providers, specializing in technology disruptions (e.g., cloud computing, big data, mobility, cybersecurity) and has substantial experience in corporate and business unit strategy, product and services strategy, go-to-market, and business-building. Her work on 8 Technology Trends to Watch is one of the McKinsey Quarterly’s top-rated publications of all time.Prior to joining the Firm in 2004, Kara was a member of the technical staff at Oracle Corporation and held several positions in software, firmware, and hardware engineering at Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies. Kara has three degrees from MIT: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Master of Science in Technology and Public Policy.
|Thursday, April 4|
Optimizing Your Cloud Spend: How to do it Right - Location: Grand Ballroom E
The cloud is supposed to save you money, but are you throwing it away? Spend management firms Cloudyn and Cloudability have detailed data regarding how, why, when and where you are spending money on c…
Speaker - Sharon Wagner, CEO, Cloudyn
Sharon is responsible for the strategic company direction and the overall day-to-day execution. Prior to joining Cloudyn, Sharon was Senior Principal Consultant for CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) Cloud Connected Enterprise business unit where he enabled sales activities for CA SLM solutions in NA, APAC and LATAM. Prior to CA, Sharon was Director of Product Management and Business Development with Oblicore (Acquired by CA Technologies) where he was responsible for the company’s strategic roadmap and played a major role in Oblicore’s acquisition by CA. Sharon holds a B.Sc in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Speaker - Mat Ellis, CEO, Cloudability
Netflix and Amazon Web Services Case Study: Strategy and Economics of the Cloud - Location: Grand Ballroom E
Perhaps the best well known case study for cloud use is Netflix’ use of Amazon for transcoding and streaming. Jinesh Varia, Amazon’s leading expert in Cloud Economics will review cloud cos…
Speaker - Jinesh Varia, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
As a Technology Evangelist at Amazon, Jinesh Varia helps businesses take advantage of disruptive technologies like Cloud Computing that are changing the way businesses compete in the new web world. Jinesh has spoken at more than 100 conferences and User Groups and conducted workshops around the world. He is focused on furthering awareness of web services and often helps developers and architects in Start-ups, Enterprises and Universities leverage Amazon’s innovative services. Jinesh has over 11 years experience in XML and Web services and has worked with standards-based working groups in XBRL. Prior to joining Amazon as an evangelist, he held several positions in UBmatrix including Solutions Architect, Enterprise Team Lead and Software engineer, working on various financial services projects including Call Modernization Project at FDIC. He was also lead developer at Penn State Data Center, Institute of Regional Affairs. Jinesh’s publications have been published in ACM and IEEE. Jinesh is originally from India and holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Penn State University.
Speaker - Adrian Cockcroft, Director, Architecture, Netflix
Adrian Cockcroft is the director of architecture for the Cloud Systems team at Netflix. He is focused on availability, resilience, performance, and measurement of the Netflix cloud platform, and has presented at many conferences, including the Cassandra Summit, QCon/GOTO, Cloud Connect, Velocity, Gluecon and Structure.Adrian is also well known as the author of several books while a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems: Sun Performance and Tuning; Resource Management; and Capacity Planning for Web Services. From 2004-2007 he was a founding member of eBay Research Labs. He graduated with a BSc in Applied Physics from The City University, London.
|Friday, April 5|
How to Measure Cloud Return: The New Metrics - Location: Grand Ballroom H
How should we value the cloud? Is the cloud really lower cost? What is business agility anyway? Can the cloud be strategic? How should we think about the new IT metrics?…
Speaker - Chris Pick, President, Technology Business Management Council
Chris is the President of the Technology Business Management Council, a vendor-neutral non-profit focused on providing a practical, applied discipline for maximizing the value of the IT investment portfolio by enabling technology leaders and their business partners to collaborate on business aligned decisions. Chris also serves as the Chief Marketing Officer at Apptio and holds responsibility for all corporate marketing initiatives including demand generation, online operations, inside sales, communications, and analyst relations. He is an accomplished sales and marketing executive with 17 years of experience in building global marketing organizations, creating new market categories, and executing differentiated go-to-market strategies.Prior to Apptio, Chris was an operating partner in Austin Ventures' CEO-in-residence program where he focused on identifying new growth strategies and defining disruptive business models. Chris joined Austin Ventures from NetIQ where he was Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Products. At NetIQ, he led the acquisition team in overhauling the company's corporate strategy and product portfolio, which drove substantial margin improvement and created innovative revenue streams that captured new markets. Before this, Chris served as Vice President of Product Marketing at PentaSafe Security Technologies, where he led the establishment of the security compliance market and helped position the company for a $255 million acquisition by NetIQ. Chris established his career at Ernst & Young where he defined and developed many of the firm's security knowledge products that were later acquired by Computer Associates.
Speaker - Michael Ducy, Cloud Architecture Lead, CompuCom Systems, INC
Michael Ducy currently works as a Cloud Architecture Lead for CompuCom Systems, INC focused on designing and implementing large scale Cloud systems for CompuCom's managed services business. Prior to CompuCom, Michael worked at enStratus helping customers evaluate and implement the enStratus Cloud Management Platform, and BMC Software focusing on Cloud Computing and Data Center Automation. Michael has also worked in various capacities at Orbitz Worldwide, focusing on performance management, capacity planning, and operations. Michael has held other roles as a Linux Systems Engineer, Instructor of IT courses, and Private Consultant. After graduating from the University of Missouri St. Louis with a degree in Computer Science, Michael completed his Masters degree in Computer Science at the University of Chicago. More recently Michael completed his MBA at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.