President & Chief Analyst, FOCUS, LLC
Barb Goldworm is founder, president, and chief analyst of FOCUS, a research, analyst, and consulting firm focused on transformational technologies in virtualization, cloud computing, systems and storage. In addition to serving as Virtualization Track Chair for Interop, she also leads the Enterprise Cloud Summit Private Cloud and Desktop Transformation Workshops, as well as the Private Cloud Track and Workshop for CloudConnect. Barb has spent 30 years in various senior management, engineering, marketing, sales, and industry analyst positions with IBM, StorageTek, Novell, Enterprise Management Associates and multiple successful startups. A keynote speaker at hundreds of virtualization, cloud, datacenter and storage events, she has also been one of the top three rated speakers at Data Center Decisions and Storage Networking World. She also chaired the original Interop Storage Networking Track, and the Blade Systems Insight and Server Blade Summit events.
Barb has published extensively since the 1990s, writing regular expert columns for Network World, ComputerWorld, Tech Target and others, authoring hundreds of business and technical white papers, market research reports, user surveys, and articles, as well as the Wiley book "Blade Servers and Virtualization: Transforming Enterprise Computing While Cutting Costs" available on Amazon.
Barb started with virtualization on mainframes in the 1970s, delivered the industry's first PC Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) Solution in the late 1980s, was a SAN thought leader in the 1990s, a blades and virtualization thought leader and book author in the 2000s, and now focuses on cloud, datacenter and desktop transformation.
|Wednesday, April 3|
Practical Steps from Virtualization to the Software-Defined Data Center - Location: Grand Ballroom C
There are two trends leading to the next transformation of the data center – First, the proliferation of virtualization across data center hardware and software is modernizing the data center. S…
Speaker - Mike Adams, Group Product Marketing Manager, vSphere, VMware, VMware
Michael Adams joined VMware in 2007 and is a group product marketing manager working on the VMware vSphere platform. In his role, Michael helps drive efforts around product launches and helps evangelize the platform to both internal and external audiences. Prior to VMware, Michael lead the marketing efforts for the NetBackup product line at both Symantec and VERITAS Software. Prior to joining the vendor community, Michael was an open systems storage analyst for the Giga Information Group (now part of Forrester Research). Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Michigan.
|Thursday, April 4|
Hybrid Cloud – Can You Get the Best of Both Cloud Worlds - Location: Grand Ballroom C
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 c…
Moderator - Barb Goldworm, President and Chief Analyst, FOCUS
Barb Goldworm is founder, president, and chief analyst of FOCUS, a research, analyst, and consulting firm focused on transformational technologies in virtualization, cloud computing, systems and storage. In addition to serving as Virtualization Track Chair for Interop, she also leads the Enterprise Cloud Summit Private Cloud and Desktop Transformation Workshops, as well as the Private Cloud Track and Workshop for CloudConnect. Barb has spent 30 years in various senior management, engineering, marketing, sales, and industry analyst positions with IBM, StorageTek, Novell, Enterprise Management Associates and multiple successful startups.
Panelist - Jared Wray, Founder and CTO, Tier 3
Jared Wray is founder and CTO of Tier 3. Jared founded Tier 3 in 2006 and today is the visionary architect of the company's enterprise-class cloud management platform. To enable customers moving to IT as a Service, Jared has architected Tier 3’s cloud with advanced automation, orchestration, and fabric services. As the originator of the Iron Foundry open source PaaS project, Wray is a thought leader in the evolution of enterprise cloud services. A serial entrepreneur, Wray previously founded Dual, an interactive development firm with clients such as Microsoft and Nintendo.
Panelist - Marc Jones, VP of Product Innovation, SoftLayer
Marc Jones serves as Vice President of Product Innovation for SoftLayer. In this role, he is responsible for identifying, facilitating and evangelizing new product and service development – including R&D, software development and system development. As an accomplished technology executive, he previously served as director of software product development with Rackspace Cloud (formerly Mosso), the cloud division of Rackspace. He was a key member of the senior leadership team responsible for developing and managing the company’s cloud computing product strategy and roadmap, architecture and engineering, business analysis and requirements, along with software product development. Prior to his tenure with Rackspace, he was senior director for system architecture with Broadwing Communications. Mr. Jones holds a BBA in Business Computer Information Systems from the University of North Texas, and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Panelist - Toby Owen, Product Leader, Rackspace
Toby Owen is the Product Leader for Hybrid Cloud and Cloud Networking at Rackspace Hosting. Currently, Toby is responsible for RackConnect and the Hybrid Cloud Solutions portfolio, overseeing development, operations, marketing, and product management. Toby has been in the IT industry for over 15 years. He has held technical, product, and leadership roles in operations, support, and development. Prior to joining Rackspace he led the Web Services team for Wells Fargo, with responsibility for internet banking infrastructure, security and support. He holds a bachelors of science in Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and an MBA from the University of Texas.
Panelist - Florent Saint-Clair, 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.
Enabling IT as a Service - Cloud Management and Orchestration - Location: Grand Ballroom F
The promise of running IT departments as an internal service provider has been elusive. In their quest to deliver ITaaS, many companies have suffered from an emphasis on IT operations and less focus o…
Speaker - Rodrigo Flores, Cloud Enterprise Architect, Cisco
Rodrigo Flores is a Cloud Enterprise Architect in the Cisco Cloud & Systems Management Technology Group, leading the technology direction and vision for Cisco’s cloud management stack. He came to Cisco via the acquisition of newScale, Inc. where he was the Founder and Chief Technology Officer. He brings 20 years of experience in software and product development to Cisco. Rodrigo drove newScale product innovation and created newScale's RequestCenter software.
|Friday, April 5|
Building Private/Hybrid Clouds — Enterprise Virtualization, AWS-Style Clouds, Bare-Metal, All of the Above? - Location: Grand Ballroom F
Many vendors and IT organizations have been busy building private and hybrid clouds using enterprise virtualization as the foundation. Some have been very successful while others found them lacking an…
Panelist - Bryan Bond, Sr. Systems Admin, eMeter, A Siemens Business
Panelist - Timothy Mackey, Evangelist Citrix Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix Systems, Inc
Tim Mackey is a corporate evangelist for XenServer and CloudPlatform within the Citrix Cloud Platforms Group and focused on server virtualization and cloud orchestration technical competencies. He joined Citrix through the Reflectent acquisition in 2006, and served as architect and developer for Citrix EdgeSight; an end user experience performance monitoring solution. In 2007, Mr. Mackey became technical product manager for the EdgeSight product line and then in 2009 product manager for the Citrix Essentials self-service virtualization components. Prior to Citrix, Mr. Mackey was an architect and developer at EventZero, and helped to design the first self check-out systems for retailers at Optimal Robotics.
Panelist - Gopala Tumuluri, VP of Hosting, Internap
Gopala Tumuluri is VP of hosting services at Internap. He has spent most of the past 17 years in leadership roles at high-tech companies and brings extensive product management and business development experience. Prior to joining Internap, he most recently headed XDN’s business development function, driving revenue for their application and content delivery SaaS offerings, which contributed to their acquisition by Fortinet in December 2012. Prior to that, he spent several years in various senior management roles at Nominum, a managed DNS and security services firm. Gopala also served in product management for Foundry Networks, Elematics and Calient, after beginning his career with Marconi in software development. Gopala holds an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University, Master in Computer Science from University of Kentucky, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Nagarjuna University.
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|Wednesday, April 3|
Delivering Application Network Services for Private, Public and Hybrid Clouds - Presented by F5 Networks - Location: Grand Ballroom G
Cloud computing is being adopted to ease the IT provisioning workflow and reduce the lead time in servicing IT requests. Although many cloud solutions address the server and storage aspects of impleme…
Speaker - Stathis Papaefstathiou, Vice President, Product Development, F5 Networks
Throughout his career, Stathis has been passionate about applying cutting edge technologies to practical problems that eventually lead to products and profitable businesses. He is the Vice President at F5 Networks responsible for defining and executing the strategy, business, and product roadmap for dynamic datacenters, clouds, and BIG-IP Virtual Editions. Previously, Stathis held a number of technical and management positions at Microsoft in the areas of distributed operating systems, datacenter automation, and Robotics. Stathis received a PhD degree from the University of Warwick, UK, in 1995. He holds numerous patents and has published dozens of scientific papers in journals and at international conferences