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Brian Adler  - RightScale


Looking“Inward” to the Private Cloud
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Brian Adler is a Senior Professional Services Architect at RightScale, bringing years of experience working with multi-cloud environments. He advises on complex application architectures with customers and their cloud implementations, working directly with customers to dynamically configure cloud resources across multiple cloud infrastructures. He works with enterprise companies to facilitate their high availability configurations and disaster recovery efforts across cloud-agnostic and cross-cloud architectures, guiding them through cloud mapping and available tools.

Prior to RightScale, Adler has held positions in systems engineering, architecting, hardware and software in defense industry applications, and as a software architect for Openwave, a highly-scalable enterprise- grade email messaging platform.

 
 
Anand Akela  - Oracle


Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Deployment and Gain Total Cloud Control
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Anand Akela is Sr. Principal Product Marketing Director at Oracle, focusing on cloud, virtualization, and infrastructure management offerings within the Oracle Enterprise Manager portfolio. Prior to his current role at Oracle, he worked at HP in various product marketing, product management, and engineering roles in the systems management, servers, data center energy efficiency, and enterprise software areas. Akela serves as the chairman of Data Collection and Analysis workgroup at the Green Grid, an industry consortium developing and promoting energy efficiency for data centers and enterprise systems. You can connect with him on twitter : https://twitter.com/aakela .
 
 
Glen Allmendinger  - Pacific Controls


New Business Models For End-To-End Smart Cloud Solutions
Track: Hot Topics
Glen Allmendinger is Advisory Board member at Pacific Controls, one of the leading information and communication technology (ICT) enabled machine-to-machine (M2M) automation and control solutions providers globally.
 
 
Wayne Ariola  - Parasoft


CTO Power Panel: What's Working, What's New, What's Next?
Wayne Ariola is Chief Strategy Officer and Corporate Development at Parasoft, a leading provider of integrated software development management, quality lifecycle management, and dev/test environment management solutions. He leverages customer input and fosters partnerships with industry leaders to ensure that Parasoft solutions continuously evolve to support the ever-changing complexities of real-world business processes and systems. Ariola has more than 15 years of strategic consulting experience within the technology and software development industries. He holds a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA from Indiana University.
 
 
Wayne Ariola  - Parasoft


Dependencies Gone Wild: Testing Cloud Applications
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization Testing | APIs
Wayne Ariola is Chief Strategy Officer and Corporate Development at Parasoft, a leading provider of integrated software development management, quality lifecycle management, and dev/test environment management solutions. He leverages customer input and fosters partnerships with industry leaders to ensure that Parasoft solutions continuously evolve to support the ever-changing complexities of real-world business processes and systems. Ariola has more than 15 years of strategic consulting experience within the technology and software development industries. He holds a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA from Indiana University.
 
 
Dave Asprey  - Trend Micro


The Dark Side of Virtualization: 10 Situations Where Virtualization Won’t Improve Security, Performance, or Availability
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Dave Asprey is VP of Cloud Security at Trend Micro, where he helps to shape Trend Micro’s cloud strategy, focusing specifically on expanding a Cloud Security Alliance partner ecosystem. Prior to Trend Micro, Asprey was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Trinity Ventures, Previously, he was VP at Blue Coat Systems. He also served as VP at Zeus Technology and ran strategic planning for the Citrix virtualization business unit.
 
 
Varun Badhwar  - CipherCloud


Adopting Cloud Apps? Addressing Data Security, Privacy, & Compliance Challenges
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Varun Badhwar is Vice President, Product Strategy, at CipherCloud, a leading provider of cloud encryption gateways. Prior to joining CipherCloud, he was responsible for ensuring the security of the Force.com ecosystem at Salesforce.com, which included over 1,500 applications from partners across the globe. Prior to Salesforce.com, he was a Consultant within the Risk Advisory Services group at KPMG, where he was responsible for conducting organizational risk assessments with a focus on delivering solutions that enabled prominent Fortune 500 Clients to manage IT security and privacy, operational risks, and alignment with overall business strategy.


Badhwar is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
 
 
William Bain  - ScaleOut Software, Inc


Using an In-Memory Data Grid to Scale Cloud-Based Applications
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Dr. William L. Bain is founder and CEO of ScaleOut Software, Inc. Bill has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering/parallel computing from Rice University, and he has worked at Bell Labs research, Intel, and Microsoft. Bill founded and ran three start-up companies prior to joining Microsoft. In the most recent company (Valence Research), he developed a distributed Web load-balancing software solution that was acquired by Microsoft and is now called Network Load Balanc¬ing within the Windows Server operating system. Dr. Bain holds several patents in computer architecture and distributed computing. As a member of the Seattle-based Alliance of Angels, Dr. Bain is actively involved in entrepreneurship and the angel community.
 
 
Eric Baldeschwieler  - Hortonworks


Apache Hadoop: Now, Next, and Beyond
Track: Big Data & Cloud Computing
Eric Baldeschwieler is Co-Founder & CEO of Hortonworks. Prior to co-founding Hortonworks, he served as VP Hadoop Software Engineering for Yahoo!, where he led the evolution of Apache Hadoop from a 20-node prototype to a 42,000-node service that is behind every click at Yahoo!. Baldeschwieler also served as a technology leader for Inktomi’s web service engine, which Yahoo! acquired in 2003. Prior to Inktomi, he developed software for video games, video post production systems and 3D modeling systems.
 
 
Gary Ballabio  - Akamai Technologies


Global Cloud Acceleration Techniques for Mission Critical and Mobile Applications
Track: Hot Topics
Gary Ballabio is a Product Line Director responsible for Akamai's Enterprise Cloud Solutions portfolio. In his role, he runs Akamai's Terra Alta, Web Application Accelerator and Cloud Monitor services, which target major Enterprise based initiatives centered around Cloud adoption, Big Data and Mobile/BYOD. A 13 year veteran at Akamai, Ballabio has also held leadership roles in Engineering, Sales Engineering, Account Management and Professional Services covering teams in the US, Europe and Asia.
 
 
Sandeep Banerjie  - Oracle


General Session | Oracle's Cloud - An Enterprise Cloud for Business-Critical Applications
Sandeep Banerjie is Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle Public Cloud and has worldwide responsibilities for developing and executing Oracle’s cloud services, and go-to-market strategies. Prior to his current role, he was Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle Fusion Middleware with worldwide responsibilities for developing and executing Oracle’s middleware and Private Platform-as-a-Service go-to-market strategies.

Banerjie joined Oracle as part of the BEA Systems acquisition. While at BEA, as Director of Industry & Solutions Marketing, he was responsible for their Manufacturing and Insurance solutions, and their strategy for SAP customers across all industries globally. During his BEA tenure, he held other leadership positions in their products and professional services organizations, including Director of RFID Product Marketing, Director of Solutions Marketing, and Practice Manager for BEA Consulting Services. Prior to BEA, Sandeep served as the worldwide Practice Director at CyberTech Systems Inc; a systems integration firm specializing in SAP, Siebel, ESRI, BEA technologies and serving enterprise clients in a variety of industries. As a P&L owner at CyberTech, Sandeep successfully led a global team of 100+ consulting and sales professionals. Sandeep has hands-on consulting experience in these technologies.

Previously, he worked at Philips, the electronics conglomerate, as a Business Development Manager in their Industrial Electronics Division. He was also involved in Research & Development with Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), India’s premier Government Research Center. With 18+ years of IT experience across products, professional services, marketing, business development and R&D, Banerjie is a frequent industry speaker on trends and innovations in Cloud Computing, Engineered IT Systems, Enterprise Applications and Middleware.
 
 
Drew Bartkiewicz  - Apinomic


Data Rich, Data Poor: Big Data Economics and Managed APIs
Track: Big Data & Cloud Computing
Drew Bartkiewicz is founder of Apinomic, a NY agency that specializes in expanding data platforms and digital channels for established brands that leverage managed API's. As a former VP Strategy at Mashery, and alumnus of salesforce.com, BroadVision, and The Hartford, Drew has helped build over 25 successful data platforms (3 he founded) and was selected for several Future of the Internet initiatives with the World Economic Forum. Drew has previously founded two successful companies in NYC, CyberFactors and CloudInsure, and is often sought as a speaker and writer on technology trends and their impact on culture and business.

Drew possesses a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. He speaks four languages and is an advisor to several early stage NYC start ups. In addition to consulting brands for API Strategy, he is Co-Founder (with his wife Araceli) of the "meaningful communications" platform, lett.rs, after spending time with youth organizations, technophiles, and his kids discussing ways to elevate their impact in life through the thoughtful use of technology, the written word, and letters, as a timeless and necessary craft.
 
 
Stephen Baumer  - GoPro


Rein in the Cloud Chaos: Why Your Cloud Strategy Must Start with an Integration Strategy
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
As CTO of GoPro, Stephen Baumer manages GoPro's strategic technology investments, infrastructure, and consumer cloud-based services. Stephen’s experience prior to GoPro includes both a background in technology and marketing. Starting at Apple Computer after graduating from Georgetown University with a degree in Linguistics, Stephen went on to build technology and business development strategies for growing companies in the SaaS marketplace including Pandora Networks and OpSource UK.
 
 
Ira Bell  - Nimbo


Enterprise Mobility: All Things Considered
Track: Hot Topics
Ira Bell is the Chief Operations Officer and co-founder of Nimbo. Ira is responsible for global operations and IT strategy on a daily basis. Ira has 12 years of experience with some of the world’s leading IT companies. Ira is a certified scrum master and is an active participant in the Scrum Alliance. Ira leads the Windows Azure User Group for New York City and New Jersey and delivers developer trainings on a regular basis.
 
 
Anjul Bhambhri  - IBM


Big Data and the Cloud
Track: Big Data & Cloud Computing
Anjul Bhambhri is the Vice President of Big Data & Streams at IBM. She was previously the Director of IBM Optim application and data life cycle management tools. A seasoned professional with over twenty-two years in the database industry, she has over these years held various engineering and management positions at IBM, Informix and Sybase. Prior to her assignment in tools, she spearheaded the development of XML capabilities in IBM’s DB2 database server.
 
 
Jason Bloomberg  - EnterpriseWeb


Architecting a RESTful Cloud: The key to Elasticity
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Jason Bloomberg is Chief Evangelist at EnterpriseWeb, where he drives the message and the community for EnterpriseWeb’s next generation enterprise platform. He is a global thought leader in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution: How Cloud Computing, REST-based SOA, and Mobile Computing are Changing Enterprise IT (John Wiley & Sons), was published in March 2013. Prior to EnterpriseWeb he was President of ZapThink, where he created the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential.
 
 
Giovanni Boschi  - AppZero


Cloud Migration Automation: How To On-board Complex Enterprise Applications
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
As Chief Technology Officer, Giovanni Boschi is responsible for AppZero’s product direction as well as for working with customers and partners to implement effective solutions. Giovanni is a veteran in the software industry with years of experience developing innovative products for application development and deployment. Previous to AppZero, Giovanni was Chief Architect for BladeLogic at BMC Software, where he drove the technical vision for the BladeLogic products into middleware automation, cloud lifecycle and virtualization management. He has actively served on boards and expert groups of standards organizations such as W3C, OSGi Alliance, OASIS, and OMG.
 
 
Kevin Brown  - Coraid


Big Data Power Panel: What’s Driving Big Data – and Why Now?
Kevin Brown is CEO of Coraid, Inc. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and executive, with experience in the networking, storage, security, and virtualization sectors. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of Kidaro, a desktop virtualization software vendor, where he led the team to a leadership position in this emerging segment. Kidaro was acquired by Microsoft in May 2008 and incorporated as a key element of Windows virtualization.

Prior to joining Kidaro, Brown served as a vice president on the original executive team of storage security vendor Decru, where he led worldwide marketing, business development, and product management. As one of the leading experts on storage security, he served as an advisor to the U.S. Congress, Federal Trade Commission, and U.S. Department of Defense.
 
 
Kevin Brown  - Coraid


Storage 3.0: Cloud Architectures Drive Tectonic Shifts in Storage Design
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization Testing | APIs
Kevin Brown is CEO of Coraid, Inc. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and executive, with experience in the networking, storage, security, and virtualization sectors. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of Kidaro, a desktop virtualization software vendor, where he led the team to a leadership position in this emerging segment. Kidaro was acquired by Microsoft in May 2008 and incorporated as a key element of Windows virtualization.

Prior to joining Kidaro, Brown served as a vice president on the original executive team of storage security vendor Decru, where he led worldwide marketing, business development, and product management. As one of the leading experts on storage security, he served as an advisor to the U.S. Congress, Federal Trade Commission, and U.S. Department of Defense.
 
 
Darryl S. Brown  - Appcore


CEO Power Panel | Cloud & Big Data Strategy Viewed Through the Lens of Business Value
Darryl Brown is CMO at Appcore. He is responsible for all sales, marketing and corporate communications at Appcore and has more than 20 years of communications, hosting and IT experience. Prior to joining the management team at Appcore, he served as General Manager of Cloud and Digital Media at Telx, a leading colocation and interconnection provider and was Director of Vertical Marketing for Equinix, one of the largest data center companies in the world.

Brown also held leadership positions at Global Crossing, now part of Level 3, a global communications company, where he ran Enterprise Marketing, Product Management and Advanced Solutions, helping to generate over $500 million in revenues annually by providing thought leadership and strategic direction across all areas of the business. An exceptional technical marketeer and speaker, he has given many presentations on Enterprise Class Internet, MPLS, VoIP, Hosting and Cloud solutions to enthusiastic audiences worldwide.
 
 
Darryl S. Brown  - Appcore


CTO Power Panel: What's Working, What's New, What's Next?
Darryl Brown is CMO at Appcore. He is responsible for all sales, marketing and corporate communications at Appcore and has more than 20 years of communications, hosting and IT experience. Prior to joining the management team at Appcore, he served as General Manager of Cloud and Digital Media at Telx, a leading colocation and interconnection provider and was Director of Vertical Marketing for Equinix, one of the largest data center companies in the world.

Brown also held leadership positions at Global Crossing, now part of Level 3, a global communications company, where he ran Enterprise Marketing, Product Management and Advanced Solutions, helping to generate over $500 million in revenues annually by providing thought leadership and strategic direction across all areas of the business. An exceptional technical marketeer and speaker, he has given many presentations on Enterprise Class Internet, MPLS, VoIP, Hosting and Cloud solutions to enthusiastic audiences worldwide.
 
 
Darryl S. Brown  - Appcore


Cloud: Use it? Sell it? You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Darryl Brown is CMO at Appcore. He is responsible for all sales, marketing and corporate communications at Appcore and has more than 20 years of communications, hosting and IT experience. Prior to joining the management team at Appcore, he served as General Manager of Cloud and Digital Media at Telx, a leading colocation and interconnection provider and was Director of Vertical Marketing for Equinix, one of the largest data center companies in the world.

Brown also held leadership positions at Global Crossing, now part of Level 3, a global communications company, where he ran Enterprise Marketing, Product Management and Advanced Solutions, helping to generate over $500 million in revenues annually by providing thought leadership and strategic direction across all areas of the business. An exceptional technical marketeer and speaker, he has given many presentations on Enterprise Class Internet, MPLS, VoIP, Hosting and Cloud solutions to enthusiastic audiences worldwide.
 
 
Sal Bruno  - SHI Enterprise Solution Services


Workspace as a Service: User-Centric Computing, to Any Device, Anywhere, Anytime
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Sal Bruno Lead Partner, Professional Services at SHI Enterprise Solution Services. He is responsible for providing management leadership for SHI’s Professional Service Organization, which consists of a portfolio of consulting services, program management and partner management. He oversees SHI’s efforts to deliver IT solutions that position the company as a strategic long-term partner and result in substantial business value for its customers.

Bruno brings over 25 years of IT experience to SHI and before joining the company, he worked for Hewlett-Packard as a services principal, directing IT solution sales and service efforts focused on infrastructure and applicationtransformation. During his nine years at HP, he worked closely with some of the world’s leading  nancial institutions including Merrill Lynch, Citibank and the NY Stock Exchange.
 
 
Sal Bruno  - SHI Enterprise Solution Services


Realizing the Value of IT as a Service: an Interactive Executive Panel Discussion
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Sal Bruno Lead Partner, Professional Services at SHI Enterprise Solution Services. He is responsible for providing management leadership for SHI’s Professional Service Organization, which consists of a portfolio of consulting services, program management and partner management. He oversees SHI’s efforts to deliver IT solutions that position the company as a strategic long-term partner and result in substantial business value for its customers.

Bruno brings over 25 years of IT experience to SHI and before joining the company, he worked for Hewlett-Packard as a services principal, directing IT solution sales and service efforts focused on infrastructure and applicationtransformation. During his nine years at HP, he worked closely with some of the world’s leading  nancial institutions including Merrill Lynch, Citibank and the NY Stock Exchange.
 
 
Ajay Budhraja  - U.S. Department of Justice


Enterprise Transformation Using the Cloud and Cloud Platforms
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Ajay Budhraja is CTO at the Department of Justice. He has over 22 years in IT with experience in areas such asmanagement, project management, enterprise architecture, system architecture, software engineering,training, methodologies, networks, databases etc. and has led large scale projects for big organizations and has extensive IT experience related to telecom, business,manufacturing, airlines, finance, government. Budhraja is the Co-Chair for the Federal SOA COP and served as President DOL-APAC, AEA-DC, Co-Chair Executive Forum Federal Executive Institute SES Program. As Adjunct Faculty, he has taught courses for several universities. He has received many awards, authored articles and presented papers at worldwide conferences.
 
 
David Canellos  - PerspecSys


CEO Power Panel | Cloud & Big Data Strategy Viewed Through the Lens of Business Value
David Canellos is President and CEO of PerspecSys, a leading provider of cloud data protection solutions. Previously, he was SVP of Sales and Marketing at Irdeto Worldwide. Prior to that, David was the President and COO of Cloakware, which was acquired by Irdeto. Before joining Cloakware, David was the General Manager and Vice President of Sales for Cramer Systems (now Amdocs), a UK-based company, where he was responsible for the company’s revenue and operations in the Americas. Prior to his work with Cramer, Canellos held a variety of executive, sales management and business development positions with the Oracle Corporation, Versatility and SAIC.
 
 
David Canellos  - PerspecSys


General Session | Taming the Cloud Data Beast – Information Privacy, Residency and Security in the Cloud
David Canellos is President and CEO of PerspecSys, a leading provider of cloud data protection solutions. Previously, he was SVP of Sales and Marketing at Irdeto Worldwide. Prior to that, David was the President and COO of Cloakware, which was acquired by Irdeto. Before joining Cloakware, David was the General Manager and Vice President of Sales for Cramer Systems (now Amdocs), a UK-based company, where he was responsible for the company’s revenue and operations in the Americas. Prior to his work with Cramer, Canellos held a variety of executive, sales management and business development positions with the Oracle Corporation, Versatility and SAIC.
 
 
Steve Caniano  - AT&T Business Solutions


The Cloud and the Network – a Match Made in Heaven
Track: Hot Topics
Steve Caniano is VP, Hosting, Application & Cloud Services at AT&T Business Solutions. As leader of AT&T's global Hosting, Application and Cloud infrastructure business, he is instrumental in forging key partner alliances and scaling AT&T's cloud services globally. He regularly collaborates with customers and represents AT&T at key industry events like Cloud Expo.
 
 
Mike Carpenter  - CARI.net


Architecting the Full Performance Potential of IaaS Cloud Services For Windows, Linux And Appliances
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Mike Carpenter is VP Business Development with CARI.net. He has almost 20 years throughout IT in web design, application development, networking, hardware, software, sales, marketing, branding, training, consulting, management and business development.
 
 
Terry Casey  - Pacific Controls


End-To-End Cloud Solutions for Connected Cities and Governments
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Terry Casey is Chief Strategy Officer at Pacific Controls, one of the leading information and communication technology (ICT) enabled machine-to-machine (M2M) automation and control solutions providers globally.
 
 
Ilker Cebeli  - QLogic


Enabling Next Generation IO Architecture for Big Data
Track: Big Data Techniques & Technologies
Ilker Cebeli is Director of Cloud Computing of QLogic. He is responsible for leading and directing the cloud strategy, growth, and product roadmaps of the company. He has spent over 20 years in enterprise computing, storage and networking working in various roles as a strategist, engineering management, and technologist.

Prior to joining to QLogic, Ilker worked at Intel for 15 years and was responsible Intel’s server platform architecture definition and planning. More recently, he was responsible for Micro Server Product Line and cloud market segment analysis, and Romley/Sandy-Bridge server platform and CPU planning.
 
 
Dan Choquette  - Dell


Beyond Moneyball: How Professional Sports Teams Are Using Collaborative Decision Making to Win
Track: Big Data & Cloud Computing
Dan Choquette is Director, Cloud & Big Data Solutions Integration, at Dell. A 15-year veteran in the software, SaaS and solutions industry, he is responsible for driving Dell's efforts around Cloud and Big Data customer adoption. Over the past few years, Choquette has provided strategic guidance to various customers who are focused on investigating and implementing open source software solutions. Prior to Dell, he has served in various senior leadership and field engineering roles.
 
 
Todd Cignetti  - Certes Networks


Network Encryption for the IaaS Cloud: Filling the Gaps
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization Testing | APIs
Todd Cignetti, VP of product management with Certes Networks, is responsible for guiding product strategy and bringing new products to market. Mr. Cignetti has over fifteen years of experience in bringing innovative products to market in the areas of information security and data networking. Prior to joining Certes Networks, he held product leadership positions with Trustwave and BitArmor Systems, where he was responsible for defining information security products and solutions such as end-to-end encryption, data protection and data loss prevention.

Cignetti's prior experience includes software development and product management for data networking equipment and network management systems. He earned an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Master's degree in Computer Science from Duke University. He has completed Ph.D. course work at Duke University in the areas of systems and architecture and published research in the area of power management for mobile devices.
 
 
Adiascar Cisneros  - Racemi


Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Cloud Migrations
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Adiascar Cisneros is Director of Operations at Racemi. He brings over 20 years of experience in the IT field as the Professional Services Manager at Racemi Inc., an Atlanta based business that builds rapid cloud migration software for Enterprises, MSPs, and OEM partners. Racemi’s cloud migration technology provides built-in automatic conversions for any-to-any cloud migrations which allow customers to use their existing server images rather than having to rebuild for the cloud.

Prior to Racemi, Cisneros was a Network Security Services consultant for Hewlett Packard Co., providing advanced security consulting to enterprises for their internet based presence.
 
 
Gwyn Clay  - Stonebranch


Manage Workload Across Generations of IT Infrastructure > Effectively Integrate Big Data/Cloud with your On-Premise Data Center
Track: Big Data & Cloud Computing
Gwyn Clay's focus as Chief Executive Officer is to continue to grow revenue while providing best-in-class service to Stonebranch's customer base. For over 20 years, Gwyn Clay has focused on automating complex IT operations processes. Joining Stonebranch as part of the Opswise Merger, Gwyn was a founder of Opswise and VP, Product Management. Prior to Opswise, Gwyn was Sr. Director, Product Development at Cybermation and played a key role designing the solutions that lead the company's entry into distributed systems and pioneering many of the concepts of Workload Automation which Cybermation was an identified early leader in.
 
 
Mark Clifton  - Dell


Defining Hybrid Cloud, Understanding the Importance of Data Portability, Integration, and Security
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Mark Clifton is Director of Global Cloud Solutions for Dell. He is responsible for bringing to market Dell’s cloud strategy and products. He brings deep expertise in virtualization, converged infrastructure, managing risk modernizing infrastructure technology.

Clifton joined Dell in November of 1999. Previous to his current role, he served as the Director of Private Cloud strategy at Dell as well as the creator of Dell’s first converged infrastructure, vStart. Prior to joining Dell he was an industry consultant and a senior IT manager at a large financial.
 
 
Neil Cohen  - Akamai Technologies


Lunchtime Focus Keynote | Trends and Challenges in the Hyperconnected World
Neil Cohen is Akamai’s Vice President of Global Product Marketing where he develops the go-to-market strategy for application performance, site optimization, web security and digital media services. Over the past five years at Akamai, he has brought to market new services and partnerships applied towards strategic enterprise initiatives such as cloud computing, application acceleration, data-center optimization, virtual desktops, mobile web and Internet security. He has over 15 years of engineering, product management and marketing experience in the high-tech industry and a regular speaker and contributor for a variety of cloud computing technology forums and publications.

Prior to joining Akamai, Cohen worked at Mindspeed Technologies where he was the Director of Marketing specializing in internet infrastructure chipsets and software used in routers, VoIP gateways, wireless base stations and broadband access equipment. Neil has also held a variety of senior marketing and engineering positions at Conexant Systems, Compaq Computer and Digital Equipment Corporation in the areas of programmable network processors, circuit design and semiconductor processes.
 
 
Bart Copeland  - ActiveState Software


Private PaaS for the Enterprise & Beyond
Track: Hot Topics
Bart Copeland is President & CEO of ActiveState Software, to which role he brings more than twenty years of management, finance, and business experience. He is also an active angel investor and serves as a director on a number of tech companies, is a mentor to the BC Advantage Funds. Copeland holds an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix and a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia.
 
 
Joe Corvaia  - Evolve IP


Cloud VDI: Leveraging the Full Potential of the Cloud
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization Testing | APIs
Joe Corvaia is Vice President, Cloud Services at Evolve IP, a Wayne, Pa. Cloud-Based Technology Provider. He has more than 16 years of experience in Cloud Computing, Managed Services, Network Integration, and Professional Services. He is responsible for leading business development, marketing and continued national
expansion of Evolve IP’s Cloud Computing business. He also participates in product direction, operations, and engineering.



Corvaia brings extensive cross-functional experience, including business management, product strategy, sales, marketing, and pre-sale engineering. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, specializing in cloud solutions, cloud enablement and strategies, and sales transformation. Prior to joining Evolve IP, Corvaia was Vice President of Solution Engineering for Broadview Networks and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a regional Unified Communications solutions provider. He spent more than 9 years with ATX
Communications in various leadership roles focused in networking, managed services,
hosting, and colocation services.
 
 
Rodrigo Sousa Coutinho  - OutSystems


Game Changers: How the Cloud and Mobile Are Improving Business
Track: Big Data & Cloud Computing
Rodrigo Coutinho is part of OutSystems' founders' team and currently is the Senior Product Marketing Manager providing a cross-functional role where he supports Product Management in defining the positioning and direction of the Agile Platform, while at the same time promoting model-based development and new techniques to deliver applications in the cloud.

Rodrigo has over ten years of experience in the software development industry, having most recently served as head of Product Development at OutSystems where he played a leading role in the design and development of the Agile Platform, a cloud-ready application delivery solution. He also had a key role in implementing, measuring and improving the use of Agile methodologies across OutSystems R&D teams, resulting in huge improvements in productivity and visibility of product delivery.
 
 
Tim Crowell  - SAIC


Smart Grid as a Service
Track: Big Data Techniques & Technologies
Tim Crowell is an Assistant Vice President and Chief Architect for SAIC’s Smart Grid division. He is a technology leader with over 18 years of experience in developing enterprise class technology solutions. He has extensive experience in Systems Integration, Service Oriented Architecture, Application Architecture, System and Network Engineering, Application Development and deep utility industry domain knowledge.

Most recently, Crowell lead the design, development and implementation of SAIC’s Smart Grid as a Service (SGS) solution offering. In this effort, Mr. Crowell led the architectural definition, application development, integration and implementation a cloud based Smart Grid solution which includes: AMI Metering, communications, Meter Data Management, and integration and event processing, business intelligence and analytics portal technologies. The SGS solution delivers an end to end cloud based Smart Grid infrastructure that can be easily integrated with any utility to reduce the barriers to achieving their Smart Grid goals.
 
 
Michael Cucchi  - Akamai Technologies


General Session | Taking Your Application Delivery Strategy to the Cloud
Michael Cucchi is the Director of Product Marketing for Akamai’s Enterprise Cloud division. In his role, he sets the go-to-market strategy for positioning Akamai’s solutions towards strategic IT initiatives within the enterprise such as cloud computing, web application performance, and cloud security. He has over 18-years of engineering, management and marketing experience in the high-tech industry.

Before joining Akamai, Cucchi spent five years running a major data center for the US Federal Government. From there he served as Director of Sales Engineering at Ammasso, where he helped launch the world’s first Ethernet based cluster interconnect. He was also integral in launching a next generation IP based video recording technology as Director of Technical Services at Timesight Systems Inc. Most recently he served as Sr. Director of Global Product Marketing at Expand Networks, a pioneer and leader in the WAN Optimization space.
 
 
Steve Cuming  - Dell


The Ultimate Cloud: Building the Modular Data Center
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Steve joined Dell earlier this year as part of the Dell Data Center Solutions (DCS) group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of cloud computing infrastructure. He leads the DCS marketing team, responsible for product planning and lifecycle management for some of the world’s largest high-performance computing (HPC), Web 2.0, hosting and cloud-building customers.

Prior to joining Dell, Steve was the director of worldwide market development for AMD’s server team, where he was responsible for planning and management of partner server portfolios based on current and medium-term industry trends.

Before joining AMD, he led multiple product and business activities across HP’s Industry Standard Server division. In his concluding role he was the director of marketing for HP's cloud-focused SCI group.
 
 
Craig Currim  - Citrix Cloud Networking Group


Get Your Datacenter Cloud-Ready
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Craig Currium is a Global Architect at Citrix Cloud Networking Group.
 
 
Margaret Dawson  - Symform


The Distributed and Decentralized Cloud
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Margaret Dawson has more than 20 years of experience in global leadership for both start-ups and Fortune 500 technology companies, including Microsoft and Amazon.com. An avid speaker and technologist, she is a frequent author and presenter on cloud computing, data management, network security, integration and other business and technology themes, and is on the Cloud Connect Advisory Council. She is currently Vice President of Marketing for Symform, a cloud storage and backup provider. Prior to Symform, she ran product management and marketing for Hubspan, a B2B cloud integration provider. While at Microsoft, Dawson led a product management team for two network security products. She is also an active member of CloudNOW, a non-profit consortium of the leading women in cloud computing.
 
 
Steven DeLuca  - The SI Organization


Transitioning a Full Enterprise to Cloud in Just 10 Months: Lessons Learned
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Steve DeLuca is the Chief Information Officer at The SI Organization, Inc. responsible for the SI’s IT operations as well as leveraging technology to help the SI's Intelligence Community (IC) customers achieve their missions. Following the SI’s divestiture from Lockheed Martin, he and his team deployed a new IT enterprise infrastructure in under ten months.
 
 
Sameer Dholakia  - Citrix Systems, Inc.


Day 3 Keynote | Step up to a Higher Cloud
Sameer Dholakia is Group VP & GM, Cloud Platforms Group, at Citrix. He drives the company’s product strategy for cloud infrastructure and server virtualization. He joined the company in 2010, when Citrix acquired VMLogix, where he served as CEO. Dholakia brings extensive enterprise software experience to Citrix, having held key leadership roles in sales, business development and product management at companies such as Trilogy, Inc. He received his bachelor’s and master's from Stanford University and a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School.
 
 
Jean-Pierre Dijcks  - Oracle


Integrating Big Data into Your Data Center: A Big Data Reference Architecture
Track: Big Data Techniques & Technologies
Jean-Pierre Dijcks is a Senior Principal Product Manager in Oracle’s Data Warehousing group focusing on Big Data. After earning a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, he joined Oracle Netherlands as a data warehouse consultant. In late 2000 he moved to Oracle product development as a Product Manager for Oracle Warehouse Builder. Since 2008 he has been a database product manager focusing on parallel computing, Hadoop and Big Data.
 
 
Jamie Dos Santos  -  Terremark Federal Group


Looking for the Right Answers in the Clouds
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Jamie Dos Santos is President & CEO, Terremark Federal Group. She is responsible for the planning, development, and execution of the company's federal government sales, marketing and operations strategy and manages all aspects of Terremark's federal government relationships including the Department of Defense, Civilian Agencies and the federal systems integrators. Her previous role as Chief Marketing Officer included the development of strategic marketing initiatives and commercial sales strategies that contributed to the company's sustained growth.

Prior to joining Terremark, she enjoyed a career of 25 years with several global companies including BellSouth, Bellcore and SAIC.

 
 
Schahram Dustdar  - Pacific Controls


New Analytics Opportunities For Smart Systems & Cloud Computing
Track: Big Data Techniques & Technologies
Schahram Dustdar is Advisory Board member at Pacific Controls, one of the leading information and communication technology (ICT) enabled machine-to-machine (M2M) automation and control solutions providers globally.
 
 
John Engates  - Rackspace


Day 2 Keynote | The Era of Open Clouds is Upon Us
John Engates is CTO of Rackspace. He joined the company in August 2000, just a year after it was founded, as VP of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer-service teams. Two years later, when Rackspace decided to add new services for larger enterprise customers, he created and helped develop the Intensive Hosting business unit

Most recently, Engates has played an active role in the evolution and evangelism of Rackspace’s cloud-computing strategy and cloud products. He meets frequently with customers to hear about their needs and concerns, and to discuss Rackspace’s vision for the future of cloud computing. He is also an internationally recognized cloud computing expert and a sought-after speaker at technology conferences, including CA World, the Goldman Sachs Techtonics Conference in addition to Cloud Expo. He speaks on the future of cloud computing, enterprise cloud adoption, data center efficiency, green data center best practices, and more.

Prior to joining Rackspace, Engates was a founder and General Manager at Internet Direct, one of the original Internet service providers in Texas. John is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting.
 
 
Chet Ensign  - OASIS


TOSCA – An Emerging Cloud Portability Standard that Addresses Lock-In
Track: Hot Topics
Chet Ensign, Director of Standards Development and TC Administration, supports members in the creation of quality standards, specifications, and related documents that meet both the requirements of the OASIS TC Process and the needs of the international community. He provides TC participants with instruction, guidance, assistance, and arbitration and acts as TC liaison to OASIS management and Board of Directors. Chet serves as an evangelist, advocating the OASIS standards model, identifying opportunities, and encouraging new work. Actively involved with the consortium since it was founded in 1993, Chet created its first website ("SGML Open House"). He was a member of the Technical Architecture Board from 2002-2005 and co-chaired the LegalXML Legislative Documents TC from 2002-2004. Chet has been engaged in standards throughout his career, leading the SGML Forum of New York and participating in the development of the PRISM specification at IDEAlliance as well as in its XMP Open Leadership Council. In his day jobs, Chet has managed the application of XML and related standards to build highly effective enterprise-scale electronic publishing and content management systems. He is the author of two books on SGML. Chet is based in Maplewood, New Jersey, USA.
 
 
Henry Fastert  - SHI


Opening Keynote | Mission-Critical Applications in the Cloud – Myth or Reality?
Henry Fastert is Chief Technologist and Managing Partner at SHI, where he has overall responsibility for the SHI Enterprise Solution Services (ESS) Group. Leveraging over 25 years of IT experience, his responsibilities include both strategic and operational direction for ESS, as well as providing expertise on infrastructure design, data center consolidation, and technology consolidation to SHI’s largest customers.

He comes to SHI from Unisys, where he was responsible for their North American professional services organization. His responsibilities included business development and service delivery, as well as providing deep expertise on ERP, Business Intelligence, infrastructure design, and data center consolidation. Prior to joining Unisys, he spent five years as VP and Chief Technologist for Melillo Consulting.
 
 
Henry Fastert  - SHI


Realizing the Value of IT as a Service: an Interactive Executive Panel Discussion
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Henry Fastert is Chief Technologist and Managing Partner at SHI, where he has overall responsibility for the SHI Enterprise Solution Services (ESS) Group. Leveraging over 25 years of IT experience, his responsibilities include both strategic and operational direction for ESS, as well as providing expertise on infrastructure design, data center consolidation, and technology consolidation to SHI’s largest customers.

He comes to SHI from Unisys, where he was responsible for their North American professional services organization. His responsibilities included business development and service delivery, as well as providing deep expertise on ERP, Business Intelligence, infrastructure design, and data center consolidation. Prior to joining Unisys, he spent five years as VP and Chief Technologist for Melillo Consulting.
 
 
Bruce Fingles  - Xsigo


Data Center Fabric for Cloud Computing
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization Testing | APIs
Bruce Fingles is Chief Information Officer & VP of Product Quality at Xsigo. He responsible for the Technical Alliances, Product Management and Training functions at Xsigo and brings over 25 years of Information Technology experience. Prior to Xsigo, he was the CIO and head of customer services for Micromuse, which was acquired by IBM. Prior to Micromuse, Fingles ran the infrastructure and customer support functions at numerous software and hardware companies including Oblix, an identity management software company, Recourse Technologies, a security software company, and at Ridge Technologies and Crag Technologies.
 
 
Joe Fitzgerald  - ManageIQ


Enterprise Cloud Management—Customer Experiences
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Joe Fitzgerald is the Chief Product Officer & Co-founder of ManageIQ. Prior to founding ManageIQ, he was CTO and Director Product Development for Hewlett Packard’s Change & Configuration Management Software Business, a division of the $1B HP Software Business Unit, where he was named HP distinguished technologist in 2005. Joe brings over 30 years of experience providing operations, systems and configuration management solutions to hundreds of enterprise class IT organizations worldwide.
 
 
Anthony Franco  - EffectiveUI


General Session | Effectively Leveraging the Cloud for Better User Experience
A self-described, “usability fanatic,” Anthony Franco, president of Denver-based EffectiveUI, co-founded his company in 2005 under the core belief that people deserve better software.
In his role as president, Anthony is responsible for building and strengthening business relationships, identifying new business opportunities and market solutions for clients and communicating the value and importance of user experience-driven business strategies.

Anthony considers himself a “serial entrepreneur.” He has founded many successful technology-based consultancy companies beginning in 1998. He is most proud of his success with EffectiveUI, which has experienced substantial growth, beginning with three employees to 100+ to date, and was awarded one of Colorado's “Best Places to Work” by the Denver Business Journal.
Anthony has an extensive consulting background, providing award-winning software and user experience direction to Fortune 1000 companies.

Earlier in his career, Anthony worked in feature post-production where he was responsible for managing technically sophisticated projects at Warner Brothers. Today, he specializes in many disciplines including interface architecture, technology enablement and strategic product visioning.

Anthony has served as a presenter and panelist at many industry trade shows and conferences including Adobe MAX, Web 2.0 Expo, Microsoft MIX, AJAXWorld Conference & Expo and AlwaysOn Media.
Anthony has also written and contributed to several industry white papers, Forrester research reports, articles and “Effective UI: The Art of Building Great User Experience in Software” – a book published by O’Reilly Media on the process for creating great software. He is also the author and creator of Anthony’s Blog, which details his thoughts on technology trends and applications in addition to the value and importance of usable software in creating exceptional user experiences.
 
 
Shai Fultheim  - ScaleMP


Server Virtualization: How to Choose the Right System for your Workload
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization Testing | APIs
As founder and CEO of ScaleMP, Shai Fultheim designed and architected the core technology behind the company, and is now responsible for its strategy and direction. He has more than 15 years of experience in technology and business roles, including a few years on the IT end-user side. Before founding ScaleMP, Fultheim was CTO of BRM Capital, a first-tier Israeli venture capital firm. Prior to BRM, he was co-founder, CTO, and VP R&D at several technology startups. He has also served in the Israeli Defense Force's Central intelligence unit, where he led a large IT organization. He holds a bachelor of technology and applied science from the Jerusalem College of Technology. He has been an active member of several open source initiatives such as Apache, Jakarta Tomcat, Amanda and the Linux kernel.
 
 
Praerit Garg  - Symform


The Distributed and Decentralized Cloud
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Praerit Garg is the President and Co-founder of Symform. Often regarded as the “father” of distributed cloud storage, he is a proven technical leader for distributed modeling systems. Prior to Symform, he was a Senior Director in Microsoft's Server and Tools division where he built and managed the Dynamic Systems Platform & Tools team. Under Garg's leadership, the team delivered technology and solutions across several Microsoft products, including the distributed modeling system in Visual Studio 2007. He is a co-inventor on 14 U.S. and international patents.
 
 
George Gerchow  - VMware


Control and Secure the Cloud with Confidence
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
George Gerchow is Director of VMware’s Center for Policy & Compliance. He brings 17 years of Information Technology and Systems Management expertise to the application of IT processes and disciplines that impact the security, compliance and operational status of complex, heterogeneous, virtual & cloud computing environments. His practical experience and insight from managing the infrastructures of some of the world’s largest corporate and government institutions makes him a highly regarded speaker and invited panelist on topics including Virtualization, ITSM\ITIL, Configuration Management, Operational and Security & compliance. Gerchow is also an IANS Faculty member and holds CISSP, ITIL, Cisco and Microsoft Certifications.
 
 
Shail Goel  - Exalogic at Oracle


Borderless Applications in the Cloud with Oracle VM and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization Testing | APIs
Shail Goel is working as Product Management Director at Oracle Corp. for Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder – a product for application-aware dynamic assembly and automatic deployment of complex N-tier topologies using virtual software appliances into cloud and virtual environments. Shail has master's degree in Computer Applications and has more than 18 years of IT industry experience.
 
 
Ayalla Goldschmidt  - Oracle


Building a Private, Public, or Hybrid Cloud? Simplify Your Cloud with Oracle’s Complete Cloud Solution
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Ayalla Goldschmidt is the Senior Director of Product Marketing for Fusion Middleware and the Java Platform, responsible for driving Oracle’s global marketing strategy and go-to-market plan. A key focus area of Ms. Goldschmidt and her team is to provide customers with choice in Cloud deployments with the industry’s leading Cloud building blocks: Exalogic Elastic Cloud and WebLogic Server. Prior to joining Oracle, Goldschmidt held several Marketing positions at IBM, including leading Marketing for the Cloud and Virtualization space. Earlier in her career, she worked in a diverse set of industries as a Change Management Consultant.
 
 
Todd Greene  - PubNub


Killer Apps: 9 Ways the Cloud Will Change Users’ Lives and Make You a Hero
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Todd is the co-founder and CEO of PubNub. As an entrepreneur who has founded and successfully sold companies across the software spectrum, At PubNub, Todd helped shape the PubNub vision of revolutionizing the way people interact online. Todd most recently was CEO of Loyalize, an Audience Participation company successfully sold to Function(x) (FNCX), a Robert F.X. Sillerman company, where he designed the first-ever massively multi-user Social TV mobile and web applications licensed to companies like Viacom and Yahoo. Todd previously was founder and CTO/VP Products of CascadeWorks, a company providing Services Procurement solutions to Texas Instruments, Charles Schwab, and ABN Amro, and acquired by Elance. After working with companies like GE, SGI, and Quantum while a consultant at Price Waterhouse, Todd joined NetDynamics (sold to Sun Microsystems in 1998) to help create a truly game-changing product: the first application server built for the Internet.
 
 
Ken Guiberson  - EffectiveUI


General Session | Effectively Leveraging the Cloud for Better User Experience
Ken Guiberson serves as the chief technology officer (CTO) at EffectiveUI, and is responsible for the company’s overall technology vision. The technology services that Ken manages, along with EffectiveUI’s customer insight and design teams, deliver award-winning creative and humanizing software to Fortune 500 clients. Ken also plays an essential role in working with EffectiveUI clients’ corporate technology executives on their digital experience strategies.

Ken joined EffectiveUI in 2006 and was general manager in the company’s Rochester, New York office. He led the technology efforts for a number of clients, including Adobe, NBC and United Airlines, all who have benefited from his UX and technology leadership to improve their customer experiences. What drives Ken is his passion for building interfaces that allow human beings to naturally interact with complex systems.

Prior to EffectiveUI, Ken was a software engineer at Kodak where he managed the user interface development of the world’s first Flash-based, Wi-Fi-enabled digital camera. Before Kodak, he served four years in the United States Army as a nuclear medical science officer.

Ken has a master’s degree in information technology from Rochester Institute of Technology, and Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and in physics from Nebraska Wesleyan University.
 
 
Ken Guiberson  - EffectiveUI


CTO Power Panel: What's Working, What's New, What's Next?
Ken Guiberson serves as the chief technology officer (CTO) at EffectiveUI, and is responsible for the company’s overall technology vision. The technology services that Ken manages, along with EffectiveUI’s customer insight and design teams, deliver award-winning creative and humanizing software to Fortune 500 clients. Ken also plays an essential role in working with EffectiveUI clients’ corporate technology executives on their digital experience strategies.

Ken joined EffectiveUI in 2006 and was general manager in the company’s Rochester, New York office. He led the technology efforts for a number of clients, including Adobe, NBC and United Airlines, all who have benefited from his UX and technology leadership to improve their customer experiences. What drives Ken is his passion for building interfaces that allow human beings to naturally interact with complex systems.

Prior to EffectiveUI, Ken was a software engineer at Kodak where he managed the user interface development of the world’s first Flash-based, Wi-Fi-enabled digital camera. Before Kodak, he served four years in the United States Army as a nuclear medical science officer.

Ken has a master’s degree in information technology from Rochester Institute of Technology, and Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and in physics from Nebraska Wesleyan University.
 
 
Lawrence Guillory  - Racemi


CEO Power Panel | Cloud & Big Data Strategy Viewed Through the Lens of Business Value
Mr. Guillory is the CEO of Racemi Inc., an Atlanta based business that builds rapid cloud migration software for Enterprises, MSPs, and OEM partners. Racemi’s cloud migration technology provides built-in automatic conversions for any-to-any cloud migrations which allow customers to use their existing server images rather than having to rebuild for the cloud. Migration capabilities like this are key for adoption of cloud, and required in complex scenarios such as persistent hybrid cloud environments and the migration of complex multi-tiered applications.

Mr. Guillory’s leadership spans 15 years in both start-ups and larger corporations. His career began at Brown & William where he was responsible for building IT systems that were fully automated to drive the largest 24 x 7 tobacco manufacturing plant in the world. He leveraged his experience to launch Cpons.com and grew that business into the biggest online discount golf community with thousands of golf courses and nearly a million members. He then joined CheckFree, America’s most successful SaaS online bill payment company where he lead efforts to drive mainstream adoption of their online bill payment product and while there also launched two new business lines for CheckFree. CheckFree was later sold to Fiserv for $4.4 billion; where soon after the transaction Mr. Guillory joined Racemi in its quest to dominate the automated provisioning market.
 
 
David Gulick  - Savvis


How Secure are You?
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
David Gulick is Product Manager, Hosting Product Management at Savvis, A CenturyLink Company. As product manager of Savvis’ leading private and public cloud products, he helps shape the strategy and future direction of the Savvis Symphony product line.

Prior to joining Savvis, he held various leadership roles at Spartech Plastics and Express Scripts overseeing infrastructure, operations and application development teams. He has over 10 years of business and technology experience managing infrastructure teams, planning and executing technology strategies and leading IT operations.
 
 
Marc Halcrow  - ITpreneurs


You're Investing Millions on Cloud Computing and the Organization Does Not Know What it is...
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Marc Halcrow is the North America Regional Manager at ITpreneurs, where he has overall responsibility for the ITpreneurs business in the region. His responsibilities include the strategic and operational direction for ITpreneurs in North America as well as providing guidance to organizations and partners to leverage the myriad of IT Best Practice Frameworks. In this capacity Marc works with organizations to develop solutions that will maximize an organizations IT investments and enable employees to best understand not only the latest trends in IT but also to leverage many of the IT Best Practice frameworks that are available.

Halcrow joined ITpreneurs in 2006 from CA, where he was responsible for engaging with clients to leverage the IT Service Management and Service Provider technologies in better enabling the IT organization to become a cost effective and efficient service provider to the business and other key stakeholders. He earned an MBA from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands, and B.S in International Business and Finance from American University, Washington, DC.
 
 
Amir Halfon  - Oracle


Focus Lunch Keynote | A Pragmatic Journey to the Cloud
Amir Halfon is Chief Technologist for Financial Services at Oracle, where he oversees the development of industry-specific solutions and strategy, addressing challenges such as Bid Data analytics, on-demand risk management and deep customer insight.

Halfon possesses a wealth of technical and industry experience, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and contributed to several publications. He joined Oracle from Sun Microsystems, where he was the CTO for Global Financial Services.
 
 
Tony Hamilton  - Intel


General Session | Managing the Explosive Growth and Consolidation of Big Data in the Cloud
Tony manages and promotes Intel’s compute storage I/O and visualization value in the genre of real time information processing.
 
 
Jereme Hancock  - Rackspace Hosting


Hosting in the Cloud – What You Need To Know
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Jereme Hancock is a Rackspace Cloud Sites Linux Systems Administrator, having been in that position for nearly a year. His day-to-day duties involve providing Fanatical Support to customers who use Rackspace's Cloud Sites. Prior to being a Racker, he ran his own web development business. Hancock holds a BS in Business Administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. In his spare time, Hancock enjoys tinkering with web development and cloud technologies.
 
 
Kevin Hanes  - Dell


General Session | Enterprise without Limits: A Blueprint for Organizational Agility
Kevin Hanes is Executive Director, Dell Service & Solutions. He is responsible for successfully driving and leading a product management and marketing organization for Dell’s Infrastructure and Cloud Services business globally which includes Infrastructure Consulting, Systems Integration, Managed Services, IT Outsourcing, and Cloud Computing.

He is a frequent speaker and panelist at leading technology industry events and is currently serving as a Commissioner on the CLOUD² commission which is researching and reporting on key recommendations and guidelines that address the issues facing State and Local Governments when planning and implementing Cloud based models. He currently has 2 patents issued and 12 pending and volunteers his free time on various causes in the Austin/Georgetown area. Hanes is a Charter member and active participant of TiE Austin, the world's largest not-for-profit organization for entrepreneurs.
 
 
Ernie Hayden  - Verizon Enterprise Solutions


The Cloud, Energy and Utilities
Track: Hot Topics
Ernie Hayden is the Managing Principal of Energy Security, Global Energy & Utility Practice at Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
 
 
Andrew Hillier  - CiRBA


Why Capacity Management as You Know it is Dead: Infrastructure Planning & Control in Next Generation Data Centers
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Andrew Hillier is Co-Founder & CTO of CiRBA. He has twenty years of experience in the creation and implementation of mission-critical software for the world's largest financial institutions and utilities. A co-founder of CiRBA, he leads product strategy and defines the overall technology roadmap for the company.

Prior to CiRBA, Hillier pioneered a state of the art systems management solution which was acquired by Sun Microsystems and now serves as the foundation of their flagship systems management product, Sun Management Center. Hillier has also led the development of solutions for major financial institutions, including fixed income, equity, futures & options and interest rate derivatives trading systems, as well as in the fields of covert military surveillance, advanced traffic and train control, and the robotic inspection and repair of nuclear reactors.
 
 
Aaron Hollobaugh  - Hostway Corporation


"Cloud Trends" Power Panel: Cloud-Powered Services You Can't Afford To Miss
Aaron Hollobaugh specializes in developing and leading marketing and communications teams in high tech and cloud computing-focused companies. Prior to his role at Hostway, Mr. Hollobaugh led marketing efforts at Hosting.com as Vice President of Marketing & Communications, helping the company grow from a $12 million web hoster to a recognized industry leader. Previously, he also served as Director of Marketing at NetGain Technologies, one of the southeasts largest and oldest VARs. Mr. Hollobaugh has emerged as a thought leader and resource in the cloud computing marketplace due to his creation and publishing of various studies and surveys, as well as his close work and joint-marketing initiatives with leading manufacturers such as Microsoft, HP, VMware and Cisco. Mr. Hollobaugh holds a Bachelors Degree from Grinnell College
 
 
Hart Hoover  - Rackspace Hosting


The Dirty Little Secret of Private Cloud -- Running It
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization Testing | APIs
Hart Hoover is a Cloud Strategist at Rackspace Hosting. Hoover started his career as a Racker in 2007 as a Linux Systems Administrator, providing technical support for dedicated servers. He moved to the cloud in 2009 to help design the Managed Cloud Servers support model. He has presented at various technical conferences, maintains and contributes to the Rackspace DevOps Blog, and advises Rackspace customers on best practices for cloud computing.
 
 
Scott Houston  - GreenButton


Cloudbursting...A Game Changer for the Little Guy
Track: Hot Topics
Scott Houston is Founder and CEO of GreenButton. He has over 25 years experience in the IT industry and previously was CIO for Weta Digital during The Lord of the Rings. He was the New Zealand Regional Manager for Silicon Graphics and the Southern Regional Channel Manager for Compaq in New Zealand.
 
 
Ira A. (Gus) Hunt  - Central Intelligence Agency


U.S. Intelligence, Big Data, and the Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Ira A. (Gus) Hunt currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the Chief Information Officer in CIA. In this capacity he is responsible for setting the strategic technology direction to enable CIA’s missions, actively engage across the IC to share and communicate IT solutions, and drive solutions for the rapid insertion and adoption of new capabilities to keep pace with technology change in the commercial sector

Previously, Hunt served as the Director of Applications Services for CIA. In this role, he was responsible for building IT systems to support and enable CIA’s mission to effectively conduct their business and to set the vision and direction for applications development in CIA. He drove the investment and development process to build core and common services, build the enterprise data layer, brought in training and coaching to drive that rapid adoption and effective use of Agile Development within Applications Services, and implemented earned-value-management and total-cost-of-ownership business processes to dramatically improve management decision effectiveness.

Prior to that, Hunt served as Director of Architecture and Systems Engineering (ASE). In this capacity he was responsible for establishing the Agency’s Information Services (IS) strategic direction. This includes, developing and implementing the Information Services Enterprise Architecture, building the integrated CIA Information Services strategic investments portfolio, and establishing the CIA-wide Information Services strategic plan. He also chaired the CIA Architecture Review Board and the Architecture and Systems Engineers Occupational Panel. He came from the DI as the Chief of the CIO’s Advanced Technology Group and served as Chief Technology Officer for the Office of Support Services.

 
 
Cory Isaacson  - CodeFutures Corporation


Scaling Big Data in the Cloud
Track: Big Data & Cloud Computing
Cory Isaacson is CEO/CTO of CodeFutures Corporation, maker of dbShards, a leading database scalability suite providing a true “shared nothing” architecture for relational databases. Cory has authored numerous articles in a variety of publications including SOA Magazine, Database Trends and Applications, and recently authored the book Software Pipelines and SOA (Addison Wesley). Cory has more than twenty years experience with advanced software architectures, and has worked with many of the world’s brightest innovators in the field of high-performance computing. Cory has spoken at hundreds of public events and seminars, and assisting numerous organizations address the real-world challenges of application performance and scalability -- effectively applying emerging technologies to a variety of fields including social networking, mobile applications, gaming and high volume transaction systems. In his prior position as president of Rogue Wave Software, he actively led the company back to a position of profitable growth, culminating in a successful acquisition by a leading private equity firm. Cory can be reached at: cory.isaacson@codefutures.com
 
 
Douglas Jarvis  - SUSE


Service Aware Clouds - Simplified Deployment and Workflow
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Douglas Jarvis has over 10 years experience in Enterprise IT. At SUSE, Douglas is responsible for developing and executing the cloud marketing strategy. SUSE cloud solutions include support for SUSE Linux Enterprise in public clouds and the development of enterprise ready open source private clouds.
 
 
Marc Jones  - SoftLayer


Deliver on the Promise of Internet Scale Design and Architecture
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
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, Jones was senior director for system architecture with Broadwing Communications.
 
 
Marc Jones  - SoftLayer


Hosted Private Clouds—The Time has arrived
Track: Hot Topics
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, Jones was senior director for system architecture with Broadwing Communications.
 
 
Das Kamhout  - Intel IT


Intel IT’s Approach to an Open Private Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Das Kamhout is a principal engineer in Intel IT responsible for the architecture, strategy and execution of the Intel IT Cloud Journey. In his 15 years at Intel he has been responsible for everything from the clients that Intel IT uses, to the architecture that Intel’s Design Grid runs upon.
 
 
Raj Kanaya  - Infineta Systems


Fitting it All Together: Big Data, Private Clouds, and the Enterprise WAN
Track: Big Data & Cloud Computing
Raj Kanaya is CEO & Co-Founder of Infineta Systems. He brings a long track record of general management and market development success to the company. As CEO, he is responsible for the overall vision, direction, and revenue attainment for the company. He earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University and B.S. in computer science magna cum laude from UCSD.
 
 
John Keagy  - GoGrid


CEO Power Panel | Cloud & Big Data Strategy Viewed Through the Lens of Business Value
John Keagy is Founder, Chairman and CEO of GoGrid, a global leader in cloud and hybrid infrastructure hosting. John is an Internet infrastructure pioneer, with nearly 20 years of experience as a CEO building, operating successful Internet service providers. At ServePath, now known as GoGrid, Keagy drove the early growth of the dedicated server hosting market by introducing multiple firsts, including multiprocessor servers and hosted load balanced server networks. His entrepreneurial skills and strategic vision have led ServePath’s and now GoGrid’s rapid growth. The company was named to Deloitte’s “Technology Fast 500” in recognition of its growth (#11 in Silicon Valley and #77 in North America) in previous years.
 
 
John Keagy  - GoGrid


Public and Private Clouds: What Every Company Needs to Know
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
John Keagy is Founder, Chairman and CEO of GoGrid, a global leader in cloud and hybrid infrastructure hosting. John is an Internet infrastructure pioneer, with nearly 20 years of experience as a CEO building, operating successful Internet service providers. At ServePath, now known as GoGrid, Keagy drove the early growth of the dedicated server hosting market by introducing multiple firsts, including multiprocessor servers and hosted load balanced server networks. His entrepreneurial skills and strategic vision have led ServePath’s and now GoGrid’s rapid growth. The company was named to Deloitte’s “Technology Fast 500” in recognition of its growth (#11 in Silicon Valley and #77 in North America) in previous years.
 
 
Mark Kemna  - Brilig


Big Data Revolution
Track: Big Data Techniques & Technologies
Mark Kemna dealt with many start-ups and its challenges as software developer, director, CTO and owner and is passionate about computing, open source and the Internet. Currently at Brilig Mark is building a native hybrid cloud application, built for massive scalability, low latency and high reliability.

Brilig source data cooperatively and normalize it from hundreds or even thousands of discrete databases to "connect" them to digital display advertising. Prior to Brilig, Mark served as CTO for CEInteractive and BeeDrive two technology startups, high in science, tech and craftsmanship. He also worked as Director of Software Architecture at PartSearch Technologies and was instrumental in growing the company as employee nr 3 till 70 million$ revenue per year for online store, as well as providing for the 400 person call center. Contributed in making the INC.’s 5000 - 2007 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America and becoming #273 in 2010 Internet Retailers Top 500 List. Before that Mark was systems architect at Snickelways Interactive where he helped companies becoming successful in building their B2C e-commerce applications.

Mark earned a Masters Degree in Business Econometrics/Computer Science at the Erasmus University at Rotterdam.
 
 
Christopher Kenneally  - Copyright Clearance Center


Copyright and the Cloud: Publishing, Content Workflow and Licensing
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Christopher Kenneally is Director of Business Development at Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), where he works with his BizDev colleagues to help the company attract new customers and achieve greater penetration in existing markets. He has forged partnerships with technology providers, professional associations, and media organizations, among others.

He is an award-winning journalist and has reported on technology, business, publishing and media for the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and The Independent of London, among many other publications. He also reported for WBUR-FM (Boston), National Public Radio, and WGBH-TV (PBS-Boston). He's also host/producer of CCC’s weekly podcast series, “Beyond the Book,” and for OnCopyright Education, CCC's Educational Services brand, he presents a variety of programs on copyright and intellectual property issues.
 
 
Shawn Keve  - Simeio Solutions


Identity Management - Evolution from On-Premise to Cloud based Management
Track: Hot Topics
Shawn Keve is a Partner with Simeio Solutions. He plays a key role in helping to grow Simeio's business and to expand Simeio's mindshare in the marketplace. Previously, he was Consulting Director at Oracle and Director of Professional Services for Sun Microsystems prior to Oracle's acquisition of Sun. He was responsible for the Sales and Delivery of a nearly $100M portfolio of IT services. Before joining Sun, he was part of Netscape eCommerce Solutions (acquired by AOL), KPMG Consulting, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Mr. Keve has over 18 years of experience in the strategy, architecture, design, and implementation of enterprise solutions across several industries, includingfinancial services, health care and life sciences, manufacturing, media andentertainment, telecommunications, and retail. He holds aBachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Management Information Systems) from Northeastern University.
 
 
Douglas Kim  - Pegasystems


Making the Enterprise Comfortable with the Cloud for Mission-Critical Apps
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Douglas Kim is the Managing Director and Global Head of PaaS & Cloud Computing at Pegasystems, where he is responsible for commercializing Pegasystems' Platform as a Service (PaaS), Cloud Computing and OEM channel business. Douglas has been with Pegasystems since 2002, and previously headed up Pegasystems’ global alliances program. Prior to joining Pega, Douglas founded Talksender Inc., a pioneer in Internet audio technology and also served as Director of Channels, Europe at Novasoft Inc. for more than nine years.
 
 
Steve Knodl  - Next I/O


I/O Virtualization: One Size Does Not Fit All
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization Testing | APIs
Steve Knodl is Director of Product Management for NextIO. He has over 15 years of I/O industry technology experience ranging from RAID storage to Infiniband to I/O Virtualization. Over that time he has written code, performed market research, and brought multiple products to market, including some of the first server based RAID storage arrays and iSCSI storage systems. Previous to NextIO, Knodl served as a Solutions Architect at Astute Networks and Sr. Product Manager at QLogic. In his free time, he is a pilot and developed an aviation app for pilots called The Digital Pilot.
 
 
Ronen Kofman  - Oracle


Borderless Applications in the Cloud with Oracle VM and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization Testing | APIs
Ronen Kofman is a director of product management at Oracle responsible for product management of Oracle's x86 server virtualization product. Prior to Oracle Mr. Kofman was a product manager at Vmware where he covered product management of availability solutions and fault tolerance. Earlier in his career Mr. Kofman held various engineering and engineering management positions at Intel Corporation focused on Intel's virtualization technology.

Ronen holds an MBA degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor's degree in computer and software engineering (cum laude) from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
 
 
Michael Kopp  - dynaTrace Software


How To Do Application Performance Monitoring in the Clouds: Lessons Learned
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Michael Kopp is a Technology Strategist at the dynaTrace center of excellence. He has over 10 years of experience as an architect and developer in the Java/JEE space and specializes in the architecture and performance of large scale production deployments with a special focus on virtualization and cloud. In this role he influences the dynaTrace product strategy and works closely with key customers in implementing Application Performance Management across the entire life cycle. Before joining dynaTrace, Kopp was Chief Architect at GoldenSource. He is a frequent speaker at technology conferences on performance and architecture related topics, a published author and regularly publishes articles on blog.dynatrace.com.
 
 
Michael Kopp  - Compuware


Performance Management in ‘Big Data’ Applications
Track: Big Data Techniques & Technologies
Michael Kopp is a technology strategist in the Compuware APM center of excellence and has more than 10 years of experience as an architect and developer in the Java/JEE space. Additionally, Kopp specializes in architecture and performance of large-scale production deployments with a special focus on virtualization and cloud.
 
 
Victoria Kouyoumjian  - Esri


Leveraging the Cloud for Spatial Analytics and Intelligent Mapping
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Victoria Kouyoumjian is a Sr. Business and Technologies Strategist at Esri, a leading international enterprise software vendor for geographic information systems (GIS), headquartered in Redlands, Calif. She has more than 15 years experience working in the field of geospatial analysis and intelligent mapping. With a background in software product management, she now dedicates research and attention to new and emerging technologies and trends that may impact the geospatial community, such as open source, cloud computing, and social media in business. Kouyoumjian co-authored The Business Benefits of GIS: An ROI Approach; contributes as a regular corporate blogger; has written several articles on cloud computing; and presents frequently, as burgeoning trends move into mainstream.
 
 
Andy Land  - UnboundID


Prospering in the Identity Economy
Track: Big Data Techniques & Technologies
Andy Land provides strategic marketing direction for UnboundID. In his current role as Vice President of Marketing, he is responsible for product marketing, corporate branding, and lead generation activities. Previously, Andy served as Director of Product Management for UnboundID where he owned product strategy and direction. Prior to UnboundID, Andy served as Senior Director of Product Management at Alterpoint and Director of Product Management at Sun Microsystems. His background also includes broad-based experience in marketing, product management, and sales at Motive, Vignette, Verizon, and Abbott Laboratories. Andy began his career as a United States Naval Officer and is a veteran of the first Gulf War. He is active in the Austin community, serving on the board of directors for The BeHive, a non-profit after-school program for children.
 
 
Cary Landis  - NJVC


Platform as a Service and Application Consolidation
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Cary Landis is senior cloud architect at NJVC, one of the largest information technology solutions providers supporting the US Department of Defense. Since 2003, he has owned and operated Virtual Global, creators of the SaaS Maker family of cloud platform products for federal customers. He worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to help create its Reference Architecture for Cloud Computing, and serves on a working group that’s developing the new Federal Enterprise Architecture. Landis co-authored “Cloud Computing Made Easy” at Cloudipedia.com, a free resource for cloud computing newbies.
 
 
Scott Lee  - Dell


Migrating SAP workloads to VMWare vCloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Scott Lee is a Product Strategist at Dell Application Services.
 
 
Tom Leyden  - Amplidata


Best Practices for Big Unstructured Data Storage
Track: Big Data Techniques & Technologies
Tom Leyden is Director of Alliances and Marketing at Amplidata, a Belgian Object Storage Innovator. He joined Amplidata in 2009 to drive the company’s marketing, product management and PR strategies. Leyden has 15 years’ experience working for disruptive IT companies (from emerging stage to acquisition) including four years in cloud computing. Through his collaboration with Belgium-based technology incubator Incubaid, he has been involved in several successful startups, including data deduplication pioneer DataCenter Technologies and cloud Innovator Q-layer.
 
 
David Linthicum  - Cloud Technology Partners


Redefining Cloud Computing…Again
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Leading technology publications frequently name David S. Linthicum among the top 10 enterprise technologists in the world. He is a true thought leader in the industry, and an expert in complex distributed systems, including cloud computing, data integration, service oriented architecture (SOA), and big data systems. As the author of over 13 books on computing with over 3,000 published articles, as well as radio and TV appearances as a computing expert, he is often quoted in major business and technology publications. In addition, he is a frequent keynote presenter at industry conferences, with over 500 presentations given in the last 20 years.

Linthicum's industry experience includes tenures as CTO and CEO of several successful public and private software companies, and upper-level management positions in Fortune 100 companies. He has delivered over $2 billion in value by transforming companies from traditional to innovative technologies, moving them to lucrative exits that benefitted investors, employees and customers.
 
 
Paul Lipton  - CA Technologies


TOSCA – An Emerging Cloud Portability Standard that Addresses Lock-In
Track: Hot Topics
Paul Lipton is VP of Industry Standards and Open Source at CA Technologies. He coordinates CA Technologies’ strategy and participation in those areas while also functioning as part of CA Labs. He is co-chair of the OASIS TOSCA Technical Committee, and also serves on the Board of Directors of the open source Eclipse Foundation, as well as both the Object Management Group and the Distributed Management Task Force in addition to other significant technical and leadership roles in many leading industry organizations such as the OASIS, W3C and INCITS.

Lipton is also an approved US delegate to the international standards organization ISO, as a member of the subcommittee focused on international cloud standards. He is a founding member of the CA Council for Technical Excellence where he leads a team focused on emerging technologies, a Java Champion, and Microsoft MVP.
 
 
David Lucas  - GCE


The Growing Big Data Tools Landscape: Selecting the Right Ones for Your Enterprise
Track: Big Data & Cloud Computing
David Lucas, Chief Strategy Officer for GCE, is a technologist and strategic thinker with extensive expertise in cloud computing, enterprise application implementation, and IT acquisition strategy. He has held a variety of leadership positions in a career spanning two decades, where he has led corporate business development and sales efforts and numerous ERP/Cloud implementations in his ten years at GCE. He also managed national product launch campaigns as a principal in a technology advertising and marketing company.

Lucas is a sought-after speaker on the topics of Cloud computing and Federal information technology in both the Federal and commercial sectors. Frequently quoted in the media, his citations include the Federal Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Government Computer News, Federal Computer Week, and Washington Technology. He has also been a guest commentator on the TV show, “Inside Washington,” and on Federal News Radio.

GCE, a leader in the Federal business services space, provides Cloud solutions to the U.S. Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and General Services Administration.
 
 
Dan Lucky  - Micro Strategies Inc.


A Hybrid Cloud Implementation – Music-Making for the Masses
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Dan Lucky is VP Business Information Management and Protection Solutions at Micro Strategies Inc. He is a certified IBM Cloud Builder and engages in consultative and solution delivery of Cloud offerings. Established in 1983, Micro Strategies employed over 100 individuals and provides computing solutions to clients in the United States and Canada.

Lucky joined Micro Strategies in 2000 as VP of Business Information Management and Protection Solutions. He provides focused solutions for the implementation of Hybrid Cloud environment for overall business needs. His career spans 46 years in the computer industry. He holds many professional certifications from Microsoft and IBM, and is a Certified IBM Instructor for IBM's Total Storage classes.
 
 
Christopher MacGown  - Piston Cloud Computing


CloudAudit: Cloud Security for Regulated Industries
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Christopher MacGown is Co-Founder & CTO at Piston Cloud Computing. He was an early employee of Slicehost before its acquisition by Rackspace in 2008. From there he became a team lead in the development of Cloud Servers Windows. He is an originating member of OpenStack’s Nova-core development team. Recent projects include serving as senior engineer on the Global Earthquake Model project, driving the development of a highly scalable earthquake modeling engine.
 
 
Nigel Mackenzie  - Pacific Controls


Technology and Managed Services Innovation via the Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Nigel Mackenzie is CTO at Pacific Controls, one of the leading information and communication technology (ICT) enabled machine-to-machine (M2M) automation and control solutions providers globally.
 
 
Eyal Maor  - Xoreax


Achieving Cost-Effective HPC in the Cloud Through Process Level Virtualization
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization Testing | APIs
Eyal Maor, entrepreneur and CEO of Xoreax, has over 20 years of executive management experience. He was formerly CEO of ActionBase, a leading HBPMS vendor, EIR at Star Ventures, and CEO of SilverKite, an early player in SOA governance. Before that he was Corporate VP of Business Development and VP of Sales at Aladdin.
 
 
Frank Martinez  - ServiceMesh


CTO Power Panel: What's Working, What's New, What's Next?
Frank Martinez is a recognized expert in the area of distributed, enterprise application and infrastructure platforms. Mr. Martinez is focused on driving development of scalable service-oriented infrastructure software that integrates business processes and information enterprise-wide. Mr. Martinez’s reputation as a technological visionary is demonstrated by his record of bringing innovative and commercially successful software solutions to market. He has held senior executive operations roles at several venture-capital-backed firms. He was instrumental in building Intershop Communications into a multi-billion dollar public company in less than three years. Mr. Martinez was named an InfoWorld Innovator by InfoWorld magazine and has also been named one of 25 leading IT innovators by CRN.
 
 
Ash Massoudi  - NextAxiom Technology


General Session | Fuel Your Cloud with Metered, Virtualized Middleware
Ash Massoudi is CEO & Co-Founder of NextAxiom Technology. He is a proven entrepreneur and a software inventor with the vision to incrementally unify all IT assets unleashing a new wave of business automation. Massoudi founded NextAxiom in May 2000 and led the creation of a patented software platform that significantly eases new software development on top of existing application functionality. He played the pivotal role in successfully propelling NextAxiom through the concept, R&D production, and customer acquisition stages into its current expansion phase. Before co-founding NextAxiom, as Director of Integration Technologies at PeopleSoft, he was responsible for delivering PeopleSoft’s complete suite of integration technologies, including PeopleSoft’s business components and near real-time application messaging solutions, which was deployed at over 4000 customers worldwide. He also managed the assimilation of Advance Supply Chain Planning products within the PeopleSoft technology platform as a result of PeopleSoft's $275 Million dollar acquisition of Red Pepper Software.
 
 
Ash Massoudi  - NextAxiom Technology


A New Programming Paradigm for the Cloud
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Ash Massoudi is CEO & Co-Founder of NextAxiom Technology. He is a proven entrepreneur and a software inventor with the vision to incrementally unify all IT assets unleashing a new wave of business automation. Massoudi founded NextAxiom in May 2000 and led the creation of a patented software platform that significantly eases new software development on top of existing application functionality. He played the pivotal role in successfully propelling NextAxiom through the concept, R&D production, and customer acquisition stages into its current expansion phase. Before co-founding NextAxiom, as Director of Integration Technologies at PeopleSoft, he was responsible for delivering PeopleSoft’s complete suite of integration technologies, including PeopleSoft’s business components and near real-time application messaging solutions, which was deployed at over 4000 customers worldwide. He also managed the assimilation of Advance Supply Chain Planning products within the PeopleSoft technology platform as a result of PeopleSoft's $275 Million dollar acquisition of Red Pepper Software.
 
 
Tom McAndrew  - Coalfire


Control and Secure the Cloud with Confidence
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Tom McAndrew is Executive Vice President of Professional Services at Coalfire Systems, Inc. He is a leading expert on compliance in virtual and cloud computing environments. He presented at VMWorld 2010 in the U.S. and Europe on compliance challenges and solutions for virtual environments. He has also presented on a variety of information security topics for the Federal Trade Commission, State Agencies, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and other information security and audit organizations such as the IIA, ISACA, and the ISSA. He is the current President of the Seattle chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Controls Association (ISACA).
 
 
Matt McLarty  - Layer 7


Making Hybrid Cloud Safe and Reliable
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Matt McLarty, Vice President of Client Solutions at Layer 7, is focused on customer success, providing implementation best practices and architectural guidance to ensure clients receive the maximum benefit from Layer 7’s products. He brings over 15 years of technology leadership to the company, with a particular focus on enterprise architecture, strategy and integration. Prior to joining Layer 7, McLarty led the global IBM technical sales organization responsible for application integration software and solutions, notably helping to grow the SOA Gateway business substantially over a five-year period. Before joining IBM, he worked as a Senior Director and Enterprise Architect focused on SOA, electronic payments and identity management.
 
 
Orestes Melgarejo  - Citrix


A Higher Cloud Awaits You
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Orestes Melgarejo is the Director of Product Management for Citrix XenApp. He leads a team responsible for product, roadmap and release strategy for XenApp and for ensuring the success of the end-to-end Platinum edition. His team is also responsible for gathering requirements from multiple sources including Citrix customers and partners and for finding the right technologies with which to augment and grow the overall application delivery solution. Orestes has been with Citrix for 8 years in various capacities within Product Management.
 
 
Oren Michels  - Mashery


Mastering Big Data’s Business Potential with APIs
Track: Big Data & Cloud Computing
Mashery's co-founder and CEO has a record of success in a variety of executive positions spanning multiple industries. Oren co-founded and managed WiFinder, an international provider of directory services for public access wi-fi hotspots. He has served as president for two companies: Colt HR, a leading provider of mid-market benefits administration software and services; and Winebid.com, a leading online wine auction service. He also served as president and CEO of The Groundlings, a Hollywood-based entertainment production company, and has held COO positions at manufacturing companies. Prior to joining Mashery, Oren worked as vice president of business development at Feedster, where he managed the company's activities in China and negotiated partnerships with AOL, Real Networks, and Mitsui.

Oren began his career as a software designer for Hughes Aircraft. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT and an MBA in finance and entrepreneurial studies from UCLA's Anderson School.
 
 
Mårten Mickos  - Eucalyptus Systems


Clouds Are All About APIs
Track: Hot Topics
Marten Mickos builds global disruptive businesses. As CEO of MySQL AB for seven years, Mickos grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition by Sun Microsystems of MySQL AB for $1bn, he served as Senior Vice President of Sun's Database Group.

Previously, Mickos held multi-national CEO and senior executive positions in his native Finland. He is a member of the board of Electrosonic. Mickos holds a M.Sc. in technical physics from Helsinki University of Technology. In 2006 he received the Audemars Piguet "Changing Times Award: European Entrepreneur of the Year 2006" and the Nokia Foundation Award.
 
 
Mårten Mickos  - Eucalyptus Systems


CEO Power Panel | Cloud & Big Data Strategy Viewed Through the Lens of Business Value
Marten Mickos builds global disruptive businesses. As CEO of MySQL AB for seven years, Mickos grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition by Sun Microsystems of MySQL AB for $1bn, he served as Senior Vice President of Sun's Database Group.

Previously, Mickos held multi-national CEO and senior executive positions in his native Finland. He is a member of the board of Electrosonic. Mickos holds a M.Sc. in technical physics from Helsinki University of Technology. In 2006 he received the Audemars Piguet "Changing Times Award: European Entrepreneur of the Year 2006" and the Nokia Foundation Award.
 
 
Jim Mlodgenski  - StormDB


Big Data in the Space-Time Continuum
Track: Big Data & Cloud Computing
Jim Mlodgenski is CEO and Co-Founder at StormDB. He is a technology leader with extensive experience in developing enterprise class technology solutions utilizing open source software. In addition to his role at StormDB, he is also an avid advocate of PostgreSQL as one of the organizers of the New York City PostgreSQL User Group. Prior to StormDB, he was Founder of Cirrus Technologies, a professional services company focused on helping move database centric applications to the Cloud. Before that, he was Chief Architect at EnterpriseDB.
 
 
Daniel Morris  - Rackspace Hosting


High Performance Database Hosting In The Cloud
Track: Big Data Techniques & Technologies
Daniel Morris is a Sr. Product Manager who works in the Rackspace product organization focusing on cloud platform services. He is passionate about building great software services and is excited about the new cloud products under development at Rackspace. He started his career working in software development before Cloud became "cool", contributing to the testing, design, development, and management of IBM's WebSphere Application Server. He received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Masters in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. When not battling the Texas heat, Morris enjoys running, traveling, and sneaking away to Colorado to snowboard.
 
 
Mike Morrissey  - PerspecSys


How to Capitalize on the Cloud & Protect Your Data in the Face of Compliance and Regulatory Hurdles
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Mike Morrissey is VP, Research & Development for PerspecSys where he is responsible for engineering, architecture management, quality assurance and customer support. Previously, he led Cloud & Platform Services and Infrastructure Software at RIM and held various executive and management roles at Descartes Systems Group and IBM.

 
 
Diane Mueller  - ActiveState


TOSCA – An Emerging Cloud Portability Standard that Addresses Lock-In
Track: Hot Topics
Diane Mueller is the Cloud Evangelist for ActiveState Stackato Enterprise Platform-as-a-Service offering. She has been designing and implementing financial applications at Fortune 500 corporations for over 20 years. She has been actively involved in OASIS/TOSCA cloud and XBRL financial data standards.
 
 
Arka Mukherjee  - Global IDs


Big Metadata: Implementing EIM on the Cloud
Track: Big Data Techniques & Technologies
Arka Mukherjee is the Founder and CEO of Global IDs. Over the last decade, Dr. Mukherjee has created innovative software solutions for enterprise data management. Prior to Global IDs, he worked in large consulting organizations like IBM, Accenture and KPMG. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University, and his Masters Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.
 
 
Nataraj (Raj) Nagaratnam  - IBM Security Systems


The Compliant Cloud
Track: Big Data & Cloud Computing
Dr. Nataraj (Raj) Nagaratnam is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer for Security Solutions in IBM Security Systems. In this role, he leads cross IBM technical strategy for security solutions including mobile security, and cloud security; drives integration and innovation projects, and chairs the Security Architecture Board.

During his career at IBM, as chief architect, he has lead architectural efforts for security portfolio in Tivoli, and prior to that security architecture for WebSphere Platform. He was also the CTO for India Software Lab focused on building technical leadership and collaborative innovation. He leads and participates in various open standards activities. He has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles, papers, security standards specifications, and books, including the book on “Enterprise Java Security” published by Addison Wesley. Nagaratnamj received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Syracuse University in 1998.
 
 
Ranajit Nevatia  - Panzura


Uniting the Global Enterprise leveraging Cloud Storage for Collaboration and Sharing
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization Testing | APIs
Ranajit Nevatia is the VP of Marketing at Panzura. Ranajit brings over 19 years’ experience in enterprise storage and software. Prior to Panzura, Ranajit was responsible for strategy and management for Riverbed’s Cloud Storage Business Unit. Previously, Ranajit held leadership positions with Asempra, VERITAS (acquired by Symantec), and Oracle Corporation.
 
 
Jeff Newlin  - OutSystems


CEO Power Panel | Cloud & Big Data Strategy Viewed Through the Lens of Business Value
Jeff Newlin joined OutSystems in 2011 as Vice President and General Manager of North America. In this role he is responsible for OutSystems’ North American business where he will drive continued growth and expand the organization. As a member of the executive team, he also plays an active role in the overall strategy of the company. Jeff brings over 20 years of experience in creating and continually evolving sales and services organizations as well as strategic and tactical operational management. Most recently, he held the position of Senior VP of Global Sales and Chief Revenue Officer at Silverpop, a provider of SaaS solutions for engagement marketing. Prior to Silverpop, he held positions at Cybrant, TenFold Corporation, Texas Instruments Software, and KnowledgeWare. Jeff holds BS in Computer Information Systems from Purdue University.
 
 
Rick Nucci  - Dell Boomi


Rein in the Cloud Chaos: Why Your Cloud Strategy Must Start with an Integration Strategy
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Rick Nucci is the Founder and General Manager of Dell Boomi where he is responsible for all operations and strategic direction. He has led the company's successful transformation from a traditional software product company to a leading infrastructure provider in the SaaS and cloud computing industry. In his role at Dell Boomi, he is constantly engaged with customers and partners to ensure alignment between business needs and Dell Boomi’s strategy and operations.

Prior to founding Dell Boomi, Nucci worked for EXE Technologies, a market leading supply chain execution software company, in the areas of product development and implementation. It was in this role that he learned first-hand the cost and complexity of integrating disparate applications and business partners. With over 15 years of business experience in application and data integration, he applies this experience to guiding the company's strategy and operations.

He frequently speaks at industry and business events nationwide including Gartner AADI, Cloud Expo and All About the Cloud.
 
 
Greg O'Connor  - AppZero


Cloud Migration Automation: How To On-board Complex Enterprise Applications
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Greg O'Connor is President & CEO of AppZero. Pioneering the Virtual Application Appliance approach to simplifying application-lifecycle management, he is responsible for translating Appzero's vision into strategic business objectives and financial results. O'Connor has over 25 years of management and technical experience in the computer industry. He was founder and president of Sonic Software, acquired in 2005 by Progress Software (PRGS). There he grew the company from concept to over $40 million in revenue. At Sonic, he evangelized and created the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) product category, which is generally accepted today as the foundation for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Follow him on Twitter @gregoryjoconnor.

 
 
Brian Olson  - EMC Object Storage


When Instant Gratification meets Cloud Storage.
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Brian Olson is the Cloud Business Development Manager for EMC's Atmos object storage platform. He is a technical expert on cloud computing and has deep experience in closely related fields such as replication, disaster recovery, continuous data protection, and long-term/permanent archiving. Before joining EMC, he served in CTO, VP Engineering, founder and Advisory Board roles for a number of storage-related startups.
 
 
Steve Orrin  - Intel


Cyber Security in the Cloud: Trends, Challenges & Solutions
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Steve Orrin is Sr. Security Architect & Principal Engineer for the Cross Platform Technology group at Intel Corp. and is responsible for Security Strategy and Architecture across Intel’s platforms. He joined Intel as part of the acquisition of Sarvega, Inc. where he was their CSO. He was previously CTO of Sanctum, and CTO and co-founder of LockStar, Inc.

Orrin was named one of InfoWorld's Top 25 CTO's of 2004 and is a recognized expert and frequent lecturer on enterprise security. He is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the Computer Security Institute (CSI), International Association for Cryptographic Research (IACR) and is a co-Founder and Officer of WASC (Web Application Security Consortium) and a Co-Founder of the SafeSOA Taskforce. In 2009, he was named a fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies.
 
 
Dante Orsini  - iland


Expanding into Europe – A Checklist for Cloud Service Providers
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization Testing | APIs
As V.P. of Business Development at iland, Dante Orsini oversees the development of the company’s strategic direction. Mr Orsini is responsible for the strong business relationships between iland and its strategic partners VMware®, Dell, and Cisco which he has successfully developed over the past few years. Under Dante’s leadership, iland was recently awarded VMware’s Service Provider Partner of the Year Global and Americas. He also holds a seat on the VMware Service Provider Advisory Council – an organization that guides the direction of the vCloud provider community - and holds VMware’s VSP and VTSP certifications. Mr. Orsini’s business development and sales experience positions him as a leader with the creative ability to meet both customer and partner requirements. Mr Orsini is regarded as a thought leader on cloud infrastructure and speaks on the topic at numerous events nationally and internationally.


Mr. Orsini has over 15 years of experience in sales and business development providing enterprise software, managed services, and technology consulting to enterprise, mid-market and small and medium sized businesses. Prior to joining iland, Mr. Orsini was Vice President of Corporate Development at CorePlus, Inc., where he developed a successful partner and indirect channel program, which was responsible for generating 90% of the overall company revenue, and targeted ISVs, SaaS, Enterprise 2.0 companies, VARs, Master Agents, and System Integrators. Mr. Orsini also managed product development targeted at horizontal and vertical markets; including financial, transportation, medical, legal, and non-profit organizations. Prior to CorePlus, Mr. Orsini held numerous sales leadership roles within a variety of IT and technology-related businesses.


Mr. Orsini holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal Communications and Business from Bowling Green State University. Currently Dante is a member of the DFW VMware Users Group and enjoys running and biking with his family.
 
 
Karen Padir  - Progress


Why PostgreSQL is the Database for the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics
As Chief Technology Officer, Karen Tegan Padir, a Progress senior vice president and 20-year software industry veteran, is responsible for defining and delivering the company’s technology strategy, innovation and vision, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Phil Pead. Padir joined Progress Software in September 2012 as senior vice president and business line executive for application development, the company’s largest product line. Under her leadership, the Progress® OpenEdge® development platform was revitalized and major new versions incorporating advanced mobile and business rules capabilities introduced.

Padir joined Progress from EnterpriseDB, where she was most recently executive vice president, products & engineering, and was responsible for all product functions. During her tenure there, Padir tripled the product portfolio, which yielded 146 percent growth in new customers and 100 percent revenue growth. Prior to EnterpriseDB, she was senior vice president of software infrastructure & MySQL at Sun Microsystems. As one of the founding members of the J2EE team, she was critical in the growth of the entire middleware business, comprising MySQL, Glassfish Application Server, Identity, Access and Roles Management, Directory Server and the SOA Portfolio. Under her leadership, Glassfish became the industry's most used Java EE compatible application server.

She holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Padir serves on WPI's board of trustees.
 
 
Karen Padir  - Progress


"Cloud Trends" Power Panel: Cloud-Powered Services You Can't Afford To Miss
As Chief Technology Officer, Karen Tegan Padir, a Progress senior vice president and 20-year software industry veteran, is responsible for defining and delivering the company’s technology strategy, innovation and vision, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Phil Pead. Padir joined Progress Software in September 2012 as senior vice president and business line executive for application development, the company’s largest product line. Under her leadership, the Progress® OpenEdge® development platform was revitalized and major new versions incorporating advanced mobile and business rules capabilities introduced.

Padir joined Progress from EnterpriseDB, where she was most recently executive vice president, products & engineering, and was responsible for all product functions. During her tenure there, Padir tripled the product portfolio, which yielded 146 percent growth in new customers and 100 percent revenue growth. Prior to EnterpriseDB, she was senior vice president of software infrastructure & MySQL at Sun Microsystems. As one of the founding members of the J2EE team, she was critical in the growth of the entire middleware business, comprising MySQL, Glassfish Application Server, Identity, Access and Roles Management, Directory Server and the SOA Portfolio. Under her leadership, Glassfish became the industry's most used Java EE compatible application server.

She holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Padir serves on WPI's board of trustees.
 
 
Karen Padir  - Progress


Porting to the Cloud? Reading the Fine Print
Track: Big Data Techniques & Technologies
As Chief Technology Officer, Karen Tegan Padir, a Progress senior vice president and 20-year software industry veteran, is responsible for defining and delivering the company’s technology strategy, innovation and vision, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Phil Pead. Padir joined Progress Software in September 2012 as senior vice president and business line executive for application development, the company’s largest product line. Under her leadership, the Progress® OpenEdge® development platform was revitalized and major new versions incorporating advanced mobile and business rules capabilities introduced.

Padir joined Progress from EnterpriseDB, where she was most recently executive vice president, products & engineering, and was responsible for all product functions. During her tenure there, Padir tripled the product portfolio, which yielded 146 percent growth in new customers and 100 percent revenue growth. Prior to EnterpriseDB, she was senior vice president of software infrastructure & MySQL at Sun Microsystems. As one of the founding members of the J2EE team, she was critical in the growth of the entire middleware business, comprising MySQL, Glassfish Application Server, Identity, Access and Roles Management, Directory Server and the SOA Portfolio. Under her leadership, Glassfish became the industry's most used Java EE compatible application server.

She holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Padir serves on WPI's board of trustees.
 
 
Pavan Pant  - Verizon Terremark


Hybrid Clouds Get Real: Tools for Blending Public, Private, and Virtual Private Clouds
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Pavan Pant is Director of Product Management for Verizon Terremark. Prior to Verizon Terremark, Pavan was Director of Product Management at CloudSwitch where was responsible for the technology roadmap, requirements and product strategy for their innovative software which enables enterprises to run their applications in the right cloud computing environment securely, simply and without requiring any changes to their servers.

Before joining CloudSwitch, Pavan was Director of Product Management for Aveksa where he was responsible for product strategy for their solutions which help enterprises manage their access governance needs. Pavan began his career with RSA, the security division of EMC where he was responsible for the strategic direction of their web access management and federated identity management solutions. He had a brief stint as a consultant for Ernst & Young in their Information Systems Consulting division, engaging directly with senior executives to discuss strategies to mitigate network risks.

He holds a Bachelors (magna cum laude) and a Masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Boston University. A firm believer in giving back to the community, Pavan has volunteered for the Big Brothers Association of Greater Boston and has participated in the Citizen Schools program.
 
 
Dhiraj Pathak  - Pricewaterhouse Coopers


TOSCA – An Emerging Cloud Portability Standard that Addresses Lock-In
Track: Hot Topics
Dhiraj Pathak is with PwC where he focuses on helping clients with Cloud. He leads the PwC Cloud Lab developing cutting-edge solutions and services for clients across industry sectors. Prior to joining PwC, Dhiraj built a Cloud Advisory and Implementation Practice from the ground-up and delivered Cloud solutions and services to clients in financial services, healthcare and life sciences. He has led global technology transformation programs at Pfizer and GSK. His areas of expertise include business technology strategy and planning, product and service innovation, enterprise architecture, large-scale IT operating models, advanced analytics, health informatics, R&D, personalized medicine, shared services and global sourcing. He received his MS and PhD from Carnegie Mellon specializing in intelligent systems and was a Keck Fellow for Computational Biology.
 
 
Gotce Peev  - VMware


Application Infrastructure for a Cloud Generation
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Gotce Peev is a Senior Systems Engineer with VMWare. Before joining VMWare he headed up a consulting practice in the distributed caching space with an emphasis in SpringSource.
 
 
John Peterson  - Barracuda Networks


Elastic IT: How the Cloud Can Benefit Organizations of Any Size
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
John Peterson has over 20 years of experience in leadership and innovation with industry leaders including 3Com, Cisco Systems, NetScreen , MontegoNetworks,Websense, Juniper Networks and Barracuda Networks. He currently holds the position of Vice President of Technical Services at Barracuda Networks where he is responsible for all customer facing pre-sales technical activity worldwide.
 
 
Ramon Peypoch  - McAfee


Securing Cloud-Based Communications
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Ramon Peypoch is VP, Global Business Development at McAfee, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel, and is responsible for driving the overall bookings growth for the company's Network, Content & Cloud Security solutions by strengthening McAfee's relationships in the market and executing on McAfee's go-to-market strategy. Ramon is an experienced operating executive, venture capital investor, and has been a key leader driving growth at both public and private companies. With noteworthy expertise in business and corporate development, general management, sales, and marketing, Ramon joined McAfee from Webroot, Inc., where he served as Vice President of Corporate and Business Development, responsible for expanding the Webroot solution portfolio via the introduction of SMB SaaS security services and the launch of an innovative consumer mobile security suite. Ramon previously served as the Vice President of Business Development at Websense (Nasdaq: WBSN) and has held product and sales management leadership positions at Proofpoint, Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC), Inktomi (now Yahoo!), AT&T and Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Ramon also spent 2 years as a member of the investment team at Trident Capital, a $2B venture capital firm based in Palo Alto. Ramon graduated with a BA from Hamilton College in New York state and received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
 
 
Richard Place  - SHI


Advantages of Offering Your Enterprise-Level Software Apps as a SaaS solution in the SHI Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Rich Place has overall P&L responsibility for SHI’s Cloud offerings as General Manager for SHI’s Cloud Services Organization. His responsibilities include development, operations, sales, and marketing. He launched the initial SHI Cloud Services business from the ground up in 8 months, which included building out a Tier 3+ data center, Cloud Operations Center, and launching a Cloud Channels program.

For over 25 years, he has been working in strategic consultative selling to multiple Fortune 100 corporations. He uses complex problem-solving to drive significant revenue growth in undiscovered markets and leverages current relationships to acquire new business. Rich strives to develop key partnerships and deliver effective solutions for emerging technologies across multiple sectors. Rich came to SHI from Hewlett Packard, where he was responsible for sales, services, alliances and partnerships for major Fortune 100 companies.
 
 
Richard Place  - SHI


Realizing the Value of IT as a Service: an Interactive Executive Panel Discussion
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Rich Place has overall P&L responsibility for SHI’s Cloud offerings as General Manager for SHI’s Cloud Services Organization. His responsibilities include development, operations, sales, and marketing. He launched the initial SHI Cloud Services business from the ground up in 8 months, which included building out a Tier 3+ data center, Cloud Operations Center, and launching a Cloud Channels program.

For over 25 years, he has been working in strategic consultative selling to multiple Fortune 100 corporations. He uses complex problem-solving to drive significant revenue growth in undiscovered markets and leverages current relationships to acquire new business. Rich strives to develop key partnerships and deliver effective solutions for emerging technologies across multiple sectors. Rich came to SHI from Hewlett Packard, where he was responsible for sales, services, alliances and partnerships for major Fortune 100 companies.
 
 
Dilip Rahulan  - Pacific Controls


General Session | Galaxy – the Cloud-Based Platform of Platforms
Dilip Rahulan is Executive Chairman of Pacific Controls, one of the leading information and communication technology (ICT) enabled machine-to-machine (M2M) automation and control solutions providers globally.
 
 
Govind Rangasamy  - Eucalyptus Systems


Big Data Power Panel: What’s Driving Big Data – and Why Now?
Govind Rangasamy is Director of Product Management at Eucalyptus Systems. Previously, he managed Storage Resource Management product line for HP where he defined the product strategy for Storage Service Management within HP’s Data Center Automation and Information Management divisions. He has 15 years of experience in various roles of software engineering and management at companies ranging from startups to large technology corporations.
 
 
Govind Rangasamy  - Eucalyptus Systems


Running Big Data Applications on Eucalyptus IaaS Cloud
Track: Big Data & Cloud Computing
Govind Rangasamy is Director of Product Management at Eucalyptus Systems. Previously, he managed Storage Resource Management product line for HP where he defined the product strategy for Storage Service Management within HP’s Data Center Automation and Information Management divisions. He has 15 years of experience in various roles of software engineering and management at companies ranging from startups to large technology corporations.
 
 
Govind Rangasamy  - Eucalyptus Systems


CTO Power Panel: What's Working, What's New, What's Next?
Govind Rangasamy is Director of Product Management at Eucalyptus Systems. Previously, he managed Storage Resource Management product line for HP where he defined the product strategy for Storage Service Management within HP’s Data Center Automation and Information Management divisions. He has 15 years of experience in various roles of software engineering and management at companies ranging from startups to large technology corporations.
 
 
Max Riggsbee  - WHIPTAIL


Big Data Power Panel: What’s Driving Big Data – and Why Now?
Max Riggsbee is the CMO and VP of Products for WHIPTAIL.
 
 
Juan Rivera  - Citrix Systems


Enabling Enterprise Mobility with Follow Me Apps and Data
Track: Hot Topics
Juan is responsible for the ShareFile Enterprise Engineering group where he focuses on building enterprise solutions on the ShareFile platform. Juan is a Citrix veteran having joined the company in 2001 and has held a number of leadership positions on a wide range of products including XenDesktop, HDX, Secure Gateway and Access Gateway. Prior to Citrix, Juan held R&D positions at Kodak and AT&T Bell Labs.
 
 
Dave Roberts  - BMC Software


Cloud Triumphs and Pitfalls: Lessons from Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Dave Roberts brings 25 years of technology experience to his role of Sr. Director for Marketing for DevOps and Cloud Computing at BMC Software. A thought leader in agile IT and IT transformation, Dave routinely speaks at conferences around the world. Dave is a member of the Twitter #clouderati and regularly blogs at Leverhawk.com. He holds a dozen patents and has written three books on computer programming and data communications technology.
 
 
Mike Robski  - Hostway


Multi-FaaSited Approach to the Cloud
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Mike Robski is VP of Research & Development at Hostway. He is responsible for managing the design, development and maintenance of the internally developed Hostway systems and tools. In this role, he has led the successful design and development of Hostway’s OSS/BSS system; a uniform public API layer to manage all Hostway services; and advanced IaaS and PaaS cloud offerings. As a Certified Scrum Master, he transitioned Hostway’s R&D division to agile development using Scrum.

Previously, Robski was the Manager of Software Development at Fidelity Information Services until 2010, and Director of Software Engineering / Chief Architect at Rodopi Software until 2007, where he was responsible for implementing NGOSS (eTOM, SID) design principles, development procedures, coding standards and peer reviews. He is a member of Mensa and the Scrum Alliance.
 
 
Jesus Rodriguez  - KidoZen


Enabling Mobile Apps by Leveraging Cloud Infrastructure
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Jesus Rodriguez is a co-founder and CEO of KidoZen, an enterprise mobile-first platform as a service redefining the future of enterprise mobile solutions. He is also the co-founder to Tellago, an award winning professional services firm focused on big enterprise software trends. Under his leadership, KidoZen and Tellago have been recognized as innovators in the areas of enterprise software and solutions achieving important awards like the Inc 500, Stevie Awards’ American and International Business Awards.

A software scientist by background, Rodriguez is an internationally recognized speaker and author with contributions that include hundreds of articles and sessions at industry conferences. He serves as an advisor to several software companies such as Microsoft and Oracle, sits on the board of different technology companies and is a prolific blogger on all subjects related to software technology and entrepreneurship. You can gain valuable insight on business and software technology through his blogs at www.jrodthoughts.com and www.weblogs.asp.net/gsusx.
 
 
Dan Rojas  - Coalfire


Maintaining IT Compliance in a Post-Firewall Era
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Dan Rojas is the Director of Strategic Development at Coalfire and is an IT professional successful in the design, development and deployment of applications, contact center and infrastructure technology, strategies and policy. He has 17 years of cloud and complex web hosting experience including building practices in: security services in multi-tenant environments; firewall management, VPN management, O/S management, hardening, monitoring, storage, backup and recovery. He has experience leading IT, operations, and software teams through all phases of large scale technology rollout in web hosting environments. Accomplishments in comprehensive planning and cost analysis, vendor selection, implementation and ongoing support of contact center and data center operations and rapid growth.

Rojas has an outstanding record of achievement implementing new business concepts and delivering business solutions and transitioning to normal operations with a high level of success through risk management.
 
 
Chris Rommel  - VDC Research Group


Embedded Cloud Enablement Services: How to Generate Revenue
Track: Big Data Techniques & Technologies
Chris Rommel is Vice President Embedded Practices at VDC Research Group, where he is responsible for syndicated research and consulting engagements focused on embedded software, hardware, and development solutions. He has worked with wide variety of clients supporting a range of projects including competitive analyses, strategic marketing initiative support, ecosystem development strategies, and vertical market opportunity assessments. Rommel's prior research also includes studies on multicore components and tools, operating systems, software development tools, and software/system lifecycle management tools, among others.
 
 
Paul Rubell  - Meltzer Lippe


Cloud Computing & Healthcare
Track: Big Data Techniques & Technologies
Paul Rubell is Partner at Meltzer Lippe. He is founding member of Stony Brook University’s Center for Wireless and Internet Technologies and has substantial experience in all areas of business law. Rubell represents public and private companies in merger and acquisition and financial transactions, is author of an open source software licensing white paper, and is the former personal/corporate attorney for world famous diet doctor Robert C. Atkins.
 
 
Treb Ryan  - Dimension Data Cloud Solutions


Evolution of IT to the Cloud
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Treb Ryan is Chief Strategy Officer, Cloud Business Unit, at Dimension Data. Prior to its acquisition by Dimension Data, he was Co-Founder & CEO of OpSource. Since 1996, he has been instrumental in defining and creating services organizations that improve the quality and reliability of the technology infrastructures businesses depend on for communications and commerce. He is currently considered one of the leading thinkers in SaaS and sits on the Software Executive Board at the SIIA.

Prior to co-founding OpSource in 2002, Ryan was President of the Americas for Metromedia Fiber Network (MFN). He joined MFN from SiteSmith, a company that he co-founded in 1999 and ultimately sold to MFN in a deal valued at $1.4 billion. He attended UCLA and is an advisor to the UCLA CLAS fund.
 
 
Treb Ryan  - Dimension Data Cloud Solutions


CEO Power Panel | Cloud & Big Data Strategy Viewed Through the Lens of Business Value
Treb Ryan is Chief Strategy Officer, Cloud Business Unit, at Dimension Data. Prior to its acquisition by Dimension Data, he was Co-Founder & CEO of OpSource. Since 1996, he has been instrumental in defining and creating services organizations that improve the quality and reliability of the technology infrastructures businesses depend on for communications and commerce. He is currently considered one of the leading thinkers in SaaS and sits on the Software Executive Board at the SIIA.

Prior to co-founding OpSource in 2002, Ryan was President of the Americas for Metromedia Fiber Network (MFN). He joined MFN from SiteSmith, a company that he co-founded in 1999 and ultimately sold to MFN in a deal valued at $1.4 billion. He attended UCLA and is an advisor to the UCLA CLAS fund.
 
 
Mike Schmitt  - WHIPTAIL


General Session | Data at the Speed of Life
Mike Schmitt is the Director of Product Management and Marketing for WHIPTAIL.
 
 
Andy Schroepfer  - Rackspace Hosting


General Session | Cloud – Vision to Reality
Andrew Schroepfer has been the go-to analyst in the hosting industry since its inception in the late 1990s. From his beginnings at Piper Jaffray where he developed and managed the VoIP industry’s primary market statistics, Schroepfer published a 270-page report on the dis-aggregation of communications, which sparked his coverage of the Web hosting industry. He then joined Goldman Sachs as VP and Senior Equity Analyst on the Internet Infrastructure Services industry during the time when Equinix, Loudcloud (now HP), and Webex (now Cisco) were executing their IPOs. In late 2000, Schroepfer founded, led, and later sold Tier 1 Research, the leading specialist research firm on the hosting and data center industry.

Schroepfer currently serves as Vice President, Strategy & Enterprise and has been with Rackspace since July 2009. Before joining Rackspace, he was a technology investor and founded CagedTweets.com, an archiving firm for business use of social media applications like Facebook (/Schroepfer) and Twitter (@shrepfur). He graduated with a B.A. in Accounting & Economics from St. John's University.
 
 
Sinclair Schuller  - Apprenda


Goodbye PaaS 1.0, Hello PaaS 2.0
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Sinclair Schuller is Co-Founder & CEO of Apprenda. Previously, he held positions at Morgan Stanley, Eden Communications, and the State University of New York (SUNY). He holds a dual Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Schuller excels in understanding the economics of SaaS platforms and ecosystems, and is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events.
 
 
Corey Scobie  - SOA Software


A Guided Tour of the Enterprise API Management Platform
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Corey Scobie is Vice President, Technology for SOA Software. Working in the CTO office, he acts as the primary executive liaison between SOA Software's customer relationships and their product/technology strategy. He brings a wealth knowledge and practical experience in the areas of SOA foundation, enterprise integration technology and patterns, and the building and scaling of massive middleware solutions that power many of today’s Global 1000 businesses.

Scobie has spent 15 years in the IT industry with experience ranging from enterprise networking and data center operations to software development, product strategy, and sales. Prior to SOA Software, he was at IBM corporation where he held several positions including: Chief Strategist, Appliance and Application Optimization, Technical Executive for the WebSphere DataPower Appliances business. He was one of the original members of the DataPower team that joined IBM through acquisition in 2005 and was responsible for leading the appliance business through much of their growth and success, helping to drive IBM’s emergence as the market leader in this space.
 
 
Corey Scobie  - SOA Software


Using APIs to Extend Your Business Reach
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Corey Scobie is Vice President, Technology for SOA Software. Working in the CTO office, he acts as the primary executive liaison between SOA Software's customer relationships and their product/technology strategy. He brings a wealth knowledge and practical experience in the areas of SOA foundation, enterprise integration technology and patterns, and the building and scaling of massive middleware solutions that power many of today’s Global 1000 businesses.

Scobie has spent 15 years in the IT industry with experience ranging from enterprise networking and data center operations to software development, product strategy, and sales. Prior to SOA Software, he was at IBM corporation where he held several positions including: Chief Strategist, Appliance and Application Optimization, Technical Executive for the WebSphere DataPower Appliances business. He was one of the original members of the DataPower team that joined IBM through acquisition in 2005 and was responsible for leading the appliance business through much of their growth and success, helping to drive IBM’s emergence as the market leader in this space.
 
 
Jason Silverglate  - Fortress ITX


Leverage Cloud Technology to Power Your Office
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Jason Silverglate is CEO of Fortress ITX. A self-starter, he is known throughout the industry for technical savvy. Following the successful entrepreneurial model established by his father before him, he launched his first business venture already at age 16. Silverglate is a visionary pioneer of managed IT and cloud computing who has thrived on burgeoning knowledge, creating more than 50 jobs and managing thousands of servers along the way.
 
 
Jill Tummler Singer  - Tummler Singer Associates


Looking for the Right Answers in the Clouds
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Jill Tummler Singer recently completed 27 years of direct Federal Service and is the CEO for Tummler Singer Associates, LLC., a woman-owned consulting firm. Her last federal assignment was as the Chief Information Officer for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) where she was responsible for Information Technology, Information Assurance, and Information Management. The NRO, as part of the 16-member Intelligence Community, plays a primary role in achieving information superiority for the U.S. Government and Armed Forces. Prior to joining the NRO, she served as the Deputy CIO for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Jill Singer has served in several senior leadership positions within the Federal Government including Director of the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service, U.S. Department of State and Chief of Systems Engineering, Architecture, and Planning for CIA’s global infrastructure organization. She has held industry positions with Science Applications International Corporation, Inc. (SAIC), GE Aerospace, and IBM. She received her MS in Systems Analysis and BS in Computer Science from the University of West Florida. She is a graduate of several leadership programs including the Federal Executive Leadership Program and the University of Virginia’s (UVA) Executive Leaders Program.

Currently she serves as an Executive-on-Ground for the UVA McIntire School of Commerce and as a member of the AFCEA Cyber Committee. She has received numerous awards including CloudNow Legacy Award (2013); Top Ten Global Breakaway CIO (2012); Top Ten Women in Cloud (2012); Ten Most Powerful Women in Federal Technology (2011); CIA Mentor of the Year (2010); CIO Executive Council “Ones to Watch” (2010); and CIO Magazine Stand-Out Award for Collaboration and Influence (2010). She is also an accomplished speaker and published author http://jillsinger.ulitzer.com.
 
 
Duke Skarda  - SoftLayer


General Session | Enterprise Class or Internet Scale? The Right Cloud for the Job
Duke Skarda is CTO of SoftLayer. He joined SoftLayer in November 2010. As the CTO, he holds responsibilities for implementing, designing and enhancing the proprietary SoftLayer Infrastructure Management System (IMS). Prior to joining SoftLayer, he served as the VP of Information Technology & Software Development at The Planet. He served in this role from June 2009 to October 2010.

Previously, Skarda spent 10 years with Level 3 Communications in a series of increasingly responsible positions. As Senior Vice President for its Content Markets Group, he led Engineering and IT development for its Content Distribution Network platform and IT support systems. As SVP for IT Architecture & Application Development, he led a broad range of programs, including business process management, order-entry and service assurance development. He also served as Vice President of IT Architecture, where he led the development of a long-range systems roadmaps, systems merger and acquisition planning, and the development of the company's Enterprise Architecture team. Additionally, he has four years of experience with Sprint.
 
 
Duke Skarda  - SoftLayer


Hosted Private Clouds—The Time has arrived
Track: Hot Topics
Duke Skarda is CTO of SoftLayer. He joined SoftLayer in November 2010. As the CTO, he holds responsibilities for implementing, designing and enhancing the proprietary SoftLayer Infrastructure Management System (IMS). Prior to joining SoftLayer, he served as the VP of Information Technology & Software Development at The Planet. He served in this role from June 2009 to October 2010.

Previously, Skarda spent 10 years with Level 3 Communications in a series of increasingly responsible positions. As Senior Vice President for its Content Markets Group, he led Engineering and IT development for its Content Distribution Network platform and IT support systems. As SVP for IT Architecture & Application Development, he led a broad range of programs, including business process management, order-entry and service assurance development. He also served as Vice President of IT Architecture, where he led the development of a long-range systems roadmaps, systems merger and acquisition planning, and the development of the company's Enterprise Architecture team. Additionally, he has four years of experience with Sprint.
 
 
Sandy Steier  - 1010data


The Biggest Big Data
Track: Big Data Techniques & Technologies
Sandy Steier is CEO & Co-Founder of 1010data. With more than a quarter century of industry experience, he is recognized as an innovator behind the adoption of advanced analytic technologies by financial services institutions. Before co-founding 1010data, Steier was a Vice President and manager of research and technology at UBS North America, where he supported several trading desks and contributed significantly to the evolution of the firm into a leader in the use of advanced technologies.

Previously, as Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers, he led the effort to migrate mortgage-backed securities analytical programming from mainframes to workstations. Earlier in his career, while a Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Steier was responsible for product development and analysis of fixed-income securities. He pioneered the research and development of many complex financial instruments and designed and implemented the software required to analyze them.
 
 
Andreas Sundquist  - DNAnexus


Why the Cloud is the Answer to the World’s DNA Big Data Challenge
Track: Big Data & Cloud Computing
Andreas Sundquist Ph.D. is the CEO and Co-Founder of DNAnexus, a DNA data management and analysis platform. An expert on the analysis of high-throughput DNA sequence data, as well as on cloud computing and building scalable software systems, he firmly believes that the Cloud is the answer to the world’s DNA Big Data Challenge. Sundquist received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.
 
 
Faraz Syed  - Keynote DeviceAnywhere


Embracing the Mobile Cloud from Start to Finish
Track: Hot Topics
Faraz Syed is President of Keynote DeviceAnywhere. Recognizing a need in the rapidly growing mobile industry to provide the first truly affordable mobility quality management service, he founded Keynote DeviceAnywhere (originally called Mobile Complete, Inc.) in April 2003. He spearheaded Keynote DeviceAnywhere's evolution from being a technology provider for testing to its role today as a comprehensive mobile testing, monitoring, and quality management environment. Today Keynote DeviceAnywhere serves more than 2000 enterprises around the world.

Prior to launching Keynote DeviceAnywhere, Syed was the Director of Solutions at Brience, a mobile WAP applications company, and a Technical Architect at KPMG Consulting. He has also held technical positions at Oracle, KLA Tencor and AMD - and is also the lead singer for a local rock band, Kaif.
 
 
Richard Taggart  - SHI


General Session | From Chief Information Officer to Chief Innovation Officer
Rich Taggart is CTO at SHI. He has over 25 years of experience in a variety of roles in IT and management. Prior to joining SHI, he was the Senior Vice President and Corporate CIO at the Walt Disney Company in Burbank, California. In this role, he was responsible for support of the Disney Corporate organization which included brand management, finance, human resources, legal, and other corporate functions and for support of departmental and global shared services applications.

Prior to joining Disney, Taggart spent 5 years working as the head of Enterprise Architecture and IT Standards at the General Motors Corporation as well as 15 years with Bristol-Myers Squibb where he served as the Director of Global Architecture.

His experience in IT ranges from assembler systems programming through executive management. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Internet Home Alliance as well as the Vice President of the Liberty Alliance, a global technology standards organization. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Deans Council at California Polytechnic University, in San Luis Obispo, CA.
 
 
Richard Taggart  - SHI


Realizing the Value of IT as a Service: an Interactive Executive Panel Discussion
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Rich Taggart is CTO at SHI. He has over 25 years of experience in a variety of roles in IT and management. Prior to joining SHI, he was the Senior Vice President and Corporate CIO at the Walt Disney Company in Burbank, California. In this role, he was responsible for support of the Disney Corporate organization which included brand management, finance, human resources, legal, and other corporate functions and for support of departmental and global shared services applications.

Prior to joining Disney, Taggart spent 5 years working as the head of Enterprise Architecture and IT Standards at the General Motors Corporation as well as 15 years with Bristol-Myers Squibb where he served as the Director of Global Architecture.

His experience in IT ranges from assembler systems programming through executive management. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Internet Home Alliance as well as the Vice President of the Liberty Alliance, a global technology standards organization. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Deans Council at California Polytechnic University, in San Luis Obispo, CA.
 
 
Rupert Tagnipes  - GoGrid


Big Data Revolution
Track: Big Data Techniques & Technologies
Rupert Tagnipes is Senior Product Manager at GoGrid, with responsibility for managing and expanding the company's multiple product lines. His focus is on leveraging his technical background and industry knowledge to drive product innovation and increase adoption of the cloud.

He has extensive software product experience at Silicon Valley technology companies solving data analytics and cloud infrastructure problems for customers across a range of industries. Before joining GoGrid, he was a solutions architect at DASHbay, solving complex data analytics and business intelligence problems that leveraged cloud technologies for Internet companies. At Telephia / Nielsen, he was responsible for the technical development of its flagship wireless share measurement product. This product measures the market share of each carrier on a monthly basis and is an innovation in telecommunications data collection, analysis, and delivery. He earned his data chops at Informatica, developing a supply chain business analytics product that leveraged the company’s world-class ETL platform and next-generation business intelligence tools.
 
 
John Thielens  - Axway


Fighting for the Prize – Securing Big Data Input, Storage and Output for Valuable Analytics
Track: Big Data Techniques & Technologies
John Thielens is Axway’s Chief Security Officer. Thielens oversees Axway’s advanced research and the architecture team’s activities related to cloud computing and deployment. He‘s active in Axway’s patent development program and works closely with the security office to develop new solutions.

Thielens’ background in B2B and Managed File Transfer technologies started in the early nineties as corporations started to interconnect over X.400 and continued through the rapid conversion to the Internet, working with tools to manage the security of technologies like SMTP, S/MIME, FTP, PGP, SSH and AS2 as they gained enterprise adoption.

Thielens is a frequent speaker at local, national and international events, including RSA Conferences, Gartner ITxpo Symposium and InfoSecurity.
 
 
Scott Thomas  - Terremark, a Verizon Company


General Session | Executing Enterprise Clouds
Scott Thomas is responsible for leading cloud sales for small and medium enterprises, sales operations and global complex bids and response teams. His duties include the sales force capacity forecast, the optimization and alignment of sales territories and the management of sales training, enabling the sales teams be more engaged with customers.

With nearly 15 years of experience in complex infrastructure services, his career has been focused on organizing sales teams and processes to help customers succeed by driving them to high-quality decisions. Prior to joining Terremark, Thomas served as Business Development Principal Leader at CSC, a global provider of technology–enabled business solutions and services. Previously, he was a Sales Executive at Rackspace and an early member of the Data Return team.
 
 
Christos Tryfonas  - Cetas


Big Data Power Panel: What’s Driving Big Data – and Why Now?
Christos Tryfonas is CTO and Co-Founder of Cetas. A computer scientist, technologist and successful entrepreneur, he co-founded Cetas in 2010 with focus on driving the technology around the emerging area of analytics and Big Data. He has several years of experience as a computer scientist and architect in both academia and industry research labs, leading innovative projects ranging from information retrieval and large scale distributed systems, to storage networking, multimedia networking and network security.

In 2003, he co-founded Kazeon Systems, Inc. with focus on information classification, management, and retrieval where he was responsible for the technical leadership, the architecture and design of a complex distributed software product. Kazeon was acquired by EMC Corporation in September 2009. Prior to co-founding Kazeon Systems, Tryfonas was a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Sprint Advanced Technology Labs, where he was responsible for research and development in emerging networking and multimedia technologies. He contributed to several innovative Sprint services, and was part of the world-class IP research group at Sprint that provided accurate large-scale Internet measurements and analytics for worldwide IP capacity planning and traffic analysis to the Internet community. He has also worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories doing research and development in the area of traffic analysis. Christos holds several patents (issued and pending) in the areas of large-scale information classification, management, and retrieval, cloud services, distributed systems, congestion control in packet networks, and network transport of multimedia/video traffic.
 
 
Christos Tryfonas  - Cetas


Predictive Analytics Leads to Successful Recommendations and Direct Revenue-Maximization
Track: Big Data & Cloud Computing
Christos Tryfonas is CTO and Co-Founder of Cetas. A computer scientist, technologist and successful entrepreneur, he co-founded Cetas in 2010 with focus on driving the technology around the emerging area of analytics and Big Data. He has several years of experience as a computer scientist and architect in both academia and industry research labs, leading innovative projects ranging from information retrieval and large scale distributed systems, to storage networking, multimedia networking and network security.

In 2003, he co-founded Kazeon Systems, Inc. with focus on information classification, management, and retrieval where he was responsible for the technical leadership, the architecture and design of a complex distributed software product. Kazeon was acquired by EMC Corporation in September 2009. Prior to co-founding Kazeon Systems, Tryfonas was a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Sprint Advanced Technology Labs, where he was responsible for research and development in emerging networking and multimedia technologies. He contributed to several innovative Sprint services, and was part of the world-class IP research group at Sprint that provided accurate large-scale Internet measurements and analytics for worldwide IP capacity planning and traffic analysis to the Internet community. He has also worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories doing research and development in the area of traffic analysis. Christos holds several patents (issued and pending) in the areas of large-scale information classification, management, and retrieval, cloud services, distributed systems, congestion control in packet networks, and network transport of multimedia/video traffic.
 
 
Vineet Tyagi  - Impetus


Integrating Big Data Technologies in Your IT Portfolio
Track: Big Data Techniques & Technologies
Vineet Tyagi is Head of Impetus Labs at Impetus Technologies, an award-winning software product engineering company, serving customers ranging from aggressive startups to large technology companies, to develop innovative software products.
 
 
Vineet Tyagi  - Impetus


CTO Power Panel: What's Working, What's New, What's Next?
Vineet Tyagi is Head of Impetus Labs at Impetus Technologies, an award-winning software product engineering company, serving customers ranging from aggressive startups to large technology companies, to develop innovative software products.
 
 
James Tyler  - TelecityGroup


Expanding into Europe – A Checklist for Cloud Service Providers
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization Testing | APIs
James Tyler is Director of Marketing & Communications at TelecityGroup. He is responsible for marketing and communication strategy, Group business development and CSR. He has over 15 years’ experience in senior communications and marketing roles, 12 of which have been in the technology and communications sectors. Prior to TelecityGroup he worked in senior marketing and communications roles in London and Italy for, among others, Level 3 Communications and Baltimore Technologies. Tyler started his career in Porter Novelli, a leading global communications agency.
 
 
Peder Ulander  - Citrix Systems


Crash Course In Open Source Cloud Computing
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Peder Ulander is Vice President of Product Marketing, Cloud Platform Group at Citrix Systems. He is passionate about new, disruptive markets and has a strong track record of bringing new, market defining open source technologies to market. Prior to its acquisition by Citrix, Ulander was CMO at Cloud.com, and before that he was SVP of marketing at Sun Microsystems where he was responsible for open-sourcing the Java platform, building a growth business with OpenSolaris and establishing Sun as a leader in the open source enterprise software market. Throughout his career, he has contributed to the success of of a number of open source technology startups like Cobalt Networks (acquired by Sun) and MontaVista Software (acquired by Cavium Networks) as well as held product leadership positions at Cisco and Symantec.
 
 
James Urquhart  - enStratus Networks, Inc..


Private vs. Public vs. Hybrid: Moving Beyond the Soundbites
Track: Cloud Perspectives
James Urquhart is vice president of product strategy for enStratus, the leading enterprise cloud management solution. Named one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing by both the MIT Technology Review and The Next Web, and contributing author to GigaOm’s cloud coverage (http://gigaom.com/author/jurquhart), Mr. Urquhart brings a deep understanding of these disruptive technologies and the business opportunities they afford.

Mr. Urquhart is a seasoned field technologist with 20 years of experience in distributed systems development and deployment, focusing on service-oriented architectures, cloud computing, and virtualization. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Urquhart held leadership roles at Forte Software, Sun Microsystems, and utility computing infrastructure vendor Cassatt Corporation.

Mr. Urquhart graduated from Macalester College with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Physics.
 
 
Matthew Vahlberg  - SAIC


How SAIC/CloudShield Used Cloud to Create a Cybersecurity Solution
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Matthew Vahlberg is Software Design Engineer at SAIC. He has been working in the software engineering industry for SAIC since 1998. He is the program manager of SAIC's big data platform. Vahlberg, who holds a computer engineering degree from Virginia Tech, resides in Maryland with his beautiful wife and four rambunctious boys, and enjoys gardening.
 
 
Hans van de Koppel  - Capgemini


Bringing Cloud to the Business
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Hans van de Koppel is Sr. Enterprise Architect at Capgemini, where he develops the Cloud Orchestration of Capgemini’s global cloud. During his career he has been involved in the development of new offerings welcomed by the Business such as Capgemini Immediate, and lectures a yearly international master elective course at Erasmus University of the Netherlands.
 
 
Jelle Frank van der Zwet  - Interxion


General Session | The World According to Cloud
Jelle Frank (JF) van der Zwet is the Global Marketing Manager for Interxion and responsible for its fast-growing cloud community. An experienced B2B marketeer with an interest for technology, he has published articles for TechCrunch and Wired and written white papers on latency, hybrid clouds and application migration. His industry experience includes tenures as senior manager in marketing and product management for Imtech, UPC, KPN and Schiphol Airport.
 
 
Jelle Frank van der Zwet  - Interxion


Truth and Lies about Latency in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Jelle Frank (JF) van der Zwet is the Global Marketing Manager for Interxion and responsible for its fast-growing cloud community. An experienced B2B marketeer with an interest for technology, he has published articles for TechCrunch and Wired and written white papers on latency, hybrid clouds and application migration. His industry experience includes tenures as senior manager in marketing and product management for Imtech, UPC, KPN and Schiphol Airport.
 
 
Jelle Frank van der Zwet  - Interxion


No Cloud is an Island
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Jelle Frank (JF) van der Zwet is the Global Marketing Manager for Interxion and responsible for its fast-growing cloud community. An experienced B2B marketeer with an interest for technology, he has published articles for TechCrunch and Wired and written white papers on latency, hybrid clouds and application migration. His industry experience includes tenures as senior manager in marketing and product management for Imtech, UPC, KPN and Schiphol Airport.
 
 
Nicos Vekiarides  - TwinStrata


Extending SANs to the Cloud: What the Data Storage Vendors Forgot
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization Testing | APIs
Nicos Vekiarides is the CEO & Co-Founder of TwinStrata. He has spent over 20 years in enterprise data storage, both as a business manager and as an entrepreneur and founder in startup companies.Prior to TwinStrata, he served as VP of Product Strategy and Technology at Incipient, Inc., where he helped deliver the industry's first storage virtualization solution embedded in a switch.

Prior to Incipient, Vekiarides was General Manager of the storage virtualization business at Hewlett-Packard. Vekiarides came to HP with the acquisition of StorageApps where he was the founding VP of Engineering. At StorageApps, he built a team that brought to market the industry's first storage virtualization appliance. Prior to StorageApps, he spent a number of years in the data storage industry working at Sun Microsystems and Encore Computer. At Encore, he architected and delivered Encore Computer's SP data replication products that were a key factor in the acquisition of Encore's storage division by Sun Microsystems.
 
 
Jason Venner  - Mirantis


DevOps for Application Infrastructure
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Jason Venner is Senior Director of Strategic Advisory Services at Mirantis, an engineering services company delivering open source application infrastructure and OpenStack expertise. He offers guidance and strategic oversight of IaaS implementation projects for government organizations and enterprises. Prior to joining Mirantis, Venner was a senior software architect at eBay/X.Commerce, where he was instrumental in development of X.com platform architecture. He is a hands-on expert in OpenStack Cloud Platform and Hadoop map reduce framework, a big advocate of the open source movement, and a published author of Pro Hadoop, The Expert’s Voice in Open Source.
 
 
Rand Wacker  - CloudPassage


How To Build a Secure Cloud Service: Safely Delivering SaaS from IaaS
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Rand Wacker is Vice President of Product Management for CloudPassage. He joined CloudPassage from Cisco Systems Security Business Unit where he led work on products in multiple security markets, including firewall, intrusion prevention, content security, and compliance.

Rand brings many years of security product management experience to CloudPassage, and has been part of several key industry transitions. His goal at CloudPassage is to enable the industry's adoption of disruptive cloud computing services by solving the security and compliance needs of customers moving from established private data centers into public cloud services.

Before Cisco Rand led multiple product lines at IronPort Systems, which was acquired by Cisco for $830M. He has held engineering, marketing, and strategy roles at Sendmail, Amazon, and Oracle. Rand holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the Haas School of Business, also at Berkeley.
 
 
Rand Wacker  - CloudPassage


CTO Power Panel: What's Working, What's New, What's Next?
Rand Wacker is Vice President of Product Management for CloudPassage. He joined CloudPassage from Cisco Systems Security Business Unit where he led work on products in multiple security markets, including firewall, intrusion prevention, content security, and compliance.

Rand brings many years of security product management experience to CloudPassage, and has been part of several key industry transitions. His goal at CloudPassage is to enable the industry's adoption of disruptive cloud computing services by solving the security and compliance needs of customers moving from established private data centers into public cloud services.

Before Cisco Rand led multiple product lines at IronPort Systems, which was acquired by Cisco for $830M. He has held engineering, marketing, and strategy roles at Sendmail, Amazon, and Oracle. Rand holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the Haas School of Business, also at Berkeley.
 
 
Jon Waldron  - Commonwealth Bank of Australia


Cloud Triumphs and Pitfalls: Lessons from Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Jon Waldron is Executive Architect at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where heleads the Platforms as a Service initiative. Awarded the International DBA of the Year in 2007, he is a recognized leader in database consolidation, having pioneered shared database platforms for the Commonwealth Bank before Cloud was fashionable. He has nearly 20 years technology experience in the design and implementation of complex, highly available Enterprise systems.
 
 
Wayne Walls  - Rackspace Hosting


Open Source & The Enterprise
Track: Cloud Storage Virtualization Testing | APIs
Wayne is an accomplished technical leader with over 10 years experience solving problems and developing solutions in startup, enterprise, and academic environments. Often faced with difficult challenges such as IT transformation, technology adoption and consultative selling, Wayne has consistently outperformed expectations by producing highly effective go-to-market plans, strategic implementation, and unique approaches to problems businesses face everyday.

With degrees in both Economics and Information Systems, Wayne has a valuable perspective when analyzing business initiatives. He’s a technology thought leader who can break down the complexities of migrations, mergers and acquisitions, technology assessments and brand evangelism among many other skills.

A technologist at heart with astute business insight, Wayne wants to help you take your business to the next level and keep driving profits no matter what challenges are ahead!
 
 
Joe Weinman  - Telx


Cloud Strategy for Customers & Service Providers
Track: Big Data & Cloud Computing
Joe Weinman is Sr. VP of Cloud Services & Strategy at Telx. He 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. Weinman is a frequent keynote speaker, blogger and the founder of Cloudonomics — a rigorous, multidisciplinary approach to valuing the cloud. He has been awarded 14 U.S. and international patents in diverse fields and has been showcased in numerous global broadcasts, print and online publications.
 
 
Joe Weinman  - Telx


CEO Power Panel | Cloud & Big Data Strategy Viewed Through the Lens of Business Value
Joe Weinman is Sr. VP of Cloud Services & Strategy at Telx. He 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. Weinman is a frequent keynote speaker, blogger and the founder of Cloudonomics — a rigorous, multidisciplinary approach to valuing the cloud. He has been awarded 14 U.S. and international patents in diverse fields and has been showcased in numerous global broadcasts, print and online publications.
 
 
James Weir  - UShareSoft


Building a Dynamic Enterprise App Store in the Cloud
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
James Weir is CTO and co-founder of UShareSoft, responsible for the company's technology vision, strategy and activities. Weir is actively engaged with the business development and growth of UShareSoft, working hand-in-hand with strategic and technology partners. He has over 13 years experience in operating systems and middleware, specializing in SaaS platforms, cloud computing and virtualization. Prior to co-founding UShareSoft, Weir held several software development positions at Sun Microsystems and GEC Marconi. He holds a 1st Class Honors degree from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, where he received numerous engineering awards.
 
 
Paul Weiss  - Eucalyptus Systems


How SAIC/CloudShield Used Cloud to Create a Cybersecurity Solution
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Paul Weiss is a Senior Cloud Engineer at Eucalyptus Systems working with Enterprise customers across the globe. He worked at VMware for over 3 years and has worked with virtualization products for many years. He has also worked as a VMware Specialist at a Premier VMware Partner, a Senior Systems Architect with a primary focus on large Sun environments, and as a Sun Certified Instructor. Paul has over 16 years of Enterprise IT experience and is certified in many solutions like Solaris, Red Hat and VMware. Paul also served in the U.S. Army for 15 years and is a Gulf War veteran.
 
 
Rich Werhun  - StorageCraft Technology Corporation


Portability and “The Cloud”
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Rich Werhun, VMware VCP and DataCore DCIE, is Senior Sales Engineer at StorageCraft Technology Corporation. A 25-year veteran in the IT arena, he has embraced new technologies and leveraged these technologies to deliver greater ROI, adaptability, and lower the total cost of ownership for IT infrastructures across North America. An early adopter and evangelist of server, storage, and IO virtualization, Werhun brings the architectural mindset and vision of virtualization into his current role at StorageCraft. He is a 1986 graduate of Kings College and lives with his family in Northeast Pennsylvania.
 
 
Marvin Wheeler  - Open Data Center Alliance


Day 4 Keynote | Charting the Adoption of Cloud
Marvin Wheeler is Chairman of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA). Open Data Center Alliance is the first customer centric organization chartered to document the requirements for cloud computing. The group was formed in October, 2010 based on customer demand for a central customer voice for the cloud and help accelerate solution delivery by working with the industry to streamline innovation priorities.
 
 
Garth Whitacre  - SHI


CUMUL/US Security in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Architecture, Security & Performance
Garth Whitacre is a senior solutions architect within SHI’s Professional Service Organization leading the security design responsibilities within SHI’s cloud offering as well as delivering project integration and oversight to our customers.

He has over 16 years of operational IT administration, network and communications installation experience including time as a U.S. Army officer. Following his federal service, he spent over a decade serving in and leading IT teams with Perot Systems, Net Direct Systems, and L-3 within industry verticals including engineering/construction, pharmaceutical, commercial retailers, and federal/state government. Most recently he managed the security consultant group for the United States Air Force Central Network Operations Security Center (USAFCENT NOSC).
 
 
Bob Wicklund  - McAfee


CTO Power Panel: What's Working, What's New, What's Next?
Bob Wicklund is an enterprise solution architect for McAfee Cloud and Content Security. He has been in the IT industry for nearly 20 years, 15 of which have been in the enterprise software space with companies such as Stellent, Oracle, Secure Computing, and McAfee. He has designed and implemented some of the largest web and web security deployments at companies such as Procter and Gamble, New York Times, State Farm, Oracle, and Boeing, as well as local, state, and US Federal governments. Bob has presented at many user conferences, including every McAfee FOCUS user conference.
 
 
Shannon Williams  - Citrix


General Session | Architecting Your Cloud: Lessons Learned from 100 CloudStack Deployments
Shannon Williams is VP Cloud Market Development at Citrix, where he oversees the team responsible for working with enterprise and service provider customers to understand the capabilities of Citrix cloud infrastructure solutions, as well as architect and deploy them. Williams joined Citrix in 2011 when the company acquired Cloud.com, where he served as vice president of worldwide sales. He has more than 10 years of experience in sales and marketing and has held management positions at technology companies such as Solidcore Systems, SeeCommerce and Teros.
 
 
Blake Yeager  - HP


Discover the HP Cloud – run and operate your web services at scale
Track: Moving to the Cloud in Practice
Blake Yeager is currently the Product Manager Lead for IaaS at HP Cloud Services. Blake’s team is responsible for the HP Cloud Compute, HP Cloud Object Storage and HP Cloud CDN. These products are based on OpenStack, an open source cloud technology stack and are currently in public beta. Blake’s team also manages HP Cloud Block Storage which is currently in private beta.

Prior to joining HP, Blake served as the Product Line Leader for Cloud Compute at San Antonio based Rackspace Hosting. Blake also built and led the Program Management and Quality Assurance teams for the Rackspace Cloud. While at Rackspace Blake was part of the team that initially launched the OpenStack project.

Blake previously worked as the VP of R&D for Gandi Innovations, a grand-format digital inkjet printer manufacturer. Blake ran the product development team and was responsible for managing engineering activities.

Blake holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Computer Engineering and graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.
 
 
John Yung  - Appcara


Mobilizing Enterprise Applications for the Cloud
Track: Hot Topics
John Yung is CEO at Appcara, where he leads the company's Cloud application integration and mobility vision. Prior to Appcara, he was Vice President of Cloud Computing Business Solutions at SAVVIS, where he led Symphony VPDC business and technology development. Prior to leading the Symphony VPDC initiative, he was Vice President of Hosting Operations.

Before joining SAVVIS, Yung held various executive positions in technology development and operations. He spent four years at Equinix as Vice President of Technology and was Vice President of Engineering at Nonstopnet and Vice President of Network Operations at Engage Technology and PointCast.
 
 
Dave Zabrowski  - Cloud Cruiser


Show Me the Money! How to Gain Visibility and Control of Cloud Costs
Track: Enterprise Cloud Computing
Dave has over 25 years of leadership success spanning both public company executive roles as VP/General Manager and private companies as President and CEO. Dave's operational experience includes 16 years with Hewlett Packard, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of HP's enterprise computer organization. In this role, he had P&L responsibility for a $2.5B enterprise business including server, PC, and portable computing and managed 1,000 employees encompassing all functions. He served as GM of several successful start-up businesses while at HP and was later CEO at Neterion where he led the company from an early start-up to the market share leader in networking virtualization. Dave is also an Executive in Residence with Wavepoint Ventures where he works with a broad set of emerging companies primarily in data center technologies.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from UCLA.
 
 
Bill Zack  - Slalom Consulting


Patterns for Cloud Computing
Track: Cloud Action Points / Best Practices / Case Studies
Bill Zack is a Cloud Architect with Slalom Consulting in New York. He comes to this role after serving as a Solutions Architect, Consultant and Architect Evangelist with Microsoft. Over the past several years he has been focusing primarily on helping companies design and build applications based on the Windows Azure Cloud Platform.

Zack is a frequent blogger, covering Windows Azure in his blog. He is also the Azure Editor of the Ignition Showcase blog where he covers what’s hot in the Microsoft public and private cloud worlds. He has given cloud presentations at conferences such as Cloud Expo, local community events and has presented on cloud strategy and implementation to technical decision makers at many New York area companies.
 
 
Sandy Zylka  - NextAxiom Technology


General Session | Fuel Your Cloud with Metered, Virtualized Middleware
Sandy is a co-founder of NextAxiom and the co-inventor of NextAxiom's seven patent-pending innovations. She has managed all aspects of the hyperService Platform. To stay current with customer needs, and help drive product roadmap decisions, Sandy participates in projects and workshops with NextAxiom customers. Prior to NextAxiom, Sandy served as Product Manager for PeopleSoft's Optimization Applications. She led an elite team of PhD's responsible for delivering PeopleSoft's Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Optimization products. Prior to that, Sandy held positions as Principal Usability Architect and Senior Optimization Engineer for PeopleSoft. As Senior Supply Chain Consultant for Red Pepper Software, she led supply chain and integration workshops for companies such as Pepsi, Bausch & Lomb, HP, Analog Devices, and 3Com.
 
 
Sandy Zylka  - NextAxiom Technology


A New Programming Paradigm for the Cloud
Track: Cloud Perspectives
Sandy is a co-founder of NextAxiom and the co-inventor of NextAxiom's seven patent-pending innovations. She has managed all aspects of the hyperService Platform. To stay current with customer needs, and help drive product roadmap decisions, Sandy participates in projects and workshops with NextAxiom customers. Prior to NextAxiom, Sandy served as Product Manager for PeopleSoft's Optimization Applications. She led an elite team of PhD's responsible for delivering PeopleSoft's Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Optimization products. Prior to that, Sandy held positions as Principal Usability Architect and Senior Optimization Engineer for PeopleSoft. As Senior Supply Chain Consultant for Red Pepper Software, she led supply chain and integration workshops for companies such as Pepsi, Bausch & Lomb, HP, Analog Devices, and 3Com.
 

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Cloud Expo 2013 East Opening Keynote by IBM
In this Cloud Expo Keynote, Danny Sabbah, CTO & General Manager, Next Generation Platform, will detail the critical architectural considerations and success factors organizations must internalize to successfully implement, optimize and innovate using next generation architectures.
Lisa Larson, Vice President of Enterprise Cloud Solutions of Rackspace Hosting Live From New York City
In the old world of IT, if you didn't have hardware capacity or the budget to buy more, your project was dead in the water. Budget constraints can leave some of the best, most creative and most ingenious innovations on the cutting room floor. It's a true dilemma for developers and innovators – why spend the time creating, when a project could be abandoned in a blink? That was the old world. In the new world of IT, developers rule. They have access to resources they can spin up instantly. A hybrid cloud ignites innovation and empowers developers to focus on what they need. A hybrid cloud blends the best of all worlds, public cloud, private cloud and dedicated servers to fit the needs of developers and offer the ideal environment for each app and workload without the constraints of a one-size-fits-all cloud.

Keynote: Driving Cloud Innovation: SSDs Change Cloud Storage Paradigm
Cloud is a transformational shift in computing that can have a powerful effect on enterprise IT when designed correctly and used to its full potential. Join Citrix in a discussion that centers on building, connecting and empowering users with cloud services and hear examples of how enterprises are solving real-world business challenges with an architecture and solution purpose-built for the cloud.

Go Beyond IaaS to Deliver "Anything As a Service"
Many organizations want to expand upon the IaaS foundation to deliver cloud services in all forms—software, mobility, infrastructure and IT. Understanding the strategy, planning process and tools for this transformation will help catalyze changes in the way the business operates and deliver real value. Join us to learn about the new ITaaS model and how to begin the transformation.


Cloud Expo Breaking News
Web conferencing in a public cloud has the same risks as any other cloud service. If you have ever had concerns over the types of data being shared in your employees’ web conferences, such as IP, financials or customer data, then it’s time to look at web conferencing in a private cloud. In her session at 14th Cloud Expo, Courtney Behrens, Senior Marketing Manager at Brother International, will discuss how issues that had previously been out of your control, like performance, advanced administration and compliance, can now be put back behind your firewall.
Cloud scalability and performance should be at the heart of every successful Internet venture. The infrastructure needs to be resilient, flexible, and fast – it’s best not to get caught thinking about architecture until the middle of an emergency, when it's too late. In his interactive, no-holds-barred session at 14th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer, will dive into how to design and build-out the right cloud infrastructure.
Cloud backup and recovery services are critical to safeguarding an organization’s data and ensuring business continuity when technical failures and outages occur. With so many choices, how do you find the right provider for your specific needs? In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Daniel Jacobson, Technology Manager at BUMI, will outline the key factors including backup configurations, proactive monitoring, data restoration, disaster recovery drills, security, compliance and data center resources. Aside from the technical considerations, the secret sauce in identifying the best vendor is the level of focus, expertise and specialization of their engineering team and support group, and how they monitor your day-to-day backups, provide recommendations, and guide you through restores when necessary.
More and more enterprises today are doing business by opening up their data and applications through APIs. Though forward-thinking and strategic, exposing APIs also increases the surface area for potential attack by hackers. To benefit from APIs while staying secure, enterprises and security architects need to continue to develop a deep understanding about API security and how it differs from traditional web application security or mobile application security. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Sachin Agarwal, VP of Product Marketing and Strategy at SOA Software, will walk you through the various aspects of how an API could be potentially exploited. He will discuss the necessary best practices to secure your data and enterprise applications while continue continuing to support your business’s digital initiatives.
The revolution that happened in the server universe over the past 15 years has resulted in an eco-system that is more open, more democratically innovative and produced better results in technically challenging dimensions like scale. The underpinnings of the revolution were common hardware, standards based APIs (ex. POSIX) and a strict adherence to layering and isolation between applications, daemons and kernel drivers/modules which allowed multiple types of development happen in parallel without hindering others. Put simply, today's server model is built on a consistent x86 platform with few surprises in its core components. A kernel abstracts away the platform, so that applications and daemons are decoupled from the hardware. In contrast, networking equipment is still stuck in the mainframe era. Today, networking equipment is a single appliance, including hardware, OS, applications and user interface come as a monolithic entity from a single vendor. Switching between different vendor'...
You use an agile process; your goal is to make your organization more agile. What about your data infrastructure? The truth is, today’s databases are anything but agile – they are effectively static repositories that are cumbersome to work with, difficult to change, and cannot keep pace with application demands. Performance suffers as a result, and it takes far longer than it should to deliver on new features and capabilities needed to make your organization competitive. As your application and business needs change, data repositories and structures get outmoded rapidly, resulting in increased work for application developers and slow performance for end users. Further, as data sizes grow into the Big Data realm, this problem is exacerbated and becomes even more difficult to address. A seemingly simple schema change can take hours (or more) to perform, and as requirements evolve the disconnect between existing data structures and actual needs diverge.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SherWeb, a long-time leading provider of cloud services and Microsoft's 2013 World Hosting Partner of the Year, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. A worldwide hosted services leader ranking in the prestigious North American Deloitte Technology Fast 500TM, and Microsoft's 2013 World Hosting Partner of the Year, SherWeb provides competitive cloud solutions to businesses and partners around the world. Founded in 1998, SherWeb is a privately owned company headquartered in Quebec, Canada. Its service portfolio includes Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Dynamics CRM and more.
The world of cloud and application development is not just for the hardened developer these days. In their session at 14th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer, and Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, will pull back the curtain of the architecture of a fun demo application purpose-built for the cloud. They will focus on demonstrating how they leveraged compute, storage, messaging, and other cloud elements hosted at SoftLayer to lower the effort and difficulty of putting together a useful application. This will be an active demonstration and review of simple command-line tools and resources, so don’t be afraid if you are not a seasoned developer.
SYS-CON Events announced today that BUMI, a premium managed service provider specializing in data backup and recovery, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Manhattan-based BUMI (Backup My Info!) is a premium managed service provider specializing in data backup and recovery. Founded in 2002, the company’s Here, There and Everywhere data backup and recovery solutions are utilized by more than 500 businesses. BUMI clients include professional service organizations such as banking, financial, insurance, accounting, hedge funds and law firms. The company is known for its relentless passion for customer service and support, and has won numerous awards, including Customer Service Provider of the Year and 10 Best Companies to Work For.
Chief Security Officers (CSO), CIOs and IT Directors are all concerned with providing a secure environment from which their business can innovate and customers can safely consume without the fear of Distributed Denial of Service attacks. To be successful in today's hyper-connected world, the enterprise needs to leverage the capabilities of the web and be ready to innovate without fear of DDoS attacks, concerns about application security and other threats. Organizations face great risk from increasingly frequent and sophisticated attempts to render web properties unavailable, and steal intellectual property or personally identifiable information. Layered security best practices extend security beyond the data center, delivering DDoS protection and maintaining site performance in the face of fast-changing threats.
From data center to cloud to the network. In his session at 3rd SDDC Expo, Raul Martynek, CEO of Net Access, will identify the challenges facing both data center providers and enterprise IT as they relate to cross-platform automation. He will then provide insight into designing, building, securing and managing the technology as an integrated service offering. Topics covered include: High-density data center design Network (and SDN) integration and automation Cloud (and hosting) infrastructure considerations Monitoring and security Management approaches Self-service and automation
In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, David Holmes, Vice President at OutSystems, will demonstrate the immense power that lives at the intersection of mobile apps and cloud application platforms. Attendees will participate in a live demonstration – an enterprise mobile app will be built and changed before their eyes – on their own devices. David Holmes brings over 20 years of high-tech marketing leadership to OutSystems. Prior to joining OutSystems, he was VP of Global Marketing for Damballa, a leading provider of network security solutions. Previously, he was SVP of Global Marketing for Jacada where his branding and positioning expertise helped drive the company from start-up days to a $55 million initial public offering on Nasdaq.
Performance is the intersection of power, agility, control, and choice. If you value performance, and more specifically consistent performance, you need to look beyond simple virtualized compute. Many factors need to be considered to create a truly performant environment. In his General Session at 14th Cloud Expo, Marc Jones, Vice President of Product Innovation for SoftLayer, will explain how to take advantage of a multitude of compute options and platform features to make cloud the cornerstone of your online presence.
Are you interested in accelerating innovation, simplifying deployments, reducing complexity, and lowering development costs? The cloud is changing the face of application development and deployment, with enterprise-grade infrastructure and platform services making it possible for you to build and rapidly scale enterprise applications. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Gene Eun, Sr. Director, Oracle Cloud at Oracle, will discuss the latest solutions and strategies for application developers and enterprise IT organizations to leverage Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) to build and deploy modern business applications in the cloud.
Hybrid cloud refers to the federation of a public and private cloud environment for the purpose of extending the elastic and flexibility of compute, storage and network capabilities, in an on-demand, pay-as-you go basis. The hybrid approach allows a business to take advantage of the scalability and cost-effectiveness that a public cloud computing environment offers without exposing mission-critical applications and data to third-party vulnerabilities. Hybrid cloud environments involve complex management challenges. First, organizations struggle to maintain control over the resources that lie outside of their managed IT scope. They also need greater infrastructure visibility to help reduce maintenance costs and ensure that their company data and resources are properly handled and secured.
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The Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (ITAAC) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) are announcing a slate of innovative leaders to serve as facilitators for the upcoming "Agile Sourcing Environment for Commercial Cloud" brainstorming session being held in Alexandria, VA on April 23, 2014. Enjoying a great response thus far, industry participants include Boeing, Oracle, Google,SAP, Leidos and Capgemini. Government participants include the US Navy, US Army, US House of Representatives and GSA.
Not too long ago, it took even the most successful entrepreneurs several centuries or at least decades to reach a valuation of a billion and thus become a member of the exclusive Billionaire Boys Club*. Families like the Rothschilds, the Waltons or the Brenninkmeijers have indeed built up impressive capital wealth, but because it took them several generations, it often became quite diluted among brothers, sons, daughters, nieces, and even third-degree-nephews. With the advent of first: IT; then the Internet and now the cloud, that time frame has rapidly shrunk. Today companies with as little as 50 or even 13 employees reached valuations where reputable companies and world-renowned artists can only dream of. This acceleration is even more poignant when we look at applications in the heart the nexus of Social, Mobile, Cloud and Analytics (SMAC), such as Instagram , Tumbler and recently WhatsApp. And just like in the music industry there is a lot of interest in the tip parade: the list of runner ups; ideas and products getting ready to become the next mega hit.
Despite claims that there exists (or will, look out!) a mythical "god box" for the enterprise data center, capable of performing every data center function imaginable, it remains, well, mythical. Efforts to effectively secure the data center and the applications it delivers therefore requires a collaborative approach between best-of-breed technologies. But if collaboration across functional IT groups - development, operations, network and security - remains as elusive as nirvana, then collaboration across products has traditionally been seen as likely as sighting the Loch Ness Monster. The arrival of cloud and more recently SDN has changed that, not only encouraging but requiring changes in collaboration capabilities in order to remain considered best-of-breed.
We love analogies. No matter what the topic, analogies are a great way to explain something in a different context to make a specific point with a frame of reference that may be more familiar to those we are making a point to. There is one that seems to come back over and over again in our industry, the one that compares the network to the power grid, network connections to power plugs. I had not heard it for a while but at Interop last week, I heard it used twice in booth demonstrations as part of plug and play pitches. And I really do not like that analogy.
There is probably never going to be a perfect balance in the industry between Do-it-yourself (DIY) and Do-it-for-you (DIFY) networking. It seems exceedingly unlikely that there is a one-size-fits-all type of solution out there. And so we will invariably end up with a bifurcated market that requires multiple solutions for its constituents. But if there is not a perfect balance, which one of these is likely to see the most action? If you were to base your guess on industry chatter, you would have to conclude that DIY has the upper hand. There is a ton of momentum right now with both SDN and bare metal switching. On the SDN front, it is all about orchestration and automation. The ability to streamline customized workflows is attractive, especially for the large IT shops that sink tens of millions of dollars into managing their monstrosities. Once you get into anything that is customized, there is a degree of DIY-ness that is required. No product is designed expressly for your particular environment, so you need to the ability to customize what you buy to do what you want. Beyond that, there is an awful lot of talk about APIs and programmability.
There’s a new craze occurring in homes, highways, workplaces and everywhere imaginable – the Internet of Things or as I like to call it, The Internet of Nouns. Sensors, thermostats, kitchen appliances, toilets and almost every person, place or thing will have a chip capable of connecting to the internet. And if you want to identify and find those things with recognizable words instead of a 128-bit IP address, you’re going to need DNS. DNS translates the names we type into browser or mobile app into an IP address so the services can be found on the internet. It is one of the most important components of the internet, especially for human interaction. With the explosion of mobile devices and the millions of apps deployed to support those devices, DNS growth has doubled in recent years. It is also a vulnerable target.
The industry often talks about how the data center perimeter is expanding,necessarily, due to technological shifts such as cloud and mobility and BYOD. But that isn't really the case. If you look closely, you'll see that the perimeter is actually shrinking, getting tighter and tighter around the data center. With just about everything web-enabled these days, the need for access to network to enable access to applications is, well, nearly gone. I can as easily share a file via a web-enabled application today as I could by copying it onto a network share using a VPN last year. With mobile devices inside the corporate walls as well as out, it's no longer effective to just implicitly trust what's on the local network.
Nick Lippis, who writes the eponymously named Lippis Report, had a fascinating report on the differences between enterprise and service provider environments with respect to network virtualization. He observes, through a survey of the ONUG (Open Networking User Group) membership, that what the enterprise needs is Network Service Virtualization (NSV), which he and ONUG define as the virtualization of "enterprise appliances, such as firewalls, load balancers, application accelerators, application delivery controllers, Intrusion Protection Systems, WAN optimizers, call managers, etc., instantiated for each application." (Lippis Report 217: It’s Network Service Virtualization in the Enterprise rather than Network Function Virtualization )
In any space, there is a very small vocal minority. Most people lack the time, interest, or even confidence to say what they think in public. So we are left with a vocal few who drive the conversation. In networking, the vocal minority consists mainly of the vanguards for change. For these people, the network is more than just some connective tissue inside a nebulous infrastructure. It is their life. They live and breathe it. Accordingly, they have strong opinions about how things work and, more importantly, how they ought to work. But what is happening now is that we are at some risk of the luminaries creating an impassable distance between their vision and the on-the-ground reality in many IT shops today.
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