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How to Secure Corporate Content in the Cloud within a Connected Mobile Ecosystem


Speaker:

Eric Owings

Enterprise Account Executive
AirWatch®

Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption


The evolutionary nature of mobile presents a security-centric challenge for businesses with corporate content on these devices. Enterprises put themselves at risk when users access sensitive information through email and applications across smartphones and tablets, while mobile. Organizations can choose to ignore this security threat or enhance employee productivity through secure corporate containers.

Join AirWatch to discuss best practices and strategies to ensure global security and workforce enablement by leveraging enterprise mobility management (EMM) across the enterprise. This session will also provide attendees with a deeper understanding of enterprise mobility in a connected ecosystem, while ensuring security and compliance in the cloud.




 
Securing the Cloud: A Pragmatic Approach


Speaker:

Majed Saadi

Director, Cloud Computing Practice
SRA International

Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption


Fueled by the global economic situation, the government’s focus on datacenter consolidation and the “Cloud First” initiative, Cloud Computing continues to be the buzzword of the year. As government agencies start to adopt cloud computing, additional challenges including security in the cloud have become prominent barriers to adoption.

This presentation focuses on providing a quick Cloud Computing technology update with an emphasis on current Cloud Computing security trends and drivers. Examples of these trends include: the utilization and evaluation of Clouds in both active and passive surveillance systems and the use of High Performance Clouds for expanding scientist ability to access data. The presentation also introduces best practices and lessons learned for securing both public and private cloud environments. It offers insight into how Cloud Computing coupled with other technical advancements in mobility and security are changing government IT organizations and provides general guidance and best practices for developing practical and pragmatic cloud strategies.




 
5 Things Developers Need to Know About PaaS


Speaker:

Karen Padir

CTO
Progress

Track: Mobile | Hot Topics


In this presentation Karen Tegan Padir will give a comprehensive overview of PaaS and explain the top five things that developers need to know about this new way to support and deliver applications by leveraging cloud technology.

Although PaaS is new, it's rapidly gaining momentum, with growth projected at 48 percent annually by Technavio, the research firm, and topping $6 billion in value by 2016. If PaaS is treated as a strategic opportunity to align agendas across IT and across the business, it may well prove to be a ʺonce in a generationʺ opportunity to clarify, improve, and strengthen everything developers do.

As with any new technology or approach to doing business, PaaS will appeal to different groups for different reasons. The clear business value is that PaaS is added at the application layer. For ISV’s, PaaS can help extend the availability of a traditional software product or enable organizations to add new capabilities to their existing IT spectrum. It's also helpful to anyone wishing to achieve productivity gains, speed time to results, or reduce their costs. But like any technological shift, PaaS adoption requires changes in how people work and demands collaboration if it is to be as successful as possible.

In her session, Padir will distill PaaS and its benefits, citing real-world use cases and sharing tips for deployment:

1) Speed. PaaS gets ideas to market quicker, opening new, cloud-based delivery options for existing applications. Because of the power it provides, it is clearly the ʺnext big thingʺ for the developer community.
2) Simplicity. Productivity PaaS offerings are often a model-driven approach to development and deployment that invoke high level programming languages, or even template-based software to help users, including those with little or no coding background, to create functioning business applications. Deployment is greatly simplified through PaaS because developers don't have to think about architecting, managing, or scaling the virtual machines that support the application.
3) It’s about the app. With PaaS, there’s no need to worry about the assembly of the stack. Developers bring the application, and the PaaS provider takes care of everything else, including: Internet connectivity, power, hardware, operating systems, databases, web servers, application servers, monitoring, backup, restore, failover and scaling.
4) A cloud on-ramp. By reducing the complexity of deploying software across multiple cloud computing instances – PaaS will help organizations jumpstart their hybrid cloud strategies. For companies aiming to modernize or use existing code, PaaS obviates the need to think about middleware and infrastructure and makes use of wizards and templates to update applications and even deliver new features quickly.
5) Data integration is key. Increasingly organizations will need to move data between different applications running on different instances of cloud computing. By choosing a PaaS provider with real-time data integration tools, companies can develop applications quickly, deploy them anywhere, and easily integrate with real-time data from multiple sources for faster business reaction, analysis and problem solving.




 
8 Ways Cloud-Empowered HCM Solutions are Driving Business Success


Speaker:

Tarik Taman

General Manager, HCM & Cloud ERP
Infor

Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories


Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions in the Cloud are spawning a wide spectrum of services that are revolutionizing the workplace for employers and employees. Instead of HR being just a cost center, Cloud computing is affording HR the opportunity to add significant value to the bottom line in the form of reduced expenditures on software and computer systems that are now managed in the Cloud, as well as increased efficiencies. With easier access to vital business processes via Wi-Fi networks and mobile devices, Cloud tools are driving higher productivity and delivering strategic business results. This session will examine how HCM in the Cloud is empowering organizations to achieve new levels of success.




 
A Globally-Distributed Storage Cloud with Disaster Recovery


Speaker:

Joe Arnold

Co-founder & CEO
SwiftStack

Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)


Like electricity, compute resources can readily scale up and burst, and workloads can easily operate geographically. Storage however is more like water, where moving large amounts of data can be very challenging, especially over distance. This session will cover architectures and approaches for storage clouds deployed across geographies. The presentation breaks down failure scenarios and disaster recovery behaviors (staying available during catastrophic failures), and the benefits that multi-site access can have to reduce application latency. Fast access that never goes down = happy users.




 
A Tale of Two Enterprise Applications: the Devil Is in the Data


Speaker:

Brian McCallion


Bronze Drum Consulting, Inc.

Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption


This first person “in the trenches” enterprise Public Cloud story told by the Solution Architect candidly examines the project from inception to delivery. Attendees will hear first-hand the real world challenges, opportunities, lessons-learned, and what it takes to architect and implement a real-world application in the public cloud.

• Attendees will learn how the Solution Architect, CIO, and Development team navigate the technical and organizational challenges to delivering complex applications in a 119 year old company.
• Attendees will learn of pitfalls, opportunities, and tactics that may help to frame and focus Public Cloud initiatives in their own complex organization and serve to foster optimistic yet realistic expectations for their own initiatives.
• This session focuses on the organizational, cultural, and technical hurdles to designing and implementing a strategic application in the Public Cloud in a regulated industry.
Attendees will gain insight into how to approach governing, initiating, and designing applications in a complex organization and learn tactics and strategies to successfully deliver such applications in their own complex organization.

Objectives for the Cloud Platform
Minimize “friction” of deployment and operations by automating processes
Going beyond compliance and instilling security and governance as core design principles
Design for an Initial small footprint capable of scaling horizontally, automated deployment
Minimize support and management costs by designing for self-healing (and horizontal scaling) from the beginning
Establish strong governance and compliance while enabling agile, low friction operations
Replace and or augment existing and legacy components with web services components so as to accelerate time to market, enhance flexibility of product offerings, and focus resources on unique business value of the application
Define a robust scalable data encryption infrastructure

Scorecard
How we defined a set of minimum requirements for the Cloud infrastructure and how did we achieve them
What was the business impact transforming the application and building the solution in the Public Cloud?
What were the high level strategic opportunities?
What was some of the low hanging fruit?
How did we address questions of data security?
How did we redesign for scale, performance, and cost?




 
API Security: Securing Digital Channels and Mobile Apps Against Hacks


Speaker:

Sachin Agarwal

Vice President, Product Marketing
SOA Software

Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud


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 this session, we will walk you through the various aspects of how an API could be potentially exploited. We will discuss the necessary best practices to secure your data and enterprise applications while continue continuing to support your business’s digital initiatives.

In this session you will learn:
- Vulnerabilities that can expose APIs to be exploited.
- Best practices to mitigate threats against APIs.
- How to separate security definition from functional implementations of the APIs.
- How to instill a culture of collaboration across your API Lifecycle that includes design, development and production.




 
Are You Ready for the Future of Enterprise Cloud Adoption?


Speaker:

Gary Plotkin

Principal
KPMG

Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories


Cloud technology brings one of the most fundamental changes to the global business model in decades. Originally seen as a desirable efficiency, today Cloud delivery models have become operational necessities that drive improvements in business performance and innovation. A recent KPMG survey sheds light on the ‘real’ state of Enterprise cloud adoption. This includes identifying where organizations are truly realizing the expected benefits of a Cloud environment and where they are still struggling, what is common in the market today and what is around the corner tomorrow. All of an enterprise’s future mobile, social, digital and analytical needs are converging in the Cloud. Will you be ready?




 
Big Data and The Internet of Things: A Survey of the Architecture and Technology That Will Connect the World


Speaker:

Dan Rosanova

Sr. Architect
West Monroe Partners

Track: BigData | Analytics


This session will examine how Big Data and Cloud Computing Technologies will shape the emerging Internet of Things that promises to connect a trillion devices in the next decade. The sheer numbers and volume of devices and data will overwhelm existing network and data management architectures currently deployed. From network topology and architectural framework to components and platforms this talk will provide a coherent introduction to the emerging Internet of Things powered by Big Data and the Cloud.




 
Big Data Competency


Speaker:

Tony Shan

Strategic Technologist

Track: BigData | Analytics


This presentation discusses the drivers, concept, means, and buildout of Big Data Competency. We start with why – the current resource deficit and the imperatives for new skillsets in the Big Data space. Then we define the concept of Big Data Competency as the core skills required in the implementations of Big Data initiatives. Further, we specify various roles that have different responsibilities in the Big Data project management. The desired skillsets are formulated for all these new and expanded roles. Moreover, we map the roles to the end-to-end Big Data lifecycle model to illustrate the key tasks and deliverables they are accountable for. Lastly, we prescribe a few patterns to hire, train, and retool resources to build a solid Big Data CoE. 4 organizational models are described for effective governance. The learning paths and growth ladders are discussed as well, along with the best practices and lessons learned from the real-world in Big Data engagements.




 
Big Data's Potential in Securing the Internet of Things


Speaker:

James G. Kobielus

IBM Big Data Evangelist
IBM

Track: BigData | Analytics


Security is critical to Internet of Things (IoT) adoption because we want to make sure we can trust the sensors, actuators, rules engines and other connected componentry we embed in every element of our existence. Bringing this down to earth is as easy as pointing out that people's smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, appliances, entertainment centers and home security systems are all becoming IoT-connected endpoints. How vulnerable will you be to security vulnerabilities and privacy violations from any and all of these? In this session, Kobielus will discuss how IT professionals should approach addressing the security challenges of IoT. He will describe IoT vulnerabilities at the device, application, and network level. He will present a multi-layered IoT-security vision that includes incorporation of robust security protections into IoT products plus more global approaches that rely on consolidated big-data-powered security incident and event monitoring.




 
Big Data. The Tools That Work.


Speaker:

Avi Freedman

CTO
Kentik

Track: BigData | Analytics


In the past 10 years, numerous solutions have been developed to deal with limitations in the leading relational databases. But knowing which offering works best per use case can be difficult to decipher. Learn tips from Avi Freedman, ServerCentral CTO, as he covers:

• the leading Big Data tools (like NoSQL, NewSQL, document database, graph database, MapReduce, and key-value stores)
• the problems they’re designed to solve
• ways to use them with applications
• “gotchas” to consider
• what to ask vendors

Our usual recommendation for Hadoop-type jobs is the MapR distribution. We have found that MapR is similarly priced but offers higher performance and a native NFS interface to Hadoop that can perform at hundreds of gigabits at scale, utilize 24 to 90 disks (depending on CPU and RAM), and allow basic Unix tools to be used for analyzing subsets of data in a more ad-hoc fashion. At the end, Avi will make recommendations based on common use cases, data backends, and application requirements.




 
Breaking Down Enterprise Silos in the Cloud


Speaker:

Jason Bloomberg

President
Intellyx

Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption


Are you recreating existing technology silos in the Cloud? If so, your entire enterprise investment in the Cloud is at risk.

From the perspective of IT, organizational silos seem to be the root of all problems. Every line of business, every department, every functional area has its own requirements, its own technology preferences, and its own way of doing things. They have historically invested in specialized components for narrow purposes, which IT must then conventionally integrate via application middleware --- increasing the cost, complexity, and brittleness of the overall architecture.

Now those same stakeholders want to move to the Cloud. Save money with SaaS apps! Reduce data center costs with IaaS! Build a single Private Cloud we can all share! But breaking down the technical silos is easier said than done. There are endless problems: Static interfaces. Legacy technology. Inconsistent policies, rules, and processes. Crusty old middleware that predates the Cloud. And everybody still has their own data model and their own version of the truth.

The Cloud alone can't solve these complex challenges. We need a better approach to implementing technology that brings silos together, while allowing the personalization and customization that meets stakeholder needs. It’s time to rethink how we handle both data and code to align with the storage and processing model of the Cloud: distributed, horizontally scalable, and event-driven. We need an intelligent, active approach to building and running applications that is both dynamic and inherently Cloud-friendly.

Attendees of this session will learn:
* How organizational silos, application silos, and infrastructure silos limit business agility
* Why moving existing applications to the Cloud won't break down silos, and in fact, will often make them worse
* A novel, holistic approach for resolving the technical challenges with breaking down silos as enterprises move to the Cloud




 
Bridging the Gap Between Cloud, Data Center and Networking to Deliver End-End Customer Centric Automation & Efficiencies


Speaker:

Raul Martynek

CEO
Net Access

Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories


From data center to cloud to network: During this session Raul Martynek identifies the challenges facing both data center providers and Enterprise IT as it relates to cross platform automation then provides an in-site 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 & automation
- Cloud (and hosting) Infrastructure considerations
- Monitoring & Security
- Management approaches
- Self Service and Automation




 
Building an Agile Big Data Infrastructure: A Different View


Speaker:

Cory Isaacson

CTO
Risk Management Solutions

Track: BigData | Analytics


There is no doubt that Big Data is here and getting bigger every day. Building a Big Data infrastructure today is no easy task. There are an enormous number of choices for database engines and technologies. To make things even more challenging, requirements are getting more sophisticated, and the standard paradigm of supporting historical analytics queries is often just one facet of what is needed. As Big Data growth continues, organizations are demanding real-time access to data, allowing immediate and actionable interpretation of events as they happen. Another aspect concerns how to deliver data in a meaningful way, one that really delivers on what end-users need to maintain a competitive position in fast-changing markets.

What is needed is an agile approach to Big Data, one that affords architects and developers the freedom to rapidly support a wide variety of changing business requirements and needs -- without a full “reset” of the Big Data infrastructure and toolset.

This session will cover Big Data from a different perspective -- in fact an entirely new “view” on how to look at your Big Data infrastructure. In research with real-world requirements, we have learned that this new perspective allows us to solve a number of Big Data problems rapidly that before required extensive analysis and development. This agile approach to Big Data has been extremely revealing of what we believe is the start of a new paradigm for advanced data infrastructures and management.

In his session at the 14th International Cloud Expo, Cory Isaacson, CEO/CTO of CodeFutures Corporation will cover these topics, showing you exactly how to “view” your Big Data infrastructure through an agile approach.




 
Building Trust & Transparency with Personal User Data in the Cloud


Speaker:

Olivier Amar

CEO and Co-Founder
MyPermissions

Track: Security & Performance in Cloud


In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Olivier Amar, CEO and Co-Founder of MyPermissions, will share his vision for a better, safer future for app users on the Web, where we can openly share and connect without fear of losing our privacy, and an ecosystem where developers can prove their trustworthiness to new and existing users. Mr. Amar is making a call for a new set of standards in application development and user privacy, and will share best practices for building an app ecosystem that is transparent, secure and safe without losing the functionality or experience that comes with revealing personal data to these developers.




 
Case Study : Implementing Hadoop and Elastic Map Reduce on Scale-out Object Storage


Speaker:

Paul Turner

Chief Marketing Officer
Cloudian

Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories


Why bother promoting data into HDFS to run Hadoop analytics? Can't I just run Hadoop on the data in place? - after all, HDFS and object storage have the same underpinnings. Mr. Turner will present a unique case study showing Hadoop running directly on object storage and dive into the myriad of benefits that derive from this approach. He will explore the importance of this breakthrough for users and discuss current implementation strategies and project on future work planned.




 
Case Study. IoT In The Field Force Automation


Speaker:

Yakov Fain

Co-Founder
Farata Systems

Track: Internet of Things


From software development perspective IoT is about programming "things", about connecting them with each other or integrating them with existing applications. This case study will show you how small IoT-enabled devices from multiple manufacturers can be integrated into workflow of an enterprise application. This is a practical demo of building a framework and components in HTML/Java/Mobile technologies to serve as a platform that can integrate new devices as they become available on the market.




 
Choosing Cloud providers – Has the provider utilized a proven methodology?


Speaker:

Dave Weisbrot

Cloud Business Manager
QTS

Track: Mobile | Hot Topics


What process has your provider undertaken to ensure that the Cloud tenant will receive predictable performance and service? What was involved in the Planning? Who owns and operates the data center? What technology is being used? How is it being supported? My session is intended to provide the attendees a look into what it takes to stand up and stand behind a highly available certified cloud IaaS.




 
Cloud Computing: Solving the Next Friction Point


Speaker:

Bernard Golden

Vice President of Strategy
ActiveState

Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud


Today, developers and business units are leading the charge to cloud computing. The primary driver: faster access to computing resources by using the cloud's automated infrastructure provisioning. However, fast access to infrastructure exposes the next friction point: creating, delivering, and operating applications much faster. This presentation will discuss why solving the next friction point is critical for true cloud computing success and how developers and business units can leverage service catalogs, frameworks, and DevOps to achieve the true goal of IT: delivering increased business value through applications.




 
Cloud Platform for Geospatial Content Delivery and Collaboration


Speaker:

Ty Fabling

Sr. Enterprise GIS Systems Architect
Esri

Track: Mobile | Hot Topics


Cloud computing is changing our world, sharing common platforms for global information exchange. Self-service computing makes the Internet come alive, helping users visualize and analyze location aware information. Configurable applications deliver a solution framework for integration, collaboration, and efficiency. Cloud based applications integrate and synthesize information from many sources, facilitating communication and collaboration, and breaking down barriers between institutions, disciplines, and cultures. Online platforms enable real-time access from everyone. Web connectivity provides a common information source, elaborating, collaborating, and sharing holistic approaches for content awareness. This presentation shares how exploding Cloud-based technology has changed the geographic landscape and transformed our world.




 
Commercial and Open Source Choices for Building Your Private Cloud and Why?


Speakers:

Brent Doncaster

Senior Strategist
Dell

and
Michael Elliott

Enterprise Cloud Evangelist
Dell

Track: Mobile | Hot Topics


Picking the ideal platform for your private cloud strategy is a critical decision – When do you pick commercial VMware and Microsoft-based solutions? When is an OpenStack solution a good option? Join Dell who reveals how leading organizations are aligning their needs with the various cloud platforms to optimize their agility, efficiency and service quality objectives.




 
CRAM the Cloud: Creating Resilient Application Migration


Speaker:

David Frattura

CTO for Public Cloud Solutions
EMC

Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)


As businesses aspire to move more and more application workloads outside of the boundaries of their private cloud data centers, public cloud service providers are increasingly implementing a private cloud staple: resiliency. This session will summarize the key architectural tenets of resilient private cloud architectures. These tenets can be implemented in any service provider cloud implementation, regardless of hypervisor choice (e.g. VMware, Hyper-V, Xen), cloud orchestration software (e.g. vSphere, OpenStack), network implementation (e.g. SDN, NFV), or storage implementation (file, block, object). A resilient public cloud will naturally attract increased workload migration, and the rest of the session will describe foundational technologies that facilitate not only secure and seamless application workload migration, but secure and seamless data set migration as well.




 
Criminal Pattern Identification and the Philosophy of Big Security Data


Speaker:

Steve Surfaro

Industry Liaison
Axis Communications

Track: BigData | Analytics


Is crime cyclic in nature? Can we predict when it will occur in cities? How does this impact your IT operation and how can you leverage analytics?

We explore the efforts of Chicago and Philadelphia, Phoenix and Dallas in new crime fighting efforts using data analytics, cloud computing, physical security and predictive policing efforts.

How does a city analyze crime statistics and then execute crime prevention? Can crime mapping reveal problem locations not considered previously? Temporal crime analysis can often reveal trends for different times and locations in a city. Today's crime fighting team now often includes persons experienced in crime analysis and psychology to explain and sometimes predict a higher possibility of data center breaches, business interruption and violent crime.

Experience a fresh, multimedia take on the various philosophies relevant to big data, and relevant to all the things you need to protect your operation.

Consider the unique viewpoints of IT management, police, attorneys, and physical security professionals in the review of crime data and predictions.




 
Customer Data Paves Way for Purchase-to-use Attitude


Speaker:

Matthew Shanahan

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy
Scout by Service Source

Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud


In the Subscription Economy, purchase-to-use is winning, and purchase-to-own is on its way out. The key to success is that customers are actually using a product or service and in the Subscription Economy, the future is clear: delivering value drives revenue. Accessing this data to understand usage, and resulting customer value, is mandatory to survival. Matt will discuss how businesses in industries such as telecom, SaaS, financial services, healthcare and education can, and are, leveraging data science methods to predict and avoid customer churn and increase revenue.




 
Data Governance and Data Discovery


Speaker:

Jeff Morris

Vice President of Product Strategy
GoodData

Track: BigData | Analytics


Most companies only analyze subsets of their business data and fragmented data in several places--there is nothing “big” about that. By freeing IT time and resources, the process of analyzing your data can be streamlined, ensuring that all the data is in the system, complete, and available. With the operations, implementation, and data management outsourced and IT teams being used as dedicated shepherds of data into and out of the system, executives get the smartest data at their fingertips.

Business Intelligence is a huge market. It is more important than ever to understand that projects are still built by small teams of BI specialists. The future--and to a great extent uncharted territory-- is generated BI applications. With hundreds of applications, each of them is slightly different. We have already seen this happening in different parts of the IT industry. We have witnessed what has happened to operations, even in small teams, and their ability to command large IT infrastructures with hundreds of machines. Can we learn from looking at what approaches worked and what tools were adopted, and then do something similar for analytics?




 
Day 2 Keynote | Cloud Odyssey: A Hero’s Quest


Speaker:

Sandra Cheevers


Oracle

Track: All Tracks


The time has come for humanity’s first interstellar trek to Terranuvem, the cloud planet, and Chief Engineer Cyrus Agarwal has been chosen to ready a ship for the voyage. He must make the right architectural choices to transform the ship for the long journey and be prepared for the unknown. He will be tested and overcome challenges during the mission. Join Cyrus and the crew of the Stratus for a unique, sci-fi movie experience while learning key success factors for your own journey to cloud.




 
Day 3 Keynote | Here and Now: Mission Critical Business Applications Ready for the Cloud


Speaker:

Charles Phillips

CEO
Infor

Track: All Tracks


Businesses have been looking to move more than just their back office applications to the cloud. Yet up to now, mission critical applications have not been cloud-ready — it's been a world of point solutions from multiple vendors requiring extensive integration, or cloud applications simply lacked the deep functionality required to meet the unique needs of manufacturers, hospitals, banks, or hotels. Hear how enterprise application suites, technology, and economics have finally evolved to realize the vision of the cloud for running the full business — today.




 
DDOS Mitigation Service & Layered Security


Speaker:

Phil Sautter

Data Center Services Architect
Windstream Hosted Solutions

Track: Security & Performance in Cloud


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 hyperconnected 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 extends security beyond the data center, delivering DDoS protection and maintaining site performance in the face of fast-changing threats.

In this segment WHS will discuss:
• The growing DDoS threat and the severe impact successful attacks have on organizations
• Why current router and perimeter security technologies require complementary solutions to provide comprehensive DDoS protection
• What baseline requirements must be met to defeat DDoS attacks




 
Digital Disciplines: Strategies for Things and the Cloud


Speaker:

Joe Weinman


Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories


The Internet of Things is a natural complement to the cloud and related technologies such as big data, analytics, and mobility. This talk lays out four generic strategies--digital disciplines--to exploit emerging digital technologies for strategic advantage.




 
Don’t Let Latency Get in the Way of your Cloud Ambitions


Speaker:

David Hall


TelecityGroup

Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption


Most enterprises are concerned with security and privacy when putting data into the cloud, but what about latency? In putting data in the cloud, you need to make sure you have a sense for latency or the time it takes for messages to traverse the network (and back). If your message suffers as little as 20 milliseconds (1/1000th of a second) delay, you are looking at a 15% plunge in Web page load time. So how do you avoid downtime while housing your data in the cloud, where the cost savings are tremendous? Join this session to see how TelecityGroup has made the issue of latency a thing of the past with Cloud IX by TelecityGroup, which allows data center managers to seamlessly connect to and between a range of cloud partners (Amazon AWS included), physical infrastructure and networks. In this session, David Hall will share how Cloud IX helped – amongst others - a leading London-based wealth management group cut its latency by over 50% and increase bandwidth by 20 times, allowing the company to provision IT workloads on demand without overinflated operational costs, while increasing the reliability and resilience of business applications.




 
Encryption and Access Control for Cloud and Big Data Environments


Speaker:

Sol Cates

CSO
Vormetric

Track: BigData | Analytics


Cloud and big data present unique dilemmas: Embracing the benefits of these new technologies while maintaining the security of your organization’s assets. When an outside party owns, controls and manages your infrastructure and computational resources, how can you be assured that sensitive data remains private and secure? How do you best protect data in mixed use cloud and big data infrastructure sets? Can you still satisfy the full range of reporting, compliance and regulatory requirements? Join this discussion on how to address data security in cloud and big data environments so that your organization isn’t next week’s data breach headline.




 
Enterprise API Adoption Patterns


Speaker:

Sachin Agarwal

Vice President, Product Marketing
SOA Software

Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud


APIs came about to help companies create and manage their digital ecosystem, enabling them not only to reach more customers through more devices, but also create a large supporting ecosystem of developers and partners. While Face book, Twitter and Netflix were the early adopters of APIs, large enterprises have been quick to embrace the concept of APIs and have been leveraging APIs as a connective tissue that powers all interactions between their customers, partners and employees.

As enterprises embrace APIs, some very specific Enterprise API Adoption patterns and best practices have started emerging. In this session we will talk about the most common enterprise API patterns and will discuss how enterprises can successfully launch an API program.

In this session you will learn:
- The four types of Enterprise API adoption patterns that everyone one must know about
- Business and design considerations specific to each enterprise API pattern
- How enterprises can successfully launch an API program, whether it is external or internal




 
Enterprise Cloud Analytics and Business Intelligence


Speaker:

Ajay Budhraja

CTO
U.S. Department of Justice

Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption


Enterprise Cloud Analytics and Business Intelligence enables organizations to leverage the Cloud and provide end to end data aggregation and analysis capabilities. The objective is to develop Analytics on the Cloud to support Business Intelligence and Analysis capabilities. Effective strategic and operational business decisions can be made based on the search, analysis, drill down and visualization of data in real-time to get actionable information for making effective business decisions. In addition predictive analysis can be very useful to predict trends and patterns.

This session discusses Enterprise Cloud Analytics and Business Intelligence that leverages “Analytics As a Service” capabilities. There has been an evolution of Analytics from being just a component of applications to a business service that provide a higher level of encapsulation. As part of a layered services based approach, analysis processing layers have services such as reporting, analysis, modeling, dashboards, querying etc that can be accessed by various devices and also by other services. These Analytics services access, aggregate and integrate information from multiple data sources across the organization. With Cloud providing the storage, the challenge is to process and run complex queries and requests expeditiously. This also requires a robust data layer as part of a services framework that provides data services to support the querying, filtering, search capabilities and front end analysis. Based on the identified requirements for developing solutions, application programming interfaces should be developed so that users of the data can seamlessly plug into specific data points and processing layers should be developed that extract and analyze useful information from the data obtained through these interfaces. Enterprise Analytics Platforms comprehensively integrate and aggregate disparate data sets and provide dashboards, visualizations, adhoc reporting, in-memory analysis, and auditing capabilities. Enterprise Cloud Analytics and Business Intelligence leverages the elastic power and capabilities of the Cloud to implement analysis capabilities and further drives the “Data Driven” approach with data that is collected, cleansed and made available in a standardized manner so that it can be leveraged effectively, with resiliency and high performance across the Enterprise.

This session goes over Enterprise Cloud Analytics and Business Intelligence management, solutions, best practices, challenges, trends and specific examples. It goes over the development of a road map, architecture and a data driven strategy for Cloud Analytics and Business Intelligence at the Enterprise level for public, private and hybrid solutions. It also covers approaches of making data accessible through analytic capabilities and the Governance, Methodology, Architecture, Security, Privacy aspects. This session discusses the transition from a standard reporting based paradigm to an analytics based paradigm with “Actionable Data” and greater depth into trends, predictive analysis and visualization. These capabilities have been leveraged for monitoring information, risk analysis, simulations, predictive analysis and identifying trends. The effective analysis of data including the ability to determine trends and predictive analysis can lead to the development innovative solutions and significant cost savings.

A project to obtain customer data, preferences and related information was migrated to the Cloud and built as a hybrid solution, data was obtained from multiple Enterprise data sources and a data services layer was developed so that the consumers of this data could plug into it. The objective was to achieve flexible reporting, strong analysis and business intelligence. The data that was collected was cleansed and organized and subsequently reporting, search and “Analytics as a Service” capabilities were developed. The reporting and analytics capabilities were connected to Cloud data services, in addition REST web services and user interface with HTML 5 were developed .The services developed included authentication, authorization, customer profile, customer information, preferences, authentication, authorization etc. This was built with a layered approach with the major layers being Analytics, Data Management and Infrastructure. Reporting and analytics included standard and adhoc reports that were output in excel, pdf, html with dashboards and drill down capabilities for visualization. Based on the dashboards and trends, drill down into detailed customer information and customer management was greatly improved. Also, based on trends from the customer preferences, contact capabilities with specific targeted information were enhanced. The analytics and business intelligence capabilities that were developed to track customer preferences and data, enabled predictive analysis and enhanced optimization of business decisions resulting in significant cost savings.

Attendees will learn about the following:
-Enterprise Cloud Analytics and Business Intelligence capabilities
-Framework with Analytics as a Service and Data services
-Enterprise Cloud Analytics and Business Intelligence management, solutions, best practices, challenges, trends
-Road map, architecture, data driven strategy and operational aspects, security, privacy for Enterprise Cloud Analytics and Business Intelligence; also this information for public, private and hybrid solutions
-Challenges, solutions, tools and technologies, Governance, Methodology
-Specific examples and projects including Trends, Predictive analysis, Visualizations
-Case study for Enterprise Analytics, Business Intelligence




 
Enterprise Mobile App High-wire Act


Speaker:

David Holmes

Vice President
OutSystems

Track: Mobile | Hot Topics


Come join us for a live demonstration of the immense power that lives at the intersection of mobile apps and cloud application platforms. You will participate in a live demonstration – an enterprise mobile app will be built and changed before your eyes – on your own device!




 
Federated Clouds for Emergency Response


Speaker:

Kevin L. Jackson

Engineering Fellow
GovCloud Network

Track: Security & Performance in Cloud


Recent high-profile events (2010 Haitian Earthquake, 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda) have highlighted the growing importance played by the international community in successful humanitarian assistance and disaster response. These events also showcased the critical importance of quickly providing robust information technology resources to response effort participants. In June 2010, in support its continuing effort to foster international collaboration, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) initiated a dialog with the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) to discuss this and other aspects of geospatial data information-sharing across the international community. In response to this request the NCOIC through the use of a cloud services brokerage paradigm, built and demonstrated a federated cloud computing infrastructure capable of managing the electronic exchange of geospatial data. The effort also led to the development of the more generalized NCOIC Rapid Response Capability Pattern (NRRC), a process which could improve the effectiveness and reduce the cost of emergency situations that require an international joint civilian/military response. This presentation will cover the organizational, technical and operational aspects of building and deploying a federated cloud computing platform. It will also present lessons learned and recommendations for the use of this approach in international humanitarian assistance and disaster response scenarios.




 
Five Key Issues for The DNS of Things


Speaker:

Peter Silva


F5 Networks

Track: Internet of Things


The Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers). Because every icon and URL and all embedded content on a website requires a DNS lookup loading complex sites necessitates hundreds of DNS queries. In addition, as more internet enabled ‘Things’ get connected, people will rely on DNS to name and find their fridges, toasters and toilets.

According to a recent IDG Research Services Survey this rate of traffic will only grow. What’s driving this increase? The growth in volume is largely attributed to the rollout of new services and applications along with expanding migration to the cloud and traffic spikes. The Internet of Things will also place a strain on DNS services.

Are you ready for this surge of new services and applications along with potential DNS threats? Attend this session to understand the key issues you need to consider to ensure your DNS servers don’t fail.




 
Frederick’s of Hollywood: Making a Holistic Move to the Cloud


Speaker:

Malorie Lanthier

VP of Information Technology
Frederick’s of Hollywood

Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories


A trendsetter in intimate women’s apparel, Frederick’s of Hollywood, needed a cloud strategy that merged stability, security and PCI compliance needs with the ability to scale up during retail busy season.

Malorie Lanthier, vice president of Information Technology, will discuss how migrating to the cloud enhanced the scalability, resiliency and flexibility of Frederick’s of Hollywood’s IT infrastructure while elevating the ability to address company-wide business objectives. She’ll also share her cloud evaluation process, successful practices used to make the wholesale move to the cloud and advice for organizations looking to develop and execute a holistic cloud plan quickly and effectively.




 
From Supply-led to Demand-led: Lead Your IT to Better Serve Your Users


Speaker:

Scott McNeil

Product Marketing Analyst – Enterprise Manager
Oracle

Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud


Join us at this session to learn about the strategies and technologies that can help you accelerate your IT organization’s journey to private cloud. In this session, you will learn how to plan, build and deploy different approaches for implementing Self-Service IT, and discover best practices for how organizations can successfully move to the cloud using a demand-led strategy. We will also provide examples of early adopters who have achieved success using these techniques.




 
Gain Peace Of Mind – Use Hybrid Cloud To Modernize Your Storage Strategy


Speaker:

Marc Farley

Senior Product Marketing Manager
Microsoft

Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories


Data generation and storage is rapidly accelerating and is expected to grow 44X in the next few years .Strict regulations and compliance combined with the need to mine this data to gain competitive advantage make it mandatory for enterprises to store this data for longer periods of time. To deal with this data explosion, enterprises are switching to a hybrid cloud storage model – a trend that is predicted to accelerate so fast that by 2020 over a third of the world’s data is stored and passes through the cloud. Microsoft’s hybrid cloud storage solution enables enterprise customers to integrate Microsoft Azure Storage with their datacenter. This session takes you through the importance of the StorSimple solution to the hybrid cloud offering and discusses the building blocks you can use to solve data growth problems and cost constraints, as you consider moving your data storage to the public cloud. The final portion provides a future vision for hybrid cloud storage (HCS) with StorSimple and Azure.




 
General Session | Big Data Management System: Smart SQL Processing across Hadoop and your Data Warehouse


Speaker:

Marty Gubar

Director of Product Management
Oracle

Track: All Tracks


Understanding the future of big data is crucial in the early stages of decision making around big data architectures. In the enterprise, what stands out is the need to integrate Hadoop smoothly into your existing data warehouse architecture, while taking advantage of existing skills and investments.In this session we'll present a strategy for enabling integrated data management using both Hadoop and relational technologies. In particular, we'll look at how SQL, long the standard for the data warehouse, is increasingly being used on Hadoop. The real prize, though, is Smart SQL processing, seamlessly integrating the data warehouse and Hadoop into a single, Big Data Management System.




 
General Session | Field Notes from Expeditions in the Cloud


Speaker:

Matt Wood

GM of Data Science
Amazon Web Services.

Track: All Tracks


In this talk, Matt Wood, GM of Data Science at Amazon Web Services, will discuss some observations, themes and stories gathered from over eight years of providing cloud computing services to customers. We'll discuss expeditions companies have made to the cloud, along with the business drivers, outcomes and technical requirements of delivering large scale, utility computing for any workload, within any organization.




 
General Session | How to Architect and Optimize Your Cloud for Consistent Performance


Speaker:

Marc Jones

Vice President of Product Innovation
SoftLayer

Track: All Tracks


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. Learn how to take advantage of a multitude of compute options and platform features to make cloud the cornerstone of your online presence.




 
General Session | Microsoft Azure for Enterprise: What and Why


Speaker:

David Chappell

Principal
Chappell & Associates

Track: All Tracks


Microsoft Azure now provides the right services for enterprises. But what scenarios are most interesting to enterprise leaders, and why? Which of these do most enterprises want to start with, why do they want them, and what are the common objections? In this session, David Chappell walks through these basics, giving you a big-picture introduction to how enterprises are adopting Microsoft Azure and how you can help them do this.




 
General Session | Performance Monitoring as an Inhibitor to Cloud Adoption


Speaker:

David Reoch

Sr. Director of Cloud Solutions
Gigamon

Track: All Tracks


Full session details will be posted shortly.




 
General Session | Real-time Big Data: An Agile approach


Speaker:

Cory Isaacson

CTO
Risk Management Solutions

Track: All Tracks


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.

Not only do organizations suffer routinely from static, inflexible data repositories, there is now a huge need for real-time Big Data processing. To maintain a competitive stance, companies need to know what is happening now, in real-time, and be able to act accordingly. This need leaves traditional data warehouse, batch processing, and other historical reporting approaches in the dust.

How can you address these challenges, building a truly agile infrastructure that allows your organization to store, scale and access the data it needs?

The ideal solution is an agile data infrastructure, able to handle everything from OLTP to real-time analytics to historical reporting. An agile approach allows data to be accessed as an exact match to application requirements. As application needs change, an agile platform must be able to respond rapidly, continuing to dynamically evolve schema, data distribution and access patterns to support Big Data scalability and high performance — while easing the burden of the application developer and database administrators.

During this session you will hear from the experts on what it really takes to achieve an agile data infrastructure — one that meets your needs today and for many years to come. You will hear a case study showing agile data concepts at work. In addition, you will learn about CodeFutures’ latest breakthrough technology for real-time Big Data infrastructures, ready for private beta following the show.




 
General Session | Today Businesses Run On Applications. Tomorrow Applications Will Be the Business


Speaker:

Dennis McGuire

Head of Application Release Automation
Automic

Track: All Tracks


Today businesses run on applications. Tomorrow applications will be the business.

The Internet of Things promises to revolutionize the way we live work and play.

Yet as the autonomous age of FitBits, Nike Fuel Bands and contextual technology begins, CIOs are left with a headache - their enterprise applications were built for a different age ¬ the on¬premise age.

Cloud promises the answer, but CIOs are left with the ultimate brain teaser - a complex mesh of cloud, hybrid and on-premise infrastructure to deliver seamless customer facing applications.

Join Dennis McGuire as he discusses: How businesses are optimising application release across on-premise, hybrid and cloud infrastructures using automation.




 
Getting Control Over Application Demand in Enterprise Cloud: Lessons Learned from Early Adopters


Speaker:

Andrew Hillier

Co-Founder & CTO
CiRBA

Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption


The world’s largest and most successful private cloud operations are revolutionizing their approach to demand management. These organizations have recognized that while self-service portals are a component in the overall cloud architecture, these tools do not enable demand management. In fact, in many cases the portals and end-user interfaces don’t actually capture anything to do with demand, but instead force the user to enter the capacity “supply” requirements that they think will meet their demands. This is very different.

Large enterprises have recognized the need to look beyond immediate requests to also model the “pipeline” of new demands that will be coming down the road. It is only by capturing new immediate requirements, an understanding of the pipeline and what is running in environments that organizations can possibly hope to accurately model demand and properly allocate compute, storage and network resources. Join Andrew Hillier as he discusses these topics, and covers important factors such as:

- Why self-service is not the same as demand management
- How to properly model inbound workload requirements
- Understanding spare capacity and hosting environment capabilities across compute, storage and network
- Why the fulfillment of cloud requests must factor in these capabilities and requirements
- How to provide LOB visibility and enable capacity reclamation




 
High Quality, Affordable Care in the Cloud


Speaker:

Sean Wdowiak

Director, Healthcare Solutions
Infor

Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)


Healthcare executives like you are challenged with implementing changes from healthcare reform, adapting to value-based reimbursement, and bending the cost curve. At the same time, you are expected to maintain a high level of patient satisfaction and deliver quality outcomes. Your operational and administrative systems need to support your expanded responsibilities by transforming traditional business processes and arming decision makers with sound, insightful information.

The systems you use today should have the power to take you into the future, while ensuring that your care units, departments and facilities run efficiently and effectively. But finding a way to modernize your healthcare organization quickly, easily, and cost-effectively hasn’t been an easy thing to do.

Learn how to overcome your challenges with cloud solutions that are comprehensive, healthcare-specific, proven and secure – so you can focus on delivering high quality, affordable care.




 
How Does the Network Change in a Cloud World?


Speaker:

Kelly Wanser

CEO
Stateless Networks

Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories


Most enterprises are already considering how to enable their private clouds within their environment. The challenge today is how does the network adapt to this changing environment? How does the flexibility of a cloud operational model change the network? What does it mean for IT and network administrators? In this session, learn:

-The challenges with today's networks
-What does the Software defined datacenter in a cloud world require
-What is IT's role in building the network to power the new datacenter




 
How to Choose the Right Cloud Database


Speaker:

Janakiram MSV


Aditi Technologies

Track: BigData | Analytics


Database as a service (DBaaS) is cloud database that is hosted and managed by the cloud service providers that can be accessed through public cloud or the hybrid cloud. The cloud provider takes care of provisioning, configuring, setup, maintenance, backups and patching the database. Customers are expected to export the database and start consuming the service through the pay-as-you-go model.

There is a debate on whether Database as a Service (DBaaS) should be considered part of IaaS or PaaS. Though databases are part of almost all PaaS offerings, they are quickly becoming the key building blocks of IaaS. While customers can always launch VMs and set up a database of their choice, the DB service is different because it is set up, configured, managed, and monitored by the infrastructure service provider. Popular databases, including MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL are offered through these managed database services. Subscribing to these DB services enables customers to stay focused on their core application instead of managing and administering a database.

This session on DBaaS analyzes the current market landscape while exploring the available options, strengths and weaknesses of current DBaaS players. It will highlight the key factors that enterprises should consider before adopting a cloud database platform.

The key takeaways from this session would be –

• Snapshot of the current DBaaS market
• Key offerings – Amazon RDS, Google Cloud SQL, HP Cloud Database, Rackspace Cloud Database and Windows Azure SQL Database
• The strengths and weaknesses of each offering
• Workloads that are aligned with each of the offerings
• Key factors enterprise customers need to consider while choosing the right DBaaS offering




 
How to Ensure Performance and Stability in Your Virtualized Environment


Speaker:

Andy Walton

Director
CiRBA

Track: Security & Performance in Cloud


Why Infrastructure Managers Need to Change How They Look at Capacity Management

The sharing of resources and capacity within virtualized infrastructure is the single biggest cause of operational and performance issues, and even inefficiencies in these environments. Traditionally IT operations teams have seen this challenge as a “capacity management problem”, something that is left to another group to sort out with the right hardware spend.

But in today’s production environments, these capacity-related challenges and their solutions go well beyond available hardware and are very much integral to the roles and responsibilities of operations teams including virtualization administrators.

In this session, Andy Walton will discuss how operations teams need to look beyond monitoring tools and performance alerts in order to be able to effectively manage virtualized infrastructure. Ops teams that seek a deeper understanding of application demand, the pipeline of new workload requests and available compute, storage and network capacity can ensure more reliable performance and greater stability in the environments they manage.

Join Andy for this session to learn:
1. How to resolve the top three performance problems that can’t be solved with performance management tooling
2. How to increase VM density and avoid resource conflict issues with better VM placements
3. How to confidently route VMs to the optimal host environment, enabling balanced, compliant and fit for purpose infrastructure




 
How to Integrate e-Signatures into Your Cloud Applications


Speaker:

Mauro Franco

Senior Sales Engineer
Silanis Technology

Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories


Electronic signatures are an important component of any web application. They make it possible to keep business processes online even when a signature is required on a contract, form or application.

If you are interested in learning how to quickly integrate e-signatures into your cloud applications, this session is for you. Mauro Franco, Business Analyst will demonstrate how to use e-SignLive’s REST API and SDKs to enable end-to-end electronic business processes.

Presentation highlights:
• Common integration use cases e.g. connecting to your CRM or content management system
• How to assess your system readiness
• API Components
• Coding Demo




 
How to Maximize ROI of Private Clouds by Addressing Both Enterprise and Cloud-Native Use Cases


Speakers:

Krishna Subramanian

Vice President of Product Marketing, Cloud Platforms
Citrix

and
Jeff Tegethoff

CEO
Appcore

Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)


During this session we will take a closer look at how Citrix CloudPlatform enables the transformation of IT by enabling them to manage both traditional enterprise and cloud-native workloads to maximize ROI. During this session we will discuss the benefits of using a enterprise-grade orchestration platform and we will discuss what's the future holds. Finally we will look at use cases that are enabling successful production ready clouds including hosted desktops.




 
Hybrid Cloud – Best practices and Use Cases/Proof Points


Speaker:

Rob Carter

Director of Data Center Marketing
Windstream Communications

Track: Mobile | Hot Topics


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.

In this segment WHS will discuss:
• Best practices in providing Hybrid solutions with an cloud enabled data center (private, public, & colocation customers)
• Provisioning, Control and Management of the hybrid environment
• Data storage considerations & disaster recovery solutions.
• Security & Compliance gained from being in an SSAE 16 certified data center with PCI DSS and HIPAA compliant environments.




 
Infrastructure at Scale: Best Practices in Scaling Cloud Architectures


Speaker:

Phil Jackson

Development Community Advocate
SoftLayer

Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories


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 this interactive, no-holds-barred session, Phil Jackson, Development Community Advocate at Softlayer—dives into how to design and build-out the right cloud infrastructure.




 
Intelligent Systems in Transportation


Speaker:

James Kirkland

Chief Architect for the Internet of Things & Intelligent Systems
Red Hat

Track: Internet of Things


Intelligent systems may share common architectures, but they can solve a variety of challenges—from increasing accuracy with a rail signalling system to improving safety with an air traffic control system. In the transportation industry, addressing these challenges is particularly critical in order to ensure safety, increase efficiency, and reduce costs. Join our discussion of real-world use cases in the transportation industry and how open source technologies can create integrated, interoperable, and reliable systems of thousands of devices. James Kirkland, Red Hat Chief Architect of Embedded and Intelligent Systems will discuss:
  • Optimized routing and fuel management with a combination of resource location tracking and business rules.
  • Telecommunications utilization and availability through multi-path link management.
  • Decision-making in the field to decrease reaction time and mis-routing of assets.
  • Real time communication to improve safety
  • Data analysis to predict equipment failures.




 
Internet of Everything


Speaker:

Vasyl Mylko

Director of Research & Development
SoftServe, Inc.

Track: Internet of Things


Today, the technological progress that is accelerating business and life is observed as many things from a breakthrough in broadband connectivity globally to client-cloud architectures. The session reveals how business models are being transformed, why all companies become software companies, how IT infrastructure is being redesigned and rebuilt to support business changes. It will review how design and programming paradigms have evolved since SaaS golden times, why advanced analytics is a modern magic wand for decision makers, and how advanced analytics is emerging from [and together with] the Internet of Everything.




 
IoT Meets SDN for WANs -- Keeping Networks Secure & Manageable


Speaker:

Jay Friedman

President
Distrix

Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories


Reduce networking costs! Increase cyber security! Deploy applications faster! Add connectivity to our new office now! We’re under attack now – drop everything and jump on it now! How does IT management keep up with these demands? On top of that challenge, the promises of the Internet of Things (IoT) are that the pace of change will increase 10x with new applications and new devices added to networks – forecasts are be between 50 billion and 200 billion over the next several years -- and using ever more wireless protocols. Almost 2 billion connectable devices already are installed but they lack appropriate access and security models. Business owners, operational managers and operational technologist are demanding more and more to run the business. IT management is already feeling crushed under the weight of all these issues and it’s only getting more challenging.

IoT is often talked about in terms of consumer applications but the impact on enterprises and industrial applications have yet to be fully explored. Issues such as network architecture, network provisioning and security are concerns when thousands of new points of presence are added to networks. Then there are the promises of the software-defined network (SDN). A question is how these two concepts come together to provide real solutions that will provide dramatic improvements to IT and OT network management.

In this presentation, attendees will learn how the concepts of SDNs and virtualization -- specifically wide-area network virtualization -- provides a common foundation for a simpler and unified architecture, in which data and transport security are fundamental assumptions across the enterprise for corporate, industrial control, cloud and multi-tenant traffic. This foundation is necessary to provide the flexibility and agility required to prepare networks for the explosive growth to come with IoT.




 
IoT, Code Halos, Meaning-making and Digital Transformation


Speaker:

Kevin Benedict

Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation
Cognizant

Track: Internet of Things


Digital transformation is impacting most every industry and revolutionizing many. It is forcing enterprises to rethink their strategies for customer interactions and engagements, and to consider how IT infrastructures and business models must evolve to support them. In this presentation we will discuss how the IoT along with transformations in social, mobile, analytic and cloud technologies are producing massive quantities of new data that is being collected and analyzed for meaning-making. This meaning-making is what businesses are using to develop new business models, products and services, and to create competitive advantages.




 
Is DevOps Really Changing How IT is Working?


Speakers:

Larry Carvalho

Research Manager, Platform as a Service
IDC

and
Bernard Golden

Vice President of Strategy
ActiveState

and
Andi Mann

Chief Technology Advocate
Splunk

and
John Willis

Evangelist for Docker
StatelessNetworks

and
Randy Bias

Co-Founder and CTO
Cloudscaling

and
Vasu Sankhavaram

ITM CTO Strategy
HP Software

Track: All Tracks


While there are many ways to define DevOps, the goal of the concept is to be able to deliver IT solutions faster leveraging several technology tools to add value for business. Cloud companies have demonstrated how they can manage massive pools of IT infrastructure giving the developer a very flexible resource pool that they can leverage and IT is eager to do the same. In this session you will hear from industry experts on this movement that is delivering frictionless IT to the enterprise.




 
Learn How You Can Easily Extend Your Infrastructure with Microsoft Azure


Speaker:

Drew McDaniel

Principal Program Manager Lead
Microsoft

Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories


As Infrastructure needs grow so does the need to be able to deal with it in a quick and cost efficient manner. With Azure, you can spin up new Windows Server and Linux virtual machines in minutes and adjust your usage as your needs change. With our pay-as-you-go approach, you only pay for what you use and there are never any penalties for changing your virtual machine configurations. Full support for Microsoft applications including SQL, Sharepoint and even third-party software such as Oracle databases and Weblogic. Whether you are using IaaS for development and test or extending your production capacity to the cloud Azure can help.




 
Leveraging a Cloud Architecture for Fun, Ease, and Profit!


Speakers:

Phil Jackson

Development Community Advocate
SoftLayer

and
Harold Hannon

Sr. Software Architect
SoftLayer Technologies

Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud


The world of cloud and application development is not just for the hardened developer these days. In this discussion we will pull back the curtain of the architecture of a fun demo application purpose built for the cloud. We will focus on demonstrating how we 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 may not be a seasoned developer.




 
Linux Containers – NextGen Virtualization for Cloud (Benefit Realization)


Speaker:

Boden Russell

Advisory Software Engineer
IBM Global Technology Services

Track: Security & Performance in Cloud


Want VM agility with near bare metal performance? How about [milli]second provision/stop/start/restart times? Looking to achieve greater VM density on your hardware assets, or provision applications without worry of dependency hell? Look no further than nextgen virtualization with Linux Containers.

In this session we’ll dive deeper into Linux Container metrics and present/discuss Linux Container performance data exemplifying containers; run at near bare metal speeds, provide greater VM density potential, allow faster provisioning times and have smaller footprints than traditional VMs. Finally, we’ll round out the discussion by covering some best practices and edge cases when virtualizing with containers.




 
Linux Containers – NextGen Virtualization for Cloud (Intro & Overview)


Speaker:

Boden Russell

Advisory Software Engineer
IBM Global Technology Services

Track: Security & Performance in Cloud


Want VM agility with near bare metal performance? How about [milli]second provision/stop/start/restart times? Looking to achieve greater VM density on your hardware assets, or provision applications without worry of dependency hell? Look no further than nextgen virtualization with Linux Containers.

In this session we’ll provide a Linux Container technology overview including; underpinnings, throttling, monitoring, tooling/commoditization, images, security, use cases, pros/cons and why containers are poised as “the next VM” in our modern Cloud era. By the end of this session you will have a firm understanding of the Linux Container landscape in today’s industry and an appreciation for their realization.




 
Lunch Keynote | Cloud as a Growth Engine for Business - Unleashing Software-Driven Innovation


Speaker:

Dr Kristof Kloeckner

General Manager, Rational Software
IBM

Track: All Tracks


In a world of ever accelerating business cycles and fast changing client expectations, the cloud increasingly serves as a growth engine and a path to new business models. Dynamic clouds enable businesses to continuously reinvent themselves, adapting their business processes, their service and software delivery and their operations to achieve speed to market and quick response to customer feedback. The cloud opens up new possibilities for businesses to continuously deliver software driven innovation and enables new ways of collaboration between an extended group of stakeholders, including business leaders, developers, operations as well customers and partners. To illustrate this, we will discuss the capabilities of BlueMix, IBM's Cloud Platform, with integrated DevOps Services. With BlueMix, developers can compose applications in a tight feedback loop, using a wealth of IBM, 3rd party and open source services and APIs, deploy and scale with infrastructure services from SoftLayer and code with the confidence based on a foundation of open standards.




 
Lunch Power Panel | How Open Source Is Speeding Cloud Innovation


Speakers:

Greg O'Connor

President & CEO
AppZero

and
Larry Carvalho

Research Manager, Platform as a Service
IDC

and
Cory Isaacson

CTO
Risk Management Solutions

and
John Derrick

CEO
Jelastic

Track: All Tracks


Open source software is powering the most successful public cloud offerings including Amazon and Google. At the same time, other initiatives like OpenStack and CloudFoundry are growing in popularity with a number of vendors actively contributing code. This panel will discuss the future of open source in cloud computing and how customer adoption will be influenced by open clouds.




 
Lunchtime CIO Panel


Speaker:

Don Whittington

Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Florida Crystals Corporation

Track: All Tracks


In today's world, if your business is not considering cloud computing, the competitive landscape can become even more challenging in this fast moving economy. Many businesses in today's world are born out of cloud, while many long standing businesses are making the transition. Netflix was born out of the cloud while Domino Sugar (Florida Crystals) is making the transition. In this keynote, learn how Mike Kail of Netflix and Don Whittington of Domino Sugar (Florida Crystals), discuss their respective strategies in moving to the cloud, with different approaches.




 
Making Big Data Cost Effective in a Bare Metal Cloud


Speaker:

Harold Hannon

Sr. Software Architect
SoftLayer Technologies

Track: BigData | Analytics


The cloud provides an easy onramp to building and deploying Big Data solutions, particularly the latest technologies that favor scale-out architectures. Transitioning from initial deployment to a large-scale, highly performant operation without breaking the bank may not be easy.




 
Making the Internet of Things Real for Business


Speaker:

Chad Jones

Vice President, Internet of Things Strategy
LogMeIn

Track: Internet of Things


The physical world holds the key to unlocking unseen business opportunities that expand revenue, optimize operations and delight customers and users. What if you could turn normally hidden bits of information in your business’ physical assets into valuable insights that fuel growth and drive intelligent, automated action? By leveraging the Internet of Things, you can realize previously inaccessible value, but for many companies, understanding how to do this is a complete mystery. This session will reveal how to quickly make the IoT real for your business and accelerate innovation.




 
Managing Consumer Identities in the Cloud


Speaker:

Ajit Sagar


Infosys

Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)


Cloud environments have created situations which allow users, customers, consumers, and employees to access Public, Intranet, and Extranet applications from different locations, devices, and as different personas. The focus of all the Internet and enterprise front end applications today is to enhance the user experience. In addition, with advances in mobility and BYOD, the line between public and private becomes a deep shade of gray.

At the same time, organizations are leveraging SAAS applications for their internal business communication and collaboration, such as Google Apps, DropBox, and the like. This opens up challenges in providing a universal identity for the user, while at the same time retaining the flexibility to segregate access depending on the scenario. While Cloud computing environments may offer different levels of abstraction to its users, Federated identity management, does not leverage these abstractions; each user must set up her identity management solution. This situation is further aggravated by the fact that no identity federation solution is able to integrate all abstraction layers (i.e. IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS). The overwhelming challenge is to manage the user’s identity effectively and in a compliant manner while retaining the richness of the user experience.

This session will focus on the technologies and mechanisms available in the industry to address this problem. As with any new technology, the challenge is to leverage and apply it appropriately to specific scenarios in the industry. I will cover the standards, best practices, and patterns to manage the users’ identity in the Cloud, while consolidating the users’ 360 degree persona that is relevant across the multiple omni-channel digital touch points through which the user interacts with Cloud applications.




 
Managing Hybrid Cloud Environments: The New Reality for Delivering IT-as-a-Service


Speakers:

James Urquhart

Technologist & Director of Cloud Management Solutions
Dell

and
Jeremy Ford

General Manager of Cloud Services
Dell

Track: Mobile | Hot Topics


IT leaders and practitioners need to know how to embrace shifting business and end-user expectations, and the cloud is a vital part of everyone’s strategy to address this challenge. But how do you go about selecting the right cloud services? How do you manage them without adding new management tools for every platform? Since almost all organizations will end up with a hybrid cloud, it is imperative to know how to manage such an environment seamlessly, allowing for the efficiency and agility promises of the cloud to remain real.

This session will examine the role of IT, the critical decision checkpoints, and approaches to managing hybrid cloud computing environments. Attendees will also learn of deployment choices and constraints, the nuances of managing homogeneous vs. heterogeneous deployment environments, and how to deploy and manage applications in dissimilar environments.




 
MapDB: The Agile Java Database


Speakers:

Cory Isaacson

CTO
Risk Management Solutions

and
Jan Kotek

Primary Developer
MapDB

Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud


MapDB is an Apache-licensed open source database specifically designed for Java developers. The library uses the standard Java Collections API, making it totally natural for Java developers to use and adopt, while scaling database size from GBs to TBs. MapDB is very fast and supports an agile approach to data, allowing developers to construct flexible schemas to exactly match application needs and tune performance, durability and caching for specific requirements. In this session you will learn:

- MapDB Architecture
- How to break the Java Heap barrier
- Using Maps as a database
- MapDB Benchmark
- MapDB Examples

This session will be co-presented by Jan Kotek, the MapDB developer, and Cory Isaacson, CEO/CTO of CodeFutures.




 
Meeting the Challenges of Effectively Managing a Recurring Revenue Model – Key Existing Systems and Services Integration


Speaker:

Brendan O’Brien

Co-founder and Chief Architect
Aria Systems

Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud


Today the ability to increase revenue by utilizing recurring revenue models is driving new business for companies in all market sectors. However, delivering the features, benefits, and capabilities necessary to enable companies to offer products or services on a recurring basis can be a challenge. At the same time, companies prefer to augment their existing systems and services rather than replace them. This webinar will examine the key issues for executives and their IT staff who are mandated to leverage their legacy systems and services in order to drive new recurring revenue. Issues include:

- New capabilities/systems needed for effective recurring revenue management
- Increasing customer satisfaction with recurring revenue management
- How to leverage your company’s existing systems and services integration




 
Mobile Apps in the Enterprise: Harness the Power for Your Customers and Employees


Speaker:

Miranda Luna

Product Manager, Windows Azure
Microsoft

Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories


Mobile apps are becoming increasingly important in the enterprise. Traditional web apps cannot match the increased levels of engagement and retention achieved through a personalized and responsive experience on each user's favorite device. To build a cross-platform mobile app capable of delivering a truly personalized and responsive experience, however, you need to effectively utilize a cloud-connected app backend that is built to enhance security, scale and speed of development.. Join this session to learn more about the different aspects of robust mobile application strategy and the enabling technologies offered by Microsoft Azure. We will demonstrate how to use Microsoft Azure to implement mobile engagement strategy end to end, from net new apps to apps that need to leverage on-premises assets, to existing apps that could benefit from enhanced push notifications.




 
Monetizing the 'Internet of Things'- What You Need to Know Now


Speaker:

Brendan O’Brien

Co-founder and Chief Architect
Aria Systems

Track: Internet of Things


There's no doubt that the "Internet of Things" is driving the next wave of innovation. Google has spent billions over the past few months vacuuming up companies that specialize in smart appliances and machine learning. Already, Philips light bulbs, Audi automobiles, and Samsung washers and dryers can communicate with and be controlled from mobile devices. To take advantage of the opportunities the "Internet of Things" brings to your business, you'll want to start preparing now. Please join Brendan O'Brien, cloud billing inventor and co-founder of Aria Systems, to learn:
  • What you can do today to prepare your business for "The Internet of Things"
  • Some inherent challenges with "The Internet of Things," and
  • Considerations and approaches for monetizing "The Internet of Things"




 
Moving Mission-Critical Applications to the Cloud


Speakers:

Nathan Anderson

IT Leader - Innovation
GE Capital

and
Kacy Clarke

Vice President and Principal Cloud Architect
Cloud Technology Partners

and
Shane Shelton

Sr. Director of Application Performance
McGraw-Hill Education

Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories


Taking mission critical applications out of their current data center environments and moving them to the cloud is usually not a simple matter of lift and shift. Companies leading the way in deploying customer facing applications to either a public or a private cloud have learned the hard way that they must rethink how their applications are developed, deployed, instrumented and managed to maintain the level of service their customers expect.

Attendees of this panel discussion will learn:
  • How companies like GE, McGraw-Hill Education and others leverage the cloud to deliver high quality experiences to their customers
  • Why typical data center oriented systems monitoring and operations are not sufficient for the distributed architecture of the cloud
  • How companies are enhancing their application development practices to incorporate greater resiliency, elasticity, DevOps, automated testing and performance monitoring to improve application alignment with cloud environments
  • How lessons of systems thinking can improve the manageability and quality of service delivered by cloud deployed applications




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    Moving to a Zero IT Infrastructure Footprint


    Speaker:

    Tim Crawford

    CIO

    Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories


    A myriad of new methodologies and technologies from Cloud Computing to BYOD have changed the IT landscape demonstrably. In parallel, higher-value functions around data, customer engagement and revenue growth are pushing CIOs to consider alternative approaches. The nexus is moving IT to a zero footprint infrastructure model. Organizations including Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance and Airlines are moving in this direction. Unfortunately, traditional IT paradigms present a challenge to adopting these new methodologies. From the CIO perspective, this session outlines the issues, opportunities and steps required for the move. Not moving is no longer an option, but Moving to a Zero IT Infrastructure Footprint is not a panacea without challenges. This session discusses the challenges and how to address them.

    Knowledge: Lead by a CIO with practical hands-on experience leading multiple organizations through this change, attendees will understand the issues with applying traditional IT paradigms to new methodologies. The session covers the higher-value opportunities that CIOs are striving for that lead to significant changes in the IT constructs. Moving to Zero IT Infrastructure is one of the first strategies in the journey. While moving to a Zero IT Infrastructure Footprint is not a panacea, attendees will understand the challenges that moving brings and how to address those changes. In the end, attendees should understand the value for moving and the next steps they can take within their own organizations to get started.




     
    New Security Models for the IoT


    Speaker:

    Davi Ottenheimer

    Senior Director of Trust
    EMC

    Track: Internet of Things


    An entirely new security model is needed for the internet of things, or is it? Can we save some old and tested controls for this new and different environment? This presentation reviews hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveals a new risk balance you might not expect.




     
    One datacenter: Many options to protect with cloud solutions


    Speaker:

    Rick Vanover

    Product Strategy Specialist
    Veeam Software

    Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories


    When it comes to protecting an IT investment, a natural choice today is to leverage a cloud technology. In this session from Veeam, see how you can start engage one or more cloud technologies for your data protection strategy. Whether you are looking for straightforward object-based storage to clouds such as Glacier or S3, implementing gateway appliances to storage such as Azure, leveraging cloud computing or want to develop a line of business around cloud services; there are options for protection today leveraging cloud solutions.




     
    One Line of Code That Changed the Web Forever: Accelerating the Web for the Internet of Things


    Speakers:

    John Fallows

    Co-Founder & CTO
    Kaazing

    and
    Jonas Jacobi

    Co-Founder & President
    Kaazing

    Track: Internet of Things


    The definition of IoT is not new, in fact its been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected World. If you look into the details of what comprise the IoT then you’ll see that it includes everything from Cloud computing, Big Data Analytics, “Things”, Web communication, Applications, Network, Storage, …. It is essentially including everything connected online from hardware to software, or as we like to say, its an Internet of many different things. The difference is that what has in the past been disparate and disconnected systems are now rapidly becoming uniform, connected, and always-on systems.

    This shift in computing triggers new demands and requirements that will put existing infrastructures to the test and most likely cause massive disruption in the technology echo system, as old players can’t keep up with new more agile players. As with any major technology shift it is important to stay open minded to new ideas and emerging technologies, technologies that may help you stay ahead in the next 10 to 20 years.

    With this explosive growth in connected devices, predominantly Web-enabled and Web-accessible devices (yes, we're thinking about smartphones, tablets, vehicles, utility meters, apparel, and more) the demand for more live information, communication and distribution of data over the Web will grow exponentially. So how are we going to be able to address these potential?

    This session will discuss these issues and how the HTML5 WebSocket standard is accelerating the Web for an IoT World, and it is moving into its next phase, morphing from a static and stale network to a live, interactive, and constantly changing mesh of always-on communication.




     
    Open Source IoT at Eclipse: Standards, Frameworks and Tools for IoT Developers


    Speaker:

    Ian Skerrett

    VP of Marketing
    Eclipse Foundation

    Track: Internet of Things


    The Eclipse IoT community is growing community of open source projects focused on providing the building blocks for the IoT industry. The goal of the community is to provide open source implementations of important IoT standards, frameworks that implement key services for IoT applications and tools to make it easier for developers to create IoT applications. If IoT is going to achieve success and interoperability then the industry will need these basic building blocks.

    In this presentation, Ian Skerrett will introduce the Eclipse IoT open source community. He will provide a detailed introduction to the 12 different open source projects already at Eclipse, including support for IoT standards such as MQT, CoAP, One M2M and Lightweight M2M. He will also discuss how companies and individuals can use the Eclipse open source building blocks to build IoT applications.




     
    Opening Keynote | Microsoft Azure


    Speaker:

    Steven Martin

    General Manager
    Microsoft Azure

    Track: All Tracks


    In the Opening Keynote at the 14th Cloud Expo, Steven Martin, General Manager of Microsoft Azure, will examine the factors which led to the “Perfect Storm” for cloud computing and what they tell us about the next 5+ years. No buzz words, fancy demos or sales pitch; just an honest talk about our industry.




     
    OpenSource innovations for Mobile Application Development.


    Speaker:

    Shubhra Kar

    Director, Products and Systems Engineering
    StrongLoop

    Track: Mobile | Hot Topics


    Enterprises need an API tier to meet the demands imposed by mobile technology. The impact of next generation of API servers on mobile and middleware development can be equated to the impact J2EE application servers like WebLogic, JBoss or WebSphere had on web development. It enables enterprises to surface business critical data residing in traditional backends, databases and service tiers on-premises or on the cloud to multi-channel mobile apps. An API tier is technology “super glue” that ties together endpoints of disparate enterprise systems, then exposing a uniform API to all clients. The clients include web browsers, mobile smartphones, tablets, and wearables. Each has its own set of capabilities and limitations and therefore unique user experiences. An API tier works on top of existing data and services to leverage existing systems in the context of mobile and next-generation clients. It acts as a natural bridge between front end and back end, providing for increased efficiency as well as rapid iteration to meet changing requirements. At StrongLoop we believe that full-stack JavaScript is the ideal solution for an API tier. Along with the maturation of HTML5 and CSS3, JavaScript on the front end provides a practical and attainable means to develop cross-platform hybrid mobile applications for multiple devices. Node.js on the back end provides a monoglot way to share components between back end and front end within the MVC paradigm. Ultimately, business logic and application functionality can also be leveraged between back end and front end. This session aims at highlighting open-source innovations, DevOps best practices and mature tool-chains / processes for successful enterprise multi-channel implementations.




     
    OpenStack and the Future of Computing


    Speaker:

    Chris C. Kemp

    Co-Founder & CEO
    Nebula

    Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)


    Chris C. Kemp, former NASA CTO and co-founder of OpenStack will explore the origins of OpenStack, diving into how this technology advanced NASA’s mission and helped the White House ignite a cloud computing revolution across the federal government. We’ll take a close look at how the fastest growing open source project in history evolved - and where it’s going - before turning our attention to the forces that have catalyzed this revolution and are reshaping enterprise computing. Finally we will look at some examples of cloud technologies and architectures that are enabling the most successful (and often newest) companies to challenge their largest and most entrenched competitors.




     
    OpenStack and the Industry Shift With Open Cloud


    Speaker:

    Eric Wright

    Systems Architect
    Pluralsight

    Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)


    As open technologies continue to make a bigger splash in the industry, the growth with OpenStack is showing the shift towards a new way to manage and consume IT resources. In the public and private cloud ecosystems, OpenStack has an opportunity to bring existing organizations into a standardized platform, plus many new customers are making moves to embrace OpenStack and open platforms in their IT portfolio. What does OpenStack mean to today's companies, systems integrators, and to administrators? Making the move towards OpenStack and increasing knowledge and feature usage in OpenStack is going to be a key factor in the success in adopting this exciting platform.




     
    Pets vs. Cattle: How to Think About HW in a Web-scale IT world


    Speaker:

    Randy Bias

    Co-Founder and CTO
    Cloudscaling

    Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)


    If you want to bring the new kind of elastic cloud infrastructure revolutionised by leading public clouds or web-scale companies like FB, Google and Twitter, you have to change your thinking about a few key things: hardware, failure and scalability.

    In this presentation Randy Bias, Founder & CEO of Cloudscaling outlines the key design principles and challenges involved with building these new kinds of clouds.




     
    Platform-as-a-Service: Lessons from Manufacturing


    Speaker:

    Gordon Haff

    Cloud Evangelist
    Red Hat

    Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)


    Software development, like engineering, is a craft that requires the application of creative approaches to solve problems given a wide range of constraints. However, while engineering design may be craftwork, the production of most designed objects relies on a standardized and automated manufacturing process. By contrast, much of what's typically involved when moving an application from prototype to production and, indeed, maintaining the application through its lifecycle remains craftwork. In this session, Red Hat Cloud Product Strategist Gordon Haff discusses how a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) like Red Hat OpenShift can bring industrialization to the development and deployment of applications. By abstracting irrelevant details and automating key activities, a PaaS can do for software development productivity and quality what assembly line innovations did for manufacturing.




     
    Plug into the Cloud: Your Blueprint to Database as a Service


    Speaker:

    David Swanger

    Senior Director of Oracle Database Product Marketing
    Oracle

    Track: Mobile | Hot Topics


    Enterprise IT is under increasing pressure to deliver better services to the business faster, at lower cost, and with higher quality of service. Now, there’s a new page in the CIO playbook—delivering enterprise Database as a Service. During this session, learn how a Database as a Service (DBaaS) solution delivers on a broad range of requirements including simplified database consolidation and,self-service provisioning. We'll discuss how Oracle’s new multitenant architecture provides a superior enterprise database platform with new levels of flexibility, resiliency, and efficiency.




     
    Power Panel | Are Hybrid Clouds the Best Path Towards IT transformation?


    Speakers:

    Andrew Hillier

    Co-Founder & CTO
    CiRBA

    and
    Gordon Haff

    Cloud Evangelist
    Red Hat

    and
    Courtney Behrens

    Senior Marketing Manager
    Brother International

    and
    Kurt Hagerman

    Chief Information Security Officer
    FireHost

    and
    Michael Elliott

    Enterprise Cloud Evangelist
    Dell

    and
    Paul Turner

    Chief Marketing Officer
    Cloudian

    and
    Randall Poole

    Vice President of Product Development – Cloud Services
    QTS

    Track: All Tracks


    Enterprises have invested a lot in their own data centers and are reluctant to throw away that investment. Increasingly there is a trend to optimizing internal resources before combining public and private cloud resources to obtain maximum benefit. This panel will discuss various scenarios available to CIO's, the challenges of each and whether hybrid is a way to reach their end goal.




     
    Power Panel | What Have We Learned About Cloud Adoption?


    Speakers:

    Larry Carvalho

    Research Manager, Platform as a Service
    IDC

    and
    Barry Morris

    CEO & Co-Founder
    NuoDB

    and
    David Reoch

    Sr. Director of Cloud Solutions
    Gigamon

    and
    Jeff Tegethoff

    CEO
    Appcore

    and
    Roberto Medrano


    Akana

    and
    Rob Carter

    Director of Data Center Marketing
    Windstream Communications

    and
    C.J. Radford

    Vice President of Cloud
    Vormetric

    and
    Esmeralda Swartz

    CMO
    MetraTech

    Track: All Tracks


    IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS (infrastructure, platform and software as a service) all have their place in enterprises today and are no strangers to utilizing them. But with the multitude of technologies out in the market, how to make a decision on which to use and when? What is most efficient and effective? This panel will focus on the three and best use cases for each and how IT can be an enabler of all three.




     
    Powering the Mobile Enterprise


    Speaker:

    Dan Scholler

    VP, Platform and Technology
    Infor

    Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories


    Delivering modern application experiences requires a cloud based architecture that unlocks the silos of process and information within the organization. These capabilities must be resident in the cloud, and easily consumed by mobile applications. Join us a we discuss a common approach to access application capability, end to end process automation, and information stores designed to enable modern applications experiences, which are mostly or exclusively mobile.




     
    Practical IoT NOW: Lessons Learned & Real Examples


    Speaker:

    Reid Carlberg

    Senior Director, Developer Evangelism
    salesforce.com

    Track: Internet of Things


    A lot of people are heralding IoT as the future, but what can your business do today? Quite a lot, it turns out, if you know what to look for and how to talk about it. In this session, we will discuss business processes ripe for IoT style solutions and provide real world examples in operation today. We'll also cover several fun ways to inspire your organization, share some lessons learned about solution development and offer several next steps designed to get you started. Join us and learn how to kickstart your company's IoT efforts into high gear.




     
    Real World Private Cloud Continuous Delivery in Financial Services


    Speaker:

    Nathan Anderson

    IT Leader - Innovation
    GE Capital

    Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption


    This session will provide a look inside of a project at a large global financial services organization who embarked on an ambitious journey towards continuous delivery, private cloud, agile and DevOps. We will set aside the hype, and focus on successes, challenges, and real-world practical lessons learned.




     
    Redefining B2B eCommerce in the Cloud


    Speaker:

    Marie-Pascale Authie

    Solution Consultant
    Infor

    Track: Mobile | Hot Topics


    The challenge for many businesses is building an integrated eCommerce solution that delivers on all fronts – design, usability, customer experience, segmentation, and execution.

    Join this session to learn how apply new approaches that deliver a deeper and richer personalized online experience - with tailored content, marketing messages, and offers based on an individual user’s activity and buying behavior. Discuss customer engagement platforms that enable companies to enrich their customer interactions, and scale their market impact by taking advantage of omni-channel sales and distribution opportunities that will power their top and bottom lines.




     
    Reduce Complexity and Accelerate Innovation with IaaS and PaaS


    Speaker:

    Gene Eun

    Sr. Director, Oracle Cloud
    Oracle

    Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud


    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.

    Join this session to learn about 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.




     
    Reinventing Cloud Storage Services Through Innovation and Collaboration


    Speaker:

    Wim De Wispelaere

    Chief Technology Officer & Founder
    Amplidata

    Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories


    The reach and demand of cloud storage services are rapidly expanding as many organizations are expressing interest in storage-as-a service (STaaS) for public, private and hybrid cloud implementations. The next generation of applications and workloads are driving a big change in storage requirements that lead us to develop a new object-based software defined storage platform with elastic Exabyte scalability and enterprise consistency in flexible dynamic and open architecture.

    A Major Worldwide Telco provider was looking to enter the Storage as a Service market and wanted to reinvent cloud storage services delivering unprecedented capabilities and value to a variety of external and internal customers. They explored a number of options and ultimately choose to work with Amplidata to help them design and build and enterprise class cloud storage platform using their hardware platform of choice.

    This session with walk through the requirements, technical challenges and solution that enabled them to deliver a world class global cloud storage service.




     
    Remediate WS2003 and move to the Cloud in One Step


    Speaker:

    Greg O'Connor

    CEO
    AppZero

    Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption


    With Windows Server 2003 end of extended support approaching, enterprises must begin their migration planning for all affected production applications. There are a variety of approaches and many people will take a “mix and match” approach. Whatever the approach, it’s important to have a migration plan now – 200 business days goes by quickly when some applications take weeks to migrate. This is the perfect opportunity to move those applications to the Cloud. There’s a way to move your applications and modernize (move to the cloud) at the same time. We’ll tell you about a company who did that and found it more than 5 times faster than traditional methods.




     
    Rise of the Enterprise Platform: The New Way to Protect and Share Endpoint Data


    Speaker:

    Michael Bachman

    Senior Enterprise Systems Architect
    Code42

    Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption


    File sync and share. Endpoint protection. Both are massive opportunities for today’s enterprise thanks to their business benefits and widespread user appeal. But one size does not fit all, especially user-adopted consumer technologies. Organizations must apply the right enterprise-ready tool for the job in order to properly manage and protect endpoint data. In this presentation, we discuss how the synergy of an enterprise platform—where sync/share and endpoint protection converge—delivers incredible value for the business.

    Attendees will learn:
    • Value of an end-user data management and protection platform
    • Where businesses can tap into the platform to meet e-discovery and compliance needs
    • How IT can enable end users while killing the “Dropbox” problem




     
    Roundtable | The Evolution of IT in a Changing World


    Speakers:

    David Reoch

    Sr. Director of Cloud Solutions
    Gigamon

    and
    Jeff Morris

    Vice President of Product Strategy
    GoodData

    and
    James Urquhart

    Technologist & Director of Cloud Management Solutions
    Dell

    and
    R. Kent Landry

    Senior Consultant
    Windstream Hosted Solutions

    and
    John Gunn

    VP of Corporate Communications
    VASCO Data Security

    Track: All Tracks


    The future of IT sits at the intersection of cloud and big data, and businesses are transforming the way IT delivers resources. How does IT evolve in this world? The days of a 'server administrator' just focusing on servers are over. The new world of IT consists of new roles and responsibilities. What are these new roles? How does IT evolve to learn how to manage big data or cloud? What does it mean for businesses? How do you build a true DevOps culture to fit these new roles?

    Our panelists will explore how IT evolves and share their experiences on what they're seeing in the industry. This is a must attend session to discover how both businesses and IT evolve in this ever changing IT landscape.




     
    Safeguarding Data in the Cloud


    Speaker:

    C.J. Radford

    Vice President of Cloud
    Vormetric

    Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption


    As enterprises look to take advantage of the cloud, they need to understand the importance of safeguarding their confidential and sensitive data in cloud environments. Enterprises must protect their data from (i) system administrators who don’t need to see the data in the clear and (ii) adversaries who become system administrators from stolen credentials. In short, enterprises must take control of their data: The best way to do this is by using advanced encryption, centralized key management and cutting edge access controls and policies.

    When an outside party owns, controls, and manages infrastructure and computational resources, how can you be assured that sensitive data remains private and secure, that your organization is protected from damaging data breaches, and that you can still satisfy the full range of reporting, compliance and regulatory requirements? Learn in this session how to proactively address security in the cloud so that your organization isn’t next week’s data breach headline, protect intellectual property and comply with data privacy and system integrity regulations and how to combine context-aware user access, high performance encryption for data-at-rest and operational control into a single system that seamlessly interacts with existing IT systems.




     
    Scaling Big Data


    Speaker:

    Cory Isaacson

    CTO
    Risk Management Solutions

    Track: BigData | Analytics


    Need to scale your data tier? The foundation of every application is the database layer, and today application architects have more choices than ever. With these choices come new questions: Which database technology is best for your application? How can your application take advantage of Big Data technology? Can you run your relational database at Big Data scale? What does it take to implement a comprehensive data infrastructure, including your core database, incorporating SQL, No SQL and Big Data platforms? How can you make a scalable database cluster more manageable?

    In his session at the 14th International Cloud Expo®, Cory Isaacson, CEO/CTO of CodeFutures Corporation, will answer these questions and more. You will learn exactly what it takes to scale your data tier, and how to keep it reliable - despite the challenges presented in cloud environments. You will also enjoy a quick review of the primary types of database platforms, enabling you to choose the best technology for your application challenges. Cory will also preview his upcoming new book, Understanding Big Data Scalability.




     
    SDDC Still More a Project than a Product or Service


    Speaker:

    Mark Thiele

    EVP, Data Center Tech
    SUPERNAP

    Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories


    Simply defined the SDDC promises that you’ll be able to treat “all” of your IT infrastructure as if it’s completely malleable. That there are no restrictions to how you can use and assign everything from border controls to VM size as long as you stay within the technical capabilities of the devices. The promise is great, but the reality is still a dream for the majority of enterprises. This talk will cover where and how a business might benefit from SDDC and also why they should or shouldn’t attempt to adopt today.




     
    SDDC – The Choice is Yours


    Speaker:

    Reza Malekzadeh

    VP of Business
    Cumulus Networks

    Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories


    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's hardware requires using a completely different OS, set of applications and user interface. This presentation is about going beyond the network. The DataCenter must be viewed in a holistic fashion to allow enterprise growth, scalability and effective DevOps. This presentation will explore the benefits associated with hardware and software disaggregation. Why this is a huge priority for enterprises as cloud computing and big data become mainstream.




     
    SDN and Network Virtualization 101 for Clouds


    Speaker:

    Robert Drost

    Co-Founder and COO
    Pluribus Networks

    Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories


    Learn why network virtualization is the final frontier to conquer for high-utilization and high-performance clouds (since server and storage virtualization are already mature). 2013 was the year of SDN’s debut, but in this talk you’ll hear how SDN’s relevant server-centric comparison for network virtualization (NV) is whether it operates like a server Type-I hypervisor (Bare Metal) or Type-II (Hosted). The speaker will explain how Openstack, OpenDaylight, Openflow, Cisco ONE, VMware NSX, and others compare and work with server hypervisors and how to incorporate network virtualization in your cloud to improve analytics, compliance, management, scalability, reliability, cloudBursting, and billing features.




     
    Sea Level to the Cloud: Learn How to Get to New Heights


    Speaker:

    Joel Ferman

    Vice President of Marketing
    InMage Systems

    Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories


    Water’s path from sea level to a cloud is quite a journey and often misunderstood, similar to that of an organizations path as they traverse from a traditional on premise compute model, to public and private cloud adoption. Infrastructure changes have a ripple effect, and impact functions across an organization, not just in IT, everything from executive management, to finance – and often cause unnecessary strife and significant project delays. With the cloud, large capital expenditures are converted into monthly recurring payments, lengthy sales cycles are turned into self-service models, resource intensive POC’s, turned into easy to implement free trials – the list goes on and on. These require new strategies to get projects approved, fast tracked and successful – the legacy method of yearly or quarterly budgeting, and lengthy solution testing and analysis no longer applies, but changing that mindset is no easy task.

    In this session, we’ll take a closer look at the impacts of cloud adoption, discuss real stories of how organizations big and small have had successes and failures in getting projects approved and implements, as well as tips and tricks on how to fast track your cloud initiatives. Don’t get stuck at sea level!




     
    Seamless Innovation: A New Cloud Reality for App Development


    Speaker:

    Ravi Srivatsav

    Founder & CEO
    ElasticBox

    Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud


    A major reason for innovation sluggishness is friction and misalignment in the dev/ops process. What we’ll speak to today is a whole new world of simplified, modular application development. ElasticBox is pioneering service-based application development, whereby fully configured components of an application architecture are encapsulated as “Boxes” and made available to developers as a service. Now, developers simply 1) Select the resources/boxes they require, 2) Stack their boxes to create the application architecture, and 3) Deploy the App. Because the boxes are fully encapsulated, they are reusable, can be versioned and updated, and are fully mobile across all major cloud environments.




     
    Searching NoSQL: Utilizing More Than Map-Reduce with Cloudant


    Speaker:

    Brad Bonn

    Systems Engineer
    Cloudant

    Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories


    Normally in a document database such as CouchDB or BigCouch, data is queried using b-tree indexes built with map-reduce functions. Cloudant has extended the platform to natively take advantage of Lucene and R*-Tree indexes to make obtaining data out of NoSQL DBaaS more powerful and flexible.




     
    Security, Compliance, Performance: Yes! We are talking about web conferencing


    Speaker:

    Courtney Behrens

    Senior Marketing Manager
    Brother International

    Track: Security & Performance in Cloud


    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. Issues that had previously been out of your control, like performance, advanced administration and compliance, can now be put back behind your firewall!




     
    See Inside Your Cloud


    Speaker:

    David Reoch

    Sr. Director of Cloud Solutions
    Gigamon

    Track: Security & Performance in Cloud


    Server virtualization is no longer hype. It¹s reality. But as the infrastructure has converged, with server virtualization leading consolidation efforts, blind spots now exist causing more and more data to be hidden from enterprise tools. With more emphasis on data analysis for application performance and customer experience monitoring, virtualization teams are challenged to deliver visibility for virtual server traffic.

    For VMware administrators Œmonitoring¹ means CPU, memory and storage availability monitoring. In other words, what¹s going on with the underlying hardware resource capacity. But the business stakeholder, who is the ultimate client of the IT organization, is far more concerned about equating their spend on IT services to Customer Experience, application performance analysis, and their spend on IT services as a percentage of revenue.

    Tools that are used to give the business the insights they need live on the physical network, but application and user traffic now resides in the hypervisor.

    This seminar will focus on the issues, and the business and technical capabilities of currently shipping solutions that give the tools access to the virtual infrastructure and converged infrastructure stacks.




     
    See Inside Your Cloud


    Speaker:

    David Reoch

    Sr. Director of Cloud Solutions
    Gigamon

    Track: Mobile | Hot Topics


    Server virtualization is no longer hype. It¹s reality. But as the infrastructure has converged, with server virtualization leading consolidation efforts, blind spots now exist causing more and more data to be hidden from enterprise tools. With more emphasis on data analysis for application performance and customer experience monitoring, virtualization teams are challenged to deliver visibility for virtual server traffic.

    For VMware administrators Œmonitoring¹ means CPU, memory and storage availability monitoring. In other words, what¹s going on with the underlying hardware resource capacity. But the business stakeholder, who is the ultimate client of the IT organization, is far more concerned about equating their spend on IT services to Customer Experience, application performance analysis, and their spend on IT services as a percentage of revenue.

    Tools that are used to give the business the insights they need live on the physical network, but application and user traffic now resides in the hypervisor.

    This seminar will focus on the issues, and the business and technical capabilities of currently shipping solutions that give the tools access to the virtual infrastructure and converged infrastructure stacks.




     
    Shape and Meaning: An Introduction to Topological Data Analysis


    Speaker:

    Anthony Bak

    Senior Data Scientist
    Ayasdi

    Track: BigData | Analytics


    Anthony Bak will discuss how Ayasdi uses Topological Data Analysis to solve complex problems for companies, foundations and academics. He will start with an overview of the core algorithm used in TDA and describe how it forms a unifying framework for many machine learning and data analysis tasks. He will demonstrate how Ayasdi turns this idea into a product with uses cases and a live demonstration of the software.




     
    Sharing Experiences In Enterprise Cloud Adoption


    Speaker:

    Seth Proctor

    CTO
    NuoDB, Inc.

    Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption


    As more applications and services move "to the cloud" (public or on-premise) cloud environments are increasingly adopting and building out traditional enterprise features. This in turn is enabling and encouraging cloud adoption from enterprise users. In many ways the definition is blurring as features like continuous operation, geo-distribution or on-demand capacity become the norm. At NuoDB we're involved in both building enterprise software and using enterprise cloud capabilities.

    This talk will cover experiences from building, deploying and using enterprise services and suggest some ways to approach moving enterprise applications into a cloud model.




     
    Show Them the Money, Customers in the Age of IoT Agents.


    Speaker:

    Jason Mondanaro

    Director of Product Management - Metanga
    MetraTech, Corp

    Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories


    The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. For this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money!




     
    Simplifying Identity Management in the Cloud era


    Speaker:

    Keith Mayer

    Senior Technical Evangelist
    Microsoft

    Track: Security & Performance in Cloud


    Identities are everywhere today! Much more than just providing access and auditing for on-premises applications and corporate desktops, organizations are now tasked with provisioning, managing and securing identities for applications running on-premises, in the Cloud and on mobile devices. And, this can be challenging – seemingly forcing many organizations down the path of managing identities individually on an app-by-app basis or implementing complex federated security scenarios that are difficult to maintain.

    Attend this session to learn the streamlined identity strategies that organizations can implement today to simplify provisioning, unify management and increase security for applications in the Cloud era.




     
    Social Cloud: Revolutionizing sharing, starting from the infrastructure


    Speakers:

    Renato Iwersen

    VP of Business Development
    Cynny

    and
    Alessio Focardi

    Infrastructure and Product Evangelist
    Cynny

    Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories


    The social media expansion has shown just how much people are eager to share their experiences with the rest of the world. Cloud technology is the perfect platform to satisfy this need given its great flexibility and readiness. At Cynny, we aim to revolutionize how people share and organize their digital life through a brand new cloud service, starting from infrastructure to the users interface. A revolution that begins from inventing and designing our very own infrastructure: we have created the first server network powered solely by ARM CPU. The microservers have “organism like” features, differentiating from any of the current technologies. Benefits include low consumption of energy, making Cynny the ecological friendly alternative for storage. But also cheaper infrastructure, lower running costs, etc.

    During the conference, we will walk through the key steps taken, the key product innovation and the benefits for the Business users.




     
    Start of a Revolution IoT Towards 2024


    Speaker:

    Yasser Khan

    Founder
    Plasma

    Track: Mobile | Hot Topics






     
    Strengthen Your Business Reputation with Every Application Interaction


    Speaker:

    Anand Akela

    Vice President, Product Marketing
    Tricentis

    Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud


    In today’s application economy, enterprise organizations realize that it’s their applications that are the heart and soul of their business. If their application users have a bad experience, their revenue and reputation are at stake.

    As public, private and hybrid cloud are becoming mainstream and applications are transitioning to these complex environments, IT has to effectively manage applications running on mobile devices to legacy mainframes and traditional multi-tier application servers and everywhere in the middle. Operational complexity due to running applications in the diverse and distributed environment makes it difficult for IT to have complete control over the environment. At the same time, tolerance for application downtime is decreasing, the cost of service slowdowns and interruptions is increasing, and the resources dedicated to manage the entire, complex, heterogeneous environment are flat at best if not shrinking. You don’t need a crystal ball to see that this is a recipe for disaster.

    Learn how an Application Performance Management ( APM ) solution addresses these challenges and can help customers assure the best end-user experience with their applications by ensuring 20/20 visibility into the performance of their applications…from the users perspective.




     
    Supporting Decision Making: The BI Sweet Spot


    Speaker:

    Michael Gendron


    Central Connecticut State University

    Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories


    Technology is integrated into the DNA of business and of society itself. Some of the most recent entrants are Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Mobile. By putting these technologies together, we arrive at an intersection that creates a "sweet spot" where innovation can be enhanced within your organization. This session will put those pieces together and give you tools to move your organization toward that sweet spot.

    In this presentation, the BI Sweet Spot is discussed. The BI Sweet Spot ecosystem includes mobile computing, cloud computing and Big Data. An overview for each of the key components and an explanation of how these components support the BI Sweet Spot will be given. That includes a discussion of best practices for managing these essential components. The best practices discussed in this presentation represent the first-of-its-kind work in BI research that considers the inter-relationships and the combined effect of mobile, cloud and Big Data.




     
    Systems of Discovery - The Perfect Storm of BigData, Cloud and Internet-of-Things


    Speaker:

    Mac Devine

    Distinguished Engineer
    IBM

    Track: Internet of Things


    Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet-of-Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of BigData generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity. Without bringing these three elements together via Systems of Discover you either end up with an Internet of somethings and/or a big mess of data. This session will focus on how to ensure businesses have the right plans in place for Systems of Discovery for the Internet-of-Things world we are entering.




     
    The agile enterprise private cloud – integrating PaaS and IaaS for maximum performance and operational efficiency


    Speaker:

    Ruslan Synytsky


    Jelastic

    Track: Mobile | Hot Topics


    Business differentiation depends upon the efficient development, deployment and management of new applications. In this session, Ruslan Synytsky, CTO of Jelastic, will describe and demonstrate how an enterprise can utilize a private cloud to deliver a scalable, highly-available and self-managed platform for DevOps, Architects and Developers, while retaining control of the IT infrastructure.




     
    The Cloud Goes to Washington: Does it Matter Where Your Data Is?


    Speaker:

    Deborah Salons

    Attorney
    Lerman Senter PLLC

    Track: Security & Performance in Cloud


    Has Washington finally caught on to the Cloud? As a "borderless technology," cloud computing is subject to the laws and regulations of many different countries- some more than others. The American legal and regulatory system has recently been paying more attention to cloud computing, so as a result new laws and regulatory regimes may be on the horizon. In order to make good business decisions, it is important to understand where the legal and regulatory environment is headed and how possible changes might affect cloud computing deployment, adoption, and usage. What is the Supreme Court case The American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo really about and how is it related to cloud computing? What exactly is the FCC doing about Net Neutrality and should the cloud computing industry and enterprises that use cloud be concerned? What new measures are law makers taking to address privacy and security concerns in the cloud? What other cloud-related issues are the executive and legislative branch concerned about? This session will give you a primer on the current legal hot topics to help you make smart business decisions, identify which policy issues to watch, and voice your opinion in Washington to make a difference.




     
    The Cloud’s Higher Calling – Building the Cloud of the Future


    Speaker:

    Kurt Hagerman

    Chief Information Security Officer
    FireHost

    Track: Security & Performance in Cloud


    Next-Gen Cloud. Whatever you call it, there’s a higher calling for cloud computing that requires providers to change their spots and move from a commodity mindset to a premium one. Businesses can no longer maintain the status quo that today’s service providers offer. Yes, the continuity, speed, mobility, data access and connectivity are staples of the cloud and always will be. But cloud providers that plan to not only exist tomorrow – but to lead – know that security must be the top priority for the cloud and are delivering it now. In this discussion Kurt Hagerman, CISO at FireHost, will detail why and how you can have both infrastructure performance and enterprise-grade security - and what tomorrow's cloud provider will look like.

    Attendees of this session:

    - Will examine how and why today’s cloud providers are missing the security mark
    - What tomorrow’s provider must do in order to stay relevant and stay in the game
    - Gain insight into achieving security and performance and better understand that there does not have to be a tradeoff of one to get the other




     
    The Importance of Implementing a Service Aware Cloud Management/Cloud Brokerage Solution


    Speakers:

    Shashi "Sash" Purohit

    Founder, President & CTO
    Ambernet

    and
    Troy Halford

    CSO
    Ambernet

    Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption


    You are moving workloads to the public or private cloud to save money, but you realize that the change from traditional IT to cloud means fundamental changes in the way you think about and operate the business. IT needs to be even more “service oriented,” because cloud is about providing infrastructure, platforms, or software as a service. This focus on services drives fundamental changes to processes, policies, governance, security, chargeback/showback, provisioning/orchestration, monitoring, configuration, licenses, procurement, resource/capacity management, etc.

    You quickly realize that cloud isn’t simply about setting up a non- transactional “portal” that is limited to the request for cloud services. You realize a first class cloud management/cloud brokerage solution is required in order to create a simple automated and organized approach to consume the advantages of cloud economics . Learn how one company implemented a “service aware” Cloud Management/Cloud Brokerage solution to help them get in the game!




     
    The Rise of Wearables: Opportunities and Impacts


    Speaker:

    Tom Wesselman

    Director of Communications Architecture
    Plantronics

    Track: Internet of Things


    Big data, cloud, analytics, wearable tech, sensors: together these technology advances have created a perfect storm of opportunity that is poised to set business processes and communications on a trajectory of massive change. In this session, Tom Wesselman, of wearable device pioneer, Plantronics, will deliver an overview of the technology advances already here, still required, or complementary to the space, and outline opportunities and impacts as the rise of wearables continues.




     
    The Secret Sauce of Cloud Backup & Recovery Services


    Speaker:

    Daniel Jacobson

    Technology Manager
    BUMI

    Track: Security & Performance in Cloud


    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? This presentation 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.




     
    The Seven Deadly Sins of Private Cloud


    Speaker:

    Stuart Robbins

    CIO Evangelist
    Metacloud

    Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)


    The private cloud momentum among enterprises is undeniable. Private cloud is able to deliver the agility and ease-of-use that users have come to expect--without sacrificing any of the security or control that is critical to so many industries. But implemented incorrectly, there's no question that private clouds can be a costly and frustrating undertaking.

    In this talk, Stuart will spell out the most common mistakes that he and his colleagues have seen in their experience working with companies that have attempted to implement private clouds. He'll talk about what has gone wrong for these firms, as well as what steps your company can take to avoid falling into similar traps as you pursue your own private cloud.




     
    The Value of DevOps in the Enterprise


    Speaker:

    Mike Kavis

    Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect
    Cloud Technology Partners

    Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption


    DevOps is a hot topic these days despite the fact that the term is broadly misunderstood. DevOps is not a person or a bunch of systems administrators writing Chef scripts, and it’s definitely not just another software methodology. In this session we will explore how to derive the greatest value from DevOps and how it should be used in an enterprise context to deliver high-quality software, better, faster and cheaper.




     
    Toll Gates, Pot Holes, Grid Lock - Roadblocks to DevOps


    Speaker:

    Vasu Sankhavaram

    ITM CTO Strategy
    HP Software

    Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)


    This breakout session will discuss strategic and tactical challenges for DevOps adoption - how to get buy-in for and implement DevOps.




     
    Top 5 Best Practices for your Application Platform As a Service Audience


    Speaker:

    Ayalla Goldschmidt

    Senior Director of Product Marketing
    Oracle

    Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud


    The benefits of using a Cloud Platform-as-a-Service are clear – higher elasticity, lower cost and risk, and support for new business models. But what are some of the pitfalls? What type of workloads should you start with? And what will make your deployment successful? Based on data from a recent survey of 300 IT organizations, many businesses are in the process of developing a PaaS architecture and infrastructure requirements for their cloud-based application PaaS. In this session we will share results from this survey including successful Application PaaS use cases. Find out how your peers are planning for this new computing model and what the top 5 best practices are.




     
    Unlocking Business Value with Cloud Hosted Desktops


    Speaker:

    Sandra Palumbo

    Director of Enterprise Product Marketing
    NaviSite

    Track: Mobile | Hot Topics


    As businesses look to unlock greater value out of their existing IT investments, they are increasingly re-evaluating their overall desktop strategy. A greater mobile workforce shifting usage models like BYOD and legacy infrastructure refresh cycles are all acting as catalysts in fueling a shift to a hosted, cloud-based model across the entire IT infrastructure, including the end-user computing side. Increasingly, IT leaders everywhere are seeking high performing, secure, and cost-effective alternatives to traditional desktops – one that minimizes large capital investments and allows them to shift scarce resources into supporting the needs of the business.

    The groundswell of Windows 7 migration plans, expanding virtual workforce, growing popularity of mobile devices, and tighter IT budgets all point to the need to reevaluate desktop strategies. By moving virtual desktops to the cloud, instead of an internally deployed and managed data center, companies can realize all the promised benefits of virtual desktops—centralized management, improved data security and simplified deployment— without the exorbitant cost, limitations or hassles of VDI.

    This session will explore:
    • Reasons for changing traditional desktop computing strategies
    • Why cloud-hosted virtual desktops are a compelling solution for many businesses
    • How to leverage cloud-hosted desktops for Windows 7 migrations, mobile and departmental workers, and disaster recovery scenarios




     
    Using Cascading to Build Enterprise Data Applications that Drive Innovation and Advantage


    Speaker:

    Alexis Roos

    Senior Solutions Architect
    Concurrent, Inc

    Track: BigData | Analytics


    Cascading is the popular Java-based application development framework for building Big Data applications on Apache Hadoop. This open source framework allows you to leverage existing skillsets such as Java, SQL, R, and more to create enterprise-grade applications without having to think in MapReduce. Concurrent, Inc.’s Alexis Roos will give an introduction to Cascading, how it works, and then dive into how enterprises can start building applications with Cascading. Come and see how companies like Twitter, eBay, Etsy, and other data-driven companies are taking advantage of Cascading and how Cascading is changing the business of Big Data in the enterprise!




     
    Velocity and Volume (or Speed Wins)


    Speaker:

    Adrian Cockcroft

    Technology Fellow
    Battery Ventures

    Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud


    As organizations and projects scale up, the patterns that seemed helpful at small scale start to get in the way and velocity suffers. To deliver at high velocity requires four things: first, a culture of innovation that can see and respond to opportunities; second, the data and analytics to evaluate alternatives; third, a culture that can make decisions and assign resources quickly; and fourth, agile development and self-service deployment.




     
    What Being Cloud-Native Really Means


    Speaker:

    David Linthicum

    SVP
    Cloud Technology Partners

    Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud


    You hear this everywhere these days: Build applications that are cloud-native -- that is, developed specifically for cloud platforms. The trouble is, everyone has his or her own definition of "cloud-native." As a result, cloud-hosted applications are all over the place in their use of native features. Many are not designed properly, and they're worse off in the cloud than when they ran in the data center.

    What are the fundamentals of being cloud-native? As I see it, being cloud-native is more about the application architecture and design than how you code the thing. Sadly, many people -- in IT and at the vendors -- are missing the boat on both points.

    To properly take advantage of a cloud platform, including IaaS and PaaS, you have to design the applications so that they're decoupled from any specific physical resource. Of course, clouds can provide an abstraction or virtualization layer between the application and the underlying physical (or virtual) resources, whether they're designed for cloud or not. But that's not good enough.

    When this architecture is considered in the design, development, and deployment of an application, the utilization of the underlying cloud resources can be as much as 70 percent more efficient. This cloud computing efficiency equals money. You're paying for the resources you use, so applications that more efficiently work with those resources run faster and generate smaller cloud services bills at the end of the month.

    Each cloud has its own way for you to leverage its native features. But typically, you can access these features via layers, including the topmost virtual platform/OS, underlying resources (such as storage and data), and then the cloud-native services, such as provisioning and tenant management.

    They provide the capability you need. But to be truly cloud-native, you have to understand how to properly use each layer. This means understanding the cloud platforms, as well as the subplatforms and resources. Most developers and application designers are not yet thinking in those terms. It's time to start.




     
    Who cares about Hybrid Cloud?


    Speaker:

    Gil Levonai

    Vice President of Marketing and Product
    Zerto

    Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories


    How are hybrid clouds evolving to allow the coexistence of private and public clouds? What are the challenges to meeting a true hybrid cloud scenario?

    Businesses large and small have been at times both seduced and confused by the grand promise of the cloud. But when they talk about “hybrid cloud,” they are really just seeking the flexibility to utilize the cloud as an extension of their own data center. They also want levels of openness, transparency and ease of use – previously unattained in the enterprise – where production workloads can be easily mobilized, centrally managed and protected.

    Companies considering hybrid cloud - moving applications to the public cloud – are finding that the journey is complex. What are the challenges? To accomplish this movement, production workloads need to be easily mobilized, centrally managed and protected to interoperate with, and reap the benefits of, the public cloud. But production workloads today are not easily mobilized – they're "silo-ed."

    Workloads are silo-ed by the hypervisor, be it VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen or Redhat KVM. Workloads simply cannot move between these hypervisors easily. They are also silo-ed by hardware, with "vendor lock-in" to a specific brand of hardware making it difficult to move workloads for applications like disaster recovery and data migration. Workloads are also silo-ed in clouds. Cloud providers often use proprietary infrastructure and tools, making them incompatible with other clouds.

    So where can enterprises turn?

    The hybrid cloud is interesting to IT departments and CIOs worldwide because it allows for cost reduction, bursting, server migrations, disaster recovery, and data portability. Gartner estimates that 70 percent of enterprises will pursue the hybrid cloud by 2015. Unlike the public cloud model, hybrid cloud diverts far more control to the IT department, allowing for greater flexibility and easier manageability of workloads. But how does a hybrid-cloud-based datacenter avoid or remove the datacenter silos?

    For the hybrid cloud to reach widespread adoption and remove these silos, we need to see the development and adoption of an underlying infrastructure layer that allows for seamless flexibility of data and applications across clouds, hypervisors, networks and hardware – a cloud fabric of sorts that would enable portability of data across any environment. Gil will address the concept of a cloud fabric, how the big vendors are approaching hybrid cloud and how close we are to seeing real uptake of hybrid cloud.




     
    Why Applying Legacy Approaches to Availability for OpenStack Doesn’t Make Sense and What to Do About It


    Speaker:

    Dave LeClair

    Sr. Director of Strategy
    Stratus Technologies

    Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)


    OpenStack has made inroads among companies building elastic cloud environments for on-premise and hosted cloud apps. However, OpenStack and other Cloud OS, still have challenges and maturing to do to create robust always-on clouds. Dave will explain why legacy reliability doesn’t work for OpenStack; why the answer lies in a software model that separates availability from application and hardware; how IT can move traditional applications to cloud without rewriting and fill the gap in availability guarantees from public cloud providers; how those providers can use Software-Defined Availability to deliver SLAs that prevent outages that cost millions and damage reputations.




     
    Why You Need to Enable Transparent Security in the Cloud


    Speaker:

    John Gunn

    VP of Corporate Communications
    VASCO Data Security

    Track: Security & Performance in Cloud


    The promise of easy, rapid, and low cost deployment is luring increasing numbers to the cloud. Is security the only remaining obstacle to total domination by the cloud? In this session we will examine how the evolving threat landscape will present new security challenges for the cloud. You will also learn how to use transparent authentication to find the right balance between keeping the promise of user convenience while still maintaining essential security practices.

    Topics presented:
    • The evolution of cloud security threats
    • How to find the right balance between access control and convenience
    • How to ensure a positive users experience with transparent authentication
    • How to match authentication methods with changing user risk profiles
    • Multi-device/multi-app authentication and security
    • Achieving the ideal user experience




     
    Wiring the Internet of Things with Node-RED


    Speaker:

    Nick O'Leary

    Emerging Technology Specialist
    IBM

    Track: Internet of Things


    The Internet of Things is not a single choice of technology, approach or philosophy. Its very existence is the bringing together of multiple platforms, products and protocols, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

    One of the challenges of IoT is to make it as easy as possible to allow developers to make things, for play or profit, serious or whimsical, professional or hobbyist. Node-RED is an open-source visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things. Built on top of node.js, it provides a light-weight, browser-based editor that makes it easy to integrate different streams of both physical and digital events.

    Its light-weight nature makes it ideal to run at the edge of the network, such as on the Raspberry Pi. By making use of the huge module eco-system within node.js, it provides a framework for easily adding new nodes into its palette to extends its capabilities.

    This session introduces Node-RED, demonstrates what it can do and how it can be easily extended.




     
    XMPP - Unified Communication for IoT


    Speaker:

    Rikard Strid

    Founder
    Clayster

    Track: Internet of Things


    The more things we have connected to the Internet the greater the opportunities are to create innovations. Even more innovation is enabled when devices are connected to Internet in an Open way that enables to leverage the potential of countless innovative companies that leads to more jobs and a stronger economy. When we enable for devices to be reachable on the open Internet outside of closed proprietary environments, their usage options are no longer limited to the ideas or the development capability of their original manufacturers – that will change everything. Interconnection between things from countless sources creates a platform.




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    Cloud Expo New York 2014 Sessions

    Opening Keynote | Microsoft Azure
    By Steven Martin

    Microsoft Azure is open and flexible, enables rapid development and is enterprise proven. Come find out why more than 57% of fortune 500 companies are using Microsoft Azure to accelerate their time to market, open up new business opportunities and save them money. Start today by extending your on-premises storage, moving virtual machines to the cloud, building mobile/web applications, or harnessing the power of big data. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Steven Martin is the General Manager of Window Azure. [continued]

    Day 2 Lunch Keynote | Cloud as a Growth Engine for Business - Unleashing Software-Driven Innovation
    By Dr Kristof Kloeckner

    In a world of ever accelerating business cycles and fast changing client expectations, the cloud increasingly serves as a growth engine and a path to new business models. Dynamic clouds enable businesses to continuously reinvent themselves, adapting their business processes, their service and software delivery and their operations to achieve speed to market and quick response to customer feedback. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Dr. Kloeckner is responsible for application lifecycle management and system engineering tools within IBM's software business. These tools enable clients to accelerate the delivery of software and systems through DevOps and Smarter Product Development. [continued]

    Day 2 Keynote | Cloud Odyssey: A Hero's Quest
    By Sandra Cheevers

    The time has come for humanity's first interstellar trek to Terranuvem, the cloud planet, and Chief Engineer Cyrus Agarwal has been chosen to ready a ship for the voyage. He must make the right architectural choices to transform the ship for the long journey and be prepared for the unknown. He will be tested and overcome challenges during the mission. Join Cyrus and the crew of the Stratus for a unique, sci-fi movie experience while learning key success factors for your own journey to cloud. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Sandra Cheevers is Principal Product Director, Cloud Product Marketing at Oracle. [continued]

    Day 3 Keynote | Here and Now: Mission Critical Business Applications Ready for the Cloud
    By Charles Phillips

    Businesses have been looking to move more than just their back office applications to the cloud. Yet up to now, mission critical applications have not been cloud-ready — it's been a world of point solutions from multiple vendors requiring extensive integration, or cloud applications simply lacked the deep functionality required to meet the unique needs of manufacturers, hospitals, banks, or hotels. Hear how enterprise application suites, technology, and economics have finally evolved to realize the vision of the cloud for running the full business — today. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Prior to Infor, Phillips was President of Oracle Corporation and a member of its Board of Directors. During his seven and a half year-tenure, the company tripled in size and successfully acquired 70 companies [continued]

    General Session | Microsoft Azure for Enterprise: What and Why
    By David Chappell

    Microsoft Azure now provides the right services for enterprises. But what scenarios are most interesting to enterprise leaders, and why? Which of these do most enterprises want to start with, why do they want them, and what are the common objections? In this session, David Chappell walks through these basics, giving you a big-picture introduction to how enterprises are adopting Microsoft Azure and how you can help them do this. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates in San Francisco, California. Through his speaking, writing, and consulting, he helps people around the world understand, use, and make better decisions about new technology. [continued]

    General Session | Field Notes from Expeditions in the Cloud
    By Matt Wood

    In this talk, Matt Wood, GM of Data Science at Amazon Web Services, will discuss some observations, themes and stories gathered from over eight years of providing cloud computing services to customers. We'll discuss expeditions companies have made to the cloud, along with the business drivers, outcomes and technical requirements of delivering large scale, utility computing for any workload, within any organization. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Matt Wood leads scientific and technical computing at Amazon Web Services in Seattle, Washington, where he drives programs around high performance computing, data-intensive science and big data. [continued]

    Five Things Developers Need to Know About PaaS
    By Karen Tegan Padir

    In this presentation Karen Tegan Padir will give a comprehensive overview of PaaS and explain the top five things that developers need to know about this new way to support and deliver applications by leveraging cloud technology.

    Although PaaS is new, it's rapidly gaining momentum, with growth projected at 48 percent annually by Technavio, the research firm, and topping $6 billion in value by 2016. If PaaS is treated as a strategic opportunity to align agendas across IT and across the business, it may well prove to be a ʺonce in a generationʺ opportunity to clarify, improve, and strengthen everything developers do. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: 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. [continued]

    A Tale of Two Enterprise Public Cloud Applications: Mid-Market Insurance Application
    By Brian McCallion

    This first person "in the trenches" enterprise Public Cloud story told by the Solution Architect candidly examines the project from inception to delivery. Attendees will hear first-hand the real world challenges, opportunities, lessons-learned, and what it takes to architect and implement a real-world application in the public cloud. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Brian McCallion, founder of New York City-based consultancy Bronze Drum focuses on the unique challenges of Public Cloud adoption in the Fortune 500. [continued]

    Alice In Wonderland - Is the Network the Next Frontier for DevOps?
    By John Willis

    Around 6 years ago I started working with some tools that focused on software engineering collaboration and automation for operations.

    At the time products like CFEngine and Puppet were the two main tools promoting this new way of sharing within operations and software development. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: John Willis is the VP of Customer Enablement for Stateless Networks. Willis, a 30-year systems management veteran, joined Stateless Networks from Dell where he was Chief DevOps evangelist. [continued]

    Are We Doing DevOps Right?
    By Jeff Sussna

    How do we know if we're doing DevOps right? Is there a checklist of tools we should deploy, meetings we should schedule, org charts we should implement? DevOps first and foremost involves cultural transformation. But what does that really mean? How do we know if we have a healthy DevOps culture? How does cultural transformation relate to and guide tools and practices? [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Jeff Sussna is Founder and Principal of Ingineering.IT, a boutique consulting firm that facilitates Adaptive IT through teaching, coaching, and strategic design. Jeff has more than 20 years of IT experience, and has led high-performance teams across the Dev/QA/Ops spectrum.He has a track record of driving project quality improvements through practical innovation. Jeff has done work for diverse organizations. [continued]

    Linux Containers – NextGen Virtualization for Cloud (Intro & Overview)
    By Boden Russell

    Want VM agility with near bare metal performance? How about [milli]second provision/stop/start/restart times? Looking to achieve greater VM density on your hardware assets, or provision applications without worry of dependency hell? Look no further than nextgen virtualization with Linux Containers. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Boden Russell develops innovative cutting edge services and solutions for IBM's Global Technology Services - Advanced Cloud Solutions team. His current focus areas include nextgen Proof of Concepts and SoftLayer integration engagements. With over 10 years of industry experience and 5 years of Cloud based solutions, he is seasoned in all aspects of software solution delivery including traditional and Cloud "as a Service" based models. [continued]

    Open Source Innovations for Mobile Application Development
    By Shubhra Kar

    Enterprises need an API tier to meet the demands imposed by mobile technology. The impact of next generation of API servers on mobile and middleware development can be equated to the impact J2EE application servers like WebLogic, JBoss or WebSphere had on web development. It enables enterprises to surface business critical data residing in traditional backends, databases and service tiers on-premises or on the cloud to multi-channel mobile apps. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Shubhra Kar, Director, Products and Systems Engineering at StrongLoop Inc. is an accomplished technologist with extensive global expertise as an architect, management consultant, product manager, and thought leader. Focussed on emerging tech, for over 15 years and across three continents, he has built and delivered successful solutions with Fortune 500 corporations, helping them bridge the gap between business and IT. [continued]

    Building Trust & Transparency with Personal User Data in the Cloud
    By Olivier Amar

    In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Olivier Amar, CEO and Co-Founder of MyPermissions, will share his vision for a better, safer future for app users on the Web, where we can openly share and connect without fear of losing our privacy, and an ecosystem where developers can prove their trustworthiness to new and existing users. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Olivier Amar is CEO and Co-Founder of MyPermissions. A long time Internet marketing professional, he previously served as Vice President of Online Marketing and Digital at Get Taxi, and prior to that, as Chief Marketing Officer for UFXbank and UFXmarkets, where he grew revenue by over 300%. [continued]

    Cloud Platform for Geospatial Content Delivery and Collaboration
    By Ty Fabling

    Cloud computing is changing our world, sharing common platforms for global information exchange. Self-service computing makes the Internet come alive, helping users visualize and analyze location aware information. Configurable applications deliver a solution framework for integration, collaboration, and efficiency. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Ty Fabling is a Sr. Enterprise GIS Systems Architect at Esri working with customers to design and plan for scalable GIS systems in the Cloud. He is also one of the primary contacts at Esri for implementing Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop applications in a virtual desktop environment (VDI) from leading software vendors such as VMware and Citrix. Fabling has worked for Esri for 10 years and is located in their Washington DC regional office located in Vienna, VA.

    Breaking Down Enterprise Silos in the Cloud
    By Jason Bloomberg

    Are you recreating existing technology silos in the Cloud? If so, your entire enterprise investment in the Cloud is at risk.

    From the perspective of IT, organizational silos seem to be the root of all problems. Every line of business, every department, every functional area has its own requirements, its own technology preferences, and its own way of doing things. They have historically invested in specialized components for narrow purposes, which IT must then conventionally integrate via application middleware --- increasing the cost, complexity, and brittleness of the overall architecture. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: 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. [continued]

    Federated Clouds for Emergency Response
    By Kevin Jackson

    Recent high-profile events (2010 Haitian Earthquake, 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda) have highlighted the growing importance played by the international community in successful humanitarian assistance and disaster response. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Kevin Jackson is currently an Engineering Fellow with NJVC, one of the largest information technology solutions providers supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Prior to this position, he served in various senior management positions including VP, Dataline LLC, Director Federal for Sirius Computer Solutions and Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. [continued]

    Platform-as-a-Service: Lessons from Manufacturing
    By Gordon Haff

    Software development, like engineering, is a craft that requires the application of creative approaches to solve problems given a wide range of constraints. However, while engineering design may be craftwork, the production of most designed objects relies on a standardized and automated manufacturing process. By contrast, much of what's typically involved when moving an application from prototype to production and, indeed, maintaining the application through its lifecycle remains craftwork. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Gordon Haff is Cloud Evangelist at Red Hat. [continued]

    Remediate WS2003 and move to the Cloud in One Step
    By Greg O'Connor

    With Windows Server 2003 end of extended support approaching, enterprises must begin their migration planning for all affected production applications. There are a variety of approaches and many people will take a "mix and match" approach. Whatever the approach, it's important to have a migration plan now – 200 business days goes by quickly when some applications take weeks to migrate. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Greg O'Connor is CEO of appzero (formerly Trigence) which develops software tools to help organizations move applications to Cloud computing environments. With more than 25 years of management and technical experience in the computer industry, he was founder and president of Sonic Software, acquired in 2005 by Progress. [continued]

    Velocity and Volume (or Speed Wins)
    By Adrian Cockcroft

    As organizations and projects scale up, the patterns that seemed helpful at small scale start to get in the way and velocity suffers. To deliver at high velocity requires four things: first, a culture of innovation that can see and respond to opportunities; second, the data and analytics to evaluate alternatives; third, a culture that can make decisions and assign resources quickly; and fourth, agile development and self-service deployment. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Adrian Cockcroft has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology. He's always been fascinated by what comes next, and he writes and speaks extensively on a range of subjects. At Battery, he advises the firm and its portfolio companies about technology issues and also assists with deal sourcing and due diligence. [continued]

    Netflix: The New World of IT Ops
    By Mike Kail

    Netflix culture highlights the transformation we see within forward thinking IT organizations today. Netflix's use of public cloud and 'No Ops' is renown in the industry and a poster child for the next generation IT. Kail, VP of IT Operations, aims to develop the same culture within Netflix's own IT organization. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Mike Kail is the VP of IT Operations at Netflix, leading a team of 100+ employees in his organization. Mike is an experienced professional with over 20 years of IT-Operations executive leadership experience who focuses on highly scalable architecture. [continued]

    Science, Engineering, and Synthetic Thinking How to Use Three Different Viewpoints to Make Devops Work for Your Mission!
    By Kevin Behr

    In this session, Kevin will show how three different types of thinking can deliver value when used together as part of your DevOps approach. This session is based on extensive empirical research about how high reliability organizations out-accelerate the rest of the pack. How can this work for you? [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Kevin Behr is the founder of the Information Technology Process Institute (ITPI) and the Chief Strategist for the CIO and Board Advisory Practice at Assemblage Pointe, where Kevin has built a unique consulting practice that mentors and coaches IT organizations to increase their business effectiveness and competitive advantage now and over the long term through the application of improvement sciences. [continued]

    One Line of Code That Changed the Web Forever: Accelerating the Web for the Internet of Things
    By John Fallows & Jonas Jacobi

    The definition of IoT is not new, in fact its been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected World. If you look into the details of what comprise the IoT then you'll see that it includes everything from Cloud computing, Big Data Analytics, "Things", Web communication, Applications, Network, Storage. [continued]

    Speaker Bios: John Fallows brings to Kaazing his 17 years' experience in technology development and software design, and is considered a pioneer in the field of rich and highly interactive user interfaces. As CTO he formulates Kaazing Corporation's vision of enabling mobile users, marketplaces and machines to connect and communicate in real-time, more reliably and at unprecedented scale.

    Jonas Jacobi has 21 years of experience leading the development of innovative technology products and services. Together with Kaazing's Co-Founder & CTO John Fallows, he pioneered and championed the groundbreaking HTML5 WebSocket standard. [continued]

    Securing the Cloud: A Pragmatic Approach
    By Majed Saadi

    Fueled by the global economic situation, the government's focus on datacenter consolidation and the "Cloud First" initiative, Cloud Computing continues to be the buzzword of the year. As government agencies start to adopt cloud computing, additional challenges including security in the cloud have become prominent barriers to adoption. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Majed Saadi is the Director of the Cloud Computing Practice at SRA International. His practice encompasses service areas from Cloud Strategy Development to Cloud Management and all areas in between Cloud Readiness, Cloud Engineering, and Cloud Modernization. [continued]

    CRAM the Cloud: Creating Resilient Application Migration
    By John Roese

    As businesses aspire to move more and more application workloads outside of the boundaries of their private cloud data centers, public cloud service providers are increasingly implementing a private cloud staple: resiliency. This session will summarize the key architectural tenets of resilient private cloud architectures. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: John Roese is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at EMC Corporation. With revenues of $21.7 billion in 2012 and 60,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. [continued]

    Frederick's of Hollywood: Making a Holistic Move to the Cloud
    By Malorie Lanthier

    A trendsetter in intimate women's apparel, Frederick's of Hollywood, needed a cloud strategy that merged stability, security and PCI compliance needs with the ability to scale up during retail busy season. Malorie Lanthier, vice president of Information Technology, will discuss how migrating to the cloud enhanced the scalability, resiliency and flexibility of Frederick's of Hollywood's IT infrastructure while elevating the ability to address company-wide business objectives. She'll also share her cloud evaluation process, successful practices used to make the wholesale move to the cloud and advice for organizations looking to develop and execute a holistic cloud plan quickly and effectively. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Malorie Lanthier specializes in business transformation for both start-ups and established organizations. She has experience in business process reengineering, infrastructure, cloud computing, software development, business analytics, security and compliance. She employs business transformation processes, developed through hands-on experience, which moves an organization forward, exceeding technology and business objectives. [continued]

    How to Secure Corporate Content in the Cloud within a Connected Mobile Ecosystem
    By Eric Owings

    The evolutionary nature of mobile presents a security-centric challenge for businesses with corporate content on these devices. Enterprises put themselves at risk when users access sensitive information through email and applications across smartphones and tablets, while mobile. Organizations can choose to ignore this security threat or enhance employee productivity through secure corporate containers. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Eric Owings is an enterprise account executive at AirWatch®, the world's leading Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) provider. Owings provides clients with a consultative approach to implementing an enterprise mobility management strategy, supplying them with AirWatch solutions to meet their mobile management needs. He covers New York and the New England states. [continued]

    Big Data. The Tools That Work.
    By Avi Freedman

    In the past 10 years, numerous solutions have been developed to deal with limitations in the leading relational databases. But knowing which offering works best per use case can be difficult to decipher. Learn tips from Avi Freedman, ServerCentral CTO, as he covers: [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Avi leads the definition, sales, and engineering of ServerCentral's cloud and VMware platforms. He specializes in helping organizations around the world translate business requirements into technology infrastructures that equally benefit the business and IT. Prior to joining ServerCentral, Avi founded the first ISP in Philadelphia. He was previously recognized as Distinguished Engineer and Chief Network Scientist for Akamai, and was featured in Forbes Magazine in 1995 [continued]

    Managing Consumer Identities in the Cloud
    By Ajit Sagar

    Cloud environments have created situations which allow users, customers, consumers, and employees to access Public, Intranet, and Extranet applications from different locations, devices, and as different personas. The focus of all the Internet and enterprise front end applications today is to enhance the user experience. In addition, with advances in mobility and BYOD, the line between public and private becomes a deep shade of gray. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Ajit Sagar is Associate VP, Digital Transformation Practice at Infosys Limited. A seasoned IT executive with 20+ years experience across various facts of the industry including consulting, business development, architecture and design he is architecture consulting and delivery lead for Infosys's Digital Transformation practice. He was also the Founding Editor of XML Journal and Chief Editor of Java Developer's Journal. [continued]

    Moving to a Zero IT Infrastructure Footprint
    By Tim Crawford

    A myriad of new methodologies and technologies from Cloud Computing to BYOD have changed the IT landscape demonstrably. In parallel, higher-value functions around data, customer engagement and revenue growth are pushing CIOs to consider alternative approaches. The nexus is moving IT to a zero footprint infrastructure model. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Tim Crawford is an internationally renowned thought leader in the areas of IT transformation, innovation and cloud computing. Tim has served as CIO and other senior IT leadership roles with global organizations such as Konica Minolta/ All Covered, Stanford University, Knight-Ridder, Philips Electronics, and National Semiconductor. Tim regularly speaks at industry conferences, is well published and often quoted by business and technology publications. [continued]

    Meeting the Challenges of Effectively Managing a Recurring Revenue Model – Key Existing Systems and Services Integration
    By Brendan O'Brien

    Today the ability to increase revenue by utilizing recurring revenue models is driving new business for companies in all market sectors. However, delivering the features, benefits, and capabilities necessary to enable companies to offer products or services on a recurring basis can be a challenge. At the same time, companies prefer to augment their existing systems and services rather than replace them. This webinar will examine the key issues for executives and their IT staff who are mandated to leverage their legacy systems and services in order to drive new recurring revenue. Issues include: [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Brendan O'Brien is a Co-founder at Aria Systems and the inventor of cloud billing. It is fair to say he introduced the world to cloud billing, and innovated database-driven, enterprise-grade web applications - before the concept of "cloud" was even on the horizon. O'Brien is at the forefront of the recurring revenue revolution that is empowering enterprises -- and specifically enabling information systems and new business models to secure predictive revenue streams while improving business processes. [continued]

    Big Data's Potential in Securing the Internet of Things
    By James G. Kobielus

    Security is critical to Internet of Things (IoT) adoption because we want to make sure we can trust the sensors, actuators, rules engines and other connected componentry we embed in every element of our existence. [continued]

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    Speaker Bios: James Kobielus is an industry veteran and serves as IBM's big data evangelist, as program director for big data analytics product marketing, and as editor-in-chief of IBM Data Magazine. He spearheads IBM's thought leadership activities in Big Data, Hadoop, enterprise data warehousing, advanced analytics, and cognitive computing. [continued]

    Internet of Everything
    By Vasyl Mylko

    Today, the technological progress that is accelerating business and life is observed as many things from a breakthrough in broadband connectivity globally to client-cloud architectures. The session reveals how business models are being transformed, why all companies become software companies, how IT infrastructure is being redesigned and rebuilt to support business changes. . [continued]

    Speaker Bios: Mr. Mylko has been the Director of Research & Development at SoftServe, Inc. since 2008. He is responsible for research and thought leadership including Internet of Everything, Advanced Analytics, User Experience, and Mobility & Wearables. [continued]

    The Importance of Implementing a Service Aware Cloud Management/Cloud Brokerage Solution
    By Shashi "Sash" Purohit & Troy Halford

    You are moving workloads to the public or private cloud to save money, but you realize that the change from traditional IT to cloud means fundamental changes in the way you think about and operate the business. IT needs to be even more "service oriented," because cloud is about providing infrastructure, platforms, or software as a service. [continued]

    Speaker Bios: Shashi Purohit has 20 years of experience in the IT & Telecommunications (OSS/BSS) industries in a variety of leadership/management positions, Shashi is a proven software veteran. Shashi leads Ambernet globally, and also drives product strategy/roadmap and software engineering for CloudTruOps, our Next Generation Operational Automation Software Portfolio for Cloud Service providers, Data Centers, Enterprises and Agencies. [continued]

    Shape and Meaning: An Introduction to Topological Data Analysis
    By Anthony Bak

    Anthony Bak will discuss how Ayasdi uses Topological Data Analysis to solve complex problems for companies, foundations and academics. He will start with an overview of the core algorithm used in TDA and describe how it forms a unifying framework for many machine learning and data analysis tasks. He will demonstrate how Ayasdi turns this idea into a product with uses cases and a live demonstration of the software. [continued]

    Speaker Bios: Anthony Bak is a Senior Data Scientist and Mathematician at Ayasdi, a data analytics startup based in Palo Alto CA. Prior to Ayasdi, Anthony was a postdoc at Stanford University where worked Ayasdi co-founder Gunnar Carlsson on new methods and applications of Topological Data Analysis. [continued]

    Using Cascading to Build Enterprise Data Applications that Drive Innovation and Advantage
    By Alexis Roos

    Cascading is the popular Java-based application development framework for building Big Data applications on Apache Hadoop. This open source framework allows you to leverage existing skillsets such as Java, SQL, R, and more to create enterprise-grade applications without having to think in MapReduce. [continued]

    Speaker Bios: Alexis Roos is a Senior Solutions Architect focusing on Big Data solutions at Concurrent, Inc. He has over 18 years of experience in software and sales engineering, helping both Fortune 500 firms and start-ups build new products that leverage Big Data, application infrastructure, security, databases and mobile technologies. [continued]

    Monetizing the 'Internet of Things'- What You Need to Know Now
    By Brendan O'Brien

    There's no doubt that the "Internet of Things" is driving the next wave of innovation. Google has spent billions over the past few months vacuuming up companies that specialize in smart appliances and machine learning. Already, Philips light bulbs, Audi automobiles, and Samsung washers and dryers can communicate with and be controlled from mobile devices. To take advantage of the opportunities the "Internet of Things" brings to your business, you'll want to start preparing now. [continued]

    Speaker Bios: Brendan O'Brien is a Co-founder at Aria Systems and the inventor of cloud billing. It is fair to say he introduced the world to cloud billing, and innovated database-driven, enterprise-grade web applications - before the concept of "cloud" was even on the horizon. O'Brien is at the forefront of the recurring revenue revolution that is empowering enterprises -- and specifically enabling information systems and new business models to secure predictive revenue streams while improving business processes. [continued]

    Customer Data Paves Way for Purchase-to-use Attitude
    By Matthew Shanahan

    In the Subscription Economy, purchase-to-use is winning, and purchase-to-own is on its way out. The key to success is that customers are actually using a product or service and in the Subscription Economy, the future is clear: delivering value drives revenue. [continued]

    Speaker Bios: Matthew Shanahan has nearly 25 years of experience in the technology industry, recently serving as Chief Marketing Officer of Teranode Corporation, where he helped to establish the company as the thought leader for informatics infrastructure in the life sciences industry. [continued]

    OpenStack and the Future of Computing
    By Chris C. Kemp

    Chris C. Kemp, former NASA CTO and co-founder of OpenStack will explore the origins of OpenStack, diving into how this technology advanced NASA's mission and helped the White House ignite a cloud computing revolution across the federal government. We'll take a close look at how the fastest growing open source project in history evolved - and where it's going - before turning our attention to the forces that have catalyzed this revolution and are reshaping enterprise computing. [continued]

    Speaker Bios: Chris C. Kemp is an entrepreneurial executive with a passion for igniting innovation in high-tech organizations. He is the Chief Strategy Officer of Nebula, Inc., a company Chris founded after serving for five years in various roles at NASA. Chris also co-founded the OpenStack project. [continued]

    Supporting Decision Making: The BI Sweet Spot
    By Michael Gendron

    Technology is integrated into the DNA of business and of society itself. Some of the most recent entrants are Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Mobile. By putting these technologies together, we arrive at an intersection that creates a "sweet spot" where innovation can be enhanced within your organization. This session will put those pieces together and give you tools to move your organization toward that sweet spot. [continued]

    Speaker Bios: Dr. Gendron is an internationally known thought leader on the intersection of business intelligence, mobile, cloud, and Big Data. He has an active LinkedIn and Twitter presence and is a regular contributor to the blog at www.AllAnalytics.com. His experience includes decades of IT management as he rose through the ranks from programmer to systems analyst to CIO. [continued]

    Devops and Sigma Shifts : Business transformation goes Greek (not a typo, the "r" is struck through on purpose ;-))
    By Lori MacVittie

    It's time to play a game of connect the dots by diving into devops and how the big picture is really about people and processes and transformation through technology. While it's awesome fun treating infrastructure as code, there's a method to our madness that has the potential for greater IT and business transformation if we're able to look at the big picture: process improvement. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Lori MacVittie is responsible for education and evangelism of application services available across F5's entire product suite. Her role includes authorship of technical materials and participation in a number of community-based forums and industry standards organizations, among other efforts. [continued]

    Managing Drift and Cross-Silo Collaboration - The Keys to DevOps Success
    By Rob Reiner & Cass Bishop

    Automation tools are central to DevOps transformation, but what is the intelligence driving your automations and how do you ensure the right people are informed when automations are added, changed, or removed? Collaboration is also essential to DevOps, so how do you effectively communicate changing requirements, engage the right team members on release and deployment plans, and keep environments in sync? [continued]

    Speaker Bios: Rob Reiner is co-founder and CTO of ITinvolve. Cass Bishop is Director of Consulting Services for ITinvolve. [continued]

    Seamless Innovation: A New Cloud Reality for App Development
    By Ravi Srivatsav

    A major reason for innovation sluggishness is friction and misalignment in the dev/ops process. What we'll speak to today is a whole new world of simplified, modular application development. ElasticBox is pioneering service-based application development, whereby fully configured components of an application architecture are encapsulated as "Boxes" and made available to developers as a service. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Ravi brings over fifteen years of experience in software development, product and program management, and startup incubation. He has held senior engineering and product management positions at large enterprises like Microsoft and IBM, as well as in several successful software startups. Ravi's experience spans software infrastructure, developer platforms, and applications for enterprise and social networking segments. [continued]

    The Internet of Things - Application centricity is the only way forward
    By Wesley Pullen

    There has been a revolution in application release scheduling in recent years as the nature of applications has evolved and development methodologies shift.
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    Speaker Bio: Wesley is the Vice President of the Emerging Solutions Group within Automic Software. This department is responsible for the Application Release and Deployment portfolio of solutions along with Automic's Cloud solution portfolio as well. [continued]

    DevOps Pay Raise: Quantifying the value of DevOps
    By Dustin Whittle

    DevOps, when done right, usually goes unnoticed. It's only when something breaks that all eyes turn to IT. If your boss only sees you when the app is down, however, that's not really doing your career any favors. In this session we'll talk about how to prove your value to the organization by looking at the positive side – that is, how much money you've saved your company. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Dustin Whittle is a Developer Evangelist at AppDynamics where he focuses on helping organizations manage application performance. Before joining AppDynamics, Dustin was CTO at Kwarter, a consultant at SensioLabs, and developer evangelist at Yahoo! [continued]

    The Great Debate: DevOps from the C-Suite to the Weeds
    By Rajat Bhargava

    With its heavy focus on automation and increased production speeds, the emerging DevOps paradigm draws very real parallels to the industrial revolution, only in the new modern era of tech production. In this presentation I will aim to first define the transformative DevOps movement from the unique, dual vantage points that I've grown to know very well over the course of my career – as a tech CEO and an investor of tech companies. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Rajat Bhargava currently serves as co-founder and CEO of JumpCloud Inc., a provider of server management and security tools for DevOps and IT professionals. An MIT graduate with two decades of experience in industries including cloud, security, networking and IT, Mr. Bhargava is an eight-time entrepreneur with five exits including two IPOs, three trade sales and three companies still private. [continued]

    DevOp w/Me – Changing Culture to Continuously Deliver
    By Nathen Harvey

    What the heck is DevOps and why should you care? At its core, DevOps is a cultural and professional movement that aims to get Development and Operations working together toward a common goal, namely, to create delightful customer experiences. Although it sounds simple, it can actually be incredibly difficult to do right and involves significant cultural, tooling, and operational change within IT organizations. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Nathen Harvey is the Director of Community and #learnchef at Chef. Before joining Chef, Nathen spent several years managing operations and infrastructure for a number of web applications. Nathen is a co-host of the Food Fight Show, a podcast about Chef and DevOps. Working with and as a part of the Chef Community, Nathen has been spreading the word about DevOps for quite a while. In 2013, Nathen was awarded Engine Yard's DevOps Innovator award. [continued]

    Stop Hiring Devops Experts (And Start Growing Them)
    By Jez Humble

    Everyone is putting "devops" on their LinkedIn profile, and everyone is trying to hire them. In this talk, Jez will argue this is not a recruitment problem but an organizations failure. This talk discusses how to grow great people and great organizations, and how the two problems are connected. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Jez Humble is a principal at ThoughtWorks, a lecturer at UC Berkeley, and co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler's Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010), and the forthcoming Lean Enterprise, in Eric Ries' Lean series. [continued]

    IT-as-a-Service and DevOps: Competitive or Cooperative Concepts?
    By JP Morgenthal

    It's the age old battle of top-down or bottom-up. IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) is clearly being driven from the top down in organizations. Large vendors and consultants are working with their executive counterparts to change expectations for how IT provides services to the enterprise. DevOps, on the other hand, is the traditional bottom-up grassroots movement that like Linux and virtualization has disrupted the status quo and changed forever how IT services can be delivered. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: JP Morgenthal is best described as "the voice of Enterprise IT" bringing insight to the application of technology and the real world complexity of delivering for large and mid-sized enterprises. He is a recognized thought-leader on cloud, enterprise architecture, SOA & XML. [continued]

    DevOps Gold: What the Olympics teaches us about agile development and release
    By Dave Roberts

    At the recent winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, we saw athletes from all over the world striving for excellence. Some turned in the best performance of their lives and came home with a gold medal. Others, some favorites, struggled and saw their dreams slip away. In this session, we'll see how DevOps done right is a lot like the Olympics. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Dave Roberts brings 25 years of technology experience to his role of Sr. Director for Marketing for DevOps and Cloud Computing at BMC Software. [continued]

    Is Orchestration the Next Big Thing in DevOps?
    By Nati Shalom

    DevOps processes (such as continuous deployment and delivery) often involve writing many custom scripts that are triggered by the build system. With that approach, it is relatively hard to trace the deployment process and troubleshoot when something goes wrong. Additionally, custom scripts are often not written in an easily understood manner. In this session we will walk through specific DevOps workflows (such as install, update, etc) using Riemann as the framework in subject and see the steps required to automate those processes. [continued]

    Speaker Bio:Nati Shalom, Founder and CTO at GigaSpaces, is a thought leader in Cloud-Computing and Big-Data Technologies. Shalom was recently recognized as a Top Cloud Computing Blogger for CIO's by The CIO Magazine and his blog listed as an excellent blog by *technical founders* by YCombinator. Shalom is also the founder of the IGTCloud, and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences. [continued]

    The Dawning of Continuous Support
    By Todd Vernon

    Development teams have a tendency to think that once they push the deploy button, the release is done. But with DevOps, it's quite the opposite now. More software changes, and more deploys, make every production release a new piece of code with new idiosyncrasies. This has made what has historically been a more static production environment now highly dynamic. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Todd H. Vernon Founded VictorOps Inc. in 2012 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Vernon has been Executive Vice President of Technology at Federated Media Publishing, Inc. since October 2011. [continued]

    Cloud Computing: Solving the Next Friction Point
    By Bernard Golden

    Today, developers and business units are leading the charge to cloud computing. The primary driver: faster access to computing resources by using the cloud's automated infrastructure provisioning. However, fast access to infrastructure exposes the next friction point: creating, delivering, and operating applications much faster. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Bernard Golden has vast experience working with CIOs to incorporate new IT technologies and meet their business goals. Prior to joining Enstratius, Bernard was CEO of HyperStratus, a Silicon Valley cloud computing consultancy that focuses on application security, system architecture and design, TCO analysis, and project implementation. [continued]

    Getting Control Over Application Demand in Enterprise Cloud: Lessons Learned from Early Adopters
    By Andrew Hillier

    A myriad of new methodologies and technologies from Cloud Computing to BYOD have changed the IT landscape demonstrably. In parallel, higher-value functions around data, customer engagement and revenue growth are pushing CIOs to consider alternative approaches. The nexus is moving IT to a zero footprint infrastructure model. Organizations including Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance and Airlines are moving in this direction. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: 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. [continued]

    Pets vs. Cattle: How to Think About HW in a Web-scale IT world
    By Randy Bias

    If you want to bring the new kind of elastic cloud infrastructure revolutionised by leading public clouds or web-scale companies like FB, Google and Twitter, you have to change your thinking about a few key things: hardware, failure and scalability. In this presentation Randy Bias, Founder & CEO of Cloudscaling outlines the key design principles and challenges involved with building these new kinds of clouds. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Randy Bias is Co-Founder and CTO of Cloudscaling. His provocative views on the cloud computing disruption have made Randy Bias one of the industry's most influential voices. He has inspired organizations to embrace cloud to transform business processes and position for success in a new world where computing resources are ubiquitous, inexpensive, instantly scalable, and highly available. [continued]

    Systems of Discovery - The Perfect Storm of BigData, Cloud and Internet-of-Things
    By Mac Devine

    Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet-of-Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of BigData generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity. [continued]

    Speaker Bios: Mac has 24 years of experience with networking and virtualization. The first 7 of those years were spent in mainframe software development where he served as chief programmer for several VTAM releases. Mac then moved to mainframe software design where he served as chief designer for several Communications Server releases and lead the design work for Sysplex and SNA over IP networking (aka Enterprise Extender).[continued]

    Making the Internet of Things Real for Business
    By Chad Jones

    The physical world holds the key to unlocking unseen business opportunities that expand revenue, optimize operations and delight customers and users. What if you could turn normally hidden bits of information in your business' physical assets into valuable insights that fuel growth and drive intelligent, automated action? [continued]

    Speaker Bios: Chad Jones is an expert in cloud, virtualization and infrastructure technologies. Mr. Jones has over eighteen years' experience driving strategic initiatives for start-ups and Fortune 50 companies alike and has traveled the world discussing a vision for a better world through technology. [continued]

    Open Source IoT at Eclipse: Standards, Frameworks and Tools for IoT Developers
    By Ian Skerrett

    The Eclipse IoT community is growing community of open source projects focused on providing the building blocks for the IoT industry. The goal of the community is to provide open source implementations of important IoT standards, frameworks that implement key services for IoT applications and tools to make it easier for developers to create IoT applications. If IoT is going to achieve success and interoperability then the industry will need these basic building blocks. [continued]

    Speaker Bios: Ian Skerrett is Director of Marketing at the Eclipse Foundation. Although the community is the Eclipse marketing machine, he supports the projects and member companies to increase the awareness of all the cool stuff happening at Eclipse. [continued]

    XMPP - Unified Communication for IoT
    By Rikard Strid

    The more things we have connected to the Internet the greater the opportunities are to create innovations. Even more innovation is enabled when devices are connected to Internet in an Open way that enables to leverage the potential of countless innovative companies that leads to more jobs and a stronger economy. [continued]

    Speaker Bios: Rikard Strid is the founder of Clayster and an Internet activist about to change the structure of how we understand and live with information. He is involved to make XMPP the core standard and an Open Unified Real-Time Infrastructure for IoT. IoT must be built on future ideas not legacy ideas. [continued]

    Interoperable WebRTC and Why It Is Important
    By Peter Dunkley

    There are many potential applications for WebRTC and for many interoperability is not a requirement. However, this does not mean that there is not a need for interoperability, particularly at the signaling level, for other applications. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Peter Dunkley is Technical Director at Crocodile RCS. He graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science. After graduation Peter worked on a PSTN switch developing signalling stacks for SS7, ISDN and similar protocols and creating advanced routing and service applications. [continued]

    Is WebRTC a Second Stage Engine in the Telehealth Rocket?
    By Ivelin Ivanov

    Telehealth legislation opened the floodgates for investment in modern communications services and APIs since 2010. WebRTC promises a second revolution. Ivelin Ivanov will discuss a real-world example where telephony APIs make a difference in improving patient care and reducing healthcare costs. He will then look into a brighter telehealth future with secure, high quality, ubiquitous WebRTC video interactions.[continued]

    Speaker Bio: Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. [continued]

    WebRTC and the Customer Experience
    By Keith McFarlane

    In this session, Keith McFarlane, Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Platforms & Telephony at LiveOps, will share how WebRTC technology is truly the next stage in the globalization of the contact center, especially in the areas of monetization and creating a superior, personalized customer experience. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: At LiveOps, Keith McFarlane holds the role of Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Platform & Telephony. He has more than 20 years of experience designing and developing large-scale customer service solutions and CRM systems. He is an expert on the benefits of cloud computing technology for both enterprise and SMBs and was named to ExecRank's "Top CTO Rankings" list for 2012. [continued]

    How the Norwegian Red Cross built a video tutoring solution with WebRTC
    By Svein Willassen

    This is the story about how the Norwegian Red Cross used WebRTC to build a service that allow high school student to meet volunteer tutors and get help with their school assignments just by visiting a web page in their browser. The solution has greatly increased the reach of the tutoring service run by the Red Cross, allowing students to get the help they need without leaving their homes. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Svein Willassen is the founder and CTO of the leading WebRTC based video conferencing service appear.in. he is currently leading the on-going development of that service. Svein has a PhD in forensic computing and has worked extensively with forensic analysis of communication systems as well as development of communication services. [continued]

    Visualizing WebRTC: A Social Experiment with Meta-Networking
    By Sara Robertson

    On her social media platform Melodramatic.com, with global reach and over 1,000 uniques daily, Sara Robertson released a WebRTC network that created a peer-to-peer connection between every visitor on every page load. Geographical location data and round-trip data transfer rates of each connection is collected, and augmented with known demographics about the visitors. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Sara is a technology generalist with experience in large platform implementations, high-scale/low-latency serving, cloud infrastructures, and big data strategies. She is VP of Technology for an online advertising company serving billions of impressions daily, and runs a social media website (melodramatic.com) that she uses as a playground for technical experimentation. [continued]

    Wiring the Internet of Things with Node-RED
    By Nick O'Leary

    The Internet of Things is not a single choice of technology, approach or philosophy. Its very existence is the bringing together of multiple platforms, products and protocols, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One of the challenges of IoT is to make it as easy as possible to allow developers to make things, for play or profit, serious or whimsical, professional or hobbyist. Node-RED is an open-source visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Nick O'Leary is an Emerging Technology Specialist at IBM where he gets to do interesting things with interesting technologies and also play with toys. [continued]

    DevOps: The Last Best Hope for Security?
    By Alan Shimel

    While at the RSA Conference this past year I was amazed at the mindshare and enthusiasm that the security industry was giving to DevOps. It seemed that security pros were eager to flock and embrace DevOps. This got me to thinking. I asked my friend Gene Kim about it. Gene said DevOps represented something of an "escape hatch" to security pros. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: As Editor-in-chief of DevOps.com, Alan Shimel is attuned to the world of technology. Alan has founded and helped several technology ventures, including StillSecure, where he guided the company in bringing innovative and effective networking and security solutions to the marketplace. [continued]

    Case Study. IoT In The Field Force Automation
    By Yakov Fain

    From software development perspective IoT is about programming "things", about connecting them with each other or integrating them with existing applications. This case study will show you how small IoT-enabled devices from multiple manufacturers can be integrated into workflow of an enterprise application. This is a practical demo of building a framework and components in HTML/Java/Mobile technologies to serve as a platform that can integrate new devices as they become available on the market. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Yakov Fain is a co-founder of two software companies: Farata Systems and SuranceBay. He authored several technical books and lots of articles on software development. Yakov is Java Champion (https://java-champions.java.net). He leads leads Princeton Java Users Group. Two of Yakov's books will go in print this year: "Enterprise Web Development" (O'Reilly) and "Java For Kids" (No Starch Press). [continued]

    What Being Cloud-Native Really Means
    By David Linthicum

    You hear this everywhere these days: Build applications that are cloud-native -- that is, developed specifically for cloud platforms. The trouble is, everyone has his or her own definition of "cloud-native." As a result, cloud-hosted applications are all over the place in their use of native features. Many are not designed properly, and they're worse off in the cloud than when they ran in the data center. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: 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. [continued]

    The Rise of Wearables: Opportunities and Impacts
    By Tom Wesselman

    Big data, cloud, analytics, wearable tech, sensors: together these technology advances have created a perfect storm of opportunity that is poised to set business processes and communications on a trajectory of massive change. In this session, Joe Burton, CTO of wearable device pioneer, Plantronics, will deliver an overview of the technology advances already here, still required, or complementary to the space, and outline opportunities and impacts as the rise of wearables continues [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Tom Wesselman is the Director of Communications Architecture at Plantronics. His focus is connecting the capabilities of Plantronics products to the world around them. [continued]

    Simplifying Identity Management in the Cloud era
    By Keith Mayer

    Identities are everywhere today! Much more than just providing access and auditing for on-premises applications and corporate desktops, organizations are now tasked with provisioning, managing and securing identities for applications running on-premises, in the Cloud and on mobile devices. And, this can be challenging – seemingly forcing many organizations down the path of managing identities individually on an app-by-app basis or implementing complex federated security scenarios that are difficult to maintain. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Keith Mayer is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Datacenter Infrastructure, Virtualization, Identity Management and Cloud platforms. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant.[continued]

    General Session | Big Data Management System: Smart SQL Processing across Hadoop and your Data Warehouse
    By Marty Gubar

    Understanding the future of big data is crucial in the early stages of decision making around big data architectures. In the enterprise, what stands out is the need to integrate Hadoop smoothly into your existing data warehouse architecture, while taking advantage of existing skills and investments.In this session we'll present a strategy for enabling integrated data management using both Hadoop and relational technologies. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Marty Gubar is part of the product management team at Oracle, focusing on Oracle's Big Data Platform and related products. He has been responsible for delivering enabling tools to help people become successful with Oracle's big data technology.[continued]

    Encryption and Access Control for Cloud and Big Data Environments
    By Sol Cates

    Cloud and big data present unique dilemmas: Embracing the benefits of these new technologies while maintaining the security of your organization's assets. When an outside party owns, controls and manages your infrastructure and computational resources, how can you be assured that sensitive data remains private and secure? How do you best protect data in mixed use cloud and big data infrastructure sets? Can you still satisfy the full range of reporting, compliance and regulatory requirements? Join this discussion on how to address data security in cloud and big data environments so that your organization isn't next week's data breach headline. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Sol Cates (@solcates) was promoted to the role of CSO at Vormetric in February 2013. As CSO, he is responsible for ensuring Vormetric's internal security profile remains robust while also understanding how security is perceived and used by IT/IS and how it drives technical decision making and buying behavior at the boardroom level. Cates partners with teams through the company to engage both customers and partners, and he speaks publicly to elevate industry understanding of data security best practices in today's complex cyber threat landscape. [continued]

    Sharing Experiences In Enterprise Cloud Adoption
    By Seth Proctor

    As more applications and services move "to the cloud" (public or on-premise) cloud environments are increasingly adopting and building out traditional enterprise features. This in turn is enabling and encouraging cloud adoption from enterprise users. In many ways the definition is blurring as features like continuous operation, geo-distribution or on-demand capacity become the norm. At NuoDB we're involved in both building enterprise software and using enterprise cloud capabilities. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Seth has 15+ years of experience in the research, design and implementation of scalable systems. That experience includes work on networks, languages, operating systems, security, databases, and distributed environments; all of which are integral to the NuoDB product. [continued]

    IoT, Code Halos, Meaning-making and Digital Transformation
    By Kevin Benedict

    Digital transformation is impacting most every industry and revolutionizing many. It is forcing enterprises to rethink their strategies for customer interactions and engagements, and to consider how IT infrastructures and business models must evolve to support them. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. [continued]

    Reduce Complexity and Accelerate Innovation with IaaS and PaaS
    By Gene Eun

    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. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Gene Eun is Sr. Director, Oracle Cloud at Oracle. [continued]

    Hybrid Cloud – Best practices and Use Cases/Proof Points
    By Rob Carter

    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. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Rob Carter serves as Director of Data Center Marketing for Windstream Communications. In this role, he is responsible for product development and marketing for Windstream data center services such as cloud computing, data center managed services, and colocation. [continued]

    General Session | How to Architect and Optimize Your Cloud for Consistent Performance
    By Marc Jones

    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. Learn how to take advantage of a multitude of compute options and platform features to make cloud the cornerstone of your online presence. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: 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. [continued]

    Enterprise Mobile App High-wire Act
    By David Holmes

    Come join us for a live demonstration of the immense power that lives at the intersection of mobile apps and cloud application platforms. You will participate in a live demonstration – an enterprise mobile app will be built and changed before your eyes – on your own device! [continued]

    Speaker Bio: David brings over 20 years of high-tech marketing leadership to OutSystems. Prior to joining OutSystems, David was VP of Global Marketing for Damballa, a leading provider of network security solutions. Previously, David 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. [continued]

    Bridging the Gap Between Cloud, Data Center and Networking to Deliver End-End Customer Centric Automation & Efficiencies
    By Raul Martynek

    From data center to cloud to network: During this session Raul Martynek identifies the challenges facing both data center providers and Enterprise IT as it relates to cross platform automation then provides an in-site into designing, building, securing and managing the technology as an integrated service offering. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Mr. Raul K. Martynek has accumulated extensive experience over the past 20+ years managing and growing international cloud, hosting, data center and telecommunications companies. Currently, Mr. Martynek is the Chief Executive Officer of Net Access, a datacenter and managed services business located in Northern New Jersey, USA. [continued]

    DDOS Mitigation Service & Layered Security
    By Rob Scheible

    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 hyperconnected 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. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Rob Scheible leads Product Development for Windstream Hosted Solutions. In his position Mr. Scheible owns the development of the cloud and managed hosting portfolio. Responsibilities include primary storage, cloud platform and on-boarding technology, professional services, customer portal and security services. [continued]

    How to Choose the Right Cloud Database
    By Janakiram MSV

    Database as a service (DBaaS) is cloud database that is hosted and managed by the cloud service providers that can be accessed through public cloud or the hybrid cloud. The cloud provider takes care of provisioning, configuring, setup, maintenance, backups and patching the database. Customers are expected to export the database and start consuming the service through the pay-as-you-go model. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Janakiram MSV is Head – Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. [continued]

    Leveraging a Cloud Architecture for Fun, Ease, and Profit!
    By Phil Jackson & Harold Hannon

    The world of cloud and application development is not just for the hardened developer these days. In this discussion we will pull back the curtain of the architecture of a fun demo application purpose built for the cloud. We will focus on demonstrating how we 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 may not be a seasoned developer. [continued]

    Speaker Bios: Phil Jackson is Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer. Harold Hannon has been working in the field of software development as both an Architect and Developer for over 15 years, with a focus on workflow, integration and distributed systems. [continued]

    New Security Models for the IoT
    By Davi Ottenheimer

    An entirely new security model is needed for the internet of things, or is it? Can we save some old and tested controls for this new and different environment? This presentation reviews hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveals a new risk balance you might not expect. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, has more than nineteen years' experience managing global security operations and assessments, including a decade of leading incident response and digital forensics. [continued]

    Infrastructure at Scale: Best Practices in Scaling Cloud Architectures
    By Phil Jackson

    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 this interactive, no-holds-barred session, Phil Jackson, Development Community Advocate at Softlayer—dives into how to design and build-out the right cloud infrastructure. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Phil Jackson is Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer. He helps customers and partners integrate with the SoftLayer's API. [continued]

    The Secret Sauce of Cloud Backup & Recovery Services
    By Daniel Jacobson

    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? [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Daniel Jacobson is the Technology Manager at BUMI, a premium managed service provider specializing in cloud data backup and recovery. At BUMI, Daniel is responsible for running the data centers, developing and improving the BUMI service offerings as well as directly supporting customers. [continued]

    General Session | Real-time Big Data: An Agile approach
    By Cory Isaacson

    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. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: 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. [continued]

    Making Big Data Cost Effective in a Bare Metal Cloud
    By Harold Hannon

    The cloud provides an easy onramp to building and deploying Big Data solutions, particularly the latest technologies that favor scale-out architectures. Transitioning from initial deployment to a large-scale, highly performant operation without breaking the bank may not be easy. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Harold Hannon has been working in the field of software development as both an Architect and Developer for over 15 years, with a focus on workflow, integration and distributed systems. [continued]

    Security, Compliance, Performance: Yes! We are talking about web conferencing
    By Courtney Behrens

    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. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Courtney Behrens has been a cloud marketing guru for the past 10 years, focusing on enabling success through a focus on the customer experience. She currently leads Marketing for OmniJoin™ web conferencing at Brother International. [continued]

    API Security: Securing Digital Channels and Mobile Apps Against Hacks
    By Sachin Agarwal

    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. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Sachin Agarwal is Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy at SOA Software. He possesses more than 17 years of enterprise and startup experience focussing on using disruptive technologies to drive business growth. His expertise spans from infrastructure technologies like security and middleware to business centric applications like social, digital marketing, and analytics. [continued]

    Social Cloud: Revolutionizing sharing, starting from the infrastructure
    By Alessio Focardi

    The social media expansion has shown just how much people are eager to share their experiences with the rest of the world. Cloud technology is the perfect platform to satisfy this need given its great flexibility and readiness. At Cynny, we aim to revolutionize how people share and organize their digital life through a brand new cloud service, starting from infrastructure to the users interface. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Alessio is an entrepreneur and a guru in the IT world. His connection with the IT started in the very early stage of his life. He has extensive Hardware knowledge mixed with an unconventional creativity. He is the architect behind the invention of Cynny infinite storage cellular design and inspired to build the infrastructure based on with ARM technology and microservers. [continued]

    The Cloud's Higher Calling – Building the Cloud of the Future
    By Kurt Hagerman

    Next-Gen Cloud. Whatever you call it, there's a higher calling for cloud computing that requires providers to change their spots and move from a commodity mindset to a premium one. Businesses can no longer maintain the status quo that today's service providers offer. Yes, the continuity, speed, mobility, data access and connectivity are staples of the cloud and always will be. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Kurt Hagerman Chief Information Security Officer As chief information security officer (CISO) for FireHost, Kurt Hagerman is responsible for all aspects of security and compliance for both corporate and customer facing products. He is responsible for leading FireHost in attaining ISO, PCI, HIPAA and other certifications, which allows FireHost customers to more easily achieve their own compliance requirements [continued]

    MapDB: The Agile Java Database
    By Cory Isaacson & Jan Kotek

    MapDB is an Apache-licensed open source database specifically designed for Java developers. The library uses the standard Java Collections API, making it totally natural for Java developers to use and adopt, while scaling database size from GBs to TBs. MapDB is very fast and supports an agile approach to data, allowing developers to construct flexible schemas to exactly match application needs and tune performance, durability and caching for specific requirements. [continued]

    Speaker Bios: 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. Jan Kotek is the primary developer for MapDB, an Apache-licensed open source database for Java developers (http://www.mapdb.org). [continued]

    Scaling Big Data
    By Cory Isaacson

    Need to scale your data tier? The foundation of every application is the database layer, and today application architects have more choices than ever. With these choices come new questions: Which database technology is best for your application? How can your application take advantage of Big Data technology? Can you run your relational database at Big Data scale? [continued]

    Speaker Bio: 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. [continued]

    SDDC Still More a Project than a Product or Service
    By Mark Thiele

    Simply defined the SDDC promises that you'll be able to treat "all" of your IT infrastructure as if it's completely malleable. That there are no restrictions to how you can use and assign everything from border controls to VM size as long as you stay within the technical capabilities of the devices. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Mark Thiele's responsibilities at SUPERNAP include evaluating new data center technologies, developing partners and providing industry thought leadership. Mark's insights in to the next generation of technological innovations, and how these technologies speak to client needs and solutions are invaluable. [continued]

    Rise of the Enterprise Platform: The New Way to Protect and Share Endpoint Data
    By Michael Bachman

    File sync and share. Endpoint protection. Both are massive opportunities for today's enterprise thanks to their business benefits and widespread user appeal. But one size does not fit all, especially user-adopted consumer technologies. Organizations must apply the right enterprise-ready tool for the job in order to properly manage and protect endpoint data. In this presentation, we discuss how the synergy of an enterprise platform—where sync/share and endpoint protection converge—delivers incredible value for the business. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Michael Bachman is a Senior Enterprise Systems Architect at Code42. [continued]

    Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Blending Cloud Computing and Desktop Applications
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    In 2013, Adobe took the bold step of moving from a perpetual licensing model to a subscription-based model to sell its creative software. The world is becoming more connected, collaborative and mobile, and Adobe wanted to make the shift to meet those needs. The process began in 2012 when Adobe launched the first phase of Creative Cloud, which provided Adobe's full set of creative applications as a membership. In the year since, Adobe built the infrastructure to store and share files in the cloud, and acquired Behance, a thriving social network used by millions of people to connect, showcase their work, and discover other talent. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: As senior director, Ken Toole is responsible for the day to day engineering effort required to deliver Adobe's flagship Creative Cloud service. Toole's work includes the development, quality, and engineering operations of a wide array of hosted services at the infrastructure and e-commerce level. [continued]

    Strengthen Your Business Reputation with Every Application Interaction
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    In today's application economy, enterprise organizations realize that it's their applications that are the heart and soul of their business. If their application users have a bad experience, their revenue and reputation are at stake. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Anand is Senior Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management at CA Technologies. Prior to his current role at CA, Anand was a Senior Director, Product Marketing at Oracle, focusing on Oracle's enterprise cloud, virtualization, and infrastructure management offerings. [continued]

    How Does the Network Change in a Cloud World?
    By Kelly Wanser

    Most enterprises are already considering how to enable their private clouds within their environment. The challenge today is how does the network adapt to this changing environment? How does the flexibility of a cloud operational model change the network? What does it mean for IT and network administrators? [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Kelly Wanser is Founder and CEO of Stateless Networks, which is solving the longstanding problem of automating network operations. Stateless partners with Cisco, VMWare, Arista and other industry leaders and innovators to pioneer the use of webscale software and integrated data to drive network operations. [continued]

    See Inside Your Cloud
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    Server virtualization is no longer hype. It¹s reality. But as the infrastructure has converged, with server virtualization leading consolidation efforts, blind spots now exist causing more and more data to be hidden from enterprise tools. With more emphasis on data analysis for application performance and customer experience monitoring, virtualization teams are challenged to deliver visibility for virtual server traffic. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: David Reoch is a cloud computing design veteran specializing in the architecture of global, highly-available fault-tolerant data center infrastructures. Previous to his role as Sr. Director of Cloud Solutions at Gigamon, he served as Sr. Enterprise Technologist of Cloud, Hyperscale and Virtualization at Dell and principal architect of HP's Enterprise Cloud Services. [continued]

    Is the World Ready for SkyNet?
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    There will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020. Every smart device vendor has an app. If you're lucky, the vendor also offers an API. This is good for developers but what about for consumers? Consumers want their devices to communicate with each other and control everything from 1 app (or with their voice or automatically based on events or location). [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Chris Matthieu has two decades of telecom and web experience. He launched his Teleku cloud communications-as-a-service platform at eComm in 2010 which was acquired by Voxeo. [continued]

    Five Key Issues for The DNS of Things
    By Peter Silva

    The Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers). Because every icon and URL and all embedded content on a website requires a DNS lookup loading complex sites necessitates hundreds of DNS queries. In addition, as more internet enabled 'Things' get connected, people will rely on DNS to name and find their fridges, toasters and toilets. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Peter Silva covers security for F5's Technical Marketing Team. After working in Professional Theatre for 10 years, Peter decided to change careers. Starting out with a small VAR selling Netopia routers and the Instant Internet box, he soon became one of the first six Internet Specialists for AT&T managing customers on the original ATT WorldNet network. [continued]

    Intelligent Systems in Transportation
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    Intelligent systems may share common architectures, but they can solve a variety of challenges—from increasing accuracy with a rail signalling system to improving safety with an air traffic control system. In the transportation industry, addressing these challenges is particularly critical in order to ensure safety, increase efficiency, and reduce costs. Join our discussion of real-world use cases in the transportation industry and how open source technologies can create integrated, interoperable, and reliable systems of thousands of devices. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: James Kirkland is an Enterprise Solutions Architect at Red Hat. He has been working with Unix variants for 14 years. James is Linux LPIC level one certified, an RHCE, and a HP-UX certified System Administrator. He has been working with Linux for nine years, VMware for four years, and hp-ux for ten years. He has been a participant at HP World, Linux World, and numerous internal HP forums. [continued]

    How to Ensure Performance and Stability in Your Virtualized Environment
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    The sharing of resources and capacity within virtualized infrastructure is the single biggest cause of operational and performance issues, and even inefficiencies in these environments. Traditionally IT operations teams have seen this challenge as a "capacity management problem", something that is left to another group to sort out with the right hardware spend. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Andy Walton is Director at CiRBA. He has over 21 years of experience in the computing industry. His role at CiRBA focuses on articulating the benefits and integration considerations of Analytics software in large, complex, cross platform enterprise environments. [continued]

    Who Cares About Hybrid Cloud?
    By Gil Levonai

    How are hybrid clouds evolving to allow the coexistence of private and public clouds? What are the challenges to meeting a true hybrid cloud scenario?

    Businesses large and small have been at times both seduced and confused by the grand promise of the cloud. But when they talk about "hybrid cloud," they are really just seeking the flexibility to utilize the cloud as an extension of their own data center. They also want levels of openness, transparency and ease of use – previously unattained in the enterprise – where production workloads can be easily mobilized, centrally managed and protected. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Gil Levonai is vice president of marketing and products for Zerto. He spearheads marketing and product management, supporting the corporate vision by leading the go-to-market strategy. [continued]

    Don't Let Latency Get in the Way of your Cloud Ambitions
    By David Hall

    Most enterprises are concerned with security and privacy when putting data into the cloud, but what about latency? In putting data in the cloud, you need to make sure you have a sense for latency or the time it takes for messages to traverse the network (and back). If your message suffers as little as 20 milliseconds (1/1000th of a second) delay, you are looking at a 15% plunge in Web page load time. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: David Hall is responsible for developing new products, services and solutions, developing partnerships with key customers and suppliers; delivering on TelecityGroup's strategy of providing outstanding data center facilities, services and relationships, that in turn deliver real value and opportunity to customers. [continued]

    Criminal Pattern Identification and the Philosophy of Big Security Data
    By Steve Surfaro

    Is crime cyclic in nature? Can we predict when it will occur in cities? How does this impact your IT operation and how can you leverage analytics? We explore the efforts of Chicago and Philadelphia, Phoenix and Dallas in new crime fighting efforts using data analytics, cloud computing [continued]

    Speaker Bio: With more than 25 years of security industry experience, Steve Surfaro is Axis Communications Industry Liaison and Chairman of the ASIS Physical Security Council. He is also Chairman of the SIA Digital Video Subcommittee, Chairman of the CSAA Video Services Subcommittee, Industry Liaison for the BICSI ESS Standard Committee and Standards Team Leader for the DHS Video Quality in Public Safety Group. [continued]

    Are You Ready for the Future of Enterprise Cloud Adoption?
    By Mitch Kenfield

    Cloud technology brings one of the most fundamental changes to the global business model in decades. Originally seen as a desirable efficiency, today Cloud delivery models have become operational necessities that drive improvements in business performance and innovation. A recent KPMG survey sheds light on the 'real' state of Enterprise cloud adoption. This includes identifying where organizations are truly realizing the expected benefits of a Cloud environment and where they are still struggling, what is common in the market today and what is around the corner tomorrow. All of an enterprise's future mobile, social, digital and analytical needs are converging in the Cloud. Will you be ready? [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Mitch Kenfield is Managing Director at KPMG. [continued]

    Commercial and Open Source Choices for Building Your Private Cloud and Why?
    By Brent Doncaster & Michael Elliott

    Picking the ideal platform for your private cloud strategy is a critical decision – When do you pick commercial VMware and Microsoft-based solutions? When is an OpenStack solution a good option? Join Dell who reveals how leading organizations are aligning their needs with the various cloud platforms to optimize their agility, efficiency and service quality objectives. [continued]

    Speaker Bios: Brent Doncaster is a Sr. Strategist for Product Marketing in Dell's Cloud Solutions team.

    Michael Elliott is an Enterprise Cloud Evangelist at Dell with over 20 years of enterprise technology experience. [continued]

    Managing Hybrid Cloud Environments: The New Reality for Delivering IT-as-a-Service
    By James Urquhart & Jeremy Ford

    IT leaders and practitioners need to know how to embrace shifting business and end-user expectations, and the cloud is a vital part of everyone's strategy to address this challenge. But how do you go about selecting the right cloud services? How do you manage them without adding new management tools for every platform? [continued]

    Speaker Bios: James is a seasoned field technologist with 20 years of experience in service-oriented architectures, cloud computing, and virtualization.

    Jeremy is responsible for growing and enabling our global Cloud Services business. Jeremy and his team drive Dell's industry-leading Global Data Center solutions (DCS) services portfolio and focus on making Dell a leader in managed private cloud, including Desktop-as-a-Service. [continued]

    IoT Meets SDN for WANs -- Keeping Networks Secure & Manageable
    By Jay Friedman

    Reduce networking costs! Increase cyber security! Deploy applications faster! Add connectivity to our new office now! We're under attack now – drop everything and jump on it now! How does IT management keep up with these demands? On top of that challenge, the promises of the Internet of Things (IoT) are that the pace of change will increase 10x with new applications and new devices added to networks – forecasts are be between 50 billion and 200 billion over the next several years -- and using ever more wireless protocols. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Jay Friedman, president of Distrix Inc., has more than 30 years of high-tech experience. He spent almost half his career with Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems in executive and product-management roles. [continued]

    Searching NoSQL: Utilizing More Than Map-Reduce with Cloudant
    By Brad Bonn

    Normally in a document database such as CouchDB or BigCouch, data is queried using b-tree indexes built with map-reduce functions. Cloudant has extended the platform to natively take advantage of Lucene and R*-Tree indexes to make obtaining data out of NoSQL DBaaS more powerful and flexible. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Brad Bonn is a Systems Engineer at Cloudant. [continued]

    Gain Peace Of Mind – Use Hybrid Cloud To Modernize Your Storage Strategy
    By Marc Farley

    Data generation and storage is rapidly accelerating and is expected to grow 44X in the next few years .Strict regulations and compliance combined with the need to mine this data to gain competitive advantage make it mandatory for enterprises to store this data for longer periods of time. To deal with this data explosion, enterprises are switching to a hybrid cloud storage model – a trend that is predicted to accelerate so fast that by 2020 over a third of the world's data is stored and passes through the cloud. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Marc Farley is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft. [continued]

    Mobile Apps in the Enterprise: Harness the Power for Your Customers and Employees
    By Miranda Luna

    Mobile apps are becoming increasingly important in the enterprise. Traditional web apps cannot match the increased levels of engagement and retention achieved through a personalized and responsive experience on each user's favorite device. To build a cross-platform mobile app capable of delivering a truly personalized and responsive experience, however, you need to effectively utilize a cloud-connected app backend that is built to enhance security, scale and speed of development. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Miranda Luna is a Product Manager on the Windows Azure team focusing on all things mobile, including Mobile Services and Notification Hubs. [continued]

    Learn How You Can Easily Extend Your Infrastructure with Microsoft Azure
    By Drew McDaniel

    As Infrastructure needs grow so does the need to be able to deal with it in a quick and cost efficient manner. With Azure, you can spin up new Windows Server and Linux virtual machines in minutes and adjust your usage as your needs change. With our pay-as-you-go approach, you only pay for what you use and there are never any penalties for changing your virtual machine configurations. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Drew McDaniel is a Principal Program Manager Lead - Windows Azure Division at Microsoft. [continued]

    The Value of DevOps in the Enterprise
    By Mike Kavis

    DevOps is a hot topic these days despite the fact that the term is broadly misunderstood. DevOps is not a person or a bunch of systems administrators writing Chef scripts, and it's definitely not just another software methodology. In this session we will explore how to derive the greatest value from DevOps and how it should be used in an enterprise context to deliver high-quality software, better, faster and cheaper. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. He has served in numerous technical roles such as CTO, Chief Architect, and VP positions with over 25 years of experience in software development and architecture. [continued]

    Case Study : Implementing Hadoop and Elastic Map Reduce on Scale-out Object Storage
    By Paul Turner

    Why bother promoting data into HDFS to run Hadoop analytics? Can't I just run Hadoop on the data in place? - after all, HDFS and object storage have the same underpinnings. Mr. Turner will present a unique case study showing Hadoop running directly on object storage and dive into the myriad of benefits that derive from this approach. He will explore the importance of this breakthrough for users and discuss current implementation strategies and project on future work planned. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Paul Turner is chief marketing officer at Cloudian, Inc. where he is responsible for product strategy, planning and development, branding, and leading the charge for widespread market and end-user adoption of hybrid cloud storage architectures. Mr. Turner came to Cloudian with nearly 25 years of product development and marketing management leadership, including ten years at NetApp where he led the Product Strategy Office, guiding corporate investment into FlashRay, Iongrid and CacheIQ. [continued]

    Redefining B2B eCommerce in the Cloud
    By Marie-Pascale Authie

    The challenge for many businesses is building an integrated eCommerce solution that delivers on all fronts – design, usability, customer experience, segmentation, and execution. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Marie-Pascale Authie is a Solution Consultant at Infor. [continued]

    8 Ways Cloud-Empowered HCM Solutions are Driving Business Success
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    Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions in the Cloud are spawning a wide spectrum of services that are revolutionizing the workplace for employers and employees. Instead of HR being just a cost center, Cloud computing is affording HR the opportunity to add significant value to the bottom line in the form of reduced expenditures on software and computer systems that are now managed in the Cloud, as well as increased efficiencies. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: As the General Manager of human capital management and cloud enterprise resource management at Infor, Tarik Taman is responsible for delivering solutions that empower HR to achieve strategic business outcomes through Infor's end-to-end HCM suite. [continued]

    Reinventing Cloud Storage Services Through Innovation and Collaboration
    By Wim De Wispelaere

    The reach and demand of cloud storage services are rapidly expanding as many organizations are expressing interest in storage-as-a service (STaaS) for public, private and hybrid cloud implementations. The next generation of applications and workloads are driving a big change in storage requirements that lead us to develop a new object-based software defined storage platform with elastic Exabyte scalability and enterprise consistency in flexible dynamic and open architecture. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Wim is a Storage veteran who has been involved in the development and launch of several innovative products and technologies. Before starting Amplidata, Wim was Director of Product Management at Symantec (Veritas), responsible for the introduction of deduplication (NetBackup PureDisk) and disk backup technologies in the market-leading Veritas NetBackup product. [continued]

    High Quality, Affordable Care in the Cloud
    By Sean Wdowiak

    Healthcare executives like you are challenged with implementing changes from healthcare reform, adapting to value-based reimbursement, and bending the cost curve. At the same time, you are expected to maintain a high level of patient satisfaction and deliver quality outcomes. Your operational and administrative systems need to support your expanded responsibilities by transforming traditional business processes and arming decision makers with sound, insightful information. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Sean Wdowiak is Director, Healthcare Solutions at Infor. [continued]

    Powering the Mobile Enterprise
    By Dan Scholler

    Delivering modern application experiences requires a cloud based architecture that unlocks the silos of process and information within the organization. These capabilities must be resident in the cloud, and easily consumed by mobile applications. Join us a we discuss a common approach to access application capability, end to end process automation, and information stores designed to enable modern applications experiences, which are mostly or exclusively mobile. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Dan Scholler is Vice President, Platform and Technology at Infor. [continued]

    Practical IoT NOW: Lessons Learned & Real Examples
    By Reid Carlberg

    A lot of people are heralding IoT as the future, but what can your business do today? Quite a lot, it turns out, if you know what to look for and how to talk about it. In this session, we will discuss business processes ripe for IoT style solutions and provide real world examples in operation today. We'll also cover several fun ways to inspire your organization, share some lessons learned about solution development and offer several next steps designed to get you started. Join us and learn how to kickstart your company's IoT efforts into high gear. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Reid Carlberg hacks quadcopters, automates 3D printers and built the only hot sauce-inator in enterprise software today. As a Senior Director on the Developer Evangelism team at Salesforce.com, Reid helps developer communities around the world understand and work with the Salesforce1 Platform. [continued]

    SDN and Network Virtualization 101 for Clouds
    By Robert Drost

    Learn why network virtualization is the final frontier to conquer for high-utilization and high-performance clouds (since server and storage virtualization are already mature). 2013 was the year of SDN's debut, but in this talk you'll hear how SDN's relevant server-centric comparison for network virtualization (NV) is whether it operates like a server Type-I hypervisor (Bare Metal) or Type-II (Hosted). The speaker will explain how Openstack, OpenDaylight, Openflow, Cisco ONE, VMware NSX, and others compare and work with server hypervisors and how to incorporate network virtualization in your cloud to improve analytics, compliance, management, scalability, reliability, cloudBursting, and billing features. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Robert Drost was a Sr. Distinguished Engineer and Director of Advanced Hardware at Sun Microsystems. Robert has extensive hardware experience, including over 90 patents and a 17 year career in high-performance computing systems. [continued]

    Sea Level to the Cloud: Learn How to Get to New Heights
    By Joel Ferman

    Water's path from sea level to a cloud is quite a journey and often misunderstood, similar to that of an organizations path as they traverse from a traditional on premise compute model, to public and private cloud adoption. Infrastructure changes have a ripple effect, and impact functions across an organization, not just in IT, everything from executive management, to finance – and often cause unnecessary strife and significant project delays. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Joel Ferman serves as Vice President of Marketing for InMage Systems Inc and has more than 9 years of experience in enterprise technology, with a focus on cloud infrastructure. Before joining InMage, he was Director of Product Management at Juniper Networks, where he led a team of product managers responsible for Juniper's security management product line, including centralized SDN and cloud security management. [continued]

    High Tempo, High Consequences
    By Tom Lounibos

    We live in a time when seconds - even milliseconds, can have a dramatic economic impact on your company's future.

    With technology being the primary conduit for consumer interaction, the user experience is at center stage. User experience will be a deciding factor in separating the future winners from the losers. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Tom Lounibos, CEO for SOASTA, oversees the company's operations, sales and marketing arms and is responsible for the company's go-to-market strategy. He brings more than 30 years of experience in building early stage software companies, leading two companies to successful IPOs. [continued]

    Top 5 Best Practices for your Application Platform As a Service Audience
    By Ayalla Goldschmidt

    The benefits of using a Cloud Platform-as-a-Service are clear – higher elasticity, lower cost and risk, and support for new business models. But what are some of the pitfalls? What type of workloads should you start with? And what will make your deployment successful?. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Ayalla Goldschmidt is the Senior Director of Product Marketing for Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java Platform, driving global marketing for Cloud and IoT and providing customers with choice across private and public cloud with the industry leading solutions: Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Java Cloud Services. Prior to joining Oracle, Ms. Goldschmidt led Product Marketing at IBM for Cloud and Virtualization. [continued]

    One datacenter: Many options to protect with cloud solutions
    By Rick Vanover

    When it comes to protecting an IT investment, a natural choice today is to leverage a cloud technology. In this session from Veeam, see how you can start engage one or more cloud technologies for your data protection strategy. Whether you are looking for straightforward object-based storage to clouds such as Glacier or S3, implementing gateway appliances to storage such as Azure, leveraging cloud computing or want to develop a line of business around cloud services; there are options for protection today leveraging cloud solutions. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Rick Vanover (vExpert, MCITP, VCP) is a product strategy specialist for Veeam Software based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick is a popular blogger, podcaster and active member of the virtualization community. Rick's IT experience includes system administration and IT management; with virtualization being the central theme of his career recently. Follow Rick on Twitter @RickVanover or @Veeam. [continued]

    Big Data Competency
    By Tony Shan

    This presentation discusses the drivers, concept, means, and buildout of Big Data Competency. We start with why – the current resource deficit and the imperatives for new skillsets in the Big Data space. Then we define the concept of Big Data Competency as the core skills required in the implementations of Big Data initiatives. [continued]

    Speaker Bio: Tony Shan is a Chief Architect, Big Data Consultant, Cloud Advisor, Hadoop Technologist, SOA Mentor, Practice Strategist, and Social Evangelist. He is a renowned expert and technology visionary with 20+ years of experience and guru-level knowledge on systems designs, architecture engineering, portfolio rationalization, product development, process standardization, and SOA. [continued]


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