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Sachin Agarwal  - SOA Software


Enterprise API Adoption Patterns
Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud
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. At SOA Software he drives product marketing, strategy and customer adoption for API Management solutions. Prior to SOA Software, he held senior management roles in Product Management and Development at Oracle, Oblix and Infosys.
 
 
Sachin Agarwal  - SOA Software


API Security: Securing Digital Channels and Mobile Apps Against Hacks
Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud
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. At SOA Software he drives product marketing, strategy and customer adoption for API Management solutions. Prior to SOA Software, he held senior management roles in Product Management and Development at Oracle, Oblix and Infosys.
 
 
Anand Akela  - CA Technologies


Strengthen Your Business Reputation with Every Application Interaction
Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud
Anand Akela is Senior Director, DevOps Solutions, at CA Technologies. Prior to his current role at CA Technologies, he was Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management (APM) at AppDynamics. Earlier he worked at Oracle and HP in various product marketing, product management, and engineering roles in the systems management, servers, data center energy efficiency, and enterprise software areas.

Anand has more than 20 years of experience in product marketing, product management, strategic planning and software development. He received his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Pune University in India.

You can follow Anand on twitter at https://twitter.com/aakela
 
 
Olivier Amar  - MyPermissions


Building Trust & Transparency with Personal User Data in the Cloud
Track: Security & Performance in Cloud
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%. Amar has also led marketing and SEO initiatives for Harrah’s Hotels and Casinos and the World Series of Poker, as well as companies such as EL AL airlines, AIG insurance, Microsoft (Redmond) and many others.
 
 
Nathan Anderson  - GE Capital


Real World Private Cloud Continuous Delivery in Financial Services
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Nathan Anderson joined GE in 2003, and has more than 18 years of IT experience. In his current role as IT Leader - Innovation for GE Capital HQ, he is passionate about leveraging technology to help drive innovation and business value. With an extensive technical background, including his previous role as Enterprise Architect, Nathan brings the skills required to bridge the gap between business and IT. Prior to GE, Nathan worked in the Telecom, Transportation and Manufacturing industries.

Nathan enjoys working with the latest mobile technology, and is currently pursuing an MBA.
 
 
Nathan Anderson  - GE Capital


Moving Mission-Critical Applications to the Cloud
Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories
Nathan Anderson joined GE in 2003, and has more than 18 years of IT experience. In his current role as IT Leader - Innovation for GE Capital HQ, he is passionate about leveraging technology to help drive innovation and business value. With an extensive technical background, including his previous role as Enterprise Architect, Nathan brings the skills required to bridge the gap between business and IT. Prior to GE, Nathan worked in the Telecom, Transportation and Manufacturing industries.

Nathan enjoys working with the latest mobile technology, and is currently pursuing an MBA.
 
 
Joe Arnold  - SwiftStack


A Globally-Distributed Storage Cloud with Disaster Recovery
Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)
Joe Arnold is co-founder and CEO of SwiftStack, a leading provider of object storage software. An innovator in cloud-computing infrastructure, Joe has been examining, addressing, and building solutions that help move today's cloud reality forward when it comes to speed, scale, and power. He built one of the first widely-used cloud platforms-as-a-service (PaaS) on top of Amazon Web Services at Engine Yard and managed the first public OpenStack launch of Swift after its release as an open source project. He has subsequently deployed multiple large-scale cloud storage systems. While at Engine Yard, he additionally oversaw the development of their Ruby on Rails deployment platform, AppCloud and managing the open source efforts of Rails 3, JRuby and Rubinius. Joe has been active in the OpenStack community since 2010. Joe is the author of “Defined Storage With OpenStack Swift” (2013) and “Object Storage With Swift” (2014). He has also authored a popular book on yo-yo techniques called “From Beginner to Spinner.
 
 
Marie-Pascale Authie  - Infor


Redefining B2B eCommerce in the Cloud
Track: Mobile | Hot Topics
Marie-Pascale Authie is a Solution Consultant at Infor.
 
 
Michael Bachman  - Code42


Rise of the Enterprise Platform: The New Way to Protect and Share Endpoint Data
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Michael Bachman is a Senior Enterprise Systems Architect at Code42.
 
 
Anthony Bak  - Ayasdi


Shape and Meaning: An Introduction to Topological Data Analysis
Track: BigData | Analytics
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.
 
 
Courtney Behrens  - Brother International


Power Panel | Are Hybrid Clouds the Best Path Towards IT transformation?
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. In this role, she manages the product marketing process through the entire customer lifecycle for both their public and private cloud services. Courtney has 10+ years experience working with small and large cloud computing companies, in a variety of successful roles, from sales to marketing to product development.
 
 
Courtney Behrens  - Brother International


Security, Compliance, Performance: Yes! We are talking about web conferencing
Track: Security & Performance in Cloud
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. In this role, she manages the product marketing process through the entire customer lifecycle for both their public and private cloud services. Courtney has 10+ years experience working with small and large cloud computing companies, in a variety of successful roles, from sales to marketing to product development.
 
 
Kevin Benedict  - Cognizant


IoT, Code Halos, Meaning-making and Digital Transformation
Track: Internet of Things
Kevin Benedict is an opinionated Senior Analyst at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, SAP Mentor Alumnus, speaker, writer, and mobile and digital strategies expert. He is a popular keynote speaker, and in the past three years he has shared his insights into mobile and digital strategies with companies in 18 different countries. He has over 30 years of experience working with enterprise applications, and he is a veteran mobile industry executive.
 
 
Randy Bias  - Cloudscaling


Is DevOps Really Changing How IT is Working?
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.

A vocal open systems advocate for more than two decades, Randy was the technical visionary at GoGrid and at CloudScale Networks. He led the open-licensing of GoGrid's APIs, which inspired Sun Microsystems, Rackspace Cloud, VMware and others to follow. In 2006, he co-founded Cloudscaling and since then has led teams that built and deployed cloud infrastructure for more than two dozen clients globally.

Randy was an early and vocal supporter of the OpenStack project, and led the teams that deployed the first public OpenStack storage cloud (Swift) outside of Rackspace, and the first public OpenStack compute cloud (Nova). He is a founding Board Member of the OpenStack Foundation. He also popularized the cloud server "pets vs. cattle" meme.

Randy blogs at Cloudscaling and Simplicity Scales, as well as GigaOm, CloudAve, O’Reilly Radar, TechCrunch and others. He is consistently recognized as one of the most influential social media voices in cloud computing. He is frequently interviewed in the media, and he speaks at dozens of industry events annually.
 
 
Randy Bias  - Cloudscaling


Pets vs. Cattle: How to Think About HW in a Web-scale IT world
Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)
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.

A vocal open systems advocate for more than two decades, Randy was the technical visionary at GoGrid and at CloudScale Networks. He led the open-licensing of GoGrid's APIs, which inspired Sun Microsystems, Rackspace Cloud, VMware and others to follow. In 2006, he co-founded Cloudscaling and since then has led teams that built and deployed cloud infrastructure for more than two dozen clients globally.

Randy was an early and vocal supporter of the OpenStack project, and led the teams that deployed the first public OpenStack storage cloud (Swift) outside of Rackspace, and the first public OpenStack compute cloud (Nova). He is a founding Board Member of the OpenStack Foundation. He also popularized the cloud server "pets vs. cattle" meme.

Randy blogs at Cloudscaling and Simplicity Scales, as well as GigaOm, CloudAve, O’Reilly Radar, TechCrunch and others. He is consistently recognized as one of the most influential social media voices in cloud computing. He is frequently interviewed in the media, and he speaks at dozens of industry events annually.
 
 
Jason Bloomberg  - Intellyx


Breaking Down Enterprise Silos in the Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Jason Bloomberg is the leading industry analyst and globally recognized expert on agile digital transformation. He writes and speaks on how today’s disruptive enterprise technology trends support the digital professional’s business transformation goals.

He writes for Forbes, his biweekly newsletter the Cortex, and several contributed blogs. He also helps technology vendors and service providers communicate their digital transformation stories. His latest book is The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013).

Mr. Bloomberg has published over 750 articles, spoken at over 350 conferences, webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,500 times.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).
 
 
Brad Bonn  - Cloudant


Searching NoSQL: Utilizing More Than Map-Reduce with Cloudant
Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories
During his 14 years in information technology, Brad Bonn has worked on servers, network, support, virtualization and storage. He has adapted his experience to architect solutions for customers of Dell, and more recently IBM, to help manage their infrastructure and applications more effectively. He joined Cloudant in early 2014 to help bring NoSQL DBaaS into the portfolio of IBM's big data solutions.
 
 
Ajay Budhraja  - U.S. Department of Justice


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


Practical IoT NOW: Lessons Learned & Real Examples
Track: Internet of Things
Reid Carlberg is a 20 year veteran of the software industry. As a Senior Director, Developer Evangelism, at salesforce.com, Reid helps business and developer communities work with leading technologies such as the Salesforce1 Platform. Since joining Salesforce, he has launched hundreds of new apps on the AppExchange as part of the Salesforce Labs program, taught thousands of developers at the Dreamforce Internet of Things Lab and spoken about connected devices around the world. Reid holds an undergraduate degree in Japanese and a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering. He lives in Chicago.
 
 
Rob Carter  - Windstream Communications


Power Panel | What Have We Learned About Cloud Adoption?
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.

Mr. Carter has previously served as Director of Product Development for Windstream, where he was responsible for leading all aspects of product development for Windstream business services. Prior to that, he served as Director of Managed Hosting Services for Windstream Hosted Solutions. In this role he was responsible for overseeing Cloud Computing, Engineering, Hosting Services Implementation and Support, as well as Pre-Sales Solutions Engineering.

Before joining Windstream Hosted Solutions, Mr. Carter served as the Director of Quality Assurance for Motricity. While at Motricity, Mr. Carter increased productivity and efficiencies within the Quality Assurance organization and built a 24x7x365 Network Operations Center that was able to scale as the business grew from $35 million to over $100 million over a two year period.

Prior to Motricity, he was the Managed Services Account Executive for the Eastern region of SunGard Availability Services, a provider of information availability solutions. As the Managed Services Account Executive, Mr. Carter was responsible for all complex managed services opportunities for new and existing accounts. Prior to that he was a Sales Engineer and Data Center Manager in for SunGard. During his tenure, the Pittsburgh Data Center doubled its customer base and was the first location to obtain its ISO 9000:2001 certifications.
Mr. Carter served in the United States Air Force with two deployments to Saudi Arabia in support of the Air Expeditionary Forces.
 
 
Rob Carter  - Windstream Communications


Hybrid Cloud – Best practices and Use Cases/Proof Points
Track: Mobile | Hot Topics
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.

Mr. Carter has previously served as Director of Product Development for Windstream, where he was responsible for leading all aspects of product development for Windstream business services. Prior to that, he served as Director of Managed Hosting Services for Windstream Hosted Solutions. In this role he was responsible for overseeing Cloud Computing, Engineering, Hosting Services Implementation and Support, as well as Pre-Sales Solutions Engineering.

Before joining Windstream Hosted Solutions, Mr. Carter served as the Director of Quality Assurance for Motricity. While at Motricity, Mr. Carter increased productivity and efficiencies within the Quality Assurance organization and built a 24x7x365 Network Operations Center that was able to scale as the business grew from $35 million to over $100 million over a two year period.

Prior to Motricity, he was the Managed Services Account Executive for the Eastern region of SunGard Availability Services, a provider of information availability solutions. As the Managed Services Account Executive, Mr. Carter was responsible for all complex managed services opportunities for new and existing accounts. Prior to that he was a Sales Engineer and Data Center Manager in for SunGard. During his tenure, the Pittsburgh Data Center doubled its customer base and was the first location to obtain its ISO 9000:2001 certifications.
Mr. Carter served in the United States Air Force with two deployments to Saudi Arabia in support of the Air Expeditionary Forces.
 
 
Larry Carvalho  - IDC


Is DevOps Really Changing How IT is Working?
Larry Carvalho is research manager of IDC's worldwide Platform as a Service (PaaS) research practice. Mr. Carvalho focuses on the cloud applications platform (CAP) as a service aspect of PaaS and directs research into the component competitive markets of PaaS, including business process management (BPM) PaaS, database PaaS, cloud testing, and integration PaaS. Mr. Carvalho has extensive experience in systems integration and the enterprise software business.

Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Carvalho spent many years in project delivery, sales, strategy and marketing roles at Cap Gemini and IBM, later serving as Automotive Industry Solutions Manager in IBM's Software Group. After leaving IBM in 2009, he began his own consultancy, RobustCloud, working as an advisor to end-user firms, ISVs, and SIs, helping them understand the dynamics and disruption of cloud. Clients included Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, NTT, Oracle, Redhat, Salesforce, Tibco and VMWare. He also acts as speaker, moderator and facilitator at cloud computing events including Cloud Camps and CloudExpo.

Mr. Carvalho has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.
 
 
Larry Carvalho  - IDC


Lunch Power Panel | How Open Source Is Speeding Cloud Innovation
Larry Carvalho is research manager of IDC's worldwide Platform as a Service (PaaS) research practice. Mr. Carvalho focuses on the cloud applications platform (CAP) as a service aspect of PaaS and directs research into the component competitive markets of PaaS, including business process management (BPM) PaaS, database PaaS, cloud testing, and integration PaaS. Mr. Carvalho has extensive experience in systems integration and the enterprise software business.

Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Carvalho spent many years in project delivery, sales, strategy and marketing roles at Cap Gemini and IBM, later serving as Automotive Industry Solutions Manager in IBM's Software Group. After leaving IBM in 2009, he began his own consultancy, RobustCloud, working as an advisor to end-user firms, ISVs, and SIs, helping them understand the dynamics and disruption of cloud. Clients included Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, NTT, Oracle, Redhat, Salesforce, Tibco and VMWare. He also acts as speaker, moderator and facilitator at cloud computing events including Cloud Camps and CloudExpo.

Mr. Carvalho has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.
 
 
Larry Carvalho  - IDC


Power Panel | What Have We Learned About Cloud Adoption?
Larry Carvalho is research manager of IDC's worldwide Platform as a Service (PaaS) research practice. Mr. Carvalho focuses on the cloud applications platform (CAP) as a service aspect of PaaS and directs research into the component competitive markets of PaaS, including business process management (BPM) PaaS, database PaaS, cloud testing, and integration PaaS. Mr. Carvalho has extensive experience in systems integration and the enterprise software business.

Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Carvalho spent many years in project delivery, sales, strategy and marketing roles at Cap Gemini and IBM, later serving as Automotive Industry Solutions Manager in IBM's Software Group. After leaving IBM in 2009, he began his own consultancy, RobustCloud, working as an advisor to end-user firms, ISVs, and SIs, helping them understand the dynamics and disruption of cloud. Clients included Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, NTT, Oracle, Redhat, Salesforce, Tibco and VMWare. He also acts as speaker, moderator and facilitator at cloud computing events including Cloud Camps and CloudExpo.

Mr. Carvalho has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.
 
 
Sol Cates  - Vormetric


Encryption and Access Control for Cloud and Big Data Environments
Track: BigData | Analytics
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.

The technical depth and understanding of the information security space Cates has developed over the last 17 years is rooted in the intelligence community, financial services industry and other large enterprise organizations. He originally joined Vormetric in 2003, when he spent four years as a systems engineer. After holding a similar role at SignaCert (acquired by Harris) for three years, Cates returned to Vormetric in November 2009 as director of field engineering and solutions architecture. In this role, he grew and led a world-class technical sales team to great success, by installing understanding of the business, not just the technology. As an active problem solver, he built the original prototype of Vormetric Toolkit, which enables enterprise and cloud service provider (CSP) customers to automate and accelerate their data security deployments. Cates’ career also includes technical sales, engineering and support leadership roles at Tripwire, Symantec and Spectra Physics. Cates has developed many real-world solutions for customers, including iPhone and Android applications as well as elastic SaaS platforms.
 
 
David Chappell  - Chappell & Associates


General Session | Microsoft Azure for Enterprise: What and Why
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.

David has been the keynote speaker for more than a hundred conferences and events on five continents, and his seminars have been attended by tens of thousands of IT leaders, architects, and developers in forty-five countries. His books have been published in a dozen languages and used regularly in courses at MIT, ETH Zurich, and many other universities. David has also been a Series Editor for Addison-Wesley and a columnist for several publications. In his consulting practice, he has helped clients such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Stanford University, and Target Corporation adopt new technologies, market new products, and educate their customers and staff.

David's comments have appeared in The New York Times, CNN.com, and many other publications. Earlier in his career, he wrote networking software, chaired a U.S. national standardization working group, and played keyboards with the Peabody-award-winning Children's Radio Theater. David holds a B.S. in Economics and an M.S. in Computer Science, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 
 
Sandra Cheevers  - Oracle


Day 2 Keynote | Cloud Odyssey: A Hero’s Quest
Sandra Cheevers is Principal Product Director, Cloud Product Marketing at Oracle.
 
 
Kacy Clarke  - Cloud Technology Partners


Moving Mission-Critical Applications to the Cloud
Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories
Kacy Clarke is a Vice President and Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. A respected expert in the transition from enterprise to cloud computing, she has consulted with a variety of Fortune 500 clients in the areas of cloud strategy, application migration to the cloud, DevOps, cloud data management’ and high availability cloud architectures. She has 25+ years of experience in roles ranging from application development to strategic data management to infrastructure to enterprise architecture. Prior to joining Cloud Technology Partners, Kacy held IT leadership roles at Omgeo, Wellington Management, Cambridge Technology Partners, Logica, and Bellcore.
 
 
Adrian Cockcroft  - Battery Ventures


Velocity and Volume (or Speed Wins)
Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud

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.

Before joining Battery, Adrian helped lead Netflix’s migration to a large scale, highly available public-cloud architecture and the open sourcing of the cloud-native NetflixOSS platform. Prior to that at Netflix he managed a team working on personalization algorithms and service-oriented refactoring.

Adrian was a founding member of eBay Research Labs, developing advanced mobile applications and even building his own homebrew phone, years before iPhone and Android launched. As a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems he wrote the best-selling “Sun Performance and Tuning” book and was chief architect for High Performance Technical Computing.

He graduated from The City University, London with a Bsc in Applied Physics and Electronics, and was named one of the top leaders in Cloud Computing in 2011 and 2012 by SearchCloudComputing magazine. He can usually be found on Twitter @adrianco.
 
 
Tim Crawford  - 


Moving to a Zero IT Infrastructure Footprint
Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories
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. Areas of expertise include strategy, applications, services, infrastructure and operations. Tim serves as an advisor to global enterprises, government agencies, venture capital firms and startups. Tim’s approach focuses on driving business value through key game-changing strategies. Tim received an MBA in International Business with Honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems both from Golden Gate University.
 
 
Wim De Wispelaere  - Amplidata


Reinventing Cloud Storage Services Through Innovation and Collaboration
Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories
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. The deduplication technology had been developed at DataCenter Technolgies where Wim was leading product management and pre-sales. Prior to DCT, Wim was technical product manager at Alcatel launching high speed ADSL technology during the early years of broadband internet. Wim has a Masters Degree in Electronics Engineering from the Ghent University in Belgium.
 
 
John Derrick  - Jelastic


Lunch Power Panel | How Open Source Is Speeding Cloud Innovation
John Derrick is currently CEO of turnkey cloud provider Jelastic. He has extensive business leadership experience in the private and public cloud, big data, database, and enterprise markets. John focuses on the intersection of these markets, technology and teams to deliver solutions that really work for people. He has delivered product and profit at IBM, Chicory Systems, Conformative Systems, Intel, MIPS, and now Jelastic. Between these companies he has led and advised about 50 different startups and public companies.


John can be reached at [email protected]
 
 
Mac Devine  - IBM


Systems of Discovery - The Perfect Storm of BigData, Cloud and Internet-of-Things
Track: Internet of Things
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).

In 2000, Mac went on temporary assignment for 2 years to assist the new networking alliance teams (IBM/Cisco, IBM/Nortel) in the role of lead solutions architect. Upon conclusion of this temporary assignment, he started the Linux Networking Solutions team within Enterprise Platform Software and served as it's product director and chief architect.

In 2005, Mac started the Enterprise Platform Software Architecture Board and served as it chairman. The ESAB is the System z focus area for the SWGAB and is responsible for the architecture, design and strategy of solutions using IBM middleware on System z.

In 2007, Mac started the zCloud Innovation team and served as its chief architect. The
zCloud Innovation team provided the architecture, design and development for several in-market experiments leveraging System z as a premier cloud platform. Mac’s innovative zCloud architecture and design resulted in him being named an IBM Master Inventor.

In 2008, Mac was appointed as an IBM Distinguished Engineer and became the WebSphere CTO for Cloud Computing. Mac’s innovations in this role resulted in him being appointed as a member of IBM’s prestigious Academy of Technology in July 2009.

In 2009, Mac went on temporary assignment for 2 years with the IBM Corporate Strategy team where he served as the CTO for Cloud Partnerships and Client Innovations. During this time, Mac co-authored the Springer’s Handbook of Cloud Computing which is used by many Colleges and Universities. Upon conclusion of this temporary assignement, Mac joined the IBM Global Technology Services team and served as its Director and CTO for the Cloud Portfolio. In this role, Mac lead the technical due diligence for the SoftLayer acquisition and the creation of IBM’s new Cloud Services Division. Mac currently serves as the Director of CloudFirst Innovation and CTO for the IBM Cloud Services Division.

Mac is a 1988 Clemson University graduate with a Masters of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences and is married with 2 sons. His work interests include Cloud Computing, Networking, Linux, and Unified Communications. His other interests include Awana, baseball, skiing, and traveling with his family.
 
 
Brent Doncaster  - Dell


Commercial and Open Source Choices for Building Your Private Cloud and Why?
Track: Mobile | Hot Topics
Brent Doncaster is a Sr. Strategist for Product Marketing in Dell’s Cloud Solutions team. In this role, Brent leads the design and implementation of strategic marketing initiatives for Dell’s portfolio of cloud solutions powered by OpenStack. This includes working with Dell’s strategic partners and the OpenStack community.

Brent’s 20+ years of technology experience includes roles in Strategic Alliances, Product Management and Marketing in the television broadcasting, enterprise software, virtualization and cloud solutions fields. Brent has degrees in electrical engineering, sociology, and an M.S. from Boise State University.
 
 
Robert Drost  - Pluribus Networks


SDN and Network Virtualization 101 for Clouds
Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories
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. Among other recognitions, Robert has been cited by MIT's Technology Review TR35 as most innovative computing technologist under age 35, and by the Wall Street Journal with a Gold Medal for Innovation in Computing Systems.
 
 
Michael Elliott  - Dell


Power Panel | Are Hybrid Clouds the Best Path Towards IT transformation?
Michael Elliott is an Enterprise Cloud Evangelist at Dell with over 20 years of enterprise technology experience. In this capacity, he consults with companies throughout North America on their cloud architecture and represents Dell at industry conferences.

Michael started his career as a mainframe programmer for General Electric and held the role of adjunct professor of marketing at the University of Akron. Michael has a mathematics degree from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.


 
 
Michael Elliott  - Dell


Commercial and Open Source Choices for Building Your Private Cloud and Why?
Track: Mobile | Hot Topics
Michael Elliott is an Enterprise Cloud Evangelist at Dell with over 20 years of enterprise technology experience. In this capacity, he consults with companies throughout North America on their cloud architecture and represents Dell at industry conferences.

Michael started his career as a mainframe programmer for General Electric and held the role of adjunct professor of marketing at the University of Akron. Michael has a mathematics degree from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.


 
 
Gene Eun  - Oracle


Reduce Complexity and Accelerate Innovation with IaaS and PaaS
Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud
Gene Eun is Sr. Director, Oracle Cloud at Oracle.
 
 
Ty Fabling  - Esri


Cloud Platform for Geospatial Content Delivery and Collaboration
Track: Mobile | Hot Topics
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.
 
 
Yakov Fain  - Farata Systems


Case Study. IoT In The Field Force Automation
Track: Internet of Things
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).
 
 
John Fallows  - Kaazing


One Line of Code That Changed the Web Forever: Accelerating the Web for the Internet of Things
Track: Internet of Things
John 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. He defines the architecture of the Kaazing product suite and oversees its development.

Prior to co-founding Kaazing, John served as Architect for Brane Corporation, a startup company based in Redwood City, California. Before joining Brane, he was a Consulting Member of Technical Staff for Server Technologies at Oracle Corporation. During his last five years at Oracle, he focused on designing, developing, and evolving Oracle ADF Faces to fully integrate Ajax technologies.

Originally from Northern Ireland, he received his MA in Computer Science from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and has written several articles for leading IT magazines such as Java Developer’s Journal, AjaxWorld Magazine, and JavaMagazine (DE), and is a popular speaker at international conferences. He is co-author of the bestselling book Pro JSF and Ajax: Building Rich Internet Components (Apress).
 
 
Marc Farley  - Microsoft


Gain Peace Of Mind – Use Hybrid Cloud To Modernize Your Storage Strategy
Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories
Marc Farley is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft.
 
 
Joel Ferman  - InMage Systems


Sea Level to the Cloud: Learn How to Get to New Heights
Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories
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. Previously he worked at VMware, designing cloud security and software defined security products within the vCloud Networking & Security portfolio. Joel has extensive experience helping enterprises leverage public and private cloud infrastructure.
 
 
Alessio Focardi  - Cynny


Social Cloud: Revolutionizing sharing, starting from the infrastructure
Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories
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.
 
 
Jeremy Ford  - Dell


Managing Hybrid Cloud Environments: The New Reality for Delivering IT-as-a-Service
Track: Mobile | Hot Topics
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. He also leads the effort to expand our partner program for public cloud.

Prior to this role, Jeremy was the Portfolio Director, Cloud Services, and led the global team responsible for defining and enabling Dell’s Cloud Services portfolio. Previously, he served as a Senior Technology Strategist in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer and led industry enablement of Dell’s alternative end-user computing initiative.

Jeremy brings to Dell over 17 years of management and engineering experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Dell in September 2000, he worked at Compaq Computer Corporation.
 
 
Mauro Franco  - Silanis Technology


How to Integrate e-Signatures into Your Cloud Applications
Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories
Mauro Franco is a Senior Sales Engineer with Silanis and has been with the company for over 6 years. In this role he works closely with customers to help document the integration, business and legal requirements of their e-signature implementation, identify and prioritize target applications, and map out a strategic e-signature plan. Mauro holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Concordia University and a Management Diploma from McGill University.
 
 
David Frattura  - EMC


CRAM the Cloud: Creating Resilient Application Migration
Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)
David Frattura is the CTO for Public Cloud Solutions at EMC. In this role, David is responsible for developing EMC's strategy for products built to enable Service Providers to deliver IT and Cloud Services. David has over 20 years experience in the industry stretching across both the Enterprise and Service Provider markets, and in the development of technologies ranging form network routers to IT security platforms. Most recently, David has been involved in the development of public cloud solutions for service providers which deliver a wide range of solutions to leading enterprises.
 
 
Avi Freedman  - Kentik


Big Data. The Tools That Work.
Track: BigData | Analytics
Avi Freedman is co-founder and CEO of Kentik. As a leading technologist and executive in networking, he was previously at Akamai for over a decade, as VP of Network Infrastructure and then Chief Network Scientist. Prior to that, he started Philadelphia’s first ISP (netaxs) in 1992, later running the network at AboveNet and serving as CTO for ServerCentral.
 
 
Jay Friedman  - Distrix


IoT Meets SDN for WANs -- Keeping Networks Secure & Manageable
Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories
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. Additionally, he spent six years in management consulting firm with clients such as Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Oracle, and other networking, systems and software companies. Mr. Friedman also has experience in social media and media/entertainment markets. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in math and computer science from UCLA, and a master’s of business administration degree from Santa Clara University.
 
 
Michael Gendron  - Central Connecticut State University


Supporting Decision Making: The BI Sweet Spot
Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories
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. Currently, he is a professor of Information Systems at CCSU. Michael has presented at international conferences and the @CloudExpo boot camp. He has authored three books, Business Driven Data Communications (Prentice Hall), Business Intelligence Applied (Wiley/SAS), and his new book, Business Intelligence and the Cloud (Wiley/SAS).
 
 
Bernard Golden  - ActiveState


Is DevOps Really Changing How IT is Working?
Bernard Golden is Vice President, Strategy at ActiveState. Named in Wired.com as one of the ten most influential persons in cloud computing, he is a recognized visionary in the field. Prior to joining ActiveState, Bernard was Senior Director, Cloud Computing, for Dell Cloud Manager. Bernard joined Dell as a result of its acquisition of Enstratius where he served as Vice President, Enterprise Solutions. Before joining Dell Enstratius, Bernard founded and led HyperStratus, a global cloud computing consultancy serving customers like Korea Telecom, BMC, Pepsi and Unilever.

Bernard acts as an advisor for organizations that leverage his cloud computing expertise to accelerate their success, such as Nirmata and the Cloud Network of Women (CloudNOW). He is the author or co-author of four books on virtualization, including Virtualization for Dummies, the most popular book on the topic ever published, and Amazon Web Services for Dummies. Bernard also serves as the cloud computing advisor for CIO Magazine; his blog has been named to over a dozen “best of cloud computing” lists and is read by tens of thousands of persons each month. He is a highly regarded speaker, and has keynoted cloud conferences around the world.
 
 
Bernard Golden  - ActiveState


Cloud Computing: Solving the Next Friction Point
Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud
Bernard Golden is Vice President, Strategy at ActiveState. Named in Wired.com as one of the ten most influential persons in cloud computing, he is a recognized visionary in the field. Prior to joining ActiveState, Bernard was Senior Director, Cloud Computing, for Dell Cloud Manager. Bernard joined Dell as a result of its acquisition of Enstratius where he served as Vice President, Enterprise Solutions. Before joining Dell Enstratius, Bernard founded and led HyperStratus, a global cloud computing consultancy serving customers like Korea Telecom, BMC, Pepsi and Unilever.

Bernard acts as an advisor for organizations that leverage his cloud computing expertise to accelerate their success, such as Nirmata and the Cloud Network of Women (CloudNOW). He is the author or co-author of four books on virtualization, including Virtualization for Dummies, the most popular book on the topic ever published, and Amazon Web Services for Dummies. Bernard also serves as the cloud computing advisor for CIO Magazine; his blog has been named to over a dozen “best of cloud computing” lists and is read by tens of thousands of persons each month. He is a highly regarded speaker, and has keynoted cloud conferences around the world.
 
 
Ayalla Goldschmidt  - Oracle


Top 5 Best Practices for your Application Platform As a Service Audience
Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud
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.
 
 
Marty Gubar  - Oracle


General Session | Big Data Management System: Smart SQL Processing across Hadoop and your Data Warehouse
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. Marty has a long history at Oracle; he was the lead PM for the business intelligence PM team, was a member of the OLAP PM group and was director of marketing for OLAP technology. Marty holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania with a minor in Decision Sciences from the Wharton School.
 
 
John Gunn  - VASCO Data Security


Roundtable | The Evolution of IT in a Changing World
John Gunn has 10 years of experience in the IT computer segment. He serves as the Vice President of Corporate Communications for VASCO Data Security, an international provider of authentication and digital signature solutions. John was previously the head of the security solutions group at Harland Clarke, the worlds’ largest provider of payment solutions to financial institutions, and he was General Manager of North America for Aladdin Knowledge Systems, a leading provider of IT security solutions.
 
 
John Gunn  - VASCO Data Security


Why You Need to Enable Transparent Security in the Cloud
Track: Security & Performance in Cloud
John Gunn has 10 years of experience in the IT computer segment. He serves as the Vice President of Corporate Communications for VASCO Data Security, an international provider of authentication and digital signature solutions. John was previously the head of the security solutions group at Harland Clarke, the worlds’ largest provider of payment solutions to financial institutions, and he was General Manager of North America for Aladdin Knowledge Systems, a leading provider of IT security solutions.
 
 
Gordon Haff  - Red Hat


Power Panel | Are Hybrid Clouds the Best Path Towards IT transformation?
Gordon Haff works in Red Hat’s Cloud Product Strategy group where he helps define the overall strategy for how all of Red Hat's products and technologies come together as a cohesive portfolio for open hybrid clouds. He is a frequent and highly acclaimed speaker at customer and industry events and is the author of Computing Next: How the Cloud Opens the Future along with numerous other publications. Prior to Red Hat, as an industry analyst, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes, was frequently quoted in the press on a wide range of IT topics, and advised clients on product and marketing strategies. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for bringing a wide range of computer systems, from minicomputers to large UNIX servers, to market while at Data General. Gordon has engineering degrees from MIT and Dartmouth and an MBA from Cornell’s Johnson School.
 
 
Gordon Haff  - Red Hat


Platform-as-a-Service: Lessons from Manufacturing
Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)
Gordon Haff works in Red Hat’s Cloud Product Strategy group where he helps define the overall strategy for how all of Red Hat's products and technologies come together as a cohesive portfolio for open hybrid clouds. He is a frequent and highly acclaimed speaker at customer and industry events and is the author of Computing Next: How the Cloud Opens the Future along with numerous other publications. Prior to Red Hat, as an industry analyst, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes, was frequently quoted in the press on a wide range of IT topics, and advised clients on product and marketing strategies. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for bringing a wide range of computer systems, from minicomputers to large UNIX servers, to market while at Data General. Gordon has engineering degrees from MIT and Dartmouth and an MBA from Cornell’s Johnson School.
 
 
Kurt Hagerman  - FireHost


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


Hagerman was most recently the managing director of the southwest region and PCI practice director for Coalfire Systems, Inc., a leading IT Security GRC company and QSA. During his twenty plus years in the field of information technology he has held a wide number of positions encompassing many IT and security disciplines including: network engineering, systems engineering, security engineering, and IT auditing and compliance. Hagerman regularly speaks and writes on information security topics in the payments and health care spaces, as well as on cloud security. He holds CISA and CISSP certifications and is an active participant on the Cloud Security Alliance SME council as well as on the Public Policy Committee of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition. Hagerman holds his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University.
 
 
Kurt Hagerman  - FireHost


The Cloud’s Higher Calling – Building the Cloud of the Future
Track: Security & Performance in Cloud
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.


Hagerman was most recently the managing director of the southwest region and PCI practice director for Coalfire Systems, Inc., a leading IT Security GRC company and QSA. During his twenty plus years in the field of information technology he has held a wide number of positions encompassing many IT and security disciplines including: network engineering, systems engineering, security engineering, and IT auditing and compliance. Hagerman regularly speaks and writes on information security topics in the payments and health care spaces, as well as on cloud security. He holds CISA and CISSP certifications and is an active participant on the Cloud Security Alliance SME council as well as on the Public Policy Committee of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition. Hagerman holds his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University.
 
 
Troy Halford  - Ambernet


The Importance of Implementing a Service Aware Cloud Management/Cloud Brokerage Solution
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
With over 20 years of executive level sales management experience focused on High Tech Software, including Start-Ups, Small Caps, and Global Companies in the Computing, IT, and Communications industries, Troy is a proven Sales executive. Mr. Halford leads our Sales, Marketing, and Partner activities and drives strategies that capitalize on the strengths of CloudTruOps, our Next Generation Operational Automation Software Portfolio for Cloud Service providers, Data Centers, Enterprises and Agencies. Mr. Halford has a degree from St. Cloud State University and has been involved with a variety of industry associations, groups and forums.
 
 
David Hall  - TelecityGroup


Don’t Let Latency Get in the Way of your Cloud Ambitions
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
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. Prior to TelecityGroup, David worked on a number of global data center projects, from both a sales and technical perspective; ran his own IT company and worked as an IT Manager at a large accountancy firm. David studied Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh.
 
 
Harold Hannon  - SoftLayer Technologies


Leveraging a Cloud Architecture for Fun, Ease, and Profit!
Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud
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. He is currently a Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer Technologies working within their Product Innovation team. He has a passion for leveraging open source solutions to bring real value to the Enterprise space, and has implemented open source solutions with many companies across the globe.

Hannon is also active in mobile application development, with multiple published applications.
 
 
Harold Hannon  - SoftLayer Technologies


Making Big Data Cost Effective in a Bare Metal Cloud
Track: BigData | Analytics
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. He is currently a Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer Technologies working within their Product Innovation team. He has a passion for leveraging open source solutions to bring real value to the Enterprise space, and has implemented open source solutions with many companies across the globe.

Hannon is also active in mobile application development, with multiple published applications.
 
 
Andrew Hillier  - CiRBA


Power Panel | Are Hybrid Clouds the Best Path Towards IT transformation?
Andrew Hillier is Co-Founder & CTO of CiRBA. He has twenty years of experience in the creation and implementation of mission-critical software for the world's largest financial institutions and utilities. A co-founder of CiRBA, he leads product strategy and defines the overall technology roadmap for the company.

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


Getting Control Over Application Demand in Enterprise Cloud: Lessons Learned from Early Adopters
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Andrew Hillier is Co-Founder & CTO of CiRBA. He has twenty years of experience in the creation and implementation of mission-critical software for the world's largest financial institutions and utilities. A co-founder of CiRBA, he leads product strategy and defines the overall technology roadmap for the company.

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


Enterprise Mobile App High-wire Act
Track: Mobile | Hot Topics
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. Under David’s leadership, Jacada successfully defined new markets, gained Leader status in multiple Gartner Magic Quadrants, drove industry recognition through numerous product awards and prominent media coverage. Prior to Jacada, David was a Senior Director of Marketing for KnowledgeWare/Sterling Software, and a Senior Director at Deloitte Consulting advising Global 2000 companies on IT strategy. David holds a Masters Degree in Decision Sciences from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Economics from Union College.
 
 
Cory Isaacson  - Risk Management Solutions


Lunch Power Panel | How Open Source Is Speeding Cloud Innovation
Cory Isaacson is CTO of Risk Management Solutions. As CTO, he drives the delivery of the advanced, cloud-based RMS(one)® platform, leading the industry with innovative approaches to software management and advanced technology for the complex and unique challenges of risk modeling. Prior to joining RMS, Cory was CEO/CTO of CodeFutures Corporation, maker of AgilData and dbShards. Cory has founded or held executive positions in several software-related businesses, and authored the books Software Pipelines and SOA and Understanding Big Data Scalability.

He has more than 20 years of experience with advanced software architectures, and has worked with many of the world’s brightest innovators in the field of high-performance computing. Cory has authored numerous articles and spoken at hundreds of public events, helping organizations address the real-world challenges of Big Data performance and scalability, and effectively applying emerging technologies to fields including social networking, mobile applications, gaming, and complex computing systems. He holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
 
 
Cory Isaacson  - Risk Management Solutions


General Session | Real-time Big Data: An Agile approach
Cory Isaacson is CTO of Risk Management Solutions. As CTO, he drives the delivery of the advanced, cloud-based RMS(one)® platform, leading the industry with innovative approaches to software management and advanced technology for the complex and unique challenges of risk modeling. Prior to joining RMS, Cory was CEO/CTO of CodeFutures Corporation, maker of AgilData and dbShards. Cory has founded or held executive positions in several software-related businesses, and authored the books Software Pipelines and SOA and Understanding Big Data Scalability.

He has more than 20 years of experience with advanced software architectures, and has worked with many of the world’s brightest innovators in the field of high-performance computing. Cory has authored numerous articles and spoken at hundreds of public events, helping organizations address the real-world challenges of Big Data performance and scalability, and effectively applying emerging technologies to fields including social networking, mobile applications, gaming, and complex computing systems. He holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
 
 
Cory Isaacson  - Risk Management Solutions


MapDB: The Agile Java Database
Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud
Cory Isaacson is CTO of Risk Management Solutions. As CTO, he drives the delivery of the advanced, cloud-based RMS(one)® platform, leading the industry with innovative approaches to software management and advanced technology for the complex and unique challenges of risk modeling. Prior to joining RMS, Cory was CEO/CTO of CodeFutures Corporation, maker of AgilData and dbShards. Cory has founded or held executive positions in several software-related businesses, and authored the books Software Pipelines and SOA and Understanding Big Data Scalability.

He has more than 20 years of experience with advanced software architectures, and has worked with many of the world’s brightest innovators in the field of high-performance computing. Cory has authored numerous articles and spoken at hundreds of public events, helping organizations address the real-world challenges of Big Data performance and scalability, and effectively applying emerging technologies to fields including social networking, mobile applications, gaming, and complex computing systems. He holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
 
 
Cory Isaacson  - Risk Management Solutions


Scaling Big Data
Track: BigData | Analytics
Cory Isaacson is CTO of Risk Management Solutions. As CTO, he drives the delivery of the advanced, cloud-based RMS(one)® platform, leading the industry with innovative approaches to software management and advanced technology for the complex and unique challenges of risk modeling. Prior to joining RMS, Cory was CEO/CTO of CodeFutures Corporation, maker of AgilData and dbShards. Cory has founded or held executive positions in several software-related businesses, and authored the books Software Pipelines and SOA and Understanding Big Data Scalability.

He has more than 20 years of experience with advanced software architectures, and has worked with many of the world’s brightest innovators in the field of high-performance computing. Cory has authored numerous articles and spoken at hundreds of public events, helping organizations address the real-world challenges of Big Data performance and scalability, and effectively applying emerging technologies to fields including social networking, mobile applications, gaming, and complex computing systems. He holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
 
 
Cory Isaacson  - Risk Management Solutions


Building an Agile Big Data Infrastructure: A Different View
Track: BigData | Analytics
Cory Isaacson is CTO of Risk Management Solutions. As CTO, he drives the delivery of the advanced, cloud-based RMS(one)® platform, leading the industry with innovative approaches to software management and advanced technology for the complex and unique challenges of risk modeling. Prior to joining RMS, Cory was CEO/CTO of CodeFutures Corporation, maker of AgilData and dbShards. Cory has founded or held executive positions in several software-related businesses, and authored the books Software Pipelines and SOA and Understanding Big Data Scalability.

He has more than 20 years of experience with advanced software architectures, and has worked with many of the world’s brightest innovators in the field of high-performance computing. Cory has authored numerous articles and spoken at hundreds of public events, helping organizations address the real-world challenges of Big Data performance and scalability, and effectively applying emerging technologies to fields including social networking, mobile applications, gaming, and complex computing systems. He holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
 
 
Renato Iwersen  - Cynny


Social Cloud: Revolutionizing sharing, starting from the infrastructure
Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories
Renato is one of the most important mobile industry executive. He has extensive knowledge of the business having driven to success Mobile giants like Tango.me. His fields of excellence are in business development, sales, marketing and product development focused in for leading edge and innovative markets.
 
 
Kevin L. Jackson  - GovCloud Network


Federated Clouds for Emergency Response
Track: Security & Performance in Cloud
Kevin L. Jackson is a senior information technologist specializing in solutions that meet critical commercial and government operational requirements. Currently working as an independent consultant, prior positions include VP & General Manager Cloud Services NJVC, VP Federal Systems at Sirius Computer Solutions, Worldwide Sales Executive at IBM, Vice President Global IT Project Office at JP Morgan Chase, and CTO at SENTEL Corporation.

Mr. Jackson retired from the U.S. Navy in 1994, earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Carrier Onboard Delivery Logistics and carrier-based Airborne Early Warning and Control. While active, he also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide.

Kevin L. Jackson has been deeply involved in the broad collaborative effort between industry and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology on the federal government's adoption of cloud computing technologies. He is the Rapid Deployment Executive for the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium and also serves and the consortium's Cloud Computing Working Group Chairman. His formal education includes a MS Computer Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School; MA National Security & Strategic Studies from Naval War College; and a BS Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. Mr. Jackson is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Information Technology at the George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering.
 
 
Phil Jackson  - SoftLayer


Leveraging a Cloud Architecture for Fun, Ease, and Profit!
Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud
Phil Jackson is Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer. He helps customers and partners integrate with the SoftLayer’s API. He also architects the company’s Drupal websites, writes API documentation, and maintains the developer blog. Formerly, he was a Sales Engineer building internal tools and providing technical consultation for potential and existing customers.

Jackson started his career in webhosting at Ev1Servers where he led the training department. With a passion for technology that started at a young age, he has developed skills in a variety of scripting and programming languages and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the tech community.
 
 
Phil Jackson  - SoftLayer


Infrastructure at Scale: Best Practices in Scaling Cloud Architectures
Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories
Phil Jackson is Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer. He helps customers and partners integrate with the SoftLayer’s API. He also architects the company’s Drupal websites, writes API documentation, and maintains the developer blog. Formerly, he was a Sales Engineer building internal tools and providing technical consultation for potential and existing customers.

Jackson started his career in webhosting at Ev1Servers where he led the training department. With a passion for technology that started at a young age, he has developed skills in a variety of scripting and programming languages and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the tech community.
 
 
Jonas Jacobi  - Kaazing


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

Prior to co-founding Kaazing he served as VP of Product Management for Brane Corporation, a Silicon Valley startup dedicated to developing a market-leading enterprise platform for building model-driven apps. Before Brane, he spent 8+ years at Oracle where he served as a Java EE and open source Evangelist, and was Product Manager in the Oracle Application Server division for JavaServer Faces, Oracle ADF Faces, and Oracle ADF Faces Rich Client.

He is a frequent speaker at international conferences on accelerating and scaling secure enterprise-grade WebComms (Web Communications).
 
 
Daniel Jacobson  - BUMI


The Secret Sauce of Cloud Backup & Recovery Services
Track: Security & Performance in Cloud
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. He has more than eight years of IT experience consulting and managing complex networks. He holds his MCSE and VCP certifications and graduated with a BS in Computer Information Systems from Bentley College.
 
 
Marc Jones  - SoftLayer


General Session | How to Architect and Optimize Your Cloud for Consistent Performance
Marc Jones serves as Vice President of Product Innovation for SoftLayer. In this role, he is responsible for identifying, facilitating and evangelizing new product and service development – including R&D, software development and system development. As an accomplished technology executive, he previously served as director of software product development with Rackspace Cloud (formerly Mosso), the cloud division of Rackspace. He was a key member of the senior leadership team responsible for developing and managing the company’s cloud computing product strategy and roadmap, architecture and engineering, business analysis and requirements, along with software product development. Prior to his tenure with Rackspace, Jones was senior director for system architecture with Broadwing Communications.
 
 
Chad Jones  - LogMeIn


Making the Internet of Things Real for Business
Track: Internet of Things
Chad Jones has eighteen years’ experience driving strategic initiatives in IoT, cloud, virtualization and infrastructure while evangelizing the vision of a better world through technology. At LogMeIn, he drives product and go-to-market strategy for the company’s Xively IoT platform as well as evangelizes the company’s vision for the Internet of Things.

Prior to LogMeIn, he served as VP, Strategy and PM for DynamicOps (cloud automation software) acquired by VMware in 2012. Before DynamicOps, he was VP, Product Management with Neocleus (client hypervisor) acquired by Intel. Chad was a creator of SoftGrid (app virtualization) from Softricity, acquired by Microsoft, which grew to revenues topping $4.2B.
 
 
Shubhra Kar  - StrongLoop


OpenSource innovations for Mobile Application Development.
Track: Mobile | Hot Topics
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.
 
 
Mike Kavis  - Cloud Technology Partners


The Value of DevOps in the Enterprise
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
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. A pioneer in cloud computing, Mike led a team that built the world’s first high speed transaction network in Amazon’s public cloud and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge. An expert in cloud security, he is the author of “Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)” from Wiley Publishing.
 
 
Chris C. Kemp  - Nebula


OpenStack and the Future of Computing
Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)
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.

As the Chief Technology Officer for IT at NASA, Chris was responsible for pioneering work in cloud computing, open source, and open government. Chris served on the Cloud Computing Executive Steering Committee, and chaired the Cloud Standards Working Group. Previously, he served as the CIO of NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley where he forged partnerships with Google and Microsoft and helped create Google Moon, Google Mars, and Microsoft World Wide Telescope. He was responsible for NASA’s Nebula Cloud Computing Project and co-founded the OpenStack project. Prior to joining NASA, Chris helped create the third largest online community Classmates.com, was the founding CEO of the leading webbased vacation rental platform Escapia (AWAY), and, as the founding CEO of Netran, developed the first online grocery shopping platform for Kroger, the world’s largest grocery store chain.
 
 
Yasser Khan  - Plasma


Start of a Revolution IoT Towards 2024
Track: Mobile | Hot Topics
Yasser is a successful serial entrepreneur and focuses on creating business value through innovative technology solutions. He has helped multiple Global 100 organizations by implementing innovative technology ecosystems. He is founder of highly successful venture called Plasma which has developed a unique BPM solution for Telecom Carriers and Connected Devices OEMs. The solution is deployed by Global Carriers such as AT&T for streamlining the Device onboarding and certification process for the mobile network. He is excited about how IoT will bring a fundamental change in our lives, far exceeding the change brought in by the traditional internet. He has now forayed into IoT with the launch of Connect2.me in 2013. Within a very short time, his groundbreaking technology has been used at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona in 2013 and 2014. Follow him at twitter @IOTBOT.
 
 
James Kirkland  - Red Hat


Intelligent Systems in Transportation
Track: Internet of Things
James Kirkland is the advocate for Red Hat's initiatives and solutions for the Internet of Things(IoT) and is the architect of its three-tier strategy for IoT deployments. For the past five years, James has been focused on IoT solutions for the transportation and energy sectors. A frequent public speaker and writer on a wide range of technical topics, James is also the co-author of Linux Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users (ISBN: 0131855158) published by Prentice Hall PTR. He has been working with UNIX and Linux variants over the course of 20 years in his positions at Red Hat, and in previous roles at Racemi and Hewlett-Packard.
 
 
Dr Kristof Kloeckner  - IBM


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

He has held executive leadership positions in strategy, architecture and development in Germany, the UK and the USA, and has delivered many industry leading software products. He was CTO of the first Cloud Computing initiative in IBM’s Corporate Strategy team and created the Beta for IBM’s first public cloud. As CTO of IBM Software Group he directed its technical and software engineering strategy, including the transformation to lean and agile development throughout the company. As CTO for WebSphere he developed the technical strategy for the evolution of IBM’s application integration middleware platform. As Director of the Hursley Lab in the UK and VP of Business Integration Development, he grew IBM’s message oriented middleware to a full integration portfolio including IBM’s first Enterprise Service Bus. As Director of the German Software Lab, he developed IBM’s first workflow management system. He joined IBM in 1984 as a development engineer in the Boeblingen Development Laboratory in Germany, working on porting UNIX to the mainframe.

Dr. Kloeckner received a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany and an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Southampton. He is a Fellow of the BCS and since 1997 an honorary professor at the University of Stuttgart.
 
 
James G. Kobielus  - IBM


Big Data's Potential in Securing the Internet of Things
Track: BigData | Analytics
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. He advises IBM's product management and marketing teams on big data analytics. He has spoken at such leading industry events as Hadoop Summit, Strata, and Forrester Business Process Forum. He has published several business technology books and is a very popular provider of original commentary on blogs and many social media.
 
 
Jan Kotek  - MapDB


MapDB: The Agile Java Database
Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud
Jan Kotek is the primary developer for MapDB, an Apache-licensed open source database for Java developers (http://www.mapdb.org). Jan has contributed to many open source projects in his career, including JDBM3, JDBM4, Kotlin Eclipse JDT, and HealPIX (an astronomical spatial library). He has a large depth of experience in low-level database internals, including memory structures, indexing techniques, disk I/O optimization and many other areas. Most recently Jan has joined the CodeFutures team, gaining further support for the MapDB project, enabling him to work full time on the project.
 
 
R. Kent Landry  - Windstream Hosted Solutions


Roundtable | The Evolution of IT in a Changing World
Kent is responsible for management, marketing and sales support of the Windstream Hosted Solutions portfolio of cloud, data center, and managed services. Kent has contributed to the success of Windstream Hosted Solutions and other IT managed service providers over his 20+ year career with leading companies - Lexis-Nexis, IBM/Lexmark, Dell as well as running his own company as an IT VAR.

Kent brings a pragmatic understanding of how to solve business problems using technology & solutions to address the competitive landscape and business drivers impacting organizations that are looking to adopt Cloud & Datacenter services. Kent resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and children. He is a graduate of Wright State University and holds an Intellectual Property Patent # 6,832,250-“Usage Based Billing and Management system – December 2004, an ITAM SaaS solution.”
 
 
Malorie Lanthier  - Frederick’s of Hollywood


Frederick’s of Hollywood: Making a Holistic Move to the Cloud
Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories
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.
 
 
Dave LeClair  - Stratus Technologies


Why Applying Legacy Approaches to Availability for OpenStack Doesn’t Make Sense and What to Do About It
Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)
Dave LeClair is the Sr. Director of Strategy at Stratus Technologies. He is responsible for the strategy, delivery and success of global products and service offerings including Stratus ftServer® ,everRun® software and Stratus’s cloud offering. He has over 23 years of experience developing platforms, devices, software and services in the computing and communications industries with roles in strategy, product management, engineering and business development.


Prior to coming to Stratus, Dave was Director of Solution Development at Avaya, where he was responsible for a variety of software products and solutions targeting enterprise mobility and Unified Communications. Prior to Avaya, Dave worked for Vibren Technologies, an NEC company, as VP of Engineering. Dave has also held senior management and engineering positions at NEC Computer Systems, Digital Equipment Corp., National Semiconductor, and Internet Appliance Network.
 
 
Gil Levonai  - Zerto


Who cares about Hybrid Cloud?
Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories
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. With more than 20 years of experience in various technology management disciplines including marketing, product management, sales, business development and R&D, Gil most recently served as principal at Gil Levonai Strategic Marketing, a consulting firm specializing in high-tech marketing. He previously served as vice president of marketing and strategy at NextNine, a company providing service automation solutions to global enterprises.
 
 
David Linthicum  - Cloud Technology Partners


What Being Cloud-Native Really Means
Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud
David Linthicum is an SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, and was just named the #1 cloud influencer via a recent major report by Apollo Research. He is a cloud computing thought leader, executive, consultant, author, and speaker. He has been a CTO five times for both public and private companies, and a CEO three times in the last 25 years.

Few individuals are true giants of cloud computing, but David's achievements, reputation, and stellar leadership has earned him a lofty position within the industry. It's not just that he is a top thought leader in the cloud computing universe, but he is often the visionary that the wider media invites to offer its readers, listeners, and viewers a peek inside the technology that is reshaping businesses every day. With more than 13 books on computing, more than 5,000 published articles, more than 500 conference presentations, and numerous appearances on radio and TV programs, David has spent the last 20 years leading, showing, and teaching businesses how to use resources more productively and innovate constantly. He has expanded the vision of both startups and established corporations as to what is possible and achievable.
 
 
Miranda Luna  - Microsoft


Mobile Apps in the Enterprise: Harness the Power for Your Customers and Employees
Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories
Miranda Luna is a Product Manager on the Windows Azure team focusing on all things mobile, including Mobile Services and Notification Hubs. When she's not holding down the fort in Redmond, you can also find her at the offices for the Microsoft Accelerator in Seattle. Outside of work, Miranda spends her time riding horses and drinking way too much coffee.
 
 
Reza Malekzadeh  - Cumulus Networks


SDDC – The Choice is Yours
Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories
Reza is the VP of Business at Cumulus Networks. He was most recently VP of Sales and Marketing at Nimbula that was acquired by Oracle in March 2013. Previously, he was Senior Director of Products and Marketing at VMware in EMEA, where he was responsible for all marketing activities in VMware’s second largest theater. Reza had re-joined VMware in June 2007 following its acquisition of Akimbi Systems. He had previously been employee #10 at the company, fulfilling the role of Director of Marketing from 1998 to 2002. Prior to joining VMware, Reza was Vice President for International business at Akimbi Systems where he drove significant international growth, including sales, marketing and channel operations. Before working at Akimbi, Reza co-founded Twingo Systems, which he successfully sold to Cisco Systems in 2004. Reza holds an MBA degree from HEC in Paris.
 
 
Andi Mann  - Splunk


Is DevOps Really Changing How IT is Working?
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, and communicator. For over 30 years across five continents, Andi has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and consultant.

Andi is a sought-after commentator on business technology in trade and business media, at tradeshows and conferences, on radio, television, webcasts, podcasts, and more.

Andi has been named to Business Insider's Top Thought-Provoking Enterprise Tech Execs, Huffington Post's Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts, and many other ‘Top …’ lists. He is co-author of two popular books, 'Visible Ops – Private Cloud'; and 'The Innovative CIO'. He blogs at 'Andi Mann – Übergeek' (http://pleasediscuss.com/andimann), and tweets as @AndiMann.
 
 
Steven Martin  - Microsoft Azure


Opening Keynote | Microsoft Azure
Steven Martin is the General Manager of Window Azure.
 
 
Raul Martynek  - Net Access


Bridging the Gap Between Cloud, Data Center and Networking to Deliver End-End Customer Centric Automation & Efficiencies
Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories
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. Prior to Net Access, Mr. Martynek was the Chief Executive Officer of Voxel dot Net, Inc., a NYC-based managed hosting company that was acquired by Internap Network Services Corp. (NASDAQ: INAP) in January 2012. Previous to Voxel, Mr. Martynek served as the Chief Executive Officer of Smart Telecom Co., a Dublin, Ireland based fiber carrier and President and Chief Executive Officer of InfoHighway Communications Corporation, a facilities based Northeast communications carrier prior to it’s acquisition by Broadview Networks in May of 2007. Mr. Martynek has also served in various executive roles, including Chief Operating Officer, of Eureka Networks from December 1994 to November 2003.
 
 
Keith Mayer  - Microsoft


Simplifying Identity Management in the Cloud era
Track: Security & Performance in Cloud
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. He has consulted and trained thousands of IT Pros worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.

Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.

You can follow Keith online at http://KeithMayer.com.
 
 
Brian McCallion  - Bronze Drum Consulting, Inc.


A Tale of Two Enterprise Applications: the Devil Is in the Data
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Brian McCallion, founder of New York City-based consultancy Bronze Drum focuses on the unique challenges of Public Cloud adoption in the Fortune 500. Forged along the fault line of Corporate IT and line of business meet, Brian successfully delivers successful enterprise public cloud solutions that matter to the business.

In 2011, while the Cloud was just a gleam in the eye of most Fortune 500 firms Brian designed and proved the often referenced hybrid cloud architecture that enabled McGraw-Hill Education to scale the web and application layer of its $160M revenue, 2M user higher education platform in Amazon Web Services. Brian recently designed and delivered the JD Power and Associates strategic customer facing Next Generation Content Platform, an Alfresco Content Management solution supported by a substantial data warehouse and data mart running in AWS and a batch job that processes over 500M records daily in RDS Oracle.
 
 
Drew McDaniel  - Microsoft


Learn How You Can Easily Extend Your Infrastructure with Microsoft Azure
Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories
Drew McDaniel is a Principal Program Manager Lead - Windows Azure Division at Microsoft.
 
 
Dennis McGuire  - Automic


General Session | Today Businesses Run On Applications. Tomorrow Applications Will Be the Business
Dennis McGuire is Head of Application Release Automation (ARA) at Automic. Dennis is responsible for the development of the ARA strategy, as well as building and executing the organisation's industry capabilities and programs.

Prior to this role, Dennis was the global leader for Automic's ARA services organisation and was responsible for the development and implementation of industry-specific solutions.

Dennis is an application expert with 18 years of experience in Application Release Automation and Application Performance Management and the benefits they offer the enterprise.
 
 
Scott McNeil  - Oracle


From Supply-led to Demand-led: Lead Your IT to Better Serve Your Users
Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud
As Principal Product Marketing Director for Oracle, Scott is responsible for developing and executing the product marketing strategy and global go-to-market plans for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c’s Database Management Solution area.
 
 
Roberto Medrano  - Akana


Power Panel | What Have We Learned About Cloud Adoption?
Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana, is a recognized executive in the information technology fields of SOA, internet security, governance, and compliance. He has extensive experience with both start-ups and large companies, having been involved at the beginning of four IT industries: EDA, Open Systems, Computer Security and now SOA.

Prior to joining Akana, he was CEO of PoliVec, a leader in security policy. Before joining PoliVec, he was one of the top 100 Sr. Executives at Hewlett Packard. At Hewlett-Packard (HP) served as the General Manager of the E-Services and Internet Security Divisions. Medrano has held executive positions at Finjan, Avnet Inc, and Sun Microsystems. Medrano participated in President Clinton’s White House Security Summit and has been an active member on National Cyber Security Summits, and the White House National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace.

Medrano has been selected as one of “The 100 most influential Hispanics in US”, “The 100 most influential Latinos in Silicon Valley” “Top 100 most influential Hispanics in Information Technology” and is co-founder and CEO for Hispanic-Net, a non-profit organization. Medrano holds an MBA from UCLA, a MSEE from MIT, BSEE from USC.
 
 
Jason Mondanaro  - MetraTech, Corp


Show Them the Money, Customers in the Age of IoT Agents.
Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories
Jason is a global thought leader for cloud billing and micropayment technologies. He drives product leadership and third-party cloud vendor integrations for Metanga, MetraTech’s cloud-based billing solution. Over the past 16 years Jason has co-authored patents on micropayments and high volume transactional aggregation. He jointly designed and acted as lead developer for the eO transit payment system. The eO System was awarded the 2009 Best Transportation Application Sesame award by CARTES & IDenditifaction and was instrumental to the American Public Transportation Association's 2009 Innovation Award to the Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT.
 
 
Jeff Morris  - GoodData


Roundtable | The Evolution of IT in a Changing World
Jeff Morris is the Vice President of Product Strategy for GoodData. Previously, Jeff worked for over a decade as the VP of Product Marketing at Actuate. He draws upon his open-source product management experience at Sendmail and development platform expertise from Forte Software in the 90s and IDE in the late 80s, to help position ActuateOne as a premier, modern information application platform for tackling the current explosion of data sources, cloud services, and mobile consumption devices that are dominating today's technology headlines. Jeff studied electrical engineering and history at Syracuse University.
 
 
Barry Morris  - NuoDB


Power Panel | What Have We Learned About Cloud Adoption?
Barry Morris is the CEO and Co-Founder of NuoDB, a company developing a webscale distributed database. Barry is an accomplished software CEO with more than 25 years of industry experience in the USA and Europe running both private and public companies ranging in scale from early startup phase to 1,000+ employees. He’s passionate about building companies around industry-changing paradigm-shifts in technology. Prior to NuoDB, Barry was Chairman and CEO of StreamBase Systems, an MIT project led by Dr. Michael Stonebraker, where he built the market pioneer and leader in Complex Event Processing (CEP). StreamBase uses advanced database technologies to correlate, analyze and respond to hundreds of thousands of events per second. StreamBase is widely used today in financial services, e-commerce, multi-user online games and intelligence applications. He has a Degree in Engineering from New College Oxford University, and an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the IMCA.
 
 
Jeff Morris  - GoodData


Data Governance and Data Discovery
Track: BigData | Analytics
Jeff Morris is the Vice President of Product Strategy for GoodData. Previously, Jeff worked for over a decade as the VP of Product Marketing at Actuate. He draws upon his open-source product management experience at Sendmail and development platform expertise from Forte Software in the 90s and IDE in the late 80s, to help position ActuateOne as a premier, modern information application platform for tackling the current explosion of data sources, cloud services, and mobile consumption devices that are dominating today's technology headlines. Jeff studied electrical engineering and history at Syracuse University.
 
 
Janakiram MSV  - Aditi Technologies


How to Choose the Right Cloud Database
Track: BigData | Analytics
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. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Windows Azure Professionals in India. He is one of the few professionals with Amazon Certified Solution Architect, Amazon Certified Developer and Amazon Certified SysOps Administrator credentials. Janakiram is recognised by Google as the Google Developer Expert (GDE) for his passion towards Google Cloud Platform.

Janakiram is an Analyst with the Gigaom Research analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is the Technical Editor at YourStory.com, managing the cloud related content. Janakiram is a Guest Faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data, DevOps and Cloud Computing to the students enrolled for the Masters course.

Janakiram has worked at world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. His last role was with Amazon Web Services as the Technology Evangelist where he joined them as the first employee in India. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools. At the time of leaving Microsoft, he was a Cloud Architect focused on Windows Azure.
 
 
Vasyl Mylko  - SoftServe, Inc.


Internet of Everything
Track: Internet of Things
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. Mr. Mylko holds a Master’s Degree in Cybernetics from Ivan Franko National University in Lviv, Ukraine. His core competencies include technology and feasibility, user experience, usability, mobility, cloud and security, virtualization, and enterprise architecture within many vertical markets, especially healthcare. Prior to leading the Research & Development department, he ran a prominent strategic business unit of 80 software engineers principally responsible for multimedia projects. Having a strong background in SOA, S+S, SaaS, Security, performance and scalability improvement, as well as design & development, Vasyl Mylko is an outstanding manager and a talented innovator with a wealth of technical knowledge and excellent communication and presentation skills. An expert in cutting edge technologies, Mr. Mylko is a frequent speaker and workshop presenter at SoftServe`s industry events as well as a mentor giving speeches at Universities and technology associations. He has written for publications such as SandHill.com and has been an educator at major global conferences including All About Mobile.
 
 
Greg O'Connor  - AppZero


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

 
 
Greg O'Connor  - AppZero


Remediate WS2003 and move to the Cloud in One Step
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
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. At Sonic, O'Connor invented the Enterprise Service Bus, a messaging-based solution that simplifies the re-use of business applications and is generally accepted today as the foundation for Service Oriented Architecture.
 
 
Nick O'Leary  - IBM


Wiring the Internet of Things with Node-RED
Track: Internet of Things
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.

With a background in pervasive messaging, he is a developer on the Eclipse Paho project and sits on the OASIS MQTT Technical Committee. He is the creator of Node-RED, an open source tool for wiring the Internet of Things.
 
 
Davi Ottenheimer  - EMC


New Security Models for the IoT
Track: Internet of Things
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. He is co-author of the book "Securing the Virtual Environment: How to Defend the Enterprise Against Attack," published in May 2012 by Wiley. He formerly was responsible for security at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), the world's largest investment fund manager. Prior to BGI he was a "dedicated paranoid" at Yahoo! and responsible for managing security for hundreds of millions of mobile, broadband and digital home products. Davi received his postgraduate academic Master of Science degree in International History from the London School of Economics.
 
 
Eric Owings  - AirWatch®


How to Secure Corporate Content in the Cloud within a Connected Mobile Ecosystem
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
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.

Prior to joining AirWatch, Owings worked as a sales executive at Neusoft Technologies. Before Neusoft, he worked as a sales consultant serving the Midwest region for RouteMatch Software, where he produced marketing materials, conducted software demos and webinars, and researched new sales prospects.

Owings earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from North Georgia College & State University.
 
 
Brendan O’Brien  - Aria Systems


Monetizing the 'Internet of Things'- What You Need to Know Now
Track: Internet of Things
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.
 
 
Brendan O’Brien  - Aria Systems


Meeting the Challenges of Effectively Managing a Recurring Revenue Model – Key Existing Systems and Services Integration
Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud
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.
 
 
Karen Padir  - Progress


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

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

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


Unlocking Business Value with Cloud Hosted Desktops
Track: Mobile | Hot Topics
Sandra Palumbo is the Director of Enterprise Product Marketing for Time Warner Cable Business Class and NaviSite responsible for the development and implementation of strategic product marketing plans and activities supporting the networking, cloud and managed services product portfolios across the Time Warner Cable Business Class and NaviSite brands. She leads a product marketing team of professionals focused cross-functional collaboration to ensure the company’s products are meeting the needs of today’s enterprises.


Prior to joining NaviSite and Time Warner Cable, Sandra spent over 10 years as an IT, Communications, and Technology industry analyst, most recently as a Research Fellow for Yankee Group. Her key research areas included Cloud Computing, Managed and Outsourced technology and networking services, Security services, and tracking the technology and communications requirements and behaviors of enterprises and multi-national corporations. Sandra also managed an international team of analysts covering the global telecommunications market.


Over the course of her career, Sandra has spoken at a variety of industry conferences as a panelist and workshop presenter and moderator. She also has been quoted as an industry expert in a variety of mainstream and industry publications including the Wall Street Journal and Network World. Sandra has also held a variety of sales and marketing positions within the IT and Communications industry including roles at AT&T and Capgemini.
 
 
Charles Phillips  - Infor


Day 3 Keynote | Here and Now: Mission Critical Business Applications Ready for the Cloud
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. Prior to Oracle, Phillips was a Managing Director in the Technology Group at Morgan Stanley, where he was an Institutional Investor All Star for ten consecutive years.

Before his 18-year career on Wall Street, Phillips was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines artillery unit. In 2012, Phillips was the guest speaker at the Marine Corps' 237th birthday ball for his old unit, after their return from Afghanistan. Phillips holds a BS in computer science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a JD from New York Law School, and an MBA from Hampton University; he is also a member of the Georgia State Bar.

Phillips serves on the Boards of Viacom Corporation, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Law School, the American Museum of Natural History, the United States Air Force Academy Endowment Fund, Posse Foundation, and his family foundation, Phillips Charitable Organizations. Phillips also served on the Obama Administration's Economic Recovery Board, led by Paul Volcker.
 
 
Gary Plotkin  - KPMG


Are You Ready for the Future of Enterprise Cloud Adoption?
Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories
Gary is a Principal at KPMG and a member of the IT Advisory Services practice for Financial Services focusing on Insurance clients. Gary has 24 years of Financial Services experience specializing in Business and IT transformation work. Gary has split his career between Advisory Services management and the roles of CIO and CTO for large and small Insurance Carriers. He has a strong background across the full life cycle of strategy and project delivery with several $100M+ program management experience including software development, implementations and transformation initiatives. Gary’s past clients include leading entities in the financial services industry.
 
 
Randall Poole  - QTS


Power Panel | Are Hybrid Clouds the Best Path Towards IT transformation?
Randall Poole is currently the Vice President of Product Development – Cloud Services for QTS and responsible for all products associated with QTS’ Cloud and Managed Services platform. Poole is responsible for strategy, P&L, integration and development for each product. Poole has been with QTS for over 14 years, after joining through the acquisition of eDeltacom in 2005. During his tenure at QTS, he has held several different management roles on the technology side of the business, including Vice President of Service Delivery. Poole has over 20 year experience in Data Center/technology business. Prior to joining to e^deltacom he served as Director of Data Center Operation for Syntellect Inc.
 
 
Seth Proctor  - NuoDB, Inc.


Sharing Experiences In Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Seth has 15+ years of experience in the research, design and implementation of scalable systems. That experience includes work on distributed computing, networks, security, languages, operating systems and databases. His particular focus is on how to make technology scale and how to make users scale effectively with their systems. Seth currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of NuoDB. He holds eight patents for his cutting edge work across several technical disciplines. He has five additional patents awaiting approval, all related to achieving greater database efficiency and end-user agility in decentralized database deployments.
 
 
Shashi "Sash" Purohit  - Ambernet


The Importance of Implementing a Service Aware Cloud Management/Cloud Brokerage Solution
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
With 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. Past companies include Architel Systems, Nortel Networks, and World Wide Packets. Shashi has BS and MS degrees in Physics, Computer Science, and Management (MBA) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and University of Colorado, Boulder.
 
 
C.J. Radford  - Vormetric


Power Panel | What Have We Learned About Cloud Adoption?
C.J. Radford (@cjrad) joined Vormetric in March 2013 as vice president of cloud and is responsible for leading the company’s cloud strategy and growth via strategic partnerships with cloud service providers (CSPs).
Radford understands that the economics and business flexibility of cloud are a driving force that is changing the way organizations compete and deliver IT services. He came to Vormetric from Symantec Corporation, where he spent more than five years driving business development and new strategic growth initiatives within the rapidly evolving CSP market and served as their business development director and head of the cloud and IT services team for the company’s global business development and alliances group. Radford also brings to Vormetric extensive expertise in the private equity and corporate finance industries, having served in leadership roles at Parallel Investment Partners, West Lake Partners, J.H. Whitney & Co. and Bear, Stearns & Co. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Oregon and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
 
 
C.J. Radford  - Vormetric


Safeguarding Data in the Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
C.J. Radford (@cjrad) joined Vormetric in March 2013 as vice president of cloud and is responsible for leading the company’s cloud strategy and growth via strategic partnerships with cloud service providers (CSPs).
Radford understands that the economics and business flexibility of cloud are a driving force that is changing the way organizations compete and deliver IT services. He came to Vormetric from Symantec Corporation, where he spent more than five years driving business development and new strategic growth initiatives within the rapidly evolving CSP market and served as their business development director and head of the cloud and IT services team for the company’s global business development and alliances group. Radford also brings to Vormetric extensive expertise in the private equity and corporate finance industries, having served in leadership roles at Parallel Investment Partners, West Lake Partners, J.H. Whitney & Co. and Bear, Stearns & Co. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Oregon and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
 
 
David Reoch  - Gigamon


Roundtable | The Evolution of IT in a Changing World
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. He has been an information security practitioner for 20 years and became a CISSP in 2004.
 
 
David Reoch  - Gigamon


Power Panel | What Have We Learned About Cloud Adoption?
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. He has been an information security practitioner for 20 years and became a CISSP in 2004.
 
 
David Reoch  - Gigamon


General Session | Performance Monitoring as an Inhibitor to Cloud Adoption
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. He has been an information security practitioner for 20 years and became a CISSP in 2004.
 
 
David Reoch  - Gigamon


See Inside Your Cloud
Track: Mobile | Hot Topics
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. He has been an information security practitioner for 20 years and became a CISSP in 2004.
 
 
David Reoch  - Gigamon


See Inside Your Cloud
Track: Security & Performance in Cloud
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. He has been an information security practitioner for 20 years and became a CISSP in 2004.
 
 
Stuart Robbins  - Metacloud


The Seven Deadly Sins of Private Cloud
Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)
Stuart Robbins has twenty-five years of technology & operations management experience with an exceptional record of problem resolution, organizational improvement, team leadership and project success. He’s well known for innovative solutions to complex problems, analytical discourse, and consistently high standards for communication, integrity, and thought leadership.

Stuart’s background includes responsibilities as a Chief Information Officer (twice), with senior IT management roles in the semi-conductor, knowledge management, and HRIS industries, spanning a decade of experience with SaaS/Cloud architectures. His project management clientele includes The World Bank Group, Documentum, Cisco Systems, Symantec, Adobe Systems, Ziff Davis Media, & TechSoup Global; he currently serves as the CIO Evangelist for Metacloud (see http://www.metacloud.com).
With a Master’s Degree in Writing, Stuart publishes frequently on the topics of “the extended enterprise,” organizational change, knowledge management, and software development. He is the author of the widely-praised book The System is a Mirror (John Wiley & Sons, 2007). See the next page for a full list of Stuart’s publications.
 
 
Alexis Roos  - Concurrent, Inc


Using Cascading to Build Enterprise Data Applications that Drive Innovation and Advantage
Track: BigData | Analytics
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. Prior, Alexis worked for Sun Microsystems and Oracle for over 13 years, and has also spent time at Couchbase and several large systems integrators over in Europe. Alexis has spoken at dozens of conferences as well as university courses and holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science with a Cognitive Science emphasis.
 
 
Dan Rosanova  - West Monroe Partners


Big Data and The Internet of Things: A Survey of the Architecture and Technology That Will Connect the World
Track: BigData | Analytics
Dan Rosanova is a three-time Microsoft BizTalk Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with over fourteen years of experience delivering solutions on Microsoft and Solaris platforms in the financial services, insurance, banking, telecommunications, and logistics industries, where he has specialized in high volume and low latency distributed applications. Dan has extensive experience with WCF, .NET, XML, web services, and queuing technologies. His recent focus has been on evolutionary computation, Advanced Message Queue Protocol and GPU computing. He is the author of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Patterns, Packt Publishing, UK.

Rosanova is a senior architect in the Technology Integration practice at West Monroe Partners, an international, full-service business and technology consulting firm focused on guiding organizations through projects that fundamentally transform their business.

 
 
Boden Russell  - IBM Global Technology Services


Linux Containers – NextGen Virtualization for Cloud (Intro & Overview)
Track: Security & Performance in Cloud
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.
 
 
Boden Russell  - IBM Global Technology Services


Linux Containers – NextGen Virtualization for Cloud (Benefit Realization)
Track: Security & Performance in Cloud
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.
 
 
Majed Saadi  - SRA International


Securing the Cloud: A Pragmatic Approach
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
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. He has served as a thought leader at many Federal Systems Integrators and he has over 16 years of experience in the areas of IT Strategy Development, Enterprise Architecture, and Enterprise Systems Management. Majed holds a master’s degree in IT Management from UVA and several industry certifications including TOGAF 9, ITIL Expert, ISO 20000 Certified Consultant, and Management of Risk (MoR) Certified.
 
 
Ajit Sagar  - Infosys


Managing Consumer Identities in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)
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.
 
 
Deborah Salons  - Lerman Senter PLLC


The Cloud Goes to Washington: Does it Matter Where Your Data Is?
Track: Security & Performance in Cloud
Deborah J. Salons is an attorney at the Washington, D.C law firm Lerman Senter PLLC. She is a public policy professional with a substantial track record of leadership and coalition building in the media, telecommunications, and technology industries. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

With a decade of legal experience, Deborah is skilled in applying regulatory frameworks to complex technical challenges. She has counseled clients on wireless spectrum rebanding, broadcast transactions and DTV transition, broadband and other FCC regulatory matters. Deborah has also served as a cloud security symposium advisor to the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council and a fellow with the Future of Privacy Forum. Deborah’s legal practice currently focuses on broadband, privacy and data security, and media law.

Deborah has leadership experience in several nonprofit organizations such as: the Alliance for Women in Media, the Federal Communications Bar Association and Cloud NOW. She is also a frequent speaker at national conferences such as the NAB Convention, Interop, the Open Data Center Alliance Forecast and DEFCON. Deborah has been admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, California, the United States District Court Central District of California, and the United States Supreme Court.
 
 
Vasu Sankhavaram  - HP Software


Is DevOps Really Changing How IT is Working?
Vasu Sankhavaram is Chief Strategist of DevOps and Cross Portfolio Architecture Alignment within HP Software. He has been working in the area of DevOps and Continuous Delivery since 2009.

Earlier, he provided product management leadership and strategy within HP's Cloud Automation portfolio, with a focus on application release and deployment, and hybrid cloud automation. With extensive experience in all aspects of product and solution development, he brings a unique set of business, technical and people skills to product management and strategy roles.

Vasu has been with HP since 1995 and has worked in all phases of the software lifecycle – R&D, Testing, Support, Consulting, Product and Solution Management and Strategy. He brings technical and business leadership honed as a Practice Principal and Solution Architect within HP Services. During that time, he led several ground breaking projects in the areas of telecommunications and enterprise software management solutions for leading Telecom and Media companies in the Fortune 500.

Vasu is passionate and driven about product and solution development, ideation, evangelization and being a student for life. He holds an MBA degree from U.C. Berkeley and a B.E in Electronics & Communications Engineering from University of Mysore, India.

Vasu and his wife have their hands full with a 11-year old son and 16-month old twin baby girls. He enjoys reading, sketching portraits and keeping up to date on Technology trends.
 
 
Vasu Sankhavaram  - HP Software


Toll Gates, Pot Holes, Grid Lock - Roadblocks to DevOps
Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)
Vasu Sankhavaram is Chief Strategist of DevOps and Cross Portfolio Architecture Alignment within HP Software. He has been working in the area of DevOps and Continuous Delivery since 2009.

Earlier, he provided product management leadership and strategy within HP's Cloud Automation portfolio, with a focus on application release and deployment, and hybrid cloud automation. With extensive experience in all aspects of product and solution development, he brings a unique set of business, technical and people skills to product management and strategy roles.

Vasu has been with HP since 1995 and has worked in all phases of the software lifecycle – R&D, Testing, Support, Consulting, Product and Solution Management and Strategy. He brings technical and business leadership honed as a Practice Principal and Solution Architect within HP Services. During that time, he led several ground breaking projects in the areas of telecommunications and enterprise software management solutions for leading Telecom and Media companies in the Fortune 500.

Vasu is passionate and driven about product and solution development, ideation, evangelization and being a student for life. He holds an MBA degree from U.C. Berkeley and a B.E in Electronics & Communications Engineering from University of Mysore, India.

Vasu and his wife have their hands full with a 11-year old son and 16-month old twin baby girls. He enjoys reading, sketching portraits and keeping up to date on Technology trends.
 
 
Phil Sautter  - Windstream Hosted Solutions


DDOS Mitigation Service & Layered Security
Track: Security & Performance in Cloud
Phil Sautter is a Data Center Services Architect at Windstream Hosted Solutions where he is responsible for creating new data center services and products that allow Windstream to continue to compete in the ever evolving field of cloud and data center. With experience working for Cisco, EMC, Windstream and other Fortune 500 companies, he understands the unique requirements of both enterprise and service provider organizations. Through Phil’s career he has spent time architecting solutions across network, storage, and compute platforms. Most recently Phil has been working on solutions for DRaaS, Cloud Migrations, Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Software Defined Networking (SDN), Cloud Security, and Automation.
 
 
Dan Scholler  - Infor


Powering the Mobile Enterprise
Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories
Dan Scholler is Vice President, Platform and Technology at Infor.
 
 
Tony Shan  - 


Big Data Competency
Track: BigData | Analytics
Tony Shan is a renowned thought leader and technology visionary with decades of project experience and guru-level expertise on big data and SMAC, leading large-scale innovations and transformation of complex systems in Fortune 500 companies. He authored many publications and books, and is a regular speaker and organizer in conferences.
 
 
Matthew Shanahan  - Scout by Service Source


Customer Data Paves Way for Purchase-to-use Attitude
Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud
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. In addition to his tenure at Teranode, Shanahan was the original product manager at Documentum and spent 10 years in leadership roles until the company was acquired by EMC.

Prior to Documentum, Shanahan was a manager at Accenture, specializing in advanced enterprise architectures for Global 500 companies.

Shanahan earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.
 
 
Shane Shelton  - McGraw-Hill Education


Moving Mission-Critical Applications to the Cloud
Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories
Shane Shelton is currently Sr. Director of Application Performance and Development Operations at McGraw-Hill Education working inside of their Global Technology Services group. Shane and his team are responsible for all AWS architecture, automation and release management at MHE. Prior to MHE, Shane worked as Director of IT and Data Center Operations for Plato Learning and Archipelago Learning.
 
 
Peter Silva  - F5 Networks


Five Key Issues for The DNS of Things
Track: Internet of Things
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.

Now having his Telco background he moved to Verio to focus on access, IP security along with web hosting. After losing a deal to Exodus Communications (now Savvis) for technical reasons, the customer still wanted Peter as their local SE contact so Exodus made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. As only the third person hired in the Midwest, he helped Exodus grow from an executive suite to two enormous datacenters in the Chicago land area working with such customers as Ticketmaster, Rolling Stone, uBid, Orbitz, Best Buy and others.

Bringing the slightly theatrical and fairly technical together, he covers training, writing, speaking, along with overall product evangelism for F5’s security line. He's also produced over 200 F5 videos and recorded over 50 audio whitepapers. Prior to joining F5, he was the Business Development Manager with Pacific Wireless Communications. He’s also been in such plays as The Glass Menagerie, All’s Well That Ends Well, Cinderella and others. He earned his B.S. from Marquette University, and is a certified instructor in the Wisconsin System of Vocational, Technical & Adult Education.
 
 
Ian Skerrett  - Eclipse Foundation


Open Source IoT at Eclipse: Standards, Frameworks and Tools for IoT Developers
Track: Internet of Things
Ian Skerrett is the VP of Marketing for the Eclipse Foundation. He has been involved with the open source and Eclipse community for over 9 years. An important part of his role at Eclipse is educating organizations on the business benefits of open source collaboration.

Ian is currently focused on building an open source community for the Internet of Things. Eclipse has currently 10 open source projects for M2M and IoT software development. The goal is provide production quality open source implementations of IoT standards, frameworks and developer tools.
 
 
Ravi Srivatsav  - ElasticBox


Seamless Innovation: A New Cloud Reality for App Development
Track: Cloud Business and the API Economy | Deploying the Cloud
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.
 
 
Rikard Strid  - Clayster


XMPP - Unified Communication for IoT
Track: Internet of Things
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.
 
 
Krishna Subramanian  - Citrix


How to Maximize ROI of Private Clouds by Addressing Both Enterprise and Cloud-Native Use Cases
Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)
Krishna Subramanian leads marketing for the Cloud Platforms Group at Citrix where she is responsible for marketing the company’s rapidly growing cloud business –from core products including XenServer, CloudPlatform and CloudPortal to cloud solutions such as IT-as-a-Service. Krishna joined Citrix in May 2011 through the acquisition of Kaviza, the industry leader in easy affordable desktop virtualization. At Kaviza, Krishna served as chief operating officer, marketing, sales and alliances. Prior to Kaviza, Krishna led mergers and acquisitions for the Sun Microsystems Cloud Computing business that delivered over a half-billion dollars of incremental revenue. Before Sun, Krishna was the CEO and co-founder of Kovair, a software-as-a-service CRM company that grew to become a Computerworld Top 100 Emerging Company. Subramanian holds a Master’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She brings over 20 years of industry experience to Citrix in enterprise software, virtualization and cloud computing. Twitter handle: @cloudKrishna
 
 
Steve Surfaro  - Axis Communications


Criminal Pattern Identification and the Philosophy of Big Security Data
Track: BigData | Analytics
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. Steve is published in a wide range of security publications and delivers an average of 100 industry accredited sessions each year. He is the author of the Digital Video Handbook, a DHS publication. Steve recently received the Roy N. Bordes Council Member Award of Excellence from ASIS International. He was also recently honored by BICSI by receiving the Harry J. Pfister Award for Excellence in the Telecommunications Industry recognizing lifetime achievement, sponsored by the University of South Florida, College of Engineering.
 
 
David Swanger  - Oracle


Plug into the Cloud: Your Blueprint to Database as a Service
Track: Mobile | Hot Topics
David drives product marketing for Oracle Database 12c. Prior to Oracle, David spent a decade IBM, most recently leading the product marketing category for WebSphere Integration. David also serves as an Adjunct Professor specializing in Technology Strategy at University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business. He holds an Executive MBA from London Business School.
 
 
Esmeralda Swartz  - MetraTech


Power Panel | What Have We Learned About Cloud Adoption?
Esmeralda Swartz is CMO of MetraTech, now part of Ericsson. She has spent 15 years as a marketing, product management, and business development technology executive bringing disruptive technologies and companies to market. Esmeralda is responsible for go-to-market strategy and execution, product marketing, product management, business development and partner programs. Prior to MetraTech, Esmeralda was co-founder, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Lightwolf Technologies, a big data management startup. Esmeralda was previously co-founder and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Soapstone Networks, a developer of OSS software, now part of Extreme Networks (Nasdaq:EXTR). At Avici Systems (Nasdaq:AVCI), Esmeralda was Vice President of Marketing for the networking pioneer from startup through its successful IPO. Early in her career, she was a Director at IDC, where she led the network consulting practice and worked with startup and leading software and hardware companies, and Wall Street clients on product and market strategies. Esmeralda holds a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Marketing and International Business from Northeastern University.
 
 
Ruslan Synytsky  - Jelastic


The agile enterprise private cloud – integrating PaaS and IaaS for maximum performance and operational efficiency
Track: Mobile | Hot Topics
Ruslan Synytsky is CTO and co-founder of Jelastic, Inc, the first company to deliver Platform-as-Infrastructure, combining the flexibility of IaaS and the ease of use of PaaS within a single turnkey platform. With over 15 years in the IT industry, Ruslan is an expert in large-scale distributed Java applications and enterprise platforms.

Before starting Jelastic in 2011, Ruslan led engineering and software architecture teams at iQueLab, SolovatSoft and Datamesh. He was also one of the key engineering leads at the National Space Agency, Ukraine.
 
 
Tarik Taman  - Infor


8 Ways Cloud-Empowered HCM Solutions are Driving Business Success
Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories
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.

Taman served as the CEO at Quantum Retail Technology Inc. and as the Vice President of EMEA for Oracle Corporation and Retek Inc. Taman earned degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and St. Cloud State University.
 
 
Jeff Tegethoff  - Appcore


Power Panel | What Have We Learned About Cloud Adoption?
Jeff Tegethoff is the CEO of Appcore and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Jeff leads Appcore in maintaining a singular focus of becoming the software based cloud automation management platform of choice for service providers. He is responsible for Appcore’s sales and marketing, product development and investor relations. Jeff was brought on as Appcore’s CFO in November 2011 and successfully led the company through its Series A and Series B funding rounds before being promoted to President in November 2012 and then CEO in November 2013.
 
 
Jeff Tegethoff  - Appcore


How to Maximize ROI of Private Clouds by Addressing Both Enterprise and Cloud-Native Use Cases
Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)
Jeff Tegethoff is the CEO of Appcore and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Jeff leads Appcore in maintaining a singular focus of becoming the software based cloud automation management platform of choice for service providers. He is responsible for Appcore’s sales and marketing, product development and investor relations. Jeff was brought on as Appcore’s CFO in November 2011 and successfully led the company through its Series A and Series B funding rounds before being promoted to President in November 2012 and then CEO in November 2013.
 
 
Mark Thiele  - SUPERNAP


SDDC Still More a Project than a Product or Service
Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories
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. He shares his enthusiasm and passion for technology and how it impacts daily life and business on local, national and world stages.

Mark has a long history of IT leadership specifically in the areas of team development, infrastructure, and data centers. Over a 20 plus year career, he’s demonstrated that IT infrastructure can be improved to drive innovation, increase efficiency and reduce cost and complexity.

Prior to joining SUPERNAP, Mark was vice president of Data Center Strategy at ServiceMesh, a leading cloud management platform company. He is also founder and president of Data Center Pulse, a not-for-profit group focused on improving efficiency in data centers and providing a voice for the owner/operators.

Mark is an advisor to venture firms and start-ups, and is a globally-recognized speaker at premier industry events. He is listed as a “Top 100 Cloud” and “Top 10 Data Center” blogger. His SwitchSCRIBE blog is an industry go-to resource. Google him. You’ll learn a lot.
 
 
Paul Turner  - Cloudian


Power Panel | Are Hybrid Clouds the Best Path Towards IT transformation?
Paul Turner is Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Cloudian. He is responsible for product strategy, planning, branding, and leading the charge for widespread market and end-user adoption of smart 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, He’s originally from Ireland and studied Computer Science at Trinity College, Dublin.
 
 
Paul Turner  - Cloudian


Case Study : Implementing Hadoop and Elastic Map Reduce on Scale-out Object Storage
Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories
Paul Turner is Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Cloudian. He is responsible for product strategy, planning, branding, and leading the charge for widespread market and end-user adoption of smart 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, He’s originally from Ireland and studied Computer Science at Trinity College, Dublin.
 
 
James Urquhart  - Dell


Roundtable | The Evolution of IT in a Changing World
James is a seasoned field technologist with 20 years of experience in service-oriented architectures, cloud computing, and virtualization. James has been noted as one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing by both the MIT Technology Review and The Next Web. James joined Dell Software through the acquisition of Enstratius, in May of 2013.

Prior to Enstratius, James held leadership roles at Cisco Systems, Forte Software, and Sun Microsystems. James is also a popular contributing author to GigaOm, and graduated from Macalester College with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Physics.
 
 
James Urquhart  - Dell


Managing Hybrid Cloud Environments: The New Reality for Delivering IT-as-a-Service
Track: Mobile | Hot Topics
James is a seasoned field technologist with 20 years of experience in service-oriented architectures, cloud computing, and virtualization. James has been noted as one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing by both the MIT Technology Review and The Next Web. James joined Dell Software through the acquisition of Enstratius, in May of 2013.

Prior to Enstratius, James held leadership roles at Cisco Systems, Forte Software, and Sun Microsystems. James is also a popular contributing author to GigaOm, and graduated from Macalester College with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Physics.
 
 
Rick Vanover  - Veeam Software


One datacenter: Many options to protect with cloud solutions
Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories
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.

 
 
Andy Walton  - CiRBA


How to Ensure Performance and Stability in Your Virtualized Environment
Track: Security & Performance in Cloud
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.
 
 
Kelly Wanser  - Stateless Networks


How Does the Network Change in a Cloud World?
Track: Software Defined Data Center and Enterprise Cloud Stories
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. Kelly is an award-winning veteran technology strategist and innovator with numerous patents in electronic messaging, security and networking. She previously founded eCert, an email authentication company, and ColdSpark, an email platform technology company acquired in 2009. She is also currently a strategy advisor to the Laser Inertial Fusion Energy Program at Lawrence Livermore National Labs.
 
 
Sean Wdowiak  - Infor


High Quality, Affordable Care in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)
Sean Wdowiak is Director, Healthcare Solutions at Infor.
 
 
Joe Weinman  - 


Digital Disciplines: Strategies for Things and the Cloud
Track: Cloud, BigData, IoT and Mobile Innovation Stories
Joe Weinman has held executive leadership positions at Bell Labs, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Telx, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D. Named a “Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader” by TechTarget, Weinman is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, chairman of the IEEE Intercloud Testbed executive committee, a frequent global keynote speaker and contributor to Gigaom, InformationWeek, Forbes, and other print and online publications, and the founder of Cloudonomics: a quantitatively rigorous, multidisciplinary approach to valuing the cloud.

Weinman has been awarded 19 U.S. and international patents in diverse technologies such as distributed computing, wireless communications, content distribution, and line coding, and has been showcased in numerous print and online publications and global video broadcasts. He has a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University and UW-Madison respectively, and has completed Executive Education at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne.
 
 
Dave Weisbrot  - QTS


Choosing Cloud providers – Has the provider utilized a proven methodology?
Track: Mobile | Hot Topics
Dave Weisbrot is the Cloud Business Manager for QTS, a national provider of data center facilities operating in 7 states with over 3.8 million square feet secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center products, including custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3), providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. Dave works within QTS helping customers make technology decisions that map back to specific business, operational, and technology goals. A graduate of Pace University with a Bachelors of Science, Dave is currently studying for a Master’s of Science Degree in Informations Systems. Over the years, he has earned the certification requirements from various organizations such as Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, and EMC. A 30-year veteran in IT, Dave has worked for Nortel Networks, NextiraOne, CapitalOne, Verizon, and Terremark in various operations, technical, architecture, and consulting roles.
 
 
Tom Wesselman  - Plantronics


The Rise of Wearables: Opportunities and Impacts
Track: Internet of Things
Tom Wesselman is the Director of Communications Architecture at Plantronics. His focus is connecting the capabilities of Plantronics products to the world around them. This starts with defining and building the data and services provided by Plantronics’ wearable technology, and then by working with partners and developers to integrate those capabilities into the applications people use. Prior to Plantronics, Wesselman held senior engineering roles at Cisco, where he led a variety of UC engineering programs including the development of the company’s first UC client.
 
 
Don Whittington  - Florida Crystals Corporation


Lunchtime CIO Panel
Mr. Don Whittington serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Florida Crystals Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of sugar and sugar-containing products, is responsible for information technology for Florida Crystals and affiliated companies, including Domino Foods, Inc., C&H Sugar, Redpath Sugar, and American Sugar Refining, Inc. Mr. Whittington's career experience includes roles as Chief Information Officer of Savannah Foods & Industries, Senior Director of Professional Services at System Software Associates, Vice President of Product Development at iWork Software, and an Adjunct Computer Science University Lecturer. Mr. Whittington serves as a Director at ASUG. He participates in leadership roles with ASUG, served as the Chairperson of ASUG CIO Council and serves as its Director, and executive sponsor for the SUGEN Enterprise Support Charter. He is also a frequent public speaker at industry/professional venues. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Saginaw Valley State University, where he graduated summa cum laude.
 
 
John Willis  - StatelessNetworks


Is DevOps Really Changing How IT is Working?
John Willis is Technical Evangelist for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in March 2015. Previous to founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, John was VP of Customer Enablement at Stateless Networks, and prior to that John was Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013. He has also held past executive roles at Opscode/Chef and Gulf Breeze Software.
 
 
Matt Wood  - Amazon Web Services.


General Session | Field Notes from Expeditions in the Cloud
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.
 
 
Eric Wright  - Pluralsight


OpenStack and the Industry Shift With Open Cloud
Track: Cloud Standards (OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry, OpenShift)
Eric Wright is a systems architect, VMware vExpert and Cisco Champion with a background in virtualization, OpenStack, business continuity, PowerShell scripting and systems automation. He’s worked in many industries, including financial services, health services and engineering firms. As the author behind DiscoPosse.com, a technology and virtualization blog, Eric is also a regular contributor to community driven technology groups such as the vBrownBag community and the VMUG organization in Toronto, Canada. He is a Pluralsight Author, the leading provider of online training for tech and creative professionals. Eric's latest course is "Introduction to OpenStack" you can check it out at pluralsight.com.
 

Stay Tuned for Additional Speakers Shortly!

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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
By Ken Toole

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
By Anand Akela

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
By David Reoch

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?
By Chris Matthieu

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
By James Kirkland

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
By Andy Walton

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
By Tarik Taman

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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SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks, that helps your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. As a premier telecommunications provider, Massive Networks is headquartered out of Louisville, Colorado. With years of experience under their belt, their team of...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. They are the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI. We empower thousands of organizations to control and secure their networks from the core-enabling them to increase efficiency and visibility, improve customer service, and meet compliance requirements.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Michael Burley, a Senior Business Development Executive in IT Services at NetApp, will describe how NetApp designed a three-year program of work to migrate 25PB of a major telco's enterprise data to a new STaaS platform, and then secured a long-term contract to manage and operate the platform. This significant program blended the best of NetApp’s solutions and services capabilities to enable this telco’s successful adoption of private cloud storage and launchi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale is the leading provider of Software-Defined Servers that bring flexibility to modern data centers by right-sizing servers on the fly to fit any data set or workload. TidalScale’s award-winning inverse hypervisor technology combines multiple commodity servers (including their ass...
As hybrid cloud becomes the de-facto standard mode of operation for most enterprises, new challenges arise on how to efficiently and economically share data across environments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Dr. Allon Cohen, VP of Product at Elastifile, will explore new techniques and best practices that help enterprise IT benefit from the advantages of hybrid cloud environments by enabling data availability for both legacy enterprise and cloud-native mission critical applications. By rev...
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant tha...
As popularity of the smart home is growing and continues to go mainstream, technological factors play a greater role. The IoT protocol houses the interoperability battery consumption, security, and configuration of a smart home device, and it can be difficult for companies to choose the right kind for their product. For both DIY and professionally installed smart homes, developers need to consider each of these elements for their product to be successful in the market and current smart homes.
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, will lead you through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He'll look at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that N3N will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. N3N’s solutions increase the effectiveness of operations and control centers, increase the value of IoT investments, and facilitate real-time operational decision making. N3N enables operations teams with a four dimensional digital “big board” that consolidates real-time live video feeds alongside IoT sensor data a...
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Digital transformation leaders have poured tons of money and effort into coding in recent years. And with good reason. To succeed at digital, you must be able to write great code. You also have to build a strong Agile culture so your coding efforts tightly align with market signals and business outcomes. But if your investments in testing haven’t kept pace with your investments in coding, you’ll lose. But if your investments in testing haven’t kept pace with your investments in coding, you’ll lose. Here’s why: Reason #1: Functional testing is one of your worst DevOps bottlenecks.
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. They are the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI. We empower thousands of organizations to control and secure their networks from the core-enabling them to increase efficiency and visibility, improve customer service, and meet compliance requirements.
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant that knows everything and can respond to your emotions and verbal commands!
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. That means serverless is also changing the way we leverage public clouds. Truth-be-told, many enterpris...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Avere delivers a more modern architectural approach to storage that doesn't require the overprovisioning of storage capacity to achieve performance, overspending on expensive storage media for inactive data or the overbuilding of data centers to house increasing amounts of storage infrastructure.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Digital transformation is changing the face of business. The IDC predicts that enterprises will commit to a massive new scale of digital transformation, to stake out leadership positions in the "digital transformation economy." Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, Oct 31-Nov 2, will find fresh new content in a new track called Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation.
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, will discuss how given the magnitude of today's application ecosystem, tweaking existing software to stitch various components together leads to sub-optimal ...
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant that knows everything and can respond to your emotions and verbal commands!
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. This leads to a waste of cloud resources and increased operational overhead.
Today most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes significant work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost and increase in speed. Sometimes in order to reduce complexity teams compromise features ...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a leader in the space, it’s necessary to accommodate, incorporate, and exploit the new breed of enterprise...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and business benefits that cloud bursting provides, including increased compute capacity, lower IT investment,...
Organizations do not need a Big Data strategy; they need a business strategy that incorporates Big Data. Most organizations lack a road map for using Big Data to optimize key business processes, deliver a differentiated customer experience, or uncover new business opportunities. They do not understand what’s possible with respect to integrating Big Data into the business model.
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
"We provide IoT solutions. We provide the most compatible solutions for many applications. Our solutions are industry agnostic and also protocol agnostic," explained Richard Han, Head of Sales and Marketing and Engineering at Systena America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Shiny new toy syndrome. We all see it, we all experience it. Who doesn’t like the shiny new toy? Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Sadly, frequently without even looking at what problem they are trying to solve. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner’s latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. The...
Machine Learning needs tons of data. But what are you going to do when the data only exist in the heads of your employees? Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Cognitive Computing, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Perception, Predictive APIs, Image Recognition, Speech Recognition, Virtual Agent, Intelligent Assistant, Personal Advisor, Chatbot, Semantic Search. Did I miss anything? I am sure I did. However, I guess I provide a good list for your next round of Artificial Intelligence (AI) bullshit bingo. Oh, one last thing - Machine Reasoning! If you've ...