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Has Cloud Changed IT for the Better? | CTO Power Panel at Cloud Expo NY

Panelists to discuss how fast will the last remaining barriers to enterprise-wide cloud adoption melt away and more

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In this CTO Power Panel at the 12th International Cloud Expo, moderated by Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, topics discussed will be at a deliberately high level and will include:

  • How fast will the last remaining barriers to enterprise-wide cloud adoption melt away - are truly secure public clouds feasible, for example, or only private ones?
  • How exactly does a company or organization go about deciding whether to migrate only specific applications to the cloud - such as storage or security - or their overall IT infrastructure?
  • How much of an influence on cloud adoption is the US Government's continuing support of Cloud strategies for all government agencies?
  • Will anything ever satisfy the thirst for security, compliance, and SLA assurances at the enterprise level of Cloud computing?
  • Do you agree with those analysts who say that 2013/14 will be The Year of the Cloud Database? If not, then what will it be the year of?

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Speaker Bios:
Alistair Farquharson is a visionary industry veteran focused on using disruptive technologies to drive business growth and improve efficiency and agility within organizations. As the CTO of SOA Software Alistair is helping to shape and mature the enterprise API and SOA industry. Alistair is responsible for product strategy and development for this leading Enterprise API and SOA Governance company. He spends a great deal of time and energy shaping customer and industry direction with regular conference keynote appearances, discussions with customers, and even the occasional foray into writing code. Alistair has been at the forefront of many technology waves from enterprise web architecture, through web services and SOA, and now into APIs. His expertise spans a wide range of technologies and businesses, and he brings a unique global focus to everything he does.

Brian Patrick Donaghy is CEO of Appcore. Prior to Appcore, he was the founder and CTO of Computility, Inc., a pioneer in the precursor of cloud computing - utility computing. After successfully developing several revolutionary products and services, Computility was sold and is now owned by CDC Software. Brian also served for ten years as Senior Partner and CTO of venture capital firm Growth Ventures Group, Inc. architecting and delivering business process technology products and companies. Notable market-driven Software-as-a-Service products created by Mr. Donaghy include the Smart Online Sales Force Automation and CRM applications, Computility Business Management System, Utility Management System, Online Backup and Subscription Computing.

Dennis Quan is Vice President of SmartCloud Enterprise, responsible end-to-end for IBM's SmartCloud Enterprise public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) deployed worldwide. His involvement in Cloud Computing started in 2007, when his team built IBM's first cloud in collaboration with Google and the National Science Foundation. He has held numerous technical leadership positions in IBM over the past 14 years, including most recently as lab director of the IBM Tivoli China Development Laboratory in Beijing/Shanghai/Taipei, where he worked extensively with clients in the Greater China region across various industries on Cloud Computing and Integrated Service Management projects. Dennis holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Chemistry, also from MIT.

Pankaj Mittal is CTO and Senior Vice President at Impetus. He is responsible for defining and executing technology strategy for Impetus. Focusing on innovation and growth, he has directed their research and development efforts and helped to define its IP blueprint. Over the past two decades, he has overseen multiple engineering initiatives and guided many projects through their entire life cycle.

Jeff Lush is Chief Technology Officer Dell Services, US Public, Dell Services Federal Government. Known widely as a passionate technologist with more than 27 years of IT experience (17 years in Federal government and 10 years in industry), he specializes in Cloud technologies, Electronic Health Care, Enterprise Management Frameworks / SLAs, and Edge Computing. Recently as the Executive CTO for the Department of Veterans Affairs OI&T, Lush maintained one of the highest ranking positions inside the world's largest Civilian Government Agency. This responsibility included oversight for the technology used by 350,000 employees, 23+ million end-users (our Nation's veterans) and a budget that exceeds a billion dollars annually.

A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!
Cloud Expo 2013 New York, June 10-13, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.

The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in New York City, New York, June 10-13, 2013.

The recent Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced with more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!

Cloud Expo New York will attract more than 10,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 200 sponsors and exhibitors!

All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented at the 12th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.

"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2013, more than 50,000 delegates per year will be attending Cloud Expo."

Sponsorship Opportunities
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Cloud Expo 2013 New York "show prospectus" has shipped. Sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at) sys-con.com, or by phone 201 802-3021.

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for Cloud Expo 2013 New York
Cloud Expo delegates can pre-register for Cloud Expo New York with $500+ savings here.

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