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SYS-CON.TV: Cloud Computing Expo Power Panel

Live from the SYS-CON.TV Times Sq Studio, featuring top industry executives from Amazon, Sun, Rackspace, and Booz Allen Hamilton

SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo takes place November 2-4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

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With an ever-increasing number of companies now buying computing, storage, and networking power as they need it from the cloud, SYS-CON.TV recently invited four leading industry thought leaders to discuss how Cloud Computing brings the economics of the Web to Enterprise IT and where the move to the cloud will take the industry overall. The participants are Amazon.com VP & CTO, Werner Vogels; Rackspace CTO, John Engates; Booz Allen Hamilton Principal, Rod Fontecilla; and Sun's CTO of Global Sales & Services, Hal Stern.

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The participants were (left to right, after SYS-CON.TV Host Jeremy Geelan):

WERNER VOGELS - VP & CTO, Amazon.com
Dr. Werner Vogels is Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company's technology vision. Prior to joining Amazon, he worked as a research scientist at Cornell University where he was a principal investigator in several research projects that target the scalability and robustness of mission-critical enterprise computing systems. Vogels holds a Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored close to 80 articles for journals and conferences, most of them on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.

JOHN ENGATES - CTO, Rackspace
John Engates is CTO of Rackspace. He joined the company in August of 2000 and has worked in several areas of Rackspace including Operations, Professional Services and Customer Care. Most recently, Engates has been responsible for managing the ongoing development of Rackspace's Intensive segment. He was one of the leading forces behind Rackspace's Microsoft Gold Certification. Prior to joining Rackspace, Engates was a founder of Internet Direct, one of the oldest and largest Internet service providers in Texas.

ROD FONTECILLA - Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton

Dr. Rod Fontecilla is a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton. He has over 25 years of professional experience in the design, development, implementation, and management of Large Information Management Systems. He is an expert in the field of Computer Science within the federal government and private sectors. Dr. Fontecilla has Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and previously served as a Professor at the University of Maryland Computer Science Department before entering the consulting industry.

HAL STERN - CTO of Global Sales & Services, Sun Microsystems

Hal Stern is a Distinguished Engineer and Vice President of Global Systems Engineering at Sun Microsystems. His responsibilities include technical leadership, training, and management of Sun's customer engineering teams in Global Sales and Services. Hal's current projects include security architecture, cloud computing design patterns, and large-scale analytics and data management. Hal was involved in both the Sun ONE and Liberty Alliance Project architectures from their formative stages, and has been working with teams open sourcing Sun software projects.

4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo is co-located November 2-4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center with the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo.

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Keynote & Breakout Session Speakers at the combined event at the Santa Clara Convention Center include:

DAY ONE KEYNOTE - November 2, 2009
The Time is Right for Enterprise Cloud Computing
by Richard Marcello, President of Systems & Technology, Unisys

Up to now you may have been reluctant to move your Enterprise application workloads to the cloud, fearing a lack of security in the cloud, compliance issues such as data location regulations and having to rewrite your applications. During his keynote, Rich Marcello will discuss the latest technologies and approaches that help knock down these barriers, creating the opportunity for attendees to now consider cloud managed services as part of their data center journey to secure "IT as a Service".

DAY TWO KEYNOTE: November 3, 2009
Cloud Computing Services at the Scale of the Internet
by Shelton Shugar, SVP Cloud Computing at Yahoo!

Yahoo! Cloud Services store and deliver web content, personalize content for consumers, optimize Ad selection and placement, improve search results, provide scalable virtual computing environments, and process and store enormous amounts of data to improve consumer experiences and drive innovation. This keynote will elaborate on how Yahoo! and consumers benefit from the Yahoo! Cloud Services that are in production today supporting web-serving properties and data processing environments.

DAY THREE KEYNOTE: November 4, 2009
Cloud Computing: Separating Hype from Reality
by Richard Sarwal, SVP of Development for Oracle Enterprise Manager

Enterprises large and small are drawn by the advantages of cloud computing - pay-for-use, self-service, elastic scalability tegration, compliance, lock-in, and long term costs of public clouds. Private clouds for the exclusive use of one enterprise can mitigate these concerns by giving the enterprise greater control. This keynote will explore how enterprises are likely to adopt public and private cloud computing, building on a foundation of virtualization infrastructure and management systems.

How the Delivery of Virtualization is Being Transformed
Simon Crosby - CTO, Citrix Systems
– This session will provide IT organizations with a short- and long-term roadmap by focusing on the new delivery models for virtualization.

My Cloud, Your Cloud, Our Cloud
Thorsten Von Eicken - Co-Founder & CTO, RightScale
– This session will provide guidance on when and how to use public, private and hybrid clouds, using real-world examples.

Shifting Clouds: How the Cloud Landscape is Evolving
Krishna Subramanian - Sr. Director Cloud Strategy, Sun Microsystems
– This session will provide a framework to classify the various cloud offerings, and will explore how solutions are evolving.

Hadoop @ Yahoo - Internet Scale Data Processing
Eric Baldeschwieler - VP Hadoop Software Development, Yahoo!
– This session will explain what the Yahoo! distribution of Hadoop is and how it benefits the larger cloud ecosystem, including major use-cases for Hadoop @ Yahoo!

Working with Big Data and Hadoop
Christophe Bisciglia - Co-Founder at Cloudera
– This session will highlight the technical and business issues that make Hadoop so powerful for large scale data processing.

Accelerating Innovation with Yahoo! Cloud Serving
Surenda Reddy - VP of Yahoo's Integrated Cloud and Virtualization group
– This session will will elaborate on Yahoo! Cloud Serving Platform architecture and how it leverages virtualization technologies to simplify and automate our service delivery.


Hosting your Application in a Cloud
Dr Michael A. Salsburg - Chief Architect for Real Time Infrastructures & Cloud Computing, Unisys
– This session will discuss a wide range of critical questions that arises when considering hosting applications in the cloud. .

CTO Power Panel: Where's the Cloud Headed Next?
Jeff Nick - Sr. VP & CTO, EMC
This fast-moving industry discussion panel will feature a start-studded lineup of Cloud executives, who will be looking at where Cloud Computing is headed next?

To Stop the Cloud Blame Storm, You Must See Inside the Running Cloud Application
Lew Cirne - Founder & CEO, New Relic
In this session you will see how today’s revolutionary on-demand tools can help you whether you use or provide cloud services.

You Have a Virtualized Environment, Now What Do You Do?
Jason Noel - Leader, IT Management Advisory Services, Unisys
This session will provide insight and guidance on best practices to consider as you evaluate your options for transforming your traditional data center to a virtualized environment.

Transforming Business Models, Architectures, and Usage
Tom Kilroy - VP & GM, Digital Enterprise Group, Intel
This session will focus on various examples in the consumer, SMB and large enterprise markets and the transformational efforts these firms employ to harness the power of cloud and deliver new performance in business.


CTO Power Panel: Where's the Cloud Headed Next?
Ken Gardner - Executive Chairman, SOASTA
– This fast-moving industry discussion panel will feature a start-studded lineup of Cloud executives, who will be looking at where Cloud Computing is headed next?

How the CIO Becomes a Hero Again
Ric Telford - Vice President IBM Cloud Services
– This session will provide a perspective on Cloud Computing's future and illustrates how the CIO can appropriately leverage Cloud to become the hero again.

Cloud Storage - Cutting Through the Hype
Cameron Bahar - Founder & CTO, ParaScale
– This session will detail cloud storage customer examples and the benefits using real-world use cases complete with lessons learned and best practices.



Bridging the Gap Between Public Clouds and Private Clouds
Agatha Poon - Sr. Analyst, Yankee Group
– This session will identify key operational imperatives including location, regulatory support, security, and interoperability that help shaping a scalable, global cloud infrastructure.

Moving HPC Apps to the Cloud: The Practitioner's Perspective
Victoria Livschitz - Founder & CEO, Grid Dynamics Consulting Services
– This session will examine several types of HPC applications deployed on various clouds, and discuss the challenged and opportunities typical of grid deployments on the cloud.

Application Infrastructure and Middleware on Demand
Sudhir Kulkarni - CTO, SellPoint
– Using a customer case study this session will discuss how the configuration of middleware and deployment and run-time management of custom application can be fully automated.

A New Role in the Cloud for a Tried and Tested Schemaless Database
K S Bhaskar - VP, Fidelity National Information Services
– This session will discuss how schemaless database technologies are now emerging as important and highly functional engines on which to build Cloud services.

Application Delivery Networks & Cloud Computing
Willie M. Tejada - Vice President, Application and Site Acceleration, Akamai Technologies
– How providers of on-demand computing resources and applications can leverage ADN technologies to keep data-center build-out to a minimum while simultaneously addressing Internet delivery issues.

Hosting Primary Data in the Cloud
Jeff Treuhaft - CEO & Co-Founder, Zetta
– This session will explore the features that enterprises rely on to deliver required data performance and how, when and if those features can be delivered cost-effectively in cloud service offerings.

Leveraging Cloud-Based Integration To Increase Customer Loyalty, Retention and Revenues
Trisha Gross - President and CEO, Hubspan
– This session will provide real world examples of how companies use cloud-based integration to achieve business process automation with customer-related processes.

The Rich Services Cloud
Charlton Barreto - Principal Architect, Intel
– This session will discuss how companies can develop and deploy Rich Services Cloud applications on premise or in the Cloud, enhancing the user experience like never before.

Top Cloud Computing Security Risks
Jeremiah Grossman - Founder & CTO, WhiteHat Security
– In this session Jeremiah Grossman will draw from the latest WhiteHat Security Website Security Statistics Report to introduce the most prevalent software flaws putting data at risk in the cloud.

Building Scalable and Extensible RIAs on Windows Azure
Ranjith Ramakrishnan - Co-Founder & CTO,Cumulux
– In this session delegates will learn how to build scalable and extensible RIAs on the Windows Azure Cloud. The session will cover enabling rich and complete User Experience customizations andaddressing multi-tenant requirements.

Virtual Infrastructure: What is Required for the Cloud?
Chris Barclay - Director of Product Management, Oracle
– This session will examine virtualization considerations such as workload availability, performance, and integration with enterprise systems.

The Enterprise Private Cloud: From Infrastructure to Applications
Sudip Datta - Senior Director of Product Management, Oracle
– This session will discuss how to extend cloud computing beyond infrastructure to enterprise applications.

Understanding the Relationship between Workloads and the Cloud
Tony Bishop - CEO, Adaptivity
– This session will answer the question: How does business successfully operate IT as a service?

Rich Internet Applications in the Cloud - A Match Made in Heaven
Mark Piller - Founder & Chief Architect , Midnight Coders
– In this session attendees will learn about the specifics of RIA deployments into a Cloud infrastructure to enable connectivity with Flex, Flash, Silverlight and AJAX types of clients.

Application Infrastructure and Middleware on Demand
Jamal Mazhar - Founder & CEO, Kaavo
– Using a customer case study this session will discuss how the configuration of middleware and deployment and run-time management of custom application can be fully automated.

A New Role in the Cloud for a Tried and Tested Schemaless Database
K S Bhaskar - Fidelity National Information Services
– This session will discuss how schemaless database technologies are now emerging as important and highly functional engines on which to build Cloud services.

User Virtualization for Dynamic VDI and Personalized Virtual Desktops
Amy Hodler - Director of Product Management, Tranxition
– This session will discuss how to use best practices for bringing your users' personalized environments along to a VDI environment so you can achieve the cost benefits of VDI without imposing major disruption and lost productivity on your user base.

Migrating Collaborative Applications to the Cloud
Jeff Miller - Director of Professional Services, Cloud Sherpas
– This highly informative and interactive session will both explore and provide answers to the key questions that your organization should consider before moving to the Cloud.

Orchestration in the Cloud
Brian E. Boruff - VP of Cloud Computing & Software Services, CSC
– This session looks at how organizations with data and computing in the public and private cloud need to orchestrate processing, and recover the processing visibility necessary for the creation of digital trust.

Cloud Security - It's Nothing New; It Changes Everything!
Glenn Brunette - Chief Security Architect, Sun
–This session cuts through the hype and sharpens our focus on what security means for cloud computing and other elastic, hyper-scale architectures.

Developing Advantage: Platform Leverage in the Cloud
Peter Coffee - Director of Platforms, Salesforce
– This session will discuss alternative development experiences in various enterprise clouds and will highlight opportunities to combine their strengths in distinctive applications.

Cloud Management: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Stephen Elliott - Vice President of Strategy, CA
– This session will discuss what customers should consider when buying services from a cloud computing partner including the most important management processes and capabilities that matter to SLAs.

Security in the Cloud: Protecting Your Cloud Apps
Lars Ewe - CTO & VP of Engineering, Cenzic
–This session will address the Top 5 things you can do to protect your data and applications that run on the web and in the cloud and prevent security breaches.

Tactical Cloud Computing
Kevin Jackson - Vice President, Dataline
– This session will discuss the use of cloud computing technology and techniques for the support of localized and short-lived information access and processing requirements, including  Cloudbursting.

The Profit Model for Cloud Computing
Steve Lesem - President & CEO, Mezeo Software
–This session will examine why the concept of 'trust' is so essential and why it's the Cloud providers who have trusting relationships with customers that will triumph in the end.

Delivering Desktop Virtualization
Martin Ingram - Vice President of Product Strategy, AppSense
– This session will explore how by virtualizing hardware, applications and the user personality you can deliver a familiar working environment for users while simplifying management of the desktop estate.

Y! Scalable Storage and Delivery Services
Chuck Neerdaels - VP Content Storage, Delivery and Edge, Yahoo!
–This session will talk about Yahoo!'s Cloud Storage and Delivery stack and how it is purpose-built to solve the business and technical challenges of Internet-scale computing.

Cloud & SaaS Proponents: Know Your Enemies!
Louis Nauges - President, Revevoltr
–This session will discuss why so many CIOs and IT professionals think Cloud Comptuing and SaS is a threat to their careers and their power.

Negotiating the Virtual/Grid/Cloud Legal Minefield
David Snead - Attorney-at-Law, W. David Snead, P.C.
–This session will address the legal, business and marketing issues of involved in moving into Cloud services, and what anyone entering into a new contract, or marketing to end users needs to know.

Technologies for Virtualization-Based Desktop Management
Dr Monica Lam - Professor, Stanford University
–This session will describe a new approach to complete desktop management, allowing corporate IT to completely control the desktop including the operating system.

A Virtualization and Cloud Computing Security Fable
Christofer Hoff - Director, Cloud & Virtualization Solution, Cisco
–This session will discuss the realities of both Virtualization and Cloud Computing security and how to deal with the things that don't change and also the things that do profoundly.

Virtualizing Resources in Production Database Systems
Peter Thawley - Senior Director/Architect, Sybase
–This session will cover technical details behind virtualization techniques utilized in Enterprise database systems which go beyond server virtualization.

Trusted Computing for Virtualization Security
Steve Hanna - Co-Chair, Trusted Computing Group
–This session will address the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) which is included in virtually all enterprise PCs and many servers and how it can be used for virtualized security.

Policy Enforcement in the Virtualized Data Center
Hezi Moore - Sr. Founder & CTO, Reflex Systems
–This session will identify the top three challenges enterprises face when it comes to enforcing policies and outline best practices to control and audit change in policy rules across both the virtual and physical infrastructure.

Managing Sprawl and Self-Service for Virtual Machines
Scott Hammond - President & CEO, newScale
–This session will explain how to use a Service Catalog of standard options to enable self-service requests while enforcing pre-approved VM images, stop dates, and policy controls.

Cloud Computing as a Strategy: Enabling IT's Evolutionary Change
Tim Crawford - CIO & Vice President of Strategy, Vivo
– This session will deconstruct cloud computing into the true value proposition: enhanced flexibility and ultimate alignment with the business.

Cloud Computing Bootcamp
Alan Williamson - Editor-in-Chief, Cloud Computing Journal
– Williamson will be repeating (on November 3, 2009) his ever-popular all-day Cloud Computing Bootcamp, to which Golden Pass delegates receive free admission.

A New Role in the Cloud for a Tried and Tested Schemaless Database
Rob Tweed - Co-Founder & MD, M/Gateway
– This session will discuss how schemaless database technologies are now emerging as important and highly functional engines on which to build Cloud services.

Securing the Cloud and Establishing a Level of Trust
Tim Brown - VP & Security Architect, CA
– This session will address security needs for cloud computing, including all aspects of the cloud paradigm ¬ Internal, Private, Public and Hybrid cloud environments.

Moving Your RIA Apps into the Cloud: 7 Challenges
Matias Bagini - CEO of JRapid Corp
– This session will discuss the many challenges you will face if you want to move your RIA apps into the SaaS model including multitenancy, clustering, robustness, mashups, security, productivity and multi-browser programming.

Cannibalizing Google App Engine
Kevin Noonan - Software Developer , Calbane
– This session will show delegates how to use Google App Engine by dismembering its computing resources and consuming each of them them in isolation.

Yahoo! Query Language - YQL: select * from internet [including Live Demo]
Jonathan Trevor - Technical Yahoo! at Yahoo!
– This session will feature a Live Demo of YQL and discuss how it helps developers to move their data focused business logic to the cloud.

Revolutionizing Security Through Virtualization
Kevin Piper - Director of Technical Operations, Altor Networks
– This session will present case study examples shared of defense and civilian agencies that have virtualized their production environment with enterprise-call virtualization servers.

Bringing Cloud Computing Down to Earth with Ultra Low-Cost Endpoints
Stephen Dukker - Chairman & CEO, NComputing
– This session will examine how new-generation virtualization technologies have evolved and how companies are utilizing it to create new kinds of computing and services.

Top Infrastructure Headaches When Managing Applications in the Cloud
Javier Soltero - CTO of Management Products, SpringSource
– This session will address some of the biggest challenges in creating and launching successful web applications with little to no down time.

Cloud Computing Drives Real World Enterprise IT Value
Watson Wat - VP of Technology/CTO Oracle On Demand
– This session will assess current and future cloud capabilities relative to mainstream enterprise IT requirements and help real world enterprises better understand how best they can leverage cloud computing.

Building Scalable and Extensible RIAs on Windows Azure
Bhushan Nene - Principal Architect, Platform Evangelism, Microsoft
– In this session delegates will learn how to build scalable and extensible RIAs on the Windows Azure Cloud. The session will cover enabling rich and complete User Experience customizations and addressing multi-tenant requirements.

Does Enterprise-Class Cloud Storage Really Exist?
Moe Kermani - CEO and President, Bycast
– This session will discuss the required infrastructure components to deliver an enterprise-class Cloud storage service that is fully supported by service level agreements.

Law in the Cloud - How Lawyers and Clients Both Benefit
Charley Moore - Founder & CEO, RocketLawyer.com
– This session will examine how cloud computing is enabling lawyers to practice law online, while making it easier and more affordable for consumers and small business owners to get legal things done.

Case Study: Disaster Recovery in the Storage Cloud
Tony Langenstein - Director of Infrastructure, Iowa Health System
– This session will share lessons learned from delivering private cloud storage services to its state-wide constituents including 11 hospitals and 130+ clinics.

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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