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The red carpet wasn’t just for the attendee party.

There was no shortage of great speakers or sessions at Cloud Connect Santa Clara.

But only 5 out of the 180 plus speakers could make the top list and call themselves “Cloud Connect rockstars”. Who reigns supreme? Without further ado…

Here are the top 5 speakers that wowed the masses:

5. Dan Bartow, VP, SOASTA @perfdan

4. Eric D. Boyd, Director, Chicago Region and Cloud Computing Practice, Centare @ericdboyd

3. Dan Retzer, CTO, XSP @dretzer

2. Allan Leinwand, CTO, Infrastructure, Zynga Inc. @Leinwand

And the top spot belongs to…drum roll please…

1. David Linthicum, CTO and Founder, Blue Mountain Lab @davidlinthicum

A big congratulations to all the speakers who made the list. With so much competition, cracking the top 5  is an awesome accomplishment.

The speakers were great, but what about the sessions?

Sessions that brought the house down

 

With so many great sessions to choose from, which jam packed rooms were considered the best at Cloud Connect?

Here are the top 5 sessions that rocked the Santa Clara Convention Center:

5. Building Private Clouds: Scars and Arrows

Speaker: Dave Roberts, Strategy and Marketing, ServiceMesh @sandhillstrat

4. Clouds Designed for Compliance

Speakers:

  • Pano Xinos, Director, Cloud Security Alliance and Associate Director, Private Cloud Solutions @pmxinos
  • Cheree McAlpine, The General Counsel, Wyse Technology
  • Nolan Goldberg, Senior Counsel, Proskauer LLP

3. The Cloud Application Stack

Speaker: Geva Perry, Author, Thinking Out Cloud @gevaperry

2. Applications at Scale

Speakers:

  • Dan Bartow, VP, SOASTA @perfdan
  • Eric D. Boyd, Director, Chicago Region and Cloud Computing Practice, Centare @ericdboyd
  • Dave Roberts, Strategy and Marketing, ServiceMesh @sandhillstrat

1. Zynga’s zCloud: Tuning a Race Car for Performance and Availability

Speaker: Allan Leinwand, CTO, Infrastructure, Zynga Inc. @leinwand

Again, congratulations to all the speakers for making the top 5 lists and for pumping out great sessions. To all the attendees, thank you for voting and shinning the spotlight on the great speakers and sessions.

Now, it’s on to Chicago…

Who will make the top 5 list and be considered the rockstars of Cloud Connect Chicago? You’ll have to wait and see.

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Who was your favorite speaker and what was your favorite session at Cloud Connect Santa Clara?

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