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Cloud Connect Chicago 2012 was a great inaugural event. We received a record high response rate from evaluations and top marks across the board!

As we wrap up Chicago and begin to shift our focus toward Santa Clara 2013,we would like to congratulate  the fantastic speakers that made Chicago a success.

Let’s take a look back at the sessions and speakers that rocked Cloud Connect.

The highest rated sessions

 
The following sessions were voted the cream of the crop by attendees.

Softening the Network: Virtualization The Final Frontier

Speaker:

Steve Riley, Technical Leader in the Office of the CTO, Riverbed

Cloud Performance: Guide to Tackling Cloud Latency

Speakers:

Alistair Croll, Vice President, CloudOps Research @acroll
Hooman Beheshti, VP of Technology, Strangeloop Networks
Steve Riley, Technical Leader in the Office of the CTO, Riverbed
Michael Kopp, Technology Strategist, Compuware APM
Nelson Nahum, CEO, Zadara Storage

Getting Cloud Architecture and Design Right the First Time…Step-by-Step

Speaker:

David Linthicum, CTO and Founder, Blue Mountain Labs @DavidLinthicum

Mobile, Cloud and Big Data Enable “Right Time” Experiences

Speaker:

Maribel Lopez, Principal Analyst, Lopez Research LLC @MaribelLopez

Rethinking Cloud Economics

Speakers:

Joe Weinman, Senior VP, Telx @joeweinman
William Forrest, Principal, McKinsey and Company

The attendees have spoken. The highest rated session at Cloud Connect Chicago was…drum roll please.

Cloud Crash Course: Foundations for On-Demand Computing

Speakers:

Alistair Croll, Vice President, CloudOps Research @acroll
Dave Roberts, VP, Evangelism, ServiceMesh, Inc. @sandhillstrat

Congratulations to all the speakers involved with these sessions.

Now it’s time to take a look at the speakers that captivated their audiences, receiving rave reviews.

Top 5 Speakers

 
5) Alistair Croll, Vice President, CloudOps Research @acroll

4) Steve Riley, Technical Leader in the Office of the CTO, Riverbed

3) Maribel Lopez, Principal Analyst, Lopez Research LLC @MaribelLopez

2) Joe Weinman, Senior VP, Telx @joeweinman

And the top spot belongs to…

1) Hooman Beheshti, VP of Technology, Strangeloop Networks

Congratulations to all the speakers who made the lists. And a big thank you to everyone involved with Cloud Connect Chicago; from instructors to exhibitors to attendees, it was because of you that Cloud Connect was success.

What’s next for you?

 
Cloud Connect Santa Clara 2013 is on the horizon and the Call for Submissions is open now! Don’t forget to send in your proposals. Deadline is Friday, October 12th. Who knows, you might be the next speaker to hit the top of the leaderboard!

See you April.

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