Cloud Connect is less the two weeks away I’m happy to announce that our agenda is now final! We have an amazing group of speakers lined up and the most relevant topics planned for the two-day summit.
Adrian Cockcroft, Technology Fellow, Battery Ventures
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly – Critical Decisions for the Cloud Enabled Enterprise
At Battery Ventures, Adrian advises the firm and its portfolio companies about technology issues and also assists with deal sourcing and due diligence. Prior to Battery, Adrian helped lead the Netflix migration to a large-scale, highly available public-cloud architecture and the open source cloud-native Netflix OSS platform.
Chris Wolf, CTO, Americas, VMware
Blast from the Past! Accelerating Your Hybrid Cloud Journey
At VMware, Chris collaborates with the IT and business community at large on cloud, mobile, virtualization and data center modernization strategies. Before joining VMware, Chris was a Research Vice President for Gartner’s Technical Professionals service.
Mark Thiele, EVP Data Center Technology, Switch
The Power of a Strong IT Ecosystem
A top speaker at past Cloud Connect events, Mark’s responsibilities at Switch include evaluating new data center technologies, developing partners and providing industry thought leadership.
Jimit Arora, VP, Everest Group
Cloud Adoption in the Enterprise – Distilling the Facts from the Hype
Jimit will help us get the facts straight with fresh data from the 3rd annual Enterprise Cloud Adoption Survey. At Everest, Jimit leads the IT Services research practice, which is focused on conducting in-depth research on the full spectrum of technology services across applications,infrastructure, cloud services, and next-generation IT.
Scott Bils, Managing Partner, Leverhawk
Making the Case for IT-as-a-Service
Scott is a Managing Partner at Leverhawk, and leads the firms’ consulting and advisory services around ITaaS and Service Provider Transformation. Scott will tackle why Cloud, DevOps and ITaaS are synergistic; why CIOs need to incubate cloud and new ITaaS operations; how internal “marketing” and communication is becoming a critical skill for CIOs seeking to drive ITaaS and cloud transformation.
Sandra Kurtzig, CEO, Kenandy
Cloud ERP: Empowering Real People
Sandra was the first woman to take a technology company public, and was included on Business Week’s list of the top 50 corporate leaders. She founded Kenandy in 2010 with the vision to transform the world of enterprise management software.
Jared Wray, Chief Technology Officer, CenturyLink Cloud
Human Cost of Cloud
Jared is a respected thought leader in the enterprise cloud services space, having originated the Iron Foundry open source Platform as a Service (Paas) project. He also founded Tier 3 which was acquired by CenturyLink in 2013.
Jonathan Murray, EVP and Chief Technology Officer, Warner Music Group
From Theory to Practice: Implementing the ‘Composable Enterprise’
Jonathan is responsible for Warner Music Group’s global technology strategy, IT Service delivery and transformation to a newly developed – cloud based -‐‑ Digital Services Platform. He introduced the concept of the ”Composable Enterprise’ to describe a radical new approach to transforming business through the use of a new generation of cloud based platform architectures.
Uri Sarid, CTO, MuleSoft
Integration Unlocking The Organization Of the Future
Uri is CTO of enterprise integration company Mulesoft and was formerly Vice President of the NOOK Cloud at Barnes & Noble, where he architected, led, and released the flagship digital content and user platform for NOOK. At Cloud Connect, Uri will tackle the important topic of APIs in the Enterprise.
Ben Golub, CEO, Docker
Are VMs Passé?
Ben is a serial entrepreneur as CEO of Docker, former CEO of Gluster (now part of Red Hat) and Plaxo (now part of Comcast Interactive). His Cloud Connect talk explores the pro’s, con’s, hype, and reality, and whether “containerization” really does make VMs passé.
Ben Kepes, Founder and Principal, Diversity Limited
Panel Discussion: Is there a Future for of PaaS in an IaaS World?
Mark Russinovich, Technical Fellow, Microsoft
Margaret Dawson, VP of Product Marketing & Cloud Evangelist, HP Cloud Services
Jesse Proudman, Founder and CEO, Blue Box
Krishnan Subramanian, Director, OpenShift Strategy, Red Hat
Brent Smithurst, VP of Product Management/Marketing, ActiveState
Michael Biddick, CEO, Fusion PPT
Case Study on Cloud Computing Interoperability and Portability
Michael Biddick will present a case study on cloud computing portability and interoperability within a U.S. Government agency. Michael has worked with hundreds of Government and international commercial organizations, providing expertise in information technology and cloud computing solutions.
And that’s just day 1 of the Cloud Connect Summit! We’re planning for lots of Q&A time with this esteemed group of speakers so get your questions ready and I’ll see you in Vegas!