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Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing: Far-Off Dream or Present Reality?

Six Panelists will come together on this Power Panel and discuss enterprise-level cloud computing moderated by Jeremy Geelan

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Cloud Computing, the long-held dream of computing as a utility, has the potential to transform a large part of the IT industry, making software even more attractive as a service and shaping the way IT hardware is designed and purchased. But if it is already a commercial reality, why does Richard Stallman call it "worse than stupidity"?

What, if any, are the new economic models enabled by Cloud Computing, and how can a service operator decide whether to move to the cloud or stay in a private datacenter? What changes should be made to the design of future applications software, infrastructure software, and hardware to match the needs and opportunities of Cloud Computing? All these questions may leave you wondering, but at the Cloud Computing Conference and Expo, Rob Walters, Willie Tejada, Terry Woloszyn, Barry X Lynn, Adam Blum and Greg O'Connor will be sure to help you to better understand whether Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing is a far-off dream or a present reality.

The 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo is co-located with the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo and will be taking place November 2-4, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA.

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During this session, six panelists, the Director of Product Management at The Planet, the VP of Application and Site Accelerations at Akamai Technologies, Inc., the CEO/CTO of PerspecSys, Inc., the Chairman and CEO of 3Tera, Inc., the CEO of Rhomobile, and the President and CEO of AppZero will work together to help you understand why cloud computing has the potential to transform a large part of the IT industry, helping to make software even more attractive as a service and shaping the way IT hardware is designed and purchased.  This "Power Panel" will also be moderated by Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, and will be simulcast Web-wide on SYS-CON.TV.

About the Panelists
Rob Walters is Director, Product Management at The Planet. He joined the company in 2008 and as director of product management he is responsible for the strategy and delivery of the company's entire portfolio of products, including cloud storage, advanced services, storage and data protection, and managed hosting. He previously served as The Planet's general manager for storage and data protection. Prior to joining The Planet, Walters worked for Rackspace Hosting where he was director of product management, responsible for the development of its managed hosting product portfolio.

Additional experience includes work with Hewlett-Packard, where he was a senior product manager. At HP, Walters was responsible for the roadmap and delivery of several products in the OpenView application management portfolio. Walters also worked for EMC Corp. as a product manager in its product strategy group. Earlier in his career, Walters worked for American Express, where he was a team manager and lead software specialist in distributed engineering and systems management. Walters earned an M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, as well as a master's degree in computer science from Birkbeck College at the University of London. At the University of Westminster in London, he earned an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Willie M. Tejada is Vice President, Application and Site Acceleration, at Akamai Technologies, Inc., where he is responsible for the Application and Site Acceleration Business Units targeted at optimizing the delivery of enterprise sites and applications over the Internet. With more than 15 years of marketing, product management, and business development experience, Tejada joined Akamai in March 2007 as part of the Netli acquisition. A seasoned executive, he has held various senior management positions in both start-up and large enterprise companies including Novell, where he led marketing, product management, developer and strategic relations organizations.

Terry Woloszyn is CEO/CTO of PerspecSys Inc., which is emerging as the leading solution addressing cloud application adoption challenges of data privacy, residency, and security. Prior to founding PerspecSys, he has held executive and leadership positions with the IBM Software Group, and CrossWorlds Software which pioneered Enterprise Application Integration. Woloszyn has been at the forefront of many emerging technologies and has helped establish a worldwide presence for a variety of software organizations including Siebel, Scopus (CRM/SFA), Gupta (DB), Information Builders (BI), and Netwise (RPC). His extensive experience and knowledge is reflected in the PerspecSys Solution today and is the primary reason he is emerging as one of the global thought leaders with respect to Cloud Data Governance Solutions.

Barry X Lynn is Chairman and CEO of 3Tera, Inc. He has a storied career in data center innovation and a deep understanding of enterprise customers and applications. He has over 37 years of executive experience in the IT and financial services sectors in Fortune 100 companies and as an entrepreneur. Early in his career, he was with Wells Fargo, where he was executive vice president and head of Investment Operations before becoming chief information officer (CIO) of Wells Fargo and Company and president of Wells Fargo Technology Services. In 1995, while at Wells Fargo, he built the world's first Internet online banking system. He was also president of Wells Fargo Securities Clearance Corp. and founder and president of Wells Fargo Securities, Inc. Prior to 3Tera Lynn founded Be eXceL management, Inc., a management consulting firm, which incubated early stage technology companies. Additionally he's a general partner of SVP II, a fully invested venture fund managed by Shoreline Venture Management LLC, and is a frequent speaker at IT events in US and internationally.

Adam Blum is CEO of Rhomobile. He came from Good Technology and while spending millions on enterprise mobile application development he realized there was a need for a framework for enterprises to build mobile applications easily and cost-effectively empower their workforce without training their programmers to learn different programming languages and building apps from scratch. He has spoken at Interop in Las Vegas and at Ruby events all over the world.

Greg O'Connor is President & CEO of AppZero. Pioneering the Virtual Application Appliance approach to simplifying application-lifecycle management, he is responsible for translating Appzero's vision into strategic business objectives and financial results. O'Connor has over 25 years of management and technical experience in the computer industry. He was founder and president of Sonic Software, acquired in 2005 by Progress Software (PRGS). There he grew the company from concept to over $40 million in revenue. At Sonic, he evangelized and created the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) product category, which is generally accepted today as the foundation for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Keynotes
Cloud Computing Expo keynotes will be delivered by Richard Marcello, Unisys President of Systems & Technology; Shelton Shugar, Yahoo! SVP Cloud Computing; and Richard Sarwal, Oracle VP of Development for Enterprise Manager.

Delegate Registration Options
Cloud Computing Expo ( www.CloudComputingExpo.com) delegates can pre-register for the conference online with $800 savings here.

Expo Plus registration which costs $300 also allows conference delegates to attend two free technical sessions per day for three days, access to the expo floor, keynotes, vendor technology presentations, as well as live taping of SYS-CON.TV power panels.

Sponsors and Exhibitors:
Sponsors and exhibitors of the upcoming 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (November 2-4, 2009, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA) represent the leading technology providers of Cloud Computing revolution, including:

Oracle (www.oracle.com / platinum sponsor)
(www.unisys.com / platinum sponsor)
(www.yahoo.com / platinum sponsor)
(www.adaptivity.com / gold sponsor)
(www.bycast.com / gold sponsor)
(www.emc.com / gold sponsor)
(www.intel.com / gold sponsor)
(www.3tera.com / silver sponsor)
(www.akamai.com / silver sponsor)
(www.appzero.com / silver sponsor)
Rackspace Cloud
(www.rackspacecloud.com / silver sponsor)
CloudTest SOASTA
(www.soasta.com / silver sponsor)
(www.objectivity.com / silver sponsor)
(www.rhomobile.com / silver sponsor)
(www.stone-ware.com / silver sponsor)
(www.sybase.com / silver sponsor)
(www.csscorp.com / bronze sponsor)
(www.exacttarget.com / bronze sponsor)
New Relic
(www.newrelic.com / bronze sponsor)
(www.parascale.com / bronze sponsor)
(www.perspecsys.com /bronze sponsor)
The Planet
(www.theplanet.com /bronze sponsor)
(www.rightscale.com / bronze sponsor)
Switch and Data
(www.switchanddata.com. / bronze sponsor)
(www.vizioncore.com / bronze sponsor)
(www.cloudswitch.com / bronze sponsor)
(www.tranxition.com / bronze sponsor)
Altor Networks
(www.altornetworks.com / exhibitor)
Dasher Technologies
(www.dashertechnologies.com / exhibitor)
(www.gogrid.com / exhibitor)
(www.hp.com / exhibitor)
(www.hubspan.com / exhibitor)
(www.lsi.com / exhibitor)
(www.ibm.com / exhibitor)
(www.mgateway.com/ewd.htm / exhibitor)
(www.neustar.biz / exhibitor)
(www.opsource.net / exhibitor)
(www.ulitzer.com / new media sponsor)
Cloud Computing Journal
(www.CloudComputingJournal.com / media sponsor)
(www.tv.sys-con.com / media sponsor)
(www.zetta.net / exhibitor)

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at) sys-con.com, by phone 201 802 3021.

SYS-CON's International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, held each year in California, New York and Prague is the leading event covering the fast-emerging Cloud Computing market for Enterprise IT professionals. Co-located with the International Virtualization Conference & Expo, the combined event delivers the #1 i-technology educational and networking opportunity of the year for those seeking to establish a market lead anywhere in the multiple layers of the Cloud Computing ecosystem.

Conference Faculty - A Who's Who of Cloud Computing Technology Rock Stars!
International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo faculty alumni include such notable speakers as: Roman Stanek, CEO of Good Data Corporation; David Hanacek, Sr. Systems Engineer at VMware; Arseniy Kuznetsov, Director of Sun Cloud Computing Core Engineering, Sun Microsystems; Pavel Georgiev, AppLogic Systems Engineer, EMEA, 3Tera; Dr Guy Bunker, Chief Scientist & Distinguished Engineer, Symantec; Doug Tidwell, Cloud Computing Evangelist at IBM; Uri Budnik, Director of Business Development at RightScale; Raimund Genes, CTO of Anti-Malware at Trend Micro; Jérôme Bernard, Director of EMEA Operations, Elastic Grid; Jakub Nesetril, Senior Director of User Experience at Good Data Corporation; Stephen Foskett, Director of Consulting at Nirvanix; Subra Kumaraswamy, Sr. Security Manager, Sun Microsystems; Alan Williamson, Founder of aw20.co.uk & Editor-in-Chief of Cloud Computing Journal; Jim Reavis, Executive Director of Cloud Security Alliance; Zdenek Svoboda, VP Products at Good Data Corporation; Sam Morcos, VP Global Field Operations, Third Brigade; Paul Parsons, Founder & CTO of The Server Labs; Christoph Reich, Head of IT at Hochschule Furtwangen University; Harald Kornmayer, Senior Researcher, NEC Laboratories Europe; Lluis Font, CEO of NTRglobal; Sam Johnston, Founder of Australian Online Solutions; Pau Garcia-Mila, Founder of eyeOS; Louis Naugès, Founder & President, of Revevol; Owen Garrett, Product Manager & Technologist, Zeus Technology; David Snead, US Attorney at Law; Todd Kuczaj, Manager at Accenture; Roger Baskerville, VP for EMEA, Vizioncore; Derek McAuley, CTO at Netronome Systems; Petri Lillberg, EVP of R&D, SSH Communications Security; Richard Croucher, Associate Partner at Citihub; Nuno Duro, CTO at Evolvespace Solutions; Juergen Frick, Sr. Solutions Architect at Adaptec; Shahar Raz, Owner of Shahar Raz Consulting; Richard Cassidy, Manager of Global Systems Engineering, Virtual Computer; David Bernstein, VP/GM Office of CTO Cloud Computing of Cisco; Stuart Charlton, Chief Software Architect of Elastra; Vik Chaudhary, VP Product Management of Keynote Systems; Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research of Salesforce.com; Patrick Kerpan, CTO of CohesiveFT; Sajai Krishnan, CEO of Parascale; Bill McColl, Founder & CEO of Cloudscale; Ken Oestreich, VP Product Marketing of Egenera; Bob Quinn, Founder, Chairman, & CEO of 3Leaf Systems; Raghavan Srinivas, Technology Evangelist of Intuit; Omer Trajman, Director of Field Engineering of Vertica Systems; Thorsten von Eicken, CTO of RightScale; Rich Wolski, Professor of Computer Science of UCSB; Brian Zhangi, President & CEO of Kadient; Alex Bakman, Founder & CEO of VKernel; Ken Berryman, SVP Strategy & Emerging Businesses of Symantec; Etay Bogner, CTO of Neocleus; Shawn Cooney, Co-Founder and Director of Research of Certeon; Martin Ingram, VP Strategy of AppSense; and Jay Litkey, Founder, President & CEO of Embotics.

About SYS-CON Media & Events:
SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com) has since 1994 been connecting technology companies and customers 24x7x365 through a comprehensive content stream at www.SYS-CON.com - focused on 35 main subject areas, from Cloud Computing to Web Security - interwoven with market leading full-scale conferences produced by SYS-CON Events. The company's internationally recognized brands include among others Cloud Computing Expo ( www.CloudComputingExpo.com), Virtualization Conference & Expo ( www.VirtualizationConference.com), Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com), Cloud Computing Bootcamp ( www.CloudComputingBootcamp.com), Cloud Expo Europe (www.CloudExpo-Europe.com) and now UlitzerLive! New Media Conference & Expo (www.UlitzerLive.com).


Delegate & Attendee Inquiries
Corinna Melcon
Corinna (at) sys-con.com

201 802 3019

Conference Faculty Inquiries
Jeremy Geelan
Jeremy (at) sys-con.com

201 802 3026

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities
Carmen Gonzalez
Carmen (at) sys-con.com

201 802 2021

Expo Floor Sales
Megan Mussa
Megan (at) sys-con.com

201 802 3020

Website and General Inquiries
Krisandra Russo
Krisandra (at) sys-con.com

201 802 302

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