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Leading Cloud CxO's Join Speaker Faculty of Cloud Expo New York

Leading luminaries of Cloud Computing and Virtualization headline the distinguished lineup for the 4-day event (June 6-9, 2011)

What does the CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office have in common with the CEOs of GoGrid and OpSource, the Co-Founder & CTO of Dell Boomi, the Chief Technology & Strategy Officer at Novell and the Director of HP Software's Global Cloud Practice?  Answer: all are members of the distinguished Speaker Faculty of Cloud Expo New York, due to take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

New speakers will continue to be announced every day from now for the next few weeks, but already the Cloud Expo organizers can share the news that the high-octane technical sessions in New York City, organized into seven parallel tracks, will include...

Is Enterprise Cloud Computing a Tidal Wave of Change?
IT is faster, better, cheaper, and safer because of Enterprise Cloud Computing
Jill Tummler Singer - CIO, National Reconnaissance Office
– Having talked about Enterprise Cloud Computing as "The Infrastructure's Ultimate Revenge" in 2009, Jill Tummler Singer reviews the intervening two years and asks if government organizations and corporations are riding a real wave of IT change to the future or whether IT is caught up in a water spout so far off the shore that no one will feel its impact?
Internal, External, Cumulonimbus?
Strategy Considerations for Collaboration in the Cloud
Ken Muir - Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, Novell
– How are collaboration tools and cloud trends coming together? Is cloud the right deployment strategy for collaboration systems? This session will examine a secure on-premise and cloud deployment mix, challenges organizations should anticipate when shifting to the cloud, and key things to consider when building out a cloud collaboration strategy.
Lessons of Big Data
How and Why Yahoo! Runs the World's Largest Hadoop Cloud
Todd Papaioannou - VP of Global Cloud Computing, Yahoo!
– This session will discuss the lessons learned as Yahoo! continues to build products on the Hadoop platform, successfully solving some of the most critical technical challenges when it comes to crunching big data at unprecedented scale
Cloud Computing in Emerging Markets
How To Capitalize on Growth Opportunities
Larry Carvalho - 2011 Instructor, Cloud Computing Bootcamp
– In this session, Larry Carvalho will explain the challenges and opportunities that India holds for cloud computing providers based on his recent experience of conducting a 5-city tour of CloudCamps in India.
What Does GovCloud Mean to the Global IT Industry?
New business strategies for the new environment
Kevin L. Jackson - Engineering Fellow, NJVC
– This session will explore the economic impact of US Federal government cloud computing initiatives from the position of the information technology and professional services industries. It will also discuss the new business strategies best suited to this new environment.
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Managers
How can IT managers and business users best collaborate?
Rick Nucci - Co-Founder & CTO, Dell Boomi
– This session will cover a set of business and technical "Best Practices" for cloud integration, drawing on insights gained from thousands of cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-on-premise integration projects.
Cloud Networking: Turning Security Upside Down
The "multi-layer approach to securing Cloud service
Treb Ryan - CEO, OpSource
– In this session, Treb Ryan, CEO of OpSource, joins presenters such as VMware, Cisco and Amazon to discuss the best practices for securing the cloud, comparing and contrasting various approaches for providing edge-to-edge security.
Monetization Strategies for Cloud Computing Services
What the levers are for competitive advantage using cloud technology?
Mark Skilton - Global Director, Capgemini Global Application Outsourcing
– This session will summarize providing guidance on the monetization strategies, new business models to adopt and value propositions for cloud computing.
The Economics of Public Cloud Computing
How public clouds offer order-of-magnitude improvements in economics
John Keagy - CEO, GoGrid
– In this session, participants will learn why the cloud should be a critical component of their IT strategy, how to identify inefficiencies within their current IT infrastructure, and how Cloud Computing will impact the world-wide IT economy by actually shrinking it.
Europe vs. the U.S. - Two Very Different Clouds
Why we need a very different approach to cloud security and governance
Tim Cole - Co-Founder, KuppingerCole
– The speaker, a European analyst based in the U.S., will in this session explore the different cultural and regulatory backgrounds to cloud computing on both sides of the Atlantic.
Monetization Strategies for Cloud Computing Services
What the levers are for competitive advantage using cloud technology?
Penelope Everall Gordon - Co-Founder, 1Plug Corporation
– This session will summarize providing guidance on the monetization strategies, new business models to adopt and value propositions for cloud computing.
How SOA Makes Moving to the Cloud Easier
Case Study on moving towards a service oriented approach
Paul Robbins - Software Manager, NYTimes.com
– This session will cover the hurdles of moving to a service-based approach and discuss how this reduces many other infrastructure concerns and provides flexibility when determining a server environment.
Running Your Java EE Applications in the Cloud
A brief intro to Java EE 6 and GlassFish v3
Arun Gupta - Java EE & GlassFish Guy, Oracle
– This session will show how to create a simple Java EE 6 sample application and deploy them on GlassFish v3 running locally and then deploy it using Amazon, RightScale, Joyent, and Elastra cloud infrastructures
Tales From Cloud 2.0 - a.k.a. The Transactional Cloud
How to avoiding the mistakes of the past
Simeon Simeonov - CEO, FastIgnite
– Successful cloud integration - that's to say, integration that scales with the needs of the enterprise - will be the biggest business in the cloud. But it requires fundamentally new architectures and approaches: that is where Agile Cloud Integration comes in.
Transforming the Enterprise into a Cloud
How to create powerful and secure private clouds.
Steven Armentrout - Founder & CEO, Parabon Computation
– In this session, drawing on case studies at NASA and the Intelligence Community, Cloud Expo delegates will learn about the dramatic improvements in ROI that can be realized by transforming the enterprise into a cloud.
Digital Forensics and Cloud Computing
Overcoming the sense of "vastness" in terms of storage and remote processing
Jon Shende - Advisory Board, EBSL Technologies
– This session looks at some of the major challenges to any digital forensics investigation within a distributed environment such as cloud computing.
Cloud Users of the World, Unite!
How to find common ground and make the cloud "lock-in free"
Gregor Petri - Advisor Lean IT & Cloud Computing, CA Technologies
– Around the world users are uniting to put an end to vendor lock-in .Using examples and analogies from both the IT and other industries, this session will dissect cloud lock-in into its archetypes and look at possible architectural, organizational and commercial remedies.
Cloud Computing for CIOs
What's the real change behind the change?
Scott Stewart - CIO, Wilson HTM Investment Group
– Is the disruptive change of Cloud Computing really a bottom up technology push or does the term mask deeper changes occurring in business attitudes? How will the customer's view of IT change with the shift from product centric to services based economies?
Driving Java Innovation and Application Development in the Cloud
Java innovation is best enabled through portability and productivity
Rod Johnson - Sr. VP, Application Platform Division, VMware
– This session will discuss the delivery of private cloud services via a desktop built inside a web browser suitable for slates, smartphones, netbooks, etc.
Driving Autopilot: The Key to Cloud Success
How applications are critical to establishing value in the cloud
Mark Shoemaker - Executive PM for Cloud Compute & BTO Operations, HP Software
– This session will provide best practices to equip attendees with the knowledge to build automated, repeatable processes that provide control, manageability and assurance for cloud success.
Why Windows Will Not Be the Desktop of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing needs a desktop for the 'unmanaged device' market
Rick German - Co-Founder & CEO, Stoneware
– This session will discuss the delivery of private cloud services via a desktop built inside a web browser suitable for slates, smartphones, netbooks, etc.
Driving Autopilot: The Key to Cloud Success
How applications are critical to establishing value in the cloud
Marc Wilkinson - Director, Cloud Global Practice, HP Software
– This session will provide best practices to equip attendees with the knowledge to build automated, repeatable processes that provide control, manageability and assurance for cloud success.
Community Clouds - How & Why the Public Sector is Leading the Way to the Cloud
Learn how the public sector is leading the way
Dave Nielsen - Co-Founder, CloudCamp
– Join Dave Nielsen for this session and hear him explain how the Cloud is moving towards v2.0, in which we are beginnning to see "Community Clouds" develop where multiple organizations band together to create a shared Cloud resource.
Architecting the Cloud: How EAs should think about Cloud Computing
How can Enterprise Architects best counterbalance vendor spin?
Jason Bloomberg - Managing Partner, Zapthink
– This session will outline the primary issues an Enterprise Architect must consider in order to make appropriate decisions about various Cloud-based options, how to put together a Cloud roadmap, and how best to communicate the position the Cloud should take in the greater context of agile Enterprise Architecture.
The Race Towards Zero: Reducing Latency to Real Real-Time
Helping reduce the time between decision and action
Irfan Khan - CTO, Sybase
– This session will discuss current approaches towards achieving a zero-latency environment and expand your knowledge on how to exploit this technology to your advantage.
The Impact of Cloud Computing on IT
How to choose the right Cloud strategy for your organization
Bhargav Shah - Director, IT Advisory practice, KPMG
– In this session, Bhargav Shah - leader of KPMG's cloud solution development - will share knowledge and insights gleaned from helping many clients leverage cloud computing in their overall IT strategy.
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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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