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Cloud BI Guru Believes Great Companies Can Be Built in the Cloud

Opening Keynote by Roman Stanek at the inaugural Cloud Expo Europe earlier this week

In the brave new world of cloud computing, what is the secret to building great companies? That was the question answered by Roman Stanek, pioneer of Business Intelligence (BI) in the Cloud, who on Monday keynoted SYS-CON's Cloud Expo Europe 2009. The first major Cloud event in Europe was co-located with Virtualization Conference Europe 2009, and took place May 18-19, 2009, in Prague, Czech Republic, ans was sponsored by Sun Microsystems, VMware, GoodData Corporation, and 3tera.

Stanek delivered his Cloud Expo Europe keynote on May 18, 2009 at Hilton Prague

In his presentation, titled: "Building Great Companies in the Cloud," Stanek - a technology visionary who has spent the past fifteen years building world-class technology companies - talked about what it means to be 'born on the cloud.' Specifically he shared with delegates his thoughts on how to use cloud computing as a technical design center; how to take advantage of the economics of cloud computing in building and operating cloud services; how to dramatically change customer adoption; and how to plan for the technical and operational scale that cloud computing makes possible.

"By now, most technologists are sold on the fundamentals of cloud computing," said Stanek.. "It's a realization of the last 20 years of architecture development. For architects and developers alike."

The economics of the cloud, according to Stanek, mean that "we finally get to do what we've been drawing on whiteboards for years." Companies large and small are taking advantage of the cloud's utility model. What used to cost $20+ million can now be done for $500k on Amazon Web Services.

"This provides unprecedented opportunity - for new and established companies alike," Stanek noted. His keynote took place Monday May 18th in the Prague Hilton.

Speaker Bio:
Roman Stanek is a technology visionary who has spent the past fifteen years building world-class technology companies. Currently Founder & CEO of GoodData, which provides collaborative analytics on demand, he previously co-founded first NetBeans, now a part of Sun Microsystems and one of the leading Java IDEs, and then and Systinet, now owned by Hewlett-Packard and the leading SOA Governance platform on the market.

Cloud Expo New York April 2009 attracted record participation

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Top Cloud & Virtualization Sessions by a Rock Star Faculty
Speakers and delegates alike came to Prague from every corner of the Cloud ecosystem, and the all-star Faculty of the combined event included:

  • Roman Stanek - Co-Founder of NetBeans & Systinet, now CEO of GoodData Corporation
  • David Hanacek - CVP & Sr. Systems Engineer, 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, IBM
  • Uri Budnik - Director of Business Development, RightScale
  • Raimund Genes - CTO, Anti-Malware, Trend Micro
  • Jérôme Bernard - Director of EMEA Operations, Elastic Grid
  • Jakub Nesetril - Senior Director of User Experience, GoodData Corporation
  • Stephen Foskett - Director of Consulting, Nirvanix
  • Subra Kumaraswamy - Sr. Security Manager, Sun Microsystems
  • Alan Williamson - Founder,; Editor-in-Chief, Cloud Computing Journal
  • Jim Reavis - Executive Director, Cloud Security Alliance
  • Zdenek Svoboda - VP Products, GoodData Corporation
  • Sam Morcos - VP Global Field Operations, Third Brigade
  • Paul Parsons - Founder & CTO, The Server Labs
  • Christoph Reich - Head of IT, Hochschule Furtwangen University
  • Harald Kornmayer - Senior Researcher, NEC Laboratories Europe
  • Lluis Font - CEO, NTRglobal
  • Sam Johnston - Founder, Australian Online Solutions
  • Pau Garcia-Mila - Founder, eyeOS
  • Louis Naugès - Founder & President, Revevol
  • Owen Garrett - PM & Technologist, Zeus Technology
  • David Snead - US Attorney at Law
  • Todd Kuczaj - Manager, Accenture
  • Roger Baskerville - VP for EMEA, Vizioncore
  • Derek McAuley - CTO, Netronome Systems
  • Petri Lillberg - EVP of R&D, SSH Communications Security
  • Richard Croucher - Associate Partner, Citihub
  • Nuno Duro - CTO, Evolvespace Solutions
  • Juergen Frick - Sr. Solutions Architect, Adaptec
  • Shahar Raz - Owner, Shahar Raz Consulting
  • Richard Cassidy - Manager of Global Systems Engineering, Virtual Computer

More Than 60 Companies Sponsored or Exhibited at Cloud Expo New York April 2009
Cloud Expo West and East (past two events) were sponsored by more than 60 leading global cloud computing technology providers, including: 3Tera, Active Endpoints, AppSense, AppZero, Aria Systems, CA, Inc., Certeon,, Composite Software, Cordys, Corporate Technologies, Cycle Computing, DataDirect Technologies, EMC,, ExactTarget, FreedomOSS, IBM, Intel, Intel SOA Products Group, iTKO, J9 Technologies, Krugle, LynuxWorks,, Metron, Microsoft, mindSHIFT, Moderro Technologies, Mosso, Nastel, Netmagic Solutions, OpenSpan, ParaScale, Platform Computing, QuantumXML, Red Hat, RightScale, Sensedia, Sun Microsystems, Supermicro, Symantec, Tap In Systems, Tranxition, Tripwire, VIRTERA, VMware, Web Age Solutions, and Zeus Technology.

More Than 100 Sponsors and Exhibitors Expected in Silicon Valley
Upcoming Cloud Expo 2009 West event, which will take place November 2-4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley is estimated to have more than 100 sponsors and exhibitors.

For sponsorship and exhibit opportunities please contact Cloud Expo sales department at 201 802-3021 (events at

Cloud Expo New York April 2009 Sold Out With Record Participation
2nd International Cloud Expo, colocated with 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo presented the most distinguished faculty of speakers on any technology conference taking place in 2009. Speakers, general session and keynote presenters included such names as: ,Ajay Anand (Yahoo!), Alan Williamson (AW 2.0 Ltd), Anthony Arrott (Trend Micro), Bill McColl (Cloudscale), Bob Quinn (3Leaf Systems), Brian H. Prince (Microsoft), Brian Zanghi (Kadient), Bryan Wade (ExactTarget), Clod Barrera (IBM), Daniel Beveridge (VIRTERA), David Bernstein (Cisco), David Bressler (Progress Software), David Douglas (Sun Microsytems), David Linthicum (Blue Mountain Labs), Doug Tidwell (IBM), Ed Sullivan (Aria Systems), Glenn Brunette (Sun Microsystems), Jeff Bauer (, Jeremy Geelan (SYS-CON Media), Jim Rymarczyk (IBM), Joe Gregorio (Google), Joel York (Xignite), John Barr (Yieldex), John du Pre Gauntt (Media Dojo), John Laferriere (Corporate Technologies), Jon Pyke (Cordys), JP Morgenthal (J.P. Morgenthal Blog), Kenneth Oestreich (Egenera), Kevin L. Jackson (Dataline), Kristof Kloeckner (IBM), Lucian Lipinsky de Orlov (VIRTERA), Martin Ingram (AppSense), Matt Holleran (Emergence Capital), Michael Hill (IBM), Omer Trajman (Vertica), Owen Garrett (Zeus Technology), Patrick Kerpan (CohesiveFT), Pau Garcia-Mila (eyeOS), Peter Coffee, Peter Nickolov (3Tera), Phil Fritz (IBM), Prasad Rampalli (Intel), Raghavan Srinivas (Intuit), Ranjith Ramakrishnan (Cumulux), Reuven Cohen (Cloud Interoperability Forum), Rich Wolski (University of California), Ronnie Thomson (Quark), Russ Daniels (HP), Sajai Krishnan (ParaScale), Scott Wiener (Cloud9 Analytics), Simon Wardley (Canonical), Stephen Elliot (CA), Steve Milroy (OnTerra Systems), Stuart Charlton (Elastra), Thorsten von Eicken (RightScale), Tien Tzuo (Zuora), Tim Crawford (Stanford University), Vik Chaudhary (Keynote Systems), Warren Wilbee (Microsoft), Werner Vogels (, William Fellows (The 451 Group).

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