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Europe's Cloud Experts Head to Prague for Cloud Expo Europe 2009

Next week both Cloud Computing and Virtualization take center stage, 18-19 May, at the Prague Hilton

From tomorrow Cloud Computing and Virtualization are going to be center stage, 18-19 May, at the Prague Hilton as the Czech Republic plays host to Cloud Computing Expo Europe 2009, co-located with Virtualization Conference Europe 2009 - the first conference outside the USA in SYS-CON's world-beating series of events devoted to the two hottest interlinked topics in Enterprise IT today.

Speakers and attendees alike are converging on Prague from all over Europe, and indeed many are even flying in from the USA and other continents in order to familiarize themselves with where exactly Europe is located on the Cloud/Virtualization spectrum right now. Here is a round-up of speakers, arranged by country of origin.

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From the Czech Republic:

Roman Stanek - Founder & CEO, Good Data

Session Title [click for full details]:
Opening Keynote: Building Great Companies on the Cloud

Roman Stanek is a technology visionary who has spent the past fifteen years building world-class technology companies. Currently Founder & CEO of Good Data, 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.

Jakub Nesetril - Senior Director of User Experience, Good Data

Session Title [click for full details]:
Collaborative Analytics On Demand

Jakub Nesetril is the user experience guru of Good Data. He has a long track record of creating large interactive and enjoyable Internet showcase sites. He and his team work to create an innovative and intuitive web-based client for the Good Data service. Before joining Good Data, Jakub led large web projects for APN publishing house in New Zealand, and was co-founder and lead developer of a boutique web development studio, Webworx.

From Russia:

Arseniy Kuznetsov - Director of Sun Cloud Computing Core Engineering, Sun Microsystems

Session Title [click for full details]:
General Session: The Sun Cloud: Sun's Public Cloud Computing Service

Arseniy Kuznetsov is Director, Sun Cloud Computing Core Engineering at Sun Microsystems. Prior to that he was NetBeans Director at Sun. He has over 15 years in professional software development and was educated at Czech Technical University (CVUT FEL), Prague, Czech Republic and Technical University (NGTU), Novosibirsk, Russia.

From Germany:

Christoph Reich - Head of IT, Hochschule Furtwangen University

Session Title [click for full details]:
Cloud Infrastructure and Application - CloudIA

Christoph Reich is the head of the IT and e-learning departments in the Hochschule Furtwangen University (HFU). In addition he is the director of the Cloud Research Lab at HFU. Finally, he is one of the board members of the RZ Leiter Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Dr Harald Kornmayer - Senior Researcher, NEC Laboratories Europe

Session Title [click for full details]:
Equinox Above the Cloud


Dr Harald Kornmayer is senior researcher at NEC Laboratories Europe. He works in the domain of distributed systems including Grid and Cloud computing. He has experience in many national and international research projects from his former positions in different research institutions. His interests beyond Grid and Cloud computing are SOA and SaaS systems. He is project lead of the Eclipse Project g-Eclipse since its beginning.

Raimund Genes - Chief Technology Officer of Anti-Malware, Trend Micro


Session Title [click for full details]:
IT Security Delivered from the Cloud

Raimund Genes brings more than 30 years of computer and network security experience to his position of Chief Technology Officer of Anti-Malware at Trend Micro. In this role, Mr. Genes is responsible for introducing new methods for businesses to detect and eradicate malware. He’s also the GM for Trend Micro’s Incubation Business.

From Switzerland:

David Hanacek - VMware Certified Professional (VCP) & Product Manager, EMEA, VMware

Session Title [click for full details]:
Building Cloud Infrastructures with VMware vSphere

David Hanacek is a VCP who joined VMware in May 2005 as Sr. Systems Engineer covering Eastern Europe and recently took on a new role as Product Marketing Manager, EMEA. He presents, advises, and demonstrates VMware solutions daily. He visits major customers in the region and runs proof of concepts and performance benchmarks. Before VMware, Hanacek was a Pre-sales Consultant at Computacenter in Vienna and Munich, where he consulted on Unix Enterprise Solutions for 6 years. He was recognized as VMware's worldwide best Systems Engineer 2006 during VMware's Kick-Off in San Francisco 2007.

From France:

Louis Naugès - Founder & President, Revevol

Session Title [click for full details]:
Practical Strategies for Moving to a Cloud Infrastructure

Louis Naugès is Founder & President of Revevol, the first European Consulting organization 100% dedicated to SaaS and Cloud Computing. He has 30 years of IT experience. Very few people in Europe have his knowledge and expertise in Cloud & SaaS technologies and applications. He works directly with CIOs of very large organizations. Revevol is the first EMEA distributor of Google Apps and the largest worldwide organization deploying Google Apps is one of Revevol's clients.

Jérôme Bernard - Director, EMEA Operations at Elastic Grid

Session Title [click for full details]:
Dynamic Deployment & Scalability for the Cloud

Jérôme Bernard has over eight years experience developing distributed applications applied to a wide range of applications from banking to insurances as well as distributed applications using Jini. He is a committer on many OSS projects like Elastic Grid, Rio, Typica and JiBX. He is currently working on Elastic Grid, an OSS project which focuses on the productivity of developers and organizations that use Java enterprise applications, enabling them to easily deploy, manage and scale applications running on virtualized compute assets, whether that be across public or private clouds, like Amazon EC2.

From Scotland:

Alan Williamson - Founder, AW20.co.uk & Editor-in-Chief, Cloud Computing Journal

Session Title [click for full details]:
Cloud Computing Bootcamp (May 19, 2009)


Alan Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Cloud Computing Journal and is SYS-CON's "Cloud Computing Bootcamp" Instructor. Widely recognized as an early expert on Cloud Computing, he is Co-Founder of aw2.0 Ltd, a software company specializing in deploying software solutions within Cloud networks. Alan is a Sun Java Champion and creator of OpenBlueDragon (an open source Java CFML runtime engine). With many books, articles and speaking engagements under his belt, Alan likes to talk passionately about what can be done TODAY and not get caught up in the marketing hype of TOMORROW.

From Spain

Lluis Font - CEO, NTRglobal

Session Title [click for full details]:
Green SaaS - Reducing the Carbon Footprint with Green Support Desks

Lluis Font is responsible for all aspects of the NTRglobal business. Under his leadership and because of his focus on meeting customer needs, he has doubled revenue year-over-year since 2002. More than 17,000 businesses in 60 countries subscribe to NTRglobal on-demand solutions for remote support with NTRsupport and remote administration and IT task automation with NTRadmin. Before taking the reigns at NTRglobal, Font held numerous executive positions with top consulting companies, including Price Waterhouse, He wasl also CEO of AGM, The Global Company, one of Spain's biggest Internet consulting firms, where he grew revenues from 3 million Euros to 15 million Euros in one year.

Diego Mariño - Co-Founder & CEO, Abiquo

Session Title [click for full details]:
A Marketplace for Cloud Computing Services

Diego Mariño is Co-Founder & CEO of Abiquo, which he co-founded after gaining leadership experience creating profitable projects as a serial entrepreneur. He has extensive experience in programming and in teaching programming languages at the University and lectures widely about entrepreneurship and Cloud Computing in European events and Universities. He was an external economical advisor in the GridCAT-I2cat university research team. He has Computer Sciences and Business Management studies and is finishing a MBA.

Pau Garcia-Mila - Founder, eyeOS

Session Title [click for full details]:
Open Source & Cloud Computing - Is There a Free Software Alternative?

Pau Garcia-Mila founded three start-ups in Spain and is currently at the eyeOS Project board. He founded eyeOS in 2005 at the early age of 17 and was the youngest member of the '08 Center for Entreprenurial Learning student from the Judge Business School at Cambridge University in the UK.

From England:

Owen Garrett - PM & Technologist, Zeus Technology

Session Title [click for full details]:
Load Balancing and Application Architecture in the Cloud

Owen Garrett is a product manager and technologist with Zeus Technology and, previous to this, was a member of Zeus' product development team. He studied Mathematics at Cambridge University, followed by Cambridge's Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science, the oldest computer science course in the world.

Guy Bunker - Chief Scientist & Distinguished Engineer, Symantec

Session Title [click for full details]:
The Darker Sides Of Cloud Computing: Security and Availability

Dr. Guy Bunker is a Distinguished Engineer at Symantec Corporation. He works in the office of the CTO, responsible for various pieces of technical strategy across the company. Currently an active member of the Enterprise Privacy Group and the Jericho Forum, he holds a PhD in Artificial Neural Networks from King’s College London, several patents, and is a Chartered Engineer with the IET.

From Australia:

Sam Johnston - Founder, Australian Online Solutions

Session Title [click for full details]:
Introduction to the Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI)

Sam Johnston is an independent strategic consultant who founded Sydney based Australian Online Solutions over a decade ago. A computer scientist at heart, he is one of the pioneers of the cloud computing space having advised and architected pilots for some of the largest enterprises in Europe. He spent two years with Citrix (a key Cloud Computing vendor) and has served as CTO for a number of high-tech companies.


From the USA:

U
ri Budnik - Director of Business Development, RightScale

Session Title [click for full details]:
Application Portability in a Multi-Cloud World

Uri Budnik is the Director of Business Development at RightScale. He is responsible for the ISV partner program. Prior to RightScale, he co-founded and managed the datacenter infrastructure for a technology company that provides automated podcasting tools to newspapers and magazines. Before that, he held a variety of roles at Qwest Communications in the internet services and data center division including subject matter expert for complex hosting. Uri Budnik won the entrepreneur of the year award from the Marshall Business School of the University of Southern California and started a company based on that award-winning business plans.

David Snead - Attorney-at-Law


Session Title [click for full details]:
The Nationless Cloud?

David Snead is an attorney who specializes in technology legal issues impacting companies who provide services to others. His views on legislation affecting small-to-medium internet businesses have been quoted in the Washington Post and San Jose Mercury News. He is a frequent speaker as well as a columnist and blogger for the WHIR.

Jim Reavis - Executive Director, Cloud Security Alliance

Session Title [click for full details]:
How To Solve Key Security Weaknesses in Cloud Computing

Jim Reavis is Executive Director of the Cloud Security Alliance, former Executive Director and member of ISSA, adviser to many of the world's leading security companies.

Stephen Foskett - Director of Consulting, Nirvanix


Session Title [click for full details]:
The Benefits of Cloud Storage

Stephen Foskett has provided vendor-independent end user consulting on storage topics for over 10 years. He has been a storage columnist, has authored numerous articles for industry publications and is a popular presenter at industry events. He recently received Microsoft’s MVP award for contributions to the enterprise storage community. As the director of consulting for Nirvanix, Foskett provides strategic consulting to assist Fortune 500 companies in developing strategies for service-based tiered and cloud storage.

Sam Morcos - VP Global Field Operations, Third Brigade


Session Title [click for full details]:
Your Cloud Computing Profile: Are You Strategic or Opportunistic?

With more than 20 years experience fostering customer and partner relationships - and the last 10 focused on enterprise security - Sam Morcos has a keen understanding of the unique challenges faced by enterprise and governments addressing increasing regulatory pressures, more aggressive and organized cyber attackers, and tightening fiscal requirements. As Third Brigade’s Vice President, Global Field Operations, Sam is responsible for driving revenue and field effectiveness to achieve Third Brigade’s vision to be the primary security software on mission critical systems around the globe.


Cloud Computing Expo New York April 2009 attracted record participation

More Than 40 Sessions by a Rock Star Faculty
More than 40 cutting-edge Cloud and Virtualization sessions will cover the subject by an all star faculty. The conference offers a rich array of breakout sessions, general sessions, and power panel dicussions at the 2-day information packed event.

Full-Day Cloud Bootcamp
Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Europe will also present a full-day, hands-on Cloud Computing Bootcamp by Alan Williamson.

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