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Announcing The Global Governmental Cloud Computing Roundtable

The purpose of this by invitation meeting is to provide an international forum for leading government CIOs and CTOs

I am happy to announce my involvement as both instigator and moderator in an upcoming roundtable discussion on Global Governmental Cloud Computing coordinated by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) and GTEC 2009 on October 6th in Ottawa, Canada.

The purpose of this by invitation meeting is to provide an international forum for leading government CIOs and CTOs to discuss the opportunities and challenges of implementing cloud computing solutions in the public sector. We expect a total of 20 to 25 leading international government representatives to participate in the discussions.

The sessions will be moderated by Reuven Cohen (me) and will include opening remarks by Jirka Danek, Chief Technology Officer, Public Works and Government Services Canada.

The event will include round table discussions among the foreign and Canadian government representatives focusing on the current cloud computing issues and themes such as the intersection of Cloud Computing, Cyber Defence Strategies and Governmental IT Services.

After the roundtable discussion there will be opportunity for bilateral meetings between delegates following the discussions including a networking dinner for participants and select industry invitees at one of Ottawa's finest restaurants.

Participation is by invitation only, although if you are involved in a senior governmental IT role / organization and are interested in being included, you are encouraged to get in touch by September 18, 2009.

(There is also opportunity for corporate sponsorship of the networking dinner afterward)

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An instigator, part time provocateur, bootstrapper, amateur cloud lexicographer, and purveyor of random thoughts, 140 characters at a time.

Reuven is an early innovator in the cloud computing space as the founder of Enomaly in 2004 (Acquired by Virtustream in February 2012). Enomaly was among the first to develop a self service infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform (ECP) circa 2005. As well as SpotCloud (2011) the first commodity style cloud computing Spot Market.

Reuven is also the co-creator of CloudCamp (100+ Cities around the Globe) CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas and is the largest of the ‘barcamp’ style of events.

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