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Cloud Expo 2011 New York Expands Technical Program

All-new "Telcos in the Cloud" track added to extensive existing selection of tracks

Due to a record increase in the number, quality and breadth of submissions to the Conference Advisory Board, the organizers of 8th Cloud Expo (June 6-9, 2011) - Cloud Expo New York 2011 - have extended the technical program through the addition of an all-new "Telcos in the Cloud" track - to complement the already extensive selection of tracks, including "Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing," "Federal/Government Cloud Computing," "Real-World Virtualization,"Cloud Security & Performance," "The Cloud in Practice: Case Studies," and the always-popular "Hot Topics" track.

Because the sheer quantity and quality of submitted sessions has outstripped the ability to assess each one fully and fairly - there have been a staggering 1,300 submissions thus far, for just 150 or so slots - the deadline for submitting speaking proposals to the conference is also being extended too, until January 31, 2011.



As always this extensive technical program will again be complemented by a significant supplementary program of Special Events, including Cloud Computing Bootcamp, CloudCamp @ CloudExpo, and the RightScale User Conference 2011.

Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud: submit your speaking proposal today!

Cloud Expo does not encourage or accept presentations promoting a particular product - but for breakout sessions, good case studies with transferable lessons are always welcome.

Topics already submitted include:

  • Cloud Enablement
  • Bringing Chargeback to the Cloud
  • Consumption-Based Billing
  • Java in the Cloud
  • Cloud-Based Compliance
  • Cloud Federation and Intercloud
  • Virtual Private SaaS (VPS)
  • Hardware as a Service
  • SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
  • Green IT
  • Application Portability
  • Automation
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Cloudsourcing
  • Grid Software
  • Cloud-Delivered Testing
  • Cloud Lock-in vs. Cloud Interoperability
  • Web-scale Computing
  • In-Cloud Data Encryption
  • Cloud-Delivered Security
  • Cloud Reliability
  • Cloud Serviceability and Architecture
  • Elastic Computing
  • Secure Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Management
  • Cloud Databases
  • Private vs. Public Clouds
  • Cloud Computing & SOA
  • Scalability
  • Internal Clouds
  • Cloud Analytics
  • Cloud Computing & SMBs
  • Cloud Applications
  • Enterprise Cloud Orchestration
  • Fabric Computing
  • Eclipse & Cloud Computing
  • HPC in the Cloud
  • Cloudbursting
  • Multi-Cloud World
  • Cloud Internetworking
  • Compliance in the Cloud
  • Virtual Private Inter-Cloud

    SPECIAL FOCUS: Telcos in the Cloud 
    - Submissions still welcome on all related topics including:
  • Carrier-Grade Clouds
  • Cloud Communications for the Enterprise
  • Voice Mashups
  • Hosted VOIP Services
  • Using the Speech Cloud

Ideal candidates are infrastructure experts who have first-hand experience in the development or implementation of cloud services. Cloud Expo strongly discourages submissions from marketing personnel with limited or no ability to speak real-time to advanced technical questions in open Q&A such as is certain from any Cloud Expo audience.

If you have something substantive, challenging, and original to offer, you are encouraged to submit a proposal. In the proposal, please highlight previous speaking engagements. Please provide at least three references with respect to speaking ability, as well as contact information that will allow us to reach you to evaluate presentation skills. Past speakers do not need to provide references.

Benefits of Being a Member of the Cloud Expo Faculty

Speakers will receive unprecedented visibility in pre-conference promotion in print and online. They will also receive exposure via the accompanying Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East conference portal for many months prior to and following the conference.

More Stories By Jeremy Geelan

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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