@CloudExpo Authors: Elizabeth White, Zakia Bouachraoui, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski

Related Topics: @CloudExpo, Containers Expo Blog

@CloudExpo: Opinion

My Hope Springs Eternal As Cloud Expo Approaches

8th International Event Set to Start June 6 at the Javits Center

Hope springs eternal. That's my only "insight" as we head into the final week-end before the 8th International Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-9.

The major technology providers will be there in droves. Attendees will be there in bigger droves, and should make the Javits Center look as it did in the good old days of big IT shows. It may still be impossible to get a cab out of that neighborhood or find much of interest in it; this is good news, as everything one could possible need should be at the show.

I'm going to remain in Asia this time, as I continue to develop some research into a launch later this year - maybe at the 9th Cloud Expo in Santa Clara in November. My son will turn 21 during that event; perhaps we'll do a demo together now that he'll be of age.

I expect Conference Director (and Cloud Expo, Inc. COO) Jeremy Geelan to work his usual magic over the four days. I look forward to seeing him in action via SYS-CON.TV, even if it's the middle of the night where I am.

It's been a big week for the Cloud in a general sort of way - Apple's iCloud (a redundant name if there ever was one) announced prematurely, Microsoft's "Windows 8" revealed a little ahead of time, and speculation about a neo-bubble in the iWorld amidst the surprising LinkedIn IPO speculation. Also, Groupon's numbers revealed (hypergrowth and a big recent loss), Sony's inept security continues to be a target, and similar laughable security policies at PBS shown to the world.

A Crusade...er, Mission
I've embarked on a minor crusade (is that the right word?) to snap people-who-matter into reality - it's time to stop the political jokes (do you hear me, Fred Thompson), realize what is lunacy and what is not, and not let the 2012 Presidential election obscure the sun. Man did not ride with the dinosaurs, Medicare is neither an entitlement nor the root of all evil, extending the Monroe Doctrine to all corners of cyberspace is a terrifically bad idea, and only Cloud Computing can save the global economy.

Cloud Expo attendees understand the last of these points, to be sure. We should make it our mission (maybe that's a better word) to get policymakers and pundits to grasp this as well. Cloud Computing is not hard to grok at a high level. There's plenty of geek stuff going on under the hood, but the industry has a grip on all that.

What we need is to make as many people as possible to understand how increased productivity is the answer to the economic woes facing the US and the world - and the Cloud is the answer to increased productivity. I for one will renounce watching The Three Stooges until the global economy is in full recovery and growth. Surely we can all give up one of our main diversions to spread the message of Cloud to the world?

More Stories By Roger Strukhoff

Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040) is Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, with offices in Illinois and Manila. He is Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, and Editor of SYS-CON Media's CloudComputing BigData & IoT Journals. He holds a BA from Knox College & conducted MBA studies at CSU-East Bay.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.

CloudEXPO Stories
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and share the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development process, accelerate application delivery times, and ensure that developers will become heroes (not bottlenecks) in the IoT revolution.
DevOps with IBMz? You heard right. Maybe you're wondering what a developer can do to speed up the entire development cycle--coding, testing, source code management, and deployment-? In this session you will learn about how to integrate z application assets into a DevOps pipeline using familiar tools like Jenkins and UrbanCode Deploy, plus z/OSMF workflows, all of which can increase deployment speeds while simultaneously improving reliability. You will also learn how to provision mainframe system as cloud-like service.
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term.