|By Jeremy Geelan||
|September 22, 2011 03:30 AM EDT||
What does the CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office have in common with the CEOs of Abiquo, Apprenda, Tier3, OutSystems and OpSource, the Co-Founder & CTO of Dell Boomi, the CTOs of Rackspace, rPath, Compuware, BMC, NextIO, SoftLayer, SOA Software, Gale Technologies, CiRBA and UShareSoft, and the Chief Cloud Executive at VMware? Answer: all are members of the distinguished Speaker Faculty of Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, due to take place November 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - the heart of Silicon Valley.
Cloud Computing is changing the way we work and live. The economic realities that companies faced this year and last led many IT executives in 2010 and 2011 to closely evaluate cloud computing. The cloud is here to stay, and it is expanding fast.
Cloud computing is fast shifting responsibility for application maintenance, operations and disaster recovery development from the business user to the service provider. Companies of every size, from giants to start-ups, have been finding the cloud offers an attractive business proposition and are already leveraging its potential for significant upside in terms of cost and new opportunities.
Five or 10 years from now, most companies and people in the developed world will be connected to the cloud in some fashion, unlocking a tremendous amount of opportunity, productivity, and wealth.
Attending Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (November 7-10) is your chance to move far beyond discussions about how to define cloud computing and focus instead on the real story: the highly productive and potentially profitable changes it is creating in the way we both work and live.
CLOUD EXPO SILICON VALLEY | 9th INTERNATIONAL CLOUD EXPO
New speakers will continue to be announced every day from now for the next few weeks, but already the Cloud Expo organizers can share the news that the high-octane technical and strategy sessions in Santa Clara, CA, will include sessions divided into eight parallel tracks being given by:
- Co-Founder & CTO of Dell Boomi - Rick Nucci
- CIO at the National Reconnaissance Office - Jill Tummler Singer
- Chief Technology Officer of Rackspace - John Engates
- Co-Founder & CEO at OpSource - Treb Ryan
- CTO at BMC - Kia Behnia
CTO for Business Continuity at IBM - Richard Cocchiara
- Chief Security Officer at NaviSite - Allen Allison
- Chief Cloud Executive at VMware - George Gerchow
- CEO at Abiquo - Pete Malcolm
- President & CEO at Tier 3 - Adam Wray
- CTO & Co-Founder of Eucalyptus Systems - Rich Wolski
- CTO at SoftLayer - Duke Skarda
- Director at KPMG - Byron Tatsumi
- CTO at Compuware - Steve Tack
- CTO at rPath - Brett Adam
- CTO & Co-Founder of UShareSoft - James Weir
- CEO at Apprenda - Sinclair Schuller
- Cloud Computing Research Director at The 451 Group - Sean Hackett
- Founder & CTO of Blue Mountain Labs - David S. Linthicum
- Manager of Emerging Solutions at Deloitte Consulting - Scott Scheflin
- VP of Cloud Security at Trend Micro - Dave Asprey
- General Manager, Global Cloud & IT Services at Equinix - Vincent DiMemmo
- President & CEO of ActiveState Software - Bart Copeland
- Co-founder, CEO & CTO of Stoneware - Rick German
- CEO of HyperStratus - Bernard Golden
- Founder & CEO of OutSystems - Paulo Rosado
- CTO at Gale Technologies - James Thomason
- CTO at CiRBA - Andrew Hillier
- CTO at SOA Software - Alistair Farquharson
- Co-Founder & CTO of NextIO - Chris Pettey
- CEO & Co-Founder of Cirracore - Fred Tanzella
- President & CEO of Exadel - Fima Katz
- Founder & CEO of Exoprise Systems - Jason Lieblich
- Co-Founder & CEO of Embrane - Dante Malagrinò
- Global Director at Capgemini - Mark Skilton
- CEO & Founder of CloudInsure - Drew Bartkiewicz
- VP of Strategy at HighJump Software - Chad Collins
- VP at ServiceMesh - Anthony Skipper
- Director of Product Innovation for SoftLayer - Marc Jones
- CTO of R2AD - Michael Behrens
- VP Business Development at Abiquo - Trevor Chamberlin
- Technology Strategist at dynaTrace - Michael Kopp
- Cloud IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft - John Weston
- Director, Enterprise Product Management at ActiveState - Diane Mueller
- Co-Founder & Chief Cloud Evangelist at Revevol - Louis Naugès
- Director of Corporate Analytics at SoftLayer - Francisco Romero
- VP and Head of Platform Research at Salesforce.com - Peter Coffee
- VP of Product Management at Gale Technologies - Akhil Sahai
- Director of Software Licensing at UCLA - Thomas Trappler
- Silicon Valley Chapter Board Member at Cloud Security Alliance - Becky Swain
- Advisory Director at KPMG - Tim Mather
- Director of Product Management for Vyatta - Jae Lee
- Vice President, Energy & Environment at IBM - Rich Lechner
- National Architect at Neudesic - Michael Collier
- VP of Strategy at ServiceMesh - Dave Roberts
- Business Development Mgr. at Axis Communications - Matt Krebs
- Director of Product Management at Vyatta - Jae Lee
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