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Cloud Expo New York Speaker Profile: Dave Linthicum – Cloud Technology Partners

Dave Linthicum – Sr. VP at Cloud Technology Partners

With Cloud Expo New York | 12th Cloud Expo [June 10-13, 2013] hurtling towards us, let's take a look at the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference coming up June 10-13 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

We have technical and strategy sessions for you all four days dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing and Big Data, but what of those who are presenting? Who are they, where do they work, what else have they written and/or said about the Cloud that is transforming the world of Enterprise IT, side by side with the exploding use of enterprise Big Data – processed in the Cloud – to drive value for businesses...?


TWITTER: @DavidLinthicum

COMPANY: Cloud Technology Partners

12TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE: Calculating the True Value of Industry Specific Clouds


Industry-specific clouds are those PaaS, IaaS, and PaaS services that are tailored for a specific vertical, such as transportation, retail, finance, and healthcare. IDC sees a $65 billion market in these industry solutions for 2013, rising to $100 billion in 2016.

The value of industry-specific clouds is that businesses within a vertical can connect to applications, processes, and databases that are pre-defined for that vertical within a public or private cloud. They can extend processes and databases into the business domain, versus defining the data and processes within a generic cloud-based platform.

So, are industry specific clouds right for your business? What options are out there? How do you figure out the ROI? This session will answer those questions, and others allowing you to make the right decisions around the use of this technology.

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Listed at one of the Top 100 Bloggers in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem, David (Dave) S. Linthicum is Sr. VP at Cloud Technology Partners and an internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader. He is the author and coauthor of 13 books on computing, including the best-selling Enterprise Application Integration (Addison Wesley). He keynotes at many leading technology conferences on cloud computing, SOA, Web 2.0, and enterprise architecture, and has appeared on a number of TV and radio shows as a computing expert.

In his career, Linthicum has formed or enhanced many of the ideas behind modern distributed computing, including Enterprise Application Integration, B2B Application Integration, and SOA, approaches and technologies in wide use today. For the last 10 years, he has focused on the technology and strategies around cloud computing and how to make cloud computing work for the modern enterprise. This includes work with several cloud computing startups. His industry experience includes tenures as CTO and CEO of several successful software companies, and upper-level management positions in Fortune 100 companies. In addition, he was an associate professor of computer science for eight years and continues to lecture at major technical colleges and universities, including the University of Virginia, Arizona State University, and the University of Wisconsin.



"Enterprises looking to implement cloud computing typically have numerous issues that they hope the move to the cloud will magically solve. It's no surprise that many of today's IT shops face a huge number of negatives: overly complex enterprise architecture, out-of-control data sprawl, and a huge backlog of app dev work that's not being met, typically in an environment of diminishing budgets.

Newer technology approaches like cloud computing have the potential to make things better. However, it's clear to me that cloud computing won't save you unless you get your own IT house in order first. I see this pattern over and over."

[from Dave's Infoworld blog]

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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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