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Cloud Expo Silicon Valley Speaker Profile: George Gerchow – VMware

George Gerchow – Director of the Center for Policy & Compliance at VMware

With Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley (11th Cloud Expo) due to open in just under three weeks' time at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA - co-located with 2nd International BigDataExpo -  let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the West Coast conference...

We have technical and strategy sessions for you dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing & 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 and/or Big Data solutions that are transforming the world of Enterprise IT?


TWITTER: @GeorgeGerchow


11TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE: Zero Touch Compliance for Cloud Platforms


BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: As Director of the Center for Policy & Compliance at VMware, George Gerchow brings 16 years of IT and Systems Management expertise to the application of IT processes and disciplines that impact the security, compliance and operational status of complex, heterogeneous, virtual & cloud computing environments.

Gerchow's practical experience and insight from managing the infrastructures of some of the world's largest corporate and government institutions makes him a highly regarded speaker and invited panelist on topics including Virtualization, ITSM\ITIL, configuration management, operational and security compliance. He holds ITIL, CISSP, Cisco and Microsoft Certifications.

BLOG: Regular contributor to VMware's Security & Compliance Blog:


"It is my opinion that most people are not up to speed on Virtualization Security and Compliance Solutions.

If you can prove that the systems in a mixed mode are not communicating, you should be golden. If your QSA does not agree, it might be time to get a new QSA. Jkjkjkjkj, not really but...

Click here to see what we talked about at VMworld. I was misquoted in this article, Computer World and several others. (I NEVER said QSA’s were ten years behind ;-) ) Seriously, I have some good friends that are QSA’s and they will also be tracking this blog to help answer questions. BTW: This got heated at VMworld during our trusted cloud session."

[from George's VMware 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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