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Cloud Expo Speaker Profile: Anna Claiborne - Open Data Center Alliance

Anna Claiborne - Chair of the Security Working Group in the Open Data Center Alliance

With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) starting today Monday November 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference...

We have technical and strategy sessions for you every day from Nov 7 through Nov 10 dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing, 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?


CLOUD EXPO SPEAKER NAME: Anna Claiborne

TWITTER: @opendatacenter

COMPANY: Open Data Center Alliance

9TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE: Cloud Usage Models: Advancing Cloud Computing to the Next Level

SESSION DESCRIPTION: http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/2013651

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Anna Claiborne currently serves as the Chair of the Security Working Group in the Open Data Center Alliance. In this role, she leads contributors from around the globe to develop security requirements for cloud and next generation data centers from the perspective of an enterprise end-user or IT.

She has an extensive background in several areas of security and software development. She recently was a Product Manager for Security Services at Terremark, overseeing product development and product line management for Managed Security Services, with a strong emphasis on cloud computing security development. She previously served as software developer for high volume credit card processing application, medical billing program developer, and penetration tester. She founded Prolexic Technologies in 2004, the first company to offer Distributed Denials of Service Attack (DDoS) mitigation services independent of carrier network.

Anna is very active is the security and networking communities, and has spoken on many topics surrounding DDoS. She currently serves on the Peering Forum Board of Directors, and is often involved in activities around North American Network Operators Group (NANOG). She is very active is the security and networking communities, and has spoken on many topics surrounding DDoS. She currently serves as Co-chair for the Security Working Group within the ODCA, is on the Peering Forum Board of Directors, and is often involved in activities around North American Network Operators Group (NANOG).

BLOG: http://www.opendatacenteralliance.org/newsroom/

RECENT CLOUD COMPUTING QUOTE:

"The Open Data Center Alliance is an independent IT consortium comprised of global IT leaders who have come together to provide a unified customer vision for long-term data center requirements. The ODCA is led by a Board of Directors with representatives from such IT leaders as BMW, Capgemini, China Life, China Unicom, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, Inc., National Australia Bank, Terremark, Disney Technology Solutions and Services and UBS. Intel serves as an administrative advisor to ODCA.

In support of its mission, the ODCA has delivered the first customer requirements for cloud computing documented in eight Open Data Center Usage Models which identify member prioritized requirements to resolve the most pressing challenges facing cloud adoption."

[From the Open Data Center Alliance website]

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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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