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Cloud Expo New York Speaker Profile: Mark Hinkle – Citrix Systems

Mark Hinkle – Director, Cloud Computing Community at Citrix Systems

With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) now under two weeks away, what better time to remind you in greater detail of the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference...

We have technical and strategy sessions for you every day from June 11 through June 14 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...?


CLOUD EXPO SPEAKER NAME: Mark Hinkle

TWITTER: @mrhinkle

COMPANY: Citrix Systems

10TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE: Crash Course in Open Source Cloud Computing

SESSION DESCRIPTION: http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/2164468

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Mark Hinkle is Director, Cloud Computing Community at Citrix. He joined the company through Citrix's acquisition of Cloud.com, the maker of the open source cloud computing management software, CloudStack. He also is a long-time open source expert and advocate. He is a co-founder of both the Open Source Management Consortium and the Desktop Linux Consortium. He has served as Editor-in-Chief for both LinuxWorld Magazine and Enterprise Open Source Magazine. Hinkle is also the author of the book, "Windows to Linux Business Desktop Migration" (Thomson, 2006). 

BLOG: His blog on open source, technology, and new media can be found at www.socializedsoftware.com

RECENT CLOUD COMPUTING QUOTE:

"The goal of OpenStack is to allow any organization to create and offer cloud computing capabilities using open source software running on standard hardware. The project boasts both a compute and storage component.

OpenStack Compute is software for automatically creating and managing large groups of virtual private servers and is available as a developer’s preview with a release target of October. OpenStack Storage is software for creating redundant, scalable object storage using clusters of commodity servers to store terabytes or even petabytes of data. Also available as a developer preview the OpenStack Storage project expects to release a production ready version in mid-September."

[from Mark's Socialized Software 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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