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Cloud Expo New York Speaker Profile: Chris MacGown – Piston Cloud Computing

Chris MacGown – Co-Founder & CTO, Piston Cloud Computing

With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) due to kick off next week for 4 days of high-energy networking and discussions, 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...?

Christopher MacGown

TWITTER: @0x44

COMPANY: Piston Cloud Computing

10TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE: Cloud Security for Regulated Industries: CloudAudit

SESSION DESCRIPTION: http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/2140162

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Christopher MacGown is Co-Founder & CTO at Piston Cloud Computing. He was an early employee of Slicehost before its acquisition by Rackspace in 2008. From there he became a team lead in the development of Cloud Servers Windows. He is an originating member of OpenStack’s Nova-core development team. Recent projects include serving as senior engineer on the Global Earthquake Model project, driving the development of a highly scalable earthquake modeling engine.

BLOG: Frequent contributor to Piston Cloud blog


"In many of our conversations with customers and prospects, we have discovered an interesting information gap. Most business unit owners already understand the benefits that they ought to be getting from their private cloud project (increased agility, reduced operational expenditure, improved overall IT security).

But while we’ve spent time explaining the differences between Piston Enterprise OS and raw OpenStack, we haven’t spent much time describing the specific IT services that OpenStack (and pentOS) provides"

[from the Intro to Piston Cloud whitepaper “Openstack 101: The Cloud is Now in Session”]

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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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