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POWER PANEL: "Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits" - Moderated by Jeremy Geelan


Speakers:

Peter Nickolov

Co-Founder and CTO
Opsani

and
Thorsten von Eicken

Co-Founder & CTO
RightScale

and
Daniel Beveridge

Director of Virtualization Strategy
VIRTERA

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Owen Garrett

PM & Technologist
Zeus Technology

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Dr Kristof Kloeckner

General Manager, Rational Software
IBM

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John Engates

CTO
Rackspace

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Many analysts and industry-watchers say that Cloud Computing is changing not just the technology landscape but also the entire nature of the business models that underpin successful software and hardware companies.

In this fast-moving discussion panel we look at the needs of enterprise to drive costs down and free up resources for new work, for innovation and for flexibly addressing new opportunities, and the role that moving to a flexible IT infrastructure can play in that quest.

Speaker Bios:
Peter Nickolov is a co-founder and CTO of Opsani, the company driving autonomous operations for DevOps. He is a proven technology innovator with patents in cloud computing, immutable workloads and hyperconverged infrastructure. Prior to Opsani, he was a Distinguished Engineer and SVP of Engineering in the CA Technologies cloud business unit. He joined CA with their acquisition of early cloud computing provider 3tera where he was co-founder and CTO. Before 3tera, he co-founded and was VP of Software Development for Z-force where he led the development of ground-breaking storage clustering technologies.


Thorsten von Eicken is the CTO and a founder of RightScale and is responsible for the overall technology direction of the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. Previously, he was founder and chief architect at Expertcity (acquired by Citrix Online), where he directed the architecture of the company's online services, including the popular GoToMeeting service. von Eicken also managed the Expertcity/Citrix data center operations, where he acquired deep knowledge in deploying and running secure, scalable online services. He was a professor of Computer Science at Cornell University and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.


Daniel Beveridge serves as Director of Virtualization Strategy for VIRTERA’s New York City office and is a pioneer and thought leader architecting and developing virtualization technology solutions.

As a recognized industry expert with over 15 years of IT industry expertise, Daniel has been instrumental in assisting clients adopt a virtualization strategy that maps to their specific business needs. This results in positive business impact and bottom line profitability.

Daniel’s reputation in the industry had led to numerous speaking engagements, including a 3-time speaker at VMworld, and the authoring of white papers that are a testament to his broad range of industry knowledge and leading edge technologies.


Owen Garrett is a product manager and technologist with Zeus Technology and, previous to this, was a member of Zeus' product development team. He studied Mathematics at Cambridge University, followed by Cambridge's Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science, the oldest computer science course in the world.


Dr. Kloeckner is responsible for application lifecycle management and system engineering tools within IBM’s software business. These tools enable clients to accelerate the delivery of software and systems through DevOps and Smarter Product Development.

He has held executive leadership positions in strategy, architecture and development in Germany, the UK and the USA, and has delivered many industry leading software products. He was CTO of the first Cloud Computing initiative in IBM’s Corporate Strategy team and created the Beta for IBM’s first public cloud. As CTO of IBM Software Group he directed its technical and software engineering strategy, including the transformation to lean and agile development throughout the company. As CTO for WebSphere he developed the technical strategy for the evolution of IBM’s application integration middleware platform. As Director of the Hursley Lab in the UK and VP of Business Integration Development, he grew IBM’s message oriented middleware to a full integration portfolio including IBM’s first Enterprise Service Bus. As Director of the German Software Lab, he developed IBM’s first workflow management system. He joined IBM in 1984 as a development engineer in the Boeblingen Development Laboratory in Germany, working on porting UNIX to the mainframe.

Dr. Kloeckner received a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany and an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Southampton. He is a Fellow of the BCS and since 1997 an honorary professor at the University of Stuttgart.


John Engates is CTO of Rackspace. He joined the company in August 2000, just a year after it was founded, as VP of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer-service teams. Two years later, when Rackspace decided to add new services for larger enterprise customers, he created and helped develop the Intensive Hosting business unit

Most recently, Engates has played an active role in the evolution and evangelism of Rackspace’s cloud-computing strategy and cloud products. He meets frequently with customers to hear about their needs and concerns, and to discuss Rackspace’s vision for the future of cloud computing. He is also an internationally recognized cloud computing expert and a sought-after speaker at technology conferences, including CA World, the Goldman Sachs Techtonics Conference in addition to Cloud Expo. He speaks on the future of cloud computing, enterprise cloud adoption, data center efficiency, green data center best practices, and more.

Prior to joining Rackspace, Engates was a founder and General Manager at Internet Direct, one of the original Internet service providers in Texas. John is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting.





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