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Ajay Anand  - Datameer Inc.


Web-Scale Computing with Hadoop
Track: Cloud Platforms & Applications
Ajay Anand is CEO of Datameer Inc. Previously he has held Director of Product Management roles at Yahoo! for Grid Computing and Hadoop, at SGI for storage products and at Aspect for customer relationship management products. He was also product manager for Sun's first high availability NFS and database se servers. Anand has an MS in Computer Engineering, an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BSEE from the Indian Institute of Technology.
 
 
Bert Armijo  - 3tera


SLA in the Cloud: State of the SLAs for Public and Private Clouds
Track: Hot Topics
Founder and VP of Product Marketing, 3Tera, Inc.
Bert is a veteran of multiple startups. He brings to 3TERA 25 years of high-technology experience and a proven ability to communicate the value of new technologies and successfully bring innovative products to market. In 3TERA Bert is responsible for product definition and customer relationships.

Before joining 3Tera, Bert co-founded Topspin Communications, a pioneer in fabric computing which was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2005. Prior to that, Bert was Director of Product Management for Nortel's High Performance Switching Division and launched the company's Passport 8600 Enterprise LAN switch. Bert joined Nortel through the acquisition of Bay Networks, which had acquired Gigabit Ethernet startup Rapid City Communications, where Bert was Director of Marketing. At Rapid City Bert was responsible for launching the first Gigabit Ethernet routing switch in 1997. Bert has BS in Computer Science from Cal State Fullerton and holds an MBA from Saint Mary's College.
 
 
Anthony Arrott  - Trend Micro


In-the-Cloud Reputation Services as a Critical Component of Internet Threat Protection
Track: Cloud Testing, Security & Management

Anthony Arrott brings more than 25 years experience to his position of Special Assistant to Trend Micro’s Chief Technology Officer, Raimund Genes. In this role, Dr. Arrott is responsible for managing the company’s threat analytics operations and threat data sharing agreements with outside organizations.

Anthony Arrott holds a bachelor of science in physics and physiology from McGill University; as well as a master of science in aeronautics and astronautics, and a doctorate in biomedical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has contributed articles to such publications as BusinessWeek, Wired, SDA Asia, SearchSecurity, AME Info, and Tech Republic.

 
 
Alex Bakman  - VKernel


How to Safely Increase VM Densities and Get the Most Out of Your VMWare Infrastructure
Track: Management, Compliance & The Future of Virtualization
Alex Bakman is the founder and CEO of VKernel, a provider of easy-to-use and quick-to-deploy virtual appliances for managing virtual server environments. A recognized expert in systems management, server virtualization, IT security, and configuration management, Alex was prior to VKernel the founder and CEO of Ecora Software and remains the company’s chairman of the board. He is a frequent speaker at many industry events and conference, and a published author in various technology and business publications. His experience as director of IT for a Fortune 500 insurance company adds “real world” perspective to his understanding of the challenges facing today's IT executives.
 
 
John Barr  - Yieldex


The Cloud as a Competitive Edge for Young Companies - A Startups Story
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing
John Barr was the Winner of the 2008 AWS Start-up Challenge. His track record that includes multiple successful, profitable, public startups, leading technology organizations through successful turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, and creating effective and predictable, leading edge technology organizations and product lines from the ground up.
 
 
Clod Barrera  - IBM


New Storage Solutions for Cloud Computing
Track: Hot Topics

Clodoaldo Barrera is a Distinguished Engineer and the Chief Technical Strategist for IBM System Storage. His responsibilities include development strategy for IBM’s disk and tape subsystems, storage management software, and SAN and NAS solutions. Prior to his current position, he was the development executive for IBM’s serial storage product development, and for future storage systems development. Before joining IBM’s Storage Division, Barrera was a programmer and a development manager in printer product development. He has also served for two years on the IBM Corporate Development Staff in Armonk, New York. Mr. Barrera is a founding member of the Storage Networking Industry Association, and served as a Director and Secretary of the Board.

 
 
Jeff Bauer  - Forbes.com


Forbes.com in the Cloud
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing
Jeff Bauer is Product and Creative Director for Forbes.com. He leads Forbes.com's product development, data feed relationships, site design and Web analytics. A constant innovator, Bauer has overseen the rolling site redesign, the expansion of Forbes.com's corporate data, and helped the site's traffic grow to 20 million unique monthly visitors.
 
 
Ed Beauvais  - EMC


Trusting the Cloud: Timing and Adoption of Cloud Technologies
Track: Cloud Platforms & Applications
Ed Beauvais is Senior Product Manager in the Cloud Infrastructure Group at EMC Corporation and is responsible for EMC Atmos – the industry’s leading multi-petabyte information management solution for cloud storage environments. Ed joined EMC’s Technology Ventures Group in April of 2007 with the objectives of creating innovative market solutions in emerging technology markets and creating business model innovation.
 
 
David Bernstein  - Cisco


Cloud Building: Secrets from the Vault
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing
David Bernstein is VP/GM, Cloud Computing in Cisco’s Office of the CTO. His team runs Cisco’s Cloud Lab, is responsible for Cisco’s Cloud Gateway products, and heads development for Cisco’s Cloud Interoperability, Security, and Standards initiatives. David’s experience includes executive positions in AT&T, Siebel Systems, Pluris, and Santa Cruz Operation. David holds nearly a dozen patents in software and communications, publishes research regularly in IEEE, ACM, and IARIA conferences, and is a member of the IEEE Advanced Technology Executive Forum. He was a key author/contributor to many industry standards such as OpenSOA.org, OASIS SCA, WS-I, JCP/J2EE, and IEEE POSIX. David holds degrees in Physics and Mathematics from University of California where he was awarded the UC Regents Scholar designation for his work for the Office of Naval Research.
 
 
Ken Berryman  - Symantec


Leveraging Endpoint Virtualization
Track: Server Virtualization & Beyond
Ken Berryman is responsible for driving Symantec’s overall endpoint virtualization business, including application and desktop virtualization solutions and the Software Virtualization Solution product line. Berryman most recently led the product development for the NetBackup Product Platform, within the Data Center Management Group at Symantec and was responsible for the NetBackup, PureDisk, and Backup Reporter product lines. Berryman joined Symantec from McKinsey & Company, where he was a partner in the Silicon Valley Office. At McKinsey, he led the North American Software Practice, and was a well-known speaker at events such as Software and Enterprise 2007, SoftSummit, and SIAA’s Enterprise conferences. He served clients across the high tech industry on a range of topics including strategy, operations, and sales effectiveness.
 
 
Daniel Beveridge  - VIRTERA


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


Key Challenges and Opportunities of Enterprise Cloud Computing and What’s in Web Future?
Track: Hot Topics
Rohit Bhardwaj is Principal Software Engineer at Kronos Incorporated. An expert in agile application development, he has fifteen years of extensive experience in architecture, design and agile development. He is an expert in application development in SOA, REST, Cloud Computing, RIA, Android, Web Services and SOAPUI. He's a Sun Certified Java developer for the Java 1.5 Platform and did his Masters in Computer Science at Boston University and Harvard University. You can follow him on twitter at rbhardwaj1.
 
 
Jim Blakely  - Intel


Cloud Transformation of Business Models, Architectures, and Usage
Track: Hot Topics
Jim Blakley is Director of Data Center Virtualization at Intel. He leads technical and strategic engagements with enterprises and service providers in virtualization and cloud computing to enable technology adoption and understand future user needs. He works with Intel product teams and with the ecosystem to translate those needs to technology requirements and solutions. Mr. Blakley holds 4 patents for telecommunications systems and services and is the author of numerous publications. He holds a Masters in Management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, a Masters of Communication, Information and Control Engineering from the University of Michigan and a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering also from the University of Michigan.
 
 
Brad Brech  - IBM


A Smarter Infrastructure: Virtualization and Dynamic Energy Management
Track: Server Virtualization & Beyond
Brad Brech is a Distinguished Engineer in the Systems and Technology Systems Software organization, and has several roles in the Systems and Technology Software Architecture Board. He leads the Energy Management Technology Design Team, which is defining cross-IBM Energy Management Solutions. He speaks often to user groups and customers on the Green Data Center topic. He represents Systems and Technology Group on other IBM Architecture Boards and works directly with customers on a regular basis. Brad is the member of the IBM Academy of Technology and a leader in several Technical Vitality groups within IBM. Brad joined IBM in 1982, after attending Steven’s Institute of Technology.
 
 
David Bressler  - Progress Software


Impact of Cloud Computing on Enterprise Application Architecture
Track: Cloud Platforms & Applications
As SOA Evangelist for the Actional products, David Bressler provides Progress' customers and field teams with the expertise and experience required to deliver an enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA). He also helps steer technology partnerships to provide pragmatic value to customer deployments. From his 15+ year career in enterprise software and data networking, Bressler brings to customer engagements a deep knowledge of application integration and data networking, blended with an ability to leverage emerging technology to create business value. He received his MBA in International Business from New York University Stern School of Business.
 
 
Glenn Brunette  - Sun Microsystems


Enhanced Security Models for Machine Image Deployments
Track: Cloud Testing, Security & Management
Glenn Brunette is a Distinguished Engineer and Chief Security Architect at Sun Microsystems. For over 15 years, he has designed and delivered security architectures and solutions supporting a wide array of global customers. Currently, Brunette has focused his efforts on improving security for highly dynamic and scalable cloud-based architectures.
 
 
Francis Carden  - OpenSpan


Application Integration in a Virtualized World
Track: Server Virtualization & Beyond
Francis Carden is Founder of OpenSpan. He has more than 20 years of experience running multinational technology companies. As founder and CEO of Pixel Innovations Ltd, he specialized in software integration services, partnering with organizations like IBM, Sun and Microsoft to offer industry-leading solutions. In 2005, he began leading the all-star executive team at OpenSpan.
 
 
Stuart Charlton  - Elastra


Cloud Computing and the Next Generation of Enterprise Architecture
Track: Hot Topics
Stuart Charlton is the Chief Software Architect for Elastra, a provider of cloud computing software infrastructure. He specializes in the areas of systems architecture, RESTful web architecture, data warehousing, and is an avid follower of lean and agile approaches to business processes and product development.

Prior to joining Elastra, Stuart was an Enterprise Architect with BEA Systems Worldwide Consulting, was the lead integration architect for a major Canadian telecommunications company, and has been a consultant and trainer for over a dozen organizations in the United States, Canada and Japan.

 
 
Vik Chaudhary  - Keynote Systems


Web 2.0's Cloudy Future
Track: Cloud Testing, Security & Management

Vik Chaudhary serves as vice president of product management and corporate development at Keynote Systems, Inc., The Mobile & Internet Performance Authority, and a public technology company in Silicon Valley. He is responsible for leading Keynote's world-class product management team and has extended the company into new markets via 13 acquisitions and geographic expansions. He has spent 19 years in chief executive, marketing and engineering positions at blue-chip and start-up Silicon Valley companies. Before joining Keynote, he was CEO and founder of e-business measurements company Bizmetric, director of product management at database pioneer Gupta Technologies, and software engineering project leader at Oracle. Mr. Chaudhary is a frequent speaker at industry events on software strategy, M&A and new ventures, and has been featured in the New York Times and on the ABC News Nightline program. Mr. Chaudhary holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 
 
Peter Coffee  - Salesforce.com


The Complementary Cloud
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing
Peter Coffee is VP and Head of Platform Research at Salesforce.com. He joined the company in 2007 after 18 years as a senior contributor to the enterprise IT journals eWEEK and PC Week. Based in the Los Angeles area, he works with IT professionals and ISVs to build a global community based on Force.com: the salesforce.com Platform Cloud. He is a frequent contributor to CloudBlog (cloudblog.salesforce.com); follow him at twitter.com/petercoffee
 
 
Reuven Cohen  - Enomaly


Unified Cloud Computing
Track: Hot Topics
Reuven Cohen is Founder & Chief Technologist for Toronto- based Enomaly Inc. - leading developer of cloud computing products and solutions focused on enterprise businesses. A thought leader in the emerging cloud computing industry, Reuven maintains a blog at www.elasticvapor.com. Enomaly's products include the Enomalism elastic computing platform, an open source cloud platform that enables a scalable enterprise IT and local cloud infrastructure platform.
 
 
Shawn Cooney  - Certeon


Breaking Beyond Datacenter Virtualization
Track: Server Virtualization & Beyond
Shawn Cooney is a founder of Certeon, with over 25 years of experience in information and network security. He has expertise in digital rights management, MPEG compression, and networking security. He holds a patent in audio and video compression over IP networks and was a member of the IETF MPEG 4 Systems and Digital Rights Management committees. Prior to Certeon, Cooney founded a Streaming Media Codec and Application company, a software copyright protection company and was a senior consulting engineer in EMC Media Solutions and Advanced Development groups.
 
 
Joshua Corman  - IBM


Virtual Reality: How to Securely Embrace Virtualization
Track: Desktop, Storage, Performance, Security
Joshua Corman serves as principal security strategist for IBM Internet Security Systems. With more than a decade of experience in security and networking, Corman is responsible for the strategic and technical vision of security solutions and is regarded as the expert on technical subject matter for IBM Internet Security Systems’ host protection solutions. He is also charged with strategy for Virtualization Security, Data Security, and Security/Operations convergence solutions, and is currently leading an industry charge to evolve defenses against the latest generations and innovations of malicious code.
 
 
Bill Corrigan  - Neocleus


Reducing TCO with Client-Hosted Virtualization
Track: Management, Compliance & The Future of Virtualization
Bill Corrigan is Chief Strategy Office at Neocleus. He is an industry veteran who brings extensive high-technology marketing, product management and partnership development leadership to Neocleus. He has a keen understanding of how to launch innovative technologies and deliver products with an exceptional customer experience and a knack for building partner ecosystems that drive revenue growth. Previously, Corrigan was Microsoft’s Director of Product Management for Application Virtualization Technology, joining as part of the acquisition of virtualization pioneer Softricity. While at Microsoft, Bill also led the product management team that launched the groundbreaking System Center Configuration Manager 4.0. At Softricity, he guided product marketing and management as revenue grew from zero to over $20 million. In addition to Softricity/Microsoft, he has held marketing leadership positions at Infoteria and Calico Commerce. He began his career at Lotus and IBM.
 
 
Tim Crawford  - 


Cloud Computing: What Is It? Where Do I Fit In? How Will It Help Me?
Track: Hot Topics
Tim Crawford is an internationally renowned thought leader in the areas of IT transformation, innovation and cloud computing. Tim has served as CIO and other senior IT leadership roles with global organizations such as Konica Minolta/ All Covered, Stanford University, Knight-Ridder, Philips Electronics, and National Semiconductor. Tim regularly speaks at industry conferences, is well published and often quoted by business and technology publications. Areas of expertise include strategy, applications, services, infrastructure and operations. Tim serves as an advisor to global enterprises, government agencies, venture capital firms and startups. Tim’s approach focuses on driving business value through key game-changing strategies. Tim received an MBA in International Business with Honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems both from Golden Gate University.
 
 
Russ Daniels  - HP


Designing the Cloud
Track: Cloud Platforms & Applications
Russ Daniels is chief technology officer of Cloud Services Strategy at HP. In this role, he sets the overarching business and technology strategies for HP's approach to the cloud. Daniels has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, specializing in software architecture, enterprise management, and software development methodologies. He has filled a wide range of staff and line management roles and run his own Internet Services business. From 2002 to 2007 Daniels was the chief technology officer of HP Software. During his tenure, the business tripled in revenue and emerged as a significant player in the software industry. He joined HP in 1999. Prior, Daniels spent 15 years at Apple, where he held a variety of technical and management positions, culminating in his role as a senior software architect. Daniels holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University.
 
 
David Douglas  - Sun Microsystems


KEYNOTE - A World of Many Clouds
Dave Douglas is Senior Vice President of Cloud Computing and is also Chief Sustainability Officer at Sun Microsystems. He is responsible for Sun's cloud computing business, with a focus on creating reliable, scalable and sustainable computing and storage servers, as well as the company's developer tools and services. In addition, Douglas oversees the strategy and execution of environmental initiatives across the company, including enhancements to Sun's products in the areas of energy efficiency, cooling technologies, product recycling and clean manufacturing.

He has been in the high-tech industry for more than two decades, including more than ten years of experience leading organizations to build more innovative, efficient, and eco responsible products and has a long-standing passion about environmental issues. He earned both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. He is on the board of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and a Sr. Fellow at the Breakthrough Institute.

 
 
Peter Eicher  - FalconStor Software


Optimized Data Services for Tomorrow's Data Center
Track: Management, Compliance & The Future of Virtualization
Peter Eicher is Product Director for FalconStor Software. A frequent participant in industry events, he helps spread the word about the most effective means to protect and recover data. Eicher is a 15-year software industry veteran who has previously held product management and marketing roles at Microsoft, Sybari, Lucent Technologies, Ascend Communications, Cheyenne Software and Computer Associates.
 
 
Stephen Elliot  - CA


GENERAL SESSION: Maximizing the Business Value of Virtualization in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Environments
Stephen Elliot is vice president of strategy for CA’s Infrastructure Management and Data Center Automation business unit. In this role, he is focused on key areas such as business unit technology, strategy creation, analyst relations, market positioning, partner development, and customer deals. Prior to CA, Stephen was research director for IDC's Enterprise Systems Management Software Service and Industry Insights' IT Management Service. In this role, Stephen’s primary focus was research, analysis, and strategy advisory on enterprise management markets and the impact of emerging and evolving technologies on IT organizations. Stephen earned a B.A. from the University of Southern California and completed graduate work at American University. He has also completed Harvard Business School's Executive Education course on Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Valuation.
 
 
John Engates  - Rackspace


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


Hybrid Computing: The Next Evolution of the Cloud
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing
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.
 
 
William Fellows  - The 451 Group


The Sky's the Limit
Track: Cloud Testing, Security & Management
William Fellows is Founder & Principal Analyst of The 451 Group. As VP Research he created and drives 451's user research program with IT early adopters and innovators across a range of vertical markets within ICE - the infrastructure computing for the enterprise service. Tracking and analyzing the adoption and maturation of grid since 2000 the program examines the grid, utility, cloud continuum within the context of IT as a service and 'third way' approaches to the organization and procurement of enterprise IT. His team also leads 451's research activities within European Commission Framework Program projects and examines innovation in enterprise IT - wherever it is occurring. Fellows is Founder of 451, a regular speaker at industry and 451 conferences and sits on numerous advisory boards and planning committees for industry bodies.
 
 
Jeff Fisher  - Desktone


Cloud-Hosted Desktops: The Smart, Low-Risk Way to Enter the Cloud
Track: Desktop, Storage, Performance, Security
Fisher is responsible for guiding many elements of Desktone's corporate strategy and is also the moderator of the company's blog Desktops as a Service. He has more than 12 years of experience in the client and desktop virtualization space and has worked for Citrix, Softricity and most recently Microsoft, where he was a lead strategist for the company's Flexible Desktop Computing (FDC) initiative. At Softricity, he was Director of Business Development and helped manage the alliance with Microsoft that ultimately led to Microsoft acquiring the company. He holds a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
 
 
Phil Fritz  - IBM


Managing Virtualized Environments and Achieving Cloud Efficiencies in the Data Center
Track: Management, Compliance & The Future of Virtualization

Phil Fritz a manager in IBM Tivoli's Strategy and Product Management group. In this role, Phil leads a multi-disciplinary team that works with clients to define solutions, drive product strategy and bring key technologies, including Green, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, SOA and Software-as-a-Service to the marketplace. Phil's team has been driving the strategy and product management behind key initiatives for IBM Tivoli , starting with IBM's Green Data Center launch in 2007 and, more recently, IBM Tivoli's new foray into Cloud Computing with Service Management Center for Cloud. Previously, Phil was a senior program director in the area of SOA management since 2002, helping define and drive the management capabilities in IBM’s SOA Foundation, focusing on security and management. Phil is a frequent speaker at trade, analyst and customer events. Phil has an MBA in Information Technology from the University of Texas – Austin and a BA from the University of Virginia.

 
 
Pau Garcia-Mila  - eyeOS


Open Source & Cloud Computing: Is There a Free Software Alternative?
Track: Cloud Platforms & Applications
Pau Garcia-Mila is the co-founder of eyeos (start-up founded in spain to create the Open Source Cloud's Desktop in 2005 which is now established locally in Spain, France and Germany and operating all over the world). He was the youngest member of the '08 Center for Entreprenurial Learning student from the Judge Business School at Cambridge University in the UK.
 
 
Owen Garrett  - Zeus Technology


POWER PANEL: "Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits" - Moderated by Jeremy Geelan
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.
 
 
Owen Garrett  - Zeus Technology


Unlocking the Cloud with Load Balancing Software
Track: Cloud Testing, Security & Management
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.
 
 
Owen Garrett  - Zeus Technology


POWER PANEL: "How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?" - Moderated by Jeremy Geelan
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.
 
 
John du Pre Gauntt  - Media Dojo


What Does the Cloud Mean to Marketers?
Track: Hot Topics
John Gauntt is Founder of Media Dojo. His analysis of the convergence of communications, entertainment and advertising has been published by the Economist Group, the Financial Times and the World Economic Forum. His private clients have included Morgan Stanley, Fujitsu Software and NTT DoCoMo. Currently, he is researching cloud computing's impact on online advertising.
 
 
Anup Ghosh  - Secure Command


Using Virtualization to Secure Your Users' Desktops
Track: Desktop, Storage, Performance, Security

Dr. Anup K. Ghosh is Founder and Chief Executive of Secure Command, LLC, an award-winning security software start-up developing virtualization-based Internet security products for corporate networks. He has served as a Senior Scientist and Program Manager in the Advanced Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he created and managed programs in information assurance and information operations.

In 2005 Dr. Ghosh was honored with the Frank Byron Rowlett Award for Individual Excellence for his breakthrough research into cyber-defense to include technology to automatically quarantine computer-based worms.

 
 
Eric Greenberg  - Integralis


POWER PANEL: "How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?" - Moderated by Jeremy Geelan

Eric Greenberg is VP of Security & Risk Solutions at Integralis. He has more than 20 years of groundbreaking Internet, security, and IT experience as an executive and consultant and is the author of two widely read books, Mission Critical Security Planner and Network Application Frameworks. Highlights of Greenberg's career include his role at Netscape where he led their security group managing the deployment of a range of pioneering technologies including the one used for nearly all security on the Internet today, the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL/TLS) protocol. At a key time in the growth of the Internet, as director for Global SprintLink, he led the deployment of one of the largest international networks of its time. He also served as VP of IT Global Services at the Discovery Channel where he managed their worldwide IT infrastructure.

 
 
Eric Greenberg  - Integralis


Top Five Threats Virtualization Brings to an IT Environment
Track: Desktop, Storage, Performance, Security

Eric Greenberg is VP of Security & Risk Solutions at Integralis. He has more than 20 years of groundbreaking Internet, security, and IT experience as an executive and consultant and is the author of two widely read books, Mission Critical Security Planner and Network Application Frameworks. Highlights of Greenberg's career include his role at Netscape where he led their security group managing the deployment of a range of pioneering technologies including the one used for nearly all security on the Internet today, the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL/TLS) protocol. At a key time in the growth of the Internet, as director for Global SprintLink, he led the deployment of one of the largest international networks of its time. He also served as VP of IT Global Services at the Discovery Channel where he managed their worldwide IT infrastructure.

 
 
Joe Gregorio  - Google


Under the Hood of the Google App Engine Datastore
Track: Hot Topics
Joe Gregorio is a Developer Advocate for Mountain View, Ca based Google, Inc., working on the Google App Engine team. He is also a member of the AtomPub Workgroup and editor of the Atom Publishing Protocol. He has a deep interest in web technologies, writing “The RESTFul Web” column for the online O’Reilly publication XML.com, writing the first desktop aggregator written in C#, and publishing various Python modules to help in putting together RESTful web services.
 
 
Steve Hanna  - Juniper Networks


Trusted Cloud Builders: A Winning Infrastructure Strategy
Track: Cloud Testing, Security & Management
Steve Hanna is a Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks, where he is responsible for driving security standards. He is co-chair of the Trusted Network Connect Work Group in the Trusted Computing Group and co-chair of the Network Endpoint Assessment Working Group in the Internet Engineering Task Force. Hanna is active in other networking and security standards groups such as the Open Group and OASIS. He is the author of several IETF RFCs and published papers, an inventor or co-inventor on 33 issued patents, and a regular speaker at industry events such as Interop and the RSA Conference. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.
 
 
Bernd Harzog  - OpsDataStore


Virtualization Performance and Capacity Management
Track: Desktop, Storage, Performance, Security
Bernd Harzog is the CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, the company delivering the first real-time big data platform for data-driven IT operations. Prior to founding OpsDataStore, Bernd was CEO and founder of APM Experts, CEO of RTO Software, VP of Products at Netuitive, and Research Director for the Gartner Group.
 
 
Michael Hill  - IBM


GENERAL SESSION: Smarter Insights: How the CIO Becomes a Hero Again

Mike Hill is Vice President of Enterprise Initiatives for IBM, responsible for the development and delivery of new IT technologies and services. With an initial focus on Cloud Computing, Mike is leading the IBM sales, services, and business development teams to provide a portfolio of Cloud-delivered solutions for clients.

Other positions have included Vice President of Business Transformation and Chief Information Officer responsible for IBM's global voice and data infrastructure and application development. Mike also was a member of the executive team managing IBM's internal transformation to an e-business in the 1990’s, an initiative which helped turn IBM’s business into a new model of growth in the 21st century. Prior to this, Mike held many sales and executive management positions including General Manager of IBM Southeast and South Asia.

 
 
Jeremy Hitchcock  - Dynamic Network Services


High Availability Cloud Architectures
Track: Server Virtualization & Beyond
Jeremy Hitchcock is CEO of Dynamic Network Services, provider of extremely reliable DNS, email and domain registration services for enterprises, domain name registries, small businesses and home users. As CEO, Jeremy is responsible for highly available services which he ensures through high-level system design or low-level code reviews.
 
 
Amy Hodler  - Tranxition


POWER PANEL: "How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?" - Moderated by Jeremy Geelan
Amy Hodler is the Director of Product Management at Tranxition. She has more than 15 years of experience in project and program management, business development and product management for computer software companies. She has held a number of management positions in both small and large companies including, EDS, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard (HP). Prior to joining Tranxition, Hodler was a product manager at HP where she was responsible for product planning and execution of Client Automation software for desktop management and then Server integrations with Microsoft System Center throughout each product’s lifecycle. She joined HP through the acquisition of Consera Software, a provider of server resource management solutions, where she was responsible for relationship management and business development. She brings extensive experience in enterprise software and services to Tranxition, and throughout her career has specifically focused on advancing superior solutions for managing IT resource through integrated processes and configuration.
 
 
Amy Hodler  - Tranxition


The VDI Turing Test
Track: Desktop, Storage, Performance, Security
Amy Hodler is the Director of Product Management at Tranxition. She has more than 15 years of experience in project and program management, business development and product management for computer software companies. She has held a number of management positions in both small and large companies including, EDS, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard (HP). Prior to joining Tranxition, Hodler was a product manager at HP where she was responsible for product planning and execution of Client Automation software for desktop management and then Server integrations with Microsoft System Center throughout each product’s lifecycle. She joined HP through the acquisition of Consera Software, a provider of server resource management solutions, where she was responsible for relationship management and business development. She brings extensive experience in enterprise software and services to Tranxition, and throughout her career has specifically focused on advancing superior solutions for managing IT resource through integrated processes and configuration.
 
 
Matt Holleran  - Emergence Capital


Cloud App Entrepreneurs & Capital
Track: Hot Topics

Matt Holleran is Venture Partner at Emergence Capital Partners. He is interested in helping Cloud and SaaS entrepreneurs build great businesses and has in-depth knowledge of the Cloud and SaaS business and financial models. He joined Emergence Capital, the leader in Cloud and SaaS venture capital, from Salesforce.com, where he was the VP of Appexchange and Force.com Partners. Holleran has 13 years of experience in business applications serving SMBs to Fortune 50 customers, with functional expertise in marketing, product management, sales, channels and business development.

 
 
Martin Ingram  - AppSense


GENERAL SESSION: Why VDI?
Martin Ingram provides the strategic direction for the AppSense products, ensuring that they meet with current and future customer requirements. He is widely recognised as a visionary commentator on the whole desktop virtualization space. He has driven the expansion of the AppSense Management Suite to encompass the broader array of application delivery technologies. Ingram also provides vital guidance to the research and development team around information security, corporate compliance and the legal issues of technology. He has 15 years industry experience and has held senior strategic product management and engineering positions at leading technology companies in the US and UK, including: Kalypton, Clearswift, Baltimore Technologies, Content Technologies, Avid Technologies and Tektronix.
 
 
Martin Ingram  - AppSense


Making Sense of Desktop Virtualization
Track: Desktop, Storage, Performance, Security
Martin Ingram provides the strategic direction for the AppSense products, ensuring that they meet with current and future customer requirements. He is widely recognised as a visionary commentator on the whole desktop virtualization space. He has driven the expansion of the AppSense Management Suite to encompass the broader array of application delivery technologies. Ingram also provides vital guidance to the research and development team around information security, corporate compliance and the legal issues of technology. He has 15 years industry experience and has held senior strategic product management and engineering positions at leading technology companies in the US and UK, including: Kalypton, Clearswift, Baltimore Technologies, Content Technologies, Avid Technologies and Tektronix.
 
 
Kevin L. Jackson  - GovCloud Network


The View from Government Cloud Computing Customers
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing
Kevin L. Jackson is a senior information technologist specializing in solutions that meet critical commercial and government operational requirements. Currently working as an independent consultant, prior positions include VP & General Manager Cloud Services NJVC, VP Federal Systems at Sirius Computer Solutions, Worldwide Sales Executive at IBM, Vice President Global IT Project Office at JP Morgan Chase, and CTO at SENTEL Corporation.

Mr. Jackson retired from the U.S. Navy in 1994, earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Carrier Onboard Delivery Logistics and carrier-based Airborne Early Warning and Control. While active, he also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide.

Kevin L. Jackson has been deeply involved in the broad collaborative effort between industry and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology on the federal government's adoption of cloud computing technologies. He is the Rapid Deployment Executive for the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium and also serves and the consortium's Cloud Computing Working Group Chairman. His formal education includes a MS Computer Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School; MA National Security & Strategic Studies from Naval War College; and a BS Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. Mr. Jackson is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Information Technology at the George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering.
 
 
Dan Juengst  - CA


Optimizing Web Application Performance in a Virtualized Environment
Track: Desktop, Storage, Performance, Security
As Vice President of Technical Sales for CA’s Application Performance Management business unit, Dan leads a world-class technical team that helps enterprise IT organizations improve their service availability and application performance through the application of the industry leading CA Wily APM solution. Dan has 8 years of experience with CA Wily Application Performance Management and has personally helped many Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies manage the performance of their mission-critical Web Applications. Prior to his tenure at CA, Dan worked at Sun Microsystems and Silicon Graphics Computer Systems (SGI) helping their customers optimize the performance of their software applications in supercomputing and grid-computing environments. Dan’s roots in high performance software design originated in the seven years he spent in the Aerospace industry developing software for computational fluid dynamics analysis and visualization.
 
 
Ariff Kassam  - xkoto


Database Virtualization versus Database Clustering
Track: Management, Compliance & The Future of Virtualization
Ariff has built a successful career developing software solutions across many industries including healthcare, government, energy, and education. Since co-founding xkoto, he has been largely responsible for articulating the company's vision and building key relationships with xkoto's alliance partners and Tier 1 customers. Prior to xkoto, Ariff worked at Halcyon Monitoring Solutions for 8 years in roles as product manager and chief architect.
 
 
Patrick Kerpan  - CohesiveFT


Securing Enterprise Assets in the Cloud
Track: Cloud Testing, Security & Management
Patrick Kerpan is the CEO and co-founder of CohesiveFT, the provider of Secure Cloud Container Solutions that enable enterprises to securely migrate, transform, and run business operations in the cloud. Kerpan was the CTO of Borland Software and founded Bedouin. Earlier Kerpan was a managing director responsible for derivatives technology at multiple global investment banks.
 
 
Yousef A. Khalidi  - Microsoft


GENERAL SESSION:
Yousef Khalidi is a Distinguished Engineer in the Windows Azure team at Microsoft. He is responsible for several aspects of the platform, centered on the goal of building a low-cost, automated, large-scale computing system, using commodity hardware, with efficiently managed shared resources. Before Windows Azure, Khalidi led an advanced development team in Windows that tackled a number of related operating system areas, including application model, resource management, and isolation. He also served as a member of the Windows Core Architecture group.

Before joining Microsoft, Khalidi was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. During his 14 years at Sun, he held several development, architecture, and management positions in Sun’s software division as well as in Sun Labs. Khalidi was CTO & Chief Architect of Solaris, Chief Architect & Director of the Sun Cluster product line, Chief Architect of Sun's N1 utility computing initiative, as well as a principal architect of Solaris MC and Spring operating systems. He shipped several releases of Sun Cluster and the Solaris operating system, and has worked on system management software, high speed networking, and memory management hardware designs. He has a Ph.D. and a Master of Science in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
 
Dr Kristof Kloeckner  - IBM


POWER PANEL: "Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits" - Moderated by Jeremy Geelan
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.
 
 
Dr Kristof Kloeckner  - IBM


KEYNOTE - Cloud Computing and the Enterprise
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.
 
 
Carl Kraenzel  - IBM


Smarter Work with Desktop Clouds in the Mobile Enterprise
Track: Desktop, Storage, Performance, Security

Carl Kraenzel is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and IBM Master Inventor currently providing Chief Technology Officer direction to End User Services in IBM’s Global Technology Services. This includes services for end user device deployment, management, support, and transformation for virtualization and mobility. During his time at IBM, Carl has been instrumental in the launch of several first-release products, programs and technologies, such as IBM Virtual Infrastructure Access, IBM Self Enablement Portal, Eclipse RCP, Lotus Notes Eclipse Plugin, Lotus QuickPlace, Domino Off-Line Services, Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook, Domino Web Access well as IBM’s earliest offline browser technologies. Carl joined the company in 1994 when a company he co-founded in New Hampshire, Edge Research, was acquired by Lotus.

 
 
Sajai Krishnan  - ParaScale


Implementing Cloud Storage: Public or Private?
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing
Sajai Krishnan is CEO of ParaScale. He drives overall strategy and business execution for the company. Before ParaScale, he was General Manager of the StoreVault Division of NetApp, responsible for creating and developing the division's multi-national efforts within the mid-market segment. Krishnan started his career as a software engineer at Sun Microsystems. Krishnan has an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in addition to a master's degree in computer science from Rice University. His B.S. is in electronics engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras.
 
 
David Linthicum  - Cloud Technology Partners


Winning with Cloud Computing
Track: Hot Topics
David Linthicum is an SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, and was just named the #1 cloud influencer via a recent major report by Apollo Research. He is a cloud computing thought leader, executive, consultant, author, and speaker. He has been a CTO five times for both public and private companies, and a CEO three times in the last 25 years.

Few individuals are true giants of cloud computing, but David's achievements, reputation, and stellar leadership has earned him a lofty position within the industry. It's not just that he is a top thought leader in the cloud computing universe, but he is often the visionary that the wider media invites to offer its readers, listeners, and viewers a peek inside the technology that is reshaping businesses every day. With more than 13 books on computing, more than 5,000 published articles, more than 500 conference presentations, and numerous appearances on radio and TV programs, David has spent the last 20 years leading, showing, and teaching businesses how to use resources more productively and innovate constantly. He has expanded the vision of both startups and established corporations as to what is possible and achievable.
 
 
Lucian Lipinsky de Orlov  - VIRTERA


POWER PANEL: "How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?" - Moderated by Jeremy Geelan
Lucian Lipinsky de Orlov is the Director of Business Strategy and Solutions for VIRTERA. Lucian is responsible for assisting clients achieve business value from virtualization technology, green IT and related projects. He also drives VIRTERA’s internal service delivery strategy and product development. He specializes in developing strategies and processes for clients' business and IT systems. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP), ITIL Foundations Certified and an Enterprise Lean / Six Sigma Green Belt responsible for managing significant engagement portfolios focusing on large at-risk and high-risk projects.
 
 
Jay Litkey  - Embotics


Compliance in the New Age of Virtualization
Track: Management, Compliance & The Future of Virtualization
Jay Litkey is Founder, President & CEO of Embotics. Before Embotics he founded Symbium, a venture capital funded company focused on Autonomic Computing and the automated management of IT infrastructure, where he managed business development and product management. Prior to that, Litkey was the founding CEO of BlackholeTV, an Internet public video content aggregation and technology company. He is a frequent conference speaker, started his career at Nortel Networks and holds an Honors degree in Computer Science from Queen's University.
 
 
Jamal Mazhar  - Kaavo


Duality of Clouds: Staggering Promise and Enterprise Pitfalls
Track: Cloud Testing, Security & Management
Jamal Mazhar is Founder & CEO of Kaavo. He possesses more than 15 years of experience in technology, engineering and consulting with a range of Fortune 500 companies including GE and ING. He established ING’s “Center of Excellence for B2B” which streamlined $2 billion per month in electronic money transfer operations. As Lead Architect at GE Capital e-Business team, Mazhar directed analysis and implementation efforts and improved the performance of the website generating more than $1 billion in annual lease revenues. At Trilogy he provided technical and managerial expertise for several large scale e-business implementation projects for companies such as Boeing, NCR, Gartner, British Airways, Quantas Airways and Alltel.
 
 
Derek McAuley  - Netronome Systems


Flexible I/O for Self-Virtualizing Devices
Track: Server Virtualization & Beyond
Derek McAuley is Chief Scientist of Netronome Systems. He spent ten years as an academic at Cambridge and Glasgow Universities where he designed and taught courses in virtualization, hardware design, computer architecture, communications, distributed systems, networking, operating systems, and information theory. McAuley was one of the founding members of the Microsoft Research Laboratory in Cambridge, and is a founding Director of the Intel Lab in Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the BCS and an Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory.
 
 
Bill McColl  - Cloudscale


The Live Cloud
Track: Cloud Testing, Security & Management
Bill McColl is Founder and CEO, Cloudscale Inc. - which is developing a massively parallel cloud-based platform for continuous real-time intelligence on live data streams. In 2006, he left Oxford University Computing Laboratory where for over twenty years he had been head of research in parallel computing and scalable systems. At the time of his departure, he was Professor of Computer Science and Chairman of the Faculty of Computer Science. He established and led Oxford Parallel, a major center for research on industrial and business applications of parallel computing at the university. He was also founder and CEO of Sychron Inc., a Silicon Valley VC-backed software company developing massively parallel system software for datacenter and desktop virtualization. Cloudscale Inc.is his second Silicon Valley company.
 
 
Bill McGee  - Third Brigade


The Perimeter Retreat: Fall Back! Fall Back to the Server!
Track: Desktop, Storage, Performance, Security
As founder and VP of products and services for Third Brigade, Bill McGee leads product strategy, development and client services. Previously, he was SVP, product development at Entrust and was part of the founding team that created Entrust as a spin-out from Nortel Networks, where he did pioneering cryptographic work.
 
 
Steve Milroy  - OnTerra Systems


The Cloud, the Rich Client & the Buckeye State
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing
Steve Milroy is a solution architect with OnTerra Systems, focused on mapping and geospatial solutions. Steve assisted Ohio Dept of Transportation with architectural guidance on the buckeyetraffic.org site. Steve is recognized as a Regional Director and MVP by Microsoft, and has presented at developer conferences, user groups, and business associations on solution and development topics. For more information on Steve visit http://steve.milroy.com
 
 
Hezi Moore  - Reflex Systems


Taming the Butterfly Effect in Virtualized Environments
Track: Management, Compliance & The Future of Virtualization
Hezi Moore is Sr. Founder and CTO of Reflex Systems. He brings more than 15 years experience in security, networking and entrepreneurial expertise to Reflex Systems. In his role of CTO, he is responsible for shaping the company's technology strategy and defining the roadmap for future design and development of innovative, integrated network security solutions and delivering them to market. Moore led the effort to develop the industry's first Virtual Security Appliance (VSA) that provides visibility and security for virtual network infrastructure. Prior to founding Reflex Systems, Moore was president and co-founder of MicroTech Systems - a firm specializing in network design and configuration of point-of-sale systems - which was subsequently acquired by Retail Technologies International of Sacramento, California. He has also held such diverse occupations as a technical support and research analyst for GE Technology. Moore was a pioneer of the automated network intrusion response system, the concept out of which Reflex Systems grew.
 
 
JP Morgenthal  - CSC


Disassembling the Cloud
Track: Cloud Platforms & Applications
JP Morgenthal is a Global Solutions Executive with CSC and an internationally renowned thought leader in the areas of IT transformation, modernization, and cloud computing. JP has served in executive roles within major software companies and technology startups. Areas of expertise include strategy, architecture, application development, infrastructure and operations, cloud computing, DevOps, and integration. He routinely advises C-level executives on the best ways to use technology to derive business value. JP is a published author with four trade publications with his most recent being “Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks”. JP holds both a Masters and Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Hofstra University.
 
 
Imad Mouline  - Gomez, Inc.


Measuring the Cloud’s Performance: Are You Getting What You’re Paying For?
Track: Cloud Testing, Security & Management
Imad Mouline is CTO of Gomez, Inc. He is a veteran of software architecture and is a recognized expert in web application design, testing and performance management. As CTO, he works with customers, analysts, industry groups and internal resources to evolve Gomez’s web application experience management solutions. Prior to Gomez, Mouline was CTO at S1 Corp.
 
 
Peter Nickolov  - Opsani


POWER PANEL: "Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits" - Moderated by Jeremy Geelan
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.
 
 
Greg O'Connor  - AppZero


Virtualizing Server Side Applications in the Datacenter and for the Cloud
Track: Server Virtualization & Beyond
Greg O'Connor is CEO of appzero (formerly Trigence) which develops software tools to help organizations move applications to Cloud computing environments. With more than 25 years of management and technical experience in the computer industry, he was founder and president of Sonic Software, acquired in 2005 by Progress. At Sonic, O'Connor invented the Enterprise Service Bus, a messaging-based solution that simplifies the re-use of business applications and is generally accepted today as the foundation for Service Oriented Architecture.
 
 
Kenneth Oestreich  - Egenera


Building a Compute-Cloud Infrastructure: How To Start, Where To Begin
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing
Ken Oestreich is VP with Egenera, and has spent over 20 years developing and introducing new products into new markets. Recently, he’s been involved in bringing utility- and cloud-computing technologies to market. Previously, he was with Cassatt, and held a number of developer, alliance and strategy positions with Sun Microsystems.
 
 
Brian H. Prince  - Microsoft


The Cloud, the Rich Client & the Buckeye State
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing
Brian H. Prince is an Architect Evangelist with Microsoft focused on building and educating the architect community in his district. Prior to joining Microsoft in March 2008, he was a Senior Director, Technology Strategy for a major mid-west partner. He has over 13 years Information Technology management and consulting experience including e-commerce, extranets, and business technology. Brian has successfully implemented his technology expertise in numerous industries including real estate, financial services, healthcare, retail and state government institutions. Further, he is a co-founder of the non-profit organization CodeMash. He speaks at various regional and national technology events including TechEd.
 
 
Matt Probst  - Verio


8 Critical Factors to Choosing a Virtualization or Cloud Infrastructure Provider
Track: Management, Compliance & The Future of Virtualization
Matt Probst is Sr. Computing and Storage Architect at Verio, where he is instrumental in the development and deployment of Verio's Linux and FreeBSD Virtual Private Server (VPS) virtualization technologies. He focuses on architecture, performance, resource isolation and security of systems utilizing storage and computing virtualization. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Utah.
 
 
Jon Pyke  - Cordys


Enterprise Cloud Orchestration Services - What Can Process Technology Offer?
Track: Hot Topics

Jon Pyke is a globally recognized Business Process Management pioneer and luminary with over 30 years experience in the IT industry working for a number of software and hardware companies as well as user organizations.

He was the Chief Technology Officer and a main board director of Staffware Plc from August 1992 until Tibco acquired the company in 2004. While at Staffware, he was responsible for driving the product strategy and positioning for the company, including the design and development of the IProcess Engine. He also had management responsibility for a large development team based in the UK and the USA.

 
 
Bob Quinn  - LSI


Cloud Computing and On Demand IT: What the Future Holds
Track: Cloud Platforms & Applications
Bob Quinn is vice president and chief technologist in the Corporate Strategy Office of LSI Corporation. He is responsible for charting the technical and business strategy for the company’s products. In his role he works with LSI’s business units as well as partner companies to develop innovative solutions to challenges facing datacenters and mobile networks.

Quinn has extensive experience in the datacenter server and networking businesses, with over 15 years’ experience in establishing relationships and connections with key CTOs and engineering executives in the IT industry.

Quinn is the founder of 3Leaf Systems, a pioneer in creating the Dynamic Data Center with ASIC and Software virtualization technologies; iModl, a developer of intelligent models of silicon components; and Network Virtual Systems, a developer of caching bridge chips for Intel processors. He also was director of Advanced Development at Unisys.

He is a graduate of University College Cork in Ireland.
 
 
Ranjith Ramakrishnan  - Cumulux


Building Enterprise Solutions on Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Platform
Track: Cloud Platforms & Applications
Ranjith Ramakrishnan brings to Cumulux more than 15 years of experience in building cutting-edge and enterprise ready software. Ranjith co-founded Cumulux in 2008 with a strong belief that Cloud Computing is transforming Enterprise software. Prior to Cumulux, he held key positions at Microsoft for 10 years including driving product strategy for Windows. Ramakrishnan had also co-founded a VC-backed Silicon Valley SaaS startup in the B2B procurement space. His startup experience combined with leadership skills in managing product delivery, enables setting the vision and leading the execution at Cumulux.
 
 
Ted Ritter  - Nemertes Research


Securing the Benefits of Virtualization
Track: Desktop, Storage, Performance, Security
Ted Ritter is a senior research analyst with Nemertes Research, where he conducts research, advises clients, and delivers strategic seminars. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Ritter leads Nemertes’ research on information stewardship, which includes compliance, risk management, business continuity/disaster recovery, e-discovery and data quality management. He draws upon 20 years of experience in information security and telecom technology and is a highly regarded analyst who has designed, implemented and supported telecom and information security solutions for commercial, federal and international clients.
 
 
Tyler Roye  -  mindSHIFT Technologies


Virtualization-as-a-Service: The Business and Technical Benefits of Hosted Virtualization
Track: Server Virtualization & Beyond
Tyler Roye is the Senior Executive Officer of the Managed Hosting and e-Business Applications division of mindSHIFT Technologies. Formerly the CEO and co-founder of Invision, which merged with mindSHIFT in September 2007, Tyler Roye led the company's strategic direction, incorporating the latest trends in information technologies into Invision's service offerings. Mr. Roye is also a founder and Vice Chairman of the Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet) and has been an influential member of Long Island’s technology community since 1995. He is a recipient of the 2001 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Long Island Business News 40 under 40 awards.
 
 
Jim Rymarczyk  - IBM


GENERAL SESSION: Smarter Business Solutions Through Dynamic Infrastructure

Jim Rymarczyk joined IBM in 1968 as a programmer working for an IBM Fellow on the design of an experimental time-sharing system. He subsequently served as a principal hardware logic designer for the IBM 3033 processor, as Manager of S/370 Performance Analysis and Measurement, as Manager of S/390 Processor Architecture and System Structure, and as Program Manager of S/390 Product Design and Verification.

Jim is currently the Chief Virtualization Technologist for the Systems and Technology Group, leads the corresponding development community, and co-leads the IBM architecture board for Dynamic Infrastructure and Cloud Computing. He also does frequent customer briefings on the expanding role that virtualization will play in reducing IT complexity and cost.

 
 
Jim Sanzone  - VIRTERA


Desktop Virtualization Isn't Just VDI
Track: Desktop, Storage, Performance, Security
Jim Sanzone is Practice Director at VIRTERA. He is responsible for developing and designing detailed methodologies and virtualization solutions to increase clients' business efficiencies. With significant industry experience as a strategy consultant for Fortune 500 clients, he has been instrumental in creating proven virtualization solutions that leverage leading applications and technologies designed to improve enterprise organizations operating results and effectiveness. Prior to joining VIRTERA, Sanzone served as a Network Analyst Consultant as Webster Bank. As a senior member of the IT team he championed several initiatives that resulted in new technology adoption and design which substantially improved operational processes and client satisfaction.
 
 
Jonathan Siegal  - EMC


Keeping Pace With Virtualized Environments
Track: Server Virtualization & Beyond
Jonathan Siegal is Director of Product Marketing for EMC Resource Management Software at EMC Corporation. Siegal joined EMC in May 2003 and has since led various product marketing groups across the EMC software portfolio. Today he drives product marketing for EMC Resource Management Software, which aims to effectively bridge the management gap between physical and virtual data centers. Prior to joining EMC, Siegal led product marketing at two networked storage start-ups including Cereva Networks and Acopia Networks. He also previously served as a senior product manager at GE.
 
 
David Snead  - W. David Snead, PC


Virtualized and Cloud Computing Products - A Legal Minefield?
Track: Management, Compliance & The Future of Virtualization

David Snead is an attorney who specializes in technology legal issues impacting companies who provide services to others. His views on legislation affecting small-to-medium internet businesses have been quoted in the Washington Post and San Jose Mercury News. He is a frequent speaker as well as a columnist and blogger for the WHIR.

 
 
Sam Somashekar  - CA


“Green” Your IT Environment with Virtualization
Track: Management, Compliance & The Future of Virtualization

Sam Somashekar is an Advisor of Product Management at CA, Inc. Sam has over 15 years of experience demonstrating success in enterprise software product management and development, business development, marketing, and market research. He has experience establishing, developing, and inspiring high-performance teams, providing product vision, and delivering the best value to customers. Sam’s current responsibilities include defining CA’s Enterprise IT Management strategy and vision around Data Center Automation and Green IT initiatives.

 
 
Jesse St. Laurent  - Corporate Technologies


POWER PANEL: "How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?" - Moderated by Jeremy Geelan
Jesse St. Laurent is a co-founder, and CTO - IT Strategy at Corporate Technologies (www.ctistrategy.com), an IT strategy consultancy, systems integrator, and value-added reseller. In this role, Jesse is responsible for evaluating new technologies for inclusion in the company's solution architecture. He leads Corporate Technologies' proprietary New Product Evaluation process and manages the Technology Integration Lab. Jesse is also very involved in architecting and implementing customer solutions and heads the company's IT Strategy Group, which provides product evaluations and consulting services on topics ranging from high-level architecture issues to market trends and adoptions.
 
 
John Stetic  - Novell


Recession-Proof Your Data Center
Track: Server Virtualization & Beyond
John Stetic is a senior director of Product Management for Novell. As one of the founders of PlateSpin, he recently joined Novell as part of the company's acquisition of PlateSpin. Stetic is responsible for overseeing the PlateSpin workload management products from Novell team and setting the strategic vision and future roadmap for the product line. Stetic has a broad range of experience with innovative emerging software products and projects ranging from wireless application servers to data center management solutions. Prior to joining Novell and PlateSpin, John held engineering and technical positions at a number of software and hardware companies including Brightspark and Classwave. He holds an Engineering degree from Queen's University.
 
 
Jason Stowe  - Cycle Computing


CloudFS: Building a 100 Terabyte Internal Storage Cloud from Unused Diskspace
Track: Cloud Testing, Security & Management
Jason Stowe is a seasoned entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Cycle Computing, the leader in Condor Grid and Cloud Computing Solutions. In 2005, Jason started Cycle, an employee-owned company, to help clients easily use open-source Condor to provide more innovative grid functionality and reduce costs. Not having investors lets Jason and the Cycle-team focus on customers' needs and execution, rather than hype.

Starting with three initial Fortune 100 clients in Insurance, Financial Services, and Defense, Cycle has grown to deploy production grids at Fortune 500s, SMBs, government research, and academic institutions alike, for a wide variety of industries and applications.

For over a year, our CycleCloud service has provided the same production-quality grids on demand in the cloud, and is used for computations in bioinformatics, statistics, product and hardware simulation, and financial risk analysis, among others.

Jason attended Carnegie Mellon and Cornell Universities, and volunteered/guest lectured for the Entrepreneurship program at Cornell's Johnson Business School.
 
 
Jason Stowe  - Cycle Computing


Lightning in the Cloud: High Performance Computing using Elastic Resources
Track: Cloud Platforms & Applications
Jason Stowe is a seasoned entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Cycle Computing, the leader in Condor Grid and Cloud Computing Solutions. In 2005, Jason started Cycle, an employee-owned company, to help clients easily use open-source Condor to provide more innovative grid functionality and reduce costs. Not having investors lets Jason and the Cycle-team focus on customers' needs and execution, rather than hype.

Starting with three initial Fortune 100 clients in Insurance, Financial Services, and Defense, Cycle has grown to deploy production grids at Fortune 500s, SMBs, government research, and academic institutions alike, for a wide variety of industries and applications.

For over a year, our CycleCloud service has provided the same production-quality grids on demand in the cloud, and is used for computations in bioinformatics, statistics, product and hardware simulation, and financial risk analysis, among others.

Jason attended Carnegie Mellon and Cornell Universities, and volunteered/guest lectured for the Entrepreneurship program at Cornell's Johnson Business School.
 
 
John Suit  - Fortisphere


Transforming Your IT Shop into a Service Delivery Organization through Virtualization
Track: Server Virtualization & Beyond
John Suit is Founder & CTO of Fortisphere. He founded the company in 2006 and is responsible for developing the core technology behind the Fortisphere product suite. He brings more than 19 years of experience in architecting and leading both start-ups and publicly held technology firms. Prior to founding Fortisphere, Suit was the founder and CTO of SilentRunner, a successful company that was ultimately sold to Computer Associates. He has held several leadership positions at both vice president and CTO levels, and he has invented and launched countless new products in the security space. He continues to advise the Department of Defense and Directorate of Central Intelligence in the areas of virtualization security and management as well as information operations.
 
 
Ed Sullivan  - Aria Systems


Clear Sky’s Nowhere in Sight: Why the Cloud Will Outlast the Recession
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing
Under Ed Sullivan’s leadership, Aria Systems has been established as the market leader in on-demand billing and customer lifecycle solutions and currently supports over 1 million customer accounts in 236 countries. Previously he was the Founder and President of LaserLink.net which was acquired by Covad Communications in March 2000.
 
 
Peter Thawley  - Sybase


Virtualizing Resources in Production Database Systems
Track: Management, Compliance & The Future of Virtualization
Peter Thawley is a Senior Director and Architect in Sybase’s CTO Group where he brings over 22 years of experience in software architecture & engineering, product management, and worldwide product & technology sales & services spanning both systems software products and business applications to Sybase. Over the years, Thawley's kernel-level understanding of the data management and integration technologies as well as an innate understanding of their impact on application architecture and operations, combined with his willingness to openly steer customers around the pitfalls of product limitations, has made his a household name with Sybase customers and earned him a reputation for standing-room-only presentations at conferences around the world.
 
 
Ronnie Thomson  - Quark


Combining the Cloud & the Desktop in the Publishing Arena
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing
Ronnie Thomson, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Quark, is responsible for overseeing research and development, user experience, and quality assurance for all of Quark's desktop and enterprise products. He has an extensive background in commercial product development, building high performing teams, and the rapid delivery of products to market. Thomson also has experience creating product strategy as well as overall product management. Prior to Quark, Thomson was director of research and development for unified messaging products at Avaya, Inc. where he was responsible for long-term business growth plans in addition to product strategy and product direction. Prior to Avaya, he also spent several years as vice president of engineering at Centra Software, Inc. Originally from Scotland, he holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK).
 
 
Doug Tidwell  - IBM


Assembling and Using Cloud Services with Service Component Architecture
Track: Cloud Platforms & Applications
Doug Tidwell is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM. He was a speaker at the first XML conference in 1997, and has spoken on technical topics around the world. He works in IBM’s Software Strategy group, focusing on Cloud Computing and SOA. He is the author of O'Reilly's book on XSLT, a co-author of O'Reilly's book on SOAP, and has published dozens of articles and tutorials on IBM's developerWorks site and elsewhere.
 
 
Omer Trajman  - Vertica


Securing your Data in the Cloud
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing

Omer Trajman is Director, Cloud & Virtualization at Vertica, responsible for the company's cloud computing and virtualization initiatives. He is an authority on cloud-based databases through his pioneering work launching Vertica's cloud database on Amazon EC2. Previously, he worked at Wellogic and the Escher Group, engineering highly distributed database systems, including the 39,000-node counter system that powers the UK Post Office.

 
 
John Trembley  - Xeround


The Future of the Virtual Enterprise
Track: Management, Compliance & The Future of Virtualization
John Trembley is VP at Xeround, where he is responsible for planning and directing Xeround’s market strategy and execution, including product management, to achieve market leadership. His more than fifteen years of industry experience in the telecommunications industry extends from networking and high-tech to embedded systems and data management solutions. Trembley was most recently Director of Business Development and Industry for Oracle’s Embedded Global Business Unit. In this role, he served as key architect for the unit’s business plan and strategic execution, was an official speaker and subject matter expert at industry events and with analysts and reporters. He's frequently quoted by industry press and has spoken at many industry conferences.
 
 
Tien Tzuo  - Zuora


Introducing the Business Cloud
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing
Tien Tzuo joined Zuora after 9 years at salesforce.com. Tien was one of the “original forces” at salesforce.com, which he joined in 1999 as the 11th employee, when the company was still operating out of a house on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. In his 9 years at salesforce.com, Tzuo built salesforce.com’s original billing system and held a variety of executive roles in salesforce.com’s technology, marketing, and strategy organizations, including building out the product management & marketing organization, serving as Chief Marketing Officer for two years, and most recently as Chief Strategy Officer.
 
 
Fred van den Bosch  - Librato


Server Consolidation Without Virtualization
Track: Server Virtualization & Beyond
Fred van den Bosch is CEO of Librato and a member of the board of directors. He brings to the company a wealth of experience in the enterprise software industry. At VERITAS Software (now Symantec Corporation), he held various key roles as EVP of Engineering, CTO and a board member. He also served as CEO of PANTA Systems and various engineering and management positions at Philips and Stanford Research Institute.
 
 
Peter Vogel  - Intuit


A Simple CRUD Application on the Cloud in 30 Minutes
Track: Cloud Platforms & Applications
Peter Vogel is Group Manager and Developer Tools Architect for the Intuit Partner Platform. As a SW engineer with over 20 years experience, his focus is bringing capabilities and power into the reach of small businesses. He strives to bring the capabilities of enterprises to small businesses and the developers who serve them. This has been a cornerstone of his career, beginning with the development of supercomputing and state of the art test automation tools, and continuing through advanced multimedia and DSP capabilities, right up to the past 7 years at the Intuit Developer Network.
 
 
Dr Werner Vogels  - Amazon.com


KEYNOTE - Ahead in the Cloud: The Power of Infrastructure as a Service
Dr. Werner Vogels is Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company's technology vision. Prior to joining Amazon, he worked as a research scientist at Cornell University where he was a principal investigator in several research projects that target the scalability and robustness of mission-critical enterprise computing systems.

Vogels holds a Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored close to 80 articles for journals and conferences, most of them on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.

 
 
Thorsten von Eicken  - RightScale


Leveraging the Clouds for Reliable Web Apps
Track: Cloud Testing, Security & Management
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.
 
 
Thorsten von Eicken  - RightScale


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


GENERAL SESSION: Messaging in the Cloud - Email, SMS and Voice
As Director of Channel Partnerships, Bryan sets the vision for how the ExactTarget SOA interface integrates with software companies, social networks and ISV platforms to enable email marketing within their applications. Under his leadership, ExactTarget has developed partnerships with the world’s largest software companies to bring email marketing powered by ExactTarget into partner applications. Over his four year tenure with ExactTarget, Bryan has implemented over 200 of the world’s largest email programs for Retail, Enterprise and B2B companies. Before joining ExactTarget, Bryan was an IT consultant and database developer in the telecommunications, retail and pharmaceutical industry.
 
 
Simon Wardley  - Leading Edge Forum


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Cloud Computing
Track: Cloud Platforms & Applications
Simon Wardley researches into organizational impacts of technology change at LEF. A proven executive with 14 years of solid experience in developing and delivering products, his expertise is in creating and executing business and IT strategy within start-ups and multi-nationals ranging from FMCG to Web 2.0. He has a track record of building profitable software companies and consultancies and is an international speaker on the commodization of IT, utility computing, fabrication technologies and the open source movement.
 
 
Scott Wiener  - Cloud9 Analytics


Using the Cloud to Deliver Role-Based Business Intelligence
Track: Hot Topics

Scott Wiener has repeatedly founded successful companies at the forefront of new technological waves, including: Ann Arbor Softworks (acquired by Ashton-Tate), Common Knowledge, (acquired by CESoftware), Relevance Technologies (acquired by Documentum), and now Cloud9 Analytics. Scott combines strong technical perspective with hands-on operating experience in venture-funded and public technology companies.

 
 
Warren Wilbee  - Microsoft


Combining the Cloud & the Desktop in the Publishing Arena
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing
Warren is the Senior Director of ISV Evangelism for Microsoft. He and his teams help ISVs in the US develop software using the Microsoft Platform. Prior to coming to us Warren spent the last six years as leader of the development organization for NxTrend Technology in Colorado Springs. Prior to NxTrend, Warren worked for independent software vendors in Minnesota and Canada as a software architect and leader in their development organizations.
 
 
Alan Williamson  - ParkerGale Capital


Cloud Computing Bootcamp - March 31, 2009 (One Day Only)
Alan Williamson is a principal at ParkerGale Capital, a private equity firm based in Chicago. Prior to joining ParkerGale, he served as CTO at Royall & Company where he was responsible for the architecture, development and maintenance of all systems to support the needs and requirements of clients. With a deep background in high-volume server processing, he was the first U.K. Java Champion, a program by Oracle/Sun to recognize the Top 100 people who have contributed the most to Java. Alan graduated from the University of Paisley in Scotland with a Hons BSc. degree in Computer Science with Digital Control.
 
 
Alan Williamson  - ParkerGale Capital


POWER PANEL: "How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?" - Moderated by Jeremy Geelan
Alan Williamson is a principal at ParkerGale Capital, a private equity firm based in Chicago. Prior to joining ParkerGale, he served as CTO at Royall & Company where he was responsible for the architecture, development and maintenance of all systems to support the needs and requirements of clients. With a deep background in high-volume server processing, he was the first U.K. Java Champion, a program by Oracle/Sun to recognize the Top 100 people who have contributed the most to Java. Alan graduated from the University of Paisley in Scotland with a Hons BSc. degree in Computer Science with Digital Control.
 
 
Rich Wolski  - Eucalyptus Systems


An Open Source Infrastructure for Cloud Computing: Eucalyptus
Track: Cloud Testing, Security & Management

Dr. Rich Wolski is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Eucalyptus Systems Inc., and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Having received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Davis (while a researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) he has also held positions at the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Tennessee. He is currently also a strategic advisor to the San Diego Supercomputer Center and an adjunct faculty member at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Wolski has led several national scale research efforts in the area of high-performance distributed computing and grid computing, is the author of numerous research articles concerning the empirical study of distributed systems, and is the progenitor of the Eucalyptus project.

 
 
Max Yankelevich  - Freedom OSS


GENERAL SESSION: Stairway to the Cloud
Max Yankelevich is responsible for Strategic Technology Direction and Business Development at Freedom OSS. Mr. Yankelevich is a seasoned Architect with over 15 years of hands-on experience in large scale, distributed applications, Service-Oriented Architecture and Enterprise Integration. Prior to joining Freedom OSS, Mr. Yankelevich provided architectural guidance to Fortune 500 companies, such as JP Morgan Chase, Credit Suisse, AIG, Deutsche Bank, ADP and Amerada Hess. Mr. Yankelevich holds a BA in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
 
Joel York  - Xignite


Forbes.com in the Cloud
Track: Real-World Cloud Computing
With more than 15 years of experience bringing software and software-as-a-service (SaaS) products to market, Joel York has managed global marketing and sales organizations serving over 50 countries, including local operations in the US, UK, Germany, Israel and India. . His experience ranges to $50 SaaS subscriptions to $5M enterprise deals to free Web 2.0 consumer services and he shares his expertise on SaaS, cloud computing and Web 2.0 business strategy on his blog at www.chaotic-flow.com. Prior to Xignite, Joel provided SaaS strategy and marketing consulting services at Affinitos, where he worked with rapidly growing Web 2.0 clients such as Conduit and Zendesk. He has held senior management positions leading the marketing and sales organizations of both startups and midsize public companies, including Navis, eMind, Passlogix and SPSS. He began his career at Deloitte Consulting. Joel holds a BS in Physics from Caltech, an MS in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
 
 
Brian Zanghi  - Kadient


Moving From a Licensed to a SaaS Model: What to Expect
Track: Cloud Platforms & Applications
Brian Zanghi, President and CEO of Kadient, joined the company in 2004 and led its transformation from a premise-based RFP automation software company to a leading provider of on-demand sales knowledge applications. He is a frequent speaker and writer on the topic of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model.
 

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