|| ||"Ty Mays" <ty-AT-perfectpitchpr.com>|
|| ||New Virtual Conference Analyzes Top Cloud Computing Trends and Challenges|
|| ||Tue, 10 Feb 2009 15:10:36 -0500|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
New Online Conference Analyzes Top Cloud Computing Trends and Challenges
The world? leading experts and authorities in cloud computing to convene on April 20-24 at Cloud
Slam ?9 to analyze and uncover top trends and challenges.
TORONTO ? February 10, 2009 ? Cloud Slam ?9, a virtual conference developed to promote
collaborative analysis of the latest trends and challenges in the world of cloud computing, will
commence on April 20. Organized by more than 30 leading experts and authorities in the field, this
four-day conference will highlight research, developments and accomplishments by industry leaders
whose contributions are helping to shape the future of cloud computing. Key topics will include the
significant benefits of an open cloud, enterprise readiness of IaaS architectures, and the impact
of cloud computing on application developers.
According to industry experts and analysts, cloud virtualization is expected to explode over the
next 18 to 36 months, and by 2012 will account for new tech spending. Cloud Slam ?9 gives industry
leaders and professionals keen insights into published research, unique and evolving ideas and best
practices, as well as an opportunity to network with leading experts in cloud computing. The
conference is designed to be a career-enhancing experience for researchers, engineers, directors
and IT professionals. It? also an ideal opportunity for corporate leaders to glean information on
the latest innovations in cloud computing, generate leads and develop ideas on how to capitalize on
what? estimated to eventually become a $100 billion dollar market.
?Information sharing and collaboration will be key components in the evolution of cloud computing,
especially now, as we prepare for its continued, industry-wide impact on both small businesses and
large corporations,? said Khazret Sapenov, CTO of Cloudcor Inc. and conference organizing committee
member. ?Our conference brings together members from the world? largest cloud computing community,
comprised of more than 8,000 members, to share and analyze existing research, and tackle hot topics
including infrastructure, implementation, privacy and compliance.?
Cloud Slam ?9 will feature several keynote speakers, and presentations from academia on the current
and future aspects of cloud computing. Among the featured speakers are Songnian Zhou, CEO of
Platform; Simon Crosby, CTO, Virtualization and Management, Citrix Systems, Inc.; Russ Daniels,VP
and Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Services Strategy, HP; Hal Stern, SVP Global Systems
Engineering; Maximilian Ahrens, CTO of Zimory; and Jayshree Ullal, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Arista Networks.
Cloud Slam ?9 is presented by more than 30 industry and academic leaders. The organizing committee
includes the following experts: Geoffrey Fox, Professor of Computer Science, University of Indiana;
Greg Pfister, Independent Computer Hardware Professional, Distinguished Engineer at STG, IBM; Tim
Mather, V.P. & Chief Security Strategist at RSA Conferences; Eliezer Dekel, Senior Technical Staff
Member, Manager, Distributed Middleware IBM Research Laboratory in Haifa; Kristi Schultz, STSM -
Blue Cloud Ensemble Management, IBM; Gabriel Sallah, HPC and Virtualisation Architect Global
markets at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore; John Savageau, CTO, CRG West; Achim Luhn, Director
Innovation Projects at Siemens IT Solutions and Services; Khazret Sapenov, CTO, Cloudcor Inc.; Dave
Graham, EMC Corporation; Paco Nathan, Adknowledge; Krishna Sankar, Distinguished Engineer at Cisco;
Chris Sears, SunGard; Randy Bias, VP Technology Strategy, GoGrid; Chris Marino, CEO, SnapLogic;
Andre Merzky, IT Analyst CCT, Louisiana State University; Igor Edelman, VP Engineering at Bank of
America; J. Andrew Rogers, VP Geospatial Systems at Neopolitan; Subra Kumaraswamy, Sr. Security
Manager at Sun Microsystems; Richard Donaldson, COO at United Layer; Brian Cinque, Data Center
Architect at Sun Microsystems; Sassa NF, Technology Advisor; Eric Moore, Technical Consultant, HP
Software; Rob Gingell, CTO and EVP Product Development for Cassatt; Daniel Schwartz, Banking
Industry; and Edward Browdy, Information Assurance and Security Professional.
Conference registration is now open. The early bird registration fee is $40, and available until
February 15. General admission is $52. For more information or to register, visit
www.cloudslam09.com. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Khazret Sapenov at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Cloud Slam ?09
Cloud Slam ?9 is the world? largest virtual cloud computing conference, covering technology,
business models, industry implementation experiences, regulatory compliance, privacy and security,
risk management and scientific research in the world of cloud computing. The conference will take
place April 20-24. For more information, visit www.cloudslam09.com.
If you would rather not receive future email messages from Perfect Pitch Public Relations, please
go to http://vocuspr.vocus.com/VocusPR30/OptOut.aspx?520652x254....
Perfect Pitch Public Relations, 1560 Versailles Drive, Atlanta, GA 30331 United States
to post comments)