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Enterprise Cloud Summit – Interop Next Week

By John | May 14, 2009

I will be moderating two sessions in Las Vegas for this years Interop conference (May 17-21 2009).  The first session is called “Lots to Love, Less to Use: How Enterprises Can Embrace the Cloud” and the second session will be part of an all day “Enterprise Cloud Summit” workshop held in conjunction with the Interop conference.

Lots to Love, Less to Use: How Enterprises Can Embrace the Cloud

Wednesday, May 20 — 10:15–11:15 AM
While on-demand promises pay-as-you-go economics, built-in reliability, and a reduction in operational costs, the reality is that while there’s lots to love about clouds, using them means rewriting many legacy applications. And many companies are unlikely to take that step. So how can enterprises embrace cloud platforms for the mission-critical apps they rely on? This panel of cloud software companies look at how to embrace the cloud without rewriting the business.

ModeratorJohn Willis, Owner, Zabovo
SpeakerDrew Bartkiewicz, Vice President of Cyber Risk and New Media Markets , The Hartford
SpeakerJoe Weinman, Strategic Solution Sales, AT&T Signature Client Group
SpeakerJohn Janakiraman, CTO & VPE, Skytap

Enterprise Cloud Summit – Day Two

Tuesday, May 19 — 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Cloud computing is big news, promising unlimited capacity and pay-as-you-go economics, plus connections to an always-on world. Enterprises are excited about cloud computing but little of it is ready to use yet. Clouds present security risks, and many enterprise applications have to be completely rewritten to run on scalable clouds. Licensing is complicated, and privacy’s a concern.

Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop is the industry’s only event focused on how traditional enterprises can adopt cloud computing models. Featuring panels of thought leaders, candid conversations with industry luminaries and hands-on real-world demonstrations that showcase the promise—and risk—of on-demand computing, Cloud Summit is a no-holds-barred reality check to help CIOs and senior IT management better understand enterprise cloud computing.

ModeratorAlistair Croll, Principal Analyst, Bitcurrent
ModeratorAllan Leinwand, Venture Parnter, Panorama Capital

ModeratorDaniel Koffler, CTO, Syntenic
Moderator – Ian Rae, CEO, Syntenic
ModeratorJohn Willis, Owner, Zabovo

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