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Cloud Connect 2010 Announces Track Chairs, Conference Content
Jan 27, 2010 (07:01 PM EST)


SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cloud Connect, produced by TechWeb, today announced the track chairs for the event taking place March 13-18 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley. The top-tier list brings together experts in software development, IT operations, emerging standards, risk and governance, economics, and more to provide the industry's most comprehensive look at cloud computing. For more information and to register, visit: www.cloudconnectevent.com.

"I'm ecstatic about the lineup we've got for this event," said Alistair Croll, Principal Analyst for Bitcurrent and content chair for Cloud Connect. "Not only are the track chairs recognized thought leaders in their respective fields, but the panelists and presenters they've lined up for their sessions are the people who are making clouds happen - from innovative startups to industry giants, from deep technologists to forward-thinking analysts. It's amazing how many cloud-savvy people will be in one place this March."

The following list of track chairs will lead this year's conference tracks:

  • Drew Barkiewicz, Vice President of E&O, Cyber and New Media Liability - Cloud Risks, Challenges, and Governance Track Chair
  • Randy Bias, Founder, Cloudscaling - Migration Strategies Track Chair
  • Peter Christy, Principal, Internet Research Group - Case studies and lessons learned Track Chair
  • Alistair Croll, Co-Founder, Bitcurrent - Cloud Futures and Roadmaps Track Chair
  • Bradford Cross, Co-Founder and Head of Research for FlightCaster - Dealing with (and profiting from) Big Data Track Chair
  • Bob Marcus, CTO, ET-Strategies - Standards, Governments and Industry Track Chair
  • Greg Ness, Senior Director, Infoblox and Member of the Infrastructure 2.0 Working Group - New Infrastructure Track Chair
  • Shlomo Swidler, Founder, Orchestratus - Developing for the Cloud Track Chair
  • Joe Weinman, Strategy and Business Development VP, AT&T - ROI, Cost and Economics Track Chair

"As an organizer of several Cloud Standards events in 2009, I am excited to chair the Standards Track at Cloud Connect," said Bob Marcus, CTO, ET-Strategies. "The Cloud Connect Standards Track will be unique in enabling Cloud customers to present and discuss their standards requirements with Cloud providers and standards groups. In keeping with the goals of Cloud Connect, this Track will help set the agenda for many 2010 Cloud standards activities."

In the past year, the market for on-demand computing has matured dramatically, offering companies more control, new services, performance guarantees, and degrees of standardization. To better understand where cloud computing is today, Croll will present a webcast on the state of cloud computing this Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. PT. This free webinar will examine how cloud computing has moved from the fringes of IT to center stage. Register for this free webcast at http://www.cloudconnectevent.com/.

Cloud Connect brings together all of cloud computing's stakeholders, and promises to be the industry's definitive event focused on the on-demand platforms and breakthrough technologies that are revolutionizing IT. Sponsors include Diamond Sponsor, IBM; Gold Sponsor, McAfee and Sun; Silver Sponsor, CA, GoGrid and CloudTest.

About Cloud Connect

Cloud Connect, produced by TechWeb, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry. As both a conference and an exhibition, Cloud Connect's goal is to chart the course of cloud computing's development by bringing together enterprise IT professionals, developers, infrastructure providers and cloud computing innovators. TechWeb has produced cloud events that define and frame cloud computing discussions since June 2008, including Cloud Summit Executive and Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop. Cloud Connect is a new one-of-a-kind event that encompasses the entire cloud computing ecosystem featuring Cloud Business Summit, a Launch Pad program, IT & Developer workshops and a full conference program. Cloud Connect will take place March 15-18, 2010 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, CA. For more information visit: www.cloudconnectevent.com.

About TechWeb

TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading magazines. TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

SOURCE TechWeb