The keynote lineup features some of the top minds in cloud computing, including executives from large enterprises, leading industry analysts and vendor experts. Conference attendees will hear from the people defining cloud computing as well as the organizations leveraging the cloud to drive their business objectives. The keynoters that have just been announced are:
- Amazon.com's Werner Vogels, Vice President and CTO
- Cisco System's Lew Tucker, CTO of Cloud Computing
- eBay's Neal Sample, Vice President of Architecture
- Rackspace's Andy Schroepfer, Vice President of Enterprise Strategy
- Yahoo.com's Dr. Todd Papaioannou, Vice President of Cloud Architecture
- Netflix's Kevin McEntee, Vice President of Systems Engineering
- IBM Cloud Labs' Willy Chiu, Vice President
- Nimbula's Willem Van Biljon, Co-Founder and Vice President of Products
- Cloudscaling's Randy Bias, CEO, Founder and Cloud Strategist
- Forrester's James Staten, Vice President, Senior Analyst
- Cedexis' Marty Kagan, President and Co-Founder
- Eventbrite's Scott Baker, Director of Systems Engineering and Operations
- Bitcurrent's Alistair Croll, Founder and Cloud Connect Chairperson
Cloud Connect 2011 will also feature several new programs, including two new in-depth workshops. Moving to the Amazon Web Services Cloud Step by Step offers best practices for using the Amazon Web Services platform to build highly scalable web applications, for both beginner and advanced audiences. Cloud Performance Summit presents participants with the insight of top-tier vendors and end users discussing important issues around application performance in on-demand environments. All workshops will take place on Monday, March 7.
In addition to new workshops, the Cloud Connect 2011 program presents the Cloud Industry Summit. This exclusive track brings together investors, entrepreneurs, and prominent figures in the cloud computing industry for two days of networking and dialogue on business opportunities in an era of on-demand IT. Other new conference tracks include Cloud Economics, Design Patterns, Cloud Security, Data and Storage, DevOps and Automation, the Future of Utility Computing, Culture, Risks and Governance, Performance Monitoring, and Private Clouds.
"The cloud computing market continues to grow at an amazing pace," said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager. "The Cloud Connect program and speaker line-up we are announcing today represent the absolute latest in cloud innovation and best practices – invaluable information for any business needing a more flexible, scalable and economical application environment."
Cloud Connect will feature more than 50 companies and is the premier event for cloud computing hardware, software and service providers to come together in one location. The growing list of sponsors and exhibitors currently includes: Diamond Sponsors Cisco Systems, Inc., IBM Corporation, Intel SOA Products Group, Microsoft and VMware; Platinum Sponsor Rackspace Hosting; Gold Sponsors Abiquo, Inc., GoGrid and SOASTA; Silver Sponsors Apica, Ariba Inc., Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Cloudsoft, Keynote Systems, MeghaWare, OnApp and Riverbed.
About Cloud Connect
Cloud Connect, produced by UBM 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. UBM 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 7-10, 2011 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more information visit: www.cloudconnectevent.com.
About UBM TechWeb
UBM 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 – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM 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.