It’s just six weeks away, and we already have many stellar speakers lined up for CloudBeat, our annual conference that spotlights innovative companies across all sectors of the cloud.
Unlike many other cloud conferences, this one is focused on customers: The executives and IT managers who are actually using cloud technologies. You’ll hear real-world case studies that will show you, in concrete terms, how cloud technologies are transforming the enterprise.
It’s VentureBeat’s second annual CloudBeat conference, and last year’s attendees had this to say:
“The quality and level of discussion at CloudBeat is way beyond what I’ve seen at other conferences.”
“CloudBeat established a winning format in a crowded market for cloud conferences.”
Join us for panel discussions, fireside chats and keynote talks from chief technology officers and founders of disruptive companies like Zendesk, Google Enterprise, Cloudera, Cisco, Genomic Health and more — as well as their customers.
It’s not too late to get involved! If you work at an innovative cloud company that deserves to be recognized for its out-of-the-box adoption strategy, read up and apply for the CloudBeat Innovation Showdown, hosted by Norwest Venture Partners.
This year, our speakers will address security, collaboration, analytics, mobile usage, increased productivity, and integration. Have a fantastic speaker or customer case study in mind that addresses one of these themes? Submit your speaker form here. Deadline is Friday, October 19th.
Check out our speaker lineup below, and grab your tickets today. Space is limited!
Adrian McDermott leads and manages Zendesk’s Engineering and Operations teams. Prior to Zendesk, he was CTO at Attributor where he applied “lean startup” techniques to build multiple product lines, and as general manager, ran video compliance business from first customer sales until business acquisition.
Amit Singh leads Google’s Enterprise business. He joined Google in 2010 after nearly 20 years at Oracle in different areas of the business. In his most recent role, as group vice president, he led the Application Strategy Group, responsible for applications acquisitions, shared services and product strategy for North American Sales.
Ben Kepes is an analyst, an entrepreneur and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergance of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, enabled by the cloud.
Chris C. Kemp is the co-founder and CEO of Nebula, developers of a turnkey enterprise private cloud computing system. Prior to Nebula, Kemp was the Chief Technology Officer for IT at NASA, where he co-founded OpenStack, and was responsible for pioneering work in cloud computing, open source and open government.
Chris Pinkham is a senior technology executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience building Internet and large infrastructure environments. Chris started his career co-founding South Africa’s first ISP, TICSA/Internet Africa, which was sold to UUNET in 1996. Most recently Chris initiated and managed the development of Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), which has emerged as the undisputed leading public Cloud Infrastructure.
Dan Scholnick is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures, a venture firm dedicated to investing in early stage entrepreneurs. Dan began his career as employee number two at Wily Technology (acquired by CA) where he built the first version of the company’s application performance management product and then helped sell it to many of Wily’s Fortune 500 clients. Dan founded Flurry, the leading user analytics platform for mobile applications.
Dr. Amr Awadallah is Co-Founder and CTO of Cloudera since it was formed in Oct 2008. Before that he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners for about 3-months. Prior to joining Accel he served as Vice President of Product Intelligence Engineering at Yahoo!, and ran one of the very first organizations to use Hadoop for data analysis and business intelligence.
Edward L. Hanapole is Chief Information Officer for Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) and a leading global provider of educational services offering post-secondary education, test preparation, professional training and K12 programs.
Frank Edwards specializes in data center capabilities, cloud hosting, and virtualization for a large, global IT organization. As Director, IT Strategy he developed complex modeling tools to determine the optimal IT strategies and staffing plans in uncertain, risky environments. Prior to his current role Edwards led PepsiCo’s network and server operations groups.
Glenn Soloman has led GGV’s investments in Pandora (NYSE: P), Successfactors (NYSE: SFSF/Acq by SAP), Isilon (NASDAQ: ISLN/Acq by EMC), Quinstreet (NASDAQ: QNST), Square, Conviva, Nimble Storage and Zendesk, helping the first four successfully navigate the initial public offering process.
James Cuff is the Director of Research Computing & Chief Technology Architect for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. Before assuming this role in 2007, James directed Research Computing for the Life Sciences Division at Harvard. In 2003 he moved from the UK to the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.
Jay Simons is president of Atlassian, an award-winning enterprise software company that helps innovators everywhere plan, build, and launch great software. He is responsible for all revenue-generating activities of the company, including customer success and retention, operations and marketing. Atlassian has more than 22,000 customers— including Microsoft, Facebook, Cisco, Oracle, Proctor & Gamble, Exxon, BMW and NASA..
John Cowen is a 6fusion founder a co-inventor of 6fusion’s WAC algorithm. He is regarded as the company’s business model visionary. In addition to 6fusion’s day-to-day management responsibilities, John is responsible for the overall strategic vision and commercial direction of 6fusion.
John Dillon has thirty years of experience building successful technology companies. He began his career as a systems engineer for EDS (Electronic Data Systems) and then held sales management positions at various high tech companies including Oracle Corporation. During the past 15 years, John has served as President and CEO for Hyperion Solutions and CEO for Salesforce.com.
Special thanks to the industry leaders who are supporting CloudBeat 2012: Ping Identity as Gold Sponsor; New Relic, dotCloud, Huddle, and Oxygen Cloud as Silver Sponsors; and CollabNet, Aria, Apprenda, Nasdaq OMX, Scality, Egnyte, Norwest Venture Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, RingCentral, and Scale Venture Partners as Event Sponsors.
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