Agenda

Wednesday, November 28

7:30am-9:15am Main Lobby
Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:15am-9:25am Grand Ballroom
Opening Remarks
Speakers
Jolie O’Dell, Reporter, VentureBeat
Matt Marshall, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, VentureBeat

9:25am-9:50am Grand Ballroom
Opening Case Study
Building the Business Case for Cloud in Large Enterprise
Despite the many benefits of moving to the cloud, large enterprises are often hesitant to leverage public computing. While cost is important there are many other factors, such as security and control, that large enterprises must consider. To define PepsiCo’s strategy, Frank took a data driven approach using monte carlo simulation to quantify the uncertainty and the benefits of moving to the cloud. At this session you will hear the perspective from an enterprise IT decision maker.
Speakers
Frank Edwards, Director, IT Strategy, PepsiCo
Moderator
Matt Marshall, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, VentureBeat

9:50am-10:15am Grand Ballroom
Fireside Chat 
Open + Cloud : Resonance
Open source and cloud computing: two market forces in harmony, reinforcing, amplifying, and feeding each other. Chris C. Kemp, CEO of Nebula and a co-founder of the OpenStack open source cloud platform, explains how the intersection of open source, open standards and cloud create a potent, symbiotic organism that’s putting control in the hands of customers and service providers while also pointing the way towards the future of computing. And it’s changing the face of the cloud market. During his talk, Kemp will discuss his experiences as the former CTO of NASA, and why open standards often prevail over proprietary systems, as well as examples from the open source cloud community.
Speaker
Chris Kemp, Co-Founder & CEO, Nebula
Moderator
Matt Marshall, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, VentureBeat

10:15am-10:40am Grand Ballroom
Case Study
Healthcare meets Cloud, a $35B Convergence
Ignited by the stroke of the President’s pen and now carried by market demand, thousands of hospitals, physician practice groups, software and hardware companies, consulting firms and affiliated health care organizations have been left to grapple with how to secure massive amounts of data currently on paper charts, film or tape to a digital secure data storage solution that can be accessed and analyzed anywhere, at any time. Simultaneously, health care organizations are challenged to meet the complex corporate governance and Federal mandates driving HIPAA, HITECH Act, and ePHI compliancy issues. The market and legislated demand has created a massive $35 billion Healthcare IT Market, growing at 20% annually, with approximately 900,000 healthcare providers who must migrate to electronic records and thousands of software companies that need to convert to cloud delivery. Scott Whyte, Vice President of IT Connectivity at Dignity Health, the fifth largest hospital provider in the nation and the largest hospital system in California, will discuss the “perfect storm” of challenges facing today’s healthcare providers and how they are using cloud computing to help solve these technical issues. Darin Brannan, president and CEO of ClearDATA, will address the key technology, regulatory and privacy issues facing the various constituents in the healthcare supply chain, and how the “custody of the data” is more than secure access control. The audience will learn about Dignity Health’s intense journey toward HIPPA-compliant cloud infrastructure technologies in order to meet the growing needs of hospitals and healthcare delivery partners across the country–as well as the efficiency/ cost savings associated with this massive technology leap to the cloud.
Speakers
Darin Brannan, President & CEO, ClearDATA
Scott Whyte, Vice President of IT Connectivity, Dignity Health
Moderator
Dylan Tweney, Executive Editor, VentureBeat

10:40am-11:00am Foyer
Morning Coffee Break

11:00am-11:25am Grand Ballroom
Case Study
How France’s SFR used a “Chocolate Factory” to Launch its $300M Cloud Company
In the case of SFR, France’s second largest telecom carrier. The company arrived at CloudBeat last year without a clear strategy to unveil its own Amazon cloud competitor. It left with considerable contacts — all made at CloudBeat — and subsequently went on to launch its cloud offering just months later, after convincing the French state to back it — with $300 million in investing capital. Benjamin Revcolevschi, who overseas SFR’s cloud strategy, will tell the story about how SFR settled on its strategy and was able to execute so quickly — in part by having to change the very culture within the $15 billion SFR giant itself: He and a small team of SFR executives operated out of a single room in SFR’s headquarters for a year. SFR built his own orchestration solution based on HP OO, that will soon evolve to Openstack, and used storage solution offered by Scality. It is also offering best-of-breed integration services, eg in security or call centers solutions. The company decided to offer end-to-end cloud solutions that few other can provide, in part because of its direct relationship with customers but also because of its grasp on the customer networks. And with the backing and credibility of the French state as a main partner, SFR is positioning its solutions as more secure and reliable than other public cloud competitors. It’s also just announced its first customers.
Speaker
Benjamin Revcolevschi, SVP Services & Cloud, SFR
Moderator
Matt Marshall, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, VentureBeat

11:25am-11:45am Grand Ballroom
Case Study

Big Data is taking over the enterprise, and here’s how NoSQL is helping
With enterprises moving to use “big data” applications in the cloud, they’re facing tough choices: They either rip out their existing infrastructure to accommodate high-powered new NoSQL database technology, or rely on existing database technology they’ve used so far with their on-premise investments. Increasingly, evidence is mounting that going “all in” with NoSQL is worth it. Two cases, FamilySearch and Bosch highlight this trend. First, FamilySearch owned by the Church of Latter Day Saints, and one of the largest web properties in the family history industry holding over 3 billion vital records and images, is second only to social network Facebook in the sheer amount of data it must parse and serve. Now, citing jaw-dropping performance gains by NoSQL, FamilySearch is moving to use that technology to significantly increase both the performance and scale of our tree application. (At CloudBeat, it will also feature the first early demonstration of a special “Bumping” application that allows two users to locate where their family trees may have linked up generations ago.) Second, Bosch (maker of brands such as Dremel, Skilsaw or Multi-X), will explain how it is using NoSQL to revolutionize it’s marketing efforts, including applying predictive analytics to better understand and target its customers.
Speaker
Daniel Rapp, Vice President of Research, UX and Web Development, Family Search
Hope Arenas, Group Manager of e-Business Development, Bosch Tool Corporation
Moderator
Bill Coughran, Partner, Sequoia Capital

11:45am-12:10pm Grand Ballroom
Case Study
Harvard and it’s Neighbors Embrace Cloud Efficiencies
Up in Massachusetts, cloud computing is going to be big. Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Boston University and the University of Massachussetts are about to open a new shared data center which will prepare them for the future and bring investment to a community that needs it. Greener, faster, bigger, and better than existing campus data centers, the new facility will enable Harvard to put plenty of campus real estate to better uses, whilst unlocking big savings on the annual energy bill. Join Harvard’s James Cuff to hear more about the project, its persuasive bottom line, and the collaborative possibilities it unlocks.
Speaker
James Cuff, Director of Researching Computing & Chief Technology Architect, Harvard University
Moderator
Paul Miller, Consultant, Cloud of Data

12:10pm-1:30pm Sofitel Restaurant & Veranda Room
Lunch 

1:30pm-2:30pm
Breakout Sessions

Salon 1 (upstairs)
Development & Testing in the Cloud
Development teams are leveraging lean philosophies. We’re now at a point where those can extend to software development tools of all stripes. Issues trackers, build servers, code repositories, even IDEs are now available as pay-as-you-go services, and on demand servers and infrastructure make it possible to spin up environments in a few minutes, for just a few pennies an hour. The feasibility of giving developers a full environment in which to deploy and test their changes means more innovation and fewer defects. Full applications can even be tested– at scale — from within these cloud development environments. Come hear the latest advances from companies leading the way.
Speakers
Matt Pardee, Partner Executive, Cloud9, IDE
Oren Teich, COO, Heroku
Tom Lounibos, Co-Founder & CEO, SOASTA
Moderator
Jose Morales, VP of Corporate Development, Atlassian

Grand Salon (downstairs)
Open : Which Flavor Would you Like?
With so many different vendors talking an “open cloud” story it’s easy for customer to be confused about what an open cloud actually is. At the same time, in the race to build an open cloud ecosystem, some suggest that there is a large amount of fragmentation and man competing and splintered offerings. Add in to this the fact that some vendors are calling highly proprietary combinations of hardware and software “open” and you have something that could easily be considered merely a buzzword. We assemble a number of cloud vendors and explore their commonalities and, more importantly for customers, their differences.
Speakers
Chris Pinkham, Co-Founder & CEO, Nimbula
Randy Bias, Co-Founder &CTO, Cloudscaling
Boris Renski, Co-Founder & EVP, Mirantis
Moderator
Dan Scholnick, Partner, Trinity Ventures

Salon 4 (upstairs)
Is Cloud safer?
This high level overview of the realities of security aims to provide a definitive answer to the age old question regarding cloud and security….
Speakers
Rafal Los, Senior Security Strategist, Hewlett-Packard
Andrew Hay, Chief Security Evangelist,  CloudPassage
Wolfgang Kandek, CTO, Qualys
Moderator
Meghan Kelly, Writer, VentureBeat

Salon 2 (upstairs)
Integration
Lightweight Cloud Integration vs. Enterprise-grade: Do companies really need all the bells and whistles that come with traditional integrationsolutions, like ESBs, ETL or EAI tools? Or is today’s exponentially growing library of APIs, paired with more affordable SaaS-based integrationtools, enough to get the job done well?
Speakers
Chris Wagner, CTO, Snaplogic
Darren Cunningham, Vice President, Informatica Cloud
Sam Ramji, Vice President of Strategy, Apigee
Moderator
Ben Kepes, Blogger & Cloud Computing Analyst, Diversity Limited

2:30pm-2:40pm
Transition to Ballroom

2:40pm – 3:05pm Grand Ballroom
Fireside Chat
Cloud Done Right: (Re)Building an Enterprise Solution
There are two pervasive myths about ‘the cloud’ and business applications: the myth of plain vanilla, and the myth of magical apps. Enterprise clouds need not be ‘one size misfits all,’ but can be built to enable extensive customization and integration – using metadata models to prevent today’s customizations from impeding tomorrow’s upgrades. That same power, however, calls for considered deployments that accelerate business processes and add maximum possible value to incumbent IT. Join Peter Coffee, VP and Head of Platform Research at salesforce.com and Axcient Director of Business Operations Elias Dayeh for a from-the-trenches tale of cloud done wrong – then re-done, right.
Speakers
Peter Coffee, VP & Head of Platform Research, Salesforce
Elias Dayeh, Director of Business Operation, Axcient
Moderator
Matt Marshall, Founder & Editor in Chief, VentureBeat

3:05pm-3:20pm Grand Ballroom
Fireside Chat
Building a Cloud Platform for the Next Billion Mobile Workers
While the PC digitized business and created the knowledge worker, the explosion of mobile devices is creating a post-PC workplace where every worker (even those who never worked with PCs or in an office) is now a knowledge worker. According to IDC, there will be nearly 1.3 billion “mobile workers” by 2015. In this conversation, Sam Schillace, VP of Engineering at Box, founder of Write.ly, and formerly director of engineering for Google Apps, will discuss the implications of this massive growth in mobile use cases on how we build, design and operate cloud software. He will share insights into companies that are embracing the seismic change of mobile, including many who are digitizing parts of their business that PCs never reached, such as Sunbelt Rentals, one of the largest equipment rental companies in the US, and McCarthy Construction, one of the oldest and most accomplished private construction companies. As a technologist who was at the forefront of creating one of the first and most popular cloud applications in the world in Google Docs, and is now scaling one of the fastest growing cloud collaboration platforms in the market in Box, Sam will provide an historical and forward-looking perspective on the technology decisions every cloud company faces.
Speaker
Sam Schillace, VP of Engineering, Box
Moderator
Christina Farr, Writer, VentureBeat

3:20pm-3:35pm Grand Ballroom
Case Study
Purdue University Innovates to Deliver a Better, More Cost Efficient Cloud for Students and Faculty
Faced with an ever increasing requirement to do more with less, Purdue University needed a way to give its students and faculty mobile access, file sharing and collaboration capabilities with the minimum possible investment. In an innovative move for an education institution, Purdue chose Oxygen Cloud to be a key part of a smart cloud solution that provides them with a better service at much lower cost. Hear from Purdue’s Executive Director of Infrastructure Systems and Operations on the process they undertook and how they will expand their cloud service in the future.
Speaker
Michael Rubesch, Executive Director of Infrastructure Systems and Operations, Purdue University
Moderator
Ben Kepes, Blogger & Cloud Computing Analyst, Diversity Limited

3:35pm-3:55pm Foyer
Afternoon Coffee Break

3:55pm-4:15pm Grand Ballroom
Fireside Chat

Scaling Customer Support in the Cloud
Today’s customer increasingly expects the brands they deal with to know them, to remember them, and to anticipate them. By email, by social network, by phone or in the store, they expect the same level of service, and they really don’t want to give their address or phone number to yet another call center agent. But scaling enterprise systems to cope with the always-on consumer and their always-on expectations for support can be both challenging and expensive. Join Patch.com Director of Technology Operations Gavin Blair and Zendesk SVP Product Development Adrian McDermott to learn how Patch scaled a customer service operation from supporting a start-up to being part of internet giant AOL.
Speakers
Adrian McDermott, SVP Product Development, Zendesk
Gavin Blair, Director of Technology Operations, Patch
Moderator
Glenn Solomon, Partner, GGV Capital

4:15pm-4:35pm Grand Ballroom
Case Study
The S Factor: Optimizing a Cloud-Based Platform for Scalability and Security
Cinchcast is a cloud-based, enterprise solution for webcasts and conference calls of any size. On a monthly basis, Cinchcast powers 15 million audio streams and attracts over 36 million unique visitors. In this talk, we’ll discuss how Cinchcast development and production environments operate and the role of New Relic in scaling Cinchcast platform to meet event demands. Dr. Yampolskiy will explain how Cinchcast maintains agile release cycles, while monitoring for performance and security issues. He will give some concrete examples of how a drastic drop in page views was discovered through a monitoring tool, or how his team thwarted a DDOS attack through cloud provisioning.
Speaker
Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CTO, Cinchcast
Moderator
Vanessa Alvarez, Director of Product Marketing, Gridstore

4:35pm-4:50pm Grand Ballroom
Case Study

How the Global ATM Leader Architected Next-Gen Cloud Services, and Supported Legacy Apps Portfolio with PAAS
Given the constraints that come with the banking and finance industry, Diebold, the global leader in ATM technology, had tough decisions to make when it came to their cloud strategy. Facing a looming deadline to come to market and to remain competitive globally, Diebold embarked on a cloud adoption strategy evaluating hundreds of options and vendors. Diebold had critical decisions to consider when evaluating the cloud – including mandates like security and regulatory control, strict governance standards within their IT environment, control and customization requirements and needs to optimize existing infrastructure IT investments. Ultimately a private platform as a service strategy worked for Diebold. With Private PaaS, Diebold achieved increased developer productivity with minimal legacy code needing to be altered, and new applications developed in reduced time with no more headcount to be added. Additionally, Diebold drastically reduced their deployment cycle and management of their cloud apps, including the capability to adjust application consumption needs on a dime. Diebold reduced infrastructure and cost savings, and will achieve their time to market before deadline and under budget.
Speaker
Balaji Devarasetty, Director of Cloud Services, Diebold
Moderator
Dylan Tweney, Executive Editor, VentureBeat

4:50pm-5:05pm Grand Ballroom
Fireside Chat

Robert Burns, executive director of IT at AKQA, one of the biggest independent agencies specializing in digital marketing (recently acquired by WPP, the world’s largest advertising company) will discuss how it is using secure, centralized content collaboration with employees, clients and partners around the world to create brand campaigns. Joining him on stage will be Alastair Mitchell, co-founder and CEO of Huddle, which is the service AKQA is using for its communication and documentation collaboration needs, both internally, and externally with its partners. An unprecedented content explosion within organizations across the board—from SMBs to the Department of Homeland Security—is creating a shift toward centralized, cloud-based content management that marries the needs of IT and end users to create a collaborative environment with enterprise-level security and reliability that eliminates content silos and enables frictionless working across the firewall.
Speaker
Alastair Mitchell, Co-Founder & CEO, Huddle
Robert Burns, Executive Director of Information Technology, AKQA
Moderator
Matt Marshall, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, VentureBeat

5:05pm-5:10pm Grand Ballroom
Closing Remarks
Speaker
Meghan Kelly, Security Reporter, VentureBeat

5:10pm-6:30pm Sofitel’s Lower Bay Bar
Opening Reception hosted by New Relic

Thursday, November 29

8:00am-9:20am Main Lobby & Ballrom Foyer
Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:20am-9:25am Grand Ballroom
General Opening Remarks
Speaker

Meghan Kelly, Security Reporter, VentureBeat

9:25am-9:50am Grand Ballroom
Fireside Chat

The Software Defined Datacenter in a Multi-Cloud World
A software-defined datacenter is where all infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service, and the control of this datacenter is entirely automated by software. What is it going to take to make the software-defined datacenter a reality in a multi-cloud world? What happens as IT teams start to move beyond managing server virtualization to managing the datacenter as a virtual entity – that includes networks, security, storage and pools of VMs? Join Steve Herrod and Matt Marshall as they explore the future of the datacenter.
Speaker
Stephen Herrod, CTO, VMWare
Moderator
Matt Marshall, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, VentureBeat

9:50am-10:15am Grand Ballroom
Fireside Chat

Rethinking Business: Big Data in the Cloud
‘Big Data’ – the term has become all the rage in the business world, but what does it mean and, if tamed and managed effectively, how can it deliver real results and competitive advantage. There’s no denying that companies are seeing dramatic increases in data coming at them from more and more disparate sources – and traditional database technologies simply can’t keep up. Enter in-memory computing, which processes transactional and analytical workloads fully in-memory with up to 100x speed and performance gains, giving organizations a means to manage the rapid growth in data volume and complexity, while at the same time, exploiting that data to achieve quicker business insight. With the ability to process hundreds of billions of rows of data in seconds – in the cloud, and accessed via the mobile device of your choosing – it doesn’t just enable management to move its organization to the highest levels of competitiveness. It can spark new thinking, offer instant answers to all the “what if’s” — and fundamentally change the way business is done.
Speaker
Sanjay Poonen, President & Corporate Officer, SAP
Mike Kelly, SVP Information Technology, McKesson
Moderator
Matt Marshall, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, VentureBeat

10:15am-10:40am Grand Ballroom
Fireside Chat

Two Clouds: Which do we need?
Two types of cloud infrastructure have emerged to clearly differentiate the choices enterprises face in their cloud migration strategies: enterprise virtualization clouds versus elastic infrastructure clouds. The former defines infrastructure built to support legacy enterprise applications like those built on SAP and Oracle. Examples include infrastructure from VMware, Savvis and Terremark. The second cloud category, elastic clouds, is defined by web services such as AWS, GCE, and the captive infrastructures built and operated by Facebook, SFDC and others. Know the strengths of each, so you can make informed cloud infrastructure decisions for your organization.
Speaker
Randy Bias, Co-Founder & CTO, CloudScaling
Moderator
Lew Tucker, VP & CTO, Cisco Cloud Computing

10:40am-11:00am Foyer
Morning Coffee Break 

11:00am-12:00pm
Breakout Sessions 

1. Salon 1 (upstairs)
Visibility
As more CIOs accept cloud computing, they are moving from reactivity to proactively searching for tools that give them real-time insight into their organizations use of Cloud. We’ll take an in-depth look into the myriad of providers who are trying to answer CIO concerns about IT resource usage, performance, governance and cost.
Speakers
John Cowan, CEO, 6fusion
Mat Ellis, CEO, Cloudability
Mark Cox, Founder & CEO, Appsecute
Moderator
Joseph Weinman, SVP, Telx

2. Salon 4 (upstairs)
Polyglot or best of breed?
With most PaaS vendors in a race to add different languages and frameworks to their solutions, it would seem that enterprises are demanding as broad support as possible. We discuss the development realities for enterprises and make some predictions about what the development process will look like in the future.
Speakers
Sinclair Schuller, CEO, Apprenda
John Dillon, CEO, Engine Yard
Lucas Carlson, Founder & CEO, AppFog
Solomon Hykes, Founder & CEO, dotCloud
Moderator
Robert Abbott, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

3. Grand Salon (downstairs)
Big Data is too hard… or is it?
Tools like Apache Hadoop have a reputation for being hard to use, This is partly responsible for the growth of companies like Cloudera, which package components up into coherent distributions and deliver value-added support and services. These companies play a valuable role, whether Hadoop is hard or not. But could you do it yourself?
Speakers
Charles Zedlewski, VP of Products, Cloudera
Ashish Thusoo, Co-Founder & CEO, Qubole
Philip “Flip” Kromer, Co-Founder & CTO, Infochimps
Moderator
Michael Driscoll, Co-Founder & CEO, Metamarkets

12:00pm-1:30pm Sofitel Restaurant & Veranda Room
Lunch

1:30pm-1:55pm Grand Ballroom
Case Study
The Cloud: Secure Enough for Healthcare
Genomic Health began their journey to the cloud the same way as most of us; with small shadow IT deployments to popular SaaS tools. They followed up with a formal transfer of their HR system to the cloud, and have gradually moved more and more services off-premise. But Genomic Health isn’t like most of us. It’s a company in the healthcare space, surrounded by complex regulatory frameworks encompassing patient data, financial transactions, and corporate governance. They also operate internationally, bringing the added complication of different – sometimes conflicting – rules in different territories.Join Ken Stineman, Genomic Health’s Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture and Security, to hear more about how his company is able to benefit from the cloud whilst ensuring that patient data is kept safe and secure.
Speaker
Ken Stineman, Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture & Security, Genomic Health
Moderator
Paul Miller, Consultant, Cloud of Data

1:55pm-2:20pm Grand Ballroom
Case Study
Banshee Wines – How a Wine Start Up went from Dream to Reality with Google
Banshee began as a fun enterprise between friends to produce 1,200 cases of wine. Now just three years later, they produce more than 25,000 cases and can be found in 35 states. In the competitive business of wine, the latest technologies can be put to work in creating a compelling – and valuable – edge. In this session, Steve Graf (Banshee, Founder) and Amit Singh (Google Enterprise, VP) will discuss how the use of web-based tools like Google Apps and Google+ Hangouts, have made a direct impact on Banshee’s business, defining their corporate culture, and helping consumers around the country get access to their wines.
Speakers
Amit Singh, Vice President, Google Enterprise
Steve Graf, Founder, Banshee Wines
Moderator
Matt Marshall, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, VentureBeat

2:20pm-3:20pm Grand Ballroom
Innovation Showdown

8 Companies Present plus Q&A from Judges & Audience
Companies Presenting
Kabbage, Five Run Inc., Mulesoft, Appsecute, Cloudessa, Adaptive Planning, Circle Ci
Judges
John Lee, Director of Entrepreneur Services Group, SVB Accelerator
Robert Abbott, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
Andy Vitus, Partner, Scale Venture Partners
Margaret Dawson, Vice President, Product Management & Marketing, Symform
Moderator
Jolie O’Dell, Reporter, VentureBeat

3:20pm-3:40pm Foyer
Afternoon Coffee Break

3:40pm-4:00pm Grand Ballroom
Fireside Chat
The Ever Changing Cloud – What’s next?
From early involvement in Salesforce’s AppExchange and the development of Sun’s cloud infrastructure offering, through to his current role at Cisco, Lew Tucker has seen at first hand what works in the cloud and what doesn’t. Now vice-chairman of the new OpenStack Foundation, Lew is well placed to comment on some of the challenges facing today’s cloud. Join Lew for a discussion of where we’ve been, where we are, and – hopefully – where we might go next.
Speaker
Lew Tucker, VP & CTO of Cloud Computing, Cisco
Moderator
Joe Weinman, SVP, Telx

4:00pm-4:15pm Grand Ballroom
Case Study
We’ve all heard about the “consumerization of IT.” While some in IT are wary of this trend, many of the products and services employees are bringing into the workplace solve existing efficiency issues, streamline processes, and increase productivity and thus profitability. There’s a handful of vital services and solutions that users need whether at home, work, or anywhere in between – and some important ways that IT can help facilitate this by working with these services to develop appropriate controls so business adoption happens in the right way. Hear about which services are actually being used by businesses and learn how to create value for your business as this trend continues to grow.
Speaker
Sujay Jaswa, Vice President, Dropbox
Moderator
Matt Marshall, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, VentureBeat

4:15pm-4:30pm Grand Ballroom
Fireside Chat
Elevating Loyalty in the Cloud
In October 2012, Virgin America was voted Top U.S. Airline in Conde Nast Traveller’s Reader’s Choice Awards for the fifth consecutive year. Virgin America’s Elevate Loyalty Program was among the first to offer dynamic reward pricing – or the ability for guests to redeem points for any unsold seat – on any flight, at any time. This fireside chat will share how this innovative airline used an innovative approach to change the industry.
Speaker
Brett Hannath, Director of Marketing, Tibco Loyalty Lab
Moderator
Maribel Lopez, Principal & Founder, Lopez Research

4:30pm-4:45pm Grand Ballroom
Fireside Chat
Productivity: The Coming Cloud Revolution
Microsoft and Google, have embraced the cloud to offer their respective productivity solutions, albeit optimized for a PC experience. The future of cloud-based productivity needs to build on an open federated storage model, optimized for mobile devices and a group productivity environment. Milind Gadekar, CEO/co-founder of CloudOn, will discuss their initial success as they build such a solution.
Speaker
Milind Gadekar, Founder & CEO, CloudOn
Moderator
Dylan Tweney, Executive Editor, VentureBeat

4:45pm-4:50pm Grand Ballroom
Closing Remarks & Innovation Showdown Winner Announcement
Meghan Kelly, Security Reporter, VentureBeat
Jolie O’Dell, Reporter, VentureBeat

4:50pm-6:00pm Veranda Room & Blue Room
Closing Reception

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