Speakers

Amit Singh

Amit Singh
Vice President
Google Enterprise

Amit Singh leads Google’s Enterprise business. He joined Google in 2010 after nearly 20 years at Oracle in different areas of the business, including product development, channel management, sales, strategy and acquisitions. 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. He also ran sales and operations for some of the fastest growing acquisitions at Oracle including Demantra, G-Log, Agile, Logical Apps and Peoplesoft HR. Amit spent a decade in various sales positions managing Applications sales organizations in the Northeast and Midwest. He began his Oracle career in product development, designing and building some of the first Oracle Applications, before moving into channel management.

Amit is a graduate of Rensselaer with a master’s degree in industrial and management engineering and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering.

Alastair Mitchell

Alastair Mitchell
Founder & CEO
Huddle

His third internet start-up, Alastair founded Huddle with Andy McLoughlin as he was frustrated by existing enterprise technology’s inability to help people work together. Spending millions of dollars on a SharePoint implementation, only to watch it fail dismally, was the final straw. In contrast, collaboration apps in our social lives just worked. As a result, Huddle was born. Since setting up the company in 2006, Alastair has grown Huddle more than 100 people in London, San Francisco and New York, raised in excess of $40 million in funding and seen sales triple year on year.

Alastair’s 11 year career has followed the trajectory of the internet. After his first startup, an online media business, Alastair moved into online exchanges and he built the first global soft commodities marketplace. When the business got bought-out by one of its investors, Alastair moved to Dunnhumby. Here he led its web-based marketing intelligence product from zero to $60 million sales within 4 years. He joined the board in 2005 to head up a 300 person global team, running their shopper loyalty practise. When Dunhumby was purchased by Tesco, Alastair started Huddle.

Alastair graduated from Southampton University with an MEng in Naval Architecture. As a passionate supporter of other entrepreneurs and the London start-up scene, Alastair co-founded the popular DrinkTank event and spends his free time investing in and mentoring other start-ups.

Steve Herrod

Stephen Herrod
CTO
VMware

Steve Herrod joined VMware in December 2001 and drives the company’s technology strategy across its entire product portfolio, bringing 20 years of virtualization technology experience. While attending graduate school, Herrod collaborated with VMware’s founders on initial innovations leading up to the company’s debut. Now as head of the Office of the CTO, he continues to work with the engineering organizations toward continued delivery of innovative products that push technology limits, are easy to use and elegantly accessible, and leverage collaborative efforts with VMware’s partners and customers. Named InfoWorld’s CTO of the Year in 2009, Herrod was one of VMware’s first engineering directors and during his tenure at VMware has led numerous teams in developing new technologies. Prior to VMware, Herrod co-led the development of a virtual CPU with “Code Morphing” technology at Transmeta Corporation. Herrod holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University, and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Texas, Austin.

Vanessa Alvarez

Vanessa Alvarez
Director of Product Marketing
Gridstore

Vanessa Alvarez is the director of product marketing at Gridstore, and an accomplished technology professional. Alvarez focuses on the go to market strategy for Gridstore’s award winning solution, the Grid, leading the industry into the new era of software defined storage. Previously, Alvarez was an analyst with Forrester Research, focused on next generation enterprise infrastructure and emerging technologies. She advised Fortune 500 enterprises on how to best leverage their IT environment to enable their competitive advantage, through the deployment of emerging technologies and operational models.

Recognized as one of the Top 50 Women in Tech for 2011 and as one of the Top Women in Cloud for 2012 by CloudNOW, Alvarez has appeared on Bloomberg TV and received acclaim for her research through articles and quotes published in several publications. She currently sits on the Advisory Board for CloudConnect where she drives thought leadership for the conference’s agenda. She also sits on the Advisory Board for CloudNOW, a thought leadership forum focused on the technological challenges in cloud computing today.

She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences such as Interop, CloudConnect, O’Reilly’s Hadoop World and GigaOm’s Structure, and is sought after for her thought leadership on the the evolving IT ecosystem.

James Cuff

James Cuff
Chief Tech Architect
Harvard University

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. As Group Leader for Applied Production Systems, he managed high performance technical computing alongside large-scale storage and relational database systems. Previously he held a position at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute as Group Leader for the Informatics Systems Group. There he built the large-scale high performance computing infrastructure to support the Ensembl genome analysis project. Prior to the position at the Sanger Institute, James worked at Inpharmatica in London and the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge. In those positions he focused on using high performance computing to study genome sequences and designed ab initio algorithms for protein secondary structure prediction. James holds a D. Phil in Molecular Biophysics from Oxford University and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry with Industrial Experience from Manchester University.

Chris Kemp

Chris Kemp
Co-Founder & CEO
Nebula

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. Kemp has also served on the White House Cloud Computing Executive Steering Committee, and was the chair of the Cloud Standards Working Group.  Previously, Kemp served as the Chief Information Officer of NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley where he forged partnerships with Google and Microsoft and helped create Google Moon, Google Mars, Microsoft WorldWide Telescope and was responsible for NASA’s Nebula Cloud Computing Project.  He is an acknowledged technology leader and has been named a top CIO by CIO Magazine and recognized as the number one leader in cloud computing for 2012 by TechTarget.

Sanjay Poonen

Sanjay Poonen
President and Corporate Officer
SAP

Sanjay J. Poonen is President and Corporate Officer of the Product Go-to-Market Division and Head of the Mobile Division for SAP AG, responsible for SAP’s Mobile, Analytics, Database and Technology products. Poonen is a member of the leadership teams for both Global Customer Operations and Technology & Innovation Products, dually reporting to Bill McDermott co-CEO and Vishal Sikka, CTO and Board Member of SAP AG.

Poonen joined SAP in 2006, in a development capacity – as executive vice president and general manager of Performance Optimization Applications for SAP, responsible for the product development of the EPM and Analytic Apps product lines. He led this business from its inception, helping drive these solutions to the market-leading position that SAP has today. From 2009 to 2010, Poonen also served as executive vice president and general manager of Business Analytics, Line of Business (LoB) Solution Sales.

Before joining SAP, Poonen served as vice president of Line of Business Operations at Symantec. There he drove the merger integration of VERITAS and Symantec. Before the merger, Poonen was vice president of Strategic Operations at VERITAS, with sales responsibility for strategic OEM accounts, driving new platform deals with partners like HP, IBM, and Sun. Prior to joining VERITAS, Poonen served as an executive officer at Informatica, first as vice president and general manager of the Analytics Business Unit, then as senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, establishing Informatica’s leadership in the data integration market.

Poonen holds a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School, in Massachusetts; a master’s degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University, in California; and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and math and engineering from Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Chris Pinkham

Chris Pinkham
Co-Founder & CEO
Nimbula

Chris 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. Prior to that, Chris was Vice President of Engineering at Amazon.com, responsible for global IT infrastructure. Chris is a graduate of the University of Cape Town.

Sinclair Schuller

Sinclair Schuller
CEO
Apprenda

Sinclair Schuller is the CEO of Apprenda. With his two co-founders, Apprenda has secured $16M in venture capital from funds NEA, Ignition Partners and High Peak Ventures to deliver private and public PaaS to .NET developers. Apprenda is the best way for Microsoft-based organizations to build and deploy next generation enterprise applications or modernize existing applications for the cloud. Sinclair serves on multiple venture networks and speaks nationally on the topics of enterprise IT efficiency, cloud computing and next generation enterprise architectures. Before Apprenda, Sinclair held positions at Morgan Stanley, Eden Communications, and consulted for the State University of New York’s (SUNY) vast IT systems. Sinclair holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Lew Tucker

Lew Tucker
VP & CTO, Cloud Computing
Cisco

Lew Tucker is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Computing at Cisco, where he is responsible for shaping the future cloud strategy and products. He’s also currently leading a team working on the Quantum networking service in the OpenStack community.

Tucker has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, ranging from distributed systems and artificial intelligence to software development and systems architecture. Prior to Cisco, he was VP and CTO for Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems and led the development of the Sun Cloud. Other achievements in his career include Salesforce.com’s AppExchange, the java.com developer community, and the massively parallel Connection Machine.

Tucker holds a B.A. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

christina farr

Christina Farr
Reporter
VentureBeat

Christina Farr is a San Francisco-based journalist specializing in enterprise, startup culture, health and education technology. She loves to make complex technology make sense for people, and recently shot a video segment where founders of cloud computing companies were interviewed by children. She started her career in magazine journalism, and transitioned to digital media a few years ago, with her by-line appearing in publications like SFGate, The Bay Citizen, and TheNextWeb. At Stanford University, she enjoyed a brief (failed) stint as an entrepreneur. She’s grew up in London, and likes to surprise people by slipping into a full British accent.

Balaji Deverasetty

Balaji Devarasetty
Director, Cloud Services
Diebold

Balaji Devarasetty, director, cloud services is responsible for leading market and industry research, development and design of Diebold, Incorporated’s cloud services. This includes the product management of the world’s first virtualized ATM prototype. Additionally, he is tasked with bringing Diebold’s services, both old and new, into the cloud paradigm.

Devarasetty has been with Diebold for ten years and has served in various roles, including senior product manager, product development manager and custom software engineer in professional services. Prior to joining Diebold, Devarasetty was a consultant in building account applications for the Defense Finance and Accounting Services, which provides payment services to the U.S. Department of Defense.

A certified oracle database administrator, he has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from India and a master’s degree in engineering from The University of Akron. Devarasetty also has a master’s degree in business administration with a focus on strategy and management from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. He currently resides in Copley, Ohio.

Peter Coffee

Peter Coffee
VP and Head of Platform Research
Saleforce.com

Peter Coffee joined salesforce.com in 2007 after 19 years as a senior contributor to PC Tech Journal, PC Week and eWEEK. He has 29 years’ professional experience in application development tools and practices; he has been a keynote speaker or workshop leader at technical meetings, industry events, and academic conferences throughout the U.S. and in Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America and western Europe. Peter served as the first manager of PC integration at The Aerospace Corporation, where he also worked in space-asset applications of AI techniques; before that, he held project management roles for Exxon operations ranging from the Gulf Coast to the Arctic. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University; he has held faculty appointments at Pepperdine, UCLA and Chapman College. He is the author of two books: How To Program Java, and Peter Coffee Teaches PCs.

Darren Cunningham

Darren Cunningham
VP of Marketing
Informatica Cloud

Darren Cunningham is the VP of Marketing for Informatica Cloud. He is responsible for leading product, customer and program marketing initiatives for Informatica cloud data management business. Prior to Informatica, Darren was VP of Marketing at LucidEra, an early entrant in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business intelligence market. He led analytics product management and AppExchange data management partnerships at Salesforce.com in 2006 and 2007 and spent 7 years at Business Objects, where he managed product marketing for many of the company’s primary business intelligence, data integration, operational reporting, and performance management solutions. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto.

Frank Edwards

Frank Edwards
Director, IT Strategy
PepsiCo

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.

Edwards retains strong ties to the entrepreneurial community by volunteering at Startup Weekend, mentoring startup founders, and offering feedback to Wharton global consulting teams as an alumni panelist.

Edwards received his MBA in Finance and Operations, with honors, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Baylor University.

Hope Arenas

Hope Arenas
Group Mgr, e-Business Dev
Robert Bosch Tool Corp.

As Group Manager of e-Business Development for Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Hope Arenas is responsible for developing and facilitating technology strategies that enable the marketing objectives of seven major brands, including Bosch, Skil, and Dremel. In the past two years, her team has focused on establishing the critical foundations for e-Marketing, e-Commerce, Web Analytics and Data Management. Hope has introduced organizational focus on user engagement strategies that develop understanding of and cultivate relationships with their consumers and drive brand awareness. Prior to this position, Hope held several executive positions within the Bosch organization most recently the Manager of e-Business Development, Sales. In this position, Hope developed and executed on enhancement plans for e-Commerce sites to reduce both resource and administrative costs while facilitating the needs of industrial distributors (B2B) and internal customers (B2E). She initiated key master data management efforts which provide product content for e-Business and supply chain activities. In her previous positions of Project Lead of e-Business Development (B2B), Sales Analyst/ Forecast Specialist, and Channel Sales Analyst, Hope established business processes and organizational structure to support growing business with Lowes and Home Depot.

Hope established Bosch’s North American e-Business Conference, is a member of Social Media.org, Kantar Digital Retail Share Group, and shares her experiences as a speaker on various panels and conferences.

Darin Brannan

Darin Brannan
President & CEO
ClearDATA

Mr. Brannan has 18 years combined experience as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, public company executive, and board member. He was involved in over 20 early through later stage VC investments, a founder and executive of two technology companies which both achieved successful IPO’s, and executed over 34 M&A transactions. Most recently he founded and was a senior executive at Website Pros (Web.com), the largest online marketing and website SaaS service company to the SMB market. He wrote the business plan, raised over $65M from leading venture firms, attracted the senior management team and board, helped grow the company to 700+ employees and achieved a successful IPO ($300M market cap). Previously he founded Verio, Inc., the largest hosting company, where he wrote the original business plan, raised over $1B in equity and debt, attracted the senior management team and board, and helped grow the company to over 2,500 employees, and achieved a successful IPO ($1.2B market cap); it sold shortly after to NTT for $6.1B cash (the largest U.S. technology acquisition by a foreign company). While at Verio, Mr. Brannan also wrote the original business plan and helped launch VIANet, an international version of Verio, which achieved a successful IPO. Prior to his start-up and executive experience, Mr. Brannan worked at two leading Venture Capital Firms, Norwest Venture Partners and Burr, Egan, Deleage & Company, where he helped form companies and played an active role in evaluating and guiding investments in over a dozen private companies that achieved successful IPO’s.

Brett Hannath

Brett Hannath
Director, Marketing
Tibco Loyalty Lab

Brett Hannath’s 25 year career in enterprise computing spans the launches of MS-DOS 3.1 through to Apple iOS 6.

Seven years as a developer in the Australian health sector laid the foundation for technical sales, education and product marketing roles with Progress Software and then Oracle Corporation, where Brett launched the world’s first internet-enabled database – Oracle8i.

At Intel Corporation, Brett led regional business development and alliances for 6 years and drove the commoditization of 64-bit computing, the enabling of a mobile workforce and the evolution of the digital home.

Most recently, as Director of Marketing for TIBCO Software, Brett is enjoying the colliding worlds of the CIO and CMO – and all the promise it brings to re-defining how companies, consumers and systems interact.

Brett is a science graduate of Monash University with a major in computing.

Adrian McDermott

Adrian McDermott
SVP Product Development
Zendesk

Adrian 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. And here’s an interesting factoid: Adrian was the very first engineer hired by Plumtree way back in 1997, rising to VP of Engineering for Plumtree/BEA AquaLogic User Interaction Servers, a role he filled through their IPO and post-acquisition by BEA. Adrian has worked as an itinerant software consultant in London, Hong Kong, Sydney, and Guam. He has a 1st Class Honours degree in computer science from De Montfort University.

Sam Schillace

Sam Schillace
SVP of Engineering
Box

Sam Schillace is SVP, Engineering at Box, where he is responsible for the engineering and QA teams.

Prior to joining Box, Sam spent several years at Google where he was an Engineering Director of Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Groups, Google Reader, Blogger and Picasa. In that role, he managed a global team of 600 engineers in Mountain View, Seattle, Santa Monica, Boulder, New York, Montreal, Zurich, London and Haifa. Sam also served as a principal and EIR at Google Ventures.

Sam co-founded Writely which he sold to Google in 2006 to form the core of Google Docs. Earlier in his career, Sam was a serial entrepreneur and programmer who developed video games, word processors, early Web authoring software, and application engines.

Sam received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mathematics from the University of Michigan.

John Dillon

John Dillon
CEO
Engine Yard

John 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. From 2002, John served as CEO for Navis, LLC, a private company, specializing in software systems for operating large marine container terminals and distribution centers. John holds a B.S. in engineering from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Golden Gate University. He served on active duty in the nuclear submarine service for five years before beginning his civilian career.

Randy Bias

Randy Bias
Co-Founder & CTO
Cloudscaling

His provocative views on the profound disruption caused by cloud computing have made Randy Bias one of the most influential voices in the industry. Randy uses this influence to advocate an open and honest debate about which technologies will win in driving clouds to large-scale adoption. He has inspired organizations and individuals to embrace the disruption of cloud computing to transform business processes and position themselves to succeed in a new world where computing resources are ubiquitous, inexpensive, instantly scalable, and highly available.

Since 1990, Randy has driven innovations in infrastructure, IT, operations, and 24×7 service delivery. He was the technical visionary at GoGrid and built the world’s first multi-cloud, multi-platform cloud management framework at CloudScale Networks. He led the open-licensing of GoGrid’s API, which inspired Sun Microsystems, Rackspace Cloud, VMware and others to open-license their cloud APIs.

Randy’s voice can be heard through the Cloudscaling blog, which has tens of thousands of page views monthly. Randy is recognized by The Next Web as one of the 25 Most Influential People Tweeting About Cloud. He is frequently interviewed in the trade and business media on cloud computing, and he speaks at dozens of industry events annually.

Dan Schnolick

Dan Scholnick
General Partner
Trinity Ventures

Dan 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. Dan also worked at SVB Capital where he made venture investments in software and Internet services companies. He was recently dubbed “Cloud Father” at the inaugural Cloud Mafia event, a meet-up organized by four of Dan’s cloud portfolio companies, New Relic, Loggly, DotCloud and StackMob.

Dan received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. In Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

Oren Teich

Oren Teich
Chief Operations Officer
Heroku

Oren Teich is Heroku’s Chief Operations Officer. For more than 12 years he’s been focused on making developing and deploying applications a better experience for developers. Prior to Heroku, Oren led product groups at Sun Microsystems, MontaVista Software (aquired by Covalent) and Cobalt Networks (acquired by Sun).

Benjamin Revcolevschi

Benjamin Revcolevschi
SVP Services & Cloud
SFR

Benjamin Revcolevschi leads SFR’s Cloud & Services Business. SFR is the second telco player in France -fully owned by Vivendi- with 15 B$ sales per year that make it the biggest non-incumbent telco player in all Europe.

Benjamin joined SFR in 2007 as Chief Operating Officer for the B2B branch (2000 people) where he led a major turnaround, applying lean methodology to increase customer satisfaction. He took over in 2011 the Cloud and Services business, where he developed new Iaas and Saas offerings, along with hybrid clouds, security and customer interaction managed services for Corporate, Enterprise and SME markets. Within a very short timeframe, Benjamin and his teams launched in September 2012 a new company -“Numergy”- co-funded by the French government and SFR, with a 300 M$ investment, to provide highly secured and very competitive Iaas in France and in Europe. Benjamin has implemented within SFR innovative management practices to lead the cloud transformation within the company.

Prior to joining SFR, Benjamin Revcolevschi worked for 7 years at BCG (Boston Consulting Group), where he grew a consulting expertise within Telecom and Operations practices. Within BCG, Benjamin was involved in major mergers, corporate investment and LBO deals.

Benjamin has two engineering degrees (Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom Paris) and a post-graduate degree in Economics from Paris Dauphine University. He also served as an officer in France’s Air Force commandos.

Aleksandr Yampolskiy

Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy
CTO
Cinchcast

Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy is a CTO of BlogTalkRadio (the largest online talk radio network) and Cinchcast (cloud-based platform that simplifies corporate conference calls and webcasts). Alex helped scale its patented technology to power millions of listeners and thousands of hours of audio content each day by world’s leading corporations. Prior to Cinchcast, Alex was Head of Security and Compliance at Gilt Groupe companies, responsible for all aspects of IT infrastructure security, secure application development, fraud, and PCI compliance. He built a team from scratch to a team recognized in national media servicing over 1300 employees. Before that he worked at Goldman Sachs, Oracle, and Microsoft, where he was a lead technologist building large-scale performant enterprise software focused on IDM, SSO, authentication and authorization. He’s been cited in New York Times, ComputerWorld, Observer, and other media. He’s a published author and speaks regularly on security and software development processes. He has a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University. He is also an organizer of NYC Technology Startup (a group of over 1100 entrepreneurs and developers) and NYC REDIS NOSQL meetups.

Rafal Los

Rafal Los
Senior Security Strategist
Hewlett-Packard Software

Rafal Los, Senior Security Strategist at Hewlett-Packard Software, brings a pragmatic approach to enterprise security. Combining over a decade of technical, consulting and management skills in Information Security, he uses experience to build bridges between technology and people, effectively “hacking the boardroom”. As a sought-after writer and speaker he currently focuses on the various strategic aspects of enterprise security and emerging technologies to empower business to be agile. He is an advocate for focus on sound security fundamentals and is a contributor to open standards and organizations – volunteering his time to groups such as OWASP and the Cloud Security Alliance. His blog, Following the White Rabbit, is his unique perspective on the various aspects of enterprise security, emerging technologies, and current events and can be found at http://hp.com/go/white-rabbit.

Prior to joining HP, Los defined what became the software security program and served as a regional security lead at a Global Fortune 100 contributing to the global organization’s security and risk-management strategy internally and externally. Rafal prides himself on being able to add a ‘tint of corporate realism’ to information security.

Rafal received his B. S. in Computer Information Systems from Concordia University, River Forest, Ill.

Lucas Carlson

Lucas Carlson
Founder & CEO
AppFog

Since founding AppFog in 2010, Lucas has guided the company’s growth from a PHP-focused Platform as a Service to the leading polyglot and cross-cloud PaaS used by more than 60,000 developers. An entrepreneur and software engineer, Lucas has deep roots in open source development, in creating scalable architectures and in developing emerging technologies. He is the author of the Ruby Cookbook, which was published by O’Reilly and is the most comprehensive problem-solving guide for Ruby developers. Prior to AppFog, he led the development of MOG, a music-based, popular social networking application that is currently one of the top five Ruby on Rails websites. Lucas has also brought many startups from concept to full working product, including PrintPromotion.com, a full AJAX online print shop, PrefPass.com, a user preference-based login for websites, and MeasureMap.com, which was acquired by Google.

Mark Cox

Mark Cox
Founder & CEO
Appsecute

Mark Cox is CEO and Founder of Appsecute, a company providing application management tools for the cloud, helping developers and IT departments put applications into production using Platform as a Service. With more than 20 years experience building technology products and platforms Mark is an experienced leader and advocate for agile product development. He has worked as a software architect and solutions architect in a variety of corporate environments, including time with two major investment banks in London in the 1990s and with Telecommunication companies in Australia and New Zealand. In 2000 Mark founded a startup providing e-commerce technology for managed funds, used by banks in Australia for wholesale trade settlement. In 2010 Mark joined Jade Software to form a new team and create the JOOB Mobile product, becoming a finalist in the best of TechEd awards North America in 2011. Mark holds an honors degree in computer science from Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand.

John Cowan

John Cowan
CEO & Co-Founder
6fusion

John 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. A 12-year veteran of business and product development within the IT and Telecommunications sectors, his tenure includes success creating new business during the period of telecommunications deregulation as well as developing and launching new technology products and services globally.

Solomon Hykes

Solomon Hykes
Founder & CEO
dotCloud

Solomon Hykes is the founder of dotCloud, the first polyglot platform-as-a-service. A Forbes 30 under 30, he is a recognized thought leader in the fields of infrastructure automation, software architecture and application development practices, and a champion of service-driven development, a game-changing trend that is transforming the way software is created and consumed. Solomon has presented to both technical and non-technical audiences at conference including GigaOM Structure (Judge’s choice & People’s choice), Cloudbeat, Cloud expo, JSConf, Realtimeconf, cloudcamp, Archcamp, Upcon, cloud mafia and developer week. Solomon has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the European Institute of Technology in Paris.

Charles Zedlewski

Charles Zedlewski
VP of Products
Cloudera

Charles (@zedlewski) joined Cloudera from SAP where he held various management roles in product strategy, management and operations. During his time at SAP Charles led the development of a half a dozen new and follow-on releases for products that supported some of SAP’s major growth initiatives in GRC, Sustainability, and EPM. Many of these products received substantial critical acclaim and collectively generated more than a hundred million dollars in new product revenues. Prior to SAP Charles held product roles at BEA Systems and venture backed software startups. Charles holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and an MBA from MI

Dan Rapp

Dan Rapp
Vice President of Research, UX and Web Development
Family Search

Dan Rapp is the vice president of the Research, User Experience and Web Development Group at FamilySearch. In that capacity he oversees the FamilySearch Research Group, which has the responsibility for applying research to improving the FamilySearch experience including: Large System Scale and Performance, Handwriting Recognition, Language Processing and Network Analysis. Rapp also oversees the UX and Web Development Groups, which are committed to providing patrons of FamilySearch with a world-class experience in conducting their own family history research. Rapp joined FamilySearch in 2002, as the architect and principal engineer for search engine development.

Prior to joining FamilySearch, Rapp spent 3 years as a Distinguished Engineer at Whizbang! Labs, where he held various technical leadership roles, primarily in the areas of distributed processing and domain specific search.

Prior to Whizbang! Labs, Rapp had 12 years of experience at Novell and IBM in various management and technical leadership roles.

Rapp holds a Bachelors Degree in Applied Physics from Brigham Young University.

Andy Vitus

Andy Vitus
Partner
Scale Venture Partners

Andy focuses on ScaleVP’s investments in next-generation enterprise software and new datacenter technologies – including virtualization and cloud computing. Andy sits on the boards of Entone, and INNOViON and has worked closely with Auvitek and Picolight.

Prior to joining ScaleVP in 2003, Andy worked as a hardware engineer for Electronics for Imaging, designing embedded print server platforms and video compression circuits. Previously, he was a software engineer for De Beers Research Labs, conducting research on computer vision for both medical and mining applications.

Andy earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Elias Deyah

Elias Dayeh
Director of Business Operations
Axcient

Elias Dayeh joins Axcient with more than 14 years of experience throughout the storage, SaaS and telecommunications industries. As the Director of Business Operations, he is responsible for the strategy, architecture, development, integration and operations of Axcient’s enterprise applications. Most recently, Elias was Director of Business Operations at Motorola Mobility (acquired by Google), where he was responsible for the strategy, architecture, development, implementation and rollout of 3rd party Software Bill of Materials. In addition, Elias was responsible for the strategy and architecture of the Salesforce.com platform implementation for the Software and Services Product Management division. Elias has held numerous roles in sales development, business development, system architecture and business operations at Pillar Data Systems (acquired by Oracle), Andale Inc., Meridian Systems and Electronic Arts. He presents regularly at large industry events, trade shows and conventions.

Gavin Blair

Gavin Blair
Director of Technology Operations
Patch.com

Gavin Blair is the Director of Technology Operations at Patch.com, AOL’s leading online platform for local news, information and engagement. He manages Patch’s Support, QA and IT teams and has led Patch’s enterprise technology strategy and implementation during a period of significant growth for the company. He joined Patch in 2010 from John Wiley and Sons publishing, where he was the Business Lead for the development of Wiley’s next generation online learning resource tool, Wiley Plus 5.0. His areas of professional interest include customer advocacy, enterprise software, SaaS solutions, and the latest in productivity and collaboration tools.

ben-kepes

Ben Kepes
Industry commentator, consultant & investor
Diversity Limited

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, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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Glenn Solomon
Partner
GGV Capital

Since joining GGV Capital as a Partner in 2006, Glenn 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. He is also actively involved with GGV’s investments in Appirio, BlueKai, Buddy Media (acquired by Salesforce.com) and China Talent Group (CTG). Glenn focuses on enterprise software-as-a-service (Saas), cloud infrastructure and mobile.

Prior to GGV, Glenn was a General Partner with Partech International, where he led successful investments in Broadbase Software (acquired by Kana), Datacenter Technologies (acquired by Veritas/Symantec), Digital Island (acquired by Cable & Wireless), Pentasafe (acquired by NetIQ) and Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGN). Earlier in his career, Glenn worked with Goldman Sachs and also with SPO Partners, a San Francisco-based private investment partnership. Glenn graduated from Stanford University, where he started on three NCAA championship tennis teams, and also earned an M.B.A from Stanford where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He co-founded and remains active with The Spotlight Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding social entrepreneurs focused on education. Check out Glenn’s blog where he discusses the intersection of technology and finance, follow @GlennSolomon, or check out his profile LinkedIn.

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J. Christopher Wagner
CTO
SnapLogic

Chris is responsible for the overall architecture and design of the SnapLogic cloud/SaaS offering. Prior to joining SnapLogic, Chris was at Ironport/Cisco where his most recent project was chief architect of Cisco’s product and strategy for content aware firewall devices. At Ironport Chris acted in many roles including manager of operations development, Web Security Gateway product evangelist, and individual contributor. Chris also had long stints at NetApp where he worked on streaming media and distributed storage products, and Silicon Graphics where Chris was a kernel hacker for many years.

Joe Weinman

Joe Weinman
Senior Vice President
Telx

Joe Weinman is responsible for leading Telx’s fast-growing cloud services business development and strategy. He joined Telx® with over 30 years of experience in executive leadership positions at AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Bell Laboratories, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D. Named a “Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader” by TechTarget, Weinman is a frequent keynote speaker, blogger and the founder of Cloudonomics—a rigorous, multidisciplinary approach to valuing the cloud—and the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, available from booksellers worldwide in ebook and hardcover editions. He has been awarded 16 U.S. and international patents in diverse fields and has been showcased in numerous global broadcasts, print and online publications. He has a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University and UW-Madison respectively, and has completed Executive Education at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne.

John Lee

John Lee
Director of Entrepreneur Services Group
Silicon Valley Bank

John Lee is a director in SVB’s Entrepreneur Services Group. Lee establishes banking relationships with early stage technology companies. Lee also assists early and mid-stage technology companies with raising capital through review and feedback on investment materials and targeted introductions to venture capital firms and other investors. In addition, Lee provides relevant market insights and connections to strategic partners. Lee focuses on the enterprise and infrastructure software and hardware sectors, including cloud computing and SaaS, data management and analytics, mobile platforms and applications, security, semiconductors, mobile devices, and data center systems, storage, and networks.

Prior to his current role, Lee served as a relationship manager for SVB’s Emerging Technologies Practice, providing commercial banking services to early stage companies in the technology, life sciences, cleantech, and angel and venture capital industries.

Before joining SVB, Lee worked at Societe Generale, Union Bank of California, and Bank of America, focusing on technology, communications, and media companies. While completing his undergraduate studies, Lee worked at Intel, conducting research and analysis of competitive semiconductor design and manufacturing technologies.

Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Jolie O’Dell
Reporter
VentureBeat

Jolie O’Dell is a journalist and is fascinated by the development and business of technology. She started out in print journalism, transitioned to blogging at ReadWriteWeb and Mashable, and now writes for VentureBeat, the finest technology publication in the land. Since her focus is on developers and the more technical side of tech, she also studied computer science and programming, the better to understand topics like the mobile web and Node.js. O’Dell lives in San Francisco with her neckbeard engineer husband.

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Jose Morales
VP of Corp Development
Atlassian

Jose Morales is the vice president of corporate development at Atlassian, an award-winning enterprise software company that helps innovators everywhere plan,build, and launch great software. He leads the company’s mergers and acquisitions practice, manages the Customer Development team which includes Atlassian’s partner programs, training and enterprise architects, and is responsible for the HipChat business. Atlassian has more than 23,000 customer—including Microsoft, Facebook, Cisco, Oracle, Proctor & Gamble, Exxon, BMW and NASA—using its
collaboration and software development products to work smarter and deliver faster results.

Prior to joining Atlassian in 2011, Jose served as vice president of business development at Jaspersoft, the leading open source business intelligence solution, where he was responsible for technology alliances, corporate development, global channels and general strategy. Jose also held leadership positions in business development, sales, marketing, and finance at R4 Gobal Solutions (acquired by Verisign), Mercator (acquired by Ascential and subsequently IBM), Epiphany, Niku, and PeopleSoft. Jose holds an M.B.A. degree from Thunderbird School of Global
Management and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University.

Boris Renski

Boris Renski
Co-Founder
Mirantis

Boris is the co-founder of Mirantis and is currently a board member at the OpenStack foundation. He was one of the key influencers to convince all internal Mirantis stakeholders to make the bet on OpenStack services. Today Boris remains as Mirantis’ public face in the OpenStack community.

Operationally responsible for Mirantis’ marketing strategy, Boris works to ensure that the marketing dollars the company spends don’t just promote Mirantis’ brand, but also help further global awareness of the OpenStack community as a whole. To that effect Mirantis is a regular sponsor of OpenStack summits, promotes OpenStack at unaffiliated trade shows such as CloudConnect and OSCON and helps facilitate regional meet-ups in the Bay Area, Washington DC, Russia and Ukraine.

Boris continuously helps evangelize OpenStack community by regularly blogging about it (blog.mirantis.com), talking on behalf of the community at various conferences and engaging in business development activities to attract new member companies and contributors.

During 15 years of his professional career Boris held several executive positions with technology companies he helped establish. He was a founder and CEO of Selectosa Systems – an IT consulting company which was subsequently acquired in 2006; and is a co-founder and angel investor at AGroup.lv – now a venture backed enterprise software company headquartered in Europe.

Ken Stineman

Ken Stineman
Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture & Security
Genomic Health

Ken Stineman is the Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture and Security at Genomic Health, a global health company based in Redwood City, California. Since joining Genomic Health in 2001, Ken Stineman has provided innovative technical leadership and security expertise to deliver genomic-based clinical laboratory services for patients with cancer. Prior to joining Genomic Health, Ken served as Software Director for the Microarray Division at Incyte Genomics, was a founding employee and Software Manager at Synteni, Inc, and worked as a Performance Engineer at Intel Corporation. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.

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Mat Ellis
Founder & CEO
Cloudability

Mat Ellis is CEO and Founder of Cloudability, a cloud management company that helps businesses save money on their cloud costs by reducing unintentional spending and eliminate waste. As a hands-on executive with over 20 years experience scaling and growing technology platforms, Ellis spent the nineties overseeing IT operations for global companies like Goldman Sachs, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola. He has held executive positions with four startups since 2000, including three with successful exits. The fourth, Adknowledge, is the largest privately held ad network in the world. He also served as VP of Technology for Connexus Corp. More recently, he founded the cloud computing consultancy Tecnh in 2009, where his main focus was to help move companies onto the cloud. Originally hailing from the UK, Ellis now resides in Portland, Oregon.

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Matt Marshall
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
VentureBeat

Matt is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of VentureBeat. In the fall of 2009 he also took on the role of Executive Producer of DEMO, the premiere launchpad event for emerging technologies. Prior to starting VentureBeat, Matt covered the venture capital beat for the San Jose Mercury News from 2001 to 2006. He significantly expanded the newspaper’s coverage of venture capital during that time, in daily articles and a weekly column called the VC Insider, and then online with his blog SiliconBeat. Matt was awarded Journalist of the Year by the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists in 2002, and the James Madison Freedom of Information award in 2003. These awards were for a series of articles he wrote in conjunction with two successful Mercury News lawsuits, in part instigated by Matt, against California’s public pension fund (CalPERS) and the University of California. As a result of these laws suits, public employees now have full access to information on the performance of their retirement investments. Matt was a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in Bonn, Germany from 1995 through 1998. In 1999 he wrote a book while in Germany, “The Bank: the Birth of Europe’s Central Bank and the Rebirth of European Power” (Random House, 1999). He has also written for the Washington Post and several other publications. Matt holds a PhD in Government and an MA in German and European Studies from Georgetown University.

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Maribel Lopez
Founder
Lopez Research LLC

Maribel Lopez, founded Lopez Research LLC in 2008 to research how new technology trends such as mobile, social and cloud will transform business. Today, she is evaluating how the big data technologies and analytics will combine with mobile and social to build what Lopez Research defines as Right Time Experiences. Over the past two decades, she has observed, commented on and engaged in the massive shifts in communications technologies during her work with Motorola, International Data Corp., Shiva Corporation and Forrester Research. Maribel’s perceptions are gained through direct industry involvement and interaction with the enterprise customers that are the ultimate beneficiaries of the trends she researches.

Since founding Lopez Research, Maribel Lopez has been called upon to provide strategic analysis of global markets, undertaken message testing, analyzed product positioning, and helped companies to understand where they play in new markets. Her clients include start-ups, software vendors, networking vendors, enterprise IT leaders as well as telecom providers. Five of the Fortune 20 are Lopez Research clients. Prior to founding Lopez Research, Maribel was a respected analyst for more than 10 years at Forrester Research, most recently as Vice President of the tech industry strategies group. In this position at Forrester Research, Maribel provided analysis on multiple topics including network and service strategies, enterprise communications and consumer markets for voice, video and data.

Maribel is frequently quoted by publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, The Globe and Mail, Businessweek, Reuters, and The Associated Press. She has also appeared on CNN, CNBC and NPR. She is a much-sought-after public speaker on the topic of Mobilizing the Enterprise and Building Right Time Experiences. She has spoken at All About Mobile, AppNation, Cloud Connect, Enterprise 2.0, Mobile Connect, The Open Mobile Summit, CTIA as well as corporate events. She is also a columnist for Forbes, Information Week’s BrainYard and Tab Times.

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Mike Kelly
SVP of IT Operations
McKesson IT

As Senior Vice President of IT Operations, Mike has full responsibility for strategy and operations of Information Technology based services to all of McKesson’s businesses.

Most recently, Mike was Senior Vice President of Applications Services for McKesson IT.

Prior to his roles within McKesson IT, Mike spent 6 years as CIO/CTO of McKesson Specialty Health, McKesson’s second largest business unit. In this role Mike was responsible for all infrastructure, enterprise applications, and McKesson’s Specialty software business. He successfully launched the Lynx platform, a set of cloud based services that provide Electronic Medical Records, Claims Management, and Inventory Management capabilities to over 3000 Community based Oncology physicians.

Mike has over 18 years of information technology experience, has an undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Margaet Dawson

Margaret Dawson
Vice President, Product Management & Marketing
Symform

Margaret Dawson has more than 20 years of experience in global leadership for both start-ups and Fortune 500 technology companies, including Microsoft and Amazon.com. An avid speaker and technologist, Margaret is a frequent author and presenter on cloud computing, big data, network security, integration and other business and technology themes. She is currently Vice President of Product Management for Symform, a peer-to-peer cloud storage network. Prior to Symform, she ran product management and marketing for Hubspan, a B2B cloud integration provider. Margaret serves on the Cloud Connect advisory council and the steering committee for the Cloud Network of Women (CloudNOW).

Michael Driscoll

Michael Driscoll
Co-Founder & CEO
Metamarkets

Michael Driscoll is a serial entrepreneur who has built data platforms in life sciences, online retail, and digital media over the past decade. Michael began his career as a software engineer for the Human Genome Project, and later founded CustomInk.com, an early pioneer in customized apparel. More recently, Michael conceived and led Dataspora, where he remains Chairman, helping deliver data science to telcos, insurance firms, and retail banks. He is the CEO and co-founder of Metamarkets, a big data SaaS solution. Michael holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from Boston University. He enjoys speaking and writing about big data and analytics.

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Michael Rubesch
Exec Director of Infrastructure Systems & Operations
Purdue University

Michael Rubesch is Executive Director of Infrastructure Systems and Operations at Purdue University. At Purdue he manages the nation’s largest campus cyberinfrastructure, which includes Carter, the nation’s largest campus supercomputer. Purdue’s research cyberinfrastructure not only provides campus computing but also delivers cloud computing services to scientists nationally through DiaGrid, the nation’s largest distributed computing grid. Rubesch is leading an effort to bring local cloud computing to Purdue faculty, staff, and students through a unique partnership with EMC. The local cloud service includes BoilerBackpack, which gives each employee and student 100 Gb of personal storage.

Milind Gadekar

Milind Gadekar
Co-Founder & CEO
CloudOn

Co-founding CloudOn was a natural decision for Milind due to his strong entrepreneurial passion – why settle for a job, when one can take a more exciting path of potentially changing the world?

As CEO, Milind is focused on building a company that he can be proud of while also serving the needs of people like him – someone with way too many devices but the desire to be productive on all of them at any given time, anywhere.

While he is busy leading the mobile productivity revolution, Milind also finds time for some of his other passions — traveling with his family, watching movies that channel his inner action hero (think Neo from The Matrix), cooking up a feast, playing a round of golf, or catching a San Francisco Giants game.

Meg Kelly

Meghan Kelly
Internet Security Reporter
VentureBeat

Meghan Kelly has been a reporter with VentureBeat for one year and writes about Internet security. She covers all aspects of the beat from cloud security to security policy and hacker culture. She also frequents industry conferences such as Def Con, Black Hat, RSA, and others. When she’s not writing, Meghan can be found emceeing VentureBeat’s events or speaking on panel discussions about startups and Silicon Valley.

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Tom Lounibos
Co-Founder & CEO
SOASTA

Tom Lounibos, CEO and cofounder, SOASTA, has more than 30 years of experience building early stage software companies, leading two to successful IPO’s. SOASTA has been a pioneer in the mobile application performance market, launching CloudTest in 2008 for simulating real user load on mobile and web applications from a global network of cloud servers. CloudTest Mobile, announced in 2012, is a game-changing technology delivering automated functional testing of mobile applications. Tom formerly served as CEO of Kenamea and CEO of Dorado Corporation, a financial services software provider. Previously, he was EVP of Sagent Technology through its 1999 IPO. Tom is a visionary and colorful speaker, who inspires audiences. Areas of expertise include cloud, mobile computing, and big data. SOASTA has been named a “Top 50 Venture-backed Company” by the Wall Street Journal, “Visionary” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, and one of the “OnMobile Top 100″ companies in 2012 by AlwaysOn.

Robert Abbott

Robert Abbott
General Partner
Norwest Venture Partners

Robert Abbott joined NVP in 1998 and is focused on a wide variety of investment categories including mobile, cloud, infrastructure and systems. His current investments and board seats include Act-On Software, ClariPhy, ClearDATA, Elemental, mBlox, Mozes and Zenverge.

Robert has nine years of operational experience in various roles, from engineering to marketing and product management. Before joining NVP, he was at Silicon Graphics. Prior to Silicon Graphics, Robert worked at IBM-ROLM Systems.

He holds a bachelor of science and a master of science in electrical engineering and an MBA, all from Stanford University.

Robert Burns

Robert Burns
Executive Director of Information Technology
AKQA

Since 2005, Robert Burns has managed the information technology and data infrastructure ecosystem for AKQA, a global interactive marketing agency with over 1,200 employees. Responsible for all aspects of IT and datacenter operations across several global locations, Robert provides long-term strategy, roadmaps, and leadership to the IT organization ensuring it aligns with company objectives and creates business value. With more than 15 years of IT experience, Robert is deeply experienced in developing and applying IT governance and strategy through understanding, assessing/benchmarking and re-engineering processes to insure cost-effective integration with IT and business drivers.

Flip Kromer

Philip Kromer
Co-Founder & CTO
Infochimps

Philip (Flip) Kromer is co-founder and CTO of Infochimps, the leading Big Data Platform-as-a-Service provider. At Infochimps, Flip built a cloud architecture capable of spinning up clusters as large as 60 nodes with the push of a button, using devops to make this possible with minimal distraction. He also helped author Wukong, the most-used framework for Ruby streaming in Hadoop. He holds a B.S. in Physics and Computer Science from Cornell University and attended graduate school in Physics at the University of Texas at Austin. Flip enjoys riding his bicycle around Austin, eating homemade soup, and playing extreme Scrabble. The idea for Infochimps was inspired by Flip’s abhorrence of redundancy and desire to make the world a happier place for data lovers of all kinds. For more information, email Flip at flip@infochimps.com or follow him on Twitter at @mrflip

Paul Miller

Paul Miller
Consultant
Cloud of Data

Paul Miller is an analyst and consultant, based in the East Yorkshire (UK) market town of Beverley, but working with clients world-wide. He mainly helps clients understand the opportunities (and pitfalls) around cloud computing, big data, and open data, but also podcasts and writes for a number of channels. His background includes public policy and standards work, several years in management at a UK software company… and a Ph.D in Archaeology.

Sam Ramji

Sam Ramji
VP of Strategy
Apigee

Sam Ramji is vice president of strategy at Apigee. Sam has 18 years of industry experience in enterprise software, product development, and open source strategy. Prior to Apigee, he led open source strategy across Microsoft, where he and his team contributed code to the Linux kernel. He was a founding member of BEA’s AquaLogic product team. Sam holds a B.S. in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego, and is a member of the Institute for Generative Leadership. He holds positions on the boards of the Outercurve Foundation, on the Open Cloud Initiative, and is a contributing editor to the ACM’s journal Ubiquity.

Scott Whyte

Scott Whyte
Vice President of IT Connectivity
Dignity Health

Mr. Whyte is the Vice President of IT Connectivity at Dignity Health, the fifth largest hospital system in the nation. His role includes leading Dignity Health’s over $150 million investment in physician EMRs, Clinical Integration/Accountable Care Organizations, ARRA, Health Care Reform, Patient Connectivity, Telemedicine and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).

Prior to joining Dignity Health in 2005, Mr. Whyte was Vice President and CIO at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and has spent over 17 years consulting with Ernst & Young, Siemens Medical Solutions and Capgemini to hospitals, health insurers and life sciences companies. He has spoken nationally on topics including accountable care, health information exchanges, portals and genomics. Mr. Whyte founded and served as Co-Chairman of the HL7 Clinical Genomics Special Interest Group which is working with an international team of physicians, biopharmaceutical specialists, bioinformatics specialists and regulators to develop an international data exchange standard for genetic information. Mr. Whyte testified before the ONC Privacy & Security Tiger Team in 2010, the ONC HIT Policy Committee in 2011 and he served as the Co-Chair of the California state HIE, Cal eConnect, Technology Advisory Group (TAG). He is active in advising early stage health technology companies and private equity investors on health technology.

Mr. Whyte graduated from the University of Arizona magna cum laude with a B.S.B.A. in Management Information Systems and magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics. He is active in the community as a board member for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and a board member of his local church. Scott and his wife Elise have four children and reside in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Sujay Jaswa

Sujay Jaswa
VP of Sales and Business Development
Dropbox

Sujay Jaswa is Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Dropbox, where he is responsible for leading the company’s business activities. Prior to Dropbox, he was a Principal at New Enterprise Associates, where he sourced and co-managed lead Series A investments in companies including Playdom (Disney), Beachmint, and Huddler. Earlier, Sujay was a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company, an Associate in Cisco Systems’ Corporate Development group, and Director of Business Development at CinemaNow. Sujay received a B.A. in economics from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Ashish Thusoo

Ashish Thusoo
Co-Founder & CEO
Qubole

Ashish Thusoo is the Co-founder/CEO of Qubole – a startup building a cloud based platform to analyze and process data. Before co-founding Qubole, Ashish ran the Data Infrastructure team at Facebook. Under his leadership, the team created one of the largest data processing and analytics platform in the world – a platform that achieved the bold aim of making data accessible to analysts, engineers and data scientists alike within the company. In the process he helped drive the creation of tools, technologies and templates for successful “big data” deployments – artifacts that have become mainstream in the “big data” revolution.

He is also the co-creator of Apache Hive and served as the project’s founding Vice President at the Apache Software Foundation. He started his working career as an engineer at Oracle where he contributed heavily to many core components of Oracle RDBMS and learnt the art of building successful products.

Wolfgang Kandek

Wolfgang Kandek
CTO
Qualys

As the CTO for Qualys, Wolfgang is responsible for product direction and all operational aspects of the QualysGuard platform and its infrastructure. Wolfgang has over 20 years of experience in developing and managing information systems. His focus has been on Unix-based server architectures and application delivery through the Internet. Prior to joining Qualys, Wolfgang was Director of Network Operations at the Online Music streaming company myplay.com and at iSyndicate, an Internet media syndication company. Earlier in his career, Wolfgang held a variety of technical positions at EDS, MCI and IBM. Wolfgang earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in computer science from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

Wolfgang is a frequent speaker at security events and forums including Black Hat, RSA Conference, InfoSecurity UK and The Open Group. Wolfgang is the main contributor to the Laws of Vulnerabilities blog.

Andrew Hay

Andrew Hay
Chief Evangelist
CloudPassage, Inc.

Andrew Hay is the Chief Evangelist at CloudPassage, Inc. where he represents the company and its cloud security orchestration product, CloudPassage Halo. Prior to joining CloudPassage, Andrew served as a Senior Security Analyst for 451 Research’s Enterprise Security Practice (ESP) providing technology vendors, private equity firms, venture capitalists and end users with strategic advisory services — including competitive research, new product and go-to-market positioning, investment due diligence and tactical partnership, and M&A strategy. Through his work at 451 Research, Andrew was instrumental in securing tens of millions of dollars in equity investment for numerous security product vendors. He is a veteran strategist with more than a decade of experience related to endpoint, network and security management across various product sectors.

BILL COUGHRAN

Bill Coughran
Partner
Sequoia Capital

Known for his leadership of innovative teams, Bill works as an insightful coach to founders to help them build spectacular engineering-centric organizations. Bill currently sits on the boards of FireEye and Metaswitch and previously served on the board of Clearwell (SYMC). Bill was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google, on the executive committee, and advisor to the founders and Eric Schmidt. Bill’s far-ranging activities at Google included Chrome (client software), YouTube (video), maps (complex data integration), google.com (search), underlying infrastructure systems (BigTable, GFS, MapReduce), and security (malware detection, SSL improvements). While Bill was at Google, its engineering organization grew from a couple of hundred to more than 10,000 across North America, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Before Google, Bill was founder & CEO of Entrisphere (ERIC). Earlier, he was Vice President of Bell Labs’ Computing Sciences Research Center where C, C++, Unix, Plan 9, and Inferno were created. Bill has held adjunct and visiting faculty roles at Stanford University, Duke University, and ETH Zurich. Bill has a B.S. and M.S. in Math from Caltech and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Matt Pardee

Matt Pardee
Partner Executive
Cloud9 IDE

Matt Pardee is the partner executive for Cloud9 IDE, a leading cloud-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that enables developers to code applications on the web. Cloud9 offers collaborative editing, data backup, seamless integrations with PaaS providers, and powerful dev workspaces running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on top of OpenShift. Matt is responsible for acquiring strategic partnerships with 3rd party developer tooling providers, and managing the integration of those tools within the IDE.

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