Agenda

Monday, September 9th

8:00am - 9:00amRegistration & Continental Breakfast (Ballroom Foyer)
9:00am - 9:10amGeneral Opening Remarks (Grand Ballroom)
Speakers
Matt Marshall, Founder, Editor-in-Chief, VentureBeat
Meghan Kelly, Writer, VentureBeat
9:10am - 9:30amOpening Fireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
Pivotal One: An OS for the Cloud?
Spun out of VMware and EMC, and already securing major partnerships with IBM and a $100million investment from General Electric, Pivotal has a lot going for it even before flagship product Pivotal One ships later this year. Rockstar CEO Paul Maritz left VMware for this, and tells a powerful story about the ways in which cloud, data, and the internet of things will disrupt the enterprise far more than they already have. Pivotal is a company created to seize this opportunity, and Pivotal One will be their opening shot in a long game. Join thinker, doer and leader Maritz to hear more about his vision of a changing world, and to be one of the first to look under the covers at what Pivotal One will become.
Speaker
Paul Maritz, CEO, Pivotal
Moderator
Matt Marshall, Founder, Editor-in-Chief, VentureBeat
9:30am - 9:50amFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
It's Called Hosting, Not Hassle
Interactive agency Canvas works with big-name clients to deliver a wide range of projects including everything from mobile websites and games to rich API-powered web applications. As the CTO at Canvas, Michael Smith must balance the flexibility his developers love with the reliability his customers demand, staying nimble in new projects but ensuring the cost-effective sustainability of the old. Canvas cut their hosting providers from seven to one, and now rely upon Engine Yard to deliver reliable, scalable and cost-effective infrastructure for established campaigns and exciting new initiatives such as the mobile apps being built for New York's Grand Central Terminal project. Michael Smith will be joined by Engine Yard CEO John Dillon for a discussion of the ways in which Canvas relies on Engine Yard to power all their projects, leaving them free to focus on creating the very best products for their growing list of top-flight clients.
Speakers
Michael Smith, CTO, Canvas
John Dillon, CEO, Engine Yard
Moderator
Sam Charrington, Principal, CloudPulse Strategies
9:50am - 10:10amFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
When Clouds Escape Your Data Center
VMware has a pretty convincing lock on the virtualization game inside enterprise data centers, but now it wants to help all those enterprise customers use public cloud infrastructure too... by offering some of its own. For dedicated VMware customers, the ability to seamlessly access virtualized resources in the data center and out in the cloud allows them to more cost-effectively manage computing resources in the face of shifting demand for capacity. VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service has been available through an Early Access Program since May, and goes live to U.S. customers this month from VMware data centers in California, Virginia and Nevada. VMware VP of Cloud Services Matthew Lodge is joined on stage by Bechtel's Christian Reilly and Digital River CIO Christopher Rence. As analysts and surveys increasingly highlight the significance of a hybrid cloud approach, what is going to work for enterprises with hybrid cloud adoption, and does vCloud position VMware to build upon the advantage it already has inside the enterprise?
Speakers
Mathew Lodge, VP Cloud, VMware
Christian Reilly, Manager EPC Systems, Bechtel
Christopher Rence, CIO, Digital River
Moderator
Ben Kepes, Blogger & Cloud Computing Analyst, Diversity Limited
10:10am - 10:30amFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
Track Wildfires with SimTable, Trust Firebase to Take Care of the Data
When wildfires rage, firefighters need fast, accurate and easy access to a wealth of constantly changing data. Where are the fires, the threatened homes, or the nearest water supply? What are other teams of firefighters doing, or planning? All of this affects the best way to fight the fire, but the plans made an hour ago can rapidly be rendered useless as the wind shifts direction. With SimTable firefighters receive up-to-the-minute data, delivered straight to a handheld device in the field. And behind the scenes, Firebase (which has nothing to do with fires) is putting the cloud to work storing all of this data, and making sure everyone sees the latest updates just as soon as they happen. SimTable CEO Stephen Guerin and Firebase co-founder and CEO James Tamplin will show how their companies work together in the cloud to give firefighters the tools they need, and discuss other application areas from defense to gaming.
Speakers
Stephen Guerin, CEO, SimTable
James Tamplin, Co-Founder & CEO, FireBase
Moderator
Jim Walsh, CTO, GlobalLogic
10:30am - 10:45amMorning Coffee Break (Ballroom Foyer)
10:45am - 11:05amFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
The Cloud Takes Aim at $300B Market for Talent
Who said only IT jobs can benefit from the advantages of the cloud? Fabio is heading the largest platform for businesses to hire contingent workers. Similarly to making data accessible by APIs, Elance creates a cloud for the workforce, that can bring businesses dramatically increased granularity and flexibility in any type of work they might need done. Although blazed by startups and smaller outfits, this on-demand workforce approach is increasingly appealing to larger enterprise customers. Fabio will touch upon how this trend will accelerate businesses of all sizes, affect how we work, and how we create work.
Speaker
Fabio Rosati, CEO, Elance
Moderator
Dylan Tweney, Executive Editor, VentureBeat
11:05am - 11:25amFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
With Great Apps, Comes Great Responsibility (for Performance)
Automobile information site Edmunds.com sees over 650,000 unique visitors every day. Behind the scenes, a lot of different tools, apps and data sources are hard at work building the integrated experience that site visitors see. By selecting best of breed products, Edmunds.com hoped to deliver a best of breed experience online, but the company struggled to identify all of the bottlenecks and dependencies that their complex architecture created. Enter AppDynamics, which helps Edmunds.com Senior Director of Production John Martin work out exactly what's going on with his site. Martin and his team are projecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional revenue through their streamlined workflows, and they're testing and deploying new features on-site in days rather than months. Join John Martin and AppDynamics CEO Jyoti Bansal to hear more about how improving the efficiency of your IT systems directly translates into increased revenue, and a faster time to market.
Speakers
Jyoti Bansal, CEO, AppDynamics
John Martin, Senior Director of Production, Edmunds.com
Moderator
Joe Onisick, Founder, Define the Cloud
11:25am - 11:45amFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
Dropbox's Journey From Cloudy File Store to Critical Data Hub
Dropbox has come a long way from its roots as everyone's favorite place to store their files. Individuals at 95% of the Fortune 500 may use Dropbox, but their colleagues in IT have tended to be more cautious. Dropbox recognizes this, and its current push into the enterprise is treading a careful line between giving users the simplicity they love and providing some of the security and control that IT demands. But Dropbox doesn't just want to replicate its consumer and SMB success inside the enterprise. The company is now hard at work turning its cloudy data store into a platform which other app developers can rely upon; opening, saving and editing files through Dropbox. Join Dropbox's Ilya Fushman to learn more about the company's ambitious plans, and to hear how recent acquisitions like wildly popular iOS app Mailbox fit into the picture.
Speaker
Ilya Fushman, Head of Product for Business and Mobile, DropBox
Moderator
Paul Miller, Analyst & Consultant, Cloud of Data
11:45am - 12:05pmChat with George Hu (Grand Ballroom)
The first Software as a Service provider to pass $1billion in revenue, Salesforce.com has refused to stand still. Now generating far more revenue than that, the company has diversified beyond its CRM solution into Platform as a Service offerings such as force.com and Heroku, and new products that hope to find and unlock the value in data itself. George Hu has seen much of the company's growth and diversification, joining as an intern in 2002 and rising to the position of COO today. Join George, in conversation with early Salesforce investor Gordon Ritter of Emergence Capital Partners, and learn more about where Salesforce might turn next.
Speaker
George Hu, COO, Salesforce
Moderator
Gordon Ritter, Founder & General Partner, Emergence Capital Partners
12:05pm - 1:35pmLunch & Roundtables (36th Floor)
Roundtable topics:
1. Containerization is the New Virtualization hosted by Ben Golub, CEO, dotCloud
2. The NSA's Impact on the Cloud Industry hosted by Meghan Kelly, Writer, VentureBeat
3. Software-based Platforms for Global Communications hosted by Joan Vandermate, Vice President of Marketing, Vidyo
4. Addressing the Necessary Evils of Integration for SaaS Business hosted by Luke Miller, Director of Business Development, CloudWork
5. Orchestration in the Cloud hosted by Gurvinder Ahluwalia, CTO Cloud Computing, West Region, IBM
1:35pm - 2:25pmBreakout Sessions
1. Security in the Cloud (Theater Level - Warfield Room)
"Security" should be baked into the design of all layers of your stack. Where to start? This session will focus on two aspects of a cloud implementation that require careful planning: Encryption keys management and access control. Entrusting remote servers with your data does not mean you shouldn't remain in control of the access to it.
Panelists
Jeff MacMillan, CEO, Dark Matter Labs
Justin Somaini, VP and Chief Trust Officer, Box
David Baker, CSO, Okta
Moderator
Kyle Quest, Co-founder, CloudImmunity
2. The API Economy (Ballroom Level - Sequoia Room)
In little more than a decade, APIs have transitioned from relative obscurity into the essential digital glue creating new businesses, partnerships, and software applications. This new business to developer (B2D) segment is becoming one of the fastest growing opportunities within all of cloud computing and Platform as a Service (PaaS). A report last year from World Mobile Applications Market, a U.S.-based market research company, estimated the mobile application marketplace will be worth some $25 billion by 2015 – and a robust API strategy will be key as companies seek to compete in an ever-increasingly mobile and connected world. This surge of growth and activity marks an important moment for developers who are building compelling APIs to rise and scale with the market – assuming they’re prepared for the challenges ahead. This session will address how to navigate the complexities of the API economy. What complications should be anticipated as development becomes ever more distributed across multiple APIs? What are the integration platforms that will emerge victorious? Byron Deeter, cloud expert and partner with Bessemer Venture Partners, will lead a discussion beyond just API developer best practices to reveal what must be done to succeed and truly scale at this unique moment of opportunity in the market.
Panelists
Jim Franklin, CEO, SendGrid
Jeff Lawson, Co-Founder and CEO, Twilio
Sam Schillace, SVP of Engineering, Box

Juan Benitez, CTO & SVP of Product, Braintree
Moderator
Byron Deeter, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
3. The Cloud - Helping David Fight Goliath (Theater Level - Orpheum Room)
CloudBeat's theme this year is all about how Cloud Computing allows David to compete with Goliath, this theme is perfectly demonstrated by cloud computing as it is used by small and mid-sized businesses (SMB). Xero leads an ecosystem of companies creating SaaS solutions for SMB customers - since founding they have attracted over 200,000 paying customers in their attempt to take on market leader Intuit. In this session we meet with some Xero customers and explore the way that Cloud Computing is helping them compete with other small businesses and, more importantly, larger operations. An example of David vs Goliath writ large.
Panelists
Jamie Sutherland, President, Xero U.S.
Rob Hoppin, President, Hillenby
Scott Hansbury, COO and EVP, Axxess Unlimited
Bruce Phillips, CPA and Managing Member, HPC
Moderator
Dylan Tweney, Executive Editor, VentureBeat
4. Mirror Mirror on the Wall (Ballroom Level - Cypress Room)
The dashboard recently integrated by LinkedIn for their sales teams is not unlike a magical mirror, able to instantly answer any question. But on the backend side, today's Crystal Balls and Magic Mirrors are not powered by magic but rather nimble APIs and platforms, and are built using fast integration tools. Andres Bang and Alex Lai will describe how they empowered LinkedIn's sales team with an exhaustive view compiling multiple data sources to highlight hot leads in real-time, significantly and measurably increased their productivity and results, and best of all, were able to deploy it in days instead of weeks. Scott Holden from Salesforce and Chris McNabb from Dell Boomi will chime in to illustrate how smart cloud architecture and integration dramatically accelerate business decisions - and outcomes.
Panelists
Chris McNabb, General Manager, Dell Boomi
Andres Bang, Head of Global Sales and Operations System, LinkedIn
Scott Holden, VP of Platform, Salesforce
Alex Lai, Senior Manager of Sales Systems, LinkedIn
Moderator
Geva Perry, Advisor to Cloud Companies
2:25pm - 2:35pmTransition to second set of breakout sessions
2:35pm - 3:25pmBreakout Sessions
1. Brokering the Cloud, One App at a Time (Ballroom level - Sequoia Room)
The emergence of the cloud service brokerage model ushers the welcome concepts of simplified management of provisioning, access and billing as well as interoperability and security. But it also offers a rich—a potentially lesser-known—opportunity for software companies and SaaS providers to fuel growth. As cloud computing continues to grow and cloud is increasingly valued, cloud service brokerages will become a more integral part of IT. So, how can companies take advantage of the CSB model? What other trends impact cloud services delivery, particularly for those companies that serve the SMB market?
Panelists
Uday Keshavdas, Director of Business Development, Box
Rod Smith, Vice President, Emerging Technologies, IBM
Alex Danyluk, Senior Director, ISV & SaaS Alliances, Parallels
Joan Fazio, Senior Director, Emerging Channels and Verticals, Commercial Marketing, Symantec
Moderator
Ben Kepes, Blogger & Cloud Computing Analyst, Diversity Limited
2. APIs - The Key that Unlocks the Cloud (Ballroom Level - Cypress Room)
Cloud services of various kinds are proliferating at a dizzying rate. From infrastructure services designed to replace entire data centers to niche pieces of developer functionality, all of these offerings need to be found, accessed and put to work in increasingly complex ways. APIs give developers the means to call upon the power of each of these cloud services, and to stitch them together into something new. Join our panel of experts, to learn more about the multitude of options available in an increasingly complex market, to hear how others are putting these APIs to work, and to speculate upon what the future might hold.
Panelists
John Wolpert, Leader of API Marketplace Enablement, IBM
John Musser, Founder, ProgrammableWeb
Steven Willmott, CEO, 3scale
Laura Merling, VP Ecosystems and Solutions, AT&T
Moderator
Mat Ellis, Founder & CEO, Cloudability
3. Learning Gets Cloud Powered (Theater level - Orpheum Room)
Whether it's delivering world-class professors to remote rural learners, exploring new learning formats or helping the academic community make the most of their organization’s resources, cloud-based services are transforming the way knowledge is passed between generations. Join our panel of educators to discuss some of the ways education being transformed and embracing the borderless classroom. What are the underlying tools to make learning and knowledge more accessible, connected and impactful?
Panelist
Dimitris Tsigos, President and Co-founder, Epignosis
Jeff McDowell, Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development, Desire2Learn
James Kenigsberg, CTO, 2U
Shelton Waggener, Senior Vice President, Internet2
Moderator
Christina Farr, Writer, VentureBeat
4. Why Picking the Right Cloud Architecture Matters (Theater Level - Warfield Room)
The cloud provides an easy onramp to managing and deploying new applications and workloads over the Internet, but unfortunately not all clouds are created equally. Understanding the benefits, weaknesses, and performance characteristics of public and hybrid clouds can help you make the right decisions. This panel will provide real world examples from Cloudant, SoftLayer and the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) on the challenges faced in tackling the toughest workloads in the cloud. The panel will discuss how to best match the application and workload with the right type of cloud environment for success.
Panelists
Mike Miller, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Cloudant
Hugo Boyer, Software Engineer, Open Source Robotics Foundation
Duke Skarda, CTO, SoftLayer
Moderator
Dan Scholnick, General Partner, Trinity Ventures
3:25pm - 3:40pmAfternoon Coffee Break (Ballroom Foyer)
3:40pm - 4:00pmFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
The cloud made IT agile. The grown-up cloud now makes business agile.
The cloud has made it easier for software companies to deploy their services. But deployment is only the first step in building a business. How can SaaS companies extract value from the mountains of customer usage data that they accumulate to improve business performance? Ultimately, how customers use your app is the #1 driver of revenue and key SaaS metrics such as conversion, churn, and upsell. Come learn how you can use product analytics to identify buy and churn signals, segment your user-base for smarter customer engagement, and impact every aspect of your business from products, to sales and marketing, to customer success and retention. Hear how Jive has applied this customer engagement concept to employees by embedding behavioral analytics and insights into its social collaboration platform.
Speakers
Oudi Antebi, SVP Product, Jive
Guy Nirpaz, Co-Founder & CEO, Totango
Moderator
Ping Li, Partner, Accel Partners
4:00pm - 4:20pmFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
Cloud Migration and Corporate Culture: The Hidden Savings of Improved Collaboration
Elliot Tally is Senior Director of IT Collaboration and Innovation for Sanmina, a leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider focused on delivering end-to-end manufacturing solutions for sectors like communications, medical, defense and aerospace, industrial, renewable energy. This means he is in charge of automating and integrating collaboration across a company of 45,000 that exchanges documents and spreadsheets but also CAD files and manufacturing production line applications. He will explain how Sanmina's move to Google Docs and Apps hasn't only simplified their management of documents, emails and calendar, but also made the entire company much more nimble to deploy and update applications that are mobile, secure, and cheaper to maintain, from design to production to support.
Speaker
Elliot Tally, Senior Director, Enterprise Applications, Sanmina
Moderator
Mark Thiele, EVP of Data Center Tech, Switch
4:20pm - 4:40pmFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
Adobe’s Secure Cloud Model
When you shift a company from shipping software on floppy disks, CDs or DVDs towards hosting software in the cloud, a lot of things have to change. One important change, which all too often gets forgotten until it's too late, is to develop a completely different attitude to security. Adobe is a company making this transition, and Product Security Incident Response Team Director Dave Lenoe is the man who has to worry about keeping his company, its software, its customers' data and its reputation secure. Join Dave and CloudPassage CEO Rand Wacker, to hear more about the challenges faced by Adobe and other big organizations making the switch to the cloud, and to learn how tools like CloudPassage offer visibility, confidence, and control.
Speakers
Dave Lenoe, Director of Software Engineering, Adobe
Rand Wacker, VP Product, CloudPassage
Moderator
Justin Pirie, Cloud Strategist, Mimecast
4:40pm - 5:00pmFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
The Great Cloud API Debate
How much does compatibility with Amazon, king of the cloud, really matter? For many of those customers choosing to use something else, it maybe doesn't matter very much at all. They've chosen CloudStack or OpenStack or Open Nebula or one of the other perfectly decent alternatives, and they're quite happy in their own little world. For others the ability to interoperate with Amazon is of critical importance. Eucalyptus makes much of its compatibility with Amazon's APIs. OpenStack, on the other hand, has chosen to follow a different path... and that's been causing some tension recently with Randy Bias and others arguing that the open source cloud should enable interoperability with Amazon. Join Eucalyptus CEO Mårten Mickos, Mirantis co-founder Alex Freedland and Cloudscaling CTO and OpenStack Board Member Randy Bias for a conversation about the need - or otherwise - to play by Amazon's rules.
Speakers
Marten Mickos, CEO, Eucalytpus Systems
Randy Bias, CEO, Cloudscaling
Alex Freedland, Co-founder and Chairman, Mirantis
Ben Carpenter, Rafter
Moderator
Paul Miller, Analyst & Consultant, Cloud of Data
5:00pm - 5:05pmClosing Remarks
Speaker
Meghan Kelly, Writer, VentureBeat
5:05pm - 6:45pmClosing Reception (36th Floor)

Tuesday, September 10th

8:00am - 9:00amRegistration & Continental Breakfast (Ballroom Foyer)
9:00am - 9:10amOpening Remarks (Grand Ballroom)
Speakers
Matt Marshall, Founder, Editor & Chief, VentureBeat
Christina Farr, Writer, VentureBeat
9:10am - 9:30amFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
Accelerating App Deployment and Management, at Scale
PayPal uses Puppet to manage the deployment of its multiple apps to cover 7.6M payments per day across 193 markets and 132 million active users. How does one of the largest, most available web services manage its apps so its infrastructure can support a growing codebase with more packages and dependencies at each new release? Will tests be able to replicate a necessarily complex production environment? What are the technologies, processes and team practices that are needed to operate at this scale with the failure-is-not-an-option type of security requirements inherent to being a payment platform?
Speakers
Luke Kanies, CEO, Puppet Labs
Stan Hsu, Sr. Developement Manager, PayPal
Moderator
Barton George, Director Cloud Developer program, Dell Services
9:30am - 9:50amFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
Scaling Storage and Analytics Without Sacrifice
Wanelo is an online community for all of the world’s shopping, bringing together all stores, products and people into a single social platform. With 8 million products saved 8 million times a day from over 200,000 online stores, Wanelo's technology requires a robust infrastructure to store all user interactions and run queries on the data to display daily trend graphs. Rather than transitioning to Hadoop when the scale of their operations required alternatives to basic event logs stored in relational databases, the small team was among the first to deploy Joyent's Manta platform. Manta enables Wanelo to run calculations on the data directly where it is stored, reducing latency and server costs even as user and product bases continue to grow. Come hear how virtualized OSs running on virtualized hardware and the latest open source technology from the SmartOS stack create an infrastructure that is elastic, affordable and highly scalable.
Speakers
Konstantin Gredeskoul, CTO, Wanelo
Bryan Cantrill, SVP, Engineering, Joyent
Moderator
Ed Saipetch, Director of Applied Research, Savvis/Centurylink
9:50am - 10:10amFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
Cutting the Cost of Global Collaboration... With Video
The Jetsons had flying cars and easy video calling. On the whole, we've got neither. Big video systems are expensive and installed in special rooms. Consumer-grade solutions like Skype and FaceTime work after a fashion, but aren't without their own problems. Dave Gilbert is an enthusiastic proponent of the idea that cost-effective, reliable and high quality video communication has finally arrived, and that it's much more than a gimmick. He joins us at CloudBeat to describe the broader industry shifts that make video relevant today, and shares his insights on the power of selling customers Video as a Service.
Speaker
Dave Gilbert, CEO, Simple Signal
Moderator
Christina Farr, Writer, VentureBeat
10:10am - 10:30amFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
Delivering Faster Innovation at PayPal
Electronic payments leader PayPal can't stand still as the market around it grows crowded. Saran Mandair's job is making sure PayPal's developers have all the tools they need to launch new features at a rapid pace. Open source software like OpenStack is key to reducing the time required to get new product teams up and running, and the company moves more of its production servers into an OpenStack cloud all the time. Join us for a conversation exploring the challenge of moving from established enterprise IT environments towards the agility, speed, opportunity and uncertainty of one of the world's biggest open source clouds.
Speaker
Saran Mandair, Senior Director of Platform Engineering, PayPal
Moderator
James Urquhart, Director of Product, Cloud Management Systems, Dell
10:30am - 11:00amMorning Coffee Break & Quick Connect Networking Activity hosted by ArchPoint Partners (Ballroom Foyer & Cypress Room)
This Quick Connect session offers an opportunity for several quick 4-minute conversations with VCs, innovative companies and entrepreneurs within the cloud ecosystem. Within minutes, you will identify strong partnership and business development potential and make lasting connections with fellow industry professionals.
11:00am - 11:20amFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
The Paradox of Choice and its Cure
Open source cloud platforms all have their own sets of advantages, constraints and corporate backers in the wider cloud industry. Disney's System Architect Peter Lopez figured out that deployment time would be a major criterion and after having tried OpenStack decided to shift and base his infrastructure on Cloudstack instead, which was faster for his use. However, his projects also required a solid Object Store, and the best option to fit their needs happened to be OpenStack's Swift. Come hear the story of how Pete and his team, helped by Citrix that is backing CloudStack for the implementation and by Swiftstack that managed the Swift side, chose not to choose, and set up their private cloud from a combination of best-of-breed open source solutions.
Speakers
Sameer Dholakia, VP & GM, Cloud Platforms, Citrix Systems
Peter Lopez, System Architect, Disney
Joe Arnold, CEO and Founder, Swiftstack
Moderator
Barton George, Director Cloud Developer program, Dell Services
11:20am - 11:40amFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
The Next Level of A/B Testing
Dan Siroker was Director of Analytics for the 2008 Obama Campaign, and took skills honed in the heat of a hard-fought election to set up Optimizely. The company lets its customers design, run and test campaigns, iterating rapidly through color choices, the wording of web copy, or the placement and nature of special offers to quickly find out what works, and what doesn't. Elizabeth Allen, formerly with IGN, joins Dan to discuss the benefits IGN saw in putting A/B testing to work.
Speakers
Elizabeth Allen, Product Manager, Metamarkets
Dan Siroker, CEO and co-founder, Optimizely
Moderator
Bernard Golden, Senior Director of Cloud Computing Enterprise Solutions Group, Dell
11:40am - 12:00pmFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
Opening the Door to Hotel Bookings, powered by Clojure
Room Key is a joint venture backed by six of the world's biggest hotel chains. Operating as a small startup, it combines the power of comparison shopping with the advantages (rewards points and miles!) of booking direct. Join Room Key CTO Kurt Zimmer and Relevance CEO Justin Gehtland to discuss the challenges of efficiently and cost-effectively pulling data from the legacy databases of large global organizations.
Speakers
Justin Gehtland, CEO, Relevance
Kurt Zimmer, CTO, Room Key
Moderator
Dave McCrory, ‎SVP of DSP (Platform) Engineering, Warner Music Group
12:00pm - 12:20pmFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
Shining light on the cloud-powered franchise of tomorrow
LED Source sells lights. They also run a growing franchise operation, with 15 franchisees around North America and the Caribbean also selling lights. But managing the books for franchisees proved harder than everyone thought. Existing products on the market simply couldn't deliver the ease of use franchisees needed while giving head office the oversight and tracking capabilities that it wanted. Enter Scribe, with an integration solution to pull data into head office's Salesforce system from 15 hosted versions of Quickbooks. Join Scribe Software VP of Sales Lou Antonucci and LED Source Director of Marketing Dean Ernst to hear more about the problem, the solution, and the interest they're seeing from franchise operations up and down the country. Even franchises that don't sell lights.
Speaker
Dean Ernst, Director, Marketing and Social Media, LED Source
Lou Antonucci, Vice President of Sales, Scribe Software
Moderator
Justin Pirie, Cloud Strategist
12:20pm - 1:50pmLunch (36th Floor)
1:50pm - 2:40pmBreakout Sessions
1. Will Amazon Dominate the Cloud Scene as They Do for Retail? (Ballroom Level - Sequoia Room)
Amazon has been dominating on-line retail in the US since 2003, and they have stronger growth than any of their competitors. Similarly, since their launch of AWS services in 2006, Amazon has been the uncontested leader of the public cloud. In the past 2 years, many have launched initiatives to grab a piece of the action. Will they be able to share the global leadership, or will they stay successful niche players?
Panelists
Ludovic de Lesseps, Deputy of CTO, Numergy
Sanjay Sharma, Director, HP Cloud, Hewlett-Packard
Brian Hierholzer, Founder & CEO, Artisan Infrastructure
Moderator
Jerome Lecat, CEO, Scality
2. The Must Haves of Today's Cloud hosted by IBM (Theater Level - Cypress Room)
Security features? Check. Access control? Check. But the cloud is more than a datacenter that is hosted elsewhere. Seamless and cheap inter-operability with legacy systems? Mobile distribution? Big data analytics capacity? Unstructured data management and valorization? To bring value, a cloud deployment must have always more features now considered basic. And also provide that little plus that makes it different from a hosted solution. Maybe it means adopting the newest stack, maybe it means each stack should be different, adapted to specific verticals.
Panelist
Rod Smith, VP Emerging Technology, IBM
James Watters, Head of Product, Marketing, and Ecosystem, Cloud Foundry
Dave McCrory, ‎SVP of DSP (Platform) Engineering, Warner Music Group
Moderator
Deepak Jeevan Kumar, Principal, General Catalyst
3. Facilitating the Adoption of the Cloud to Enable Collaboration (Theater level - Orpheum Room)
The cloud enables small teams and whole organizations to collaborate better, often regardless of timezone, location, or device. From repurposing consumer tools to deploying rich and enterprise-friendly collaboration suites, business leaders are grappling to understand the best ways to unlock the potential of their increasingly mobile workforce. Join senior executives from Cisco, Asana, Egnyte and Vidyo to hear more about their individual visions for cloud-powered collaboration, and to understand some of the opportunities for collaborating in the cloud inside your own business.
Panelists
Rowan Trollope, SVP and GM, Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco
Kenny Van Zant, COO, Asana
Vineet Jain, CEO, Egnyte
Joan Vandermate, Vice President of Product Marketing, Vidyo
Moderator
Glenn Solomon, Partner, GGV Capital
4. Is PaaS Still Coming? (Theater level - Warfield Room)
Platform as a Service, or PaaS, was one of the three original pieces of the cloud stack. Infrastructure as a Service made sense - it was the servers and storage you rent by the hour from Amazon, Rackspace and others. Software as a Service was pretty straightforward too - it was GMail and Salesforce. Plenty of startups and established customers jumped into PaaS, chasing a promise that was a little less easy to pin down, and harder to describe. Now, as IaaS adds capabilities far beyond the simple starting and stopping of virtual machines and as SaaS applications expose increasingly rich APIs to developers, is the role of a separate Platform solution becoming less clear? Join a group of PaaS champions, to hear their view of where this market goes next.
Speakers
Mark Russinovich, Technical Fellow, Microsoft
Diane Mueller, Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat
Andy Piper, Cloud Evangelist, Pivotal
James Donelan, VP of Engineering, MuleSoft
Moderator
Issac Roth, PaaS Master, Shasta Ventures
2:40pm - 2:55pmAfternoon Coffee Break (Ballroom Foyer)
2:55pm - 3:55pmInnovation Showdown hosted by Norwest Venture Partners (Grand Ballroom)
We’ve invited ten cloud startups to present their innovative services/products live on stage at CloudBeat 2013. Finalists will have four minutes to showcase their innovative cloud technologies live at CloudBeat 2013. Our team of judges — made up of industry experts, venture capitalists, and actual enterprise customers — will provide feedback on the products/services presented and determine the winners.
Companies presenting...
Airpost, Cojoin, mist.io, PrivateCore, AtomOrbit, CloudVelocity, Totango, Piston OpenStack, Averail , ElasticBox
Early Stage Judges
Deepak Jeevan Kumar, Principal, General Catalyst
Todd Rumberger, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Ravi Belani, Managing Partner, Alchemist Accelerator
Robert Abbott, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
Matt Ocko, Co-Managing Partner, Data Collective
Mid Stage Judges
Andy Vitus, Partner, Scale Venture Partners
John Lee, VP, Silicon Valley Bank
Jai Das, Managing Director, SAP Ventures
Robert Abbott, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
3:55pm - 4:15pmFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
The Netflix Movie Machine: Powered by Monkeys, Clouds and Open Source
Netflix is the poster-child for a robust cloud business. Their approach to building a system that keeps running even when parts of the cloud fail is widely respected but insufficiently emulated. Netflix has invested a lot in extending and enriching the Amazon cloud infrastructure they run on, and the company is releasing more and more of this work through their open source platform they call NetflixOSS. From individual libraries to complete services and the resiliency techniques of the Monkeys of the Netflix' Simian Army, much of the technical work that keeps Netflix running is being freely shared with the world. Join Director of Cloud Solutions Ariel Tseitlin to hear more about how Netflix stays online and to learn why they're giving away key pieces of their platform (and some monkeys).
Speaker
Ariel Tseitlin, Director of Cloud Solutions, Netflix
Moderator
Paul Miller, Analyst & Consultant, Cloud of Data
4:15pm - 4:35pmFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
Toward Better Business Intelligence
Matt & Philippe will discuss a new database offering that lets people track companies, technologies, and people in this fast moving world of cloud and SaaS -- with the goal of helping them make better decisions.
Speaker
Philippe Cases, President & CEO, Spoke Software
Moderator
Matt Marshall, Founder, Editor-in-Chief, VentureBeat
4:35pm - 4:55pmFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
Engineering the Cloud
Global engineering firm Parsons has a problem. 3,000 engineers around the world need access to hundreds of big specialist applications, wherever they happen to be. Building a skyscraper in a well-connected urban downtown, slicing the top off a mountain in the back of beyond, or building a dam where the roads don't go... Parsons engineers need easy access to the right app for the job. Rather than ship hugely over-specified PCs with terrabytes of storage for all the applications, and fly in IT support staff to keep them tuned and in sync, Parsons relies upon technology from Numecent to stream apps down the wire, just in time, and already set up with all the right versions and configurations for today's project. Over 4,000,000 CAD sessions and counting, all over the world. Join Parsons Director of Engineering Systems Support Damon Donnell and Numecent co-founder and CEO Osman Kent, to learn how they make it happen, and how much Parsons saves in the process.
Speakers
Osman Kent, CEO and Co-Founder, Numecent
Damon Donnell, Director of Engineering Systems, Parsons
Moderator
Dean Takahashi, Lead GamesBeat Writer, VentureBeat
4:55pm - 5:10pmFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
2013, and The Advent of Turnkey Private Cloud
When public is not an option, companies used to laboriously build private clouds. But building from the ground up is so 2012. Hardware cloud controllers like Nebula's now enable organizations to deploy private clouds that feel less like building and more like simply switching on. What makes this new breed of solution different, enabling customers to reduce costs and shrink deployment times? Drawing upon experience at NASA and in the OpenStack project, Nebula CEO Chris Kemp argues that hardware - his hardware - still has a role to play. Chris is joined by Surendra Reddy from Xerox PARC, to discuss ways in which one customer is benefitting from Nebula's rather different approach to the cloud.
Speakers
Chris Kemp, CEO, Nebula
Surendra Reddy, Executive-in-Residence & CTO Big Data, Xerox PARC
Moderator
Reuven Cohen, Chief Cloud Advocate, Citrix Systems
5:10pm - 5:20pmClosing Remarks & Innovation Showdown Winner Announcement (Grand Ballroom)
Speaker
Christina Farr, Writer, VentureBeat
5:20pm - 7:00pmClosing Reception (Ballroom Foyer)

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