CloudBeat 2013, September 9-10 in San Francisco, will track the growing maturity of the cloud with two days of high-value discussions, customer case studies, breakout sessions, and exclusive announcements.

We recently announced Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz will be speaking at the event, and today we’re excited to share a new addition to the lineup.

Elance CEO Fabio Rosati will take the stage at CloudBeat to discuss ‘closing the talent gap with the cloud.’ According to Accenture, companies worldwide now spend an estimated $300 billion per year on independent workers, including freelancers, contractors, and temps. These enterprises are strategically hiring freelancers with high-level skills to augment their existing full-time staff, and they’re increasingly turning to the cloud to tap into top talent around the world.

Fabio ElanceRosati leads the world’s largest cloud-based platform that connects businesses to freelancers. Elance has built a public talent cloud that grants startups and small businesses on-demand access to a global, skilled workforce and is now also working with leading Fortune 500 companies to better manage their existing extended workforce.

At CloudBeat, Rosati will provide new insights into the key issues and opportunities that accompany one of the most important organizational shifts of our time.

Stay tuned for more program announcements in the coming days and weeks, and make sure to grab your tickets today! They’re going fast.

Thanks to the following industry leaders who are supporting CloudBeat 2013: IBM jStart as Gold Sponsor; ArchPoint Partners as Silver Sponsor; and CareCloud, Norwest Venture Partners, & Plex Systems as Event Sponsors.