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CloudBeat 2011

VentureBeat’s conference on the revolutionary potential of cloud computing is coming up fast. There’s still time to join us and learn how companies are using internet services to empower employees, serve customers, and deliver tangible value to investors.

Cloudbeat 2011 takes place next Wednesday, November 30 and Thursday, December 1 at the Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City. We’re really proud of the world-class lineup of speakers we have planned.

Here’s the latest batch of experts we’ve added to our agenda:


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Rick SchultzRick Schultz is Vice President of Technology Product Marketing at Oracle. In this role, Mr. Schultz is responsible for defining and driving the global market strategy for Oracle’s technology business, spanning Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, cloud computing, business intelligence and analytics, big data, security, management and virtualization, operating systems, developer tools, and the Java platform. He also leads the marketing efforts for Oracle’s engineered systems products including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle Big Data Appliance, and Oracle Database Appliance.

Adam SelipskyAdam Selipsky joined Amazon Web Services in May 2005 as Vice President for Product Management and Developer Relations. He oversees developer support, product strategy, demand generation, evangelism, and marketing communications. Before joining Amazon Web Services, Selipsky served as a Vice President in several areas for RealNetworks. Selipsky was also a partner at Mercer Management Consulting, specializing in business strategy for telecommunications and technology companies.

Lew Cirne is the CEO and Founder of New Relic. He is a seasoned entrepreneur, technologist, and enterprise software pioneer who founded Wily Technology in 1998. Lew served as Wily’s chief executive officer for the first four years and subsequently as its chief technical officer. He invented its flagship performance management solution, Introscope, and played a key role in Wily’s 2006 acquisition by CA, Inc. Most recently Lew was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital. He holds seven patents, including four related to Wily’s core technology.

Jeff LawsonJeff Lawson is co-founder and CEO of Twilio, where he brings over 10 years of entrepreneurial product leadership experience. Before Twilio, Jeff served as Product Manager for Amazon Web Services, and has held founding executive roles for NineStar, Stubhub.com, and Versity.com

Andrew ReichmanAndrew Reichman is a principal analyst at Forrester Research. He serves Infrastructure & Operations professionals. His focus is on data storage systems, networking, and management software, as well as the business processes required for effective storage management. He pays special attention to cost and business intelligence issues related to complex storage environments, working to enable IT operations groups to maximize operational and financial efficiency.

Anjul BhambhriAnjul Bhambhri has 23 years of experience in the database industry with engineering and management positions at IBM, Informix and Sybase. She is currently IBM’s Vice President of Big Data Products, overseeing product strategy and business partnerships. Previously at IBM, Anjul focused on application and data lifecycle management tools and spearheaded the development of XML capabilities in DB2 database server. In 2009, she received the YWCA of Silicon Valley’s “Tribute to Women in Technology” Award.

Chris PinkhamChris Pinkham, CEO of Nimbula, 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.

Alan MasarekAlan Masarek co-founded and has been an executive member of Quickoffice since the company’s founding in 2002, and has served as Quickoffice’s Chief Executive Officer since 2007. He has served as a C-level executive and financier for over 25 years, leading technology companies that span corporate, venture and entrepreneurial settings. Mr. Masarek has successfully raised hundreds of millions of dollars during his career and has been instrumental in creating value for his shareholders, generating over half a billion dollars in market value.

In addition to the powerful speaker lineup and actionable content, VentureBeat events are known for their excellent networking opportunities. Forge relationships with 500 industry executives — from the hottest cloud startups and leading cloud providers to the Fortune 500 — including a mix of CEO’s, CIO’s, CTO’s, VP’s of product development, analysts, investors, marketers, press, and more. Seating is limited and tickets are going fast. Grab your ticket today!

We want to thank the industry leaders that are supporting CloudBeat 2011: New Relic as Platinum Sponsor, Sequoia Capital and Scality as Gold Sponsors, Cloudsoft and Trinity Ventures as Silver Sponsors, and Norwest Venture Partners, AppDirect, Aryaka, Box.net, Central Desktop, Egnyte, Equinix, Huddle, Loggly, oneDrum, Private Planet, RedHat and Silicon Valley Bank as Event Sponsors.

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