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SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Attracts 40 Sponsors and 1,000 Delegates
The most anticipated technology event of the year in Silicon Valley will take place November 19-21 - Fairmont Hotel, San Jose CA
Nov. 17, 2008 11:00 AM
The most anticipated technology event of the year in Silicon Valley will take place November 19-21, at the Fairmont Hotel, in San Jose, California.
SYS-CON will produce and present the Second International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo on March 22-24, 2009, in New York City.
Companies like IBM and other early technology providers in the space already signed up as sponsors of the next event.
"More than a half dozen conferences and events targeting Virtualization and Cloud Computing canceled in the past two months," said Fuat Kircaali, CEO of SYS-CON Media. "We predicted that this would be the outcome for many competing shows due to the current economic conditions," he adds.
"With close to 50 sponsors and exhibitors, and more than 1,000 preregistered delegates, SYS-CON's 1st International Conference & Expo would have maybe gathered 500 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees had these been still the pre-recession days," Kircaali said.
"We will serve the Cloud Computing industry, our sponsors, advertising partners, and delegates as the leading global event around the globe for the next decade," said Carmen Gonzalez, Senior Vice President of Sales & Advertising at SYS-CON Media.
Cloud Computing Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan
"As virtualization has moved deeper into data center management, and especially as cloud computing has been coming into its own," said Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, who is also SYS-CON's Sr. VP, Editorial & Events, "we've seen that the economic downturn actually increases Cloud Computing interest."
"Rather than writing that $2M check for your data center hardware refresh, wouldn't you rather manage your infrastructure as a service?" Geelan asks. "Moving part of your infrastructure to the cloud turns capital expenditures (or fixed costs) into operational expenditures (or variable costs)...it's a recession-beating no brainer!"
Attentive delegates concentrate on a technical session at a recent SYS-CON conference
According to IDC, a global provider of market intelligence, cloud computing is poised to capture 25% of IT growth spend by 2012.
The distinguished speakers at 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo will be covering every aspect of the hottest IT topic for years, with not just Amazon but also IBM, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Intel, HP and a host of others all offering, using or developing high-end computing services typically described as “cloud computing” - through which massively scalable IT-related capabilities are provided as a service using Internet technologies.
Forrester Research analyst James Staten calls cloud computing "classic disruptive innovation - where the mainstream dismisses the product and small companies have time to create a real differentiated value." But there are so many offerings just now that what infrastructure architects are looking for above all is a set of organizing principles they can use to guide them in choosing between them all.
Such principles. and a host of associated topics, will be addressed in San Jose next week by a Top Speaker Faculty that includes:
- Dr Werner Vogels - VP & CTO, Amazon.com (Keynote)
- Mike Feinberg - Senior Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure Group, EMC
- Steve Herrod - CTO, VMware
- David Bernstein - VP & GM of Network Applications Infrastructure, Cisco
- Rob Weltman - Director of Grid Services, Yahoo!
- Peter Nickolov - President CTO, 3tera
- Kevin Haar - President & CEO, Appistry
- Songnian Zhou - Co-Founder & CEO, Platform Computing
- Patrick Harr - CEO, Nirvanix
- Gerrit Huizenga - Cloud Solutions Architect, IBM
- John Keagy - CEO & Co-Founder, GoGrid/ServePath
- Sajai Krishnan - CEO, ParaScale
- Reuven Cohen - Founder & Chief Technologist, Enomaly
- Mike Eaton - CEO, Cloudworks
- Jonathan Bryce - Founder at Mosso (Rackspace)
- Nati Shalom - CTO, GigaSpaces
- Don MacAskill - CEO & Chief Geek, SmugMug
- Billy Marshall - Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, rPath
- Dr Thorsten von Eicken - CTO & Founder, RightScale
- Jonathan Pyke - Chief Strategy Office, Cordys
- Jason Stowe - Founder & CEO, Cycle Computing
- David Young - Co-Founder & CEO, Joyent
- Dave Durkee - Founder, CEO & Technical Director, ENKI
- John Janakiraman - CTO, Skytap
- Stuart Charlton - Chief Software Architect, Elastra
- Lars Leckie, Principal, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
- Dr Rich Wolski - Professor, U.C. Santa Barbara
- Javier Soltero - Co-Founder & CEO of Hyperic
- Omer Trajman - Director of Field Engineering, Vertica Systems
- Rachel Chalmers - Senior Analyst, Enterprise Software, The 451 Group
and with a special Cloud Bootcamp on November 20 led by
- Alan Williamson, Founder at Blog-City.com, Creator of BlueDragon
All breakout sessions are all listed in further detail here.
Speaker Faculty - SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo
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Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities
Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Offered on a First-Come First-Served Basis. To inquire about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities please contact Carmen Gonzalez at 201-802-3021 or by email at events(at)sys-con.com. Currently, a limited number of sponsorship and exhibition packages with multiple sponsorship discounts are available for the upcoming events.