Cloud Slam 2011

The 3rd Annual Virtual Conference on Cloud Computing will be hosted online from April 18 - 22, 2011.  It is global event, covering latest trends and innovations in the world of cloud computing.  Conference panels, workshops, and tutorials are selected to cover a range of the hottest topics in cloud computing.

Our conference tracks will focus on the following areas:
- Cloud for Business,
- Technology & Innovation,
- Cloud For Public Sector,
- Industry Implementation Insights,
- Governance, Security & Enforcement,
- Social & Mobile Cloud,
- Research & Findings.


CloudSlam’11® conference is the premier cloud computing event, covering latest trends and innovations in the world of cloud computing. Conference panels, workshops, and tutorials are selected to cover a range of the hottest topics in cloud computing.

Descriptions of our conference tracks are presented below.

Cloud for Business Computing

This track covers applications for use across business and industry areas to help increase knowledge of what is possible from sales and marketing, customer and contact centers, supply chain of product and services, financials, human resources to specific areas across business including analytics, business intelligence, business process management, location intelligence, operational intelligence, information and data to business focused collaboration.

Technology & Innovation

This track covers the latest technological advances shaping the future of Cloud Computing. Key areas covered include; Unified Communications in the Cloud, Cloud Integration, The Social Cloud, Cloud 2.0, Application Delivery, Private cloud / Public cloud, Greener Data Centers, High Performance Computing, Cloud Storage, Cloud Mobile, Hardware/Equipment, Business Process as a Service, Platform as a Service, Virtualization, Software as a Service, Cloud Monitoring, Infrastructure as a Service, and other aspects.

Cloud For Public Sector/E-Government

This track will cover public sector cloud initiatives, ranging from U.S, UK, European Union and other government initiatives to move to the cloud. Specific topics will include: government’s use of cloud computing (private cloud, public cloud, hybrids); policy implications in moving to the cloud; security and privacy requirements for government use of external cloud resources; and success stories and lessons learned in Infrastructure As A Service, Platform As A Service and Software As A Service examples. In addition, there will be presentations on Open Government, Crowd Sourcing, and Government Transparency Initiatives tied to cloud computing.

Industry Implementation Insights

Learn about experiences transitioning traditional IT resources into the cloud, efforts to use the cloud to support business processes that are presently supported by traditional IT. Usage/ industry focus such as application to and lessons learned from use in Public & Government sectors, institutional and / or retail financial businesses, life sciences, manufacturing, retail, medicine, pharmaceutical, etc.

Best Practices

This track discusses real world experiences, applied thought leadership propositions realizing best practices from business owner perspective.

Governance & Policy

- What is personal information? What is privacy?
- Where is the personal data stored, What laws apply to the data in question.
- How can data become secure?
- Who owns the data?
- Who is the data shared with? Under what terms?
- Are there data breach disclosure requirements in place?
- What remedies, if any, will be offered?
- What steps or measures can people and organizations take to limit exposure and liability?

Developer Track

This Track will showcase how to effectively and efficiently get typically on premise, business critical applications into the cloud. Increasingly more and more end-users are turning towards an on-demand based approach to accessing and utilizing their business applications. See how and why leading Software vendors are rushing to the join Cloud band wagon and make their offerings available as a service. Learn more about which PaaS strategies make most business sense providing for an elastic, scalable and reliable application hosting environments.

Research & Findings

Looks at new ways in which Cloud is streamlining Research and driving next generational IT evolution. We will learn how this particularly applies to Life sciences, pharmaceutical and drug discovery industries and how other verticals can realize the benefits of unlimited scalability.

We will also hear from leading industry analysts visions, directions on future of Cloud in the ever more consumerized enterprise.

Conference Agenda

Note: this program page will be updated frequently and may change without notice (all participants will be notified by e-mail).

Day 1 - Monday, April 18, 2011 (Mountain View & Livestream)
08:30 - 09:00 PST Registration
09:00 - 10:00 PST Welcome & Opening Keynote (Broadcast live over Internet),
Ron Markezich, Corporate VP at Microsoft
10:00 - 11:00 PST Silicon Valley & The Cloud: Power Panel,
- Matt Thompson, Microsoft, (Moderator); James Staten, Principle Analyst at Forrester; Craig Knighton, CTO of LiquidSpace; Todd Francis, Shasta
11:15 - 12:00 PST The Current and Future State of Cloud,
Mike Pearl, Partner & Head of Cloud PwC
12:00 - 13:15 PST Lunch Interval
13:15 - 14:00 PST Cloud Computing Best Practices:
Don Ferguson EVP & CTO CA Technologies
14:00 - 14:45 PST Telecom, PaaS and the Cloud
14:45 - 15:00 PST Afternoon Break
15:00 - 15:45 PST James Staten, Forrester
15:45 - 16:30 PST Public / Government Sector Panel: How the Cloud Helps Government Agencies Deliver More to Their Constituents
Jon Walton, CIO at City of San Francisco and Benton Belcher from ISC
16:30 - 18:00 PST Networking, Drinks & Close
Day 2 - Tuesday, April 19, 2011 (Webex)
08:00 - 09:00 EST The Business and Technology of Cloud Computing,
Mark Smith, CEO & Executive VP of Research at Ventana Research
10:00 - 11:00 EST Pre-Flight Checklists and Seatbelts for Your Application's Trip to the Cloud,
Chris Wysopal, Co-Founder & CTO at Veracode
10:00 - 11:00 EST IT Survival Tool for the Cloud Era: Transforming IT Into a Service Broker,
Keith Jahn, Director in the Office of the CTO for HP Software and Solutions at HP
11:00 - 12:00 EST Social Media's Midnight Run: The Regulations Are Coming! ,
Rob May , CEO & Co-Founder at Backupify
11:00 - 12:00 EST A Ground-Level View of Cloud Operations and Deployment Issues - For Service Providers and Their Corporate Customers,
Raj Patel, Vice President, Collaboration Software Group, Cisco
11:00 - 12:00 EST Identifying and Removing the Obstacles to Cloud Adoption,
Mark Skilton, Capgemini and Penelope Gordon, Co-Founder at 1Plug Corporation
12:00 - 13:00 EST Reserved,
13:00 - 14:00 EST Critical Considerations for Security in Microsoft’s PaaS Cloud,
Enrique Saggese, Sr. Security Consultant with the Security Center of Excellence, Microsoft
14:00 - 15:00 EST Rethinking IT: Cloud and the Survival of IT,
Brian Butte, Director - Cloud Computing at PwC
15:00 - 16:00 EST Bunker Busting: Government and the Cloud,
Logan Kleier, CISO at City of Portland
15:00 - 16:00 EST Getting Scalable Cloud Application Deployments Right the First Time,
Tobias Kunze, Director, Cloud Platform Engineering at Red Hat
15:00 - 16:00 EST Reserved,
16:00 - 17:00 EST Intelligent Society. Part 1,
Marc Silvester, Senior Vice President & Global Chief Technology Officer at Fujitsu.
17:00 - 18:00 EST Systematic Cloud Assessment and Roadmapping,
Tony Shan, Chief Cloudologist at Keane/NTT Data
17:00 - 18:00 EST Business Freemium - Leading This Decade in Cloud Innovation,
Matt Holleran, Venture Partner at Emergence Capital
17:00 - 18:00 EST Quick Scaling in the Cloud,
Michael Crandell , CEO at RightScale
18:00 - 19:00 EST How Application Design Can Power Cloud Economics,
James Staten, Vice President, Principal Analyst at Forrester
Day 3 - Wednesday, April 20, 2011 (Webex)
08:00 - 09:00 EST Private Cloud Management – Case Studies for Success,
Songnian Zhou, CEO at Platform Computing
09:00 - 10:00 EST What you don't know about monitoring in the cloud,
Donn Rochette, CTO at AppFirst
09:00 - 10:00 EST Service Platforms: Power the Next Wave of Cloud Adoption,
Madhava Venkatesh, Group Project Manager at HCL
09:00 - 10:00 EST Seize the Cloud - The Business and Enterprise Architecture Dimensions of Cloud,
Erik van Ommeren, Director of Innovation at Sogeti VINT - Vision Inspiration Navigation Trends
10:00 - 11:00 EST Mining the Web on a Shoestring: The equalizing effect of Big Data in the Cloud,
Keith Lowery, Engineering Fellow at AMD
11:00 - 12:00 EST How Flexible and Scalable Is Hardware in the Cloud?,
Donato Buccella, CTO at Certeon
11:00 - 12:00 EST Preview the Next-Generation Cloud: Mobility and Productivity ,
Neil Weldon, Director of Technology at Dialogic
12:00 - 13:00 EST Using PaaS to Manage Your PC Footprint,
Gavriella Schuster, General Manager of Windows Client Commercial Product Management Group, Microsoft.
13:00 - 14:00 EST Reserved,
14:00 - 15:00 EST Reserved,
15:00 - 16:00 EST Content Management for the Cloud,
Dean Tang, CEO at ABBYY USA
15:00 - 16:00 EST Chasing the Clouds - Best Practices for Optimizing Your Data Center with Cloud Strategies,
Dan Lamorena , Director, Storage and Availability Management Group at Symantec Corporation
16:00 - 17:00 EST Panel Session Reserved,
17:00 - 18:00 EST Cloud Computing Networking: The Race to Zero,
Peter Dougherty, Founder at OnPath Technologies
17:00 - 18:00 EST Cloud on the Go: How Business Will Take Our Cloud(s) Mobile,
John Barnes , CTO at Model Metrics
17:00 - 18:00 EST Preparing Your Data Center for the Transformation to Private Clouds,
Doug Ingraham, Vice President, Data Center Products at Brocade Communications
18:00 - 19:00 EST Primal fear: Enterprise cloud transformation and the fight or flight reflex,
Eric Pulier, CEO of ServiceMesh
19:00 - 20:00 EST Cloud 2: How Social, Mobile & Open Trends Impact the Workplace,
Chuck Ganapathi, Senior Vice President Products, Chatter and Mobile at
Day 4 - Thursday, April 21, 2011 (Webex)
08:00 - 09:00 EST Real Hybrid Clouds – No Barriers, No Boundaries,
Ellen Rubin, Co-Founder & VP Products at CloudSwitch
09:00 - 10:00 EST Dynamic Desktops: To the Cloud and Beyond!,
Tyler Rohrer, Founder at Liquidware Labs
09:00 - 10:00 EST Cloud Decision Framework for CIOs,
Varundev Kashimath , Researcher at Technical University of Delft
09:00 - 10:00 EST 6 Tips on Achieving Scaling Enterprise Applications in the Cloud,
Duncan Johnston-Watt, CEO at Cloudsoft
10:00 - 11:00 EST Building Multi-LOB Shared Clouds – Tame the Complexity,
Jay Muelhoefer, VP Marketing and James Pang, VP Products at Platform Computing
11:00 - 12:00 EST Hybrid Clouds for SME,
Vineet Jain, CEO and Co-Founder at Egnyte
11:00 - 12:00 EST The Final Cloud Frontier: Driving Cloud Adoption for Mission Critical Apps,
Benjamin Frenkel, Head of Cloud Technology at Pegasystems
11:00 - 12:00 EST The Personality Cloud,
Simon Rust, VP of Technology at AppSense
12:00 - 13:00 EST Reserved,
13:00 - 14:00 EST Reserved,
14:00 - 15:00 EST Intelligent Society. Part 2,
Jody Little, Vice President Cloud Marketing for Fujitsu America.
15:00 - 16:00 EST From Image to Instance – Better Software Development with the Cloud,
Steve Taylor, COO at OpenMake Software
15:00 - 16:00 EST The Road to Cloud Services - An ING Case Study,
Corjan Bast , Global Product Manager at ITpreneurs
16:00 - 17:00 EST Reserved,
17:00 - 18:00 EST Private Cloud Journey Made Easy: 4 Step Prescriptive Guidance,
Kurt Milne, Managing Director at IT Process Institute
17:00 - 18:00 EST Scaling Data in the Cloud,
Frank Weigel, Director of Product Management at Couchbase
17:00 - 18:00 EST The Government Cloud: Creating a 21st Century Citizen Experience,
Pete Stoneberg, Deputy CIO of the Government Cloud RightNow Technologies,
18:00 - 19:00 EST Building an Enterprise Architecture for Secure High-Performance Hybrid Cloud Computing,
Ian Howells, CMO at StorSimple
Day 5 - Friday, April 22, 2011 (Webex)
09:00 - 10:00 EST Heimdall Portal - Utilization of Service Measurement Index (SMI) as a Deployment Strategy in the Cloud,
Arfath Pasha, Cloud Software Technical Lead at Mycroft
09:00 - 10:00 EST Multi-Tenancy in the Cloud and Google App Engine ,
Vikas Hazrati, Co-Founder and Technical Architect at Inphina Technologies
09:00 - 10:00 EST Avoiding Regulatory Mines in Your Cloud Business,
David Snead, Attorney & Counselor at W. David Snead, P.C.
10:00 - 11:00 EST Reserved,
11:00 - 12:00 EST Capability Based IT Portfolio Management,
John Rogers, Chief, CIO and DPfM Division, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems (TCJ6), United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill
11:00 - 12:00 EST Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things,
David Young, CEO and Founder at Joyent
11:00 - 12:00 EST Solving the Enterprise IT Disconnect,
Aaron Levie, CEO and Co-Founder at
12:00 - 13:00 EST Reserved,
13:00 - 14:00 EST Reserved,
14:00 - 15:00 EST Reserved,
15:00 - 16:00 EST Research in the Cloud: Speeding Retail Innovation With Live Customer Data,
Darren Vengroff, Chief Scientist at RichRelevance
15:00 - 16:00 EST The Service Provider Cloud Strategy - Quo Vadis?,
Uwe Lambrette, Service Provider Solutions, Internet Business Solutions Group of Cisco Systems
15:00 - 16:00 EST Cloud Computing Customer Loyalty and Advocacy: The Ingredient for Success,
Donald Ryan, Vice President at Market Probe
16:00 - 17:00 EST Cloud Computing – How We Got Here, Where We Are, and Where we are Heading,
Jeff Barr, Senior Web Services Evangelist at Amazon
17:00 - 18:00 EST Real-Time Cloud Platform,
Cyprien Noel, CEO at ObjectFabric
17:00 - 18:00 EST Hybrid Video Encoding: Keeping Your Feet on the Ground and Your Head in the Cloud,
David Dudas, VP Video Solutions at Sorensen Media
17:00 - 18:00 EST Managing Website Performance and Availability,
Joseph Ruscio, CTO at Librato
18:00 - 19:00 EST Process Flexibility and BPaaS,
Arijit Sengupta CEO at BeyondCore

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Mon-Fri, Apr 18-22, 2011, 8:00am - 7:00pm


Regular (virtual access only):  $99.00
VIP (includes full access to Day 1):  $299.00
April 18 Silicon Valley Expo Access:  $0.00

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