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Cloud Expo New York Speaker Profile: Greg O'Connor – AppZero

Greg O'Connor – Founder & CEO of AppZero

With Cloud Expo New York | 12th Cloud Expo [June 10-13, 2013] hurtling towards us, let's start to take a look at the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference coming up June 10-13 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

We have technical and strategy sessions for you all four days dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing and Big Data, but what of those who are presenting? Who are they, where do they work, what else have they written and/or said about the Cloud that is transforming the world of Enterprise IT, side by side with the exploding use of enterprise Big Data – processed in the Cloud – to drive value for businesses...?

12TH CLOUD EXPO SPEAKER NAME: Greg O'Connor

TWITTER: @gregoryjoconnor

COMPANY: AppZero | @appzero_inc

12TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE: Move to the Cloud and Modernize in One Step

SESSION DESCRIPTION: Faced with migrating applications from Windows Server 2003 to Windows 2008 or 2012 when adopting the cloud? Join Greg O'Connor in this Cloud Expo New York session as he demonstrates new “up-level OS” migration capabilities. This technology allows users to effortlessly move server applications from old operating systems to new ones as part of a cloud migration. With Windows Server 2003 end of life approaching, companies will be faced with moving large numbers of enterprise applications. See how you can modernize (OS up level) and transform (move to the cloud) at the same time

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Greg O'Connor is President & CEO of AppZero. Pioneering the Virtual Application Appliance approach to simplifying application-lifecycle management, he is responsible for translating Appzero's vision into strategic business objectives and financial results.

O'Connor has over 25 years of management and technical experience in the computer industry. He was founder and president of Sonic Software, acquired in 2005 by Progress Software (PRGS). There he grew the company from concept to over $40 million in revenue. At Sonic, he evangelized and created the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) product category, which is generally accepted today as the foundation for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

BLOG: www.gregoconnor.ulitzer.com

‘LISTEN' TO WHAT SOME OF APPZERO'S FANS HAVE TO SAY:

It's a great product. It deserves to win. --Randy Bias Cofounder & CTO Cloudscaling

zapp is just what Managed Service Providers need to accelerate their customer's transition to the Cloud. --Ray DePena Founder and Editor, Amazon Cloud Journal

appzero's zapp migration tool is a great use of application virtualization principles for server and cloud apps. - David Greschler, CEO, PaperShare, Inc. and formerly co-Founder of Softricity, developers of the first desktop application virtualization platform

appzero enables seamless migration of applications from one cloud environment to another, virtually eliminating the IT project costs typical of application migration. --Louis Lovas, Director of Solutions, OneMarketData

appzero does in a few clicks what IT organizations typically have entire departments in place to do. - Dave Chappell, Chappell Consulting Corp & Author: SOA Infrastructure

appzero's rapid application migration services increase agility while decreasing cost and time to value. A powerful value proposition for both enterprise customers wanting to cloud enable their enterprise applications as well as for SaaS ISVs who want their cloud centric applications to be able to switch between clouds. --Lauren C. States, CTO Cloud Computing and Growth Initiatives, IBM Corporate Strategy

Cloud economics have run into the hard wall of moving production applications. Until now, the costs and level of effort required to suit those applications for the cloud have off-set projected savings. Automating that effort alters the equation of using the public Cloud as an extension of the data center. --Aberdeen senior analyst Dick Csaplar CEO

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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