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Cloud Expo New York Speaker Profile: Ajay Budhraja – U.S. Dept. of Justice

Ajay Budhraja – CTO at U.S. Department of Justice

With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) due to kick off this coming Monday for 4 days of high-energy networking and discussions, what better time to remind you in greater detail of the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference...?

We have technical and strategy sessions for you every day from June 11 through June 14 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...?


ORGANIZATION: U.S. Dept. of Justice

TWITTER: @TheJusticeDept

10TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE: Enterprise Transformation Using the Cloud and Cloud Platforms



BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Ajay Budhraja is CTO at the Department of Justice. He has over 22 years in IT with experience in areas such asmanagement, project management, enterprise architecture, system architecture, software engineering,training, methodologies, networks, databases etc. and has led large scale projects for big organizations and has extensive IT experience related to telecom, business,manufacturing, airlines, finance, government.

Budhraja is the Co-Chair for the Federal SOA COP and served as President DOL-APAC, AEA-DC, Co-Chair Executive Forum Federal Executive Institute SES Program. As Adjunct Faculty, he has taught courses for several universities. He has received many awards, authored articles and presented papers at worldwide conferences.


"There is great excitement about the cloud; however, it is important to conduct a full assessment as part of the Cloud Transition.

It is very important to decide which applications will be moving to the cloud based on factors such as alignment with business requirements, cost savings, level of effort, available resources, benefits of the new solution, risks etc to determine business and functional benefits. Architecture and security aspects need to be thoroughly assessed, and factors such as interoperability, reliability, portability, storage, data transfer, sensitivity of data have to be evaluated.

The initial and projected cost implications for services have to be monitored regularly since services that are cost effective initially may end up being more expensive down the road as more users are brought on board. As part of the assessment of cloud vendors, technology and cost aspects need to be looked into carefully and expectations should be documented in the service level agreements."

[from, "Cloud Transition"]

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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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