|By Jeremy Geelan||
|July 15, 2009 07:00 AM EDT||
With an ever-increasing number of companies now buying computing, storage, and networking power as they need it from the cloud, it is hardly surprising that SYS-CON's industry-leading International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is going from strength to strength.
Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging the Cloud, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the scalability of their Enterprise IT endeavors.
The Call for Papers for the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, closed July 15, 2009. The Conference Theme in Santa Clara is "Bringing the Economics of the Web to Enterprise IT Through Cloud Computing."
Our aim with each conference is to showcase breakout sessions from members of every layer of the Cloud ecosystem. The submission process is 100% online and the submissions URL for the next event, in March 2010, is here.
First-rate submissions from Cloud providers and Cloud deployers are welcomed - on any and every aspect of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies:
- SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
- Grid Software
- Cloud Lock-in vs Cloud Interoperability
- Virtual Private Clouds
- Cloud-Delivered Security
- Elastic Computing
- Cloud Databases
- Fabric Computing
- Green IT
- High-Performance Computing
- Service Management
- Web-scale Computing
- Cloud Standards
- Cloud Reliability
- Secure Cloud Computing
- Private vs Public Clouds
- Internal Clouds
- Cloud Applications
- Eclipse & Cloud Computing
- Multi-Cloud World
- Application Portability
- Cloud-Delivered Testing
- In-Cloud Data Encryption
- Virtual Data Centers
- Cloud Serviceability and Architecture
- Cloud Management
- Cloud Computing & SOA
- Cloud Analytics
- Enterprise Cloud Orchestration
- HPC in the Cloud
SYS-CON Conferences Alumni Presents an All Star Faculty
Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, colocated with the International Virtualization Conference & Expo presented the most distinguished faculty of speakers on any technology conference taking place for the past two years. Speakers, general session and keynote presenters included such names as: Brad Abrams (Microsoft), Koen Aers (Red Hat / jBoss), Al Aghili (Managed Methods), Mehmet Akin (Sprout Systems), Dustin Amrhein (IBM), Ajay Anand (Yahoo!), Akbar Ansari (Oracle), Jean-Francois Arcand (Sun Microsystems), Anthony Arrott (Trend Micro), Matias Bagini (JRapid), Alex Bakman (VKernel), Jeffery Barr (Amazon), John Barr (Yieldex), Clod Barrera (IBM), Julio Barros (E-String Technologies), Roger Baskerville (Vizioncore), Jeff Bauer (Forbes.com), Keith Bergelt (Open Invention Network), Jerome Bernard (Elastic Grid), David Bernstein (Cisco), Ken Berryman (Symantec), Rohit Bhardwaj (Kronos), Sumeer Bhola (IBM), Tom Bishop (BMC Software), Jim Blakely (Intel), Robert Boedigheimer (Schwans), David Boloker (IBM), Sujoe Bose (DSine Dynamics), Gregory Brail (Sonoa Systems), Brad Brech (IBM), David Bressler (Progress Software), Brad Brown (TUSC), Geoff Brown (G2One), Glenn Brunnette (Sun Microsystems, Eric Bruno (Sun Microsystems), Shane Bryzak (jBoss), Donato Buccella (Certeon), Uri Budnik (RightScale), Bob Buffone (Nexaweb), Guy Bunker (Symantec), Juan Camilo Ruiz (Oracle), Kord Campbell (Splunk), Francis Carden (OpenSpan), Michael Carey (BEA/Oracle), Tony Carrato (IBM), Marco Casario (Comtaste), Richard Cassidy (Virtual Computer), William Cava (Ektron), Suresh Chandrasekaran (Denodo), Andre Charland (Nitobi), Stuart Charlton (Elastra), Vik Chaudhary (Keynote Systems), Robbie Cheng (Potix), Roberto Chinnici (Sun Microsystems), Jeremy Chone (Nexaweb), Jason Christensen (jason411.com), Anthony Cincotta (Booz Allen Hamilton), Peter Coffee (SalesForce.com), Ariel Cohen (Xsigo Systems), Frank Cohen (PushToTest), Reuven Cohen (Enomaly), Jim Connors (Sun Microsystems), Andrew Conte (APC), Shawn Cooney (Certeon), Rod Cope (OpenLogic), Joshua Corman (IBM), Bill Corrigan (Neocleus), Tim Crawford (Stanford University), Douglas Crockford (Yahoo!), Paul Croft (Mediatonic), Simon Crosby (Citrix), Richard Croucher (Citihub), Stefanos Damianakis (Netrics), Glen Daniels (WSO2), Kurt Daniels (HP / Parallels), Parand Darugar (Yahoo!), Jose de Castro (Voxeo), Jeremy Deane (Collaborative Consulting), Andy Denmark (TripIT), Sean Derrington (Symantec), Ali Diab (AdMob), Blake Dournaee (Intel), Jon Doyle (CommuniGate), Jim Driscoll (Sun Microsystems), John du Pre Gaunt, Brian Duckering (Symantec), Nuno Duro (Evolve), Peter Eicher (FalconStor), Stephen Elliot (CA), Yakov Fain (Farata Systems), Walter Falk (IBM), John Fallows (Kaazing), Eric Farrar (Sybase iAnywhere), William Fellows (The 451 Group), Jon Ferraiolo (OpenAjax Alliance), Jeff Fisher (Desktone), Mark Fisher (SpringSource), Chris Fleck (Citrix), Luis Font (NTR Global), Stephen Foskett (Nirvanix), Lou Fox (Bluewolf), Paul Fremantle (WSO2), Pierre Fricke (Red Hat), Phil Fritz (IBM), Shai Fultheim (ScaleMP), Kyle Gabhart (Web Age), Michael Galpin (eBay), Roberto Gamboni (AT&T), Paul Garcia-Mila (eyeOS), Owen Garrett (Zeus Technology), Andrea Gazzanigo (Funambol), Raimund Genes (Trend Micro), Pavel Georgiev (3Tera), Evan Gerber (Molecular), Rick German (Stoneware), Joshua Gertzen (Truecode), Anup Ghosh (Secure Command), Becky Gibson (IBM), Dror Gill (Ceedo), Michael Girouard (Magnani Caruso Dutton), Dan Gisolfi (IBM), Paul Giurata (Catalyst Resources), Alex Givens (UC4 Software), Ted Goddard (ICEsoft), John Goodson (DataDirect), Sue Googe (Northrop Grumman), Michael Gorman (Whitemarsh Information Systems), Andreas Grabner (dynaTrace Software), Laurie Gray (OneSpring), Eric Greenberg (Integralis), Joe Gregorio (Google), Jeremy Grelle (SpringSource), Mike Grushin (feedbackFX), Arun Gupta (Sun Microsystems), Anil Gurnani (JP Morgan Chase), Ravi Gururaj (VMLogix), Scott Guthrie (Microsoft), Robert Hagmann (Coral8), Kevin Hakman (Aptana), Wesley Hales (Red Hat), Brent Hamby (NextDB.net), Mark Hapner (Sun Microsystems), Bernd Harzog (APM Experts), Mark Heid (IBM), Geoff Hendrey (NextDB.net), Stephen Herrod (VMware), Patrick Hertzog (NEXThink), Michael Hill (IBM), Michael Ho (Quasidea), Amy Hodler (Tranxition), Billy Hoffman (HP), Kevin Hoffman (iPhone Developer's Journal), Matt Holleran (Emergence Capitals), Gordon Hunt (Real-Time Innovations), Kingsley Idehen (OpenLink Software), Martin Ingram (AppSense), Carlo Innocenti (DataDirect), Kevin Jackson (Dataline), Jonas Jacobi (Kaazing), Maneesh Jain (3PAR), Vikas Jain (Oracle), Ralph James (RSSBus), Sam Johnson (Australian Online Solutions), Christophe Jolif (ILOG), Charles Jolley (Sprout Systems), Dan Juengst (CA), Ariff Kassam (xkoto), Yehuda Katz (EngineYard), Chris Keene (WaveMaker), Charles Kendrick (Isomorphic), Patrick Kerpan (CohesiveFT), Justin Kestelyn (Oracle), Howard Kiewe (Info-Tech), Ed Kiraly (ILOG), Scott Kirkwood (MomentumSI), Roger Kitain (Sun Microsystems), David Kleidermacher (Green Hills Software), Kristof Kloeckner (IBM), Eric Konieczny (Booz Allen Hamilton), Harald Kornmayer (NEC), Carl Kraenzel (IBM), John Krahulec (Bizwhazee), Senthil Krishanipillai (Sybase), Krishna Krishnamaneni (AT&T), Sajai Krishnan (ParaScale), Senthil Krishnapillai (Sybase), Jacek Kruszelnicki (Numatica), Mark Krzysko (US DOD), Todd Kuczaj (Accenture), Subra Kumaraswamy (Sun Microsystems), Chirs Laffra (IBM), Lynn LeBlanc (FastScale), Rich Lechner (IBM), Lars Leckie (Hummer Winbald Venture Partners), Matthew Lee (Neocleus), Felipe Leme, Patrick Leonard (Roguewave), Petri Lillberg (SSH), Jan Linden (Global IP Solutions) David Linthicum (Blue Mountain Labs), Paul Lipton (CA), Jay Litkey (Embotics), Victoria Livschitz (Grid Dynamics), Greg Lomow (BearingPoint), Bob Lozano (Appistry), Kevin Lynch (Adobe), Jim Mackay (iTKO LISA), Susan Malaika (IBM), Peter Manca (Egenera), Anne Thomas Manes (Burton Group), Andi Mann (Enterprise Management Associates), Diego Marino (Abiquo), Brian Martin (IBM), Steve Maryka (ICEsoft), Miko Matsumura (Software AG), Albert Mavashev (Nastel), Jamal Mazhar (Kaavo), Derek McAuley (Netronome Systems), Bill McColl (Cloudscale), David McCrory (Hyper9), Bill McGee (Third Brigade), Mark McIlvane (Velocent), Joe McKendrick (WebServices.org), Dave Meeker (Roundarch), Mark Meeker (Orbitz), Jerry Melnick (Marathon Technologies), Darrell Meyer (ExtJS.com), Mark Milligan (VirtualLogix), Steve Milroy (OnTerra), Eric Miraglia (Yahoo!), Ashish Mohindroo (Oracle), Hezi Moore (Reflex Security), Kevin Moore (USMEPCOM), Ryan Moquin (BEA Systems), Sam Morcos (Third Brigade), JP Morgenthal (Cloud Consultant), Phil Morris (Sun Microsystems), Scott Morrison (Layer 7 Technologies), Greg Murray (Aptana), Guy Naor (Morph Labs), Tatiana Nasser Rafique (SS&C), Louis Nauges (Revevol), Mike Neil (Microsoft), Eric Newcomer (Iona Technologies), Baldwin Ng (Microsoft), Stewart Nickolas (IBM), Peter Nickolov (3Tera), Kevin Nilson (E*Trade), Johan Nordin (Volvofinans), Ken North (DataServices), Bill O'Connell (IBM), Greg O'Connor (Appzero), Ken Oestreich (Egenera), Nikita Ogievetsky (Morgan Stanley), Michael Oliver (Corent Technology), Eric Olson (MQSoftware), Emil Ong (Caucho Technology), Chris Orr (TripWire), Joshua Painter (Intel), Gerardo Pardo-Castellote (RTI), Paul Parsons (The Server Labs), Anil Patel (Harris Corporation), Parviz Peiravi (Intel), Guy Peled (Visual WebGui), Geva Perry (GigaSpaces), Harry Petty (Brocade), Joe Pezzillo (Metafy), Mike Pizzo (Microsoft), Thomas Plunkett (Virginia Tech), Adam Polansky (Travelocity), Stephen Pollack (Novell), Cornelius Pone (PPC), Olivier Poupeney (DreamFace Interactive), George Pradel (Vizioncore), Joe Preston (Momentum Design Lab), Brian Prince (Microsoft), Matt Probst (Verio), Sacheen Punde (Aeisios Corporation), Jon Pyke (Cordys), Matthew Quinlan (Appcelerator), Bob Quinn (3Leaf Systems), Hooman Radfar (Clearspring Technologies), Ranjith Ramakrishnan (Cumulux), Prasad Rampalli (Intel), Shahar Raz, Jim Reavis (Cloud Security Alliance), Scott Regan (Sonoa Systems), Christoph Reich (Hochschule Furtwangen U), Chris Richardson, Ted Ritter (Nemertes), Jesus Rodriguez (Tellago), Dan Rosanova (Nova Enterprise Systems), Michael Rowley (Active Endpoints), Tyler Roye (mindSHIFT), Mike Ruiz (BearingPoint), Habeeb Rushdan (LowerHead Consulting), Ben Rushlo (Keynote Systems), Jim Rymarczyk (IBM), Frank Salim (Kaazing), Eric Samson (DataDirect), Jim Sanzone (VIRTERA), Bill Scarborough (VMware), Chris Schalk (Google), Jared Scheuer (IBM), Todd Schick (ComponentOne), David Schlesinger (Access Co.) Rich Schreiber (Nastel), Andy Schwartz (Oracle), Bill Scott (Yahoo!), Ian Selby (Gen X Design), John Senor (iWay Software), Janelle Shaw (CA), Chris Shayan, Karthik Shyamsunder (VeriSign), Michael Sick (Serene Software), Jonathan Siegal (EMC), Travis Siegfried (IBM), Ric Smith (Kaazing) David Snead (Attorney), Richard Mark Soley (OMG), Sam Somashekar (CA), Raghavan Srinivas (Sun Microsystems), Joe Stagner (Microsoft), John Stetic (Novell), Brian Stevens (Red Hat), Robert Steward (DataDirect), Allen Stewart (Microsoft), Brian Struble (Sensedia), John Suit (Fortisphere), Ed Sullivan (Aria Systems), Ernest Svehla (IntelliObjects), Keith Swenson (Fujitsu), Dekel Tankel (GigaSpaces), Leonard Tchuta (Shanghai Property Management), Ian Thain (Sybase), Peter Thawley (Sybase), Nicholas Thomas (Finicity), Ronnie Thomson (Quark), Doug Tidwell (IBM), Shashank Tiwari (Saven Technologies), Ian Tomlin (NDMC), Omer Trajman (Vertica Systems), John Trembly (Xeround), Lars Trieloff (Day Software), Geoff Tudor (Nirvanix), Rob Tweed (M/Gateway), Tien Tzuo (Zuora), Bala Murugan Vaidhinathan (eG Innovations), Sean Valcamp (Avnet), Fred van de Bosch (Librato), Nick van der Zweep (HP), Kirstan Vandersluis (Xaware), Paul Vasquez (VMware), Butch Villaflor (Egenera), Thorsten von Eicken (RightScale), Jeff Vroom (Adobe), Bryan Wade (ExactTarget), Shaun Walker (DotNetNuke), James Ward (Adobe), Simon Wardley (Canonical), Rich Waters (ExtJS.com), Matt Waxman (EMC), Coach Wei (Nexaweb), Julian Weinstock (Desktone), Adrian Weisberg (Takuan Consulting), Mathias Wessendorf (Oracle), Bill Westerman (Create with Context), John Whaley (Moka5), Elaine Wherry (Meebo.com), Kevin Whinnery (Appcelerator), Wallker White (BDNA), Chris Wiborg (Cisco), Scott Wiener (Cloud 9 Analytics), Warren Wilbee (Microsoft), Robert Williams (Maxworks), Ron Williams (IBM), Steve Wilson (Sun Microsystems), Rich Wolski (UC Santa Barbara), Hon Wong, Dev Worah (Virtusa), Regev Yativ (Magic Software), Joel York (Xignite), Kareem Yusuf (IBM), and Brian Zanghi (Kadiet).
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