Get your head in the Cloud but keep your feet on the ground.
Dr Werner Vogel, CTO of Amazon.com and 100 other world class experts to speak at Cloud Expo Europe
(1888PressRelease) December 30, 2011 - London - Dr Werner Vogel, CTO of Amazon.com and one of the world`s leading Cloud experts, joins more than 100 other world class speakers in demystifying the Cloud for businesses and the public sector in a remarkable free conference and exhibition next month - Cloud Expo Europe.
Amazon CTO, Dr Werner Vogel heads a stellar line-up of speakers - that also includes senior executives from HSBC, Honda UK and Mitchells & Butlers - in helping businesses strip away the jargon and the hype from Cloud computing in order to exploit this fast growing IT phenomenon. Cloud Expo Europe, 25th & 26th, Olympia National Hall, London, will also feature special sessions for small and medium-sized businesses and public sector organisations who are keen to exploit the cost, flexibility and efficiency gains that can be secured via a switch to a cloud-based IT strategy.
In total, Cloud Expo Europe 2012, features more than 130 world class speakers spread across seven packed seminar theatres as well as over 100 leading suppliers. This line-up is reckoned to be "the largest most comprehensive gathering of Cloud expertise ever assembled in the UK". As access to all this content - worth literally hundreds of pounds to delegates - is also free, the event is set to draw a huge crowd of IT architects, managers and directors as well as technologists in C-suites.
The keynote theatre is packed with leading thinkers and shapers of the modern Cloud including Dr Werner Vogels, the CTO of Amazon.com, Stephen McGibbon, the regional CTO, EMEA, at Microsoft, David King, the global CTO of Logica, Joe Weinmann, Hewlett-Packard's world wide lead on the Cloud, and former NASA IT chief and CEO of Nebula Chris Kemp. These inspired keynotes are supported up by a range of practical, problem-solivng sessions and real life case- studies.
Backing them up are six further theatres, which will give a sharp focus to some of the issues of the Cloud including:
• Cloud & virtualisation infrastructure & platforms
• Management, services and applications
• Mobile, wireless and communications
• Security and governance
• Cloud service providers and Channel theatre
• The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) theatre
The exhibition features some of the biggest, and the most innovative names in Cloud computing including Firehost, b2Net, CA technologies, Citrix, Claranet, f5 Networks, Oracle, Peer1, Rise Partners and Techgate. The applications and solutions on offer range from data centres to disaster recovery, from hosting to hardware, and clustering to connectivity. "Every issue for every level of practitioner is covered at Cloud Expo Europe," said Event Director, Maggie Meer. "Big or small, private or public, whether you are committed to or still exploring how to deliver effective cloud and virtualisation strategies on time and on budget, then this is a must-see event".
"Cloud Expo Europe is not about abstract theorising. It is about practical content and proven expertise from a host of practitioners - about getting your head around the Cloud but keeping your feet firmly on the ground."
Andy Burton, chairman of CIF, welcomes people to join the discussion on the future of Cloud Computing and what issues need to be addressed in order to achieve unhindered adoption of private, public and hybrid cloud solutions.
"The rapid adoption and growing interest in cloud computing makes Cloud Expo Europe highly relevant, by bringing the industry together to address end user concerns such as transparency, accountability and capability."
Leading analyst Gartner says the global cloud services market will top $90bn in 2014 - with the UK hitting $6bn - more than double the current market. Gartner reckons that nearly half of businesses expect to have most of their IT running through cloud computing over the next four years.
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