Cloud Standards Customer Council Hosts “Big Data in the Cloud” Conference at Meeting in Reston, VA

  Cloud Standards Customer Council Hosts “Big Data in the Cloud” Conference at
  Meeting in Reston, VA

         Will Host Webinar on February 14^th to Introduce Conference

Business Wire

NEEDHAM, Mass. -- February 7, 2013

The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) will be hosting the “Big Data in
the Cloud: Preparing for the Future” conference at its quarterly meeting on
Monday, March 18^th at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA. Both members and
interested nonmembers are invited to attend. The conference will provide a
forum on preparing for the future of big data in the cloud.

The conference will be an all-day event that will feature case-studies from
organizations such as IBM, Lockheed Martin, NIST and State Street. There will
also be a vendor panel featuring representatives from Amazon, IBM, Microsoft
and Oracle.

Specific topics will include the industry impact, financial opportunities,
security implications, and vendor landscape of big data in the cloud, as well
as a talk on big data for energy analytics. The conference will conclude with
a discussion on the role of standards in big data in the cloud.

To kick off the event, CSCC will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, February
14^th at 1pm EST. The discussion will be led by the chairs of the CSCC’s new
Big Data Working Group: Jim Kobielus of IBM and Dr. Robert Marcus of
ET-Strategies. Besides the conference, the webinar will focus on the working
group’s charter and future planned deliverables. To register for the webinar,

The registration fee is $195 for CSCC members; $225 for nonmembers. To learn
more information or to register for the “Big Data in the Cloud” conference,

The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) is an OMG^® end user advocacy
group dedicated to accelerating cloud’s successful adoption and drilling down
into the standards, security and interoperability issues surrounding the
transition to the cloud. The Council is not a standards organization, but will
complement existing cloud standards efforts and establish a core set of
client-driven requirements to ensure cloud users will have the same freedom of
choice, flexibility, and openness they have with traditional IT environments.
The Cloud Standards Customer Council is open to all end-user organizations.
IBM, Kaavo, Rackspace and Software AG are Founding Sponsors. For more
information on CSCC, visit

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