Cloud Connect Announces Expanded Keynote Lineup for Silicon Valley Event

   Cloud Connect Announces Expanded Keynote Lineup for Silicon Valley Event

New One-Day PaaS Workshop, DEPLOYCON, To Kick-Off Cloud Connect on Monday

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Connect, produced by UBM
Tech, today announced the expanded lineup of keynote speakers, including Ann
Winblad of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Margaret Dawson of HP Cloud
Services. In addition, DEPLOYCON, presented by Rishidot Research LLC, is a
new one-day conference presented in conjunction with Cloud Connect covering
the expanding theme of platform as a service (PaaS). Cloud Connect is the
premier technology event for cloud computing, featuring the latest
technologies, platforms, strategies, and innovations in the cloud and will
take place April 2-5, 2013 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara,
CA. For more information, visit


In addition to the previously announced lineup from CloudOps Research, Cisco,
General Electric, PayPal, Telx and Warner Music Group, the below listed,
recently confirmed keynote speakers will also take the main stage:

  oMargaret Dawson, Vice President of Product Marketing and Cloud Evangelist,
    HP Cloud Services
  oJim Davies, CTO, Mitel
  oLisa Larson, VP of Enterprise Cloud Solutions, Rackspace
  oRich Murr, VP of IT Operations, Rackspace
  oNathan Day, Chief Scientist, SoftLayer
  oKit Colbert, Chief Architect and Principal Engineer, VMWare

The keynote stage will also feature a panel discussion on the hot topic of
open source cloud computing titled: "Are Clouds the Gateway Drug to a
Quantified Society?" This panel will be moderated by Ann Winblad, Co-founder
and Managing Director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and panel
participants include Citrix, CloudOps and Red Hat.

"We've secured an incredible lineup of industry visionaries from leading
companies shaping the cloud computing industry today," said Steve Wylie, Cloud
Connect General Manager. "Whether you're an IT professional getting up to
speed on the cloud or a manager looking to transform your environments into a
private cloud, this year's conference program can help you understand the
latest innovations and develop a productive cloud strategy. These speakers
will provide insight on the full range of cloud platforms, applications, and
challenges – touching on key trends like big data, open source and PaaS."

A new addition to the program, DEPLOYCON 2013, produced by Rishidot Research
LLC, held this year on Tuesday, April 2 in conjunction with Cloud Connect,
will bring together CIOs, enterprise managers, IT and developers to discuss
how organizations can better leverage Platform Services to enable IT
transformation to agile IT. DEPLOYCON features a lineup of heavy hitter
technical and business experts in cloud platform services from the likes of
EnStratius, Intel and Warner Music Group. In order to better leverage the
fast-evolving platforms services, this program is intended to empower
developers to build modern services around big data while also helping
business users effectively manage functional needs.

Cloud Connect Silicon Valley offers a multi-day conference, including tracks
on Big Data, Mobile Cloud, Private and Hybrid Clouds, and Organizational
Readiness, in-depth workshops and an expo floor, showcasing cloud solutions
from top cloud computing technology companies. Several sponsors include:
Cisco, Rackspace, SoftLayer, VMWare, Citrix, Mitel, RedHat, Akamai
Technologies, IBM, Nuage Networks, Oracle, ProfitBricks and Sungard
Availability Services. For more information, visit:

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About Cloud Connect
Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, is the defining event of the cloud
computing industry. As both a conference and an exhibition, Cloud Connect's
goal is to chart the course of cloud computing's development by bringing
together enterprise IT professionals, developers, infrastructure and service
providers and cloud computing innovators. UBM Tech has produced cloud events
that define and frame cloud computing discussions since June 2008, including
Cloud Summit Executive and Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop. Cloud Connect
is a one-of-a-kind event that encompasses the entire cloud computing ecosystem
featuring a full conference program, IT & Developer workshops and an expo. For
more information visit:

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events,
training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry.
Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers
across the entire technology market— engineers and design professionals,
software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking
and communications executives, and business technology professionals. UBM
Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat,
InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's
information products include research, education, training, and data services
that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a
full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market
expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community
development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L),
a global provider of media and information services with a market
capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.


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