Aspera President, CEO and Co-Founder Michelle Munson Named One of the Top Women in Cloud by CloudNow

  Aspera President, CEO and Co-Founder Michelle Munson Named One of the Top
  Women in Cloud by CloudNow

Participating in NAB 2013 Super Session on Digital Disruption

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- April 3, 2013

Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the
world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that president, CEO and
co-founder Michelle Munson has received CloudNOW’s Top 10 Women In Cloud
Award. Michelle was presented the award in recognition of her exceptional
contributions to the cloud community by CloudNOW, an executive consortium of
the leading women in cloud computing, at UBM Tech’s Cloud Connectevent in
Santa Clara, California.

Michelle will be sharing her expertise on a panel at the NAB Show, organized
by the National Association of Broadcasters, at a super session on ‘Digital
Disruption: Unleashing the next wave of innovation’ on Tuesday April 9 in Las

“CloudNOW is proud to pay tribute to ten extraordinary women in cloud
computing for their remarkable accomplishments and thought leadership in our
dynamic industry,” said Jocelyn DeGance Graham, founder of CloudNOW. “Michelle
serves as an inspiration to others in the field.”

Michelle is co-inventor of Aspera’s fasp™ high-speed data transport
technology, which has enabled the cloud for big data, allowing all kinds of
organizations—from media leaders to life science innovators—to leverage the
cloud’s many benefits. Aspera’s on-demand cloud solutions eliminate the
bottlenecks of conventional transport technologies (FTP and HTTP), enabling
file sets of any size and type to be transferred to, from and throughout the
cloud at line speed with comprehensive security and content access control
through a novel distributed software architecture. This technology is enabling
cloud adoption for content transfer, sharing and workflows for companies that
depend on large data.

“It’s an honor to receive this award alongside all these other pioneers of
cloud computing,” said Michelle. “Cloud computing is transforming the way
companies operate and we're very proud to be playing a key role in that.”

Other recipients of this year’s awards include Manjula Talreja, vice president
of global cloud business development at Cisco and Margaret Dawson, vice
president of product marketing and cloud evangelist at HP. Previous winners
include Padmasree Warrior, CTO at Cisco, Lauren States, CTO of cloud computing
at IBM, and Jamie Erbes, cloud labs director and fellow at HP.

Michelle will be speaking at NAB alongside panelists from Akamai, IBM and
BitTorrent on the key disruptions that will take place in the media and
entertainment industry, how companies can exploit these disruptions, and what
it takes to be a digital disruptor. In particular the panel will examine the
role of big data and how disruptions from this evolving trend can lead to
pathways of great innovation. Moderated by James McQuivey of Forrester, the
session will take place at 4pm on April 9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

This week at the NAB Show in Las Vegas (booth #SL9716) and Bio-IT World
Conference & Expo in Boston (booth #234), Michelle and the Aspera team will be
demonstrating the latest versions of Aspera On Demand for high-speed transfer
to, from, and across cloud infrastructure, and will introduce the new Aspera
Drive with Faspex 4.0, a unified platform for file-based collaboration using
desktop, web, and mobile apps seamlessly across cloud and on-premise

About CloudNOW

CloudNOW ( is a non-profit consortium of the leading women in
cloud computing, focused on using technology for the overall professional
development of women from around the world by providing a forum for
networking, knowledge sharing, mentoring, and economic growth.CloudNOW offers
members the opportunity to creatively approach the technological challenges of
cloud today, working in partnership with the tech industry, and cloud thought
leaders.CloudNOW is sponsored by IBM, PwC, and member support. To join
CloudNOW go to:

About Aspera

Aspera is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the
world’s data at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and
network conditions. Based on its patented fasp™ protocol, Aspera software
fully utilizes existing infrastructures to deliver the fastest, most
predictable file-transfer experience. Aspera’s core technology delivers
unprecedented control over bandwidth, complete security and uncompromising
reliability. Over 2000 organizations across a variety of industries on six
continents rely on Aspera software for the business-critical transport of
their digital assets. Please visit and follow us on Twitter
@asperasoft for more information.

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