IT Leaders and End-Users Discuss Cloud

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – On June 13-15, 2011, Opal Events will bring to San Diego, California, The Business of Cloud Computing Forum.

Cloud Computing is the latest disruptive technology. Enterprises, large and small, are looking to cloud computing providers for savings, flexibility and scalability. However, potential adopters of all sizes are concerned about security, data management, privacy, performance and control. Separating the hype, and even the over hype, from the reality has been a challenge for every enterprise.

Opal Events’ The Business of Cloud Computing Forum will bring together industry leaders that are at the forefront of this technology as well as their multi-faceted end-users to discuss all of the options, opportunities, and pitfalls of going into the cloud while separating the fact from fiction.  Some of the keynote speakers include:

  • Steve Phillpott, CIO, Amylin Pharmaceuticals
  • James Williams, CIO, NASA Ames Research Center
  • John Wise, CEO, InvestCloud Solutions LLC

Two content streams will examine cloud computing from the boardroom down and from within the IT department: 1) The Executive Track will provide a roadmap for an organizational leader to decide if cloud computing makes good business sense for the overall enterprise and 2) The Deployment Track will outline how to implement cloud services in your enterprise to ensure your organization captures the savings, flexibility, scalability and security that your organization needs.

“When I started working on this event I was curious if the “cloud” was a) a fad, b) just another sales pitch or c) a true make-or-break moment for businesses.  Now, I think all of the above–the power of the cloud is amazing, but you have to have the right roadmap.” said Jennifer Bramley the producer who is organizing this forum for Opal Events.  “For this event, I wanted to go beyond the hype, the sales pitches and hear real cases from business and IT leaders on how, why, when, they decided to embrace the cloud.”

The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina, San Diego, California on June 13-15, 2011.

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