On Thursday September 27, 2012 in Mountain View at Microsoft, SVForum presented “ The Cloud at Scale – It’s Not Just for Startups Anymore.” SVForum CEO Chris Gill welcomed the crowd. Dave Nielsen of CloudCamp introduced keynote speaker James Staten, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research. His talk was “State of the Cloud: Adoption, Investment, Deployment.” Rob Craft of Microsoft presented the second keynote “We Aren’t There Yet: Barriers to Cloud Success.”
Simone Brunozzi of Amazon, Michael Crandell of RightScale and George Reese of enStratus gave their particular views on “Real-world Adoption: The AWS Perspective.”
Dave Nielsen of CloudCamp moderated panelists Dr. Amr Awadallah of Cloudera, Kyle MacDonald of Canonical, Isaac Roth of Red Hat and James Watters of Vmware on the topic “Open Data, Open PaaS, Open Cloud.”
Bernard Golden of enStratus moderated panelists Chris Kemp of Nebula, Marten Mickos of Eucalyptus Systems and Peder Ulander of Citrix on the topic “Cloud Smackdown 1: Dynamics of Platforms and Hybrid Clouds.”
Rachel Chalmers of 451 Research moderated panelists Michael Hoch of Virtustream, Dima Rekesh of IBM, Guido Schroeder of Splunk and Dr. Michael Zeller of Zementis on the topic “What You May Not Know About the Cloud (or Apps you didn’t think were possible yet).”
John Akred of Accenture Technology Labs moderated panelists Michael Driscoll of Metamarkets, Damien Katz of Couchbase, Chase McMichael of Infinigraph and David Sonnenschein of SAP on the topic “Cloud Smackdown 2: Big Data/ Analytics – Raison d’etre for the Cloud?”
John Mack of Accenture moderated panelists Jeff Hinck of Icon Venture Partners, Ellen Pao of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Julia Reigel of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati on the topic “Making Rain: Funding and M&A Transaction Outlook for the Cloud.”
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