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Sep. 27, 2012 SVForum Cloud Day

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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Mar. 15, 2012 SVForum Big Data Analytics

Kieth Gatto see below.

Mar. 15, 2012 SVForum Big Data Analytics

On Thursday, March 15, 2012 in Mountain View at the Microsoft Conference Center, SVForum held the “Big Data Analytics Conference – 2012 and Beyond.” Big data keeps getting bigger. Like the ocean, there is a lot of water but it has to be filtered before you can use any of it. The revolution in faster analytics offers the hope of turning big data in to useful information and timely reaction for the public and private sector. Gathering and analyzing big data still raises concerns about privacy and must be considered in the rush to be more efficient.

Bruno Aziza of Microsoft delivered the opening keynote “Data Doesn’t Matter Until…”

Joe Jasin of DNA Partners moderated panelists Lucian Masalar of Jiff, Kim Morgan of Motorola Mobility and Mario Tapia of Getjar on big data and mobile.

Anjul Bhambhri of IBM delivered the second keynote on “Smarter Decision Making – Leveraging Big Data to Gain New Actionable Insights.”

Rob Craft of Microsoft moderated panelists Lenin Gali of Ubisoft, Jeffrey Krone of Zettaset, Yuvaraj Athur Raghuvir of SAP and Rohit Valia of IBM on big data and the business enterprise.

Marco Smit of Health 2.0 Advisors moderated panelists Jishnu Bhattacharjee of Nexus Venture Partners, Mike Dauber of Battery Ventures, Lars Leckie of Hummer Winblad and Andy Vitus of Scale Venture Partners on big data and investment landscape.

Michael Driscoll of Metamarkets moderated panelists Amr Awadallah of Cloudera, Todd Papaioannou of Continuuity and Ben Werther of  Platfora talked about big data beyond Hadoop.

Dr. DJ Patil of Greylock delivered the closing keynote “Data Jujitsu – The art of turning data into product.”

Donna Lea Downs Kawasaki AKA Donna Kawasaki attended this event.

Keith Gatto also attended this event. He can be seen here.


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Copyright 2012 DJ Cline All rights reserved. That means you cannot use it without my permission. At this point that means even one word or picture. Haste and College? Dayton and Wiley?