|By Elizabeth White||
|October 15, 2013 02:00 PM EDT||
What should you pack in your suitcase to be prepared for the Journey?
According to a recent marketing survey - 91% of IT decision makers have a positive opinion of cloud computing. So how do they get the corporations they manage to leverage the cloud for growth and keep the same standards or improve the business processes, legal, compliance, finance and operations?
A 2013 McKinsey survey reported that 75% of CEOs find value for their company in Cloud Computing. So what are corporations waiting for? What do they not understand about the value of cloud computing? The media and others have created a well-documented perception of security and other business risks in the cloud. We believe that are just perception and not reality. Our panelist are working in cloud computing and have educated corporations on the value of cloud computing and managing the business risks.
In this discussion panel at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Manjula Talreja, VP Global Cloud Business Development at Cisco, Lynn Comp, Director of Data Centers and Strategic Initiatives at Intel, Mary Beth Borgwing, President of Standish Risk Management, and Francoise Gilbert, Founder and Managing Director at IT Law Group, will inform you on the risks involved with doing business in the cloud, the competitive landscape, and the impact of regulation, compliance and what our experts see as the opportunity for reward.
Manjula Talreja, a 25-year IT veteran, is VP of Global Cloud Business Development for Cisco, where she is playing a pivotal role in creating new business models and partnerships with technology vendors, Service Providers and System Integrators in the growing cloud market. In addition to her focus on key customers and partners, she is taking an expanded role in helping shape the next phase of Cisco's enterprise cloud strategy. Her deep understanding of the cloud business and go to market models is being applied to tap into this next generation cloud market opportunity. Manjula is a highly sought-after industry thought-leader and global speaker, and she was recently named a CloudNOW ‘Top Ten Women in Cloud Award' recipient at Cloud Connect 2013 and CableFAX Magazine's ‘Most Powerful Women in Cable 2012'.
Lynn Comp brings a diversity of experience across multiple cloud touch points, spanning software, networking and communications, cellular telephony, and technologies supporting cutting edge ways to operationalize a cloud datacenter. As a result, she brings a unique systemic perspective to the emerging challenges in cloud around new efficiencies in how data is transformed, transported and stored. Currently Lynn manages a team responsible for enabling and marketing platform capabilities that simplify managing a cloud datacenter for energy efficiency, compliance/audit and serviceability. She has a BSEE from Virginia Tech and an MBA from University of Phoenix.
Mary Beth Borgwing brings to Standish Risk Management, LLC (SRM) decades of experience as a senior risk, finance and insurance executive. SRM works with corporations to improve their performance by building a culture that can be accountable for risk while achieving growth and profitability. In addition, she is also a Senior Advisor to Eleven Canterbury in New York City, an international consultancy connecting technology and services firms to large Financial Services Corporations. Mary Beth is the East Coast Steering Committee Chair of Cloud NOW (Cloud Network of Women), and has an MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management, Boston, MA and a BSBA in Accounting Studies.
Francoise Gilbert, founder and managing director of the IT Law Group (www.itlawgroup.com), is an internationally recognized thought leader and expert in information privacy and security law. With more than 30 years of experience as an attorney, she regularly advises public companies and other businesses on a variety of information privacy, security, cloud computing, and big data matters. Named Best Lawyers' "2014 San Francisco Lawyer of the Year for Information Technology Law," Francoise was also recently selected as one of the "2013 Northern California's Top Attorneys." Her work and leadership in the information privacy and security field has received consistent accolades from ComputerWorld (listed as one of the top privacy advisers), Ethisphere (listed as one of the country's three "lawyers who matter" in the privacy field).
A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!
Cloud Expo® 2013 Silicon Valley, November 4-7, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.
All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented at the 13th International Cloud Expo® - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.
for Cloud Expo® 2013 Silicon Valley
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