5th Annual UP 2014 Cloud Conference

Cloudcor Inc.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

San Francisco, CA

5th Annual UP 2014 Cloud Conference

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This year's event explores how the cloud can facilitate business transformation with key success metrics focussing on increased productivity, higher efficiency, greater operational transparancy, better regulatory compliance and ultimate customer satisfaction. 

Time, PSTActivityLocation
07:45am - 12:45pm Registration Emerald Ballroom Foyer
09:00am - 09:30am Opening Keynote - Google Emerald Ballroom
09:30am - 10:00am Keynote TBD Emerald Ballroom
10:00am - 10:10am Break/Transition to Breakouts Foyer and hallways
10:10am - 10:40am

Database document creation process vs file-based document creation process

We developed a cloud based database solution called XaitPorter that was designed to address and eliminate the cumbersome challenges of putting together documentation while working with files. These challenges typically center around formatting, version control, collaboration, storing and reusing content, process control, security and project management. There are several advantages to working in a database instead of working with files. A database such as ours provides automatic formatting, layout and numbering allowing contributors to save time formatting and spend more time on the quality of the content. Contributors can work in the documents simultaneously, updating in real time with automatic version capturing, eliminating the need to email back and forth. Users do not have to ‘check-out’ files. The database provides a place to create a full library of content to easily find and reuse instead of wasting time reinventing content that already exists. Formalized workflow review can be applied to streamline the process of writing to final approval. Automatic project management can be utilized to keep control, security and transparency into the process from start to finish. These are the types of features that help save time and increase the quality of content over using a file-based process.

Speaker: TBD

Oregon Room
10:10am - 10:40am

Cloud Playbook for a Business-Driven Financial Approach

A Scenarios approach will present examples that will allow business savvy professionals to make informed decisions based on a sound business model. This model will cover the technology options in detail as well a financial analysis. A TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) as well as an ROI (Return on Investment) will show how to start, develop and formulate a business case that will allow for both small and large scale projects achieve the goal of deciding to proceed with Cloud Computing options. A risk based analysis will also be covered with examples showing how one an ascertain risk metrics balanced with technology options driven to a sound financial backing. Examples will include leveraging VMware virtualization, Cloud IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service).

Speaker: Joe Thykattil, Technology Architect, Time Warner

Nevada Room
10:10am - 10:40am

How to Build a Cloud-Based Digital Transformation Offering

For any Cloud company used to selling into the IT department, enterprise Digital Transformation initiatives can present a unique set of challenges. The focus of such Digital Transformation efforts typically centers on adding mobile and social touchpoints to an enterprise's existing Web efforts. However, such initiatives are frequently driven by marketers or other non-technical people, and often intentionally bypass IT.

Speaker: Jason Bloomberg, President of Intellyx

Washington Room
10:10am - 10:40am Breakout Session TBD California Room
10:40am - 10:45am Break Foyer and hallways
10:45am - 11:15am

Scalable Big Data Computing for Personalizing Cloud-based Service

Recently advances in ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) and big data technologies drive more personalized services in many areas of services. A speaker adaptation is now a well-accepted technology which requires huge computation cost in creating a personalized acoustic model and corresponding language model over 100s millions of Samsung product users. We implement a personalized and scalable ASR system powered by the big data infrastructure, which brings data-driven personalized opportunities to voice-enabled services such as voice-to-text transcriber, voice-enabled web search in a peta bytes scale. We verify the feasibility of speaker adaptation and engineer an optimal set of execution environments by executing jobs running either on Hadoop (400 machines) cluster, and move forward performance optimization strategies: workflow compaction, file compression, best file system selection among several distributed file systems. We devise a metric for the cost of personalized model creation to compare the efficiency of one cluster with the other cluster, and it provides the estimated total execution time for the given number of machines. We finally introduce the design of our in-house object storage and data storage, and their high performance compared to state-of-the art systems, optimized for voice-enabled services to effectively support small and large files.

Jong Hoon Ahnn, Staff Software Engineer, Samsung Research America

Oregon Room
10:45am - 11:15am

Harnessing the power of the Internet of Things

Daikin Applied transforming how business and occupants interface with their building environments. Daikin Applied is harnessing the power of the Internet of things to deploy complete end to end solutions for commercial HVAC. Working with Intel we are connecting equipment and delivering data for cloud applications. The deployment of cloud based systems brings advanced energy management, FDD and user interfaces to provide game changing performance.

Kevin Facinelli, Daikin Applied USA

Nevada Room
10:45am - 11:15am Breakout Session TBD Washington Room
10:45am - 11:15am Breakout Session TBD California Room
11:15am - 11:20am Break Foyer and hallways
11:20am - 11:50am Keynote FortyCloud Emerald Ballroom
11:50am - 12:20am Keynote by Amit Cohen, CEO of FortyCloud Emerald Ballroom
12:20pm - 01:20pm Lunch Break Emerald Ballroom
01:20pm - 01:50pm Keynote by Adam Seligman, Vice President of Developer Relations at Salesforce Emerald Ballroom
01:50pm - 02:20pm

Panel Discussion: Pedal to the Metal: Accelerating Big Data with Bare-Metal Cloud Cloud

Despite fanfare around big data and the cloud, are traditional virtual cloud servers the right choice for big data apps? As customers embrace big data, they are realizing that to make a real-time business impact, they need their big data to behave like “fast data.” Traditional virtual cloud servers must share resources among multiple tenants and also include a hypervisor layer that creates additional processing overhead, and are therefore not the right choice to address the high-performance needs of many businesses. This is especially true for big data apps handling massive transactional workloads in real-time, in areas like digital marketing, eCommerce, online gaming, among others. These applications are helping drive the rapid emergence of bare-metal cloud as an alternative to public cloud. This involves non-virtualized dedicated servers that feature the same on-demand scaling, automation, self-provisioning and hourly billing as virtualized cloud. This panel will be moderated by Satish Hemachandran, VP of product management at Internap, and will include end-user organizations that are deploying large-scale bare metal environments to meet their high-performance needs. Attendees will draw the following takeaways:

  • Learn the role of bare-metal cloud and database technologies in ensuring real-time data delivery and analysis, while delivering cost and management benefits.
  • Hear firsthand how organizations are utilizing bare-metal architecture and the advantages it has brought them.
  • Understand the ideal big data/fast data use cases and workloads for both public and bare metal cloud; where price: performance of public cloud can begin to break down; and leave with a list of key criteria to consider when deciding which model is right to support a given business.


Panel Speakers: Christian Primeau, SVP of Internap; Elad Efraim, CTO at eXelate, Brian Bulkowski, founder and CTO at Aerospike

Emerald Ballroom
02:20am - 02:30pm Break Emerald Ballroom
02:30pm - 03:00pm

Bringing it Down to Earth: OpenStack and the Enterprise

Chris C. Kemp, former NASA CTO and co-founder of OpenStack will explore the origins of OpenStack, diving into how this technology advanced NASA’s mission and is now being adopted in a number of organizations worldwide. We’ll take a close look at how the fastest growing open source project in history evolved - and where it’s going - before turning our attention to the forces that have catalyzed this revolution and reshaped enterprise computing. Finally we will look at some examples of cloud technologies and architectures that are enabling average enterprises to power new scale-out software at a fraction of the cost of legacy computing, virtualization, and storage platforms.

Speaker: Chris C. Kemp, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Nebula

Oregon Room
02:30pm - 03:00pm

First Caller Advantage: Using the Cloud to Win

The cloud is all about having information at your fingertips no matter where you are. This is great for consumers, but a challenge for salespeople. Conventional wisdom has long told us that the best leads are inbound, driven by marketing activities, but today buyers do their research online and often make up their minds before vendor reviews even begin. How can today’s salespeople get ahead in a world where information is still power—but this power now moves at Internet-speed? To win, salespeople must become proactive and use the cloud to their advantage, getting data before anyone else so they can achieve “first caller” advantage. Salespeople need to discover opportunities and engage proactively before vendor selections even begin. If a salesperson contacts prospects first with a compelling reason, research tells us they have a 74% chance of winning the business. This session will help attendees get there first. Gagein CMO Richard Dym will offer an overview of the tools salespeople—and indeed anyone in an outward-facing position—need to understand how to best harness the power of big data, artificial intelligence, predictive scoring and the Cloud to boost their sales up to 5X easily and cost-effectively.

Speaker: Richard Dym, CMO of Gagein

Nevada Room
02:30pm - 03:00pm

Cloud & Data Center Build vs Buy: How Smart Companies Fail

The relatively nascent nature of the industry has produced some shocking investment debacles perpetrated by some of the nation’s most respected brands. IT investing is risky, and in today's industry, self-taught IT staff are applying IT budget cycles and investment analysis to fixed assets of upwards of $50 to $100 million or more. This perfect storm has resulted in an industry where over-provisioning by 100 percent or more is commonplace, with most CFOs disavowing responsibility and “leaving it to the techies.” How should investment decisions be made when planning large-scale, long-term, fixed assets that span multiple budgeting cycles in an field undergoing rapid change (e.g. technology)? The answer is disciplined, multi-year, cross-functional, investment planning that produces concrete and measureable ROI.

Speaker: Everett Thompson, CEO of WiredRE

Washington Room
02:30pm - 03:00pm

Is the Cloud Ready For Your Data?

What does it mean to put data in the cloud? What are the risks, rewards, and key issues you need to be aware of when considering this important move? This session will survey the current state of cloud storage, describe methods for using the cloud for both primary and secondary storage, and explore future directions for cloud storage. Attendees will learn:

  • Ways to utilize cloud storage, whether to consider deduplication essential or optional
  • How to consider bandwidth as part of the cloud storage equation
  • What traps to look out for when considering putting data into the cloud


Speaker: Bill Quigley, Deputy CTO of Riverbed Technology

California Room
03:00pm - 03:05pm Break Foyer and hallways
03:05pm - 03:35pm

Contingency Planning and Risk Mitigation Strategies for Cloud-based Technology Transactions

Did you know that 85% of new software is being built for the cloud? Yet, 72% of executives have concerns about cloud security. Are you prepared to turn your mission-critical applications and sensitive data over to the cloud? Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) – can come with significant risks, especially as it relates to sudden cessation of business or an extended outage that is beyond the control of the provider. How can your customer take the critical steps necessary to safely leverage cloud services? Unable to overcome the risk objections to doing business with you, many companies have difficulty entrusting their data to the cloud without certain protections in place. Depending on the technology investment, availability of the service and the value placed on precious subscriber data, you need to understand the buyer dynamic with respect to satisfying the need for due diligence, risk assessments and crafting contingency plans that can be executed independently of the provider. As a SaaS provider, learn more about how you can craft a contingency plan for your clients and prospects; one that can be executed independently of you. Understand how providers can earn trust to overcome the risk objections to doing business and to close more deals faster! .

Speaker: John Boruvka, Vice President; Intellectual Property Management at Iron Mountain

Oregon Room
03:05pm - 03:35pm

Running enterprise 3D apps in the cloud - reality or not?

For years running virtualized applications in the cloud was limited to using CPU and memory virtualization technologies. High performance 3D graphic cards had to run in the local system on the user's desk. This has changed now, today one can even run applications like e.g. SAP 3D Visual Enterprise in the cloud. But how is this working, how is the performance, what about the user experience? Questions over questions for which you may find answers in this session.

Speaker: Roland Wartenberg, Director Global SAP Alliance, Citrix

Nevada Room
03:05pm - 03:35pm

Looking To Build A Secure, Cloud-Based Enterprise Mobile Application? Here’s How!

Mobile applications need to allow people convenient access, but also enable them to maintain organizational control, security and compliance. Additionally, a great mobile application should properly handle data remnants and harmoniously coexist with BYOD policies. In this session, attendees will learn the successful components for designing and building a mobile application for the enterprise, including features like support for multiple methods of authentication for different devices, and remote wipe capabilities. It will also teach attendees how to navigate through the use of native versus HTML APIs, security protocols and explain how to properly test an app for security purposes. Specifically, in this session, attendees will learn: 1. What essential features and components comprise the ideal enterprise mobile application. 2. How to navigate through design choice options, security protocols and BYOD policies. 3. How to properly test their mobile application to ensure the utmost security.

Speaker: Mush Hakhinian, Chief Security Architect, Intralinks

Washington Room
03:05pm - 03:35pm

Evaluating Private PaaS for use in the Enterprise

While public cloud Infrastructure as a Service adoption continues to grow at a strong pace, public Platform as a Service has not seen the same growth rates. Private PaaS allows organizations to layer a consistent set of services for developers on top of private and public infrastructure without fear of Public PaaS lock-in. This talk will review the benefits of Private PaaS, how to evaluate the vendors and products and steps to take that will ensure it's successful adoption into the your organization. The discussion will not discuss any vendor specific features or offer vendor comparisons, but rather focus on how to perform the evaluations. (vendor neutral assurance).

Speaker: Steven Dzilvelis, Sales Engineer, Apprenda, Inc.

California Room
03:35pm - 03:40pm Break Foyer and hallways
03:40pm - 04:10pm Keynote TBD Emerald Ballroom
04:10pm - 04:40pm Cloud Awards Ceremony Emerald Ballroom



  • Cancellations can be made at least one month before the start of the event and will be charged a fee of 25% of the invoice total.

  • Attendees may nominate an alternative person from their organisation to attend up to 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, at no extra charge. After this date, the full invoiced amount is payable.

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  • Unfortunately, there are no refunds provided for registrants who do not attend.

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San Francisco
1500 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109

Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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