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"Hybrid IT" and the Power of Cloud


Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)

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Program admission plus 1 year OCTANe Membership Ended $300.00 $0.00

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On Premise? Outsourced? Dedicated? Cloud? Harness the Power of “Hybrid” for a True “All-of-the-Above” Approach to IT Infrastructure

With so much focus on—and hype around—the cloud, we seem to have forgotten that for most businesses IT infrastructure remains a mix of on-premise, outsourced, physical and virtual components that must be optimized into a seamless hybrid environment. In this session we’ll look at how CIOs and CTOs are allocating workloads, applications and data across a diverse infrastructure today—using every tool in their arsenal in an effort to maximize legacy assets, optimize limited IT budgets and leverage technology advancements to make their business more effective and responsive.

We’ll examine how the role of the CIO and CTO has evolved and unpack the pitfalls, opportunities and imperatives for tomorrow. We’ll also look hard at the cloud—specifically the emergence of “cloud, your way” as a realistic, right-sized enhancement to existing IT environments—as opposed to the “rip and replace”,  complete cloud convergence that has been discussed for years.

Keynote Speaker:

Geva Perry - Advisor & Board Member for Cloud Computing and SaaS Companies
Geva Perry is an advisor and board member at cloud computing and SaaS companies. His blog, Thinking Out Cloud<http://thinkingoutcloud.com/>, on cloud computing and software-as-a-service strategy and marketing is widely read and he is a frequent speaker on the topic. Geva has been named one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in the Hosting Industry, Top 50 Cloud Computing Bloggers and one of the 12 Top Thinkers in Cloud Computing.

Geva has been a strategy and marketing advisor to a number of companies, including Deutsche Telekom, NEC, Alcatel-Lucent, Internap, New Relic, Twilio, Sauce Labs, Heroku (acquired by Salesforce.com<http://Salesforce.com>), Nodeable (acquired by Appcelerator), Xeround, Totango, Application Craft, JFrog, Dome9, CloudScaling, Garantia Data, Ravello Systems, SnapLogic and others. He serves on the board of directors of BlazeMeter, Seculert, Sauce Labs and Upstream Commerce.

Until 2008 Geva spent 5 years at GigaSpaces Technologies where he played a variety of executive roles. His latest position was Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Cloud Computing. Geva received a Bachelor's degree from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He holds an MS from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

You can follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/gevaperry


Daniel Docter - Director, Intel Capital
Daniel Docter is a Director with Intel Capital, the VC arm of Intel Corporation.  Daniel focuses on investments in infrastructure for data centers, enterprises, and communications networks, covering topics such as software defined networking, cloud infrastructure software and services, management software and tools, and wireless / telecommunications infrastructure. He also covers the southern California region for Intel Capital (San Diego to Santa Barbara). Daniel’s past investments for Intel Capital include Switch Data Centers, Tier 3, Passave (acq. by PMCS), E2O Communications (acq by JDSU), Cyoptics, Stratalight Communications (acq by Opnext), Cortina Systems, Overture Networks, Bridgewave Communications, Fulcrum Microsystems (acquired by Intel), Adaptivity, Virident, and Aspeed (IPO on TSE). Prior to joining Intel Capital, Daniel was with Merrill Lynch as an adviser for clients involved in IPOs and M&A transactions. Daniel has a PhD in electrical engineering and spent 11 years working on optical and RF communications applications at AT&T Bell Labs and Hughes Research Labs.  He has more than 50 journal publications and 10 patents to his credit.  Daniel lives in Los Angeles and is active in supporting the southern California entrepreneur and venture capital communities.

Ray Richardson - Master Cloud Strategist, Hewlett-Packard
Ray Richardson is a Master Cloud Strategist for HPs Technology Consulting Service World Wide team.  Ray has over 30 years in the information technology industry, 21 years of which have been spent as an IT strategist and solution architect.  He is an industry advocate, communicating HP's cloud computing vision at conferences, and in leading roundtable discussions.  Ray leads a WW HP Cloud Strategist team who are instrumental in assisting senior executive decision makers in developing effective cloud strategies for their business. Ray has led expert teams tasked with augmenting organizational, cultural, governance and operational processes of HP customers so that shared services and cloud computing become a workable reality in their organizations. Ray has consulted with over 350 global accounts and worked with many partners to position effective solution strategies in assisting their customers in the areas of transformation, consolidation, operational improvement and next-generation computing. Ray has a wealth of experience in working with and learning from customer leadership teams at all levels of their journey to cloud.

Christian Teeft - Vice President Engineering, Latisys
Christian Teeft serves as the Vice President of Engineering and is responsible for delivering innovative, scalable solutions to enterprise customers, including managed compute, storage, security, network, backup and disaster recovery services. For the past nine years, prior to joining Latisys, Teeft served in various capacities at NTT America, most recently as VP of Product Development, Engineering and OSS. In that role, Teeft served as a core member of the management team responsible for setting the company’s strategic technology direction; and led multiple engineering teams responsible for Platform, Storage, Network, OSS, Custom Engineering, and DB practice. In addition, his organization was responsible for R&D of new products and services, managing and maintaining the hosting infrastructure for several data centers, and custom solution support.

image001Jonathan Sharp - Vice President Marketing, Latisys
Jonathan Sharp is the Vice President of Marketing at Latisys and is responsible for marketing, communications and product management. Prior to Latisys, Sharp was a Co-Founder and Partner at Talant, a leading sales and marketing enablement agency, where he designed and executed powerful marketing campaigns for leading enterprises like IBM, Sprint, Verizon and Qivliq. An innovator with relentless focus on results, Jonathan has 18 years of experience launching high technology products, power brands and creative awareness campaigns. He earned his MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a BS from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.


Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Valet parking will be validated.

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When & Where

The Center Club
650 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)

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