What is cloud computing? Is there one cloud, or many? Where are they, who owns them—and what are the differences between cloud computing, utility computing, grid computing, and software as a service? What can the cloud do for you now, and what lies over the horizon?
Find out from an elite group of cloud-computing experts at Xconomy's June 24 forum. Participants in this all-afternoon event will leave with a comprehensive picture of the most ambitious current applications of cloud computing and the field's future promise. We'll also provide authoritative advice, both constructive and cautionary, that you can use if you're thinking about entering the cloud computing space yourself—whether as an investor, a customer, or an entrepreneur.
- Nicholas Carr, Author, The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, From Edison to Google
- Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Chairman Emeritus, IBM Academy of Technology
- Josh Coates, Founder, Mozy (EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services Division)
- Rich Zippel, Vice President of Technology, Chief Technologist's Office, Sun Microsystems
- Sim Simeonov, General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners
- John Landry, founder, Lead Dog Ventures; former SVP and CTO, Lotus Development
- Scott Jamison, Director, Enterprise Architecture, Software+Services EPG Lead, Microsoft Northeast
- Matthew Gray, co-founder NetGenesis, Software Architect, Google
- Andy Champagne, Chief Technologist, Engineering, Akamai
- The first 50 people to register will receive a free copy of Nicholas Carr's book, The Big Switch
- After-event tours of Akamai's Network Operations Command Center
- No refunds will be granted after Tuesday, June 17.
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