Cloud Nirvana Conference

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Cloud Nirvana Conference

Join us and create a “Community of Practice” to drive cloud awareness, adoption, ability, and value creation

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COhatch Polaris 1554 Polaris Parkway #Suite 325 Columbus, OH 43240

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Note: Attendance limited to practitioners. No sales, acct mgrs etc from consulting, product or service firms. We reserve right to cancel your registration

Welcome to Cloud Nirvana, a new, vendor-neutral conference on Cloud Computing where we are working to build a community of practice to drive Cloud adoption, awareness and cross-discipline ability.  Born out of the IT Leaders Community, with leadership from the CIO Forum, Cloud Nirvana acknowledges that Cloud is complex and requires a different mindset; it requires technology leaders that value collaboration and community.  In Cloud Nirvana, there is no single destination, but we share a common journey and a common purpose.  Let’s seize this moment as a community, come together and share that journey together. Join local thought leaders and your peers as we discuss

  • Cloud Sustainability – Enterprises should make sustainability a top business priority and take a holistic view by balancing all three dimensions: Environmental, Economic, and Social Equity
  • Cloud Security – How do you confidently move into the cloud and keep our data and applications secure?
  • Why Cloud? (“What is the Board conversation?”) – How do you “sell” cloud to the business? Why adopt the cloud? Why is it transformational from a business perspective?
  • App Dev, Agility & Innovation in Cloud – Just because you are “running” in cloud, doesn’t mean you are cloud-native.
  • Strategic Optimization - How do you strategically manage the cost/capability equation

We hope to see you there,

Sean Erikson - Conference Chair – VP, Enterprise Architecture - Grange


  • 12:00 - 12:15 Grab a sandwich, take a seat (lunch provided)
  • 12:15–12:25 Welcome / greeting
  • 12:30–1:00 Keynote – Sustainability on the Cloud
  • 1:00 – 1:45 Panel discussion – Why Cloud?
  • 1:45–2:00 Break
  • 2:00–2:45 Panel discussion – App Dev, Agility & Innovation in the Cloud
  • 2:45–3:15 Strategic Cost Optimization
  • 3:15–3:30 Break
  • 3:30–4:15 Panel – Cloud Security
  • 4:15–4:45 Closing Presentation – Cloud Nirvana!
  • 5:00 Adjourn / Happy Hour


  • Chris Judd – CTO Manifest Solutions
  • Doug Hoke – Principal App Sec Engr – Cardinal Health
  • Jana Moore – CISO Belron NA
  • Jim Shingler – Director Tech Product Mgmt – Silicon Valley Bank
  • Matt Keller – VP IT Platforms and Security – Quantum Health
  • Patrick Farrell – Sr Cloud Architect and Distinguished Engr - Grange
  • Ray Bajaj – SVP CTO – Cardinal Health
  • Sean Erikson – Conf chair – VP, Enterprise Architecture - Grange
  • Srini Koushik – CTO Rackspace
  • Ursula Laveck – Director Cloud Operations Optimization
  • Ben Blanquera – VP Rackspace
  • Steve Gruetter - Director Expedient
  • Nathan Case - Security Advocate Data Dog

Big Thanks to our Creative Sponsor - Zoco DesignZoCo is the UX and product design studio for customer-centric software companies.