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The Strategic Cloud - How Cloud computing enables the strategic transformation to IT as a Service

Capital Technology Management Hub

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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     The Strategic Cloud

 How Cloud computing enables the strategic transformation to IT as a Service



Presented by Ryan Allison Senior Engagement Manager - Worldwide Cloud Services at VMware 


This presentation focuses on the strategic promise of the cloud computing paradigm.  It will demonstrate how shifting IT to a service organization, by creating deliverables out of traditional infrastructure, can shift load, management responsibility and cost throughout the organization.    


Some of the topics include:


·         Beyond the hype - cloud computing as an approach/methodology

·         The three major types of clouds and their advantages: Private, Public and Hybrid. 

·         Transformation of expenditures (CAPX vs. OPEX)

·         Risk aversion and transfer

·         Scalability and agility in changing business drivers and strategy.

·         IT adoption – ensuring success by treating it as a business portfolio

·         The ups and downs of adopting cloud infrastructure

·         The notion of customer-focused IT

·         Innovative service offerings resulting from the cloud framework. 

o   infrastructure as a service (IaaS),

o   platform as a service (PaaS)

o   software as a service (SaaS)


Speaker’s BIO:


Ryan Allison is an experienced executive, technologist and corporate management consultant that has worked extensively in the Federal Government, Finance and Healthcare sectors.  A natural ambassador and strategist, Ryan has excelled at driving strategic and competitive initiatives, large logistics efforts and corporate reform, often incorporating heavy degrees of technology integration, adoption and consolidation. In a consultative role, he has served as an Analyst, Engineer, Program Portfolio Manager, Process Architect, Interim COO, Executive Advisor, Corporate Strategist and Financial Reformist.  Having worked across the Globe, Ryan has brought success to clients in acquisitions, transitions, mergers and project portfolio investments in the United States, France, Bulgaria, Dubai, Norway, China, Vietnam and the U.K. 


Ryan joined VMware, Inc. after years of leveraging the virtualization business case for his clients.  He has been passionate about scalable computing, datacenter efficiency and virtualization technology since his first exposure to VMware technology in 2004.  Now engaged at the forefront of Cloud Computing, Ryan looks forward to providing continued bottom line success for his customers.


Ryan received his MBA from George Mason University in Virginia, studied International Markets at Oxford University and also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from The College of New Jersey.  He is a certified Rescue Diver, holds an OUPV Captain’s License and is an avid powerboat racer.  In his free time spent off the water, Ryan also enjoys building and riding custom motorcycles, participating in charity rides and events throughout the East Coast.


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1616 Anderson Road
Mclean, 22102

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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Capital Technology Management Hub

CTMH is a networking organization for technology management professionals in the Washington metropolitan area. Founded and run by alumni of the Technology Management Master program at George Mason University, CTMH provides a forum where professionals can effectively network, learn, recruit, and search for new career opportunities. Technology Management professionals can have a wide variety of roles but in essence they design, implement, support, or manage technology and are decision-makers or decision-influencers in their respective organizations.

CTMH vision is creating of a network of professional where technology management talent is discovered and developed and where good business ideas are encouraged and supported.

CTMH mission is to provide a forum for technology management professionals operating in the public and private sector to network, recruit, learn, and share information so to increase their knowledge on products, trends, challenges, and opportunities in the technology management field.

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