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Opening Keynote | Convergence & Interoperability Will Define Next-Generation Cloud Architectures
Our more interconnected planet is accelerating the adoption and convergence of next-generation architectures, in the form of cloud, mobile and instrumented physical assets. Organizations that can effectively balance optimization and innovation, will be in a position to leverage new systems of engagement, out maneuver their peers and achieve desired outcomes. This keynote will detail the critical architectural considerations and success factors organizations must internalize to successfully implement, optimize and innovate using next generation architectures.
Dr. Daniel Sabbah has recently been named as CTO and General Manager, Next Generation Platform, at IBM Corp. He has responsibility for aligning direction IBM is pursuing around cloud and mobility to a more coherent, next generation architecture. Involved will be Software (middleware and application services), servers/storage/networking in software defined infrastructure leading to more dynamic and scalable IBM Cloud Services. Balancing innovation with preservation and optimization of existing investments for our clients and customers in that next generation architecture is the goal.
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Day 2 Keynote | Ignite Innovation: Turn Developers Loose on Hybrid Cloud
In the old world of IT, if you didn't have hardware capacity or the budget to buy more, your project was dead in the water. Budget constraints can leave some of the best, most creative and most ingenious innovations on the cutting room floor. It's a true dilemma for developers and innovators – why spend the time creating, when a project could be abandoned in a blink? That was the old world. In the new world of IT, developers rule. They have access to resources they can spin up instantly. A hybrid cloud ignites innovation and empowers developers to focus on what they need. A hybrid cloud blends the best of all worlds, public cloud, private cloud and dedicated servers to fit the needs of developers and offer the ideal environment for each app and workload without the constraints of a one-size-fits-all cloud. Join Lisa Larson, Rackspace vice president of enterprise cloud solutions, for this informative session examining the concrete steps you must take to spark innovation and creativity among developers. You'll hear real-world customer examples of how a hybrid cloud arms your developers with the tools to be true innovators in this new IT world.
Lisa Larson is the Vice President of Enterprise Technical Sales for Rackspace.

She has spent 20+ years in IT, Professional Services and technical sales working with customers of all sizes with an emphasis in Consulting, Infrastructure Services, Project Management, IT Operations, Technical Support, Application Development and IT Management.

Lisa became a Racker in September of 2010 and is responsible for end to end technical sales for the US market. In 2011, she launched Rackspace Advisory Services; an elite, dedicated team of cloud experts and consultants who help enterprises build cloud strategies, transform the business of IT and leverage cloud computing.
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Lunchtime Focus Keynote | Strategies for Application Delivery in the Cloud Era
Cloud computing continues to gain momentum as enterprises of all sizes and across all industries seek to harness the business agility promised by this computing model. Despite its long-accepted benefits, the cloud has also fallen victim to performance and reliability challenges, combined with a perceived lack of security. As a result this has led to slower predicted growth and adoption of this still promising infrastructure methodology.

Learn more about overcoming these challenges, and the role application delivery solutions play in optimizing public and hybrid cloud architectures without sacrificing performance, security or control.
Neil Cohen is Akamai's Vice President of Global Product Marketing where he develops the go-to-market strategy for application performance, site optimization, web security and digital media services. Over the past five years at Akamai, he has brought to market new services and partnerships applied towards strategic enterprise initiatives such as cloud computing, application acceleration, data-center optimization, virtual desktops, mobile web and Internet security. He has over 15 years of engineering, product management and marketing experience in the high-tech industry and a regular speaker and contributor for a variety of cloud computing technology forums and publications.
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Day 4 Keynote | Go Beyond IaaS to Deliver "Anything As a Service"
Many organizations want to expand upon the IaaS foundation to deliver cloud services in all forms—software, mobility, infrastructure and IT. Understanding the strategy, planning process and tools for this transformation will help catalyze changes in the way the business operates and deliver real value. Join us to learn about the new ITaaS model and how to begin the transformation.
Sheng Liang is CTO Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix Systems. Formerly CEO of Cloud.com, he's a technology visionary who developed the Java Virtual Machine at Sun Microsystems, and a serial entrepreneur. Before Cloud.com he co-founded web application firewall vendor Teros Networks (also acquired by Citrix), and was a member of the senior management team at SEVEN Networks and Openwave Systems, which developed software products for over 100 wireless and wire-line service providers around the world.
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Lunchtime Focus Keynote | How CIOs are Transforming to the Cloud – Lessons From the Real World
Cloud computing is the #1 topic for most CIOs this year. This session will walk you through how customers have transformed the way they do business using Citrix Cloud Solutions. Learn best practices and architecture from companies who have embraced the cloud in their datacenter environment.
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General Session | Citrix and Alcatel Lucent Joint Cloud Solution and Architecture
Watch Citrix and Alcatel Lucent discuss joint cloud solution and architecture.
 
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General Session | Agile IaaS with the OVH Dedicated Cloud
Compelling consumer applications are created everyday. Are you ready for the IT implications both internally and externally? As your datacenter needs more capacity, the cloud will be critical to success. What are the key considerations to help plan for the needed capacity over time? And how can the cloud best work with your existing applications?

In this General Session join Brian Jawalka, architect and cloud strategist for an informative session which will potentially open conversation to talk about the SaaS consumer apps that are forcing IT to evolve. Learn how a hybrid approach can add agility, flexibility and speed-to-market for your organization.
Brian Jawalka is Enterprise Solutions Architect at Rackspace Hosting. He has 10+ years in developing world-class product and transformational architectures for Fortune 1000 companies. He has developed secure IT architectures, solutions and best practices for a wide range of global customers and industries. Presently, Jawalka is a Sr. IT Strategist within Rackspace's Enterprise Cloud Solutions Organization, where he is focused on building long-term IT strategies for enterprise clientele. He also works closely with key Rackspace technology partners, including: Cisco, F5, Dell, HP, NetApp, EMC, Microsoft, Oracle, CA, Magento, Akamai, and Accenture
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General Session | Perception vs Reality in the Cloud
It is common to see providers deploy cloud instances using automation, but what happens when these same principles are applied to the provisioning of the infrastructure? In this General Session attendees will gain insider information on how OVH, winner of the VMware Global Partner Network Award 2013, can make automation work to provide IaaS that scales within minutes.
 
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General Session | Cloudy With a Chance of...Success
How to Improve Security, Scale, Response Time and Availability For Your Cloud and Big Data Initiatives

It's a standard refrain heard in enterprise IT departments around the world - "I want to move to the cloud, but what about data security, uptime and user response time across a nearly infinite number of devices to support?" Because of this, fear gets in the way and enterprises reap only a small percentage of the potential benefits that can be gained through cloud adoption.

This session will examine a variety of strategies you can employ to make your cloud architecture better performing, more secure and available. Learn best practices for achieving the optimal reliability for applications running in the cloud as well as maintaining or increasing the velocity of real-time data transfers happening in support of Big Data initiatives.
Gary Ballabio is a Product Line Director responsible for Akamai's Enterprise Cloud Solutions portfolio. In his role, he runs Akamai's Terra Alta, Web Application Accelerator and Cloud Monitor services, which target major Enterprise based initiatives centered around Cloud adoption, Big Data and Mobile/BYOD. A 13 year veteran at Akamai, Ballabio has also held leadership roles in Engineering, Sales Engineering, Account Management and Professional Services covering teams in the US, Europe and Asia.
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General Session | Software-Defined Storage for Cloud Architectures
Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack, has been the platform of choice for more than 100 public and private productionclouds. In this Lunchtime Focus Keynote, get the insider view from one of the co-founders of Cloud.com who will talk about insights from his deployment experiences and provide tips for designing an open, scalable and highly efficient cloud that can support both traditional and purpose-built cloud workloads from a single solution.
Kevin Brown is CEO of Coraid, Inc. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and executive, with experience in the networking, storage, security, and virtualization sectors. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of Kidaro, a desktop virtualization software vendor, where he led the team to a leadership position in this emerging segment. Kidaro was acquired by Microsoft in May 2008 and incorporated as a key element of Windows virtualization.
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General Session | Is Cloud Safer Than Your Traditional Datacenter?
These days, it seems that every cloud provider claims that cloud is safer than your traditional datacenter. Is it though? In this highly informative General Session, McAfee experts will help you explore and address the security challenges and considerations for public cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS).
Rishi Bhargava is Vice President of Product Management for Datacenter and Server Security group at McAfee, Inc. He is responsible for Product management and strategy for datacenter solution. A visionary and technology enthusiast, he is also driving all Embedded Security Products Initiatives at McAfee. With over 12 years of diverse experience in product development and product management, he has a reputation for turning small ideas into successful market leading products.
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General Session | Using APIs for Better Business Partnerships
There's no denying the opportunities that Open APIs and Business to Developer initiatives offer today, but for many businesses APIs are going to be a huge driver of business partner programs. Successful B2B API programs introduce a completely new set of requirements that go far beyond the capabilities of most API Management platforms. This presentation will discuss how a B2B API program can help drive your business, what the challenges are, and how to make sure you succeed.
Alistair Farquharson is CTO at SOA Software. His skills span many industries and include designing and implementing system architectures, as well as spearheading initiatives as development/team lead. He's an expert in custom application development, distributed environments, architecting scalable hardware and software applications and systems, and Web services application development. At SOA Software, Farquharson spearheads product development and provides thought leadership to enterprise customers implementing Web Services. Prior to joining SOA Software, he worked at US Interactive, where he was a key advisor to CTOs of many companies regarding Internet architecture issues. He was also a member of the architectural guiding committee, which helped to design the next generation of Internet architecture.