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.
Agenda and Speaker List:
1:00-1:10 Welcome and Introduction from Bob Buderi, CEO of Xconomy, and Akamai
1:10-1:40 Opening Keynote by Nicholas Carr, author of The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, From Edison to Google
1:40-2:00 Second Keynote by Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Chairman Emeritus, IBM Academy of Technology
2:00-3:10 Panel 1: The Cutting Edge of Cloud Computing
3:10-3:45 Coffee and Cookie Break
3:45-4:00 Mini-keynote by Josh Coates, Founder and CTO, EMC Mozy
4:00-5:10 Panel 2: How to Enter the Cloud
5:15-6:30 Networking and Tours of Akamai Network Operations Command Center