Cloud Leadership Forum 2011
 Thank you for attending the Cloud Leadership Forum. 
The 2011 Cloud Leadership Forum was a resounding success. To access available speaker presentations, please visit the Agenda page and look for the “View Presentation” icon. To follow up with other attendees, log in to the Connect system (live through September). And to see real-time insights from the event, search your Twitter stream for #cloudleadership.

And save the date for next year! We will be back at the Hyatt Regency Silicon Valley for another great forum on June 12-14, 2012.

Thanks again for your participation and support!

The 2011 Cloud Leadership Forum featured:
Peer insights. Leading research. Conversations with top cloud providers.  Our enterprise-focused agenda, prepared with the help of nearly a dozen IT executives, will bring you case studies and peer insights on how leading organizations are approaching the cloud opportunity – plus much more. 
We’ll dive into strategies for choosing, managing and governing infrastructure, application and – indeed -- business decisions. We’ll examine how IT organizations need to change to adapt to this new environment, and how – or whether – you can expect to become a business leader.
You will learn:
  • The latest trends and insights on infrastructure, software, services and management from top IDC analysts
  • How leading organizations are avoiding vendor lock-in to enable future agility
  • Governance models that leading organizations are employing to manage cloud initiatives
  • How to solve access and authentication issues for mobile users, and how highly regulated industries are making their cloud decisions
  • And much, much more!


Our end-user and expert speakers include a large group of IDC analysts plus others with deep experience in buillding and managing public and private cloud architectures, such as:
  • Todd Papaioannou, VP of Cloud Architecture, Yahoo!
  • Paul Holden, CIO and Managing Director, Aon eSolutions
  • Frank Wander, SVP & CIO, Guardian Life Insurance Co.
  • John Murray, CIO, Genworth Financial Wealth Management
  • Scott Skellenger, Senior Director of Global Information Systems, Illumina Inc.
  • Michael R. Overly, Esq., Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • David E. Black, CISO, Aon eSolutions
  • Eric A Marks, President and CEO, AgilePath Corporation
  • Lauren States, VP, Technology Strategy, Growth Initiatives, & CTO Cloud Computing, IBM Corporate Strategy
All NEW features at Cloud Leadership Forum 2011 included:

  • Executive Interviews with Industry Luminaries: Fireside chats that will get your questions answered
  • A Crowdsourced Town Hall:  You set the agenda for this plenary session
  • Future Proofing:  Vote by special pre-event ballot on what you think the future holds. Results to be unveiled and discussed on site!
  • Pre-event Scheduling of One-on- One Meetings:  With IDC analysts, peers and sponsors