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Cloud Leadership Forum 2011 will probe the issues, challenges and lessons learned around cloud deployments of all types, providing IT executives with the peer-to-peer and expert information they need to chart IT strategy. While we prepare a stellar lineup of speakers and sessions, feel free to consult our 2010 agenda for a glimpse at the type of programming we provide. For your convenience, our 2011 schedule and key topics are indicated below.

2011 Conference Schedule

Monday, June 20

7:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Conference Programming 

5:30-6:30 p.m. Opening reception, sponsored by Juniper Networks

Tuesday, June 21

7:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Conference Programming 

 

2011 Conference Themes and Topics

Integration and management:  Operationalizing cloud

IT governance in the age of cloud

The latest in cloud contract language and protections

Migration Stories: How to prepare for moving, data, applications and infrastructure into the cloud (and possibly back again, someday)

How cloud changes the business

IT roles and skills in the cloud: The impact on the internal organization

 
 
2010 Cloud Leadership Forum Agenda
Sunday, June 13, 2010
5:30 pm - 8:00 pmWelcome Reception

LA Lakers vs Boston Celtics...
The legendary rivalry is renewed! Join us for the nail-biting Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Enjoy cocktails and "game time" food while watching the greatest rivals in NBA history.

With special guest appearance from San Francisco 49er linebackers Travis LaBoy and Takeo Spikes!

Sponsored by IBM and Juniper Networks


Monday, June 14, 2010
7:00 am - 8:00 amBreakfast and Registration
8:00 am - 8:15 amWelcome and Opening Remarks
John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Enterprise, Publishers of Computerworld, Network World, InfoWorld, CIO & CSO
8:15 am - 9:00 amBringing Cloud into the Enterprise … and the Enterprise into the Cloud
Frank Gens, SVP & Chief Analyst, IDC
In this opening session, IDC Chief Analyst Frank Gens will probe the boundaries of today’s public and private cloud definitions to set the stage for the two days of discussions to follow. Discussion includes the latest research around cloud spending, cloud technology development and more.
 
 
9:00 am - 9:45 amPortfolio Strategies: Decision Frameworks for Acquiring and Moving to Cloud-based Services
Brian Boruff, Global Vice President, Emerging Technologies & Strategic Growth Markets, CSC
James Harris, Managing Director, Cloud Computing, Accenture
Capt. Nicholas V. Buck, Served as Director, Ground Mission Framework and Services Program, National Reconnaissance Office, US Navy

The top question for IT strategists today is, how do I choose what to move to the cloud, and then how do I do it? This session will explore the latest criteria and decision factors for creating your cloud strategy, from cost to performance to migration issues.
9:45 am - 10:15 amNetworking Break
10:15 am - 10:45 amChange in the Air: The Economics of Cloud
Tim O'Brien, Senior Director, Platform Strategy Group, Microsoft Corp.
The shift toward cloud services is reaching across application development, deployment and delivery, and impacts virtually every aspect of how people and businesses use technology.  Hear how Microsoft envisions the cloud through its underlying economics, and how this has informed the company’s strategy amidst this industry shift.
 
 
10:55 am - 11:40 amRoundtable Sessions: Setting the Cloud Agenda

Each session will bring together industry leaders and senior IT executives to probe a critical cloud issue, outlining challenges to adoption and hashing out the work that needs to be done. Moderated by leading IDC analysts and IDG journalists, these sessions will include:

Security & Compliance: Assessing and managing risk with your cloud deployments
Moderated by: Laura Dubois, Vivian Tero


Interoperability, integration and management: How do you avoid ending up with multiple clouds that don’t speak to one another, and provide a high performance environment across services obtained from different providers?
Moderated by: Rick Villars, John Gallant


Application development for the cloud: Methodologies, workloads and other considerations for engineering and integrating cloud-based applications
Moderated by: Robert Mahowald, Steve Hendrick

Cloud strategies for global organizations: Challenges and considerations of using the cloud when your data centers, offices and end users are all over the globe
Moderated by: Melanie Posey, Anne McCrory


11:50 am - 12:20 pmBreakout Sessions: Business Technology Briefings
Sessions and case studies geared to help CIOs understand the technologies and software services available today and how they can deliver benefits to the organization's strategic positioning, cost efficiencies or operational excellence.
11:50 am - 12:20 pmA Business Process Path to the Cloud
Brian Boruff, Global Vice President, Emerging Technologies & Strategic Growth Markets, CSC

The cloud has crossed the threshold from a point of debate to a mandate to remain competitive. Clearly, there is not enough space, energy or compute power to address the escalating IT needs of the business. Through trusted,orchestrated cloud services, organizations can manage off- and on-premise data, lower operational costs, provide transparency and enable collaboration effectively across public and private networks. The challenge lies in how and where to fully exploit cloud to yield the greatest return and capture maximum business advantage. How do you identify the ideal business process workloads to move to the cloud? What about security and compliance requirements? This session will explore how organizations should start from a business process perspective in order to best capitalize on immediate and longer term cloud opportunities.


Implementing Cloud Services: Lessons Learned from Real World Implementations
Domnick Parretta, Managing Partner, Valorem Consulting Group, LLC

Cloud services offer a major opportunity to reduce costs and improve productivity, but the benefits don’t come without risks. In this session about the practical benefits of the cloud, Domnick Parretta, Managing Partner with Valorem Consulting, will use case study examples of Microsoft BPOS and Azure implementations to show why some organizations are choosing the cloud, which workloads are offering the most benefit, and some of the common challenges they’ve encountered.

Taking Your Application Delivery Strategy to the Cloud
Willie M. Tejada, Vice President of Application and Site Acceleration, Akamai Technologies

In an effort to improve agility and lower costs, more and more of today’s IT and business executives are evaluating cloud-based technologies to leverage the Internet’s global access and reach. Yet despite the cloud’s promise, very little is known about how cloud strategies impact a company’s critical enterprise applications. How do technologies dependent on the Internet and the cloud deal with mission-critical challenges like application performance, scale, availability and security? With customers, partners and employees distributed over vast geographies, how can cloud-based solutions deliver timely, reliable service from their source? And what strategies and tactics are companies using to optimize their Internet-dependent computing platforms? Get answers to these questions and more in this session.

12:30 pm - 1:45 pmLunch Discussion Tables

Challenges and Opportunities for a Cloud-based Application Delivery Strategy
Join us for an interactive discussion on best practices and pitfalls of leveraging the public cloud to delivering mission-critical applications — and how to optimize performance, availability, scalability, and security.
Hosted by Akamai

Is the Cloud Transformative or For Efficiency -- or Both?
How are other companies developing a strategy to fully realize the benefits of cloud computing? Are they choosing the cloud as a transformative measure for the business,  or step-wise to improve IT efficiency and business agility? Attend our table discussion to find out how others perceive and find value with the cloud.
Hosted by PwC

Realizing the Network Advantage in the Cloud
Join us for a discussion of cloud service delivery enabled by combining virtualized datacenter and network resources.  We’ll explore Cisco’s approach to interconnecting public and private clouds and the need for multi-directional cloud centric networking capabilities.
Hosted by Cisco

1:45 pm - 2:30 pmCIO Panel: The Private Cloud
John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Enterprise, Publishers of Computerworld, Network World, InfoWorld, CIO & CSO
Thor Geir Ramleth, SVP & CIO, Bechtel Group, Inc.
James Rinaldi, CIO, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Though less visible and potentially less hyped, the private cloud is the computing model that some pundits predict will have a larger impact on IT, as organizations deploy shared services using virtualization and other technologies. Hear how CIOs at leading organizations are integrating private clouds into their operations and the challenges they face in deploying and delivering services this way.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEverything as a Service
Joe Crawford, Executive Director, IT Solutions, Verizon Business
With the consumerization of both IT and business, the landscape is fundamentally changing as many types of cloud are considered by businesses to increase agility, control costs and transform the organization.  Verizon will speak to our unique view of the cloud as a global service provider, how we see the cloud evolving to an “Everything as a Service” model, and how it is fundamentally changing the customer conversation on a daily basis. The benefits will be tangible and will fundamentally transform how enterprises of all sizes around the globe access information, share content and communicate.


3:10 pm - 3:40 pmBreakout Sessions: Business Technology Briefings
Sessions and case studies geared to help CIOs understand the technologies and software services available today, and how they can deliver benefits to the organization's strategic positioning, cost efficiencies or operational excellence.
3:10 pm - 3:40 pmCreating a Sound Datacenter and Network Platform for Cloud Delivery
Simon Aspinall, Senior Director, SP Data Center and Mobility Solutions, Cisco Systems

Cloud computing challenges traditional thinking about the delivery of services from a datacenter. For example, when you combine geographically dispersed datacenters with workload portability and an “as a service” model, you can experience multi-directional traffic prone to unpredictable spikes. This calls for a “cloud aware” infrastructure that can dynamically adapt to these changing demands and facilitate optimal placement of workload within the cloud. In this session, we’ll discuss how creating a secure virtualized infrastructure that combines the capabilities of the datacenter and network is essential to delivering a trusted end-to-end cloud offering.

Cloud Computing: A Transformational Force
Dr. Willy Chiu, Vice President, IBM Cloud Labs & HiPODS, IBM Software Group

As one of the hottest topics in the IT industry, cloud computing has changed the way we work and live. Willy Chiu will share some of his experiences working with leading edge clients from around the world as they adopt cloud computing to transform the way they do business.


Meeting the Challenge of Integrating Multiple Cloud Capabilities
Ricardo Santos, Product and Offering Lead, Infrastructure, Accenture
As organizations began exploring the use of cloud computing through small pilots and software-as-a-service implementations, integration was not a major concern. However, the very ease with which an IT professional can tap into cloud-based servers—literally just by providing a credit card number—means that companies are likely to experience challenges to control, governance and cost management. Even more profound are potential issues for management of the business processes or functions being supported by cloud services, which will be provided by a number of cloud companies. Who now has responsibility for making sure the IT and business functionality operates effectively from an end-to-end service management perspective? Who compiles and manages the knowledge of what is being provisioned by whom, and what data resides where, with what security access? Through client case studies, Accenture will explore the issues of achieving seamless integration of services—inside and outside the traditional firewall.
 
3:40 pm - 4:10 pmNetworking Break
4:10 pm - 5:00 pmCIO Keynote: I’m All In: Committing Completely to the Cloud
Ken Harris, CIO & SVP, Shaklee Corp.

For most organizations, the cloud conversation centers on how to most effectively weave cloud capabilities into existing infrastructures and applications. But for a rare few companies, the choice has been to move all in – to make a full commitment to cloud. In this special presentation, learn why one CIO has decided to break away from legacy and bet everything on the next generation of computing and applications. What business considerations drove the move? What’s being left behind? How are risks being mitigated? After hearing this story, you may wonder whether you’re being too cautious in embracing the cloud change.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pmWelcome to Wine Country Networking Reception

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast and Registration
8:30 am - 8:45 amWelcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 am - 9:15 amExtending Your Business Into the Cloud
John Rizzi, Vice President of Product Management and Strategy, Tickets.com

Tickets.com isn't just considering how the cloud can augment its infrastructure - the company is becoming a cloud provider itself! By extending its rich ticket service capabilities into the cloud and creating an ecosystem for enhancement by a world of developers, Tickets.com is not only enriching its services and deepening customer ties, but attempting to move its business faster than traditional competitors. This eye-opening case study shows that the cloud isn't just about a new style of computing, but a whole new way to do business.

9:15 am - 9:45 amFuture of the Data Center
David Yen, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Fabric and Switching Technologies , Juniper Networks

Today's data centers stand at the epicenter of powerful technological and economic trends. Cloud computing, together with processing, storage, security and software technologies that make it possible, are straining the capabilities of legacy data center networks. Just as other areas of the data center have evolved to meet the demands of an Internet-enabled world, the time has come for networks to take a significant leap forward into cloud computing. By rethinking traditional legacy approaches and preparing for the advent of cloud computing, it’s possible for businesses to build data center networks that offer greater economies of scale, improved application service levels, simpler management and lower costs. David Yen will outline what steps IT organizations must take now to meet the current and future data center challenges at hand.
 
 
9:45 am - 10:15 amNetworking Break
10:15 am - 11:00 amCIO Panel: Preparing Your IT Organization for the Cloud
Alan Boehme, Senior Vice President, IT Strategy & Enterprise Architecture, ING
Jessica Carroll, Managing Director, Information Technologies, United States Golf Association
John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Enterprise, Publishers of Computerworld, Network World, InfoWorld, CIO & CSO
Kumud Srinivasan, Vice President, IT & General Manager, IT Engineering, Intel Corporation

The IT organization that will support a cloud-based IT infrastructure doesn’t look like many IT organizations today. What skill sets will your organization need to become an agile, business-focused team; manage numerous contracts; and coordinate a portfolio in the cloud? Hear from CIOs with varying levels of cloud deployment about how they have had to change the organization, skill sets and processes in their IT shop to get the greatest benefits from their new IT model.
11:00 am - 11:30 amThe Cloud Roadmap
Erich Clementi, Vice President, Strategy and General Manager, Enterprise Initiatives , IBM

Erich Clementi, Vice President, Strategy and General Manager, Enterprise Initiatives is the top cloud computing executive at IBM. He will lay out his vision of what obstacles need to be overcome for cloud Erich will use real world examples to describe what the industry and customers can do to move the ball forward. This presentation will provide thought leadership and help set direction for probing discussions at the conference.

11:35 am - 12:05 pmBreakout Sessions: Business Technology Briefings
Sessions and case studies geared to help CIOs understand the technologies and software services available today and how they can deliver benefits to the organization's strategic positioning, cost efficiencies or operational excellence.
12:05 pm - 1:15 pmLunch Discussion Tables

Accelerating Customer-Driven Product Development with the Cloud
Meraki's whimsically-named "make a wish" feature provides a direct channel between customers and developers, and their cloud-based architecture delivers new features and enhancements to customers instantly.  Join us for an interactive discussion of best practices in using the cloud for customer-driven development, and how connecting customers with product teams, and delivering products instantly over the web, improves revenue and customer satisfaction while lowering support costs.
Hosted by Meraki
 

1:15 pm - 3:00 pmTown Hall

Dr. Willy Chiu, Vice President, IBM Cloud Labs & HiPODS, IBM Software Group
Joe Crawford, Executive Director, IT Solutions, Verizon Business
John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Enterprise, Publishers of Computerworld, Network World, InfoWorld, CIO & CSO
Frank Gens, SVP & Chief Analyst, IDC
Siki Giunta, Vice President, Cloud Computing and Software Services , CSC
James Harris, Managing Director, Cloud Computing, Accenture
Tim O'Brien, Senior Director, Platform Strategy Group, Microsoft Corp.
Kumud Srinivasan, Vice President, IT & General Manager, IT Engineering, Intel Corporation
David Yen, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Fabric and Switching Technologies , Juniper Networks

A follow-on from the opening sessions and user roundtables, this session brings everyone together to set direction on the major issues identified throughout the conference and set action items for the coming year. Co-moderated by conference chairs John Gallant and Frank Gens, the town hall will set the agenda for attendees and industry participants alike in advancing the benefits and overcoming the hurdles of cloud deployments.
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmAdjourn

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