With a bright idea and a credit card, hundreds of startups and small businesses have launched and scaled in the last few years thanks to affordable cloud solutions like Amazon, Box, and Salesforce.
The cloud continues to deliver these advantages today, but it now has credible story to tell prospective customers in the enterprise, and real efforts are being made to connect disparate cloud services with one another, or with legacy systems running inside the data center.
CloudBeat 2013 will track the growing maturity of the cloud with two days of high-level discussions, customer case studies, breakout sessions, and exclusive announcements.
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Other cloud events focus on legacy technologies and incremental change and tend to let the cloud “vendors” do the talking. CloudBeat, by contrast, delivers actionable lessons by focusing on real customers that are adopting the most disruptive technologies out there, regardless of who peddles them.
This year we’re featuring new cases from PayPal, Netflix, Stanford University, Airbnb, and General Electric, to name a few.
- Paul Maritz, CEO, Pivotal
- George Hu, COO, Salesforce
- Saran Mandair, Sr. Director, Infrastructure Engineering, PayPal
- Ariel Tseitli, Director of Cloud Solutions, Netflix
- Ilya Fushman, Head of Product for Business & Mobile, Dropbox
- Katie Talamantez, Director of Finance, Stanford University
- Rod Smith VP, Emerging Technology, IBM
- Fabio Rosati, CEO, Elance
- John Dillon, CEO, Engine Yard
- Jessica Semaan, Customer Experience Mgr, Airbnb
- Dan Siroker, Co-Founder & CEO, Optimizely
- Dave Gilbert, Founder & CEO, SimpleSignal
- Brian Lillie, CIO, Equinix
Day two of CloudBeat will feature a lively startup competition where ten cloud companies — chosen from a pool of hundreds — will pitch their products/services live in front of an expert panel of judges and the full audience. Full details and submission can be found here. The application deadline is August 16.
CloudBeat 2013 will help you find those new investors, new hires, and new business opportunities through a series of organized initiatives including roundtable lunch discussions, quick-connect sessions, business card bingo, receptions, and a slick new networking app.
Join 500 executives — with a mix of business and IT decision makers, analysts, investors, brands, marketers, and press — for a rare look at what’s really working, who’s buying what, and where the industry is going as the cloud grows up.