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Canadian Cloud Council Announces Agenda for Second National Conference “The Cloud Accelerator”

National non-profit presents conference schedule featuring 35 cloud technology industry experts, business leaders and policy makers

 
PRLog - Aug. 9, 2012 - CALGARY, Alberta -- The Canadian Cloud Council officially announced the agenda today for the association’s second semi-annual national conference “The Cloud Accelerator” on October 15 and 16, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  The event promises to be the most disruptive cloud conference in the history of Canada and will feature 35 Canadian cloud evangelists, business leaders and policy makers tasked with creating “Canada’s Cloud Economic Action Plan”.  

The Canadian Cloud Council hosted a successful inaugural conference in Edmonton, Alberta in March 2012 which was recently called “Canada’s first national cloud conference” by Shawn Taft, MTS Allstream’s Senior Product Manager for Hosting and Cloud Computing.  “I look at the program and speaker lineup of our second national conference and it has the potential of being a game changer,” said Robert Hart, the Canadian Cloud Council’s President and CEO.”  “Many of Canada’s most influential leaders in the areas of cloud and enterprise technology will be in the room and together will have the ability to drive forward some monumental progress related to the advancement of Canada’s cloud agenda.”

The theme of the event will be Canadian Cloud technology innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization – and how the convergence of these disciplines will play a major impact on Canadian economic development and its global competitive position.  The conference will focus on three major key focus areas: The Business of Cloud Computing, Cloud Transformation Best Practices, and The Case for Government Cloud Computing.  Sir Terry Matthews, Chairman of Wesley Clover and David Nicholl, CIO of Government of Ontario are opening the event, which is proudly sponsored by Canadian Cloud Council members: Mitel, Wesley Clover and IBM.

The full agenda of “THE CLOUD ACCELERATOR” is as follows:
DAY ONE:  THE CANADIAN CLOUD ECONOMIC ACTION PLAN
OPENING REMARKS - Sir Terry Matthews, Founder and Chairman – Mitel and Wesley Clover
THE STATE OF CLOUD IN CANADA - Shane Schick, Editor –ExpertIP
THE BUSINESS OF CLOUD COMPUTING – FILLING THE CANADIAN COMMERCIALIZATION GAP   
Reuven Cohen, SVP - Virtustream and Founder and CTO - Enomaly
Andrew Fisher, Executive Vice President – Wesley Clover
Martin Kratz, Head Intellectual Property – Bennett Jones LLP
Shahab Khan, Innovation and Wire Director – Startup Canada
Eric Warnke, Co-Founder and CEO – Backupbox
Peter Lalonde, Founder and CEO -Openera
Brian Clendenin, Enterprise Sales Manager – SuccessFactors, an SAP Company
TRANSFORMING THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE - Peter Coffee, VP and Head of Platform Research – Salesforce.com
CLOUD TRANSFORMATION BEST PRACTICES – DRIVING CLOUD READINESS ACROSS THE ENTERPRISE      
Doug Jones, Senior Director Cloud Computing – Research in Motion
Joe Arteaga, Business Development Executive - IBM Cloud Computing
Ian Rae, CEO - CloudOps
Ralf Nitsch, Global Sales Engineering Director Cloud Computing - Dell
Rodney Rock, Canadian Data Center and Cloud Specialist - VMware
Steven Woodward, CEO - Cloud Perspectives and NIST Cloud Reference Architecture Contributing Member
Christian Szpilfogel, Chief Architect and VP Patent Licensing - Mitel
CLOSING REMARKS – Jim Love, CIO – IT World Canada
DAY TWO AM:  THE CASE FOR GOVERNMENT CLOUD COMPUTING
OPENING REMARKS - David Nicholl, CIO – Government of Ontario
ACHIEVING CLOUD PROJECT SUCCESS IN GOVERNMENT - Dan Murphy, President DJM Systems
SHARED SERVICES – THE CASE FOR GOVERNMENT CLOUD COMPUTING            
Alison Brooks, Research Director Public Sector – IDC Canada
Jeff Siefert, CTO – Cisco Systems Canada
Doug Hodgson, CITO – City of Calgary
Ralph Gwin, Cloud Account Executive - IBM
Timothy Grayson, Director ePost Product Development – Canada Post
John Cousens, Manager Public Sector – Salesforce.com
Almin Surani, CIO – Canadian Red Cross

THE CLOUD NEXUS - Michael Doucet, CIO Royal Canadian Mounted Police
A CALL TO ACTION – RESOLUTIONS FOR ACCELERATED CANADIAN CLOUD ADOPTION  
Andrew Fisher, Executive Vice President – Wesley Clover
David Nicholl, CIO – Government of Ontario
Doug Jones, Senior Director Cloud Computing – Research in Motion
Reuven Cohen, SVP - Virtustream and Founder and CTO - Enomaly
Alistair Croll, Board Director – Canadian Cloud Council
Dan Murphy, President DJM Systems
CLOSING REMARKS – Alistair Croll, Partner – BitCurrent
DAY TWO PM:  CLOUD UNIVERSITY
CLOUD WORKSHOP ONE – CLOUD ENABLEMENT BEST PRACTICES            
Enterprise Data in the Cloud - Rod MacPherson – Founder DAMA Ottawa      
Transforming and Modernizing the High Performance Data Center - Vijai Karthigesu, COO – Cloud Dynamics
Best Practices in Cloud Security and Control - Misha Nossik, CTO – AFORE Solutions and Founder – Ottawa Invest Cloud Cluster   
CLOUD WORKSHOP TWO – THE CLOUD ENTREPRENEUR                  
Start-up Canada! - Shahab Kahan, Innovation and WIRE Director – Startup Canada      
Built to Sell - A Canadian Cloud Success Story - Reuven Cohen, SVP - Virtustream
Technology Incubation and Acceleration - Jaethen Reichel, Co- Founder – Kamloops Innovation Center
CLOUD WORKSHOP THREE – THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE                  
The Social Media Revolution - Nik Panter – Director Canadian Operations, Force by Design
The Unified Communications Cloud - Mike Desjardins, Director Solutions Architects Canadian Distribution - Mitel                    
The Social Enterprise – Jonathan Molina, VP Marketing and Communications – Canadian Cloud Council

For the full conference program or to register for this revolutionary event please visit: www.canadiancloudcouncil.ca  or email: info@canadiancloudcouncil.ca

ABOUT CANADIAN CLOUD COUNCIL
The Canadian Cloud Council is a national vendor-neutral association providing an educational forum for Canada’s cloud computing thought leaders, policy makers and industry advocates.

While defining innovative and repeatable methods of enterprise cloud transformation, the Canadian Cloud Council accelerates the speed of Canadian cloud adoption and positions our country as a global leader in the field.  Our agenda is supported by a national network of cloud providers and enterprise users and is the preeminent source for Canadian cloud best practices and subject matter expertise.

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