Cloud Computing: What's Working, What's New, What's Next? | CTO Power Panel at Cloud Expo

Panelists to discuss such topics as how important open source is to cloud computing and Big Data
By: SYS-CON Events
May 24, 2012 - PRLog -- In this CTO Power Panel at the 10th International Cloud Expo (, moderated by Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, industry-leading CTOs & VPs of Technology will discuss such topics as:

   Which do you think is the most important cloud computing standard still to tackle?
   Who should and shouldn't be using a PaaS product today, and why?
   Can a public cloud ever be truly secure?
   How important is open source to cloud computing and Big Data?
   "Mission-critical apps are now safe in the cloud." True or false?
   In your company how important a component is mobility in your cloud thinking?
   If we now have "elastic IT" does that mean you view yourself as an "elastic CTO"???

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Panelists Bios:
Vineet Tyagi is Head of Impetus Labs at Impetus Technologies, an award-winning software product engineering company, serving customers ranging from aggressive startups to large technology companies, to develop innovative software products.

Darryl Brown is Sr. VP Global Sales & Marketing at Appcore. He is responsible for all sales, marketing and corporate communications at Appcore and has more than 20 years of communications, hosting and IT experience. Prior to joining the management team at Appcore, he served as General Manager of Cloud and Digital Media at Telx, a leading colocation and interconnection provider and was Director of Vertical Marketing for Equinix, one of the largest data center companies in the world.

Rand Wacker is Vice President of Product Management for CloudPassage. He joined CloudPassage from Cisco Systems Security Business Unit where he led work on products in multiple security markets, including firewall, intrusion prevention, content security, and compliance. Rand holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the Haas School of Business, also at Berkeley.

Frank Martinez is a recognized expert in the area of distributed, enterprise application and infrastructure platforms. He is focused on driving development of scalable service-oriented infrastructure software that integrates business processes and information enterprise-wide. His reputation as a technological visionary is demonstrated by his record of bringing innovative and commercially successful software solutions to market. Frank was named an InfoWorld Innovator by InfoWorld magazine and has also been named one of 25 leading IT innovators by CRN.

Wayne Ariola is Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at Parasoft, a leading provider of integrated software development management, quality lifecycle management, and dev/test environment management solutions. He leverages customer input and fosters partnerships with industry leaders to ensure that Parasoft solutions continuously evolve to support the ever-changing complexities of real-world business processes and systems. Ariola has more than 15 years of strategic consulting experience within the technology and software development industries. He holds a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA from Indiana University.

David Butler is the Senior Vice President of Marketing and leads Eucalyptus' marketing strategy, product strategy and management, and corporate marketing functions. David brings more than 25 years of experience with leading start-up and enterprise software companies such as HP Software, Systinet, Spotfire, Netscape, and NeXT Software. His broad range of experience includes the development, introduction, and marketing of software products for cloud computing, data center automation, SOA governance, business intelligence, web application servers, and development tools.

Bob Wicklund is an enterprise solution architect for McAfee Cloud and Content Security. He has been in the IT industry for nearly 20 years, 15 of which have been in the enterprise software space with companies such as Stellent, Oracle, Secure Computing, and McAfee. He has designed and implemented some of the largest web and web security deployments at companies such as Procter and Gamble, New York Times, State Farm, Oracle, and Boeing, as well as local, state, and US Federal governments. Bob has presented at many user conferences, including every McAfee FOCUS user conference.

Ken Guiberson serves as the chief technology officer (CTO) at EffectiveUI, and is responsible for the company's overall technology vision. The technology services that he manages, along with EffectiveUI's customer insight and design teams, deliver award-winning creative and humanizing software to Fortune 500 clients. Ken has an MS in information technology from Rochester Institute of Technology, and BS degrees in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and in physics from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!
Cloud Expo 2012 New York, June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.

The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in New York City, June 11-14, 2012, and in Santa Clara, CA, November 5-8, 2012.

The recent Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced with more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!

Cloud Expo New York will attract more than 8,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 200 sponsors and exhibitors!

All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented at the 10th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.

"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will be attending Cloud Expo."

Sponsorship Opportunities
for Cloud Expo New York

Cloud Expo 2012 New York "show prospectus" has shipped. Sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at), or by phone 201 802-3021.

Early Bird Registration Options
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Cloud Expo delegates can pre-register for Cloud Expo New York with $500+ savings at

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