UBM TechWeb's Cloud Connect Chicago Announces 2012 Keynote Speakers

First Time Cloud Event in Chicago Features Leading Experts on the Main Stage to Define the Future of Cloud Computing

Jul 19, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Cloud Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, announces industry thought leaders Chicago TribuneFermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Rackspace will take the keynote stage at the first ever Cloud Connect event in Chicago. As the premier technology event for cloud computing, featuring the latest technologies, platforms, strategies, and innovations, Cloud Connect presents a keynote lineup that will provide attendees with information on the latest innovations in cloud computing. Cloud Connect Chicago will take place September 10-13, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, IL. To register or for more information, visit: http://cloudconnectevent.com/chicago.

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The keynote speakers for Cloud Connect currently include:

  • David Linthicum, CTO, Blue Mountain Labs
  • Jeremy Yates, Solutions Architect, Chicago Tribune
  • Alistair Croll, Founder, CloudOps Research
  • Mine Altunay PhD, OSG Security Officer, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • John Engates, CTO, Rackspace

"We are excited to bring the cloud computing movement to Chicago this fall and welcome leading innovators and industry visionaries to the keynote stage.  Cloud Connect's speaker lineup features top minds in the industry who will present attendees with insight on the latest advancements and best practices in cloud technologies," said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager. "Bringing the strength of the Cloud Connect brand to Chicago, the event continues to play a vital role in gathering the market together, and will provide IT professionals with the information needed to create a cloud strategy that will improve business efficiencies and cut costs."

Following three successful years in Silicon Valley, Cloud Connect is expanding to Chicago in an effort to further cloud adoption and drive the growth and innovation of the cloud computing market. Chicago ranks in the top five out of more than 370 metro areas in the United States for emerging markets with over four hundred major corporations based in the Chicago area. In an effort to serve this large and growing technology market, Cloud Connect will bring the entire cloud eco-system together in Chicago to discuss the latest innovations and technologies in cloud computing.

Cloud Connect offers a multi-day conference, including tracks on Big Data, Mobile Cloud and Organizational Readiness, in-depth workshops and an expo floor, showcasing the full range of cloud solutions from top cloud computing technology companies. Sponsors of the Chicago event currently include: Rackspace, ActiveState, EnterpriseDB, Esri, Softlayer, Compuware APM, Inktank and IBM.  For more information, visit: www.cloudconnectevent.com.

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About Cloud Connect
Cloud Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry with content-led conferences in the Silicon Valley, Chicago and Bangalore, India. As both a conference and an exhibition, Cloud Connect's goal is to chart the course of cloud computing's development by bringing together enterprise IT professionals, developers, infrastructure and service providers and cloud computing innovators. UBM TechWeb has produced cloud events that define and frame cloud computing discussions since June 2008, including Cloud Summit Executive and Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop. Cloud Connect is a one-of-a-kind event that encompasses the entire cloud computing ecosystem. For more information visit: www.cloudconnectevent.com.

About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Cloud Connect, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a part of UBM plc, one of the world's largest media businesses as a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.


For further information: Jeremy Crittenden, PR Specialist, +1-415-947-6212, jcrittenden@techweb.com