Cloud Connect Announces 2013 Keynote Speakers for Silicon Valley Event

Speaker Lineup Features Leading Executives from Cisco, General Electric, PayPal, Warner Music & More

Jan 22, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, today announced the lineup of keynote speakers, including top cloud computing minds from large enterprises like PayPal and General Electric, for this year's event.  As the premier technology event for cloud computing, featuring the latest technologies, platforms, strategies, and innovations, Cloud Connect presents a speaker lineup that will provide attendees with information on the latest innovations in cloud computing.  Cloud Connect will take place April 2-5, 2013 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. For more information, visit



The keynote speakers for Cloud Connect currently include:

  • Alistair Croll, Vice President, CloudOps Research
  • Lew Tucker, VP & CTO Cloud Computing, Cisco
  • William Ruh, VP & Global Technology Director, General Electric
  • Michael Barrett, Chief Information Security Officer, PayPal, Inc.
  • Joe Weinman, Author of Cloudonomics & SVP, Cloud Services & Strategy, Telx
  • Duke Skarda, Chief Technology Officer, SoftLayer
  • Dave McCrory, SVP of DSP Engineering, Warner Music Group

"We're excited to announce Cloud Connect's keynote lineup, featuring industry leading visionaries and practitioners to address the latest advancements in cloud technologies and business use-cases," said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager. "Speakers will present technology and business leaders with the relevant, vendor neutral information and education necessary to help shape their business strategy. This event plays a vital role in informing the market and bringing all cloud constituents together in meaningful ways to explore the wide range of innovation in the cloud."

In addition to the keynote lineup, Cloud Connect Silicon Valley offers a multi-day conference, including tracks on Big Data, Mobile Cloud, Private and Hybrid Clouds, and Organizational Readiness, in-depth workshops and an expo floor, showcasing the full range of cloud solutions from top cloud computing technology companies. Several sponsors of the Silicon Valley event include: ActiveState, Apica, Cisco, Dimension Data, Oracle, RedHat, Soasta, Softlayer, Sungard Availability Services and VMware. For more information, visit:

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About Cloud Connect
Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry. 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 Tech 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 featuring a full conference program, IT & Developer workshops and an expo. For more information visit:

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry.  Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market— engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals.  UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers.  UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.


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