Cloud Connect Summit to Be Held in Conjunction with Interop Las Vegas 2014

Cloud Connect to Focus on the Cloud Enabled Enterprise, Call for Speakers Now Open

Nov 1, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, today announced that next year's 2014 spring event will take place in Las Vegas, alongside UBM Tech's Interop Las Vegas. The Cloud Connect Summit will focus on how cloud services are reshaping business technology. The two-day Summit will expand Interop's cloud content offering and take place March 31-April 1, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. To submit for Call for Speakers, visit:, and to register for Cloud Connect Summit at Interop, visit:


"Cloud Connect continues to advance the conversation by zeroing in on how the cloud is driving innovation and growth in the enterprise market," said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager. "As IT and business leaders embrace the cloud model, the time is right to bring Cloud Connect to the largest independent IT event in the US."

As the premier technology event for the cloud community, featuring the latest technologies, strategies and innovations, Cloud Connect's two-day Summit is designed to appeal to both technology stakeholders and business leaders alike and tackle the most pressing cloud technology, policy and organizational decisions and debates for the cloud enabled enterprise. In addition to the Summit, Interop will feature cloud workshops and an entire conference track filled with sessions programmed by Cloud Connect. The Interop Expo will feature a Cloud & Virtualization Zone with leading exhibitors showcasing the latest cloud technologies.

"Adding Cloud Connect programming to Interop Las Vegas advances Interop's goal of celebrating and recognizing IT's role in driving business strategywith cloud technology as a critical tool in the IT wheelhouse," said Jennifer Jessup, Interop General Manager.  

With a unique program format developed around "10 critical cloud decisions," the Cloud Connect Summit will dive deep into the most pressing cloud technology decisions and trends including:

  • In-depth analysis and comparison of the leading cloud stacks
  • The role of IT & CIO leaders in the new service provider model
  • Embracing IT-as-a-Service, Agile IT & DevOps strategy
  • Open Data / Open Clouds & APIsg
  • Managing SaaS & the heterogeneous cloud environment
  • Operational & policy issues for the cloud-enabled enterprise
  • Case studies & models for the cloud-enabled enterprise

To submit your proposal for consideration as a speaker for Cloud Connect Summit, visit: The Call for Speakers is open through November 25, 2013.

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About Cloud Connect
Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, is the defining event of the cloud enabled enterprise and the only venue where attendees learn how to leverage the cloud ecosystem to develop new services, revenue streams and business models. 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 technology and business stakeholders with cloud service providers and solution innovators. Cloud Connect offers in-depth boot camps, panel discussions and access to a host of industry experts, all designed to help organizations weigh their cloud options and drive business transformation. For more information visit:

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology communities through live events, online properties and custom services. UBM Tech's community-focused approach provides its users and clients with expertly curated research, education, training, community advocacy, user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities that serve the Electronics, Secuirty, Enterprise Communications, Network Infrastructure and Applications, Game and App Developers and Tech Marketing communities. UBM Tech's brands include Black Hat, DesignCon, EE Times, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), HDI, InformationWeek, Interop and Light ReadingCreate, a UBM Tech full range marketing services division includes custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs based on its content and technology market expertise. 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. For more information, go to; follow us on Twitter at @UBMTech.

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