Cloud Connect Summit Expands Interop New York Conference to Focus on the Cloud-Enabled Enterprise

Jonathan Murray, EVP and CTO of Warner Music Group, among First Elite Keynote Speakers Announced for Leading Cloud Event

Jul 11, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, will present Cloud Connect Summit alongside Interop New York this fall, broadening the conference's cloud content offering. As a full conference, Cloud Connect Summit will focus on how enterprises can leverage the cloud's abundance of resources and applications to outmaneuver, out-innovate, and outpace the competition. The Cloud Connect Summit and expo will take place at the Javits Convention Center in New York on October 1 and 2, after two full days of cloud-focused workshops on September 29 and 30. For more information and to register for Cloud Connect Summit at Interop, visit:

Cloud Connect at Interop New York - September 29 - Octobter 2, 2014 - Javits Convention Center

No longer an emerging technology, cloud is a critical enterprise tool that should be at the heart of every IT strategy. IT buyers across all industries are increasing cloud-related spending, but still face challenges deciding which cloud architecture and platform is best suited for their business. Through analysis and comparison of the leading cloud stacks and how they're progressing, Cloud Connect Summit's new programming at Interop New York will help attendees weigh their options.

"We are thrilled to bring Cloud Connect Summit to Interop New York this year. The Summit will explore how the Cloud fundamentally changes enterprise computing and the roles of CIOs and IT leaders," said Interop General Manager Jennifer Jessup. "IT-as-a-Service and close collaboration with business units is now a mandate, not an option."

Cloud Connect Summit will host a thought-provoking keynote address from EVP and Chief Technology Officer of Warner Music Group, Jonathan Murray. He recently introduced the concept of the "Composable Enterprise" to describe the radical new approach to transforming business through the use of a new generation of cloud-based platform architectures. He attests that the "Composable Enterprise" approach is the only way to close the gap between business demand and IT's ability to deliver. He'll present from the Cloud Connect Summit room on Wednesday, October 1. 

Cloud Connect will soon unveil a full keynote and conference program for the two-day Summit on Wednesday and Thursday of Interop New York. On these days, the Interop Expo will be open, featuring a Cloud Connect Zone that will showcase startup and established cloud companies.  Prior to the Summit and Expo, Cloud Connect will also present five in-depth cloud workshops on Monday and Tuesday.

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About Cloud Connect
Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, is the defining event for the cloud-enabled enterprise, helping businesses leverage the cloud to outmaneuver, out-innovate, and outpace the competition. Cloud Connect brings technology and business stakeholders together with cloud service providers and solution innovators for in-depth workshops, thought-provoking summits and year-round webcasts, all designed to help organizations weigh their cloud options and drive business transformation. Cloud Connect is held annually in Shanghai and presents Cloud Connect Summit, which runs alongside Interop Las Vegas and New York. For more information visit:

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