Registration Demand Overwhelms Supply at TechWeb's Inaugural Cloud Connect

Event Draws Big Crowds to Discuss Critical Aspects of Cloud Computing

Jan 9, 2009

TechWeb today announced it is closing attendee registration for Cloud Connect, a premier technology event for defining, framing, developing, and transitioning business IT portfolios to the cloud. Over 700 pre-registrants have selected this event to discuss, debate and learn first-hand what cloud computing means for their business. Cloud Connect will take place January 20-22, 2009 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. For more information, visit

"TechWeb is thrilled with the incredible reception this launch event has received among our audiences, particularly considering the current state of the economy," said David Berlind, General Manager of Cloud Connect. "Clearly businesses recognize the value and opportunity of incorporating cloud computing into their IT portfolios and are traveling to Cloud Connect to get a chance to roll up their sleeves and to get up-close-and-personal with the most important cloud computing platforms."

Cloud Connect will bring together business decision makers, IT professionals and developers to explore firsthand the many issues surrounding the transition of some, or ultimately all, of their information technology to cloud-based applications and platforms. The event will examine critical aspects of cloud computing through a combination of product information, hands-on learning and networking opportunities. The event will follow a learn-develop-demo framework, beginning with an evening reception styled as a customer visit and ending with "Demos Over Dinner," an opportunity for attendees to view the solutions that were developed on-site as a result of their participation in Cloud Connect.

Cloud Connect is part of a cloud computing event series produced by TechWeb, intended to define and frame cloud computing discussions for business technology executives and developers. The series kicked off in June 2008, with the highly successful "Evening in the Cloud" during Enterprise 2.0.

Cloud Connect is sponsored by Google, Salesforce and IBM. For those interested in learning about Cloud Connect but who are unable to register, management and attendees will be posting about the event in real-time via Twitter under the ID of CloudConnect, Hashtag: #cloudconnect. For more information, visit

About TechWeb

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections

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