Industry Leaders from Cisco, HP, IBM, McAfee and Microsoft Join Cloud Connect Advisory Board

Event Gains Momentum with Cloud Computing Leaders on Board and IBM Diamond Sponsorship

Sep 23, 2009

TechWeb, producers of Cloud Connect, today announce the event's elite list of advisory board members, including cloud computing leaders from Cisco, HP, IBM, McAfee and Microsoft. Cloud Connect is a premier technology event helping to drive the understanding and adoption of Cloud Computing to key audiences. The event is taking place March 15-18, 2010 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, CA. For more information, visit:

Cloud Connect is the meeting place for the cloud technology community and provides the forum for the most powerful cloud innovations and solutions. The event will examine critical aspects of cloud computing through keynotes, panel discussions, demonstrations, and insightful interviews with the people shaping the cloud computing industry.

The following list of Advisory Board members will play a critical role in developing this one-of-a-kind program:

  --  JP Rangaswami, Managing Director, BT Design for BT Group
  --  Padmasree Warrior, CTO, Cisco
  --  Russ Daniels, Vice President and CTO of Cloud Services Strategy, HP
  --  Ric Telford, Vice President Cloud Services, IBM
  --  Marc Olesen, Senior Vice President and General Manager,
      Software-as-a-Service, McAfee
  --  Amitabh Srivastava, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Windows Azure
  --  Bruce Richardson, Chief Research Officer, AMR Research
  --  James Staten, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
  --  David Berlind, Chief Content Officer, TechWeb/Editor in Chief of and Host, Cloud Connect
  --  Alistair Croll, Principal Analyst, Bitcurrent and Conference Chair,
      Cloud Connect

  --  MR Rangaswami, Co-Founder, Sand Hill Group and Host, Cloud Connect

"One of TechWeb's longstanding goals is to host the world's leading events for the most promising and transformational information technologies," said David Berlind, Chief Content Officer of TechWeb. "As far as sea-changes in IT are concerned, there is none more prominent than cloud. Having the top cloud computing executives on this event's Advisory Board will help to put Cloud Connect at the epicenter of the industry's most important and current conversation."

TechWeb has successfully produced cloud events intended to define and frame cloud computing discussions for business technology executives, IT professionals and developers since June 2008. Cloud Connect brings together the entire cloud eco-system to better understand the transformation being experienced and promises to be the defining event of the cloud computing industry. IBM is a Diamond sponsor of the event. For more information on sponsorship packages and Cloud Connect, visit

The Cloud Connect 2010 Call for Papers deadline is Friday, September 25. Submission information available at:

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