TechWeb Announces Cloud Summit

Event Tackles Next Generation Platforms

Aug 20, 2008

TechWeb today announced the launch of Cloud Summit, a highly focused executive conference that blends the vision, technology and business opportunities surrounding cloud computing and the Web as a platform. Cloud Summit is the industry's first annual gathering of key influencers, industry executives and venture capitalists focused on the emergence of the cloud happening October 14th, 2008 at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley. Attendance to this exclusive conference will be capped at 350 people. Registration opens today at

Cloud Summit takes the pulse of the major paradigm shift in computing. New business, new technology ecosystems and new strategies will be explored alongside emerging market leaders during this one-day event. Focused tracks and sessions include: Defining the Cloud, Doing Business in The Cloud, Best Practices in Marketing and Selling and Exploring the Cloud in Action. The event will attract executives from software, infrastructure and services companies who are building their cloud strategies and networking with a highly influential group of visionaries, venture capitalists, investment banks, law firms, systems integrators and channel partners, media, analysts and bloggers.

"There have been only a handful of major technology shifts in our modern computing history. We're currently teetering on the edge of another profound disruption of the status quo with the introduction of cloud computing and the Web as the new platform," said M.R. Rangaswami, Sand Hill Group co-founder and Host of Cloud Summit. "The Cloud Summit will harness this new paradigm in computing, uncovering the serious impacts of the cloud- explore how we employ it, and determine how we build new business opportunities from it."

Cloud Summit carries on the tradition of the successful Software conference series that were held in Silicon Valley and will feature a rich day of thought leadership, networking, and a mix of technical and business related breakout sessions. Past keynotes at previous Software events included Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO and Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Further information about this year's sponsors program and keynotes will be coming soon.

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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