UBM TechWeb Launches 2012 Cloud Connect Events in Chicago & Bangalore; Registration Now Open for Cloud Connect Santa Clara 2012

Leading Cloud Event Expands Internationally to Further Cloud Adoption

Sep 29, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb today announced the expansion of the Cloud Connect event series to Chicago and Bangalore, India.  Cloud Connect, the premier technology event for defining the cloud computing industry, will expand to two new locations in order to further cloud adoption and drive the growth and innovation in the cloud computing market.  Kicking off the event series in 2012, Cloud Connect Santa Clara will take place February 13-16, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Registration is now open and more information is available at: http://cloudconnectevent.com/.

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As a result of the success with Cloud Connect Santa Clara, featuring a sold out show floor in 2011 and a 50 percent increase in attendance from 2010, UBM TechWeb is expanding the event series to serve the large and growing technology markets in Chicago and Bangalore.  Each event will feature the industry's most comprehensive educational programs, including visionary keynotes, in-depth workshops, and practitioner-led case studies, as well as a vibrant exhibition with the leading technology providers.  New to the Santa Clara event this year, Cloud Connect will also feature Carrier Cloud Forum.  Hosted by Light Reading and Heavy Reading, Carrier Cloud Forum provides high-quality education and peer-to-peer interaction on the core issues around building a cloud infrastructure and developing a cloud services business model. 

"Cloud Connect has positioned itself as the leading vendor neutral cloud event by bringing together the most important audiences and producing the highest quality cloud content," said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager.  "We are thrilled to build on our leadership position by expanding Cloud Connect into these important new markets and continue our reputation for producing world-class technology conferences."

Cloud Connect is a cloud computing event series produced by UBM TechWeb, intended to define and frame cloud computing discussions for IT, business technology executives, developers and service providers. The Santa Clara event proved to attract high-quality strategic level decision makers, 87 percent of which were involved in the cloud purchasing process and over 70 percent had executive or manager level responsibility.  Furthermore, 80 percent attended the event to see new products with strong levels of interest across all key cloud areas:  PaaS, IaaS, SaaS, Development, Infrastructure, Storage, Security, and Performance.  Given the strength of the 2011 Santa Clara event and UBM TechWeb's deep involvement in the cloud computing market, now is the time to expand the event portfolio to include live events in Chicago and Bangalore.

Chicago is the center of the USA's global trade market and is headquarters to 27 Fortune 500 companies, ranking second only to New York City.  In addition, Bangalore is ranked among the top four technology clusters of the world and is well known as the IT capital of India. According to India based research firm Zinnov, the Indian cloud computing market will experience a tenfold growth by 2015.  Given market data and the growth of cloud computing, Chicago and Bangalore are the choice locations for expanding the Cloud Connect event brand.  

About Cloud Connect 

Cloud Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry. 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 IT professionals, developers, infrastructure and service providers and cloud computing innovators. UBM TechWeb has produced cloud events that define and frame cloud computing discussions since June 2008, including Cloud Summit Executive and Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop. Cloud Connect is a one-of-a-kind event that encompasses the entire cloud computing ecosystem featuring a Launch Pad program, IT & Developer workshops and a full conference program. For more information visit: www.cloudconnectevent.com.

About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a part of UBM plc, one of the world's largest media businesses as a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.


For further information: Joylyn Tanner of UBM TechWeb PR, +1-415-947-6319, jtanner@techweb.com