UBM TechWeb's Cloud Connect Announces 2012 Keynote Speakers

Event Features Executives from Google, Cisco, Forrester, Warner Music Group, OpenStack, and More

Dec 8, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, today announced keynote speakers for next year's event. Top minds in cloud computing, including executives from large enterprises like Google and Cisco, will take the keynote stage to discuss cloud computing technologies and help drive business objectives forward.  Cloud Connect, the premier technology event for cloud computing, features the latest technologies, platforms, strategies, and innovations within cloud computing and will take place February 13-16, 2012 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. For more information, visit http://cloudconnectevent.com/santaclara.  

The keynote speakers for Cloud Connect currently include:

  • Alistair Croll, Founder, BitCurrent
  • Chris Hopfensperger, Technology Policy Counsel, Business Software Alliance
  • Lew Tucker, VP & CTO Cloud Computing, Cisco
  • James Staten, VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester
  • Peter Magnusson, Engineering Director, Google
  • Chris C. Kemp, Co-Founder of OpenStack & Founder & CEO, Nebula
  • Patrick Lightbody, Director of Product Management and Webmetrics, Neustar
  • Jesse Robbins, Founding CEO, Opscode
  • Geva Perry, Author, Thinking Out Cloud
  • Jonathan Murray, VP Business Transformation & CTO, Warner Music Group


"Cloud Connect is the must attend event of the year to hear from leading visionaries and practitioners on the latest innovations driving the cloud computing market," said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager.  "We have secured a speaker lineup from the top minds in the industry who will provide insight on the latest in cloud technologies, platforms, and business use-cases. As the cloud computing market continues to grow at a rapid pace, Cloud Connect plays a vital role in bringing the market together to explore the wide range of innovation in the cloud and to drive business objectives forward."

In addition to the keynote line-up, Cloud Connect Santa Clara will feature over 60 breakout sessions across twelve tracks that form the building blocks of a comprehensive cloud strategy. These technology themes will be examined through panel discussions, workshops and keynote presentations at the event this year and include:

  • Cloud Security
  • Risk, Governance, Compliance, & Mitigation
  • Big Data Processing & Parallel Computing
  • ROI, TCO, & Cloud Economics
  • The Future of Utility Computing
  • Application Architecture & Design
  • Mobile Cloud
  • WAN
  • Private Clouds
  • Infrastructure
  • Organizational Readiness
  • Performance & Availability


As the premier event for cloud computing, Cloud Connect offers multi-track conference, in-depth workshops like Carrier Cloud Forum, Cloud Crash Course, Cloud Performance Summit, building Scalable Cloud Applications, an expo floor featuring nearly 100 companies, and many networking opportunities. Sponsors of the event currently include: Super Diamond Sponsors Cisco Systems; Diamond Sponsor Red Hat; Platinum Sponsors GoGrid, Rackspace Hosting, and Sungard Availability Services; Gold Sponsors Brocade, IBM, SOASTA, and Windows Azure; Silver Sponsors Apica, CloudSoft, Mahindra Satyam, Tier 3, and Xeround INC. For more information visit: http://www.cloudconnectevent.com/santaclara.

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. 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: Jeremy Crittenden, PR Specialist of UBM TechWeb, +1-415-947-6212, +1-530-848-7948, jcrittenden@techweb.com