2012 Speaker List
Hear from IT leaders and industry experts in more than 100 sessions at the leading business technology event.
Sr. VP and GM of HP Networking, HP
Bethany Mayer is the senior vice president and general manager of the HP Networking business unit, which has grown 8 consecutive quarters and delivers $2.5B in annual revenue for HP. In this role, she oversees the group’s worldwide business operations, with a focus on expanding its market share position as a leading networking supplier in the market. Prior to her general manager role, Bethany was responsible for worldwide marketing and alliances for Enterprise Business Group.
Mayer brings more than 25 years of experience in leading product management, marketing communications, operations and engineering from start-up companies to Fortune 500 corporations.
Mayer joined HP from Blue Coat, where she was senior vice president, worldwide marketing and corporate development. While at Blue Coat, Mayer’s marketing leadership moved the company to market share leader in Secure Web Gateway and WAN Optimization markets. She was also responsible for the acquisition of Packeteer which drove Blue Coat’s revenue growth of more than 300% during her three-year tenure.
Prior to Blue Coat, Mayer served as chief marketing officer with Mirapoint Incorporated in the email and email security market. She has held executive positions at JDSU, Vernier Networks and Skystream Networks (now Ericsson). Mayer also held management positions in product management, engineering development and operations at Cisco Systems and was responsible for Cisco’s initial channel products and supply chain design. Earlier in her career Mayer held positions at Apple and Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Mayer holds a bachelor of science from Santa Clara University and an MBA from California State University, Monterey Bay. She was recognized as one of the Top Women of Influence in Silicon Valley in 2008.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 8:15 AM-10:00 AM
Cloud’s Silver Screen Debut: How HP & DreamWorks Animation Brought Cloud Computing to the Red Carpet
To date cloud networking discussions have focused mainly on how to solve the problems of scale and virtualization in the data center. There has been little conversation about how services are accessed or consumed from the Cloud. How can customers focus less on managing the network infrastructure and more on connecting users to applications? How can they use standards-based technology to simplify the network and lower the total cost of ownership? How can they deliver new services on-the-fly while guaranteeing service levels required for cloud computing?
DreamWorks Animation will partner on stage with HP to share their compelling case study of leveraging HP and the Cloud to revolutionize the way they collaborate across multiple geographies to produce massive compute-intensive animated films such as Puss in Boots, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Madagascar 3.