2010 Speaker List
Hear from IT leaders and industry experts in more than 100 sessions at the leading business technology event.
VP Enterprise Strategy, Rackspace Hosting, Rackspace
As VP of Strategy at Rackspace, Andy Schroepfer’s goal is to quicken the pace that businesses see, and act on, the reality that the future of computing is not about servers, but about service. He calls this the Road to ACE (All Cloud Enterprise), where ACE is a business that operates powerfully without servers, by leveraging the most efficient hosting platform (dedicated or cloud) for their custom apps and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) applications for the rest.
Schroepfer has been the go-to analyst in the hosting industry since its inception in the late 1990s. From his beginnings at Piper Jaffray where he developed and managed the VoIP (Voice-over-Internet-Protocol) industry’s primary market statistics, Schroepfer published a 270-page report on the dis-aggregation of communications which sparked his coverage of the Web hosting industry. He then joined Goldman Sachs as VP and Senior Equity Analyst on the Internet Infrastructure Services industry during the time when Equinix, Loudcloud (now HP), and Webex (now Cisco) were executing their IPOs (Initial Public Offerings). In late 2000, Schroepfer founded, led, and later sold Tier 1 Research, the leading specialist research firm on the hosting and data center industry whose insights and data remain best-of-breed. Schroepfer has been a technology investor and founded CagedTweets.com, an archiving firm for social media applications like Facebook and Twitter.
Online Dating Meets SaaS Business Apps - Sponsored by Rackspace
Location: Free Ed Room 1
Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 12:00 PM-12:45 PM
Businesses are always looking for ways to maximize the latest applications on the market. This session will introduce the world’s first matchmaking engine connecting specific businesses with relevant applications, an innovative approach to helping customers find the SaaS apps that fit their needs.
Get Clear About Business Apps in the Cloud - Sponsored by Rackspace
Location: Cloud Zone Theater
Thursday, October 21, 2010, 1:40 PM-2:00 PM
Businesses today have more choice in cloud-based applications than ever before. Understanding how this technology can work to your business’ advantage is more critical than ever. This session will help you understand the specific benefits of using SaaS cloud-based solutions instead of traditional solutions.
Thursday Morning Keynotes
Thursday, October 21, 2010, 9:00 AM-10:20 AM
Hear industry visionaries discuss the growth and future of IT.
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