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Director, Cloud Computing, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
My passion is the application of technology to improve customer service and support. Nothing gives one better insight than hands-on experience. I spent a year working at Disney World on the phone as a reservationist. That experience gave me great, unique insight into the customer experience and how to improve it through the judicious use of technology. I combine a customer centric view with a model driven approach to help clients drive value creation through IT. I have a deep tool bag of technology experience from chip design and operating systems development to embedded systems, enterprise applications and the web and I've worked in every industry vertical. I pride myself on identifying and applying emerging technologies and methodologies well in advance of the hype including: open standards (1992), Ethernet for sensor networking (1993), PC based control systems (1995), Linux (1993), use case analysis (1995), Booch (1995), open source (1996), customer relationship management (1996), LAMP (1996), XML (1997), enterprise architecture (1997), virtualization (2000), and cloud computing (2003).
Public clouds aren't just for startups. Enterprises are using them for training, QA, and other non-production applications. They're also leveraging their elastic capability for all manner of bursty applications, from monte carlo simulations to genomics to architectural modeling. This panel of established enterprise users will show us how on-demand computing is changing the way they run their businesses, and what convinced them to embrace third-party IT models.
On Day Two of Enterprise Cloud Summit, we'll turn our eye outward to look at the many public cloud offerings that are levelling the IT playing field. Public cloud providers offer pay-as-you-go economics and tremendous flexibility; but they also create new security, portability, and performance concerns. Once the exclusive domain of web startups, today enterprises big and small are finding ways to incorporate public cloud platforms into their IT strategy. Whether you're deciding how to embrace them or want to learn from what others are doing, Enterprise Cloud Summit is the place to do it.
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