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Managing Partner, Technology Strategy, Accenture
Mr. Elron is responsible for defining the Firm’s strategy and offerings in a variety of domains, primarily in the technology space. Most recently he has focused on the impact of cloud technologies on the Firm’s businesses. Previously Mr. Elron was the Managing Partner, Growth and Strategy for Accenture’s Technology Growth Platform and the Managing Partner of Accenture’s Communications Industry. He has advised many of the largest companies in the telecommunications and technology industries in North America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Elron is a member of the IEEE and ACM. He also serves as the advisor for the information technology industries for the World Economic Forum. He has degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Tel-Aviv and the University of Minnesota. He and his family live in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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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In this session, we'll look at where public clouds are today. In just a few short years, they've gone from unreliable and unpredictable to global and highly available. But are they ready for production code? Is it a one-horse game? What new features and capabilities might swing the balance from private to public?