Lew Tucker is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Computing at Cisco and is responsible for helping to shape the future of Cloud and Enterprise software strategies. He is a recognized leader in the industry with a passion for emerging technologies—having played a part in several major high-tech waves including high-performance computing, Java technology and, now, Cloud Computing.
Prior to joining Cisco, Lew was the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems, where he led the development of its infrastructure-as-a-service offering. He has over twenty years experience in the high-tech industry—ranging from distributed systems and artificial intelligence, to software development and systems architecture. Accomplishments include the development of Sun Cloud, Salesforce.com’s AppExchange, the java.com developer community, and the massively parallel Connection Machine.
Lew's interest in distributed systems stem from his tenure at Thinking Machines, an early leader in supercomputing technology, where large scale problems could only be addressed by using thousands of individual processors. Today, as the Internet evolves, companies are following a similar trajectory and building out large scale cloud computing platforms. Transformation of systems into scalable platforms remains a long-term interest.
Lew holds a Ph.D. and Masters in Computer Science with a specialization in artificial intelligence from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University as well as a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Cornell University.
Location: Room 1E07 Monday, October 18, 2010, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
On-demand computing resources are the most disruptive change in IT of the last decade, and much of that disruption begins at home. Day One of Enterprise Cloud Summit will focus on private clouds -- radically new ways to combine virtualization, automation, and self-service models in order to change how you deliver IT to your business.
Location: TBA Monday, October 18, 2010, 9:40 AM-10:30 AM
There are many ways to create a private cloud -- from turnkey commercial offerings to flexible, adaptable open source models. In this session, we'll look at the various tools available to make applications portable and to allow users to self-provision IT resources.