Cloud Leadership Forum 2012
Thank you to our 2012 Speakers









Lauren C. States
VP, Technology Strategy, Growth Initiatives, & CTO Cloud Computing
IBM Corporate Strategy
Abhi Talwalkar
President & Chief Executive Officer
LSI Corporation

Tom Soderstrom
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Phil Shelley
Sears Holdings/MetaScale

Manjula Talreja
VP, Global Cloud Business Development

Suresh Kumar
Managing Director & CIO
BNY Mellon & Pershing, a BNY Mellon company

Peter S. Magnusson
Engineering Director

Jerry J. Hunter
VP of Infrastructure 

John Gallant
SVP & Chief Content Officer
IDG Enterprise

Frank Gens
SVP & Chief Analyst


The 2012 event was a great success! To access available speaker presentations, please visit the Agenda page and look for the “View Presentation” icon. And to see real-time insights from the event, search your Twitter stream for #cloudleadership.

Thanks again for your participation and support!
The 2012 Cloud Leadership Forum featured:
Peer insights. Leading research. Conversations with top cloud providers.  Our enterprise-focused agenda, prepared with the help of nearly a dozen IT executives, focused on the best ways organizations can drives more efficient business processes, new products, and greater revenue opportunities by leveraging various cloud models – whether that involves infrastructure or applications, or use of public, private or hybrid models.
Our end-user and expert speakers all came to the conference with  deep experience in building and managing public and private cloud architectures, such as:

  •  Mike Alexenko-Sr. Director, Market Development Cloud and Mobility, HGST
  • Ed Barosky-Regional Director,Comcast Business Class
  • Mac Devine-Director and CTO for the Cloud Portfolio,IBM Global Technology Services
  • David Hornik-General Partner,August Capital
  • John Howie-COO,Cloud Security Alliance
  • Jerry J. Hunter-VP of Infrastructure,
  • Ravesh Lala-Associate Partner, Cloud Strategy,IBM Corporate Strategy
  • Peter S. Magnusson-Engineering Director, Google
  • Madhu Nutakki-VP, Systems Integration, Infrastructure Management Group Kaiser Permanente
  • Tim O'Brien-General Manager, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft
  • Tom Soderstrom-CTO, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Lauren C. States,VP & CTO, Cloud Computing and Growth Initatives,IBM Corporate Strategy
  • Manjula Talreja-VP, Global Cloud Business Development,Cisco
  • Abhi Talwalkar-President and Chief Executive Officer,LSI Corporation
  • Rob Woollen-SVP, Salesforce Platform,

Learning objectives included:

  • The latest developments, market shifts and innovations in cloud computing from top IDC analysts;
  • How leading organizations are putting cloud to work to save money, streamline operations, innovate and profit;
  • What is top of mind this year among leading cloud vendors;
  • How to manage complex multi-cloud environments; 
  • How to address the people and process changes wrought by cloud;
  • How to finally resolve security concerns;
  • And much, much more! View the complete agenda.

New features for 2012 included:

  • A three-hour workshop where attendees used IDC’s new online Cloud Decision Framework and work with analysts to evaluate the operational, organizational and financial  considerations of your hosting decisions to quantify the true cost of your cloud initiatives
  • An in-depth look at the critical platform as a service (PaaS) decision
  • Lightning presentations by cloud startups
  • Participation by top venture capitalists who shared insights into the latest cloud innovations