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SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby Named An Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

June 30, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby Named An Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 

Hosting ServicesDALLAS SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovative provider of Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, today announced that SoftLayer Chief Executive Officer Lance Crosby was recently named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Southwest Area North Award winner for Technology. Announced on June 25 at a gala event at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, the prestigious award was decided by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners, leading CEOs, private investors, and regional business leaders.

“I’m honored to receive this recognition. I am exceptionally proud of what SoftLayer has accomplished since its inception, maintaining non-stop growth to become the largest private hosting provider in the world,” said Mr. Crosby. “Every day, my team and I can’t wait to roll up our sleeves and find new ways to extend our leadership as the most innovative company in our industry. It’s what I live for.”

The renowned Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program is in its 25th season, and has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world. Awards are given based on demonstration of excellence and extraordinary success in a wide range of business areas, including innovation, financial performance, and individual contribution to one’s business’ success and community.

As a regional winner, Mr. Crosby is a finalist for the national award, to be named at the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala, hosted by Jay Leno, on November 12, 2011, in Palm Springs, California. The national awardee will advance to consideration for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of tThe Year Award in June 2012. Read more

SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby Named to TechAmerica Foundation’s Commission

April 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby Named to TechAmerica Foundation’s Commission 

Hosting ServicesDALLAS SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovation leader in cloud and on-demand dedicated hosting, today announced that Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer, was named as a Commissioner on the TechAmerica Foundation’s Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD2).

The commission will make recommendations for how government should deploy cloud technologies and address policies that might hinder U.S. leadership in cloud for the commercial space. Recommendations for government deployment will be presented to Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. Commercial-facing recommendations will be shared with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Commerce Under Secretary Pat Gallagher.

“I am proud to serve as a Commissioner for CLOUD2. The cloud presents a profound opportunity and I believe that the federal government will play a key role in determining the path ahead.” said Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer for SoftLayer. “This is a critical time in the development of this technology and its impact on the economy. We can significantly help foster innovation and growth in the public sector, and across all industries.”

Salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff and VCE Chairman and CEO Michael D. Capellas will serve as co-chairmen for a commission of experts. Benioff and Capellas will be joined by Michael R. Nelson, visiting professor of Internet studies in Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture and Technology Program. CSC President of North American Public Sector Jim Sheaffer will serve as vice chairman, leading a task force focused on government adoption of cloud solutions. Microsoft® Corporate Vice President of Technology Policy and Strategy Dan Reed, who also leads the company’s eXtreme Computing Group (XCG), will also serve as vice chairman and will lead a task force focused on U.S. leadership in cloud technologies. Read more

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