IDC/IDG Enterprise Cloud Leadership Forum Finalizes Agenda

June 14, 2010 by  

Hosting ToolboxFRAMINGHAM, MA – The Cloud Leadership Forum, produced by International Data Corp (IDC) and IDG Enterprise, today announced the Forum’s finalized agenda, which will bring together the cloud industry’s most influential vendors, senior IT executives and IDC analysts on June 13-15 in Santa Clara, California, to examine ways to advance the successful adoption of public, private and hybrid cloud models.

Session content for this groundbreaking event was crafted by IDC and IDG Enterprise with the help of an influential advisory board representing a who’s who in the cloud space including such industry juggernauts as Accenture, Akamai, Amazon, AT&T, Citrix, Cisco, CSC, Dell, HP, Fujitsu, IBM, Intel Corp., Juniper, Microsoft,, SAP, Sun National Bank, Symantec,, USGA, and Verizon Business, who will be announcing the newest addition to its growing suite of cloud-based services — Verizon Cloud Storage.

Featured presenters at the Cloud Leadership Forum will discuss strategies for building a sound business case in light of various cloud options, identify the most promising immediate and long-term applications of cloud computing, explore the industry and customer partnerships that can accelerate cloud’s successful adoption, and drill down into the security and interoperability issues surrounding the transition to the cloud.

Presenters at the Cloud Leadership Forum include:

* Simon Aspinall, senior director, SP Data Center and Mobility Solutions, Cisco Systems
* Alan Boehme, senior vice president, IT Strategy & Enterprise Architecture, ING
* Brian Boruff, global vice president, Emerging Technologies & Strategic Growth Markets, CSC
* Angela Brandt, manager, Security Engineering, Verizon Business Global Services
* CAPTAIN Nicholas V. Buck, served as director, Ground Mission Framework and Services Program, National Reconnaissance Office, US Navy
* Jessica Carroll, managing director, Information Technologies, United States Golf Association
* Dr. Willy Chiu, vice president, IBM Cloud Labs & HiPODS, IBM Software Group
* Erich Clementi, vice president, Strategy and General Manager, Enterprise Initiatives, IBM
* Joe Crawford, executive director, IT Solutions, Verizon Business
* John Gallant, senior vice president and chief content officer, IDG Enterprise, Publishers of CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld and Network World
* Frank Gens, senior vice president & chief analyst, IDC
* Siki Giunta, vice president, Cloud Computing and Software Services, CSC
* James Harris, managing director, Cloud Computing, Accenture
* Ken Harris, CIO & senior vice president, Shaklee Corp.
* Tim O’Brien, senior director, Platform Strategy Group, Microsoft Corp.
* Domnick Parretta, managing partner, Valorem Consulting Group, LLC
* Mike Pearl, advisory partner, US Cloud Computing Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
* Thor Geir Ramleth, senior vice president & CIO, Bechtel Group, Inc.
* James Rinaldi, CIO, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
* John Rizzi, vice president, Product Management and Strategy,
* Ricardo Santos, product and offering lad, Infrastructure, Accenture
* Kumud Srinivasan, vice president, IT & General Manager, IT Engineering, Intel Corporation
* Willie M. Tejada, vice president, Application and Site Acceleration, Akamai Technologies
* Jason Waxman, general manager, High Density Computing Data Center Group, Intel Corporation
* David Yen, executive vice president and general manager, Fabric and Switching Technologies, Juniper Networks

IDC Analysts
More than a dozen top IDC analysts will be on-site to facilitate roundtable discussions on challenging cloud-related issues and provide one-on-one advice to attendees.

IDC Analysts* attending the Cloud Leadership Forum include:

* Jean Bozman, research vice president, Enterprise Servers
* Jeanne Capachin, research vice president, Global Banking
* Chris Christiansen, program vice president, Security Products and Services
* Laura Dubois, program director, Storage Software
* Robert Mahowald, research vice president, SAAS and Cloud Services
* Courtney Munroe, group vice president, Worldwide Telecom
* Bob Parker, group vice president, Manufacturing Insights and Retail Insights
* Steve Hendrick, group vice president, Application Development and Deployment
* Gard Little, research manager, Worldwide Services
* Melanie Posey, research director, Telecom
* David Potterton, vice president, Global Research
* David Tapper, vice president, Outsourcing and Offshore Services
* Vivian Tero, research manager, Compliance Infrastructure
* Rick Villars, vice president, Storage Systems and Executive Strategies

*Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on one-with IDC analysts in attendance.

Sponsors for the Cloud Leadership Forum include: Accenture, Akamai, Cisco, CSC, IBM, Intel, Juniper Networks, Meraki, Microsoft, PWC and Verizon Business.

For more information about the Cloud Leadership Forum, including a complete agenda and list of presenters, please visit

To register as media, please visit the Cloud Leadership Forum media registration page:

About IDG Enterprise
IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company, brings together unique editorial brands (CIO, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, ITworld, and Network) to serve the information needs of our technology and security-focused audiences. As a digital-centric media company we serve our reader and advertiser audiences with award-winning content and community, driving conversation and conversion, across our entire portfolio of awarding-winning, websites, events, magazines, products and services. In addition, the CIO Executive Council, a peer advisory service, brings together the nation’s top CIOs, as well as provides community and leadership development tools for their staffs. IDG Enterprise is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at

About IDC
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. For more than 46 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research, and events company.

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