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After the great success of Forecast 2012, where hundreds to IT leaders met to discuss the future of cloud computing, the Alliance is announcing Forecast 2013. This second-annual conference for global IT managers and services and solutions providers to come together to discuss cloud adoption based on ODCA requirements.
According to our member survey, 12 percent of our membership have already deployed cloud solutions based on the ODCA usage models. Forecast 2013 will focus on sharing best practices based on these initiatives, as well as address the top challenges facing enterprises as they implement cloud computing services. The conference will be held adjacent to GigaOM Structure. GigaOM is collaborating with the Alliance as a premier media sponsor of ODCA Forecast 2013.
“With the tremendous progress toward solutions adoption, we expect Forecast 2013 attendees to experience real-world best practice sharing and networking opportunities that can translate directly to the acceleration of cloud services,” said Mario Mueller, Open Data Center Alliance chairman and vice president of IT infrastructure at BMW.
“If our inaugural event presented an opportunity for ODCA members, along with global IT leaders and industry providers, to deepen their understanding of the Alliance’s requirements for the cloud, Forecast 2013 will offer the chance to discuss the benefits our members are already achieving.”
Forecast 2013 will feature sessions focused on top of mind issues associated with cloud deployment, including compute infrastructure as a service (CIaaS), software defined networks (SDN), and cloud security.The event will also provide a unique opportunity for participants to meet and interact with the leadership of the ODCA, made up of senior executives from some of the world’s leading IT organizations. The Forecast agenda has been uniquely cast to maximize engagement opportunities among attendees including attendee driven meet-ups, sponsor NDA executive engagements, and series of networking receptions.
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Forecast is announcing new speakers and panelist every week. Please check out speaker's page for updates.
LUMINARY KEYNOTE SPEAKER: HARPER REED
The Alliance has announced that Harper Reed, accomplished cloud computing and crowdsourcing expert and CTO of the Obama for America 2012 campaign, will be Forecast's luminary speaker.
Reed is expected to discuss his extensive experience in developing and managing successful cloud and big data implementations, his views on the
current state of the cloud and data management, and his passion for building paradigm-shifting technologies. He joins Mario Mueller, BMW's Vice President of IT Infrastructure, Chair of the Open Data Center Alliance, and Forecast 2013 keynote speaker who will discuss how BMW is using ODCA usage models and requirements to implement his company's cloud strategy.
"Harper Reed is an incredible addition to the Forecast 2013 lineup of expert speakers and we look forward to his insight as company's everywhere implement their own big data and cloud strategies," said Marvin Wheeler, executive director, Open Data Center Alliance. "With best practices from industry leaders, real world success stories based on ODCA usage models, and a continuously growing list of compelling speakers, Forecast 2013 is the event global IT managers and cloud service and solution providers won't want to miss."
Forecast has a new segment in its agenda: ODCA University will hold a series of workshops delivering detailed training on the organization’s requirement publications. Open to the public, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the work of the Alliance with the IT leaders that have helped develop it.
Forecast and GigaOM Structure forming your perfect week in the Cloud!
Forecast 2013 will be held adjacent to GigaOM’s Structure GigaOM’s Structure.
Structure is GigaOM’s flagship conference on cloud computing and internet infrastructure, bringing together top influential thinkers. This is a great opportunity to sign up for both events are experience a full week of conferences, presentations, and networking. To registrants that would like to take on this unique opportunity, the Alliance has added a combined conference discount with GigaOm’s Structure and Structure: Data conferences.
The “Enterprise Cloud Season Pass” offers individuals access to all three conferences for a discounted rate of $2,000 and is offered in addition to already announced Forecast early bird and Forecast + Structure discounted registrations.
For more information about Forecast 2013, including conference agenda details, early bird discounted registration, GigaOm Structure discounted registration and sponsorship information please visit our registration page.
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