FORECAST DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS
Today is Day 1 of Forecast 2013! As you read this blog post sipping that first cup of coffee, the Forecast team is putting the final touches and we are getting ready to welcome you all! Our Speakers, presenters, panelists, sponsors have all gathered at the Westin St.Francis in San Francisco to prepare for an exciting array of talks and discussions that will cover a wide range of topics. Over the next two days, you will hear about the phenomenal progress that the open data center alliance and its members have made since Forecast 2012.
The day begins with a welcome session by Das Kamhout, technical workgroup advisor. In this opening talk, Mr. Kamhout will provide an overview of the ODCA usage models and lay the foundation for technical deep dives that will follow. ODCA Chairman and BMW Vice President of IT Infrastructure, Mario Müeller, will showcase ODCA's accomplishments over the past year in his keynote talk and outline BMW's plans for cloud computing and the influence of the ODCA usage models on the company's private cloud strategy. The keynote will kick-off the 2-day experience for our conference attendees, and set the stage for gathering insights from leading enterprises and providers on the implementation of enterprise-ready cloud.
Three technical tracks run through the day and feature topics such as Service Orchestration, Security Data Protection, VM interoperability and others. Panels on Software defined data centers, Business Transformation for Enterprise IT and the promise of VM interoperability will bring together customers, representatives from standards organization and industry experts for thought provoking discussions. Lockheed Martin, T-systems, National Australia Bank, Cisco and Dell will share stories about their cloud deployment successes through Q&A sessions.
This year, we have over 500 registrants who bring together diverse experiences and learning around cloud and big data. Engage with fellow attendees in an informal setting – the Forecast 2013 MEET app allows you to reserve space in the Meet up lounge and engage in conversations that are sure to shape the future of our data centers. Last but not least, an evening reception on the top floor of the St Francis tower, with food, drinks and casino gaming will help you continue your conversations in a relaxed setting and meet fellow industry practitioners while you get ready for Day 2 of Forecast 2013.
For a detailed look at the agenda for Day 1 please go here.