Accelerate your Enterprise Cloud Innovation

Forecast is the Open Data Center Alliance’s flagship conference created by enterprise IT executives for enterprise IT executives. With topics scoping the latest best practices and emerging challenges facing enterprise cloud deployments and top opportunities in business analytics, Forecast delivers a wealth of new content, unparalleled networking opportunities, and insight on deepening engagement with the ODCA under one roof.

Now in its third year, Forecast 2014 is regarded as a destination conference for honing IT strategy, discovering solutions and services that meet business needs, and delivering real results to your company’s business.

Why attend ODCA Forecast 2014?

In its 3rd year, ODCA Forecast 2014 is the only conference for enterprise IT created by enterprise IT where hundreds leaders from around the world meet to share best practices and emerging challenges on enterprise IT innovation. Rated as excellent by attendees in its first two years, Forecast 2014 provides an opportunity to accelerate deployment.

If you run an enterprise IT organization, Forecast 2014 brings you an engaging agenda where leading IT minds gather to share insight and discuss best practices and emerging challenges facing enterprise cloud adoption.

If you are a Solution or Service Provider, Forecast 2014 gives you the unique opportunity to meet end customers & identify business opportunities for cloud solutions deployment.

Keynote Speakers

David Linthicum
David Linthicum
SVP, Cloud Technology Partners
Cloud Computing Analyst,
Gigaom Research

Mario Muller
Mario Mueller
Vice President IT Infrastructure, BMW
Chairman and Secretary
Open Data Center Alliance

Shannon Poulin
Vice President, Data Center Group
General Manager, Datacenter Marketing Group
General Manager, Enterprise IT Solutions Group
Intel Corporation

Snehal Desai
Snehal Desai
Information Technology
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts


Forecast 2014 expanding its scope to new arenas in 2014. Featuring top global experts from enterprise and providers, this year’s agenda integrates a new depth of best practice content as well as a breadth of insights on a host of topics that are top of mind within IT organizations. Come meet the experts that have successfully made their journey into the cloud. Check out our 3 day agenda, and we guarantee that you will not leave Forecast without an updated technology roadmap and new business relationships.


An event is only as good as the quality of its attendees, and here Forecast truly sets itself apart from other data center events. Created by enterprise IT for enterprise IT, Forecast 2014 will gather hundreds of C-level executives and senior managers, key influencers, and the top providers that are not only listening to our unified end-user voice, but also meeting our requirements with delivery of real solutions and services.

Event Location

Forecast 2014 will be held at the historical Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco, near the financial district.

This landmark hotel provides the grandeur of the past, coupled with contemporary luxury and style found in today’s top accommodations. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the Palace Hotel is surrounded by world-class restaurants, shopping, theaters, art and famous cable cars.

Hotel Accommodations

If you are planning to attend Forecast 2014, reserve your room now for the best choice of hotels and rates. Our room block at the Palace is now full, but you may be able to book a room at the hotel outside of the ODCA room block.


We are excited to be holding our first Hackathon at this year’s Forecast. We will focus on the recently published Best Practice paper on Architecting Cloud-Aware Applications and participants will create a cloud-based app that provides volunteer matching services to non-profits. We have judges from both technology and non-profit areas to help determine the winner, including CloudNOW, CYCLE Kids, Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco, VolunteerMatch, Intel, and HP. Learn more about the Hackathon including requirements and how to participate.


Forecast 2014 Sponsors

  • Intel has supported the mission of the Alliance as Technical Advisor since the inception of the ODCA. Intel is also committed to support ODCA Forecast 2013 as underwriting sponsor...

    Underwriting sponsor
  • Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to its customers and uses that insight to make technology simpler and create innovative solutions that simplify daily activities...

    Platinum Sponsor
  • HP Cloud Services ( delivers infrastructure, platform services, and cloud solutions for businesses of all sizes to confidently run production...

    Platinum Sponsor
  • verne globle Platinum Sponsor
  • verne globle

    The most power-conscious data center campus in the world, Verne Global, provides its clients with a real opportunity to get power costs under control. Verne has partnered...

    Platinum Sponsor
  • vmware Platinum Sponsor
  • EMC Corporation

    EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service (ITaaS)...

    Gold Sponsor
  • Infosys Gold Sponsor
  • T-Systems Gold Sponsor
  • appnomic

    Appnomic Systems provides innovative analytics software and services that simplify the complexities of managing IT. The company's solutions provide enterprise...

    Silver Sponsor
  • verne globle Silver Sponsor
  • Citrix

    Citrix is the cloud company that enables mobile work styles-empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere, securely accessing apps and data on any of the latest devices...

    Silver Sponsor
  • verne globle Silver Sponsor
  • Citrix

    Hitachi Data Systems provides information technologies, services and solutions that help companies improve IT costs and agility, and innovate with information...

    Bronze Sponsor
  • Virtustream Inc. Bronze Sponsor
  • Microsoft Corporation Reception Sponsor
  • AT&T Lunch Sponsor
  • CohesiveFT enables enterprises to run business operations in the cloud.Our solutions help migrate, transform and extend both customer-facing...

    Lanyard Sponsor
  • verne globle Wifi Sponsor
  • BrightTALK

    BrightTALKTM provides webinars and videos for professionals and their communities. Every day thousands of thought leaders are actively sharing their insights, their ideas and their most up-to-date....

    Media Sponsor
  • Citrix

    Cloud Mafia is a San Francisco based community group. Our mission is to bring together everyone that is interested in and working in the cloud technologies...

    Media Sponsor
  • Citrix

    Cloud Strategy is a hands-on business publication for cloud architects, virtualization engineers, data center managers, and hosting providers...

    Media Sponsor
  • Citrix

    DataWeek 2014 is San Francisco’s largest data conference for the third year in a row - and API World 2014 is the second annual API conference that’s 100% focused...

    Media Sponsor
  • Citrix

    Diversity is a broad spectrum consultancy specialising in SaaS, Cloud Computing and business strategy. Principal and founder Ben Kepes provides various services including...

    Media Sponsor
  • Citrix

    Gigaom Research provides timely, in-depth analysis of emerging technologies. Our network of 200+ independents analysts provides new content that bridges...

    Media Sponsor
  • Mission Critical Magazine

    Mission Critical serves data center and mission-critical facility professionals...

    Media Sponsor
  • Citrix is the #1 Google site for "Secure ID Solutions" and "Fraud Prevention Solutions"....

    Media Sponsor
  • The WHIR

    Since 2000, The Web Host Industry Review has made a name for itself as the foremost authority of the Web hosting industry providing reliable, insightful and....

    Media Sponsor
  • Citrix Collaborative Sponsor
  • Cloud Credential Council

    The Cloud Credential Council (CCC) is the international industry representation body mandated to develop and drive alignment of standards training and certification...

    Collaborative Sponsor
  • Citrix

    The Cloud Security Allianceis a not-for-profit organization established to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing and provide education...

    Collaborative Sponsor
  • Citrix

    The DMTF is an industry standards organization working to simplify the manageability of network-accessible technologies through open and collaborative efforts by leading technology...

    Collaborative Sponsor
  • Citrix

    OASIS is a non-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society...

    Collaborative Sponsor
  • SNIA

    The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies....

    Collaborative Sponsor
  • tmforum

    With over 900 member companies, TM Forum is the largest global trade association focused on bringing together the digital ecosystem, including communication service providers...

    Collaborative Sponsor

Register for Forecast 2014 Now!

Members $199
Non – Members $499
Group – Members $749
Group – Non-Member $1996

Sponsorships for Forecast are Now Open!

As a premier data center event, Forecast 2014 will attract hundreds of the world’s top IT decision makers, and sponsorship programs are now open to your organization.

To ensure your organization takes advantage of marketing opportunities at Forecast 2014, learn more about our Sponsorship Packages.

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Forecast Marquee Reception

The marquee reception will be at Ruby Skye - 420 Mason St., one block from Union Square. We will provide bus transportation from the Palace to Ruby Skye.

Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Date: 23rd September 2014.
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