Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people...
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing.
But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and
external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the
leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing
professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud?
This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when
13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa
Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here
are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with...
RANDY BIAS | @randybias
"Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.]
That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)
"Regulations and compliance are key trust topics with regards to cloud
solutions and technology," noted Sven Denecken, Vice President, Strategy and
Co-Innovation Cloud Solutions, SAP AG, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo
Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. "But it is also more than security of access
- it is portability of data and a clear definition of where the data
Cloud Computing Journal: The move to cloud isn't about saving money, it is
about saving time - agree or disagree?
Sven Denecken: Cloud of course does support more cost effective and quick
approaches to a... (more)
It is 11 October, 2014. I am writing this in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal at
the foot of the majestic Himalayas. The date is only marginally significant -
it is now 2 years and seven months since I was successfully operated on for
pancreatic cancer - but the location perhaps is more revealing. Kathmandu is
a city of life and laughter and matches perfectly the mood of someone who not
only has escaped the usual fate of those struck by the deadliest of all the
cancers, but has also shaken off the insidious side-effects of chemotherapy,
the "planned poisoning" that represents the worl... (more)
Twenty-two years ago today, a Finnish student by the name of Linus Torvalds
sent an email that is now one of the iconic communications of the Internet
In it, he told the comp.os.minix usenet newsgroup – a newsgroup for all
those using minix (from "mini-Unix"), a Unix-like computer operating system
based on a microkernel architecture created by computer science professor
Andy Tanenbaum – that he was "doing a (free) operating system (just a
hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386 (486) AT clones."
The rest, as they say, is history. From that fateful email in 1992... (more)
"Big Data analytics will shape the form of nearly every process going forward
in time, from the color of the latest fashions, what the candidates say in
one town versus another to the chemical composition of the latest super
drug," noted Steve Knodl, Director of Product Management at NextIO, in this
exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. "Whether these
are considered "new" products," Knodl continued, "or continuous improvement
on previous processes is largely in the eyes of the beholder."
Cloud Computing Journal: Agree or disagree? - "While the IT savings as... (more)