MARCH 31 - APRIL 4, 2014 | LAS VEGAS, NV

Welcome. The Cloud Connect Summit Call for Submissions is Now Closed

Open through November 25

The evolution to the cloud-enabled enterprise is well underway, challenging established technology providers and reshaping the CIO and IT organization as we know it. It's no longer a question of whether cloud is the right strategy, but rather a question of how you will leverage the cloud's abundance of resources and applications to outmaneuver, out-innovate, and outpace your competition. Cloud Connect Summit will take place March 31 - April 1 during Interop Las Vegas.

With a unique program format developed around "10 Critical Cloud Decisions" the Cloud Connect Summit zeros-in on the most pressing cloud technology, policy and organizational decisions and debates for the cloud-enabled enterprise. Some of the themes we plan to explore in this year's program include:

  • "Stack Wars" (a highlight at Cloud Connect Chicago this October)
  • The role of progressive IT and CIO leaders in the new service provider model
  • Embracing IT-as-a-Service, Agile IT and DevOps strategy
  • Open Data / Open Clouds and APIs
  • Managing SaaS and the heterogeneous cloud environment
  • Operational and policy issues for the cloud-enabled enterprise
  • Case studies and models for the cloud-enabled enterprise

AUDIENCE

The audience for the Cloud Connect Summit reflects a cross-section of disciplines with a stake in the cloud-enabled enterprise. Technology stakeholders include CIO/CTO, architects, engineers and heads of IT. Business stakeholders include business analysts, project/program managers and line of business leaders.

SELECTION CRITERIA

We're looking for thought leaders, people with strong opinions and provocateurs! If it doesn't bend our minds, spark debate, or upset someone in the audience, we're not interested!

SPEAKER EXPECTATIONS

If your proposal is selected, we expect you to commit to presenting at Cloud Connect Summit– no last minute switch outs. This is an opportunity for the individual, not for the company. We expect you to share your participation with your social networks. If you blog about speaking, let us know and we will tweet about it from the Cloud Connect Summit account. Lastly, we expect you to meet the deadlines outlined in the online speaker center for hotel booking, slides, abstracts, etc.