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Wednesday, November 5 • 13:50 - 14:30
Building an ROI on Your OpenStack investment - Proof That You're Optimizing IT Spend!

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What s it like to enter into the cloud fray with OpenStack? Cloud continues to enable the creation of new ventures and ideas, serve customers, and deliver value on top of Open Source. Listen to the angles that startups and established companies are taking to enter domestic and international markets using OpenStack cloud technology, and how they proved ROI.

[Note to Track Chair - Moderator and panelists companies are TBD, company names provided for brainstorming]

Proposed Moderator(s): Ryan Floyd (Storm Ventures)
Proposed Panelists: eNovance, SwiftStack, Rackspace, Metacloud, Aptira

Moderators
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Ryan Floyd

Managing Director, Storm Ventures
Ryan is a founding general partner of Storm Ventures. At Storm Ventures, Ryan focuses on enterprise IT and web opportunities. He has primarily invested in SaaS (Crowd Factory / Acquired by Marketo, BlackStratus), mobile (Appcelerator) and cloud/internet related investments (Hubpages, Kidaro/Acquired by Microsoft, MetaCloud, Spalshtop and XDN). He has also invested in semiconductors/components as well (SandForce /Acquired by LSI and Ignis Optics... Read More →

Speakers
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Joe Arnold

Founder / CPO SwiftStack, SwiftStack
Joe founded SwiftStack to deploy high-scale, cloud storage systems using OpenStack. | | Joe managed the first public OpenStack launch of Swift independent of Rackspace deploying multiple large-scale cloud storage systems. He went on to co-found SwiftStack and serves as CEO. SwiftStack powers enterprises with a software defined storage platform, built on the OpenStack Swift object storage engine, to build a massively scalable private cloud... Read More →
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Marten Mickos

Senior Vice President and General Manager, HP Cloud, Hewlett-Packard
Marten Mickos is the head of the HP Cloud business unit. In this role Marten leads the cloud strategy and oversees development of the HP Helion portfolio of cloud products and services, as well as the company’s involvement in the OpenStack technology and other open source communities.   Mickos joined HP in September 2014. Prior to HP, Mickos was CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, provider of the only AWS-compatible open source cloud... Read More →
JM

Jim Morrisroe

CEO & Founder, Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.



Wednesday November 5, 2014 13:50 - 14:30
Room 242AB

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