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Cloud Expo Names Top Industry Leaders Conference Chair and Tech Chair

Vanessa Alvarez Named Cloud Expo Conference Chair and Larry Carvalho Cloud Expo Tech Chair

Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Vanessa Alvarez has been named conference chair and Larry Carvalho has been named Tech Chair of Cloud Expo® 2014

14th International Cloud Expo® will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

"We are thrilled to see Vanessa Alvarez joining Cloud Expo as conference chair and Larry Carvalho as Tech Chair. Our upcoming event in June will offer the best sessions and faculty to date," said Carmen Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Cloud Expo, Inc. "Since the 13th international conference in November, we have received the highest number of sponsorship and exhibit inquiries for Cloud Expo 2014."

"The industry has evolved these past couple of years and enterprises of all sizes are taking advantage of what the cloud has to offer," said Vanessa Alvarez. "The ecosystem has flourished to enable both public and private cloud adoption, allowing companies to offer differentiated products and services. I'm pleased to be a part of Cloud Expo and help to shape an industry that is changing the face of IT."

Vanessa Alvarez is an accomplished technology executive, with expertise in enterprise infrastructure technologies spanning the data center. Her current role is head of marketing at Scale Computing, a leading developer of hyperconverged solutions and private cloud infrastructure.

Alvarez spent nine years as an analyst covering networking and storage technologies, beginning with The Yankee Group, and most recently, Forrester Research. Her expertise was on advising enterprises how to best leverage their IT environment to enable their competitive advantage through the deployment of emerging technologies and operational models.

Recognized by Huffington Post as one of the 2013 Cloud Computing Experts, she has also been selected as one of the Top 50 Women in Tech for 2011, and one of the Top 10 Women in Cloud for 2012 and 2013 by CloudNOW. Alvarez appeared on Bloomberg TV and was recognized for her research through articles and quotes in publications such as CNNMoney, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Investor's Business Daily. She is a frequent speaker at tech conferences and is sought after for her thought leadership on the evolving IT ecosystem.

"With cloud computing delivering very high transformative value to organizations, 2014 is the year when you will see significant enterprise cloud adoption growth," said Larry Carvalho, Principal Consultant of RobustCloud. "Building on my long relationship with Cloud Expo, I look forward to putting together a superior agenda that showcases game-changing innovations in areas like DevOps, Big Data, Internet of Things, Mobile and Platform as a Service (PaaS)."

Larry Carvalho runs Robust Cloud LLC, an advisory services provider of strategy and insights into enterprise adoption of Cloud Computing technologies. As the Instructor of Cloud Expo's popular Cloud Computing Bootcamp since 2010, he has already led bootcamps in New York, Silicon Valley, and Prague, receiving strong positive feedback from attendees about the value gained at these events.

As Principal Consultant at Robust Cloud, Larry Carvalho frequently presents at cloud-related conferences as well as facilitates comprehensive group workshops aimed at clarifying cloud adoption roadmaps, and has been named one of The Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts On Twitter by The Huffington Post.

A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!
Cloud Expo 2014 New York, June 10-12, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and Cloud Expo 2014 Silicon Valley, Nov. 4-6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading cloud industry players in the world.

The growth and success of cloud computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in New York City, New York, June 10-12, 2014, and in Santa Clara, CA, November 4-6, 2014.

All main layers of the cloud ecosystem will be represented at the 14th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.

Sponsorship Opportunities
for Cloud Expo
2014 New York
Cloud Expo 2014 New York "show prospectus" has shipped. Sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at), or by phone 201 802-3021.

Early Bird Registration Options
for Cloud Expo 2014 New York
Cloud Expo® delegates can pre-register for Cloud Expo® New York with $500+ savings here.

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