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Cloud Expo Power Panel | Hybrid Clouds: Best Path to IT Transformation?

Panelists to discuss various scenarios available to CIOs, the challenges of each & whether hybrid is a way to reach the end goal

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Enterprises have invested a lot in their own data centers and are reluctant to throw away that investment. Increasingly there is a trend to optimizing internal resources before combining public and private cloud resources to obtain maximum benefit. This Power Panel at 14th Cloud Expo panelists will discuss various scenarios available to CIOs, the challenges of each and whether hybrid is a way to reach their end goal.

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Panelist Bios:
Andrew Hillier is Co-Founder & CTO of CiRBA. He has twenty years of experience in the creation and implementation of mission-critical software for the world's largest financial institutions and utilities. A co-founder of CiRBA, he leads product strategy and defines the overall technology roadmap for the company.

Gordon Haff works in Red Hat's Cloud Product Strategy group where he helps define the overall strategy for how all of Red Hat's products and technologies come together as a cohesive portfolio for open hybrid clouds. He is a frequent and highly acclaimed speaker at customer and industry events and is the author of Computing Next: How the Cloud Opens the Future along with numerous other publications. Gordon has engineering degrees from MIT and Dartmouth and an MBA from Cornell's Johnson School.

Courtney Behrens has been a cloud marketing guru for the past 10 years, focusing on enabling success through a focus on the customer experience. She currently leads Marketing for OmniJoin™ web conferencing at Brother International. In this role, she manages the product marketing process through the entire customer lifecycle for both their public and private cloud services. Courtney has 10+ years of experience working with small and large cloud computing companies, in a variety of successful roles, from sales to marketing to product development.

Kurt Hagerman is Chief Information Security Officer for FireHost, where he is responsible for all aspects of security and compliance for both corporate and customer facing products. He is responsible for leading FireHost in attaining ISO, PCI, HIPAA and other certifications, which allows FireHost customers to more easily achieve their own compliance requirements. Hagerman holds a BS in Industrial Management from Purdue University.

Michael Elliott is an Enterprise Cloud Evangelist at Dell with over 20 years of enterprise technology experience. In this capacity, he consults with companies throughout North America on their cloud architecture and represents Dell at industry conferences. Michael has a mathematics degree from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.

Paul Turner is chief marketing officer at Cloudian, Inc. where he is responsible for product strategy, planning and development, branding, and leading the charge for widespread market and end-user adoption of hybrid cloud storage architectures. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

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