The emergence of pay-as-you-go, on-demand computing is the biggest shift in information technology in a decade. It changes what’s possible and levels the playing field, giving governments and businesses of all sizes access to powerful tools for data processing and experimentation.
But cloud computing is a confusing subject, full of conjecture and compromise. In this 90-minute workshop, we’ll provide a no-nonsense look at this important shift in IT. We’ll explore the technology and business changes that brought us to clouds; how to distinguish between different cloud computing models; and how organizations can capitalize on the opportunities they provide and avoid the risks they pose.
Alistair Croll is an entrepreneur with a background in web performance, analytics, cloud computing, and business strategy. In 2001, he co-founded Coradiant (acquired by BMC in 2011) and has since helped launch Rednod, CloudOps, Bitcurrent, Year One Labs, and several other early-stage companies. He works with startups on business acceleration, and advises a number of larger companies on innovation and technology.
A sought-after public speaker on data-driven innovation and the impact of technology on society, Alistair has founded and run a variety of conferences, including Cloud Connect, Bitnorth, and the International Startup Festival. He’s the chair O’Reilly’s Strata + Hadoop World conference. He has written several books on technology and business, including the best-selling Lean Analytics.
Alistair tries to mitigate chronic ADD by writing about far too many things at “Solve For Interesting”.
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