Cloud Summit

Cloud Summit
Location: Portland Ballroom
Tags: cloud

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The Cloud Summit is full day exploration of the major topics around cloud computing. We examine what cloud computing means, its past, the future and the interaction with open source. The purpose of this track is to give the audience a sound understanding of the issues around cloud computing, to sort fact from fiction, to dispel some of the myths around cloud and to provide a common framework to understand what is happening in our industry.

The summit combines experts from the field of operation, security, enterprise architecture, technology change and open source as well as practitioners in the field of cloud computing to give a holistic view of cloud computing – today and tomorrow.

After the event, come and socialize with some of the leading lights of cloud computing and then join us for the O’Reilly Open Source Awards and Ignite OSCON, a fast-paced and fun evening of talks.

Register now for the Cloud Summit, or the Cloud Summit plus the full O’Reilly Open Source Convention (21-23 July).

Who Should Attend?

  • CIOs, CTOs, Technical Architects and those wishing to get up to speed quickly with concepts of cloud computing.
  • Practitioners and evangelists in the field wishing to understand where cloud computing is heading.
  • Community leaders & local event organisers in the cloud computing space
  • Open source community leaders

Benefits of Attending

  • Gain an understanding of what cloud really means and where it is heading.
  • Hear directly from key figures in the cloud computing industry.
  • Share with others using cloud computing in practice.
  • Build connections with local events and groups in cloud computing.
  • Build connections with other companies using cloud computing.
  • Find developers or employers with cloud computing experience

We want attendees to the Cloud Summit to get the most benefit from being together. To help this, we’ve created a Cloud Summit page on the OSCON Wiki where you can leave details of your user groups, projects or other cloud computing related topics.

In addition, OSCON offers attendee-organized Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, so why not go ahead and organize more Cloud Computing meetups during the evenings of OSCON?


8:30am – 8:50am
Welcome to Cloud Summit

Simon Wardley, John Willis

The Cloud Scene In these opening sessions we look at some of the practical issues that cloud creates.

8:50am – 9:10am
Is the Enterprise Ready for the Cloud?

Mark Masterson

This session examines the challenges that face enterprises in adopting cloud computing. Is it just a technology problem or are there management considerations? Are enterprises adopted cloud, is the cloud ready for them and are they ready for it?

9:10am – 9:30am
Security, Identity – Back to the Drawing Board?

Subra Kumaraswamy

Is much of the cloud security debate simply FUD or are there some real consequences of this change?

9:30am – 9:50am
Cloudy Operations

John Willis

In the cloud world new paradigms and memes are appearing :- the rise of the “DevOps”, “Infrastructure == Code” and “Design for Failure”. Given that cloud is fundamentally about volume operations of a commoditized activity, operations become a key battleground for competitive efficiency. Automation and orchestration appear key areas for the future development of the cloud. We review current thinking and who is leading this change.

9:50am – 10:10am
The Cloud Myths, Schemes and Dirty Little Secrets

Patrick Kerpan

The cloud is surrounded by many claims but how many of these stand up to scrutiny. How many are based on fact or are simply wishful thinking? Is cloud computing green, will it save you money, will it lead to faster rates of innovation? We explore this subject and look at the dirty little secrets that no-one wants to tell you.

10:10am – 10:30am
Curing Addiction is Easier

Stephen O’Grady

Since Douglas Parkhill first introduced us to the idea of competitive markets of compute utilities back in the 1960s, the question has always been when would this occur? However, is a competitive marketplace in the interests of everyone and do providers want easy switching? We examine the issue of standards and portability in the cloud.

10:30am – 11:00am Break

Future Thinking In this section we hear from leading visionaries on the trends they see occurring in the cloud and the connection and relationships to other changes in our industry.

11:00am – 11:30am
The Future of the Cloud

J.P. Rangaswami

Cloud seems to be happening now but where is it going and where are we heading?

11:30am – 12:00pm
Cloud, E2.0 – Joining the Dots

Dion Hinchcliffe

Is cloud just an isolated phenomenon, or is it connected to many of the other changes in our industries.

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch

Trial by Jury We examine some of the key questions around cloud and open source.

1:30pm – 2:15pm
What We Need are Standards in the Cloud

Sam Johnston, Benjamin Black

We put this question to the test, with prosecution, defence and trial by Jury.

Subra Kumaraswamy, Mark Masterson, Patrick Kerpan, Stephen O’Grady

2:15pm – 3:00pm
Are Open APIs Enough to Prevent Lock-in?

George Reese, James Duncan

We put this question to the test, with prosecution, defence and trial by Jury.

Subra Kumaraswamy, Mark Masterson, Patrick Kerpan, Stephen O’Grady

3:00 – 3.30pm Break

The Open Source Panel Following the introductory sessions, the conference will focus on two major debates. The first of these covers the “cloud computing and open source question”. To introduce the subject and the panellists, there will be a number of short talks before the panel debates the impact of open source to cloud and vice versa.

3:30pm – 3:40pm
The Journey So Far

James Urquhart

An overview of how “cloud” has changed in the last five years.

3:40pm – 3:50pm
Cloud and Open Source – A Natural Fit or Mortal Enemies?

Marten Mickos

Does open source matter in the cloud? Are they complimentary or antagonistic? 

3:50pm – 4:00pm
Cloudy Futures? The Role of Open Source in Creating Competitive Markets

Rick Clark

How will open source help create competitive markets? Do “bits” have value in the future and will there be a place for proprietary technology? 

4:00pm – 4:10pm
The Future of Open Source

Neil Levine

What will cloud mean to open source development and to linux distributions. Will anyone care about the distro anymore? 

4:10pm – 4:50pm
The Debate – Open Source and the Cloud

Rick Clark, Neil Levine, Marten Mickos, James Urquhart

Our panel of experts will examine the relationship between open source and cloud computing.

The Future Panel First meet the experts who will debate where cloud is going to take us.

4:50pm – 5:00pm
The Government and Cloud

Kate Craig-Wood

The role of cloud computing in government IT – an introduction to the large G-Cloud and App Store project under way in the UK; what the UK public sector hopes to gain from a cloud approach, an overview of the proposed technical architecture, and how to deliver the benefits of cloud while still meeting government’s stringent security requirements.

5:00pm – 5:10pm
Infoware + 10 Years

Tim O’Reilly

So ten years after Tim created the term infoware, how have things turned out and what is the cloud’s role in this?

5:10pm – 6:00pm
The Debate – A Cloudy Future or Can We See Trends?

Kate Craig-Wood, Dion Hinchcliffe, Tim O’Reilly, JP Rangaswami

Our panel of experts will examine the what’s next for cloud computing, what trends can they forsee.

6:00pm – 7:00pm Social

7:00pm – 9:00pm
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Mohd Rizatuddin Ramli
07/20/2010 3:41pm PDT

Great debates and nice formats today! Kudos to Simon and the debaters. Can the session be video-logged again as many would have missed and even those in attendance may not catched everything.

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