Mark  Masterson

Mark Masterson
Innovation Lead, troublemaker, CSC

Web site | @mastermark

So-called ‘enterprise architect’ and self-appointed resident troublemaker, Mark is CSC’s Innovation Lead for the Financial Services vertical in EMEA.

He splits his time between working with clients, working for the CTO’s office on product and services strategy and contributing to the Leading Edge Forum’s Executive Programme. He has worked as a parasite of the financial services industry in Frankfurt and London for the last 20 years and has spent the last several years researching, and working with clients of all sizes on cloud computing, SaaS and Enterprise 2.0.

He is co-author of the recently released LEF report, Doing Business In The Cloud, a founding member of the 2.0 Adoption Council, on the advisory board of the Enterprise 2.0 Summit, instigator of CloudCamp Frankfurt, and is a frequent public speaker and published author on the topics of cloud computing and Enterprise 2.0. He also writes a blog, popular in certain circles, where he tries to broker peace between geek and enterprisey worlds. Other research interests and development experience are focused on BPM and distributed systems in enterprisey organisations, as well as systems management and performance engineering. In a previous life, Mark was a UNIX sys admin, and has the scars to prove it. He also jumped out of helicopters, and drove trucks full of missiles around in the dark whilst going entirely too fast in the first Gulf War. Known for a lack of respect for the status quo, Mark is one of those people who spent their formative years being told that they have a ‘problem with authority figures’, and he loathes bios.


Location: Portland_Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 7 ratings)
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? Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Sam Johnston (Google), Benjamin Black (Boundary), Subra Kumaraswamy (eBay Inc), Mark Masterson (CSC), Patrick Kerpan (Cohesive Flexible Technologies), Stephen O'Grady (Redmonk)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Do standards matter in the cloud, are they important or a pointless waste of time which is more likely to inhibit innovation rather than benefit it? Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Tags: cloud, api, debate
George Reese (enStratus Networks LLC), James Duncan (Joyent), Subra Kumaraswamy (eBay Inc), Mark Masterson (CSC), Patrick Kerpan (Cohesive Flexible Technologies), Stephen O'Grady (Redmonk)
Average rating: **...
(2.80, 5 ratings)
One of the major concerns around cloud computing is lock-in but can open APIs solve this problem. Are they enough to create portability and interoperability between providers? Can Open APIs mean that a proprietary platform can be a friend to the open source world? Read more.
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