What the Platform Needs Next: Cloud Users Speak Up

Moderated by:
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Panelists:
Adrian Cole (jclouds), Jeremy Edberg (MinOps), John Fan (Cardinal Blue Software), Eran Shir (Dapper)
Focus on Cloud Computing
Location: 2010 Level:
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What’s most important in clouds? What killer features are missing, and what should clouds offer next? This panel will bring together heavyweight end users to look at the limitations of on-demand computing platforms today, and to suggest what needs to be built next in order for developers to truly embrace elastic computing. We’ll consider security, payment, storage, performance, and other limitations that need to be overcome, and build the shortlist of must-have features for cloud providers.

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Alistair Croll

Solve For Interesting

Alistair Croll is an entrepreneur with a background in web performance, analytics, cloud computing, and business strategy. In 2001, he cofounded 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, and is the chair of O’Reilly’s Strata Data Conference. He has written several books on technology and business, including the best-selling Lean Analytics. Alistair tries to mitigate his chronic ADD by writing about far too many things at Solve For Interesting.

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Adrian Cole

jclouds

Adrian founded the open source project jclouds in March 2009, and is
actively engaged in cloud interoperability and devops circles. Recent
efforts include vCloud ecosystem engineering at VMware, Java
integration at Opscode, and cloud portability efforts at Cloudsoft.
Adrian’s currently consulting under Cloud Conscious LLC.

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Jeremy Edberg

MinOps

Jeremy Edberg, the CEO and Founder of MinOps, which makes using the cloud stupid easy. He is an angel investor and advisor for various incubators and startups. Previously, Jeremy was the founding reliability engineer for Netflix. Before that, he ran Ops for Reddit, which at the time had more than five billion pageviews a month. Jeremy’s expertise is in distributed computing, availability, rapid scaling, and cloud computing. He also edited the highly acclaimed AWS for Dummies.

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John Fan

Cardinal Blue Software

John is co-founder of Cardinal Blue Software, which builds social applications hosted on Heroku (a cloud hosting platform), including Facebook apps such as Travel Balloon, Friend Stock Market, and quizzes. Cardinal Blue has a branch office in Taipei, Taiwan and targets English and Chinese language markets. Previously, John worked on wireless systems at Qualcomm Flarion Technologies, and graduated from Princeton and Stanford (Ph.D in Electrical Engineering).

Eran Shir

Dapper

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