Deploy Your Web Services and Applications To the Cloud in Record Time using Windows Azure

Danny Kim (FullArmor Corp.), Scott Blackburn (Thuzi), Paul Slaats (Thuzi)
Sponsored 2014
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As a developer you can use the tools you already know and concentrate on building cool applications and not maintaining infrastructure. Attend this session to get an inside look at a new tool from Full Armor, that will help dramatically simplify the deployment of complex or custom web services to the Windows Azure cloud without having to write any code. And get you out of the business of upgrades, security patches, etc.!

The Windows Azure platform is a flexible cloud–computing platform that lets you focus on solving business problems and addressing customer needs. There is no need to invest upfront on expensive infrastructure. You will pay only for what you use, scale up when you need capacity and pull it back when you don’t. And you can use a range of technologies from PHP, to Java to .NET.

Full Armor has done simply amazing things “in the cloud”. For example, they migrated a whopping 700,000 seats into a SaaS solution for the Kentucky Board of Education in literally one weekend. Come join to hear from folks with truly deep knowledge.

This session is sponsored by Microsoft – Windows Azure

Danny Kim

FullArmor Corp.

Danny Kim is a 20+ year veteran of programming and taking to market the latest technologies and innovations from Unix distributed computing to Windows server and client security and as an early adopter of cloud computing infrastructures. As the CTO and a founding member of FullArmor Corp, Danny is a recognized industry expert on Security, Directory based services, Datacenter automation, and Cloud based computing. Kim has helped more than 30 Fortune 100 companies, including Bank of America, Boeing, and Wal-Mart, design and deploy their security policies, Datacenter automation, and Cloud based infrastructures. He has also architected and developed several leading Windows policy management and virtualization products which have been licensed by Microsoft, NetIQ, Citrix, HP, Sony, Toshiba and others. Danny’s current passion is working with disruptive technologies around virtualization and cloud based computing. Kim holds a BS in Computer Science from Cornell University.

Scott Blackburn


Scott is the founder and CEO of Thuzi, a social media marketing and technology company. Thuzi is a Facebook Preferred Developer providing social media monetization solutions to many of the world’s leading brands. Scott will describe Thuzi’s leverage of cloud computing for social commerce, viral marketing engagements, consumer insights and platform development on Facebook.

thu-zi [thoo-zee] from enthusiasm – a focus of the mind on an interest or pursuit.

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Paul Slaats


Paul has over 20 years of experience and a very successful track record as an operating executive and venture capital investor. His background includes senior management roles in the software industry in addition to his experience in developing, structuring and managing venture and private equity investments.

Until October 2010, Paul served as Managing Director at Internet Capital Group having joined ICG as its third employee shortly after it was founded in 1996. He led investments in twelve early-stage technology companies and led or participated in over 30 additional merger, acquisition, and investment transactions. His industry expertise includes Internet software, software as a service, online marketing, technology-enabled business process outsourcing and cloud computing infrastructure.

Prior to ICG, Paul was an Associate at Safeguard Scientifics, a mid-Atlantic based venture investment group and a founding investor in ICG. Paul’s prior software industry experience includes roles at SAP America where he was responsible for business development and as a Product Group Manager with Marcam Corporation. He previously held positions in product development, marketing, and sales management with IBM.

He currently serves as a Board Chairman for Thuzi and TeamZoneSports, which provide software and services to enterprises. These companies create online communities of brand owners seeking leverage in social media within their communications and ecommerce strategies.

Paul has a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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