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Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional
software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets
delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive
technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON's
industry-leading International Cloud Expo is going from strength to strength.
The 5th International Cloud Expo, to be held April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob
Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers
is fast approaching.
Topics on which submission are welcome include all aspects of providing or
using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet
technologies (see suggested examples below).
Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The
Cloud: submit your speaking propos... (more)
GovIT at Cloud Expo
Jill Tummler Singer has been appointed to serve as the Chief Information
Officer (CIO) for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), effective 1
January 2010. Ms. Singer previously served as the Deputy CIO (DCIO) at the
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in which capacity gave the keynote address
at SYS-CON's 1st Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com).
As NRO’s CIO, Ms. Singer will be responsible for ensuring the NRO
Information and Information Technology Enterprise is provisioned in an
effective and efficient manner. She will also be more engaged in external
activities, to include serving on the Intelligence Community (IC) CIO
council, fulfilling her duties as an Information Sharing Executive, and
serving as the Privacy Officer.
As CIA’s DCIO, Ms. Singer’s primary responsibilities centered on leading
Enterprise Information Technolog... (more)
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"With cloud computing, price to deploy applications goes through the floor
while flexibility to scale those applications goes through the ceiling!" says
WaveMaker CEO Chris Keene, in this lively round-up of CEO and CTO opinions to
get a sense of The State of Cloud Computing compiled and published by
Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. 4th International Cloud Computing Conference
& Expo is taking place this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center
(November 2-4, 2009).
Keene's take on what's driving Cloud Computing enterprise-wise is just one of
several high-profile contributions. Those contributing to Geelan's impromptu
survey include: RightScale CEO Michael Crandell; the Chairman & CEO of
WaveMaker, Chris Keene; the CTO of GigaSpaces, Nati Shalom; Lew Cirne,
Founder & CEO of New Relic; Mitchell Kertzman of Hummer Winblad Venture
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fig Leaf Software, a full service Web
design, development and training company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 1st
Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), which will take place on
October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Fig Leaf Software is a premier, full service Value Added Reseller, Web
design, development and training company. For over 17 years, Fig Leaf has
helped organizations overcome business challenges through the expert
implementation of technology and award-winning design.
Fig Leaf Software’s federal government customers include the US Senate,
National Park Service (480 content managed web sites), the Voice of America
(45 content managed foreign language web sites), the National Institute of
Standards and Technology, Department of State, Environmental Protection
Agency, Army Corps... (more)
"The goal of Eucalyptus is to allow sites with existing clusters and server
infrastructure to host an elastic computing service that is
interface-compatible with Amazon's AWS, but can also support multiple
interfaces such as Google's AppEngine and the Sun Cloud open API," says Dr
Rich Wolski, Co-Founder & CTO of Eucalyptus Systems, who will be giving a
breakout session on the Eucalyptus open source software infrastructure at
SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), which will
take place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in
Wolski's session will focus on specific features of the system that are
designed to enable rapid development, prototyping, and deployment of local
computing clouds, particularly for debugging and/or application development
purposes. He will discuss our experiences in building and supp... (more)
You see, this is the problem with the MSM and why they've lost their
influence and credibility.
That is, if one counts Business Week as part of the mainstream media. I do.
What's my beef, you may ask?
Well, it's the notion that Vivek Kundra, appointed U.S. Chief Information
Officer by President Obama, has "$79 billion to spend on technology," in the
words of a recent BW article.
Whoa. Dude. Slow this down for me, please. The $79 billion figure is taken
from Obama's proposed 2011 budget, and covers all Federal IT spending, 70
percent of which is spent "just to keep the lights on" according to one
report. In fact, that number is probably closer to 90 percent.
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Within the $79 billion--which is actually a slight reduction from the 2010
budget--there is a $50 million allocation for cross-governmental
With Cloud Expo New York | 12th Cloud Expo [June 10-13, 2013] starting next
Monday, here's a look at one the distinguished individuals in our incredible
Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference
coming up June 10-13 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.
We have technical and strategy sessions for you all four days dealing with
every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing and Big Data, but what of those who
are presenting? Who are they, where do they work, what else have they written
and/or said about the Cloud that is transforming the world of Enterprise IT,
side by side with the exploding use of enterprise Big Data – processed in
the Cloud – to drive value for businesses...?
12TH CLOUD EXPO SPEAKER NAME: Jill Tummler Singer
ORGANIZATION: Tummler Singer Associates
12TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE: Time to Mission @ the... (more)
Kevin Jackson Joins SYS-CON's GovITExpo as Tech Chair
I am humbled and more than pleased to serve as the Technical Chair of
SYS-CON’s 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com.
To highlight the importance of this conference, I only need to repeat the
guiding principles driving President Obama’s technology agenda:
Innovation in the Economy: Drive Economic Growth and Solve National Problems
By Deploying a 21st Century Information Infrastructure
- The President believes that modernized infrastructure is a necessary part
of the foundation for long term economic stability and prosperity. That
includes everything from a comprehensive national broadband plan, to new
health care information technology, to a modernized electrical grid.
Innovation in Science: Invest in Science and Science Education
- The President has named Dr. John Holdren, a nationally recognize... (more)
SYS-CON Events announces that Jill Tummler Singer, Deputy Chief Information
Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), will be delivering the
opening keynote at the 1st Annual Government Conference & Expo
(www.GovITExpo.com) on October 6th in Washington DC.
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Ms Singer was appointed in November 2006 and is responsible for ensuring CIA
has the information, technology, and infrastructure necessary to effectively
execute its missions. Prior to her appointment as Deputy CIO, Ms. Singer
served as the Director of the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service (DTS),
United States Department of State, and was responsible for global network
services to US foreign missions.
GovITExpo builds on the success of SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo, the
fastest-growing conference anywhere in the world devoted to... (more)
Over the past two years, governments around the world have caught the
enterprise architecture and SOA fever. This is especially the case in the US
Federal Government, where a number of regulations, EA frameworks, and major
spending initiatives are all pointing towards continued and lasting
expenditure and investment in the area of EA. One can also notice this trend
based on the number of EA and SOA events now focused on the US Federal
Government, or at least taking place in the Washington, DC area. For example,
ZapThink's Practical SOA event in DC on October 2, 2009 is focused on
cost-effective legacy enablement and data management, while its 4-day
Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) boot camp running in DC from September
21-24, 2009 provides SOA certification and credentialing to government and
other DC-area firms. ZapThink's SOA & Cloud governance certification and ... (more)
"Like a utility such as electricity or water, cloud computing allows users to
only consume what they need, to grow or shrink their use as their needs
change, and to only pay for what they actually use," wrote U.S. Chief
Information Officer Vivek Kundra in his official blog this week, as he
announced the launch of Apps.gov "to help continue the President’s
initiative to lower the cost of government operations while driving
innovation within government."
Describing the new site as "a one-stop source for cloud services – an
innovation that not only can change how IT operates, but also save taxpayer
dollars in the process," Kundra stressed that his hope for Apps.gov was to
give agencies more rapid access to innovative IT solutions, so that they can
spend less time and taxpayer dollars on procedural items and focus more on
using technology to achieve their missions.
His ... (more)