Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Mario Mueller

Mario Mueller

Vice President IT Infrastructure, BMW
Chairman and Secretary, Open Data Center Alliance

ODCA Forecast Keynote Speaker; Panel: Business Transformation for Enterprise IT

As vice president of the IT Infrastructure at the BMW Group, Mario Müeller manages the solution and operation team responsible for the global IT Infrastructure. Mario is an 11-year BMW Group veteran...

Harper Reed

Harper Reed

Obama Campaign CTO

ODCA Forecast 2013 Harper Reed Luminary Keynote; Getting All the Value out of Big Data

Harper Reed is an hacker/engineer who builds paradigm-shifting tech and leads others to do the same. Harper loves using the enormity of the Internet to bring people together, whether as CTO of Obama for America...

Moderators and Presenters

Albert Caballero

Albert Caballero

Chief Technology Officer
Trapezoid Digital Security Services, LLC

Session - Secure Monitoring and Management of Workloads in the Cloud with Savvis

Co-Founder Albert Caballero is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Trapezoid. As CTO, Albert oversees the implementation and development...

Allyson Klein

Allyson Klein

Director of Leadership Marketing, Intel Corporation;
Lead Marketing Advisor, Open Data Center Alliance

Session - Digital Nibbles Podcast - Live!

Klein Allyson is the Director of Leadership Marketing within Intel's Data Center and Connected Systems Group...

Armando Acosta

Armando Acosta

Big Data-Hadoop Product Manager
Dell

Session - Dell Exec Q&A

Armando Acosta, Big Data-Hadoop Product Manager, has been in the IT industry for 14 years, with experiencing ranging from technical solution sales...

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes

Founder and Principal
Diversity Limited

Session - Panel: Is Private Cloud Here to Stay?

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology...

Catherine Spence

Catherine Spence

Senior Enterprise Architect, Intel
Chair of the Technical Coordination Committee

Session - ODCA University: Interoperability Between Clouds; Cloud-Aware Application Development Workshop; ODCA University Service Orchestration

In addition to her role as the chair of the Technical Coordination Committee of the Open Data Center Alliance, Catherine Spence is a senior Enterprise Architect and...

Claude Noshpitz

Claude Noshpitz

Technical Program Manager, IT Collaboration & Productivity Engineering Group
Intel Corporation

Session - Hackathon

Bette is a technical program manager in the Intel IT collaboration & productivity engineering group, focused on collaboration solutions implementations...

Das Kamhout

Das Kamhout

Principal Engineer, Director of IT Cloud Strategy and Architecture;
Technical Workgroup Advisor, Open Data Center Alliance

Session - ODCA University Welcome Session; ODCA U Wrap Up Q&A with Technical Coordination Committee Leaders; ODCA Information as a Service Master Usage Model

Das Kamhout is the Intel IT Cloud lead, in this role he leads the architecture, strategy and execution of the Intel IT cloud journey...

David Casper

David Casper

CTO North America, Moogsoft
Co-Chair, Infrastructure Workgroup, Open Data Center Alliance

Session - ODCA University: Compute IaaS; Panel: Is Private Cloud Here to Stay?

With more than 20+ years of IT experience primarily in Financial Services, David is ahands-on exec who's largely been focusing on data center core architecture and strategy

Deborah Salons

Deborah Salons

Attorney

Session - Panel: Security in the Cloud

Deborah J. Salons is an attorney whose practice focuses on telecommunications, cloud, information security, and privacy law. She is also a Certified...

Denis Curran

Denis Curran

Head of Technology Strategy & Innovation, Enterprise Services & Transformation,
National Australia Bank

Session - National Australia Bank deployment success; Panel: Business Transformation for Enterprise IT

Denis has been with NAB for 12 years in a variety of IT and business leadership roles in Australia and the UK. In his current role in Technology as General Manager Strategy and Innovation, he is responsible for the business strategy of NAB's Technology group...

Dr. Randy Garrett

Dr. Randy Garrett

Program Manager
DARPA

Session - Big Data Analytics with DARPA; Getting Value out of all that Big Data panel

Dr. Randy Garrett is a Program Manager at DARPA. He currently leads the Nexus 7 program, which provides cultural intelligence to a variety...

Freeman Ratnam

Freeman Ratnam

IT-EC Data Hosting Engineering Manager,
Intel Corporation

Session - Building Cloud-Aware Applications workshop

Freeman Ratnam is the Data Hosting Engineering Manager within Intel's Information Technology organization supporting Intel's Design Engineering and...

Jeff Sedayao

Jeff Sedayao

Big Data Workgroup
Cloud Security Alliance

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Exploiting Data for Enterprise Advantage

Dr. P. A. Subrahmanyam ("Subra") has been a Consulting Professor at Stanford University. At CyberKnowledge, he is also engaged in Strategy/technology consulting for startups...

Jo Maitland

Jo Maitland

Research Director for Infrastructure/Cloud, GigaOM Research

Session - Panel: Software Defined Data Centers; Cisco Executive Q&A

Jo Maitland has been a technology journalist and analyst for 15+ years specializing in enterprise IT trends, specifically infrastructure virtualization, storage, and cloud computing...

Ken Owens

Ken Owens

Savvis Chief Scientist
Savvis, a CenturyLink Company

Session - Secure Monitoring and Management of Workloads in the Cloud with Savvis

Ken Owens is Chief Scientist for Savvis, a CenturyLink Company. Ken leads the strategy, research, development...

Lowell Bogard

Lowell Bogard

Fellow, Technical Lead of Innovation Investigations
Lockheed Martin

Session - Cloud Computing Best Practices with Lockheed Martin

Lowell Bogard is a Lockheed Martin Fellow and is Technical Lead of Innovation Investigations for LM IS&GS/NexGen. Lowell has been with LM for 9 years. LM IS&GS currently employs more than 46,000 professionals delivering...

Matt Lowth

Matt Lowth

Principal Security Architect, National Australia Bank;
Chair, Security Workgroup, Open Data Center Alliance

Session - ODCA University: Security Assurance and Monitoring; ODCA University: Security Data Protection; Panel: Security in the Cloud

Matt Lowth is a Principal Security Architect at the National Australia Bank. Matt has been with NAB since 2007 and has worked in a number of roles encompassing the architecture, design, and implementation of security solutions...

Marvin Wheeler

Marvin Wheeler

Executive Director
Open Data Center Alliance

Session - Panel: Getting All That Value out of Big Data; Panel: Security in the Cloud

Marvin Wheeler's duties focus on directing corporate initiatives and developing strategic alliances with key corporate partners in order to help Terremark maintain its position as a leading provider of cutting-edge IT solutions for enterprises and Federal government agencies...

Mike Gualtieri

Mike Gualtieri

Principal Analyst
Forrester Research

Session - Panel: Getting All That Value out of Big Data

Mike's research is focused on software technology, platforms, and practices that enable application development professionals to deliver faster agility, prescient customer experiences, and breakthrough...

Pankaj Fichadia

Pankaj Fichadia

Risk Partner, Technology, National Australia Bank

Session - ODCA U Wrap Up Q&A with Technical Coordination Committee Leaders; Interoperability Between Clouds; Panel: Getting All That Value out of Big Data; ODCA Information as a Service Master Usage Model

Pankaj Fichadia is an experienced IT practitioner, who has worked in a number of roles across the boundaries of geography, technology, and business. He has particular focus on technology risk management to support...

Paul Miller

Paul Miller

Analyst/Consultant

Session - Panel: The Promise of Virtual Machine Interoperability

Paul Miller is an analyst and consultant, based in the East Yorkshire (UK) market town of Beverley, and working with clients world-wide. He mainly helps clients understand the...

Phil Harris

Phil Harris

Vice President and CTO - CSMTG
Cisco Systems

Session - Cisco Q&A session

Phil Harris is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Cloud & Systems Managements Technology Group. Harris is a seasoned 19 year Cisco technology executive...

Ravi Giri

Ravi Giri

Solutions Architect
Intel Corporation

Session - Cloud-Aware Application Development Workshop

Ravi A. Giri is a Solutions Architect in Intel IT's Engineering Computing division. He has 13+ years of experience in the industry and is responsible...

Reuven Cohen

Reuven Cohen

Director of IoT Projects, TM Forum Distinguished Fellow, TM Forum
Co-founder, Svarog Technology Group

Session - Hot Topic Panel: Service Orchestration for the Enterprise

John Wilmes is Director of IoT Projects at TM Forum and a TM Forum Distinguished Fellow who recently co-founded network functions virtualization (NFV) innovator Svarog...

Robert Mahowald

Robert Mahowald

Research Vice President,
SaaS & Cloud, IDC

Session - Panel: Business Transformation for Enterprise IT

Robert Mahowald is a Research Vice President at IDC and leads the SaaS & Cloud Services practice as well as co-leads IDC's Cloud Services: Global Overview program. In his role, Robert advises clients on key trends and opportunities in the changing world of software creation and delivery...

Ryan Skipp

Ryan Skipp

DTAG/T-Systems Portfolio & Solution Development;
Chair, Manageability & Services Workgroup, Open Data Center Alliance

Session - ODCA University: Service Orchestration; Workload Migration and VM Interoperability; The Promise of Virtual Machine Interoperability panel

Ryan has more than twenty years of experience in the IT Industry in Technology Support, Systems Design, Sales Support, and IT Portfolio Development, Enterprise Architecture, and is part of the T-Systems Cloud Working Group, and the International Delivery Portfolio Groups...

Stacey Higginbotham

Stacey Higginbotham

Senior Writer
GigaOM Research

Session - Dell Exec Q&A

Stacey is happy when immersed in SEC filings, tech specs or poking through a data center. She has spent the last 11 years...

Stephanie Woolson

Stephanie Woolson

PMP, ITIL V3
Information Systems Architect – Principal
Lockheed Martin - Information Systems & Global Services

Session - Cloud Computing Best Practices with Lockheed Martin

Stephanie Woolson is a seasoned professional with technical expertise architecting and deploying technical solutions for government agencies and commercial clients. She is an accomplished project manager...

Sudip Chahal

Sudip Chahal

IT Principal Engineer and Enterprise Compute and Storage Architect

Session - Cloud-Aware Application Development Workshop

Sudip Chahal is IT Principal Engineer and Enterprise Compute and Storage Architect in the Transformational...

Panelists

Chris Swan

Chris Swan

CTO
CohesiveFT

Session - Panel: Software Defined Data Centers

Chris Swan is CTO at CohesiveFT, where he focuses on product development and product delivery. Chris was previously at UBS where he was CTO for Client Experience working on strategy and architecture for Web and mobile offerings across all regions and business divisions...

Colin Nurse

Colin Nurse

CTO, Microsoft Global Accounts

Session - Panel: The Promise of Virtual Machine Interoperability

Current Role: Colin's role as Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft’s Global Accounts business is primarily to support Microsoft...

Dan Pitt

Dan Pitt

Executive Director,
Open Networking Foundation

Session - Panel: Software Defined Data Centers

Dan Pitt is Executive Director of the Open Networking Foundation, joining on its public launch in March 2011. Dan spent twenty years developing networking architecture...

Dawn Jutla

Dawn Jutla

Professor, Saint Mary's University,
OASIS Board of Directors

Session - Panel: Is Private Cloud Here to Stay?

Dawn Jutla serves on the OASIS Board of Directors; her term extends to July 2014. Dawn is a multi-disciplinary researcher and full professor at the AACSB-accredited...

Eric Pulier

Eric Pulier

Chief Executive Officer, ServiceMesh, Inc.
TM Forum representative

Session - Panel: Software Defined Data Centers

Entrepreneur, writer, public speaker, and founder of over fifteen companies, primarily concerned with the application of information technology to enterprise infrastructure or business solutions. Pulier has raised...

Gordon Haff

Gordon Haff

Cloud Evangelist
Red Hat

Session - Panel: The Promise of Virtual Machine Interoperability; Panel: Is Private Cloud Here to Stay?

Gordon Haff is cloud evangelist for Red Hat where he is a frequent speaker at customer and industry events. He also writes extensively, including the book...

Harish Rao

Harish Rao

Senior Vice President,
Chief Technology Officer,
Infrastructure Services, Capgemini

Session - Panel: Business Transformation for Enterprise IT

Harish Rao is the Chief Technology Officer at Capgemini, responsible for strategy, technology direction, and ecosystems for Infrastructure Services, with special focus...

Herb Congdon

Herb Congdon

Assoc VP, Technology & Standards, TIA

Session - Panel: Is Private Cloud Here to Stay?

Herb is the Associate Vice-President of Technology & Standards at the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). Herb has worked in the optical fiber and copper cable and components industry since 1992...

Ian Lamont

Ian Lamont

IT Security Specialist
BMW

Session - Panel: Security in the Cloud; Security Assurance and Monitoring; Security Data Protection

Ian Lamont is a manager in the Security Operations Centre of BMW AG. Before joining BMW in Germany, he held management roles in companies such as BMW Financial Services in the UK, Nokia, and Panasonic...

John Howie

John Howie

Chief Operating Officer, Cloud Security Alliance

Session - Panel: Security in the Cloud

John Howie is Chief Operating Officer at the Cloud Security Alliance. John has over twenty years of experience working in information and communications...

Krishna Subramanian

Krishna Subramanian

Vice President of Product Marketing, Cloud Platforms
Citrix Systems

Session - Panel: The Promise of Virtual Machine Interoperability

Krishna Subramanian leads marketing for the Cloud Platforms Group at Citrix where she is responsible for marketing the company's rapidly growing cloud...

Marcel Heilijgers

Marcel Heilijgers

Executive Director
Cloud Credential Council

Session - Panel: Business Transformation for Enterprise IT

Marcel Heilijgers is the Executive Director of the Cloud Credential Council, a global organization focused on accelerating successful cloud adoption by advancing cloud competences through training...

Mark Atwood

Mark Atwood

Director of Open Source Engagement,
HP Cloud Services

Session - Panel: Is Private Cloud Here to Stay?

Mark Atwood has been deeply involved in devops, data center design and operations, open standards, and open source practice since the late 80s. He describes his work...

Matt Lowth

Matt Lowth

Principal Security Architect, National Australia Bank AND Chair, Security Workgroup, Open Data Center Alliance

Session - ODCA University: Security Assurance and Monitoring; ODCA University: Security Data Protection

Matt Lowth is a Principal Security Architect at the National Australia Bank. Matt has been with NAB since 2007 and has worked in a number of roles encompassing the architecture, design, and implementation of security solutions...

Michael Ducy

Michael Ducy

Field Solutions Architect
Opscode

Session - Panel: Security in the Cloud

Michael Ducy currently works as a Field Solutions Architect for Opscode focused on designing and implementing automation solutions for...

Nikhil Sharma

Nikhil Sharma

Senior Director of Next Gen Cloud Solutions, Office of CTO
EMC

Session - Panel: Software Defined Data Centers

Nikhil Sharma is the Senior Director of Next Gen Cloud Solutions, Office of CTO, at EMC. In this role Nikhil drives development and adoption...

Ray Solnik

Ray Solnik

President, US
Appnomic Systems

Session - Panel: Is Private Cloud Here to Stay?

Ray Solnik is president of Appnomic Systems, Inc. (www.appnomic.com), responsible for all operations...

Reyk Bederke

Reyk Bederke

VP of T-Systems IT Portfolio Architecture & Standard Application Portfolio
T-Systems

Session - T-Systems deployment success; Panel: Software Defined Data Centers

After my studies in mechanical engineering in Germany and Ireland I joined the Daimler Chrysler IT Services in 1996. I am now working for T-Systems International in various different...

Sam Fineberg

Sam Fineberg

Distinguished Technologist,
HP Storage and with SNIA

Session - Panel: Getting All That Value out of Big Data

Dr. Fineberg is a Distinguished Technologist in the HP Storage Chief Technologist Office. In that role he leads HP's technical strategy for big data, cloud, and...

Tate Cantrell

Tate Cantrell

CTO, Verne Global

Session - Panel: Business Transformation for Enterprise IT

At Verne Global, Tate is responsible for setting the technical direction for the company. He oversees the design and construction of all aspects...

Winston Bumpus

Winston Bumpus

Director of Standards Architecture, VMware; President, DMTF

Session - Panel: Software Defined Data Centers; Panel: The Promise of Virtual Machine Interoperability

Winston Bumpus, Director of Standards Architecture at VMware, has had over 40 years of experience in the computer industry. He is currently the Chair...

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