Welcome!

Search Authors: Shelly Palmer, Mike Kavis, RealWire News Distribution, Alex Forbes, Kevin Benedict

Related Topics: Cloud Expo, SOA & WOA, Virtualization, Search, Web 2.0

Cloud Expo: Article

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley: Investing in a Sound Cloud Education Strategy

ITpreneurs’ Marc Halcrow to discuss optimizing cloud-related investments

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $500 Savings here!

As organizations are investing hundreds of millions of dollars on cloud-related technologies and services, many within the organization have no clue what cloud is and the derived value and benefit of embracing a sound cloud strategy. With new cloud solutions that impact non-IT folks like iCloud, Facebook, etc., more and more people are wondering and asking the questions: What is cloud computing and what is my organization doing to leverage the latest cloud technologies?

When the organization is not transparent about such initiatives, people will start to leverage other cloud solutions as they are much easier to access in the market than in the past, are available at a lower cost, however, much more vulnerable than the IT services delivered by the IT organization. As the implications of cloud computing touch so many within the organization even outside of IT, it is imperative to have a sound cloud education strategy in place to ensure alignment within the organization to optimize cloud-related investments.

In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Marc Halcrow, the North America Regional Manager at ITpreneurs, will delve into the value of investing in a sound cloud education strategy to ensure alignment and optimize cloud related investments. He will share a case study from a large multinational organization as they embarked on a cloud strategy, with a key component being around educating staff to optimize cloud investments.

Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities !

Speaker Bio:
Marc Halcrow is the North America Regional Manager at ITpreneurs, where he has overall responsibility for the ITpreneurs business in the region. His responsibilities include the strategic and operational direction for ITpreneurs in North America as well as providing guidance to organizations and partners to leverage the myriad of IT Best Practice Frameworks. In this capacity Marc works with organizations to develop solutions that will maximize an organizations IT investments and enable employees to best understand not only the latest trends in IT but also to leverage many of the IT Best Practice frameworks that are available.

Halcrow joined ITpreneurs in 2006 from CA, where he was responsible for engaging with clients to leverage the IT Service Management and Service Provider technologies in better enabling the IT organization to become a cost effective and efficient service provider to the business and other key stakeholders. He earned an MBA from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands, and B.S in International Business and Finance from American University, Washington, DC.

A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!
Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley, November 5-8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.

The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in Santa Clara, CA, November 5-8, 2012.

The recent Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced with more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will attract more than 8,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 150 sponsors and exhibitors!

All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented at the 11th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.

"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will be attending Cloud Expo."

Sponsorship Opportunities
for Cloud Expo Silicon Valley
Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley "show prospectus" has shipped. Sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at) sys-con.com, or by phone 201 802-3021.

Early Bird Registration Options
for Cloud Expo Silicon Valley
Cloud Expo delegates can pre-register for Cloud Expo Silicon Valley with $500+ savings here.

About SYS-CON Media & Events
SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com) has since 1994 been connecting technology companies and customers through a comprehensive content stream at www.sys-con.com - featuring over forty focused subject areas, from Cloud Computing to Web Security - interwoven with market-leading full-scale conferences produced by SYS-CON Events. The company's internationally recognized brands include among others Cloud Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), Big Data Expo (http://BigDataExpo.net), Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.VirtualizationConference.com), Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com), Cloud Computing Bootcamp (www.CloudComputingBootcamp.com), and UlitzerLive! New Media Conference & Expo (http://events.sys-con.com).

Cloud Expo, Cloud Expo East, Cloud Expo West, Cloud Expo New York, Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, Cloud Expo Europe, Cloud Expo Tokyo, Cloud Expo Prague, Cloud Expo Hong Kong, Cloud Expo Sao Paolo are trademarks and /or registered trademarks (USPTO serial number 85009040) of Cloud Expo, Inc.

More Stories By Pat Romanski

News Desk compiles and publishes breaking news stories, press releases and latest news articles as they happen.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.