Overview Synopsis:The power of the Internet and emerging standards allow a level of distributed computing never before experienced. Established companies and entrepreneurs are building products, platforms and services that take advantage of this trend. In this overview, we'll explore how Sun's tag line, "The network is the computer," is becoming reality.

Panel Synopsis: Cloud computing is more than a buzzword. It represents a new phonamenum where computing (for example editing a document) is no longer local but rather performed on some server on the internet. It is a green field for entrepreneurs, especially those who can move fast. Featuring experts in the field from both mature companies and startups, the panel will discuss where the opportunities lie, and what entrepreneurs need to do to capitalize on the cloud.

March 3, 2009
5:00PM -9:00PM

500 E. Middlefield Rd.
Mountain View, CA

KPMG
Program
5:00PM-6:00PM Poster Session / Buffet Dinner / Networking
6:00PM-7:00PM Company Presentations
7:00PM-7:15PM Break / Poster Session / Networking
7:15PM-7:30PM

Cloud Computing 101 -
Outsourcing your Computer to the Internet

7:30PM-8:30PM Panel Discussion

Title: "Capitalize on Cloud Computing"

8:30PM-9:00PM Poster Session / Networking
Overview Speaker :
Lenny Greenberg
Greenberg Technology Group

Lenny Greenberg has been the product visionary at many enterprise software companies. As co-founder and CTO of Pathlore Software Corporation, he led product strategy through three technology turns: client-server, Intranet and Software as a Service (SaaS). Lenny also led product direction and development in other startups including HxManagement, Sigma Imaging Systems, Document Automation Corporation and Instinet. Today, as principal of Greenberg Technology Group, Lenny assists early stage companies in leveraging mobile and cloud computing in their product roadmap. A firm believer in "eating your own dogfood," he is using "the cloud" as a foundation to his latest product, the Yakpod, which gives a voice to autistic children with speech challenges.

 

Moderator :
Ken Elefant
General Partner, Opus Capital

Ken Elefant is a founding partner of Opus Capital focusing primarily on internet and software investments. Elefant serves on the boards of Spock Networks, Pudding Media, Jivox, iWidgets and TrustedID and was involved with several prior investments including Virsa Systems (NYSE: SAP) and Riverbed Technology (Nasdaq: RVBD). Previously, Elefant was a Senior Associate at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Prior to this, Elefant was a Senior Associate and Kauffman Fellow at Battery Ventures. Elefant brings strong operating experience to Opus. Previously, he worked at Radius Inc. as Director of International Sales and Marketing when the revolutionary Radius Pivot Monitor was the hot seller in Japan. His role at Radius included serving as a member of the executive staff and opening the company's first sales and marketing office in the Benelux region of Europe. He has also held various marketing and business development positions at Claris Corporation (the software subsidiary of Apple Computer) and RealNetworks. While at Claris, Elefant devised the compensation plan for the U.S. sales force that helped move the company from being a Macintosh-only company to being a cross-platform company. Elefant holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton undergraduate division at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Panelist:

John Keagy
CEO and Co-Founder, GoGrid

John Keagy is CEO and Co-Founder of GoGrid, a global leader and pioneer in cloud computing. GoGrid is a division of ServePath, a pioneer in managed hosting. Keagy is an Internet infrastructure pioneer, having built and sold several successful Internet service providers since 1991. At ServePath and GoGrid, Keagy drove the early growth of the dedicated server hosting market by introducing multiple firsts, including multiprocessor servers and hosted load balanced server networks. John Keagy's entrepreneurial skills and strategic vision have led Servepath's rapid growth and the internal development of GoGrid. ServePath was recently named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 in recognition of its growth (#11 in Silicon Valley and #77 in North America). In 2006, Keagy saw the impending shift to the cloud as ServePath's second growth opportunity. Keagy's vision became a two year development effort resulting in GoGrid, the hosting service launched in March 2008 that enables customers to deploy, scale and manage load balanced servers in the cloud in just minutes through a web-based control panel. GoGrid was awarded overall product of the year at LinuxWorld 2008. John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley where he earned the Kennedy Award in Business Administration. He is also an alumnus of the Stanford Business School Executive Program.

Panelist:
Stephen McHenry
Chancellor of Site Reliability Engineering, Google

Stephen McHenry, as a recognized expert in product engineering, empowers his teams of professionals to make change work and explore what matters most.  As Google's Chancellor of Site Reliability Engineering, he currently leads teams worldwide, with Production Engineering and Operations responsibility for more than 40 Google services. Before joining Google in 2005, McHenry was System Architect for Netflix's electronic delivery system, which was designed to deliver movies to the home via the Internet.  Prior experience includes positions as Vice President of Engineering, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Consulting Services for a number of startups including Emasys, Silverturn, Advanced Software Technologies, and Ordain. Prior to that, he held various management and software development positions with Rockwell, McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and Chevron Oil. McHenry holds an M.S. in Computer Science from University of California, Irvine, and B. S. degrees in Geology and Physics from Chapman University. He also holds Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor certificates, with ratings in both airplanes and helicopters.

Panelist:

Steve Petrevski
Director, IT Expertise, UBS Investment Bank

Steve Petrevski is a Director at UBS in the Global IT Expertise & Venture Capital Business Development group. He started his career at UBS in 2005 managing systems development in the Investment Bank IT department in Stamford, CT. Prior to joining UBS, he worked as a consultant to the financial services industry at IBM and BearingPoint. During Steve's ten year technology career, his experience covers a broad range spanning across analytical systems, IT strategy and infrastructure planning. His current focus is working with the venture capital community and UBS IT to capitalize on the business opportunities presented by disruptive technologies. Steve received an MBA from the University of Georgia and BS in Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Panelist:

Issac Roth
CEO, WebApp VM

Issac Roth is Founder of OSS-1701, Inc, a silicon valley startup working with large enterprises to make their applications cloud-ready. Previously Issac built Wily Technology's end-user experience management business and was a J2EE performance management expert managing teams of application performance troubleshooters fixing critical applications for the Global 2000
- too often in the middle of the night. Earlier in his career Issac worked on 1st-generation AJAX and Web Services at KnowNow, designed edge application servers for Zack Systems, built a CDN and contributed to IOS at Cisco, and was a very early employee of the company that became RedHat. Issac holds an A.B. from Stanford University in Multimedia Design & Technology.

Panelist:

Krishna Subramanian
Sr. Director Software, Corporate Development, Sun Microsystems

Krishna Subramanian leads m&a and investments for Sun Microsystems' cloud computing business.  During the last five years at Sun, Krishna has led over six acquisitions and investments, including Sun's January 2009 acquisition of Q-layer, a cloud management company. Before returning to Sun, Krishna was the CEO and co-founder of Kovair, a SaaS CRM company backed by NEA, Sutter Hill and Draper Richards. She ran Kovair for 4 years, and grew it to a Computerworld Top 100 Emerging company with major enterprise customers.  In late 2002, Kovair merged with Speedev and the combined entity is still in business. Earlier in her career, Krishna had worked at Sun Microsystems for over 6 years in various roles managing Java software products. Krishna received YWCA's achievement award in 2001, served on the board of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, and has been interviewed in several magazines including Red Herring, San Jose Mercury News, US News & World Report.  Krishna received her Masters in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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