Sessions at GigaOM's Structure 2012 on Wednesday 20th June

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  • Opening Remarks

    by Joe Weinman, Om Malik, Derrick Harris and Stacey Higginbotham

    At 8:30am to 8:40am, Wednesday 20th June

  • Why CIOs Are (Finally) Getting Over Cloud Phobia

    by Barb Darrow and Joseph Coyle

    Joe Coyle, Capgemini’s CTO for North America, hears an awful lot about cloud computing — from customers who want to evaluate cloud solutions and vendors that want to win that business. Capgemini, a $12 billion global systems integrator, has relationships with all the major vendors and many enterprise customers. In this fireside chat we will talk to Joe about the current state of the market.

    At 8:40am to 8:55am, Wednesday 20th June

  • A Cloud Without Borders: International Market Perspectives

    by Jinzy Zhu, Juergen Urbanski, tonylucas and Joe Weinman

    There are no international border controls in the business of cloud computing. Your customer here is as close as your customer in Asia. But this mondo cloud computing market also presents major challenges before the major rewards flow, such as payments, language and local business cultures. We talk to three major vendors from Chinese, British and German markets about their perspective on international cloud markets and what needs to be solved before the cloud truly flows into a global market.

    At 8:55am to 9:30am, Wednesday 20th June

  • Inside the Data Center: It's All About The Fabrics

    by Andrew Feldman, Barry Evans, Stacey Higginbotham and Guido Appenzeller

    Chips used to be the beating heart of every server, but now that servers host hundreds of VMs per chassis, the network inside the server is taking on an increasingly important role in the data center. Chip firms are investing in intra-server fabrics, and connectivity inside the server is increasingly viewed as the beachhead for software-defined networking. Whether its AMD's purchase of SeaMicro, Intel's recent buy of Cray's interconnect assets, or the recent announcements from SDN startups, the fabric fetish has moved from the network inside the box, with SDN close behind. We find out what's behind the shift and how it will play into the future of the data center.

    At 9:30am to 9:50am, Wednesday 20th June

  • The State of Global Infrastructure Performance

    by Marty Kagan

    In this unique presentation, Marty Kagan of Cedexis takes us through a global tour of infrastructure and its relative performance. We examine the numbers and see what the implications are for future global infrastructure needs and what opportunities exist to improve offerings.

    At 9:50am to 10:00am, Wednesday 20th June

  • Creating an AWS Compatible, On-Premise Iaas Cloud Ecosystem

    An Introduction to an AWS compatible on-premise IaaS cloud. Join Eucalyptus learn how an ecosystem can help, see a demonstration, and have an open conversation with our SVP of Marketing, and VP of Alliances.

    At 10:15am to 11:00am, Wednesday 20th June

  • Enabling the Big Data Cloud with High-Speed Transport

    Companies leveraging the cloud for applications and infrastructure are facing challenges in moving big data in and out. The bottleneck in transfer speeds severely limits their ability to leverage the available computing and storage resources. In this session, learn best practices for high-speed data access in private, public and hybrid cloud environments.

    At 10:15am to 11:00am, Wednesday 20th June

  • Intel IT's Approach to an Open Private Cloud

    by Billy Cox and Das Kamhout

    Cloud technologies are moving at a rapid pace. The compelling drivers are the need for on-demand business solutions, lower cost for IT and the ability to deliver the rich experience that users need and expect. Intel is bringing together a broad network of leading hardware and solution providers to build and enhance cloud solutions that are interoperable, multi-vendor and embrace standards.

    At 10:15am to 11:00am, Wednesday 20th June

  • Top 5 Ways to Future Proof Your Big Data Applications

    Whether it's newly deployed big data applications or existing systems that are becoming big data in nature, a lot of big data applications are breaking down under their workloads. This presentation discusses the top 5 ways you can future proof your big data application so that it can handle all aspects of a big data environment, whether it's on premise or in the cloud.

    At 10:15am to 11:00am, Wednesday 20th June

  • Cloud Lock In and the Myth of Open APIs

    by Lew Moorman

    The cloud promised to make our applications portable. So why are some of the cloud's earliest and biggest users feeling trapped? Nervously pinning their hopes on API standards and clones, they are destined to be disappointed. Lew Moorman, the president of Rackspace, discusses the emergence of the cloud's biggest problem and the inevitable solution.

    At 11:00am to 11:15am, Wednesday 20th June

  • Where Big Data Meets the Cloud

    by Derrick Harris and Stephen Herrod

    EMC's reasoning for the acquisition of VMware has always been questioned. Was it because of the impact virtualization was having on storage, or was it something else? In this conversation with VMware's technology leader, we will get a better understanding of the real impact of big data when it meets cloud computing. Some deep insights from customer deployments combined with industry announcements make this a must-attend panel.

    At 11:15am to 11:30am, Wednesday 20th June

  • No More Data Centers? Amazon's Big Infrastructure Store

    by Werner Vogels and Om Malik

    Amazon continues to dominate the public-cloud market. Recent claims suggest one-third of all Web users will access its infrastructure at least once per day. It also places a huge responsibility on Amazon's shoulders. We welcome back its architectural mastermind as he shares where Amazon will take us in the next year and how some of its new propositions, such as the AWS store, affect the cloud ecosystem.

    At 11:30am to 11:45am, Wednesday 20th June

  • The Rise of Learning Systems: Implications of IBM Watson for Big Data and the Cloud

    by Manoj Saxena and Stacey Higginbotham

    Next-generation computing solutions like IBM Watson stand to change the game of how decisions are made. These solutions, which are taught, not programmed, leverage the vast repositories of unstructured, semistructured and structured data. They provide real-time, evidence-based, confidence-weighted responses to complex challenges. Delivered as a service via the cloud, this disruptive intelligence could become the ultimate assistant. In this session we talk to IBM Watson’s chief about the reality with business AI in a new era of decision-support tools.

    At 11:45am to 12:00pm, Wednesday 20th June

  • Google's Big Drive

    by sundarpichai and Om Malik

    It is hard to imagine a consumer Web experience without Google. For many now that experience is starting to be true at work as Google drives deeper into the enterprise. Its SaaS propositions are finding exponential traction with simple propositions that leverage its core competencies in search and information management. We talk to Google's applications chief about how he is leading its enterprise foray and ask him to elaborate on his views about what the enterprise will need from SaaS in the next 24 months.

    At 12:00pm to 12:15pm, Wednesday 20th June

  • Secure Everything

    by Stacey Higginbotham, Simon Crosby and [Christofer] Hoff

    What if everything was secure, once and for all? It is argued that one of the major barriers for enterprise cloud adoption is rooted in security concerns. Whether real or imagined, those security threats are even more devastating in a world where everything is connected. In this session, we see the launch of a brand new security technology in the form of Bromium and discuss it's impacts on real world security in a cloud connected world, with a world leading security expert.

    At 12:15pm to 12:40pm, Wednesday 20th June

  • Best Practices for Storing Big Unstructured Data

    by Tom Leyden

    Big unstructured data has become an important subset of big data. The new storage paradigm for big unstructured data, object storage, has three significant benefits: applications access data through a REST API, file systems become obsolete; scales uniformly beyond petabytes; and increased efficiency: reduced overhead and power consumption.

    At 12:55pm to 1:40pm, Wednesday 20th June

  • Deploy Ubuntu and OpenStack Cloud in 30 Minutes Using Juju Service Orchestration

    Ubuntu is the reference architecture for OpenStack. Ubuntu engineering will demonstrate the deployment of OpenStack using Ubuntu's technology solutions called Juju and Charms. Discussions to include best practices for infrastructure planning, setup and maintenance. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of the Ubuntu experience for OpenStack.

    At 12:55pm to 1:40pm, Wednesday 20th June

  • Hybrid Cloud Myths Versus Reality

    This workshop debunks myths and realities surrounding hybrid cloud implementations and explains the movement from proprietary to enterprise class clouds. Join us as we investigate the challenges of deploying hybrid clouds, enterprise requirements for auditing, standards wars, security, enabling visibility and most importantly: the future of federation.

    At 12:55pm to 1:40pm, Wednesday 20th June

  • Mobile to Legacy Application Integration in Less Than 30 Minutes

    The days of painful, never-ending integration projects are gone forever with the latest cloud integration technology. Join Rick Nucci and Wes Manning as they build and deploy a live integration between Salesforce Sales Cloud and Twilio Cloud Communications in less than 30 minutes. Attendees can test the integration afterward using their own mobile devices! Learn from and meet the experts behind this technology.

    At 12:55pm to 1:40pm, Wednesday 20th June

  • Cloud Infrastructure Nirvana: Brawny vs. Wimpy Code

    by jpwaxman

    There is an industry debate on which is better and more efficient for cloud computing: an infrastructure based on “brawny” or “wimpy” cores. In this session, Intel’s cloud chief will challenge some common industry misperceptions and provide examples to show that one size doesn’t fit all.

    At 1:40pm to 1:55pm, Wednesday 20th June

  • Big Data Will Drive the Network to Become the Computer

    by Serban Simu, Raj Kanaya, Stacey Higginbotham, Lew Tucker and ken barnes

    Will we have to move our computing closer to the data? Our increasingly clogged pipes make moving data between points slower and more cumbersome. Certain types of data such as financial trading records, health care and scientific research all seem to be ripe for sending the compute to the data instead. In this panel we discuss the impacts ever-increasing sizes of data will have on network demands and how that will affect data center interconnects and compute architectures going forward.

    At 1:55pm to 2:30pm, Wednesday 20th June

  • New Foundations: Building a SaaS Play on Top of PaaS

    by Om Malik, adambosworth and Byron Sebastian

    Can anyone build a big company on PaaS? The year after the four-minute mile was broken, over a hundred people followed suit and broke the record too. Similarly, with PaaS, many are waiting for the trailblazer to show it is possible to build a big SaaS play on PaaS. In this fireside chat we talk to a noted technologist and a PaaS CEO about the challenges and innovations as they work together to blaze a trail.

    At 2:30pm to 2:50pm, Wednesday 20th June

  • Dealing With Unpredictable Demand: Feeding the Zynga Infrastructure Machine

    by Jo Maitland and Debra Chrapaty

    Spin up 1,000 new servers per week? Manage global latency? Shift a petabyte per day? All in a hybrid cloud archictecture? It's not all fun and games at Zynga. We will dive into the world of the person who makes it all work and ask her what the enterprise world can learn from her and what she needs next to deliver performance in a constantly unpredictable world.

    At 2:50pm to 3:05pm, Wednesday 20th June

  • Cloudenomics From a Service Provider's Perspective: The Amazon Factor

    by John Keagy

    In this session cloud service provider GoGrid's CEO and founder provides insider insights on how Amazon is the 8,000-pound gorilla shaping the marketplace, how some companies are still barking up the wrong tree, and how other cloud companies must build, own and operate their own clouds in order to succeed and remain competitive.

    At 3:05pm to 3:15pm, Wednesday 20th June

  • Scaling the Cloud for a More Mobile Future

    by Om Malik and Paul Sagan

    Fifteen years ago Akamai's MIT founders figured out you could solve Internet congestion with math instead of hardware, creating one of the first commercial instances of cloud computing. Today's end user has become increasingly mobile and global, and Akamai now delivers more Web traffic than anyone in the world. We talk with CEO Paul Sagan about why Akamai's future is to engineer secure, high-performing user experiences to any mobile device, anywhere.

    At 3:15pm to 3:30pm, Wednesday 20th June

  • Building a Private Cloud in the Cloud

    Private clouds are a great way to provide real-time service delivery of IT resources with a single-tenant, customized, secure environment. However, the challenge of scaling and managing physical resources still exists. The solution is to leverage an Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider to add scalability to your private cloud.

    At 3:45pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 20th June

  • Innovation and Transformation Through the Power of Cloud

    How do organizations use cloud today and how do they plan to employ its power in the future? Cloud has already changed both business and everyday life. While much activity and buzz relating to cloud involves its technological capabilities, the benefits of cloud adoption actually extend into the business realm. Leverage the power of cloud to optimize, innovate and disrupt business models.

    At 3:45pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 20th June

  • Open Hybrid Cloud - The Future of Cloud Computing

    Selecting a cloud architecture is one of the most strategic decisions IT leaders will make for the next decade. An open cloud architecture, gives you choice and brings the benefits of cloud to the broadest range of your IT resources including physical, virtual and choice of public clouds.

    At 3:45pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 20th June

  • Vendor Independent OpenStack Cloud: Install and Demo

    OpenStack is the largest open source cloud community in the world. Public distribution of OpenStack is a complete, feature-rich product, available for free. In this session, Mirantis will demonstrate how simple it can be to deploy and run a vendor independent OpenStack cloud using exclusively Apache 2.0 open source tooling.

    At 3:45pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 20th June

  • Make it Rain: The VC Panel

    by Frank Artale, John Vrionis, Avery Lyford and Michael J Skok

    Each day the industry matures it is harder to tell where we are in the maturity curve. It took the personal computer 20 years to dominate the business world, and yet in 5 years or so of cloud computing we seem to have changed everything we know. New ideas, technologies and thought leaders continue to emerge. In our annual VC panel we investigate the trends in investment and how those making the biggest bets on the future see it unfolding. This is a great panel for entrepreneurs, investors and buyers alike on the future of the cloud computing landscape.

    At 4:30pm to 5:00pm, Wednesday 20th June