What’s Next for IT? Debate Series: IT experts discuss cloud infrastructure


Smarter Computing is IBM’s approach to IT innovation in an information-centric era. It helps IT leaders seize the opportunities of a smarter planet by thinking differently about the way their organizations can:

  • Unleash innovation through the cloud
  • Unlock the power of big data and
  • Safeguard the security of critical information and business processes.

On Tuesday, April 30, IBM will debut “Smarter Computing’s What’s Next for IT” — a series of stimulating one-hour debates on cloud, data and security topics that are being discussed daily inside business organizations.

The debates will be held monthly and will be moderated and led by expert IT influencers. They will be broadcast live using Spreecast, a socially integrated video platform.

Click on the button below to register for the debate!

Register Now for the "What's Next for IT?" Debate Series!

The first debate will probe the question “Does infrastructure really matter when it comes to cloud?” and will be moderated by David Linthicum, a noted enterprise technology expert with InfoWorld and Blue Mountain Labs. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from leading cloud experts. Our panelists will debate whether infrastructure design and components are important in cloud deployment, cloud infrastructure design, infrastructure management and other important topics.

Date: April 30th                             Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Participants will be able to join the conversation and ask questions during the debate, directly on Spreecast using a Twitter stream. Also, make sure to follow the twitter hashtag #SCDebate to keep track of conversation around the discussion. After you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email the day before the debate (April 29) with details to join the event on Spreecast.

Register Now for the "What's Next for IT?" Debate Series!

Here’s more information on our moderator and panelists:

David Linthicum: SVP, Cloud Technology Partners, InfoWorld Blogger, and GigaOM Pro Analyst – Moderator

David LinthicumLeading technology publications frequently name David S. Linthicum among the top 10 enterprise technologists in the world. He is a true thought leader in the industry, and an expert in complex distributed systems, including cloud computing, data integration, service oriented architecture (SOA), and big data systems. As the author of over 13 books on computing with over 3,000 published articles, as well as radio and TV appearances as a computing expert, he is often quoted in major business and technology publications. In addition, David is a frequent keynote presenter at industry conferences, with over 500 presentations given in the last 20 years.

Frank De GilioFrank De Gilio: IBM, STG Chief Cloud Architect – Panelist

With over 30 years experience, Frank is focused on providing enterprise wide cloud solutions to clients who are interested in leveraging their IT to be more cost effective and agile. His unique approach looks at an enterprises holistic requirements on cloud, uniting the development, operational and business aspects of the cloud deployment model to ensure that a business is looking at all of the implications of implementing the technology.

Larry CarvalhoLarry Carvalho: Principal Consultant at RobustCloud LLC – Panelist

Provides strategy and insight into the adaption of Cloud Computing technologies. He provides advisory services and works closely with customers and vendors to help all parts of the ecosystem understand cloud computing, map business goals and objectives, review and fine tune strategies, identify benefits and return on investment, and more. He brings extensive experience in crafting and delivering innovative solutions to the enterprise market.

Kevin JacksonKevin Jackson: Vice President and General Manager, Cloudcuity – Panelist

A senior information technologist specializing in information technology solutions that meet critical Federal government operational requirements. Recently, he was named a “Cyber Security Visionary” by U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine. He is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, “Cloud Musings on Forbes”, and the founder and editor of Government Cloud Computing on Ulitzer electronic magazine.

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One Response to What’s Next for IT? Debate Series: IT experts discuss cloud infrastructure

  1. Deann says:

    Cloud has been evolving all this years and has uncovered a lot of unexpected characteristic especially in the security aspect. Smarter computing is indeed the answer to the never ending data security issues that companies are afraid off.

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