Enterprise Cloud Summit '09

Enterprise Cloud Summit is getting ready to launch. We’ve listed some of the speakers, panelists, and participants for the event, and I’m pleased to say they include some of the most interesting thinkers in cloud computing: Werner Vogels from Amazon, Ben Black from Opscode, Mike Repass from Google, Lew Moorman from Rackspace, and lots of others. We also have folks from Forrester and Booz Allen Hamilton joining us.

One of the things I’m most excited about, however, is the demos. Dan Koffler of Syntenic is coordinating six live demos over the two days, showing how to build, run, and scale cloud-based applications. It’s always dangerous to do a live demo at an event, so we figured we’d get on the bleeding edge and run six of them, back to back.

ECS is a paid event that’s happening in conjunction with Interop Las Vegas. Since Bitcurrent is running the event for the folks at Interop, they gave us a $100 discount that you can use by following this link this link.

1H2009: Events, events everywhere

The first half of 2009 is shaping up to be a very busy time for the Bitcurrent team. We have  events that we’re going to be attending, participating in, coordinating, or otherwise making noise at. We’ll post more details on each event–along with discount codes–shortly. Here’s a quick overview.

Cloud Connect: [January 20-22, Mountain View, CA] I’m speaking on a panel called “Is Lock-In Inevitable? Or Can the Cloud Learn From the Lessons of the Past?” with Redmonk’s Stephen O’Grady, Appistry’s Sam Charrington, and IBM’s Bob Sutor. Cloud Connect is the brainchild of David Berlind, and it’s a dose of reality to conferences.

Green:Net09: [March 24, San Francisco, CA] GigaOm’s tech conference, tied to Earth2Tech, promises to do for green what Structure did for IT infrastructure. One day, good speakers, in San Francisco.

SIIA Netgain and CODiEs: [May 3-5, San Francisco, CA] This conference is focusing on the business of software, including issues like the impact of mobility, funding in a lousy economy, and dealing with the impact of free software. It’s our first time working with the SIIA guys but the content and speakers are already amazing.

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