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Revolution Not Evolution: How Cloud Computing Differs from Traditional IT and Why it Matters

Meeting Description:

Cloud Computing is a revolution that will define IT in the second decade of the 21st Century. CloudU curator Ben Kepes will provide you with an overview of some of the most notable trends in the shift to cloud computing and facilitate a discussion about the cloud, technology and the changing nature of business.

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Date: Thu, Jan 27, 2011
Time: 01:00 PM CST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): CloudU
 Presenter Information
Ben Kepes, CloudU Curator
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Ben is the driving force behind CloudU, a year-long educational program aiming to create broad knowledge around cloud computing.  In his spare time,  Ben is the founder and managing director of Diversity Limited, a consultancy specializing in cloud computing/SaaS, collaboration,  business strategy and user-centric design.

Charles Babcock, Editor-At-Large, InformationWeek
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Charles is an editor-at-large for InformationWeek, reporting on key data center trends, including virtualization, database, NoSQL systems and cloud computing. He was technical editor of Computerworld, technology editor of InteractiveWeek and editor-in-chief of Digital News. He is also the author of the May 2010 book, “Management Strategies for The Cloud Revolution,” a hard cover published by McGraw-Hill.  He is a graduate of Syracuse University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. In 2003, he and two other writers shared a Jesse E. Neal award for distinguished business journalism for the Baseline magazine story, McBust, on a failed IT revamp at McDonalds.

John Engates, CTO, Rackspace Hosting
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John joined Rackspace in August of 2000 and currently serves as Chief Technology Officer. He has worked in several areas of Rackspace including Operations, Professional Services and Customer Care. Most recently, John has been responsible for managing the ongoing development of Rackspace's Intensive segment. He was also one of the leading forces behind Rackspace's Microsoft Gold Certification.