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Running a Business on the Cloud: Management Strategies for the New IT

Meeting Description:

The move from traditional IT to Cloud Computing is a massive opportunity for an IT department to add value to the organization it serves. As with any major technology shift however, this change also introduces challenges that need to be proactively managed.

In this webinar, CloudU curator Ben Kepes will talk with a panel of experts including Neil Levine, VP of Product Development & founder of Nodeable Inc., and Henry Sauer, Interim Head of Human Resources with Rackspace Hosting about how company management must prepare for the opportunities and challenges they face with a move to Cloud Computing.

Topics covered will include:

    • Planning for Shifting IT Responsibilities

    • Devoloping New Skills

    • Recruitment, Training, Hiring and Retention of Cloud Professionals

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Date: Tue, Jul 26, 2011
Time: 01:00 PM CDT
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.

Neil Levine, VP of Product Development & Founder, Nodeable Inc.
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 Neil is VP of Product Development and founder of Nodeable Inc, is a venture-backed provider of managements tools for cloud systems infrastructure.  With a background in large systems infrastructure and open-source software, Neil was most recently GM/VP at Canonical, the commercial sponsors of the Ubuntu operating system. Prior to Canonical, Neil was CTO of Claranet, one of the largest independent internet service and hosting providers in Europe. Previous roles include technology positions at Easynet and Colt Telecom.

Henry Sauer, Interim Head of Human Resources, Rackspace
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In his 7 year tenure at Rackspace, Henry has led the creation of Rackspace University, served as the Director of Racker Communications and Engagement, Partner Manager for Professional Services, and Sr. HR Business Partner for the Rackspace Cloud.