Peter Coffee is VP and Head of Platform Research at salesforce.com inc.
Coffee joined the salesforce.com in 2007 after 19 years as a Senior Contributor to PC Tech Journal, PC Week and eWEEK. Coffee also contributed to the book Auditing Cloud Computing: A Security and Privacy Guide.
He has 29 years of experience in application development tools and practices, and has been a keynote speaker or workshop leader at technical meetings, industry events and academic conferences throughout the U.S. and in Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America and Western Europe.
Before joining PC Week, Coffee held technical and management positions at Exxon and The Aerospace Corporation. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, and has taught classes in the department of computer science at UCLA and at Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and the Chapman College School of Business. www.salesforce.com
Gus Hunt currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Hunt is responsible for setting the strategic technology direction to enable the CIA’s missions, and for driving the rapid insertion and adoption of new capabilities to keep pace with technology change in the commercial sector.
Previously, Hunt served as the Director of Applications Services for the CIA. In this role, he was charged with building IT systems to support and enable effective execution of the CIA’s missions and business. Hunt joined the CIA in 1985 as an analyst and subsequently served in varied technical leadership roles.
Before joining the Agency, Hunt spent seven years in the private sector as an Aerospace Engineer. He holds a M.E. in Civil/Structural Engineering from Vanderbilt University.
Sameer is the GM / Global VP, Enterprise Social and Collaborative Software at SAP.
Sameer is the Global Vice President in SAP’s Cloud Business, responsible for SAPs Enterprise Social and Collaborative Software Business. Sameer has 15 years of technology leadership experience working with some of the largest organizations in the world on business execution via collaboration and application technology. Sameer sits on the advisory boards of Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Defrag Conference, Open Source Digital Voting Foundation and The Social Business Forum, Milan. He has keynoted and spoken at conferences on how social and collaborative concepts will transfer work and enterprise software in the areas of customer relationship management, human capital and the future of work and collaborative supply chains.
Prior to SAP, Patel was a Partner at The Sovos Group, the Founder of SpanStrategies, and Partner Lead at LiquidThinking. He has M.S. from Boston University, and B.S. from Babson College. www.sap.com
Ted Schadler is Vice President, Principal Analyst at Forrester
Schadler has 24 years of experience in the technology industry, focusing on the effects of disruptive technologies on the workforce and workforce productivity. He is the co-author of Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business (Harvard Business Review Press, September 2010). In 2009, Schadler launched Forrester’s Workforce Technology Assessment, the industry’s first benchmark survey of workforce technology adoption.
Prior to joining Forrester in April 1997, Schadler was a Cofounder of Phios, an MIT spinoff. Before that, he worked for eight years as CTO and director of engineering for a software company serving the healthcare industry.
Schadler has a master’s degree in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He also holds an M.S. in computer science from the University of Maryland and a B.A .with honors in physics from Swarthmore College. www.forrester.com
Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology, and advises business and government leaders around the world.
In 2011, Tapscott was named one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50. He has authored or co-authored 14 widely read books, including the 1992 bestseller Paradigm Shift. His 1995 hit, The Digital Economy, changed thinking around the world about the transformational nature of the Internet. Two years, later he defined the Net Generation and the “digital divide” in Growing Up Digital. His 2000 work, Digital Capital, introduced seminal ideas like “the business web” and was described by BusinessWeek as “pure enlightenment.” Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything was the bestselling management book in 2007.
Don holds a B.Sc. in Psychology and Statistics, and an M.Ed. specializing in Research Methodology. He also holds three honorary Doctor of Laws degrees granted by the University of Alberta, Trent University and McMaster University. www.dontapscott.com
A former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, Nicholas Carr writes and speaks on technology, business, and culture.
Nick’s intriguing 2003 Harvard Business Review article “IT Doesn’t Matter,” was an instant sensation, setting the stage for the global debate on the strategic value of information technology in business. His 2004 book, Does IT Matter? : Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage, was a bestseller and kept the worldwide business community discussing the role of computers and IT in business. Already a business bestseller, his latest 2008 book, The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google, examines the future of computing and its implications for business and society. Carr has served as a commentator on CNBC, CNN, and other networks and has been a featured speaker worldwide at industry, educational, and government forums. In Spring 2008 CIO Insight named Carr’s Does IT Matter? one of the all-time “Top 15 Most Groundbreaking Management Books” and Ziff Davis included him as one of only a handful of IT management thought leaders on their “100 Most Influential People in IT” list.
Keynote Address: The Pulitzer Prize nominated author of The Big Switch and The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains provides a unique perspective on changing technology trends and their impact on the enterprise.
Peter Coffee is VP and Head of Platform Research at salesforce.com inc.
Peter joined the company in 2007 after 19 years as a senior contributor to PC Tech Journal, PC Week and eWEEK. Peter is the author of Auditing Cloud Computing: A Security and Privacy Guide. He has 29 years’ experience in application development tools and practices; he has been a keynote speaker or workshop leader at technical meetings, industry events, and academic conferences throughout the U.S. and in Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America and western Europe. www.salesforce.com
Harnessing the Power of the Cloud: A leading vendor of cloud-based applications discusses the wealth of business transformation possibilities offered by cloud-based solutions.
James Staten is Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc.
James has been named the top cloud computing analyst by Web Hosting Industry Review (2009) and Apollo Research (July-Sept. 2010). At Forrester, he serves infrastructure and operations professionals, providing insights and best-practice use of emerging infrastructure technology and services trends. These include cloud computing (IaaS and public and private clouds), strategic rightsourcing, infrastructure consolidation, and application-specific infrastructure optimizations. James is the author of best-practice analysis on maturing your virtualization practices, building a cloud computing consumption strategy, and optimizing website infrastructures for blazing fast performance. James has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, having served as a reseller, vendor strategist, CMO, journalist, and analyst for Autodesk, Azul Systems, Gartner, Rockwell International, Sun Microsystems and other companies. www.forrester.com/rb/analyst/james_staten
Cloud Computing: The State of the Industry: One of the industry’s most noted research analysts will discuss the current state of the cloud computing market as well as what the future of cloud computing holds.
John Treadway is a Vice President at Cloud Technology Partners.
John leads the company’s software product initiatives and has responsibilities in sales/business development, cloud strategy engagements with clients, and more. John recently joined Cloud Technology Partners from Unisys, where he was the North American practice director for cloud and data center services. At Unisys he was responsible for the cloud and data center services strategy and P&L, and led the development and launch of their CloudBuild professional services offering. John has been involved with cloud computing since 2006 where he was a beta tester for Amazon services for one of his startups. He has run several CloudCamp meetups, speaks regularly at conferences and public forums (including moderating an OpenStack panel at Interop in May), has advised and consulted with several start ups and growing companies on cloud computing strategies, and authors the CloudBzz blog. www.cloudtp.com
Cloud 101: An introduction to cloud computing, including a discussion of what we mean by the “cloud” and an overview of the various types of cloud computing business models.
Kevin Garton is Chief Marketing Officer for The Neat Company.
Kevin is responsible for brand strategy, product marketing and customer support. He leads the effort to communicate The Neat Company’s value in the marketplace by showcasing the company’s leadership of the Digital Filing System category. Prior to joining Neat, Kevin spent over 20 years in marketing and brand development across a broad range of industries including technology, media and consumer products. He has experience growing both established and emerging brands and has led marketing teams at AOL, comScore, Microstrategy and Levi Strauss. Kevin earned a B.A. in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and he holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. www.neat.com
Business Transformation: An Enterprise Perspective: How one organization has harnessed the power of the cloud to transform its business.