May 08, 2012
Leaders from AMD, Box, Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco, Zynga, Intel, Netflix, Akamai, IBM, EMC, salesforce.com, Verizon, and more to headline fifth-annual GigaOM Structure
SAN FRANCISCO, May 8 — GigaOM, a leading business and technology media company, today announced more headline speakers for GigaOm Structure 2012, the number-one cloud computing conference now in its fifth year. Scheduled for June 20-22 in San Francisco, Structure is the seminal event in cloud computing, expected to bring together over 1,100 innovators shaping the future of the technology industry.
"When dozens of top minds from companies like Cisco, Amazon, Box, Zynga, Netflix, Microsoft, Intel and more convene in one place to debate the future of the tech industry, you know it's the most important cloud computing conference in the world – and Structure 2012 is that conference," said Om Malik, founder and senior writer at GigaOM. "The fifth-annual Structure is shaping up to the be the largest, most influential, and well-attended one yet; it's the only conference where leaders from large enterprise technology companies mingle with cutting-edge startups, venture capitalists, journalists, and analysts in an open-format debate."
Visionary speakers have lined up to take the stage at Structure. Returning headliners Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, and Aaron Levie, CEO and co-founder of Box, will be joined by new speakers this year, including newly confirmed speakers Lew Tucker, VP and CTO of Cloud Computing at Cisco; Jason Waxman, GM of the Cloud Infrastructure Group at Intel; Paul Sagan, President and CEO of Akamai; Byron Sebastian GM Heroku and SVP of Platforms at salesforce.com; Adrian Cockcroft, Director of Architecture at Netflix; Andrew Feldman, Corporate VP and GM of Data Center Server at AMD; and Lisa Su, SVP and GM of Global Business Units at AMD.
The complete speaker lineup includes the industry's top thinkers in cloud computing, including Satya Nadella, President, Server and Tools Business at Microsoft; Thomas Roloff, COO of EMC; Jason Hoffman, Founder and CTO of Joyent; Bob Toohey, COO of Verizon Enterprise Solutions; Debra Chrapathy, CIO of Zynga; and Derek Collison, Founder and CEO of Apcera. More speakers are being announced weekly.
Structure is the pivotal, must-attend conference for the top executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and technology directors innovating, shaping, and defining the cloud computing industry. Speakers and attendees will engage in interactive panels, fireside chats, and engaging roundtables to discuss how cloud computing can drive innovation in software, infrastructure, communications, chips, servers, networking, and other building blocks of the computing industry. Attendees will also hear real-world case studies of organizations that have successfully implemented cloud technologies to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and boost performance.
Just some of the engaging sessions already scheduled at Structure include:
Structure 2012 will once again host a LaunchPad event to recognize top startups in the cloud computing industry. This year, special partner Sequoia Capital, the legendary VC firm, will work with finalists at a Startup Bootcamp to improve their communication and media skills.
The 10 best startups or major product launches will be presented iin front of an audience of VCs, angel investors, tech journalists, and other conference attendees. Startups less than 12 months old with innovative technologies powering cloud computing, Internet Infrastructure, or big data applications can apply online to take part in Structure Launchpad. The closing date for entries is May 11, 2012 at 11:59pm PDT, and winners will be announced on June 20, 2012.
For the past four years, Structure has sold out. Business leaders, IT professionals, investors, entrepreneurs, and anyone else interested in the future of computing and the Internet should register right away to ensure their place at the number one cloud computing conference.
Some of the world's most influential companies have lined up to sponsor Structure 2012 - the only conference that brings together the world's top leaders and influencers in cloud computing. Headline sponsor Intel will be joined by dozens of other confirmed sponsors, including Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, eTrade, IBM, Joyent, Red Hat, and VMware. To gain visibility for your brand among the movers-and-shakers of the cloud computing industry, contact Mike Sly at eventsales(at)gigaom(dot)com or (415) 235-0358 to learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.
Founded in 2006, GigaOM has grown into the leading independent voice on emerging technologies and the disruption of media. The GigaOM news network's online audience of 6 million monthly unique readers relies on its definitive coverage of cloud, mobile, cleantech, consumer web and media. GigaOM Events bring together the people innovating, shaping and defining the ongoing evolution of the technology industry. GigaOM Pro offers the highest quality research and analysis of emerging technology markets and the companies making a difference in those sectors.
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