Panel: Power of Collaboration (Ballroom)
The Power of Collaboration – Can a community-lead technology move as fast a single-company-lead technology? How does innovation and leadership happen in an open, collaborative environment? Join the conversation as we discuss this along with the potential dangers and opportunities that come with a collaborative environment.
Moderator: IDC, Gary Chen, Research Manager, Cloud and Virtualization System Software
- HP Cloud Services, Zorawar 'Biri' Singh, SVP & GM, HP Cloud Services
- IBM, Angel Diaz, VP of Software Standards & Cloud
- Rackspace, John Engates, CTO
- RedHat, Brian Stevens, CTO
- IDC, Gary Chen, Research Manager, Cloud and Virtualization System Software
Gary Chen is Research Manager for IDC's Cloud and Virtualization System Software. In this role, Mr. Chen focuses on server virtualization software and its transformational effect on the larger datacenter ecosystem of systems management, networking, storage, and security. His research also focuses on cloud system software, an extension of virtualization that provides the fundamental infrastructure for clouds.
Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Chen... Read More →
Dr. Angel Luis Diaz is Vice President of Software Standards and Cloud for IBM Software Group. In this role, he has global responsibility for driving strategy and management of IBM's industry-leading standards initiative. He manages a global standards community working across international organizations and consortia to foster development of the next generation of interoperability standards, | policies and practices critical to IBM Middleware... Read More →
John Engates joined Rackspace in August 2000, just a year after the company was founded, as Vice President of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer-service teams. Two years later, when Rackspace decided to add new services for larger enterprise customers, John created and helped develop the Intensive Hosting business unit | | Most recently, John has played an active role in the evolution and evangelism of... Read More →
Zorawar Biri Singh is senior vice president and general manager for Cloud Services at HP. He has global responsibility for HP’s public cloud infrastructure, platform services, cloud solutions and cloud ecosystem for developers, independent software vendors, service providers and enterprises.
Singh has more than 20 years of global leadership experience as an executive and serial entrepreneur in enterprise IT, online advertising... Read More →
CTO and Vice President, Worldwide Engineering, Red Hat
Brian Stevens joined Red Hat's senior management team in 2001 and has been critical to the company's enterprise operating system, storage, and virtualization strategies. As CTO and vice president, Worldwide Engineering, Stevens has responsibility for Red Hat® engineering globally, encompassing Linux®, virtualization, middleware, and cloud computing. | | Stevens began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation where he was a developer on... Read More →
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