Nick Carr, In his new book “The Big Switch,” Nick Carr predicts that IT infrastructure will eventually move into the cloud and create a “World Wide Computer.” The picture he paints could be quite bleak for IT professionals. Whether his predictions are realized or not, these significant shifts in the Web landscape have created new challenges and exciting opportunities for innovation. East Coast innovators are taking the lead with the next wave — Infrastructure 2.0 — in which new solutions such as “cloud computing” are paving the way for applications with exponentially more power, scale, reliability, and data availability.The panel – with leaders from both coasts – will discuss:
The panel will be moderated by Mike Vizard of eWeek
Jeff Barr: Senior Web Services Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
Jeff travels the world evangelizing Amazon’s 11 year, $2+ billion initiative to leverage its infrastructure, technical knowledge, and operational excellence to deliver a world class web-scale cloud computing platform.Johnny Barnes, VP and CTO Federal Solutions, IBM
Johnny is closely involved with IBM’s Blue Cloud Initiative. Previously as VP and Deputy CIO, Barnes was responsible for IBM’s worldwide IT infrastructure ($3.5B budget).
Dan Greller, Chief Technology Officer, Legg Mason Technology Services
As Chief Technology Officer, Dan has global responsibility for Infrastructure Engineering and Support, Information Security and Business Continuity. He has over 25 years of industry experience and has held infrastructure management positions at JP Morgan and CS First Boston.
Vijay Manwani: CTO and Founder, Bladelogic
Vijay is a recognized thought leader in the Data Center Automation space.
WHEN: April 30, 2008 from 4 PM - 7:30 PM
WHERE: Center for Innovative Technologies (CIT)
2214 Rock Hill Road, Auditorium
Herndon, Virginia 20170-4228
Enterprise Application Innovation (EAI)
Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)
TiE – DC