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What Oracle and Google Don’t Understand About the Cloud – A Guest Commentary in Sandhill.com

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21st March

As the tectonic shift to the cloud accelerates, the competitive landscape is also intensifying. Although the value of cloud services is generally recognized, the basic principles of delivering quality cloud services are still misunderstood by many players, including a number of major companies.

This reality became clear recently with the latest news from Oracle and Google regarding their escalating cloud efforts.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views in Sandhill.com about the fundamental issues both companies face as they attempt to establish themselves as cloud market leaders.



Look Who’s Talking About the Internet of Things at the Connected Cloud Summit

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27th May

Executives from GE, Google, Salesforce.com, SmartThings, Birst, Prelert and Code On Technologies are among the latest speakers to agree to share their perspectives regarding the rapidly evolving Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace at the Connected Cloud Summit hosted by THINKstrategies and Cloud Computing Showplace on Thursday, September 18 in Boston, MA.

The Connected Cloud Summit will examine how the Cloud is enabling enterprises to create new IoT business opportunities and overcome IoT technology challenges across nearly every industry. The intimate, executive forum will showcase new solutions and ideas being generated by leading IoT solution providers and enterprises.

The latest speakers join executives from Aria Systems, Axeda, Birst, Cognizant, CorSource Technology Group, Dyn, Flexera Software, HP, Oracle, SafeNet, ServiceSource, Xively and Zuora that have agreed to speak and sponsor the Summit.

Click here to see the current list of IoT executives speaking at the Connected Cloud Summit. Click here if you’d like to submit a speaker proposal for … Read More »



Third Annual Cloud Channel Summit to Focus on New SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Big Data & SMB Partner Opportunities

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14th August

The agenda for this year’s Cloud Channel Summit on Monday, November 4 has been designed to focus on the rapidly evolving Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Big Data and Small-/Mid-Size Business (SMB) partner opportunities in the Cloud. Register now and save $100 on the conference registration fee!

The third annual Summit will once again take place at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, and this year will include a special “Speed Networking” session to give attendees additional time to meet others interested in establishing new partnerships to expand their Cloud ecosystems.

Click here to see the full Summit agenda, and here to see the speakers who have already committed to participate in this year’s event.

CallidusCloud, Corent Technologies, CorSource Technology Group, Oracle, Salesforce.com and SoftServe are returning as sponsors supporting this year’s peer-to-peer, executive networking forum. Click here to learn more about the sponsors, and here to see the Summit partners.

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Google Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Executive to Speak at Cloud Channel Summit on November 4

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7th August

Chris Rimer, Global Head of Partner Business for the Google Cloud Platform, Google Enterprise will join a growing number of key Cloud Computing industry executives speaking at the third annual Cloud Channel Summit on Monday, November 4 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

Chris will participate in the Cloud Channel Summit Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Industry Roundtable which will discuss Cloud Partner Success Stories: What’s Working and What’s Not. The roundtable panel session will also include:

Feyzi Fatehi, CEO of Corent Technology
Russell Hertzberg, Vice President Technology Solutions, SoftServe Inc.
Kevin O’Brien, Senior Director of ISV/OEM Business Development at Oracle

The Summit will include additional panel roundtable sessions focused on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Big Data, and Small/Med-Size Business (SMB) partner opportunities in the Cloud.

The Summit will also include a “Speed Networking” session to give attendees additional time to meet others interested in exploring new partnership opportunities.

CallidusCloud, Corent Technologies, CorSource Technology Group, Oracle, Salesforce.com and SoftServe as returning sponsors supporting this year’s peer-to-peer, executive networking forum.

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Salesforce.com, Oracle, SAP/Sybase, Iron Mountain & CallidusCloud Latest Sponsors of Cloud Channel Summit

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4th September

Salesforce.com, Oracle, SAP/Sybase, Iron Mountain and CallidusCloud are the latest companies to become sponsors of the second annual Cloud Channel Summit on Monday, November 5, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, hosted by THINKstrategies, the Cloud Computing Showplace, and Rising Tide Media.

These companies join IBM, Alteva, AppDirect, Aryaka, Corent Technology, CorSource, GoodData, SoftServe and TechData as sponsors of the Summit.

The Cloud Channel Summit provides an intimate, peer-to-peer networking forum for industry executives to share perspectives, best practices and insights about how to build successful partnerships in the Cloud.

Stacy Nethercoat, VP of Software Product Marketing at Tech Data, will be the kickoff keynote speaker at the Summit. Stephen Cho, Director of Software Partner Business Development for Google Enterprise, is also returning as a keynote speaker at this year’s event.

The following executives have also agreed to speak at the Summit:

David Hoff, CTO and Co-founder, Cloud Sherpas
Nick Pegley, VP Marketing, All Covered
Joe Panettieri, Editorial Director of the … Read More »



Deadline for Second Annual Cloud Channel Summit Speaker Proposals September 1

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22nd August

The deadline for submitting speaker proposals for the Second Annual Cloud Channel Summit is only ten days away on Monday, September 1.

The Cloud Channel Summit will take place on Monday, November 5, at the Computer History Museum in Mt. View, CA. Hosted by THINKstrategies, the Cloud Computing Showplace and Rising Tide Media, the Cloud Channel Summit is a peer-to-peer networking event designed to bring together senior business development and channel management executives from leading Cloud and Channel companies, both established and emerging, interested in sharing industry best practices for building successful partner relationships in the Cloud.

Last year’s inaugural Cloud Channel Summit attracted over 190 attendees, 31 speakers, 19 industry association and media partners, and 17 corporate sponsors who participated in 11 highly interactive sessions during the full-day event. Click here see the video highlights from the Summit, here to see the session videos, and here to view one-on-one speaker interviews and testimonials.

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Google Partnering Director to Speak at THINKstrategies’ Cloud Channel Summit, November 5

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7th August

THINKstrategies, the Cloud Computing Showplace and Rising Tide Media are very pleased to announce that Stephen Cho, Director of Software Partner Business Development at Google Enterprise, has agreed to return to the second annual Cloud Channel Summit as a keynote speaker on Monday, November 5 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

Stephen’s keynote talk is entitled, “Strategies and Tactics for Building Productive Cloud Partnerships.”

During his presentation he will discuss how Cloud apps (SaaS) and Cloud computing (PaaS, IaaS) are evolving; how ISVs and solution providers are forging new relationships; which relationships are most important; what drives partner success for solution providers, ISVs and product vendors; and how customer needs inform the best partnerships.

Stephen is responsible for Google Enterprise relationships with software partners across Google Apps, Google Cloud Platform products, and the Google Apps Marketplace. Previously, Stephen was Director of Google Apps Channels, growing its partner … Read More »



Executives from Google, Deloitte, Splunk, Zynga & Other Key Companies Coming to the Cloud Analytics Summit

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14th March

A growing number of innovative CIOs and other influential corporate executives have agreed to speak at the Cloud Analytics Summit, hosted by THINKstrategies, the Cloud Computing Showplace and Rising Tide Media on Wednesday, April 25 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

The corporate executives who have agreed to speak at the Cloud Analytics Summit to date include:

Jane Griffin, Americas Leader of Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Analytics Practice
Ju-kay Kwek, Product Manager of Google’s Big Data Initiative
Ken Rudin, VP Analytics & Platform Technologies, Zynga
Doug Harr, CIO, Splunk
David Roth, CEO/Co-Founder, AppFirst
Lonnie Wills, CEO/Co-Founder, CloudTrigger
Joseph Szmadzinski, CEO, IT Management Resources
Chor-Ching Fan, Senior Director of Analytics Product Management, LogiXML
Russell Hertzberg, VP SaaS and ISV Solutions, SoftServe
Chuck DeVita, Founder, Growth Process Group

The Summit is also attracting a diverse set of sponsors and partners supporting the event. The Summit sponsors include AppFirst, CloudTrigger, Host Analytics, LogiXML and SoftServe, with many more expected to sign up as … Read More »


Cloud Sherpas/GlobalOne Merger Illustrates Growing Opportunity for New Generation of Cloud Service Providers

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5th March

Today’s news of the merger of Cloud Sherpas and GlobalOne not only adds a major new player to the rapidly growing Cloud consulting world, but also shows that there are plenty of new business opportunities for consulting and other value-added service providers in the Cloud.

For anyone who isn’t familiar with Cloud Sherpas, it is one the largest consultancies focused exclusively on helping organizations adopt Google Apps and was recently named the Google Enterprise 2011 Partner of the Year. (Disclosure: I did a webinar in 2011 on behalf of Exoprise in conjunction with Cloud Sherpas.) GlobalOne has been quietly building a multinational consulting practice focused on salesforce.com, and is a salesforce.com platinum consulting partner.

The newly merged companies will adopt the Cloud Sherpas name, and will boast nearly 300 employees in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific (APAC) region working out of … Read More »


Ju-kay Kwek, Google's Big Data Leader, to Speak at the Cloud Analytics Summit

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27th February

I’m  pleased to announce that Google’s Cloud Big Data initiative product management leader, Ju-kay Kwek, will present his views about how the Cloud is helping organizations capture and capitalize on ‘Big Data’ to attain better business intelligence (BI) and analytics at the Cloud Analytics Summit on Wednesday, April 25, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.  

The Cloud Analytics Summit is a part of the 2012 Cloud Innovators Summit executive forum series aimed at helping corporate decision-makers better understand how they can leverage the latest Cloud innovations to satisfy their business requirements and achieve their business objectives. The other forums include the Cloud Management Summit on June 19 and second annual Cloud Channel Summit on November 5. All of the events will be held at the Computer History Museum. 

The Cloud Analytics Summit will provide a meeting place for corporate decision-makers to learn about the latest Cloud solutions aimed at addressing their BI … Read More »





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