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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.

This year’s Summit will kick off with a keynote … Read More »



Second Annual Cloud Channel Summit – Calling All Speakers

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31st July

THINKstrategies, the Cloud Computing Showplace and Rising Tide Media are accepting speaker proposals for the Second Annual Cloud Channel Summit on Monday, November 5, at the Computer History Museum in Mt. View, CA.

The Cloud Channel Summit is a peer-to-peer networking forum 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.

Stacy Nethercoat, Vice President of Software Product Marketing at Tech Data will kick off this year’s Cloud Channel Summit. Tech Data launched its StreamOne … Read More »



Oracle, enStratus, Centerbeam & Chipita America Executives to Speak at Cloud Management Summit

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29th April

THINKstrategies, the Cloud Computing Showplace and Rising Tide Media are pleased to announce the latest round of senior executives who have agreed to speak at the Cloud Management Summit on Tuesday, June 19, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

The Cloud Management Summit will provide an intimate opportunity for corporate decision-makers to learn about the latest Cloud management solutions and share industry best practices for acquiring and administering today’s rapidly evolving Cloud alternatives to achieve their business objectives.

The following executives have agreed to speak at the Summit on June 19 to date:

Sushil Kumar, Vice President of Product Strategy and Business Development at Oracle
Scott Martin, CIO at Chipita America
Shahin Pirooz, EVP of Engineering Operations and CTO at CenterBeam
James Urquhart, Vice President of Product Strategy, enStratus
Michael Crandell, Founder and CEO of RightScale
David Roth, CEO & Co-founder, AppFirst
Feyzi Fatehi, CEO, Corent Technology
Russell Hertzberg, VP SaaS and ISV Solutions, SoftServe
Joseph R. Szmadzinski, CEO, IT Management … Read More »


Tech Data StreamOne Executive, Stacy Nethercoat, to Kick Off THINKstrategies' Cloud Channel Summit

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22nd February

I’m pleased to announce that Stacy Nethercoat, Tech Data’s Vice President of Software Product Marketing and leader of its TDCloud offering and new StreamOne Solutions Store, will be the opening keynote speaker at the 2012 Cloud Channel Summit on Monday, November 5, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

Launched last November 2011, the Cloud Channel Summit is an executive forum designed to bring together senior business development and channel management executives from leading Cloud, channel companies and others interested in sharing industry best practices for building successful partner relationships in the Cloud. Last year’s inaugural conference attracted 190 attendees, thirty-one speakers, nineteen association and media partners, and seventeen sponsors who participated in eleven interactive sessions during the Summit.

Based on the overwhelmingly positive response to the 2011 Cloud Channel Summit, the second annual event will again target senior executives seeking to learn from their peers the keys to success for partnering in the Cloud, and … Read More »


Return of the Titans – SAP and Other ISVs Push Into SaaS and Cloud Computing

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21st May

Seven weeks of traveling came to an end in Florida today after attending SAP’s Sapphire user conference and speaking to Tech Data’s TechSelect executives about the channel implications of the rapidly evolving Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Cloud Computing market.

Prior to this week’s events, I traversed the country from Boston to the Bay Area six times to speak, host and moderate sessions at SaaScon, Under the Radar, AlwaysOn OnDemand, Pervasive’s Metamorphosis and the SIIA/OpSource All About the Cloud conferences, and conduct strategy sessions with a wide range of clients in between.

The common theme of all these events and client meetings is that SaaS has become a viable alternative to legacy on-premise software across nearly every application segment, and a newer wave of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing services is quickly disrupting traditional data center models across nearly every industry.

Concerns about hyperbole outdistancing today’s realities are being pushed aside by a growing number of customer success stories … Read More »





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