GigaOM Structure 2010: New Speakers Join Lineup at Industry’s Number-One Cloud Conference

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Paul Maritz, CEO of VMware, and Donald Ferguson, CTO of CA, to join the all-star lineup that includes Salesforce.com’s Marc Benioff and IBM’s Erich Clementi for the two-day event on June 23-24, 2010

Because the cloud is a game-changer, it's critically important for the industry's thought leaders to offer direction about how to exploit the cloud's full potential and avoid its pitfalls

The GigaOM Network, a leading business media company, today announced GigaOM Structure 2010 is shaping up to be the largest and most influential cloud computing conference this year. New speakers are being announced weekly for this year’s expanded two-day event, taking place June 23–24 in San Francisco.

The confirmed keynote speakers at Structure 2010 are some of the brightest luminaries in the enterprise software industry. Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and IBM Cloud Chief Erich Clementi will take the stage at Structure, as well as two new recently announced keynote speakers, VMware CEO Paul Maritz and CA CTO Dr. Donald Ferguson.

Based on the huge popularity of the first two sold-out Structure conferences, this year’s event has been expanded to two days. Tickets to Structure usually sell out quickly, so those who would like to attend the conference should register as soon as possible to ensure their space.

At Structure 2010, industry leaders will discuss where the cloud industry is headed, and which technologies are emerging as standards for the next decade. Attendees will also hear real-world case studies from companies that have successfully implemented cloud technologies to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and boost performance.

"Because the cloud is a game-changer, it's critically important for the industry's thought leaders to offer direction about how to exploit the cloud's full potential and avoid its pitfalls,” said CA’s Dr. Ferguson. “At Structure 2010, I'm particularly excited to engage in an open exchange about the challenges companies face adopting virtualized, cloud-centric supply chains."

Unlike other industry conferences, Structure is an interactive, open-format event where attendees actively debate the issues that matter most to them. Whether you’re an IT professional looking to learn about best practices when it comes to implementing cloud infrastructures, or a cloud entrepreneur looking for funding, Structure 2010 is a must-attend event that will connect you with the industry's most innovative thinkers. Please visit the Structure 2010 website often to get updates on panel topics.

Structure 2010 will also host its first Launchpad, a program in which 10 promising new cloud companies or products, selected for their innovative technology offerings, will present their business models on stage. Interested startup’s can apply for the Launchpad via the Structure 2010 website at http://events.gigaom.com/structure/10/structure-2010-startup-launchpad/.

Last year, over 700 attendees representing more than 600 companies, as well as journalists from dozens of top media outlets, attended Structure – and this year more than 1,000 attendees are expected at the expanded two-day event. Primetime sponsors of Structure 2010 include EMC, Salesforce.com, WordPress.com, DuPont Fabros Technology, Tilera, CDNetworks, Terremark, Peer1 Hosting, and SpiceWorks, with more sponsors joining weekly. Sponsorships are still available; visit the Structure 2010 Sponsor page for more information, or contact Mike Sly via phone at 415-235-0358.

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