Saugatuck CEO Bill McNee to MC and Moderate Panels at Upcoming CIO Summits

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With technology architectures evolving rapidly with advent of the Cloud, growing need for strategic guidance and peer-based best practice insight.

Bill McNee, founder and CEO of Saugatuck Technology, will feature prominently in two upcoming technology events hosted by CDM Media, a company that produces a wide range of strategic business and CIO-level events.

On November 7-8, 2011, McNee will moderate two executive panels at the CIO Summit, to be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami, Florida. The first panel, entitled “Transitioning to the Cloud – Lessons Learned and Industry Best Practices,” will provide insights into how and where large enterprises have gotten the biggest bang from their Cloud investments thus far, as well as the most important best practices learned in the process. Joining McNee on the panel will be Rich Roseman, VP of IT and CIO, at News Corp., and John Collier, Chief Technology Architect & Corporate VP, Wal-Mart.

At the CIO Summit, McNee will also moderate a second panel entitled “Business Database Management: Dealing with Big Data & Information Overload,” focusing on challenges with emergent NoSQL approaches, and best practices when dealing with information overload. Joining McNee on the panel will be Jim Sullivan, Director, Business Intelligence, Shane Company; Nithin Johnson, Head of Analytics and Business Intelligence, Citi; and Jared Benesh, GM, Sprint Nextel.

On December 8-9, 2011, McNee will serve as Master of Ceremonies at the CIO Cloud Summit, to be held at the Montelucia Resort, in Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition to delivering the opening and closing remarks, McNee will moderate a panel entitled “Developing Custom Business Applications in the Cloud” that will discuss what is required to successfully build and deploy custom business applications in the cloud, including the specialized skills and new processes required for success (agile application development and quality control), as well as knowledge about the new deployment architectures that are emerging (non-relational data, multitenant kernels).

“I look forward to participating in both of these CIO events. CDM Media has pulled together a terrific agenda and venues, which will foster great insight development and information exchange,” shared McNee. “And I always welcome the opportunity to meet and learn from the delegates who make the events a big success.”

For more information about CDM Media’s CIO Summits, go to

About Saugatuck Technology
Saugatuck Technology, Inc., provides subscription research and management consulting services focused on the key market trends and disruptive technologies driving change in enterprise IT, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Infrastructure, Social Computing, Mobility and Advanced Analytics, among others. Founded in 1999, Saugatuck is headquartered in Westport, CT, with offices in Falmouth, MA, Santa Clara, CA and in Frankfurt, Germany. To learn more, please visit or call +1.203.454.3900.


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