ZapThink Announces Cloud Computing and Training Events in London, UK

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Jason Bloomberg to chair conference, present workshop, and run Licensed ZapThink Architect Boot Camp

ZapThink, a Dovèl Technologies Company, will be involved in three separate events in London, England, this March: Virtue Insight’s 4th Annual Cloud Computing Summit 2012, IRM UK’s Cloud Computing for Architects, and ZapThink’s Licensed ZapThink Architect Boot Camp.

“As Cloud Computing becomes a reality for many organizations, a best practice approach free of vendor hype becomes paramount,” said Jason Bloomberg, President of ZapThink. “ZapThink’s architecture-centric thought leadership cuts through the noise and gives IT professionals the tools they need to be successful with Cloud Computing and Service-Oriented Architecture.”

Details on the three events are as follows.

4th Annual Cloud Computing Summit 2012, March 23, Hilton Euston: Jason Bloomberg, President of ZapThink, will be serving as Conference Chair. The Cloud Computing Summit is the place to meet key decision makers across the cloud computing ecosystem, including enterprises, telecom operators, regulators, government agencies, service providers, system integrators and vendors. This summit will provide networking opportunities with industry leaders, presenting the opportunity to meet and do business with likeminded individuals.

Key themes discussed at this summit include: How is Cloud creating value, the enterprise private Cloud, why Cloud Computing is perfect for SMEs, maintaining application visibility and control in the Cloud, Cloud Computing security risks, and optimising Cloud Computing operational effectiveness.

Presented by Virtue Insight. Conference Delegate Passes are £500 + VAT per delegate. Email elegate.uk@virtueinsight.com or call + 44 20 3302 4659 to register. Go to http://www.virtueinsight.com/technology/4th-Annual-Cloud-Computing-Summit-2012/ for more information.

Cloud Computing for Architects, March 15 – 16, Doubletree Hilton London-West End: Cloud Computing for Architects offers attendees a clear, vendor-independent understanding of Cloud Computing including:

  •      A well-delineated conception of the strengths and weaknesses of Cloud’s three service models: Software-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service
  •     Discussion of the differences among Cloud’s four deployment models: public, private, community, and hybrid
  •     Details of the tools and expertise necessary to put together a Cloud roadmap and migration plan for their organisations

Attendees will gain an understanding of how to place the Cloud into the context of their current Enterprise Architecture. The course also provides practical intelligence and advice on securing the Cloud and putting together a robust Cloud governance framework.

Jason Bloomberg will be offering this in-depth workshop. Format includes presentation, case studies, and exercises.

Presented by IRM UK. Fee: £1,095 plus VAT (£219) = £1,314 per person, with a multiple seminar booking discount available. Register at http://www.irmuk.co.uk/events/103.cfm.

Licensed ZapThink Architect SOA & Cloud Boot Camp, March 19 – 22, London Metropolitan University City Campus, Moorgate: Jason Bloomberg will run the four-day Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA & Cloud Architecture Training & Certification Boot Camp, which is recognized around the world as the best single Service-Orientated Architecture and Cloud Architecture training course available anywhere.

The LZA SOA & Cloud Architecture Boot Camp is an intensive, four day “fire hose” of information that prepares you to succeed with your SOA and Cloud efforts, whether you’re just beginning them or are well down the road with SOA and Cloud Computing. The new version 9 of the course includes new content on REST-Based SOA, Semantics, and Cloud Security.

Presented by ZapThink. Fee: £1,795 per person before February 20, £2,295 thereafter. Volume discounts for three or more attendees. Register at http://www.zapthink.com/london2012.

About ZapThink
As a recognized authority and master of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Enterprise Architecture, and architectural approaches to Cloud Computing, ZapThink provides its global audience of public and private sector enterprises with practical advice, guidance, and education, to assist in creating an architecture that meets business needs. ZapThink offers a clear roadmap for standards-based, loosely coupled distributed computing – a vision of IT meeting the needs of the agile business.

ZapThink’s flagship offering is the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) course, which provides training and certification on SOA & Cloud Computing around the world. ZapThink has certified over 1,500 individuals to date, and continues to offer an expanded LZA curriculum. Outside of the classroom, ZapThink publishes the ZapFlash Newsletter. Distributed to over 20,000 subscribers, this newsletter provides perspective on technology trends and implementations of cutting edge IT solutions.

In August 2011, Dovèl Technologies acquired ZapThink LLC as part of its continuing strategy to expand its scope, capabilities, and thought leadership in SOA, Cloud Computing and related technologies. ZapThink is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Dovèl Technologies. By joining with Dovèl, ZapThink is able to draw on the expert resources within the company and their real-world experience in implementing Cloud and SOA in federal systems. This expanded pool of talent and experience enriches the training experience and allows ZapThink to create more customized courses to further educate the market on the realities of SOA and Cloud.

About Dovèl Technologies
Dovèl Technologies provides high-end software and application development to government clients. Dovèl is recognized as an industry leader in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), using the approach to create low-impact approaches to process, communicate, and store mission critical information. Clients include Food and Drug Administration, Department of Defense, U.S Census Bureau, Department of Education, and the Federal Aviation Administration. Dovèl has been appraised at CMMI level 3 and its annual quality report receives accolades from industry leaders such as Capers Jones, who has listed Dovèl in the category of “Companies That Utilize Best Practices” along with IBM, Amazon, Google, and Apple. To learn more visit http://www.doveltech.com.

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Piper Conrad
piper(dot)conrad(at)doveltech(dot)com
571-499-3718

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