Thought Leader Global: A Walk in the Cloud

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High-profile “Enterprise Cloud Computing Forum” brings together representatives from numerous multinational corporations for practical advice and best practices on implementing cloud-computing protocols.

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There are obviously many security and identity concerns with cloud, and this event will feature numerous speakers who know a lot about these issues.

In-house IT directors from organizations currently implementing cloud-computing protocols will take center stage in Amsterdam on April 19 and 20, when Thought Leader Global hosts the “Enterprise Cloud Computing Forum.”

Unlike similar events that primarily feature IT vendors, the event will highlight the from-the-trenches view of actual IT personnel with firsthand experience on the pitfalls and promise of cloud computing, according to a press statement issued today by Thought Leader Global, a dynamic multinational networking organization and producer of targeted business media and events.

That makes the two-day forum “a unique knowledge-sharing opportunity,” according to Scott Rogers, Thought Leader Global’s marketing director.

“In the current economic environment, companies are constantly searching for ways to decrease costs while increasing revenue, and cloud is a key enabler of savings opportunities,” Rogers said in the Thought Leader Global press statement. “By revamping governance processes and systems, the IT function is able to provide better support to the business and help the company reach financial targets. Those who are implementing cloud will be the first to emerge from the recession, with a strong competitive advantage.

“This unique event will show practical corporate experiences in the implementation of cloud, on many levels and from many perspectives,” the Thought Leader Global marketing chief added. “Delegates will learn about public vs. private vs. hybrid cloud, the best practices for unlocking cloud’s true potential and cutting-edge ideas for moving organizations toward a mobile-enabled business architecture. This is a unique opportunity to hear from corporate users, not companies who only want to tell you their solutions are the best.”

Among the topics and presenters at the two-day event, according to the Thought Leader Global statement:
APM Terminals: “Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid”
Vodafone: Unlocking the true potential for cloud in your organization
Philips: Moving toward a mobile-enabled business architecture
GSK Biologicals: Cloud computing and enterprise architecture
Munich Re on datacenter automation
IBM: “Managing Security and Compliance Concerns in Cloud Computing”
An Austrian government presentation on electronic identities and their uses in cloud computing
Continental AG on cloud-based, on-demand SAP ERP operations: cloudy vision, or already a reality?
Deutscher Alpenverein: “Cloud Services as an Extension of IT Infrastructure”
Vodafone: Cloud computing as business continuity

“There are obviously many security and identity concerns with cloud, and this event will feature numerous speakers who know a lot about these issues, and how their organizations dealt with them,” Rogers said in the Thought Leader Global press statement. “The forum will also go pretty deep into the concept of cloud with a business-continuity context.”

The “Enterprise Cloud Computing Forum” is one of a number of educational events Thought Leader Global has scheduled for the first half of 2012. Other upcoming events include a “Tax, Transfer Pricing and Restructuring Forum” in March; a “Merger Integration Management Forum,” also in March; a marketing branding event in April; and a May discussion for in-house audit risk directors.

For more information on the “Enterprise Cloud Computing Forum” or any of the upcoming Thought Leader Global events, contact Marketing Manager Scott Rogers at +44-203-239-1927 or email info(at)thoughtleaderglobal(dot)com.

“This unique end-user-driven event is a great opportunity to learn how other IT directors are implementing cloud protocols,” Rogers noted. “Thought Leader Global is bringing them together so others can hear their unbiased perspectives – both success stories and tough lessons learned – and learn from their experiences, and so attendees can take away concrete strategies to drive their own successful IT transformations.”

About Thought Leader Global is a dynamic networking organization that produces targeted business media and events on various issues to senior management in multinational enterprises. Thought Leader Global’s mission is to produce business events that allow industry representatives to share various approaches to complex commercial challenges, giving event attendees valuable insights on increasingly complex global environments.


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