Phorum 2012 National Cloud Conference to Showcase Emerging Cloud Technologies for the Enterprise

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Fifteen Leading Edge Companies to Showcase What’s Next at Phorum 2012 Demo Pit

The Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), in partnership with Dell Inc. and Fairmount Partners, today announced the emerging growth companies that will be showcased in the Phorum 2012 National Cloud Conference Demo Pit. The diverse group of participating companies are all headquartered on the East Coast, near to the Philadelphia-based conference, and were selected for their innovation in the use of cloud computing technology to solve strategic business problems. They include:

AboutOne – contact management tool, aboutone.com
Adaptivity – enterprise cloud decision support provider, adaptivity.com
CloudConfidence.com – comprehensive cloud monitoring service, cloudconfidence.net
CloudMine – mobile app development platform, cloudmine.com
cWyze – interactive video platform, cwyze.com
eMaint Enterprises – facility and property management system, emaint.com
Houdini – enterprise crowdsourcing platform, houdiniapi.com
metaLayer – data management and analysis platform, metalayer.com
Profitably – small business planning and analytics tool, profitably.com
Queue in the Cloud – IT service management platform, qinthecloud.com
ReadySetWork – employee scheduling and communication tool, readysetwork.com
Ridaroo – employee ride sharing tool, ridaroo.com
Target Info – data analytics and management platform, target-info.com
Updentity – enterprise contact management automation tool, updentity.com
UXFlip – mobile app development platform, uxflip.com

“The companies selected for this year’s Phorum conference really showcase the diversity of cloud offerings available to the enterprise,” said Allen Born, Head of Internet and Cloud Computing Investment Banking at Fairmount Partners and Advisory Board Member for Phorum 2012. “While the companies all serve different enterprise functions – data management, HR, IT – all provide solutions that enable businesses to work more efficiently and cost effectively. We’re excited for the Phorum participants to have a chance to interact with them and showcase Philadelphia’s emerging cloud technology providers.”

The Demo Pit will enable these 15 early-stage companies to showcase their products to the conference attendees, who will have an opportunity to interact with Demo Pit participants and experience product demonstrations throughout the day. At the conclusion of the conference, three Demo Pit participants will be selected to join Peter Coffee, VP and Head of Platform Research at salesforce.com, on stage for the conference’s closing session.

Mr. Coffee is one of four nationally acclaimed speakers presenting on the enterprise and the cloud at Phorum 2012. Others include, James Staten, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, John Treadway, North American Practice Director for Cloud and Data Center Transformation at Unisys, and keynote speaker and Pulitzer Prize Nominee, Nick Carr, author of The Big Switch and The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. Phorum 2012 will be held March 28, 2012 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia and will explore cloud computing technologies and their transformative impact on how companies do business, go to market, and compete.

Sponsors for Phorum 2012 include Dell, Fairmount Partners, Anexinet, BMC Software, CA Technologies, ColdLight Solutions, Fiberlink, Hollister Creative, ICG, KPMG, LiquidHub, PACT, Slice Communications, SmartCEO, Unisys, and USEED.

Tickets for Phorum 2012 are still available and cost $300 for the full conference and $75 for the reception only. Seating is limited to the first 400 registrants. Registration is currently open at http://www.phorumphilly.com and sponsorships are still available.

About Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)
Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)'s vision is to be a premier resource for emerging growth companies in the technology, clean technology, and life sciences industries. We connect emerging growth companies, venture investors, professional advisors, and technology-focused corporations to network, develop relationships, pursue business opportunities, and market and promote their businesses to foster growth and innovation. For more information please visit http://www.philadelphiapact.com.

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