Saugatuck Technology Announces the 3rd Annual Cloud Business Summit

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C-level gathering shares insight and guidance to manage fast-changing IT and business

Research and advisory firm Saugatuck Technology today announced its third annual Cloud Business Summit, to be held September 25, 2013 at the Westin Times Square in New York City.

Similar to previous Summits that Saugatuck has hosted, this 1-day executive conference will bring together more than 125 large-enterprise CIOs, CTOs, and senior business and finance leaders from mid-to-large enterprises – to explore how companies can, and are, realizing the most from the Cloud in all of its forms.

With this year’s conference theme “Rethinking Business Innovation,” the event will explore how companies are leveraging the Cloud (and related technologies such as Mobile, Social / Collaborative IT, and Big Data / Advanced Analytics) to deliver enterprise advantage, including improving their ability to compete through innovative new ways of doing business, as well as building new businesses entirely.

The conference is organized to encourage peer-level learning and interaction, in an intimate, C-level setting. The keynotes and panels will share experiences, insights, and best practices regarding innovative business opportunities, and effective use of Cloud infrastructure services and business solutions. Most importantly, discussion will focus on how to manage the rapidly expanding IT and business environments that are enabled by the shift to the Boundary-free Enterprise™.

In addition to the conference keynotes, presentations and fire side chats, the 2013 conference agenda also includes two featured panels – a large enterprise CMO/CIO panel focused on how companies are rethinking customer engagement through the use of Cloud and related technologies, and a CFO/CIO panel, focusing on managing enterprise-wide risk in the boundary-free business environment that is emerging, and the growing use of Cloud technologies in Finance organizations, including Big Data.

The event will also host Saugatuck’s second annual Beacon Awards, recognizing the creation of real business advantage and value through the innovative use of Cloud and its enabling technologies.

Saugatuck is pleased to announce that both IBM and SAP have returned as Platinum sponsors for the third year in a row. Joining them as a Platinum sponsor in 2013 is Microsoft. Similarly, returning as Gold sponsors in 2013 are both Plex Systems and Progress Software, and returning as Silver sponsors in 2013 are both eGistics and Cloud Technology Partners.

Representative insights, advice, and guidance shared at the 2013 Cloud Business Summit will include:

  • Business Innovation and the Cloud: Improving customer engagement
  • Boundary-free and Real-time: Optimizing business processes with Analytics
  • Managing Opportunity and Risk in Hybridized IT and Business
  • New Master Architectures: Loosely-coupled yet supremely integrative with business processes
  • BYOT: The Transition from Device to Data to Technology Management
  • Managing Marketing Opportunity and Customers in the Cloud
  • New Horizons: The Office of the CFO Learns to Trust the Cloud
  • The Changing Face of Cloud Business Applications and Infrastructure
  • Leveraging Mobile, Social and Big Data Technologies for Competitive Advantage

To learn more about the event, including speaking and sponsorship opportunities, go to – or call Chris MacGregor at +1-203-454-3900 or via email at chris.macgregor(at)saugatucktechnology(dot)com.

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 Cloud Business Solutions and Infrastructure, Social Computing, Mobility and Advanced Analytics, key contributors to the emerging Boundary-free Enterprise™. Founded in 1999, Saugatuck is headquartered in Westport, CT, with offices in Santa Clara, CA and in Wiesbaden, Germany. For more information, please visit or call +1.203.454.3900.

To request a briefing with our analysts, contact: chris.macgregor(at)saugatucktechnology(dot)com.

About The Beacon Awards
Saugatuck Technology founded the Beacon Awards in 2012 to recognize outstanding business and IT innovation through the use of such advanced technologies as Cloud, mobility, social / collaborative IT, and advanced analytics. All nominated companies receive a thorough review and assessment by seasoned industry analysts from Saugatuck Technology. The Beacon Awards recognize business and IT leaders for innovation in four areas of business and IT: 1) Customer Engagement / Satisfaction, 2) Products / Solutions, 3) Markets / Partnering, and 4) Business Models / Realizing Revenue.

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About the 2013 Cloud Business Summit
The third annual Cloud Business Summit, to be held September 25, 2013 at the Westin Times Square in New York City, is a one-day executive forum that brings together large-enterprise CIOs, CTOs, and senior business and finance leaders from across a wide range of industries to explore how they can and are realizing value from the Business Cloud. To learn more about the Cloud Business Summit, go to, or contact Chris MacGregor from Saugatuck Technology at +1.203.454.3900 or via email at chris.macgregor(at)saugatucktechnology(dot)com.

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