GigaOM announces Cloud Trailblazers: 10 for 2013

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Up and comers of the next generation of cloud computing will present on stage at Structure conference

We’ve found 10 big thinkers who are already planning the next generation of infrastructure and solving problems most companies aren’t even anticipating yet.

GigaOM today revealed its picks for Cloud Trailblazers: 10 for 2013. These 10 up and comers are rethinking and redesigning internet infrastructure for the next generation of cloud computing. They will present their ideas on stage at GigaOM’s Structure conference, being held June 19-20 in San Francisco.

The ones to watch are:

  • Narges Bani Asadi, CEO of Bina Technologies – changing the way medicine works with big data and high performance computing.
  • Matt DeBergalis, founder at Meteor Development Group – making real-time development and deployment possible.
  • Eric Frenkiel, CEO of MemSQL – building a better database without building a new database.
  • Mitchel Hashimoto, CEO of HashiCorp – building an open source suite of tools to configure and manage virtual machines.
  • Avinash Lakshman, founder of Hedvig – redesigning storage for massively distributed architectures.
  • David Mytton, CEO of Server Density – building tools to monitor massive groups of servers.
  • Matthew Prince, CEO of CloudFlare – rethinking security for a distributed world.
  • Jennifer Rexford, the Gordon Y. S. Wu Professor in Engineering at Princeton – building a new programming language for software-defined networking.
  • James Tamplin, CEO of Firebase – creating a new architecture for building scalable web apps quickly.
  • Jean Yang, a PhD candidate at MIT – writing a framework to allow programmers to build new services and features with privacy in mind.

Read more about their work here.

The infrastructure that supported the web in its early days is no longer up to the job. As businesses and consumers rely increasingly on the internet, companies that provide the underlying computing power are remaking the hardware and software on which those services depend. In doing so, they have changed the culture inside IT organizations, disrupted old-line businesses and made it easier than ever to build a web-based business.

“We’ve documented those shifts for the last six years at Structure, but this year we’re looking ahead,” said Stacey Higginbotham, senior writer for GigaOM and chair of Structure 2013. “We’ve found 10 big thinkers who are already planning the next generation of infrastructure and solving problems most companies aren’t even anticipating yet.”

Structure is GigaOM’s flagship event on cloud computing and internet infrastructure. More than 70 of the most influential technologists in cloud computing will take the stage, including:

  • Jeff Dean, Google
  • Jay Parikh, Facebook
  • Pat Gelsinger, VMware
  • Kevin Scott, LinkedIn
  • Werner Vogels, Amazon
  • Aneel Bhusri, Workday
  • Lew Cirne, New Relic
  • Ralph Loura, The Clorox Company
  • Bob Muglia, Juniper Networks, Microsoft

See the full speaker and session lineup here. A limited number of tickets are still available. Follow @GigaOM on Twitter (#structureconf) to stay up to date as new speakers and sessions are announced.

Some of the most influential companies in cloud computing have already lined up to sponsor Structure, including headline sponsor Intel. Sponsorships are expected to sell out. Contact Mike Sly at eventsales(at)gigaom(dot)com or (415) 235-0358 to join primetime sponsors AMD, Aspera, Basho, BTI, Citrix, DataDirect Networks, Dell, HGST, HP Cloud Services, IBM, Juniper Networks, Kontron, New Relic, Nuage Networks, OpenStack, Plex Systems, SAP, ServiceMesh, SnapLogic, SOA Software, SoftLayer, Verizon Terremark, Virtustream, Windows Azure, and WSO2.

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