GigaOM Structure 2012 Announces Initial Speaker Lineup

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Fifth-annual Structure 2012 set to be most influential cloud computing conference of all time, with visionary speakers from Box, Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco, Zynga, Verizon and more to headline

GigaOM, a leading business and technology media company, today announced initial speakers for GigaOm Structure 2012, the number-one cloud computing conference now in its fifth year. Scheduled for June 20-12 in San Francisco, Structure is the seminal event in cloud computing, expected to bring together over 1,100 innovators shaping the future of the technology industry.

“For five years running, Structure has been the place to be for leaders in the cloud industry, and this year’s event promises to be the biggest, most influential yet,” said Om Malik, founder and senior writer of GigaOM. “Structure brings together the brightest minds and the biggest innovators in the technology industry, from cutting-edge cloud startups to the biggest enterprise software companies, to openly debate the pressing challenges in cloud computing.”

Visionary speakers are already lining up to take the stage at Structure. Returning headliners Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon and Aaron Levie, CEO and co-founder of Box, will be joined by new speakers this year, including Satya Nadella, President, Server and Tools Business at Microsoft; Thomas Roloff, COO of EMC; Rebecca Jacoby, CIO and SVP of Cisco; Jason Hoffman, Founder and CTO of Joyent; Bob Toohey, COO of Verizon Enterprise Solutions; Debra Chrapathy, CIO of Zynga; and Derek Collison, CTO and Chief Architect, Cloud Division at VMware. More speakers are being announced weekly.

Structure is the pivotal, must-attend conference for the top executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and technology directors innovating, shaping, and defining the cloud computing industry. Speakers and attendees will engage in interactive panels, fireside chats, and engaging roundtables to discuss how cloud computing can drive innovation in software, communications, chips, servers, networking, and other building blocks of the computing industry. Attendees will also hear real-world case studies of organizations that have successfully implemented cloud technologies to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and boost performance.

Key Themes
Some of the topics discussed at Structure include:

  • Software -defined networking: How are new networking technologies leveraging cloud technologies to dramatically improve resiliency, security, and capacity?
  • The green cloud: What are the next cloud advances that will reduce data center and computing power consumption?
  • The cloud on Capitol Hill: What’s next in cloud policy, oversight, and legislation?
  • Data infrastructure technologies: How are the adoption of NOSQL and the emergence of cloud platforms specifically designed for volumes of data are changing the game for data analytics?
  • Programmer platform evolution: How can you ensure your developers are using the right platforms designed to further your investments in the cloud?

Structure 2012 will once again host a LaunchPad event to recognize top startups in the cloud computing industry. The 10 best startups or major product launches will present their companies in front of an audience of VCs, angel investors, tech journalists, and other conference attendees. Startup less than 12 months old with innovative technologies powering cloud computing, Internet Infrastructure, or big data applications can apply online to take part in Structure Launchpad. The closing date for entries is May 11, 2012 at 11:59pm PST, and winners will be announced on May 23, 2012.

Register Now
For the past four years, Structure has sold out. Business leaders, IT professionals, investors, entrepreneurs, and anyone else interested in the future of computing and the Internet should register right away to ensure their place at the number one cloud computing conference. Earlybird pricing ends April 21st.

Some of the world’s most influential companies, including, Microsoft, NetApp, VMWare, Cisco, IBM, and dozens of others, have sponsored Structure in the past. This year we once again expect to sell out sponsorships at all levels. To gain visibility for brand among the movers-and-shakers of the cloud computing industry, contact Mike Sly at eventsales(at)gigaom(dot)com or (415) 235-0358 to learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.

About GigaOM
Founded in 2006, GigaOM has grown into the leading independent voice on emerging technologies and the disruption of media. The GigaOM news network’s online audience of 6 million monthly unique readers relies on its definitive coverage of cloud, mobile, cleantech, consumer web and media. GigaOM Events bring together the people innovating, shaping and defining the ongoing evolution of the technology industry. GigaOM Pro offers the highest quality research and analysis of emerging technology markets and the companies making a difference in those sectors.

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