After the great success of Forecast 2012, where hundreds to IT leaders met to discuss the future of cloud computing, the Alliance is announcing Forecast 2013. This second-annual conference for global IT managers and services and solutions providers to come together to discuss cloud adoption based on ODCA requirements.
According to our member survey, 12 percent of our membership have already deployed cloud solutions based on the ODCA usage models. Forecast 2013 will focus on sharing best practices based on these initiatives, as well as address the top challenges facing enterprises as they implement cloud computing services. The conference will be held adjacent to GigaOM Structure. GigaOM is collaborating with the Alliance as a premier media sponsor of ODCA Forecast 2013.
“With the tremendous progress toward solutions adoption, we expect Forecast 2013 attendees to experience real-world best practice sharing and networking opportunities that can translate directly to the acceleration of cloud services,” said Mario Müeller, Open Data Center Alliance chairman and vice president of IT infrastructure at BMW.
“If our inaugural event presented an opportunity for ODCA members, along with global IT leaders and industry providers, to deepen their understanding of the Alliance’s requirements for the cloud, Forecast 2013 will offer the chance to discuss the benefits our members are already achieving.”
Forecast 2013 will feature sessions focused on top of mind issues associated with cloud deployment, including compute infrastructure as a service (CIaaS), software defined networks (SDN), and cloud security.The event will also provide a unique opportunity for participants to meet and interact with the leadership of the ODCA, made up of senior executives from some of the world’s leading IT organizations. The Forecast agenda has been uniquely cast to maximize engagement opportunities among attendees including attendee driven meet-ups, sponsor NDA executive engagements, and series of networking receptions.