By wutaojun | May 8, 2011
The 8th annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is fast approaching. On May 18, this one-day, international conference for CIOs and IT leaders, will take place on MIT campus.
In plenary sessions as well as more intimate panels, leading academics from MIT join CIOs from leading companies including Brad Peterson,CIO, Charles Schwab, Kirsten O. Wolberg, CIO, salesforce.com, and Ina Kamenz, CIO, Thermo Fisher Scientific. Each will look beyond the day-to-day issues and explore a wide spectrum of solutions that will prepare IT executives for the dynamic times ahead.
One of the panels will discuss Cloud Computing Spectrum: From Low Hanging Fruit To Game-changing Transformation. The panel comprises CIOs, leaders from mainstream cloud computing providers, and management and technology consulting executives:
Ted Schadler (Moderator), VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Ina Kamenz, VP & CIO, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Alexander Onik, Director of Partner Architects, VMware
Ali Shadman, VP & Chief Technologist, Technology Consulting, Hewlett-Packard Company
Kirsten O. Wolberg, CIO, salesforce.com
The panel blurb reads:
Cloud computing is an evolving concept with many different implementations. Numerous cloud computing offerings, such as public, private, and hybrid clouds, and service models, such as SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, confuse even industry veterans and slow down decision making. This Cloud Computing Spectrum panel will invite technology and business leaders of mainstream IT industry vendors to explain the ecosystem of cloud computing and characteristics of future computing. They will analyze how traditional vendors advance towards one-stop IT shop through independent R&D, M&A, or coalition with partners. The panel discussion about switching cost, technology trend and provision model will help CIOs to understand various cloud computing solutions and prepare for the cloud age.
Other industry experts include: MIT Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, author, Tami Erickson, MIT research scientist, Jeanne Ross and executives from McKinsey and the Corporate Executive Board, among others.
For more information, visit www.mitcio.com. This symposium is a part of the MIT 150th Anniversary celebration, where tomorrow is being invented today.