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Microsoft’s Wilbee to Present at SYS-CON’s Cloud Computing Expo

Wilbee and Thomson to speak on combining the cloud & the desktop

Warren Wilbee, Director of ISV Evangelism for Microsoft, will be presenting with Ronnie Thomson, Senior Vice President of Engineering for Quark, at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009.

Better than purely cloud-based services are solutions harnessing powerful combinations of Internet services, on-premise servers and rich clients. In this session the presenters will deconstruct a real world example: how Quark has methodically and holistically developed an Internet services / rich client / on-premise solution. They will demonstrate how Quark, a leader in publishing, crafted a robust platform to deliver the compelling applications that leverages the best capabilities of the desktop, on-premise solutions and an array of services in the cloud. The "old view" is that desktop and web applications are two separate and isolated worlds: this session will on the contrary show a rich development paradigm combining the power of rich clients and powerful servers running on-premise and behind a firewall, with the breadth of services found in the cloud combining the cloud. It is not just the evolution of cloud computing, but of computing in general.

Speaker Bios
Warren Wilbee is Director of ISV Evangelism at Microsoft. He and his teams help ISVs in the US develop software using the Microsoft Platform. Prior to coming to us Warren spent the last six years as leader of the development organization for NxTrend Technology in Colorado Springs. Prior to NxTrend, Warren worked for independent software vendors in Minnesota and Canada as a software architect and leader in their development organizations.

Ronnie Thomson, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Quark, is responsible for overseeing research and development, user experience, and quality assurance for all of Quark's desktop and enterprise products. He has an extensive background in commercial product development, building high performing teams, and the rapid delivery of products to market. Thomson also has experience creating product strategy as well as overall product management. Prior to Quark, Thomson was director of research and development for unified messaging products at Avaya, Inc. where he was responsible for long-term business growth plans in addition to product strategy and product direction. Prior to Avaya, he also spent several years as vice president of engineering at Centra Software, Inc. Originally from Scotland, he holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK).

Learn How to Leverage Cloud Computing and Virtualization in NYC This March
Cloud Computing and Virtualization both take center stage this March in New York City, as SYS-CON Events brings two of its most popular industry-leading Enterprise IT events to the Big Apple: 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo and 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo.

Co-located at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan, these events have the highest-energy Expo Floor of any comparable event, with more exhibitors, more attendees, and more Special Events like our industry Power Panels, our delegate prize drawings, and our attendee-generated Show Awards.

Register today for a Golden Pass
and access to both events.

Cloud Computing Is Swelling Into an Estimated $36BN Market
The Cloud Computing conference theme this March is "The Delivery of IT Resources as Services" - with 100+ breakout sessions by leading industry CEOs and CTOs whose companies already recognize that what today's companies need above all is to be able to build infrastructures that can scale up or down at a moment's notice.

Over the next five years, IDC expects spending on IT cloud services to grow almost threefold, reaching $42 billion by 2012 and accounting for some 9% of total software sales. More importantly, spending on cloud computing will accelerate throughout the forecast period, capturing 25% of IT spending growth in 2012 and nearly a third of growth the following year.

Cloud computing helps IT cut infrastructure costs while adding new features and services to grow core businesses. Clouds can help grow margins as costs are cut back but service offerings are expanded.

Top Keynotes, Top Technical & Business Sessions, Top Delegates

2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo will feature 100+ technical sessions from the leading industry players from the main layers of the Cloud ecosystem - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications and services. Our two-day Expo is your chance to get in front of senior technologists including CIOs, CTOs, directors of infrastructure, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, and communications and networking specialists.

Attend Full-Day Cloud Bootcamp FREE With Your "Expo Plus Bootcamp" Registration!
Cloud computing is an opportunity for business to implement low cost, low power and high efficiency systems to deliver scalable infrastructure. But what's actually involved in moving to a cloud infrastructure? In this compelling one-day, hands-on training program, you'll learn just what it takes to take full advantage of the Cloud. Join fellow delegates as Alan Williamson, Editor-in-Chief of Cloud Computing Journal, uses his expertise to lead you through Cloud Computing Bootcamp on Tuesday March 31, 2009 with configuration samples, live demos and working setups.

Seats are limited to the first 500 attendees so Register Today for Cloud Computing Bootcamp to secure your spot!

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