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Emergence Capital to Present at SYS-CON’s Cloud Computing Expo 2009

Matt Holleran to present Cloud App Entrepreneurs & Capital

Matt Holleran, Venture Partner at Emergence Capital, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009.

The cloud has emerged as a disruptive force, something venture capitalists live for. SaaS pioneers, like and NetSuite, broke through to customers with their innovative and flexible solutions that offered rapid ROI. Today, the platform-as-a-service trend adds fuel to the fire, as new companies are able to get to market quickly, leveraging one of the many powerful platforms, including Amazon EC2, Google App Engine and's These platforms eliminate the need to build out an expensive data center and, what's more, each offers a built-in audience of potential customers around the world. Emergence was the first to fund a company built purely on one of these platforms, and invested $2 million in Maxplore to accelerate their growth. This presentation will review the emerging opportunity for investors and entrepreneurs, offered by the platform-as-a-service trend.

Speaker Bio
Matt is interested in helping Cloud and SaaS entrepreneurs build great businesses. He has in-depth knowledge of the Cloud and SaaS business and financial models. Matt joined Emergence Capital, the leader in Cloud and SaaS venture capital, from, where he was the Vice President of Appexchange and Partners. Matt has 13 years of experience in business applications serving SMBs to Fortune 50 customers, with functional expertise in marketing, product management, sales, channels and business development. Prior to, Matt was the CEO of Apexon (acquired by STG), VP Marketing and Business Development of Datasweep (acquired by Rockwell Automation (ROK)), and served in several product, marketing and direct sales roles at Clarify (CLFY). He started his career as a Financial Analyst in Morgan Stanley's private equity division. Matt graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Engineering Sciences and Economics from Dartmouth College and has an M.B.A from Harvard.

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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