Cloud Slam 2009 -- 4-day Virtual Conference on Cloud Computing April 20-24.

[Before you start reading, the cost of this Conference is $52 -- mht] An international assembly of industry professionals, scientists, economists, legislators, and policy analysts will gather online April 20-24, 2009 for the global online/virtual Cloud Slam '09. The conference will bring together leading authorities and experts on technology, business models, industry implementation experiences, regulatory compliance, privacy and security, risk managment and scientific research will consider the shape and future of the universe of cloud computing.
Benefits of Attending

The conference will deliver:

* Hottest topics from business and IT perspectives.
* Take away actionable insights that will place you in a strong position of organizational readiness.
* Networking with more than 600 senior business and IT professionals from across the globe.
* The very best speakers in the field of Cloud Computing to share their knowledge in keynotes, case studies and sessions.
* Recordings of conference sessions available during and after the conference for replay.

Who Should Attend

CIOs and their direct reports; Enterprise Architects; Sales operations, Marketing, Customer Relations;
Business Strategists, planners and IT and business executives involved in Cloud Computing;
Strategy, operations, finance and compliance leaders; Quality management and QA officers
HR and change management executives.
Venture Capitalists and Investors will see movers and shakers of Cloud Computing.
Connect for Expert Thinking

You will hear keynotes by: Songnian Zhou, CEO of Platform; Russ Daniels, VP and CTO, Cloud Services Strategy, HP; Simon Crosby, CTO, Virtualization & Management Citrix Systems; Hal Stern, SVP Global Systems Engineering, Sun Microsystems; Maximilian Ahrens, CTO of Zimory; Jayshree Ullal, President and Chief Executive Officer, Arista Networks.

You will also join other distinguished speakers from Google, Amazon, Citrix, Sun Microsystems, Cassatt, EMC, Cisco, Trend Micro, Forrester Research, RightScale, 3Leaf Systems, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, NetApp, F5 Networks, Nirvanix, Desktone, rPath, Joyent, Elastra, Appistry, SOASTA, 451 Group, Rackspace, Cordys, Booz Allen Hamilton and many others (see full list of submissions).

Topics and Format

There will be five conference tracks with presentations, panels, breakout/unconference and birds of feather sessions. Presentations are limited to 50-60 minutes, and speakers will participate in a brief Q&A period following the panel presentations. Full conference program will be published in March.

How To Register

If you would like to participate, please register at http://cloudslam09.com/content/registration-5.html.

This is a very exciting opportunity to expose yourself to new ideas and best practices in cloud computing. We very much hope you will be able to join in this important event and sincerely look forward to your response.

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Conference Chair Committee