UP conference is the premier cloud computing event, covering latest trends and innovations in the world of cloud computing. It was founded in 2010 by Cloudcor Inc® - a global alliance of professionals in cloud computing and an international cloud aggregation centre-point, providing global directions and best practices around the future of Cloud Computing.
The event is hybrid in delivery model which has both virtual and physical elements. UP 2011 Live event takes place Day 1 & Day 2 (December 5 - 6) at the Computer History Museum, Mountain View California USA.
Second annual UP 2011 Cloud Computing conference follows on from the successes of inaugural UP 2010 last year, which provided a communication platform like no other event. Conference panels, workshops, and tutorials are selected to cover a range of the hottest topics in cloud computing. An international network of cloud computing thought leaders from thousands of organisations and individuals participated, creating a fresh, objective and positive outlook on Cloud Computing.
Descriptions of our conference tracks are presented below.
UP 2011 Cloud Awards
The UP-START Cloud Awards was established to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of cloud computing to the business and technology community. The UP-START awards realize this mission through programs and activities that engage the cloud industry and community as well as the general public. The UP-START awards work in partnership year-round with key players to bring international attention to important issues such as the value and impact of cloud on global economy.
Cloud for Business Computing
This track covers applications for use across business and industry areas to help increase knowledge of what is possible from sales and marketing, customer and contact centers, supply chain of product and services, financials, human resources to specific areas across business including analytics, business intelligence, business process management, location intelligence, operational intelligence, information and data to business focused collaboration.
Technology & Innovation
This track covers the latest technological advances shaping the future of Cloud Computing. Leading Cloud Computing players will discuss visions and perspectives around future technical developments in key areas including; Unified Communications in the Cloud, Cloud Integration, Social Cloud, Cloud 2.0, Application Delivery, Private cloud / Public cloud, Greener Data Centers, High Performance Computing, Cloud Storage, Mobility, Enabling Technologies, Platform as a Service, Virtualization, Software as a Service, Cloud Monitoring, Infrastructure as a Service, amongst other emerging aspects of Cloud Computing.
Cloud For Public Sector/E-Government
This track will cover public sector cloud initiatives, ranging from U.S, UK, European Union and other government initiatives to move to the cloud. Specific topics will include: government’s use of cloud computing (private cloud, public cloud, hybrids); policy implications in moving to the cloud; security and privacy requirements for government use of external cloud resources; and success stories and lessons learned in Infrastructure As A Service, Platform As A Service and Software As A Service examples. In addition, there will be presentations on Open Government, Crowd Sourcing, and Government Transparency Initiatives tied to cloud computing.
Industry Implementation Insights
Learn about experiences transitioning traditional IT resources into the cloud, efforts to use the cloud to support business processes that are presently supported by traditional IT. Usage/ industry focus such as application to and lessons learned from use in Public & Government sectors, institutional and / or retail financial businesses, life sciences, manufacturing, retail, medicine, pharmaceutical, etc.
This track discusses real world experiences, applied thought leadership propositions realizing best practices from business owner perspective.
Governance & Policy
- What is personal information? What is privacy?
- Where is the personal data stored, What laws apply to the data in question.
- How can data become secure?
- Who owns the data?
- Who is the data shared with? Under what terms?
- Are there data breach disclosure requirements in place?
- What remedies, if any, will be offered?
- What steps or measures can people and organizations take to limit exposure and liability?
This Track will showcase how to efficiently get typically on premise, business critical applications into the cloud. Increasingly more and more end-users are turning towards an on-demand based approach to accessing and utilizing core business applications. Software vendors are rushing to the join Cloud parade and make their offerings available as a service. Learn about PaaS strategies which make most business sense providing elastic, scalable and reliable application hosting environments. For Enterprises, learn how to turn your data centre in to an enterprise wide application store for your IT users.
Research & Findings
Looks at new ways in which Cloud is streamlining Research and driving next generational IT evolution. We will learn how this particularly applies to Life sciences, pharmaceutical and drug discovery industries and how other verticals can realize the benefits of unlimited scalability. Hear from leading industry analysts who share visions, directions and strategies on future of Cloud.