Data Integration – the New Game Changer?
Date: December 12th 2012
Time: 10:25am PST
Location: Willow Glen Room
As cloud IT takes off and new applications emerge daily, the result is an explosion of distributed data sources - old and new, on-premise and in the cloud. Bringing this data together in a smart, coherent way is essential for businesses to compete successfully in today’s global marketplace.
This session will detail how enterprises and their strategic partners can gain a competitive advantage through smart data integration as well as discuss the value that collaborative IT can bring to your data strategy and the emerging platforms and technologies that will drive data integration in the future.
The session will provide insights into:
- Emerging data trends – collaborative IT, cloud & hybrid integrations
- Platforms, solutions and technologies for integration
- Strategic partners and their role in making integration work
Lou Guercia , President and CEO , Scribe
As President and CEO for Scribe Software, Lou is responsible for Scribe’s direction, continued growth as a leader in mid-market and enterprise integration as well as the company’s entry into the cloud through integration-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings. He is a member of the SIIA Software Board of Directors and the MassTLC Cloud cluster.
An experienced entrepreneur, Lou has helped build several startups into successful brands and companies. He joined Scribe from Lotus Software where he served as Director of Operations and Strategy for Online Collaboration Services, IBM’s first public cloud service. Lou came to IBM as CEO of WebDialogs, a leading provider of SaaS web conferencing services to channel partners, upon its acquisition by IBM in August 2007.
Prior to WebDialogs Lou was Vice President of Business Development at Tessera Enterprise Systems, a pioneer in the field of customer relationship management. At Tessera he was responsible for strategic alliances and helped oversee the company’s acquisition by iXL Enterprises in 1999. Prior to Tessera, Lou co-founded Workgroup Solutions, a regional systems integrator for client/server technology, where he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Lou was involved in all facets of the spin-off of Workgroup Technology Corporation, including its venture capital investment and Initial Public Offering. He began his career at Xerox, where he held various sales positions and gained early exposure to the internet.
Lou graduated cum laude from the University of New Hampshire.