The fifth annual cloud conference and awards December 11, 2014 - San Francisco
Optimizing Enterprise Cloud Strategy<

Lessons Learned: The impact on the future of Cloud and Standards



Today, we see innovative use of cloud computing across business. And with Cloud there is also a lot of hype. When we look at the innovative approaches to Cloud implemented by businesses today - the implementations which work well (and the ones that don't), we see patterns emerging.

Join the discussion about patterns of success. Hear tangible examples and use cases of projects that have achieved their goals. Learn how standards play a role in the successful patterns and use cases. How open standards cloud technology will enable organizations to rapidly build the skills and and evolve their organizational structure so they may establish repeatable models for success with Cloud.

To this end, Dr Diaz will provide an update on standards across the various layers of the cloud architecture (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) as well as highlight how recent deliverables from the Cloud Standards Customer Council, the first customer led consortium designed to shape the face of open standards based cloud computing may be leveraged for successful Cloud implementations.


Angel Luis Diaz , Vice President of Software Standards and Cloud , IBM Software Group
Dr. Angel Luis Diaz is Vice President of Software Standards and Cloud for IBM Software Group. In this role, he has global responsibility for driving strategy and management of IBM's industry-leading standards initiative. He manages a global standards community working across international organizations and consortia to foster development of the next generation of interoperability standards, policies and practices critical to IBM Middleware and foster a new model of standards development supporting IBM growth initiatives including IBM SmarterCloud, Social Business and Business Analytics. Dr. Diaz has served in a number of leadership positions at IBM Application & Integration Middleware Division (WebSphere) for IBM Software Group, responsible for driving the strategy and marketing for some of IBM's leading middleware technologies. As Vice President of WebSphere Business Process Management & Connectivity, he led the expansion of IBM’s middleware footprint in the BPM & C business segment. As Director for the WebSphere Business Process Management development, architecture and technology strategy, he was responsible for WebSphere Business Modeler, WebSphere Publishing Server, WebSphere Business Monitor, WebSphere Business Space Framework Component and WebSphere Integration Developer product development teams. Prior to joining IBM Software in 2003, Dr. Diaz was a member of IBM's Research staff and Senior Manager, where he led advanced technology projects related to XML & Web Services and initiated the world’s first two standards that make use of web services, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) Web Services For Remote Portals (WSRP) and OASIS Web Services For Interactive Applications (WSIA). He received his Ph.D. in computer science (distributed computing, programming languages & computer algebra) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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