The Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) and Cloud Computing Association (CCA) are very pleased to welcome Microsoft to our all new co-hosted CLOUD DEVELOPERS SUMMIT & EXPO 2014 (CDSE:2014).
According to research firm IDC, by 2017, the cloud computing industry is expected to more than double from its 2013 level of $47.4 billion.
The cloud’s 23.5% compound annual growth rate is five times faster than that of the broader technology market.
The needs have never been greater for developers, programmers and architects to advance their knowledge, capabilities and skill-sets in order to profit from this revolutionary transformation in the business processes of the future.
Microsoft’s cloud platform Azure is helping to drive this growth with services that provide enhanced performance, scalability, and additional security, which conventional web hosts just can’t provide.
For web developers, this means access to hosted applications and data, along with cloud-based development services, enabling them to create web applications that have access to data and services like never before.
To help industry participants learn how to capture their share of this huge opportunity, the DCIA & CCA have partnered to present CDSE:2014 in Austin, TX on October 1st and 2nd.
Keynoting for Microsoft on the topic “Enabling DevOps for the Cloud” will be Haishi Bai, Microsoft’s Technology Evangelist for Azure.
Haishi is an active technical writer with two published books on cloud computing and a blog with 0.5 million views yearly.
He’s been working in the industry for 17 years, and has been accumulating software development skills since he was 12, when he wrote his first programs in BASIC.
After he joined Microsoft, Haishi’s focus has been promoting Azure adoption by speaking at events, creating samples, guidance, frameworks, and tools as well as engaging with customers at different project phases to guide their cloud computing projects.
Haishi’s keynote will highlight such areas as “focus on your application,” “learn and innovate,” and “continuous improvements.”
Microsoft will also offer two workshops at CDSE:2014, which will cover “Getting Started with Microsoft Azure” and “Big Data with Microsoft Azure.”
Joining Haishi in conducting these workshops will be Microsoft Research Connections’ Senior Research Program Manager, Wenming Ye.
After completing his graduate work at University of Colorado Boulder, Wenming joined SRI International, where he focused on design and development of innovative wireless, handheld, and web-based simulation tools and services.
He returned to Boulder as a developer on the commercialization team at Tech-X Corp, where he developed and productized large-scale HPC software.
Wenming is currently responsible for cloud-based big data and big compute projects at Microsoft Research Connections.
Microsoft’s participation and that of the other major cloud brands exemplify how this inaugural summit and expo is co-locating two related but distinct events with broader audience appeal than prior CCA & DCIA offerings.
First, it’s providing the kind of senior-level strategic business conference we’ve pioneered with the CLOUD COMPUTING EAST and CLOUD COMPUTING WEST conference series — and for which audiences will be of the same caliber as the decision-maker attendees for those.
And second, it adds an all new opportunity for cloud-solution providers and vendors to present hands-on instructional workshops and special seminars — and for which audiences will be more directly involved in developing, programming, and implementing cloud-computing solutions.
The schedule has been carefully organized so that workshop attendees do not have to miss out on the thematically related conference sessions that are most directly related to their areas of interest.
During the conference part of CDSE:2014, highly focused business strategy and technical keynotes, breakout panels, and seminars will thoroughly explore cloud computing solutions, and ample opportunities will be provided for one-on-one networking with the major players in this space.
At the co-located instructional workshops and special seminars facilitated by more than one-hundred industry leading speakers and world-class technical trainers, attendees will, see, hear, learn and master critical skills in sessions devoted to the unique challenges and opportunities for developers, programmers, and solutions architects.
All aspects of cloud computing will be represented: storage, networking, applications, integration, and aggregation.
Three tracks will cover mobile, logistics, and big data considerations that cut across nearly every enterprise vertical migrating business functions to the cloud.
Three tracks will zero-in on three economic sectors that are now experiencing the most explosive growth: media and entertainment, government and military, and healthcare and life sciences.
Register now for CDSE:2014 to take advantage of early-bird rates.
If you’d like to speak at this major industry event, please contact me at the DCIA. .
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