The Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) and the Cloud Computing Association (CCA) have entered into a strategic alliance to better serve expanding industry needs driven by the explosive growth of cloud computing in the software sector.
Along with CCA Executive Director Don Buford, we are very pleased to announce plans this week for our first jointly sponsored event, CLOUD COMPUTING WEST 2012 (CCW: 2012), November 8th-9th in Santa Monica, CA.
CCW: 2012 will feature three co-located conferences focusing on the impact of cloud-based solutions in the industry’s fastest-moving and most strategically important areas.
The CCA is an independent membership organization, founded in 2012, dedicated to building a community of end-users and service providers of cloud-based solutions and products through individual professional memberships and industry conferences. The CCA has quickly amassed a contact list of three-hundred thousand industry participants.
As DCINFO readers know, the DCIA is an international trade organization, established in 2003, with more than one-hundred industry-leading member companies, including software developers, broadband network operators, and content providers. The DCIA conducts working groups and oversees political initiatives, as well as publishing this weekly online newsletter.
As part of the strategic alliance, DCIA member company employees will be offered the opportunity to become CCA professional members on special terms. And CCA individual members will be offered opportunities to participate in DCIA activities on special terms, as well as receive subscriptions to DCINFO.
The DCIA & CCA together invite companies and individuals to take active roles as exhibitors and speakers in CCW: 2012, a first-of-its kind cloud-computing summit that will bring together three conferences in a single venue. Interested parties are encouraged to call 410-476-7965 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
CCW: 2012 will encompass the latest advances and key pitfalls associated with cloud computing applied to entertainment distribution, telecommunications infrastructure, and venture financing, which the DCIA & CCA have identified as the three most critical areas for industry development.
The opening plenary session, “Cloud Computing Effects on Media, Telecom, and Investing” will feature a keynote address answering the questions: How are cloud-based solutions in the entertainment sector evolving? How do these and related developments impact broadband network infrastructure? How should investments in this space be evaluated?
This will be followed by a panel discussion answering questions such as: Is “the cloud” more important to content creation or storage and delivery? What role(s) do Internet service providers (ISPs) play in this arena? What are risk profiles and ROI projections for entities in this space?
From there, each of the three conferences will zero in on issues of importance to its area of focus.
The entertainment conference will start with latest trends in cloud solutions for high-value content production and distribution, then analyze pitfalls to avoid in adopting cloud solutions for content development/delivery, and finally examine ten tactical areas associated with the implementation of cloud-based solutions for media companies.
The telecom conference will start with current impacts of cloud migration on broadband network operations and businesses, then analyze drawbacks to cloud deployments from broadband network operators’ perspectives, and finally examine ten tactical areas associated with external cloud services and those that ISPs themselves offer.
The investment conference will start with new updates on venture capital and mergers-and-acquisitions (M&A) activity in the cloud computing space, then analyze liabilities that need to concern investors regarding cloud-based businesses, and finally examine ten tactical areas associated with criteria used for investing in cloud-based ventures and exit strategies.
The DCIA most recently presented the CLOUD COMPUTING CONFERENCE held within the 2012 NAB Show, focusing on cloud-based solutions for broadcasting. On the same date at a different location, the CCA presented two conferences, hCLOUD and PublicCLOUD, focusing on cloud-based solutions for healthcare and government.
"We’ve been astonished by the responsiveness of software sector representatives to the introduction of CCA and the value they’ve derived from our initial efforts to bring buyers and sellers of cloud-based solutions together. We look forward to leveraging the depth of experience of the DCIA in this space as we team with them to increase the scope and effectiveness of our combined service offerings," said CCA Executive Director Don Buford.
This very timely partnership will enable us to better serve our rapidly expanding industry by integrating a dual focus on individual participant as well as company level advancement. People as well as enterprises have major stakes in the ongoing cloud-computing revolution, and we are thrilled to be working with the CCA to drive continued success on both fronts. Share wisely, and take care.