(Gawkwire) – GigaOM, a global technology media company, today announced that its fifth-annual cloud computing conference, GigaOM Structure 2012, is nearly sold out. Scheduled for June 20-21 in San Francisco, Structure is the world’s number-one cloud computing event.
“Structure has become the preeminent event for technology executives – attracting top-tier speakers, entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders for two days of engaging debate on the future of the cloud industry,” said Stacey Higginbotham, Structure chair and senior writer for GigaOM. “There are still a few spots left, so if you are interested in how big data and the cloud will come together to change how the world connects, then you can’t afford to miss Structure.”
Over 1,000 movers-and-shakers in the technology industry are expected to attend Structure 2012, and speakers from some of the world’s top technology companies will take the stage. Speakers include:
Werner Vogels, CTO and VP of Amazon
Aaron Levie, Co-Founder and CEO of Box
Frank Frankovsky, VP at Facebook
Sundar Pichai, SVP of Chrome and Apps at Google
Satya Nadella, President of Server and Tools Business at Microsoft
Rebecca Jacoby, CIO and SVP of Cisco
Manoj Saxena, GM of Watson Solutions at IBM
Jason Waxman, VP and GM of Cloud Infrastructure Group at Intel Corporation
Jason Hoffman, Founder and CTO of Joyent
Paul Sagan, President and CEO of Akamai
Vivek Kundra, EVP of Emerging Markets at salesforce.com
Adrian Cockcroft, Director of Architecture at Netflix
Structure is the only event where leaders from large technology companies mingle with cutting-edge startups, venture capitalists, journalists and analysts in an open-format debate. Speakers and attendees will engage in interactive panels, fireside chats, and engaging roundtables to discuss how cloud computing can drive innovation in software, infrastructure, communications, chips, servers, networking and other building blocks of the computing industry. Attendees will also hear real-world case studies of organizations that have successfully implemented cloud technologies to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and boost performance.
Over two jam-packed days, attendees can participate in more than 55 thought-provoking sessions. Just a few of the compelling panels, breakout sessions, and presentations scheduled include:
Big Data Will Drive the Network to Become the Computer. Find out how big data is changing network demands and how data center interconnects and computer architectures are evolving to meet these demands.
The Rise of Learning Systems: Implications of IBM Watson for Big Data and the Cloud. Next-gen computing solutions are becoming game-changers as they leverage the vast repositories of unstructured, semi-structured and structured data. IBM Watson’s chief discusses the reality of business AI and the new era of decision support tools.
Databases Confront the Cloud: Evolution, Revolution, and Coexistence. Explore how database design patterns have evolved, especially those underpinning cloud applications, and how those patterns are driving innovations in database design.
Structure 2012 will once again host a LaunchPad event to recognize top startups in the cloud computing industry. The 11 finalists will present their innovative business ideas in front of an audience of VCs, angel investors, tech journalists, and other conference attendees. Two overall winners will be chosen, one by a panel of judges and the other by the conference audience.
Structure is nearly sold out, with only 50 tickets left. Business leaders, IT professionals, investors, entrepreneurs and anyone else interested in the future of computing and the Internet should register right away to ensure their place at the number-one cloud computing conference.
Over 70 influential technology companies have lined up to sponsor Structure 2012. Headline sponsor Intel will be joined by dozens of others, including Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, eTrade, IBM, Joyent, Red Hat and VMware. There are a few sponsorship spots left for companies that want to elevate their brand within the cloud computing industry. Contact Mike Sly at email@example.com or (415) 235-0358 to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
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