PwC US to Host UP 2011 Cloud Conference and Cloud Awards

Named Exclusive Ruby Sponsor and Host of Cloud Awards to Recognize Leading and Emerging Cloud Computing Providers

12 Jul, 2011, 11:00 ET from PwC

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US announces it will be the Ruby Sponsor and host of the 2nd annual UP 2011 Cloud Computing Conference to be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA on December 5-6, 2011.  This event will feature the Cloud Computing Awards, which recognize innovation and distinction among disruptive and next generation cloud computing companies.  The UP 2011 Cloud Conference and Cloud Awards are expected to attract both established and emerging technology business leaders and executives across industries that are looking for opportunities to leverage innovative cloud computing technologies.  The two day in-person event will feature a combination of keynote sessions, panel presentations and Cloud Computing Award finalists and will showcase innovative cloud computing technologies and companies.

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The UP 2011 Cloud Awards will recognize companies in the following categories:

  • Fastest Growing Cloud Computing Company
  • Overall Most Innovative Cloud Computing Provider
  • Most Promising Cloud Start-Up Company
  • Exceptional Enterprise Cloud User (new in 2011)

"Beyond IT cost savings, businesses are turning to the cloud to create innovative new business models, and UP 2011 provides an ideal forum for PwC to engage in a dialogue with business and industry executives on strategies for embracing the cloud to not only increase cost savings but to drive business agility and an improved customer experience," said Rob Gittings, U.S. Technology Sector Leader, PwC.  "We are excited to participate as the UP 2011 Ruby Sponsor and host of the UP 2011 Cloud Computing Awards event."

"We are excited to extend our collaboration with PwC as our conference Ruby Sponsor and Host of the UP 2011 Cloud Awards event," said Khazret Sapenov, Chairman of Cloudcor Inc. "PwC's experience with the cloud industry has been invaluable to date, and we are confident their continued support for UP 2011 will provide for a world class conference and a game-changing industry recognition event."

How To Participate

Cloud computing  providers who would like to be considered for an award are invited to visit the conference website at  http://upcon11.com/ to find details about the award categories, application and submission processes.   The deadline for nomination is September 30, 2011.

About Cloudcor® and UP 2011

Cloudcor ® provides industry leaders and professionals cutting edge insights into Cloud Computing through expert conferences, research, analysis and commentary, as well as providing a platform to network with leading experts in the cloud computing industry. UP 2011, produced by Cloudcor, Inc.®, is the world's first and largest hybrid format Cloud Computing conference and is now in its second year. For more information visit http://upcon11.com/  or contact Khazret Sapenov at k.sapenov@cloudcor.com.  

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