WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Channel Company today announced that leading cloud executives from IBM, AVG, Cisco, Salesforce.com, ServiceNow and Ingram Micro have joined the ranks of the high-powered speaker lineup for its inaugural NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo, to be held December 4-5, 2014, at the San Diego Convention Center. Microsoft and Samsung will showcase social and interactive technologies on-site that will enhance the attendee experience.
"Now that the cloud has become a critical component in how companies of all sizes do business, we're seeing tremendous opportunities emerge for all," said Robert DeMarzo, senior vice president, Strategic Content, The Channel Company. "The attendees are going to get a holistic view of solutions in the market. They will hear from the big-name vendors and learn what they're doing in the cloud space as well as meet the up-and-comers, giving them an entirely new toolbox of solutions and services to help their clients find new ways to use the cloud to their advantage."
Robert LeBlanc, of Software and Cloud Solutions at IBM, will deliver a keynote address to share how IBM is helping clients use the cloud as an effective, secure and economical platform for running their business and engaging people in new ways. Businesses have decades of investment in technology and they also have a need to innovate—IBM believes that the cloud is the engine for integrating and extending business. IBM offers a comprehensive portfolio of cloud capabilities—infrastructure, development platform and Software as a Service—and has the expertise to help solution providers address clients' unique needs and help them innovate and grow.
AVG's top security cloud executive, Tony Anscombe, will address attendees in a keynote titled "The Partner Opportunity for the Internet of Things." Anscombe will discuss how partners can maximize their opportunity to help customers secure, monitor and keep up to date with a growing number of connected devices.
Cisco's Ellen Berlan, cloud director, Americas, will talk in-depth about the company's partner-focused cloud initiatives, including its Intercloud initiative.
Jeff Kaplan, managing director of THINKstrategies and founder of Cloud Computing Showplace, will moderate a Cloud Vendor Executive Panel. The panel will feature executives including Ed Bottini, director, IBM Cloud Service Sales; Ingram Micro's Renee Bergeron; ServiceNow's Dean Hervey; and Salesforce.com's Ron Huddleston. This interactive discussion will help attendees gain a deeper understanding of the partnering and alliance strategies of today's leading cloud vendors and how to align their skills, competencies and investments to maximize their go-to-market strategies.
Top sponsors of the event include IBM, AVG, Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Samsung and Lenovo as well as an array of newcomers to the cloud space. See the full list of exhibitors.
The NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo is the only independent, multivendor business and technology conference and exposition designed specifically for cloud integrators, developers, vendors and providers. Register today to gain actionable advice, share best practices with peers, and discover new cloud solutions and revenue streams.
To Learn More:
- Visit www.nexgencloudcon.com to learn more, and view the full list of exhibitors
- Read about the Cloud Vendor Executive Panel: http://ow.ly/DCBwp
- Register to attend: http://ow.ly/DE6o1
- Explore CRN's 2014 Cloud Partner Programs Guide: http://www.crn.com/partner-program-guide/cloud-ppg2014.htm
- See who made the CRN list of "100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors of 2014"
About The Channel Company
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