Platform Computing and Industry Leaders from Amazon and Microsoft Discuss New Cloud Technologies at Global ICT Summit

CEO Songnian Zhou to Discuss How Japanese Enterprises Can Leverage Private Cloud for Reduced IT Costs And Improved Enterprise IT Responsiveness

Jun 08, 2010, 09:00 ET from Platform Computing

TORONTO and SAN JOSE, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Platform Computing, the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software, announces that its CEO Songnian Zhou will speak at the Global ICT Summit in Tokyo, Japan on Monday, June 14, 2010.

Mr. Zhou will participate in a keynote panel discussion entitled, "New Trends in Cloud Computing Technology," alongside industry leaders from Amazon, Microsoft, and other large, global corporations. Mr. Zhou will provide a brief overview of Platform Computing's cloud strategy and vision and then discuss real-life success stories outlining best practices for phased planning and deployment of private cloud. The panel will be moderated by Waichi Sekiguchi, editorial writer for Nikkei Inc., Japan's most prestigious media organization, and will focus on the following three topics:

  • How companies can improve their business processes, reduce infrastructure costs, and increase customer satisfaction by leveraging cloud technologies
  • The issues that must be considered before taking advantage of cloud computing.  What types of costs are expected? How can CIOs, executives and IT managers be prepared to handle the transition, especially with regard to the cultural shift in IT management that accompanies cloud computing?
  • While cloud adoption has taken off in the U.S. consumer services market, how will it trend in the enterprise market?  How can Japanese companies and ICT vendors best leverage these new technologies? What issues should be addressed by the Japanese Government to facilitate cloud technology adoption, especially with regard to deregulations?  

Who: Songnian Zhou, CEO

What: Keynote Panel Discussion: New Trends in Cloud Computing Technology

When: Monday, June 14 at 10:50 a.m. Japanese Standard Time

Where: Global ICT Summit 2010, Nikkei Hall, Otemachi, Tokyo, Japan

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About Global ICT Summit 2010

The Global ICT Summit 2010, being held in the Nikkei Hall, Otemachi, Tokyo, Japan on June 14 – 15, 2010, invites corporate executives and opinion leaders active in the information and communication technologies (ICT) field in Japan and from across the world to discuss the emerging issues and future perspectives of a networked society. The 2010 summit will focus on the changing effects cloud computing has had on the information society. The Summit. For more information, contact the Secretariat for the summit at or visit

About Platform Computing

Platform Computing is the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software - serving more than 2,000 of the world's most demanding organizations. For 17 years, our workload and resource management solutions have delivered IT responsiveness and lower costs for enterprise and HPC applications. Platform has strategic relationships with Cray, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, and SAS. Visit

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