PricewaterhouseCoopers Named Platinum Sponsor for UP 2010 Cloud Computing Conference

PricewaterhouseCoopers to deliver headline keynote address and host opening day of five-day cloud conference, which features UP Start awards, recognizing emerging cloud computing providers

Aug 04, 2010, 09:30 ET from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

BURLINGAME, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) is announced as Platinum Sponsor and a premier host of the UP 2010 opening day conference featuring the UP 2010 Cloud Computing Awards to be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, CA on November 15, 2010.

The UP 2010 conference and Day 1 event represent an excellent platform for both established and emerging technology business leaders and executives across industries, looking for opportunities to leverage innovative cloud computing technologies to further their business strategy.

The opening day (November 15, 2010) physical event will host distinguished delegates and showcase innovative cloud computing technologies and companies in a unique hybrid mode forum, which will culminate in an awards ceremony recognizing innovation and distinction among selected emerging cloud computing providers.

"We are excited to have PricewaterhouseCoopers as our Platinum Sponsor and Premier Host of the UP 2010 Day 1 awards event," said Khazret Sapenov, Chairman of Cloudcor Inc. "I am confident PwC's experience in working with leading and emerging technology companies will provide for an exciting keynote address and facilitation of our Day 1 event."

UP 2010 Cloud Computing Awards

The awards are designed to acknowledge the most innovative cloud computing technology companies/products that exist today in the following categories:  

  • Fastest Growing Cloud Company Award
  • Efficiency in Technology Award
  • Most Promising UP Start Cloud Provider
  • Overall Most Innovative Cloud Computing Provider Award

Submissions will be reviewed and rated by a select panel of experts from the UP 2010 conference advisory board. Finalists and winners will be selected by a panel of judges representing members of Cloudcor's distinguished advisory board and will be notified in mid-October.  Finalist presentations will also be streamed in high fidelity audio and video to virtual delegates, who can post questions and feedback to presenters online and in real-time. Award winners will be named in each category and the Day 1 physical event will culminate with an awards ceremony and networking reception for attendees.

"We are excited to sponsor and host the first Cloud Computing recognition awards event of its kind.  This event will showcase the leading technology innovators in cloud computing and provide a forum for business and technology leaders to learn more about how cloud computing can enable growth and innovation for companies across all industries," said Rob Gittings, U.S. Technology Sector Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers. "We encourage all emerging cloud technology providers to submit their nominations for consideration."

How To Participate

Innovative cloud computing providers who would like to be considered for an award are invited to visit the conference website at to find details about the award categories, application and submission processes. Deadline for applications is September 30, 2010.

Access to the San Francisco event is limited due to capacity. Delegates wishing to attend, can do so by purchasing a VIP ticket (priced at $299), which also provides full access to the entire UP 2010 conference (15 -19 November 2010). Registration is available via the UP 2010 conference site at: or via authorized partner channels.

To learn more about UP 2010 conference, the San Francisco USA physical extension and the UP-Start Cloud awards, please visit, or contact Khazret Sapenov at

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About PricewaterhouseCoopers

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About UP 2010

UP 2010 (15 - 19 November 2010), is the world's first truly "hybrid" cloud computing conference for business leaders, IT professionals and investors. UP 2010 is an affordable "hybrid" conference with both physical locations and full virtual deployment. Conference attendees will be able to attend in person, online or any combination of the two and will immensely benefit from thought provoking conference panels, collaborative workshops, and tutorials, which are selected to cover a range of the hottest topics in Cloud Computing. The conference agenda can be viewed at

About Cloudcor Inc.™

Cloudcor Inc. provides industry leaders and professionals insights into leading edge conferences, research, analysis and commentary, as well as providing a platform to network with leading experts in the cloud computing and IT industry. Cloudcor Inc. also offers project, implementation, and industry-focused services to support customers and business partners. Additionally, Cloudcor Inc. provides knowledge transfer to help deploy cloud computing solutions on your own, customized off-the-shelf solutions technology, delivery of a ready-to-use enterprise system, as well as a range of other services to meet your needs. Additional information about Cloudcor Inc. can be found via website at

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