SunGard Availability Services to host IGNITE 2012 Forum Focusing on Cloud, Big Data for the Enterprise

Oct 30, 2012, 11:18 ET from SunGard Availability Services

WAYNE, Pa., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard Availability Services will host its second 2012 IGNITE Forum to engage CIOs, CTOs, and other senior business and technology leaders in discussions on strategies to enable cloud-based solutions for the enterprise.

This unique event brings together executives from financial, healthcare and pharmaceutical, and technology sectors. It is designed to foster a healthy dialogue among attendees while examining the myths and opportunities of cloud computing and big data. It takes place today at the SPUR Urban Center in San Francisco.

"We are pleased to bring together many great minds in the City by the Bay for intense, interactive discussions related to IT trends," said Keith Tilley, Managing Director UK & Executive Vice President Europe, SunGard Availability Services. "This is a forum which offers the opportunity for creative thinking for experienced business and IT leaders in order to develop solutions to their current business challenges."

The IGNITE event – titled "Cloud Computing for the Enterprise" – offers interactive educational sessions on cloud, big data, and other major technology trends impacting today's enterprises. Sessions include providing a framework for cloud computing, aligning cloud solutions and business outcomes, and trends in cloud computing.

"IGNITE will help executive leaders come together to discuss the realities and business impact of cloud computing for the enterprise," said Michael Stemmler, co-founder, Cloud Partners™. "Attendees will leave the event with a clear understanding of how their organizations can tap the cloud and big data to achieve measurable results such as reduced cost, increased revenues and improved productivity."

The guest speakers for this IGNITE Forum are:

  • Amy Bloebaum, Vice President, American Express.
  • Chris Kemp, Founder and CEO of Nebula.
  • James Staten, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc.

About SunGard Availability Services   
SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software.  With approximately five million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard Availability Services helps customers improve the resilience of their mission critical systems by designing, implementing and managing cost-effective solutions using people, process and technology to address enterprise IT availability needs.  Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to the information systems they need in order to do business.  To learn more, visit or call 1-800-468-7483.  Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About SunGard  
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