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The Rackspace Cloud From Both Sides Now at MIT-CIO Symposium and Boston Tweet Party

Attend the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium to hear the latest in technology and be sure to swing by the Keynote Panel on Cloud Computing at 4:45 to say hi to Emil Sayegh who will be participating as a panelist.

Emil Sayegh, General Manager of The Rackspace Cloud, will be a featured panelist at the 2009 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium keynote on cloud computing. Entitled “Cloud Computing: Both Sides Now,” the panel takes place on Wednesday, May 20, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA.

Emil will also be hosting a small Tweet-Up afterwards at the Grafton Street Pub & Grill near Harvard Square starting around 7:30. Whether you are an MIT-CIO attendee, a Rackspace customer, a student incubating a web-start-up at MIT, or you’re simply interested in talking cloud technology, feel free to stop by and meet Emil. He’s very friendly, approachable and loves talking about the cloud.

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This is the official pitch on “Cloud Computing: Both Sides Now”:

Is cloud computing poised to become the “next big thing” in the pursuit of the IT computing nirvana? Although the jury is still out, the IT industry is once again abuzz with excitement. Cloud computing is hailed as the latest agent of disruptive change: the new paradigm shift catalyzing “Internet-scale” massive scalability and elasticity to fuel business innovations in the era of “on-demand.” Speed and access are seen as factors in the IT profitability equation, but does this innovation address the existing productivity issues associated with the human factor?

To navigate through the hype and avalanche of industry press, this session will explore cloud computing from “Both Sides Now” the unprecedented promises as well as the daunting challenges. In particular, the panel will highlight the critical roles of integrated unified management, performance assurance, and analytics-based feedback loops for safeguarding the successful adoption of cloud computing in an enterprise.

Panelists:
Mr. Brian Watson, Editor in Chief, CIO Insight

Mr. Ron Markezich, Corporate VP, Microsoft Online

Mr. Ed Bugnion, VP, Cisco

Mr. Emil Sayegh, GM, The Rackspace Cloud

Mr. Bill Rogers, Chief Information Officer and VP of Information Technology, Goss International

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Angela Bartels.

Angela runs integrated marketing campaigns for Rackspace. She started at Rackspace in 2003 and has done everything from Linux support, account management, sales, product marketing and now lives in marketing. She left Rackspace in 2005 to work for PEER 1 Hosting but returned in 2009 because she was interested in the cloud computing movement (and has always been a Racker at heart). Angela is a strong believer in the power of storytelling.


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