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.
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.