2011 Cloud Symposium

Speaker Profiles


Headshot_1_rev.jpgScott Algeier, Executive Director, Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC)

Scott C. Algeier is the Founder, President and CEO of homeland security consulting firm Conrad, Inc. Conrad, Inc. (www.conradinc.biz) provides strategic policy and business consulting services to businesses and not for profit organizations focused on cyber security and critical infrastructure protection. Scott also serves as the Executive Director of the Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) (www.it-isac.org) where he is responsible for the daily management of the IT-ISAC, leading initiatives to increase membership, and developing and implementing enhanced information sharing and analysis capabilities. He is the IT-ISAC’s principle spokesperson, representing the organization to the public, senior leadership at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Congress and international organizations.

Scott was recently elected Secretary of the National Council of ISACs and served as industry Chair of the IT Sector Risk Assessment Committee. This committee developed a methodology to assess risks to the IT Sectors’ six “Critical Functions” and released the results of that assessment in August 2009 as the first ever Baseline IT Sector Risk Assessment.

Prior to starting his own firm, Scott was Manager for Homeland Security at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he coordinated the U.S. Chamber’s critical infrastructure protection, cyber security and disaster management public policy initiatives. While in this position, Scott served as a member of the Information Sharing Study Group of the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council.

Scott previously served as the Associate Director for Economic Security of the U.S. Chamber’s Center for Corporate Citizenship, where he was responsible for managing the Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security. Before joining the U.S. Chamber, Scott was the Legislative Aide to New Jersey Assemblyman Guy R. Gregg and an Editorial Assistant for CreditWeek Municipal, a Standard and Poor’s publication. Scott earned his Masters in International Relations and European Studies from the University of Kent’s (England) London Centre for International Relations, and is an honors graduate of Gettysburg College.

joe-baguley-large.jpgJoe Baguley, Chief Technology Officer, EMEA, VMWare

Joe is the newly appointed Chief Technology Officer at VMware Inc, a global virtualisation and cloud infrastructure company.  Based in the UK, Baguley will help develop and communicate VMware’s strategy with customers and partners, while using his wealth of expertise and experience to help organisations reduce costs and better support users and business needs.

Baguley joins VMware following a ten year tenure at Quest Software where he was CTO of EMEA, shaping the direction and strategy of Quest Software. Joe is a recognised leader within the European cloud community and renowned conference speaker whilst having played a key role in Cloud Camp and other events. In addition, Baguley is also on the Industry Expert Group at SIENA and is a founding committee member of the Data Centre Specialist Group at the British Computer Society who helped shape the European Code Of Conduct for Data Centres.

_wsb_90x135_Bernstein_Photo.jpgDavid Bernstein, Managing Director of Cloud Strategy Partners and Founder & Working Group Chairman, IEEE Guide for Cloud Portability and Interoperability Profiles

David Bernstein is Managing Director of Cloud Strategy Partners, LLC, and serves many clients in Cloud Computing such as Huawei Technologies, where he is acting Special (Contract) CTO and Vice President for the Software & Applications Division of Huawei. Previous to Cloud Strategy Partners, David was at Cisco as VP/GM of the Network Applications Infrastructure Business Unit; then started Cloud Computing for Cisco in the Office of the CTO. There he was responsible for Cisco’s Standards, Research, and Industry activities in Cloud Computing, and did the Technical Architecture for Cisco’s JV with EMC and VMware.

David’s previous experience includes executive positions in AT&T, Siebel Systems, Pluris, InterTrust, and Santa Cruz Operation. David holds nearly a dozen patents in software and communications, speaks and publishes regularly in IEEE, IARIA, and Industry conferences, and is Founder and Working Group Chairman, of IEEE P2301 Guide for Cloud Portability and Interoperability Profiles and IEEE P2302 Standard for Intercloud Interoperability and Federation. He has been a key author/contributor to many other industry standards such as OpenSOA.org, OASIS SCA, WS-I, JCP/J2EE, and IEEE POSIX.

David holds degrees in Physics and Mathematics from University of California where he was awarded the UC Regents Scholar designation for his Office of Naval Research work. David keeps an active speaking/consulting site with webcasts, papers, blog, conference schedule, board activities, and success stories at www.CloudStrategyPartners.com

Bohn__Robert.jpgRobert Bohn, Reference Architecture Lead for Cloud Computing, NIST

Robert Bohn, of the Applied and Computational Sciences Division in NIST/ITL, serves as the Reference Architecture Lead for the NIST Cloud Computing Program. In this role, he works with industrial, academic and other government stakeholders to develop a high-level vendor neutral reference architecture and taxonomy under the NIST Strategy for Developing a US Government Cloud Computing Roadmap. This architecture and taxonomy will be used as a frame of reference to facilitate communication, illustrate and understand how clouds services and components fit together for all levels of government.

Bob was a member of the National Coordination Office of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) and served as the program as the Technical Coordinator for the High End Computing Interagency Working Group (HEC-IWG) and Human-Computer Interaction and Information Management Coordinating Group (HCI&IM CG) and composed entries in the President’s Annual NITRD Budget Supplements.

Bob was a recipient of a National Research Council fellowship at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA, received a Ph.D. and Bachelor degrees from the University of Virginia and University of Illinois, respectively and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University School of Business and Public Management.

Borras.jpegJohn Borras, Chair, OASIS eGov Member Section

John spent the majority of his career working on the development of ICT systems, policies, strategies and procedures for central and local government in the United Kingdom. He took early retirement from the Civil Service in 2006 after 38 years service and since has been a self-employed consultant. John has extensive knowledge of a wide range of issues relating to e-government and e-voting both at the business, information and technical levels. His main areas of expertise are at the strategy and policy levels and he has established himself as one of the UK’s foremost experts on e-government and e-voting standards.

John was the Chief Executive of the Local eGovernment Standards Body (LeGSB), and was responsible for the development of policies and procedures relating to the approval and setting of standards that will support local government meet their e-service delivery targets. Prior to that he worked in the Office of e-Envoy (and subsequently the Cabinet Office’s e-Government Unit), where he was the Director of Technology, responsible for the UK’s e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) and other e-government and e-voting technical policies and standards. Before joining the OeE, John spent over 30 years in the Inland Revenue, the majority of his time being spent on data and information management and IS/ICT Strategy.

John has represented the UK government on various international working groups, developing e-government and e-voting strategies, data interchange procedures and standards, and enterprise architectures. He is a past Director of OASIS, the international e-business consortium, and the current chairs of their: e-Gov Member Section; Technical Committee on e-voting standards; and Transformational Government Framework Techincal Committee.

brown_0_0.jpgPeter Brown, official of the European Parliament (on leave) and Member of the OASIS Board of Directors

Peter Brown is chair of the OASIS Board and is an official of the European Parliament currently on long-term unpaid leave of absence. During this period, he founded and managed Pensive nv/sa, a Belgium-based software solutions company for information-driven enterprise and is now based in Los Angeles working as an independent consultant. Peter's areas of professional interest cover semantic technologies, interaction design, identity management, SOA, cloud computing and information management.

Most of Peter's professional career to date has been working in the European public service - for the Council of Europe until 1989 and then for the European Parliament, where his work over 16 years has covered all aspects of the organization's work, from running the leader's office of the largest political group, acting as a political adviser, developing (pre-Web) online information networks, through to developing organization-wide information architecture and involving the Parliament in standards and consortium work. He is an active member of OASIS and co-editor of the SOA Reference Model (SOA-RM) and Reference Architecture Foundation (SOA-RAF).

Before founding Pensive, Peter worked with the Austrian Government's EU eGovernment Strategy unit as a senior adviser and worked particularly on electronic identity and eGovernment standards.

luis.jpegLuis Busquets Pérez, SIENA EC Project Officer, European Commission

Daniele.jpgDaniele Catteddu, Managing Director EMEA, Cloud Security Alliance

Daniele Catteddu, is the recently appointed Managing Director, Europe and Middle East, in Cloud Security Alliance. In past worked at ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency), where he was responsible for supporting EU Member States in implementing the security obligations in the new European Framework Directive on Telecommunication. He has also worked within ENISA as a risk management expert, on various activities in the area of the Emerging and Future Risks, having a particular focus cloud computing. Before joining ENISA, Daniele worked as an Information Security consultant in the banking and financial sector.

Daniele is the author of the study: “Security and Resilience in Governmental Clouds” as well as co-author of the reports: “Cloud Computing: Benefits, risks and recommendations for information security” and “Cloud Computing: Information Assurance Framework”. He is member of various national and international security expert groups, invited speaker at conferences and workshops, member of the Steering Committee of CAMM (Common Assurance Maturity Model) and reviewer for FP7 open calls. Daniele graduated from the University of Parma (Italy) in Business Administration and Economics, and holds CISM and CISA certifications.

clark.pngJames Bryce Clark, General Counsel, OASIS

Jamie Clark advises on legal and policy matters as well as the consortium's extensive liaison efforts. He is an e-commerce and information technology attorney who began his practice as a financing and corporate restructuring lawyer with Shearman & Sterling at 53 Wall Street in New York. He represented high technology companies in their banking, trade finance, acquisitions and securities transactions throughout the 1990's, and served two terms as chairman of the American Bar Association's business law subcommittee on electronic commerce. While a practicing attorney, he was a contributor to the original ebXML project (now ISO 15000), co-editor of its business process standards in 2001, and chairman of the ebXML Joint Coordinating Committee.

Prior to joining OASIS's staff in 2003, he was vice president and general counsel of a healthcare e-commerce company, and corporate partner in a Los Angeles law firm. He is a U.S. delegate to the e-commerce working group of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and an expert adviser on automated contracting and Internet law for the U.S. State Department. He is a frequent speaker and author in e-commerce and information security law as well as complex finance transactions. Jamie holds JD and BSc degrees from the University of Minnesota, and is based in Los Angeles.

photoSoniaCompans201109.jpgSonia Compans, Technical Officer, ETSI

Sonia Compans is presently technical officer of ETSI Standardization Projects and supervises standardization activities carried out by some ETSI Technical Committees. She coordinates ETSI activities on Content Delivery as well as Fixed Networks and their evolution to Future Networks.

web_alissa.jpg Alissa Cooper, Chief Computer Scientist, Consumer Privacy, Center for Democracy and Technology

Alissa Cooper is the Chief Computer Scientist at the Center for Democracy and Technology. Her work focuses on a range of issues including consumer privacy, network neutrality, and technical standards. She conducts research into the inner workings of common and emerging Internet technologies, and seeks to explain complex technical concepts in understandable terms. She has testified before Congress and the Federal Trade Commission and writes regularly on a variety of technology policy topics. She currently co-chairs the Geographic Location/Privacy working group (Geopriv) within the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Alissa moved to the Washington area after completing her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science at Stanford University. There her work focused on computer security issues and their policy implications.

cosgrove-sacks-ph-d.jpgCarol Cosgrove-Sacks, Senior Advisor, International Standards Policy, OASIS

Carol Cosgrove-Sacks, Ph.D., represents OASIS to European and international organizations, the business community and NGOs. She contributes to promoting the policy relevance and visibility of OASIS in international processes and assists with OASIS strategic business development and networking with governments and trade associations throughout Europe. Carol was formerly Director of Trade in the United Nations (1994-2005), where she was responsible for managing support to the UN Center for Trade Facilitation and E-Business [UN/CEFACT], including the management of UN/EDIFACT and the development of ebXML and the UN electronic documents set, UNeDocs. She launched and organized the annual UN forums on international trade facilitation and e-business and the programme on Internet enterprise development. She has participated in many international taskforces to define the policy and strategic context for e-business tools, including the ISO High Level Steering Group on CALS, the UN ICT Taskforce, the OECD Working Group on e-Commerce, and was the global coordinator for the UN Regional Commissions for the World Summits on the Information Society (WSIS),2003 to 2005.

Carol is based in Geneva, where she works as a business consultant especially regarding the WTO and international supply chains. She is also a Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, and travels frequently to Brussels. She is a regular public speaker, particularly about international trade logistics, e-business and e-government. Her credentials include a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in economics and a Ph.D. in international trade development. She is based in Geneva and speaks English, French and German.

tcowen.jpgTim Cowen, Partner, Sidley Austin

Tim Cowen is a partner in Sidley’s London office, where he focuses on EU and UK competition law and EU regulatory law.   Mr. Cowen has handled competition and regulatory matters for over 20 years from the perspective of external advisor, in-house counsel and international board member for a major international and British business. He formerly served as general counsel for BT’s international businesses, and as Chief Counsel Competition Law and Public Policy for BT Group.

Mr. Cowen is also currently Founder of the Open Computing Alliance, an alliance of companies in the information technology sector dealing with issues of common concern. Mr. Cowen was awarded the title of ‘Distinguished Visiting Fellow’ at the European Business School in London and is a visiting professor at the City of London Law School and a guest lecturer in law and technology at Imperial College (Tanaka Business School).

His areas of focus include Communications Law Appeals, Antitrust and Unfair Competition, Alternative Energy Projects, Antitrust Counseling, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Antitrust Government Investigations, Antitrust Legislative and Regulatory Representation, Telecommunications, Broadband and Video, Government Contracts, EU and International Privacy.

Mr Cowen is a Panel Member of the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal and was Past Chairman Competition Panel, Confederation of British Industry and of the Competition Panel, International Association of Commercial and Contract Management.

M_Drescher_jpg_659878492.jpgMichel, Drescher, Technical Manager, European Grid Infrastructure (EGI)

After graduating in Computer Science and Biology in 1997, Michel's career started by providing the entire client side of the first UNICORE stack for HPC. Since then, distributed infrastructure and computing systems whether small or large-scale, commercial or academic, have been his constant companions. Having lived and worked in Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Switzerland, it was all but a logical next step to join forces with EGI.eu.

MikeEdwards.jpgMike Edwards, Chair of the BSi UK Mirror Committee for ISO JTC1/SC38, IBM

Mike Edwards is a member of the IBM Software Group standards team, where he specializes in software standards for SOA and for Cloud Computing. Mike is currently Chair of the BSi UK mirror committee for the ISO JTC1 / SC38 committee which works on SOA Standards and Cloud Standards at the international level. He is also Co-Chair of the OASIS Service Component Architecture Assembly Model technical committee.

Mike has worked at IBM's Hursley Park lab for nearly 30 years in a wide variety of roles relating to software, including the development of OS/2, Computer Telephony software, IBM's versions of the Java SDKs and SOA and Web services software both for the IBM WebSphere family of products and also in open source for the Apache Tuscany project where he is a committer. He has also worked on a variety of projects, most recently the European PEPPOL project for Government eProcurement.

marnix_1.jpg Marnix Dekker, Application Security Officer, European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

Marnix works at ENISA on cloud security and smartphone security. He has a degree in Theoretical Physics and a PhD degree in Computer science. His PhD thesis proposes new, more flexible, access control for collaborative work environments such as medical health record systems.

Before joining ENISA, he worked for KPMG in the Netherlands as an IdM architect and an IT auditor. For example, he designed the new version of DigiD, a digital ID for citizens (around 8M users and 40M transactions), and the first version of e-Recognition a delegation system for Dutch businesses based on SAML and XACML. At KPMG he also reviewed the deployment of a large cloud and outsourcing service (around 200M euro) for a critical governmental agency.

chris_francis.jpgChris Francis, Manager, Technical Relations, IBM UK

Chris is a technology, regulatory and policy specialist handling technical relations for IBM. Prior to that he handled general government affairs for IBM UK and IBM's Telecommunications policy interests across the EU. Chris' background includes serving as a Civil Servant in the UK Government specialising in support of key business technologies and innovation issues after a policy career covering most commercial competitive issues as well as pursuing joint industrial and academic research work in computer control.

gaehtgens.jpgFelix Gaehtgens, Director of Technology Partnerships, Axiomatics AB

Felix Gaehtgens is Director of Technology Partnerships at Axiomatics AB, a company specialising on Authorisation and Access Management using the XACML standard. Over the last two decades, Felix has been involved in several high-tech ventures and as a consultant to large corporations and public institutions in Europe, the United States and Latin America. Before Axiomatics, he was a senior industry analyst at Kuppinger Cole. Felix was also a co-founder and partner of Symlabs, a software vendor specialising in virtual directory software and identity management infrastructure.

Felix has used, and in some cases was actively involved in many of the technology innovations since the Eighties, and on several sides - as a developer, system/network administrator, user, and as a decision maker. His projects included designing, deploying, developing and supporting systems for mobile telephone networks, Internet portals and unified messaging systems. Since 1998, he has been heavily involved in identity and access management - even before the phrase was coined. Felix's technical articles have appeared in publications including Unix Systems, Unix World, Springer Verlag, Heise Verlag and LANline in English, German and Spanish.

a_goto.jpgAtsuhiro Goto, Professor, Graduate School of Information Security, Institute of Information Security (IISEC)

Atsuhiro Goto just started his new career as Professor, Graduate School of Information Security, Institute of Information Security (IISEC) on July 1st 2011.  Goto has been with NTT R&D for more than 25 years and has made significant contributions on several cutting-edge business developments. His experience includes leadership of various nationwide projects with major information and communication technology vendors, and he currently manages Japan’s national project on “Highly Reliable Foundation Technology for Control of Cloud Computing Services.” Goto has also contributed to global standardization as vice chair of the Global Inter-Cloud Technology Forum (GICTF). His research interests include cloud computing, IP networking, and new application architectures.

Goto received a PhD degree from University of Tokyo in 1984. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society; the ACM; the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communications Engineers; and the Information Processing Society of Japan. He is an IPSJ fellow and served as a member of the IPSJ board from 2008 to 2009. He has been a member of the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors since 2011.

tomas.jpg Tomas Gustavsson, Chief Technology Officer, Primekey

Tomas Gustavsson, M. Sc, has been researching and implementing PKI systems since 1994. Project founder and developer of the open source enterprise PKI project EJBCA, contributor to numerous open source projects. Member of OASIS EKMI TC and member of the board of Open Source Sweden.

chiemihayashi_per.jpgChiemi Hayashi, Associate Director, The World Economic Forum

Chiemi Hayashi is a Deputy Head of the Risk-in-Depth Team, Risk Response Network at the World Economic Forum. Chiemi works towards building cross-discipline, -industry and -regional partnerships to address creative solutions for shared opportunities. She was one of the core members developing the Global Risk Report 2011. Prior to her current role, she has lead a number of the Forum’s industry scenarios such as the Future of Cloud Computing, Future of Pensions and Healthcare, Technology and Innovation in Financial Services, and regional scenarios such as those for in the Middle East. She was selected as a Global Leadership Fellow at the Forum in 2006. Prior to her career at the World Economic Forum, she worked at Goldman Sachs (Japan), where she managed cross-regional and divisional projects ranging from Japanese government bonds to derivatives.

Chiemi holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, a diploma in International Business from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the International Christian University in Japan.

jHorton.jpgJerry Horton, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Mr. Jerry Horton joined the United States Agency for International Development on February 15, 2009, as the Chief Information Officer. He has over 15 years of experience with Information Technology Groups from a wide variety of industries.

At the U.S. Mint, he held VP and Director roles with several e-Business and manufacturing startups leading Information Technology, Technology Operations, and Business Operations organizations.

Prior to those roles, Jerry served as Director of IT for VTEL, Manager of Site Networks and Computing for Motorola in Austin, Texas and IT Manager for two supercomputer manufacturers (nCUBE and CRAY Computer.) He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado.

gnjanssen_profile_large_view.jpgGershon Janssen, Independent Architect and Member of the OASIS Privacy Management Reference Model (PMRM) Committee

Gershon Janssen is an independent architect and member of the OASIS Open Standards Group. Gershon has a background in software and infrastructure architecture, distributed systems and integration technologies. Gershon works predominantly on projects, designing and building complex information technology architectures focusing on architecture, SOA, Cloud, Identity and Privacy.

Gershon is a strong promoter of open standards and believes in broad adoption of these and as such participates actively in standards efforts. In OASIS, he sits on the Steering Committee of the e-Government Member Section, and on the identity and privacy related Technical Committees ‘Identity in the Cloud’ and ‘Privacy Management Reference Model’. Gershon also sits on the Coordination Committee of the Internet Technical Advisory Committee to OECD, focusing on Information Security and Privacy.

After having studied Computer Science, he has held various positions in the Netherlands and abroad within the government, aviation, banking, logistics and supply chain management sectors.

jensen.jpgJens Jensen, Scientist/IT Project Manager, Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Dr. Jens Jensen received his PhD in maths from the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He has done research in maths, quantum information theory, quantum cryptography, large scale data management, infrastructure management, and identity management, particularly PKI (notably the IGTF soapbox lecture series), and more. He currently works for the Science and Technology Facilities Council, one of seven UK research councils. He is Area Director for security in the Open Grid Forum, and a member of the OGF standards council. He leads the security work package in the EU-funded Contrail project, a project building federated cloud services for, among others, life sciences and high performance scientific data processing. He is also the leader of the storage and data management group in GridPP, the UK grid for particle physics, and is CA manager of the IGTF-accredited UK e-Science CA. He works for the UK national grid service (NGS), and also works as IT project manager and/or security advisor for various projects.

Steven Johnston, Senior Security and Technology Advisor, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

During a 24-year military career as a Communications and Electronics Engineering (CELE) Officer, Steven Johnston increasingly specialized in information security. Immediately prior to his retirement from the military in 1999, he was involved in the developing field of information protection operations and in particular was responsible for the establishment of the DND Computer Incident Response Team. Following a brief period as an Information System Security consultant with the private sector, Steven returned to government service as Senior Policy Advisor, Information Protection Engineering Project at the Communications Security Establishment. Responsibilities included identifying policy and legal issues associated with the use of information protection technologies.

Steven is currently the Senior Security and Technology Advisor at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. As the most senior technical specialist within the Commission, Steven provides expert advice on general information technology, information technology security and national security/public safety issues to the Commissioners, senior management and staff at OPC.

Specific responsibilities include monitoring, assessing, analyzing and reporting on the privacy implications of current and emerging technologies, from biometrics to Web 2.0 technologies. Responsibilities also include participating in the development of international standards related to identity management, privacy technology and biometrics, as well as monitoring standards development activities related to cloud computing, nanotechnology and sensor networks.
Steven holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Military College, Kingston, Canada and a Master of Science degree in Defence Technology from the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, UK. Steven is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

TKramer.jpgTheo Kramer, Chairman, UniForum SA, Director Domain Name Services (Pty) Ltd and Owner and Software Developer, Flame Computing Enterprises

Theo has been involved in the electronics, software and telecommunications industries since the early 80s. He started his career with the Philips group of companies where he started as an electronics technician in the electronics development laboratory and finished of as a senior development engineer at Philips Telecommunications. Projects that he worked on included participating in the software development of electronic PABXs, and the development of a standalone intelligent Modem used for the remote maintenance of these PABXs. During 1987 he left Philips and formed a partnership to develop one of the first object oriented systems for the ERP market. This software is still in use today at several large manufacturing concerns.

During the course of the late 80s he became involved with UniForum SA, being an organisation dedicated to open systems, and in particular the UNIX range of computer operating systems. During 1995 UniForum SA took over the administration of the co.za domain where he was instrumental in turning UniForum SA from a user group into an ISO accredited domain registry with a current staff complement of over 20 people. In his association with UniForum SA and Domain Name Services (Pty) Ltd, he is responsible for the development, establishment and monitoring of domain name registry policies, technical support and software development, including the preparation, overview and coordination of registry specifications, standards, modelling, associated analyses, feasibility studies, cost estimates and project planning and development. Theo has extensive management and technical experience in the domain name industry and is currently involved in the co.za EPP project.

In the early part of the new millennium Theo became involved in the development and implementation of a messaging solution for the pharmaceutical industry. This product has since grown into a multi-protocol message handler supporting ebXML ebMS V3 and AS4, RosettaNet RNIF 2.0 and IETF STD 69 for EPP as used in the domain registry industry. The message server is currently deployed in diverse applications including B2B solutions in the petroleum industry and as the message handler for a large domain registry.

images.jpgDawn Leaf, Senior Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Dawn Leaf is a Senior Advisor in the National Institute of Standards and Technology Information Technology Laboratory, and the NIST Senior Executive for Cloud Computing. Prior to her appointment to NIST in March 2010, Ms. Leaf served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer for the United States Department of Commerce, the Chief Information Officer of the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Chief Technology Officer of the Smithsonian Institution, and as the Manager of System Architecture of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Before joining the federal government in 1999, Ms. Leaf acquired broad experience in Information Technology management, advanced technology, and large scale distributed systems development and engineering. She served as the program manager for several National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) programs under contract. Ms. Leaf's foundation in Information Technology came from her 1981-1995 tenure with the Westinghouse Electric Corporation (Northrop-Grumman).

Highlights include receiving the 1992 George Westinghouse Signature of Excellence Award and being appointed as the Information Systems Manager for the oceanic sonar and anti-submarine warfare facility. Ms. Leaf has a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering, and graduated cum laude from McDaniel College.

leehingyan.jpg Hing Yan Lee, Program Director of National Grid Office, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

Dr. Lee Hing Yan is Program Director of National Grid Office at the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, where he is responsible for the national program for cloud computing.

Prior to this, Hing Yan was Deputy Director of National Grid Office at the Agency of Science, Technology and Research as well as Principal Scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research. He was previously Director of Knowledge Lab and Deputy Director of Japan-Singapore Artificial Intelligence Centre at the Kent Ridge Digital Labs, as well as Deputy Director at the Information Technology Institute.

Hing Yan co-founded several high-tech companies, including Language Tapestry and eXage. He was a member of NatSteel Corporate R&D advisory panel, advisor/member to Singapore National Archives Board, and Australia-Singapore Joint ICT Council.

A former National Computer Board scholar, Hing Yan graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with PhD and MS degrees in Computer Science. He also studied at Imperial College London where he obtained BSc (Eng.) 1st Class in Computing and MSc in Management Science.

Seungyun_Lee_Photo.jpgSeungyun Lee, Director of Service Convergence Standards Research Team, Electronics Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), also representing ISO/IEC JTC SC 38 Cloud Project

Seungyun Lee, Ph.D., is a Director of Service Convergence Standards Research Team at the Electronics Telecommunications Research Institute(ETRI). He has been working as a researcher in the field of ICT standardization (IETF, W3C, ITU-T, ISO) for the past 12 years. He specializes in software standards including the Next Generation Web, Mobile Communication and Cloud Computing. Seungyun is currently a Convenor of ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 38 SGCC (Study Group on Cloud Computing) and an Manager of W3C Korea Office. He is also Chair of Internet Related Topic(IRT) Expert Group in Asia Pacific Tele-community Standard Program (ASTAP).

Seungyun has been involved several international projects including EC-IST Framework Program to develop the next generation multimedia applications and currently he is a Chair of standards technical committee at Mobile Web forum in Korea. He also working with Government to support the national ICT strategy development in area of software technology including Cloud Computing, Web and Mobile.

herbert.jpgHerbert Leitold, EGIZ Director, E-Government Innovation Center EGIZ

Herbert Leitold holds a master in telecommunication and informatics in 1996. He has been research assistant at the Graz University of Technology from 1996 to 2001. Since 2001 he manages the Secure Information Technology Center – Austria (A-SIT) technology assessment activities.  In 2003 he became board member of the non-profit foundation Stiftung Secure Information and Communication Technologies (SIC). Since 2005 he is the head of the E-Government Innovation Center (EGIZ) which is a joint initiative of the Graz University of Technology and the Austrian Federal Chancellery.

His main research interest is in IT security. Areas of particular interest are electronic signatures and e-government.  In the area of identity management Herbert contributed to the Austrian Citizen Card project “Bürgerkarte” from its beginning in 2000. The citizen card concept has been developed jointly by the Federal ICT staff unit and A-SIT. Following a restructuring of Austrian eGovernment coordination the responsibility now lies with the Federal Chancellery, where scientific developments are carried out by EGIZ.


Yves Le Roux, GRC Expert in EMEA, CA Technologies

Yves Le Roux boasts nearly four decades of experience in information and network security, standardization, compliance and risk. Currently, he is CA’s GRC expert in EMEA, based in France, where he works with customers to develop strategic GRC programs and solutions. Yves is an active member of several international organizations and advisory boards, including the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), Permanent Stakeholders’ Group (PSG), the ISACA Security Management Committee, as well as the (ISC)2® European Advisory Board (EAB), the (ISC)2® CBK Review Committee, and the (ISC)2® Journal Editorial Board. He is also an (ISC)2® authorized Instructor for the CISSP CBK Review Seminar.

In his spare time, as a typical Frenchman, Yves enjoys cooking and wine-tasting, but doesn’t wear a “beret.” Due to his origin, he loves the Breton folk music played by Alan Stivell or Tri Yann.

andymacleod.jpegAndy MacLeod, Head of Policy and Strategy Public Sector, Cisco Systems

Andy Macleod joined Cisco in 1994 and has held a variety of business and sector management roles. Andy lead Cisco’s contribution to the UK Government G-Cloud programme and was the industry lead for Service Specification and Business Transition and sat on the Commercial Strategy, Business case and Technical Architecture teams. Andy is a Member of the Intellect Datacentre Council, leads Cisco’s public sector Green strategy and Chaired the UK & Ireland Civic Council from 2009-10.

marcus_0.jpgBob Marcus, Leader, Cloud Standards Customer Council’s G-Cloud Working Group

Dr. Robert Marcus has been active for many years in standards for multiple areas including object, middleware, Web, Grid, and Cloud technologies. He has worked with the DMTF, SNIA, OGF, OMG, Open Group, OCC, NCOIC, and TM Forum to organize major Cloud Workshops and coordination activities such as Cloud-Standards.org. He is currently the leader of the Cloud Standards Customer Council’s Government Cloud Working Group and the NIST Cloud Best Practices Team.

His previous experience includes Director of Technology Transformation and Deployment at General Motors, CTO of Rogue Wave Software, VP of Technical Strategy at the MCC Research Consortium, Director of Object Technology at American Management Systems, Coordinator of Object Technology at Boeing, Advanced Technology Software Engineer at HP, and Professor of CS at City University of New York. In 2003, he published a book on “Great Global Grid: Emerging Technology Strategies”.

Ian McCormack, Technical Director IA Policy and Risk, UK Government's National Technical Authority for Information Assurance, CESG

Ian McCormack has over 10 years experience in CESG providing IA advice to Government programmes and producing a number of key Government IA standards and guidance. His current role as Technical Director for Policy and Risk involves developing the IA approach required for large scale shared service delivery (including cloud), and supporting implementation of IA aspects of the ICT Strategy.

Stephen-McGibbon_pic.jpgStephen McGibbon, Chief Technology Officer; Europe, Middle East & Africa Microsoft Corporation

Stephen leads the EMEA Technology Office which engages with technology policy makers concerning the future direction of high impact technologies and the implication of these trends on government’s social and economic policy agendas. Through these engagements, Stephen and his team work to ensure that the unique needs of government and public sector organizations are reflected in Microsoft’s technology and development strategies.

Stephen has more than 15 years of senior leadership experience in global technology companies across both emerging and developed markets. A regular international speaker on a range of technology and technology policy issues, Mr McGibbon also lectures frequently on technical and business issues at universities throughout Europe.

Prior to joining Microsoft Stephen held senior technical and business leadership positions in IBM.
Stephen holds an MSc, is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a member of The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Stephen is a member of Microsoft's Standards Advisory Council, and is a professional member of The British Computer Society; The Institution of Engineering and Technology; The Association for Computing Machinery; The IEEE, IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Standards Association;

silvana.pngSilvana Muscella, Technical Coordinator, Siena Initiative

Silvana Muscella is the founder and CEO of both Trust-IT Services Ltd and its Italian offices Trust-IT Srl and is the European director of the OGF.eeig. She focuses on high-level coordination and on strategic marketing and communication developments, innovation and standards in ICT.

Silvana has over 15 years of experience in communication initiatives with an international breadth and focuses on marketing, knowledge-based platforms, internationalisation and business development challenges related to leading edge ICT technologies. She has authored a number of initiatives between Europe and International Co-operation Partner countries to help create collaboration opportunities resulting in sustainable co-operations.

Steve_Mutkoski.gifSteve Mutkoski, Regional Director for Interoperability and Innovation, Microsoft

Steve is a member of Microsoft's Corporate Interoperability and Standards Group, based in the company headquarters in Redmond, WA. Steve works on a range of strategy issues related to the intersection of Standards, Interoperability and e-Government, including a range of government policy issues such as formulation and analysis of government interoperability frameworks and broader government interoperability strategy. Prior to this position, Steve held the role of Regional Director of Interoperability and Innovation for Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. In that role, he worked on government policy issues related to interoperability and standards, as well as worked to build up Microsoft's standards participation in Southeast Asia and Oceana.

Steve originally joined Microsoft in 2001 in a copyright counseling role, where he advised Microsoft product groups on copyright and trade secret issues, focusing on issues related to Open Source Software licenses. In that role, he designed and implemented Microsoft's code scanning and diligence process which is now applied to all software assets that are part of an acquisition, and is used to ensure that all third-party code (including Open Source code) is identified prior to acquisition closing. Steve is also the co-author of two OSI approved open source licenses, the Microsoft Public License and the Microsoft Reciprocal License.

MOConnell.jpgMichael O'Connell, Senior Software Architect, Flame Computing Enterprises

Mike has been involved with Flame Computing Enterprises since 2002 where he currently fulfills the role of senior software architect. Mike's areas of expertise cover a wide range of disciplines in the software industry including system analysis, modeling and design, software development and software testing. In particular Mike has been involved in the conceptualization, design and development of a multi-protocol B2B message server which is currently used in diverse B2B applications including domain provisioning and remote invoicing.

Mike has become an expert in the OASIS ebXML specifications in particular ebMS V3 and AS4, and the IETF STD 69 for EPP where he has been instrumental both in the development and implementation of those specifications in the Flame Message Server (FMS). Other areas of expertise in the Information Technology and Services industry include UML modelling, C++ design and development using QT4 communicating with a Java Data Warehouse over CORBA. Java XML Object creator application for creation of data objects for use in a C++ QT Application, design and implementation of Java and Python Server applications, Java Swing applications, application development for smart phones, and the development of system and user documentation.

Mike has also participated in a large software escrow verification exercise for the toll road industry where he obtained invaluable experience both in the software engineering and software productization. Mike is currently in the final stages of completing an honours degree in Information Systems where he is specializing in project management, user interface design, specifications, and system architecture.

osborne_ian.jpgIan Osborne, Project Director, Intellect UK

As Project Director, Ian Osborne is responsible for winning and delivering Intellect's externally funded project work, most notably in the area of Government funded Knowledge Transfer and Collaborative R&D projects. These projects must be of added value to the Intellect Membership and their core business interests. Ian has successfully led two Knowledge Transfer Networks (KTNs) in the area of distributed computing, Digital Systems and Grid Computing Now!, both funded by the Technology Strategy Board, the UK Government's Innovation Agency. KTNs work closely with academics, leading industry suppliers and early adopters to address the needs for promoting ICT-based innovation in private and public sector organisations. Ian also acted as a principal in the OGF-Europe FP7 project, funded by the European Commission, aimed at open standards for distributed computing. Currently, Ian is a principal in the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) KTN, a successor to the Digital Systems KTN. His key areas of interest lie in Cloud Computing (e.g. IT as a Service), Open Standards and Sustainable IT, especially for Government and SME applications. See www.ictktn.org for more information.

Ian has worked in ICT since 1972, with early stints at British Airways and International Computers Limited. In 1979, he joined Hewlett-Packard Limited where he enjoyed a substantial career working in Research & Development, Quality and Marketing at HP locations in the US and UK. He held senior management positions in HP's Corporate Research Laboratories in Bristol and Telecom Systems Business in Edinburgh. He has a Masters Degree in the Management of Technology, a joint degree awarded by the Universities of Sussex and Brighton in 1992 and conducted research work in the area of Innovation Management in the Doctoral Programme at Cranfield University between 2004 and 2006. He is a Member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Information Technology Professional, a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and an Associate Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

image_xml.jpgChris Parker, Managing Director, CS Transform

After a 14 year career in the UK government, Chris co-founded a consultancy business in September 2004. In the five years previous to this, he led the team in the UK Prime Minister’s office which developed and delivered one of the world’s most successful eGovernment strategies.

After successfully meeting all the stretching targets which had been set by the Prime Minister in 1999, Chris wound up the Office of the e-Envoy in 2004, and established a strategic consultancy business to provide advice and support to governments. Along with other senior civil servants from the Office of the e-Envoy, Chris went into consulting to provide strategic advice and support to Government leaders responsible for driving IT-enabled transformation, within the public sector and across the wider economy. In this role, Chris has consulted extensively, working with over 35 governments around the world on all aspects of citizen service transformation.

profile.jpegBrendan Peter, Deputy Commissioner of TechAmerica Foundation, CA Technologies

Brendan M. Peter currently serves as Director of Global Government Relations for CA, Inc. and has more than 15 years of senior-level experience in public policy, business development, and government affairs. CA is one of the world’s largest software companies and is focused on delivering enterprise IT solutions to government and commercial clients around the world. Brendan directs government relations activities for the public sector business of CA, which services every agency of the federal government.

Prior to his position at CA, Brendan held Executive-level positions focusing on public sector IT issues at LexisNexis, Daon, and ITAA (now TechAmerica), where he focused extensively on identity management and homeland security policy and IT issues. Brendan also formerly served as Vice President at the Jefferson Consulting Group, and also led government relations efforts for the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) earlier in his career. He was appointed by Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta to the negotiated rulemaking committee established prior to passage of the REAL ID Act to set national standards for the issuance of state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards. Brendan currently serves as Chairman of TechAmerica’s Homeland Security Committee, and served for four years as Chairman of the Association’s Identity Management Committee. He also serves on the Advisory Board of James Madison University’s Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance. He also recently served as a Deputy Commissioner on the TechAmerica Foundation’s Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in US Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD2). Brendan received his bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and his master’s degree from Georgetown University.

Since joining CA in June 2009, Brendan has worked aggressively to support the CA public sector team on policy and contracting issues. He has provided critical support to teams pursuing deals at the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services and has also worked to integrate with the State and Local Sales team to provide support on federal funding flowing for state health and energy programs. He is working with senior public sector leadership to form a strategic advisory board focused solely on the public sector, and regularly leverages his personal relationships across the federal IT community on behalf of the sales, marketing, and alliance teams.

Rajagopalan.jpgM.R. Rajagopalan, Director C-DAC, The Chennai Unit of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), India

M.R.RAJAGOPALAN, a graduate in Electronics engineering from MIT, Chennai has over 30 years of experience in the IT field. In the Ministry of Communications & IT, Govt. of India he has been associated with the conceptualization and setting up of Appropriate Automation Promotion Programme centres under UNDP, as the coordinator of INDO-EEC Transputer based High performance Instrumentation and Control Systems project and Director e-Governance Division. His research interest have included development of Track Monitoring System for Indian Railways, Distributed / Hierarchical Control system for Process industries, Real Time System and was involved in the design development and implementation of SCADA system for Powergrid, Public Sector Undertakings like PSEB, SAIL and NTPC. He was also visiting fellow to the universities of Purdue USA, Bremen Germany and Liverpool U.K.

Rajagopalan is presently working as Director C-DAC, Chennai and Head, National Resource Centre for Free/Open Source software (NRCFOSS) from November 2003. He is also coordinating the National Grid initiative and involved in initiating the National Ubiquitous programme in C-DAC, Chennai. Currently his research interest includes architecting cloud models for e-Governance and SMBs.

Richards2.jpgMegan Richards, Director of Converged Networks and Services, INFSO, European Commission

Megan Richards has Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Public Administration degrees and is a member of the Bar of New York. She has worked for the United Nations Development Programme in Africa, the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, the Government of Canada and private law firms. In 1991 she joined the European Commission, initially working on programmes relating to SMEs. For a number of years she was Head of Unit of Administration and Finance dealing with legal, contractual, and financial issues relating to research projects for the “Growth” Programme in the Research DG and from September 2002 to September 2006 she was the Head of Unit for Horizontal and Regulatory Affairs in the Research DG, dealing with legal, regulatory and contractual issues relating to the European Union research Framework Programmes.

In September 2006 she became Director of Resource Management in the Commission's Joint Research Centre, in May 2009 was appointed Director of General Affairs in the Commission's Directorate General for Information Society and Media (INFSO) and in April 2011 became Director of Converged Networks and Services in INFSO.

runnegar_photo.jpgChristine Runnegar, Senior Manager of Public Policy, Internet Society (ISOC)

Christine Runnegar is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Internet Society, based in Geneva, Switzerland. Her current areas of interest include online IPR issues, privacy and data protection. Christine contributes to the OECD’s work on privacy through the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) and APEC’s Data Privacy Pathfinder Project through the APEC ECSG Data Privacy Sub-Group (DPS). She also participates in the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) Privacy Program, and works closely with other Internet technical experts on privacy and provenance.

Prior to joining the Internet Society in early 2009, Christine was a Senior Executive Lawyer employed by the Australian Government Solicitor. As a lawyer for the Australian government, Christine worked in a variety of areas, principally in competition and consumer protection law, but also in administrative law, taxation law, privacy and freedom of information law, corporate regulation and commercial law, information technology, and communications law (specifically spam law).

Christine holds Bachelor degrees in Law and Economics, and is a qualified arbitrator and mediator. She is qualified to serve as a panellist to resolve .au domain name disputes under the .au Dispute Resolution Policy.  Christine is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

0_matt_rutkowski_1.gifMatt Rutkowski, Senior Engineer and Master Inventor, IBM Software Group, Emerging Standards

Matt has worked for IBM for over 20 years and within the Emerging Standards team for over 10 of them identifying potential standards, developing them as open standards and then productizing them across IBM brands. These standards include infrastructure standards such as UDDI and also industry specific standards in areas such as Government, Banking and Digital Media and Entertainment.

He worked for many years with the IBM Almaden Research team developing key management and cryptographic technologies used to protect digital content including protection systems used in Blu-Ray discs and Secure Digital Cards. Most recently, he has been working on software security standards with focus on cloud. He currently is the editor for the OASIS Identity in the Cloud Technical Committee and is founder and Co-Chair of the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Cloud Auditing Work Group. Matt is a Master Inventor with IBM and has authored over 30 patents in the US and in other countries spanning many technical areas.

Matt completed his undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University and has been a lifelong Buckeye fan. He enjoys reading, watching college sports, playing his violin, trumpet or guitar and adventures in camping, fishing and shooting.

John SaboJohn Sabo, Director, Global Government Relations, CA Technologies

John Sabo is Director, Global Government Relations for CA Technologies, providing expertise in the use of security and privacy technologies in trusted infrastructures.

Mr. Sabo is very active in industry-focused cyber security and critical infrastructure protection initiatives. He is a board member and past President of the Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC); member of the IT-Sector Coordinating Council, where he also serves on the Executive Committee; and Immediate Past Chair of the ISAC Council, which addresses cross sector information sharing issues impacting national critical sectors. Mr. Sabo also serves as the chair of the IDtrust Member Section Steering Committee, established by the OASIS standards organization, and focusing on identity and trusted infrastructure technologies, policies, and practices.

Mr. Sabo is active in information privacy. He is an appointed member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and is a past member of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB), a federal advisory committee managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Mr. Sabo has also served as a member of the Privacy and Security Task Force organized by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the State Alliance for e-Health. He is a board member and President of the non-profit International Security Trust and Privacy Alliance (ISTPA), which has published an operational privacy framework and other privacy-related studies. He served as editor and co-author of ISTPA's "Analysis of Privacy Principles: An Operational Study," published in 2007.

Before working in the private sector, Mr. Sabo was Director of the U.S. Social Security Administration's Electronic Services Staff and recognized as a leader in the development of e-government services. He is an invited speaker at international security and privacy conferences, has authored published journal articles, and contributes to technical studies on security, privacy and trust issues. He holds degrees from King's College (Pennsylvania) and the University of Notre Dame, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

martin_sadler.jpgMartin Sadler, Director, Cloud Security, HP Lab

Martin Sadler is the director of the Cloud and Security Lab in HP Labs and supports HP’s Security Office to coordinate security efforts across the company. The lab, with members in Bristol, UK, Princeton, NJ and Singapore focuses on making the cloud flexible, dynamic and scalable to meet the needs of the largest enterprise business, while being trustworthy and secure enough to meet even the toughest government requirements. In addition, the lab endeavors to create an ‘Everything as a Service’ world where customers invest in the services they require taking away the complexity and large investments required with hardware procurement.

Sadler is a member of the board for The Institute of Information Security Professionals; a member of the steering committee for the United Kingdom’s Cyber Security Knowledge Transfer Network; a member of the British Computer Society’s Security Forum Strategic Panel; a member of the advisory group for the Information Systems Security Association’s U.K. chapter; and a member of the Confederation of British Industry’s Information Security working group. He regularly speaks on security at international conferences and is on the advisory panel of Infosecurity magazine.
In 2004 and 2005 he served as a co-chair for Techcon – HP’s internal technical conference celebrating the best in innovation across the company.  He was a member of the advisory board for the United Kingdom’s Foresight project on Cyber Trust and Crime Prevention outlining the strategic need for investment in cyber security.

In the mid-1990s he was a member of Oftel’s Numbering Advisory Group, which oversaw the last telephony numbering plan change in the United Kingdom.  Sadler, who has a degree in pure mathematics, lectured in theoretical computing science and advanced software engineering at Imperial College, London, before joining HP Labs in 1989 to lead the research project that resulted in the company’s first workflow product. He subsequently managed projects in the area of telephony call control before leading early work on e-business and security.

Anil SaldhanaAnil Saldhana, Lead Security Architect, Middleware, Red Hat Inc.

Anil Saldhana is the lead security architect for middleware at Red Hat Inc, overseeing the security development aspects of the middleware line of products at Red Hat. He represents Red Hat on many security related technical committees and working groups at OASIS, W3C and JCP. He is an elected member of the OASIS IDtrust Steering Committee as well as the co-chair of OASIS XSPA, EKMI and IDCloud Technical Committees. He also is the secretary of the OASIS Security Services (SAML) Technical Committee and a frequent speaker/panelist at conferences around the world. 

swan.jpgChris Swan, Director of Technical Coordination Committee, Open Data Center Alliance

Chris Swan is co-head of Security CTO at UBS, and a director of the Technical Coordination Committee at the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA). Before joining UBS he was CTO at a London based technology investment banking boutique, which operated a cloud only IT platform. Chris previously held various senior R&D, architecture and engineering positions at Credit Suisse, which included responsibility for data centre automation and introduction of new application platforms. 

MikeSmall256a.jpgMike Small, Senior Analyst, KuppingerCole

Mike Small has over 40 years experience in the IT industry. He is a senior analyst with KuppingerCole as well as a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Ambassador to schools. Previously Mike worked for CA (now CA Technologies Inc) where he developed the strategy for identity and access management and was VP responsible for product development. This strategy led to the developments and acquisitions that contributed to CA’s IAM product line. He is a frequent speaker at IT security events around EMEA and contributor to the security press.

Mike began his career with International Computers and Tabulators (which later became International Computers Limited), where he was the architect for a number of leading edge information technology development projects ranging from system software to artificial intelligence.

Mike is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Information Technology Professional, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He has a first class honours degree in engineering from Brunel University.

speaker64_100.jpgAndy Tait, former Deputy Director for the G-Cloud, UK Cabinet Office; now Head of Public Sector Strategy in VMware

Andy Tait was Deputy Director for the G-Cloud, Data Centre Consolidation and Application Store Programme with the UK Cabinet Office which planned the strategy to radically transform the public sector ICT landscape with the introduction of utility style standardised ICT services based upon a shared common cloud infrastructure. This ambitious government led programme aims to significantly reduce the high levels of duplication across public sector ICT, drive a vibrant marketplace for IT services and deliver savings in excess of £3bn per annum by 2020. In Andy’s new role he will continue to actively support the development of the G-Cloud through the breath and unique capabilities that VMware products and services bring to every type of cloud deployment.


Previously Andy was Director of Technical Services Delivery for IPS, Director of Operations for Exodus and Head of Internet Services for BBC Technology where, amongst other innovations, his team developed the prototype for the now hugely successful iPlayer.

Andy left the Cabinet Office in April 2011 to take up the role of Head of Public Sector Strategy in VMware


Jinzy.jpegJinzy Zhu, Senior Vice President, Huawei Technologies

Jinzy Zhu was on an international assignment to China to lead the IBM Cloud Computing Center of Greater China team in a mission to accelerate the adoption of new IBM solutions in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, including Cloud Computing and other innovative enterprise solutions built for large enterprise and government clients.

Jinzy is an official committee member of the China Institute of Electronics as an expert on Cloud Computing. Jinzy has been on the cover of Staffers magazine and published a series of articles on Cloud Computing in IEEE, at the first International Cloud Computing Conference 2009, in China Electronics News, China Computer Users, New Finance World and other trade magazines. In 2010, Jinzy published Smarter Cloud Computing in China and contributed to Cloud Computing and Software Services Theory and Techniques in the United States.

Jinzy completed her undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her Masters of Business Administration at Oxford University. She has working experience in three continents and four countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, India and China.