WSO2 Executives Will Explore Open Source Cloud Adoption at the Computerworld Open Business Conference 2013

WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism and vice president of product marketing will discuss a “new IT plan” enabled by the cloud, plus drivers and inhibitors in cloud adoption Palo Alto, CA – April 23, 2013 – WSO2 today announced that two of the company’s executives will discuss cloud implementation trends and best practices at the Computerworld Open Business Conference (Computerworld OSBC). WSO2 Vice President of Technology Evangelism Chris Haddad will present, “A New IT Plan: Enterprise DevOps PaaS, APIs, and Ecosystems.” WSO2 Vice President of Product Marketing John Mathon will join other product marketing leaders in a panel discussion on the factors driving and inhibiting cloud adoption. WSO2 is a Platinum Sponsor of Computerworld OSBC, which will run April 29-30, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in San Francisco, CA. Presentation: A New IT Plan: Enterprise DevOps PaaS, APIs, and Ecosystems Today, organizations are implementing open source platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions, APIs, and open ecosystems to accelerate agility and empower developers to enable innovative business strategies. This session will explore how enterprise DevOps PaaS technologies can increase developer velocity and reduce iteration times, focusing on how open APIs are delivering significant business building blocks. It also will examine the benefit of embracing long tail development communities to optimize business ecosystem strategies. Additionally, the session will provide a pragmatic, open source driven game plan to demonstrate new IT approach vectors. The session is part of the event's "Open Cloud" track, which runs from 4:00-4:50 p.m. on April 29, 2013. Presenter Chris Haddad is WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism and works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams as a research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors. Panel: Opening Up the Cloud Increasingly, enterprises are moving more workloads to the cloud, both public and private. However, organizations must also address issues around security, lock-in, service level agreements, and more. This panel will bring together leading product marketing and management experts to examine best practices for optimizing cloud adoption. Together, panelists will discuss key forces driving and inhibiting cloud adoption and present their views of what a "cloudy" future looks like for enterprise computing. Panelist John Mathon is WSO2 vice president of product marketing. For more than 20 years, he has started companies, created numerous patents, and served as a visionary for enterprise software. As a founder of TIBCO software and inventor of the publish/subscribe paradigm, he helped establish TIBCO as the world’s leading middleware provider. John also started Slam Dunk Networks (now known as Cloud Prime) and Mathon Systems in the DLP space, and he helped CA Technologies move to the cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS). Other panelists will include:
  • Ram Peddibhotla, director of planning and product marketing at Intel
  • Jim Wasko, director of the Linux Technology Center at IBM
  • Peter Yared, CTO and CIO of CBS Interactive
The panel session will run from 9:45-10:30 a.m. on April 29, 2013. About Computerworld Open Business Conference 2013 The Computerworld Open Business Conference (Computerworld OSBC) is a two-day event that covers the open source strategic challenges that IT management deals with on a daily basis. This year, the conference will feature content focused for the developer community, with conference tracks on open cloud, open data, open legal, open mobile, open enterprise, and open future. Conference sessions will empower IT professionals to share, teach and communicate ways to build the best code, while extending best practices to design mobile apps and function in an open cloud. Complete details are available at Trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.