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The Canadian Cloud Council’s third national cloud conference, “Cloud Matters”, will be held at the Rimrock Resort in Banff, Alberta on March 11 and 12, 2013 and will feature William Dupley, Chief Solutions Officer at HP. HP is the proud title sponsor of the event.
William Dupley has over 30 years of experience at HP in consulting and advisory services and has held many positions including Director of Strategy, Director of Consulting Practices, ITSM Practice Manager, and Chief Solutions Officer. He is a member of HP Canada's Office of the CTO and the HP Global SWAT team. He is a global conference speaker for HP and developed many of the thought leadership messages currently delivered by HP Canada.
“I mentor the General Manager of a Gas and Oil consulting company in Nigeria," said Dupey. "His firm provides oil service equipment, pipeline maintenance, and security and intelligences services. He buys his equipment from Poland and negotiates contacts with the UK. He has no IT data centre. He runs his business in the Cloud. Cloud is disruptive: it is balancing the competitiveness of nations.”
“Recently one of my customers asked me to write a paper on “Why do good companies fail”. I discovered the average life a company today is 14.5 years and that there are 6 catalysts for failure, technology advances was one of them. Cloud is a significant technology advance. Cloud is disruptive: Business that do not exploit this advance will be compromised. As I consider cloud acceptance I am reminded of a quote from W. Edwards Deming, he said “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.”
“Cloud Matters” will also feature keynote presentations from Robert Herjavec, Television Personality and CEO of Herjavec Group; Chris C. Kemp, CEO of Nebula and Co-Founder of OpenStack; Jeff Webb, Senior Director of Cloud Computing at Amazon Web Services and Robin Bienfiat, CIO at Research in Motion.
Dr. Tom Keenan, Professor, Faculty of Environmental Design and Computer Science University of Calgary and frequent contributor to CBC Radio and Television and Business Edge News Magazine will act as event “Master of Ceremonies”.
Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event and can be inquired after by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about “Cloud Matters” please visit: www.canadiancloudcouncil.ca.
To register for "Cloud Matters" please click here: http://www.regonline.ca/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1148811