IDC/IDG Enterprise Cloud Leadership Forum Finalizes Agenda With Cloud Industry’s Most Influential Vendor Executives and Senior IT Executives, June 13-15 in Santa Clara

FRAMINGHAM, MA. – June 10, 2010 – The Cloud Leadership Forum, produced by International Data Corp (IDC) and IDG Enterprise, today announced the Forum's finalized agenda, which will bring together the cloud industry's most influential vendors, senior IT executives and IDC analysts on June 13-15 in Santa Clara, California, to examine ways to advance the successful adoption of public, private and hybrid cloud models.

Session content for this groundbreaking event was crafted by IDC and IDG Enterprise with the help of an influential advisory board representing a who's who in the cloud space including such industry juggernauts as Accenture, Akamai, Amazon, AT&T, Citrix, Cisco, CSC, Dell, HP, Fujitsu, IBM, Intel Corp., Juniper, Microsoft,, SAP, Sun National Bank, Symantec,, USGA, and Verizon Business, who will be announcing the newest addition to its growing suite of cloud-based services — Verizon Cloud Storage.

Featured presenters at the Cloud Leadership Forum will discuss strategies for building a sound business case in light of various cloud options, identify the most promising immediate and long-term applications of cloud computing, explore the industry and customer partnerships that can accelerate cloud's successful adoption, and drill down into the security and interoperability issues surrounding the transition to the cloud.

Presenters at the Cloud Leadership Forum include:

Simon Aspinall, senior director, SP Data Center and Mobility Solutions, Cisco Systems

Alan Boehme, senior vice president, IT Strategy & Enterprise Architecture, ING

Brian Boruff, global vice president, Emerging Technologies & Strategic Growth Markets, CSC

Angela Brandt, manager, Security Engineering, Verizon Business Global Services

CAPTAIN Nicholas V. Buck, served as director, Ground Mission Framework and Services Program, National Reconnaissance Office, US Navy

Jessica Carroll, managing director, Information Technologies, United States Golf Association

Dr. Willy Chiu, vice president, IBM Cloud Labs & HiPODS, IBM Software Group

Erich Clementi, vice president, Strategy and General Manager, Enterprise Initiatives, IBM

Joe Crawford, executive director, IT Solutions, Verizon Business

John Gallant, senior vice president and chief content officer, IDG Enterprise, Publishers of CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld and Network World

Frank Gens, senior vice president & chief analyst, IDC

Siki Giunta, vice president, Cloud Computing and Software Services, CSC

James Harris, managing director, Cloud Computing, Accenture

Ken Harris, CIO & senior vice president, Shaklee Corp.

Tim O'Brien, senior director, Platform Strategy Group, Microsoft Corp.

Domnick Parretta, managing partner, Valorem Consulting Group, LLC

Mike Pearl, advisory partner, US Cloud Computing Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Thor Geir Ramleth, senior vice president & CIO, Bechtel Group, Inc.

James Rinaldi, CIO, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

John Rizzi, vice president, Product Management and Strategy,

Ricardo Santos, product and offering lad, Infrastructure, Accenture

Kumud Srinivasan, vice president, IT & General Manager, IT Engineering, Intel Corporation

Willie M. Tejada, vice president, Application and Site Acceleration, Akamai Technologies

Jason Waxman, general manager, High Density Computing Data Center Group, Intel Corporation

David Yen, executive vice president and general manager, Fabric and Switching Technologies, Juniper Networks

IDC Analysts

More than a dozen top IDC analysts will be on-site to facilitate roundtable discussions on challenging cloud-related issues and provide one-on-one advice to attendees.

IDC Analysts* attending the Cloud Leadership Forum include:

Jean Bozman, research vice president, Enterprise Servers

Jeanne Capachin, research vice president, Global Banking

Chris Christiansen, program vice president, Security Products and Services

Laura Dubois, program director, Storage Software

Robert Mahowald, research vice president, SAAS and Cloud Services

Courtney Munroe, group vice president, Worldwide Telecom

Bob Parker, group vice president, Manufacturing Insights and Retail Insights

Steve Hendrick, group vice president, Application Development and Deployment

Gard Little, research manager, Worldwide Services

Melanie Posey, research director, Telecom

David Potterton, vice president, Global Research

David Tapper, vice president, Outsourcing and Offshore Services

Vivian Tero, research manager, Compliance Infrastructure