ODCA Board Member BMW to Speak at Forecast 2013
Feb 04, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) announced that Alliance board member BMW will headline the second annual ODCA Forecast 2013.
According to a release, the conference is scheduled for June 17-18 in San Francisco in conjunction with GigaOm's Structure event. Forecast 2013 is an opportunity for enterprise IT professionals to set actionable plans for deployment of cloud and big data solutions based on real-world best practices from IT organizations.
ODCA Chairman and BMW Vice President of IT Infrastructure, Mario Mueller, will headline the proceedings with an opening keynote where he is expected to detail BMW's plans for cloud computing and the influence of ODCA requirements on the company's strategy. The keynote will set the stage for a full agenda focused on sharing insights from enterprises and providers on the implementation of enterprise-ready cloud. The Forecast 2013 agenda includes an "ODCA University" workshop delivering detailed training on the organization's requirement publications, hot topic panel debates covering subjects as far ranging as software defined networks, cloud security and big data, best practice discussions on deployments aligning to Alliance requirements, and sponsor executive Q&A sessions. Companies interested in presenting a session or demo at Forecast 2013 are encouraged to submit entries to the organization's call for papers, open through March 15, and consider sponsor opportunities.
"Forecast was established to help Alliance members and other interested IT professionals share the latest thinking on cloud computing deployments. Our conference program, including an opening keynote delivered by BMW and panels and sessions from a who's who of cloud usage in the enterprise today, aligns perfectly with the peer engagement opportunities embraced by our membership," said Marvin Wheeler, Open Data Center Alliance Executive Director. "With enterprise class cloud maturing to a point of broad scale deployment, organizations seeking to solidify long-term strategies for cloud and big data should prioritize Forecast in their plans for 2013."
The Open Data Center Alliance is an independent IT consortium comprised of global IT leaders who have come together to provide a unified customer vision for long-term data center requirements.
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