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Episode Directory

September 2012

  • 9/27/2012: Cloud 3.0: Is It All in the PaaS? Listen Now
  • 9/20/2012: Best Bang for your Buck: Private, Public, or Hybrid Cloud? Listen Now
  • 9/13/2012: Cool BI: Emerging Trends in the Cloud Listen Now
  • 9/6/2012: Mobile Moments: Opportunity or Catastrophe? Listen Now

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Kamesh Pemmaraju

Kamesh Pemmaraju is a Senior Product Manager for Cloud Solutions at Dell, with specific focus on the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution. Kamesh has a strong history of bringing cloud technology products to market. Most recently, he consulted for enterprises, service providers, ISV's, and start-ups on cloud computing, including OpenStack. Having held senior engineering and business roles with key companies—including Siemens, Pegasystems, and Solidworks—he brings strong agile development expertise, broad open source experience, and an extensive technical consulting background in cloud computing. Kamesh co-authored the critically acclaimed "Leaders in the Cloud" SandHill industry study. His blog site: www.cloudel.com. Twitter: @kpemmaraju. View Guest page

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Jeff Anders

Jeff Anders joined SAP in May 2010 as Director of Solution Management in the Virtualization and Cloud product group. He is a member of the team responsible for establishing and driving the direction for new products to help SAP customers more effectively and efficiently deploy and manage their SAP applications in virtual and cloud environments. Prior to joining SAP, Jeff held positions as a Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Embarcadero, responsible for the product marketing and product management efforts of Embarcadero’s Java products; as a Director in the Platform Solution Marketing at SAP where he was responsible for all outbound marketing activities related to SAP’s Java and ABAP developer tools; and in various roles over 16 years with Sun Microsystems. View Guest page

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Kare Anderson

Kare Anderson, CEO of Say it Better Center, and Emmy-winning former Wall Street Journal and NBC journalist, has been a public speaker in 18 countries, and consultant to companies, sports teams, startups, government leaders and non-profits as diverse as Google, The Skoll Foundation, London School of Economics, Nordstrom, Siemens and Novartis. Currently she serves on Deloitte LLP’s leadership team for Branding, Communications and Community. For President Obama’s first presidential campaign, she created over 208 issues formation teams. Kare was Pacific Telesis’ first Cable TV and Wideband Division Director and a founding board member of Annie’s Homegrown. She co-founded nine women’s political action committees. Her ideas are cited in at least 18 books. She is the author of “Getting What You Want”, “Walk Your Talk”, “Beauty Inside Out” and “Resolving Conflict Sooner”. People in 28 countries read her blog, “Moving from Me to We.” www.sayitbetter.com View Guest page

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Tracey Arnish

Tracey Arnish is Global Vice President, Talent Experience at SAP, responsible for building a culture that strengthens SAP’s reputation as an organization where talent can grow their careers with a leading global employer. Under Tracey’s leadership, the Talent Experience team works to ensure that SAP understands its talent landscape and delivers leading solutions to ensure the readiness of the talent needed to execute future business success. Previously, Tracey was Vice President and Managing HRBP of SAP Canada and SAP Labs North America. She was responsible for ensuring that SAP continues to be recognized as a “Best Employer”. With her leadership and support, SAP Vancouver was recently named “Most Innovative Workplace” by the YWCA’s Women of Distinction 2012 selection committee. Tracey has worked in both the private and public sector with organizations such as Air Canada, Translink, the Vancouver Canucks and the British Columbia Transmission Corporation. View Guest page

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Evelyn Rivera Candelaria

Evelyn Rivera Candelaria is a Senior Solution Specialist within the Solution Assembly and Packaging Department in SAP, driving the cloud and virtualization topic for the last two years. She is in close contact with partners interested in or offering Rapid Deployment Solutions on cloud environments, and directly collaborates with SAP internal teams to develop new options leveraging virtualization and cloud technologies. Prior to joining SAP in 2001, Evelyn worked on the customer side, providing application support for R/3 Material Management and Sales and Distribution modules, gaining insight into how customers consume the software, and how to provide reliable business systems to end-users. This experience was valuable in her role as a Quality Specialist in the development of the SAP CRM and SAP Business ByDesign products. View Guest page

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Greg Chase

Greg Chase, Senior Director of Cloud Solution Marketing at SAP, is an expert on IT cloud strategy and a frequent blogger on software tools and development related to cloud, software as a service (SaaS), hybrid cloud-on premise IT architectures, platform as a service (PaaS), and business process management methodology (BPM). He is passionate about showing how cloud technologies can help IT optimize and transform businesses. During his nearly 20 years in the software industry, Greg has held roles in product marketing, sales, product management, and engineering. Since joining SAP in 2006, he has been part of both the Business ByDesign and Business Process Management (BPM) teams. Previously, Greg held positions at Oracle, Borland, POET Software, and various startup companies. He is co-author of the SAP Press book, “Applying Real World BPM in an SAP Environment”. Blog: http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/u/251903803. View Guest page

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Madhuri Chawla

Madhuri Chawla is a business and technology leader in IBM, the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with approximately half a million employees serving clients in 170 countries. In her present capacity, she is responsible for strategizing and developing IBM cloud service offerings, managing enterprise applications, and ensuring alignment of IT strategies with corporate goals. She has worked extensively in North America, Europe and Asia, and has been involved in several end-to-end ERP transformation projects. Madhuri has received a vast array of recognition and credibility for her consistent professionalism and efficiency in the industry. View Guest page

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Jean-Francois Clavier

Jean-Francois “Jeff” Clavier is Founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech VC, one of the most active seed stage investors in Web 2.0 startups. Since 2004, he has invested in 110+ consumer internet startups in areas like social media, search/monetization, e-commerce, mobility, and B2B/B2C web services in Silicon Valley, New York, SoCal and Boulder. Often referred to as a pioneer of the micro-VC moment, he was recognized as one of the 13 “Web 2.0 King Makers” by (late) Business 2.0 in 2007. BusinessWeek named him one of “The 25 Most Influential People on the Web” in 2008, and one of the “Top 25 Angels in Tech” in 2010. He has sold a number of his Web 2.0 startups to Yahoo, AOL, Intuit, Twitter, Groupon and Facebook. In Sept. 2007, Jeff announced the formation of SoftTech VC II, L.P., a $15M seed fund backed by a mix of institutional and private investors to invest in 60+ consumer Internet companies over 3 years. Twitter @Jeff. View Guest page

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Heather Davis

Heather Davis is Vice President of National Accounts at Optimal Solutions, responsible for strategic sales and operations with Large Enterprise clients and Large Channel Partners. Prior to joining Optimal in 2008, she had over 18 years of experience in SAP technology solutions, business development, program management and consulting delivery with Accenture, Hitachi, and CSC. Heather’s industry experience includes work with International Paper, Henkel Chemical, Nokia, Samsung, and multiple other Fortune 1000 companies. She is very active in the Dallas-Ft. Worth ASUG community and serves on the Board as Program Chair. View Guest page

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Xavier De Romagna

Xavier De Romagna is the Global Product Manager for the IBM SmartCloud for SAP offering, working closely with SAP on join cloud initiatives such as SaaS. He also leads the IBM SAP offering for private cloud and is the SAP on cloud lead for IBM Latin America. An experienced SAP on cloud professional and SAP Architect, he has 20+ years of diversified IT management experience and 16+ years of SAP technical consulting and basis architecture experience. Xavier has led large global SAP client implementations to successful completion in the consumer business, manufacturing, communications, energy and airline industries. He has also participated in joint strategic development projects with SAP. Xavier is widely regarded as an SME within the SAP cloud community and is a regular speaker at SAP Sapphire and TechED conferences as well as SAP Insider events. Xavier has been a Certified SAP Technology Consultant since 1999. View Guest page

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Sven Denecken

Sven Denecken is Vice President Strategy and Head of Co-Innovation Cloud/OnDemand Solutions at SAP. In this role, he is assessing customer and market requirements, defining the Co-Innovation approach to new developments with customers and partners, and supporting SAP´s OnDemand and Cloud strategy. Sven’s experience working with customers since 1990, and network to SAP´s field organization and partners, allows him to bring client issues and challenges directly into the solution development process, assuring that the next generation software solutions address customer requirements and help customers gain competitive advantage. Collaborating with market constituents and SAP´s Cloud / OnDemand organization, he and his team facilitate and enable sustainable relationships between SAP, customers, industries, as well as partners. His key expertise areas are ERP, CRM and HR as Cloud / OnDemand offering - as well as key aspects of platform and infrastructure as a service. View Guest page

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Adrian Drury

Adrian Drury leads Ovum’s Consumer IT & Integrated Media team, covering the impact of IT consumerization on the engagement model for enterprises with their employees, customers and the opportunity for industry value chain re-engineering. His numerous published studies look at smart device application development, device distribution strategies, marketing automation and customer lifecycle management, and process re-engineering innovation strategy. Adrian also leads the Ovum Media & Broadcast technology team, covering technology, IT, networking and commercial strategy in the convergent broadcast, media and telecoms industries. Previously, he was a founding employee and Head of Strategy and Business Development at The Cloud, Europe's largest wireless hotspot network. There, Adrian originated a set of technology partnerships that helped define the provision of wireless services in public locations to the devices that now shape the connected shopper experience. View Guest page

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Ilan Frank

Ilan Frank, Sr. Director of Solution Management Cloud Analytics at SAP, has been leading SAP’s cloud social and analytics offerings for nearly four years. He is a passionate advocate for cloud technology and its benefits for today’s information worker. Prior to joining SAP, Ilan led the market in enterprise gamification while running product management at Seriosity, and later developed a cloud-based image and video recognition service at Attributor. Previously, Ilan specialized in delivering compelling enterprise collaboration and analytics solutions. View Guest page

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China Gorman

China Gorman, CEO of the CMG Group, has held strategic business leadership roles in the talent management consulting space for more than 25 years. CMG Group is a consultancy supporting solutions providers in the human capital management sector. China is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the broad human resources marketplace. Respected for her tenure as Chief Operating Officer and interim CEO of SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management), she also held the posts of President of DBM North America, and President of Lee Hecht Harrison, the global consulting division of Adecco, which became the performance leader in its industry under her leadership. She serves on the Strategic Advisory Councils of RiseSmart (www.risesmart.com) in San Jose, CA; Pinstripe in Brookfield, WI (www.pinstripetalent.com); and CVCertify in Herndon, VA (www.acertiv.com). www.ChinaGorman.com View Guest page

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Steve Hodgkinson

Dr. Steve Hodgkinson is Research Director for Ovum’s IT research and advisory business in the Asia Pacific region. The major focus of his research work is leading edge thinking and practice about the use and management of IT. He covers the evolution of the CIO role and enterprise-wide IT strategy, shared services, cloud computing, e-government and smart cities. Previously, he was the Deputy CIO and Director eGovernment Strategy & Policy for the Victorian State government in Melbourne, Australia for five years. In earlier years he founded and sold an e-commerce company (movinghome.com.au) and worked in executive and consulting roles in the government and utility sectors in Europe and Australasia. Twitter: @SteveHodgkinson. View Guest page

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R. David Hofferberth

R. David Hofferberth, PE, Service Performance Insight’s founder and a Managing Director, has over 25 years experience in information technology as an industry analyst, market consultant, and product director. He is focused on the services economy, and in particular, on white-collar productivity issues and the technologies that help people perform at their highest capacity. Dave’s background in services productivity began in the early 1980s. In 1999 he introduced the solution area now known as Professional Services Automation (PSA) when he published the seminal report, Professional Services Automation: Increasing Efficiencies and Profitability in Professional Services Organizations. He co-authored the groundbreaking Professional Service Maturity Model™ benchmark used by over 5,000 project-oriented organizations to diagnose and improve performance. Dave is a frequent speaker at key industry events and has provided advisory services to project- and services-driven organizations. View Guest page

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Christian “Chris” Horak

Christian “Chris” Horak is global head of solution marketing for SAP® Business ByDesign™, SAP AG, responsible for providing and driving solution positioning and messaging as well as thought leadership programs across geographies, industries and routes to market to increase reputation, relevance and pipeline impact for SAP Business ByDesign and the overall On Demand portfolio. From 2007-10, Chris was responsible for SAP NetWeaver marketing, and before that he lead the early marketing definition for SAP Business ByDesign. He has over 20 years of experience in global software marketing, product management and business development for very small and midsize companies as well as large corporations. Before joining SAP in 2005, Chris was vice president of business development and general manager, mobile commerce at Software AG in Darmstadt, Germany; director, product marketing at BEA Systems in California; and worked at Informix Software Inc. View Guest page

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Cindi Howson

Cindi Howson is the founder of BI Scorecard® (www.biscorecard.com), a resource for in-depth BI product reviews, based on exclusive hands-on testing. She has been advising clients on BI tool strategies and selections for more than 20 years, and first began working with BusinessObjects in 1994. Cindi is the author of “Successful Business Intelligence: Secrets to Making BI a Killer App” and “Business Objects XI: The Complete Reference”. Prior to founding BI Scorecard, Cindi was a manager at Deloitte & Touche and a BI standards leader for a Fortune 500 company. She is a TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute) faculty member, a contributing expert to Information Week, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Irish Times, Forbes, and Business Week. View Guest page

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Dr. Steven Hunt

Dr. Steven Hunt is Principal Director of Business Execution Practices at SuccessFactors, the leading software as a service (SAAS) provider of business execution technology to maximize workforce engagement and productivity. He has played a pivotal role in implementing systems that have improved the accuracy of strategic business decisions affecting millions of employees at hundreds of companies, from startups to some of the world’s largest employers. He authored the book "Hiring Success" (2007, Pfeiffer) and has published articles in Talent Management, TLNT.com, HCI, the Wall Street Journal, and trade journals. Dr. Hunt hosts “Business Execution Radio”, where he interviews experts on techniques for achieving strategic business results. Prior to SuccessFactors, he held positions with Kronos Talent Management Division, Starbucks Coffee Corporation, SHL Inc., Personnel Decisions International, and the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories. View Guest page

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Steven Hunt

Dr. Steven Hunt is Principal Director of Business Execution Practices at SuccessFactors, the leading software as a service (SAAS) provider of business execution technology to maximize workforce engagement and productivity. He has played a pivotal role in implementing systems that improved the accuracy of strategic business decisions affecting millions of employees at hundreds of companies, from startups to some of the world’s largest employers. He authored the book "Hiring Success" (2007, Pfeiffer) and has published articles in Talent Management, TLNT.com, HCI, the Wall Street Journal, and trade journals. Dr. Hunt hosts “Business Execution Radio”, where he interviews experts on techniques for achieving strategic business results. Prior to SuccessFactors, he held positions with Kronos Talent Management Division, Starbucks Coffee Corporation, SHL Inc., Personnel Decisions International, and the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories. www.successfactors.com. Twitter @steventhunt View Guest page

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Joe Hyland

Joe Hyland is the Senior Director of Marketing for Taulia, where his responsibilities include overseeing the global, integrated marketing strategy and managing day-to-day corporate communications activities. Joe has over a decade of experience creating and marketing innovative products in the Enterprise and SaaS software markets. Before Taulia, he worked at Kronos Incorporated as the head of workforce productivity product marketing, where he was instrumental in doubling product-line revenue by using extensive market research to significantly reshape corporate messaging and go-to-market strategy. Prior to Kronos, Joe worked at Bottomline Technologies running the company's marketing for its electronic invoicing and payments SaaS offerings. Joe began his marketing career at Stratus Technologies, where he was ultimately responsible for two strategic lines of business at the $250M IT company. View Guest page

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Roy Illsley

Roy Illsley, Principal Analyst at Ovum, has over 23 years of IT experience, working for a variety of consultancy and end-user companies with experience in the defence, utilities, automotive, retail, and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industries. He works in the Infrastructure Software team and is recognized as Ovum’s expert on Virtualisation and Infrastructure Management. Since joining Ovum in 2006, he has worked on major report projects including Document Collaboration, IT Governance, SOA Platforms, IT Strategy and Architecture, and was report captain for the IT Virtualisation, Desktop virtualization, Systems Management, and Infrastructure Management. He is the lead analyst in delivering Virtualisation and Cloud Computing Master Classes. Roy is a Member of the Institute of Engineering Technology (MIET) holding the registered status of a Chartered Engineer (CEng). View Guest page

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Emily Jasper

Emily Jasper is currently a secret agent and writer with The Starr Conspiracy, a full-service marketing agency for companies in specialized market segments. She specializes on campaign and content development for niche clients. Previously, she worked with PDI Ninth House, a global leadership solutions company, as the Global Channels and Alliances Marketing Manager, in addition to her roles in marketing and business development. A two-time recipient of ForbesWoman’s Top 100 Websites for Women, Emily currently blogs at her own site, “From the Gen Y Perspective,” as well as at Forbes online. She specializes in generational issues, women in business, and marketing topics. In addition to writing, Emily speaks on topics related to women in business, most recently with Dow Chemical’s “The Future We Create” virtual conference and Duke University’s Smart Women Securities seminar series. View Guest page

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Pan Kamal

Pan Kamal is the Vice President of Marketing at Security Convergence Software company AlertEnterprise Inc. Pan has been active in the Security domain for some time and has experience with Smart Grid, SCADA and critical infrastructure security. Previously, Pan led the product marketing team for IT-GRC provider Agiliance, Inc. As VP of Marketing at Verano Software, he launched the first Secure SCADA industrial software platform. Verano was later renamed as Industrial Defender. Pan has CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certification from ISACA and is a member of ISA (International Society of Automation), with an interest in following security for control systems and SCADA networks. View Guest page

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Jeff Kaplan

Jeff Kaplan is managing director of THINKstrategies and founder of the Cloud Computing Showplace. He is also the organizer and host of the popular Cloud Innovators Summits Executive Forum Series. Previous, Jeff served as VP of Marketing & Business Development at InterOPS Management Solutions, and as Director of Strategic Marketing at International Network Services (INS), acquired by Lucent. He was also an industry analyst at IDC, Dataquest and META Group. Read Jeff’s commentaries at www.thinkstrategies.com/blog and www.thinkstrategies.com/ourperspective/columnscommentaries.html View Guest page

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Marilyn Kibler-Colón

Marilyn Kibler-Colón is a Senior Business and Technology Executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in Global Technology Integration, Management Consulting, and Business Development across multiple industries such as Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Financial Services, and Banking. She has held senior leadership positions with major consulting firms and is currently the Director of Technology in the Energy Advisory Services Practice at Sirius Solutions in Dallas, TX, an independent consulting firm specializing in Financial Advisory, Business Operations, Compliance & Controls, Legal & Economic Advisory, and Technology Services. Previously, Marilyn was the Regional Business and Technology Partner at Tatum (a division of Randstad Holding), where the Business and Technology Practice grew revenue by 40-50% annually under her leadership. Prior to Tatum, she held senior executive positions as partner with IBM Corporation, and as an executive consultant at Xerox Corporation. View Guest page

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Sheryl Kingstone

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” (John F. Kennedy, 35th US President) View Guest page

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Allan Krans

Allan Krans is a senior analyst within Technology Business Research (TBR) Inc.’s Software Practice, with focus on cloud services, enterprise security, storage and software markets. He is the project lead for multiple engagements in the software space, directing research that delivers valuable insights into the alignment between customer behavior and the competitive marketplace. Allan provides analysis and insight on EMC, Microsoft, IBM Software and Symantec, as well as contributes to quarterly benchmarking activities, including the Software Vendor Benchmark and the Market Landscape – Public Cloud. He is frequently quoted in industry publications such as The Boston Globe, eWEEK, Investor’s Business Daily and BusinessWeek. Prior to joining TBR in 2002, Allan held a project management role supporting the distribution model for a Fortune 100 insurance company. View Guest page

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Michael Krigsman

Michael Krigsman, CEO of Asuret, Inc., a consulting company dedicated to reducing technology implementation failures. A recognized authority on the causes and prevention of IT failures, he is considered an enterprise software industry "influencer” and is frequently quoted in the press on IT project and related CIO issues. Previously, Michael was CEO of Cambridge Publications and has been involved with hundreds of software development projects for small startups to Fortune 500 organizations. He serves on the Board of the America's Cup Hall of Fame and the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, RI. View Guest page

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Laurent Lachal

Laurent Lachal leads Ovum Software Group’s cloud computing research. He works in close cooperation with other Ovum team members, both within the software group as well as the Ovum IT services, telecom and vertical industry teams, to cover the various aspects of the cloud computing phenomenon and its impact on the software market. In his 19-year career as an IT analyst, Laurent has provided software vendors and users with insight into a wide range of issues from high-level business strategy issues to low-level technology ones. He has a deep knowledge of most segments of the IT industry from infrastructure to applications. Until mid-2009 he was in charge of Ovum’s open source-related research activities. Besides Ovum, where he has spent most of his career, Laurent has also served as European software market group manager at Gartner Ltd. Twitter:@OvumICTx View Guest page

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Eric Lai

“Retailers deploying app-enabled iPads can boost their sales by 15-20%. How do I know this? I recently interviewed a restaurateur who is deploying 7,000 iPads and has already seen this effect first-hand.” Join us for Mobile Moments: Opportunity or catastrophe? View Guest page

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Brent Leary

Brent Leary is a CRM industry analyst, advisor, author, speaker and award-winning blogger. He is co-founder and Partner of CRM Essentials LLC, an Atlanta-based CRM advisory firm covering tools and strategies for improving business relationships. In 2009, he co-authored “Barack 2.0: Social Media Lessons for Small Business”. Recognized by InsideCRM as one of the 25 most influential industry leaders, he is a past recipient of CRM Magazine's Most Influential Leader Award. Brent serves on the national board of the CRM Association, the advisory board of the University of Toronto's CRM Center of Excellence, and the editorial advisory board for The Atlanta Tribune. He writes regularly for CRM Magazine, Inc.com and MyCustomer.com, and serves on the advisory board for TheSocialCustomer.com. Brent is the host of the Technology for Business Sake radio program on News Talk AM 1160 in Atlanta, GA. View Guest page

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Alan Lepofsky

Alan Lepofsky is Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, Inc. As one of the lead analysts on Constellation's research theme, The Future of Work, Alan focuses on how enterprise collaboration software/social business software can help people Get Work Done. Since 1993, he has been designing, marketing and helping customers deploy software solutions that enable people to connect with their peers and openly share information. Prior to joining Constellation, Alan spent 3 years as Director of Marketing at Socialtext, helping prospects and customers understand how social software can be used to improve core business processes. Before that, he spent 14 years in a variety of roles at IBM/Lotus, ranging from product management in the Lotus brand to supporting the IBM Business Partner ecosystem. He's an active blogger and speaker in the "Enterprise 2.0/Social Business" community, where he shares his thoughts on the business benefits of open communication and collaboration. View Guest page

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Louis Leporace

Louis Leporace, Head of Product Marketing & Business Development at Next Principles, has over 20 years of experience in enterprise solutions, streaming media, and social media. He began as a physicist working on the early Space Shuttle flights at NASA Johnson Space Center, followed by engineering roles at Martin Marietta Aerospace and Space Applications Corporation. Lou then moved into the Silicon Valley high tech sector, with leadership positions in engineering and marketing at Dolby Laboratories, Excite@Home, Novell, Kaseya, Convergys, and Auspice. He first honed his product and marketing skills at Excelan, a Silicon Valley TCP/IP that merged with Novell. After 8 years at Novell, he joined The @Home Network start-up, which later became Excite@Home, opening the door for cloud-based services. Lou then co-founded and sold Kaseya. He also participated in startups that had successful acquisitions: Alopa to C-Cor, Auspice to Arris, and Coding Technologies to Dolby Laboratories. View Guest page

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Dan Maloney

Dan Maloney is SAP Global Vice President, eChannels, responsible for driving online sales via the SAP Store as well as setting strategy and direction for the eChannels organization. He oversees business development and growth of the online channel or “appstore” at SAP, managing a global team that works collaboratively with partners and SAP on taking solutions to market online as a better way to serve SAP customers. Dan joined SAP in 2001, leading the Value Engineering practice for the Americas at SAP Portals. Previously, he served a 3-year tenure at TopTier Software (acquired by SAP in 2001), playing an essential role in defining the company's product and services strategy. Dan has held positions at Fortune 500 companies as well as small and mid-size enterprises. With over 17 years of experience, Dan has core expertise in Cloud-based SaaS, Mobility, Business Analytics, ERP software, eCommerce and AppStores. View Guest page

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Blake McLaughlin

“Many is a word that only leaves you guessing.” (Led Zeppelin, Over the Hills and Far Away) View Guest page

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Bill McNee

Bill McNee is the founder and CEO of Saugatuck Technology, a subscription research and advisory focused on the key trends and disruptive technologies driving change in enterprise IT. Over the past few years, he has helped spearhead the firm's research into evolving business models as a result of the shift to software-as-a-service (SaaS) and Cloud IT. Previously, he was GVP and Research Fellow at Gartner. Saugatuck Lens 360 Blog: http://saugatucktechnology.com/blog.html .Twitter: @billmcnee. View Guest page

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Sherryanne Meyer

Sherryanne Meyer is Manager, IT HR Solutions and Delivery for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., accountable for creating, prioritizing and continually improving processes for delivery of IT support services to people-related IT products. She is also a blogger, human capital management expert, speaker and influencer. Sherry is a member of the Board of Directors, American SAP Users Group (ASUG) and Program Chair, SAP Users Group-Human Capital Management Community. She is the co-founder and president of Power Chords Music Mentors for Our Youth. Interests include continuing education and the possibilities for making technology increasingly more usable to enable business success. View Guest page

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Sina Moatamed

Sina Moatamed is the Principal Consultant for Unified Clouds, where he helps mid-sized and large enterprises with their cloud computing efforts. In his previous role as CIO of a mid-sized manufacturing company, Sina restructured all IT infrastructures to the cloud through the use of Software, Platform and Infrastructure as a Service offerings , transforming the IT department from traditional IT delivery to an agile service-focused partner of the business. In 2010 he received the Managing Automation Progressive Manufacturing 100 award and in 2011, the CIO 100 award for executing business strategies with agility by leveraging cloud services. Sina wrote the blog series, “Building a Cloud Ecosystem,” describing strategies for engaging cloud services. He has appeared as a panelist at Bloomberg, SAP, and Inc. Magazine conferences. View Guest page

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Nayaki Nayyar

Nayaki Nayyar is the Head of CRM OnDemand and Integration OnDemand business at SAP. During her 15-year career, she has held various leadership positions in Corporate Strategy, Product Development, Enterprise Architecture, Application Development and Support. In her current role, Nayaki heads Cloud Product development for CRM OnDemand comprised of sales, service, social and marketing capabilities. She is also responsible for driving the integration of all cloud products with on-premise systems. Prior to joining SAP, Nayaki was the Vice President of Enterprise Architecture and Technical Services at Valero, where she was responsible for driving Enterprise 2.0, SOA, Portal, Business Intelligence, Integration, and ERP strategies and implementations. She started her career at Shell, where she gained tremendous business knowledge and started her SAP journey. View Guest page

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Lauren Nelson

Lauren Nelson, Forrester’s private IaaS cloud lead, is an analyst based in Cambridge, MA, serving Infrastructure & Operationals professionals. Her coverage area spans across the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) space with extensive knowledge of the solutions (including internal private, hosted private, and public IaaS), enterprise adoption trends, current state of cloud standardization, and cloud metrics creation. She has advised hundreds of enterprises on embracing cloud economics, cloud strategy development, vendor selection, and overcoming key challenges during deployment and management of cloud environments. Previously, Lauren was a senior research associate on Forrester's infrastructure and operations team. Prior to Forrester, she worked in environmental economics research, focusing on temperature change and racial diversity near SuperFund sites. View Guest page

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Sameer Patel

Sameer Patel is the GM/Global VP for SAP's Enterprise Social Software Business. Sameer leads "Project Robus", SAP next generation social software products. Previously he worked with some of the leading organizations in the world helping them execute business objectives via the use of social and collaborative concepts and technology. Sameer has been cited in publications such as CNBC Business, The New York Times, CIO.com and Forbes on the promise and pitfalls of collaboration, and trends in enterprise and social software. He blogs at Pretzel Logic and is @sameerpatel on Twitter. View Guest page

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Natalie Petouhoff

Dr. Natalie Petouhoff, Social Business Strategist, Analyst and Consultant, is a thought leader in social media, providing unique business perspectives on how to apply social media to business. She teaches advanced social media business courses at UCLA and USC, as well as courses on a leadership and employee motivation. Her four business books and white papers are the subject of hundreds of articles in USA Today, Adage, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Peppers and Rogers 1-to-1 Magazine and CRM Magazine, as well as national television and radio. Natalie is the emeritus president of the Los Angeles Social Media Club. She held positions as a Forrester Analyst, Chief Strategist for a Weber Shandwick PR/Marketing Agency, management consultant at PWC and Hitachi, and in management at GE, Hughes Electronics and GM. View Guest page

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Dan Quirk

Dan Quirk is the Global Director of Commercial Industry Solutions for Applications and BPO in Dell Services. He is responsible for developing and taking to market industry specific application solutions in Commercial Industries such as Manufacturing, Retail, Consumer Products, and Transportation and Logistics. Previously, Dan was the Director of Strategy in Dell Services’ Global SAP Practice, where he was responsible for strategic business development and taking to market joint SAP/Dell offerings. Before Dell, Dan led SAP Services Sales for Capgemini in the Northeast US. He also held several positions in the services and sales organizations at SAP America for over 10 years, and led software development teams at Nestle Waters North America for over 7 years. View Guest page

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MR Rangaswami

MR Rangaswami is the Founder of Sand Hill Group and Publisher of SandHill.com (http://www.sandhill.com), a leading voice for the software and tech ecosystem. He is an “angel” who has invested in 35 companies in the past 15 years. A veteran of Silicon Valley where he has been active for 30 years, MR enjoys being both a cheerleader and a critic. He has hosted the prestigious Enterprise and Software series of conferences and has published critically acclaimed research reports on cloud computing and enterprise mobility. MR has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Twitter @mrsandhill. View Guest page

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Jon Reed

Jon Reed is an SAP Mentor and independent analyst who blogs and videocasts on enterprise market trends. Jon is the driving force behind JonERP.com, an interactive web site that features Jon's long-running SAP podcast series. His client services are focused on the creative integration of media into a mold-breaking business strategy. Jon is also an Enterprise Irregular, an influential consortium of enterprise bloggers and practitioners. Recently, Jon and video partner Dennis Howlett launched JD-OD.com - a video commentary web site for the on-demand enterprise. Jon is a fan of spirited enterprise conversation and welcomes connections on the social platform of your choice. He is a frequent presenter at SAP and industry events. View Guest page

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Steve Romero

Steve Romero, the founder of Romero Consulting, is a published and globally recognized IT governance evangelist and IT business value activist. His mission is to help enterprises realize the full potential of their IT investments for strategic and competitive advantage. Steven speaks around the world to companies in every business sector, federal and state government agencies, industry organizations, students, and information technology and business luminaries to identify and communicate leading advances in business governance and business management of IT. An innovative, passionate IT professional with over 30 years experience, he has worked in almost every area of IT. He is a principle member of BOT International and a board member for the Center for Electronic Business at San Francisco State University, where he is a regular guest lecturer in the Master’s Program. Steven is the author of the book, “Eliminating ‘Us and Them’ - Making IT and the Business One” (APress). View Guest page

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Peter Russo

Peter Russo is a Senior Director, Marketing at SAP, supporting SAP Rapid Deployment solutions since 2011. In this role Peter supports the overall marketing strategy, and how SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions are revolutionizing the way customers buy and consume SAP solutions. Prior to SAP, he spent over 10 years as the lead global application software analyst at PAC (Pierre Audoin Consultants), and was a co-founder and global contributor to the SAP Services Research Program. On consulting assignments, Peter has been engaged with numerous global software and IT services suppliers around ecosystem assessment, best practices analysis, and execution of localized partnership strategies. Twitter: @PeterMRusso View Guest page

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Frank Scavo

Frank Scavo is VP and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, Inc. focusing on IT strategy, IT management metrics, enterprise applications, and business process improvement. Frank was one of the first tech bloggers, beginning in 2002 with his launch of the Enteprise System Spectator providing independent analysis of issues and trends in enterprise applications software and the strengths, weaknesses, advantages, and disadvantages of the vendors that provide them. He has been quoted as an IT expert in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Computerworld, CIO Magazine, ZDnet, eWeek, Datamation, CFO Magazine, and other publications. His Enterprise System Spectator blog is in the top 100 of Jonny Bentwood’s Technobabble 2.0 Top Industry Analyst Blogs. Frank is a co-founder of Strativa, a management consulting firm providing independent advice for business and technology decisions, and president of Computer Economics, an IT research firm providing metrics for IT management. View Guest page

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Matthew Schwartz

“One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.”(John Stuart Mill) View Guest page

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Derek Singleton

Derek Singleton is the ERP Market Analyst at Software Advice, a research firm that reports on technologies, topics and trends in the enterprise. In addition to keeping abreast with enterprise technologies in the Distribution, Manufacturing and ERP markets, Derek closely follows and reports on how emerging trends are impacting these industries. He pays particular attention to how businesses can use technology and business strategy to adapt and overcome the challenges these trends present. Prior to joining Software Advice, Derek was the Business Development Analyst at Imani Energy, a solar energy startup based out of Los Angeles, CA. blog.softwareadvice.com. Twitter @ERPAdvice. View Guest page

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Paul Stuker

Paul Stuker is a Manager of Technical Solutions Consulting for SuccessFactors, responsible for presenting the value of SaaS and PaaS Cloud Architecture, Infrastructure, Security and Integration capabilities to prospects and customers in the Americas. Previously, he served as Director, Cloud Technical Solutions Consulting at Taleo, a SaaS delivered talent management solution with 53 Fortune 100 and 1900+ Global 3,000 enterprise-wide deployments including JPMC, Citi Group, DHS/TSA, Suez, HP, Intel, and Conoco Phillips. His team was responsible for driving over $1 billion USD in global SaaS revenue. Paul’s earlier positions include Principal Technical Architect at Cognos Corporation (now IBM) in Ottawa, Canada; Director, Technical Account Management at Blackfin Corporation; Manager, Advanced Technology Group at Brio Technology (now Oracle); and Senior Sales Engineer at Red Brick Systems (now IBM). View Guest page

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David Sweetman

David Sweetman is a Solution Marketing Director for SAP’s Business ByDesign cloud-based enterprise management system, with a focus on the Professional Services Industry. Prior to SAP, David worked for over 20 years in management, strategy, launch, sales and marketing positions in enterprise software and consulting. Roles included Vice President of Channels for Mercury Payment Systems, Director of Product Marketing and Strategy for Infor, Solutions Director at i2 Technologies, Industry Business Development Manager at QAD, and Strategic Account Presales Director at JBA International. David volunteers with Peak Reader literacy program and works with local businesses through Peak Ventures. Articles: “Project Planning Stress” at www.consultingmag.com/article/ART889888?C=ymEMoYlSuE60YnsQ; “What Fast-Growing Services Firms Need to Know” at www.accountingtoday.com/news/What-Fast-Growing-Services-Firms-Need-Know-61499-1.html; and “Business ByDesign, SAP’s Toyota Prius” at wp.me/p1uHsN-En. View Guest page

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Jacqueline Vanacek

Jacqueline Vanacek is an SAP Vice President, Cloud Computing Evangelist and US CLOUD Commissioner. She represented SAP on both the US Federal and State-Local Cloud Commissions to drive adoption of cloud computing to transform government. She is also an active Forbes blogger promoting the business impact of cloud. Jacqueline brings 25 years of business, IT and operations experience in the software and hardware industries, and has a personal interest in how cloud computing enables both startups and M&A for business growth. Jacqueline and the Sand Hill Group recently launched a highly acclaimed study on how cloud computing impacts US job creation. She has been invited to share the study’s findings with US Departments of State and Commerce to explore how cloud computing can accelerate economic growth and influence international relations. SAP-Commissioned Study Estimates Cloud Computing to Create Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs: http://bit.ly/xKksrR. Twitter: @JacquelnVanacek View Guest page

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Scott Wall

Scott Wall is a member of a unique organization at Deloitte Consulting , LLP, called the Solutions Network (SNET). The SNET is a Technology Center of Expertise that helps Deloitte practices sell and deliver projects, manage investments, and enable practitioners. Scott has more than 20 years of IT experience and 16 years of SAP-specific experience delivering implementation and support services to SAP customers across multiple industries. Areas of expertise include: SAP technical lead and infrastructure specialist with a focus on new technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing. Scott’s role involves enabling practitioners and project teams by providing support, technical advisory, service offerings, and documentation on the latest SAP products and technologies. His previous roles include Senior Consultant working directly for SAP as a Technical Lead, and Senior Technical Manager working for Mitsubishi Electric Automation. http://insiderprofiles.wispubs.com/article.aspx?iArticleId=6274 View Guest page

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Kevin Wheeler

Kevin Wheeler is the founder and president of the Future of Talent Institute (FOTI). The FOTI researches how work and employment are changing to meet 21st century needs and what skills and abilities are being created to meet those needs. It provides a forum for talent leaders to share and learn from each other about emerging attitudes, beliefs and practices regarding work and how people are chosen and engaged in doing that work. Kevin has been a research affiliate at the Institute for the Future and is an author, teacher, consultant and speaker. www.futureoftalent.org. Twitter @kwheeler View Guest page

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Judson Wickham

Judson Wickham is a cloud consultant, developer, blogger, and collaborator. He is currently focused on implementing SAP Business ByDesign at Bramasol, SAP’s first SME partner. Judson is a frequent contributor to the SCN (SAP Community Network), and advises other Business ByDesign partners on functional and technical issues because he believes that in the young cloud market, building the ecosystem is better than competing before it exists. Prior to hovering up to the cloud, Judson was on the ground, travelling globally to implement PeopleSoft Financials and HR. He is the proud facilitator of millions of paychecks cut bi-weekly to this day, and is an expert in multi-currency, multi-book, and multi-ledger concepts that span the globe. After PeopleSoft, he joined the then-startup Pinkberry, where he implemented SAP Business ByDesign, created technology to pull daily sales from 150 stores in 13 countries, and ate way too much frozen yogurt. View Guest page

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Mico Yuk

Mico Yuk is an SAP Mentor/BI Influencer and Director of Sales and Business Development at Benchmarkers Business Intelligence, a company she co-founded to represent the consulting and services side of EverythingXcelsius.com (“Xcelsius Gurus” network), which she founded in 2008. A computer engineer by degree, Mico has been designing and implementing enterprise dashboards for major corporate clients since 2006 and is considered one of the world’s top Xcelsius dashboard developers. She has implemented executive dashboards for SAP BusinessObjects Global Services clients including Allstate, Pfizer, Aviva Canada, McKesson, Ryder Logistics, Digicel Jamaica, Qatar Gas, St. Jude Medical, Walgreens, Chiquita, US Airforce, SAP Global Marketing, Amtrak, BOA, and Schering Plough. Mico was named as one of the Top 50 Analytics Bloggers to follow by SAP. She hosted the Xcelsius Gurus Reception at the 2010 & 2011 ASUG/SAP BusinessObjects User Conference in Orlando, FL. Visit micoyuk.com. View Guest page

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Rainer Zinow

Rainer Zinow is Senior Vice President, On Demand Strategic Solution Management, for SAP AG. In this role since 2010, he oversees the portfolio of SAP® On Demand solutions including Business ByDesign™ as well as line of business solutions like SAP® Sales On Demand. In 1987, Rainer began his career in a small software company as a system analyst and software developer. In 1991, he joined the SAP® R/3 coordination group, developing data migration tools from SAP® R/2 to SAP® R/3. From 1992-96, he was responsible for establishing the SAP and IBM competence center and managing the relationship between both companies. In parallel, he served as executive assistant to then SAP CEO Dietmar Hopp. From 1996-99, Rainer was in charge of SAP’s education line of business. In 2000, he rejoined SAP’s development organization as a CRM product manager. He held other roles before taking charge of strategy for the entire On Demand unit in 2011. View Guest page

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Cloud 3.0: Is It All in the PaaS?

September 27, 2012
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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Cloud buzzword of the day: PaaS - platform as a service. With so many so-called best-of-breed software solutions floating around, it feels like we are back in the siloed ‘90s. Industry futurists say that PaaS can tie them all together. So, are you ready to boost your company’s status from mere-mortal best-in-class to first-mover advantage and beyond? Our experts speak: Chris Horak: “Technology is king. Content is King Kong.” Frank Scavo: “You don't get a pass just because you're SaaS." Jon Reed: “It's not about product suites, it's about the platform!" Join us for their in-depth insights on Cloud 3.0: Is It All in the PaaS?

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In The Cloud with Game-Changers presented by SAP

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Game-changing technologies are transformational, exciting and disruptive. They move you in amazing new directions and open up a whole new world of possibilities – especially when they’re in the cloud.

You’ve heard the buzz and hype about ‘the cloud’, but do you really know what it is - and what it can do for you and your business? And if you already have a ticket to the cloud, are you prepared to navigate this new terrain?

Join us as we look skyward to demystify the cloud - and help you become the savvy innovator who takes your company across the finish line for your next breakthrough strategy - in the cloud.

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of the weekly business talk series, “Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP” that debuted in Fall 2011.

SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, on-demand deployments, and mobile devices.

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