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In The Cloud with Game-Changers presented by SAP

In The Cloud with Game-Changers presented by SAP

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May 17th 2012:Job Forecast: Bright Skies in the Cloud

Where do you stand on the great cloud computing debate: the cloud creates jobs or the opposite? Eager for a definitive answer, Jacqueline Vanacek at SAP and MR Rangaswami at Sand Hill Group launched a “Job Growth in the Forecast” study to determine how cloud computing impacts US job creation. The findings are optimistic. “As cloud computing transforms the entire IT landscape, it will also be a powerful catalyst for generating hundreds of thousands of net new jobs in the United States and worldwide.” Ms. Vanacek was sufficiently convinced to title a recent blog , “Yes Virginia

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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,
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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 find
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MR Rangaswami

MR Rangaswami is the Founder of Sand Hill Group and Publisher of (, 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.
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