Do's and Don'ts about the Cloud; Watch out for the Dragons in the Sky

Cloud is now. So what are you going to do about it?

In this era of exploding information, huge cheap storage, and mobility, the cloud has given us true democracy, allowing you to offer your business services ubiquitously.

Can I run my entire business in in the cloud?

Can I eliminate my data center and run it entirely in the cloud?

What is the difference between all the cloud hosting options?

How many vendors do I need in the cloud?

What happens when disaster strikes?

Featured Speaker(s)

Marti Menacho, Panelist, With over 25 years of industry experience, Marti spent many of those as a change agent and business enabler during periods of high growth and turn around as the CIO in Clarify, Nortel Networks, TIBCO, Brocade Communications, and JDS Uniphase. She joined Oracle over four years ago in purely a customer focused role.  She is currently the Western Region Customer Management Vice President of Oracle’s Managed Cloud Services business.

Carol Spowart, Panelist, CEO of House of Lync. She has been a leader in IT and telecommunications since 1994, founding one of the first AT&T/Lucent/Avaya partnerships in OC. Carol has transitioned to cloud technologies and applications. She is a certified Lync Engineer and Technical Specialist for Microsoft’s technology center focusing on Office 365 and Lync unified communications.

Anoj Willy, Panelist, Trace3 technologist. Anoj excelled for 15 years as a strategist and advisor. Prior to joining Trace3, Anoj developed and operated cloud and high-performance computing systems for Patrick Soon-Shiong, a medical researcher and renowned entrepreneur focused on data-driven medicine and ranked by Forbes as the wealthiest American in healthcare.

Schedule of Events

6:30pm - Registration, Networking and appetizers
6:45pm - WITI Overview and Speaker Introduction
7:00pm - Panel Discussion
8:15pm - Raffle Prizes!
8:30pm - Adjourn

Meeting Notes

Appetizers and beverages are provided. If you or your company wish to host or sponsor an event, please ask one of the leadership team members located on the Orange County home page.