CohesiveFT CTO Chris Swan Featured on Panel for Open Data Center Alliance Forecast Conference

Cloud Computing Expert Discusses Networking and Software Defined Data Centers at Premier Industry Event

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 13, 2013) -

Panel: Software Defined Data Centers

Monday, June 17 2013
2:15pm - 3:15pm

ODCA Forecast 2013
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF (map)
Colonial Room - Mezzanine Level
1675 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 94158

Software Defined Datacenters can be viewed as business functions and re-configurable blocks of technology that will require a radical departure from the legacy IT infrastructures and application portfolios found inside most organizations today. Explore the evolution in business model and technology architectures required to deliver the Enterprise-as-a-Service.

Chris Swan joins the panel as former Chair of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) Infrastructure Workgroup and current CTO of CohesiveFT. Panelists include Dan Pitt of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), Eric Pulier of ServiceMesh, Reyk Bederke of T-Systems, Winston Bumpus of VMware and Nikhil Sharma of EMC. Jo Maitland, the Research Director of Infrastructure/Cloud at GigaOM Research, will moderate.

Chris Swan is CTO at CohesiveFT, where he focuses on product development and product delivery. Chris was previously at UBS where he was CTO for Client Experience working on strategy and architecture for web and mobile offerings across all regions and business divisions. At UBS Chris was also co-head of Security CTO focusing on identity management, access control and data security. Chris represented UBS as a Director on the Steering Committee of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), an industry association focused on enterprise adoption of cloud computing. Before joining UBS he was CTO at a London based technology investment banking boutique, which operated a cloud only IT platform. Chris previously held various senior R&D, architecture and engineering positions at Credit Suisse, which included networks, security, data centre automation and introduction of new application platforms. Before moving to the world of financial services Chris was a Combat Systems Engineering Officer in the Royal Navy. He has an MBA from OUBS and a BEng in Electronics Engineering from the University of York.

Forecast is ODCA's premier once-a-year conference where ODCA and its collaboration partners and event sponsors come together with industry to address best practices for the adoption of enterprise ready big data and cloud implementations. Forecast provides attendees with a unique opportunity to grow their network of cloud and big data professionals, have conversations about the issues that matter most to their business, and learn about the latest ODCA developments from ODCA leadership. Forecast has grown to include hundreds of participants from around the world and now includes ODCA University, which is focused on educational and training sessions where attendees learn about usage models from ODCA members who have worked on creating the requirements. Forecast 2013 is taking place in San Francisco on June 17 and features keynotes from Harper Reed, Obama Campaign CTO, and Mario Mueller, chair of ODCA and BMW's Vice President of IT Infrastructure. The complete two-day agenda is available on the Forecast 2013 website, with registration information at Follow Forecast developments on Twitter using hashtag #Forecast13.

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