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Seven Cool Ways To Enhance Your Week at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley

Cloud Expo has ensured that there are multiple ways to enhance each and every one of the 4 days of the event

These days Cloud is about more than efficiency - it transforms entire industries. That's why thousands of enterprise IT professionals of every stripe have converged in Santa Clara, CA, starting today, at 11th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley - co-located with 2nd International BigDataExpo.

But to ensure that delegates' time Nov 5-8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center is totally and utterly well spent, Cloud Expo has also ensured that there are multiple ways to enhance each and every of the days those professionals choose to invest in attending the event.

Here are seven of those ways:


Monday November 5 | Cisco's "Kickstart-to-Cloud" Morning Workshop

Register here for this FREE additional educational opportunity on Day 1 of Cloud Expo

The Dirty Little Secret of Private Cloud: Why Many Fail and What to Do About It

with Wayne Greene | Rodrigo Flores | Joann Starke | Brian Cinque
Cloud and Systems Management Technology Group & Corporate IT, Cisco Systems

Attendees will learn:

  1. A perspective on all of the new technologies in the market and how not to be distracted by bright, shiny objects
  2. The habits of effective cloud builders
  3. What made one private cloud deployment a smashing success

Attendees who attend this session will be able to:

  • Articulate their companies cloud strategy and roadmap
  • Identify gaps for success, and how to fill them today
  • Visualize a successful Private Cloud

Agenda 8:30am – 12:00pm

8:30-9:00 Meet and Greet
9:00-9:45 Technology Widget Jungle: Making sense of the new technologies and where they play
9:45-10:30 Private Cloud Success: Cisco IT
10:30-11:00 What type of Cloud are you building (and for whom)?
11:00-11:30 Best practices of successful cloud builders
11:30-12:00 Panel: Storytelling about other successful clouds

Register here for this FREE additional educational opportunity on Day 1 of Cloud Expo


Monday Nov 5 - Thursday Nov 8 | Cloud Computing Bootcamp

Now "super-sized" to 4 Days! View the full Bootcamp Agenda here


Monday Nov 6 - Tuesday Nov 6 | Cloud Security Workshop by Symantec

View the Full Agenda here for Symantec's Cloud Security Workshop

2-day Cloud Security Workshop at Cloud Expo West on November 6, 7 is a lively, interactive learning experience based on the guidelines from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).  Gain critical knowledge and best practices on how to secure cloud computing. Benefit from the knowledge of a security industry veteran from Symantec. Interact with IT and security peers and professionals in the industry.  The course also provides helpful tips to help you prepare for the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) offered by the CSA.


Tuesday November 6 | Rock Till You Drop - with "The Temptations" Election Night Concert 8:00 pm 


Tuesday Nov 5 - Wednesday Nov 6 | Get Cloud-Certified with the "Cloud Essentials" Course

View full agenda and Register for "Cloud Essentials" @ Cloud Expo

VCC1220CL - Cloud Essentials Course

Certificate: CompTIA Cloud Essentials™ Exam Certificate
Duration: 2 days
Course Delivery: Classroom, Virutal Classrom
Languages: English
Credits: 11 PDUs

The Cloud Essentials course is a 2-day, interactive, classroom-based learning experience. The course provides a balanced curriculum and addresses the business and technical perspectives of cloud computing. It will also explain how to adopt, operate, and govern the cloud. The course enables participants to successfully complete the associated CompTIA Cloud Essentials™ Exam to become Cloud Essentials™ Certified. In addition, the course complements the Virtualization Essentials course, which they can do either before or after they’ve taken the Cloud Essentials course.

Adobe SystemsAdobe Systems

  • This course has been designated as CompTIA Approved Quality Content.
  • Cloud Essentials Courseware Tested by ProCert Labs




Tuesday November 6 | BigDataCamp Unconference 6:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.

Register here for BigDataCamp [Limited to 200 places]

BigDataCamp is an unconference for users of Hadoop and related technologies to exchange ideas in a loosely distributed format.

Attendees are encouraged to share thoughts in open discussions with pre-defined and majority-vote topics, including best practices in application development and advanced analytics.  Data engineers, enterprise architects, developers, analysts, data mining and business intelligence professionals are encouraged to attend and mix with other members of the community.  We encourage all attendees to join us for a lively discussion.


Thursday November 8 | Drive Green - Win a Smart Car!

To enter the Smart Car contest, simply attend The Temptations concert on November 6 and enter your concert ticket into the drawing. The winning ticket will be selected on November 8 after the Day 4 Keynote.

Participants must be present to win.

and as if that were not enough...

Monday Nov 5 - Thursday Nov 8 | Welcome Reception 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm on the Expo Floor

View the Cloud Expo Welcome Reception Invitation here [PDF]

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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