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Gordon Haff - Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat

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Gordon Haff is senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes, was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, and advised clients on product and marketing strategies. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for bringing a wide range of computer systems, from minicomputers to large UNIX servers, to market while at Data General. Gordon has engineering degrees from MIT and Dartmouth and an MBA from Cornell’s Johnson School.

Session City
Keynote: Strategies for Success in the Cloud Washington, D.C.; Chicago, IL; San Mateo, CA; Toronto, ON; New York City, NY

Billy Cox - Director, Cloud Strategy Software and Services Group, Intel

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Since joining Intel in 2007, Billy has been leading the cloud strategy efforts for the Intel Software and Services group. In addition to his strategy responsibilities, he is also responsible for the Cloud Builders program. Prior to joining Intel, Billy was Director of Systems Engineering at HP. During his 14 years at HP, Billy was responsible for the development of all infrastructure management tools used to manage the various server and storage platforms. In his over 30 years of industry experience, Billy has led the design of compute, network, and storage solutions and actively participated in multiple standards efforts.

Session City
Leading the Transformation to Cloud Computing San Mateo, CA

Chuck Dubuque - Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat

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Chuck Dubuque is the Product Marketing Manager for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and is responsible for market analysis, program strategy, and channel support. Prior to joining Red Hat, he worked for three years at a mid-sized VAR (value-added reseller) where he experienced both the marketing and engineering of enterprise hardware and software, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMware, Microsoft Windows Server, NetApp, IBM, Cisco, and Dell. Earlier in his career, Chuck spent eight years in the biotechnology space in marketing and business development. He earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

Session City
Building a Secure and Cost Effective Virtual Foundation for your Cloud Toronto, ON; New York City, NY

James Rankin - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

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James architects cloud computing, server virtualization, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions in a variety of vertical markets for Red Hat’s customers everyday. He also regularly performs on-site proof-of-concept Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization deployments and teaches “Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Acceleration” classes to Red Hat’s partners.

James has experience with the major virtualization solutions in the market today as well as most of the major storage vendors. He has actually been designing virtualization and storage solutions for more than five years. James received his master’s degree in Business Information Technology from DePaul University.

Session City
Unlock the Value of the Cloud Toronto, ON

Jeff Jameson - Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

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Jeff Jameson is a product marketing manager on the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization product team, where he specializes in virtual desktop infrastructure software. Jeff has over 12 years of experience in the multimedia and high-tech industries, with the last eight years focused on emerging virtualization and cloud computing technologies. Prior to joining Red hat, Jeff was a product line manager for Sun Microsystems’ desktop virtualization software line, helping to drive product strategy and awareness of desktop virtualization, thin clients, and cloud computing.

Session City
Building a Secure and Cost Effective Virtual Foundation for your Cloud Washington, D.C.

John Rinehart - Product Marketing Manager for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat

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John has spent over 20 years working with customers and partners in the enterprise server and software solutions space. As the product marketing manager for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, John is currently focused on helping customers realize the cost-savings, increased agility, and overall availability benefits that come with the deployment of a virtualization infrastructure. John brings a wealth of experience to Red Hat with prior work at Hewlett Packard, Aspect Communications, and Solutions Consulting. John earned an MBA from Santa Clara University and has a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Session City
Building a Secure and Cost Effective Virtual Foundation for your Cloud San Mateo, CA; Chicago, IL

Paul Yates - Solutions Architect, Intel

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Paul Yates is a field resource focused on data center optimization and cloud enablement for Enterprise Solutions Sales at Intel Corporation.   Paul is responsible for driving relevance and awareness for Intel server platforms at the end customer.  Paul engages with the Telecommunications and Solution Provider districts in North America and has been leading rollout efforts for Intel’s Cloud 2015 program.  Paul has over 20 years experience in the IT industry and has worked in sales and services for PeopleSoft and CDW.

Session City
Leading the Transformation to Cloud Computing Chicago, IL

Satya Sarangi - Business Development Manager, Intel

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Satya is based in Toronto and manages the public sector business for Intel. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and an MBA from the Kellogg Business School. He also has accumulated a decade of enterprise IT and software business experience, including several years at Oracle before joining the team at Intel.

Session City
Leading the Transformation to Cloud Computing Toronto, ON

Vijay Sarathy - Director, ISV Ecosystem Strategy, Red Hat

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Vijay helps define and drive the ISV and partner ecosystem strategy for Red Hat’s cloud and virtualization business unit. Prior to joining Red Hat, Vijay was vice president of product management at Jamcracker where he drove the Cloud Services Broker platform and executed on its vision to facilitate the distribution of cloud services through many channels and partners. Before Jamcracker, Vijay spent over 11 years at Sun Microsystems developing Sun’s overall virtualization and datacenter management software portfolio.

Session City
Unlock the Value of the Cloud San Mateo, CA; Chicago, IL

Alex Heublein - Director of Solutions and Strategy, Consulting, Red Hat

Alex Heublein is the director of solutions and strategy for Red Hat Consulting. In this role, he is responsible for the technology strategy for Red Hat Consulting, technical enablement of strategic alliance partners, and a portfolio of productized services solutions. Alex has over twenty years of experience in the IT industry encompassing a wide variety of roles, including senior management, strategic technology and business consulting, enterprise architecture, and mission-critical solution architecture, design, and development.

Session City
Building Clouds: Best Practices and Tips Washington, D.C.; San Mateo, CA; Chicago, IL; Toronto, ON; New York City, NY