2010 stormed in with many predictions regarding the future of technology and the cloud (e.g. Appirio, IDC, Infoworld, Web 20 Journal. ) To make sense of the myriad of forecasts and create clarity we've invited leading thinkers to battle it out.
Dennis Howlett (Irregular Enterprise), Vinnie Mirchandani (deal architect), Phil Wainewright (Software as Services) and Narinder Singh (Appirio) will give you competing views of who's right, who's wrong, and what's really going to happen with the cloud in 2010.
Join us now to understand what your business should be thinking and doing with the cloud in 2010.
Forecasting Fisticuffs - Predicting the Cloud in 2010
Dennis Howlett has been providing comment and analysis on enterprise software since 1991 in a variety of European trade and professional journals including CFO Magazine, The Economist and Information Week.
Today, apart from being a full time blogger on innovation for professional services organisations, he is a founding member of Enterprise Irregulars and an investor in a European start-up. Prior to, Dennis was technology and tax partner in a British firm of Chartered Accountants for 10 years. Prior to that held various senior finance roles across a broad range of industries.
Vinnie Mirchandani, founder of deal architect, is a former technology industry analyst (with Gartner), outsourcing executive (with PwC, now part of IBM) and entrepreneur (founder of sourcing advisory firm, Jetstream Group).
He is a thought leader on trends in software, outsourcing and offshoring. He has personally helped clients evaluate and negotiate technology contracts valued in excess of $5 billion and has consistently advised companies on IT risk management, globalization and sourcing issues.
Since his analytical work while at PwC (where he led a team conducting market intelligence) and Gartner, he has always been on the forefront of technology trends. He now catalogs them on his innovation blog, “New Florence. New Renaissance”
Since 1998, Phil Wainewright has been a thought leader in SaaS and cloud computing as a blogger, analyst and consultant. He is best known for his Software as Services blog on ZDNet, and also blogs on The Connected Web at eBizQ, covering topics from cloud to social media.
As CEO of strategic consulting group Procullux Ventures, he is currently developing an evaluation framework to help ISVs and enterprises choose between cloud platforms. He also advises vendors on their messaging, positioning and go-to-market, working with leading names in the US and Europe including Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Appirio, OpSource and many others.
As Chief Marketing Officer and head of products at Appirio, Narinder is responsible for overseeing the company's marketing, communication and product strategy. He brings more than 15 years of experience on the cutting edge of software and business innovation to Appirio, and plays a key role in keeping Appirio at the forefront of cloud computing.
Prior to Appirio, Narinder worked at SAP in the Office of the CEO as a part of the Corporate Strategy Group. Working with the management board and other executives, Narinder led initiatives on sales, maintenance and competitive strategies, as well as potential business and technology disruptions, including software on demand.
Prior to SAP, Narinder managed R&D, sales and marketing activity as vice president and general manager of webMethods (WEBM) workflow business unit. Narinder previously led R&D for the company's business process management (BPM), workflow, B2B and industry products. He joined webMethods in 1998 as one of its first forty employees, and subsequently founded webMethods' Trading Networks product, the most successful add-on product in the company's history.
Moderated by Ryan Nichols, VP of Cloud Strategy at Appirio