The Canadian Cloud Council and Boast Capital Announce The Cloud Factory with a Major Focus on Tech Women

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The Cloud Factory

Originally featured on Techvibes. The Canadian Cloud Council and Boast Capital have just announced a mega conference titled The Cloud Factory to be held on April 7 and 8, 2014 in the beautiful resort town of Banff.

This enterprise focused conference will bring together senior executives, corporate M&A teams, venture capitalists, enterprise startups, industry disruptors, technology thought leaders and global media to discuss disruptive innovations in cloud computing, big data and enterprise technology.

Day 1 of the conference is specifically focused on Democratizing the Enterprise, featuring several tech women leaders including Linda Cureton, Former CIO of NASA; Theresa Payton, Former CIO of the US Federal Government; Paula Long, Founder and CEO of Data Gravity; Michelle Zatlyn, Cofounder of CloudFlare and C100 Charter Member; Janet Wood, EVP at SAP; Lauren States, VP Strategy at IBM; Shelley Kuipers, CEO of Chaordix; and Tori MacLean, Cofounder of BeauCoo.

“It is an honor to participate in this event alongside so many powerful women and discuss disruptive innovations in the enterprise,” said Linda Cureton, Former CIO of NASA. Linda just retired from NASA following a 34-year career as a civil servant and has started a new venture.

Day 2 is themed Growth Hacking the Enterprise and will focus on using big data and modern marketing to gain exponential growth in the cloud.

“Many companies today are beginning to apply analytics to support specific parts of their business. However, significant efficiency gains remain for those organizations able to leverage their unstructured data to improve business processes.” said Paula Long, Cofounder and CEO of DataGravity. Paula recently raised $30 million in Series B funding from Andreessen Horowitz, and previously was the Cofounder of EqualLogic, which was acquired by Dell for $1.4 billion. Paula will share techniques for making smart investments in analytics to gain competitive advantage and explosive growth.

The Cloud Factory will feature keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel discussions, enterprise startup pitches, demo alleys and post-event excursions and activities, and will culminate in the first ever Canadian Cloud Awards dubbed as the Oscar’s of Cloud Computing.

“We have assembled an all-star lineup of enterprise technologists and industry leaders and are expecting nothing short of an earth shattering event,” said Robert Hart, CEO of The Canadian Cloud Council. “The Cloud Factory intends to bridge the gap between Canadian innovation, funding and global commercialization and our message is simple – if the Canadian enterprise expects to remain competitive, agile, profitable and customer-focused, they need to leverage cloud computing as a net new way of doing business. There are quite simply no excuses left to delay or half-heart cloud adoption.”

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