Saugatuck to Host 2nd Annual Cloud Business Summit
After our inaugural event last May, I’m pleased to announce that Saugatuck Technology will be hosting the 2012 Cloud Business Summit on November 14, 2012, at the Westin Times Square in New York City. We are delighted to again bring together CIOs, CTOs and senior business leaders from mid-to-large enterprises – from across a range of industries – to explore how they can and are realizing value from the Business Cloud.
As the event website and announcement Press Release put out earlier today highlight, a key theme at this year’s event will be the emergence of the new Master Architecture – what Saugatuck is calling "CMSA" (as in Cloud, Mobile, Social and Analytics). Unlike Master Architectures of the past, where a single technology has dominated (e.g., mainframes, PCs, internet), today's new Master Architecture leverages multiple technologies and platforms, and loosely-coupled approaches, to unlock previously untapped business value. In this environment, innovation is clearly on the rise, as companies accelerate investments in support of a evolved vision for business computing – what Saugatuck is calling the Boundary-free Enterprise™.
Readers can explore a number of recently published Saugatuck research pieces (all available as Lens 360 blog posts) that explore these concepts further including:
- 1054RA The Emerging Master IT Architecture – Client / Server Gives Way to CMSA
- 1055RA Realizing Synergies in the Boundary-free Enterprise™: Mobile Payments
- SIIA All About the Cloud - McNee Presentation "BFE: The New Master Architecture"
- 1066RA The Role of Sensor Data in the Boundary-free Enterprise™
Saugatuck is pleased to announce that both SAP and IBM have returned as Platinum sponsors in 2012. New event partners this year include Dimension Data and Progress Software as Gold sponsors, OrangeScape as a Silver sponsor, and Information Management and Sand Hill Group as Media sponsors. Within the next couple of weeks, we will announce several additional sponsors as well.
Saugatuck is very excited about the senior business and IT executives that it has assembled as speakers and panelists at the event – including Rich Roseman, VP and CIO at News Corp., Michael Lemberger, VP at American Express, Gary Lynch, Managing Director at Marsh, and Andrew Stokes, Chief Scientist at Deutsche Bank AG, among others. Over the next few weeks, Saugatuck will announce a number of additional featured speakers and panelists who will be joining the program.
For those interested in nominating themselves, we have opened up a Call for Speakers – and invite CIOs and C-level IT and business executives from large enterprises to qualify as a VIP panelist at our premiere industry event.