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Biographies

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Bernard Golden,
CEO Hyperstratus
Bernard Golden has been called a “cloud guru.” He is the CEO of HyperStratus, a Silicon Valley cloud computing consultancy which works with clients in the US and throughout the world. The firm's clients include Korea Telecom, Chunghwa Telecom, Pepsi, and BMC Software. HyperStratus provides cloud computing services in the areas of application security, system architecture and design, TCO analysis, and project implementation.

Bernard is the Cloud Computing Advisor for CIO Magazine. His blog has been called “brilliant and incisive” and is read by tens of thousands of people each month. His blog was named “Top 50 Cloud Computing Blog” by Sys-Con Media, a “20 Most Important Cloud Blog” by AlwaysOn Media, and in a recent poll by AppDynamics his was cited as the third most influential cloud computing blog. Bernard's writings on cloud computing have also been published by the New York Times and the Harvard Business Review.

Bernard is the author of Virtualization for Dummies, the most popular book on the subject ever published. He is also the co-author of Creating the Infrastructure for Cloud Computing (Intel Press, 2011). Bernard is a popular and engaging presenter, and has keynoted conferences from Moscow to Peru.
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Sameer Dholakia
Group vice president and general manager
Cloud Platforms Group Citrix

Sameer Dholakia is group vice president and general manager of the Cloud Platforms Group at Citrix, driving the company's product strategy for cloud infrastructure and server virtualization. He joined the company in 2010, when Citrix acquired VMLogix, where he served as CEO. Dholakia brings extensive enterprise software experience to Citrix, having held key leadership roles in sales, business development, and product management at companies such as Trilogy, Inc. Dholakia received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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James A. Duncan
Directeur général
PaaS Group
Joyent
 
James thinks big picture rather than little picture and strongly believes the best way to predict the future is to create it. The best way to create something is to be passionate about it. He has worked for, or been involved in the creation of a number of startups, that have been acquired by, or have become larger organizations. He now works as a part of Joyent Labs, which serves as the consultative, outreach, and advanced research and development arm of Joyent. He was instrumental in the conceptual origins of Platform-as-a-Service in 2004 while at Fotango, and now continues that work as the GM of of Joyent's PaaS group.
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Christian Verstraete
Chief Technologist Cloud Strategy Team
Hewlett Packard Company
Christian Verstraete, CTO for HP's Cloud Strategy Team Worldwide. His responsibilities include the definition of HP's Cloud functional and reference architectures and the coordination of cloud activities across HP. He is the linkage to the CTO community both inside HP and with our customers and partners.
Prior to his current position, as CTO for the Manufacturing & Distribution industries, Verstraete was responsible for thought leadership and innovation - scanning industry and technology trends, assessing their mid/longer term effect on emerging MDI business opportunities and defining how to capitalize on these. Prior to that, he led the development of solutions, managed HP's global High-Tech Industry Group and its manufacturing industries Supply Chain go-to-market strategy where he was responsible for growing the company's $300 million consulting and system integration business.

Frequently published in periodicals, Verstraete is a featured speaker at global supply chain events and runs HP's Manufacturing-Distribution blog. He is one of the authors of “Connected Manufacturing, Thought-provoking essays from industry leaders” and of “Collaborative Sourcing, Strategic Value Creation through Collaborative Supplier Relationship Management”. He is member of the board of the Supply Chain Council and a 2007 DCVelocity Rainmaker.
Verstraete holds a mechanical engineering degree from the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and a degree in industrial management from Katholieke Universiteit van Leuven, also in Belgium. He is based in Brussels, Belgium.