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Cloud Expo New York: Is Your Organization 'Cloud-Ready'?

Cloud Credential Council’s Marcel Heilijgers to discuss business transformation with cloud

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Organizations across the world are increasingly starting to see the benefits of moving more and more services to the cloud. The focus on the cost-saving potential of cloud is rapidly shifting to completely transforming the business with cloud. As organizations are investing enormous sums on technology they are starting to realize that in order to maximize the return on investment and accelerate the business transformation process the first area of focus should be people. By ensuring the organization is 'cloud-ready' the organizational adoption will be much faster and much better. A workforce ready and eager to maximize the potential value and benefit will more readily embrace a cloud strategy.

Organizations that are not cloud-ready often face significant objections in the introduction of a cloud strategy, resulting in longer implementation times and lost business value. The gap in cloud skills today is significant. IT roles need retraining, as well as HR, Legal, Finance, Marketing - departments that have traditionally relied on IT are now realizing that the more they know about cloud the faster they can transform themselves. The Cloud Credential Council is here to help close this global cloud skills gap and help 'cloud-ready' your organization. In collaboration with representatives from key technology vendors, cloud providers, cloud consumers, cloud brokers, the Cloud Credential Council has developed the most complete cloud education portfolio on the market.

In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Marcel Heilijgers, Executive Director of the Cloud Credential Council, will explore the direct link between a sound cloud education strategy to develop a 'cloud-ready' workforce and extracting maximum business value through cloud-based business transformation.

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Speaker Bio:
Marcel Heilijgers is the Executive Director of the Cloud Credential Council, a global organization focused on accelerating successful cloud adoption by advancing cloud competences through training and certification. In this role he has overall responsibility for setting the strategic direction and ensuring execution in line with strategy. His focus areas include building out the Cloud Credential Council Cloud training and certification portfolio to become the most complete cloud portfolio in depth and breadth, build an ecosystem of courseware providers and high quality training partners across the globe, and to involve major cloud players in the process to help close the cloud skills gap.

Heilijgers joined the Cloud Credential Council in 2012 from Microsoft, where he was responsible for defining competitive strategy at the Central and Eastern Europe headquarters, and driving execution across the region consisting of 26 countries. He was instrumental in establishing Microsoft's open cloud positioning which became a key pillar in the overall competitive strategy approach. Prior roles include leading various business units at Microsoft and Novell to high growth.

A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!
Cloud Expo 2013 New York, June 10-13, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.

The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in New York City, New York, June 10-13, 2013.

The recent Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced with more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!

Cloud Expo New York will attract more than 10,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 200 sponsors and exhibitors!

All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented at the 12th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.

"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2013, more than 50,000 delegates per year will be attending Cloud Expo."

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Cloud Expo 2013 New York "show prospectus" has shipped. Sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at) sys-con.com, or by phone 201 802-3021.

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About SYS-CON Media & Events
SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com) has since 1994 been connecting technology companies and customers through a comprehensive content stream at www.sys-con.com - featuring over forty focused subject areas, from Cloud Computing to Web Security - interwoven with market-leading full-scale conferences produced by SYS-CON Events. The company's internationally recognized brands include among others Cloud Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), Big Data Expo (http://BigDataExpo.net), SDN Expo (http://sdnexpo.co),Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.VirtualizationConference.com), Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com), Cloud Computing Bootcamp (www.CloudComputingBootcamp.com), and UlitzerLive! New Media Conference & Expo (http://events.sys-con.com).

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