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Francis Maude leads all-star speaker line-up at the Cloud Computing World Forum 2012

Minister for the Cabinet Office and the UK Government's leading voice on cloud  computing, Francis Maude, will be one of over 150 expert speakers presenting at  this year's Cloud Computing World Forum 2012 ( on 12 and 13  June.

With  cloud computing so high on the public sector agenda in 2012, Mr Maude will head  a long list of influential governmental figures at the show, including CIO for  UK Government, Andy Nelson, CIO for City of London, Bill Limond, CIO for the  United Nations, Naginder Dhanoa, and Acting Deputy Director General (DG INFSO)  for the European Commission, Megan Richards.

The UK  Government recently announced major changes to its IT procurement process, with  the much-publicised G-Cloud initiative and online CloudStore officially launched  yesterday by Francis Maude.

With a  second round of procurement due within the coming months and a number of issues  still related to the on-going development of governmental cloud services, the Cloud Computing  World Forum promises to be a vital platform for both public and  private sector decision-makers to come together and debate the future of  cloud.

Mark  Johnstone, Director of Keynote, the organiser of the forum  said:

"The use  of cloud services in the public sector has been a key topic of discussion since  we held our very first Cloud Computing World Forum, four years  ago.

"However, this year the debate has intensified - governments, not  just in the UK but across the continent, are looking to new methods for  procurement and more commonly, to cloud computing for answers to their IT  concerns. Luckily our agenda has been developed to reflect these issues and  cover all the relevant bases."

After a  hugely successful 2011 show which saw the conference established as Europe's  highest attended cloud event, the 2012 Cloud Computing World Forum promises to  be even bigger, with over 4,000 IT  decision-makers anticipated through the doors at its new home - Earls Court,  London.

The  seminar agenda will be held across 8 theatres covering all of the latest topics  such as SaaS, Security, Big Data, PaaS, Mobile, Public Sector, Virtualization,  Communications, Social CRM and more.

Alongside leading lights from the public sector, the list of 150 expert speakers featuring at the  event will also include other top names such as CTO for Amazon, Werner Vogels  CISO & VP for eBay, Dave Cullinane, and Former CEO for Pepsico and Apple  Inc, John Sculley.

Delegates attending the Cloud Computing World Forum will also have  access to the exhibition hall of over 120 global exhibitors. Reading like a  who's who of the enterprise IT industry, the major players will all be in  attendance displaying their latest and most innovative cloud technology.

To book  your FREE pass for the event just click here or for further information go to the website -

Published Monday, February 20, 2012 7:21 AM by David Marshall
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