I’ll be moderating a panel on cloud computing this year at SXSW, “Thunder in the Clouds.” It’s a pretty general focused panel with Parker Harris (who originally arranged the session, of Salesforce.com) and Javier Soltero (VMWare/SpringSource/Hyperic), but with those two there should be plenty of good conversation. Here’s the abstract:
After many years there now appears to be agreement from traditional software vendors to web-based companies that we are now shifting from the desktop to the cloud. Is there truly harmony in the industry or are there still disagreements over how the cloud is delivered and utilized? This panel of cloud pioneers and experts will debate the state of cloud computing and where its future lies. Where does the cloud stand for consumers vs. the enterprise? How do mobile, social and open trends impact the cloud? And what is the future of the cloud – will one cloud win out over all others or will there be seamless data sharing across multiple clouds of a customer’s choice?
It’d be great to see you there and have you come ask questions. For all your scheduling app madness:
And if you can’t make it, I’m always interested in the questions you, dear readers, would ask or like to see discussed if you were there.