The second National Conference on Cloud Computing and Commerce (NC4) will take place on Tuesday 16th April at Dublin City University. This free event brings together industry and academic experts to discuss how cloud technologies can address business problems and drive value. NC4 is designed to raise further awareness of the role that cloud computing can play in helping to drive economic growth, support job creation and to deliver savings and efficiencies in the public and private sector in Ireland. The conference is organised by Techspectations and the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce, both located at DCU Business School and supported by Microsoft.
The conference will feature presentations and panel discussions from over thirty business leaders and experts on Cloud Computing. Speakers on the day will include Fergus Gloster (Marketo), Clare Dillon, (Microsoft), Martin Curley (Intel) and Dr Constantin Gurdgiev.
Sessions will include themes such as Getting Started in the Cloud, Cloud as a Competitive Advantage, Selling the Cloud, Towards a Dependable Cloud and Data Security & Authentication in the Cloud, with presentations and panel discussions from over 30 business leaders and experts on cloud computing. This year the conference includes an academic session highlighting some of the research taking place at the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce. Attendees are welcome to register for individual tracks and/or the plenary. Attendance is free by registering in advance at www.nc4.ie.
Dr Theo Lynn, Principal Investigator at the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce, DCU, said,
"The Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce is delighted to welcome the wider business community to join our students and staff to hear from some of the leading Irish and International academic and industry experts working in the cloud computing area."
Cathriona Hallahan, General Manager Microsoft Ireland said, "We are delighted to support the National Conference in Cloud Computing and Commerce again this year. The conference is designed to raise awareness and educate further about the relevance of Cloud to businesses, in education, to the non- profit sector and the public sector. Cloud Computing is extremely valuable to Ireland and could be worth €9.5bn to the economy by 2014."
2nd National Conference on Cloud Computing & Commerce