WASHINGTON (October 3, 2013) - Increasingly, organizations in the public and private sectors are moving their IT services to the cloud because it allows them to operate more efficiently, more securely, and with more flexibility. But cloud computing technologies continue to evolve rapidly, and these changes introduce new opportunities and challenges for users.
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) will host a panel of leading technology experts who will assess how cloud computing will evolve over the next 5-10 years, and discuss the implications this will have for consumers, businesses, and policy makers. "The Future of Cloud Service" will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Tuesday, October 8 at ITIF, 1101 K Street, NW, Suite 610A.
"Cloud computing is an essential tool for businesses and government to leverage the benefits of data-driven innovation," notes Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst with ITIF. "This event will highlight some of the emerging trends in cloud computing, including new technologies, business models, and public policies, that will have an impact on the future of these services."
The panel will be moderated by Castro and participants will include Jim Blakely, Cloud Services Solutions Director at Intel Architecture Group, Melvin Greer, Chief Cloud Computing Strategist for Lockheed Martin and Max Peterson, Director of Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector.
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank whose mission is to formulate and promote public policies to advance technological innovation and productivity internationally, in Washington, and in the states. Recognizing the vital role of technology in ensuring prosperity, ITIF focuses on innovation, productivity, and digital economy issues. Learn more at www.itif.org.