Success in the cloud: conference watch

Success in the cloud: conference watch

Summary: Join this free web conference at 9am from the Salesforce.com event -- Cloudforce Sydney. Cloud Computing, Social Media, Mobility & Open Technologies will be the topics discussed by the Industry Panel -- Ian Birks (AIIA), Kendall Collins (Salesforce.com), Jim Hassell ( NBN), Dr Steve Hodgkinson (Ovum) & hosted by Brian Haverty (ZDNet Australia).

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On Thursday, 12 May, ZDNet Australia produced this live broadcast from the Expo Hall of Cloudforce Sydney 2011. The industry panel discussed cloud computing and its role in delivering efficiency, productivity and success to organisations in a modern digital economy.

Panellist details can be found below.

  • Ian Birks, CEO, Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)
  • Kendall Collins, chief marketing officer, Salesforce.com
  • Jim Hassell, head of Product Development, Marketing and Sales, NBN Co Limited
  • Dr Steve Hodgkinson, research director, Ovum
  • Hosted by Brian Haverty, editorial director, ZDNet Australia

The discussion covered some of the new computing models that are bringing together the benefits of social media, mobility and open technology standards to not only change the way business is done, but to redefine the way people collaborate and share information.

Other topics covered include:

  • Innovation: how does cloud computing affect the way we innovate?
  • Cost-efficiency: how can organisations benefit from the economies of scale that cloud computing delivers?
  • Productivity: how does cloud computing improve the way we work together?
  • Mobility: how does the combination of cloud computing, new mobile devices and powerful new networks revolutionise the way we do business?
  • Social: how is the new world of social media changing how we interact?

Your input

Let us know what you thought of this panel discussion in the comments section below, or send them directly to Success in the Cloud Questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Ian Birks, CEO, Australian Information Industry Association

Kendall Collins, chief marketing officer, Salesforce.com

Jim Hassell, Product Development, Marketing and Sales head, NBN Co Ltd

Dr Steve Hodgkinson, research director, Ovum

Hosted by Brian Haverty, editorial director, ZDNet Australia

Topics: ZDNetLive, Broadband, Cloud, Enterprise Software, NBN, Tech Industry

Brian Haverty

About Brian Haverty

Brian Haverty has been editing and writing on an extensive range of technology subjects for 10 years in Australia but the areas he specialises in are digital publishing and production systems. He has launched a number of print publications in Australia, including Technology & Business and C|Level, and has served as Editor-in-Chief for the Australian editions of PC Magazine and Windows Sources.

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  • Question: For a company yet to make its first move into the cloud, what would you suggest would be a good first step to explore?
    Jimpat-fa479
  • Cloud computing is at the heart of Project ERNA, which does address the questions on innovation, cost-efficiency, productivity, and mobility. This practical architecture would put Australia at the world's forefront economically and socially. Read about it at erna4aus.weebly.com
    kennetl3
  • Sorry, I am not installing the silverlight plugin just to watch a video. That's so 1998.
    christo-99783
    • You can watch it through IE..
      anonymous
  • We've reuploaded the video so that it should play on all browsers. Thanks for the comments.
    brian.haverty
  • Great forum guys. That really was an exciting event! There was so much value in the breakout sessions and it was amazing to see how some people have manipulated the Force.com platform to meet there business needs. I was manning the Velteo stand all day in the background of the video. I was also at cloud force last year. There was a big difference in the clients this year. Last year they were asking "what is Salesforce and how would it help my company?" This year it was "We're using Salesforce, but I know we can do more with it, can you help us?" What a turnaround in just 11 months!
    Good times, if anyone out there missed it this year be sure to make it next year.
    Lee
    Velteo
    VelteoLee