Software as a service: the cultural influence At the AlwaysOn Summit at Stanford University, technology executives discuss perceptions of risk and control with software as a service, and how those feelings are changing in countries that have different software legacies. Panelists include moderator Michael Barker of Revolution Partners, Vance Checketts of Mozy, Russ Daniels of Hewlett-Packard, Drew Clark of IBM, Polly Sumner of, and Rich Zippel of Sun Microsystems.