London, May 3 2011 – Featuring expert speakers on Cloud capital, investment and law, the annual PoweredbyCloud forum will this year include Investor pitches by companies seeking funding. The event takes place at CityPoint 23-24 May.
Cloud investment is increasing, and the outlook is bright, despite the recent downturn. Cloud too appears likely to drive significantly increased demand for capacity in data centres. Yet how does the market now perceive prospects for investment and return in the medium to long term? Following on from its successful launch last year, the conference will also incorporate Cloud Law. As Cloud adoption by enterprises continues to gain traction, confronting legal complexities surrounding data transfer and security across multiple jurisdictions, compliance with legislation and regulatory requirements, presents many new challenges
With a stellar line up of speakers including Nick Hyner, EMEA Services Legal Counsel, Dell Inc, Julie Meyer, Founder and CEO, Ariadne Capital, Eric Lakin, Director, Oakley Capital, Chinyelu Onwurah MP, and Shadow Minister for Communication, Dr Mike Short, Vice President Research and Development, Telefonica 02Europe, Pietro Strada, Managing Director, CentreBoard, Victor Basta, Director, Magister Artis Ltd, Neil Cresswell, Managing Director for EMEA Region, Savvis, Richard Feasey, Public Policy Director, Vodafone Group Services Ltd, Eric Gebaide, Managing Director, Innovation Advisors, Brian R. Griffiths, Managing Director, Credit Suisse First Boston, Richard Hooper, CBE, Chairman, Broadband Stakeholder Group, Rupert Robson, Managing Director, Torch Partners and Marie Wold, President & CFO & Co-Founder, OnRelay plus more to be announced, the event will provide a valuable learning experience and compelling content.
The programme covers how to make money from cloud computing, and the implications for Corporate and IT, Finance and Investors, ISPs and Data Centres, and consumers. The technologies session will assess obstacles to roll out and the innovations that will overcome them. The forum concludes with Funding the Exit which assesses sources of funding available as a critical strategic issue now facing CEOs and CFOs.
The forum will provide wide ranging insight into finance and investment for cloud computing and the opportunities and challenges it represents. It also debates privacy and other concerns most relevant to government, the defence establishment, and professional legal intermediaries.
Uniquely the event also includes a Cloud investor breakfast where companies can pitch for funding.
Simmons and Simmons are Diamond Sponsors of the event.
To register please visit www.poweredbycloud.com