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Trade Associations Serve Industry’s Explosive Growth with Three Co-Located Conferences at Strategic Business Summit.

Washington, DC, October 21, 2012 --( The Distributed Computing Industry Association ( and the Cloud Computing Association ( today announced the first wave of speakers to participate in INVESTING IN THE CLOUD, one of three co-located conferences at CLOUD COMPUTING WEST 2012 (CCW:2012), their inaugural strategic business summit taking place November 8th-9th in Santa Monica, CA.

“We’re extremely pleased to have as keynote speakers Ketan Patel of New Venture Partners, Peter Siwinski of Cumulus Venture Partners, Chris Haddad of WSO2, Ajay Malhotra of Prime Focus Technologies, Sean Jennings of Virtustream, Ann Greenberg of Sceneplay, Gigi Johnson of Maremel Institute, Mark Theissen of Cirro, Bruce Cleveland of InterWest Partners, Kevin Lynch of Deloitte Consulting, and Scott Ryan of EMC,” said DCIA CEO Marty Lafferty.

“In addition, we’re excited that our INVESTING IN THE CLOUD panelists include CSC Leasing’s Matt Thompson, Cisco Systems’ Bill Williams, MD Capital Advisors’ Derek Cahill, Edwards Wildman Palmer’s Lawrence Freedman, Dynamic Synergy’s Mark Landay, and Moses & Singer’s Dov Scherzer,” added Lafferty.

CCW: 2012 will feature more than ninety speakers in three co-located conferences focusing on the impact of cloud-based solutions in the industry’s fastest-moving and most strategically important areas: entertainment, broadband, and venture financing.

The day-one Closing Plenary Session will feature Shahi Ghanem, EVP of Strategy at BitTorrent, and Jeff Wheeler, Distinguished Engineer and Technical Leader of Cloud Management at Huawei.

“Along with an outstanding speaking faculty for our first joint effort with the DCIA, we are also very pleased with the level of participation among exhibitors and sponsors for CCW:2012. This promises to be an enormously valuable and stimulating experience for attendees,” added CCA Executive Director Don Buford.

More information is available at and delegates can register to attend at

About the DCIA

The DCIA is an international trade organization, established in 2003, with more than one-hundred industry-leading member companies, including software developers, broadband network operators, and content providers. The DCIA conducts working groups, oversees advocacy initiatives, and publishes the weekly online newsletter DCINFO.

About the CCA

The CCA is an independent membership organization, founded in 2012, dedicated to building a community of end-users and service providers of cloud-based solutions and products through individual professional memberships and industry conferences. The CCA has quickly amassed a contact list of three-hundred thousand industry participants.
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