Next week, I’m taking my cloud watching on the road to Vegas. I’ll be attending and blogging from Interop’s Enterprise Cloud Summit in Las Vegas on May 18-19.
“Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop is the industry’s only event focused on how traditional enterprises can adopt cloud computing models. Featuring panels of thought leaders, candid conversations with industry luminaries and hands-on real-world demonstrations that showcase the promise – and risk – of on-demand computing, Cloud Summit is a no-holds-barred reality check to help CIOs and senior IT management better understand enterprise cloud computing.”
As most know, my ‘Cloud Watching’ is part of a broader research strategy to convey and discuss the opportunities, issues and offerings of cloud computing with enterprise architects. Consistent with the Elemental Links consulting and research philosophy, I’m considering cloud computing in the broader context of business, technology, people, and value attainment.
With my enterprise architect lens, I’m specifically studying the connections between cloud computing and services architecture, business architecture, active information, business-driven IT profiles and IT capability delivery.
As a consequence of my cloud watching, I’ve got quite the mindmap in progress on cloud computing in the large, and the connection points to the above. Although I don’t plan to publish the mindmap ‘as-is’ (brain dump), I will be using it to drive my formal research agenda and in conversations with clients.
If you’d like to be on my cloud watching radar (events, offerings, community, thought leadership), or want to discuss your own cloud watching / cloud initiative, please send me an email, or connect on twitter.