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The CLOUD COMPUTING ASSOCIATION (CCA) and the DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (DCIA) are proud to present the CLOUD COMPUTING East 2013 – (CCE:2013) - May 19-21, 2013 at the Marriott Boston Copley Place in Boston, MA.

Cloud Computing – the practice of using a distributed network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and process data – is revolutionizing the way virtually every sector of the economy does business. Spending on information technology (IT) products & services exceeded $2 trillion globally. As recently as 2011, global spending on cloud-based technologies represented a small fraction of that – $28 billion dollars. However, by the end of 2012, that number skyrocketed to over $50 billion; and according to a recent study, spending on cloud-based technologies will grow by over 70% per year; creating over 213,000 new jobs each year for at least the next 5 years. Three sectors of the economy that are leading the way in adopting cloud-based IT solutions are GOVERNMENT, HEALTHCARE and FINANCIAL SERVICES.


This year’s CCE:2013 will focus on these three major sectors whose use of cloud-based technologies is revolutionizing business processes, increasing efficiency and streamlining costs. Our speaking faculty will be made up of over 100 thought-leaders who will bring broad industry knowledge, technological savvy, and strategic insight.

For one, all-inclusive registration fee, conference attendees will have access to three (3) plenary keynote panels (on Monday morning, May 20th) where expert speakers will conduct a high-altitude and long-range exploration of the role that cloud computing is playing in streamlining government, revolutionizing healthcare and providing for the secure and safe functioning of the financial services sector at all levels. Following the networking luncheon, conference attendees will have the option of attending any of the roundtable panel sessions in any one of the three conference tracks:

Track A:

How can local, state and federal governments improve services and protect citizens with cloud-based tools? The explosion of data, advances in security and reliability, the need for redundant storage, and putting it all to meaningful use presents challenges to natural resource management, transportation and utility grid monitoring, public safety, law enforcement and emergency responsiveness. The government at all levels has been mandated to move into the cloud, and BILLIONS are being allocated to these purposes. Hear from public-sector thought-leaders and private-sector solutions providers on how the cloud is transforming the way government performs its essential functions.

Track B:

There is perhaps no business enterprise that is larger -- and at the same time, more fragmented and technologically disconnected -- than the American Healthcare Industry. Therefore, this sector – more than any other – has the resources and the imperative to benefit from adopting cloud-based solutions to help it become more efficient, collaborative, and interactively connected. Managing private patient records, collecting clinical research data, and big-data imaging are just three of the many healthcare functions to which the cloud is not only uniquely suited – it is urgently needed! Speakers representing hospitals, clinics, multi-physician practices and more will be joined by providers of cloud-based solutions that serve every part of the healthcare system.

Track C:

International financial transactions and currency exchange; domestic banking and insurance services; as well as timely and efficient investment decision-making are all being impacted by cloud computing. “The Cloud” is becoming the most advanced platform for an industry that makes up over one-fourth of our economy. How are banks, insurance companies, and private equity and hedge fund investors making use of cloud-computing? Business and technology leaders from the financial services industry will be joined by executives and innovators from the cloud computing solutions-provider sector to examine the ways in which the cloud is being put to use by the global financial services industry.

The gCLOUD©, hCLOUD©, and fCLOUD©, conferences will share a common exhibit hall, luncheons and networking breaks and receptions. The exhibit hall will serve as a hub around which participants from many industry verticals and multi-disciplinary backgrounds will interact. This event is specifically designed to promote maximum creativity by providing a literal and figurative intersection where technology and human capital meet.

“There is a temptation in our networked age to think that ideas can be developed by email. That's crazy! Creativity comes from spontaneous (face-to-face) meetings; from random discussions. You run into someone, you ask what they are doing, you say 'Wow,' and soon you're cooking up all sorts of ideas.”
– Steve Jobs,* (1955 – 2011)
(As quoted in *Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson)

In addition to the in-depth panel sessions and round-table sessions, a TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE presented in concise 15-minute keynote presentations will feature entrepreneurs and innovators on how their unique cloud-based solutions are being utilized by governments, healthcare providers, and financial services organizations. Investors and strategic-minded value-added resellers (VARs) will not want to miss hearing about “the next BIG thing” in the CLOUD!

who will attend?

End-User Companies & Organizations:

From the Public Sector:

  • State & Local Departments
  • Federal Government Agencies
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Military and other Government
  • Public Utilities

From the Healthcare Sector:

  • For-Profit & Non-Profit Hospitals
  • Healthcare Networks/Clinics
  • Physicians Groups, Medical Centers and Facilities,
  • Pharmaceutical Companies,
  • Biotechnology Companies,
  • Health Plans

From the Financial Services Sector:

  • Commercial Banks
  • Investment Banks
  • Insurance Companies
  • Private Equity Investment Firms
  • Hedge Funds

Executive Titles including:
C Suite Executives: Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer, Vice Presidents, Directors, and Executives including:
  • CMOs
    (Chief Medical Officers)
  • Heads of Procurement
  • MIS (Management Information Systems)
  • HIM (Health Information Systems)
  • Information Technology/Systems
  • Information Management
  • Informatics
  • Network
  • Infrasturcture/Engineering/ Analyhsis/Security/Administration/ Application
  • Internet
  • Technical
  • Data/Database
  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Web developer/Administrators/ Managers/Directors
Channel Professionals: including system and network integrators, VARs and distributors

attire / special needs?

Conference participants are encouraged to dress comfortably in business casual attire.
Conference participants with special needs (e.g. handicapped, special dietary requirements & etc.), please contact:

Marisa Colandrea, Director of Meeting Planning & Logistics, Cloud Computing Association (CCA)
Tel: 212-300-2522 • Email: marisac@cloudcomputingassn.org

pricing information

Registration Rate Categories:
(per person)
Registration Rates:
Cloud Computing Vendor/Solution Provider Rate:
Cloud End-User Rate:
(For IT Decision-makers and other executives from Healthcare, Government or Financial Services Organizations)
Exhibit Hall-Only Pass:
(Exhibit Hall access only. Luncheons NOT included)

*All registrations are subject to review and approval.

get involved

For more information regarding the conference agenda, speaking and/or sponsorship opportunities or other conference issues contact:

For Information regarding the Conference Topics & Speaking Opportunities, Contact:

Marty Lafferty, CEO
Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA)
T: 410-476-7965 • E: marty@dcia.info

For Information regarding Sponsorship, Exhibition and Other Business Development Opportunities Contact:

Don Buford, Executive Director
Cloud Computing Association (CCA)

T: 212-300-2521 • E: donb@cloudcomputingassn.org

For Information regarding Media & Marketing Partnerships and Co-Branding Opportunities Contact:

Ria Lubis, Director, Membership, Media & Marketing Relations, Cloud Computing Association (CCA)
T: 212-300-2523 • E: rial@cloudcomputingassn.org

Special Needs? e.g. Dietary, Handicapped, etc.: 

Marisa Colandrea, Director Meeting Planning & Logistics,  Cloud Computing Association (CCA)
T: 212-300-2522 • E: marisac@cloudcomputingassn.org

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