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The CLOUD COMPUTING ASSOCIATION (CCA) and the DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (DCIA) are proud to present our 2nd Annual CLOUD COMPUTING East 2014 – (CCE:2014) - May 15-16, 2014 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Downtown Washington DC.

Cloud Computing – the practice of using a distributed network of servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data and run applications remotely – is revolutionizing the way virtually every sector of the economy does business. Global spending on cloud-based technologies had skyrocketed to over $50 billionper year; and according to a recent study, spending on cloud-based technologies will continue to grow by over 70% per year; creating over 213,000 new jobs each year for at least the next 5 years. According to venture capital powerhouse Bessemer Venture Partners, the combined market capitalization of publicly-traded cloud computing companies recently surpassed the $100 billion dollar mark. Two sectors of the economy that are leading the way in adopting cloud-based IT solutions are GOVERNMENT and HEALTHCARE.


This year’s CCE:2014 will focus on these two 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 50 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 plenary keynote presentations and panel sessions where expert speakers will conduct an in-depth exploration of the role that cloud computing is playing in streamlining government and revolutionizing healthcare. Following the plenary sessions, conference attendees will have the option of attending any of the roundtable panel sessions in any one of the two 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 present 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.

The gCLOUD© and hCLOUD© 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 and healthcare providers. 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

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 Infrastructure/Engineering/ Analysis/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)
Standard Rate:
Cloud Vendor/Service Provider Rate:
(For executives associated with companies and VARs that provide cloud-based products & services)
Cloud End-User Rate:
(For executives from government, healthcare or financial services enterprises that have adopted – or are contemplating the adoption – of cloud-based products or services)

*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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