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Get your head in the Cloud but keep your feet on the ground London, UK, January 06,

2012 /PressReleasePing/ -- Dr Werner Vogel, and one of the world`s leading Cloud experts, joins more than rld class speakers in demystifying the Cloud for businesses and the r in a remarkable free conference and exhibition this month - Cloud CTO of Amazo 100 other wo public secto Expo Europe.

Amazon CTO, Dr Werner Vogel heads a stellar line-up of speakers - that also incl udes senior executives from HSBC, Honda UK and Mitchells & Butlers - in helping businesses strip away the jargon and the hype from Cloud computing in order to e xploit this fast growing IT phenomenon. Cloud Expo Europe, 25th & 26th January 2 012, Olympia National Hall, London, will also feature special sessions for small and medium-sized businesses and public sector organisations who are keen to exp loit the cost, flexibility and efficiency gains that can be secured via a switch to a cloud-based IT strategy. In total, Cloud Expo Europe 2012, features more than 130 world class speakers sp read across seven packed seminar theatres as well as over 100 leading suppliers. This line-up is reckoned to be the largest most comprehensive gathering of Cloud expertise ever assembled in the UK. As access to all this content worth literall y hundreds of pounds to delegates - is also free, the event is set to draw a hug e crowd of IT architects, managers and directors as well as technologists in C-s uites. The keynote theatre is packed with leading thinkers and shapers of the modern Cl oud including Dr Werner Vogels, the CTO of, Stephen McGibbon, the reg ional CTO, EMEA, at Microsoft, David King, the global CTO of Logica, Joe Weinman n, Hewlett-Packards world wide lead on the Cloud, and former NASA IT chief and CE O of Nebula Chris Kemp. These inspired keynotes are supported up by a range of p ractical, problem-solving sessions and real life case- studies. Backing them up are six further theatres, which will give a sharp focus to some of the issues of the Cloud including: Cloud & virtualisation infrastructure & platforms Management, services and applications Mobile, wireless and communications Security and governance Cloud service providers and Channel theatre The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) theatre The exhibition features some of the biggest, and the most innovative names in Cl oud computing including Firehost, b2Net, CA technologies, Citrix, Claranet, f5 N etworks, Oracle, Peer1, Rise Partners and Techgate. The applications and solutio ns on offer range from data centres to disaster recovery, from hosting to hardwa re, and clustering to connectivity. Every issue for every level of practitioner i s covered at Cloud Expo Europe, said Event Director, Maggie Meer. Big or small, pr ivate or public, whether you are committed to or still exploring how to deliver effective cloud and virtualisation strategies on time and on budget, then this i s a must-see event". Cloud Expo Europe is not about abstract theorising. It is about practical content and proven expertise from a host of practitioners about getting your head aroun d the Cloud but keeping your feet firmly on the ground. Andy Burton, chairman of CIF, welcomes people to join the discussion on the futu re of Cloud Computing and what issues need to be addressed in order to achieve u nhindered adoption of private, public and hybrid cloud solutions. The rapid adoption and growing interest in cloud computing makes Cloud Expo Europ

e highly relevant, by bringing the industry together to address end user concern s such as transparency, accountability and capability. Leading analyst Gartner says the global cloud services market will top $90bn in 2014 with the UK hitting $6bn - more than double the current market. Gartner rec kons that nearly half of businesses expect to have most of their IT running thro ugh cloud computing over the next four years. To register for free: bsite For more information, please contact : Cloud Expo Europe, Red Publishing and Eve nts & Closer2Media, Unit 17, Exhibition House, Addison Bridge Place, London, W14 8XP, Maggie Meer, +44 (0)20 7348 5275, Thomas Standley, +44 (0)207 348 5273, Submitted by: Contact : John Wood East Grinstead West Sussex, UK 44-777-152-0001