Keynote: No Sunny Days, But That's Not So Bad: Clouds in 2016

March 8th, 2016

8:30am - 9:30am

Mark Minasi

IT Consultant, Author, Speaker


It's 2016, and almost everybody's in the cloud. Cloud vendors have indeed delivered on their promises for agile, speedy deployment and cost savings for many customers. Projects and entire enterprises can be spun up in minutes or hours, and often more cheaply than could be accomplished on-premises. Email SaaS like Office 365, Gmail and the like probably host more mailboxes than anyone else on the planet. So things seem pretty good, cloud-wise, then…

… Or do they? According to bestselling tech author, Cloudnostic and speaker Mark Minasi, not everything that seems real, however, is real. (Take phantom cell phone vibration, for example.)

In this fast, fact-filled, fun presentation, Mark rounds up The State of the Cloud: what's good, what's bad and what's about to happen in mankind's latest, most expensive experiment in communications, storage, and computing. Don't miss it, because if you do, you will never find out how clouds are like potatoes!