Karim Chine discusses the meaning of cloud computing to academic teachers and researchers in data sciences and how to take advantage of it now when a new era for research and higher education begins.
Paul Weiss provides a step-by-step overview and comparison of on-premise, public, and hybrid clouds, explaining how to select the right cloud model.
Richard Astbury provides practical steps and architecture decisions to optimize infrastructure for cost.
Alex Papadimoulis conducts a tutorial on delivery and deployment at scale.
Francine Bennett keynotes on using big data in the cloud.
Richard Croucher discusses the characteristics of banking and cloud IT systems, detailing on their strengths and weaknesses.
Allen Rohner shares the difficulties encountered and the lessons learned building a PaaS in Clojure.
Bruce Schneier puts security in the context of today's allegiance to cloud and SaaS providers, the recent news about PRISM and the lack of privacy for us as citizens.
Alex Papadimoulis discusses various deployment strategies, scalable delivery, with examples from real-world organizations such as AllRecipes.com, Twitter, and Google.
Andrew Crump and Chris Hedley discuss extending Cloud Foundry with your own services, including customization at deployment time, and common concerns such as security and user quotas.
Gareth Rushgrove emphasized the importance of cloud portability in a world of Infrastructure and Platform as a Service, offering examples taken from the development of GOV.UK.