As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination in economics, Simon has always found himself dealing with complex systems, whether it's in behavioural patterns, environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing novel computer systems or managing companies. These days Simon works as the Software Services Manager for Canonical, helping define future cloud computing strategies for Ubuntu. He is a passionate advocate and researcher in the fields of open source, commoditisation, innovation and cybernetics . He is also fond of ducks. As he says "they're fowl but not through choice".
Presentation: "Situation Normal, Everything Must Change"
Track: Pragmatic Cloud Computing
Time: Thursday 11:45 - 12:45
Location: Westminster Suite
In today's computing world, it can often feel like we are drowning in wave after wave of new trends. This sea of concepts are simply the evolution of our industry from a product to a service based economy.
This talk will examine the evolution of technology and why cloud is happening now. We will then examine the risks & benefits of cloud, the management challenges this brings and the common misconceptions.
We'll then examine the whys and hows of building your own cloud before using all these concepts to provide some predictions for the future.
Keywords: Cloud, Hot Topic, Fundamentals
Target audience: General