HTC Seminar: A Blueprint for Cloud Presented by Oracle


Organizations must have a strategy and road map for moving to an enterprise cloud as adoption of cloud computing accelerates. Faced with different approaches for building an in-house private cloud, IT organizations need a pragmatic blueprint to follow.  

What's your first step to leveraging the advantages of cloud computing?

This HTC seminar will be presented by Oracle, and feature Rackspace and Oracle. The seminar will explore different approaches to leveraging cloud applications, implementing a private cloud, and reviewing best practices for how organizations can successfully move to the cloud. 

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Wine and Cheese Mixer
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Featured Speakers:

Bill Arend: Regional Manager at Oracle

Bill has spent 18+ years in the software industry including roles at Microsoft and Oracle. He currently runs a $15M business for Oracle's North America Applications group. The regional role is focused on helping emerging businesses from start-ups to $500M in revenue. Bill leads a direct sales team and a network of resellers that market Oracle’s portfolio of business applications. Bill serves on the Advisory Board for the Houston Technology Center (HTC) and National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). He earned a B.B.A. in Marketing with a minor in Information Technology from Baylor University.
Blayne Eversole: Cloud Services Director at Oracle

Mr. Eversole has thirty-four years of combined professional experience in Technology Services and Oil & Gas industries. He’s held Executive, Management and Staff positions at Oracle Corporation, TIBCO Software and Exxon Mobil. For the past 20 years he’s worked in the technology industry, in Consulting, Operations, and Sales positions. Over the past 6 years, he’s worked in Oracle Cloud Services and is primarily involved in Private Cloud Services working with Engineered Systems. Blayne and his family live in Houston.
Mark Majewski: Cloud Architect at Rackspace

Mark is a technology industry expert with 17 years of experience in the IT industry developing world-class product and transformational architectures for Fortune 1000 companies while aligning technology to business goals. His core expertise is in the development of cross-industry enterprise architectures and roadmaps. Mark has developed secure IT architectures, solutions and best practices for a wide range of global customers and industries. Presently, Mark is helping to pioneer the Cloud Solution Architecture Group focused on enterprise cloud architectures, IT governance, information security, and holistic IT systems design for Fortune 1000 companies.

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Organizer Houston Technology Center

Sue Moore


Thu, Dec. 13, 2012
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. US/Central


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HTC Conference Center
410 Pierce Street
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