Westport, CT, June 12, 2012 – Saugatuck Technology, the leading subscription research and business strategy consulting firm focused on the Cloud, today announced the date of its second annual Cloud Business Summit, to be held on November 14, 2012 at the Westin Times Square in New York City.
As a follow-up to last year’s highly successful Summit, this year’s conference will again bring together CIOs, CTOs and senior business leaders from mid-to-large enterprises – from across a range of industries – to explore how they can and are realizing value from the Business Cloud.
A key theme at this year’s event will be the emergence of the new Master Architecture – what Saugatuck is calling "CMSA" (as in Cloud, Mobile, Social and Analytics). Unlike Master Architectures of the past, where a single technology has dominated (e.g., mainframes, PCs, internet), today's new Master Architecture leverages multiple technologies and platforms, and loosely-coupled approaches, to unlock previously untapped business value. In this environment, innovation is clearly on the rise, as companies accelerate investments in support of a evolved vision for business computing – what Saugatuck is calling the Boundary-free Enterprise™.
Saugatuck is pleased to announce that both SAP and IBM have returned as Platinum sponsors in 2012. New event partners this year include Dimension Data and Progress Software as Gold sponsors, OrangeScape as a Silver sponsor, and Information Management and Sand Hill Group as Media sponsors. Saugatuck has assembled a rich mix of senior business and information technology executives who will participate as speakers in the event, including Rich Roseman, VP and CIO at News Corp., Michael Lemberger, VP at American Express, Gary Lynch, Managing Director at Marsh, and Andrew Stokes, Chief Scientist at Deutsche Bank AG, among others.
“We are delighted to announce our second annual Cloud Business Summit,” shared Saugatuck Technology founder and CEO Bill McNee. “Similar to last year, the Summit again brings together approximately 150 senior business and IT leaders in an intimate, senior executive-level forum to discuss the issues of the day. However, the focus this year will not only be on the growing influence of the Cloud, but related technologies as well – including Mobile, Social, Advanced Analytics and Integration – and how they are collectively helping to reshape the business computing landscape,” added McNee. “Our goal is to provide a powerful networking environment for the conference delegates to learn firsthand from their peers and Saugatuck about how large enterprises are applying Cloud and related technologies, platforms and solutions to their advantage, and building winning business strategies.”
Senior IT Executives and Business Strategists, who wish to request an invitation, or to learn more about the program, should visit the Cloud Business Summit website at www.cloudbusinesssummit.com, or call +1.203.454.3900.
About Saugatuck Technology
Saugatuck Technology, Inc. provides subscription research and management consulting services focused on the key market trends and disruptive technologies driving change in enterprise IT, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Infrastructure, Social Computing, Mobility and Advanced Analytics, among others. Founded in 1999, Saugatuck is headquartered in Westport, CT, with offices in Falmouth, MA, Santa Clara, CA and in Wiesbaden, Germany. For more information, please visit www.saugatucktechnology.com or call +1.203.454.3900.
To request a briefing with our analysts, contact: