At Rishidot Research, we strongly believe in having transparent and open discussions on topics related to our research areas. As a part of this move, we are planning to run a series of Google+ Hangout discussions on some of the topics of interest. We believe that every analyst firm should have open conversation with the community as a way to strengthen the industry.
Our first Open Conversation on OpenStack was a big success and the recording is available here. We have decided to continue this series of open conversations on different topics related to cloud and big data. Our second Open Conversation is on the topic of Cloud Transparency. The Google hangout and the livestreaming will happen on 14th May 2012 at Noon PST. We are running this with Open Data Center Alliance which is running Forecast 2012 conference in New York one day before Deploycon 2012.
We are still working on the panelists and we will update this post once we finalize on it. CloudAve is also running a giveaway where one ticket for Forecast 2012 will be given out to CloudAve readers. This hangout will also serve as a followup to the giveaway.
Confirmed Panelists (more will be added in the coming days):
- George Reese – CTO, enStratus
- Sam Johnston – Director, Cloud & IT Services at Equinix
- Alex Williams – Media Pundit, SiliconAngle
- Stephen Spector – Cloud Evangelist, Dell
- Matthew Mikell – Cloud Evangelist, Dell
You can view the panel on our Youtube Channel live.