cloud☁mania Best Of in 2015

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for cloud☁mania blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,500 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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What? When? Where? Who? How To?

Don’t miss your most interesting digital technologies events in 1st  Half of the 2016 year…

Here is a selection of 26 Events from 20 Cities, and 16 Countries from 3 Continents

It is my selection, so could be subjective… If you think there are other significant events which could be included in this selection, just send me coordinates. I will try to update the Events Agenda at least one time per month.




Las Vegas GeneralWhat: CES – Consumer Electronics Show 

Why: From keynote addresses to conference sessions and from events to awards—CES has got it all.

Where: Las Vegas, NV.

When: January 06 – 09, 2016

Who is organizing: Consumer Technology Association



CambridgeWhat: dev/ winter 2016 

Why: A low cost, high value software dev event covering DevOps, Mobile, Web, NoSQL, Cloud, Functional Programming, Startups and more.

Where: Møller Center, Cambridge, UK.

When: January 23, 2016

Who is organizing: Software Acumen



IT Expo FLWhat: IT Expo 2016 

Why: Everyone from engineers and IT/telecom managers to C-Level execs and business owners will gather in Florida for ITEXPO – the only event dedicated to communications solutions for the enterprise mid-market, resellers and service providers.

Where: Greater Ft. Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Centre, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

When: January 25 – 28, 2016

Who is organizing: IT Expo



Kosmos BerlinWhat: Voxxed Days, Berlin

Why: Voxxed Days is a series of tech events organised by local community groups and supported by the Voxxed team. This means each event retains a unique regional flavor, whilst being part of the overall Voxxed brand.

Where: Kosmos Center, Berlin, Germany

When: January 28 – 29, 2016

Who is organizing: Voxxed Team 





What: Gartner CIO Leadership Forum

Why: CIO’s role is changing, and success depends on organization’s ability to accelerate business growth. As the digitaPhoenix, Marriottl future unfolds, join more than 700 of your CIO peers and examine the key issues that are shaping the leadership of today’s CIOs. You’ll learn to look beyond your IT organization to:  Connect. Orchestrate. Influence.

Where: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, Phoenix, , AZ

When: February 21 – 23, 2016

Who is organizing: Gartner  



What: Voxxed Days, Vienna

  • cineplexx viennaWhy: Voxxed Days is a series of tech events organised by local community groups and supported by the Voxxed team.
  • Where: Cineplexx Wieneberg, Vienna, Austria
  • When: February 29 – March 01, 2016
  • Who is organizing: Voxxed Team 


What: RSA  Conference 2016

SF Golden GateWhy: RSA Conference 2016 is your best opportunity to connect with the technology, trends and people that will protect our digital world. Based on feedback from past attendees, we have increased Expo hours, expanded session times, and added more Learning Labs and Crowdsourced Sessions. Plus, we’ve created new programs such as Birds of a Feather Sessions, Focus-On Series and much more.

Where: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

When: February 29 – March 04, 2016

Who is organizing:  RSA Conference



MARCH 2016

Las Vegas MandalayWhat: Datacenter World Global Conference

Why: Data Center World is the premier international conference for data center and facilities managers. Unique in its field, the conference draws upon the knowledge and experience of the more than 3,500 AFCOM members to create an end-user driven program that focuses on providing real solutions for today’s data center and facilities managers.

Where: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

When: March 14 – 18, 2016

Who is organizing:  Datacenter World



Omni Amelia IslandWhat: AGENDA16

Why: The business leadership conference focused on transforming business for digital world

Where: Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, FL

When: March 21 – 23, 2016

Who is organizing: IDG Enterprise: CIO, ComputerWorld, CIO Executive Council



What: 1st IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy

SaarbruclenWhy: Since 1980, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the premier forum for presenting developments in computer security and electronic privacy, and for bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field. Following this story of success, IEEE now initiates the first European Symposium on Security and Privacy. IEEE EuroS&P will from now on be organized every year and it will be hosted anually in a European city.

Where: Congress Center Saar, Saarbrücken, Germany

When: March 21 – 24, 2016

Who is organizing: IEEE Computer Society



Iasi RoWhat: DevExperience

Why: Conference that gets together software developers from all over the world to bring their real and valuable experiences to Iasi community. We have created the event where experienced people will share the latest in practices, tools and technology with a community eager to learn and improve. Join us for one day where you will meet and speak with open minded professionals covering different roles in building a software project. From Business Analysts, Product Managers, Technical Leads, DevOps and QA Engineers everyone will find valuable information and advice, learn new skills and practices.

Where: Hotel International, Iasi, Romania

When: March 25, 2016

Who is organizing:  DevExperience



APRIL 2016


columbia univWhat: The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Big Data Security on Cloud (BigDataSecurity 2016)

Why: Current dramatical increasing demands of big data have driven a remarkable growth of the implementations of data mining, smart data, and data analysis in multiple domains. Security issues in applying big data have become a great concern for big data practitioners. IEEE BigDataSecurity 2016 addresses this domain and aims to gather recent academic achievements in this field.

Where: Columbia University , New York City, NY

When: April 8 – 9, 2016

Who is organizing: IEEE Computer Society



CLOUD BUCHARESTWhat: IT Security Roadshow 2016

Why: Organizations increasingly invest in 3rd-Platform technologies primarily to spur business efficiency and improve business agility, and transform themselves into digital enterprises. These digital enterprises have dedicated fewer resources to securing their 3rd Platform-enabled technology infrastructure in recent years. They are now giving a higher priority to deploying advanced security solutions, as next generation technology investments pose higher security risks.

Where: Bucharest, Romania

When: April 14, 2016

Who is organizing: IDC CEMA



grand ball room LondonWhat: M2M World Congress

Why: The world’s leading M2M conference & M2M summit focusing on M2M applications, hardware for automotive, healthcare, asset and fleet management, manufacturing, security, retail point of sales, smart grid, smart metering, smart home and consumer electronics industry

Where: Grand Connaught Rooms (Grand Hall), London, UK

When: April 26 – 27, 2016

Who is organizing: World media Online Limited



What: Jax DevOps

park plaza LondonWhy: Accelerated delivery cycles, faster changes in functionality and the need for increased quality in delivery provide a plethora of new challenges for software experts. JAX DevOps features in-depth knowledge of the latest technologies and methodologies for lean businesses.

Where: Park Plazza Victoria London, UK

When: April 27-29, 2015

Who is organizing: S&S Media Group



MAY 2016


Why: Your Network is Your Business – Welcome to Interop 2.0 – reimagined around the future of the network and the people who run it. Will be a week dedicated to celebrating the network and it’s potential in helping all of us do business.

Where: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

When: May 02 -06, 2016

Who is organizing: INTEROP




forum MunchenWhat: European Identity & Cloud Conference 2015

Where: Dolce Ballhous Forum, Munich, Germany

When: May 5 – 8, 2015

Who is organizing: ID Conferences



What: Telco Cloud

London 4Why: As competition amongst cloud service providers becomes more and more intense, it is becoming increasingly important for telcos to not only retain existing customers, but attract new ones. In addition to keeping up-to-date with advances in cloud technology and development of new cloud offerings. Telcos across the globe are focusing on creating new services and business models that support customers’ digital transformation. They are looking for new ways and opportunities to help businesses achieve process efficiencies and deliver cost reduction through continued migration to cloud solutions. The 2016 Telco Cloud forum will be covering all the crucial and essential topics from all possible angles.

Where: Park Plaza Victoria, London, UK

When: May 10 -11, 2016

Who: Informa


JUNE 2016

What: Gartner CIO & munchen westinIT Executive Summit

Why: This exclusive event is created with direct input from more than 2,800 top CIOs. Explore the most critical business, technology and leadership strategies relevant to today’s CIOs and engage with hundreds of your CIO peers.

Where: , Munchen, Germany

When: June 06 -07, 2016

Who is organizing:  Gartner Events



javits NYWhat: Cloud Expo

Why: Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday’s debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS–software, platform, and infrastructure as a service. Cloud Expo is the single show where delegates and technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the cloud.

Where: Javits Center, New York, NY

When: June 7 – 9, 2016

Who is organizing: Cloud Expo Inc.



monacoWhat: Datacloud Europe

Why: Now in its 3rd year in Monaco, and twelfth year for the European event, Datacloud is the bellweather for cloud and data centres. Hosted in an outstanding backdrop, the event offers a professional range of services for sponsor and exhibitor ROI.

Where: The Grimaldi Convention Forum, Monte Carlo, Monaco

When: June 8 – 9, 2016

Who is organizing: Broad-Grup




Why: Cutting-edge ICT technology event

Where: Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan

When: June 08 – 10, 2016




olympia What: CLOUD & Devops World Forum

Why: Now in its 8th consecutive year, Cloud and DevOps World Forum is firmly established as the leading content led exhibition for the European Cloud and DevOps community and the only meeting place for the CIO community!

Where: Olympia, London, UK

When: June 21 – 22, 2016

Who: Informa



KrakowWhat: DEVOXX Poland

Why: Devoxx is a conference by developers for developers at an affordable price this way every developer can enjoy this unique experience.

Where: ICE Krakow Congress Centre, Krakow, Poland

When: June 22 – 25, 2016

Who: Devoxx Team



san joseWhat: HADOOP Summit

Why: A community-driven cloud computing conference dedicated to advancing Apache Hadoop. Developers, architects, administrators, data scientists, and others enjoy the networking opportunities available at this cloud computing event.

Where: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA

When: June 28 – 30, 2016

Who is organizing:  Horton Works/ Yahoo




ROCS logoA trecut si ROCS 2015! Cum se mai duce timpul… Cea de-a 21-a editie s-a desfasurat in perioada 25-26 Noiembrie si a avut ca motto: „21 products and technologies who made IT”, adica: Internet – Microprocessor– PC – Client/Server architecture –VOIP – Mobile Telephony – Broadband Communications – Wireless – AI – BPM – BI – CA- Virtualization – Cloud Computing – Data Center – Big Data – Laptop – iPhone – IoT – Smart everything – Tablets”.

ROCS-ul are pentru mine o semnificatie speciala, pentru ca practic am „jucat aici in toate posturile”: membru al echipei care a gandit conceptul si a organizat primele 6 editii, partener de business din partea unui renumit producator de software pentru alte 4 editii, partener si speaker pentru solutii de avangarda la alte 7-8 editii, si in fine, moderator pentru cel putin 2 editii, printre care si cea din anul acesta, cand…

A fost asadar a 21-a editie a celei mai longevive manifestari de business din industria autohtona de IT. Si asta spune multe. In 1994, cand tanara si entuziasta echipa de la IDG Romania punea bazele Romanian Computer Show nimeni nu isi putea inchipui cum o sa evolueze lucrurile… In acei ani traiam un moment de reala emulatie generat de cresterea de popularitate a PC-urilor in randul utilizatorilor casnici, dar si de elanul tineresc al industriei autohtone bazate pe vremea aceea pe cativa piloni: nucleele de programatori din casele locale de software si mica industrie a asamblorilor locali, care erau in acelasi timp si dealeri pentru diferitele componente. Era o vreme in care computerele de la Compaq sau HP nu aparusera inca oficial in Romania si brandurile locale incercau sa se afirme prin certificari si standarde internationale. Cu cateva mici exceptii, marii vendori mondiali inca nu isi deschisesera subsidiarele din Romania…

turnirIn acea perioada presa de IT incepuse sa se consolideze, dar si sa se diversifice. Exista deja o competitie, ceea ce era bine, pentru ca asta genera calitate. Pe vremea aceea nu existau rubrici de IT in presa cotidiana sau in revistele de business. Dar exista deja un continut editorial de mare valoare in presa de specialitate, care renuntase la simpla traducere de comunicate sau de analize de produse realizate in laboratoare din SUA, Franta sau Germania… Cresterea experientei in analize si evaluari editoriale a condus la realizarea unor proiecte, cu certa contributie in sustinerea si dezvoltarea industriei locale. Era momentul primelor ghiduri despre piata din Romania, precum cel al producatorilor romani de software (ROSI), al asamblorilor locali sau al primelor cafenele Internet… Era momentul primelor actiuni 100% originale dedicate unei piete in plina ascensiune. Era momentul primului Turnir Antivirus din Romania, despre care am amintit si la sesiunea de Cybersecurity de la recenta editie ROCS, o abordare originala si deosebit de temerara a uneia dintre cele mai serioase probleme de la emanciparea sistemelor individuale de calcul: securitatea si confidentialitatea datelor.

ROCS 2008Si de atunci, chiar daca in mod firesc, de-a lungul timpului au intervenit o serie de transformari de organizare, precum concentrarea pe un program mai dens de conferinte sau parteneriatul cu echipa de evenimente de la Agora Grup, ROCS-ul a reprezentat un fanion al industriei locale de IT, un motor pentru prezentarea si discutarea noilor tendinte, dar si forum de dezbateri legate de impactul pentru business al inovatiei tehnologice. Cu alte cuvinte, ROCS-ul a reflectat an de an evolutia si impactul tranformarilor digitale…  Printre cele mai importante exemple de premiere care au avut loc la ROCS imi amintesc de: prima conferinta nationala de ERP, primul workshop dedicat analizei financiare ROI si TCO, primul colocviu al producatorilor locali de PC-uri, prima prezentare de Cloud si de solutii eHealthcare, precum si o serie intreaga de lansari de noi solutii si alte premiere pentru piata de IT din Romania. Cine isi mai aduce aminte, este rugat sa ma completeze.

ROCS 2003Important este ca, indiferent de ce s-a intamplat in timp, si s-au intamplat multe, ROCS-ul a ramas un pol al conferintelor de business si al discutiilor despre impactul tehnologiei, dovedind ca in ciuda varstei, ramane acelasi spirit tanar si oferind auditoriului abordari originale si de valoare asupra realitatilor momentului. Pe linia acestei abordari, actuala editie a avut o structura bipolara, focalizata pe doua mari tematici care sunt de continua actualitate: evolutia pietei de solutii si servicii si securitatea informatica.

Astfel, prima zi de ROCS 2015 s-a axat in jurul dezbaterii legata de cele mai imperative provocari ale momentului, la care au participat reprezentanti ai asociatiilor profesionale ARIES, ANIS si CIO Council si managerii unor companii care au fost prezente si pe agenda de prezentari precum: Dynatrace – la prima prezenta publica in Romania, InfoWorld, ESRI, Ymens sau Totalsoft. De un interes deosebit s-a bucurat expunerea lui Eugen Schwab-Chesaru, Group Vice President – Research, Vice President – CEE la PAC, care a analizat piața de software și servicii informatice ce parcurge o perioadă de re-orientare.

Avand in vedere importanța domeniului securitatii datelor in cyberspace precum si impactul “razboiului nevazut”, panelul dedicat din ce-a de-a doua zi de RoCS a reunit o serie personalitati si de organizatii  reprezentative precum Florin Cosmoiu – director al National Cyberint Center SRI, Toma Campeanu – director executiv ANSSI (Asociatia Nationala pentru Securitatea Sistemelor Informatice), dr. ing. Alexandru Groseanu – presedeinte Research Center for Security, Crisis Managemet and Conflicts Preventions, Ionut Stoica – inspector principal de politie in cadrul IGPR, Marius Amza – IT manager la Swiss WebAcademy si Dan Modoran – director Tryamm. Am avut onoarea ca alaturi de Mihaela Gorodcov sa moderez acest panel de discutii, care in ciuda tematicii senzitive in perspectiva contextului regional si international, a fost dominat de un dialog extrem de deschis si bine argumentat cu privire la factorii majori care modifica si dinamizeaza politicile de cybersecurity, educatie si protectie a datelor. S-a discutat pe larg despre situatia existenta in administratia publica locala, in educatia cibernetica, despre proiectele de colaborare internationala si mai ales despre necesitatea adoptarii cat mai rapide a unor norme coerente.

Ca si in cazul altor probleme majore unde educatia si programele de constientizare au o mare importanta, s-a discutat despre viitorul generatiei digitale si pericolele care ii pandesc pe copii si pe adolescenti odata cu consumerizarea tehnologiilor mobile si a retelelor sociale. A fost o placuta surpriza pentru audienta sa aflam ca exista deja o cooperare internationala intre Swiss WebAcademy si autoritatile competente din Romania, care pe langa organizarea unor congrese de cybersecurity a lansat un program de educare a elevilor si tinerilor, cu un proiect pilot bazat pe multiple activitati, derulat deocamdata doar la Sibiu. Voi reveni cu informatii mai detaliate despre acest program.

A trecut si ROCS 2015! Cum se mai duce timpul…

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