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Cloud Standards Customer Council Hosts “Big Data in the Cloud” Conference at Meeting in Reston, VA

The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) will be hosting the “Big Data in the Cloud: Preparing for the Future” conference at its quarterly meeting on Monday, March 18th at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA. Both members and interested nonmembers are invited to attend. The conference will provide a forum on preparing for the future of big data in the cloud.

The conference will be an all-day event that will feature case-studies from organizations such as IBM, Lockheed Martin, NIST and State Street. There will also be a vendor panel featuring representatives from Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.

Specific topics will include the industry impact, financial opportunities, security implications, and vendor landscape of big data in the cloud, as well as a talk on big data for energy analytics. The conference will conclude with a discussion on the role of standards in big data in the cloud.

To kick off the event, CSCC will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, February 14th at 1pm EST. The discussion will be led by the chairs of the CSCC’s new Big Data Working Group: Jim Kobielus of IBM and Dr. Robert Marcus of ET-Strategies. Besides the conference, the webinar will focus on the working group’s charter and future planned deliverables. To register for the webinar, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/885256624.

The registration fee is $195 for CSCC members; $225 for nonmembers. To learn more information or to register for the “Big Data in the Cloud” conference, visit www.cloud-council.org/031813/index.htm.

The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) is an OMG® end user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud’s successful adoption and drilling down into the standards, security and interoperability issues surrounding the transition to the cloud. The Council is not a standards organization, but will complement existing cloud standards efforts and establish a core set of client-driven requirements to ensure cloud users will have the same freedom of choice, flexibility, and openness they have with traditional IT environments. The Cloud Standards Customer Council is open to all end-user organizations. IBM, Kaavo, Rackspace and Software AG are Founding Sponsors. For more information on CSCC, visit http://www.cloud-council.org.

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