A quick scan of the smart IT choices for small businesses
Thursday, November 28, 2013
9:15 am — 10:30 am
Before your company rushes out to buy servers and pricey customer management tools, it’s worth taking in this scan of the fundamental cloud technologies you need, and the web or mobile apps that can get you going faster.
Developer Advocate, Rackspace
Everett’s work at Rackspace involves making OpenStack and the Rackspace Cloud easy to use for developers and operators. Sometimes developer, sometimes advocate, and sometimes operator. He’s a committer on Apache jclouds and co-author of the OpenStack Operations Guide. In the past, he’s built web applications, taught workshops, and presented at conferences such as Gluecon, OSCON, and the OpenStack Summits. He has also deployed OpenStack in production.
IT Management Consultant and Strategic Business Analyst
Shaheen has been advising clients for 10 years on IT planning, management, application development, and enterprise resource planning (ERP). He has worked for the world’s largest consulting firms such as KPMG, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Accenture. He started his own consulting firm in 2006, in order to provide fresh and pragmatic advice to clients in Canada and the US, spanning industries such as healthcare, finance, higher education, utilities, technology and oil & gas. Shaheen firmly believes in taking an agile approach to analyzing and recommending practical ways to use business technology. His passions are emerging technologies, entrepreneurship and user experience.