Director of Platform Research for Salesforce
Peter Coffee, former Technology Editor of enterprise IT journal eWEEK, works with corporate and commercial application developers to build a community based on Force.com: the salesforce.com Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
He has almost 25 years’ experience in guiding the adoption and management of innovative information technologies and practices as a developer, consultant, educator and internationally published author; he has been a keynote speaker, moderator or presenter at IT events throughout the U.S. and in England, Canada and Australia.
Peter was previously the first manager of PC planning at The Aerospace Corporation, and before that was a Senior Engineer in arctic project management and chemical facility construction for several divisions of Exxon Corporation; he holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University, and has held faculty appointments at Pepperdine and also at UCLA and Chapman College. He is the author of two books, How to Program Java and Peter Coffee Teaches PCs.
Enterprise Cloud Computing: The Future of IT, Today
While ‘cloud computing’ still is considered by many a visionary notion, Peter Coffee will show attendees that this model is already enterprise proven. Many of the world’s business leaders, at every point of the compass and on every scale from small business to enterprise, have already made the cloud the focus of strategic initiatives, sparking many more to consider the same.
This session will cover what it is that makes cloud computing so compelling along with some of the best practices and pitfalls that you should be considering in this transition.