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May042009

STRUCTURE 09 IS BACK!

The GigaOM Network today announces its second Structure conference after the runaway success of the 2008 event. The Structure 09 conference returns to San Francisco, Calif., on June 25th, 2009.

Structure 09 (http://structureconf.com) is a conference designed to explore the next generations of Internet infrastructure. Over a year ago, The GigaOM Network Founder Om Malik saw that the platforms on which we have done business for over a decade were starting to provide diminishing returns, and smart money was seeking new options. Structure 09 looks at the changing needs and rapid growth in the Internet infrastructure sector, and this year's event will consider the impact of the global economy. "I cannot remember a time when a new technology had so much relevance to our industry as cloud computing does in the current economic climate," said The GigaOM Network Founder Om Malik. "We all need to find ways to leverage what we have and cut costs without compromising future options. Infrastructure On Demand and Cloud Computing are very strong avenues for doing so and we will look for what practicable advice we can bring to our audience."

"Structure 08 was a great experience for our audience and partners, and I am very pleased to be bringing it back again this year," said Malik. "Along with GigaOM Lead Writer Stacey Higginbotham and the conference program committee, I am bringing together what I intend to be one of the most authoritative programs for the cloud computing and Internet infrastructure space."

The GigaOM Network is also announcing early speaker selections. Confirmed speakers include:

Marc Benioff - Chairman and CEO, Salesforce.com
Paul Sagan, President and CEO, Akamai
Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon
Russ Daniels, VP and CTO, Cloud Services Strategy, HP
Raj Patel, VP of Global Networks, Yahoo!
Jonathan Heiliger, VP, Technical Operations, Facebook
Greg Papadopoulos, CTO and EVP - Research and Development, Sun Microsystems
Jack Waters, President, Global Network Services and CTO, Level 3 Communications
Michael Stonebraker, PhD, CTO and Co-Founder, Vertica Systems
David Yen, EVP and GM, Data Center Business Group, Juniper Networks
Vijay Gill, VP Engineering, Google
Yousef Khalidi, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Corporation
Tobias Ford, Assistant VP, IT, AT&T
Richard Buckingham, VP of Technical Operations, MySpace
Lew Tucker, VP and CTO, Cloud Computing, Sun Microsystems
Lloyd Taylor, VP Technical Operations, LinkedIn
Michael Crandell, CEO and Founder, RightScale
Jim Smith, General Partner, MDV-Mohr Davidow Ventures
Bryan Doerr, CTO, Savvis
Doug Judd, Principal Search Architect, Zvents
Brandon Watson, Director, Azure Services Platform, Microsoft
Jeff Hammerbacher, Chief Scientist, Cloudera
Jason Hoffman, PhD, CTO, Joyent
Mayank Bawa, CEO, Aster Data
James Urquhart, Market Manager, Cloud Computing and Infrastructure, Cisco Systems
Kevin Efrusy, General Partner, Accel
Lew Moorman, CEO and Founder, Rackspace
Joe Weinman, Strategy and Business Development VP, AT&T Business Solutions
Peter Fenton, General Partner, Benchmark Capital
David Hitz, Founder and Executive Vice President, NetApp
James Lindenbaum, Co-Founder and CEO, Heroku
Joseph Tobolski, Director of Cloud Computing, Accenture
Steve Herrod, CTO and Sr. VP of R&D, VMware

Further Details can be found at the Structure 09 Website

http://events.gigaom.com/structure/09/

High Scalability readers can register with a $50 discount at

http://structure09.eventbrite.com/?discount=HIGHSCALE

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