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Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop II


On May 20, 2010, NIST hosted the first Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop. The purpose of that initial workshop was to respond to the request of the Federal CIO to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to lead federal efforts on standards for data portability, cloud interoperability, and security. The workshop's goals were to initiate engagement with industry to accelerate the development of cloud standards for interoperability, portability, and security; introduce NIST Cloud Computing efforts; and discuss the Federal Government's experience with cloud computing.

The purpose of the second  Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop is to report on the status of these efforts and to socialize the NIST strategy to collaboratively develop a Cloud Computing Roadmap among multiple federal and industrial stakeholders, and to advance a dialogue between these groups.  To frame the discussions, the United States Chief Information Officer and Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology will present their vision on the first day (November 4, 2010.) Panel discussions will consider the roles of standard organizations and ad-hoc standards in the cloud; need and use of a reference architecture to support cloud adoption; key cloud computing issues and proposed solutions; security in the cloud; and international aspects of cloud computing. Breakout sessions on the following day (November 5, 2010), designed to actively engage stakeholders, will discuss these issues, and develop a series of next steps for the effort in cloud computing standards.


Final Agenda

Speaker Bios

November 4, 2010 - National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD, Red Auditorium - Panel Discussions

1.      Standards
2.      Cita Furlani
3.      Reference Architecture
4.      Dawn Leaf
5.      Kriz
6.      Junger

November 5, 2010 - Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, Gaithersburg, MD - Workshops.

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Start Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010
End Date: Friday, November 5, 2010
Location: NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 and Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Audience: Industry, Government, Other
Format: Workshop


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While there is no fee to register for this event, participants MUST register on-line by October 28, 2010 to be permitted entrance to the NIST campus.

Registration Contact:

Teresa Vicente
Phone: 301-975-3883
Fax: 301-948-2067



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