Cloud Computing – Models, Progress and Context for BAs

Presented by Steven Woodward, CEO and founder of Cloud Perspectives
Many organizations are evaluating and migrating toward cloud computing solutions.  The innovation and business opportunities are substantial. The business analysts are now required to become familiar with Cloud Computing concepts and to recognize key opportunities and risks. 
Steven Woodward shares updates from many of the international cloud standards-related organizations. In Canada, he leads several of the cloud computing initiatives in both the private and public sectors.
Steven describes key cloud ecosystems models, with policy, security, privacy, and cultural considerations in the context of business analyst impact.  Business analysts in the cloud need to be aware of the various options and specifically where they fit in the cloud ecosystem. Steven relates real-life practical scenarios to emphasize cultural and business perspectives for cloud computing opportunities and the benefits already quantified.  
The Presenter
Steven Woodward is CEO founder of Cloud Perspectives and is the leader of the NIST Cloud Carrier Sub-Group.  He is a leading contributor to the National Institute of Standards for Technology (NIST), TM Forum, Object Management Group Cloud Standards Customer Council, Canadian Cloud Council, IEEE, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Joint Collaboration Activity working groups.  Steven represents the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance at the Shared Services Canada Architecture Advisory Committee and is shaping the Canadian Federal Government and international Cloud Computing strategies.  In addition to cloud standards and best practices guides, he authored the “Cloud Computing Solution Measurement” chapter in the 2012 CRC Press published book, “The IFPUG Guide to IT and Software Measurement.”  Steven also wrote an article for IIBA on the “Cloud Concepts and the Impact on Business Analysts”.  A frequent international instructor, keynote presenter and leader, he continues to help establish realistic roadmaps, plans, contracts, SLAs and governance practices for cloud computing.