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Amazon's 'cloud evangelist' to address summit

Published 06/09/2011 | 05:00

NEXT month's Dublin Web Summit has received a boost with the confirmation that one of the driving forces behind cloud computing has been added to the speakers' list.

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Amazon's chief technology officer Dr Werner Vogels, who is also known as one of the fathers of cloud computing will address the summit's "Beyond The Cloud" event.

Dr Vogels has pushed the cloud as an additional revenue stream for Amazon and has become known as a "cloud evangelist".

Cloud computing allows a user to access files remotely in a manner similar to web-based email. Because the user does not have to buy huge amounts of storage themselves, it tends to cost a lot less.

Jennifer Condon, head of software and services in Enterprise Ireland, which is co-sponsoring the event along with the the IDA and SFI, said: "This event is unique in terms of the quality of the speakers".

Other speakers confirmed include Eachan Fletcher, vice president of technology for Expedia along with Niall McEntegart; Yahoo!'s director of datacentre operations in EMEA.

Irish Independent

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