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Key Learning’s from Cloud Computing:

Practical Solutions for Moving to the Cloud,
While Ensuring Security and Privacy

The Seattle Chapter’s inaugural Executive Luncheon Series was a big success, with over 60 senior and executive level IT and Security professionals attending.

Photography by:  Robert Hawkins

Photography by Robert Hawkins

The Luncheon was held at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle, WA on January 10th.  The Executive Luncheon Series focuses on solutions for evaluating and implementing Cloud solutions presented by industry leaders with real world experience and practical guidance for moving operations or data to the Cloud.

After an opportunity to network and meet with industry peers Jim Reavis, CEO, Cloud Security Alliance, and Bret Arsenault, CISO, Microsoft provided engaging presentations interacting with the group to answer questions.

Photography by Robert Hawkins

Photography by Robert Hawkins

Jim Reavis,
CEO, Cloud Security Alliance
Presenting:  “Cloud Security Alliance Research Update and the Open Certification Framework

Jim Reavis kicked off the Luncheon with an overview of the Cloud Security Alliance’s 30+ research projects, and how CSA is helping corporations and governments migrate to the Cloud.  CSA’s efforts include the STAR (Security, Trust, Assurance Registry) a voluntary registry of Cloud Providers that documents the security controls provided by various cloud computing offerings, helping users assess the security of cloud providers.

Photography by Robert Hawkins

Photography by Robert Hawkins

Bret Arsenault,
CISO, Microsoft

Presenting:  “Key Learning’s from Microsoft IT’s Migration of Business Solutions to the Cloud”

Bret Arsenault focused on Microsoft’s IT Cloud Transformation Strategy, explaining how Microsoft assessed their portfolio of applications and successfully migrated them to the Cloud.  Bret’s presentation included real world examples and practical steps for Cloud adoption actively involving the group by addressing questions throughout the presentation.

Phptography by Robert Hawkins

Photography by Robert Hawkins

Following presentations Vivek Bhatnagar, President of the Greater Seattle Area Chapter, moderated a lively and informative question and answer session with Bret and Jim providing attendees the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight to issues or problems they face with Cloud adoption.

Our next Luncheon in the Series will be Wednesday May 22nd 2013, 11:30 – 1:00, at the Washington Athletic Club.  The featured speaker is Kirk Bailey, CISO of The University of Washington.  Mr. Bailey is responsible for Strategic planning, oversight, and accountability for information assurance which includes information security and privacy.  He is also Chair of the University’s Privacy Assurance and Systems Security Council (PASS Council).

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