As enterprises transform their traditional data centers to private clouds, hyper-competitive marketplaces are still demanding more IT efficiency. This is why industry leaders are embracing the ‘Third Way’ – Hybrid Clouds. While the value of hybrid model promises to deliver the security of a private cloud with the economic benefits of public clouds, operational and governance challenges can be daunting.

  • What does this mean in practice?
  • How should you prepare your team for this new phase?
  • Where do we train and certify for this new operational model?
Find out from veteran cloud practitioner, consultant and trainer Kevin L. Jackson.

About the Speaker

Kevin_Jackson_photoKevin L. Jackson is a senior information technologist specializing in information technology solutions that meet critical business and mission operational requirements. Founder & CEO of GovCloud Network, prior positions include VP & General Manager Cloud Services NJVC, Worldwide Sales Executive at IBM and Vice President Global IT Project Office at JP Morgan Chase.

As a cloud computing thought leader for Dell, Kevin has authored several articles, presented at numerous venues and has been quoted in many periodicals. His online academy, OnCloud Training, is used to prepare IT Professionals and Business Executives on developing and deploying business and operational models based on the cloud computing paradigm. He was Program Manager for the NASA Electronic Portable Information Collection (EPIC) System , the NGA Geospatial Community Cloud  and served on the NATO IT Modernization Study team. Kevin holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering, a MA in National Strategic Studies and a MS in Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering).