The NetSuite Cloud Computing Seminar Series: THE BUSINESS CLOUD

November 3, 2009 | 2:00 — 6:00pm | Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

The Cloud is Changing Everything

Please join us for the NetSuite Cloud Computing Seminar on Tuesday, November 3, at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago to discover how cloud computing and business management suites are transforming the financial and business operations of companies all over the world.

You'll hear from Zach Nelson, CEO of NetSuite, and an expert panel of financial executives who have moved their key business operations to the cloud—and are slashing IT costs and driving high performance.

What You'll Learn

At this complimentary seminar, you'll learn:

  • What the buzz around cloud computing is all about—and why it's becoming a business priority
  • Why cloud computing is the more efficient, cheaper and greener way to reduce both IT costs and energy usage
  • How you can finally manage your multi-subsidiary and multinational operations in real time, gain local control and visibility, and simplify multi-currency financial consolidation
  • How real-time dashboards, analytics and continuous planning can give your company a competitive advantage.
2:00 – 2:30pm Registration
2:30 – 2:45pm Welcome and Introductions
2:45 – 3:15pm Keynote: "The New TCO: Total Cloud Ownership"
Vinnie Mirchandani, Founder, Deal Architect, and Former Gartner Analyst
3:15 – 4:00pm Keynote: "How the Cloud Transforms Business Management"
Zach Nelson, CEO, NetSuite
4:00 – 4:30pm

Executive Panel: "How the Cloud Changes Everything"
Jim Holtzman, CFO, Fieldglass Inc.
M. Aaron Judy, VP, Technology & Operations, Wonderlic, Inc.
Dave Weiss, Director of Internet Marketing, Wrigleyville Sports

4:30 – 5:00pm Q&A and Wrap Up
5:00 – 6:00pm Networking Cocktail Reception

Zach Nelson
President and Chief Executive Officer
NetSuite Inc.

Zach Nelson is an accomplished software industry executive and visionary with more than 20 years of leadership experience. His career began with executive positions in marketing, sales, product development and business strategy at some of the most influential and innovative technology companies, including Oracle, Sun Microsystems and McAfee/Network Associates.

CEO of NetSuite since 2002, Nelson led the company's successful IPO in 2007 and its rise from startup to a slate of over 6,600 active customers. Under Nelson's leadership, NetSuite has grown substantially year-over-year to become one of the industry's leading cloud computing companies. He was named one of the 10 Visionary CEOs of 2008 by

Nelson holds a patent in the field of application integration, and has several others pending approval. He holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from Stanford University.

Vinnie Mirchandani
Deal Architect

Vinnie Mirchandani is founder of Deal Architect Inc., a technology advisory firm that was recognized in the Black Book of Outsourcing as one of the top boutique sourcing advisory firms. Previously, he was a technology industry analyst with Gartner, where he analyzed the ERP software and related services market. Before that, he was an outsourcing executive with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), now part of IBM, where he helped clients across the globe plan and implement a variety of packaged application software.

Mirchandani writes two widely read technology blogs: Deal Architect focuses on disruptive trends in third-party maintenance, SaaS, global outsourcing and cloud computing and the economics of technology, while New Florence. New Renaissance covers innovation in a wide range of technologies, from telemetry to web services and virtualization. Last year, The Industry Standard rated Deal Architect as one of its best technology blogs.

Venue Details

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
401 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611




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