Call For Speakers Now Open for Cloud Security Alliance Innovation Conference 2011

Palo Alto, CA –Aug 12, 2011 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Silicon Valley chapter today published the call for speakers for the inaugural Cloud Security Alliance Innovation Conference 2011, being held October 6th in Silicon Valley. In the spirit of the CSA Silicon Valley Chapter’s mission to foster education and transparency of emerging and innovative technologies supporting best in class solutions for Cloud Security, the conference will gather IT architects, senior executives, start-ups, and industry leaders to discuss current challenges, best practices, breakthroughs and trends in cloud computing and security, and, most importantly, witnesses demonstrations of working prototypes (or more mature readiness levels) of new cloud-related security capabilities. “Urgent need drives innovation, and cloud security is going to be a crucial area of both great demand and huge advancement over the next decade,” said Jim Reavis, co-founder and executive director of the CSA. “This will be the liveliest and most forward-thinking discussion on cloud security, and we look forward to bringing together innovators with end-users, investors, and thought leaders in the space at this unique event.” The CSA Innovation Conference will have two tracks – one for applied research related to cloud computing security, and the second for demonstrating customer case studies of new, working cloud security-related software capabilities. The event will also include a ‘lightning round’ for which companies are encouraged to apply. All entries in this category will be judged on-the-spot by a panel of industry executives and venture capitalists, with a winner awarded immediately. Qualifications & Eligibility: All persons with new, cloud-related security research or capabilities are welcome to apply for presentation. Research results must be made publicly available upon presentation, and security-related software capabilities must be demonstrated in a realistic environment. ('Canned' demonstrations are not acceptable.) Research must be your own, or you must be a member of the team conducting the research. Demonstrated software capabilities must have been developed by yourself, or you must be a member of the development team from the organization conducting the development. The detailed CFP and submission form is located at, and further conference details will also be posted on this site. Deadline for entries is August 31st, 2011. About the Cloud Security Alliance The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, visit us at, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa. Media Contacts: Zenobia Godschalk [email protected] 650.269.8315

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