New Date for CSA Innovation ConferenceThe Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Silicon Valley Chapter has decided to postpone the inaugural Cloud Security Alliance Innovation Conference until January, 2012. This will allow more time to refine the event, allow for a longer paper submissions window, and minimize conflicts in a busy fall conference schedule. The call for papers (CFP) deadline has been extended to September 30, 2011 - there's still time if you have not made a your submission. Location and date will be announced in the coming weeks. About the Conference 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 inaugural Innovation 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. 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 www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.
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