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'Driving Innovation Through the Cloud'
Big data. Social. Mobile. These worldwide trends are sparking new cloud-based applications and driving innovation around the next generation of open, web-based services development. This tectonic shift is fueling the need for new cloud platforms that provide open services in a secure environment, powered by business grade capacity, and supported with quality service. Companies are looking to a hybrid delivery model to ensure the flexibility and scale that is required to capitalize on these trends.

Dan Baigent, Sr. Director Business Development, HP Cloud Services, will share the company’s vision and strategy behind the HP Converged Cloud and the implications for the enterprise. He’ll discuss how some of HP’s customers today are taking advantage of the cloud including how simple it is to introduce a public cloud into a private cloud environment.

Speaker Bio:
Dan Baigent is the Sr. Director of Business Development for HP Cloud Services. He is responsible for HP Cloud Services solution partners, strategic partners and business strategies. Baigent joined HP in 2010 as the Sr. Director of Strategic Alliances in HP’s Corporate Development group, managing the HP-Intel relationship. Prior to HP, he worked for Sun Microsystems (Oracle) where he was the Sr. Director of Strategic Alliances for a variety of Strategic Partners including IBM, HP, Dell and Oracle. While at Sun, he worked as the Director of Engineering for Sun’s Desktop Software organization, as a Technical Portfolio Manager for Sun’s Corporate Development team, and as the Western Regional Systems Engineering manager for JavaSoft. He started his career as a software developer for McDonnell- Douglas and has a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Cybernetic Systems. He is co-inventor on several 3-D desktop patents.