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'Lunchtime Focus Keynote | Strategies for Application Delivery in the Cloud Era'
Cloud computing continues to gain momentum as enterprises of all sizes and across all industries seek to harness the business agility promised by this computing model. Despite its long-accepted benefits, the cloud has also fallen victim to performance and reliability challenges, combined with a perceived lack of security. As a result this has led to slower predicted growth and adoption of this still promising infrastructure methodology.

Learn more about overcoming these challenges, and the role application delivery solutions play in optimizing public and hybrid cloud architectures without sacrificing performance, security or control.

Speaker Bio:Neil Cohen is Akamai’s Vice President of Global Product Marketing where he develops the go-to-market strategy for application performance, site optimization, web security and digital media services. Over the past five years at Akamai, he has brought to market new services and partnerships applied towards strategic enterprise initiatives such as cloud computing, application acceleration, data-center optimization, virtual desktops, mobile web and Internet security. He has over 15 years of engineering, product management and marketing experience in the high-tech industry and a regular speaker and contributor for a variety of cloud computing technology forums and publications.

Prior to joining Akamai, Cohen worked at Mindspeed Technologies where he was the Director of Marketing specializing in internet infrastructure chipsets and software used in routers, VoIP gateways, wireless base stations and broadband access equipment. Neil has also held a variety of senior marketing and engineering positions at Conexant Systems, Compaq Computer and Digital Equipment Corporation in the areas of programmable network processors, circuit design and semiconductor processes.