Under The Covers: Clouds, Valuations and Growth

Lean Entrepreneur & Lean Analytics

CloudOps’ Alistair Croll will be joined on July 9th by some of the best minds in the cloud computing space – and you are invited to be there!

Attendees will get:

  • An understanding of how the Cloud you choose and how you use it will affect your organization’s valuation and exit options
  • Insight into how your technology choices can increase your speed but limit your ability to pivot or capture new markets
  • A briefing on how large Enterprise assess the risks of a B2B SaaS provider and how to comply


Session Host, Alistair Croll

In collaboration with the International Startup Festival in Montreal, CloudOps will be hosting a not-to-be-missed morning session with some of the greatest minds in the cloud computing space.

Whether your expertise is more technical, more financial, more strategic or more curious, the session will cover the different types of cloud options and what they mean for your business, how to maximize your company’s valuation during your cloud journey, how to measure and manage the costs of delivering and a real-life walkthrough of B2B SaaS security from someone’s who has been there, done that, and will tell you all about it.

Join Alistair Croll (Lean Analytics), Marc Pare (CloudOps) and a few special guests for a deep dive under the covers of cloud infrastructures.

JULY 9, 2014
From 9am to 12pm

420 Guy
Montreal, Quebec H3J 1S6


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Louis Sebastien Guimond – RadialPoint

Presenting DevOps and the Importance of Cycle Time

As VP Engineering at Radialpoint, Louis-Sébastien is responsible for managing the delivery and operations of all Radialpoint products. He is a decisive, goal oriented executive with over a decade of experience in building and leading high-performance engineering teams. Firm believer in employee empowerment creating a sense of ownership and responsibility toward the company while at the same time improving productivity.


Hooman Beheshti – Fastly

Presenting The impact of performance on conversions/adoption

Hooman Beheshti is VP of Technology at Fastly, where he develops web performance services for the world’s smartest CDN platform. A pioneer in the application acceleration space, Hooman helped design one of the original load balancers while at Radware and has held senior technology positions with Strangeloop Networks and Crescendo Networks. He has worked on the core technologies that make the Internet work faster for nearly 20 years and is an expert and frequent speaker on the subjects of load balancing, application performance, and content delivery networks.


Rob Masse

Presenting Creating Trust

Robert Masse is an accomplished visionary, security strategist and business leader with twenty years of experience in security and information technology.  An entrepreneur at heart, Robert has enjoyed contributing to the success of several start-ups over his career.


Jeremy Edberg – Netflix

Presenting IaaS versus PaaS

Jeremy is currently the Data Wrangler for Netflix, the largest video streaming service in the world.  Previously he managed operations for reddit, an Alexa top 100 site.  He was there for 4 years while the site grew 13X in traffic. Jeremy was responsible for reddit’s Amazon EC2-based platform that handled over 17 million unique visitors a month and over a billion page views. Both run their entire operations on Amazon’s EC2.  Jeremy has also worked as a Systems Administrator, Programmer, and Security Engineer for eBay, PayPal, and Sendmail and UC Berkeley.  He holds a Cognitive Science degree from UC Berkeley.


Alistair Croll – Solve for Interesting/CloudOps

Presenting The five stages of growth; Lock-in, MVPs, and concierges; Revenue & Cost management; Exit: No more than three hairballs

Alistair Croll is an entrepreneur, analyst, and author. He has founded several companies in the area of network infrastructure, performance management, and web technology, and chairs a number of the tech industry’s largest events on cloud computing, Big Data, and entrepreneurship including Cloud Connect, Strata, Interop, and the International Startup Festival. He is also the creator of the bitnorth conference series. Alistair is the author of three books on performance, operations, and analytics, and is currently working on Lean Analytics, part of the Lean series from O’Reilly Media, which shows startups how to use data to build better startups faster. In 2010, he co-founded Year One Labs, an early stage startup accelerator, and he is an angel investor and hands-on advisor to numerous startups and investor organizations. Most of what Alistair says, passed through notoriously poor filters, can be found on Twitter or his blog, Solve For Interesting.


Marc Pare – CloudOps

Presenting Under the covers: a taxonomy of clouds

Marc has 14 years of experience in the area of information technology. He has a background in sales, web operations and product management with a proven track record of success. Prior to joining CloudOps in 2012, he held the position of Field Sales Manager representing the Cloud Networking solutions at Citrix. Prior to joining Citrix, Marc had various business and technical roles over a 10-year career at Coradiant. Marc has a bachelor’s degree in MIS from Concordia University.


Ian Rae – CloudOps

Presenting DevOps and the importance of cycle time, Virality: Can you handle growth?

Ian is the founder of CloudOps, a cloud engineering and operations firm that combines private cloud building and managed services with public cloud deployment and operations to offer a hybrid cloud solution featuring the best of both worlds.

Ian is also a partner at Year One Labs, a lean startup incubator and is the cofounder of the RPM startup centre (rpm.startupcentre.ca) in Montreal. Prior to the emergence of clouds, Ian founded Syntenic, a web operations company, and was responsible for Engineering at Coradiant and IT at Canderel Management.


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