The advent of cloud computing and the technology model of software as a service (SaaS) or utility computing is well underway. Cloud computing is becoming rapidly more important as the preferred computing method. Now, as a new generation of opportunity for business is being seized, the risk of imbalance seems unavoidable. With multiple applications and little connectivity across them, the move to the cloud introduces a new challenge in the data management. With data spread across cloud computing providers, an ever-increasing demand for analytics is introducing new challenges for management and analysts to respond quickly to business opportunities and issues alike. This session will bring forth implications of the "quick and easy sign up" and the true expense of cloud computing, revealing the what lies ahead for the use of cloud computing and the impact it will have on every organization in 2013 and beyond.
Robert Kugel, CFA, SVP & Research Director, Business Practice, Ventana Research
Rob heads up the CFO and business research focusing on the intersection of information technology with the finance organization and broader business applications. The financial performance management (FPM) research agenda includes the application of IT to financial process optimization and collaborative systems; control systems and analytics; and advanced budgeting and planning. Rob also covers the areas of GRC and Sustainability that span across business and IT.
Prior to joining Ventana Research he was an equity research analyst at several firms including First Albany Corporation, Morgan Stanley, and Drexel Burnham, and a consultant with McKinsey and Company. Rob was an Institutional Investor All-American Team member and on the Wall Street Journal All-Star list. Rob has experience in aerospace and defense, banking, manufacturing and retail and consumer services.
Rob earned his BA in Economics/Finance at Hampshire College, an MBA in Finance/Accounting at Columbia University, and is a CFA charter holder. As an industry veteran with more than 30 years experience.
Rob can be found on Twitter at @rdkugelvr and on LinkedIn and reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and read his blog at robertkugel.ventanaresearch.com.