GigaOM – Canadian government seeks industry input on cloud computing plans

This week, Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, engaged in a discussion with industry leaders to seek input on how to develop a successful cloud computing strategy for the Government of Canada. “Speaking at The Cloud Factory conference in Banff, the Minister outlined how a made-in-Canada approach to cloud computing will provide… Read more »

MEDCITY News – Tech is evolving the digital human

It’s a fairly uncontroversial thing to say technology is changing business. Or the economy. It’s a little more controversial, however, to say that technology is changing humans — not just their behavior, but their fundamental human nature. Essentially, we’re undergoing evolution via technology. Gartner VP Edward Wilson-Smythe has been thinking, consulting and speaking about the… Read more »

Australian Society of Entrepreneurs – Microsoft Ventures GM: ‘There will not be a WhatsApp-style acquisition again’

Microsoft Ventures general manager Rahul Sood said that we won’t see another WhatsApp-style, multi-multibillion dollar acquisition for a virtually prerevenue company again. Ever. “You know you’re in a bubble when you see people throwing money at dog-shit companies,” Sood said at the Cloud Factory conference, referring to copycat companies who are building strong buzzword compatibility… Read more »

EIN NewsDesk – TriNimbus to Exhibit at Upcoming Cloud Factory Conference

TriNimbus, a cloud services provider specializing in Amazon Web Services (AWS) deployments and management for Government, SMB and enterprise clients in Canada, today announced it will be exhibiting at The Cloud Factory on April 7-8, 2014. The Cloud Factory is a premiere two-day enterprise technology conference to be held in the resort town of Banff,… Read more »

Toronto Star’s First Full Feature on the State of Cloud in Canada

Robert Hart is the Founder and CEO of Canadian Cloud Council.  The Canadian Cloud Council presents its fourth national conference, The Cloud Factory, on April 7th and 8th at The Banff Center. The Cloud Factory features keynotes from the CEO of VMware, CEO of Red Hat, CTO of PayPal, CIO of The New York Times… Read more »

IT Business.ca – Interview with Cloud Factory Keynote Marc Frons, CIO of NY Times

Data-driven innovation challenges organizations to build not only technical architectures that leverage technologies to gain previously impossible insights into their business and customers, but also to build “trust” of the data to improve decision-making throughout all levels of the organization. I recently spoke with Marc Frons, CIO of The New York Times, to learn about how big… Read more »

Movement 3.14 – A Canadian Cloud Council Communiqué

THE CLOUD FACTORY: NOW 95% SOLD OUT You’ve heard all about the astonishing speaker line-up at The Cloud Factory. The program of keynotes from CEOs, CTOs, CIOs & founders is simply unparalleled. But what else is there to draw you to The Cloud Factory? The conversations: from ‘Open Source Everything’ & ‘The Edward Snowden Apocalypse’… Read more »

Yahoo Finance – CEO of CCC makes shocking prediction about mass data exodus.

The pilgrimage north has already begun from European banking and insurance firms in the U.S. to American oil and gas companies and retail outlets — Robert Hart, founder of the Canadian Cloud Council, told The Toronto Star, without outing specific companies. Many are looking elsewhere to protect confidential information that now resides in giant climate-controlled warehouses… Read more »

The Cloud Factory Featured in Techcrunch

The Cloud Factory will bring together senior enterprise executives, corporate M&A teams, venture capitalists, startups, industry disruptors, technology thought leaders and global media to discuss disruptive innovations in Cloud Computing, Big Data and Enterprise Technology. Register before this Friday for early bird ticket prices! TO SEE MORE

Movement 1.14 – A Canadian Cloud Council Communique

THE CLOUD FACTORY: 69 DAYS AND COUNTING The Who’s Who of cloud is heading to Banff for Canada’s largest enterprise technology conference. In addition to Jim Whitehurst, CEO, RedHat; Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware; James Barrese, CTO, PayPal; Marc Frons, CIO, New York Times and Michelle Dennedy, Chief Privacy Officer, McAfee we are happy to add… Read more »

Wall Street Journal – CCC weighs in on Edward snowden debate

Canadian governmental agencies are trying to recruit Silicon Valley giants to build data storage facilities in the country to keep the information away from the National Security Agency, according to a published report. The  Canadian government is pitching companies such as Google GOOG -0.60% and Facebook FB -2.29% to store information outside the U.S. TheStar.com reported. The report cited Robert Hart, founder… Read more »

Toronto Star – Companies look to Canada in Wake of NSA Scandal

The Canadian government is trying to profit from the National Security Agency spy scandal south of the border by luring frustrated American web titans such as Google and Facebook into storing sensitive banks of personal information outside the United States, the Toronto Star has learned. The revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden last year have left the world’s… Read more »

Techvibes – Canadian Cloud Council Announces The 400

The Canadian Cloud Council (cCc) is excited to announce an organizational restructuring, new website and two new initiatives: patronage opportunities and the The 400 collective. The restructuring brings a new patronage model with sponsorship opportunities available to a select group of organizations who are global leaders in the rapidly evolving cloud computing industry. The organization also launched The… Read more »

Techvibes – Canadian Cloud Council and Boast Announce The Cloud Factory

The Canadian Cloud Council and Boast Capital have just announced a 2-day enterprise conference called The Cloud Factory to be held from April 7 and 8, 2014 in the beautiful resort town of Banff. This Cloud Factory will bring together senior executives, corporate M&A teams, venture capitalists, enterprise startups, industry disruptors, technology thought leaders and global media… Read more »

IT Business.ca – The Cloud Factory: Beyond The Buzz Word

I recently spoke with the CEO of the Canadian Cloud Council, Robert Hart, to get his perspective on The Cloud Factory conference. Robert has a unique vantage point of cloud computing in Canada. On April 9 and 10, 2014 senior executives from many of the most respected organizations will be in Banff, Alta. sharing their insights on the… Read more »

IT Business.ca – Canadian SMB’s Quicker to Adopt Cloud

Cloud adoption in Canada may be ticking upwards among small businesses, but there may still be a host of barriers that is holding the industry back. In an IT World Canada survey of small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), out of the 350 IT decision-makers polled, a solid 54 per cent said one of their priorities… Read more »

Globe and Mail Featuring cCc – Mitel and Aastra form Outsourcing Giant

Betting that businesses are more interested in renting than buying software and online storage space, two of Canada’s biggest cloud computing companies are joining forces to create a home-grown competitor to companies such as Oracle and Google. In a friendly deal, Ottawa-based Mitel Networks Corp. will buy Aastra Technologies Ltd., a Concord, Ont.-based communications provider, for $392-million. The transaction… Read more »

cCc CEO Named to Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2013

Robert Hart’s career as an entrepreneur over the past three years perfectly illustrates just how quickly the technology industry moves. He founded, launched and sold one company, the Politburo, in about seven months, created a think tank, the Canadian Cloud Council — which has the ear of federal government — and launched a third firm in July,… Read more »

Calgary Herald – CEO’s of VMware and Redhat to open The Cloud Factory

The Canadian Cloud Council and Boast Capital have just announced The Cloud Factory, a two day conference that will bring together senior enterprise executives, corporate M&A teams, venture capitalists, enterprise startups, industry disruptors, technology thought leaders and global media to discuss best practices and innovations in Big Data, Enterprise and the Cloud. The Cloud Factory will be… Read more »

ExpertIP – The G Cloud First for Canada Campaign Explained

The Canadian Federal Government simply needs to demonstrate more forward thinking leadership in the area of cloud computing.   No business, let alone nation, can maintain a first-tier presence in global markets if handicapped by the inertia of legacy business models. Recently the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) launched an advocacy campaign known as G-Cloud First for… Read more »

Yahoo Finance – Why Ottawa Needs to Get its Head in the Clouds

Suppose the federal government had to replace a computer database used for – oh, I don’t know, tracking Senate expenses or something. The normal course of action would be to reach out to one of the technology firms listed as a public sector vendor of record, buy a new database and install it. Yet there… Read more »

Backbone Magazine – Canadian Cloud Leaders Coming to Banff for “Cloud Matters”

BANFF, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – March 7, 2013) - Canadian cloud leaders and policy makers are challenging themselves at an upcoming national conference by asking the question, “Why does cloud matter?” More than 35 speakers, including Robert Herjavec of Dragon’s Den fame and CEO of Herjavec Group, will be presenting at the Cloud Matters conference in hopes of answering that… Read more »

Forbes – The Sorry State of Cloud Computing in Canada

I was recently invited to Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, Ontario, to attend an event hosted by theCanadian Cloud Council. The focus of the event was to discuss ways to help accelerate the adoption and proliferation of Canadian cloud centric products in services. Before I get into what was discussed, I need to provide some context to the current state of… Read more »