Submitted by Morphlabs on October 06, 2011
Morphlabs’ Note: Morphlabs’ Founder and CEO, Winston Damarillo, was named as a member of the Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud(CLOUD2)/State and Local Government (SLG). As a Commissioner, Winston will join a diverse group of technology thought leaders who are tasked with helping state and local governments rapidly access and deploy cloud solutions. The following press release is the official announcement from the TechAmerica Foundation, a non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy, and market research on technology and a variety of other areas of national interest.
Denver, CO – October 6, 2011 – The TechAmerica Foundation has announced the names of 38 industry leaders and nine government advisors who will serve on the new Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD2)/State and Local Government (SLG). The Commission’s objective is to enable state and local governments to better serve their citizens by optimizing their use of cloud technologies and solutions.
The Commissioners and advisors from state and local governments around the country convened yesterday at a kickoff meeting in Denver.
Olga Grkavac, Executive Vice President for Public Sector at TechAmerica, said: “Our new CLOUD2/SLG Commission represents a broad range of companies serving the public sector, from start-ups to the largest multinationals. The Commission is well-positioned to provide diverse insight and deliverables on issues critical to cloud deployment by states and local government. We look forward to constructive recommendations that help provide a path to more effective and efficient use of the cloud by states and municipalities.”
Commission leadership is being provided by Tarkan Maner, President and CEO of Wyse Technology. Maner is being joined as the commission leadership by vice-chairs David L. Cohn, Ph.D. Program Director, Smarter Cloud, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and Cisco’s Public Sector CTO, Daniel Kent. A full list of Commissioners is available: http://www.techamericafoundation.org/cloud2-slg-commissioners.
In addition to industry representatives, the TechAmerica Foundation has announced the names of nine government advisors to CLOUD2/SLG, who will provide guidance to the commissioners. These state and local officials will provide input and will review recommendations at key milestones throughout the fall. The list of advisors can be found at: http://www.techamericafoundation.org/cloud2-slg-commissioners#gov-advisory.
To learn more about CLOUD2/SLG, please visit http://www.techamericafoundation.org/cloud2-slg.
TechAmerica Foundation educates executives, policymakers, opinion leaders, and the public on the size, scope, outlook, and impact of the technology industry and on policies that enable and promote technological innovations to advance prosperity, security, and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit affiliate of TechAmerica, the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy, and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, government IT forecasts, technology employment and international trade indicators, and other areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation’s findings.