Speakers at the Cloud Computing Strategies  - The Next Generation Conference

Varun Badhwar
Varun Badhwar is a founding executive of CipherCloud where he is responsible for product strategy, product marketing, evangelism, and sales enablement. As a subject matter expert on cloud security, he is regularly invited to speak at a number of global industry conferences. Prior to joining CipherCloud, Varun was responsible for ensuring the security of the Force.com ecosystem at salesforce.com, which included over 1,500 partner applications. Prior to salesforce.com, he was a Consultant within the Risk Advisory Services group at KPMG, where he advised Fortune 500 Clients on managing IT security and privacy, operational risks, and alignment with overall business strategy. Varun earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT).
 
Kamila Bajaria
Kamila Bajaria is the Senior Director of Infrastructure Systems at Schawk Digital Solutions where she is accountable for delivery of the BLUE software as a service capability. BLUE is a global software service used by Fortune 500 CPG and pharmaceutical companies to design and manage consumer-facing branding graphics. Kamila’s department manages configuration, hosting, deployment, operations, and customer service functions for BLUE.
 
Steve Bulmer
Mr. Bulmer is a Principal Consultant for Datalink advisory services. Steve is a highly qualified technologist and IT strategist with over 35 years of experience in information technology and consulting, with expertise in Data Center and IT architecture, IT Service Management and Cloud Service Deployment, for which he holds an Inventor’s Patent. Mr. Bulmer is experienced in the advisement of translating business requirements into technology benefit for hundreds of companies across many industries. As a proven IT strategist, he has consulted and presented at IT forums and conferences on the business value and implementations of a wide variety of technologies.

Now in his 20th year with the company, his primary responsibilities include strategic solution development and messaging for Datalink while providing consulting and advisory services in cloud strategy, datacenter transformation and disaster recovery and business continuity. He remains at the forefront of applied technology, discovering new approaches to solving clients’ business needs, and assisting customers as they embrace advancements in technology.
 
Laszlo Gonc
Laszlo Gonc began his twenty-five year career working and consulting for some of the top law firms in the Chicago area. He developed and taught large database systems design, creating large application models and wide-area networks to support them. He continued his career as an activist for better database design, rapid application development and usable program interfaces, providing consulting services for accounting and law firms, law enforcement, government agencies, national manufacturers, non-profits and Fortune 1000 companies. As a change agent, he built a distinguished twelve year record of progressive achievement with a mid-size health plan administering the BlueCross BlueShield national PPO plan serving employees and retirees of the Illinois Central Railroad, now owned by the Canadian National Railway. Currently as the Director of ISS for JUF, the largest non-profit social services agency in Illinois, he manages a full service IT department delivering to JUF and its affiliates web and application programming services, telecommunications, wide-area network infrastructure, security, central operations and a help desk center for numerous offices including Washington, D.C. and Israel.

Outside of work, Laszlo is dynamic within his community and profession as a volunteer, mentor and professional presenter. He is an active member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). He is also a contributing board member with the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) and the Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF) as well as a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Executive Council. 
 
Eugene Leung
Eugene Leung is the Director of Internal Audit for Information Services at Mars Inc. Prior to joining Mars, he served in numerous leadership roles advising clients on establishing sustainable IT governance and control programs, leading multiple clients through “year one” IT governance programs to design, document, implement, and test internal controls. Eugene has led compliance process improvement initiatives using automated workflow technologies, GRC solutions, and remote audit testing methodologies. He recently co-authored a COSO-sponsored ERM whitepaper on cloud computing.
 
Lisa Meegan
Lisa Meegan has been working in the information technology industry for over 20 years. Her expertise includes enterprise architecture, service and portfolio management, infrastructure management, security management, virtualization, and cloud computing strategies and technologies. In her current role at CA Technologies, she serves as a vice president in a national capacity, providing thought leadership and industry experience with her customer base focused in the area of IT service management. Lisa has a BS in Information Technology and a Masters in Information Systems.  
 
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Brian White
As Vice President of Products, Brian White is responsible for Skytap marketing and product management. Prior to joining Skytap, Brian was Director of Developer Resources for Amazon Web Services where he was responsible for development and operations of the AWS websites, documentation, AWS management console, and tools and SDKs program. While with Amazon, Brian defined, hired the team for, and launched AWS Elastic Beanstalk, a platform-as-a-service offering focused on ease-of-use and application management. Prior to Amazon, Brian was VP of Products for iConclude, a Seattle startup, which became the leader in the Run Book Automation space. iConclude was acquired by Opsware and subsequently HP, where he drove product direction for what is now known as the HP Operations Orchestration and the Network Automation System. Prior to that Brian held senior product management and technical sales positions for Microsoft working on Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and the IBM Rational ClearCase/ClearQuest product line.