Cloud Computing Trilogy Reviews

Gina Tomlinson, Chief of Technology

Gina is currently Chief of Technology for Sphere 3D, recently aquired by Overland Storage. In her previous role as CTO for the City and County of San Francisco, her responsibilities were to set technical strategy, standards, policy, innovation, and processes. In light of the success of these groundbreaking public sector ventures, Gina was selected as one of ComputerWorld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2012. Gina has spoken all over the world and has been published in Oracle Profit Magazine, Government Technology and CIO magazine.

Why did you Like the cloudbooks?
"Timothy has developed a game-changing method to deliver his message on cloud computing constructs, concepts and best practices."

Who should consider reading it?
"I encourage all IT leaders to leverage this tool as you implement and grow your cloud strategies."

- Gina Tomlinson, Chief of Technology, Sphere 3D

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Dr. Bruce Krogh, Professor

Dr. Krogh is an expert on the theory and application of computer control systems and now he’s an expert on leading a university program abroad. Bruce joined the Carnegie Mellon faculty in 1983, has been named director of Carnegie Mellon in Rwanda. CMU is the first U.S. research university to confer a graduate degree in engineering in Africa.

Here is Professor Krogh giving a brief introduction to CMU in Rwanda.

How will you use these books at CMU?
"We’re going to offer a class in Africa. These books are an outstanding way for us to bring one of the best lecturers on cloud computing to Rwanda."

- Dr. Bruce Krogh, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda

Eric Wells, VP, Data Center Services

Eric is responsible for enterprise data center services including strategy, architecture, integrated engineering, infrastructure delivery & operations for the largest privately held financial services firm in the world, Fidelity Investments. His group has partnered with business customers to migrate over 1,000 applications to new data center cloud service. In addition to his role at Fidelity he was the co-lead of the OpenCompute C&I project and co-founder of Open InfraShare.

Why did you Like the books?
"First and foremost the Cloud Computing Trilogy by Timothy Chou is fantastic and effectively re-frames the conversation on how companies should position themselves to consume, create and deliver technology services in the future."

Who should read it?
"I see it as required material for every business and technology leader."

- Eric Wells, Vice President, Data Center Services, Fidelity Investments

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Evren Eryurek, CTO

GE Healthcare is an over $18 billion segment of GE. It is a global leader in delivering healthcare clinical, business, and operational solutions with its medical equipment, information technologies, life sciences and service technologies covering settings from physician offices to integrated delivery networks. As the Software CTO of GE Healthcare, Evren is responsible for leading all software technology activities that drive customer success and delivering improved patient outcomes.

Why did you Like the books?
"Love the innovative approach to sharing best practices and tangible examples...very cool book..."

How will you use it?
"The books will be a great asset as we rapidly move to cloud based solutions and business models."

- Evren Eryurek, CTO, GE Healthcare Software

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Dennis Walczak, Enterprise Account Executive

Dennis is a national account manager for Box, a leader in content management as a cloud service. Box was founded on a simple, powerful idea: people should be able to access and share their content from anywhere. Since 2005, Box has helped more than 20 million individuals; small businesses and Fortune 500 companies do just that. Prior to Box, Dennis was a highly productive sales person for NetApp for over eight years, consistently exceeding his revenue targets.

Who should read it?
"These books should be required reading for our entire sales organization."

- Dennis Walczak, Enterprise Account Executive, Box

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Toby Redshaw, EVP and CIO

Currently Toby is CEO of Kevington Advisors, an independent advisory firm that offers services for technology-intensive businesses ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations. In over thirty years of experience leading technology in change-intensive environments, Toby has contributed from both the business and CIO perspectives at companies like FedEx, Motorola, American Express and Aviva. He's been consistently ranked one of the Top 100 CIOs in the world.

What do you think about Tim's Cloud Computing Trilogy?
"It’s monumental…awesome…also love the format - it's way cool""

- Toby Redshaw, former American Express EVP and CIO

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Ken Hermann, Cloud Solution Manager

Ken is an IT professional with over 17 years of architecture, systems integration, application development and legacy systems modernization experience. As Solution Manager - Solutions & Cloud Services for Fujitsu Australia Limited he has provided pre-sales architectural advice and guidance to customers for the migration of their applications and data to the cloud, developed go to market strategies and implemented cloud solutions for Fujitsu and Microsoft Cloud platforms.

Why did you Like the books?
"The Cloud Computing Trilogy by Dr Timothy Chou provides a valuable insight into the "why", "how" and "what to watch out for" of Cloud computing for businesses. The story format and real-life examples clearly demonstrate the concepts for readers from Cloud beginners to those experienced in Cloud technology and economics. "

Who should read the books?
"I've been working in a Cloud strategy role for 5 years, and have attended speeches by Dr Chou, both in-person and online. The content and concepts presented in those illuminating speeches is reflected in the Cloud Computing Trilogy and is a must read for anyone travelling the path of Cloud Computing."

How would you use what you learned?
"I did enjoy the read, and in a lot of respects the content reminds me of why Cloud Computing is awesome and gives me great ammunition and stories to take to customer discussions!"

- Ken Hermann, Cloud Solution Manager, Fujitsu Australia Limited

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