Workshop on Cloud Computing

Conference / Symposium
For NYU Community

Beyond the Smoke and Into the Cloud. The Emerging Computing Paradigm and University Innovation Opportunities 

Audience: Business, Technology Industry and Academia


The workshop will educate individuals about the emerging and important concept of cloud computing, including areas of impact for business, industry and academia. It is an inclusive event, covering the trends and innovations in the world of cloud computing. The keynote, workshop panels, and research briefs are presented to cover a range of hot topics in cloud computing.


  • 8:00: Arrival and Registration   
  • 8:45: Introduction: Dr. Bharat Rao, Chairman, NYU-Poly Department of Technology Management  
  • 9:00: Cloud Computing: What It Is and Why It's Important Now;  Speaker: Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Keynote Speaker   
  • 10:30: Industry, Academia and Cloud Computing, Speaker: Maria Azua, IBM Corporation  
  • 11:45: The Vision of Cloud Computing from an Academic Research Perspective Speaker: Dr. Sinan Aral, NYU Stern School   
  • 12:30: Lunch   
  • 1:30: Cloud Computing Hurdles and Advancing the Cause for Value Generation Speaker: Mark Popolano, Senior advisor, Ineum consulting 
  • 1:45: Panel Discussion: Cloud Computing Hurdles and Advancing the Cause for Value Generation
    • Moderator: Mark Popolano Panel:  Dr. Joe Nadan, Dr Joyojeet Pal, Ravi Rajagopal            
  • 2:15: Flashes of Brilliance: Cloud Computing Research Briefs: A Rolling Cycle of 30-Minute Talks and Presentations              
  • 4:15: Closing Statements – Where do we go from here? Speaker: Dr. Joe Nadan   
  • 4:30: Networking Session
Price: Students - $50, Alumni - $150, General - $300