Day 1 Keynote Presentation - Shy Cohen of IDesign Presenter Bio
Shy is a Chief Cloud Architect with IDesign focusing on cloud computing, distributed systems, and software architecture. Shy was a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, where he worked for 13 years on projects such as WCF, MSN, MSMQ, and Windows. Today Shy is a Microsoft MVP (Connected Systems) and a frequent presenter at technology conferences around the world. In addition to his consulting work for clients like Microsoft, HP and the US Government, Shy is closely involved with various product groups at Microsoft, and is often invited to participate in advisory boards and design reviews, helping Microsoft shape their future products.
Day 2 Keynote Presentation - Peter High of Metis Strategy Presenter Bio
Peter High is the founder and president of Metis Strategy, LLC, a business and information technology strategy consultancy founded in 2001. He is an expert in business and information technology strategy, and he has been a trusted advisor to a wide array of business and tech executives ranging across Fortune 500 companies in various industries. Peter and his colleagues have developed and implemented several strategic methodologies at many companies in a wide range of industries around the world.
Peter’s book World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs, was named the third best IT book of 2009 by CIO Insight, and the number one book to read to “be smarter than your boss,” according to Baseline Magazine, among other accolades. Peter is also an accomplished keynote presenter, contributor to CIO, CIO Insight, CIO Digest, Information Week
and On Magazine
, and he hosts the podcast “The Forum on World Class IT (available through iTunes).” Prior to founding Metis Strategy, Peter worked in the strategy division of Luminant Worldwide, a full service consulting firm, as a member of the management team. Peter graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in economics and history.