2/27/2009 TechCrunch Roundtable

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TechCrunch will LIVE stream its innovative Cloud Computing Roundtable tomorrow on Ustream & MeetUp .

Whose Cloud is it Anyway?

Date: Friday, February 27, 2:30 – 6:30 pm

2:30 – 3:15 Product Pitches
Product pitches from several early-stage, cloud-focused start-ups.

The panel of experts:
Dan’l Lewin, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
George Zachary, partner, Charles River Ventures
Geoff Ralston, CEO LaLa
David Bernstein, VP/General Manager, Cisco
David Kralik, Silicon Valley office Director of Newt Gingrich

3:30 – 5:00 Roundtable Discussion

Are we on the verge of a new set of platform wars that will make the Windows Vs. Mac war look like Tiddlywinks? Or will all the different cloud platforms which are emerging create an interwoven fabric of Web applications that draw from each cloud as is convenient? What does a social enterprise app look like?

To help us explore these questions we’ll have on hand:
Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce.com
Vic Gundotra, VP Engineering, Google
Amitabh Srivastava, Corporate VP, Windows Azure
Lew Tucker, CTO, Cloud Computing, Sun Microsystems
Scott Dietzen, SVP Communications Products, Yahoo
Paul Buchheit, Co-founder, FriendFeed; creator of Gmail
Werner Vogels, CTO Amazon
Mike Schroepfer, VP of Engineering, Facebook
Gina Bianchini, CEO, Ning
John Engates, CTO, Rackspace

Roundtable Moderators:
Erick Schonfeld, co-editor TechCrunch
Steve Gillmor, editor TechCrunchIT

5:00 – 6:30 MeetUp Reception and Demo Tables

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