Moderator: Steve Diamond, Chair, IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative

In only a few years, cloud computing has disrupted computing, impacting everything from governments, supercomputers, service providers, enterprise data centers, small businesses, to individual consumers. Enabled by the cloud, big data analytics has disrupted enterprises by giving managers unprecedented insight into their business. This next platform of computing, building on cloud computing, big data, mobile, social networking, the Internet of Things, and cyber-physical systems, will compose an infrastructure encompassing billions of users, millions of applications, exabytes of data creation per day, and ultimately hundreds of billions of connected things. In parallel many standards organizations are engaged in the development of cloud computing standards. This panel will examine elements of the cloud standards landscape and discuss directions and gaps. In addition, we will provide an update on the next phase of the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative.



Stephen L. Diamond (moderator)
Chair, IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative
Global Standards Officer and General Manager of the Industry Standards Office, EMC 

Stephen L. Diamond is founder and chair of the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative and the IEEE Cloud Computing Standards Committee. Steve has 30 years of senior management, marketing, business development, M&A, and engineering experience in computer systems, software, semiconductors, and standards. He is GM of the Industry Standards Office and Global Standards Officer at EMC Corporation. Prior to EMC, he was Director of Product Management for Intercloud Computing at Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for Cisco's cloud standards program and built Cisco's first AWS-compatible cloud. Before that, he was VP of Marketing at Equator Technologies, a VLIW signal-processing semiconductor startup. Steve has authored more than 20 technical publications on cloud computing, memory and microprocessor technology, signal processing, expert systems, and computer graphics. He is a Past President of the IEEE Computer Society, twice served on the IEEE Board of Directors, was a founding member of the IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors, and was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Micro Magazine. Steve was awarded the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Distinguished Service Medal, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000, and the Computer Society Golden Core Award in 1997.



John Messina
Senior Member of the Cloud Computing (CC) Project National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

John Messina is a senior member of the Cloud Computing (CC) Project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He holds a M.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Physics and has been working at NIST as computer scientist since 1998. He has a distinguished record of scientific accomplishments, such as publications and industry presentations, and has received several awards, including NIST’s Edward Bennett Rosa Award and the US Department of Commerce’s Bronze Medal. Having spent the last few years helping developing data dictionaries and data exchange standards for the US Electronics Industry, he has been co-leading the NIST CC Reference Architecture working group. His particular focus has been on leading efforts to create Cloud Computing Ontologies and various taxonomies.



Joe Weinman
Chair, IEEE Intercloud Testbed Executive Committee

Joe Weinman is currently the chair of the IEEE Intercloud Testbed executive committee, as well as the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing (Wiley, 2012), and the forthcoming Digital Disciplines, which focuses on the intersection of IT and business strategy. He is a former executive with Bell Labs, AT&T, HP, and Telx, and has been awarded 20 U.S. and international patents in areas including pseudoternary line coding, Monte Carlo simulation, distributed storage architectures, wireless and IP networks, and homomorphic encryption. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has completed executive education at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.




Don Deutsch
VP, Chief Standards Officer, Oracle

Don Deutsch is Vice President, Chief Standards Officer, for Oracle in Redwood Shores, CA. He is responsible for coordinating Oracle’s participation in technical standards and consortia forums across all business units and geographies. He chairs ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 38, Distributed Application Platforms and Services, the group chartered to develop standards in the areas of web services, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and cloud computing. Don is a member of the ANSI Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process and represents Oracle on the Advisory Committee of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). In addition, Don currently serves as:

Chair of INCITS DM32 Data Management & Interchange and INCITS DM32.2: Database (SQL);

Vice Chair of the INCITS Executive Board, the US TAG to ISO/IEC JTC 1; and

Co-chair of the W3C Patent and Standards Interest Group.