Earlier this week we announced that Intel and Microsoft will be sponsoring an educational campaign focused on the present and future possibilities of cloud computing called, “Minds in the Cloud.” Each week, for 25 weeks, new High Definition (HD) interviews of influential technologists from the government, non-profit, and private sectors discussing their views on the importance of the cloud will be posted to http://mindsinthecloud.org.
Initial interviews include those of Aneesh Chopra (Federal CTO), Linda Cureton (CIO, NASA), Tim O’Reilly (O’Reilly Media Group), Nigel Ballard (Federal Marketing Director, Intel), and Teresa Carlson (VP, Microsoft Federal). IT spending on cloud computing is increasing, with 16 billion USD spent in 2008 and 42 billion USD forecasted by 2012. With Minds in the Cloud, viewers will be able to understand more fully why cloud computing services are becoming increasingly important, and what the future may hold for citizens, businesses, and the government as this shift occurs. Candid discussion of issues related to privacy, data portability, standards development, and the social implications of cloud computing will be discussed.
Viewers are encouraged to visit http://mindsinthecloud.org to watch the latest interview, as well as to follow http://www.twitter.com/mindsinthecloud for notifications about new episodes as they become available. Minds in the Cloud will be capturing interviews across the United States in Q1 and Q2; if you’re a subject matter expert in this area, please feel free to reach out to setup an interview.