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1st Cloud Innovation Showcase Conference Announced

Raymie Stata, CTO Yahoo!, to deliver keynote on cloud innovation and adoption

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ? August 30, 2010  

Yottaa, General Catalyst PartnersFastIgnite, today announced the first Cloud Innovation Showcase (“cloudinno”) conference targeted at promoting cloud innovation and adoption, to be held on November 10th in Cambridge, MA. To register, visit the CloudInno web site at http://www.cloudinno.com.

Inspired by the successful WebInno event, the Cloud Innovation Showcase is a gathering to promote Cloud Computing innovation. At each CloudInno, the organizer picks 5-8 companies as showcases. Each company is given 5-8 minutes to tell the audience their story. The selected companies include cloud-related startups as well as organizations adopting cloud computing. Showcase recommendations can be submitted at http://www.cloudinno.com.

?Cloud computing is a major step in the evolution of computing. Organizations are adopting it to grow their business. Entrepreneurs are leveraging the cloud to build amazing companies. Who are these companies, how did they leverage Cloud Computing and what can we all learn from them?? said Coach Wei, CloudInno organizer and Yottaa?s CEO, ?CloudInno is designed to highlight theses stories, facilitate an ecosystem, and boost cloud adoption.?

In order to foster community building, CloudInno organizers are making the conference free for attendees via sponsorship from General Catalyst Partners and Yottaa. ?It is all about the community and ecosystem. Cloud evolution is still at its early stage. Building up a robust community would be very helpful,? added Larry Bohn, Managing Director at General Catalyst Partners, ?We at General Catalyst are happy to help organize this event, and contribute to make the conference free for attendees.?

CloudInno?s keynote speaker is Raymie Stata, CTO of Yahoo. ?Yahoo! leads the industry in cloud computing initiatives such as Hadoop and YQL.? added Sim Simeonov, CEO of FastIgnite, ?Both startups and larger organizations can draw inspirations from Yahoo?s story as one of the biggest cloud adopters and innovators .?

More information about Cloud Innovation Showcase is available at http://www.cloudinno.com. Registration is free, but space is limited. Register and get inspired today.

About General Catalyst Partners

General Catalyst Partners is a venture capital and private equity firm that invests in exceptional entrepreneurs who are building the technology-based companies that will lead innovation and transform industries. Founded in 2000, General Catalyst is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass.

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About FastIgnite

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