The January 15–16, 2013, Cloud Computing and Big Data Conference webinar video is now available on demand. This meeting, held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), explored the opportunities created by the intersection of these new computing technologies.
Cloud computing provides on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable information technology resources. "Big data" refers to new ways of using massive amounts of information now available as text, video, images and more for advanced discovery, understanding and innovation.
Keynote speakers included Chief Information Officer of the United States Steven VanRoekel, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director Patrick Gallagher, and Google Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf. During the meeting, government and industry professionals described the success of projects achieved with innovative big data and cloud strategies. Cloud experts also shared their progress in Priority Action Plans associated with the USG Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volume I (NIST SP 500-293),* and participated in a panel on international cloud computing standards.
* USG Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volume I (NIST SP 500-293) is available at www.nist.gov/itl/cloud/upload/SP_500_293_volumeI-2.pdf