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Migrating to the Cloud: Public Company CIOs Reveal the Facts

March 6, 2013


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Migrating to the Cloud:
Public Company CIOs Reveal the Facts


CommNexus invites you to attend a highly relevant, informative, and entertaining Headliner session on “Migrating to the Cloud: Public Company CIOs Reveal the Facts” featuring panelists from Qualcomm, SDG&E, and Amylin Pharmaceuticals and moderated by Dr. Timothy Chou, a nationally renowned authority on cloud computing.

Dr. Chou is an engaging, award-winner speaker and moderator whose ability to bring “the cloud” down to earth is unsurpassed. He is the former president of Oracle On Demand and currently a lecturer on cloud computing at Stanford University. He is the author of several books including: “Cloud: Seven Clear Business Models” and “Introduction to Cloud Computing (In about 1,000 words).”

This is a must-see event! Regardless of company industry or size, senior executives are frantically trying to separate cloud fact from cloud fiction. Motivated by the need to focus, simplify, increase flexibility, reduce costs, and move faster, many have already migrated into the cloud. Others, however, are holding back — deterred by concerns about security, compliance, control, and legacy applications.

Should you proceed, or is it wiser to wait? Let’s clear the air and poke the cloud bear. This Headliner session offers an ideal opportunity to gain a “real world” understanding of what it takes to incorporate cloud services into the mix of enterprise IT services. We’ll see you there — don’t miss it!


TimChou_image Dr. Timothy Chou
Lecturer, Stanford University
Member of the Board, Blackbaud

Timothy Chou has been a leader in bringing enterprises to the cloud since 1999, when he returned to Oracle to work for Larry Ellison as the President of Oracle On Demand. Since leaving Oracle he returned to Stanford University and launched the first course on cloud computing.  More recently he also started a cloud computing class at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Based on his lectures he authored “Cloud: Seven Clear Business Models”. It is his second book and follows the very successful “The End of Software”. Timothy has been a visible pioneer in evangelizing this major shift in computing. He has appeared in various publications including Forbes, Business Week, The Economist, and New York Times as well as on CNBC and NPR. He has also been a keynote speaker for business, technology executive audiences in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. Not content to merely talk about the subject, he has invested a select group of new ventures. Timothy holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Masters and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He served as a member of the board of directors of Embarcadero Technologies (NASDAQ:EMBT) from 2000 until the purchase of the company in 2007. In 2007 he joined the board of directors at Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) and currently serves on the compensation committee.


qualcommspeaker_image Norm Fjeldheim
Senior Vice President and CIO, Qualcomm Incorporated

Norm Fjeldheim serves as senior vice president and chief information officer for Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, Fjeldheim oversees all aspects of Qualcomm’s information technology for all of the Company’s diverse business units. Since joining Qualcomm in 1987, he has served as manager, director and vice president of information technology. He has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of systems to support Qualcomm’s growing and diverse corporate needs. In addition, his tenure has seen the development and support of many of Qualcomm’s growing domestic and international business systems. Fjeldheim and the IT department have guided the selection and implementation of technology to link Qualcomm’s corporate sites across six continents. Under his leadership, Qualcomm IT has received a variety of honors. The department was honored by Computerworld Magazine as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT.  Qualcomm has also placed on the InformationWeek 500 list and CIO Magazine’s CIO 100. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Fjeldheim served as a systems analyst at Unisys Corporation and was a programmer analyst at M/A-COM Corporation. Fjeldheim has served on CIO advisory panels for Oracle Corporation, SUN Microsystems, Symantec and Verizon Wireless as well at presenting at numerous industry conferences on challenges currently facing CIOs including CTIA, Oracle World, The Economist CIO Agenda and IDC’s Data Center and IT Forums. Fjeldheim holds a bachelor of science degree in business, information systems from San Diego State University. He also completed the Wharton Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
steven phillpott_image Steven Phillpott
CIO, Amylin Pharmaceuticals

Mr. Phillpott is CIO for Amylin Pharmaceuticals, a leading provider of drugs for the treatment of Diabetes. Mr. Phillpott has over 20 years of broad experience in information technology and management that includes Fortune 500 and large global manufacturing companies. Prior to joining Amylin, Mr. Phillpott was CIO of, a high volume e-commerce retailer.  Steve was VP of IT for Global Enterprise Applications at Invitrogen(now Life Technologies Corp). Prior to that, he held various leadership positions at companies including Memec(Avnet), Gateway and Qualcomm. Mr. Phillpott received his BS in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and has his MBA in Technology Management.
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Amy Chiu, PhD
Vice President of Information Technology, SDG&E

Amy Chiu is vice president of information technology for San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities. In her current position, Chiu is responsible for information technologies, vision and operational oversight including computing infrastructure, client services, applications, information security and information management for both utilities and the Sempra Energy Corporate Center. Previously, Chiu was vice president of risk analysis and management for Sempra Energy and prior to that was vice president of audit services, where she was responsible for Sempra Energy’s internal audit function. Before that, she held positions of increasing responsibility including director of business planning in the mergers and acquisitions group, manager of executive projects and manager of economic analysis. Prior to joining Sempra Energy, Chiu held senior-level financial and actuarial analyst positions for Intelsat and Watson Wyatt Worldwide. Chiu has a master’s degree in business administration from American University in Washington D.C., a doctorate in mathematics from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Mills College in Oakland, Calif.

**This event will SELL OUT. Reserve your seat TODAY!**

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

– Registration/Reception/Networking
6:15PM – Program Begins
7:45PM – Program Ends

CommNexus Mentor Sponsor Employees Attend FREE!

Agilent AIS Bank of America Merrill Lynch Broadcom CareFusion
Cooley Cricket
D&K Engineering Entropic Communications Ernst & Young LLP
HP Huawei Hughes Marino InterDigital Intuit
Irvine Company Legend 3D LG Electronics Mintz Levin Morrison & Foerster
Motorola Nokia Pegasus Building Services Peregrine Semiconductor PWC
Procopio Qualcomm SDG&E, A Sempra Energy Utility Sierra Wireless Silicon Valley Bank
Sony Electronics TriNET HR Corp Verizon ViaSat Wilson Sonsini

Regular Pricing: **(Please pre-register by noon on 3/4/13)**
$45.00 – Pre-Registration
– At-the-Door
– Students & Military


Qualcomm Headquarters
Building N
, Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall

5775 Morehouse Drive,
San Diego, CA 92121



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