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GIST TechConnect: Cloud Computing for Your Startup

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Program Description

A key to the success of every startup is maximizing resources while minimizing costs.  One tool that is proven to accomplish both is Cloud Computing.  Utilizing the cloud for data management and storage has several advantages, including scalability, affordability, and accessibility.  Cloud Computing has grown exponentially in the past decade, and is continually creating strategic advantages for startups capable of utilizing them.

Learn how to harness this powerful tool to help grow your business and provide an edge to your competitive advantage with our experts by joining our GIST TechConnect interactive webchat on May 8, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. EDT (1:00 UTC).

You can ask the live panel of experts your questions by using the chatbox to the right of the video player. You can also send your questions to the panel by using #GISTTechConnect on Twitter.


Why Participate

-Listen to a panel of experts discuss the benefits of cloud management and storage
-Ask the experts your questions about how best to utilize cloud computing
-Learn how cloud computing can help your startup succeed


Speaker Biographies

Ujjwal Kumar

Principal Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Commercial Software Engineering

Ujjwal is a digital transformation ninja and works on system of intelligence (A.I., Blockchain, Bots, Cloud, IoT) with customers and partners to enable them realize their potential through architecture design and code development.  In the current role he works with enterprise businesses, global SI's, partner organizations, startups, top universities - faculties and students. He is also founder of "India Gamers Community", co-founder of "IoT community", an avid technologist and a prominent speaker.  Prior to his current role, he worked as Partner Consultant and development platforms Worldwide Specialization Lead at Microsoft. He has 15 years of industry experience and he has been with Microsoft for 11.5 years. He has extensively worked on Microsoft Azure, Bots, Blockchain, IoT, Windows Internals, Robotics Studio, Modern Apps and Game development.


Kevin Gordon Barrow (Moderator)

Mark Labs, Founder & CEO

Kevin Gordon Barrow is the Founder & CEO of Mark Labs, a software company which helps organizations effectively manage the risk associated with funding social impact projects.  Prior to embracing his inner social entrepreneur, Kevin earned his stripes in the fields of law (GE), banking (ABN AMBRO), and management consulting (Deloitte and Booz Allen Hamilton).  Kevin completed his higher education in the UK earning an Honours Law Degree from Durham and an MBA from Oxford. He is an an avid reader, lover of Sufi poetry, and an aspiring surfer.


Michael Norton (Chatspace Expert)

VentureWell, Systems Administrator

Michael provides administration, training, and support for both hardware and software solutions. He enjoys exploring new systems to improve workflow as well as helping bridge the gap between technology and users. Michael has a BA in International Studies from American University.


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