In the Cloud, how virtualization technology, broadband and the consumer culture created Cloud Computing and changed the world

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 16:30
TH 331
Lennart Frantzell (IBM Health Care)

Cloud Computing is made up of a unique blend of technologies and business models. Together they have revolutionized computing and are in the process of changing the very fabric of society. This talk will focus on some of the key factors that has made Cloud Computing possible and try to look forward to the future. We will cover everything from virtualization technology and broadband to app stores, smartphones, social networks and political upheavals, augmented reality, the death of the mouse and smart cloud-based digital assistants.


Lennart Frantzell, PhD, is a technical consultant at the IBM Innovation Center, San Mateo. He works with IBM Business Partners and startup companies in the IBM smarter planet initiative. The IBM Innovation Centers is a world-wide network of IBM business partner centers that provide business- and technical support to help companies get started and deploy applications in the IBM smarter planet space.

Lennart Frantzell has expertise in Cloud Computing, IBM Industry Frameworks, IBM Tivoli systems management, WebSphere and other IBM middleware products. He has worked in artificial intelligence, object-oriented programming and computer games.