The Business Value of IT in Today's Digital World

The Business Value of IT in Today's Digital World

Thursday, 1:45pm - 2:35pm

QCon is a developer conference, but what is the impact of all that development? Joe Weinman, the author of Cloudonomics, argues that IT is the weapon of choice in today's global marketplace and increasingly digital world.


Sure, IT can be used for mundane applications such as conference room reservations and expense reporting, but it can also be a source of competitive differentiation and advantage.


Putting your hard work as a developer into applications that can be the seed of a new business or transform an existing one will help ensure that you get the recognition that you deserve.

Joe.Weinman's picture
Joe Weinman is a senior vice president at Telx®, a leading interconnection, data center, and cloud enablement company; the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing; and the chair of the IEEE Intercloud Testbed executive committee. He has held executive leadership positions at AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Bell Laboratories, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D. Named a “Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader” by TechTarget, Weinman has appeared on numerous global television broadcasts, webcasts, and webinars, and is a frequent keynote speaker and writer whose work has appeared in the print and/or online editions of InformationWeek, GigaOM.com, Forbes.com, Wired, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and CNN Money. He has been awarded 18 U.S. and international patents in diverse fields, and has a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University and UW-Madison respectively, and has completed Executive Education at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne. @joeweinman